Thursday, 29 November 2012

4 years old yesterday

Iron Legion is 4!

I can't quite believe that its been that long since I started blogging about my modelling and painting.  It also means its been a little over 4 years since I returned to the Games Workshop hobby.  Its probably the sole plus to the time I spent living and working in Northern Finland.

In those 4 years I've managed to publish 184 posts, produce a Space Wolf, Necron and Skaven army, and I've also got parts of a Guard and second Marine force in the works.  The blog has had over 36,500 views and is currently getting over 1000 views a month.  All things considered, I'm really pretty pleased with that.

As this posts, I should be extremely busy painting the last few models for Blog Wars 4 (picture to the right is a clicky-link) which is this weekend.  Can't wait to get there and game with a whole swathe of UK bloggers, the first event was a brilliant day and I'm sure this one will be just as good if not better.  I'll be taking a bucket load of pictures, and will try and post reports from each of the games which should keep the blog going till well after Christmas.

If you are going, looking forward to seeing you there.
If you aren't going, keep checking back for the after-action reports, and I'll even try and post stuff up on the Twitters which you can see on the right (#bwars4).

Cheers, Andy

Friday, 23 November 2012

On the painting desk (22/11)

I don't have a major update on things today, I'm too busy getting things prepared for Blog Wars 4.  GO LOOK HERE for my plans for the tournament, list and if you want a list/gaming the following day.

It turns out that my Necron army wasn't quite as finished as I seem to remember it being, in fact almost every model needs work to get it to a finished standard ready for the tournament.  YIKES!  I've got a lot on my hands, so I'm trying to fit in every minute of painting I can to get things done.  You can see my paint-station below and all that's on there isn't even everything that I need to do to get ready.

The problem is, I just want to be painting these guys you can see in the background...

Those MkIV marines are just so good looking, and I'm loving my new marines so much at the moment as a project as a whole.  That also reminds me I owe completed pictures of the MkII marines with full battle damage and weathering applied.  I'll see if I can get them photographed with a decent camera next week before the tournament.

Cheers, Andy.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Blog Wars 4, Lifts to Mansfield, and Sunday at Warhammer World

I'm going to Blog Wars 4, are you?  Seriously, I made it to the first and have missed the last two due to other commitments so I'm really excited to be heading back to Blog Wars for my second time.  Alex, From the Fang, runs a fantastic tournament, it'll be full 6th Edition, and you have to take a Special Character in your force.  Its a relaxed tournament (although there are those that take it seriously, looking at you Ven ;) and a whole heap of fun.

I'll be driving up on the Friday, and returning on the Sunday, I'll be hiring a car so if anyone around the Oxford/London/West Midlands area needs a lift they should let me know as I'd be happy to car share for the weekend.

I'd also like to see if anyone is interested in a day at Warhammer World on the Sunday, if there's interest then I'll book us some tables to use the good ones with designed scenery, I'll even try and come up with some scenarios based on the armies if people want.  You can check the tables available at WHW here.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

One Force commander

I'm a little late with this post as I'm currently away with work, but have managed to get some time to finish things off and get this uploaded.

I'm currently in the finishing stages of painting the commander for One Force so that I can start taking them as an allied detachment (using C:BA) in games.  It's going to be fantastic to start getting these guys onto the tabletop.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Now for something completely different

A bit of a break from hobby I'm afraid, in the last couple of weeks I've had to re-tile my entire bathroom after tradesmen completely stuffed it up.  It's been a real pig and meant that I haven't had much time at all to hobby.  As I don't have anything of my own to show you, I'll instead point you all to other interesting things out there.

Beard Bunker.  These guys are brilliant and local to me, in fact Charlie used to work at my FLGS.  I've headed their way a few times recently for gaming and they are a fantastic bunch and very much into the more relaxed style of gaming that I prefer.  Check out their blog as it has some fantastic content, nice tutorials and good bat-reps.

A little while ago, I came across this article ( which I've been meaning to post up for any of you out there that might be interested.  Its brief, but makes some interesting points.

Hopefully normal service and hobby goodness will return next week.  In the meantime, please keep your eyes on The Badab Project for the voting and auction for the Deathwatch squad.

Cheers - Andy


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