What’s the strangest thing your wife has caught you doing?

What’s the strangest thing your wife has caught you doing? Wargaming hobby related of course!

I am sure I am not the only one to have cut my finger with a craft knife, or stabbed myself with a pin vice, or even super glued a couple of fingers together*. This sort of thing usually ends up amusing the wife in some way, if she finds out. However over the weekend I achieved a new level of the standard wifely exclamation:

“What on earth have you been doing?!”

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October Wash Out

Sadly this month has been a bit of a wash out hobby wise so far. I just haven’t had time to sit down and crack on with my painting.

I had a few goals I wanted to achieve this month, and currently not one is looking likely. But I’ll give a little run down of what has happened this month. Continue reading

October’s Plan

Last month was a bit hectic in the old hobby painting department, after I set myself a target of taking a fully painted army to a tournament at the end of September. So this month I shall be taking it easy, I still have some stuff I want to get done though.

I didn’t quite finish my second caster last month, Sorscha1, there is still a little work to do on her, same goes for the jack I was using too. So I want to complete those models.

I also wanted to have a model completed for Lost Hemisphere’s September Paint the Target. Unfortunately I didn’t even get round to starting my Widowmaker Marksman conversion. So this month I want to paint something for LH’s October Paint the Target, for that I plan to paint up Yuri the Axe. Continue reading

September Challenge Conclusion

I set out at the beginning of September to paint enough Khador models to allow me to field two 35pt lists for an event I wanted to attend on September 28th, my last post was the report on that event.

I worked out I need to paint 10 models in about 20 days to field the lists I wanted to take. Continue reading

Tournament Report at The Outpost; Sheffield.

My self imposed painting challenge for September has been to paint up enough models to enable me to field two fully painted 35 point Khador lists. The reason for that was so I could play at a tournament I went to on Sunday. I admit I haven’t had chance yet to take pictures of my models, so that’ll mean another blog post is still to come, this post is more of a mini tournament report. Continue reading

September’s Painting Challenge: 13 days to go

The countdown is running there are 13 painting days left before my tournament at The Outpost, sadly I have a wedding to go to and an air show next weekend so there are actually less days available for painting. But I have managed to get some painting done over the weekend. I made a start on the following models:

  • Juggernaut
  • Great Bears
  • Iron Fang Kovnik

The warjack has just had one or two base coats painted on so not much to show. The other models have progressed a bit more. The gold metallics are pretty much done. The fur trim and bear skins have been dry brushed, and just need a little touching up here and there. The red armour is mostly complete just needing a highlight or two to complete it. Unfortunately it has taken longer to get to this point than I hoped so I am not optimistic about getting all 10 models painted 😦

Anyway here is a quick picture of the work in progress Iron Fangs.

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September’s Painting Challenge

I have entered a tournament at the end of the month at The Outpost, it is my first tournament in probably 2 years, and I’d like to go with fully painted lists. I am going to be using my Khador. So what you might think, well here is the challenge; it is a 2 list 35 point tournament and all my painted Khador are on this site.

This is what is painted:

  • Butcher1
  • Black Ivan
  • Devastator
  • Kossite Woodsmen
  • Black Dragon Ironfang Pikeman

Aside from the caster one of those is a character and so can only be in one list, so to get to two 35 point painted lists i need to paint about 20 points worth of models in about 2 weeks.

So ideally I need to paint these for my first list, Butcher1:

  • Juggernaut
  • Great Bears
  • Kayazy Eliminators

And then in addition to the above I need to paint these for the second list.

  • Sorscha1
  • Sylas Wyshnalyrr
  • Widowmaker Marksman
  • Ironfang Kovnik

Of course depending how well I get on, or not, I might rearrange what I have in each list to enable me to go fully painted if my painting falls behind schedule.

Here is the starting point as of this morning, the jack, the bears, and the kovnik just barely started.

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