Wednesday 27 January 2016

Tau Empire - Fire Warrior Breachers

Good morning guys and girls,

quick fire update for you today, I have finally finished the squad of breachers. Been working on these on and off since they were released so shows how slow I am...

Next up Tau wise will be another squad of 3 crisis suits, they may well be a few weeks out yet so I will have some other bits and pieces to show during that time.

I'll be at the Horus Heresy weekender in just over a weeks time too  along with fellow irregulars Rictus, Nife and Grizz. For once I actually don't plan on picking up anything bar some Heavy gun drones... yes Tau at a heresy even how strange haha.

Thursday 21 January 2016

Blast from the Past: Ad Mech

Evening Guys and Girls,

Bit of a retro post for you tonight, as I mentioned before I have been having quite a large clear out of hobby related things. In the bottom of one of the boxes I found an old little warband that I thought some of you may like to see:

These are old now scarily old when I think about it. I first made these for the Ammobunkers Gamesday participation game in what has to be 2008.... It was a zombie kill team game with small warbands attempting to escape a world where the ad mech have accidentally released a virus. Was a great little concept and marked my first time helping out at a Games Day participation game.

These guys were made in the infancy of my journey into sculpting so to my older and wiser eyes look incredibly crude.

The basic skitarii are all based around Empire flagellent and cadian parts with heavy GS modification

The Magos is based around a cadian, I remember sculpting those mechadendrites now they are the stuff of nightmares. He has hands off a marine and a shoddy attempt at sculpting a bionic leg.

I may well have to try make an updated version of this warband for a bit of a challenge, would be interesting to see how 8 years of additional hobbying experience would look compared to these.

Anyway thats it for now, I'll be back over the weekend 

Sunday 17 January 2016

The fleeting muse:INQ28

Morning guys and girls,

Have more of a reflective post today. I've been busy the past few weekends sorting though the back catalogue of armies and bits and having a mass cut back. Some of this has gone to good causes such as that fiendish Dane Rasmus. Others have gone to model heaven also known as the bin.

Amongst the things I have been sorting I have found my inq28 stuff. These have languished for months as the sculpting muse has all but left me.

Underhive scum, Crime boss, Bounty hunter.

I had a brief return to form and productivity with Frostgrave. But of late I have been more at home simply painting.

I often look on blogs such as the Convertorum, Ex Profundis and forums like the ammobunker and see all the fantastic work going on. It will give me the urge to make something but its quickly dissipates.

I don't think I have the imagination or connection as much these days with the whole grim dark universe. Maybe its too long getting more involved in high sci-fi stuff like infinity or deadzone or maybe its me working on the again high scifi looking Tau for so long.

Either way the muse seems to have left me and I can do no more than look on the great work going on enviously knowing that the minute I attempt to make something I hit the brick wall.

Gene enhanced Guardsman, Inquisitor, Interrogator 

Chaos Magister

You will see form the pictures of old models I have put up just how close they all are to completion, but I just can't get them done. My guess is they will have to languish in model purgatory for a fair while longer...

Rather negative post I know  but its a topic that has been in my head for a while.

On a more positive note, with some Christmas money and a voucher given to me by Nife and his other half I made my first purchase of 2016:

bets on how long it will take me to finish, personally I'm thinking at least 6 months.........

Sunday 10 January 2016

Tau Empire - Fire Warriors

Evening guys and girls,

Update time again, been working away on batches of Fire Warriors of late. I have very nearly finished a squad of 10 Breachers from the newest codex, but today I have a squad of standard Fire Warriors to show:

This is my 3rd completed squad of Fire Warriors, and they are still some of my favourite sculpts by GW. I still have 1 box of the 12 man fire warrior team stashed away for future use, I think it was a bad idea on GWs part to put the new box out with 2 less troopers and then hike the cost massively but ill go into that more when I post the breachers up......

Anyway that's it for this rather quick update, I shall likely be back during the week with a small update.

Friday 1 January 2016

Happy New Year and a Cadre Fireblade

Happy New Year guys and girls,

As ever the festive period flies by especially when you work retail and spend most of it at work....2015 wasn't the greatest of years for me so I'm hoping 2016 will bring with it better times.

I haven't had much chance to hobby over the festive period, only finishing off a few bits and pieces  foremost of which is a cadre fireblade for my Tau:

I feel like I'm getting there with the Tau, infantry wise I don't have much left to paint. The main project for the new year for them will be mass battlesuits.

Speaking of the new year I figured I would give something a go that I have seen on many other blogs and forums before. A track of everything painted for the year as well as models purchased, I hope it will give me a bit of a kick to try break the large back log of models and projects and stop me from adding much more to the pile.

I've added a little column to the right hand side of the blog to keep track of it all :)

With that I'm off to carry on recovering from the food and drink of yesterday, again happy new year everyone