Friday, 24 March 2017

The Lead and Plastic Continues.. Khador Man O War Officer..

It seems all I am doing is building minis at the moment.. Up next on the desk is the new Khador Man O War Officer.

Its part resin plastic part metal and has an an impressive axe.. What do you expect its Khador.

In the box one of the shoulder pads, axe, shield and heads are all metal while the main body is plastic.

Putting him together was pretty easy bit the axe and shield hand needed some green stuff and some pinning.

You get the choice of two heads one with the helmet down and one where his face is showing. I chose the later as I liked that more.

All done..
This was a pretty easy build and did not take long which is good...

Hang on a knock on my door.... I just got a delivery...

....Looks like I better keep that drill for pinning handy...

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Berserker, Mad Dog, Rager Oh My....

Next up on my to build list is the new plastic kit for the Berserker, Mad Dog and Rager.

As I have said before I am a fan of these new plastic kits for PP as they are really easy to put together and magnetise.

I began by making the main body, legs and arm parts.

This kits  did not take long to get to this stage so no wonder you saw loads of these around quickly before the cost of a mad dog went up in the game.

Next thing was to stick the main body and legs together and stick it to the Evil Mushroom scenic base.

 I then positioned the hands and drilled out the right size holes for the magnets to fit.

Then it was to work to make all the hands and weapons for the different jacks and drilling and gluing magnets in place.

Weapons Of Choice
Mad Dogs Fist of Doom
Ragers Sword and Shield
Berserkers Double Axe

Now all these were done its time for the heads. I have just magnetised the one for now and will get round to the others.

The only thing to do is to strike a pose as the kit is done...

So all my minis are now made...Better get some paint on them.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Magnets all over the place.. More Jacks.

This weekend I continued my Warmachine madness and grabbed my 2 Devastor, Demolisher and Spriggan kit and again got a bit magnet happy.. These are the old plastic kits and not the nice new plastic kits that Privateer Press are now using.

These kits are pretty easy to put together and instructions on the back of the boxes are ok but not as detailed as the new black and white sheets you get now.

Most of the parts need a little bit of a clean up ad clipping which did not take long.

I chose to super glue the head on the main body instead of magnetising them as they are going to be covered by the different hoods any way. The smoke funnel just slots into place as well as the legs to the body. There is also some little piston bits that fit in the back of the main arms.

Next was the task of using my hobby screw driver to get the holes the correct size for the magnets.
The shield arms are glued at the shoulder plates and all the hoods have a small magnet placed in the small gap. 
I decided to only magnetise one of the fist as this is the only one needed to be changed when adding the lance for the spriggan.

For the shoulder pads I shaved done a bit under neath and added a paper clip so the magnet on the shoulder of the jacks body would work.

Next it was just a case of sticking my jack to my Evil Mushroom Games base.

All the parts Super glued

A magnet added to the shoulder

Magnet in the fist and side of arm

Now all the parts that needed to be glued have now dried and all the magnets in place its time to assemble the jacks.




After making these I released just how easy and great the new plastic kits are compared to these old plastic kits. I am not saying these are bad but PP have done wonders with their new kits which are easy to cut have easy to follow instructions which make it so much easier to build jacks.

So one down one to go... I look forward to bring some armour 25 jacks to the table :)

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Hobby And Time..

Its been a few months... As things usually go things crop up and you don't get any time to dedicate to your hobby. For the past few months it has been work, DIY  and the festive activities that has stopped me playing and painting any minis.

The time off the hobby though has made me question do I really need all these games?
i know there will always be that voice in all wargamers saying yes...get that new awesome game or model but will it ever get used?

So cleaning out my hobby room I decided enough is enough lets get realistic on what I will be able to play with my local meta and am I really going to have the time to learn and play these games.

So up went load of my board games and models on Ebay and off the went.

I have decided to keep my main game as Warmachine/hordes but will also get into a bit of fantasy, blood bowl and get a few games of batman here and there*. 
(*subjet to change ;) )

I think having one main game is easier to mange rule wise as I have bad memory so cutting down will I hope allow me to keep a better focus.

This weekend however I did manage to get some models made and ready for the table top, unpainted but ready.

I have a new recruits for my Khador army of a Morter Crew and a Field Gun Crew to add some more fire power to my winter guard.

Also at the back we have the FennBlade Ua and Drummer ready to march to war with my Trollbloods..

So starting to dip my toe back in and now with more room and focus on fewer games l hope I can get more minis painted and played with on the tabletop.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Blood Bowl! My light post Christmas hobby time

During the Christmas holidays I was lucky enough to get my hands on Blood Bowl and as is during the season you sit in front of the TV watching some re run of a show so I thought right I have had enough lets get my new Blood Bowl Minis out.

The minis look great and clicked together like the assault on black reach kit but with tons more detail and much easier to fit together.

You get the template sprue but also 4 spurs 2 for the human team and 2 for the Orc team. Both spurs  are the same so you get two of the same model design.

It was lucky that I bought some new clippers before chrsitmas which came in handy and I can tell you these were so easy to clip. I used some glue to make sure the mins won't go any where but to be honest you can get away with not doing that.

The character design  of the models are great the size of the Orcs are huge and their poses are menacing while the human team look slim compared.

Once all the parts were separated for each mini it did not take long to build the teams as the guide in the rule book is clear and it also helps you only need to click 3 bits together to make a model.

Here is some close ups of the human team.

Here are some close ups of the Orc team.

As I said you see there is tons of detail on these minis and they will be a treat to paint.The use of coloured plastic is also a great idea so you can play once you have built the minis right away and not get confused what minis what on the pitch.

Looking forward in Blood Bowls future today I have seen the new Dwarf Team from the Warhammer World open day and all I can say is this is that GW are on fire at the moment. 

So now its time to get garb a cup of tea and get cracking on the rule book.

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Thank you all for taking the time to come and visit my blog this year!

I hope Santa brings you all the plastic and metal you want.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Ale and gaming why not.

Ed finally moved into his new flat and invited me to christen his new gaming board with some Ales thrown in. How could I say no..

It was Eds Retribution vs Khador. well Butcher...

Don't Like the look of that big fella!

Armour and more Armour

As we did not have any steam roller packs we decided just to go smash. Ed won the roll and started first.

As normal in war machine it was run run run first turn even though I tried a pop shot with my destroyer.

Ed starts to move in and his infantry start to move in position to cause my jacks some pain! then the big fella moves in!
Ed begins chipping away at my jacks but luckily the mechanics are more the up for the challenge to fix them.
I kill his mage hunter assassins and some of his infantry but they have vengeance. Its not great.

I have to feat but I can only managed minimal damage ( Khador dice rolls strike!) to his colossal  while he manages to destroy 3 heavies 2 on the charge and with models that have weapon masters and it hurts..

The only thing I can do is try to protect butcher from all sides by blocking with other models and see if I can do an epic butcher vs colossal match up.

But even with my remaining models chipping at the remains of Eds infantry and colossal butcher is defeated..

A good game that would have been a lot tighter I feel if my jacks lasted longer but Ed had favour with the dice gods and rolled well evan triple 6's at one point, but all in all a good game and happy to have the first game at his new home.

Later on in the evening I was given my christmas present from Ed
this guy!

I was given this before the errata but I was not into mad dog spam any way and can't wait to build this as I recently made a Drago out of the old metal version.
you can view this Here

Looks like christmas will be busy building as I have these two to do as well.

Better crack out the magnets.