Sunday, 5 July 2015

40k day

Played some 40k today!
Marines and Marines vs the new Dark Angels, Orks and a Knight. Massive amounts of destruction on both sides. The new DA psychic powers seem pretty good.

After his Thunderfire cannon was destroyed, the Techmarine attempts to claim his vengeance on the Knight. He is not very successful.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Infinty Games Day

Yesterday I made the trek up to Chiba to visit the wonderful Mr Fields hobby store. There were about 6 of us, 3 tables and players of varying skill levels.

Aleph vs Tohaa. Not pictured: Tohaa

More pics after the jump:

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Infinity - Bandua Wargames Shipping Containers.

I picked up some of these Bandua Wargames Shipping Containers a while ago. They were super easy to assemble (they came pre-cut and didn't need to be pressed out from a sheet). I did a bit of spraying and tried using masking tape for the first time (fun!) and then added weathering with a bit of paint and wash. Super simple, and adds a bit of colour to my table.
Yeah, that 1 is waaaay off centre

Friday, 24 April 2015

Ironclad Dreadnaught and Drop Pod

A lot of my hobby time recently has gone into a Space Marine army. For various reasons I decided this time I'd go with a self made chapter. The main reason is it allows me to use miniatures from multiple other chapters and fight other Imperial factions, as I can tweak the fluff to suit whatever.

I went with a silver and blue scheme, inspired somewhat by the Astral Claws scheme. It's fast to paint, looks pretty good and is fairly bright compared to my previous Iron Hands marine army.

Chapter name and symbol are still TBC.

I've made several attempts to photograph my progress, but capturing the blue has been difficult. Today I had some time and there was a bit of sun so I used natural lighting. Much better! Not perfect, but not too bad.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Infinity - Painting terrain

One of the big things about Infinity is having a good table. For the first few demo games I was using my 40k stuff, but it wasn't a great fit. Not just aesthetically, but being different sorts of games the ruins didn't really work so well. 40k terrain is fairly abstract, but in Infinity it needs to be much more solid.
With that in mind, I decided to get a whole load of new terrain, because I honestly need very little excuse to buy more hobby junk. I'd been eyeing up CNC miniatures for a long time. They do some amazing stuff and this seemed like the perfect chance to order a bunch of their kits. Expensive (it's an Australian company) but great design and loads of extra little design bits with each kits; doors, windows, vents of various shapes and sizes.
Anyway, I finally finished building and painting the first building. This was also my first go at graffiti. Simple, but adds a nice splash of colour. I'll be adding more on future buildings for sure!

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Infinity - First Batrep, ALEPH vs Nomads

Last week I finally played an actual proper game of Infinity!
Well, 150 points and everyone involved was very new, but still.

It was me and 2 friends. First game of the day was Aleph vs Nomads.
My Infinity terrain is still very much under construction but I think I managed to cobble together a decent table using a couple of Infinity style pieces, some 40k stuff and scatter terrain. Not good, but not bad.
The middle two buildings are from CNC Miniatures. More terrain to come soon!