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Holiday day 3 – Warhammer World

I love Warhammer World. There is always more to see in the exhibition and the atmosphere is always buzzing and open.

This time, we explored the exhibition and I took pictures of things I would like to try out myself in the future, as well as characters I particularly like.

In the afternoon, we tried the Warhammer escape room, which was amazing. We crawled through tunnels, solved puzzles and ran away from chaos space marines! We managed to get out in 38 minutes! it was awesome.

A wicked day all round!

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Nottingham Holiday – day 1

This week, I’m away with the fam – parents, sister’s family and mine. We are staying in a cottage in a tiny village a few miles from Nottingham and Newark.

Today we ventured to the Major Oak – an ancient oak tree – between 800 and 1000 years old. It was lovely to walk through the woodland and get outside. The tree is amazingly huge and impressive. There were also plenty of Robin Hood bits lying around too.

I have also walked my sister’s dog a fair bit, who is enjoying the warmth of the room this evening. Fun was had all round!

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Adeptus Titanicus – Mortis v Astorum

Now that we are allowed out again, a friend of ours came over for a game of Titanicus. He also has Mortis so it was a team up with him and myself against Dave.

It has been ages since we played, so some time was spent remembering rules, but we quickly got into the swing of the game.

I used the axiom maniple, with the Warlord as the ‘princeps senioris’. Redtoof had 3 warhounds and a reaver. We fought against Astorum – a warlord, warhound, warbringer, reaver and knights.

It was a lot of fun. Turn one saw several Mortis Warhounds get shields striped and injured. The knights were also clobbered.

Mortis then drove a near dead warhound at the warlord and knights hoping that it would explode and take some out with it. It did not. Instead it turned around and shot at its reaver… not so helpful.

In the end, there was a chase around a building, lots of damage but not a lot of killing. Astorum tech adepts are wonderful at reigniting shields which caused a problem for Mortis.

The game ended on a draw, though Mortis claimed the moral victory for being more painted than Astorum!

Either way, it was a a lot of fun!

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Forster’s Foundry: print and paint Norric

This is artificer Norric. I painted him for someone who got in touch about the print and paint service we offer at the Foundry. He is painted to Tier 2 quality and was loads of fun to work on. Fortunately. The client sent over loads of pictures of how they wanted him painting, which always helps. Using these I was able to create the mini he was after, as seen below!

Norric was created using HeroForge and printed out using Forster’s Foundry. The link to the service is below:

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Building 30 Intercessors at once

I did this a short while ago. I found some of the assault intercessor sprues and decided to get them all built in a batch. We do it in painting, why not building too?

Step 1: lay out the bases

Step 2: snip all the parts out and arrange them on their bases in neat piles.

Step 3: get rid of the flash and mold-lines and glue them all together.

Step 4: find that one mental guy…

Step 5: undercoat!

Looks like I’m going to be painted some marines pretty soon!

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Primaris Blade Guard Ancient

Every once in a while, I get to work on my own miniatures. Rarer still, I get to finish one. I finally finished off the blade guard ancient from the Indomitus box, released last century (it seems).

I have a few Blood Angels and this guy was supposed to be with that force. The plan for them was to use them to practice skills on and at the end have a decent painted force. I still do that from time to time, but those who know me well also know I have Titans and I focus on them more than the Blood Angels.

It doesn’t mean I don’t adore the Blood Angels though, and after many months, I finally finished one!

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Who Goes There? Board game minis

Don’t get me wrong, I love painting games workshop minis. It’s the majority of my work after all, but every now and then, it’s great to paint something else. A friend of mine asked if I would paint the miniatures for his board game, Who Goes There, and I was only too happy to help!

The game is a bit like the film The Thing, and the characters have a cartoony style to them which was very different to my usual edge highlighting ventures. Here they are:

It’s be not played the game myself, and there were a lot of bits in the box, but the miniatures were fun to work on! He was super pleased with them too, which is always good!

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Infernal Master – Take 2

It’s always great hearing how much people like your work. It’s better when they like your work so much they want one of their own.

This happened with the Infernal Master over on Instagram. Someone approached me asking for a cloak similar to mine but the rest of the mini in a regular paint scheme.

I was only too happy to do so. It’s hard replicating the cloaks, but the owner was happy with what I had done. Here he is:

I love this mini and I’m very pleased with how it has turned out a second time!

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Rome Ad Astra – Kickstarter

Exciting times!

These new minis, and others, are going to be available on Kickstarter from ThatEvilOne – the fellow responsible for the Lunar Auxilia and Perfect Sons range on the Foundry.

We were more than happy to print a few samples of the range and I painted them up. Here they are:

The Kickstarter is not live yet, but as soon as I get more details, I will share them with you. They’re great looking minis!

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Gaunt Summoner

I’ve found some time, between the commissions and the Foundry, to practice some more layer blending.

It’s a technique I am far from mastering but feel this mini has forced me to consider how I layer blend and as such, I have gotten better at it.

I wanted to try blending different colours, not just light to dark tones. I feel the result is a very vibrant mini and that I have had a good bit of success with the technique. It’s nowhere near perfect, but it is a good step in the right direction.

Points for knowing who he is summoning!!