Friday, October 27, 2017

Repainting bases. Part 1

I cleared my work desk off and set out my Epic Imperial Guard army the other day. I enjoy seeing it all out on parade, really who would not. The thing that struck me the most was that over time i have changed the colour of the infantry bases. As you can see in the picture below it makes the army look less uniformed.

So i have decided to repaint the old 90's goblin green bases with a grave yard brown. I think this will add a nice uniformed feel to the army as they march off to destroy the enemies of the Emperor.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

World of Tanks Blitz & Warhammer 40K

You may have heard already by now, that World of Tanks Blitz is having a Halloween special event, that has Games Workshops Space Marine tanks in it. I am super excited for this event as i am a big fan of world of tanks, i play it most days, it is a fun game. From what i have heard is that it is going to be called "Macragge's Thunder" and you can play two types of tanks. The Predator and a Vindicator.


                      

I think i may have to rethink my promise never to buy gold if that is the only way to play them, time will tell.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Storage for my Armies

 There really are a mind blowing amount of different types of miniature carrying cases on the market. All different shapes and sizes at a wide range of prices. So let me share with you what i use to transport and store my Epic and 40k armies. I now mainly use Handgun cases!



I  have collected a number of different cases over the years to store and transport my epic and 40k  miniatures they range from the old old old style single layer GW cases to the old two sided GW cases, then the big GW cases. Some KM cardboard cases and then finally the cheapest and easiest available cases are the handgun case!

It sounds odd but they are cheap, readily available in north America/Canada and i just like the idea of people not really knowing what is actually inside the case. I know that in Europe and other parts of the world there are not as many gun stops or hardware stores that stock them. Then i say have a look on ebay or Amazon and see if they are cheap enough to get.



















Monday, September 4, 2017

Capital imperials W.I.P part 2



So i have enjoyed having a bit of a break from posting, but i have not been slacking. I have done a little work on my Awesome Capital Imperials. I have always felt it was under gunned for such an important mobile Command centre. So i set out to give it a full weapons upgrade. this included anti aircraft defences and all-round coverage. As you can see i replaced the side weapons from a short stubby whatever it was, to a more powerful looking lascannon type. The main weapon turret will have an upgrade soon but for now i have added an anti air turret on top. The back of the main flight deck i also added a missile system scratch built from BFG turrets and plastic tubing. More will follow after i glue it all together.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Epic Armageddon Sentinels


I painted these two units of Sentinels up ready for the games of Epic i just played at TABSCon i only really only had about a week to get them ready, so i was not going to go all out on the paint job. Saying that i still wanted them to look nice. The good news was i had already assembled the and undercoated them in black.

So off i went, i painted the legs and main body in codex grey, leaving a strip of black by the joints all up the leg, so i could paint bolt gun metal over them later. The multi-barrel area on the weapon had each barrel picked out in bolt gun metal as well.

the back part of the weapon and the helmet were painted codex grey. the face area was painted dwarf flesh. the base was painted brown then sand was glued on then painted over with brown. I added a bit of white to the brown and dry rushed it on, then I glued a few spots of static grass on and I was done.

Friday, June 16, 2017

My newish toy



Well it is not exactly new, i have had it a few months now, but it is SO much fun. It is Fast! and goes a long way to explaining my lack of "other" hobby stuff.

I am not a big R/C person I just saw a YouTube video one day about a traxxas truck and liked the look of it. So i decided to save my pocket money up and buy one.

The best part i find about it is that it is ready to go straight out the box. Just charge up the battery and away you Goooooooo.

The trap with R/C stuff is you some times break bits or you just want to upgrade, +speed. +power etc

But why not FUN is FUN after all.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

W.I.P Epic Reaver Titan


This post i will be mostly talking about the painted Reaver i recently got from D6 addiction. I have decided to repaint it, i was going to leave it as it was, as the paint job was good. But then i just didn't feel right having a model in my collection that I have not put paint on. So i set out to paint it so it matched the rest of my Titan Legion the Mighty Legio Metalica.

I have started by painting the left shoulder guard  white with a plan of then colouring it yellow with a black triangle. Then i will be painting the one half of the carapace white then red. I plan on magnetizing all the weapons so i can swap them around as i see fit. More pics to follow.