03 May 2021

April Hobby Roundup

Well its been a month since AHPC 11 completed, and I thought I would try and get back into my monthly blog update routine.

First up we had a great Warhammer Fantasy Battle pitting Beastmen against Dark Elves at 6k points -  very satisfying to get all the Beastmen toys onto the table and you can see more of that in my last post here. We followed that up with Reilly getting his new dual Araknarok Goblin army onto the field, also against Dark Elves.

Cinematic end to the battle: The Araknarok envenoms and kills the War Hydra!

I also have started some mid week gaming again with Comrade James- Blood Red Skies with a MiG Alley theme was fun, as was my introduction to Fallout Wasteland Warfare which was wonderfully thematic to that game franchise.

Then we did a little bit of terrain to progress our new 8 x 4 urban city ruin table project.

I also painted up a Mantis Warrior as a renegade, to join my World Eaters.  The Mantis Warriors were part of the original Rogue Trader release lore and were part of the "accidental rebels" in the Badab War. I wanted to paint one up that wasn't in fact sorry at all, and was delighted to have him featured in the Warhammer TV Hobby Round up program recently.

I went to town with the paint chipping effects

and am pretty happy with how the freehand Chapter symbol came out

And last but certainly not least, our family sat down to play pandemic recently and got rare win! Guess that means we are ready for our COVID Vaccinations :-)

Hope you are all well out there!


  1. Good effort! I fall into a bit of a slump post-Challenge. That 8x4 table will be a treat. I highly recommend Pandemic Legacy Season 1 as well. Congrats on the Mantis!

    1. Thanks mate - you have an open invitation to play on the 8 x 4 or anything else I have in the Man Cave. Maybe CanCon 2022! :-)

  2. Everything looking good, Paul! The BRS Mig alley planes look fantastic. I need to pick some up and paint them!

    1. Thanks Steve - I need to get some US Navy Panthers next for MiG Alley!