Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Weekly progress report - 06/12/17

So… this week I’ve had that feeling that I haven’t done that much ‘hobby’, but actually now I come to type this, maybe I have! On that note, I want to give a big shout out to @MrTumnus1987 on Twitter, who started 'hobby streak' a couple of weeks back. If you haven't seen it, go find him and ask about it. What I can tell you is that it has got a lot of people hobby-motivated in the run up to Christmas.

One of the things I’ve been doing is planning out a small 30k/40k Dark Angels force as a bit of a painting challenge. My plan is to do mostly bikes and jet bikes with a very strong ‘Knights of Caliban’ theme: lots of heraldry, swords, shields and crests. One of the first jobs was to find some checks for the heraldry and thankfully @iosefward on Twitter has found some for me! Many thanks Joe!

I also finished reading the Garro short stories this week. Many that is a great collection by James Swallow. I never go the audio dramas so glad they have been collected together here. There are some real revelations in there, and particularly loved the bit where Sigismund, the Black Templar pops up as it really explains a bit of their 40k background.

Now I've started reading the Shattered Legions short stories (though I have already read 75% of this book after picking up Meduson from Warhammer World previously)
Shattered Legions

Lastly, I have been working on this guy too. I still don’t really have a name for him (I do have an idea though). The actual miniature is only one part of this project so there is still quite a long way to go. I was planning on entering him into the Horus Heresy Golden Demon in February but failed to get a ticket for the weekender unfortunately. However, that does leave me a bit of time until the next Golden Demon event, so I don’t plan on rushing this one.

I’m really happy with the way he is looking so far, having used a number of techniques which I haven’t used for a long time (not really needing them on my Wolves). It’s been a very refreshing challenge and such a change from the Dreadnought Army I was racing to complete for Armies on Parade.
Horus Heresy Dark Angels

Horus Heresy Dark Angels

What have you been up to this week?

Dave - a blog dedicated to The Horus Heresy and Warhammer 40k - Get in touch on Twitter: @errantwolfdave


  1. Love the pose on the base of his chap. I quite like audio dramas for when I’m driving long distance. This week I’ve rescued a metal 2nd Edition Ravenwing Landspeeder, now a relic reclaimed by the Relictors, (who descend from DA and UM geneseed).

    1. Cheers dude. This guy is possibly my favourite conversion to date!
      I used to drive a lot so I’d listen to them then. That and podcasts I kinda miss those long drives... almost!
      Woah, I love those old landspeeders! Looking forward to seeing it when you’ve painted it up!

  2. That isba great piece of conversion work. Well played.

  3. Cheers Rory. I am particularly pleased with it even if I do say so myself. Even better than the Ragnar conversion I did based on Gabriel Seth a few years back ;-)