Saturday, 31 December 2011

2011 Plans

So New Years Eve is here, and as I'm getting paid to sleep tonight I thought I'd do a blog post about what I've done this year and what my plans are for next year.

So 2011. Well I started out the year with a massive Fallen Angel Army and some nebulos ideas of where I'm going with it. I liked the idea of doing an army that was made up of various units with different colours thrown in to show attrition and the nature of campaigning army to have lots of units crashed together. This idea lead me to sitting down one wet weekend with a number of Codecis and the 3 Index Astartes I have to read and come up with a plan to change my army. I started by culling the XIX and moving the models around to give me a number of Iron Warriors and Knights of Blood. I bought some Space Crusade Chaos Androids and some 2ed Necrons to use with the Eye of Terror Lost and the Damned list until I found out that that list is no longer game legal, so I'm now using a Renegade Guard army list as Skittarii and the Androids are going to be used as more Marines/Chaos Androids/Necrons depending on mood. My Black Sisters are almost done for now, waiting for the release of the plastic SOB.

And now, to quote Fish, '' where do we go from here?''

2012 Well I'm getting another order from Hasslefree Miniatures to finish off, for now at least, The Black Sisterhood. Just going to keep my eyes open for a large scale female figure to use as a Daemon Princess for them. The XIX for now only need 5 more DA Veterans and 5 more Jump Packs to be done and dusted. The Iron Warriors are paused for now, while I wait for the Legion Codex to come out, the only plan for these guys for now is a Daemon of Iron and Violence. Looking at the Zombie Dragon for this as I'll be able to use some of the bits for The Knights of Blood... As to them, well I can build on what I've got. Plan is start off with a Daemon Prince, plan is to use the basic GW plastic and pose it like The Sanguinaer or as close as I can. More Marines, which will be a mix of Khorne Berzerkers, standard Marines and some of the branded Blood Angels. There'll also be transpor; Land Raiders, Storm Ravens, Razorbacks and Rhinos. The Androids will be re-enforced with more Necrons. The Skittarii I'm not to sure what to do with them, leave it for now or go ahead and build them up now. Last buy for them is going to be a titan.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Working Over Christmas

Not so much time off, more like time on. I've been so damn busy over the christmas period, and my usual access at the local Library has been closed on my days off that I've not been able to get on in ages to do a post. And again my phone camera lets me down by not giving the detail I'd wish. This is an amazing miniature to paint and this is from my moderate level of expertise and crap camera.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Well Done to Forge World.

My dad ordered me Imperial Armour Apocalypes 2ed on Tuesday the 13th of December as a Christmas present for me. It arrived yesterday while I was out at work, so I went and picked it up today while I finished off my Christmas shopping. Had to get 1 of my kids to wrap it to stop me from reading it!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Outcast Dead

Just finished read The Outcast Dead and was really pleased by this book as it's a good 'Seven Samurai' story and it does feature a couple of nods back to the earliest days of 40K with the vision of The Insects Armies that aren't Insects, a subtle nod to one of the founding corners of 40K, Nemesis The Warlock.

Thursday, 8 December 2011


So this weekend and time off during the week was like a trip back in time for me, painting a toy car and gluing guns to it. I almost felt 15 again and playing Dark Future with my friends and brother before going and playing Blood Bowl.

Still enough of the nostalgia and back to the modern day. I spent most of the week looking for a Micro Machine tank but gave up as I couldn't find one anywhere in town, so I started to look at the matchbox-hotwheel sized cars to use. I wanted something that looked like it would be okay off road, so chunky wheels and high ground clearance where a must. I saw a couple but settled on this one , the Jungle Crawler from Matchbox. I painted it black and dry brushed it with bolt gun metal then added the yellow and black hazard stripes. I've done a litte extra as I've added painted sections from the other warbands to the car to give it some unity to the overall warband.

The Fimilar itself actually drives the car, I've given it the Doombolt power, and with no thought what so ever have called it Doombolt this will go with my Sourcerer when I get him back from GW Preston and I think I'll mount it on a base from Hasslefree miniaturs as they have some cool looking post apocolypes bases. There's so many to choose from!

From Dan Abbnet's blog

Just logged on on my day off to make a new post and I saw Dan Abbnet had done the first update in ages, so I thought I'd pinch his first paragraph and post it here.

Thursday, December 08, 2011
No Man's Land
Yes, I know it's been a very, very long time since I updated the blog. Forgive me, but I've been a little busy with "Know No Fear", the story of the Battle of Calth. You'll get to read it in the spring.

And a link for the rest of it and his other stuff.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


I sometimes wonder about the human race. At the bottom of this article is my emailed responce to the editor

Warhammer 40k in the News! (and its not good)

Warhammer 40k suddenly appears on the front page of a popular newspaper in Greece, with the creator of the blog, 122nd Cadia face down checking his line of sight.

This article calls us Nazi's, stupid, racists, and more things than I am going to repeat. The Antipope was able to translate the article to the best of his ability into English for us upon request, so it is posted for your reading below. My understanding that his normal job includes translating English to Greek, so even if the article loses some of its sarcasm, as he claims, the point of it is still there.

I highly suggest that everyone, and other bloggers as well, pick up on this story and write the editor of the newspaper. Here is my email to the editor of the newspaper that went with this article. You can copy paste if you don't think you can write your own, just attach your own name to it.

Editors Email Address:
My Response
Your newspapers article this week on Warhammer 40k was high inflammatory, ignorant, and completely wrong in so many places, that I even wonder if the author did indeed listened to any of the interviews, or even read the background herself. While she was there at the tournament, she constantly questioned the gamers if they know people in the extreme right wing that play the game. She refers to the players of the game (it is only a game and a hobby), as Nazi's, racist, and complete idiots.

The Warhammer 40k universe in its background is a reflection upon the extremes of mankind. It is first and foremost Science Fiction. I really think the author of the article needs to get off her high horse and do some background on what science fiction is. Then needs to reflect upon movies and other fictional works, to see if those authors or those that follow them are also racist.

The journalist in question published a highly political and self indulging article in an attempt to garner a moment in the spotlight. Instead she has shown just how low a journalist can go in creating a monster out of what is a very strong and wonderful hobby, with enthusiasts all over the world.

At the very least, this journalist should lose her job, this is not journalism. Corrections should be made, and an apology published.

Author of Faeit 212

via The Antipope
Link to his blog and his response

Okay Gary, this is the translation of the text to the best of my abilities. I have the impression that the underlying sarcasm of the text is somehow lost but that's not such a big deal I guess. Here it is then:

The Article
War on a table
A plunge into the dark, bizarre and militaristic world of the game that combines modeling and strategy, and holds as "prisoners" thousands of players in Greece and all over the World.

"Blood for the Blood God, Skulls for the Skull Throne". This is the motto and war-cry of the servants of the God of Chaos, Khorne (The Antipope: she translates if phonetically to Greek as "Horn"...). If you think that this sentence was "strange" enough as a magazine's article opening line, wait and see what's to come. This started as a report for one of the most popular miniature tabletop games of the last 30 years and I still don't know how I ended up fighting against "Daemons of Chaos" in 40000 AD and hang out with creatures with names such as Necrons, Dark Eldar, Black Angels (not sure what army that is...)and much more like them...undead and badass.

(Caption under my picture): Dedication. Studying the rules needs time, building requires effort, the creation of a decent up to 500 euros for the starter "set". During the game all this is forgotten though.

(Caption under next picture): Precise calculations. Before any move the player must contemplate on it's consequences. "Somehow like chess..." like they told us, but much bloodier.

Dozens of horrible creatures, together with an Emperor-God (of the earthlings) and four Gods of Chaos, live in the blackest, obscurantist, religionist, militaristic, fundamentalist, authoritarian, racist, abominable and repulsive world ever conceived by the human mind. In fact, by the British mind, since the game was coined and released in England at the beginning of the eighties.

The game, that for the last 30 years has been played by millions of people all over the world, is called "Warhammer:40000 or "40K" for it's friends. With many of these friends (Greeks) we talked about the multifarious 40K and it's exceptional miniatures, modeling, hobby, required intelligence, strategic ability, men (that play), women (that don't) and daemons that eat souls (soul-eating is the pop corn of the future).

In the same future that, as the general motto of the game states, "There is no time for peace. Neither for forgiveness. There is only war. Endless War."

Little "toy soldiers" for men? And beyond...

As an intro into the world of this "joyful" game, we watched ,during a tournament, around forty males (between 18 and 39 years old), with tape measures and dice on hand, planning assaults against the military units that were placed on top of special dioramas (model battlefields with obstacles, buildings, trees etc.). 40K is a game of strategy (or tactics rather) and requires thought, a lot time studying the rules and a certain degree of intelligence of the mathematically skilled type. The toy soldier miniatures-designed with a lot of imagination and incredible details by the company of Games Workshop-have to be assembled and painted by the hobbyists-players. Painting the "armies" is a form of art on it's own accord, to which modelers dedicated hours or even days. Considering all this, when questioned "why do you play" everybody gave the same answer:" Because it's a hobby that gives me the opportunity to do miniature modeling, to think strategically and, mainly, get together with friends at least twice a week, for gaming, talking, painting...". That's great!

At this point it could be the end of this discussion, if there wasn't for the fluff to be considered, i.e. if there was no ideological-mythical environment of 40K. The world "fluff" ,that is the creation of tabletop or non tabletop role playing gamers and it has to do with everything else but the rule set of the game, is the key to open the...darkness of 40K. Because the fictions, facts and characteristics of the bloodthirsty and soul-hungering soldiers are so outrageous that the question "but, why do you want to play?" was coming back to our conversation almost automatically.

To think or not to think?
What does someone need furthermost in order to be able to play 40K? "Brains", most of them think, claiming at the same time that "nobody takes fluff seriously" but also..."I chose the game based on the fluff" or "real life is a different thing to the game" but also..."I have seen in the US the ideology of the army and the player matching to a dangerous degree. I've even seen a player with swastikas tattooed all over his body". So many contradictions they could win a Guinness world record.

Generally speaking, when having to choose the game, but also the army, fluff is always there to play a role. As a 38 old professor of biotechnology told us "I also chose an army based on the fluff - I play with dark eldar..."(he stops to think)"in the end they are psychic vampires..." (pausing and saying out very loud)... "I don't even care about my army's fluff!". Perhaps a mind with mathematical skills is necessary but it also seems necessary that the same mind needs the ability not to be able to...think!

The first thing we found out about the 40 participants of the tournament, is that most of them is what we would call "educated" (higher degree level) and working (you need a lot of money to be able to play 40K seriously for many years). Amongst them we found a manager of marketing in a multinational company, a university professor, a gold smith, a 23 year old business man, many civil engineers and many students (chemists, engineers, mathematicians).

Most of them started off as fans of science or heroic fiction, mythology, history and comic books. Many of them have read the low literary value novels based on the game's fluff, for which 30 year old Thanos said: "If I had a child, I wouldn't let him read these novels before he develops his character". We can summarize the profile of the average 40K player as follows: a rather "introvert", lonely guy that doesn't like to go out, doesn't like to watch the TV or football(!), but he likes listening to music (foreign, and mainly classic rock) and he prefers when going out to talk with friends in cafes or houses. Many of them claimed that they "believe in God", whom they defined as the "beginning" of everything or "the power" of the universe etc. but they don't like his "fan club". Couple of them claimed to be pronounced atheists.

Lastly, we found out that all of them are ready to talk about politics, expressing extreme ideas more or less with words that are somewhat muddled inside their heads. We only found one person who deals with the understanding of human relationships, while most of the other are ignorant even of the word "psychology".

Hail, Emperor?
A large percentage of their population compared with their average number (5 out of the 15 interviewees) had some racist and xenophobic ideas and had been involved with the study of Nazi texts, including "Mein Kampf" by Adolf Hitler. George, a mulatto (from a Greek father and a mother from impoverished Louisiana), one of the most intelligent and sincere kids we met, following the question if the game is "a bit" racist he replied: "It's very racist and in America (US) many gamers identify themselves with that racism. Moreover, Black Templars, that have the Iron Cross as a sign and their colours are black, white and red, are clearly Nazis"

"Have you noticed that a percentage of the players belong to the extreme right wing?" we asked 35 year old Takis, a middle school teacher who claims to be "left wing". "Yes, but I don't know why. Maybe they are fascinated by the epic, heroic or even the racist elements of 40K. Because there is a lot of racism in the game." The next question that came up naturally is if 40K makes you feel superior compared to other people :"Yes, it's a bit elitist. It requires a lot of thought so it makes you feel..."somehow". Somehow superior" said Markos laughing. One of the most extreme statements we heard was :"It's been proved throughout the history of Greece that we can only go forward with a fascist government" said John. "And I am going to be the one executing them", added his friend Fotis.

Playing with your soul?
I would also add, playing with your sword. But why would someone fight with a sword in the technologically super advanced 40000 AD? And why does it's system has to be so authoritarian and obscurantist? And why does the "trophy" have to be the most valuable thing humans have, i.e. their souls?

"Because 40K combines elements that fascinate men, like chivalry, heroism, power, ability, speed etc" said 38 year old widely educated Kostas with his well structured speech. "Probably because we want to look better in comparison. Maybe I would never go to real war, but in the game you can be an awesome hero or a general without having to pay the price in return. For it's system now, the wider the network of planets that human inhabit becomes, the more we will keep losing our humanity. In the minds of the creators of science fiction, there is always a strong central authority necessary, which through cutting down our freedoms and though fear can create a structure in order for that new world to function. In 40K there is a mixture of western imperialism and eastern fundamentalism."

And why does the future has to seem so bleak I wonder: "Because", as 39 year old Giannis is saying "this sells. This game has the best marketing." "Furthermore because reality sucks and progress is even worse" adds the younger Minas. "Everything in the fluff is derived from human history, to an excessive extend maybe, but historically".

Why aren't women playing the game, I ask them: "Now you are delving into a touchy subject", Fotis told me, who is married and has one child. "Women don't go for mentally committing stuff. In order to be able to commit in something so that you can disengage from the everyday life, you have to be a man." Fotis was the same person who told me when I asked him why the ideology of the game is crazy: "Are there any ideological obstacles in fantasy?".

In the interview we did with 23 year old Markos, who describes the game as a "struggle for the survival of the human race" and as the "absolute decline", after he told us that "Warhammer is not a comedy but a tragedy with the classical sense, in a dystopian future" he also express the optimistic thought that "Man has the awesome capacity to conquer everything, even himself." When I asked what does he do to ...conquer himself he answered :"I am reading thousands of books, I am writing down stories and poetry, I work, talk, travel and do thousands of different things. Why? Because I have an enormous stress that I will stay mediocre"
Posted by Natfka at 6:42 AM

Dear Sir,

I'm taking a moment out of my busy working schedule to write to you about your article about Warhammer 40,000. This is the first opportunity I've had since I saw the ... offending article as I've been working shifts in my job as a Support Worker helping the Mentally Handicapped, which if your story was to be believed I wouldn't be doing, as we all know wheat the Nazi's did to anyone that was considered to be sub human.

I'd just like to say that this article is so very wrong about the people that play the game and it seems like your magazine has chosen to go with the sensationalist approach because of the current situation in your country rather than look at it again from a balanced point of view.

From person experience most of the grounding history for Warhammer 40,000 is actually from the British Sci-fi comic 2,000AD and in the early days of the company Games Workshop did some one box games for 2,000AD. There are many other elements that have over time been folded into the fabric of the game, but the statements that everyone that plays is into the Right Wing Extremist Movement is as wrong as the American stories from the 1980's saying that all Role Play Gamers where into Devil Worship and Black Magic. Check your facts in future please as I found the item offencive

Paul Harris

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Placed In The Monthly Painting Contest

Just been into the Games Workshop store in Preston today to find out how well my Iron Warrior Sourcerer had done in their monthly compertion. Must say I was most dissappointed, my miniature hadn't come stone dead! In fact it's been voted into the shops display case. Talk about gutted!

And yes I an being sarcastic, I am actually rather pleased with that result, but the club motto is CACK by name cack by nature.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Daemon Princes and A Daemon Princess

Well I've got money coming in now, so I'm looking at getting each of my Chaos armies a Deamon Prince. The XIX already have a metal Daemon Prince made, untouched, from The Horned One from Slaine the Barbarian.

My Iron Warriors have the converted He-man figure, to be added to with something later. Long term plan is a Contemptor Daemon Prince and a Dreadknight Daemon Prince Conversion

The Knights are getting a modern Spartan conversion, a Contemptor and I think I'm going to try to use the plastic Deamon Prince to make something that looks like the Sanguinior... A brazen angel if you will.

As to the Black Sisters I feel that I may have to go outside of Games Workshop, as they don't have many large scale female for 40k. Thinking of either of these 2. I will of course be buying feathered wings to go on these guys, cos even Fallen Angels started out as Angels and birds and bats are 2 different animals.

Just realised that this leaves me with Gadens Androids and Skittarii without a Daemon Princeling... Maybe I'll have to look to the Tomb Kings for something big or look around for a big Spider Mech..

Finecast Conversion

This is, again, my Iron Warriors Sorcerer, just a slightly better picture this time. I'm going to enter him into the Preston Games Workshop monthly contest which is this month Necron modles, even though he is a Chaos Marine. EDIT- this mini is now in the display case in the Preston shop, waiting for the contest this weekend, the 26th/27th Nov. Better photos should be going up on the store page either today or tomorrow, i'll borrow from there and post again with how well I've done.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

The Finished Job

Top picture is the seperate parts of the mini ready to be painted .The 2nd pic shows the sword arm, the bionics on the head and cabling on the plasma pistol. Also the jump pack is visible in this one, you can't really see the flamer arm, sorry. I've since put him on a cavalry base alongside his fimilar.

Forge World News.

Please read all the way through. This is taken from Forge Worlds Facebook wall posted on 21st November 2011. Hence the photo.

Ben John Edwards
Whisper distant but sweet rumours of Mechanicus armies in my ear...
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Ben John Edwards You big tease, you are awful...but I like you ;)
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Jon Minard Awesome.... You know now people are going to bLow this out of proportion and say " Omg !!! FW is doing ad mech!!!!" .... Lol
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Forge World We've mentioned that we'd love to focus on the Adeptus Mechanicus at some stage, Jon, but it won't be for a long time!
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Jon Minard Sorry what I meant was people would take assume that you would make that sooner than later....

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Finecast Conversion

These past couple of weeks I've been working hard so haven't had the time to post that I wish I had (still don't have interweb at home yet) but I have had some time to play around with this Cryptek mini and have a bash at turning him into an Iron Warrior Sorcerer with the Wind of Chaos and a Fimilar with Doom Bolt.

Top Photo
First off I dug out the Kriss Empire Great Sword to use as his Force weapon, then I added a plasma pistol to the same hand, I'd tried it on the head but with the cowling around there it didn't want to fit without massive work on it.
2nd Photo
I them spent a long time with a Mutant arm, hollowing out the 'hand' so that one of the spare flamers from my Contemptor would fit in it. I cut that off at the elbow, and cut down the Cryptek arm to the same point as well and added the fuel tank to the forearm

3rd Photo
The Chaos Warrior head with Greenstuffed Cybernetics. The self built jump pack. I'd ordered a set of jump packs from GW Mail Order years ago now and got through the post 4 full kits on the spur and half a jump pack, this half has been knocking around my bits box for all that time , so I found a heavy looking power pack, this one is from the Khorne Berzerkers box, cut it down and added the worked on thruster and air intake and a fair amount of Green Stuff. The body is a basic Cryptek, with only the neck filed out the Necron symbols covered over/filed off and the left arm cut off at the elbow.

4th Photo
All the bits. I've since a single smoke launcher to the plasma pistol, using it as a marker light sight and added extra green stuff 'wires' to it as well. On the other hand I've added some mechandrite type worms to it.

His story is he was a major War Smith who when exposed to the warping powers of Chaos cut off the mutated extremites, this has become something of a psycosis with him and he is now more machine than man. He plays down his Sorcererous powers as tempremental weapons systems.

My next buy for this guy is a small micro machine toy to mount the 3 bolters for his Doombolt on, I changed plans on this one and put 3 bolters together, but with 6th edition and random powers this doesn't quite work any more.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Slow Down and Project Work

As I've said I've started work again recently and so I find myself with a lot less time to do stuff, as I'm at work silly hours right now.

My current project at home is a Sorcerer for my Iron Warriors, but he doesn't think he's a magic user he thinks he's a Master Tech. For this modle I've alread got arms and a head converted already, photos will be up when I get some more internet on my phone next week. One arm has a built in flamer, a spare from my Contemptor Dread. This arm is made from a Possesed claw, with the clamp bit cut and filed out and the flamer inserted into the hollow with the tank under the forearm. The other arm is still under work and may well end up being swopped over for the arm of the body modle I'm going to use, but it will have a Fantasy Empire Kriss Great Sword as his Force Weapon. The head is a Tech Marine one I've dug up from my club bits box with a mass of bionics on one side and I've added a Plasma Pistol to the other, i'm also giving this guy a jump pack that I'm better off showing than discribing. The doner body for this is going to be the Necron Cryptek with a bit of work I think I can pull this one off. The idea being as parts of the Sorcerer mutate he cuts them off and becomes more and more machine than Marine.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Imperitor Class Titan

This is not my work, this beast is on display in the Manchster Central Games Workshop. I take no credit what so ever for the monster in the background, the monster in the top hat however is 50% my work

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Gadens Androids

Sooo, thanks to Faeit212 for the pics here.

Well that was a busy weekend for Necron leaks and as a result of that my plans have been altered once again. Looking at what has been leaked I'm planning on taking this army on and buiolding a force that can be played in, at least 3 ways. Looking through my pile of Codices at home I found the Dark Angels again and remembered an odd itme from it, that Scouts are an Elite choice, seeing the guys below I thought I could use them as Scouts with sniper rifles right off. Next off was the idea I had from both my Iron Warriors and Gadens Skittarii of using bionics to replace limbs, as my Iron Warrior Possessed, if/when, I get round to getting them are going to be mostly bionics with Marine Torso, Head and Backpack and sometimes not even head.So these guys could well be fielded as Flayed Ones I thought without too much in the way of explaining to do about it.

So planning for this I can play this army 3 ways-
1 as Loyal 'Marines' from the Dark Angels
2 as Chaos Marine
3 as your actual Necrons. I know me playing an army from a Codex with no conversion work!

I'm really looking forward to the release of the Codex, although I'm going to have to wait till Christmas to get my copy of it and after christmas till I can start buying any models for this army as well. But I feel that I can wait for that, just hope my talent is up to the project!


Well here I am after a big weekend for the Necron players with a random post of my own about colour schemes.
When I started back in 40K a couple of years ago I wanted a scheme that was easy to paint and look good, this became the basic colours for the XIX Chpater, as I got better at painting again I got better I expanded on what I could do and tried different things and have ended up with a, what I think, is a good scheme but allows a lot of variation to be done. As I went on my next project was a Daemon Hunter Force, but when the new Codex came out this was ditched and the models reassigned to variuous new projects, some went into the XIX as the Assault Troopers and others became the back bone of my Iron Warriors and Knights of Blood. The Terminators from my Daemon Hunters where kind of left without a home till I started thinking of doing a Corrupted Sisters of Battle Army, but I had to wait till the Dark Eldar Wytches came out till I could get teh heads that I wanted to give them the right look. The colour of the Lady stayed the same from minute one, but I did end up repainting the whole lot of them black at one point before I changed my mind and went with the yellow with a purple wash over it. The next 2 projects came along at the same time as a result of the re-shuffle I'd had when the Daemon Hunter Codex came out and freed up somewhere around 80 miniatures, I was rather godsmacked by how many I actually had and split them right down the middle, with the more dynamic stances going into the Knights of Blood, the Furioso Librarian Dreadnought is shown below and the static botler across the chest persent arms stance being used in the Iron Warriors. There wasn't a lot of variation allowed in the colour schemes of htese 2 armies but as my skills heve progressed I feel, oddly, better able to go and make a job of the limited palette allowed by these 2 'named' units. Once again here is my Contemptor Class Dreadnought. When I'm getting more money in I will be buying more of these. And lastly we have Gadans Skittarii, this will be split into 2 forces, one of Androids and one Skittarii which will be made from a mix of Catachan, Zombies and any Necron spare limbs I get from my next project which will be Gadens Android Force. For the Skittarii I could only go with one colour for the Mechanised Infantry really. I did a few trail colours and the combined platoon is yellow jacket under blue armour with any colour helmet, boots and pants, as I delieve in making it look like this force is picking up bits and pieces along the way to replace worn out and damaged kit. I may just change the jacket colour yet to match the Mechanised Infantry. The Mechanised Infantry are being painted up with, and if you know me you'll understand this, brown coats. I couldn't in all good faith go with any other choice for these guys.
The Androids have thier own colours of metalic and mechrite red shoulder plates. With the newer Necron kits coming out more of the may need a repaint to bring them in line with what the others are.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


This guy is way more commited to the game than I will ever be!

Monday, 10 October 2011

1000 Page Views In A Month

Mini celebration for me, my over all pages views topped 4,000 this weekend and in the last month the number has topped a 1,000 for the first time! I'm fairly chuffed by that, especial seeing as I've not got any followers.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Good News Everyone!

I'm working again. While this means that I'll be posting less often, it does mean I'll have more to post as I'll have some more cash coming in, again, at last and (fingers crossed+ touch wood) for longer than 7 days this time.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

October's White Dwarf

Bit of a waste of my ill gotten gains this month, I was under the impression that White Dwarf was no longer going to be an in house advert carrier? All this months is magazine is is 2 big adverts for the new tools and Dreadfleet. Although on a plus point it doesn't feature anything to do with the Lord of the Rings game for once. And there are 3 battle missions for Sisters of Battle along side the Scrolls of Binding.

Over all I wish I'd saved my money this month.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


these are the 2 things I ordered from Hasselfree Miniatures. Yes I can count and I know that there are 5 jump packs but they come in packs of 5. As you can see they are way too small for Marines but I will be using them on The Black Sisterhood as I'm going for DE Wytches as Assault Troops over SoB's

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Had some agents* out and about this week to find out if other WHSmiths stores are carrying White Dwarf and in the big Manchester Arndale Store at least they do.

* Okay I'm saying agents it was my oldest daughter.

Long (Long) Term Plans For The Black Sisterhood

Shiny! My order arrived from Hasslefree Miniatures today. I'm saving the model till after I've done my living room. The jump packs aren't really big enough to go on Space Marines but will fit on the Dark Eldar Wytches I've done as Chosen. Change of plan here I think is now in order rather than Seraphim models I'll be ordering some more of these jump packs, enough for 30 mini's. For the actual characters I'll be using the Dark Eldar Wytches with Imperial bolt pistols .

Friday, 30 September 2011


Can someone please let me know something. I've just been into my local WHSmiths * today asking about White Dwarf as I've not seen it in that store for a couple of months and, after the store manager checked on the computer, was told that my store in Chorley had stopped carring it. My question is 'is this a country wide thing or is it just my local store?'

*note for Americans and others WHSmiths is a national chain of news agents selling news papers, magazines, books and more recently toys. And where one of the first stores to tell you what you could and couldn't buy.

First Order

Well I've made my first order from Hasslefree Miniatures. I've ordered 5 of their jump packs and one of the Chaos Chick mini, just to check them out basically. The jump packs will be going on my XIX Assault Raptotrs and the female is the begining of my next Chosen squad for my Black Sisterhood, just need to add a bolt pistol and bolt gun to it.

Post and Packageing is very good, £2.50 for GB and Europe and £3.50 for the rest of the world. Will of course let you know how the service was from them and the quailty of the products as well.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Contemptor Weapons

The other day on Forge Worlds Facebook page somone asked when the Multi Melts will be released

here's the post

Si Newsham
Hi folks, gonna order a few different Contemptor arms, but would really like the Mulit-Melta arm too. Is it worth waiting or will it be a while before they are released? My money is burning a hole in my pocket.... I needz more FW stuff
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Forge World It will be within the month, Si
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Si Newsham Goodbye paycheck!! Thanks guys :)
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I don't know how many of you are on facebook but it is a good idea to keep an eye on the Forge World page as it has a lot of people posting thier pics of the modles done and you do sometimes get some information out of the guys that are talking to you.

there's a link and you have to like it.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

New Ideas and a new compnay

Well new to me at least, not heard of Hasslefree Minitures before I'd had a look round Wayland Games before, but I'm glad I did, as I think I have found my next Squad of Chosen for the Black Sisterhood. And a shed load cheaper than GW. Yes I do know that this means I'll not be able to use them at a GW shop or 'Serious GW' Tourney, but hell I don't see anyone having an issue in friendlies and club games, as long as it's made clear that it's a counts as squad.
And here is a helpful little link to their web site.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Mk1 Land Raider and Predator

This post is about the original army listings for both the Land Raider and the Predator tanks, as you can see both of these where originally able to be used by both the Imperial Guard and the Marines.
This is also the model that the Land Raider Protus is based on.