Guest Post – Wargaming addiction?


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?


Exorcist Pin-Up


Another suggestion that came from the land of twitter.

I am still very surprised at the reception my Pin up Space Marines have had over there – I’m glad that it has been overwhelmingly positive though, it gives me encouragement to keep doing them; and I really enjoy doing them. They’re different and they are what I enjoy drawing. Pin ups are awesome; even if everyone and their Mum can do it too~

No video with this one though, sorry. I honestly forgot about recording!


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Blog Feature – Abaddon and Teal


Hello everyone!

I wanted to give some exposure to one of the blogs I read on a regular basis.

It’s titled Abaddon and Teal and is about  the adventures of Warmaster Abaddon (Warhammer 40K) and his pet cat Teal; as well as some other strange misfits  the rest of the Warhammer 40k Primarchs and associates!

If you couldn’t tell by the feature artwork, it is a comic that isn’t to be taken too seriously, but is still an enjoyable and funny parody – probably because of the lack of seriousness factor.








As you can see, the characters are presented in stick form, but if you’re familiar enough with the main characters of the Horus Heresy (and why would you be reading a 40k related blog if you’re not?) then the simple individual traits make the characters obvious enough. And if you get confused, there is always the handy who’s who page to refer back too!

The story itself is presented in a variety of ways. There are some mini series within the comic; such as ‘Through the Keyhole. Or episodes of a longer story arc, like ‘Crusade’ but most of the posts are one-off funnies!


It’s a wonderful little read, if you can get ‘into’ it and I admit, I was somewhat skeptical at first, but it has totally grown on me and I look forward to seeing updates from it in my Reader.

So, why not give Abaddon and Teal a try for yourself, see how you get on with it!


Pin up Space Marine

Legion of Dave

This is something that stems from Twitter!!

I enjoy drawing Pin-Ups and I enjoy drawing 40k stuff.

Why not combine the two?



Backgrounds are really not my forte…

I think that is what I am enjoying about this particular series of artwork. I am really pushing myself to try new things and try to make them look better than I’ve done previously.

Either way, I finally got round to doing number 4 in my Warhammer Primarchs series – I went with Vulkan because I just finished reading Promethean Sun and it inspired me to pick up the whole 40k hobby again so I feel like I owed it to Vulkan to draw him.

I think on the twitter poll, I got Sanguinius up next, so he’ll be interesting and a lot of fun to draw up – all those blood drops, grails, wings and pretty things that I try to avoid when it comes to my own Chapter; so much is their denial!

Until next time~

Let us spray



Some decent weather for spraying! I’ve only been waiting all year for it! Living in the grim North has it’s drawbacks. Mostly it being grim, rainy and/or snowy and windy!

But today, we had some relatively decent weather so I was able to get out there and spray some models. Means that when I have the last 4 bikers glues together I can get on with painting the lot of them!


Also managed to get my other army sprayed as well. Which I have had sitting on the shelf for the longest time ever!


Rumours of my actually being a Heretic are vastly exaggerated. This army is for Age of Sigmar – it doesn’t count!

Getting closer


Please forgive me while I shed a bit of a tear over this one.
This is the last tactical squad I am ever going to glue together (For the time being at least, but I don’t foresee my starting another Battle Company in a hurry)

It’s one of Games Workshops older kits; but I was pleasantly surprised how little anger and frustration there was in it’s construction. I recall these being a complete pain in the rear end when it came to arms and guns! But this was pretty easy going – aside from the Plasma Gun dude. He was excruciating when it came to being a pain in the rear end.

Giving credit where it’s due, my husband converted the Plasma Canon dudes arm, I think another missile launcher heavy would have made me cry.


In the grand scheme of sticking things together for my chapter – I’ve got a handful more bikes to do.

Then, I’ll be praying for some nicer weather to get some things base coated so I can power through the painting process and have something really worth-while to share.