Bill Longley

February 24th, 2014

Bill Longley is part of the OW9/1 Shootists pack. After giving the model a white undercoat, I began to paint it with a series of browns and dark reds, initially I started with his hat.

Bill Longley

Wild Bill Hickok

February 23rd, 2014

Wild Bill Hickok is part of the OW9/1 Shootists pack. After undercoating the model I started to paint it with a series of browns and dark reds, first was his hat.

Wild Bill Hickok

Repainting the King Tiger

February 23rd, 2014

I started to paint the camouflage on my old SDD German Königstiger. I used Chocolate Brown (872) from the Flames of War German Armour Paint Set.

15mm German Tiger II – Königstiger

Though following the painting guidelines from the German Armour paint set, I think the brown is too brown and needs to be more red. I think I am going to recover the dark brown and then use Cavalry Brown (995) which is redder and will I hope look better.

In the first instance though I painted over the brown and will start again.

5mm German Tiger II – Königstiger

One of the advantages of using an older model such as this, it allows you to make mistakes and not worry about ruining a model. In the end I will probably use this more as scenery, maybe a knocked out King Tiger, rather than as an actual gaming model.

Imperial Knight

February 21st, 2014

Well, well, well, what do we have here then?

Imperial Knight

Yes Games Workshop after nearly twenty years have finally produced a 28mm version of the Imperial Knight that first saw the light of day with Epic back in the 1990s.

At 8 inches tall the Imperial Knight is a towering war engine. Crafted in the Dark Age of Technology and resplendent with gothic details it presents a unique silhouette both in a display cabinet and on the battlefield. Fighting alongside armies of the Imperium, most Imperial Knights are part of a Knightly House. They are affiliated with either the Imperium or the Adeptus Mechanicus. Some Imperial Knights choose to forsake all ties to a noble house. Known as Freeblades, they are masters of their own destiny.

Fully jointed at the head, arms and waist this kit allows you to create some wonderful poses. You can assemble the Imperial Knight as a Knight Paladin armed with a Rapid-fire battle cannon or a Knight Errant armed with a Thermal cannon. Both are equipped with a Reaper chainsword and protected by an Ion Shield. Each also has the option to add Heavy Stubbers. You have the choice of three unique face-plates: one for Mechanicus affiliated Knights and two for Imperial Knights.

This looks a very nice model and would certainly probably give my Stompa a bit of a kicking!

Mechanicus affiliated Knight

Now at £85 this is up there with the BaneBlade and Stompa as a somewhat pricey big model. However though I know that Games Workshop are going down the “let’s all have huge number of large models on the table” type game these days, I still there is room for these types of models in more narrative games. I can imagine an Ork Kommando raid on a single Imperial Knight that has been disabled. Will the Imperial Guard looking after the Knight be able to protect the Knight whilst it is repaired and powered up, or will the Ork Kommandos manage to lay their charges and make their escape.

So will I be buying one? Well you never know, but I do need to finish that Ork Bommer first.

Rusty Dimmock – Legends of the Old West

February 18th, 2014

Rusty Dimmock is part of the OW11/6 Town Toughs & Staunch Defenders pack. He certainly looks the part of a shopkeeper with attitude, making sure that all those desperados who don’t feel like paying for their groceries.

Rusty Dimmock

I based the model on a two pence piece. You can originally see that I had based the model on a penny, but I couldn’t work out how to get it off the coin easily without damaging the model. Ah the power of superglue.

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