Blood Angel Pin Up

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Sometimes, the need to do something Warhammer 40k related takes over.

Alas, I am still very much caught in the ‘Pin-up’ trap!

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Guest Post – Wargaming addiction?

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This is a Guest Post from Ray Deg

Hi there, I don’t really blog, but as Jenn was asking for guest writers I thought I would give it a go.

So, like most folks I started wargaming as a kid, I saved my pocket money and I brought new units, got a decent haul for Christmas and Birthdays, but never really had much of a backlog, most stuff was painted before the next purchase.

Next up puberty hits, I stop for a few years as you do, then got back into it, now with a job and more disposable income, so I would buy a few units come payday, but again no real backlog.

Fast forward to today, as a “Proper Grown up” I could pretty much buy whatever I fancied, so I did, from side projects to new armies to impulse buys on bundle boxes etc, so the mountain of plastic grew and grew.

But you know what, I have far less time to paint now, grown up responsibilities being what they are, and yet I bought more because I could. (ooh ltd release etc etc) so now I find myself with a lot of different armies most half built and half painted none of them getting the love they deserve.

Of course, I could get rid of them all, I did in fact sell a lot, but I do like my models, they have just become a chore. I find myself thinking I SHOULD paint X or Y or I need to get a certain unit done and trying to force myself to power through…

I think I need to box them up and just pull out one unit at a time, actually go back to painting for the fun of painting.

What do you think?

Character Bio – Grim

I’d like to add a new series of posts to the site; I’ve a lot of characters that are a bit… under developed and I think writing them bios and such on here would help.

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Name: Jonathan Hawker
Pronunciation: Obvious
Nickname(s): Grim / Grin
Public Nickname(s): Grim
Race: Human
Affiliations: Astra Militarum
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Face Claim: I don’t actually know who that guy above is, but he’s how I imagine Grim to look.
Voice:
Singing Voice: Rawkus and something that would suit a death metal band.
Occupation: Conscript
Age: 27
Apparent Age: Accurate
Sex: Male
Gender Pronouns: He/Him
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Romantics: Heteroromantic
Marital Status: Single
Residence:
Body Type: Mesomorph
Height: 5’8”
Hair: Cut short and rather choppy, un-styled and unkept
Eyes: Blue
Skin: Pale
Scars: None
Tattoos: None
Piercings: None
Jewellery: None.
Clothes (Casual): Grey military fatigues, flak armour and a
Handedness: Right
Personality: Grim is an overly confident and pushy individual; while in Space and aboard the Glorious Heritage Grim can be highly agitated and uneasy, but when planet side he is someone that other conscripts aspire too.
Likes: Freedom, Knives, Random acts of violence
Dislikes: Psykers, Mutants, Orks, Rules and Regulations, Officers.
Abilities (Physical): An uncanny ability to survive.
Abilities (Magical): N/A
Weapons: Any sort of Las-Gun, knives.
Armour: Flak
Stats:
Strength – 7
Dexterity – 7
Armour – 3
Intellect – 3
Wisdom – 4
Charisma – 6

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Grim is a side character in Born to Die, which I never finished, because that is the nature of things I do/take on.

As a little backstory, Grim got his nickname from when he was the lone survivor from an Ork assault and his ranking commissar found out and ordered Hawker be brought to him; ‘The one with the Grin.’ Unfortunately, Grim had something in his ear and misheard the ‘Grin’ as ‘Grim’ and took the nickname on himself.

It’s a shame what happens to Grim in ‘Born to Die’ because I really like him as a character and would have loved to do more with him!

Noctis Warden

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For more information about this particular chapter head on over to Fishy Wargaming the owners of the Noctis Wardens.

I always enjoy drawing Space Marines cause they always provide such an interesting challenge – so if you want to throw one at me then please do as I love hearing your suggestions for these guys.

 

 

Inquisitor Jenn

This character came about cause of Abaddon and Teal, and is pretty much a fun parody self-insert.

I just wanted to design her an outfit and ‘flesh’ her out a bit beyond just being a stick character.

It’s her job to hunt Heretic-Deb through the galaxies and burn nurglings; it was great to flesh her out a bit and draw up a base for her incase I design any alternative outfits for her.

Nathaniel Base

Been working on a series of outfits for Primaris Nathaniel Greyson – it feels like forever since I did anything with him, so it’s great to get back on board.

The last outfit, the vampire one, was from a prompt on Tumblr and was a lot of fun. I drew on inspiration from the Olde World Warhammer Vampire Counts for the aesthetic, but didn’t want to deviate from his default outfits colours too much, so I used liberal helpings of administratum grey!

It was also great to be able to draw his base as well, to show how far the corruption goes into his body and that it’s not just his arm that is mutated.

I hope you like them~

 

Mordecai Reid

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It doesn’t look like I shared the original sketch for this guy here, but at least I can share the finished results!
It’s my Assault Marine Sergeant, Moredcai Reid – he has a fondness for starting fist-fights and specialises in Power Fists (surprise, surprise!) and Combat shields.
He has long hair, which he always remembers to tie into a top-knot before activating his jet-pack.