For a while now, I have had the idea of adjusting the poses of one of the Titanicus Reaver’s so it looks as though it is doing to squash something beneath it’s mighty foot. The other day, I had some time to actually make a start!
It took longer than I thought.
The hardest part was trying to repose the foot because it is all a single piece. I had to break the toes and reglue them so they had a proper angle on them. The mini did not look right with the toes flat.
I also had to do a fair bit of pinning in order to make sure the Titan stood properly and that the joints were strong enough to hold the rest of the miniature upright.
As you can see, I have not yet finished. The Titan still needs guns, and then painting of course, but I am pleased with the outcome so far.
It has been a long time since I have painted or worked on any of the Iron Warriors that I bought last year. Seeing how the new Horus Heresy game shall be released in the not too distant future, I would work on them and try and get the majority of them done before then. That way, when I have all the new miniatures, I won’t have a ton to get through – that’s the theory anyway.
I have worked on a lot of the infantry, and now most of them are finished. I split them into two groups – quick and longer. The quick ones just needed dusting off, touching up and some additional highlights adding in.
The longer ones have bladed weapons that need a bit of blending work doing on them, so they have been placed in a different queue and are awaiting their final work.
Next, I shall be working on dreadnoughts and a fixing one of the fliers that was broken in transit.
The next Humanity Ascendant Event is looming ever closer! June 17-19th to be exact. I am very much looking forward to it too. I have swapped from playing a scientist character, to playing a War Journalist. My base class is a soldier, however I am the chief reporter for magazine ‘Guns and Ammo’, which reports back to members of the Bunker on all manner of story. Most of them are reports on missions to the surface, some of them are a little more light hearted!
One change we have made to the game is that we are now offering day tickets! Committing a full weekend when lives are very busy with being lived can be a bit much, so the organisation team decided it would be a great idea to offer day tickets as well.
The next instalment in the Raven Guard Army is a contemptor dreadnought. I thoroughly enjoy painting vehicles and ‘larger’ miniatures, to this guy was a real joy to paint. I am so pleased with how the edge highlights turned out, and how they contrast the darkness of the black.
I tried to add in green and red elements, they feature elsewhere in other units for the army and so would help tie him in with those. I like to think I have done a good job with this guy.
Here he is, ready to stomp the enemy in 30K battles!
Back in December/January, I did a large order of Daughters of Khaine for a client. They were in touch recently and asked if I would do the second part. Of course, I agreed and I have spent a good few weeks working on them. I have to admit that they are not my favourite miniatures. They’re pretty spindly in a lot of places and the aesthetic is just not my thing. That said, they are well made models and I can appreciate them for what they are. Here they are in all their finished glory:
It has been a very busy month for me. I’ve had a few large commissions on the go – more about those in another post, and I have been adding new lines to the store. It has been a while since we’ve added anything new, but now we have taken the time to do so. I have always liked ThatEvilOne’s sculpts, and the new ones are no different. The House of Excess are a futuristic army with very decadent vibes in them. From frilly pants to curly shoes, they just look fun. I want to try and schedule in some time to paint some in the near future too. Here they are:
I was recently contacted by a fellow on instagram who wanted something painting as a gift for his daughter. He explained to me that what he wanted painting was a thing called a ‘tonie.’ I had never heard of these before, considering I do not have children though, this is not surprising.
What the device does is enables you to record a message onto it, which can be played back to the child at any time. They are customisable too, so I was asked if I could paint it to look like his daughter.
I had to ensure that both the paints I use and the varnish are ‘child friendly’ first, once that was established, I was more than happy to have a go. Here are the results:
It was nice to paint something different too – I’ve never done anything like this before, and I do enjoy a challenge.
It seems to be the week of endings for me. Ptolus on Sunday and now the Krieg army. I have thoroughly enjoyed painting these miniatures. There has been a wide mix of both Forgeworld and 3D printed miniatures, as well as the new Kill Team. They’ve taken a fair bit of time to do, but I am so pleased with how they came out. I admit, I really liked painting the artillery and the tank that came with this batch, which I am sure will come as a surprise to no one! Here are the latest:
The only thing which saddens me about them, is never being able to see them all together. A shame, but I am sure they will do well against their foes! As I will never see them together, here are the rest of them, which will have to do!
I think I can safely say that this is the largest army I have ever painted! I feel a though I have gained some achievement points!
At the weekend, we finished our long running D&D campaign. I’ve posted about it before on this blog, but now it has come to an end, I want to give it a send off. We played this campaign for ten years. A decade. Myself and one other player had the same characters from level 1 to 20 without dying. There were some near misses of course, but I feel as though I have achieved something here.
It has been a monster journey! It all Started before the new edition came out!
I cannot pinpoint one single moment as there has been so much to look back on, but here are a few events that stick in my mind:
The deck of many things – one character getting shoved off to another plane and then his soul trapped in a prison on another. Another character becoming a lord. Gaining stats, losing most our fortune and death turning up to try and claim my character only to be cleaved in half.
Going back in time to resurrect an ancient goddess so she can kick the ass of another ancient god.
A new paladin turning up to try and save the party only to have the party rush forward and smash the thing he was trying to save us from – no one else gets to be the hero. There were very real consequences.
The belt of gender change.
One of the players having his house smashed up by a lich in revenge for him smashing up the lich’s house and taking his smoking jacket – it was the ultimate in petty.
Fighting in a major battle.
Sending a Pit Fiend and Balor to guard the commissar without him knowing, only for them to thwart an assassination attempt on him by other demons. Those other demons got wrecked, and we got into trouble.
In the end, we destroyed the book that was trying to draw evil back to the game world. It was a hard fight, it was a good fight. We worked together to get the job done, despite mind controls, huge demons and stupid tentacles. My Barbarian struck the final blow, thus bringing the campaign to a close. She opted to return to Ptolus, while other party members decided to take different paths.
I thought it a fitting end to her. She returned to a city she knows and loves. She will protect it until her death. She also had a thing going with the prince of the city, so I like to think she became the ‘Pope’s’ wife too. There was a castle the party were building and she’ll spend her time training new adventurers and fighting off any new threats that might come at the place.