Cross posted from my other (new) blog: Dark Dungeons & Dragons Lairs. Let's kick things off here with a crafting post. The inspiration for this project came from Professor Dungeon Master over at the DungeonCraft YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/7_hq7JE55CQ I really like the abstraction of combat mapping shown in this video (and a couple of others … Continue reading Dungeon Pizza!
February's output was nowhere near what I wanted to achieve, in fact I haven't painted anything since my last update. I even missed out on painting up Severina Raine for Lead Balloony's Fembruary challenge. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, the other two players in our household Tale of Four Three Gamers have … Continue reading March Forwards!
Time for another update! Given the awful weather we've had recently, I've not really been able to prime anything (either too wet or too windy), so I decided to look through my upcoming models to see what was 'brush ready'. The tally was (from the top left, clockwise):- company command squad- 1/2 infantry squad (I … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Parts 9 & 10- Elites
I have now finished the last of the units I'd planned for January and the 25 power Combat Patrol is done. Only two weeks overdue... Pictures are a little fuzzy And all gathered together: I've added the Rogue Trader's sigil transfers to the rest of the units, as well as recolouring the holo projection in … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 8 – Troops (the second)
How’s the painting going you ask? Well... I still haven’t finished the last infantry squad from the January combat patrol. Most of the base coating has been done, and I’m planning on getting them done by the end of this weekend. I would say that real life has got in the way, but in truth … Continue reading It’s oh so quiet…
As a little treat for getting (most) of my painting done, tonight's hobby session was focused on building kits. The first squad on the list for February is the Escher gang. This is a great kit with two copies of each body, but loads of customisation options with the weapons and heads/hair. Six of them … Continue reading Who Run the World? Las-Girls!
In today's hobby episode, the Heavy Support choice of the Combat Patrol is completed with the addition of the penultimate unit: the Heavy Weapons Squad. This was one of those units where I had not considered ease of painting before I'd stuck them to the bases and glued sand all over. They certainly put the … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 7 – Heavy Support
As the calendar now says 'February', I had a quick review of my hobby progress for the last month. The plan was to paint up a 25 power Astra Militarum combat patrol in January: Obligatory Before shot So how did I actually do?: Errm... Combat Patrol - yes. 25 Power - no. I finished up … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – the story so far…
Not a modelling/painting post, but a bit of Real Life good news. At the end of 2019 I was diagnosed with a rare condition called sarcoidosis, and therefore when COVID hit, I went into ‘shielding’. Today, thanks to the tech-adepts at the Departmento Astra-Xenia deploying the stratagem ‘Shot in the Arm’, I now have a … Continue reading Ha! Take that Nurgle!
As my army is led by Lord Castellan Creed (for rules purposes anyway), it only seems fitting that he is accompanied by his faithful heterosexual life partner Colour Sergeant Kell. Now as CS Kell died in the Fall of Cadia, I'm not holding out much hope for him to make an appearance in the next … Continue reading Kitbash Corner – Colour Sergeant Kell