Saturday, 3 December 2016

Saga: Vikings (Part 2 - Hearthguard)

More Vikings - a unit of elite Hearthguard to accompany the Warlord!

Once again these are Gripping Beast models, equipped this time with Dane axes.

I think Gripping Beast have done a great job with their dark ages minis. Dynamic poses, nice sculpts and good castings. Very easy to work with.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Epic Ultramarines: Rhinos #2

So, in a frenzy of drybrushing I've completed another trio of Rhinos for my Epic Ultramarines.

Painting at this scale is easy, spray black, drybrush Ultramarine Blue, drybrush again with a little white added to the blue. Retouch the black on the guns, exhausts, tracks and smoke launchers then back to drybrushing with Chainmail on those parts, allowing the brush to catch a few extra edges for the sake of easy weathering. Paint on the Ultramarine badges - done!

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Epic: Ultramarines - Reaver Titan

Accompanying my Warlords as they crush the Great Enemy underfoot will be this chappy - An all-metal Reaver Titan.

At the moment, it's missing its carapace weapon (somewhere in my house is another multi-launcher just like the ones in it's armpits). Until it's found, I can always use a plastic push-fit weapon from the Warlords.



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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Kings of War: Ogres (Warriors Unit 1)

So I've started another army! That gives me 5 different forces I'm  working on all at the same time!

Mental.

Anyway - this time it's a set of Ogres from Mantic for Kings of War.

Kings of War is a great game - Mantic have done so well with this ruleset. Great fun to play.

So I got me some Ogres. I like Mantic's Ogres - I grew up with Citadel minis and these models hark back to the aesthetic that Citadel Ogres used to have before the design studio re-invented them as having big wobbly tummies.

They're made of Restic (Mantic's Resin) and - if I'm honest - they don't fit together too well. There was a lot of brute strength required to stick these guys together.

Mantic are very generous with parts though - several heads and arms are supplied so you can build them as either hand weapon and shield or two-handed weapons. There's not much room for poseach variation, however.






Monday, 14 November 2016

Epic Ultramarines: Rhinos #1

Still plugging away, switching between projects. I've got a few more models ready for the 6mm Ultramarine army. A few Rhinos. I'm doing them in small batches of three as that is how many is required to support one unit of Marines when playing at this scale (there are 25 Marines to a unit).


I like them!

6mm 40K was always a favourite - I never managed to do the models justice first time around. I have a huge collection that have remained unpainted for a couple of decade as a result. Time to right that wrong, step-by-step!

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Saga: Vikings (Part 1 - Warlord)

Time to start another army - why not? I'm only working on 3 others, right?

I visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery with my family a few months ago and was fascinated (again) by the Staffordshire Hoard. This amazing collection of Saxon artefacts and the associated items that the Museum have produced to enhance the display got me all excited about Saga again.

I'd already built an Anglo-Saxon army and next in line were some Vikings, so I've dusted off my sprues and nippers and started working on them.

Here's the first unit in what will be a 6-point army - my Warlord. I based him along with a Standard bearer to make him look a little more impressive.



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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Epic:Ultramarines: Warlord Titan 2

I have completed a total of four Warlord Titans to support my 6mm Ultramarines. This is the second of the four.

All the weapons are interchangeable so the models can be tooled up as you wish. The weapons shown here are just a random selection.
 


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