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Sometimes you just have too many things on the go

and I have reached overload, arrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhh.

On the work table as I type:

1. Laser cut 28mm radar built but not painted.
2. 3 Infinty Fusiliers about to be glued.
3. Saito Togan 28mm Infinity built but not painted.
4. 15mm Bergepanzer III, scratch built & half painted by airbrush.
5. 15mm Opel Blitz truck built but not painted.
6. SDkfz 251 built but not painted.
7. Hawker Typhoon 15mm built and 85% painted.
8. 2 large Normandy terrain boards 50% completed & painted.
9. 2 mini diorama boards just started(28mm).
10. 1 mini diorama board just started(15mm).
11. Large Normandy town house 75% completed and painted.
12. 3 Order Sgts Infinity 28mm 80% complete.
13. 5 ornate Scibor minatures bases attempting to paint to
a professional standard(95% complete).
14. 3 Chaos dogs 28mm 90% complete with no master as yet.
15. Large Infinity terrain boards times 6(metre square each) at the
drawing and planning stage.
16. 40k Ultramarine dreadnought.

On top of this like everybody else I have a large box of future

projects as well. Which future that will be is anybody’s guess lol

So I`m going to have a painting\building fest and put a huge dent

in my backlog. February was a lean month by my standards and my

blog as been a bit quiet, but fear not avid readers.

March is going to be crazy, hang on in there as I break the 100

posts mark.

Below is a final tally of what I got finished in 2014

to the best of my knowledge. There are quiet a few things

I have left off because they are too small to mention and

I`m sure somebody will remember something else that I have

just plain forgotten about. Lots of things just don’t make it

onto my blog, especially refurbs and smaller projects.

At 1st glance it looks a lot but just remember all the 28mm

stuff and 15mm will each fit onto a single 2×2 board apart

from the larger bits of terrain.

28mm

  • 4 x Blood Angels Command team
  • 1 x Space Hulk Cat
  • 1 x Black Legion rhino
  • 3 x Blood Angel vehicle crew
  • 5 x Blood Angel scouts
  • 5 x Death Wing Terminators
  • 1 x Large Ork Fort
  • 5 x Blood Angel Terminators
  • 24 x Black Legion Choas space marines
  • 5 x Orks
  • 1 Kromlech Ork cannon
  • 3 x Salamander rhinos
  • 1 x Salamnder Landraider
  • 1 Gothic Church battle board(2 x 2 feet)
  • 10 x Orks
  • 5 x Ork Glyphs
  • 1 X Khorne Berserker
  • 1 x Blood Angel Space Marine
  • 1 x Death Wing Terminator old style
  • 1 x Ork Nob
  • 1 x Ork Copter
  • 9 x Gretchin
  • 5 Ork Nobs
  • 12 x Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines
  • 1 Iron Warriors Rhino
  • 1 Iron Warriors Warsmith
  • 12 x Imperial Guard & 1 Mortar team
  • 12 x Orks
  • 1 x 40k Statue
  • 2 x Imperial Guard Heavy Weapon teams
  • 2 x Iron Warrios Chaos space marines.
  • 1 x Iron Warriors Terminator
  • 1 x Chaos stone bit of terrain

15mm

  • 5 x Panther tanks
  • 3 x Firefly tanks
  • 10 x T26 tanks
  • 1 Horse drawn ambulance
  • 5 x explosion markers
  • 2 x BT5 tanks
  • 1 x Battle board(2 x 2 feet)
  • 1 x Jagdpanther
  • 1 x SU76
  • 1 x Fuel dump
  • 1 x Command bunker
  • 1 x ISU 2 tank
  • 1 X ISU 152 TD
  • 5 x wooden bunkers
  • 1 X Opel Blitz truck
  • 5 x Sherman tanks
  • 4 x Battle Boards(2 x 2 feet)
  • 5 x Cromwell tanks
  • Loads of bocage sections for battle board
  • 37 x British infantry
  • 2 x Sexton guns
  • 3 x Bren Carriers
  • 6 x Universal Carriers
  • 3 x 6pdr guns and crews
  • 1 x Matador truck
  • 8 x British MG teams
  • 13 x British Infantry
  • 1 X Normandy Farm complex
  • 4 x M10 tank Destroyers
  • 1 M18 TD
  • 1 Orchard terrain piece
  • Normandy signs and telegraph poles
  • 2 x Sexton guns
  • 1 x Normandy bridge terrain
  • 3 x Daimler Dingo scout cars
  • 1 x Staghound Scout car
  • 2 X Daimler armoured cars

My plan for 2015 is as follows but I`m bound

to deviate.

1. Lots more tutorials(step by step guides).
2. Lots more terrain.
3. Space Hulk stuff.
4. Infinity.
5. More book reviews.
6. Battle reports.
7. Reports from Wargames shows and museums.
8. Getting to grips with an airbrush.
9. Don’t paint as much stuff as 2014 and concentrate
on the detail and technique.

Finally I have left the piccies until last and

wish to thank everybody who has viewed or commented

on my blog.

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I was recently nominated for a Wargaming Blog

Excellence Award by http://daggerandbrush.wordpress.com/

and a while back somebody nominated me for a Liebster

Award. After saying thank you and feeling slightly

embarrassed and honoured at the same time I have finally

got myself into a position to respond in kind.

Wargaming for me is not just WW2,its Ancients,its Sci Fi,

its Warhammer and all its baggage, its board games, its computer

games, its remote control tanks, its re-enactments

and its full of scratch built goodies.

So without further ado these are the things I look for in a blog

that keep me coming back. Bright,glossy pictures that the person

has taken time to compose and get just right. Some background

information and in depth facts about what the pictures cannot

tell. Tutorials and guides on how things were painted or

created. Answer all the comments on your blog and leave loads

of comments on other peoples blog, it gets noticed.

Most important to me personally and the reason I love blogs

is the tiny gems you find every now and again. What gets me

painting and building is inspiration which just oozes out

blogs more than any company website. One tiny blog on

somebody converting a bog standard 1/72 Airfix tank with a

cocktail stick and a plunger(unusual example I grant you) is

worth a thousand times more than the company “How to construct”

list and suggested paints !

Listed below are some of my favourite blogs who I find hard

to separate in order and thus rank them all on a par of

excellence.

DAGGERANDBRUSH

http://daggerandbrush.wordpress.com/

What I love about this blog is the trees. If you have ever modelled

a humble tree for your model railway or Wargaming board I bet you

they never looked this good. If Michelangelo had space he would

have included them on the Sistine Chapel. Apart from the heavenly trees

the blog is full of detailed background information and lovely photography.

Plus loads of posts on Ancients, Fantasy, Napoleonic and more.

ARKIEGAMER

https://arkiegamer.wordpress.com/

Where to start ? For me the outstanding thing about this blog is the

warm feedback you get from its excellent wargaming blogger and its

what a blog should all be about. Added to that are detailed battle

reports to die for and plenty of beautiful pictures to go with it.

Wargaming information from WW2 in 20mm and loads of American Civil

War stuff, Napoleonic and the occasional visit to a Wargaming

convention where he gets dragged(pleasantly) into playing .

SHO3BOX

http://sho3box.wordpress.com/

Colour, more colour, strange plants and weird things and

that’s why I love this blog. A well presented blog,with

superb painting, pictures and articles. Forget run of the mill

and think out of the box. You just have read the battle report

Lost in Translation http://sho3box.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/inquisitorpulp-alley-lost-in-translation/

to get an idea of what this site is about. Oh a word of warning,

your going to get a strange urge to buy a Dr Zoidberg figure for

your gaming table after reading this blog 🙂 I now have one lol

As mentioned all 3 are excellent blogs but I came across a blog

only last week that for me just nails it.

WARHAMMER 39,9999

http://warhammer39999.wordpress.com/

I`m a sucker for history and beautiful architecture and wandering

round the inside of a Cathederal is right up there on a par with

Bovington Tank museum to me(strange comparison but that’s how I tick).

Its especially fun for me as I see lots of 40k Gothic building possibilities

in the architecture and whats always been my plan was to copy those

beautiful stained glass windows.

My prays were answered with the following post : http://warhammer39999.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/stained-glass-windows/

Whats more the post includes free PNG files of the windows to

download at your pleasure.

I love the posts in this blog and I love the building work,but

most of all I love the spirit of giving your hard work away

just to help fellow gamers.

It was that tiny gem that inspired me and thus the reason

to give warhammer 39,9999 my vote.

Good luck everybody and

keep blogging your excellent blogs because it saves me

buying books to read 🙂

Been skip diving again and found a left over metallic

tile(I think that’s what it is ?). To be exact I pulled

out a tile and half.

Anyway as soon as I saw it going spare my mind just

shouted 40k modelling possibilities. So initially I

thought Space Hulk anything as the tiles are almost

perfect size for a 28mm figure. Cargo bay as one whole

tile ? Cut it up into corridor sections? Use it as sci-fi

walling or just individual figure bases ?

Anybody got any other cunning plans of what to use it for ?

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The metal is very thin so each bit is very flexible,

which is great for kit bashing 🙂

In my endless pursuit of taking pictures of finished

models and getting the picture just right I am

just loving playing around with backdrops. You can

just simply find an image on the net or one of your

own and just print it out. While you are checking out

the piccies I hope you notice my latest skip find. I found

tile and a half of metallic tile. I`m thinking Space Hulk

cargo bay or individually removing the single squares for

basing figures ?

Click on a picture to enlarge 🙂

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The Chaos Prince picture just lends itself to the saying,

It came from the Warp

Two Ultramarine Landspeeders painted in different blues

and painted 2 years apart.

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I painted the one on left(no rockets) just over

2 yrs ago in the traditional faded blue colour.

Basically, Macragge Blue, Drakenhof Nighshade,

Altdorf Guard and Calgar Blue.

This a gives a dusty, weathered blue look and I did a basic job.

The newer Landspeeder is more in the modern blue/purple look that

Ultramarines are going. Colour wise its roughly Kantor Blue,Altdorf

Guard and Fenrisian Grey.

This for me is a more an experimental colour as it involves mixing

3 basic colours with each other to get darker and lighter shades

of blue. So much so, I would find it hard to get an exact match again.

I have improved detail wise but I like the old dusty, weathered looking

Ultramarine style to the newer clean look.

Which do you prefer ?

The title has a question mark after it and its

because I`m not sure about this guy ? Its Forgeworld`s

Iron Hands(Iron Father) model in Iron Warriors colours.

I have added cut off shoulder pads Iron Warrior symbols

and added them to the axe and body and also added an extra

servo arm(flamer) from an old tech marine. He`s based on a

Space Hulk/Tech scratch built base with rust a plenty to

contrast against the shiny Leadbelcher look.

I also tried to make his face look as pale/infected as possible

coming from the warp with a red, infected eye.

My worry is this guy just is not big enough to be a Warsmith,

especially standing next to a Terminator? Saying that a Warsmith

is not all about size its more about the evil dread and presence

you bring with you. You need to the bring that I might just spawn

into a Daemon Chaos Prince at any moment and rip your head off type

look 😦

Anyway enjoy the pictures(click to enlarge) and you decide if he

is Warsmith quality ?

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This has been taking shape for ages and I`m just

glad to finally say, done !

The building is based on Pegasus Hobbies parts,

plus balsa wood to make the various floor beams.

The church ruin is based on a normal GW board with

styrofoam providing the Japanese style castle, raised

base. I wanted it to look like a statement on the

surrounding flat landscape. I have tested the space

available for defenders and it easily holds 75 Chaos

Marines and a Rhino 🙂

I bought the steps at the front off fleabay for £6 and

the inner damaged staircase was another £8 off fleabay

as well.

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I`m thinking of filling it with Imperial Guard and

sending an Ork Waaagh against it 🙂

Iron Warriors Rhino

Posted: July 8, 2014 in 40k, Chaos, Iron Warriors
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It just had to have a dozer blade being an Iron

Warriors vehicle as they are siege specialists 🙂

I`m especially happy with the weathering as it goes

well with red earth colour boards.

I have 3 hounds to go on top of the vehicle(yes chaos

type beasts) but the paint is still drying 😦

Enjoy:

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Two more Iron Warriors to join the growing horde

of Chaos darkness. These two were originally possible

Warsmith candidates but failed the audition process.

Looks like they will have to join the HQ posse 🙂

As per usual click on the piccy for a larger version 🙂

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More Iron Warriors coming including the rhino 🙂