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We've taken to not playing Imperial Assault without painted miniatures as it just adds so much and looks so much cooler. I've made my wife wait almost 3 months now to play the Return to Hoth expansion while I wrapped up some other projects and get around to getting all the miniatures painted. We'll get things started with some Snowtroopers and HK assassin droids. ...
I've had a small lot of Convergence sitting around for the past 8-10 months that I've done very little with. Other projects have taken precedence over it and I could never pull myself away to get back to it.Recently I acquired a large lot of Convergence that nearly completes the faction and I've got some renewed interest in getting this army up and running. This is going to be a very different project for me as I'm going to attempt to basically paint the entire faction at once. Now, I would never consider doing something like this if I was painting the models to a high standard. No, this is...
This model is ridiculously tall which makes it extremely difficult to transport. I've magnetized it in the middle so it can be transported in two pieces. The top is fairly heavy so I used 4 pretty large magnets and the hold is very secure. I have a second one that I still need to assemble and will be doing the same with that one. ...
Just a quick post. Recently I finished the Mantic scenery below and thought I'd show it off. I bought a large box of Mantic scenery about a year and a half ago and I'm only just getting round to finishing my first piece! It will fit in well with my ever increasing collection of things to clutter up my garage/loft. Landing area 98. It will use the same rules as the Skyshield Landing Pad only for a fraction of...
Hey guys. So I am interested in buying the new Forgebane starter box and have started to collect Adeptus Mechanicus. If anyone is interested in starting or growing their Necron army, and is interested on splitting the price, please let me know. I am more interested in the new New Knight Armigar Warglaives more than anything
Picking up where we left off in Part 2 . I would say from here on out the progress is certainly more subtle but it is definitely there. I've spent the last 2-3 years trying to hone in and just practice at what I already do well so that I can do it very well in less time. There are still the occasional projects where I need to learn a new technique or paint with a new color but they are much less so now. Late 2014: This one doesn't have any new colors or techniques really but...
After doing a post showing off my display of miniatures in Part 1 , it felt appropriate to do a post logging my progress as a painter and hobbyist. The first couple years I think are particularly interesting as my improvement was exponential nearly every time I started a new model so vast improvement is seen in just the first year, really. Late 2011: This miniature goes back to late 2011 when I decided to dig out my Warhammer Battle for Skull Pass box and start painting up some...
So, I've been at this hobby now for about 6 years now and I've spent a ridiculous amount of time either painting miniatures or playing games with them. Figured it was about time to step back and take a look at what I've amassed in the past 6 years as well as how far my painting skills have progressed. You're looking at about 800 or so miniatures jammed into these cases with the vast majority of them all painted. This doesn't include another 100-150 board game minis that aren't in these cases some of which are painted some not...
Big Mek Throzbog and the rest of Warboss Bluddakka landed on the asteroid containing the human garrison. Not goin' to be much of a scrap as ders only a few 'umies der. Still he mused, since he'd upgradid the engine in da Morkanaut he was eager to give it a lash. As the Orks surrounded the garrison he grabbed Throzbog and warned him "Dis is my show, Throzbog. Don't try annyfink funny, just stay at the back wiv da Lootas an let me and the boyz get stuck in!". "OR ELSE!". Slightly annoyed he just nodded and said "annyfink yoo say boss.". Seemingly calm, a menacing glint in Throzbog's eyes was...
Being a devoted hobbyist, the idea of a snow day makes me happy. Generally though, if there is a snow day then there are probably a few things I can do DIYwise when my better half is around. Storm Emma 1 hit Ireland following "the Beast From The East" 2 and it gave me some free time to paint up some Catachans. Here is the results; Sadly these guys will probably be the first removed from units as they are just armed with...