Playing EPIC in 28mm.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Another broken rule

But to fair, one which was broken ages ago and then the stuff has been hanging around most of the year.  When I was looking for things of the Bay of Es, I would occasionally look at my old searches.  Which drew my attention to one of those 'collected Warhammer figures' lots.  This one had three or four RTB01 marines and a load of Imperial Army bodies;

They were a disparate bunch, but someone had loadsa fun putting camo on these guys.

I think that some of these are actually schemes from a WD from way back - the guys on the left look suspiciously like the Necromundian 8th ('The Spiders')

Work had been put in on all the helmets too.

And shoulder pads, too.   But meh, that's not what I wanted them for.

WIP reinforcements for the Devos IV PDF 2nd Regt (La Guadia Presedentiale).

A bare metal Creed from the joyous bounty that is Drax's bits box.

WIP guys.  Need boltgunmetal drybrush and then a black wash on the weapons.  They need a wash on the skin, rimming the googles and a purple ink wash over the helmets.  So these guys are nearly there.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

3rd party goodies

So there are two of these in the boxes in the garage.  I've seen some conversions done by other bloggers, where the legs have been articulated to break up the "line dancing knights" phenomena.
Chaos Knight
\And I saw some nice little things advertised on the web:

A padded envelope from Russia, with a little capsule which looks suspiciously like a soap dish. 

And there on the brick of scrutiny is a pair of fully articulated legs.  I was going to buy a pair for each knight but then it occurred to me that I could buy one set and put one articulated leg on each knight.

So happy days there.  And a job for the new year, perhaps.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

My Space Wolf Army...

Will be grey, not blue.

Will not have Fundawolf cavalry; cause they are silly.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Well, that was a mistake.

I joined a military modelling graveyard (trading page) on Facebook.  Whilst this does not sound like a disaster, it did prove to be a bit naughty in that I ended up breaking my rules of procurement.  I actually only brought a book through it.  A book about tanks for $5US.

But, seeing all of those models there ("Will only ship to continental US" cropped up a bit too often, but you can't have everything...) inspired me to fish around for the bits to do another project which has really inspired me.

But the 'bits', ie suitable (perhaps 1/48th ?) kits at the right price (a kit on offer for $10US sounds good, but if the postage is another $15US, then a kit from a UK supplier for £18 is a winner...) meant that I wound up sourcing the kits from UK suppliers.  Which in turn meant that I could get two, so that there would be two of these lovely fliers for when I wanted them.

So, instead of a bargain I wound up buying two lots of suitable donor kits.  Broken rules are still broken rules even when the kits are at a reasonable price.

Far worse was joining the 'Death Korps of Krieg' trading page.  Obviously this was almost immediately a disaster.  I've left that group as well, but only after squandering an insensible amount.

The brick of scrutiny wasn't beeeg enough.

Large random collection of DKK stuff.
There is stuff here in it's raw, virginal, untouched state.  And some stuff which needs an awful lot of TLC.  There's possibly half of the (needing a new uniform) riflemen needing over half of their rifles repaired.  I didn't need any of this, it was just there at the right price.  Appalling decision making on my part - tut tut, should know better at your age, Zzzzz.  So the new stuff was ok priced but came from Sweden, so postage, although not outragous, but was still a cost.  And the other stuff, prepaid, was collected and turns out to need repair (although that Vanquisher needs no work, I'm keeping it).

So I'm now keeping away from interest-cum-trading sites on social media.  Hopefully this me actually learning from experience.  It's bloody taken long enough.


Monday, 12 September 2016

Lord Inquisitor revisited.

Just in case you hadn't picked this up from elsewhere:

I played DOW quite a lot around 2006ish.  I bought DOW2 a couple of years ago and really like the detailed Imperial cities, and the graphical representation of Eldar stuff as well as Imperial.  So there is established graphical material available in CGI out there.

But I don't think Erasmus used any of it.  This prologue is set on Holy Terra, and he's done a great job.

Looking forward to the rest.

Oh and there's this as well:

Which looks great.  I really quite admire people who do this type of thing, especially when they do it this well..  

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

If you click on this it'll be four and half minutes of your life you won't get back.

Its a quick view of Devos IV - ie my garage, not the actual imaginary planet.

It (the garage) just needs tidying up, eventually there'll be space to work - I just need to make a bit of room to manoeuvre.

This is not meant to sound like sour grapes - but I do find that most of the figure cases, there are one or two minis who actually belong in a different cases.  Obviously the answer will be to set up all three tables and actually parade them (thus allowing the orphans to return to their families).