Thursday, 31 May 2012

Company Command Squad

The final figures that I made up for the Roughnecks was a command squad.  I did try to make up some of the characters from the films based on the parts in the box, and also make sure that they were wysiwyg for the special characters I planned to represent them with.  I'm just not happy with the special characters though, and I'm definitely going to have to go back and re-work most of them.

The full Company Command Squad:

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Skyhook Retrieval Boat - Valkyrie conversion

A return to re-posting my 40K Roughnecks articles, and this time its all about the landing craft from the Starship Troopers movies.

Back when I first floated the idea of my Starship Troopers themed IG army I got loads of great feedback from other members of the blogging community.  Amongst all of it was some great contributions from Darkmolerman (who sadly seems to have been lost in the warp since he sent me this), who too the idea I had for a Valkyrie conversion in the theme of Starship Troopers and gone ahead and shown just how it should look and could be done.  Below are the pics he sent to me, they're great:

What can I say, he pretty much got the whole idea in one.  Massive kudos to Darkmolerman for the work and encapsulating ideas in my head into one image far better than I ever could.  This image is of one of the really large landing craft that they use, but considering the size of a Valkyrie compared to guard, I think I'd try and make something closer to the smaller troop transport that Carmen uses to extract the troops from Whisky base on planet P.  You can see some of the actual models for the film on the website Starship Modeler, and this is a Flickr gallery from a fellow modeller who seems to have worked on the actual film!

As far as the conversion would go, I guess it might be something like this article which shows a brilliant conversion of a Valkyrie to make a Stormraven Gunship from before the actual model was released, and I think there is a lot there that would go perfectly in creating a Skyhook Retrieval Boat.  I have an old Valkyrie I got from someone at the local game store, and I'm going to see if I can't pull it apart and have a go at making something from it before I go and buy anything for this, when I get around to working on this again.

Cheers - Andy

Monday, 21 May 2012

Cake of awesome!

How cool is this cake???

Mrs. G made this up for me for my birthday (yes, pirates do beat ninjas :), isn't she just awesome.

Add to that, it tastes absolutely delicious and I am a happy 31 year old.

Normal posting will resume on Thursday, but I just had to share this.

Cheers - Andy

Thursday, 17 May 2012

One Force terminator painting

I've managed to get the first of my terminators up to the highlighting stage, which leaves markings, battle damage and weathering to do.  They are looking pretty nice so far, I've only got highlighting left to do on the other 4 to get them to the same level.  I've included a picture front and back below to show what it is looking like  (sorry, the pics are from my phone so not that good).

I think I need to add another level of highlight to the helmet to help it pop, but I'll be doing that once I've done the markings on his shoulder as I can do it all at the same time.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Salute 3: Freebooters Fate

This game is awesome!

When I bumped into Frontline Gamer at the Micro Art Studio booth, the game he recommended I try above all others was Freebooters Fate.  Well, he couldn't have been more right - thank you.  Towards the end of the day, after watching half of one game, I managed to get in a game of this and it was comfortably the most fun I've had gaming in a long while.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Big Sale

I'm having a bit of a clear out, I've had stuff accumulating in cupboards for a while that I'm pretty certain I'll never get around to using, or have come with other things and I don't need, so I'm going to try and sell as much of it as I can.  This'll all be going on eBay next weekend, but I thought I would give those of you who follow the blog a first chance at them.  I'm not setting any prices, I'd rather let you make offers and work from there.  If you don't want to post in the comments then feel free to email me at goosefaff [at]

Land Raider Crusader with both weapon options

Friday, 4 May 2012

Salute 2: Micro Art Studios

One of the stalls I had in my list of to-do's was Micro Art Studios as I think they turn out some spectacular stuff, especially their Discworld range of miniatures.  I wasn't disappointed and I know for sure that soon I'll be picking up some of these guys just for the joy of painting them.  They are just so characterful, and really capture both the cover-art of many of the Pratchett books, as well as scenes from throughout the books.


Wednesday, 2 May 2012

They're behind you...

After a game a few weeks back when my wolf-scouts were stars of the show again, a guy down at the local club challenged me to come up with a 1750 list with as much outflank in it as possible (limited to the SW codex and the models I own).   

I've only managed to get in 2 games with it so far, but I'm quite enjoying playing it as it is somewhat different and it confuses players as they aren't sure how to deal with it.  I thought I'd post it up here and a few thoughts on it, to see what others thought of it.


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