Sunday, 3 August 2014

Quick Update

Hello all, just a quick update to reassure anybody who reads this that this blog is not dead, however I have had a massive load of Real Life (TM) to deal with over the last year that has resulted in several major changes and upheavals in my life. I wont bore you with the details, nor would it be appropriate on this kind of forum, but I'm slowly getting back on track and hoping to get things going again on the hobby side.

You may notice that I have edited some of the links to my completed work, all my Warhammer will now come under the Purging of the Loki Sector section of the blog. This will represent my efforts to try and flesh out the subsequent re-taking of the Loki sector from the Orks following WAAAGH! Snagrod and the near destruction of the Crimson Fists. My Praetorians were always supposed to be part of this, and having them together in the same section can reflect that, as well as any others ideas I have. 

Things haven't been completely quiet over the last 18months, I have (finally) completed my Sternguard and a Rhino transport for the Crimson Fists. I have also started an Ork army, following the release of the Sanctus Reach box set and a lucky score of the Assault on Black Reach Orks on eBay. In addition I also painted up 3 of the Angel pilots for my Captain Scarlet project. Pics will be put up on the blog soon (hopefully).

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Spectrum is Green!

Well 2nd post of the year and its more Captain Scarlet stuff. I've bought more of Crooked Dice's Time Lift Security miniatures to paint up as Captain Scarlet characters, I'm really enjoying painting these and I'm close to completing the original cast.

First a group shot:


I've painted up Captain Brown, who was only in the pilot episode and was killed along with Captain Scarlet to carry out the Mysterons plot to assasinate the World President. I've also painted up Captain Indigo, who was never seen in uniform and was only in the episode "Spectrum Strikes Back" before being killed by Captain Black. The final colour Captain I have painted is Captain Violet, a Fan-fiction creation by Caroline Smith on the Spectrum Headquarters website. The final two models are extra Spectrum Security Guards to back up to others.

I've also updated the Captain Scarlet page on the blog, now re-named to Anderverse to represent the fact that I will not only be focusing on Captain Scarlet, but also Gerry Anderson's other programs.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Blog Updates

Well I've certainly not kept my promise of updating this blog....I have kept myself busy with various projects:

I finally finished the second half of Squad Forseti:


To go with this I have a squad Sternguard Veterans and a Rhino transport that are still WIP.

Just after christmas I stumbled across a company called Crooked Dice Miniatures who produce miniatures based off TV programes from the 1960s and 70s. One of these ranges is called Time Lift Security, who are based off one of my all time favourite TV shows, Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. I've already managed to paint up all the main colour-coded Captains, along with Colonel White and Lieutenant Green.


Following on from this I am aiming to paint the Angel pilots, along with Captain Brown and Captain Indigo to mostly complete the series cast. I'm hoping that Crooked Dice will release more miniatures soon, including a not-Dr Fawn so I can complete the original cast. Following on from this I intend to do miniatures based off certain characters from New Captain Scarlet and characters invented in the fan-fiction stories located at Spectrum Headquarters, which is a great resource for anyone interested in Captain Scarlet.

That just about does it for now, I'll hopefully update this blog soon.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Reinforcements

Hello again, the second post this week! I've completed the first half of my new Tactical Squad, Squad Forseti. These guys have all been made up of left-over Space Marine bits or been recycled from the same army as my scouts from bits that I was able to salvage (painted as a DIY chapter, then Imperial Fists and finally as Blood Angels with horrible heavy duty spray paint that left very few usable models unfortunatly). Sgt Forseti has a Templar cross painted onto this right knee-pad signifying that he is a veteran of the Declates Crusade, a campaign in which the Crimson Fists fought alongside the Black Templars. Marines from both chapters fought in mixed squads and many exchanged iconography, the Templars painted their left gauntlets crimson and the Fists painted Templar crosses on their right knee.


The second half of the squad have been base-coated so hopefully I can have the full squad completed soon.

Monday, 2 July 2012

I'm Alive!

Hello all, I can't believe its been almost a year since my last post. Unfortunatly I've had a lot of real-life stuff to interfer with my wargaming (being sent away with my job for 4 months certainly doesn't help!). 

So what have I done with my wargaming in the last year? I've been through the blog and edited all the pictures so that it doesn't take you to photobucket. I've also got myself a decent camera and updated the photos in the Crimson Fists army page. I will be updating the Praetorians and Royal Marines pages in due course. I also have some Crimson Fists reinforcements in the way of a Combat Squad who just need basing, then I can complete the rest of the squad.

Thats it for now, hopefully I can try and keep this more up to date than I have in the past!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Back Again.....

Hello all, well it looks like I haven't kept my promise of updating this blog more frequently than last year...going away for a month and moving house again haven't really helped either!

I haven't been idle while not posting, I now have my own painting area so I don't have to use the kitchen table anymore. I have made some updates to my various projects:

The first is Scout Squad Cruach:


These are the old 3rd Edition metal Scout models. They were part of one of my first Warhammer armies, and after being stripped and repainted don't look out of place with my plastic Scout snipers.

As well as Squad Cruach I have also added moulded Crimson Fists and Squad shoulder pads to my Tactical, Assault and Command Squads. I will hopefully show pictures of them later, and will update the photos in the army gallery page

After stripping the scouts I wondered if the same process would work with my Force-on-Force Royal Marines. I was never really happy with the way my vehicles had been painted, and now I've been able to start them all over again:

Recce Troop WMIKs
Household Cavalry Regiment Scimitar CVR(T)

I repainted the WMIKs green to represent some of the earlier deployments to Helmand province where the Land Rovers hadn't been painted in desert colours. The Scimitar CVR(T) has been repainted as I was never happy with the desert colour I had chosen and the paint was slightly too thick, obscuring some of the detail of the model. I think they look much better now and the Viking BvS-10 will be up for the same treatment eventually.

On top of all that I also finally completed some more air support for the Royal Marines:

Army Air Corps Apache WAH.1

I've had this model on my desk for a while now, and its nice to see it finally completed. The model is by Italeri, and while its not 100% accurate (flat, not rounded, rocket pods) it will do for me.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Pedro Kantor...and something a bit different

I'm back! Been a little bit busy with work, but I did manage to get something done. I present Chapter Master Pedro Kantor, The Lord Hellblade, Master of the Crimson Fists:


I havent included him in my Army List as yet, that may have to wait until I have a force suitable for games of Apocalypse, but I had to get the model and after reading "Space Marine Battles: Rynn's World" I get a feeling he may make an appearance....

And now for something slightly different: I've always been interested in the Pre-Horus Heresy period of Warhammer 40,000 ever since the original Index Astartes articles came out, but even more since Black Library published their Horus Heresy novel series. One of the Legions that stood out for me was the Emperor's Children, and after browsing The Great Crusade forums and buying a "special" model that may make its appearance on this blog eventually, I decided to paint up an Emperor's Children Space Marine using the tutorial on the site.


This is actually the first time I've mixed paints or highlighted a model (normally I paint on a base coat then use the Citadel Washes) and I don't think he's turned out too bad. The mix may mean it will take a while to do a squad or even an army of these, but we shall see.