Monday, 29 June 2015

Sicaran in progress

So I've finally got round to starting work on the Sicaran. So it's a beautiful kit and I will defiantly have to get a venator at some point in the near future. There is lots of detail on the kit and plenty of large spaces for detail work. Anyway here are some photos. So these are a collection of WIPs of what I have done so far. I have yet to finish the armour, but if I do I'll be taking it to the Forge World open day. So what do you think so far?

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Starting a Horus Heresy Army: Mechanicum

Hi all, today I am going to discuss how to start a 30k Mechanicum army. I will not be covering Games Workshop's 40k Adeptus Mechanicus, just the rules provided by Forge World for the pre heresy range.

I will only be covering the HQ and troops options today to give a basic understanding of some of the units you can take to start an army.

Mechanicum are a fantastic army to collect, they are tough, elite robots who's only function is to destroy the enemy. Mechanicum units cost a lot of points, but are durable and can unleash a scary amount of firepower, especially at close/medium range.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Finished Centurion

So very little to show for this week, I didn't get back to my home till Friday evening and then had this that and the other to sort out over the weekend, such is the way of being an adult (I'm sure some of you can sympathise with this). Any way I have managed to get the first HQ I bought painted up today so I'm happy about that. I'm not sure what he will be used for in my army as of yet, so he may get relegated to the command squad when I need a cheap character to lead a smaller army. So onto the pictures.

So I'm really happy with this weapon, finally changed the way I paint power weapons and have no interest in going back

This back pack is from the new space wolves upgrade kit

I also have a couple of things in the works, waiting for the weather to clear so that I can do some spraying, have ordered some magnets so that I can do the sponsons on the Sicaran and have ordered a scimitar jet bike so I can get started on that aspect of my army. 

Well that's it for today.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

A quick update

So as some of you may have noticed there was no new post this week. This is due a to a large family event and a field course that I have only just returned from. A good time was had but it meant that no hobbying has been completed this week. Hopefully we'll be back on schedule next week, and with that I'll leave you with some pictures of what the view from the office was during the field course...

My view of the English coast, benefits of going on scientific cruise for three days

TS Belem

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Why Small Armies are Important

In the the world of 30k where 1500-2000pts are the the norm when it comes to game sizes, smaller games are left to the side. Today I'm going to have a look at why I think smaller games can be as important as the larger games

Monday, 8 June 2015

Night Lords Showcase

Ave Dominus Nox!

What is this you ask, the blog has been infiltrated by traitors! Well no fear my fellow loyalist this is just a new semi-regular feature looking at some of the best 30k armies that I have found on my rounds of different forums, blogs and facebook. 

Sevatar, First Captain of the Night Lords

Thursday, 4 June 2015

More Completed Space Wolves

So I have spent the last two days finishing of a couple of squads for my army. It is now a completely legal painted force! I am really happy about this, I don't normally get armies finished (well it's not finished there is still plenty more to add). Anyway enough of the rambling here are some photos.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Painting Space Wolf Armour

 So I've had comments about how I paint the armour on my space wolves, and it's really rather simple (I basically use the GW method!). When I started painting, back in 2004 or so I wouldn't dream of painting anything like GW official but that has changed with time. I picked up this painting style when they first released the new range of paints. Any way onto the painting.