Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Christmas With The Emperor's Children

My girlfriend got me two Warhammer related Christmas presents - both of which were things I liked, but always struggled to justify buying for myself.  She got me a copy of the Apocalypse rulebook for Warhammer 40,000 and she also got me...

... the Forge World model of Fulgrim, the Primarch of the Emperor's Children. This is the Legion which most of my Chaos Space Marines hail from and this figure will either see use as a generic Chaos Lord in my 40K games or as the man himself when I play Horus Heresy.

The figure itself was a bit of a challenge to assemble - Forge World figures are pretty but tend to be pains to assemble.  (I had a lot of trouble with the Hell Blade, though once assembled it was a lot of fun to paint.)  In particular, the many straps and lappets that have to be cleaned up and attached separately is a real bind.  Forge World don't really do instructions - their PDF guide is just a list of items and a picture of the completed model - so there is so instruction as to the order to do parts in, which can be a problem if you find yourself having accidentally boxed yourself in.

I prefer to spray undercoat outdoors, so here Fulgrim and the two parts of his display base await their coating of Army Painter Alien Purple.

After some drying time in the Nerd Room, the Primarch is an even purple and ready for painting to commence!

Monday, 30 December 2013

My 2014 Objectives

The big point of this blog is to track my progress on my Hobby Goals for 2014.  So, the big question is: what are those goals?  The following is a large list and completing them all is not likely but gives an idea of what I'm interested in and what my order of prioritisation is.

In The Beginning

Hello all!  I am a long-time nerd who enjoys wargaming and has a few new projects on the go for the new year.  To help track my progress I'm going to be using this blog to track it all.

I've been an on and off Warhammer fan for most of my life - I started going to Games Workshop in 1991 for Space Crusade and ManOWar, but as a child I was never hugely successful at actually doing much painting or playing. I tended to drift in and out, painting a small amount of figures and playing a couple of games but mostly just reading the background material.

Two years ago I restarted Warhammer 40,000 and made a more concerted effort to paint up a Chaos Space Marine army with a Slaanesh theme.  I already had a wad of unpainted figures from previous runs, and I trawled eBay to pick up various bits and pieces. This is the end result:

That's over 6500 points worth of Chaos Space Marines, including many Noise Marines, many Helbrutes/Dreadnoughts and a few scratch-built vehicles.

Now, my Chaos Space Marines are still a lot of fun to play and paint - and I've got plenty more bits and bobs I could be doing with them. However, with 2014 I've got a hankering to do some different stuff, and this blog is going to be tracking how I get on with that goal!