Saturday, 7 January 2017

Happy New Year

2016 has held my greatest accomplishments and lowest moments, I've gained a son and lost a father. Time will never heal these wounds and everyday feels like a blessing.
2016 has been a real double edged sword, luckily I have my hobby and good friends to hold onto. Some of you out there have no idea of the joy perusing your blogs brings to me; oldenhammer in Toronto, lead plague, somewhere the tea is getting cold, blue in VT, the privates eternal, chaos demons 40k, mr saturdays mumblings, takes from the big board, classic 40k, rabs digest, snikkit's tale and of course warhammer for adults are just to name a few that have really been a highlight on some of my darkest days and so I thank you.
I did manage to actually paint a couple of things; Vescin First Born my dark Heresy character
He's in his 5th career and now an inquisitorial legate investigator quite a step up from a lowly guardsman. I have a great GM who allows our team to investigate every facet of a mission which is what I play for, and on our own terms. So far we've remained covert and is very rewarding to play. Going in guns blazing does not fit the bill in my mind for secret agents of the Inquisition better to get in do work and be gone leaving no trace.Our games have great terrain and lush figs. I really enjoy all the background fluff which rewards meta game knowledge. 1st edition is where it's at for me, the new one has the ridiculous principle where you can buy skills and talent so from one unified list; better to be confined within your career I say. Otherwise it feels like a video game on paper which has no appeal to me.Be warned Dark Heresy is not for the faint of heart and death can come quite easily, the 41st millennium is unforgiving.
Ive also finished vanqual my elven envoy from whfrp
Not my favourite game system but better than nothing. Long live D&D 3.5 I say 
Ive tried to apply new techniques on both models and strive to make common practice. Each figure was completed in a single evening and I will attempt to put a half hour in everyday (Baby permitting) I will soon purchase a light box for better photos. Next up is my Genestealer cult, fat running patriarch here I come! I'm using the build from the yellow compendium not this deathwatch overkill crap although the cultists from dark vengeance are ok I guess. I'm on the hunt for an original magus with staff, the other with pistol and the payer with large head. If you have these and are willing to part I'd be delighted. 
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy 2017 friends!


  1. Happy New Year mate! Sorry to hear of your loss of your father, but at least the cycle of life continues in another generation. Having kids has meant, for me anyway, life is much more up and down but the highs are worth the lows!

    Nice work on those models, and good luck for 2017! Glad you have enjoyed my blog, I've certainly enjoyed yours; keep it up ;)

  2. Happy new year! I'm afraid that's the very nature of life. On the painting side of this, I'm glad to have you back. All the best for 2017!

    1. Thank all Suber, your work is always inspirational

  3. Happy New Year, my friend!
    I'm really sorry to hear about your Dad. Sad times indeed.
    In any case, I'm looking forward to hanging out. And I want to hear more about Vescin.

    1. Happy new year to you as well Sully, all the best!
      Imperial assault sometime soon I hope

  4. Mate,

    I've only just been catching up on some of my overdue reading and seen the comment about your Dad. Our lives really do have a strange mirror image thing going on. I lost my Dad a few years back too so I get how that feels. I also understand the extra level of crap that comes from the sadness that they will never see your kid, their grandchild, pass the milestones you want Grandpa to be there for.

    I'm here for you if you want a chat and compare notes with someone who gets it.