Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Showcase: GW Birthday Primaris Captain

Last month I attended my local GW store's birthday celebration. They had a deal where if you spent $180 you would get the exclusive Primaris captain figure for free.  Let's say it wasn't hard for me to earn the free fig.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Store Review: Magelings Games

This weekend my wife and I headed to Columbia, MO for a Weird Al concert. The next day we had some time to kill and I suggested going to a local game shop. Being the awesome and supportive wife she is, she agreed.

Friday, June 8, 2018

My First Age of Sigmar Game

Last weekend I officially played in my first Age of Sigmar (AoS) game.  It was my 700pts of Daughters versus 700 point of tzhetch. Officially I won but my opponent could have won easily. I thought I would share my first thoughts and impressions of AoS.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Showcase: Hive Guard

This week is not all about the Daughters though.  I also finished working on a model I started back in 2014. I am talking about my hive guard.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

Showcase: Cauldron of Blood

This weekend I was pretty busy.  The first project I worked on was my Cauldron of Blood.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WIP: Cauldron of Blood

This weekend I spent a little time working on my Cauldron of Blood for the Daughters of Kaine.  This kit can can be a ride for a hag queen, slaughter queen, or a bloodrack medusa. I wanted to try to make use all three.

Monday, May 21, 2018

WIP: Fire Raptor

Last week I was working on finishing the fire raptor.  I know it is late and I missed the deadline for it but like the hobby butterfly I am I comeback to my projects.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Taurox and Sorcerers Finished!

Hi All,

As I've gotten distracted by video games, and our usual game days were unfortunately delayed, it's been a bit of a slow last few weeks with painting, but I managed to get some more things done after the glorious "Predator" mud-bath project. So, I finished painting up the Taurox and two kitbashed 30k Thousand Son Sorcerers that may or may not feature in a future apocalypse game.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Showcase: Forgebane Cryptek

It was hobby night at our house last night.  I finished the slaughter queen as seen in my last post and then finished the new cryptek from the Forgebane box.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Showcase: Slaughter Queen

The pledge for the month of May for my Sigmar league is a hero.  I think it is a simple pledge to give the people still working on their start collecting box a little more time to finish it up.

Monday, May 7, 2018

I got to play 40k!

 After what felt like forever I finally got a game in.  I got to play against Dan from The Lonely Havocs and his DeathGuard army.  He was nice and didn't bring Morty.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Showcase: Armiger Warglaive

Yesterday I added the finishing touches on my Armiger Warglaive.  This baby knight can help his big brother getting rid of the chaff or help out the Mechanicus by bringing some heavy fire support to the table.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Finished heart renders and Bloodwrack Medusa

This weekend I finished up work on my Heartrenders as well as my Bloodwrack Medusa.  This completes my pledge for the month on April just in time. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

WIP: Heartrenders

This weekend, I had a few hours to do some hobby time.  I decided to work on my heartrenders.

Monday, April 23, 2018

April Hobby Update: Thousand Sons Rhino & Goliath Rockcrusher

Hi all!

Been a busy bee this last week, and here's what I've got to show for it. I finished my birthday gifts to myself and from the gf, my Rockcrusher (Counts-As-Predator) and my Rhino. (She's generally pacifist, so when I told her she got me the most pacifist vehicle available in warhammer outside of the Arvus lighter, she was quite pleased with her luck.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Blood Sisters Finished

I had a bit of free time last night so I decided to work on my Blood Sisters.  A few hours later I found myself adding basing to the last one.  Once I sat down and focused on them they went pretty quickly.

Battle Diary and the Promethean Station in Action!

Just wanted to share some fun shots of the Promethean Station in action during a battle between my Wisdom Hunters Renegades and Thousand Sons versus a League Mate's Tau.  I've also upgraded it to add shots from a second battle with another League Mate's Imperial Guard. Enjoy (cause battles = hobby progress) and you'll see action shots of the new rhino and counts-as-predator (Goliath Rockcrusher).

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Building an Industrial Pump Station

Hi all!

Been a while since I posted, and wanted to show of what I've been doing. There was a local terrain competition at the nearby GW store the other day, and a hobby club friend was kind enough to 'donate' two boxes of material to the Tabor Warhammer League earlier last month, with the idea that it be used for the club. Two birds with one stone, so I set to work! Especially useful was the Sector Mechanicus NIB set. I've been meaning to replace some of my oldest work at the club (read as pieces that are about 5 years old now), so I set to work.

a distraction carnifex has appeared!

In the middle of working on the raptor, my daughters of Khaine and the Forgebane set I decided to go to my roots and paint the Stonecrusher Carnifex I got for my birthday.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

More work on the ladies.

With the little time I have found to hobby these last few weeks I have tried to focus on my Daughters of Khaine.  In that time, I have finished two blood sisters and a heartrender.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Time flies....

Lately life has been keeping me busy.  I have sneaked in a few hours here and there of hobby time without any gaming.  Today I wanted to recap what I have been working on these past couple of weeks.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018


we had a nice day in-between all the rainy weather so I got to get a base coat on all the models I built except the fire raptor.  I still need to do some green stuff work before it can be base coated.  I then proceeded to test out my paint scheme for my Daughters of Khaine.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Work, work, work...

I am sorry for the lack of posting the last few weeks. Non-hobby life has taken over and I have been pretty busy.  I have had a chance to work on a few things since my last post so I thought I would show off what I have worked on.

Monday, March 12, 2018

WIP: Fire Raptor

This weekend I started working on the Fire raptor. After cleaning off the resin I started to assembling it.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Squaduary Finished?! - Blockade's Reivers

So... I'm a few days late, but in my defense I'm busy building a world.  Here's my ten Black Templar Reivers. First in unfinished format, then in finished format with some finished scenery. Yay! I actually decaled and varnished these guys, so I'm feeling pretty pleased with them.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Cawl's Hammer so far

With the completion of my hellblasters I only have the centerpiece of the army, the fire raptor, left to complete for the league.  I thought It might be nice to see the army all set out as I look at where I have been, where I am at and finally where I am going.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Showcase: Primaris hellblasters

On the last day of Feb I was applying the sealing layer to the base of my Feb. pledge. I know this post is a day late but I did complete them in Feb.

Monday, February 26, 2018

#Squaduary Completed

This weekend I had some time to complete my genestealers for the #squaduary 2018 event.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Promethium Rig Builder Diary Day 2

Greetings! Or should I say put on this hard hat?

While it says "Day 2" it should probably say entry #2, as this has been a multi-day project, but here's where we came from to where we are now. I'll add some tips/tricks about what I learned from this at the end. When last we left the project, we had four very cool pillars (that I could also use to create a vaguely water-world concept that seems to be percolating in my mind).

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Showcase: Primaris Repulsor

 While not working on my #Squaduary pledge I have been slowly working on my “Tales of X Gamers” Pledge. While my squad of hellblasters is still in progress, I have completed the work on the Primaris Repulsor.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

#Squaduary week 3

This week, I continued to work on my genestealers for #Squaduary 2018.  They are getting closer to being finished with only highlighting, claws, and bases left for me to finish.  Let’s take a look.  

Monday, February 12, 2018

Squadmarks Review

At the Las Vegas Open I meet the creator of the Squadmark system.  I was impressed with the idea on how helpful they could be.  I went on his site and pre-ordered a bunch then asked if I could do a review.  He agreed.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Promethium Rig Builder Diary - Day 1

Hi all!

As usual, hobby ADD has struck, and while I was waiting for things on the martian board to move along (read, I haven't bought any sand, so I can't sand the board, also I need glue - where is my shopping list?), so I decided to get to work on this monster.

A few days a huge package came in the mail!

Yes - I was excited. Soon a delicious smell of burning mdf filled the room.

What is it, you ask? A Promethium Rig from a Kickstarter run by Wargame Model Mods, a British Company.

The focus of the kickstarter was to allow the founder to source sufficiently strong tubes to support a variety of projects. As with most MDF terrain, it is simple to build cube or rectangular shapes, but more organic shapes are difficult to form.

#Squaduary week 2: basic colors

#Squaduary week two progress is coming along nicely.  The main color, Caldor Sky is complete I am pondering how to paint the carapace on these stealers.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

WIP: Primaris Repulsor

If you remember this months "Tale of X Gamers" pledge was a squad of Hellbasters with their Repulsor tank for transport. I have started work on my Hellblasters but I have progressed further on the Repulsor.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

#Squaduary Week 1: Assembly

This is the first week of my first #Squaduary event! I am super excited to be participating.  I am glad to be taking a break from the marines to go back to my roots with some genestealers.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

LVO Haul

Last post I talked about two out of my three goals for the Las Vegas Open (LVO). Today I want to talk about the vendors and what I ended up taking home with me.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LVO: thoughts and pictures

Hello All! I am back from the Las Vegas Open (LVO) and I completed all three of my goals. Today's post I will talk about and show two of my goals. In this post will be a lot of images of just a few armies I saw as well as some of the wargaming celebrities.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zinge Industries Half Track Conversion Kit Review and Building

Greetings! I have an awesome review of a purchased upgrade kit for the Taurox Imperial Guard  Astra Manofsteel Fine, the Astra Militarum. Many of you remember it last looked like this when I built it right after the holidays.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Breaking News: Xenos codexes incoming!

So among other drops Games Workshop has release news about the next few codexes coming out.  All three are for Xenos armies.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Viva Las Vegas

This weekend I will be heading to Vegas for the Las Vegas Open. My wife and I scheduled this trip as the same time as the open it is more of a weekend getaway than a convention trip. With that being said, I still plan to go to the LVO for one day.  I have a few goals while I am there.

WIP: Primaris Repulsor

Work continues on the Primaris Repulsor. I have given it a base coat and have started laying down the basic colors.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

#Squaduary Pledge

So, it has been brought to my attention that February has been deemed Squaduary.  This is Similar to Dreadtober but Squaduary is a pledge to finish a whole squad in one month instead of a dreadnought. I could just use my pledge for the "Tales of X Warlords" league, the hellblasters, but since I already started on them and could be almost finished with them before the month starts, I decided that for my pledge for Squaduary will be a brood of fourteen genestealers.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Looking Ahead

While I fix the repulsor and wait for a nice day to prime it I thought I would get started with my hellblasters.  Seing that I was in a basecoating mood I also laid down the teal on a lt, the ancient and a random intercessor. This got me thinking on how far I have come and how far I still have to go.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WIP: Primaris Repulsor

With the January pledge finished, I thought I would get started building my Repulsor tank. For the sake of the league, it is a dedicated transport for my Feburary pledge, a squad of Hellblasters.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Showcase: Primaris Aggressors

I had a little downtime last week ans so I actually finished up my Aggressors.  This completes my January pledge for the "Tales" campaign. Lets take a look.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Showcase: Primaris Aggresor

Most of this week has been to cold to prime models so I work stalled on my aggressors. I even tried a paint on primer with very poor results. Finally the weather warmed just enough to prime before dropping back into freezing temperatures.  I quickly primed the Aggressors and I was back in business.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Shadespire: Bonekutta

While I waited for the temperature to warm up enough for priming my Aggressors, I decided to paint my Shadespire miniatures.  I started batch painting them but quickly changed to focusing on one.  The result is a finished Bonekutta.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Blockade's Goals For the New Year

Hi All!

Blockade here, to share his lovely hobby goals with you all this year. Last year I was on a no-spending year for miniatures in an effort to paint as much as possible. I was successful for 11 months! December, and a new Games Workshop opening near me did me in. Argh! But that's okay, because this year I have the same goal. Paint way more than I purchase (hopefully purchasing nothing, as the budget does not allow for much.)

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everybody.  The old year has past and we start 2018 a new.  As I have done the past few years, I want to plan out some projects to help guide me through my hobby life in 2018. Let's not dilly dally and hop right into them!