Friday 12 February 2016

The Canis Aureus

This is just a quick shout to my buddy Lewis who has recently taken the plunge into the grim darkness of the 41st millennium with a Space Wolves army. Check out his minis and fan-fiction over at the Canis Aureus.

It's rare to see someone develop such a zest for the hobby in such a short space of time. I look forward to the blog, and the army, going from strength to strength.

Monday 8 February 2016

Single Miniature Painting Competition

Ok, so this post is long overdue, but hey, sometimes that happens right? Back in December I entered another local painting competition for single miniatures with my Night Lords Assault Sergeant.
They call me Mr. Claws!

I figured I had little hope of winning this one; after all I was up against some stiff competition! With this in mind, I resolved to paint my entry in the most dazzling way possible, thereby blinding all to the actual quality of my painting. A pair of lightning claws painted with a red to yellow fade and a skull faced helmet cut from a Khorne Berserker seemed to fit the bill nicely. With the addition of a giant jump-pack from Anvil Industry he was complete.

Plonking him on the table next to the other models, I was apprehensive yet slightly hopeful. After a short game of capture the flag (with some slightly bizarre additional rules) the judging commenced. I became more and more concerned as the other participants described their entries. As the votes were cast, I was sure I would lose out to the beautiful Salamanders Captain (pictured below). My apprehension was ill founded however as I managed a narrow victory over the competition (only one vote in it!). As my reward (believe me, pride at being crowned the new painting champion was enough) I earned a hideous model of Batman's Joker from sometime in the mid eighties. Well, you can't have it all I guess.

Photos of the other entries below:

Check out the Salamander in the bottom left.