Here’s a a bit of fun I’ve had putting together a few pages of old school Eavy metal, just like the ones from the old days. Oh how I miss them! Such great sources of inspiration then and now, I often have a look back through old White Dwarfs to find a spark for an idea and the Eavy Metal pages have always been great for that. They were bright and bold and showed the wide range of wackiness that is Warhammer. Glorious!!
Those who have skulls for faces and hearts of ash. They roam these parts and haunt it’s woods. They seek you and covet that which lay’s beneath your skin.
A little AoS28 project that’s on the go at the moment. This project uses models designed by like minded hobbyists and myself to create an unusual group of characters that inhabit the places in between the large cities and fortresses of the realms. They gather the bones from the living or the dead to sustain them, as the marrow is much coveted and the source of their survival.
Top Left is model sculpted by the very talented Helge from WilhelMiniatures . I converted the original sculpt by cutting its head and inserting a skull from the GW skull boxset. Can’t wait to paint those fleshy folds!
All the others are of my own design and 3D printed. Some of you may recognise a few from earlier projects.
Hello peeps! Hope you’re all well in hobby land. As for my self I must say I’ve been suffering from a lack of it 🙁 and yes it’s the same old culprit we call life and things you must do instead of wanting to do. As important as all that shit is I feel it’s just as important to give time to your interests. My wife calls it the pie of life, and she is correct, one slice should never get too big. So here I am reslicing my pie to much more balanced and enjoyable portions.
As some of you are aware I have been developing a tile system called Mag Bellum. Its magnetic and solid! It’s also been a hard slog, due to pie issues, and I feel I am now ready to give some much needed attention to it. So let’s jump in shall we 🙂
First up you have this selection of tiles.
This bunch is enough to create a 2 x 2 skirmish sized board.
Nice! But wait. You can do so much more.
What about walls? Yep they will be available to and look like this.
As you can see they come as a basic sci- fi design but you will be able to change that by sliding various inserts into place. This one is the Library insert. Door ways and smaller wall sections have also been designed.
All this is in preparation for Salute 2020. I plan to have it in the shop soon and will be documenting my road to Salute so you will see my progress on the designs and what will be available on the day, I’m going to have some terrain pieces to buy and a couple of complete special edition sets.
I will now leave you with some tasty shots of some of the kits you can expect to purchase in the very near future. Cheers! 🙂
As you all know as hobbyists we usually have more things on the go and ideas floating around in our heads than we can ever have a hope in finishing. This coupled with the ever expanding awesomeness of releases that feed our imagination and addiction makes this even harder to achieve. Now, I find it even harder still because, for the life of me, I just can’t leave a model how it is, it must be changed even if it’s just a head swap. So here I am compiling a visual list of models that will get my attention again in due course.
First up The war band of The Flawed Saint. This is a small project really and is designed for very small skirmish inq28 style games.
I actually finished the Flawed Saint herself the other day.
Next up is a Nurgle warband.
This is it so far. What I’m aiming for is a large group of poxwalker types ( I have loads on sprues!) called the Locked. I’m aiming for at least 20.
Flesh Eater Space Marines Kill Team.
These guys have been around for a while and they’ve even had a few runs on the battlefield. I find red quite a hard colour to get right and I think they need more attention to make the red pop a bit more, although I don’t want them to look shiny. Marines, in my view, should always look like they’re in the wars. I’m planning on creating some transfers, or do free hand, for them as well based on the original design of their chapter symbol, which is much better than the newer one.
Lastly I am slowly collecting some good old pewter models. That’s right I’ve had an urge to get back to my roots and I’m tracking down all the models from The Realms of Chaos I loved as a kid, teen and young adult, and creating an old school Chaos army. I have a long way to go and at the time of writing some things are in the post, but here’s a few shots of what I have at the moment.
I really want some of the original Blood Letters, at least five, so if any of you wonderful people have them and wouldn’t mind parting with them then let me know 🙂
So Warcry. Have you all had a go? I did with Alex of Leadballoony a few weeks back and I have to say it was a breath of hobby fresh air to me. So much so that we made a plan to get a warband each together with the aim of kicking each others butt and, of course me being me, I decided to create a whole board just to play on. That’s what I’ve been busy with this weekend and this is the result so far.
Taking inspiration from the Realm of Chaos books of yore I set out to create a desolate chaos waste land with a particular attention to textures. These textures were achieved a number of ways. The first was the longest process and it was done by leaving my used IPA ( isopropyl alcohol ) out in the sun and elements for 8 months. The IPA is used to clean resin 3D prints and so once the weather had done it’s thing I was left with very textured lumps of solid resin, perfect for terrain. The second is the use of modeling paste from an art store. Great stuff! You can shape it and stick things in it and create some pretty cool effects. Third is good old GW texture paints and last is sand, small slate and gravel. The section in the middle will be a nasty looking river in which I hope to drown some of Alex’s war band of self righteous elves. 😉
Well I hope you like what you see and I’ll leave you with a couple of images of the first character of my war band. The Unmade!!
The next installment of my AoS28 war band is the Great Worm itself. This beast of a model has been sitting around waiting to be finished for quite some time now and I’m actually relieved it’s finally done.
The painting technique I used on this large model was to create a few washes out of really dirty paint water and while it was sunny outside fling the paint at the model with a big brush. With the hot weather it dried really fast and created a wonderful effect for the skin. I would then apply more washes of dark green and black and then drybrush areas with terminatus stone. Details were picked out with nurgles rot and blood for the blood god. All very satisfying flinging paint around, I felt like I was back in art class when I was ten 😉
As you can see the Worm has a few hangers-on. The biggest one being one of the repulsive Excreted. These disgusting chaps get, you guessed it, excreted from the Great Worm itself and follow The Women in White in her quest to bring the worship of the great worm to all and have them consumed and reborn for the glory of Nurgle. The following members of the band are the Excreted champion and banner bearer.
And to round things off, an image of the whole gang as it stands at the moment. More Excreted will follow soon.
Exciting news! Mag Bellum will be at Salute 2019!! Awesome hey? Its been a hard slog and I still have much to do but I will be there and hopefully you will be too. If so come up and say hi, I will have displays on with new stuff that will be hitting the shop along with AoS28 and Inq28 displays using the Mag Bellum tile system.
You will of course be able to buy a box or two of tiles to get started with the tile system and special deals will also be on offer. I will be updating on the lead up to the event which will be held on the 6th of April 2019 at the London Excel.
To get things started though I need your help. I’ve just launched an Everpress campaign where you can purchase a limited edition T-shirt with the proceeds going to help me make Mag Bellum a reality.
To see the shirt please follow this LINK
Thank you for your support
On another note, and because it’s hard not to have a picture of a miniature in a blog post, my company Black Edge 3D will be doing our first Kickstarter! It’s just a small one with the miniature shown below on offer.
It’s all very Blanchian and was taken from a concept drawing by the talented Stygian Thorne ( Ahmad Jafar ). More details will follow soon as well as more images of her in all her grim dark glory.
Cheers guys and gals 🙂
The Great Worm has been sitting on my shelf for quite a long time now waiting for that time when I started designing the war band that would worship it. The idea came to me at work when I had to design and 3D print a tape worm found in dogs for a vet client ( my work takes me to starnge places sometimes ) so there I was doing research into these wriggly nasties, it was not the most pleasant thing to look at let me tell you, especially over lunch! Any way I designed this worm from looking at closeups of its anatomy and while I was doing so my mind drifted to Nurgle… Obviously!….. Once I’d finished with that job I designed a large worm like body bloated with corruption and printed it out in three sections due to its size. It would be the base for the creature with the rest of the model being scratched built and kit bashed from various chaos and undead bits from my bitz box.
So below are some images of where I’m at with this monster. It’s been a challenge for me as I usually only paint characters and war bands but I’ve really enjoyed creating different effects on its skin and will be looking to enhance this look of old earth and decay that the Great Worm represents.
“Darker and darker, he said; farther and farther yet. Death takes the good, the beautiful, and the young – and spares me. The Pestilence that wastes, the Arrow that strikes, the Sea that drowns, the Grave that closes over Love and Hope, are steps of my journey, and take me nearer and nearer to the End.”
Wilkie Collins. The Women in White
The bell has tolled and now the lords and servants of the great worm rise to unleash their slow and painful wrath upon all that was green and good. In this post you shall meet the three that make up the leadership of my AoS28 war band.
A murderous, thrashing frenzy of daemonic disease. Maw Worm is a force of anti nature, a whirling mess of tentacles, teeth and chains and the demise of all living things. It is bound to The Women in White and has acted as her protector for many risings of the Worm and it is worshiped by the foul Excreted as an idol of death.
THE PLAGUE SINGER.
No one knows for sure but it is said that the small child like Plague singer is the offspring of The Women in White. This quiet diseased boy can be found shuffling around the group of worm worshippers with his daemonic book of songs following behind him, his presence calming his ladies throng of Excreted. That is until the time of the singing begins. With words that rot the soul and stir those infected to acts of bloody carnage, spitting putrid blood forth to corrode any life it touches, his words reach ears and they bleed rot flies and worms and are consumed from within. The power of the songs of plagues rushes over the battle field like a wind of rot and disease. Victims fall to the ground holding their ears trying to block out the insanity but they are in vain for once the song has you your soul will be forever damned.
THE WOMEN IN WHITE.
The central force of the worship of the worm. A sorceress of supreme power and as old as the earth she rises from. She is the caller of the Great Worm and as such commands its power, she is the lady of the Excreted, the foot soldiers of the worm cult, who are born from the Great Worm itself as it burrows through and consumes all in its path.
Her beginnings are unknown but Nurgle has bestowed great power and influence on her and when the cult rises it is her soft voice that stirs the The Great Worm and her followers rise from the earth to consume and rot the lands of Ghyran.
Greetings hobby nuts!
So it’s exciting times here and I’m pleased to tell you all that the first wave of Mag Bellum tiles has hit the store! Yippie!! It’s been a hard old slog but I’m pretty happy with the design and the potential it has for war gaming.
Lets have a look at how you buy the sets.
On the Mag Bellum page you will see the payment buttons. The designs of the tiles are displayed here and how many you get of each in the pack ( total of 5 in each ) Selling them this way allows you to select the exact tiles you want to create your board it also has the added benefit of allowing you to spread the cost. Postage is included.
How many tiles will you need to create a board?
A 2ft x 2ft board will need 4 boxes to complete it as it uses 16 tiles to create it. This leaves an extra four tiles, which you can add to the board or leave as more variety for your games if say you are playing a campaign. This size board is perfect for Inq28, AoS28, Killteam or any other skirmish game you play.
Combining sets with your friends will make for battles being fought over many different grounds and themes and up to any size you wish with whatever layout you wish. The variety of boards that can be created are endless.
Extra plate sets.
A plate is the insert which sits in the tile it was made for. These plates are what you create your terrain on like buildings, trees, mounds, piles of rusty junk, objectives and so on. You can purchase extra plates to go with the tiles you already own creating more terrain possibilities for your games without buying the whole tile set.
If you haven’t already, head over to Facebook and like the Mag Bellum page and Instagram of the same name. I will be posting updates on those platforms along with images of boards and what you can achieve with the system.
And I shall leave you with some moody shots of a board I am creating.