Sunday, 28 July 2013

Gosprt Wargaming Club. Summer Painting Compatition.

Doing a quick post here to show case my Gaming clubs Painting competition. unfortunate I was unable to enter anything this year due to Having to work on the Saturday. Actually annoyed me A lot being as I have had a good year of turning out painted mini's.

But here are some of the great painting that was entered.

John Wilcocks Absolutely Stunning DA flyer. To see this thing Up close is something else.

Paddy O'Gormans Hellbrute

John Wilcocks LOTR set. How he did it I dont know but even the Hobbits have eye details.

John Willcocks Nurgle Daemon Prince

Just to make us all feel bad about our painting. This screaming Bell was Painted by a 13 year old. Could be seeing a future Golden Daemon winner here.

Blood letters Painted by Mark Stancliffe

Monday, 1 July 2013

Council of War

Council of War gives you a chance to join together with a team of allies and fight it out over a day or a whole weekend, combining your efforts in battle. Fighting as a team of four, you will play one-on-one games and round things off (at two-day events) with a gigantic game of epic proportions, where the four of you come together to do battle with an opposing team on a huge table. Whatever you like about the Games Workshop hobby, be it gaming, collecting, painting or simply socializing, you'll find plenty of inspiration here at our unique, purpose built, Empire Castle-themed facility.
Perfect for friends, family and gaming club-mates, this is your chance to prove the reputation of your team! If you're looking for a great gaming experience fighting alongside your friends, look no further than a Council of War.

Venue: Warhammer World, Nottingham

Age Limit: 12 years and upwards (12-15 must have a responsible adult available in the event of an emergency)

Tickets, when available: From here.

EventDateTickets on sale
Warhammer Council of War27th & 28th July10/04/2013
Warhammer 40,000 Council of War26th & 27th October02/07/2013

For Council of War, you will need to get together with three other folks to form a team of four players. You'll each need a fully painted and based army, selected using the guidelines in the Event Pack below. Don't forget to also bring your gaming materials such as dice, tape measure, books and any templates you will be using!
One ticket covers entry for all four players of a team, and includes entry to the event, as well as food (one meal for a one day event, three meals over a two day event), and entrance to the Bugman's pub quiz, held on the Saturday night of any two-day events.

Event pack:
Council of War Rules Pack (WFB&40k).pdf (0.71 MB) 

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Apocalypse preview.

Well the preview is live for apocalypse. As far as rule books go games workshop have done a great job on the iOS version. With plenty of quick links to make searching for rules much faster. 

For those of you without an IPad. 

Revisiting Dark Eldar #3

Finished my first squad of DE Warriors tonight. I'm not as happy as I was with the scourges. But I think this is just the fact the the scourges are such a stunning model.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Revisiting Dark Eldar #2

I fished out an old Venom That I had from my previous DE army. And got to stripping paint off of it. I am loving the Purple look of the Scourges I painted previously, So it made sense to continue this, As I have found a new love for my DE.

I did a basic Air brush job with a Purple that was mixed out of Vallejo Model air White. And Naggaroth Night citadel Paint. After painting the entire model Purple I decided that a section of the plating should be Black to break up the color. I liked how this turned out so any future Vehicles and fliers will have the same sort of appearance as the Venom, Especially the Razor wing Jet fighters. 

I then added a few glyphs using a Letraset 0.1 fine line drawing pen. These came out better this way that if i had tried to do it by hand. It may have looked better if I had a used some Decals. But being as all i could fined where Chaos and Tau. this had to do.

I decided on a small amount of weathering. Using a Ripped off piece of sponge and some Bolt gun metal I lightly dabbed areas, and streaked lines across the sides to give the appearance of scratches down the side, as if the venom had been used to ram into the side of a tank so the occupants (normally Incubi) could leap onto the tank and assault it. They are space pirates after all "GARRRR"

I don't think it turned out too bad at all, considering how it looked before. Just black undercoat with some wobbly bright green lines down the panel joins. 

Doing this has also made me realize, The more you try to copy GW pictures the worse your painting becomes. Trying to copy a style that was done by professionals who have been doing it for years is never going to produce good jobs, so its better to just do your own thing. As then there is nothing to compare it against and you don't feel disappointed with your self.

Anyway. PICS!!!!!

Monday, 24 June 2013

Revisiting Dark Eldar

Ok so i did collect Dark Eldar, But I hated the painting on them. It was very slap dash, and was also the first fully painted army i finished. I just never liked the look of them my painting was not very good at all. I ended up Selling everything on Ebay or so i thought. And that actually funded most of my Tau army. 

However I found a Box Of unmade UN-painted Scourges. So I decided to Have a go at painting them, And see if my painting had improved.

Well I have just finished them tonight, Took me most of last night and some of this evening to get them to a standard that I am happy with. 

I am actually pretty happy with how they came out. And I am loving the purple. So I will probably pick up a box of warriors tomorrow, And see how they turn out.