Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Gang hideout

So after starting a gang I realised I needed some more terrain in the urban space! So I had a decent amount to kit out a ZM, but themed stuff would be better. I decided that I wanted somewhere that I could defend in a Campaign setting.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Weekly progress: Necromunda Shanty and Mortalis 'joiners'

Not so much weekly progress but pretty much the only thing I've been able to attempt to get completed for a good month or so. Blame the family I say!

This was a Antenocitis gift from the missus when I thought I might enjoy Infinity (which, it turns out I did not). These flat packed buildings normally form three similarly sized stackable blocks, and they can be built quite easily. 

Unless you're me. I don't know why I think that force is a good way to get these MDF lasercut buildings to go together, but it really doesn't work. 

Friday, 16 February 2018

DIY Necromunda Mortalis floor tiles

So I made some tiles. Some pitted Mortalis tiles.  I'd wanted to expand my board, but not my debt, so I chose to use some of the out of the box Necromunda tiles into some filler ones for the battlefield.
With some Polyfilla and a bit of PVA mix and a press mould, I made some more flat surfaces for my terrain to sit on.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Weathering makes me moist...

Necromunda Terrain goodness!
Nothing brings a piece to life like great examples of natural elements (or unnatural elements) enhancing the paint process. If anything its also a great way to get some really weird colours added in.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

DIY Battlefield, third stages

I made a fair amount more progress on the Snow board One of the main things that I see whenever a Snow board is referenced is the disparity between blue and grey tinting to the snow.

Normally when you see these boards completed they always have a very grey tint to them, and that's not necessarily the look that I would expect to have for a field of snow.

See the picture, blue sky, dark shadows on the snow.
You'd expect blue with ice, not so much with snow.

I ran a couple of testers to see if I could identify which look I wanted most across the whole board. 

Friday, 28 July 2017

DIY Battlefield, second stages

So this has taken a fair amount of time, but mainly due to this being stop-start. Doing this all in one go would be far easier, less mixing stuff, less building etc. 
I started with the divider section as a tester. this should help me see how things work and how the actual process would work. 

Monday, 17 July 2017

DIY Battlefields: Laminate flooring?

So I’ve been wanting a decent gaming table for some time so I’ve been through the wringer for what to really pick.
You have a number of options.
  1. Battlemat + Table + Terrain
  2. Custom tables with storage.
  3. Single board battlefields
  4. Multi-board

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Just Do it! The Process of Painting Pt3: A tool to help.

So, right now, think of how much you haven't painted. Lots? Uncomfortably lots? Me too.

Its a slog, it might not be for you, it shouldn't be for you. Often it just is.
One tool I use - Google Keep (all images from the web version).

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Friday, 16 June 2017

Dark Mechanicus Thrall-Knight

It's finished! After having this black object hovering over my Dark Mechanicum's heads every time they march to war I thought it was time to finish.
Xi-112 will hunt.
This was not as challenging a task as I'd expected.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Weekly Progress: Sons of Horus Rhinos and Squad + starting on the Knight

Quick one this week. I managed to get a lot of Sons of Horus churned through including these 2 boxes. Sadly, they aren't true to the period of the Heresy, but you gotta make do sometimes.
Lovely boxy-boxes.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Weekly (non) progress; Total War: Warhammer

This week is a light week....
I generally split my time between my PC, and my painting desk. After spending time with my family, I generally have 2-3 hours a night to whatever is needed. 
Total War: Warhammer is one time sink at the moment.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Just Do it! The Process of Painting Pt2

BIG BATCH PAINTING BABY! I love a tip-list. 

With my own burning advice in my ears, I realised the best way to get over a painting ‘hump’ is to target it in the best way, by chopping a chunk out of it. Solution: Batch painting.
In reality, on any scale, all painting is batched. Even on a single miniature you are trying to paint a single colour across multiple areas of that one piece. Rather than switching colours for each leg, pauldron, weapon, you paint all of the colours of the miniature at each level. Paint the base, paint the metals, paint the detail.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Weekly progress; ALL THE SONS OF HORUS!

So I lucked out bigtime. This is the latest acquisition to the fold. An acquisition that DOUBLES my Sons of Horus army, and likely trebles the amount of resin in my army.