Friday, 31 May 2019

Pooch's May update

Wasn't it just April? And now May has come and gone?

Well, at least I painted some stuff....

1. Paint a new 40k Army
Another month, another batch of Krieg. This time, we have 18 more infantry, including some more plasma guns and sergeants. In case you are counting, that leaves 10 to go, plus 5 weapon teams to make 5 full squads (which will be my full allotment).

We are slowly heading towards a legal (but awful) army of Imperial Guard!

I don't actually know which 18 were new this month, so this is all of the standard Krieg infantry I have painted so far...

But not only that, I also managed to finish up a Sentinel:

Stomp stomp PLASMA....

Spot the dead Kriegsman!

And a Hydra!

Four barrels of fun!

Krieg gunner. Because of course it needs a Krieg gunner.

2. Create a table of terrain to support a new game
Did this one back in March!

3. Make a modular terrain piece
No progress. No plans. Probably should think about it....

4. Paint a Naval Fleet
Did this one in March too!

5. Finish something for an army I haven't used in a year and take it to a tournament
This one is going to be July.....

6. Buy a starter box and paint all of it
Did this one back in February, although I have been thinking about other starter boxes.....

7. Paint every miniature for a game I own
Did this one too, back in February.

8. Paint a Space Marine Hero each month
On track! Another bolter-boy done, which brings us up to five. That's all of the bolter marines done, although I have had thoughts about doing some conversions on a couple to make it so that I have a full tactical squad.... 

Bolter AND bolt pistol

Old School bolter no less

The whole team!

9. Paint a standalone force
And another one done here too. This time, it is the Gellerpox Kill Team from the Rogue Trader box. You will have seen over the past few weeks that McZ has been painting up a storm getting Elucida and friends ready. Well, it only seemed right that I made sure ol' Vulgrar was ready too!

In terms of colours, I deliberately went with blues and purples, which keeps them in a similar colour space to my Death Guard army, but also makes them distinct, which I like. All in all, I am really happy with how they have turned out, and will be extra pleased to get them onto the table to play through the official scenarios!

The whole horde
The big boys!

Little scuttlers

The back of the little scuttlers

And the medium sized ones too!

10. Update and improve a table of terrain
No progress here, should have it done for a tournament in July....

11. Paint something Napoleonic
Still need to do that Perry order. Maybe next month?

12. Finish what I should have finished last year
As I said last time, there is only one of these things left. And I haven't even thought about getting it done. I really should tho....

So, in terms of goals, there are only three that I haven't made any sort of start on, two which are ongoing and the rest are completed. That is not a bad haul for only 5 months into the year!

I'm also going to introduce another section to this blog. One of the other Regimenters passed this to me on Wednesday. And in an effort to force me to do my best painting on it/to not get frustrated with it/to make sure I actually get it done/etc I am going to add it to this blog. So, from this blog forward we have MORTY-WATCH!

Next month.... Will he get better at photography? Will he paint more Krieg? Is he competent enough to actually paint something in sub-assemblies? For these questions and more, tune in next month....


Saturday, 25 May 2019

Elucidian Star Striders

Here they are, the Elucidian Star Striders! <Band Name>

Their fearless leader, Elucia Vhayne:

Her medic, Sanistasia (ewww) Minst:

The Death Cult Assassin, Knosso Prond:

The intrepid Mechanicus, Larsen van der Grauss, on drums:

And the whole crew together, ready to battle the evil Gellerpox!

Woo! Super glad to have these done. Pooch and I will bring you an exciting report as we play through the KT missions when we find the time to play it. I'm also super keen to drop these on the table as a detachment in a game or two of 40K. We've been having some talks about a narrative campaign at some point soon, with some smaller armies, and I suspect these would be a great addition to that!

Next Time: 
I have literally no idea. It'll probably be something interesting from the paint queue. I'm currently rebasing an Impetus army for Kings of War and there's a bunch of random models in the to-do pile that I have there for no real reason.

Friday, 17 May 2019

16 More Guardsmen to Paint

So not that exciting a post this week - just the second half of my second Guard squad.

Although, it is worth mentioning that this squad does have the BEST looking Sergeant.

Windsor Davies for the Emprah!

The squad in full. The photo's not great - late Autumn light does not lend itself to being well available where I can take photos. But there they are. I've technically got enough stuff I could put a legal Guard army on the table and that's quite exciting.

Next Time: 
The rest of the Elucidian Star Striders. I'll post all the character models and a couple of pics of the whole crew together.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Pooch's April update

Apparently there was an April? And I did some things? Well, more I was away for two of it, and didn't really achieve too much. But I did at least finish some things, including:

1. Paint a new 40k Army- Ongoing!
You know how my army was pretty much entirely elites choices? Well.... It still is.

But, I did make a start into the troops choices, finishing up a batch of 12 regular infantry. Nice and simple, 10 lasgunners and a couple with plasma guns.

Why 12? Well, that is exactly how many I needed to make up a Kill Team of Krieg!

Frontline Infantry!

Now with Flashlights

And guns that can misfire and kill their owner!

2. Create a table of terrain to support a new game- Done, did that in March

3. Make a modular terrain piece- Still no progress. And no plans. Probably should do something about that....

4. Paint a naval fleet- Done, did that in March

5. Finish something for an army I haven't used in a year and take it to a tournament- Plan is in place, look out for July!

6. Buy a starter box and paint all of it- Done in February

7. Paint every miniature for a game I own- Did this one in February too!

8. Paint a Space Marine Hero each month- On track!
And so my silly little mission to paint up a squad of Storm Lords continues. This time, we have MOAR BOLTER.

Great reloading pose

I painted the back of him too
And this is how the group stacks up so far- four Marines with Bolters. Truly a sight to behold. Well, not in 40k. But in the novels and RPG game I'd back these guys....

9. Paint a stand alone force- Did this one in March!

10. Update and improve a table of terrain- Nothing done.... July I think!

11. Paint something Napoleonic- Started!
Hey, I did do some of these too! I have never actually painted a Napoleonic Prussian, and have always had it in the back of my mind to paint some at some point. I have also too been meaning to play the Chosen Men or Sharpes Practice ruleset, I like the idea of a sortof skirmish/small unit level Napoleonic games.

Cue, one box of the Perry plastic Prussians, and viola, a unit of 16 Musketeers and a single Volunteer Jager. They are the start of the force, which I am hoping to add a few more figures to. Like Fusiliers. And Uhlans. And a cannon.....

12. Finish what I should have finished last year- did this one in January and February. I only have one more thing to complete for this, but can't seem to bring myself to get them done....

Next month? More Krieg Infantry. Maybe some tanks? And would be good to get another stand alone force done.


Saturday, 11 May 2019

Last of the MASSTER

It's the made-up camouflage on the made-up vehicle!

Okay, not quite.

The HMMWVs were easy to do - they're a really nice little kit. I'm less convinced about the Sergeant Yorks. Battlefront's plastic kits (also PSCs) are really nice and these old school resin and metal kits leave a lot to be desired in comparison.

But glad to have some more AA available to my M60 company!

Next Time
Some more Guardsmen. Gotta keep working on them! There's still 20-odd to do before I can do something I'm genuinely looking forward to doing - my Leman Russ.

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Back to my Roots

Hi my name is Tank and I am a gaming Magpie. Looking across the shelves in my gaming room I lost count on the number of different rules systems, figures or models I own. One problem I face is that I am a hoarder, funny thing is thing most of the readers of this will recognise the hoarder in themselves as well. I started in this hobby by playing Warhammer Fantasy. My first army was Nurgle but then I found the joy that was Dwarves, ahh gyrocopters and slayers - wonderful memories. Then GW went crazy with the ruleset (getting rid of the card system for the magic) and even crazier with their pricing. To be fair I was also majorly distracted by other models and rules. However my passion for Fantasy based grand battles has always been an itch I wanted to scratch. So along came Kings Of War (KoW). I had a discussion at the club about KoW and being the magpie I am I bought the Ogres starter set and promptly buried it on a shelf somewhere in my gaming room.
Interest in KoW came back to the Regiment and I started putting the Ogres together. also found my fabulous GW Giant (Brotan Thunderpants) and I found some more units to add to the mix, so yes more magpieism in action.
I am really enjoying the modelling and painting - now how does the game roll. Well it's really good actually. I love the units mechanic and the modelling flexibility of not having to remove individual figures. The combat mechanic is deadly and efficient and makes sense game wise. The magic and ranged combat are pretty much rolled into one but work well. The two games I have played have been fun and fast.
So next project is to expand the choices I have for the army with some goblins and this little fella.
I really feel like I have returned to my roots - and I can't wait for my next game.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Squad Goals

Part one of May's special project - a job that's been waiting for doing since Christmas.

Back then, Pooch and I split the KT Rogue Trader box. He took the Gellerpox and I took the Elucidian Starstriders. The first chunk I did was Nitch's squad, the Marines on Elucia Vhayne's Rogue Trader vessel.


The Squad

Aximillion. Who's a good dog??
These were really nice to paint. I don't love the pose on the rotor cannon - he looks like he should be looking down the barrel, not forwards, but otherwise they're great. The squad members are all really cool models and I love Nitch calling back to classic GW multi weapon carriers!

Next Time
The last of my Team Yankee vehicles are on the work table.