2018-07-05

Second veteran-squad

In my preparations for my first serious table-top-gaming in
my new house I have built a secon veteran squad to my 
Imperial guard(Warhammer 40 000). All the bits are bought
on second hand I have made a lot of nice finds.
The troops have a lot of firepower and my idea was to make 
them "a bad ass bunch" and I guess it shows. 
The commander has also tied a trophy on his belt from a 
fallen enemy. :)
Weapons like melta-gun and combat-shotgun are both new to me
and I am looking forward "using" them on any prey.
Next step will be the lick of paint and the banner will also
be upgraded with the colours red, white and black.
Fun times ahead! 













2018-07-04

War-rig for the wastelands

Last friday I went to buy some flower for the Mrs in my village.
In the supermarket nearby they had sales on various articles and
I made a real find. One big truck together with two small cars
for only 1.8 Euros. A bargain!!!
I plan to reconstruct both trucks and convert them into war-rigs
for Ash-wastes-gaming(Necromunda/Fallout warfare).
The roof on the trailer will be removable to place figures inside and
on top.Small hatchets will be made for fire on both sides of the
trailer. The truck itself will be fitted with a big ram/"plough"
that will be sloped and fitted with "nails/sharp sticks".
I will make some sketches further on and publish them here before
starting this project.
The rear will still be fitted with a ramp to be able to host smaller
"combat-cars inside". It will be great fun playing table-top games
using these trucks together with mechas and infantry/gangers.











2018-06-26

Made some bases

To add some more power to my GW-Imperial guard I have glued 
some second hand bits to make supportweapons. Now I am finished 
making these and proceeded to make the bases. I have different 
themes to help identify the weapon-systems on the gaming-table.
I really like the autocannons and I think they look like a real threat just 
standing there. Sad thing is that they are not so strong as the lasercannons.
I also made some fittings to be able to add or remove flags and standards.
The bases are made from 5mm hard-plastic that I cut from a bigger sheet.
The terrain is made of polysterene (white light density and blue high density).
Next step will be to add pva and sand to make a cover and also to be able to 
use superglue for all the extra details. If you use superglue directly onto
polystyrene it will melt and get damaged. To be continued.








2018-06-25

Godmorgon

As I went to the local IKEA with my wife  I also found
something useful to 
me. :)
I bought the article Godmorgon (goodmorning) in the

half-price and find-department and the primary
use for this was to be used in bed when taking

a breakfast in bed. I think that these transparent trays will be
of great use when playing table-top-games.
As you can see there are three different trays in one set and
they can be used both for figures and for figures.
I think that for me they also can be used for hobby-work 
when the children are around and when you need to move
the hobby-stuff quickly out of reach for small hands. :)
The set only cost med 4 Euros on half price and the sad thing
seems to be that these will not be sold anymore att the
warehouse in the future but keep on looking outthere. 







2018-06-21

More fire-power to IG

Last weekend me and my friend met for a combined gaming and
hobby-session at my new home. Olle continued working on his
team of space-wolves. I have bought a lot of bits on second-hand
to use both to build more mechas but also to upgrade my IG-force.
As you can see I have built teams with auto-cannons, laser-cannon
and a heavy bolter. They will all be fitted with more ground and 
cover before the lick of paint.
I think I will build two more models before I feel that I am 
finished adding fire-power (1 Laser-cannon and 1 heavy bolter).
I will also add some camo-nets and empty ammo-shells for the
right feeling.
Next up is that I converted a Valhallan-figure with no weapon
to be able to use a big weapon. :)
The IG-sniper is also a converted model that I think looks real
good but now has a solid base to stand on.
Soon it will be national-holiday and I say to all you readers out
there in swedish: Glad midsommar. (happy midsummer)
















2018-06-20

Necromunda-Ash wastes

Last weekend I invited my friend Olle to our new home to test Necromunda
and also to paint and build some new minis together.
I am new to Necromunda but I got hooked when I read the ad-on Ash wastes.
The ad-on is outside the hive and allows more interessting features as:
Mechas, wheeled vehicles, mutants etc.
I have played SoTR for years and one rule I like with that game is that
you are free to build your own vehicles.
Both me and Olle are not so good at the rules yet but we tested the
game in a very simple way and I think it is a great game.
The figures are a mixture of both GW Chaos cultists (40k) and
conversions made by me. Not all are finished with the lick of paint.:)
We started with 6 gangmembers each. The setup was to place our gangs
face to face and meet in the middle. I had two gangers with shotguns
and my only chance to use these was to storm forward and get close
to my enemy but he shot me long before I could do any damage.
Next gaming session we will fill in the forms and play the game with
9 figures each with support from one or two wheeled vehicles and
also one mecha! Looking forward to this very much.