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Saga Anglo-Danish 4 point Warband

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 9
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Lastly an Anglo-Danish starter set.

1 x Warlord

4 x Huscarls with Two Handed Axes

4 x Huscarls with Axes

8 x Warriors with Spears

8 x Warriors with Spears

Total 25 models

Looks like I have some spears to straighten and a base to find but these are next in line for some paint.  That will complete all the models I have for Saga.

Saga Anglo-Danish 4 point Warband

Saga Viking 4 point starter warband

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 9
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Continuing with Saga, this time Vikings.

1 x Warlord

4 x Hearthguard

4 x Hearthguard (Berserkers)

8 x Warriors with spears

8 x Warriors with Spears

Total 25 figures.

 

Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband
Saga Viking 4 point starter warband

Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.

Tutoring 6
Skill 9
Idea 9
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More Saga this time Milites Christi.

1 x Mounted Warlord

8 x Mounted Hearthguard

8 x Warriors on foot

8 x Warriors on foot with crossbows

25 models total.

Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.
Saga Milites Christi 4 point starter warband.

Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband

Tutoring 5
Skill 8
Idea 8
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Models from Gripping Beast Miniatures for use in Saga

1 x Warlord on foot.

4 x Hearthguard mounted on camels

4 x Heathguard mounted on horses

8 x Foot Warriors with bows.

Total 17 figures.

Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband
Saga Mutatawwi'a 4 point starter warband

Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
No Comments

Judge Dredd collection.  Almost all the figures are from Mongoose Publishing.   I have added a few extras here and there to flesh it out a little.

140 Painted Figures

196(ish) Unpainted

Total 336 Figures.

(Not including the 250+ painted civilian figures)

Now this is a tough one for me because as much as I love Judge Dredd I’m not sure if I want to keep this collection or not.

Because of that I am going to hold off painting more of these whilst I decide what I want to do with them.

Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.
Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.
Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.
Judge Dredd, to keep or sell, that is the question.

Genestealer Cults - Done

Tutoring 4
Skill 5
Idea 5
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Well, that took a lot longer than I thought.  Obviously, Christmas on the New Year were factors but so was a lack of enthusiasm.  I just really struggle to get enthused by 40k and this rolled on to painting the models this time around too.  I find I really have to be in the mood to paint 40K stuff.

Anyway, got there in the end.

I kept the vehicles pretty basic, but I think they will look okay on the tabletop and have a different feel to them from the industrial look of the actual Cults stuff.

Genestealer Cults - Done

Imperial Guard or are they?

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
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Managed to knock out these 20 Imperial Guard/Genestealer Cults infantry and 3 bases of support weapons.

The paint I use to do my base edges also arrived, so I tidied up all the Genestealers bases too.

I also stumbled across a couple of second-hand Imperial Guard tanks I had got my hands on some time ago and completely forgotten about, so those will be conscripted into this army too.  It’s funny what you find when tidying up.

So, because I now have a couple of tanks and a couple of Sentinels to paint up, I ended up ordering some spray paint to get the base colour down.  The thought of base coating them with a brush was just too horrible to consider.

With stuff arriving from the other side of the world quicker than they do from the other side of the country I’m in I have no idea when it will arrive, so I may have to come back to the vehicles at a later stage once I have the undercoat.

I have no idea what to tackle next on the list.  I am away with work for a few days now so that will give me a bit of time to give it some thought.

 

 

Imperial Guard or are they?
Imperial Guard or are they?

Genestealer Cults Almost Done

Tutoring 6
Skill 7
Idea 7
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Almost completely finished the Genestealers, just the rims of the bases to do.  I unfortunately ran out of the paint I have been using around the rims so that will have to wait until I get a resupply from the UK.

All up that takes my Genestealers to 39 models, which is a bit of a weird number, but it is what it is.

I also dug out the Imperial Guard element for the Genestealer Cults and made a start on those too.  20 Infantry, 6 Sentinels, A tank of some sort and 3 support weapons.  Again, I ran out of the spray primer I was using so will have to undercoat the last two sentinels by hand.

All that will have to wait until sometime in the New Year now though as I have work and family commitments for a while now.

 

Genestealer Cults Almost Done
Genestealer Cults Almost Done

Genestealer Cults again

Tutoring 5
Skill 7
Idea 7
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Well, it took a lot longer to upload these pictures than I had hoped and planned for, but we got there in the end.

137 models full painted

24 models to go

Once I find whatever I have for imperial guard I will paint them up to compliment this army.  I can’t recall exactly what I have but know there are a few Sentinels somewhere.

I do find the Genestealers really boring to paint, probably the reason why I gave up so long ago on finishing this army.  Anyway, were here now so it’s time to put the finishing touches on this army.

Genestealer Cults again
Genestealer Cults again
Genestealer Cults again

Genestealer Cults continued.

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 6
No Comments

My apologies for letting this update drag on over numerous posts.  Unfortunately, the project system kept telling me there was an error, and before I knew it it had posted the same update 3 times.  Unable to find a way to delete a post I had to split the update into multiple sections.

Genestealer Cults continued.
Genestealer Cults continued.
Genestealer Cults continued.

Genestealer Cults

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 6
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Inspired by the fabulous work of robinquigleymini on their Genestealer Cults army I thought I should probably get mine finished off, at least the Cults side of it that is.

I have this love/hate affair with Warhammer 40K.  I have tried to get into it several times over now and never manage to.  I have lost count of the number of armies I have painted up and got rid of over the years.  I think the only reason I keep trying to get into the game is because of a really good friend of mine who enjoys the system.

Personally, I find the rules a bit ‘gamey’.  I am completely uncompetitive when playing games and prefer that the battle tells a good story.   Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t always feel that way.  I used to go really hard into tournaments for other systems, I have just mellowed out as I’ve got older.

I don’t even know if I can make a viable force with what I have because I am pretty sure my codex is outdated now.

I do have a small collection of second-hand Imperial Guard models that I need to repair and salvage.  They will likely become unwilling conscripts into the force of the 4-armed emperor.

Genestealer Cults
Genestealer Cults
Genestealer Cults
Genestealer Cults
Genestealer Cults

Bloodbowl - Part 2 - Dark Elves

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 6
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The Dark Elf team is done.  20 figures all up to allow for variations in team lists.  I initially planned on them having dark blue armour with red accents, but it was starting to look more Elmo than Emo.

In the end I drybrushed a dark purple over the blue armour and then gave it a light glaze of purple to tie it together.  The rest of the figures I panted in various shades of grey.  Not 50 before anyone asks.

Because the models were starting to look pretty dark, I went with a really pale skin and changed from black hair to white hair.

Bloodbowl - Part 1

Tutoring 5
Skill 6
Idea 6
2 Comments

I’m guessing that Bloodbowl by Games Workshop doesn’t really need much of an introduction as it’s been around in one form or another for a very long time.

I first got into Bloodbowl way back in the mid 1980s.  It was a completely different set of rules way back then, but it was a fun and engaging set of rules.  We ran small leagues between my sister and small group of gaming friends who all lived on the same street.  Fast forward 35 years or so and the game is still going strong.

I have quite a few teams for this still in boxes that I will have to dig out.  I also have a Dark Elf team that has been on the painting table for a few years now that I really should finish off before moving on to others.

So, the Count, excluding teams still sealed in boxes is.

Humans = 23 Figures

Orcs = 27 Figures

Undead = 24 Figures

Chaos = 20 Figures

Dark Elves = 20 Figures

Now you may be wondering why the teams are so big.

I have done extra figures for each team to allow me to vary the team’s compositions to allow extra flexibility in building starting teams and also to allow team progression.

Bloodbowl - Part 1
Bloodbowl - Part 1
Bloodbowl - Part 1

15mm Sci-Fi Done

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
1 Comment

Little update and a terrible photo.  Finished off the tiny amount I had to do on the 15mm Sci-Fi Models.  The building is currently outside drying and will get back to that soon.

15mm Sci-Fi Done

Quar Terrain Progress

Tutoring 7
Skill 8
Idea 8
No Comments

Today I managed to base up my Quar and also added some details to some terrain elements.  Namely some woods and barbed wire.  If there is any interest in how I did my trees, then please let me know and I will knock up a tutorial.  Basically, they are made from wooden dowels and airdrying clay.  It was then just a matter of painting them to make it look like some of the bark was missing.

I also forgot to add photos of my little armoured tractor (Tank) so have remedied that now also.

I have a little settlement I am also working on to round off my Quar terrain.  I did run out of ‘barbed wire’ so will have to make some to finish off all the bases of barbed wire barricades I have prepared.  I figured I could always use them in regular WW1 games too.

Anyway, onto the pictures.

Quar Terrain Progress
Quar Terrain Progress

Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe? Part 2

Tutoring 6
Skill 8
Idea 8
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Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe?  Part 2
Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe?  Part 2
Seriously, what kind of idiot must I be to get distracted before putting any paint on the last model?Seriously, what kind of idiot must I be to get distracted before putting any paint on the last model?

Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe? Part 1

Tutoring 4
Skill 6
Idea 6
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15mm Science Fiction is next up.  A mixture of figures really.  I bought these with the intention of playing Grunts and also AE Bounty, but in 15mm scale.

For some reason I achieved almost the pinnacle of pure laziness with this collection because I stopped painting it with just 1 crewman and 4 artillery pieces to either paint or finish painting.  I have no idea what could have been so shiny and new to distract me enough from finishing this off in the first place.  Just goes to show how fickle I can be.

All up its 200 infantry and a selection of vehicles and artillery pieces.

I have a nice resin building that will also paint up for this set too.

Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe?  Part 1
Grunts or AE Bounty in 15mm maybe?  Part 1
Why didn't I just finish these 4 quad guns?Why didn't I just finish these 4 quad guns?

Crimson Skies - Part 3

Tutoring 8
Skill 12
Idea 12
4 Comments
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3
Crimson Skies - Part 3

So that’s 38 figures all up.  I don’t have any more unpainted so this can also be ticked off as done.

Crimson Skies - Part 2

Tutoring 8
Skill 11
Idea 11
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Crimson Skies - Part 2
Crimson Skies - Part 2
Crimson Skies - Part 2
Crimson Skies - Part 2
Crimson Skies - Part 2
Crimson Skies - Part 2

Crimson Skies - Part 1

Tutoring 8
Skill 11
Idea 11
2 Comments

So, from an alternative World War One setting and onto an Alternative World War Two setting.  At least that is where I have set my Crimson Skies collection.

Crimson Skies has seen a few different incarnations.  Personally, I am a fan of the 1998 Fasa release.  Fans of Battletech should really check this system out if they can find a copy.

The game features a unique template to mark off damage boxes meaning that you can literally bore into and potentially through an enemy plane if you manage to keep hitting the same location.  It is actually possible to cut a plane in half with some well-placed concentrated fire.

All these figures are the white metal releases from the Fasa version of the game.

I have magnetised the bottoms of the planes and the flight stands for easier transport.

Crimson Skies - Part 1
Crimson Skies - Part 1
Crimson Skies - Part 1
Crimson Skies - Part 1

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