Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Hobby update week 18 - a wanderer returns


Hi all! Turns out I haven't dropped off the face of the earth after all (though I do spend most of my days now below sea level).

In truth, I've been finding less time for hobby related stuff with my new job, and the blog is the thing that's taken the hit I'm afraid, so posts will be more sporadic for a while I think.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Golovin III: Darkest before Dawn. Part 1 - The City Sleeps

Golovin III - Darkest before Dawn


Eron lay perfectly still, his camo cloak draped around him and covered in the dust of this world to better disguise his presence, its’ cameleoline fibres picking up the subtle shade variations and mimicking them to further conceal his position.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Hobby update week 12 - Is it purple, or is it blue?



Greetings all, another big gap since my last post, I think I'm going to have to accept that I won't be able to post as often as I used to, with a more responsible job and more time commuting to and from work.


Still, I'm getting plenty of painting done, which is a good thing! My last update showed off my centurion devastators, and there's plenty more been finished since then!


Dusk Knights


First up therefore is my terminator librarian - his own scheme is now complete, I just need to finish his base (I've got a few bases still to do actually so will probably blitz them all in one go).







Then just a quick look ahead, this is the full extent of what I've still got to build/paint for the dusk knights, including 17 scouts, a landspeeder, 5 scout bikes, 8 marine bikes, 7 terminators, 15 assault marines, a couple of captains and 7 veterans.






Swords of Dawn


Thanks to Squaduary getting a big chunk of the Swords of Dawn completed, I figured it was time to get the rest done too in the hopes that I could get some cash together to progress the army with new additions. First up was the ancient.









I'm not entirely happy with the sword design in the centre but it'll have to do for now as it's as good as I can manage at the moment.


Then on to the Lieutenants who were the last two models needing to be painted.








I'm really pleased with the scheme for these guys and if at some point in the future GW do switch to a wholly primaris range for the marines and stop supporting the older style models, I will be quite happy to put these guys out on the tabletop!


Here's the whole collection as it stands at the moment. Next up on my list for purchases is a repulsor and some aggressors, plus more intercessors, hellblasters and reivers.






That's me done for now, hope to have something more for you soon!


Till next time,
TBE

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Power levels vs points - A Burning Eye View


Greetings all, things are settling down a little bit with the new job now, though I’m still unnervingly short of hobby time in the evenings due to needing to get up early (any chance that those scientists among you could crack on and get that Catalepsean Node invention please?) Next up on my list of topics to write about therefore is the comparison between choosing an army by the power level method, and using the more traditional points system.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Hobby update week 10 - Devastation


Greetings all! Another week goes by and another week without a game (insert sad face here). I did manage to get some decent painting progress done this week though, which was nice!

Monday, 5 March 2018

Hobby update week 9 - Clad in iron


Greetings all, welcome to my latest glimpse into my hobby world. This week's a fairly quiet one I'm afraid, mainly because I don't want to repeat all the pics from Squaduary that I posted last week.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Monday, 12 February 2018

Hobby update week 6 - I need to paint something other than purple!



Greetings all, welcome to week 6's hobby update for 2018! I'm still all about Squaduary at the moment, and I'm still settling into finding a new routine for posting and painting, so please bear with me for a while as the blog settles down with my new job. Given my ridiculous pledge for Squaduary though I've found little time in the evenings to write new posts and get myself prepared for the week ahead so you'll have to make do with this kind of thing for a bit!

Friday, 9 February 2018

Funny Friday - Swarm!


Is 8th edition the most abstract edition we've ever played?



Greetings all, feels like an age since I've written a piece like this for the blog! I was reading a post the other day on the excellent March of the Damned, and in adding a comment to the bottom of the post, I got to thinking about 8th edition and how its rules represent things on the tabletop, and what really struck me was how the rules across the editions change, and how they represent the conceptual parts of the game overall.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Squaduary update - 1 week in (almost), 1 squad down!



greetings all, having decided to take a full part in Squaduary this year, I've also decided to keep the blog updated with my progress as I go along, and since I finished the first part of my pledge last night, here's the photographic evidence!

Monday, 5 February 2018

Hobby update week 5. All about Squaduary



Greetings all, back into the swing of a new week, and it's Squaduary taking the limelight for the next 4 weeks! Hopefully you'll have all seen my pledge last week for this event, and are looking forward to lots of painting updates on the Swords of Dawn in the first instance.

Sunday, 4 February 2018