Sisters of Battle FanFiction posted.

I have started my own fanfiction dedicated to the Daughters of the Emperor. The first part can be seen over at https://whencannonsfade.wordpress.com/ante-mortem-sisters-of-battle-fanfiction/ Hope you enjoy it!

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December is here already!

Really, I mean, wow! where is the year going? it only seems like yesterday when I was packing away the holiday ornaments… yikes!

Well, with Yule festivities just around the corner, I dare say that you readers of my humble little blog already have ideas of what you would like to find under your tree this year, so how about you share it with us? Some of the things i’m hoping to get will be:

New Space Marine codex
SM Assault squad (to pad out my already mean ‘hold off plague marines for 4 turns in h2h’ squad)
Terminator set (the beginnings of my Salamander force….)
Razorback or a Predator to give my Black Templars some much needed heavy support
Another Vindicator. Big, shooty, makes big holes. I have a soft spot for ordnance 🙂

also, Lizardmen stuff. I have a Tomb Kings army that is being assembled, but I have been admiring the lizardudes for a while now. We’ll see what the fat dud in red leaves this year, eh?

I recently read a very interesting article at http://lauby.blogspot.com/ – Laubersheimer Industries, written by my good friend John, in which he mentioned actually taking your hobby to work. Ludicrous! you may cry… but, it was something I had actually joked about a couple of times, but it was John’s article that actually spurred me into action.  So, with an impending game on the horizon, and little time at home to do any gaming stuff (I hate it when people call it ‘hobbying’), I decided that I would give it a shot and took my Vindicator kit in to assemble. I packed some glue, knife, plastic clippers and a cutting mat into my trusty backpack.  I would take all the stuff out  just prior to my break.  I assembled it over the course of the week during my lunchbreaks. I would eat my lunch first, which took up about 15 minutes, then, for 45 minutes, I put my sign up on my cube which reads ‘out to lunch’ and commenced construction.  I have to say, the experience is great. It allows me to ‘escape’ for a little while in my work day. I mean, we all spend enough time at work, right, why not make it bearable?

I haven’t ventured as far as actually painting at work, although I am preparing for that step. My Black Templars would be a prime candidate for that, as I could do all the hard-line highlighting at work. It would only require 3 pots of paint and a couple of brushes. Feel the stress melt away! In the meantime, go and take a peep at John’s blog entry on ‘Taking your Hobbies To Work’. I’ll let you know how my venture pans out 😉 So far it has been rewarding, and that was just kitbuilding. Hmmm, I wonder… if I get some tables set up in the conference room with some terrain…..

 

Chaos Lord WIP and Black Templar

I thought I had already posted these, but a quick look revealed otherwise. I have been slowly working on my Nurgle Lord, playing around with the corroded metal. I think I have found a way that I am happy with, although it may get a final wash to dull it down a little. I’m undecided as to what color to do his cloak. Maybe a deep, worn red? I even thought about possible a dirty, off-white, maybe a remnant of his former days as a Death Guard under the Emperor. Any suggestions?

and here is my first completed Black Templar, not too much to say except, err, wibble. 🙂

Well, thats about it for now. Stay tuned, and please, join up with Chamber Militant!

Cheers

Paul

From the trenches: 08/17/09 update

Hi all!

well, I have been very busy! There is a painting challenge over at Chamber Militant which I am taking part in. My pledge is to get my Sisters of Battle Immolator painted up in full glory by September 5th. I have made a start on her, which you will see in a moment. As I don’t have an airbrush (argh!) this particular vehicle is being done ‘old skool’ ie ‘by hand’. The bulk of the vehicle will be in the purple of my Order, with cream accents. I am currently also sketching up some freehand devices that will be adorning the armor plates. They are, after all, Battle Sisters. I am still undecided as to what color to paint the roof section, so if anyone has any ideas…. let me know!

Burn baby burn!
Burn baby burn!

I have since painted the back ramp and the exhaust housing in the purple color as well. Obviously there will be weathering and scripture aplenty too. More to come on this as I do more.
I recently finished my first squad of inducted Imperial Guard, my 32nd Inquisitorial regiment, here’s a sneak peek:
Yesterday saw me, Joe, Evan and Colin doing some kitbashing to build some more scenery for our cause. It’s hellish fun, as it’s total improv. You don’t know what you’re going to end up with! I went full tilt and made a huge ruined building, with a few nooks to hide troops, open enough to have firefights, but with enough to break up LOS from the outside. Here are a couple crappy pictures I took with my phone:
If you look at the rear shot here, you’ll see wome sandbag/barb wire barricades, so you even get a little cover outside of the building. I’ll be interested to see how this is utilized in future games.
All of you GW follwers out there have probably heard the news, and seen the pictures now for the new (and limited) copy of Space Hulk. Space Hulk was one of the games I loved when I first got into the hobby. Being a huge ‘Aliens’ fan, this was perfect, although the miniatures were something to be desired. Clunky, ugly, and looking like a turd with a pole stuck in the top, and that was just the Termies!
On the offchance you have’nt caught wind of this upcoming release (release date – September 5th), here is a link for you to drool over. Note the superb minis:

Space Hulk

Certainly a great item, but not too sure about the $99 tag price. Or, for that matter, the ‘limited availability’ thing. I got my pre-order in today….

Thats about it for now, thanks for reading, stay tuned for further transmissions!

New Forum created – Chamber Militant is online.

Yes indeed. I decided to have a go at hosting a forum, for all you gamers and hobbyists out there to come together and talk about anything hobby related. The page is only a couple of days old, and is still being moved and tweaked here and there, but please stop by, register (it only takes a minute) and join in!

Nurgle Lord WIP! update

OK, just a quickie before I go out for a game of 40K. I started on my Nurgle Lord the other night. I think i’m pretty happy with the armor color, but I want to experiment with some washes as well, check it out:

Hopefully I’ll get him finished this week. I’m pretty happy with how the helmet looks and i’m glad that I added the extra horns, as it makes him look a little more plaguebearer like.

Cheers!

‘Suffer not the Witch to live…’

I know I know it’s been a little while since I posted something, about a month i’d say? Thats not to say I haven’t been feverishly working behind the scenes on my mini’s. I have been more constructing and assembling than painting. We are having some nice days weather wise, so I have been taking advantage of it and undercoating loads of my mini’s. As a side note, I have tried a whole bunch of different spray undercoats recently, Games Workshop, Armory and some others, but I think I have found one that seems to work well across the board and has good coverage. Krylon make a paint called ‘Fusion’ which is what I have been using. It’s about $8 and is available from JoAnne Fabrics and any other good art/craft/hobby stores. Here is a direct link to the stuff I use:

http://www.krylon.com/products/fusion_for_plastic/

So I have finally settled on a color scheme for my Sisters ‘Order of the Exalted Saint’.  It took me about 10 seconds to realise that it was basically the same as the traditional Protectorate of Menoth scheme, but I figured, ‘hey, if the caps fits, wear it…’ So, my zealous warrior women will be decked out in maroon-ish armor, with beige-ish robes.  I’ll probably have my Seraphim in a vaguely similar scheme too, maybe with less maroon though, to distinguish them a little more.  I’m excited to have settled on this now, as the wheels can finally start to turn and I can get my Battle Sisters on the field. I assembled my Immolator the other night and I can’t wait to get this painted up in the colors i’ve chosen, especially with the golds and all that, it should look quite impressive. Not a bad thing to take in before being sentenced to a heretics death at the muzzle of twin linked multi-meltas…

sisters-bargeavvie

 

Ave Imperator!