I’m not dead – ANUCON trophies!

Some assembly may be required.

Pile of MDF

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.

More british napoleonics… still lots more to go.

To the sci-fi:

Four more infinity nomads

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:

Operation Icestorm From www.infinitythegame.com

Operation Icestorm
From www.infinitythegame.com

And I couldn’t resist.

Pretty, pretty, models. From www.infinitythegame.com

Pretty, pretty, models.
From www.infinitythegame.com

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.

Whoops.

Celebrating the new year by purchasing a whole entire new army…

Whoops.

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.

Hrm.

So now I have a SSU army for Dust Tactics.

Whoops.

Whoops.

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Imperial Guard Armoured Battlegroup

Tanks

Tanks

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 :D

Gallery of some more shots below.

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Display Board Done

An Imperial road

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

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

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.

Review: Trumpeter 1:35 German 17cm Ammo (06609) – for 40k

The blister

The blister

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:

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Deathwatch Updates

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

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

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

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

Re-highlighted the reductor arm, to make it a bit more white