Saturday, 16 September 2017

2017 painted model commitment #8

Finally finished my Vigilator squad... it seems that time has slowed down for painting these models, the first two squads took about 3 nights (each) to paint, the next two squads took about three weeks each! 

"I wish I had a pistol so I could shoot that heretic poking his tongue out at me over there!"

Meet my little friend

Team shot of the Vigilators

Terrible photo of the army to date... need to sort my skillz with the camera phone sorry

Also - for those of you interested in playing at Warpstorm there are only 5 places left so register quickly!

How on target am I?
Weeks of the year complete: 37
Models painted: 54 (YAY!! Achievement unlocked!)
Vehicles painted: 2

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

2017 painted model commitment #7

Again I have not been idle...

You may remember at end of the last update on my painting commitment there was a large pile of gold models in a box. Well, I have an update - good and bad.

Good: that I have painted nearly 4 squads of models (20) and a Rhino;
Bad: that I have had some problems with the gold spray and so this process has taken a lot longer than I had initially planned.

However I am nearly halfway and so can't grumble too much. At least stuff is getting done!

I'm going to hit you with my sword

Witchseeker Squad for the FLAME

Rhino of mobile cover

I haven't got photos of the second Custodes Squad as I need to do their bases before they are 'finished', and the Sisters of Silence Vigilator Squad still needs finishing off (maybe this week... I've been in a bit of a painting fug brought on by the perceived lack of progress... but I have done their bases already!). 

Outside of those minor speedbumps, all I have left to actually finish this army (unless they release new Talons of the Emperor units) is:
1x Custodes Tribune
1x Custodes Contemptor Dreadnought
1x Custodes Land Raider
10x Custodes with a mix of weaponry (including a Vexilla)
10x Sisters of Silence Prosecutors

Not much at all <cough>

How on target am I?
Weeks of the year complete: 36
Models painted: 44
Vehicles painted: 2

Warpstorm X - Update #1

With just under two months to go, we have 21 registrations so far - only 11 to go until we hit maximum hall capacity so get in while you can!

I also have a rules clarification/update for the Players Pack regarding scoring Tactical Objective Cards - pg 226 in the BRB.

In 8th Edition Tactical Objective Cards are scored at the end of every "player turn" rather than "Battle Round". For example, you can score some cards at the end of both your turn and your opponent's turn. Some even require it, such as the "Defend Objective X" cards.

The clarification applies to Step 7 of Deployment in the Players Pack - should now read:
"Once you start, you may only score two Tactical Objective Cards per player turn."

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Warpstorm X - 28/29 October 2017

I am very pleased to announce that the TENTH Warpstorm tournament will be held on the weekend of 28th/29th October 2017 at Cashmere Avenue School, Khandallah, Wellington.

It will be 5 rounds of 40k, with armies of 1500pts. Earlybird entry cost for Warpstorm is $35 up until 31 August 2017, after which the cost is $45. There are a maximum of 32 places available.

You can dowload the Players Pack here

Any updates will be via this blog.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

2017 painted model commitment #6

Right. I have not been totally idle these last two months, it's just that life has been, well, busy. But I have completed more models. 

Geminae Superia #1

Geminae Superia #2
Hanging wit' da Boss

Epistolary Casca Artemidorus of the Novamarines

Brother Aldo Rull of the Red Templars

Brother Algernon of the Mortifactors

Brother Lars Arvigr of the Space Wolves
(also a great excuse to use some of those Lightning Claws lying around...)

Brother Sammael Witte of the Flesh Tearers

Brother Darnath Helios of the Sons of Orar

Brother Fafnir Cades of the Executioners

Brother Samandrial of the Dark Angels

If I add Brother Ro N'gonui of the Dark Angels I have completed my first Aquila Kill Team!  Also very interested in the possibility of all Primaris Marines being available for Deathwatch duty, that means not all of them have to join my Space Wolves.

And finally, I painted a model for my boss's farewell. He's ex-airforce so I tried to make it a bit in the colours of the RNZAF... 

What's coming up? THIS.

Talons Taking Names

How on target am I?
Weeks of the year complete: 29
Models painted: 34
Vehicles painted: 1

Friday, 16 June 2017

Maelstrom X - the wrap-up

On the 10th and 11th June Maelstrom X was run and won. This was another stress free weekend for me as far as admin etc. goes, although we went from 31, to 30, and then to 28 people so it was a bit of pressure that last week making sure we had even numbers, 

Also attending Maelstrom were 4 out of town players, attending their first tournament outside of Christchurch. Hopefully it was a good experience and we hope to see them all back (with more of their mates) again.

It was a typically perfect Wellington weekend - nice and sunny for setting up, rained all Saturday, and then sunny Sunday afternoon for packing up. 

Such a great wee hall

White Scars vs Daemons

Nic Cromarty's orks vs CSM

Bad news for the Dark Eldar

"They are supposed to be fleeing from US!"

John Murrie's Harlequin Glass Hammers

No good can come from this

Cody's Necrons dulling their opponents to death after distracting them with the cool paint scheme

Bringing the Grav Train before it gets not as good
Raven Guard vs Ultramarine Grey Knights 

Ynnari vs proper Grey Knights

Some sort of 40k Mexican standoff

Iron Hands brook no trucking with the ruinous powers

Great terrain from Ryan with the light... three Helldrakes btw

Ynnari vs Tau, deserving opponents

About to get 'Not Good' for the Daemon Prince

... and the Bikers (note: Wolf Lord now MIA so leaving it to the 'basic' TWolves
On the Sunday, Scott Bowman from The Hobby Corner in Kapiti arrived with most of his shop. Word spread and this attracted several locals who were not playing to pop down and purchase wares (or pay their outstanding accounts... not sure which!). 

Scott also donated a pile of hobby supplies to raffle off, which I really appreciated - this year we were supporting one of our own players, Aaron Twose. Aaron's son Hugo has a rare form of cerebral palsy and they are raising money for a life changing operation that can only be performed in the USA. 

The raffle raised $125 which was duly transferred on Sunday night to the givealittle account. If you can and would like to donate, you can at

Oh, and results. Yeah. Here you go.

Shiney happy people :)
If you are a member of the NZ Warhammer 40k Facebook page, you can see more photos here

At the end of the prizegiving there was a bit of a surprise for me - I was presented with a GW print and a card from the players, with many nice messages thanking me for running the tournaments (and getting people through 6th and 7th ed.). Thanks guys, you didn't need to do that but I appreciated it greatly and now I have a plasma pistol aimed at my head to remind me that I need to keep painting...

Watching over me as I sit at my hobby desk
So I am starting to assemble my Custodes... .. . . 

Oh and 7th ed - Nah, nah nah nah-nah nah nah, nah-nah nah nah, hey hey hey...

So looking forward to tomorrow!