A Miniature Odyssey

Miniature Gaming Reviews, Tutorials & Musings

Servo Skull Musings: Momento Mori 2020 — February 3, 2020

Servo Skull Musings: Momento Mori 2020

Here we find ourselves a month into 2020. I have reflected on the fact that it takes me far too long to finish even the most minor of projects, yet the magnanimous ambitions remain.

As such I have created three goals for the year. I hope they will be attainable prior to 2021.

1) Death Korps of Krieg Phase I– This will include approximately 150 Death Korps of Krieg infantry models along with organic transportation including Centaurs, Chimera Storms, Crassus Armoured Carriers and a Hades Breaching Drill. Phase II which will hopefully fall into 2021 will consist of the Armour (Leman Russ Battle Tanks & variants), Heavy Armour (Baneblades) and Self-Propelled Artillery (Armageddon Patterns Basilisks and Hydra Flak Tanks).

2) (Functioning) Necromunda Game– Adding to House Orlock and the Palanite Enforcers will be the painting of my son’s gang, House Delaque. Equally important will be the completion of an actual Necromunda ‘table’. This will be based around a pair of the Zone Mortalis sets, other terrain elements (primarily from Kill Team) to create a 3D 4’x4′ modular gaming environment. Bonus round will include a few bounty hunters/hangers-on/hired guns/dramatis personae models.

3) Purge 2020– The collection must be culled. While I am committed to finishing a Death Korps of Krieg, Elysian Drop Troopers, Armoured Battlegroup, Solar Auxilia Army and 30K Word Bearers Army before I die of old age, I must clear out some other projects. This will include selling my unpainted/un-assembled Imperial Knights Army, Eldar Army and Dark Eldar Army in addition to my partially complete Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Army. By the time this is posted the first batch (Knights, Eldar, Dark Eldar) should be hitting ebay. If any of A Miniature Odyssey’s miniature following (see what I did there?) is interested, please feel free to contact me.

 

 

Necromunda: I am the law! Part II — January 27, 2020

Necromunda: I am the law! Part II

Now we have Part II of the Palanite Enforcers. These are the Palanite Subjugators and they are beasts!

I will admit when I first read the rules for the Palanite Enforcers I assumed like many previous Necromunda gang-updates, that these would be Forge World exclusive upgrades.

As a self professed Forge World junkie that did not entirely bother me as I was happy with the House Orlock upgrades. I was however pleasantly surprised that they were in fact Games Workshop models.

When they finally released pictures of them I was not entirely impressed preferring the ‘vanilla’ options. That opinion changed in the flesh. They are well designed. The design lineage from Enforcer to Subjugator is absolutely present. The last images show a comparison of an Enforcer Captain and a Subjugator Captain.

I am pretty happy with how they turned out with the exception of the glowing effects. I may revisit that in the future.

 

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Really Blackstone Fortress Part I — June 17, 2019

Really Blackstone Fortress Part I

I have returned. After dedicating the recent past towards re-watching GoT prior to watching Season 8, I am now back to the regularly scheduled programing. As the show far surpassed the books in timelines presented, I can still root for Stannis ‘the Mannis’ Baratheon.

I thought initially of breaking down the final product of Blackstone Fortress into several, individual posts but I promise to have only three parts to this presentation. Even now there are components of this game I have not even assembled and may not ever in the foreseeable future. Do not fret soon to be dusty Navigator. There will be room for you in the 30K.

For today we have the ‘Traitor Guardsman’; two squads of seven with each led by a Traitor Sergeant. Regulars will see they have been conscripted to my Warp Cult. We also have the Beastmen, Rogue Psykers and Negavolt Cultists.

Honesty, these models are nice, but this familiar exercise felt more like work then hobby. This is probably because I have now painted over a hundred Renegades/Warp Cultists and am experiencing colour fatigue. I am far more excited with the progress on the Chaos Space Marines, Xenos and Spindle Drones as they offer something completely different and vibrant.

Enjoy and yes those are House Baratheon banners in the background!

As always… questions, concerns, conundrums and existential dilemmas are always welcome.

 

Regards,

Mr. Kalidor