Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Sunday 20 August 2017

Hive Karhonnen

I have the usual green flock mats for games on lush worlds, but I was missing some sort of base area for SF gaming. This started out as work for Shadow Wars: Armageddon, but given the news about Necromunda, it's going to serve double duty.

The tiles were bought from  It's a very clever magnetised system which I didn't bother with as I'll be using my own terrain. The colour scheme follows the Harkonnen palette I used before.

Once assembled, they were primed black and the silver was done with some Halfords car paint (a slight warning here, this seems to include some laquer in the mix and so it was quite resistant to washes: weathering of this paint had to be done with powders and pigments). The green was airbrushed on, fairly neatly using masking tape on 3 of the boards and then freehand on the fourth to provide some variety (and disguise that I had two the same).

Weathering was done with a variety of washes and pigments to get it down and dirty like the underhive should be.

Finally, I attached the provided lights. Simple little LED circuits which just needed fastening in place.

I'm really happy with these and I think they'll lift the look of any SF game immeasurably.

Tuesday 15 August 2017

They came through the walls...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE. Don't tell to to calm down, Sir. Don't tell me that. You didn't see them. They came the throne-damned walls. They still had grave dirt clinging to them. They screeched like an unoiled hinge when they walked. They walked. Through. The. Walls. The air tore when they fired that green light and Carbody was just... not there any more. But in the centre of them was one who just looked at us. Just... looked. His eyes burned the green at the end of his whatever the hell he was carrying. They came through the walls, sir. How can we ever be safe from that?

Message begins.
this world was ours and it will be so again
commence the harvest
Message ends÷÷÷÷÷

The games club at work is going very well, and I think the next step will be A Shadow Wars: Armageddon campaign. I've put together a few kill teams using miniatures I had kicking around. First off, I dug out some old necrons and tarted them up with some weathering. It was astonishing the difference it made. 

You can see here their original state.

The other big news is of course the return of Necromunda which fits very well with my current interests in small scale skirmish and converting individual models.

Sunday 13 August 2017

Family Knights

Hello all. Back from holiday and a big backlog of posts to come.

To kick off, here's a bit of medieval goodness.

The two Fruits of the Loin are currently obsessed with Knights. So I made them some. They chose the colour scheme and the heraldry. One of them is, apparently, Sir Taxi.

These are the Fireforge Teutonic Knights and they are brilliant. A very dynamic kit with a lovely sense of movement. I'm going to use then to build some wandering knights for AOS28.