Thursday, 29 December 2016

The Black goblin diorama

Hello again, just a quick update to show you a diorama I made recently from a stormcast eternal blista pack and a few bits I had laying around.

It was great fun building this little piece and the goblin was made to fit on top of the gryph hound.
I will take some more pictures from different angles but for now these are the only ones I have as its on display at my local GW store.

Age of Sigmar Orruk force

Hello again, here is my latest project that Im working on and it's an Age of Sigmar destruction force of Orruks.

I have spent the last few days assembling and undercoating and today is the first day of painting.

Her is my first test piece before adding a wash.

I was very happy with this resulting in a believable, natural Orc skin and not the bright green you sometimes see.

So next, on with the painting!

Maw krusha

Lovely sunny weather here in blighty so I have been doing the only thing any hobbyist would... lock themselves in a room and glue models together. 

I have been working on a few GW kits in their new Orruk range for age of sigmar (If you haven't tried it I suggest you do as its actually really quite good). 

I then did get outside and put a bit of primer on them so from left to right we have and Orruk Megaboss, the Maw-Krusha and a Shaman. Can't wait to get started on these. Just as a side note is it just me or does spraying grey plastic with grey primer seem weird?

Till the next time. (Phil)

Triples Show Stash

So as promised here is the follow up to the Triples review I posted showing all my loot.
As I stated in the last post I enjoyed being able to actually look at and talk to the majority of traders for once instead of the push and shove, anyway enjoy the loot.

Some Frostgrave figures and a some horse and a Dixon Miniatures cart driver for an old west model I have.

A Persian tent and a 15mm Hittite chariot both from Magister Millitum that I was missing for my DBA army.

Old west Zombie Cowboys from Wargames Foundry.

Some dodgy builders also from Foundry.

Black Scorpion do some lovely figures if a little big, but I will put them on a thinner base so they fit in with the rest. These are the cowgirls 1 set.

Also from Black Scorpion, The old west terrors.

This reminds me so much of the old school Games Workshop trolls that I had to pick him up. Another Foundry figure.

Some Frostgrave spell cards which were like rocking horse shit to find, think I got the last pack in the whole show. I few Foundry triads and a MDF storage box (from Dark Ops) to keep them in free of Carl, thanks pal.

And finally I picked up a starter box for Infinity. This is a game I have heard good things about for quite sometime so I grabbed it while I had some spare cash. 

So looking back at what I picked up I suppose I have quite an eclectic mix of models and gaming periods, but as they say variety is the spice of life, thanks for looking. (Phil)

Triples Wargames Show

The wargames show season is well under way here in the UK and Triples in Sheffield being and hour and half away was the second we have been to this year, the first being the excellent Vapnartak in York.

It is a few years since I have been to Triples and the venue is now a large sports hall with plenty of room to walk around. This makes a big change to wargames shows as they are normally crammed in to breaking point.

We went on the Sunday of this two day event and we had an excellent time walking round and having a good look at all the stands and games without being knocked out of the way by other collectors with lead fever.

We felt a little sorry for the few traders who were for some reason in the second, smaller room. I think there was plenty of room to get them all in the one big main hall.

Other than this minor point the rest of the show was very enjoyable and most of the traders were in high spirits and very chatty. A special mention has to go to the Dark Ops crew who were great along with Ragnarok GamesAinsty CastingsDixon Miniatures & Wargames Foundry.

I will defiantly have this on my to-do list for next year, (more to follow).


Viking Saga Warband

We have finally had a little bit of good weather, well not raining.

So I immediately headed to the back garden with my trusty spray cans to do some undercoating.

A quick cardboard box and few shakes later we have some undercoated Vikings that I am building for a 6 point Warband for Saga

 from Gripping Beast.

I sprayed the armoured figures with a black undercoat and unarmoured with brown.
I want this to be a fairly quick project so hopefully tonight I can start to get a bit of paint on them. More updates to follow. (Phil)

A welcome back to the Hobby

Hello to all who stumble across this little corner of the web my name is Phil and I have been collecting, building, painting and gaming with miniature models for longer than we can remember.

I recently got back into this awesome hobby and plan to update this site to post work in progress, finished works, games, and anything else of interest relating to my wargames and miniatures model hobby.

I hope you find this of interest and check back into my little hobby corner once in a while to see what I have been up to.

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