So… apparently, getting a job (after finally finishing graduating from uni for the second time) put the brakes on hobbying for a while. A lot has happened since the last post, but the other parts of my life has settled down from constant changes and I’m getting back into the hobby (and possibly gaming) scene.
Anyway, to start of 2018, Apologist (whose blog and work I follow regularly) linked to Rob Hawkins’s Wargame Hobby Bingo 2018, which I thought was a really good idea and should hopefully make me motivated to get *some* hobby stuff done this year.
Courtesy of Rob Hawkins, https://robhawkinshobby.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/wargame-hobby-bingo-2018.html
Some of these might be a bit difficult for me. Do Cadians count as a different army from Valhallans (row 1, column 2)? I’m probably not going to make a 4×4 gaming board (row 2, column 2). Not sure if I can think of anything ‘monstrous’ that I would like to paint (row 4, column 4).
Regardless, I’m going to give it a shot. Might make me motivated to get some of the backlog that’s been sitting around for 3+ years done!
Some assembly may be required.
Pile of MDF
So I’m not dead yet – sorry I haven’t posted anything since… wow, January. I’ve since joined the full-time workforce and have suddenly found myself without much time or inclination to do painting or modelling.
Here’s what I’ve actually painted in the last six months, ranging from the historial:
More british napoleonics… still lots more to go.
To the sci-fi:
Four more infinity nomads
I keep wanting to buy new stuff, but since I’ve only finished twelve models since the last batch of stuff I bought I figured I’d better not.
And then this came out:
And I couldn’t resist.
Pretty, pretty, models.
At least it’s a preorder and won’t be actually released for another month or two – so I have some time to finish another two to four models, at this rate.
So, I may have bought a whole entire army for a whole entire new game at CANCON this year. After holding to my “not buying anything that doesn’t fit in a figure case I already own” thing for a whole year, I go and fall off the wagon in catastrophic style.
So now I have a SSU army for Dust Tactics.
So here’s my finished Imperial Guard Armoured Battlegroup – 1850pts in 13 tanks (well, 12 tanks and a sentinel) and one infantry model.
I took this list to ACT masters last month, and did rather poorly (2nd last out of 14, with 3 major losses, 1 minor loss, and 1 draw), only coming out ahead of my friend who also brought an armoured battlegroup (and who also got joint best sport, so congrats to him!). However, being able to throw 12 tanks at people was fun 😀
Gallery of some more shots below.
An Imperial road
So I actually finished this about a month ago, but I kept getting distracted with new things and computer games and so on that I haven’t posted anything up for a month. To make up for it, there will be a few posts this week before I take (another) break over Christmas.
Anyway, the display board I started earlier is now done and painted. From the initial pics in the previous post, I added the roadbase (which is sandpit sand) and have painted it up (including giving the buildings I already had done a quick light brown/sandy-coloured drybrush to give them some definition).
Giant space marine stands guard
All the extra bits are magnetised onto the base, so they don’t go sliding everywhere, but so I can also remove them for storage and to use as separate terrain pieces (sorry – forgot to take photos of the magnets. Just take my word for it, please?).
Notice pillars and 2nd edition space marine statues
The terrain has already made an appearance a while back, but I’m still very happy with the poster/notice pillars and space marine statues.
Finally varnished the first four riflemen for my British napoleonics:
I recently bought the Trumpeter 06609 kit, which is 1:35 scale German 17cm three-part ammo for the K Gr.37 field artillery. This was recommended by Marty_ on Warseer, and it looked good in his pics so I nabbed a pack off ebay to try.
Here’s a quick review:
All the tanks!
I’ve recently been madly assembling converting, and magnetising some new tanks for my Imperial Guard, so I thought I’d show them off – particularly my converted Colossus and Salamander. More pics in the rest of this post:
I’ve been updating some of my Deathwatch space marines so that they’re a bit more consistent – sternguard and veterans get nicer shoulder pads (the metal ones from Games Workshop), sternguard with their special issue ammo get the deathwatch boltguns with ammo selectors (also from that kit), normal marines get standard boltguns and plainer Inquisition shoulder pads, and veterans get forgeworld boltguns.
Thus, I’ve changed out Kantor’s bolter for a forgeworld one.
Dorn’s Arrow goes pre-heresy
Similarly, I’ve swapped out the Librarian’s bolt pistol for one from forgeworld as well.
Forgeworld Bolt Pistol
Along with this, I’ve redone the apothecary I did ages ago for a Deathwatch RPG campaign, so that now his gun is magnetised and swappable for a bolt pistol (since apothecaries don’t get special ammo in 40k, if I ever actually use an apothecary in a command squad that is), and given him a nicer shoulder pad.
Shoulder Pad (I went a bit overboard with the wash though…)
I also edge-highlighted his reductor arm in white, to make it pop a bit more (as it looked a bit too grey before).
Re-highlighted the reductor arm, to make it a bit more white