Monday, December 29, 2008

More Bloodbowl

This time the action continued at our house with four teams on two fields playing at the same time. Humans versus Dwarves and Khemri vs Orcs. I played against the dwarves and a lot of my players ended up in the sidelines although none were permanently injured.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


I've just came back from playing Bloodbowl with Squire J. My first ever game and I thoroughly enjoyed it with my humans getting a good kicking from the opposing orcs. The result was a draw with a touchdown each and one of the black orcs dead. No pics but some entertaining and low dice rolls from us both. This may start a new period in my collecting.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

City fight Catachans in their new home

The new owner of the Catachans has kindly sent me some photos of his setup. There are some interesting figures there with Commisar Yarrick making an appearance. The Catachans have that Penal Battalion look about them for those of you old enough to remember the exploding neck collars.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Painting Pledge 2009 setting up II

uh oh 150 + 28 mm figures just turned up at my place. Probably not the best start to 2009. On a positive note i have finished 37 28 mm figures this month already.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

a bit of sculpting

Well you've got to start somewhere. Was making some christmas stars out of Fimo for SWMBO and i had a little left over. Some sandbags modelled on the ones on some GW terrain.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

City fight Catachans

I painted these up in an urban camo scheme which came out in White dwarf a few years ago. The bases were left deliberately plain as i've always intended to sell these after i'd used them for painting practice and I felt that a new owner would be able to fit them in better to their existing models.

Plastic figures have come a long way in the last ten years. Plastic above, metal below. The plastice came into my posession from a box of stuff that I bought. Assembled and partially painted they had to be repainted and now they are ready to fly the coop.

The aerials on the radio operator's are particularly fragile unfortunately. otherwise good solid figures for playing 40 k.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Painting Pledge 2009 setting up

Painted 200 or so (28mm)

Unpainted at least 300 (28 mm)
consisting of

1 giant
3? rhino (apc)
12 dark elf cold one riders
8 - 10 empire knights
60 dwarves
60 space marines
40 chaos space marines
24 terminators (chaos & marine)
10 EM4 near future troopers
2 dreadnoughts (40k)
50 skaven
20 skeletons
20 skeleton cavalry
various character models
4 minotaurs (the big GW ones)
1 orc war wyvern
1 rat ogre
2 orc boar chariots
2? orc boar riders
1 goblin wolf chariot
3 dwarf artillery
2 dark elf bolt throwers

10mm - 100 ish
6mm - 100's
20mm - 100's

Cupboard madness

The reason the pledge may be needed, I was looking for some saurus sheilds.

Birthday Surprise II

Well after procrastinating for a couple of weeks I bit the bullet and got the base done.

  • Step 1 take a cd sleeve, not a hard plastic but sort of flexible vinyl with texture.

  • Step 2 mark the joints of the concrete with a scalpel, then run the blade at 45 along the groove and scrape out the excess. Glue to the base with some weight on the top.
  • Step 3 paint base and concrete then keeep applying colour till the texture looks right.


Matchbox (now revell) III L

A lovely little (1:76) model. I don't know why, but when i was about 19 I threw my whole collection of these away. Madness I tell you. This is one i picked up in about 2001 when revell released them in a box set with german infantry marked as 1:72. The infantry where 1:72 but these ex matchbox models are definitely smaller at 1:76.