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2020 In Review and Goals for 2021

Let's just start off by saying that we 2020 didn't really go as expected for any of us. This blog is all about celebrating the hobby, so I'm not going to get bogged down in lockdowns, work stuff, and all that, nor the difficulties in not getting to see family or friends. The past few… Continue reading 2020 In Review and Goals for 2021

Painting and Modeling, Tabletop Games

Chapter Creation Contest: the Results

I recently posted the entrants for our local gaming club's Space Marines Chapter Creation Contest. Following voting, we now have some results. The voting was split into two sections, wherein contestants were ranked in their paint scheme and on the background or lore they produced for their chapter. In the rankings below, you can click… Continue reading Chapter Creation Contest: the Results

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

Blogging, Painting and Modeling

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

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

Peer Pressure Powered Painting

Lockdown: It's getting old, innit? As someone who is now firmly working from home, I'm actually finding my days a lot fuller than I'd expected.  I spend a lot of time working, attending meetings, planning and the like.  This is occasionally interspersed with short breaks on YouTube, Netflix or World of Warcraft.  Sometimes, and this… Continue reading Peer Pressure Powered Painting