Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quick update

Not dead.
Just painting.

Since this photo (which was 2 days ago), I ahve added another 8ish guys.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP Terminator

Just a quicky, a WIP Terminator repaint for your perusal :)

White Gesso basecoat, Charadon Granite base, highlights with Fortress Grey, heavy black wash.
Then the "gold" is beastial brown, snakebite leather and dwarf flesh (maybe, the label is covered in boltgun metal).

Thursday, August 25, 2011

More Horuswing lists.

These are here for my reference as much as for turning on my beloved followers!

Rune Priest
Wolf Scouts, Meltagun
Wolf Scouts, Meltagun

5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF
5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF

5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, PW

Long Fangs, 3 ML
Long Fangs, 4 ML

15pts left



Rune Priest

Wolf Scouts, Meltagun
Wolf Scouts, Meltagun

5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF
5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, PW


Long Fangs, 3 ML
Long Fangs, 4 ML
Long Fangs, 4 ML



Rune Priest

Wolf Scouts, Meltagun
Wolf Scouts, Meltagun

5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF
5 Wolf Guard, Combimelta, Terminator, CML, PF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, CF
5 Wolf Guard Terminator, CML, PW

Long Fangs, 4 ML
Long Fangs, 4 ML
Long Fangs, 4 ML

Sunday, August 14, 2011

DIY Stormshield test

So I put my daughter to bed at 8.20, she started coughing at 8.40 and I took her into our bedroom 45 minutes later.

So much for a good hobby night - or so I thought...
I am chasing some C&C on the demo storm shield for my possible Lone Wolf for my Loganwing.

I know I need to do some detail to the back of the hand area, but apart from that?
Size OK? Style OK?

All I have done is shave down a Stormbolter hand and cut the shape from plasticard. I am thinking it might need some riveting around the edges, but I don't want it feeling too Orky in the same thought...

Oh, and to the other fathers out there - how do you manage Hobby Time with 2 rugrats. One kid I could do, but DS (dear son for those not in the know) has thrown a huge spanner in the works. I don't even have time to glue models together! Tonight was the first night in 4 weeks I managed to get something done - and even then it was a fight. Gah!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

List ideas - Space Wolves?

Dave Taylor's Horus (not mine!)
So SneakyDan came around to meet little fester Jnr the other day and suprisingly, we were talking shop (aka 40k).
He suggested, instead of buggering around with the BA / C:SM lists I have been working on (which are basically mech marines + 10 shooty-nators), I should instead consider looking into Space Wolves.

Now, I have been avoiding Wolves like the plague, simply because they are still the favour of the month, and seen (here in comp-land), as the worst thing since sliced Lash Princes.

So anyway, he talks me into looking at Logan Grumblebum or whatever his name is, and given the slant I have towards the Luna Wolves / Sons of Horus, he probably is the best Horus matchup in the game right now.


Friday, July 22, 2011

I had a Tournament!

Hi lads and ladettes,

Long time no see. And well, will be longer again until the next time given that I have just welcomed fester Jnr into this world (that's #2 for those who are counting) and I have all but been stopped playing 40k until 2012. Joy!

Anyway, onto the tournament.

The last weekend of June was the local RTT - Cowcon.

I turned up with the Cursed Ork Army of Doom (aka MVB/Archies/The Ork build). More on the curse later.

Knowing this tournament was a comp'd event, and knowing that for this list to place I had to major win 5/5 games, I had my game face on, big time. The event was also comp seeded, meaning that the first round you played against another player with the similar comp score as you. I knew I was just about the toughest list there, so it was going to be rough.

Game 1: Razor Wolves.

Joy of joy. I drew the lowest comp army there. Razor wolves with long fangs. Luckily, the guy didnt have too much experience with them, and I pushed across the table with ease, and all but tabled him.
Thankfully, I drew a high KP army on the KP mission. Phew.

Game 2: Blood Angels
A hybrid style force that I had actually beat (this exact army and player) at the previous RTT I attended.
Mission was "Milk the Cows", you get one token for each objective you control at the end of your turn. Win conditions are decided by the margin. Once again, major victory.
Highlight of the game for me: He brings a squad of jumpers and surrounds a trukk. He then Wrecks it, Kareen result is the "Explode" equivalent. He loses 2 guys, deliberately takes 2 plebs and breaks coherency, then fails the leadership test and flees. Did you know that you cannot rally if you are not in coherency, and that by the letter of the law, you cannot move in any way but straight back (unless you are blocked of course), even on a run move, to get back into coherency. That basicall won me the game as his nerve was then broken.

Game 3: Thousand Sons.

No, not counts as, legit 1000 sons from C:CSM.
Mission: Escape Capsule. End of Game turn 2/3, a capsule falls from the sky (random location in the middle of the board), only objective. Win margin based on VP's of troops on the objective.
He saw my army, (he and I are good mates regardless), shook my hand and said "I have no chance". I simply said that I had to deal with his Daemon Prince and Greater Daemon, and if I couldn't he won. Those daemons ate all 9 kans, 2 squads of boys and everything else I could find, just to keep them off the only objective.

Game 4: Orks

Another local player, a good tourney player, who I hadn't to this point played. I really was concerned with his list, as I tend to lose against other Ork players.
5 Objectives as per NOVA placing. Major Victory to me again, only after I managed a last turn charge to pull him off one of his two objectives.

Game 5: Footdar

That's right ladies, top table, last game, footdar.
Mission, Spearhead, KP. I knew I had no chance in this mission. I had 22 KP to his 12. He outranged me, out gunned me, and I had basically nothing that could deal with his Wraithlords or his Avatar. Sigh.
Result, massacre defeat.
Turn 1 he took 4 KP off me. This pretty much summed up the game for me. Anything he shot at died in a ball of flame, and no kareen results went my way. Apart from that, yeah, I made a few mistakes, and they hurt. Killa Kans in terrain (all 3 squads) moved 9 inches over 3 turns, running each turn. What can you do when the dice finally fail.

The Curse:
So the curse, I hear you say?
This list has lost only 3 games across 3 tournaments. Each time, it lost to the eventual tourney winner. This list is cursed to be always beaten by the eventual winner.

Regardless, a great time was had by all, and I got knocked from 1st overall at the start of Game 5, to 7th overall, and not even best general (by a long margin).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

More Luna Wolves - AOBR dread.

So amongst the ruins of everything, I had been slowly putting paint on more models.

The primary colours on these are white (duh) and charadon granite for the dark contrast. It keeps everything a little warmer, which is nice.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Open Letter to GW

This letter train started at 3++ is the new black, is authored by Australian players (myself and Kirby amongst others), and needs to be read, understood and passed on.

To Games Workshop,

Why? No seriously, why? I'm sure the excuse of cutting off Australasia and other countries (Canada, India, Korea, South American countries, etc.) to benefit the independent and GW store sales in Australia sounded good but unless you cut the prices here to not be a ridiculous 200% higher price than overseas, it's not going to happen. Let's look at this logically. You've stopped us from buying from stores like Maelstrom and Wayland with an embargo agreement in your Terms and Conditions (remember globalisation? how's that going btw?). Does this mean we are going to now buy at RRP in Australia or other countries? No.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Luna Wolves

So I have embarked on painting these white bad boys, and I have 2 test models left to do.
Of course, I have to finish the Captain as well :)

Before I get sidetracked, thanks to Warpaintguy for the stylish blogger vote, and I will get to that response in time :) I have to work out a few things before I do my big post.
Anyway, instead of doing that post, I was painting.
Some more pics beloooooww.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Luna Wolves AoBR Captain

I am trying out my hand at ... well ... painting well instead of vomiting on minis.
Here is the prototype for my marine repaint - Luna Wolves Captain Fester von Festerson (name may not be Warhammer canon).

I intend to do decent photos soon, this was a 3 minute this-morning job.

Some touchups, shoulder pad embellishments and a base TBC.

If I think its worth the effort will be entered into painting comp @ Cowcon - the local RTT.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Personal reminder: you are insane

Wish these were mine, link is here
So I'm slipping on my resolve to paint Howling Griffons... but slipping to Luna Wolves which are, of course, white.

So much easier..


Oh, and my personal note:
These storm shields are awesome, must do this with my Luna Wolves...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quick word in your ear - Marine Repaint
Just a quicky, I have gotten bored with all these green marines.
Time for some more green, Simple Green that is, and a lot of marines in the bath.

As such I have also re-written my army a bit to fit these changes, and allow me to up the anti a little for the new army paint job.

First, list.

10 Terminators, 2 Cyclone Missile Launchers
Dreadnought (Multimelta)
Dreadnought (Multimelta)
10 Tactical Marines, Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Rhino
10 Tactical Marines, Meltagun, Missile Launcher, Rhino
10 Tactical Marines, Meltagun, Multimelta, Rhino

Fast Attack
Landspeeder Typhoon (Typhoon Missile Launchers, Heavy Flamer)
Landspeeder Typhoon (Typhoon Missile Launchers, Heavy Flamer)

Heavy Support
Predator, Heavy Bolter Sponsons
Predator, Heavy Bolter Sponsons

41 infantry (30 scoring), 9 vehicles, 1750 points.

Now as for the scheme? Howling Griffons. Something easy to paint.

I have dug out a Terminator, my own AoBR captain (soon to be just a sargeant) and I will be getting a start on finding out just how hard these guys are to paint.

"WIP photos coming?" you might ask... I'd like to think so but who knows.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Da Horde Returnz

I feel terrible for not keeping the blog going, but once more life takes over.

I am going though the 6th month of my #2 bub's pregnancy (no, I'm the Dad not the Mum, but I still have to live with it), a new car we picked up on Friday, starting a new job in 3 weeks and a whole host of other stuff that really is neither here nor there, but all adds up to - I get 1 hr of painting every other night and I haven't seen the value in using it to write a blog post.

Anyway, without further ado, the reason I have been painting is so that I can re-complete the MVB list I am running for this year's Tourney Season.

0/10 Comp, here we come!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

fester's ThunderKans

Well, ThunderKan # 1 is going to Brolo, as the Kans finally showeded up.
ThunderKan #2 went to Archnomad, as a gift and started for his army.

This means, fester has 0 ThunderKans.
Or does he?

Still more work to go, namely rivets and detailing, but that baby should catch some bullets :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ThunderKan #2

Just a real quicky, I have like a day to paint this bad boy for the tournament, its 9.50 pm and my wife will turn up shortly asking for me to go to bed.

Kan # 2 done!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hammering out my army for Cent

I haven't mentioned it here, but I am loaning my army to a guy for Cent and I had to make a few alterations and speed paint some things.

Brolo of 3++ fame is shipping me 3 kans that were supposed to be here yesterday.

Oh well, digging through a trade I found a new plastic Kan!
So to start on the last 3 models, I have whipped up this.

I dub thee, ThunderKan (I will always try to convince my opponent it has a 3++ save too :) )

Monday, February 28, 2011


So I arrived home Friday, and there was a ticket saying I had a package to collect at the post office, collect by 5pm. I get the ticket at 5.10pm. Bugger. As this week is holidays for Centurion prep (and family time) I run down to the post Office and grab the prizes from Alpha Hobbies (will hyperlink this later, I'm email-posting from my iPhone :) ).

Now, to put in the big box with the other prizes...
Crap, they don't fit!
The box above is the prize pool in all its overflowing glory. (The rulebook is for scale, I'm not giving that away!) I hope to lay it all out either this week or at Cent to show off :) There is sooo much stuff. More door prizes than players at the moment!

Prizes have come from :
Forgeworld (major and door prizes)
Alpha Hobbies (major prizes and discount cards inc donated major prize)
A Gentleman's Ones (thanks b. He donated 5 door prizes from what I got from his banner comp)
My personal collection of stuff (about 10 door prizes, mainly resin bases etc)
Lurking Horror (local gamer who donated 4 2nd ed blisters)
The Capricorn Model House (hobby door prizes & airbrush)
Millennium Comics (standard dice)

There is about 1 spot left to make it even numbers (30 ppl)! Come on lads!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

CENTURION - full disclosure

In order to try and get a level of full disclosure (and some feedback), the following are the score sheets for Cent

The overall paint score is TO Paint + Peer Paint Total (total 40).
The overall sports score is Peer Score Total (total 40).
The overall Battle Score is:
Total KP % x 10 + Total Obj% x 10 + Total Quarters% x 10 + VP% x 10 (total 40)

Peer Paint (Choose 1) Out of 5 per round
>50% unpainted models (0)
Some unpainted models (1)
Models painted (3 colour), but not based (2)
Models painted (3 colour) and based (3)
Models painted very well and based (4)
Models painted so well I may have to steal them at the end of the tournament next available opportunity (5)

TO Paint Sheet (tickbox) Out of 15
1. Less than half of the models painted - 0
2. More than half models painted – +3
3. All models painted & based– +3
4. Drybrushed, Highlighted, Inked, Shaded – +3
5. Squad Markings – +3
6. Bonus TO “awesome marks” - +3

Peer Sports (tickbox) Out of 8 per round
1. Did your opponent have an army list to show you and the appropriate codex for their army?
2. Measurements and dice rolls are all made clearly and accurately (no rubber rulers or intentionally hidden rolls). Your opponent also used only provided dice.
3. Game was played in a polite and respectful manner (game/army questions were answered, not every move or army rule made by an opponent was questioned etc).
4. Game was played in a brisk and orderly fashion. The game was kept moving with good time for the armies in question.
5. Your opponent remained positive if they were losing, and/or were not belittling if they were winning. Your opponent either won or lost in good grace.
6. Any discussion or disagreements were sorted out in a respectful, considerate manner. Please note, asking a referee’s opinion is perfectly acceptable.
7. You had a great game and thoroughly enjoyed yourself.
8. You would actively search out and want to play this person again if you bumped into them at your local FLGS.

Thoughts from those competing / not competing?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Warbuggys Part 2 - Racing Slicks

I am actually still in the hospital
when I took this shot
I recently cut myself fairly badly hobbying, so first and foremost I just want to say:
Be careful of snapped hobby blades. Mine shot out and cut my hand, which you can see to the left here.

Anyway, on lighter news, I have a WIP of new tyres for the buggies!

I got a piece of pipe, 20mm diameter for use as wheels.
In cutting said pipe with a hobby knife I did the damage. I have since bought a pipe cutter.

Anyway, long story short... Warbuggies and comparison shots.
All I have to do is build hub caps and a few rivets and I am done.

Friday, February 18, 2011

CENTURION: The challenges, thats right, 's'.

As many of you are away, there is a Friday Night Str10 Challenge / free play where Kirby and I are playing each other, among other matchups and grudges.

What you dont know is that there will be the "standard" Rockhampton 40k Tourney Saturday night challenge as well ... (we aren't the Beef Capital of Australia for nothing ya know).

It's even called "The Challenge"

Keep $36.00 out for dinner girls.
This is the menu from the Criterion Hotel where we are doing dinner, and I just booked for the Saturday night as was always the plan. This is also a motel, so you can stay onsite and roll off to bed afterwards.
Anything less than the Popular Rump will be laughed off the stage.

As for me, suffice to say I'm a "serious beef eater"...

If you were thinking of making a last minute dash to Centurion, we still have a few spots, email me to

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Deffkotpa Warbuggy conversion + opinions wanted

So due to 100 things *cough* baby, Centurion, valentines *cough* I am current broke :(
The upshot of which is that the 5 more warbuggies I need for my Pink Bits Battle I will have to build the vehicular mobility features manually.
By this I mean, Wheels and Tracks.

So, I am asking for some opinions on what these look like, and which is better.

I have built a set of tracks and 2 wheels. The tracks are MUCH, much more work than the wheels, but if the consensus is the tracks are better, well, I'll need to suck it up I suppose.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Been busy... painting.

See, when I see a "I've been busy" post usually it can be summed up buy the attached photo...
Loyal viewers, this is not the case. For the epic Centurion battle with Pink Bits himself I have to put together a list, and make it good, and probably paint it... So the list was designed, and finalised (todayish).

*note: This is also going to be used in a local comp tourney. They decided to do some Math-based comp, which sums up to: no 3x same squad outside troops, max 2 AV14 vehicles, max 25% points in each FOC, min 40% in troops - to get 10/10 Comp.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Resiny goodness

Well as part of Centurion I got to spend a whole lot of other people's money on things I usually wouldnt...

First of all, RESIN OBJECTIVE MARKERS for Centurion. These will all get painted prior to the event.

See below the jumpy thingy for the FW goodies too :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Challenge: Completed.

Finally, it's done!

During the last few weeks, as you all know, I have put some paint on this little fella and made a right mess of this wagon. OK, I lie, I've done a damn good job of it (for my own personal quality, anyway).

I smashed through an Ork a night to get this finished, and I am very happy with the results.

The only issue is that now I REALLY need to redo the rest (4000ish points) of my Orks, to this quality.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Challenge PIP: 97% done, just Orks left

So I have been slogging along with the Battlewagon...

But I couldn't be bothered taking decent photos, yet.

Here are some to tide you over!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Challenge PIP: Just a quickie

So, today is my darling daughter's 1st birthday so hobby time isn't going to happen. With that, here is a quick photo of where the painting process is up to now. (excuse the dodgy post, it emailed from my iPhone).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Centurion: Another day another PDF

This should hopefully be it!

If you haven't registered and are going to be in Australia in the start of March, you have no excuse!

I have gone around all the forums I have posted on, so this should be it!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Challenge PIP: The KoptaRolla

So, I have decided its time to coin a new phrase.

This is: Building a Deffrolla out of a Deffkopta.

You all saw the image from earlier showing the bit I intended to use for my deffrolla.
Well if not, here it is.

Well, I added to this with the rotor engine itself on the boom arm.

What I ended up with, I feel, was more than the sum of the parts.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Eltnot emailed me and pointed out a few failures on my part.



Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Centurion Player Pack PDF created

The player pack PDF v 1.0 is up. It needs a look over, read, review, etc.

If anyone can be bothered, let me know!


This should contain all the info you will ever need for Centurion.
If it DOESN'T, let me know!

The Challenge: PIP Part 1

Just a quick throwdown.
Painting has begun.
This is the base colour, weathering, darkening around the plates, and general mucking around to be done.

The only decision to be made is how do I do the racing stripe.

I am thinking a single stripe along the top left hand side of the cabin.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Challenge - WIP 3

So I have started work on the front end of the Wagon, and realised that I have to pretty much stop work now, paint, and then continue modelling. I cant glue the Ram on without painting underneath, so it's tools down for a while.

Anyway, I have decided to mock up where I am at to get an idea of what needs doing... and I ahve one, a really, really bad one...