Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Iron Within, Iron Without

Yipes! A whole week without updating - almost. Over the weekend I painted a whole squad of Iron Warrior Chaos Space Marines for the eBay shop, and today I carried on with more metal soldier types to join them...

 A 'tactical' squad of 10, led by an Aspiring Champion with combi-bolter, power fist and personal icon. The squad is equipped with bolters, and supported by a plasma gunner and an Iron Warrior with heavy bolter. Available here on my eBay shop for £35.

And today, I started work on my next project, which is something of a secret, but it has a lot to do with this:

Points for the first person to guess what I'm working on!

Painting Points: 10
2013 Total: 235 (151x 28mm, 2x 54mm, 9x vehicles, 2x spaceships, 3x 28mm cavalry, 1x flag)

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Heroes Of Talabecland (And Some Others)!

I've been on a bit of a painting spurt of late, trying to get some more stuff up for ATP Painting Studio. This is what I've finished since the last post:

 Count Helmut Feurbach of Talabecland and Talabheim on his barded warhorse.

 Bright Wizard - I'm really pleased with the way that his brazier and his book turned out.

 Celestial Wizard - I experimented a bit with some freehand on his cloak and his hat. I'm quite happy with the crystal ball, too!

 A Captain of Talabecland with the State Standard. The figure was a slight repaint of an old paintjob, but the standard was painted by hand today and yesterday.

 You've seen Cypher before, but here he is with his sword, the 'Lion Sword' reputed to be the same sword wielded by Lion El'Jonson, Primarch of the First Legion of the Adeptus Astartes.

 Aspiring Champion of the Iron Warriors, with a mean looking power claw and a plasma pistol. I really enjoyed painting him - made me want to paint some more (and I think I will)!

I can't claim this one - my partner, S, painted this Reaper 'Bones' Unicorn. The blending on the skin is incredible. The first toy soldier she's ever painted and only the third miniature she's painted!

All of the above are for sale at my eBay shop for between £10 and £15. You can still put a bid in on the Kataphraktoi, or why not have a gander at the old Fantasy Chaos stuff!

Painting Points: 6 (flag, 3x 28mm, 1x cavalryman)
2013 Total: 225 (141x 28, 2x 54mm, 9x vehicles, 2x spaceships, 3x 28mm cavalry, 1x flag)

Saturday, 3 August 2013

End of an Era

Many years ago - about a decade, in fact - I started what was to become my most used army in Warhammer 40,000: the XV Karaboudjani Kataphraktoi heavy infantry. They have fought through three editions of 40K, entered a tournament (I came third... from last), and been both defeated and victorious more times than I can remember. Dedicated to the Dark Powers of Chaos, they have been my go-to force for a long time indeed.

And now it's time to get rid of them. I have begun to evolve the army into a hard core of veterans, representing the survivors of their numerous campaigns. A strike force of Chaos-worshipping, independence-driven, carapace-armour wearing, sharpshooting, piratical raiders, hellbent on causing as much damage to the Imperium before (inevitably) they all die.

Which means that the regular line company that they originally were - 'B' Company 2nd Battalion XV Kataphraktoi - has to go. It looks like this:

 Company Command Squad
 'Commissar' and Primaris Psyker
 'A' Platoon HQ
 'A' Platoon 1 Squad
 'A' Platoon 2 Squad
 'A' Platoon 3 Squad
 'A' Platoon Anti-Tank Squad
 'B' Platoon HQ Squad
 'B' Platoon 1 Squad
 'B' Platoon 2 Squad
 'B' Platoon 3 Squad
 'B' Platoon Mortar Squad
 'C' Platoon HQ Squad
 'C' Platoon 1 Squad
  'C' Platoon 2 Squad
  'C' Platoon 3 Squad
 'C' Platoon Assault Squad

1,500 point army there, folks. All painted and based and ready to roll straight out of the parcel... because it's for sale over at my eBay shop for a starting bid of £299.99 or a buy it now price of £500. Pretty reasonable considering the cost of it new is £298.50 or something (and that's without the cool little conversions and old metal figures, too)!

Friday, 2 August 2013


Since I last posted, I have landed a new and better job that will give me much more time to paint, as well as both paying me more and giving me more responsibility. That starts in a few weeks.

I also managed to quite badly hurt my left foot, so on Doctor's Orders I have spent today not doing a lot apart from searching through my collection for things I no longer need. Things like these:

Deathwing Terminator Squad from Dark Vengeance. Available here on my eBay shop for £25!

 12 Marauders of Slaanesh. Can be armed either with hand weapons and shields or flails. Available here on my eBay shop for £20!

 Metal Exalted Hero of Chaos. Available here on my eBay shop for £15!

 Champion of Tzeentch. Available here on my eBay shop for £15!

12 out of production Warriors of Chaos, dedicated to Slaanesh. Available here on my eBay shop for £30!

I also have five Assault on Black Reach Terminators for sale for £15 as well as the Genestealers and Termagants that I showed you all some months back. Please have a look and see if there's anything that takes your fancy - I ship worldwide!