Thursday, May 17, 2018

Return to Chaos Renegades...2nd Squad Complete

Hi all,

I'm finally emerging from the post Old World Army Challenge painting slump and managed to finish a couple of Chaos Renegades.  Finishing these two also means that I have completed the 2nd Squad!! 

To finish out the 2nd Squad I did have to transfer one Renegade to be the seed trooper for 3rd squad...as he was just too similar to one of the figures already included in 2nd squad.  So I replaced him with a different bolter armed renegade and added another Heavy weapon trooper to the unit...this one a fungoid body renegade with a conversion beamer.

Here is a group shot showing the complete 2nd squad.  Below are individual pics of the new troopers and some discussion of each.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Battle of Gallum Pass...

Hi all,

I'm still in the midst of the Oldworld Army Challenge and have not had the opportunity or drive to blog about anything else...I'm almost done with my figure painting for the challenge though and should return to regular programming starting soon.

In the mean time...I have a little something different for you today.  This morning I was chatting with Airborne Grove about up coming projects and I decided to work up an all mounted Greenskin Army list.  As I grabbed my Warhammer Armies book to do some calculating I also grabbed an old note pad that was stored with my rule books.  As I flipped through this looking for a blank page to write on I noticed that it was VERY old and that it was a note book that I had done some writing in when I was but a beardling...The writing in this notebook dates from 1990 or 1991!!

And I thought I would share one piece of what I found in this ancient tome...

...So I present to you a story that has waited nearly 30 years for its public debut...and I present it in the hand writting of my 16-17 year old self...Horrendous spelling and all ...

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Blue Gets Lost in the Woods...Old World Army Challenge

Hi all,

Sorry it has been so long since my last post.  Trust me I haven't been idle on the hobby front...just on the blogging front.  As some of you may have noticed I've taken up a challenge put forward by that Gentleman from the North Country...Iannick!  Iannick came up with the idea of a painting challenge in which all the participants would attempt to paint 1000pts of Oldhammer goodness over the course of six months...basically 200pts a month with one "mulligan" month if you can't get your work done for whatever reason.  Quite few people signed up for this fun a supportive event...and while a few have fallen to the wayside since it began in November, the number of painted models coming out of this challenge is nothing short of impressive.  Every participant is required to write a blog post each month with their 200 points....check out the Challenge Blog here We are half way through the challenge now so there are many many posts of Oldhammer goodness to explore. Follow the blog for regular monthly injections of yet more Lead goodness.

With the option open to start a whole new faction I dug around in my lead pile and settled on painting 1000 points of Wood Elfs.  As a dedicated Dwarf fan I've never actually painted many elves in the past....that was until the very first Bring Out Your Lead event in England.  I decided to paint an iconic wood elf Wardancer for the painting competition of that BOYL and to participate remotely.  The figure I chose was Glam...the wardnacer champion of the Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers Regiment of Renown.

...and surprisingly...I really enjoyed it!  Glam is a great figure and I am very happy with how he turned out.  That fact led to me collecting a significant number of the other Classic Goodwin Elf sculpts of the 80s and the Challenge seemed like the perfect opportunity to get started on painting up a bunch of them.

So sat down with Warhammer Armies and my box of figures and worked up a small but potent force of Wood Elfs...here is what the whole force looks like...naked