Monday 19 October 2009

Random Musings

Not much going on at the moment with the hobby but just thought I would put a few random musings and happenings down.

  • Have finished a Chimera for my IG army. Only have to put the decals on and it will be 100% done.
  • Bought an old metal Cadian command squad off ebay for £12 that I have stripped down. Since the previous owner did not even use a basecoat the paint has come off beautifuly
  • Fairy Power Spray is my choice of stripper for both metal and plastic. It works like magic and doesnt harm the models at all. It also weakens the bonds of both super and plastic glue so they are easy to pull apart.
  • I HATE CAT FUR!!! I have a very fluffy cat and its fur gets everywhere. No matter how well I tidy and clean my area I find fur in my paint all the time. It floats in and gets on the brush, on the pallet, on the model itself while the paint is drying. Since I dont have my own private space I cannot thing of a single thing to combat this except for eternal vigilence.
  • I am busy stripping down and repainting one of my shooty terminator squads. I have decided to go old school with the paint scheme. Red Storm Bolters and Hazard stripes on the Power fists. It looks really nice when it all comes together.
  • Painting Hazard Stripes is a devil of a job. Had to strip down my first 2 attempts. My 3rd was acceptable and has gone onto a terminator, mostly because I didnt want to strip down that fist again. My 4th attempt actually turned out really well and I think I have my method now. Used a fine detail brush that had been chopped off square near the bottom. The bristles dont spread out and you get and nice even line. They are also the right width.
  • Played my buddies Orks and got raped. 1750 point lists. His army had 4 battlewagons, Ghazghull and 9 meganobs, a nob with custom forcefield, 2 squads of boys and a full squad of burners. My list was not able to deal with that and I got stomped. LC Termies vs Meganobs =/= win :(. Played a second time. Swapped out the LC termies with TH/SS termies and threw in Cassius. Got reamed again. my TH/SS termies destroyed his meganobs but they in turn killed the TH/SS termies. Ghazghull laughed off 27 assault marine attacks. Penetrated his wagons at least 5 times but could not roll higher than a 2 which also didnt help. Thrashed 7 - 2 on KP
And thats about it really. I am going to try and finish off the 3 termies I am working on before the end of the weekend. Next week I will be in Washington DC for a week which will be great fun.

Wednesday 7 October 2009

Painter first, Gamer second

There is no real point to this, just a rant on my part…

I am definitely a painter first and a gamer second. There really is nothing more relaxing for me than to put some music or background tv show on and paint / convert mini’s.

However I do like to play on occasion. The trouble is that over the last few months and for the next few months ahead, chances to play have been very few and far between.

I work 60 hour weeks which mean that my gaming must be done on the weekend. Unfortunatly the GW stores near me run events etc on Saturdays which means no tables free. Sundays are spent with my wife doing domestic bits and pieces.  I also am not fond of the majority of the people who frequent my local GW (5 minutes away by public transport). It’s also very small and cramped. The store I used to play at is in central London and takes me about 90 minutes to get to and that’s of the bloody train line isn’t being worked on. I don’t have a car so can not drive to the nearest working tube or train line and the bust takes almost 2 hours.

Playing at gaming clubs has much the same problem as going into London, it takes too damn long to get anywhere.

Another odd problem is this. I am a frequent poster on the Ultramarine sub-forum at and recently all the Ultramarine players have gotten together and had games. This has spoiled me as everyone was nice, non argumentative, got along well with others, didn’t smell and were generally old enough to be married (which the majority were). So when I compare that to some of the local…ah…shall we say talent…I find myself quite reluctant to play them

All of which leads me back to the initial problem. I am desperate for a GOOD game of 40k. I am burned out of painting for a while, or at least I am burned out of blue marines and can’t afford to get new guard for a while.

I want to play a big points, non apocalypse game where time isn’t  an issue and with a good opponent who challenges me and who I can actually talk to but baring that I just want to play a couple of decent games. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen any time soon.

Thursday 1 October 2009

LC Terminators

I know this blog is meant to be about my new IG but since I dont have any actual cash right now that has been put on hold. I do however have a backlog of Marines that need painting and this is just one such squad.

Bases will be done this weekend when I have some more time

Group Shot

Go Sergant!!

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