Sunday, 30 July 2017

What's In The Box?

After missing the post man yesterday, and an unexpectedly longer shift today, I stayed up and went to the post office depot to pick up my box.

If you do read my bollocks you'll already know, if you play 40k you can guess,

This box is the same size as the fat Albert dreadnought, and I do like the fact that the cargo creates are the slip case.

The Primaris Astartes Librarian, which looks like a nice build.

Hope the primer covers the blue plastic on the easy build Reavors.

And Fat Albert, I'm looking forward to building this this week , and it gives me an excuse to get the dreads when this one is built for a comparison post.
There is also the Codex that I'm going to be looking through tonight.


Finished the Intercessor Squad

The Ancient,

The Lieutenant,

And the adopted Lieutenant uplifted from the ranks of the Mentors Chapter Veterans to guide the fledgling Hounds through their founding years.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

WIP On The Last If The Dark Imperium

I've given the 3 officers 3 dry brush costs of white and started on the Ancients banner.

The 2 Lieutenants are at the same point.

And the squad is up to the guns and blue as well.
I missed the post man this morning, he wizzed by at 7.30 this morning, so I have to go and pick up my package on Monday, as I think I'll be asleep when the office is open on Sunday, so First Strike, Codex, Primaris Librarian, fat Albert dreadnought and a box of the easy assembly Reavors.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pinched Photo

Big, friendly fella.

Polished Off 3 More Units

Added squad markings and chapter badges to the Hellblaster squad,

Intercessor Squad

and the Captain

Day light is rather poor today, hence the torch light.

Saturday, 22 July 2017


The Christopher Nolan film.
I went and watched this with a couple of old friends yesterday.
Firstly, if you are planning to watch it, big screen is a must, as is a seriously good sound system.
This film is amazing, at a guess there's been a lot of research done with the soldiers that were on the beaches.
The sense of impending defeat is evident throughout.
The 3 time lines in the film, The Mole, the boats and the air, give you a sense of what all 3 point of view characters go through. The first attacks by Stukas was mind numbing, for years I'd read about the shriek and howl when they dive, this gave an idea of what the noise of this attack was like (hence seeing this film with a good sound system), and the feeling of uselessness against this terror attack is visible on the screen.
The Spitfires are the key to the timing of the film, their story is the end point of the time line. Apart from Tom Hardy 's plane having more ammo than I though was packed into a Spitfire, there's nothing else I can pick at in the whole film.
For once the Dunkirk Evacuation is shown as what it was, a gamble and a defeat, none of the troops feel like they've done anything good, it's the citizens that celebrate their return, not the troops.
I think this film needs to be shown in all schools so everybody can see what went on there.


Pre Order gone in today for the Codex

That vow breaking dreadnought

The First Strike box, giving me the small rule book

One box of the easy build Reavors to make legal minimum squad and an alternative Sgt, same with the Intercessor Squad

And the Librarian

All in £102, but I get free postage. . .

Friday, 21 July 2017

Forge World Pre Orders 21/07/17


Built to approach its targets silently and with utmost stealth, the Kharon Pattern Acquisitor is deliberately made to be a thing of mystery and terrorist when its presence is unveiled. Used primarily in a paramilitary role by the Sisters of Silence, it can suppress civilian resistance with lethal effect, its hellion cannon cutting through rampaging mobs and destroying makeshift barricades. Against greater threats, various payloads of missiles can be deployed, including sophisticated antipsyker warheads.

This multi-part resin kit contains the parts needed to assemble a Kharon Pattern Acquisitor, a Dedicated Transport for a Talons of the Emperor army list. It’s an interestingly shaped craft, with an almost organic-looking hull dotted all over with the vents and exhausts needed to allow its stealthy movement on the battlefield.

There are two options for the access hatch – closed, with thick armour covering it,

or open, with the iris door clearly visible, ready to disgorge the warriors inside. The hull contains holes for inserting 2 8mm magnets (not included) to allow you to switch between the closed and open access hatch assemblies on the fly – of course, if you strongly prefer one, you can always glue it in place. As well as these details, the Acquisitor is armed with 2 missile launchers and 2 hellion cannon, one of each placed on either side of the hull.

This kit comes as 19 resin components, and is supplied with a 170 x 105mm oval base and a clear flying stem. Rules for the Sisters of Silence Kharon Pattern Acquisitor are available in The Horus Heresy Book Seven - Inferno.

And there's some BA Heresy transfers

Dark Imperium Batch Two

Finished the Interceptors second squad this morning, as I need to get a move on with this lot what with the next expected set of releases this weekend

And during the evening I put together both B sprues and the A sprue as well so I have another Captain, a squad of Intercessors and a squad of Hellblasters. Planning to base coat all of these tomorrow day as my grown up wrangling skills have manged to allies 2 out 3 old friends on the same night to go and watch Dunkirk.
I also received Star Gate Universe Return To Destiny this week, which picks up a little bit after the show ends, Eli has worked out how to recharge Destiny from its FTL slip stream, but it's not a life saving effort it's a plaster that's bought him more time to fix his pod. Which needs parts that aren't in a section that's accessible from the explored sections of the ship , he has to trek over the hull, while in FTL, which may need looking at, but he finds the pods and some Ancient crew, who clearly have no idea how long they've been out fron Terra, but they patch up the ship and want to have a word with the Terran crew.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Plans For Primaris Astartes Codex Release

With the release of the 8th edition and yet another vanilla Codex first I've signed up to Element games and am waiting for their email regarding this weekends releases, but if what Naftka is saying is true I'm planning to order the codex and the Dreadnought

, bang goes that vow, and the small box set along side a box of the reivers to at least get a minimum size squad with 1 of those spare which I'll paint for the Nemesis Chapter.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Wibbly Wobbly 13th Doctor

Are they not counting John Hurt?

Jodie Whittaker , as I missed Broadchurch I have no idea who she is, but like all new Doctors give her a chance, I was against Matt Smith at first and he did a great job

Playing With The Hue 16/7/17

In glorious technocolour! *disclaimer * using basic phone software, anything beyond colour is still beyond me.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Brothers Squishy

Once upon a time, there were 3 brothers, not from the same mother and father but they were brothers of the many armed god, walker amongst the stars.
One day the Magos started the revolt against the false Emperor, but they failed to silence the Adeptus Abritras and a distress signal was sent out.
The Emperor’s Loyal Hounds Of War hurried to the aid of the mining colony.
The insurgent cultists had the upper hand until the Hounds arrived and ambushed the ambushers.
Things did not end well for the 3 Brothers Squishy.

Will clean the brushes and give the Interceptors a second coat after I've eaten and then tomorrow I'll work out stances