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
I started getting the last two squads base coated tonight. Only the flesh done so far. Sixteen models in total is probably the most I’ve painted at one time since my historical wargame days. I also finished off the bullgryns’ brute shields, giving me some options in play. Magnetised for easy switching. The eagle-eyed among … Continue reading Transferring in
Another hobby session, and another step closer to de-greying the combat patrol. Only the infantry squad and heavy weapons squad to go now... Today’s entry is the raison d’etre of the whole force: Lord Adeodatus de Lattyr, Rogue Trader. I can see a few little splodges for clean-up already 😦 Using the wonderful Necromunda Kal … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 6 – HQ
The second Elite slot in the burgeoning Combat Patrol is full of Bullgryns. Things seem to have taken ages this week, and these chaps are no exception. Adding some much needed close combat support both for 40k and Kill Team. I was unsure about the colour scheme and ended up painting them in the same … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 5 – More Elites
You may or may not be aware of the artist Darren Cullen who quite often uses toys to illuminate social issues. Previous works have included Action Man etc... Here's a Brexit scale-model project he was mucking about with during lockdown this year, inspired by the apocalyptic diy tabletop game Gaslands. You may or may not … Continue reading Gaslands models by Darren Cullen
My Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard troops have been assigned by the clerks at the Munitorum to the service of a Rogue Trader from the ancient house of De Lattyr, who has recently come into his Warrant of Trade. Stretching back millennia, the house of De Lattyr was once a proud and influential house. The warrant was … Continue reading A Rogue Trader Dynasty
One of the best things that’s happened to me as a parent is the ability to share my interests with my children. Whether it’s a favourite movie, a board game play through, a D&D session, or a wargame battle. While my sons have both followed me into the Dark Millennium, my daughter embraces different geekdoms. … Continue reading She moves in her own Way
I’m calling the Scout sentinel done. Pretty standard paint job on this and only some minor kitbashing with the Bretonnian Man-at-arms head for the pilot. This is to tie in with the veteran squad, and fits the theme I have for my force of some retired Guardsmen being called up again following an erroneous order … Continue reading #NewYearNewArmy – Part 4 – Fast Attack
I was having a look through my bits box case, when I came upon this little fellow: Probably the only word I know in the Zulu language is ubuntu. This 1/72 Zulu is from the ESCI set 213 - Zulu Warriors. Not just from that set, but from the very first box of wargame figures … Continue reading Ah, nostalgia’s not like it used to be!