Sunday, 19 March 2017

Hobby, what is it?

Hobby: (according to a quick google search for the definition of "Hobby")

  1. A activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
  2. A small horse or pony.

Well I don't know anything about horses or ponies...... So I want to talk about doing a thing for pleasure.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Basing and the importance of.......

Bases: they're important! Any size, any shape, any day! I could make a chemistry joke here but I'm sure all the good ones Argon. From the humble Skaven slave to the mighty Imperial Knight, they all stand on something!

Sunday, 5 March 2017

A slower week than last

This week has been quite sedate in comparison to last week. I've done a small amount of painting, played a demo game, and went to my local store for a small event.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Sunday, 19 February 2017

So Christmas happened recently......

I imagine that most of you know that Christmas happened recently, I also imagine you know the tradition of giving gifts is a fairly common thread through the Christmas season. I was lucky enough to receive gifts this year. On top of this I was lucky enough to spend my time with people I enjoy spending time with.

To be completely honest I received ALOT of wonderful gifts from friends and family, I got new brushes from one friend (Army Painter most wanted set), Dr Who slippers and dressing gown, Marvel and DC encyclopedias, chocolate(lots of chocolate, these gifts were enjoyed a lot and there was much sadness when they ran out).Now I come to the crux of my post today.....

Sunday, 12 February 2017

So today something different!

So most of my posts to this blog have talked about 2 armies that I am working on from Games Workshop, either my Imperial Fists from 30k or Chaos from Age Of Sigmar. So today I thought I would talk about other armies, and other systems that I have played/dabbled in/or own minis from....

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Imperial Fists Painting

If you're anything like me, you dread having to paint white, or yellow. So the question that comes up is why on this planet earth did you choose Imperial Fists for your Horus Heresy army?!?

Well the truth of the matter is that I have always loved the Alexis Polux model from forge world, plus he has superb rules! The other thing that has drawn me into painting Imperial Fists for my army has to do with a long sleepless night where I ended up thinking about how to paint yellow. Over the course of the night I started with a plan of starting at a brown and dry brushing up to a yellow. This was abandoned after some thought about the number of layers that I would need to do across hundred odd Marines/Terminators and even worse any vehicles I choose to get. Next came the 'why don't I just paint it yellow?' Well the simple answer to this is that when painting yellow it always ends up with streaks in it. My final plan, well the final plan seemed like a good idea so I tried it, and it came out like this: