Friday, 1 April 2016

Delays Delays and Delays

Since the last post some time ago interruptions have been building work on the kitchen that should have been 2 weeks but took six followed by the gas supplier telling us that the gas pipe work to the house and mains in the street needed to be reviewed. Another 3 weeks  - not yet completed another week to go!

Why this affects the hobby here - because paining and assembling takes place in a large store/cupboard off the entrance hall that also contains the gas and electric supplies. Net result everything has been clear3ed out until the workmen have finished. Hopefully soon.

Anyway here is the small amount of work in progress at the moment. :

This time last year the 2nd Imperial Knight has completed. The type of the 4th is not yet decided. Should it be GW or Forgeworld?

Sunday, 7 February 2016

A Trip through Minis and Photos

This blog has been going since November 2007 so it seemed time to recap some of the better pictures and minis posted here.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

The Penal Legion Squads Came and Went

With the change from Imperial Guard to Astra Militarum the penal legion went. What happened to all these squads of penal legion canon fodder?

 In a game mechanic sense they were not so good but they could be fun if taking a beating was fun. With the reorganisation of the Imperial Guard to the Astra Militarum their previous serious indiscretions have been forgiven for continuing service to the Imperium and the Emperor and the 2 squads have been adopted in to a small platoon as part of the new Astra Militarum force organisation. It has also been an opportunity to reuse some older minis languishing in the bits box. Here is their new command squad.

It comprises 2 Mordian Iron Guard, one old style ratling an original rogue trader metal Imperial Guard and a storm trooper.

The conscript squad are also undergoing a reorganisation to make them in to a proper squad.


An abhuman mob rounded up as the dregs of the System are scraped for grunts to rebel against the Imperium.


Monday, 18 January 2016

Questoris Knight Magaera

The second Imperial Knight is now finished. The plan is for three to make the smallest primary detachment for an basic Imperial Knight army detachment to ally with other Imperial factions, probably Adepta Sororitas and the Inquisition.
Here are some pictures of the Questoris Knight Magaera and the 2 Knights together.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Sydonian Dragoon - Sometime things just dont work out

A toe dip in to the Adeptus Mechanicum selection of minis, the Sydonian Dragoon seemed an interesting model to construct and use on the table top, but sometimes things just don't work out. A highly detailed kit but with so many small fragile pieces that it was a nightmare to clean flashing, construct without damage from heavy fingers and paint without contortion.

It might have been easier to paint the entire mini before construction instead of as usual constructing segments, legs, hull and rider separately and then painting. At the end I have lost any enthusiasm for adding a collection of Mechanicum minis to assist the Astra Militarum in their fight against the darkness of defeat.

Anyway here are some pictures:

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Back After a Long Hiatus

The Forgeworld Questoris Knight Magaera has progressed. Its not finished yet but the colour scheme has finally come together so that it is the same but different from the original Imperial Knight. Obviously it will be some time before it is finished but I am pleased that I know have some time for the hobby again.

The plan is still a Freeblade Imperial Knight company - 3 models - to support my renegade Imperial Guard -Astra Militarum - which is currently light on tanks as most were sold on ebay.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Forgeworld Questoris Knight Magaera Progress

Assembly for painting is now completed. Parts undercoated with Bolt Action grey primer. The quality and fit of the forgeworld resin parts has been a pleasant surprise this time with little to be trimmed and no warped parts requiring a hot water treatment. Amazing. This is how it now looks. Now to sort out a colour scheme compatible with the last Imperial Knight but not the same.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Forgeworld Questoris Knight Magaera

Kit arrived yesterday from forgeworld. Comprises the 3 sprues of the Imperial Knights plus 18 resin parts. For the first time the kit comes with detailed assembly instructions. First job however before building is to give the resin components a good wash and trim off the extra flashing.