Sunday 13 December 2015

Humans all look funny

Necron Phalanx complete.  I used all 40 of them in a game the other week.  

Sunday 6 December 2015

Dealing with the Fallout

I had to be physically dragged away from the computer.  My wife pointed out that our teenage son had been waiting patiently for two weeks to play Fallout 4.  She wanted me to behave like an adult and let him have a turn.  

Tuesday 10 November 2015

oooh shiny

We interrupt this scheduled broadcast to inform you that the author is currently lost in The Wasteland and is unable to attend his paint station.

Normal service will resume...  shortly.  


Monday 2 November 2015

God Shackle

"The God Shackle is a relic discovered by Anrakyr in the depths of the Star Hallows that allows him more exacting control of the C'tan shards in his possession. On Asphodex this would even allow the Overlord and his Crypteks to boost the power of the Burning One, rather than relying on its innate rage alone.  The only drawback of using such a device is that the tighter the leash placed around a C'tan's neck, the more likely the creature is to rebel against it."

- Shield of Baal: Exterminatus

Monday 26 October 2015

Stealth Trygon

So, as usual when I have a ton of painting to do, I lose interest or get distracted.  This is one reason to enter competitions.  It focuses the mind and provides a deadline; you get shit done.  When you only have a vague urge to complete a project, the temporising starts.

Monday 12 October 2015

Pimp My Ride

44 magnets, 20 nail heads, 3 steel plates and just a smidgen of aluminium putty.  My fully magnetised Necron Pimpmobile is built.  If I ever tried to take this to another country and went through airport security they would probably blow it up in a controlled explosion. "Whats in the bag, sir?  Never mind, we're going to detonate it, just to be sure."

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Losing your bits

The Decurion Auto-Take

This week, I ha' been mostly painting Tomb Blades.  They are remarkably sturdy given their delicate construction and long flight stands.  

Wednesday 30 September 2015

Where have all the magnets gone?

The slow trickle of Necrons continues.  This week I've only managed to finish the Overlord and the Canoptek Moth.  

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Rusticrons revisited

Slowly getting back into it.  The failed colour scheme has been completely replaced.

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Canoptek Moth

>Designation: Canoptek Spyder 
>Common Title: 'Moth'

>Species: Necrontyr 

Specimen deactivated

Saturday 23 May 2015

Lord Commissar Cheese

Said 'A' to 'B', "I don't like 'C', his manners are a lack.  For all I ever see of 'C' is a semi circular back"

A bit of touching up and my third, cheesy Flyrant is finished.  I was never really stoked by the standard Flyrant pose, even though I love the model.  It suggests the beast gliding over the battlefield like some sort of demonic valkyrie, but most of the time you can only see its back during a game and have to crouch down for a closer look at the business end.

Thursday 21 May 2015

Floaty Balls of Death

More like Flimsy Balloons of Derp when they deepstrike mishap, but they're cheap and cheerful and fun to play.  This was my first attempt at sculpting with Milliput.  

Sunday 17 May 2015

Maelstrom VIII

The paint was still drying when I went to bed in the early hours of Saturday morning but, blow me, my Maelstrom VIII list was finished.   May I present 'Floaty Balls of Death':

Mostly Harmless

My list consisted:

Thursday 7 May 2015

Rip me a new one

Nine more ripper bases finished.  All thirty seven of the little bastards are done.  I'll be taking a total of fifteen bases to Maelstrom which is nice and fluffy. I should enjoy running hordes of little feeder organisms around, true to the Tyranid lore. My opponents will enjoy burning them in great swathes of cleansing fire.  I think the striated effect works really well on this type of model, making them look very busy and swarmish. And they only took a couple (or three) evenings to paint.

Monday 4 May 2015


I've only managed to finish 18 Spore Mines in a week which, to be honest, aren't exactly hellishly difficult to paint.

Monday 27 April 2015

In Utero

The pit is completely enclosed and its full of leathery objects... like eggs or something.

Sunday 26 April 2015

More than meets the eye

First out of the gate is the Tyrannocyte transformer.  I am still tweaking the revisions I made on the last minute changes on the pregnant version (i.e. procrastinating).  

Thursday 16 April 2015


Only blogging can save me now.  Must...  Finish...  Painting.  Apathy setting in.  I have finished the inside and you can see the sleeping Carnifex bottom right.  In an attempt to be more efficient I'm doing my second Tyrannocyte conversion at the same time.  

Saturday 4 April 2015

Cross Section (vertical plane)

Conversion is finished.  Kind of.  The model is too intricate to paint assembled and remains in pieces.  

Monday 30 March 2015

softly, softly catchee monkey

Work progresses painfully slowly.  I've only managed to lengthen the tentacles and slap some more green/greystuff on in an entire week.  I have many hours of sanding ahead of me which is giving me the fear.   

Sunday 22 March 2015

Like... eggs or something

This is driving me nuts.  I'm on my 3rd iteration of the gas sacs, the tongue doesn't fit and I've forgotten how many times I had to re-position the Carnifex.  Its like doing a horrendous 3D jigsaw puzzle.  Except the pieces come from 3 different puzzles, you have to melt some of them to get them to fit and the last few must be placed whilst blindfolded.

Monday 16 March 2015

Anatomy of a Drop Pod

This is turning into a labour of love.  I'm almost sorry I started, but the finished results will hopefully be worth it.  I wanted to model the inside of a Tyrannocyte complete with sleeping Carnifex.  This was to be my homage to Da Vinci's 'In Utero'.  My plucky defiance of the naysayers who hate the model, reckon its too fiddly to build and call it 'the floating pineapple'.

Sunday 8 March 2015

Painting the inside of Stormravens

Back in my home town, they used say that people who didn't want to come off the dole would write their job description as "Painter, Cupboards, Inside of".  The idea being that their skill set was such a complete waste of time that no one would ever employ them.

Sunday 22 February 2015


Meanwhile, back in the warm, uterine embrace of the Hive Mind, more servants of The Great Devourer have been spawned.  

Wednesday 18 February 2015


Canoptek Wraiths are now even more OP with the release of the new Necron codex.  Therefore it is necessary to spam the shit out of them.  Unfortunately I only have 9 of the models and 3 of those are the old metal versions (I call them Wraithlings).  They're about half the size of the newer plastic and look stupid when mixed in a unit.  Plus, they don't have whip coils.  However, needs must as the devil drives...

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Harness the What?

So I'm confused.  Having just bought my Necron Datacards, I noticed Objective 56 which reads:

Am I going mad?  Do Powers of the C'Tan count as Psychic Powers?  Is this all a cosmic joke?

Sunday 8 February 2015

GWF Smackdown - Shrikes vs. Wraiths

Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight's Battle of the Paint Station pits the mighty Tyranid Shrikes vs. the All New Canoptek Wraiths!

Charlie's Angels

The Shrikes are finished and I finally have a 'winged host'.  Well, actually, I don't have any sky slasher swarms and come to think of it they aren't troops anyway, so it would be impossible to field a fully winged, battle forged, Tyranid army.  The fast attack slots would be a bit crowded too.

Good morning, Angels

Sunday 1 February 2015

Shrikes WIP

For someone who professes to dislike Tyranid Warriors, I seem to build and paint enough of them.  

Thursday 15 January 2015


This blog has lain, sadly neglected in a corner over Christmas.  I'm not sure if it was content overload or just general apathy but I just wasn't feeling it.