Sunday, 27 February 2011

Dire Wolves are for life not just for Christmas!

I picked up some painted Dire Wolves at our last all day game, gave them a rebase and a little extra paint and stuck them in to the finished pile.

These might find use in a zombie or sci-fi game and if I can get away with it as more meatshields Chaos Hounds for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. I have now moved on to finish a box of the enormous Knights of Chaos, these a large figures and don't quite rank up properly which I should have thought of whilst I was making them, it doesn't help that the 25mm wide bases, aren't.

Also got a big varnishing session done this afternoon which probably means I will spend much of this evening, in front of the telly flocking and tufting this lot.

That's 40 marauders, 31 warriors and 10 wolves. It might take me a few hours. Once the Knights are finished then next up are two wizards.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Warriors of Chaos finished!!

I have finished two regiments of Chaos Warriors tonight, they will get varnished and flocked this weekend, they are currently both 15 figures strong.

Firstly, we have a unit armed with two hand weapons each, in WFB these would have three attacks per turn, four if they had frenzy.

The next unit I picked up second hand and finished them off, I may replace the standard at a later date. This unit is armed with Hand Weapon and Shield, giving them a 3+ save and a ward save,

I would love to model some standards inspired by the Thulsa Doom snake cult from Conan the Barbarian, like this image below which I found on a album cover.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Roads closed, move along please ......

Since the last update I have finished the first half of my big pile of Marauders, these are now put aside awaiting varnishing and flock. With a game of zombies coming up I had a bunch of props to paint up to dress up the game board a little, these are from Fenris Games and are available on eBay.

Pop over to the Evesham Wargames Club for some photos from the game and time for a quick plug, pop over to the Total Wargames blog for some reviews of both the new Orc and Goblin army book for Warhammer and the Arachnarok spider by my good mate and long term gaming opponent Ade.

Tomorrow is Chaos Warrior Tuesday!!

Monday, 7 February 2011

February Rolls In

Well February is upon us and I am continuing to chip away at my old projects. On the painting table at the moment are some 6mm ACW figures and about half my huge pile of chaos marauders.

Last night I sat in on a game of Firestorm Armada, following the rules as the game progressed. I had been sitting on the fence for ages about this game but I enjoyed sitting in on the game and many of the ships are excellent.

There is more photos on both the club's and Steve's blogs. Including Steve's excellent star map.

Above is one of Steve's Aquans, an excellent paint job and very nice models. Once I had got back home I poured over the photos on the Spartan Games website, no one has the Terran ships as yet, the basic fleet is pretty good - reminiscent of the Imperial Ships from Star Wars. The problem then is the rest of the the ships, nice models but I just didn't like them enough to buy and paint them.

I have settled on the Sorylian Collective and found a cheap deal on ebay, they are currently incoming, should be a quick and easy paint shop before seeing the table.