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Space Marine Terminators at 50% off?

Space Marine Terminators at 50% off?

So you want to save 50% on your models?

March 29th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Discussion: flyers – a big deal or just a flop?

Discussion: flyers – a big deal or just a flop?

When flyers first appeared in 6th ed some people raged and other people cried. Others thought how they could get onto the new flavour of the month wagon. Either way flyers brought something new and interesting to the table, In the past there has been posts on I.D such as

January 17th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Failcast Fails Again!

Failcast Fails Again!

Just when I thought Finecast was no longer Failcast, I was proven wrong once again. I’d bought some Warlocks and Fire Dragons for my Eldar a while back and the casting was deliciously perfect – like what you get in the Warmachine/Hordes starter sets. That kind of lovely crisp detail, but with a soft feel to the surfaces. So I was ready and feeling confident to order more Finecast miniatures. But what I got was 4 boxes of horror. Yriel’s spear looked like a soggy noodle. The howling banshees all seemed to be made of two parts which had slid 3mm apart and it felt like I was tripping out when I looked at the Striking Scorpions they were so bendy! So I called up my local Games Workshop and explained the problem. “Have you tried liquid green stuff?” was the reply. *facepalm* “I’m very familiar with it – but it can’t fix poor casting where the two halves of a model are 3mm apart.” To cut a long story short, I told the member of staff of all the different things I’d tried before coming to the conclusion that this was beyond my skill level to fix

January 15th, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Adeptus Mechanicus – Skullz Tech Priest set, once again

Adeptus Mechanicus – Skullz Tech Priest set, once again

Howdy folks, finally getting around to assembling some of the minis I got for Christmas – this time it’s some further additions to the burgeoning Adeptus Mechanicus army that is slowly growing in the Closet of Doom. We’re in the midst of the colder part of winter here so there hasn’t been any time to primer anything, so for now it’s just shots of bare metal. First up is a set of miniatures that I have now purchased on four separate occasions – the Skullz Tech Priest set. I absolutely adore this set of miniatures – An Archmagos, four Tech Priests, a Magos Biologis and a pair of servitors, sculpted by Alan and Michael Perry back in the mid-90′s and available as part of the Skullz limited promotion series.Very happy to have these again, as I sold my last set several years back as part of an Ad-Mech army and I’ve been kicking myself ever since. I also managed to get my hands on the White-Dwarf-in-40k miniature that was available a few years back as a reward for ordering a subscription to WD. It’s one of those that I’ve always wanted but never was able to find for a reasonable price. This one showed up for a song and I nabbed it straight away! I’m hoping we’ll get a break in the cold weather so I can get some primer on these and get stuck in!

January 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

I’m back – return from the old year

I’m back – return from the old year

2013 is here and I am back in the saddle. I hope you all had a grand chrimbo and happy new year to you all. While you all have being feasting (I too have being feasting!) I’ve been at it like a machine! I have almost touched up my D.E army. I have done all Venoms (nine in total) and a single Ravager. I should be able to do the last two Ravagers tonight easy peasy. With those done I just need to repair Baron Sathonyx conversion (blade broke off pointy stabby stick) and then touch up the infantry, which should be simple as only runefang on the weapon, dwarf bronze or whatever it is called on the armour plates and goblin green for the eyes. I am hoping I can show you some pics next week of the updated painted army :) My Canoptek Wraith numbers have multiplied and now I have the full twelve. I got the last three built over Christmas and have them all undercoated – looks better than bare plastic. Once the D.E are done I’ll purchase some rhinox brown or whatever it is called for the base and get me some devlan mud wash – dammit why did G.W have to change the paint names!? This then will fully finish my Necron force; I am looking forward to my ‘glowing’ Wraiths

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Curious Constructs – The Hoplite Tankette

Curious Constructs – The Hoplite Tankette

How do you fancy the idea of adding one (or maybe more!) of these to your collection? This very characterful conversion was built by the very talented AJ, aka Parak, a few years back. I’m thrilled to be able to say I’m now working with him to bring you a complete Hoplite kit as the first of several vehicles and variants from Curious Constructs. You can see AJ’s early progress on his blog, and

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Nordland Greatswords: 8th edition demands 10 more

Nordland Greatswords: 8th edition demands 10 more

My 7th edition Warhammer fantasy Empire army was “happy as Larry” with a unit of 20 greatswords. Now, in 8th edition, it appears that no-one goes out with less than 30 in any kind of unit. Desperate to fit in; it appears that I needed to paint another 10 greatswords. When I first brought the lads I had the foresight to buy around 40 of the chaps, unfortunately I raised a little money a few years ago and sold the unpainted ones. This meant I had to pop out and buy a pack of plastic greatswords. At least it gave me a break from painting Halberds. :-) If you like what you see, then please tell your friends (or press the +1 button at the end of the post) If you hate them, have ideas on how I could improve or try a different approach, leave a message below. It only takes a minute and I really appreciate it…

February 17th, 2012 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Possible Warhammer 40k 6th Edition Rulebook Leak

Possible Warhammer 40k 6th Edition Rulebook Leak

Looks like the cat might be out of the bag. Earlier this evening a pdf started circulating that is supposedly the new edition of Warhammer 40k. I’ve had a look through the file and it strongly resembles the leaked 5th edtion codex from a few years back. So far all the major rumors that have come out have been present – You roll to hit vs. how fast a model moved (called it’s Evasion stat) Preferred Enemy works for shooting Lots of new rules – Fearless 1,2,3 Eternal Warrior 1,2,3 Allocation wounds has been slightly

January 11th, 2012 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

Obligatory New Year’s Post

Obligatory New Year’s Post

Happy New Year! And what a year it has been with operations, babies, the Blogdex and many, many new friends. The year didn’t start too well, a less than positive comment really hit hard and we all felt so discouraged here at GDMNW towers. This experience really helped us to appreciate how important it is to be mentally resilient when you publish content on the internet. Some people aren’t going to like what you write. Within that group are those who will take the time to let you know they don’t approve. We’d like to think our collective skins are a bit thicker now and we can resume normal service. Compounding the fallout from that episode Gareth (our noble leader – Ed) had really been struggling with a nasty spinal injury and a vicious case of cabin fever. (He hadn’t got out more than twice in three months!) On the 17 Jan he received the surgery he needed, had a couple of his vertebrae bolted together and we got a positive email from none other than Ron over at From the Warp . Since then it’s been up and up. The middle of the year was filled with a lot of real life.

January 1st, 2012 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »

White Dwarf: A gentle rant

White Dwarf: A  gentle rant

Before I start, let me get some things straight… GW are not an evil empire I would not be in this hobby without GW This hobby probably would not exist (in any meaningful sense) without GW Having said that I do have a minor gripe that is gnawing away at me. This background noise of discontent has now not to the point that I feel the need to vent. Albeit, vent is a very English and gentle way. The source of my discontent, GW’s sales magazine, White Dwarf White Dwarf & me (a personal history) Let me take you way back to a simpler time. Once upon a time GW pushed a little magazine, which covered most of hobby. To encourage customers to subscribe they gave away a quaint little cartoon booklet. If you wanted the magazine, you could buy from the shops or you could get through the post with a reward for your loyalty.

October 4th, 2011 | Posted in Blog Network | Read More »