Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Welcome to my abode

Finally got my hands on the Fortified Manor House and have to say I was even more impressed with this kit than I was with the chapel on its own.

Lots of sprue fluff and a whizz to assemble.  I’ve painted everything up now apart from the fences and dry stone walls.


Terrible photograph of it – but I’m really pleased with the paintjob – especially the brickwork effect which I got from a very good blog that detailed a more realistic method of painting them than that detailed in the GW guide.

Next in my sights is the recently announced Skullvane Manse, Lair of the Astromancer – as well as something a bit older, but more on that later.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Meet Asharah

My new Chaos Sorcerer.  Fantastic sculpt from Raging Heroes.  Better than any of the GW models – can’t wait to get this one assembled and painted.

She’s very much daintier than the GW models, but the detail is incredible.  Very reasonably priced too – with a couple of assembly options – the above picture shows her in vampire mode but she also has a Chaos Sorcerer option.  Will post more pictures once I have her painted.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Do you feel inferior?

Another bits of scenery added to the collection.  Scenery is my great love, and I prefer building and painting it doing anything else.


An elf way stone and a Chaos warp stone – and a girly wood elf betwixt them.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Failcast, FineCrap and other names…

You’ve probably heard them all and I have too but I was trying to avoid them until the reported problems went away.  However, on a recent trip the rest of the clan bought me one as a gift and so I was off on a rollercoaster ride.

Took three attempts to get a model that was usable – not good for the price – but I can’t fault GW for the customer service.  In each instance they unquestioningly replaced the faulty model.  I say replaced – they actually just sent me a new one so I now have a few spares!

The detail is great (difficult to judge in the dreamy picture above – must clean camera) when you finally get one that isn’t full of holes or just badly miscast.  Looking forward to painting it.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Guess what I bought!

I was weak – and the box was so tempting!

Only painted the above so far, and played through the first scenario – but seems like good fun.

I desperately need to figure out why my camera appears to be going all romantic with blurry round the edge pictures!  I suspect when the Gobbo Gobbo took the camera for her homework project she must have put her disgusting fingers on the lens.  Hmm where did I put that cleaning cloth.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

A lakeside view

A quick and easy pond!  Made to shut up the Gobbo with the frogs – who was pestering for one ever since he found out about the skinks special rules.

I experimented with PVA glue for the water effect – turned out great the day after I made it, but then went this strange milky colour a day after that and has stayed that way ever since.  Still looks good enough though – and the Frog Gobbo loves it.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


“Aha”, I hear you cry.  “There was also some Chaos Spawn in that pile!”  And you would be correct.  Assembled one and painted.  Not a lot to say about it really.  The kit has an awesome selection of components so these beasties can be customised in a bazillion different ways – such is the will of the gods of Chaos.

My little darling took on the visage below – and he thinks Papa Nurgle was kind!

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