Hobby Flashback – Looted Imperial Knight

This is one of the more fun projects I have done, a looted Imperial Knight! This project started out as an idea for some heavy hitting power for my Ork army.  I didn’t really like playing Orks since they did away with clans, but I was already deeply invested.  My solution was to play my Orks as Astra Militarum, or as I call them Blood Axe Boyz.  This solves two problems – it makes my Orks enjoyable to play again, and also gets rid of the alliance issues since both are now technically Imperium units. Eventually I would like to […]

Adepticon Flashback: Grot Infantry Platoon

This was another fun project that was full of character!  My Grot Infantry Platoon was made up of products from Kromlech, Secret Weapon, and Games Workshop.  For the troopers I used the Soviet Goblin Attak Mob.  These guys are awesome, they have a lot of character in their faces, the uniforms are totally cool, and the castings were great! I decided to forego the use of special weapons in this squad as it was a static gunline and the bodies were just protection for the lascannons.  In retrospect, flamers may have been a good option for receiving charges and cheap. […]

Adepticon flashback: Vendetta Gunship

I chose the Vendetta Gunship for its tankbusting abilities, and because it’s just a cool model.  Unfortunately, the only way to get the parts to convert it is from Forge World which also comes with a minimum order of £250 to get free shipping.  So off to look at third party vendors to see what I can find! I ended up getting the lascannons for under the wings from puppetswar, and a pair of sentinel cannons from eBay for the nose, which came to less than the Forge World kit, even with shipping. As with most of my models in this army, […]

Adepticon flashback: Rough Riders

My last progress post was about my Blood Axe Rough Riders unit.  This was a unit for bonus points in the friendly tourney; it’s a pity that they aren’t as good on the table as they look.  My initial design had a spear tip, but I decided to model it to bring it in line with the description in the codex.  The rough riders are equipped with explosive lances which detonate when the unit initially strikes.  I took some brass tubing and cut it to length, then took an ork stikkbomb and wrapped it in wire against the tubing.  I […]

Adepticon game photo

Time Flies….

Wow, it’s been almost a year since I added anything to this blog.  Well, let’s do the condensed version for the year… I ended up finishing my Blood Axe army a few days before Adepticon and played in the 40K friendly.  Unfortunately, my army was way too friendly and ended up getting stomped on – A LOT.  🙂 I did manage to tie one game and got several compliments on how my army looked.  Next year I will have something a little more competitive but not over the top! Also, the Michigan GT is coming up in 6 weeks, if […]