Thursday, 1 August 2013

Shirts off hobby update

so ive been waist deep in real life lately, with a thick layer of warhammer on top of that, bringing it to shoulder height. but never fear, my beard is still dry. i do start to regret not painting more while i wasnt working, but what can ya do? paint more! and do paint maths! but first,

i call laserdon!
whos excited? i am! glad i put the brakes on my own lizos a few months ago, anticipating saturdays release. from whats floating about, nothings gonna change too dramatically for me, i had a problem with a spare amount of points in my latest list, and by the sounds of it, my poor slann will be costing and doing a lot less. plus i needed to buy terraz anyway. so glad i waited for the plastics - haha mal - im fairly certain ill pick myself up a laserdon,even if those shitty stats are true, but we'll see how it pans out on sat as i hold the new book in my quivering hands on the train home.  just need to finish up a skrox unit, touch up a slann in a nice way, and base the whole lot. + the new stuff. stoked

been playing a bit lately too, as i get more woc stuff done. got three more chariots to paint - oh yes - and a box or two of avatars of war warriors on the way. still got knights, ol rotbeard the dprince, and dusty chim no 2 to paint. still, the woc have been enjoying fighting gregs delves and his bad dice immensely. not so much my greenskins, who had a terrible game against em, thanks to bad dice of my own. but mainly been painting lately. speaking of which!

remember how i had the beginnings of an empire army?

well, theyz found a new home soon. so i put together the usuable spares, and actually been painting

and painting

i swore id never paint red again, but i swear now ill never paint state troops either. theres also 9 demis, 2 wizzies, a hurry cane em, walter, and more archers on the way to be painted too. madness! but theres more on the way than empire... oh god is there more on the way. more on that later
i also assembled and undercoated a pair of pump wagons

 but you'll have to use your imagination for now, cos my phones dead HANH!
also got a pair of gw spiderbosses ready to paint too. they have the stupidest legs in existence, look like silly little crabs. ill give you silly little crabs!
you remember ol rotbeard the dprince?

aaaaaages ago, when he first showed up on the doorstep mewing for food, he was missing an arm. but he did have an exhaust from his backpack, and a hand, although im not sure whose hand it was. so i took him inside and gave him some biscuits and cleaned him up

but instead he got all mucky! ol rotbeard! you rascal. he still wasnt happy though, and much to my frustration, continuously fell into the hole. worried for him, i thought; how do raise a mucky lil daemon prince anyway? so i turned to the source of all knowledge; the internet!
apparently, dprinces arent happy without wings, so after another aaaaaaaaaaaages of snuffling about

i found him some varghiest wings. magnetising em was a piece of cake

and look whos a happy fella! but dont rub that belly, its rotten. still not quite finished painting him, but not far off. be sure to give him a pat if you see him on the battlefield, but be nice to him, as he is my baby.

so thats it for now, ive still got a belated convic report from grag to come, although im not sure if i have the time or inclination to edit it, mr no punctuation greenfield. but yeah, clocking is ticking on that empire, hoping to get a good swathe of it done in the next fortnight if not all. then onto finishing the woc, ong, and lizo. did i mention the delves? yeah, i gotsta paint them too, once im reunited again with them - thanks sammy!

stayed tuned for more soon, and hopefully more frequently once i finally get a new phone.
and good luck to all the nz'erz at the etc, take some shirts off over there, make sure you shake hands with dave, and pace yourself mal :p


  1. Equal parts entertaining and disturbing. Jolly good post, old chap.

  2. Ben I had that Dino rider dude back in the day. Nice work on the DP. He looks the business.