Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Warpspiders colour combinations/Techniques.

Hey guys looking for some advice on a colour scheme/ techniques to use for my Warp Spiders. I've been unable to decide what to do with them and I've found the models to be a little finicky.

So how have you guys painted you Spiders?

Any advice or links to tutorials would be appreciated.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Painting Progress Aug

Hey all just popping it to show how some of my progress I have made to the list of WIP. This last week I've managed to finish the Hawks and that one Dire Avenger so I can field a unit of 10 without an Exarch.

1x Dire Avenger
5x Wraith guard (scythe)
4x Swooping hawks
6x Swooping Hawks
5x Dire Avenger
1x Dark Reaper Exarch with EML
1x Spiritseer (conversion)

I've got a tournament coming up in September (Preferred Enemieswith a few custom mission and it even has a side board. It is 1000pts made up of a 750pt core + (2x 250pt).

I'll keep you informed closer to the date on the missions and on my list.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Painting Progress: Swooping Hawk

Rainbow chicken

So I started working on painting my Swooping hawks I've always wanted to have the wings rainbow kind of like the above pic from coolminiornot.  I ended up just gluing the wings on as all my drill bits couldn't seem to drill into the model very well and magnets weren't strong enough when they were small enough to be hidden.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Painting Progress July

Hey all I've been a bit slack with the Painting progress posts but I'll try catch you guys up.

At the end of May I had the following to be done.
1x Wraith knight
1x Dire Avenger
5x Wraith guard (scythe)

I managed to get the Wraith knight done to a table top quality. I'm quiet proud of how it ended up. With the Wraith knight being my first huge and expensive kit I didn't want to make any mistakes that couldn't be undone so I took my time doing the magnets and positioning it.

With July mostly done I'll just add to the list some things I've started.

1x Wraith knight
1x Dire Avenger
5x Wraith guard (scythe)
10x Swooping hawks

Monday, 21 July 2014

40k board terrain matching

So after painting my canal I decided that my board was a bit too much brighter then my other terrain.
After posting on terragenesis I was given some advice of using watered down black to make it darker.
So here are some pics of my progress this weekend.

The wash I made in a ratio of 5-1 water to paint.

The first corner

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Eldar 1850pts list

Hey all I was wanting to get a 1850pts list painted by the end of the year that I thought would be enjoyable to play so this is my list so far. I've played one game with it and have some thoughts on how to optimize and change it a bit. For now tho i'll keep using it at least until I finish painting the units I want to sub in.

Monday, 14 July 2014

40k Canal/waterway Part4

So here I've sprayed the foam/Bridges black and I was halfway through drybrushing the terrain with the dark gray paint.

40k Canal/waterway Part3

So after a very long break from this project, I decided I needed to at least get it painted so this past weekend I went out bought some Matt Black spray paint and did some painting. 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Wraith knight WIP6

Gosh sorry guys that its been awhile since I posted. I'm not dead here is my progress I've made with the Knight. Hope you enjoy.

40k Maelstrom

Last week I played my first game of the new maelstrom missions.
 Eldar vs Tau. 
We played the 3 tactical card mission what ever its called that is played with the hammer and anvil deployment.
The Table is a mix of Neal from laser cut card's creations with some GW buildings and some custom stuff.

Friday, 20 June 2014

Wraith knight WIP5

Just a quick update on my Knight I managed to get the bits based with imperial Primer. One thing I noticed was that the paint seemed to chip/rub off very easily. So I think I will need to seal the model once I have finished painting it.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Wraith knight WIP4


On the road to Completion for my knight and hopefully soon I'll have the rest of my paint list finalized. 

Wraith knight sneak peak

I've made some progress on my Wraith knight so Will be posting some pics of him in the next few hours so stay tuned for that its my first attempt and building and magnetizing such a big model so I'm quite proud of how it came out. Next step is painting it Wish me luck.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Wow 2000 total page views

Wow 2000 page views since I started a few months back as well as my 50th post. I'm quite happy with this. A quick shout out to Natfka for his help with joining his blog roll, which really helped with the views. And thanks to Malduran from skulkers-surprise for being an inspiration, for me in trying to do this blog stuff.

As I have said before I'm going to try be more consistant with my posts in the future, even with life getting in the way.

Monday, 2 June 2014

May Painting Challenge

I might not have gotten my painting challenge done completely but I did complete my Guardians and the Striking scorpions. I've managed to make some progress with my Knight .

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Wraith Guard Bases upgrade

Just a shout out to skulkers-surprise. I had shown these when I had first made them but since Malduran was wanting to correct the base size on his Wraith Guard on his latest painting challenge.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

April Paint Challenge

Got some of my Painting challenge done I've decided to shorten the list a little to just be the most urgent for next month. I'm glad the serpents are table top ready but there are a few little extras I want to do to them, If I have time.

1x Wraith knight *will take a while*
4x 8x Guardians
2x Wave serpents
1x Farseer *removed for later*
1x Falcon
1x Dire Avenger
5x Wraith guard (scythe)
2x Wraith lords *removed for later*
5x Wraith guard (D Weapons) *removed for later*
5x Striking scorpions
1x Warwalker

Evolving list

I thought I might put up the list I'm wanting to start building from so far I've played 1 game lost but had to stop turn 3 so not really a accurate representation.

I'll keep you guys posted on how this list changes and what I will add to it to get to 1850pts.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Dread fleet: Shadewraith


So I started work on the Shadewraith from the Dreadfleet game last week. It wasn't as hard as I first thought it would be. I had a look online for a bit of inspiration of how to paint the ship, I came across taleofpainters blog posts about Dreadfleet and really liked the look he went for.

Mordheim Troll

Hey guys sorry I havn't posted in a while just kinda lost the energy and got distracted, but once again i'll try keep things coming for my trusty followers. I've been busy painting stuff so then next couple posts will be a catch up of the last couple of weeks.

I was wanting to put a troll in my Mordheim warband so wanted to get him painted but I didn't have a GW 40mm square base so I left him for a while but the need to paint him became too strong. I decided to make one from scratch using plasticard and ice cream sticks.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tabletop Day

Hey all sorry I've haven't posted much, been busy with life and such. So back to the point. The 5th of April was Tabletop Day so my local shop The Unseen Shoppe  held one of the events. There was quite a good turn out and a bunch of games being played.

The Few games I got to play were Small World, Betrayal at House on the hill, Zombie Dice, Tsuro, and X-wing. Lots of Fun was had by all. 

I'm wanting to try to get a bit more regular with my content but also don't want to just spam out stuff.
But that will have to start after this weekend as I'm away for Easter.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Dreadfleet game

So an Online retailer here in SA has been trying to get rid of their stock of Dreadfleet. From what I've seen and probably Gw's sales show that the internet highly dislikes this game.
So far I can't see why (I haven't played yet), the quality of the models, book and box are excellent as expected.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Mordheim Warband

So I set about painting my Orc warband for the Clubs Mordheim campaign. I'm gonna try be as Wysiwyg as I can so the models will probably change as the campaign continues. I started out painting the Goblins as they were the least done. 
I wouldn't say that the rest were really well painted but they were table ready at least I'll go back to them as the campaign continues and if they live (haha).

Quick shout out

Hey all to start off I'd like to say WOW and thanks to natfka for the mention on the blog exchange.

I have some posts sitting in draft currently just need to finish them off. So hopefully you guys will enjoy them.
Once again thanks Natfka.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Start of the Mordeim campaign

So at the local store they are running a Mordheim campaign starting this coming Wed, And with that I needed to get two games in before the 31st of march.

April Painting challenge

So the new month begins.

Last month I got my Dire Avengers painted ready for the tournament.  
I also started a little work on the Wraithlord (below) mostly to check the looks of a new technique I am looking into. Let me know what you think and if I can do anything to improve it. My basic colour is Warboss green and Kantor blue. I'm thinking of adding a stripe of Green across the head maybe in a "V".

Monday, 31 March 2014

Canal terrain Progress: bridges 2

So I did some more work on the bridges this weekend. Adding some finishing touches to the edges of the railings. The cuts aren't as neat as I wanted but are close enough and it just proves how important measuring and planning is.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Update to Painted army

What you get if you google "painting Eldar artwork"

So I was looking through the old post on the blog to get ideas for what to write about and I came across my Painted models post and just wanted to give you guys a catch up on what I had gotten done since then. I surprised myself I had forgotten I had even made the list.
So in 3 months I have done the following

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Quick Self adhesive drywall tape test

The pic below is what I was trying to go for (with regards to the meshed flooring). This is my attempt to get the same effect. As Daniel Grundy said in a comment before.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Cannal terrain progress pipes/sewer entrance

Using a Pill container to make a sewer entrance.I cut the lid and bottom of the container off and smoothed off any edges. I then used the Self adhesive dry wall tape to add the bars. I put drops of super glue to secure the mesh down.   

Canal Terrain progress bridges

Completed the bridges for my Canal project. Using Plasticard, foam core, and "Self Adheisve dry wall tape" (SAWT). I really like the way they came out, I just need to add some extra details on the bridges and actual canal so almost done.

Combat Patrol tournament

So this past weekend I attended the combat patrol tournament. I unfortunately kinda forgot to take photos *woops* but luckily Neal from lasercutcard and Darryn the master of the "Tie fighter game" managed to get some. My List did well with the losses being due to missed chances and some unlucky rolls.
I ended up coming 3rd which I am quite happy with.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Terrain supplies

With my mind set on trying to make more terrain I popped into the local hard ware store and picked up 2 metal rulers like the ones below. They are mostly to help with cutting the foam-core as the blade just cuts into the plastic rulers. They also had inches on one side and cm on the other so that is also really cool.
I picked them up for R20 ($1.8) and R18 ($1.66) respectively. 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Getting ready for Combat Patrol :Dire Avengers Pt4

 Finally almost at the end. I just went through to finish off some of the smaller detail, I'm going to for now just finish off the most noticeable little things on the model
I added the Ceramite white  plumes to their helmets and Red sashes.

Getting ready for Combat Patrol :Dire Avengers Pt3

Hey all this is a continuation of what I got done this weekend (read Sunday). I continued work on the avengers...As the post name kinda gives away :P I finished painting the bases.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Getting ready for Combat Patrol :Dire Avengers Pt2

With a week to go until the Combat patrol Tournament I had to get some work done on my Dire Avengers this weekend. So with 6 Days to go this is what is what I've done.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

New Eldar Wraith Knight WIP


I recently purchased an Eldar Wraith knight So I thought I'd share the process of putting it together and magnetizing it.
I hopefully won't make to many mistakes but ether way I'll try share the ups and downs with you guys.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Awesome Terrain from the internet

From the "How to lose at 40k" blog
Some really cool terrain I have come across on my search of the internet. Some of it is custom some bought but it is all awesome.  I will post more of the terrain I find with links to where I found it, as I find it.

I've also made a Pinterest board with  some of the things I've found, so you can always watch that space.

Seeing what other people have made is a great way I've found to help get ideas and techniques for my own terrain.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Getting ready for Combat Patrol :Dire Avengers Pt1

There is a Combat Patrol Tornament coming up at the The Unseen Shoppe and the list I'm thinking of using consists of my painted models except for 9 Dire Avengers with an Exarch.
Another blog skulkers-surprise has started a challenge to get all his models painted so this will be my start to that challenge.

I'll be posting some pics of my work as I go about the next two weeks preparing for the comp.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Kill Team rules, What do you think???

Just a short one. Been playing a lot of the newish GW killteam rules and its been pretty good fun. 
what experiences have you guys had with it. The fact that the game is so quick to set up and play makes it a good choice for mid week games and since the armies are small it makes it a good place to start if teaching people 40k or for new comers to the hobby.

cheers for now

Preferred Enemies DWGC comp

The Local tournament I attended. The break down of my list and the opponents I faced.

40k this week

This past week I decided to try get my support/heavy support platforms completed and so here are some photos of them.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014


Played a game of carnage to test out the new rules and thought it would be a good time to try out my water canal. The game was a lot of fun and the canal added a lot of character to it.
So first play and a good result. The Game of carnage was loads of fun. With 1000pts of  Tau/Orks/Necrons/Eldar the game ended up being a real blood bath for all involved. I decided to field a Eldar: Iyanden list which didn't prove the best choice with the short range and only 6" movement, it did however keep me under the radar as i was deemed no threat until it was too late. The game ended with the Necrons stealing the objective from under the Wraithlords nose in the final turn.   

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

40k Water way pt2

I've been a bit quiet lately as I was over seas but here is what I've done up till now. I'm keen to get this completely table top ready soon. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

My Current Orcs and Goblins army

The first army I started
I pulled out all my Orcs and Goblins and added up how many points I had minus any magic items. Which could add up to 450pts.