Lone wolves

A group of hoary old gamers, modellers and painters. We've been meeting and playing once a week since the late 1990's and this is what we get up to.







Friday, 18 July 2014

Keeper of Secrets

As the saying goes, 'Paint daemons while the sun shines'

So here is the last unpainted Daemon I have, a Keeper of Secrets.

Fiends of Slaanesh

Being between jobs means I have more time to paint than ever, and so here are some more finished models, this time some Fiends of Slaanesh.

These have been converted from Seekers of Slaanesh; the saddles removed, Daemonnette claws added and then a liberal sprinkling of Green Stuff fur.

Next on the paint station is a Keeper of Secrets.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The last of Dave's Yanks

Here are the last of the Flames of War Americans I have been doing for Dave.

A handful of Priests, a Sherman, couple of jeeps and all the bases of infantry I had left to do.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Chain of Command Spa Campaign - Turn 1


 
 
We have started a Chain of Command campaign using a map covering the Belgium town of Spa.  This is a fictitious setup to include all players and their respective platoons.  This is the outcome of turn one.  The basic setup is the failed Ardennes offensive.

Allied victories 2

Axis victories 1


 
Unit
Position
CO's Opinion
Men’s Opinion
Neil
Soviet Rifle Platoon
1
+2
+1
Elliot
Armoured Rifle Platoon
2
-1
-1
Simon
British Infantry Platoon
1
+2
+2
Frazer
Heer Grenadiers
1
-2
-1
Matt
SS Panzergrenadiers
2
+1
+2
Chris
Heer Panzergrenadiers
1
-1
-1

  

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Evening All

Between painting things for Dave, I have also been cracking on with some of the models I bought at Salute this year; the last of which are my 'In Her Majesties Name' Scotland Yard miniatures.

I bought two boxes of these back in the spring alongside another set of models on a crime fighting theme, the 'Cops' for A Fistful of Kung Fu.

Because of the duplicate models, I added some additional facial hair to some of them, some of which came out better than others.

Firstly we have the Bobbies on the beat



Then Special Branch


And finally, The Good Doctor, The Consulting Detective, Chief Inspector & Sergeant

Monday, 30 June 2014

More Yanks for Dave

More Americans off the production line, this time with pictures taken in the sunshine.

Only a dozen or so bases/tanks/infantry left to do.


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Tau.....An Unexpected Journey

I'm not really too sure how this happened!

I'll start from the beginning....I was bought some Tau models approx. four years ago, and not long after I was introduced to Warhammer Fantasy, that then took my attention away from 40k (and my Tau) after fantasy is was any one of SAGA models, 28mm WW2 Models, 15mm Germans, Cowgirls or Warmachine that took my attention away from my Tau, i even managed to bash out a Grey Knights army before even assembling any of them.

Lordy will tell you, i have been boring him for a long time about my Tau and how i couldn't find a colour scheme i was happy with...i tried Green and various shades of Blue.....looked crap....Red and Yellow....yellow is a pain to make look good...Blue and Red....Red and White, the list goes on and on...i was always planning on doing them, i bought the new codex on release day and have even written various lists, but i still couldn't get a colour scheme that i was happy with.

Friday was the last chance saloon for my Tau, if it went wrong the remaining models that were not ruined by my trying a paint scheme would be sold.....so luckily this was the outcome.


 
To say i am happy with the outcome is an understatement...i feel it is the best model i have ever done, i like the colours and i think the white snowy base contrasts nicely with the Blue of the Tau.
This is going to be a slow project as i want to take my time and hopefully they will all look as good as this one.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Fully painted Nurgle army....coming to a tabletop near you

Well, here they are...the final pieces finished to complete my WoC Nurgle army, another Gorebeast Chariot after they  performed so well in the Doubles event me and Binx attended last year and a Daemon Prince, because, you know........It's chaos!

Very happy with the outcome on both of them, I was worried about the Prince initially, but happy how it came out, particularly the flesh.
The gorebeast I decided to use the GW rust technical paint.........all over it! It came out well, and with the odd flick of the GW technical blood mixture, finished it off with a particularly gruesome ending.