Sunday, 28 February 2016

Dredduary, the short arm of the law! Chico's Evil space Dorfs.

So here is my entry for Dredduary / February for my year of puns thanks to the mighty Chico over at Oldhammer on a budget.

Bit disconcerting painting this one as this is the first time I have ever painted a miniature knowing the guy who has designed, sculpted and brought the thing into production.

I just hoped I have done the little fella (that's the miniature NOT Chico) justice!

I now have (M)arch all sorted . . . . .

and then on to Ap(e)ril. . . .

Numbers time

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 57 (2 more gone on eBay)

Target 100

Miniatures bought 15 [damn you HATE con and your give away prices ;0)].

397 miniatures to go!

42 in the black this year.

HATE con one. Can't think of anything clever to say. But look at all the cool S@*% I bought!

Yesterday with the Legion heading off to Warhammer World I decided to resist the temptation and decided to go to Hate Con one with Tim of Creative Biscuit fame.

Unfortunately Tim was snowed under at work with the Mothersday rush for next week so I decided to recon ahead. BOY am I glad I did as they had a 'Bring and Buy' stall upstairs.

I did not do any 'Bringing' but I certainly did some 'Buying'!!!!

First up this. . . . .

Yep boxed!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

School Enrichment. Gorka Morka Session 1. Loadsa Dakka but no Vroom, vroom.

With the new half term I decided to make a change and bring the Enrichment lads into the 40th Millennium with Gorka Morka.

The Students were very impressed with the new set up.

First up the 'Gorka's'

'Cunning and Brutal'

Here are the 'Morka's'

'Brutal and Cunning'

Once again everyone got the same profile and weapons and will skill up as the games progress.

It was a standard 'skirmish', intro game but there was a ammo crate in the centre of the board that the students had to try and get off their table edge for an advantage next game.

It turned into a decent punch-up and in true GorkaMorka style most of the 'shootas' had jammed by the third round.

The Morkas managed to scramble the ammo crate off their table edge and secured themselves an 'eavy shoota for next game.


Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Bloody typical. . . . .

. . . . . you buy your Kid a nice shiny bike for their birthday and what do they do?

Play with the bloody box!

If you squint you can just make out the bike discarded in the corner.

She never even took the packaging off the wheels!!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Warhammer 8th Edition battle report. "Is it really only turn 2?"

When would the Ratmen learn? More importantly when would the Imperial Administrators listen to his dispatches and take his reports of men sized Rats seriously?

Despite sending the heads of several specimens to the zooilogical institutes, they had been proclaimed fakes, conjoured up to scare the citizens of the Empire.

Then Ambassadors of the Emperor had arrived at his camp and instructed him to push further into the forests to investigate further and report back to the Emperor personally. Of course Custoras negotiated a good price for his silence.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Shortshank redemption pt 6. The battle of the Rock.

The sheer walls of the fortress loomed out of the thick mists, caused by the wide river. The 'Rock' was once a vast bastion, controlling access and trade along the mighty river. That was a long time ago and the large garrison had fled or been driven to madness long ago.

The massive sprawl of deserted brothels and shops at it's gates; Crashart and his warband was now trawling through in search of Wyrdstone; spoke volumes of the wealth that once flowed through this edifice.

Crashart smiled to himself as he drifted into revery, remembering happier days when he was just a dashing, young, sell sword, in exceptionially fine trousers with a purse full of gold to flash; trawling these houses of ill repute and catching the clap like it was going out of fashion.

Suddenly a gun shot rung out, shattering the silence of the dusk and snapping Crashart back to the present! Its' impact splintered the fence post near Crashart's face.
Crashhart glimpsed nerviously through the new hole in the fence to catch a glimpse of their assailants.
"Its those poxy Dwarves again, but this time their tooled up with hand cannons!"

Friday, 19 February 2016

Dwarf Maul. Scibor Chaos Dwarf

Another chip from the lead mountain. Yep it's another Scibor Dwarf.

Really pleased with the way I have painted the black cloth.

If your thinking he looks a little familiar, thats because as soon as my brother looked at this fella with his  horns . . . . .

He immediatly thought of this fella . . . .

Seperated at birth

and Dwarf Maul was born!

REALLY struggled with this one due to my colour blindness. The black on red was a nightmare for me and I could not paint the orange eyes even if I wanted to as I could not see the orange on white. Despite this I think it's a fair approximation and I'm sure he will be seen running through the streets of Mordheim soon.

Numbers time

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 54 (4 more gone on eBay)

Target 100

Miniatures bought 2.

387 miniatures to go!

52 in the black this year.
Bit scarey that I have hit the half way stage of my yearly target within 8 weeks!
Being skint will do that I suppose.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Scibor 28mm / 30mm Dwarf Robber

Another Scibor Dwarf finished off this half term. . . . .

Another gorgeous face sculpt but I was racing the light so could not make the most of the sculpters hard work.

I think this fella looks spot on for a Mordheim warband. I can totally imagine him charging round the streets of Mordheim searching for wyrdstone!

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 49

Target 100

Miniatures bought 2.

392 miniatures to go!

47 in the black this year.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Lego Mordheim. The Saga continues. . . . . . With LOTS of exclamation marks!!!!!!

The 'Broken King' surveyed the destruction around the Temple of 'Sigmar is Awesome!'. His followers openly wept at the sacrilege daubed upon the walls of this most sacred or strutures!

Silently a sentry slipped into the side chapel were the King was collecting his thoughts and waited to be acknowledged.

Finally he could hold his nerve on longer . . . . "My Liege, a body of troops approaches, they are trying to not be detected and I doubt they are allied to us".

"Rouse the men" the King commanded "this insult will not go unpunished!".

Outside the shadows crept closer. . . . . . . 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Scibor 28mm / 30mm Wild Warrior Dwarf #3 i.e. a Dwarf Troll Slayer!

Here's the Scibor Troll slayer . . . sorry Wild Warrior I finished off yesterday.

Kris wanted an Albino, washed out look, so the majority of this figure is ink washes over a white undercoat. I was skeptical at first but thanks to the ginger hair I think there is just enough spot colours there to make it pop.

Really like the GW Pallid Wych flesh I bought especially for my Muties and feel it worked a treat for this fella.

Once again the face is beautifully sculpted and a pleasure to paint! 

Texted my brother to let him know it was finished and he emailed me this as an 'inspiration'

As you can imagine my reply was short and sweet!

This is now the tenth Scibor miniature I have painted and I have 6 more on the go, one observation I have made is the sculpter(s) can be a bit lazy with their finishing and beautifully sculpted bits of fur etc will suddenly come to an abrupt 'solid' end, which is a real shame.

Here is what remains of the half term painting pile.

Lets hit the numbers

Miniatures painted / sold this year = 48 (I also sold off the left overs from my SAGA Normans)

Target 100

Miniatures bought 2.

393 miniatures to go!

46 in the black this year.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Scibor 28mm / 30mm Barbarian # 4. A strong start to the half term painting pile.

So here's the first couple of chips from the Half term painting pile.

First up is a Scibor miniature simply know as Barbarian # 4.

A very simple name for a very lovely sculpt!

The majority of the figure is 'Army painter, Barbarian flesh' primer which did all the hard work for me.

It seems to be a trade mark of Scibor that their miniature's faces are so full of character and manage to suggest a whole back story or scene by their expressions alone.

This is definitely one of the reasons why I am growing into a bit of a fanboy!

The second miniature is also a Scibor effort simply called 'Barbarian # 2'

Nice and simple this one as my brother just wants him as a piece of scatter terrain.

Once again 'Army painter wolf grey' does the donkey work and then a wash of 'Agax Earthshade' followed by some dry brushing.

Job done!

With a bit of luck I might get another couple of this lot finished off today.

I especially want to finish these three off.

So heres  the numbers for the year so far.
Miniatures painted / sold this year = 47 (I also sold off the left overs from my SAGA Normans)

Target 100

Miniatures bought 2.

394 miniatures to go!

45 in the black this year.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

4Ground 28mm Ruined house Type 1.

It was the good ladies turn to lie in this morning so when the little un come stomping up the stairs it was my job to usher her downstairs with promises of 'Dora the Explorer' and rice pops!

While little bird was looking out for 'swiper' and stuffing her face with cereal of questionable nutritional value I cracked open a little something I had bought at the Dark Sphere sale and some super glue.

Less then an hour later I ended up with this. . . . . . 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Awakening of the woods part 5. End game!

Rags was bustled into Custoras' tent as soon as he returned to the camp!

Custoras stood at the campaign table with the pitiful maps of the area spread before him. The maps were useless as the forests seemed  to move of their own accord!

Every scouting party he had sent out to reconnaissance the area has failed to return and Custoras had been forced to hang several 'Red Caps' after their refusal to leave the camp.

Finally a Lizardman had appeared at the edge of the camp fires and simply stood there pointing at Rags until he had obeyed the summons!

At dawn Custoras had heard the sentry challenges and light had streamed into his tent as the flap had been pulled aside to admit the Wizard. Rags was visably shaken by the experience and had reverted to his unhinged mannerisms and babblings, simular to when they had found him in the Lustrian forests years ago.

"Xhua-Ekko their 'Gods will' has decreeded that they will not attack the naked primates in the forthcoming battle. Their Gods wrote of this battle aeons ago. They declaired the blood of the apes would not be shed by the Cold Ones."

"And how do we know we can trust them?" Custoras demanded!

Their Gods have decreed it!" Rags stated with a finality that stifled all argument.

As the sun rose on the clearing, the Lizards had wheeled away towards the hordes of Goblins and their possible mutual destruction without even a sideways glance towards the Imperial forces.

Rags had glanced up at Custoras and shrugged "Their Gods have decreed it." he stated simply.

"And what had 'their Gods' decreed for those?" Custoras enquired, pointing towards the Elves just clearing the forest.

"Death my Lord! Ours or theirs, they did not say. Xhua-Ekko had simply uttered one word . . . . DEATH!"

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Shortshank redemption pt 5. Rescue.

Spook tried to focus on the bulls eye on the dartboard at the other side of the inn but he had to admit the copious amounts of grog he had downed coupled with the roaring of the crowd, betting against him made it difficult. He released the arrow straight and true and within the blink of an eye had strung the second arrow.

Then disaster! The force of the first arrow knocked the board from it's perch and tumbling to the ground behind a table. Crashart walked up to the board and roared along with the rest of the crowd as he pointed at the board on the ground.

Within a heart beat Spook adjusted his aim and ricocheted his second arrow off a shield hanging off a wall peg and towards Crasharts groin!

A loud clang rung through the bar as the arrow bounced off Crashart's cod piece and buried itself into the obscured dartboard. A loud groan resounded through the bar from the far crowd as Crashart fainted to the ground, confirming Spook had hit the bulls eye with the second arrow!

As Spook turned to collect his winnings Archie asked him "How did you know he was wearing his reinforced cod piece?"

Spook just winked "I didn't!" he replied!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

awakening of the woods pt4

Custoras looked across at the Dwarves arrayed on his flank. Despite the battles between them the armies had realised only a truce would delay their mutual destruction by the force of Goblins and Undead assemblying across the field.

Could their new allies be trusted?

By Sigmar Custoras hoped so. . . . . .

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Throwback Thursday. That's a thing right?

Only painted one miniature this week. It's a Knight on a horse but it only counts as one miniature so figured I would blog a blast from the past.

While digging out Orky Chop Chop I come across these 1980's Space lords miniatures which were funnily enough painted up by me in the 1980's when I was 15.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

School Enrichment. Session 5. The Lords of Mordheim!

The last enrichment session of the half term saw the students play a 'seven samurai' style senario with both bands meeting in the middle of the board to discuss a truce so they could team up to protect a village from 'Big Ben' and his crew.

Little did they know that 'Big Ben' was a giant accompanied by some Ogres and Crocs!

I told them that the last surviving member would be crowned the 'Lord of Mordheim' and earn 500 gold coins. I figured this would cause the pupils to set on each other like a pack of wild dogs but . . . . . . .
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