Monday, 29 June 2015

Of Mycelium And Men

"...the last battle of our time."

The universe may be crashing in around us, but there's still some 8th Ed to be played. In this case, a green-on-green clash between my goblins and Kasfunatu's orcs (coming to a SkypeBoot near you at the end of this week).

My progress has been slow (or rather, sporadic - uncharacteristically, I have a half-dozen unfinished projects going on) and the goblin army I field may not even be fully painted (it truly is the End of All Things!), but I'll always try to bring something new to a SkypeBoot.

And who better to paint up than the campaign commander himself: Blacktoe!

Night Goblin Warboss
Such a fungi to have around.

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Great White

Okay, the wolf wasn't the only other fantasy model I painted this week.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Naught but Dreads

Ever since the original Deredeo 'egg on legs' design got scrapped in favour of today's mobile coffin of choice, I have liked the Space Marine Dreadnought.

Friday, 19 June 2015

EXT: Thomas and Friends

So this is at least one of the reasons why hobby updates have been light on the ground recently.

Junior Stylus has a birthday coming up, and he's a big fan of some TV series featuring anthropomorphised machines fuelled by an obsolete form of locomotion, under the benevolent dictatorship of a morbidly obese plutocrat (although that's not how the theme tune goes).

The die-cast engines are, I'll admit, pretty damn good toys. Although the playset tracks they run on seem uninspiring - their main design feature is they can be easily packed away (although I'm not complaining...). So I thought I'd throw together a little scenery from the Isle of Sodor.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Back to the Future

Welcome Aboard

Meanwhile, in the grim darkness of the 41st Millenium...

Monday, 8 June 2015

The Night Swatch

I'm difficult to buy presents for (what can you get the man who already has a cupboard full of unpainted lead?), but Mrs Stylus hit upon the perfect gift: a whole day to myself for painting.

Not knowing where to begin, I decided I'd like to finish a whole unit in one go, and the best way of doing that was to repaint an old Night Goblin unit.

So here are some before-and-after shots:

Night Goblin archers
Night Goblin archers