Friday, 28 August 2015

Spot the Difference

You may remember last week's post. Well, I enjoyed it so much, I have done nothing different for this week's post.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The Original Bad Guys

The big orc, spear in hand, leapt after him. But the tracker, springing behind a stone, put an arrow in his eye as he ran up, and he fell with a crash. The other ran off across the valley and disappeared. For a while the hobbits sat in silence.

At length Sam stirred. "Well I call that neat as neat," he said. "If this nice friendliness would spread about in Mordor, half our trouble would be over."

"Quietly, Sam," Frodo whispered. "That is the spirit of Mordor, but it only happens when they roll a result of 1 on a D6 for their Animosity Test."

Mordor Orcs
It was all there in Tolkien...

I finally get to correct that shocking omission in my collection of greenskins - the Mordor Orcs!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Ruddy Gor

The time for proxies is past - behold the first of my purpose-built, round-base Age of Sigmar miniatures!

Beastmen Gor for Age of Sigmar, Realm of Ghur
I once was as weak as a newborn lamb...

(Not that many of them, I'm afraid - new Age or not, I still don't paint that fast)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

A Cult Above the Rest

I like painting cultists.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Boiing! Boiing!

And with this model, I conclude my squigmania...

Forge World Night Goblin Warboss on Great Cave Squig
"G'day. My name's Bruce..."

My first purchase from Forge World, and I can't say I'm disappointed. The Night Goblin Command Set comes with three models, and while I'll get around to the Battle Standard and Shaman eventually, it was the Night Goblin Warboss on a Great Cave Squig that really drove my purchase.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

No Such Thing

But who is this creature with terrible claws?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

King of the Road

 Bit of a slow few weeks - I'm back to work, rehearsing full time, and my painting has taken a hit. 40K's much-hated zimmer frame, the Dreadknight, is the latest off the production line.

I Get A Round

Blame it on Age of Sigmar (and the game of SAGA), but quite a few round base miniatures have found their way onto my painting desk. You can never have too many proxies, after all.

Moria Goblins from Lord of the Rings Strategy battle Game
"Or you could use us in the ACTUAL game we're meant for!"

Monday, 10 August 2015

Divers Alarums

So my meticulous plan to paint one tribe of greenskins at a time has not only gone out of the window, it's been fired out of the window with a cannon.

A Goblin Doom Diver conversion from an Empire Mortar

Thursday, 6 August 2015


I'm bouncing along with hobby enthusiasm at the moment (and I'll credit Age of Sigmar for that). This hasn't been matched with blog updates, because my painting desk is currently stuffed with half-finished tasks. But I finally got one unit to completion.

Night Goblin Squig Hopper from Warhammer Fantasy Battle.
Rataplan! Rataplan!