Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday sneak peak : Ressurection?

We all know that the Glotkin are this week's new release tomorrow. 
Spoilers ahead Wargamer if you've been under a rock and haven't ready the Nagash book 'The End times'.

Would that be the new touted Super Franz clouting some Glotty Rot with the help of his ol'feathered friend?!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ogres WIP & Bloodbowl

The next project on the table is Ogres. The plan is to have it all painted and ready to go by the end of the year. They are such big mini's that it requires less tedious painting, so all things are possible. Here's the recycled Ogres from my old Chaos army. They are destined to be Maneaters with heaps of glorious conversions.

 Still heaps of work to do but coming together with the use of Milliput.


I've picked up milliput in place of Greenstuff to see how it goes.
Found that it's very different to use but still does the job. Playdough in texture and bit delicate initially. Much softer to mould and sculpt and very hydrophilic. Otherwise it gives you the same results at a fraction of the price of Greenstuff. Green stuff still is superior in more sharper detail though.

 Gap that needed fixing.
Results of the mend with Milliput.

Here's my Human team 'The Jaffaheim Chargers' for bloodbowl that I picked up earlier. I've painted them all ready for next years league.
I've reached the Final for this years league and will be facing Geoff's Orcs in a week or so for the spoils. Really enjoying the game and it fits in very well to fill the gap alongside a main wargame like Warhammer Fantasy &/or WH40k.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

New Release - Maggoth Lords

Here's the new stuff for this weekend. Warriors of Chaos, Beastmen and Daemons will get some pretty awesome reinforcements. Looks pretty sweet and Nurgly. Enjoy!







Tuesday, 14 October 2014

ABBF Blood bowl in Auckland & WIP

Got my Quarter final game in last night at the Surrey. Classic call from the girls mate who came to the pub to have a drink. She said 'What?!? you play with little man dolls and you paint them too...???', I've always known that us wargamers are a bit fringe. I didn't know it was that unusual. She got a shock of her life when I arrived at the pub and there were other 30 something professionals also there to play blood bowl. I had to say 'yeah it's a strategic game and it's really intriguing and pulls you in'. Nope that didn't rub either.

Anyways, my last round robin match for the League with my Elves was against Dans Underworld team which promptly smashed my Elves off the pitch leaving only 2 players on my side during one play. I lost 2-1 and hesitantly found out that it was the same team that I had to play for the Quarterfinal knock outs. Dan is a top bloke, but I'm still sore from the last game to play the destroyer of a team of his again. The vagaries of Nuffle and Blood Bowl meant that the Quarter final game was a total turn around at the pub. The Elves racked up 7 cas's (BB talk) to spin the Underworld team off 3 to zip. So unexpected and a top game. Nuffle smiled on the Elves this time around. Semi finals here we come!


Here's the New Human team I just acquired.
Thanks to Dan, Nick and Christian for helping me out with the old Skool mini's.
Specially impressed with the OOP Ogre. 

Optimistically going for this Colour scheme.

WIP of my Ogre army is underway.
Thanks to Michael for the Iron guts.
(too big for blood bowl.)



Monday, 13 October 2014

Club Sundays

Auckland City Guard is my regular club I attend most Sundays. It's a friendly club which supports all types of Tabletop wargaming to casual Board games starting at 1pm and going to 5pm. Great mix of people from all ages. We get a good turnout from a reasonable day of 30ish to a big day of 40+. In central auckland it's easy to get to and is 500m from the motorway.

So if you get a chance and want to hobby with a group with like interests, then come on down. Playing in your garage may be convenient but it's never going to help build the community like a Club environment does. Recently we've been Facebooking Here. The club also has a forum page but it rarely gets used now except for posting events. Events still are better supported on old skool forums.

Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40K, Flames of War, X-wing, Blood Bowl, Infinity, Strategy Board games and more.

Here's some pic's from the most recent Club day.









 Don't worry about having all your army painted. 
We're a club and encourage to test your army in its WIP stage.


Here's some other shots from previous club days and Tournaments the Club runs.





Sunday, 5 October 2014

Look what I found

These are cool! Admittedly I could of just gone and had a browse through the movie books but hey these were on the net and trawling I went. Must be cos I'm enjoying X-wing a little too much.










Yes these are the yet to be released copies. 
A proud gamer went all the way to GenCon to acquire these.

 So I made it to the finals for our Blood Bowl league by the skin of my teeth.
Whose got this Stadium so I can play the rest of my matches?!?

Acquired two BB teams and they are OOP choice!


I have one too many Blood bowl original pitches in very good used condition. This comes with the original game templates too. Let me know if you are interested in obtaining one. I'm open to trades for extra mini's and of course crispy notes :)
edit:**Sold**






Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday Sneak Peak

 So the White Dwarf is almost out and we see lots of Dark Eldar this weekend. There is NO sign of any Daemons or plastic Greater Daemons at all (Internet rumours you disappoint again). The New DE range looks damn good though!

 Eavy Metal team has done a brilliant swarth of DE mini's 
Damn expendable guardsmen and Stout Marines. 
Looks like my force I'm currently working on.
 Only thing new to me is 'Armageddon'. This is looking like a choice game. 
Gw is really using their awesome IP and exploring more forms of media well.
 Very good showcase in this weeks issue.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hobby Time

Have had little time for Hobby but managed to do a few things here and there. The eclectic zipping to and fro from each hobby has actually inspired me again. Totally recommend if you are in a stale patch and looking for some good kick start.

Picked up a rather battered Valkyrie recently for bugger all. Gave it a good Black coat and added spare parts (Thanks fellas who contributed). Painted the cockpit and discovered Necron Abyss is a great colour for Helmet visors.

Fixed with Spare bits. Valkyrie will fly again!
 Doesn't look too bad once its fixed a bit. Long way to go yet. 
Needed a bit of colour to get a bit of inspire to stay the course of the project.
Ogres recycled into my Bull unit.
 Crom gets a slight pose change. Waiting to do my Termies soon.
 Blood Bowl is so cool. Couple of players from the league I'm playing in gettting a game in at Club.
Just managed to pick up another two teams and the original box, yuss!
Some economical sides for a broken Russ.
 Managed to salvage a heap of IG(AM) tanks.
 Wedge get's a distinctive repaint. I'll do this with all my Ships at some stage.
I believe in the minimal time best results rule of thumb.
Both Wedge and Bobba below took me 10mins which was ace.
 Darker red repaint and a Badhab Black wash for Bobba.

So much hobby in so little time. Life is hard at the mo.