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+ We're deep into 016.M03, and starting to emerge from midwinter into the new marching season, so I thought I'd pop up a post from sus-an sleep to look at what my hobby plans are for the year. +

+ Hobby time has been limited as we prepare to make the jump to warp (or more prosaically, we're moving to a new house), so apologies for the quietness of late. Nevertheless, I've been cracking on with bits and pieces for my various projects. +

Legionaries of Ancient Terra
+ The Silver Stars (or plain ol' XI Legion at the moment) are progressing; a combination of the great new plastic kits from the Betrayal at Calth box set (a triumph of a release that I hope presages more stuff in a similar vein from GW, as I really enjoy the game) with various Forge World kits. The images above and below are a bit of a preview. +

Early Crusade exo-armour
+ An mix of full army and 'what I can make from leftovers', the Silver Stars are proving a fun and refreshing project that's much more similar to how I used to build armies. The Cataphractii suits above are a good example – I've poached the legs for my true-scale Ultramarines and Iron Warriors, and used Grey Knight Terminator legs to make a serviceable unit. In fact, I think I prefer the look with these more dynamic poses – they help sell the movement of the lightning claws. +

+ The Astartes are not the only inhabitants of Terra, as the Yukatani whip-warrior shown here demonstrates. These sorts of figures will be individuals who help to add colour to the Legion, rather than forces in their own right. +

+ Of course, some of them, like this Hollow Man of the Alvuatan Stalk-kin, might well find re-use in the Court of the Sun King.+

+ Events + 

+ The PCRC are planning to head up to Warhammer World in April to relive past glories (well, have a beer and a game or two), so I'll be aiming to get the Ultramarines back up to scratch so I can field them in force. The Iron Warriors won't get forgotten either, so if you'd like to pop along and see them in the plastic/resin/metal, please feel free. +


+ I was sorry to hear that Wayne England, one of the great artists of 40k, and other fantasy gaming, recently died unexpectedly. Wayne's artwork was wonderfully grotesque and fanscinating; and suffused with a gleeful sense of tongue-in-cheek humour. His work on Warhammer 40,000 and Blood Bowl in particular helped to inspire me, so my thoughts go out to his friends and family. +


  1. Good luck with the house move.

    Also I hate you a little. That is what you can do with your spare parts? I have some space marine scraps let over from someone quitting the game!

    They are looking nice so far though, in particular the two commanders.
    If you ever make it over to Dublin I'd love a game(first one in 13+ years).

    1. Cheers! I used to head over to Dublin a lot (lovely city), so if I'm ever there again, I'll take you up on that :)

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