Fetch some antibacterial wipes – 6mm Nurgle Crossbowmen.

Finally managed to get these chaps finished:

Xbows

Not the most exciting of units to paint but I tried to give them a bit of character with some oxidised armour and the occasional dab of rust, so I reckon they fit the bill. I can’t help but feel a little sorry for the aspiring champion, who clearly failed to impress in his last employee development review and got saddled with commanding a unit of crossbowmen. Crossbowmen! Even if they do dip their bolts in poo and have a Nurgly banner, they’re still crossbowmen.

I think that brings the total number of units up to five, almost an army.

Still trying to source some suitable evil mounted knights, the Microworld ones are disappointingly on rather massive horses. Any tips are more than welcome!

Thanks for looking.

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Fetch some antibacterial wipes – 6mm Nurgle Crossbowmen.

3mm Alpha Legion

A little while ago I purchased some of the fairly new 3mm Dominion Wars range from the rather splendid Vanguard Miniatures. I mean 6mm are pretty small right? Indeed they are. I couldn’t really visualise this very small scale so curiosity eventually won the day and my oh my I’m happy it did.

The models themselves are beautiful, super crisp detail and minimal flash as well as a variety of figure poses which you’re lucky to get with 6mm. I know they are 3D sculpted and I tend to be a bit of a luddite when it comes to crafting by hand as opposed to using the computer, for this scale at least, I am a convert to CAD sculpting.

Anyway, enough babble, here are some infantry and their (rather cute) transports accompanied by a First Order Transporter (from the Titanium Black series that I found in a toy shop) painted up in appropriate colours:

3mm Alpha Legion

I’ve painted them a bit brighter blue than my 28mm effort, but they are very tiny and I thought they needed to pop a little. They were actually surprisingly straightforward to paint, and the detail comes out very clearly with a simple wash and highlight. I’m very happy with the results and heartily recommend the range to anyone looking for something a little different.

More of this, and other stuff, on the way!

Thanks for looking.

3mm Alpha Legion

EEEK! 6mm Blade Demons

Yet another unit of baddies surges forth from the painting table. Behold the Blade Demons!

Blade Demons

This is my second go at a unit of these rosy chaps, the previous go of a whole unit on a single base looked good but the base warped a bit which was a disappointment. Not so with these little fellows, they fit beautifully on the strips and make a pretty mean looking unit…… I even found a use for a bit of Epic 40k scenery (the ruins which came attached to sprues) which served to fill in a gap due to being a little short on bodies.

Thanks for looking.

P.S. I recently purchased some 3mm Vanguard Dominion Wars miniatures, there will be more on these at a later date.

EEEK! 6mm Blade Demons

A Pox on you! 6mm Nurgle Barbarian Marauders.

Two posts in as many weeks? And on the same project? Do your eyes deceive you gentle reader?

Fear not, you remain in full command of your wits as you behold a rare treat! I’ve actually managed to finish a third unit for my Chaos army, which would probably be enough to constitute half of the required points for a Dragon Rampant force.

This pasty bunch with their greasy locks and rusted weaponry have pledged their souls to the most affable of the Chaotic pantheon, the jolly rotter himself – Nurgle.

Nurglebarians

I think they pull off the look well enough.

Next up will be the finished Blade Demons.

Thanks for looking.

A Pox on you! 6mm Nurgle Barbarian Marauders.

And a Barbaric New Year to you too!

As you’ll have probably guessed from my output over the last year, it’s been another twelve months of not really settling and being able to focus on anything for an extended period of time. I also spent the last couple of weeks not doing anything hobby related and focusing a bit on the five year old human and enduring her increasingly Stalinist temperament, which has rather surprisingly cleared the mind somewhat.

I spent a bit of time sorting out an ebay pile in an attempt to balance the always parlous ¬†finances and discovered that a fellow really can have a few too many miniatures. I’ll be mostly shedding the 28mm mountain since I really love the models but frankly find painting them a chore (although I will keep my as yet unassembled Alpha Legion project components). This will leave me with rather alot of neglected 15mm, 10mm and 6mm miniatures to imagine painting. In stark contrast to my proven record I thought I’d get on and bloody well paint some!

Barbarians 2

I love these 6mm Microworld Dark Alliance barbarians, and the rest of the range are pretty awesome too (apart from the cavalry, the horses are damn huge, almost 10mm scale and I think I’m going to have to look for some alternatives). These chaps are the second Marauder Warband for my Dragon Rampant Chaos army (the dream is to reproduce every unit found in the End Times books, hah!). I’ve gone back to the 10x40mm bases on a movement tray since it’s reasonably versatile should I ever get around to playing a game.

Here they are with another warband of chums who were painted back in July:

Two Warbands on a worktop

So at this rate it looks like I’ll be dead long before I finish the army. I kid. I’ve a warband of marauders pledged to Nurgle almost finished, some Blade Demons and a unit of heavily armoured evil crossbowmen all based up.

Hopefully my recent purge will encourage some focus.

Thanks for looking.

And a Barbaric New Year to you too!

Alpha Legion Test Painting

Hello all. If you happen to be an even occasional reader of this site, you will certainly be familiar with my deficit of focus when it comes to organising and even getting a project off the ground. It is normal for me to start with an idea, assemble a model and then move onto another project in a different scale and bearing little relation to what I’ve begun. It’s unfortunately how my head functions, and tremendously irritating.

True to form I’ve started another project.

The inglorious 20th Legion, the Alpha Legion, are one of my favourite Heresy Era concepts. They are devious, dishonest, scheming and duplicitous to a hammy and entertaining extreme – to the extent that no one knows which side they are on (perhaps they don’t even know themselves). I was lucky enough to have my wife and daughter buy me the Dark Imperium boxed game for my Christmas treat and I’m very keen to start messing about with some of those new big marines – who I hope to be using as Alpha Legion.

Since there seems to be no real consensus as to an actual legion colourscheme I thought I’d go with a bit of a mixup and painted this fellow as a test figure:

I’ve tried to give a him a pretty weathered look, I like the idea of Alpha Legion operatives being infiltrated for months/years causing trouble (also I hate painting flat clean colours because I always screw it up and muck hides a multitude of sins), so I really went to town on his armour. I’ve used washes of greens, purples and blues over the azure as tests but I think they look alright together and neatly avoid me having to commit to a solid colourscheme (which I won’t be able to exactly reproduce!). I also gave him solid metallic arms, one with a wash over it, since I like the effect it gives on the cover of the Legion novel.

So, a pretty chilled out (read scruffy) paintjob which will hopefully transfer over to the big Primaris fellows and it would be interesting to hear any thoughts on the colourscheme.

More to come soon…

Promises, promises.

Alpha Legion Test Painting

6mm Night Lord

Hello all. Once again it’s been a dreadfully long time but it’s been a proportionally very long few months, I have however continued to be inspired by all the wonderful aspirational work on the usual forums and some very exciting blogs. Finally getting my brain back into hobby enjoyment mode, I actually managed to get something painted last night.

It is ever so tiny but it’s a 6mm Edenite Jump Trooper from the Exodus Wars range (sadly now defunct I believe), painted up in the livery of those incorrigable back-stabbing bastards – the Night Lords.

Night Lord 6mm 1

As usual I’ve got some kind of a hare-brained grand project simmering away. The idea is to build a modular urban/hive board for playing 6mm scale skirmishes on. As suggested already, the first team will be some Night Lords but I’ve amassed eough of a selection to create some passable Custodes, Genestealer Cult, lots of different coloured Space Marines, Mechanicus, Arbites….. and perhaps even a few more.

Anyway, hopefully another figure up soon ann maybe even some wonky terrain!

Thanks for looking.

6mm Night Lord