Sunday, 26 July 2015

Busy Busy Busy!

Hey all, apologise for not posting anything in awhile - as ever i've been somewhat snowed under real life and trying to catch up on my hobby backlog!

Firstly, I got around to finishing the Dark Eldar commission I'd been working on - I was never a major fan of the DE until I actually painted some of them and realised just how awesome the models actually are!  

Anyway, my next project is an Eldar Harlequins force - very different scheme from the DE but for the same customer. Once again, I wasn't massively awed with the models when they were released but my word, they are awesome to behold once you get your hands on them. 

I'm hoping these really won't take as long to paint as the Dark Eldar!

Finally, I managed to get around to my Imperial Knights and get some serious magnet work done. I cuts off the arms of my first paladin and managed to insert magnets back into the joints so now all the weapon options are swappable between either Knight. Just need to get the paint onto them now!

Anyway, as ever, thanks for reading and I'll be updating next with a very special personal project that I've wanted to achieve ever since I returned to 40k :)


Friday, 24 July 2015

Space Wolves Forgeworld Dreadnought Showcase

Hi All,

Doc here with a short post to showcase my newly painted space wolves dread.  This guy was a 30th birthday present from all the guys in the code and I'm now 35 and its just got painted (WOOPS!).  My progress in the last 18 months has been really slow and in particular has been slowed by playing with and learning new techniques.

I've decided I need more painted minis on the table and so a sacrifice on quality may occur but painted dudes that's what I need!

Ok a few photos stop rambling DOC!

So painted to match my existing force but with a few new tweeks added on.  I have used weathering powders on the power unit vents and around the feet.  The base is a 616 designs base (dont know if they are still going) needless to say Lukodakka had the foresight to order me one at the time to go with the dread (thanks bert).  I also played with the technical blood paint on the claw which is nice stuff.  I used an old toothbrush to do a bit of splatter with it.  Something Redmist could do with his upcoming Pre Heresy World Eaters Army.

Talking of redmist the terminator helmet had to be a khorne helmet our life long battle goes on!

On the banner I had originally intended to play with freehand for the first time.  However, when I went through my masses of transfers I came across the self adhesive dread banner.  Wanting to get the mini finished for a game and making it match with the existing force I took the easy route.  Actually on reflection I am quite happy with it.

Another 10 points on the board

Comments are always welcome (constructive and amusing most welcome!)



Friday, 17 July 2015

Worcester War Doubles Results

Afternoon All,

Doc here to talk about the doubles event I organised in conjunction with Worcester Wargames.

Firstly for the players taking part the link for the results is:

Massive congrats to Paul Skins Bedford on winning best painted!  Painting results are here:

I would also like to share other articles on the event from the Six up Save Guys:

I would also like to thank Lance Wittenburg for taking some great photos and being a thoroughly nice chap!  His Flickr link is:

Thanks to all who made the day great...

So a few thoughts or statements on what I thought of the day, some of these may be obvious some not so obvious....

We should start earlier Andy adjusted my original times to a 9.45am start time which is way too late everyone was there at 9.00am!  So I recommend registration from 8.30 to 9.00.  Conversely 6.30pm is too late on a Sunday with work the next day.  So recommend a 5.30 finish time from now on.

The format of mixing players up a little I felt worked and on reflection all the trepidation me and Andy had to deal with regarding this was unnecessary.

I had the usual suspects asking too many questions and accusing others.  This for me is the elephant in the room!  This is something I'm going to think long and hard on in the future and how I handle it. I even had one table asking for a ruling and then applying the exact opposite to what I had said!  The reality is it is toy soldiers nothing more than that so I cannot understand people taking it too seriously.

The other thing is list building from looking at the lists I had a pretty good idea who was going to place well and in this I was correct.  However, we also had a number of new players who are innocent to this style of play and it showed out in the lists.  Six up save as a group have the most experience and it showed in the final results.  So tip your hat to those guys and for the rest you need to up your game!   I still am not inclined to change the way the rules are written with regards to lists I feel Maelstrom in particular levels this off.

That's enough of my ramblings.  Important to say overall I enjoyed the event and hope you did also!


That's all Folks!

Doc Out

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Announcing Worcester War 5 "The Broken Code"

Morning All,

DOC here to announce our fifth event "Broken Code" on Saturday 7th November 2015.  We have space for 24 players to take part in the event.  The ticket price is set at £15 which includes food (normally pizza), tea, coffee and soft drinks all day.  Also normally some of my wife's baking!  All players will also be entered into a raffle to win something special.

All code40k events are none profit and put on entirely voluntarily by the code40k group.  All proceeds are put into running the event and scenery for future events.

To enter we will require payment in advance via pay-pal or cheque and closing date for entry will be 1 week before the event.  This will also be the deadline for army lists.  To enquire about number of places available and or pay for a place by pay-pal my email is  You can also use this address to ask any questions you may have. If you would like to pay by cheque please email me and I will send you my address.