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Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Slapped some quick paint on a couple of mini's last night between attempting to put together the Grenadier Death Giant and a Rafm Great Chthulhu both of which are seriously taxing my patience and doing me out of drill bits (so far I've managed to snap two).

First up we have an Ancient Citadel C03 Cleric (third row down on the right)

Nice and simple paint job, nowt special, next up we have a Citadel Ghost from their Night Horror range.

I'm not 100% convinced with the finished paint job on this guy and will probably re-visit him at some point in the future.

Next up we have an Earthdawn mini that I'm using as a sort of interdimensional visitor, I can't get this guy to photograph properly, the purples are more vivid in 'real' life I promise:

Now we have some EM4 miniatures proto shoggoths, again going to be used as summoned entities:

That's all for now this week, I might possibly be able to show the fully assembled monstrosities later this week but that all depends on my ability.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Recent Loot

Feeling a bit under the weather at the moment so not much progress on the painting front apart from finishing some long ago half started causality markers:

I've no idea who manufactures these as I picked them up at a convention awhile back, I've mounted them on 25mm washers.

Saturday was the Newbury and Reading wargames Society Call to Arms show which is only down he road from where I live so is always worth a visit, just a quick peruse of the stalls and bring and buy got me all this:

From Ainsty's stall a heap of old TSR, Earthdawn, Skavvies, Ungors and other assorted beasties, here's a few shots of everything un-packaged:

Woo more lead to add to the pile!!!

Also picked up a copy of the Advanced Terrain Modelling for a whopping £3 which looks like a bargain if the prices on Amazon and ebay are anything to go by.

Also napped a ton of dice for £3:

That's it on the loot front, but stroke of luck I won my first ever competition!! 
Miniature Heroes had a facebook competition with a chance to win some OOP Reaper mini's and I done did win which was nice. 

To sign off here's a picture of my two flat mates Bill and Gill approving of the new shelving arrangement

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Long time no post

Hey everyone sorry for he gap in posts but real life hugely got in the way of any blogging and it's taken me a while to get back in the swing of things and I'm still not really back to 100%, so going forward for the next few months there might not be a huge amount of updates to my blog as I'm pretty much in the process of re-arranging my entire life. Anyway that's enough on the 'real' front here's what I've been up to on the hobby front.

Firstly a big shout out to my friend in actual real life Phil who finally bowed to peer pressure and started his blog, Monsters and Machines.
Head over there and give his stuff a look as it's top (he needs the followers) ;-)

I finally managed to have a big sort out of my desk and get everything arranged how I wanted:

The cabinet on the left contains all my finished mini's and is an Ikea Expedit shelving unit:
with their glass shelving inserts:

An easy solution to my display needs, the glass inserts were a little bit of a pain in the arse to put together but look great and should hopefully keep he dust off. I'm aiming to add  some strip lighting to each of the sections as it's a little on the dark side the lower you get down through the shelves but that's an addition for next months pay packet.

Here's a blurry shot of one of the sections, my plans going forward are to create a Small themed diorama for the bottom of each section and get some clear acrylic risers for the top shelf to best use the space and also so you can see the mini's at the back of each section, something along these lines:

Also above my desk I've attached some cheap plastic trays that now hold all my mini's that are technically WIP's that way I can grab anything that catches my eye and hopefully it'll mean that I get more mini's finished.

On the most recent purchase front I got a random box of lead from ebay that contained all of these guys:

A ton of old citadel and Grenadier mini's that for now I've just undercoated ready for basing, I'll probably do a separate update with individual shots at a later date.

Now to the painted stuff, first up we have a really early Citadel CO3 cleric (second row down)

Lovely little mini, but a little on the rough side sculpting wise so I've done the best I can and given him a fiery finish.

Next we have the awesome Saughin mini's that I got from my brother at Christmas:

The items in their hands I made myself from greenstuff and other spare weapons, I imagine anything that they would use as weapons would be scavenged and heavily corroded.
Lastly for now I've painted up one of the Grenadier Demons from their box-set as an addition to the aquatic group (

Lastly for this update is what I'm calling the goblin cup, £1 from a charity shop and worth every penny: