Monday, 17 September 2018

Planning a Sector Imperialis Board

Good evening everyone!

Recently I have been heading back into the Warhammer 40,000 universe to play the awesome new (updated) release of Kill Team!

Whilst assembling the new modular imperial sector terrain kit, it became apparent to me that it wasn't designed to work the the Realm of Battle board. To make it work would take a ton of work that I really can't be bothered with. So I have started on the road to planning my own modular city board. If this proves to be a popular article then I will show more of my planning stages and stage by stage assembly, if not then I will show you when I am finished. This article is to show you why I feel the board is not fit for purpose and also to show some of my inspiration so far.

Here is what the Kill Team board looks like with some  assembled buildings:

As you can see, footpaths are everywhere and you would have to plan your buildings around the idea that the boards would be static and never changing for it to work. A bit like the awesome work that Peachy from Warhammer TV has done here:

This is further evidenced on the boards at Warhammer World where the buildings are created to be static situ, which is no good for a modular board:

My other criticism for the Imperial Sector is the textures. Who is coming along and hoovering out the footpath? There is no debris or anything! Just take a walk down your local shopping centre and you will see every gap in the pavement is full of some crap! Guiding a pushchair on the Imperial Sector footpath would be an absolute nightmare! You would dread popping to Tesco!

So I would like to go for something more like the Forge World design:

The examples above are a mix of Forge World and custom and I think exactly what I would be looking for. Again, the Forge World boards are not designed with the new terrain kit in mind and also the road system sucks balls. 

I would love to see/hear about some inspirational boards that you know of and I am keen for any feedback. I would also like to hear from anybody with a lazer cutting machine that can do plasticard, foam board and MDF. 

Thanks for reading my post. If I get a few comments I will keep you informed. If not I will see you at the end lol

Stay fluffy


Sunday, 16 September 2018

Hector Cephas; Adeptus Titanicus Progress

Hiya everybody,

My original plan went out of the window with the rapid release of the Reaver titan plus my sudden keen for LoTR again - I'll blame the guys at Ibuywargames for that one, that practice game you guys did reminded me how much I enjoyed the Hobbit!

Anyway, the upshot of this is that while my time spent painting my warlords dropped, I have managed to get a good couple of days building Reavers this weekend. They aren't done yet which might surprise you until you see why...

Yup, that's 6 of them, spent an awful lot of time tidying up the bits before building them however I think I saved a lot of time by building them all at the same time. The way I went about it was building the individual bits of the legs (lower, upper, pistons, crotch, feet) and used an organiser box to well... organise... the bits. This also meant that rather than dealing with a single Reaver at a time and therefore thinking at each stage how I need to position one Reaver, I could instead consider them all at once and make sure that I mixed it up with the poses etc.

As the build progressed, the contents of the box evolved. Torsos gained shoulder mounts so I had to remove some of the dividers to make room for the larger parts, legs got assembled so I gained room for the weapon arms, and so on. In short, my whole build process was centered on this single box - helpfully avoided the anguish caused by the dreaded "part 23" that I'd heard about on Facebook and it kept me focused on each individual step of the build so I didn't miss anything else in the process. Also, speaking of awkward parts of the build - if you have big hands, make sure you have tweasers available to you as the leg cables can be very frustrating to glue into place correctly to not impede other cables and not knock any other cables out of alignment.

That's pretty much it for now - just waiting on some smaller magnets to arrive and then I can get cracking on with magnetising and then priming these Reavers.

Until next time!
Hector Cephas

Friday, 14 September 2018

Solar Auxilia Carnodon medium tank


Absolutely stunning. This is the first release in a while which has gotten me really excited for 30k again. Wow. 

The design looks practical and fantastic. It is a Tank which can be truly gone all out on with paint techniques. 

65 Pts a model, I’ll take 3!


Thursday, 13 September 2018

Adeptus Titanicus: Knight House Malinax Banner one

Hi all. 

Sorry it’s been quiet. I have been out on the Solent doing Power Boat Training. 

I have finally had a few hours to start my Knight House. I have decided to do them the same colour as my 28mm scale Knight House (so see that guide for painting guide lol). 

They are coming on nicely. I’m struggling to stop myself from buying lots and lots more. They do look great models. 

Looking forward to the Porphyrion and Cerastus chassis now to bump the numbers up. 

My 2 Reavers are coming on well too

All components are assembled now. Now Just to do the elbow magnets. 


Sunday, 9 September 2018

Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan instructions

Hi all. 

Picked up my 3 Reavers today. I have already started 2 of them to complete my Myrmidom Maniple “Glory Mourned”

They are a joy to assemble as with the Warlord, and it doesn’t feel like they are taking up too much of my time. So far it has taken 3 hours to get both to this level. 

It’s good that it gives you instructions to modify the parts (slightly) to field weapons on the the hands they were not designed to be mounted on, as well as improving their overall dynamic. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Adeptus Titanicus Progress 06/09/2018

Hi all. 

Really keen on finishing the Warlords before Reaver day (Saturday if you didn’t know). So I have been adding weathering to them and some heat blooms on the Belicosas. 

I have also finished the fire arcs. I decided to paint them in Legio Mortis colours. The red (after washing) is stained a bit darker than I actually set out to achieve, but I’m not going to change it now (too busy). 

I am working towards completing another building too (following an example I saw online). Still a way to go, but I am coming to the bottom of my building sprues now and don’t have too much to show for it unfortunately. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Golden Demon Winners Day 2018

Hi all

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Golden Demon Winners day today. It was a fantastic day and was amazing to see the incredible models on display. 

We were also treated to a mini open day :)

I thought I would take a few top down pics of the board that will be released soon. 

Some other models!

Blood Angels Contemptor. 

The Huntress

Some lovely LotR models. 

The Croc!!

Mark Bedford also wrought this fantastic piece in a week!! 

Getting rid of the coffee. 

Food was good too;

Was a great day. Hope I manage to come again!!

Thanks for reading