Saturday, 9 June 2012

Necron Destroyers

I am currently working on a large necron force since november 2011. Here are some destroyers I recently painted. I converted one into a heavy destroyer by positioning the gun arm horizontally and by adding a telsa carbine barrel to the right shoulder as a targeting system. The gun barrel was extended with a flying base rod.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

I'm Back

So I've lost interest in this site for ages, mainly because I've been focusing my efforts into running the organisation www.beyondthepoint.co.uk with my friend, which focuses on exploring local historical remains from all eras.

Modelling hasn't faded however, and I've mainly developed a Necron army whilst I've been gone, plus a ton of other bits. I did pick up a 1/6 British infantryman from WW2 however, which certainly 'ain't a toy' but is at the same time - the intricacy is incredible. Check it out!

Friday, 1 July 2011

High Elf Prince + Noble, plus OOP Collecting and Wargames Armies Book

   Today i went down to Caliver Books at Leigh-on-Sea. it's a wargaming shop that has now moved elsewhere, but the old Leigh store still exists for those that liked it, albiet being rather barren. Although it doesn't carry many products, it does have some boxes of old spare miniatures, which you can find some real gems in, plus, it offers good prices. It's only opposite from my bus stop, so I pop by without difficulty. Today i bought the plastic high Elf Prince mounted and foot kit, and an old GW book called 'Collecting and Painting Wargames Armies'. I got the lot for only £8! That's tonight's entertainment sussed! Below are some pics:

Monday, 27 June 2011

Codex: Sisters of battle in WD + New Vampire Counts Next Month

   i know it's been a while, and I'm working on Island of Blood High elves at the moment. I also did a few 28mm ww2 vehicles and US Ranger GIs. For this article, I though I'd spread the news out first. Next month, we will be getting new Vampire Counts models, with rules for new units included in next months White Dwarf. We'll also be getting a new Sisters of Battle Codex which will be published in WD next month! I know all this from the ltest white dwarf - here's the pics, scanned from the back page...



Also, there are some new oop finecast models coming back. That 'Lammasu' does look cool, albeit 100% daft! I love the way GW are making generic animals and monsters available for your armies with this 'Storm of magic'...

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Games Workshop - Greedy, Careless of the Hobby - Finecast - Poor Quality and a Rip Off


As you know, I was adamant on making a Finecast purchase, but I turned away empty handed. Citadel Finecast is expensive, it has much flashing and imperfections, and is of a cheap material. I understand that the price increases are simply for many products, and not just Finecast ones, but although the product is the same sculpt, it is in a different material, and this means that the same price as the old material (metal) cannot be charged on what is practically a new product. In the business world, business doesn't care if the model is a 'Stormcaller' sculpt, or 'Uruk-hai' sculpt, but it does care about what material it is, and how much this material costs. This means that just because a 'Gandalf' in metal is now the same 'Gandalf', but in a different material (resin), and this doesn't make it the same product. It is now an entirely new product, and should be labelled with the according prices of this new product, and not with the prices of an old product which was completely different, except for that it resembles the new one.

Miniwargaming Matt has put together a video explaining Games Workshop's other greedy schemes...
Games Workshop are really taking the wrong move!

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Men of Minas Tirith - Revamped from the Dust

   Hey guys, a few months ago (back in September), I picked up a second hand GW case with some LotR minis in it.  I decided to get to work at revamping the 'splodgy n'dodgy' paint job that was done on them. All I simply did was washed the armour with some black paint, overbrushed some Mithril Silver, and really just block coloured on the black, gold, skin, and brown. Took me no longer than half an hour!


Comparison of old and new paint jobs


   And, last of all, today I'm going down to my local (ish) shopping centre, so I'm gonna be picking up some WW2 28mm tamiya models, and a fine cast mini or two, so I'll give you the run down on Citadel Finecast very soon!

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

EM4 Miniatures: Universal Plastic Spaceships Review

  Hey, I know it's been a while, but you'll have my unmentioned Dark Eldar force upcoming, so i won't be short of stuff to write about! As for know, I bought a boxed set of 12 plastic spacecraft from EM4 Miniatures, for only £2.50! Awesome, it even comes with flying bases and a proper box! What a bargain! They are hard plastic (no flexible Italeri rubbish), and look pretty similar in size to a 28mm model (my DE Wych is there for comparison). Just think - that's only 3 school dinners for 6 boxed sets! I will paint 'em up soon, and may knock up some simple rules for them. Here are some pics...