Sunday, 30 September 2012

Now Stripping: 2nd Ed. Imperial Guard Allies

As mentioned the other day in my Vendetta conversion post I'm adding Imperial Guard to my force for the upcoming Throne of Skulls tournament at Warhammer World.

I have 20 days and need to paint 40 Guard! At my rate this is going to be a real nightmare.

Before these guys take the plunge into simple green I thought I'd photo and post them, partly for nostalgia and partly so we'll hopefully see improvements in the next three weeks!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Vendetta: Paint Progress

A very quick, very brief post tonight to quickly show where I'm up to with the Vendetta painting.

I'm trying a couple of new (to me) colours on this, also getting some practice in on the airbrush - still a lot to learn there!

Without further ado:

I posted this last night from my phone so added a 'proper' picture now. I also wasn't initially too keen on the paint scheme as it'd come out but, after sleeping on it and being at work all day, I'm actually pretty happy how it's ended up looking.

More progress over the weekend :)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

From The Chopping Board - Easy Vendetta Conversion

It's been a while since I did one of the ever popular From The Chopping board posts.

Along with two friends I'm heading back to Throne of Skulls at Warhammer World next month. Imperial Guard allies are along for the ride with the Angels Sanguine with a Vendetta included in their number.

I've been busy digging out all my old metal Guard guys, it'll probably be the next post later in the week as I start to strip and re-paint them. For now, here's a nice, simple way of getting a cool looking (I think) Vendetta.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Kingdom Death - Unboxing

Kingdom Death, if you haven't already heard of it, is a manufacturer of 'Boutique Nightmare Horror' miniatures. They produce some of the prettiest and, in some cases, most controversial models of the last couple of years.

So, what's all the fuss about, and what exactly do you get for your $25 (average) mini?

I recently ordered two models from K.D so thought I'd share the unboxing experience with a few pictures to show you what they're up to.

Friday, 7 September 2012

Back In Action!

Just like Prince Harry (sort of...not really), I'm finally back in action!

The main differences being he's been hanging out in L.A with nude girls and Olympians, I've been trying to move flat. He's off to Afghanistan, I moved to north London.

Anyway. He's back, I'm back, the nation is happy.

Enough nonsense. I finally moved, got everything sorted and set up. I don't have the freedom of being in the front room anymore, but managed to rent a room with enoug space for a permanent set up. Pretty much the same as it used to be:

So, with all that ready to go, what's next? My group has been playing a little more Malifaux. I actually understood almost two whole games last week and another of the 40K group is buying a crew. To that extent expect to see some of the models for Colette and the Viktorias coming up.

40K-wise I've done very little. I bought Dark Vengeance and want to swap Chaos for more Dark Angels, will see how that goes. I'm also heading back to Throne of Skulls in October and really need to sort myself out for that. I need to be able to cope with flyers and terminators to some extent. I don't have the time to really add much into the list though, will have to ee how it goes I guess.

Beyond that I'm about to do a post about some Kingdom Death stuff I bought recently, that should be up over the weekend.

I also bought Zombiecide:

So have a HUGE number of zombies and survivors to paint once I pick it up, including parody versions of Bruce Willis in Die Hard, Uma Therman as The Bride and Samuel L Jackson from Pulp Fiction. It' going to be fun!

See you all soon!