Da Ladz of Tiger Skwad

Last year I was painting up a unit of Tank Busters for one of the painting challenges and towards the end of the month one of our cats, Tiger, took ill suddenly and died.  I didn’t manage to finish them and they’ve been on my shelf since then.

They were pretty close to being finished and only needed a few touch ups but it was rougher than I thought it would be to get them down and pick up where I left off without a Tiger running all over the table.

So, here they are finished at last (except for a few touch ups on the bases), Da Ladz of Tiger Skwad.

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The Scourge slither into orbit

So I decided that this weekend I would knock out an entire fleet of Scourge ships for DropFleet Commander.  I wanted to go with a paint scheme that I wasn’t familiar with painting and I wanted them done quick.

I had a look at the general theme for Scourge and they have a shimmery colourful look with lots of purple and green so with that as my inspiration I knocked these out.

Sam the Cat helped throughout and was integral to the ‘get cat hairs on everything as it’s drying’ stage of the operation.

All in all I’m reasonably happy with the result and they are deffo tabletop ready but next time I do shading (this was my first ever real attempt with this technique) I’ll take more time and try to make everything a little smoother.

The next fleet I’ll do will be the UCM I think as they should be quick and easy to get on the table.

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Age of Slaanesh

I had a few games of Age of Slaanesh Sigmar the other week and I have to say I really enjoyed it.  I took on my friends Stormcast Eternals with my Slaaneshi Daemon army and we had 2 very close games and 1 not so close game which I won (only because we played a scenario game and I had waaaay too many points on the board so the only way I could have lost is if I attacked my own troops).

The first game was us sort of getting to know what our armies did and I was surprised (but not as much as my opponent) to discover I could get into CC on Turn 1 with my Slaaneshi Seekers thanks to their Move(14″)+Run(2d6″) AND still charge(2d6″).  Most of which was 10″or more when I threw the dice.  I was also surprised to discover that the Stormcast with the hammers could murderball their way through practically anything (I think they took down 30+ Daemonettes with 0 losses in the 1st game).

I lost the 2 games that were close but they were really close.  The 2nd game came down to my opponent trying and making a 10″ charge on the last turn of the game with the aforementioned Hammer squad and mangling up my Herald who was slurping up Victory Points on an Objective.

Very much looking forward to playing another game!  I will try to bring Chariots next time and send my Keeper of Secrets back to school to teach her how to summon things properly and not get mangled off massive Drakes quite so easily.

Some highlights of what happened (in no particular order) plus an angry cat.

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Da Madboyz iz ere!

Having picked up a load of odd heads from Kromlech I decided that they needed to be a little bit…different to my normal Boyz.  You can’t have MadMobz anymore but that’s not stopping me from having some in my army.  This is the first 13 done and there are 14 more started but nowhere near complete.

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Ghar Command Crawls out of the Cloning Vats

My December challenge was to get my Ghar Command Crawler finished and here he (they) is (are).  The Command Crawler should give me even more killing power as it clomps up the field of battle.


I also finished off the 2 Bomber Squads and the Assault Squad pictured here.  I thought the Command Crawler was missing a base but then I found it in a random box so I’ll need to put it on that asap.



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Sneak and Build

So this month I had to paint up Snikkrot and a Mek.  I wasn’t feeling the mojo while painting these so I left it right until the deadline to get them done.  I’m kinda happy with them but I realise I need to buy some new brushes as someone has been chewing them…A clue as to who that might be is in the pictures below.

Next month will be my Ghar Command Crawler.  Just as soon as I’ve glued the legs back on.

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Go fuss your pets.

You never know when they might suddenly leave you.


Gonna miss you little man.

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