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Adeptus Titanicus – A larger battle!

I actually managed to squeeze in a game of Titans this week! With friends! We did a team up game, myself with Phil, Dave with Wolfy – both of which have never played before. I cooked dinner while lists were sorted.

My team ended up with A Warmaster, A warlord, 2 Reavers, 3 Warhounds and a knight set of 3

Fave’s team has 4 warlords, A warbringer and 3 Warhounds.

The set up looked like this:

Turn one was mostly moving Titans around into position. Turn two was firing and getting things damaged!

Turn two saw several engine kills. We lost a Warhound and the reavers took significant damage. Dave’s team had his blue warlord mullered and one of his Warhounds take a beating.

Turn three has our reavers blow up, but we took out the warlord. One of my Warhounds blew itself up (whoops) and another destroyed by a Warlord.

Turn four saw the Warmaster Titan punched in the face and thus ending the game – it was getting late, we were full of food.

Things to remember: Warlords should be deployed in the middle. Don’t get shot in the back.

I had fun! Mortis might have got beat today, but I still enjoyed playing and got to use the Warmaster for the first time! Good fun all round.

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The Week in Pictures – 2

It’s been a busy week, as always. I started college to do an introduction to counselling course, which was interesting. It’s based in Doncaster and although I won’t be sharing much of the course content here, I did manage to snap these pictures of the minster, which I walked by!

I am still working through the remainder of the Daughter of Khaine miniature wise. I am enjoying them, but they are spindly so I have to be extra careful when I am doing heavier techniques.

This weekend, we managed to slot in a game of Titanicus which was fun. I’ll do a proper post about that in a day or so though!

The week ahead involves finishing the daughters of Khaine, going to Devon and possibly Ahriman – we shall see what gets done!

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Shadows of Brimstone: Dragon

I started this guy off ages ago and knew that I should get him finished soon. He is a great mini for the Shadows of Brimstone board game and was loads of fun to paint too.

He is rather big though, and I think the size of him was what made him take so long to finish. I do like painting large minis but they are a bit intimidating at times.

Here he is:

He is a bit too big for my light box, so some of the pics are of closeups! I’m pleased with the end result and glad to have him finished!

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Intercessor Squad 1!

This is not my first intercessor squad. I have long since stopped counting how many I have painted. This is the first squad in 3rd Company for the Blood Angels I have been collecting.

I started painting them before the Pandemic.

I have finally finished them. I’m super pleased with how they turned out. I feel the edge highlighting is crisp and the colours decent. I used a background to take some pictures and then took some others without it.

They have now joined their brothers on the shelf and hopefully, I’ll be able to finish some more pre-pandemic minis soon!

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Grimy Ork.

I have recently worked on the ork sorcerer from the Dominion box set – the swampcalla shaman and his pot grot buddy.

I wanted to make them look grimy, as though they lived in a swamp before joining the rest of the orks. I opted for muted colours on the whole miniature, and even the yellow I used looks grubby thanks to some Agra’s earth shade.

I’m pleased how they both turned out, and they were fun to paint too. They didn’t take too long and if I were to paint an ork army, I’d paint them like this!

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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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Yndrasta – painted

I had a go at painting Yndrasta recently, and wanted to get her done relatively quickly. As such, most of her was painted using dry brushing. I layer up the colours, starting dark and then working up to the brightest with less and less pressure on the brush. The wings show this the clearest and I feel it worked well.

I also dry brushed the metallic part of her, finally using a detail brush to pick out other details such as the gems and belts. I’m really pleased with how she turned out.

I also added some grasses to the base to make it look a bit swampy. There are some of those details already there, however I added some more to make the effect more dynamic. Here she is:

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Primaris Dante.

I know Dante has not yet gone through the rubicon in 40k Lore, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make him as a primaris anyway. I saw several versions done by others online and decided to have a go myself.

I based him on sergeant Jovan, wanting to go for a post battle scene with some tyranids – what else would the venerable Chapter Master fight so hard against?

I have a lot of spares kicking about, so was able to gather some Blood Angel bits to use. I sliced off a symbol from a power fist and attached it to his chest after removing the skull in the centre of the Aquila.

Changing the helmet was tricky, but as I have some sanguinary guard spares so used one of those. After gouging out Jovan’s original helmet, it was a case of wiggling the new one into the gap. I used an encarmine axe as the Axe Mortalis and plan on using a brood Lord body for it to be buried in.

The trickiest part was Dante’s head. Usually, he keeps it covered but I think after the rejuvenation of the ‘embiggering’ he’d not be so worried. All I had to do was green stuff some long hair onto the mini… which was not too bad. I do need practice which might well happen this week!

Here he is, post battle and almost ready for painting!

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Forster’s Foundry: Oskar and Roscoe

We have had another couple of D&D miniatures to paint through Forster’s Foundry, and I’ve had a lot of fun with them. This is Oskar – the dwarf, and Roscoe – the gnome (I think).

These two were a lot of fun to work on and not too complicated either. I thoroughly enjoyed the colours the client has chosen and am thrilled with how they turned out. I particularly like the hair on Oskar!

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Painting 30 Intercessors at once.

After building the intercessors, it occurred to me that I had to paint them too. I have myself 3 days to get them all done and I managed to do it! Challenge success.

I’ve not painted a batch that size for some time and it was a good opportunity to get some practice in. So, here are 6 combat squads of Black Templar Intercessors for your enjoyment!

The biggest pain with them was the old decals. They didn’t soften very well and some look crackled on the mini. Varnishing did help with them and they have all stuck. I think maybe I need to get some practice in with sticking decals on curved surfaces in the future!