Sunday, 16 August 2009

I've set up this little pole to sort out a question that I've been thinking about.
So if you could spare a minute and just take a quick look and vote in the pole on the right, I would be very grateful.

So, which is the best size to go for?
I personally like 640 but it's been suggested that it might be a bit too In Your Face, as it were.

400 mp
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640 mp
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800 mp
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So people, what thinks thee?


Joined From the Warp

I would like to say thanks Ron and I hope to be a usefull part of this excellent group.

I haven't done anything since the last update, but I can provide more pics of stuff I've already done.


Saturday, 15 August 2009

Dread pics

They are here at last, the pics!

From a tabletop distance
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A slight angle
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To prove that he's not stuck together I moved the Las
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His legs seemed to move from a few of the first pics, so here he is with his legs back the way they were intended
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The dread is almost completely unstuck, this is deliberate, to help with the painting, in fact here's a pic to show what's stuck and what's not
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There are no magnets it's just friction that holds all the bits in place, having taken the pics of it a few mins ago, I think it would probably be worth magnetizing it. Shouldn't be too difficult and would help the security/ safety of it.

I'm considering entering it for GDUK in a month and a half or so, but to do that I think it would probably need a bigger banner and a change of faceplate, thanks to leaving the white bit unstuck that is do-able, but the banner would be a problem. Any thoughts?

Big pic links in a few mins.


New template!

Ello, I've been playing around with it, to see if I could get anymore room for pics.

Let me know what you think.


Edit 640 it is.



As none of you know (obviously), I have quite the liking for dwarfs, and as a coincedence Space Dwarfs, better known as "Squats, Demiurg". Now saying that, I just found this: and

All I can say is, vive la stunty! Lets hope this isn't just a flash in the pan, and that some models come from it.

As an aside, just taken some more pics of the dreads missile weapon and with dread attached, just got to shrink them now, so shouldn't be too long.


Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Templar pics updated

With links to big pics and paint list.


More pics!

Not of painted minis this time though.

Last night didn't quite go to plan, had been up a lot longer than I thought and ended up dozing off whilst flattening the back, ahwell. So, the pics and a little info:

My dread; not heavily converted, just had a few bits added here and there, more has been done to the missile arm today and I'll put pics up of that in a bit.
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My fire support squad; first unit I'm happy with! Will be glad to see them finished and painted, the missile launcher isn't quite finished yet (have been using the dread for practise and I am finally happy with the technique). 1 scout (neophyte) needed to add to complete the squad.
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My crusade squad; they are unworthy of the name, they were done as part of the Astro tale of x gamers at which I didn't do well, to say the least. Another 5 initiates and 10 Neophytes need to be added before this can properly be called a crusade squad and I've changed my mind about giving the melta gunner a robe, so need another version of that.
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Pics of them all from different angles in a few mins. I will also add in the links for bigger pics in this and the previous post containing them.

Any opinions?


Tuesday, 11 August 2009


Will be doing the next test scheme once I've flattened my back out a bit.


PS. Any Comments at all are welcome :D

Normal Service Resumed

Apologies for this mornings technical deifficulties, (It's what happens when you don't have a clue what you're doing, apparently).

I shall have to set tinypic to 400mp instead of 800, so the pics are small and I don't know how to make it so that you can click on them for larger pics, so you'll have to make do with links underneath for the time being.



I suppose it's a little late, but it only seems like afternoon to me (yes I am still in the UK, just didn't get up till the afternoon on monday), so the pics, yes well, here you go:
My first ever 40k mini; ah, let me rephrase that, my first painted 40k mini, as you will see I have a fair few assembled and/or converted ones.

From a tabletop distance
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From the front
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The right
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The back
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The left
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All Citadel Colour Paints will be reffered to as "CC"
All Citadel Foundation Paints will be reffered to as "CF"
All Citadel Washes Will be reffered to as "CW"
All Vallejo Game Colour Paints will be reffered to as "VGC"
All Vallejo Model Colour Paints will be reffered to as "VMC"
All Vallejo Model Air Colour Paints will be reffered to as "VMAC"


Colour list:
  1. CC Chaos Black
  2. VMC Grey Black
  3. CC Codex Grey
  4. CC Fortress Grey
  5. CC Bleached Bone
  6. CF Mechrite Red
  7. CC Blood Red
  8. CC Boltgun Metal
  9. CC Scorched Brown
  10. CC Vermin Brown
  11. CW Devlan Mud
  12. CW Badab Black

Think that's it, if not I'll add them as and when I remembr them.

The colours for the black are, in order:

  • CC chaos black (basecoat)
  • VMC grey black (cover all of the areas that are staying black)
  • CC codex grey (first highlight)
  • CC bleached bone (second highlight)
  • CW Devlan Mud (heavy coat)
  • CW badab black (heavy coat)
    1. The red was:

      1. CF Mechrite Red (Basecoat)
      2. CC Blood Red (Highlight)
      3. CW Devlan Mud (heavy coat, same time as the black)
      4. CW Badab black (heavy coat)

      The Grey/ white helmet was simply:

      1. CC Codex Grey (cover the helmet apart from the eyes, vent's at the top and the bit below the nose)
      2. CC Fortress Grey (everything apart from the reccesses)
      3. CC Skull White (on the edge)

      Just layered with averagely thinned paint (between 1-1 paint - water and 1-2 paint - water). Painted after the washes had been done.

      This is one of 5/6 test schemes for my Templar army (Not Black Templar, my own offshoot, fluff will be posted when it's written).

      Any questions, just ask.

      Btw this is one contender for the army standard, just thought I'd mention that.



      Monday, 10 August 2009

      What I listen to most of the time when I'm painting

      (Only click if you like metal)

      I don't have a problem with the fact the main site is in dutch, I don't speak the language but looking at it I can understand enough to find what I'm after and besides the songs are in english.

      If I'm not listening to this, I'm usually watching one of the documentary channels, a little odd but it works.

      I will have pics tonight.


      Well I've just learnt something, and it came at a high cost.

      I've just spent the last 2-3 hours sorting pics into separate folders in Kodak easyshare, ready to put on here and astro. After spending all that time putting them into these separate folders I decided to delete the parent folder being as there was no longer any use for it.

      And guess what, it drags it's offspring down into hell with it!

      I am restraining the urge to shout at the comp with great difficulty. Three hours work wasted, damn you kodak, damn you.


      There probably wont be anymore pics tonight due to this.

      Sunday, 9 August 2009



      This is my first attempt at using a blog, or anything like this (I usually fall into the category of technophobe) so bear with me, it may take me a while to get my head round it and get things up to speed.

      Now, as you probably guessed from the title I paint figures, not as job but as a hobby, I've done well in a few competitions and have been told I'm a good painter, it does take me a long time though, so as a way to try and speed myself up I've started this blog, now failing any connection problems or any problems with my disabled mum, I should be able to manage an update a week, maybe more, I'll see how it goes.

      So a pic to whet your appetite:

      This won me the Astro Halloween comp last year, and yes it was me, if you don't believe me message me on Astro.

      So, I think that will suffice for the time being. Any questions or comments just say.