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Re: Ben's Gaming Blog
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2019, 10:13:06 PM »
Nearly fully painted a Great Unclean One tonight, so looks like I’m going down that route!! Don’t know if it’ll be the most competitive, but I’m hoping at least it’ll look good...
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 10:21:43 PM »
So,

Great Unclean One is done. Everything is done, apart from the Plague Drones - the trees themselves are done, they just need six painted bugs...I’ve given up on getting the Gnarlmaw done, so I’m just going to have to live going to learn how the army works without one.

Once the bugs and the GUO’s bell is done, I just need to add static grass to complete the effect, but I think that might be a 1am Saturday morning job...wouldn’t be the first time I’ve gone to an event with the glue still drying on the base!!

Looking ahead, I think the next things will be the Blight King’s & The Glottkin. I’m inclined to get the latter done first, it’ll be nice to do one big model rather than masses of rank & file. I really don’t want to have a Plaguebearer under my brush ever again.

Oh, yeah, the Plague Drones have riders. Balls.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 02:37:18 PM »
I bet you thought this was dead!

Yes, well, as many of you know I do have a tendency to have a massive spike in productivity and then it promptly dies again. But a few weeks have gone by and I'm back to planning what comes next. So;

Age of Sigmar - Well, we have a painted Daemons of Nurgle army, so I'm now looking to get to work on adding some mortals to the army! Namely, the Glottkin and about 20 Blight Kings. This particular part of the project is on standby at this particular moment in time until a) I get the contrast paint that works so fucking well on human flesh & b) I get my yearly injection of GW gift vouchers to buy 40 odd Maurauders & Plague Monks. Stay tuned on that front.

Oh, and Contrast paint is great for painting large amounts of models at speed (see the Plaguebearers) - however, word to the wise, it does leave gaps. Small gaps, but noticable gaps. I need to spend an afternoon going over my Daemon part of the Nurgle army just touching them up. An afternoon I'm not looking forward to....

40K - So, in preparation for our 40K tournament, I've been painting those Blo<THIS PARAGRAPH CONTAINS HERETICAL CONTENT AND HAS BEEN DELETED>

Warmachine - HAHAHAHAHA!

....but seriously, I'm painting my Grymkin. I have a plan! It actually fits in nicely with...

Malifaux - Ok, so, I've decided to stick with Outcasts for the next few months to learn the game with Leviticus. I'm looking at playing some Ressurectionists as well, purely to break up playing the same faction (or, more accurately, the same master because I fucking love Leviticus) constantly. I've got my eye on the Student Nationals in April 2020 and I'm hoping to play Malifaux there and then switching out to a new faction after that event as I suspect even I will be sick of Levi by then.

(For those interested, I think I'm going to either Arcanists or full on Ressers).

But, I need to start painting. Luke over at the Skirmish Wargamming YouTube channel has asked me to come on to play some games, but I can only do so with a painted crew. Now, whilst I have a painted Dr. McMourning crew, it is still missing a couple of models I need, so I'm planning on painting up Levi & a Seamus crew.

I've not been sure how to go about doing the Seamus crew - but I saw a paint scheme online of someone who did a Grymkin army in a Sin City style scheme of blacks & whites with emphasis on blood and eyes in bright colours and, since Seamus (for the unknowing, he's a mixture of Jack The Ripper & Batman's The Mad Hatter with a .50 calber flintlock....) gives off a massive horror movie feeling, I thought I'd do that with a small crew, may expanding it into more Ressers as time goes on.

It's not going to win me many prizes, but since there'll be plenty of Black/White/Red at least it'll meet 3 colour minimum painting requirements....

Until next time (and most likely Sunday when I do some building & painting once I get down to GW on Sunday to get some paints....)

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 02:45:37 PM »
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Although, thinking about it, Jack Daw could fit into the Horror movie theme as well....
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« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2019, 04:27:25 PM »
So, here's what's happening - apologies for the long delay in an update - a new job and real life have jumped me and left me with little to no hobby time. But, with a couple of free weekends coming (more on that in a moment) it's time for me to sort out my hobby life and start getting ready for a new year. So, let's do some updates;

 

Warmachine - ……

 

Malifaux - So, having played another game with Jack and another game with Leviticus, I've come to the conclusion that I'm tied into M2E a little too much still with Outcasts - so one of my jobs this weekend of tie a knot on the Outcasts - build what I have left and get it on the shelf next to the Neverborn crew I'm eternally working on and then I can get going on what I've been building up to for a while now - Resurrectionists!

 

Now that'll be of no surprise to a few folk, but I always get drawn to the Undead faction of any game I pick up so it was only really a matter of time…I need to get my hands on a 3x3 matt as well so I can start having some games at home. So, yes, look forward to that in the new year. I'm building another crew for intro games so if you're interested then there's that too…

 

Regarding masters though, I've always wanted to play Seamus and I've started assembling the man himself, but it's somewhat frustrating (as usual with Wyrd models) so it may take a while…but I've got a few ideas on how to  get him and the Molly crew that's on its way to me to really sing. Two words - Lamp Posts.

 

Also, keep watching Luke's YouTube channel (Luke, if you're reading this and I haven't replied to you yet, I give you permission to stand on my McMourning!)

 

40K - So, the Blood Angels are getting a new book and we're getting a new Mephiston, so expect to see those back on the table in the new year! For the moment though, I'm getting them built ready to hit the table. And no, I'm still not planning on getting them painted. 40K is my beer & pretzels game so it's never going to get the same amount of hobby time as, say, Age of Sigmar gets from me. However I have picked up a few bits of a Guard army, and having read the codex have been considering either a Catachan or a Starship Troopers themed Cadian army so…watch this space for the inevitable disappointment.

 

AoS - Well then. The Nurgle stuff continues to go together, but I've hit a gut shaped lump in the road in the form of the Ogre army that has landed in my lap (more on that later) so I'm working on finishing the Nurgle stuff off so I can put it aside and focus on something else.

 

I've acquired a Dwarf army. I need to buy/build/paint Gotrek and it's ready to rumble.

 

So I've got an AoS tournament on the 7th of next month and the Student Nationals has rumbled round again and I've signed up for AoS again - mainly because Malifaux and Warmachine were not choices. It's in Sheffield this year so I don't have to take travelling into account as much as going to Glasgow last year - that said, I'd like to do something with a bit more weight this time - Nurgle does fine, but every time I write a list I find something else I need to add to my collection. It'd be fine for a Path to Glory campaign (watch this space, the event organiser is working on it!) but I've decided to go with Ogres for the Student Nationals. They don't need to be painted, but you get bonus points if they are so I'm working on getting that done.

 

"But when" I hear you cry!

"Ben you hate painting" I hear you laugh

"Ben you're a nightmare when you're painting" I hear Laura sob

 

But, as I said, I'm free next weekend so I intend To paint the army in a weekend to show it can be done and I can do it. I've got the models, I've got the paints and I'm just waiting on some bases to shore up what I need. I'm not going to claim it'll be the best army (I doubt it) but it'll be a start and I can build on these foundations as we get closer to next April.

 

Or I'll scythe through half an army with Gotrek in December and won't ever look back.

 

I'll keep the updates coming. Thanks for wading through my ramblings - again :)
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