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The Northern Knights: Chapter Creation Contest

I recently added a large about my local gaming grouo, The Northern Knights. They're a great bunch whom I am very much missing in this time of lockdown and closed gaming venues. We've done a pretty good job of keeping in touch using Discord, holding painting contests and playing some online games. It's actually been… Continue reading The Northern Knights: Chapter Creation Contest

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games, Video Games

October Hobby Roundup

Following on from my recent post on motivation, I've decided to starting doing these monthly roundups. It's nice to have things to share. Painting and Modeling First and foremost, I worked my way through my second batch of Necrons. The images are below, or you can look at the previous article about them. I'm really… Continue reading October Hobby Roundup

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

The Claws of Man: Competition Progress

Why do I leave things so late? I got off to a good start with this contest, but it's really fallen away. It's only been today that I've returned to it and actually put brush to miniature. Here's what I have so far, in term of a colour scheme: A bit bland, perhaps, but it… Continue reading The Claws of Man: Competition Progress

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Paint and Procrastination: Maintaining Motivation

I was delighted yesterday to post the latest batch of models for my Necron army. It felt really good to finish up the models and then share them on here, just as it did with the first batch. The scheme that I'm following is really simple, but also really effective. It's also been a while… Continue reading Paint and Procrastination: Maintaining Motivation

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Sandstone Necrons: Phase 2 (Warhammer 40,000)

As regular readers will know, I have been working away away on my Necron army for Warhammer 40,000.  It's been a lot of fun, and this is the best I've done with actually buckling down and getting some painting done in a very long time.  I previously completed Phase 1 of the army. This consisted… Continue reading Sandstone Necrons: Phase 2 (Warhammer 40,000)

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Custom Chapter Challenge: The Claws of Man

Our local club, The Northern Knights, has launched its newest painting contest; our fourth since the club closed its doors at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown. This event is a little more than just a painting contest, however. This event more is more of an all-round creative endeavour. This is our chapter creation contest.… Continue reading Custom Chapter Challenge: The Claws of Man

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Phase 2 of My Necron Army – In Progress

I recently shared the Necrons that I painted form the wonderful Indomitus boxed set. You can take a look at them by clicking here. Obviously an Indomitus set alone does not an army make. So, then, I have started on the next phase of the army. To begin, let's see what I've already painted: Overlord… Continue reading Phase 2 of My Necron Army – In Progress

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Sandstone Necrons: Phase 1 (Warhammer 40,000)

As described in a previous article, I have been working away on the Necron half of the Indomitus set.  It's been a lot of fun, and this is the best I've done with actually buckling down and getting some painting done in a very long time.  It also starts me on the journey to the… Continue reading Sandstone Necrons: Phase 1 (Warhammer 40,000)

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

On the Satisfaction of Painting with Texture: Sandstone Necrons

Hello all!  It's been a while.  I recently picked up Indomitus, the new Warhammer 40,000 boxed set from Games Workshop.  It's a really nice set with loads of goodies squeezed into the box.  I mean, take a look: I haven't collected either of the armies contained in the box, and in the run-up I was… Continue reading On the Satisfaction of Painting with Texture: Sandstone Necrons

Miniature Games, Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Experiments in 3D Printing: First Experiences, Frustrations and Projects

My 3D printer last week. It took a little while to get to me, coming from the Netherlands, but it arrived eventually and we managed to set it up and get going pretty quickly. I went for a Creality Ender 3, based largely on price and several recommendations from friends. We printed off an initial… Continue reading Experiments in 3D Printing: First Experiences, Frustrations and Projects