Sunday, 28 April 2013

Angry's Ogre Kingdoms Progress - Ironguts Complete

Finished up my unit of 6 Ironguts for round two! 
 More pictures can be found HERE.
More information about my Ogre Kingdoms tribe can be found HERE

Angry out. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Phase 2 Complete.

"Although this has taken the pressure off me it has also... taken the pressure off!! so even though I'm eager to continue working on them, there is a little niggling worry at the back of my head that with the absence of pressure I'll fall back into my pattern of procrastination."

One month into phase 2 and it seems I am blessed as some kind of seer or prophet. Not only have I failed to paint any more ogres, I have so far watched 13 series of law and order, 2 series of suits and 3 series of walking dead in an attempt to avoid two models that have me terrified to put paint to.

Butchers....  Ogre bulls and ironguts are so detail-free and simple to complete that I have become very complacent, the detail on the butcher models came as a huge shock and has sent me reeling. Once I'd greenstuffed them and got them undercoated I froze and did everything I could think of to avoid working on them. Here they are in all their glory:

Scarey eh?

Once these were built and undercoated the tv marathon began. Next I spent several days reminiscing about my larping adventures and scowering the internet looking for a costume for this years gathering. A "friend" of mine at the club, one Kenny Wilson then lured me with pretty words and gifts of plastic to start work on an isengard army for LOTR SBG...bastard!! See below:

I have also built and painted the next 8 bases for my ogre force (which I guess is a silver lining)

I was lucky enough to be invited to join some friends at the club for a friendly doubles battle where I played the ogre part, I was even supplied the ogres by the most generous Paul Makin. This let me get a feel for the fatties on the table and also afforded me the chance to check out his painted butcher model. Once I'd seen it with colours on I was far less intimidated and more confident I could at least complete them as well as his.... effort :P

Back to the table I dashed, sat down and was sent scuttling away with my tail between my legs once more. I'm sure Paul must have got a different model!!

More procrastination, 5 series of Castle, the new series of Supernatural, the Big Bang Theory... the list goes on.

So today I decided that I'd reach into my girlfriends handbag and retrieve my balls. (She's in hospital so can't stop me) Balls in hand I set out to paint me some ogre!! and have managed to throw down the basecoat of the flesh on these two bad boys. Until I can finally unveil them I will leave you with a couple of pics of the whole painted force as it stands:


Sorry for the lengthy bollocks, please let me know if I should cut the chatter and just provide pics ;)

Phase 1.5

As I said in my last post, I've made a start on the second phase of the tale of many painters. This may have been a little bit of an understatement. I have managed in the first five days of this phase to paint enough to cover the required 350pts for the whole two months. Although this has taken the pressure off me it has also... taken the pressure off!! so even though I'm eager to continue working on them, there is a little niggling worry at the back of my head that with the absence of pressure I'll fall back into my pattern of procrastination. Fingers crossed nothing new and shiny will catch my attention.

Enough ramble here's pics.

Completed Ironguts.

Sabretusks (These will be fielding individually not as a unit)

 As always folks, I'd love to hear what you have to say :)

Phase 1 complete.

Here is the post from my personal blog regarding phase 1 (Phase 2 incoming also)

So it's the end of February and that means the end of stage 1 of the tale of many painters. I've completely dropped my Night Goblins from the project now as I'm enthralled by the mountains of manboobs that are my ogres.

Because of the late start on the ogre front I expected to fail this part and be chasing to catch up through the year, however, ogres are expensive points wise! I managed quite easily. Here is a pic of my month 1 contribution:

Expect a lot more in the next installment as I've already made quite a start on it.

Comment and critique as always folks.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Angry's Necron Progress - Necron Immortals and Night Scythe Complete

Put the finishing touches to my first 5 Immortals and their Night Scythe. 
Can check out more photos over on my site HERE

Hope you like it, and look forward to everyone else's progress updates. :) 

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Any of you Painters still alive?

Shane and Angry I know your still alive.....

What about the others involved in this Blog?

Friday, 1 March 2013

Angry's Necron Progress - Necron Warriors Complete

I finished up the Necron Warriors just in time for the deadline last night and got to photographing tonight. 
Here they are:

Thursday, 28 February 2013

28th Feb, First Deadline.

Well as the title says its the first two month blog Deadline. How did I do? Well I made it. But only just.
Recently life has taken a whole new meaning in a hectic, crazy, busy sort of way. Its currently 22:20 as I'm typing this, not quite as bad as Shane and his 4am post but I'm cutting it fine.

So as we all know the aim was 250 points every two months for the 40K armies. I started off not really knowing what to do with my Dark Eldar. Originally I was going to strip back the paint on what I had already started and my Obsidian Rose Kabal would have been no more, but looking at the models just made me want to keep them as they were. There were two reasons mainly, a) I liked the colour scheme, b) I realised just how bloody long it took to paint that squad and didn't want all that hard work to go to waste.
That's when I came up with the idea of a Real Space Raid force made up of different Kabals and led by a Heamonculus also now known as MR H.
I had a few of the original Mr H's, but the new releases were definitely a lot more sick looking so off I went and purchased a new one, fear not I will also be using the old ones too.
What respectable Mr H would go to battle without a few toady's so I also bought him some Wracks to accompany him in battle and buff him with their wounds.
Transport wise I'm still undecided as what to go for and that's for another time.

So onto the painting, well I started off with just messing with a colour scheme for my Scourges and started with a tester that came out a lot better than I was expecting. I tried out new techniques but I also wanted to improve upon my basing skills. In the past I've just gone for the standard base, sand and some flock, but this time I wanted to expand on my knowledge and skills in the basing department.
Luke from the Warmachine club gets his bases spot on and I'm trying to emulate him. How the Hell he manages to do them is beyond me at the moment, but I think I'm slowly improving with each model and base that I complete, but its going to be a long road.
Anyway back to painting I've actually managed to do almost 375 points worth of figures and transport. Now some aren't completely finished I know, but that 375pts will help take some pressure off next months total as I will get them finished by then.
So onto the pictures. First up are Mr H and his Wracks. Now I tried several times to get a nice picture but my desktop just distracts the eye so I came up with a background picture. Its still WIP and hopefully its better than just a Monitor shelf with crap laying about on it.

PS can you guys tell what it's meant to be?

Mr H and his Wracks.

 A closer view, sorry guys I still haven't got a decent camera so its all done on the i-Pad.

Right, next is the item/ squad that has caused me the most concern so far. I liked the tester model colouring but replicating it onto the transport actually turned out a lot harder than I thought it would. I had concerns as soon as I started laying down the colour and asked you guys for your input. Thanks for all the advice by the way, in the end I knew it wasn't looking right in my eyes so I decided to continue painting. It took another week or so coming back to it, looking at it and stippling some more, applying real light washes so not to ruin the colour effect and this is what I ended up with.
So here are the Bone coloured, which I've decided to call the Splintered Bone Kabal.

Squad of the Splintered Bone Kabal.

Of course here is the thing that caused the issue in the first place, their Raider Transport.

So whats next? Well a few things I need to finish off are the gun barrels on 5 of the Warriors and some more detailing. The gun barrel on the Raider and I have to find the rudder that controls the transport (I've packed it away somewhere) most of the stuff to finish is basically gun metal items, so hopefully no biggy to do.
Also I need to add Decals to the Raiders sails and the squads banner carrier, minor things but it all helps it stand out.
Well I hope this gives everyone a morale boost and please keep the updates coming.

Thanks for reading


Monday, 25 February 2013

Angry's Necron progress - Overlord complete.

I put the finishing touches to my Necron Overlord 'Phaeron Keksuhad Sekhrey' over the weekend and just got round to photographing him.
He is the Phaeron of my Necron Dynasty 'The Anapnut Dynasty' and part of my Necron allotment for this round.
A few more pictures can be found HERE.
Hasn't come out anywhere near as good as my Ogres but given its only the third model in this colour scheme that I have painted I'm pleased with it.

I finished my Ogre points allotments in January and you can find a post about them HERE.

Thanks for reading, good luck to everyone else, only 3 days to go!
Look forward to seeing every one's finished allotments.


Friday, 22 February 2013

6 days left


Just a gentle reminder guys. We now have six days remaining till our first deadline. I'm hoping everything is going well, if it isn't then never mind just try and get as much painted as you can.
Can you please post your progress on your Blogs or on here if Mart has invited you by the end of the month.
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's progress.

Regards Skaltar

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Welcome to Tale of the Gamers

Hello all,

Welcome to the Tale of the Gamers.

Well, where do I start? I guess at the beginning and I will work from there.
This all came about be my inability to completely finish off painting a Warhammer 40K force. Another major factor that my beautiful wife was pregnant and we needed a nursery, hence my modeling/ painting room had to go.
Now I've been collecting GW and other Companies products for years, so I had quite a large stash of grey plastic. Some of it was assembled and painted, the rest was sat on my painting desk collecting dust. Also a large amount was never built, but sat in a box in a wardrobe.
I had to do something to rectify this and I got chatting to fellow gamers Mart and Angry from Hulls Angels Gaming Club.

I posted in the 40K forums and after a little more discussion with the guys we decided to open it in the WHFB forums too.
Here is the post.
Hi all,

Myself, Angry and Mart have decided to do a Tale of the Gamers style report over the next year :o .
Basically this involves us collecting a new force, set at 250 points, every two months throughout the year.
This then has to be assembled and painted within the two month deadline. Each couple of weeks we will be updating our blogs of our progress of the modelling and painting and hopefully will help keep our hobbying morale in first gear so by the end of the year we will have a full 1500 points collected and painted to enable us to do battle in December 2013.

We have now opened this to WHFB players, 300-350 points painted every two months.
We were wondering if there are any others who would like to join in this little bit of hobby fun.
If there are enough players then there will be a prize for best painted/ converted Army and best Warlord in each system. The prizes wont be anything massive maybe a figure from Forge World or vouchers if we ever agree on where everyone shops.

If any WHFB players are interested please let me know

Regards Skal

So those are the rules and Mart has made up this Blog as a means for everyone to post in and get/ show our progress to each other and any 3rd parties who just want to watch.
My main aim for this Tale of the Gamers is to have a really nicely painted force, which I haven't rushed to complete sat on the table top ready to do battle by the end of December 2013.
Well that's it really, I hope you enjoy watching our progress over the year.

Thanks for reading