Sunday, 27 September 2009

Waagghh! - A quick update.

This is what I've been working on over the weekend, thanks to the Assault on Black Reach boxset. Tonight I should get hold of two more lots of AoBR in exchange for an old MP3 player. I'll be using the army painter dip on these orks, or I'll never finish them. Pictures of the completed models to come soon, this snap was taken on an old phone.

- Gavin

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Amazing New Forgeworld Tau

This is from the Forgeworld mailing list, and it's pretty cool. They've got a hefty heavy Tau Battle Suit coming out soon. Not sure how much it costs, but I may pick one (or two) up for my Tau army. I've already got a Forgeworld suit, and they truly are steps ahead of the plastic suits.

- Gavin

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

40K in 50 Minutes - Part 1

I've set myself a small challenge - to assemble and fully paint and base five 500pt armies, for use in quick games of 40K. I've written the lists, and want to get this done by christmas. Many of the models I need are in my bits box, and the rest I can piece together quite cheaply. Without any further ado, here are my first list, the Blood Angels and Black Templars - I've ignored some requirements to make lists that I feel are more effective / characterful:

Blood Angels
Chaplain w/ Jump Pack - 120pts
Tactical Squad w/ 5 Men & Plasma Cannon - 130pts
Assault Squad w/ 5 Men & Power Sword - 155pts
3 Death Company w/ Jump Packs - 45pts
Assault Bike w/ Multi Melta - 50pts

Black Templars
Emperor's Champion w/ suffer not the unclean to live - 125pts
4 Terminators w/ Assault Cannon - 180pts
6 Initiates w/ Power Fist - 106pts
5 Initiates w/ Plasma Gun - 81pts

- Gavin

Monday, 21 September 2009

Speed-Painted Black Templar

To stop my brain imploding from the sheer amount of red I have to paint, I sometimes decide to paint a single stand alone model just to break it up. I recently set myself the task of painting a Black Templar in under 2 hours, and here it is. Click on the image for a close up view.

Also, here's an update on my Burnt Face Devastator, alongside my Templar for comparison.

The highlighting on the Black Templar is a bit rough around the edges (mainly because of the time limit I set myself), but I'm pretty pleased with it. The model was salvaged from a friends sprue where the spray paint was far too thick, so the details are a bit obscured as well. What do you think?

- Gavin

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Blood Angels Combat Squad

Here's a quick update on my Blood Angels. I've almost finished painting five of the Tactical Marines from the AoBR box which only need basing to complete them. These are actually the five marines I started painting in my aborted Blood Angels painting guide, which shows how slow I paint!

Here's some close-ups of the individual marines.

I've converted one of the marines to hold a Melta Gun, and applied the yellow/black hazard striping that I used on my Assault Captain.

These were pretty quick and dirty for me, my third combat squad on the table are looking a lot better than these - I'll post them as soon as they're painted (and based!).

- Gavin

Over ten years of rubbish - my old models.

I have now been painting 40K and Fantasy models for over 10 years, and posting pictures of them online for nearly 7. I missed my 10th anniversary by 2 months, but here's a belated selection of pictures from the last 10 years. I painted most of these models years ago and as such, they are painted and photographed awfully. You have been warned!

Here's an example : not particularly good!

Click on the images for a closer look, if you dare...

These were the first ever models that I posted pictures of online! They were painted in May 2003 for a friends army (most of which are in my bitz box now!), and as they were the first pictures we ever took they were terrible! I have no idea what happened to these two models in particular. The Epic Salamanders were painted 2 years after this, for my own army.


I really enjoy the LoTR game, although I rarely get to play it. These models were painted between 2003 and 2007, and some of them are almost competent.

I've collected Chaos in both 40K and fantasy, and I do like the army. I did really well in games with my Chaos Marines army, but eventually sold them because they were painted terribly. I still have the fantasy models somewhere wrapped up in a box, and may use them one day.



Other Space Marines
I've collected several different chapters before setting on Blood Angels again, and here's a collection of the different marines I've painted and fielded.




This is one of the only armies in this post where I'm still pleased with the paint job I did, and will one day big them out of the loft and finish the army. I got very close to a completely painted army with these.

Misc 40K
Here's some other odds and ends that I've painted for 40K over the years.


Misc Fantasy
Here's several different photographs of various other Fantasy models over the years.




Other Misc
Here's some odds and ends, pictures of old painting desks and other such things.

That's all for now, I'll go back to painting newly painted models shortly. To close, here's the army lists I took to the two tournaments I competed in (one of which I jointly won!):

1,000pt Tau Army - Golden Throne 2006 Tourney


-Shas'O - Cyclic Ion Blaster, Missile Pod, Shield Generator, Bonded, HW Multi-Tracker

-1 Shas'vre Bodyguard - Burst Cannon, Missile Pod, Shield Generator, HW Multi-Tracker


-6 Man Stealth Team, Bonded, 2 Fusion Blasters, Shas'vre

-2 Man Fire-Knife Crisis Team, Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, Multi-Tracker
Bonded w/ Shas'vre


-12 Fire Warriors, Bonded w/
Shas'ui w/ Target Lock / Markerlight

-12 Fire Warriors, Bonded w/
Shas'ui w/ Target Lock / Markerlight

-12 Fire Warriors, Bonded w/
Shas'ui w/ Target Lock / Markerlight

Result - Halfway up the board!

600pt Space Marine Army - Golden Throne 2005 Doubles Tourney


- Commander with Storm Bolter and Power Sword


- 9 Man Tactical squad in Rhino (with Extra Armour)

- 5 Man Tactical squad with Missile Launcher

- 5 Man Tactical squad with Missile Launcher

- 10 Man Tactical squad with Heavy Bolter 

Result - Victory!

- Gavin

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