Saturday, 18 February 2017

Inquisitor Greyfax

Just finished assembling Inquisitor Greyfax. She comes as part of the Triumvirate of the Imperium set. The molding in plastic is superb. She comes in 13 parts which have been cunningly designed to hide mold lines. There is very little in the way of mold lines anyway on this mini. The pose of the mini itself on its own is quite contemplatively still. She is looking downwards and to the left with her weapon pointing to the ground and her left hand by her side. I thought this looked uninspiring on a plain base and looked a bit like a "Joey from Friends f..rt acting pose". This left the mini with the question of what she was looking at and why. So here she is posed on some planking over a pool into which effluent is discharging examining a snake like creature for evidence of abomination.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Canoness Veridyan Progress

This is a highly detailed mini with many fiddly and intricate bits to paint. When faced with this level of detail I find it is always easier to paint disassembled and then do some final touching up after assembly. One problem I find with finecast/resin minis is that it is so easy to accidentally remove some paint from bits where you need to hold them to paint other bits. At the moment it looks as if I will be varnishing each section as I go along to reduce wearing of the paint as the mini is handled.

 The base has been modded with skulls from the spares box as the original artwork shows her standing on a sea of skulls.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Canoness Veridyan

Finally got one.  The new plastic SoBs in the pipeline are rekindling interest in this hobby. Looking forward to a plastic penitent engine. A little point of interest is the caption that this mini was directly inspired by John Blanche artwork. It would be excellent if there were other inspirations in the pipeline from this source.

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: