Thursday, 18 December 2014

Conan - Hyborian Quests

I watched the Conan - Monolith Games Live Chat on 'Beasts of War' yesterday evening and I am looking forward to seeing this Kickstarter go live. I have been keeping my eye on the pictures an updates coming from Monolith and the sculpts are truly beautiful.

I have come close to backing several Kickstarter projects, the latest was Fallen Frontier, but never actually put my money down. Conan however is dear to my heart and I know this will be my maiden swim into the realms of Kickstarter and I cant wait.

The artwork is just as beautiful to behold from Adrian Smith. Just look at these:

I am not a board gamer as such but I want these minis so badly that I am hoping it will also get me to enjoy the board game as well.

The game board itself looks less appealing but as I said I cant speak from experience not having ever played more than Monopoly, Cluedo and Risk as a kid. The picture below however did make me sit up and look at the terrain possibilities of the game. I love making terrain and this looks promising.

Below is a Game Tile and an attempt at making the Tile into a 3 Dimensional Board.

Imagine what you could do with this Tile?

Here is another great example of the Swamp Tile and an attempt  to make it real.

I really cant wait! any takers?


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Xmas Housekeeping for my Blog


Hi guys, I am doing some housekeeping on my Blog and removing some older content from my Blog Exchange.

Anything older than 6 or 7 months, bar a couple of special sites like 'From the Warp' have been removed. If you are active again and want me to add you back please just drop me a comment and you will be added back again.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

40k Night Lords

I have been anticipating the release of Konrad Curze for some time now because I have been thinking about experimenting with my 'wash' technique again on this chapter scheme. I thought the model was launched with less fanfare than it deserved.

I also think it is one of the best Primarch sculpts so far. A possible rival for Konrad is this awesome posed model below.

Stay tuned to see how my experiment turns out in the next couple of posts.


Tuesday, 2 December 2014

New Blood Angels - Knights of Blood

If you have not been living as a hermit somewhere you will have seen this news. For me it is just what I need to get my Knights of Blood Army off the ground.

The new Sanguinary Priest looks awesome! They will sell millions just for the chalice alone I think, I will be one at

Here are my test models to get the colour scheme the way I want it.

And here is a Librarian Conversion for my Army.

Let the buying, converting and painting begin!!


Monday, 24 November 2014

Minotaurs 40k - Assault Marines - Badab War - Finished


All that was left for me to do was to add highlights to the shoulder pads and finish off the details like the scrolls and eyes to complete the models.

My Minotaurs are growing with each of these squads and my problem is thinking of what  to add next??

It is nearly Xmas and a Forge World set of Asterion Moloc and Ivanus Enkomi would be a fantastic addition to lead my army.

Hope you like theses guys.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Minotaurs 40k - Assault Marines - Badab War - WIP

I have bits from a box of Death Company, Grey Knights and Sanguinary Guard that I used to make up my 5 Assault Marines with Jump Packs, finished off with more Forge World shoulder pads.

As with all my Minotaurs I primed the models black then base coated with Tin Bitz.

Next I painted a good coat of Brazen Brass followed by a generous wash of my custom made verdigris mix.

Lastly I dry brushed Brazen Brass again to finish off the armour.

I then painted in all the base colours of the details.

So far looking good, finished article coming up next.


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Zvezda 1/72 scale WW2 German 88mm FLAK 36/37 - Finished

All that was needed to finish off the model was to apply the 50/50 mix of brown and black wash and highlight or dry-brush where necessary.

I used the same ground black pepper and oregano herb technique for the base as standard for my army.

Very happy with the results and any enemy tanks venturing into range should be very afraid!!