Sunday, 5 April 2020

Chaos Marine Venomcrawler Daemon Engine

Venomcrawler, Head At Left

The latest addition to my new chaos army and I am pretty much there with this little beauty.

Wonderful model of a mechanical, daemon engine, spider.

From The Rear

Finished in my new army colours of red and bronze: guess which Chaos God they favour?

I added am IG ammo box in camouflage green to give a splash of colour.

From The Left

And the head is building a tower of skulls in honour of 'you know who'.



Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Review Splintered Fang Warband, Warcry

The Splintered Fang

Warcry has become one of my favourite GW games. A great advantage is that all a new player actually needs is a warband and the rulebook.

My long time opponent, Shaun M, gave me some Warcry Bands for my birthday last year and I have used the lockdown to paint them.

I used mostly contrast paints, notably the turquoise and orange.

Go Left

The Splintered Fang are vaguely Atlantis-Hoplite-Gladiator looking troops whose main gig is their poisoned blades. They are snake people.

The models are excellent, as are all the Warcry bands. These are more durable than some of the others: Warcry bands can be a bit fragile.

I can see them appealing to anyone wanting an ancient-fantasy skirmish group.

No, Right

The only disappointment is that ridiculous snake model with a half doz tiny snakes on. I mean how frightening is that? Why not a decent sized serpent?

Nevertheless, great kit and good value for £30 including Warcry cards.

Oh and you can also use these as a chaos unit in Age of Sigmar.


Monday, 30 March 2020

Shadowspear: Master of Possession & Greater Possessed

Master of Possession & Greater Possessed

Picked up a few items second hand from the Shadowspear box for my new project.

I wanted them to reflect Khorne with a nod to the Black Legion.

I fear I may have overdone the colours a tad: I am mildly colourblind. Maybe green-yellow magical fire was a step too far.

What do you think?

Another Chance to See

The blue hide coat is a nod to my Blackstone Black Legion marines.




Thursday, 26 March 2020

Up The Revolushun

Santa's Little Helpers

Another bite out of my genormous model painting backlog.

I give you Red Gobbo and the crack Gitz Red Guard.

Red Gobbo

The fundamentals of 40K are a parody of British life in the 1970s and 80s filtered through the sense of humour of a certain young anthropology student called Rick Priestley.

I wonder how many modern GW staffers know who was the original Red Robbo? Clue: he was one of the clowns who brought down the British car industry.

Blowin Stuff Up


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Nighthaunt Banshees

Woooohhhhhhh!

The lockdown continues and I am so bored I have taken to weeding the drive.

Meanwhile, the latest output from the sausage factory.


Still Wooohhh!

As an experiment these were entirely painted with contrast paints except for matt white.


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Servants of the Abyss: Chaos Marines

Lord Obsidius Mallex plus Bodyguards

More from the Blackstone Fortress sprues. A Chaos Lord with a small retinue - no double entendre intended.

Pink Plasma

I painted them as Black Legion Marines because I don't have any but have always liked the Gold and Black armour. I used to pose with John Player packets of fags as a twenty something with a sportscar.

Going Somewhere?

Freaked to see that my mate Andy Singleton was also using blue as the pelt colour for this model.





Saturday, 21 March 2020

Blackstone Fortress: Bill & Ben, The Ratling Men

Anomalous Readings

Terrific figures again from the Blackstone Fortress 'Quest' dungeon crawler.

I am having so much fun with these.

Rear View

The detail on these minis is stunning.

Oh, and for those who missed out on Watch With Mother, BBC 50s TV......

Bill & Ben, The Flowerpot Men