Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Genestealer Cult Troops Sprayed.......Almost!!

Hi all


My plan for tonight was to have all of my Genestealer Cult troops assembled and undercoated. So, I had everything assembled, and ready to be sprayed, and then I discovered......my spray had ran out 😩.




With that being a major fail, I thought I show you guys the progress I have made on some of my other Neophyte Hybrids.






I have mainly followed Duncan’s painting guild, but making it a little simpler and quicker. 






All I really have left to do is a few trinkets, the skin and base. 


Take care :-) 

Monday, 21 January 2019

New Horus Heresy Models previewed.

Hi all

Some 30k models have been previewed by Forge World. 



Lovely Blood Angels: The Crimson Paladins. 





Some beautiful Night Lord Praetors!



Legion Specific Leviathan! Replete with legless Larry. 



And the giant Aktaeus. It looks like a boarding torpedo. Wow!!

Looking forward to seeing what else is coming next week. :)

Drake. 

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Titandeath Reviews

Hi all. 

It's a book I have been waiting for for a long long time. Adeptus Titanicus; Titandeath is finally out for pre-order and Titan Owners Club have a pre-release copy. 


Please head over there to have a look today and tomorrow as we go through this fantastic tome. 

Info on the Legions present can be seen here too. 

Check back there on Sunday too for more. 


Sunday, 13 January 2019

Genestealer Cult: Troops

Hi all


With the imminent arrival of a new wave of Genestealer Cults, I thought this weekend would be a good time to get a head start, by working through some of my current Genestealer Cult models. 


I am a big fan of large infantry based armies. Therefore, I have spent all day assembling Neophyte Hybrids.





My aim, is to have a total of 6 squads of 10 each. 3 being more long range, with autoguns, and the longer ranged special/heavy weapons. Meanwhile, the other 3 will be better at close range, armed with shotguns, and melee weapons for the leaders.





These will take up the majority of my time over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for updates. 


One question I did want to ask, we know that there is still more new Genestealer Cults models to be revealed, so what do you think it could be? 


Take care :-)

Friday, 11 January 2019

Gloomspite Gitz review

Today I want to take a look at my top 5 favourite things from the new Goblin Battletome that GW has sent us to review. For those who don’t know - the faction is made up of various goblins, squigs and trolls with a mushroom vibe. The goblins feast on these fungi to reach heights of delirium and strength that they otherwise couldn’t achieve, before hurling themselves at the enemy.




1. First up I wanted to talk about the fluff! I you are reading this it is probably fair to assume you know a bit about the Age of Sigmar, but in case you don’t - The Age of Sigmar focuses on 8 Mortal Realms, each one owing characteristics to a type of element/theme. Most of the background presented in the Gloomspite Gits book centres around Chamon which is the Realm of Metal. There is a great published map which shows Duardin, Sylvaneth enclaves and a bunch of other factions nearby. I like the way that GW are slowly building this solid background and the publication of maps is always a fantastic addition! Putting Dispossessed nearby is a very subtle and welcome nod to the hatred between the factions from the Old World. The map presents a ready made backdrop for people to se or inspiration to those who would prefer their own backdrop.




2. Next up is the new range of models! My favourites have to be the new Rockgut Troggoths. They look like an amazing kit and I can’t wait to see more of them. I am not sure if they have multiple poses or builds but to be honest they probably don’t need it.



3. Troggoth army! Need I say more? No but I am gunna! The inclusion of the ability to field an entire Troggoth force is a really fun design choice by GW. The Dankhold Troggboss is the HQ option with Dankhold Troggoth, Fellwater Troggoths and the Rockgut Troggoths being the standard units. The two regular troll units are Battleline if a Troggboss is the Warlord. Really cool if you want a low model count army. They have the usual allegiance abilities, Warlord traits and artefacts to also add a bit of flavour.






4. My favourite command trait is actually the one that is for the Dankhold Troggoth in the all Troggoth army.



It is used in conjunction with the allegiance ability mechanic which is controlled by the random location of the ‘Bad Moon’ as shown below. An interesting mechanic that I think a lot of players will enjoy. For me it is fitting with the very fantastical background and this lunatic faction. It must be an incredibly fast paced moon to travel around the board like that.




5. It is great to see so many different command traits, spells and artefacts for all the different factions that have been consolidated here. It provides a huge amount of customisation opportunity that will delight both narrative and more competitive players.




All in all it is a great book and I hope it shows the direction that AoS Battletomes will be heading in going forward. 

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Daemon Primarch Mortarion Progress: 05/01/2019

Hello all 

Another day closer to completion (deadline is 30th). 

I have started layering up the red robes now and have glued the torso and robes to the torso/legs. 


To prevent too much of a contrast I have decided on a Grey for Silence’s pommel. It’s still early doors but it’s going in the right direction. 

Drake. 




Thursday, 3 January 2019

Daemon Primarch Mortarion Progress: 03/01/2019

Hi all. 

I have to finish this model by the end of the month, so I will be putting all time and effort into that this January. 


It has taken me 4 hours to get Mortarion’s Scythe (Silence) to this point. I still need to do a bit of weathering to the main scythe shaft. I also need to paint the censor at the rear and the shaft itself. Any recommendations would be welcome (taking into account his Armour is white and robes are red). 




Here is the progress on his cape. It’s Gal Vorbak going up to Word Bearer with some crease highlighting of Mephiston/word bearer if needed. 

Drake


Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Gaming room progress

Hi all. 

Been quite quiet over the holiday season. I have mainly been organising the huge array of models I have, and pouring through some new books etc. 



The Aett is coming along well. I have fixed all of the stud Wall beams in now. 


The floor is properly insulated with only the last Floorboard ready to go down after it is approved/signed off. 


I have spent a while getting the cross studs in, but they now feel like a solid structure. 



I have done it all whilst working around the stacks and stacks of hobby boxes in the room. I honestly can't wait for it to be finished now!!

Drake. 

Friday, 28 December 2018

Blackstone Fortress: Spindle Drones

Hi all

Another quick win: the stunning Spindle Drones from Blackstone Fortress. 




Once again I followed Peachys guide. 

Firstly black. 


Then a Drybrush of Thunderhawk blue over all ridges from every angle on the legs, followed by a further zenithal Drybrush of Fenrisian Grey on the legs. This is the equivalent of edge highlighting for those who want to spend extra time on the gribblies. 


Then Russ Grey on the torso all over. Leaving deeper recesses black. 


This was followed by a Drybrush and thin coating of Ulthuan Grey on the raised and higher areas. 


Screamer pink thinned down with Lahmian Medium over the eye and even thinner on the surrounding surface to give a glowing effect. 


There we have it. 


Drake

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Titan Owners Club Walk UK 2019 announced.

Hi all

Titan Owners Club have announced their second UK Walk. It will be happening on the 29th and 30th of June 2019. 



Information for the event can be found HERE

The last Walk was a big success, and it will now be held annually.