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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh



++M42.037 Augustine Crusade - Imperial fleet assets under Admiral Krenzler launched strikes against orbital defences in the Minos system among several others. The INS Victory, Rampart and Dominion participated in each of these actions.++





These are some of the oldest models in my collection. One of my goals for 2020 was to finish off and update my Imperial fleet - usually my tweaking paint jobs and tidying up odds and ends. The nice thing about this thread is it helps encourage me to do so! I have also given each of my ships a nameplate from the excellent people at Versatile Terrain. The Imperial Navy is not free from vanity it seems :p

I will continue to post the Navy as I go along, and I will include some backstory from the Augustine Crusade background that the mighty Apologist has been pioneering here. The same goes for my Imperial Guard, which I've already started doing a little of.

Thank you for looking everyone

   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


I'll slowly be posting up my entire Imperial fleet collection, each with a little bit of fluffery for them. The nice thing about returning to Dakka is I've been able to perform a series of wee touch ups to some old paint jobs. The patient little fellas deserve as much.

When the ship exited warp space we gave thanks for three days. Primary power was out - it took the techs that long anyway to get under way. We attempted to pick up one of the Telepathica relay signals but there was nothing. Proxima Salvator. Gothrika. Flexberg. All silent. My ward did not speak for all that time - he spent the hours in the small chapel behind the bridge. I am his bolter bearer, and honoured to be such - it is not my place to question and yet he seemed deeply affected by the silence around us. The Emperor Protects.




I went through a multitude of colour schemes for a Space Marine force. Grey. Black/ purple. Red/ blue. I'm pretty sure most of us have done so during our thrashing around in the hobby!
This figure represents the culmination of what was my Brazen Guard Marine Company project, resplendent in a delightfully straightforward paint scheme that still looked good en masse. Okay okay - I discovered the GW washes and they pretty much saved the day!! You can find them in my older posts - I ended up selling all but this guy and a squad of veterans.

He was also my first attempt at true scaling a Marine model, and attempting to get some dynamic movement in what were then rather static sculpts. Some plasticard boosters in the boots and waist coupled with some hefty armored shoulders. After these pictures were taken I pimped out his base a little more - always room for improvement. Looking at him now there are things I would change but I still like him alot. He also looks like a total bampot!!!

   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

Not everybody gets the gene boosting, the mind wipes, cybernetic enhancement and ceramite armour. Special security detachments, my friend - mucking out every infested sewer, burned out lab and nightmare haunted asteroid you can think of!



I painted these after I plucked up the nerve to try painting white armour. It turned out okay - who doesn't like a wee homage to Imperial Stormtroopers?
The models themselves are from Heresy Miniatures and the heads are from Pig Iron. I picture them as a security team for some mad scientist or holed up Inquisitor somewhere, the poor blighters who get called in as soon as there's a security breech by something horrible breaking out of containment!

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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

Hello everyone

I continue to photograph all the varied bits I have painted over time. What I am driving towards is posting up ALL my painted projects as a wee message in a bottle on the fickle tides of the interwebz.
While I am happier with the photographs these days I'm beginning to think a light tent and actual camera rather than my dodgy iPhone may be an idea. One day perhaps. There's clearly some issues I'm having with focusing my shots so I think a wee tripod and time delay is called for. Also lighting in general. Anyway!




Here is a cyber thief and attendant droid for all sorts of random sci fi shenanigans. The thief is cobbled together from Wargames Factory, GW and Anvil Industry parts. The droid was bodged together using Tau parts and some tow hooks for little manipulator arms underneath. Think I used some BFG antenna too.

I really enjoyed the varied colours I used for them, it encouraged me to branch out and do some more rather random chaps:



A droid from Pig Iron, a VERY random adventurer I put together using Frostgrave and Heresy Miniatures parts, a bounty hunter/ mercenary using GW, Pig Iron and Wargames Factory pieces and a smuggler sort from Heresy Miniatures. He does have a head swap though, much happier with the swap My friend Scarper very unkindly nick named him 'Fry' and now I cannot unsee the similarity!!

Again, while I do like my wargaming stuffs in regimented squads and whatnots, having the oportunity to kitbash and paint up random space opera options like this was very therapeutic. I particularly liked the Frostgrave conversion and his pose - he looks like he is questioning his life choices

OH, and here are 30 infantry I have churned out over the last few weeks for my Flexberg - I will take some nicer shots once have finished the final 12 footsoldiers and their heavy weapons!




Happy Sunday all! Be kind to each other!

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Death-Dealing Devastator






Austria, Segmentum Solar

Great stuff in here Ragsta! Keep it coming!
I think it's an awesome idea to try and get all your painted stuff posted on here, something which I should do as well! I must say I am really inspired by the variety of your collection and the quality of the paintjobs! Looking forward to more!

   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

 FeistyRips wrote:
Great stuff in here Ragsta! Keep it coming!
I think it's an awesome idea to try and get all your painted stuff posted on here, something which I should do as well! I must say I am really inspired by the variety of your collection and the quality of the paintjobs! Looking forward to more!


Thanks so much for your comments, Feisty! You've already got some nice threads, how much more stuff can you possibly have??
Yes, while I'm not getting many comments I am indeed enjoying cataloging my patient plastic friends. I feel like I may end up blogging these in the future when my photography and set up improve. One day!

You made my day, thanks again. I'll delve into the pile and get some more updates sorted ha.

   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

Some very random fantastic beasts and aliens that were lurking in my cabinet. Many moons ago I actually stumbled across a small stash of Warhammer models at a car boot sale - hardly ever happens to me! Both of these hounds come from that stash - one is an 80s Chaos Hound and the wee mutt with the pink hair do is a Kroot Hound.



Their self appointed Beast Master is a Sharclon from Heresy Miniatures. Very nice chunk of metal - I could see this figure being used as a Demiurg or some other Abhuman. He was a refreshing change of scene at the time

I use my iPhone for pictures but I am beginning to think I should get a camera and wee tripod. Does anyone have any wisdom surrounding how they photograph their own stuff?

Thank you for dropping by!

Ragsta

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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

So this post is in response to an exchange I had with the talented FeistyRips. He has recently posted up some very nice Armsmen and it got us chatting about them a little.
I've always liked the concept of Imperial Navy Armsmen. I remember the original artwork of navy personnel moons ago by Jes Goodwin, I think when Spacefleet was a thing.



Fluffwise they seem to be a take on Royal Navy Marines, providing protection for ships and offensive capability for operations. When I think about an Imperial force attacking an enemy world it makes sense to me that any forces capturing orbital facilities would consist at least in part of Imperial Navy 'Marines'. Imperial Guard regiments have Elysian Drop Troops, who have a history of ship to ship combat, but not ALL forces would have the luxury of such troops. That's where the Imperial Navy comes in!




Legs are Unity Council Marine legs from Anvil Industry. Armoured arms, Void torsos and different shotguns are also from Anvil Industries. Some of the heads are Space Police (?) from Mad Minis, and some are Imperial Navy pilot heads from... erm the Valkyrie set maybe? Och I don't know, it was a big pile of bits!
Painting wise I was initially going to go for white armour and grey fatigues considering the ship to ship combat, but then I hesitated. My painting ability isn't strong enough to do white armour justice, PLUS when I think about the Royal Marines they're usually rocking camouflage fatigues. Plus camo seemed cooler to me, so ultimately there ya go! :biggrin::p

As with many of my whimsical projects I eventually folded this idea into my main Imperial Guard force. They now comprise part of 1st platoon, and when I eventually get around to some proper group shots I will wax a little bit lyrical about the composition of those forces a little more.

Thank you for reading!

Ragsta

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Did Fulgrim Just Behead Ferrus?





The Netherlands

Is it just me or are none of the latest pictures showing?

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Nope not just you. Which is a definite shame.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


Aw no! Are they working now?

   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Far better and the random sci-fi adventurers look good.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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USA

That was a nice find with that boot-sale. That beastmaster is definitely immediately recognizable as a Sharclon/Sontaran from Dr. Who.

   
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Austria, Segmentum Solar

Wow very nice and impressive Armsmen! gotta say I love the selection of bitz and the paint scheme you chose for them which ties it all together! I really like the Anvil Void torsos with their high collars, might have to grab some of them myself at some point! Keep the cool stuff coming!

   
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Did Fulgrim Just Behead Ferrus?





The Netherlands

Very cool armsmen!

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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


Thank you so much guys! Really pleased they've gone down well, they were a fun kitbash of parts. I'm glad the painting has been well received! I feel like I would like to have another go at Armsmen actually - the Genestealer Cultist suits, shotguns and with these heads from Anvil Industry feel like they could work quite nicely...

I continue to grind my way towards completing my IG infantry company - 9 more infantry painted! I have 3 more troopers to paint and that's ALL the foot soldiers for this force complete. I am holding back from giving too much info as I would really like to do a big roll out of pictures and background in due course!

I have 12 heavy weapons to paint up - they will be on 60mm bases and I'll be providing crates and sandbags to make them more diorama style. The crew are actually based separately - it's not like I'll be gaming with them anyway so that's fine with me, plus it means more space for gubbins around the guns. I am semi optimistic that I'll be able to sort these out by Xmas time but we will see!



I sat down and planned, replanned and then planned again how the structure of my company and squads would look. Despite many scribblings and toting up what models I already had I still ended up many missile launchers short! What you see here is my solution, plus some extra ground pounders to fill in the gaps amongst my squads and platoon HQs. Parts from Victoria Minis, Pig Iron, GW and CP Models all in the melting pot.

3 launchers came from G Dubs - I kitbashed the users as best I could. Having run out of stock parts I ended up scratch building two more launchers and scrounging another back pack one from Pig Iron:



Styrene rod and strips, handles from an IG heavy weapon hand grip and targeters from Victoria Minis. I was pleased with the results and they painted up just fine. They make me think of lighter LAW style anti tank weapons.



Other things on the table? Well, if I paint up those 5 orbital facilities then my Imperial Navy would actually have somewhere to dock...

   
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Yep, definitely the look of a LAW style launcher. The whole HWTs look great , lots of neat kitbashes here!

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Toronto, Canada

Terrific and unique stuff here. Well done.

I am also a big fan of the anvil industries stuff.
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot






London

Fantastic work on the missile launchers - they fit in perfectly and the squad looks great. A great collection, and thanks for sharing!



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
Perhaps it is a lube issue, seems obvious now.
 
   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh


IGtR= - Thank you so much! Really pleased at how well the launchers have come across, glad you like my random oddments!

416_SpaceWolves - Thank you for the kind words, it means a lot. I do have a minor obsession with Anvil bits, there'll be more scattered around soon

gobert - Thank you, gobert! I am very pleased with how the kitbashing in general has gone down on these pages - I didn't originally intend the Flexberg to be like this and I'm glad it developed a growth (erm) of it's own.

My apologies - I cannot get multi quote to work so I went for the above style instead I tried searching for solutions but no joy - any guidance appreciated!

I continue to grind away at the final (ha!!!) pieces for my Flexberg infantry - I don't tend to post WIPs so I have something completely different to show you for now:

'Cobalt Security' mercenaries in carapace armour and armed with hell guns. Two of them are wearing Breacher style void helmets, giving them protection against vacuum and small arms fire during ship boarding actions. They also appear to have acquired some form of xeno tech drones for additional fire support, which suggests their usual operations are far away from Imperial administration... If you hear some mook broadcasting for Cobalt then just remember this - we're pretty sure they're deserters from their original outfit and the nasty little bastards have now ripped off enough people or shifted enough illicit product to afford these shiny toys. Now if you would be so kind as to tell me where you heard about them...





A friend of mine donated me a box of Scions many moons ago. At the time I didn't have any real forces to tag them onto so I just bashed the models about and painted them in colours I usually don't use. A small merc outfit emerged, and I bolstered their hi tech appearance with the addition of some old drones I had bashed together from SM pouches, Tau lenses /sensors and some vents from Cities of Death terrain sprues!

Afterwards they reminded me of the Protector Sentinels from HALO. The merc helmets come from Heresy Miniatures Sharclons and I really like them - they look like you could actually fit a human head inside with some room to spare for a wee HUD. Just saying.


   
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Cool scions, but those drones are aces! Great bashing again.

Multi quote should work by selecting the multi quote button on each of the posts you want to quote and then scrolling down to select the post reply button after the last post. If you’ve done all of that and it still doesn’t work I think there’s a help sub forum somewhere here

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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

Glad you like them, gobert! I'm not even sure how old the bashed drones are but I do like them!

As the mighty Captain Brown would say, the long painting war continues... I've recently been feeling a bit battered as I've had a trapped nerve in my shoulder, some arthritis in my right hand and a wee bit of RSI from all this home working. I do intend to get a better desk setup but that needs time and of course money. We will all get there in the end

Nonetheless I have made progress on one of my projects - 6 heavy weapons are now based and varnished and ready to have their attendant crewmen man them.




I won't be basing crew on the bases themselves. Part of the reason is I have actually been working on using up all the infantry figures I already painted - in order to do this I wanted to have crew on separate bases. It makes sense in my own head okay!!
The tripod stands for the heavy bolters are from Anvil Industries. All the crates you see on these bases are also from Anvil, as are the carriages for the lascannons. I do like the parts Anvil do!
I will be posting better pictures in time, but I was pleased with progress so far and wanted to share. The weapons and bases were painted and varnished separately then glued together. This will be even more important for me to do when I tackle the auto cannon emplacements and mortar pits.

SO this leaves me 6 Heavy Weapons and 3 infantry left to do. I'll be really chuffed if I can nail this by Christmas. I do like completing projects, it's a wee bit OCD of course and no wargaming project is ever really 'finished'. I can already see some armour I'd like to add for example...

Stay safe everyone!


Ragsta

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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh




Being the 1st platoon of 19 company 17th Flexberg Infantry. Lieutenant Darrul Dreyd commanding.

The Flexberg regiment would deploy into the Gethrika sub sector in the opening stages of the Augustine Crusade M42.037. Numbering over 10, 000 fighting troops they would lead the pacification effort in that region of space and comprise the backbone of those forces intended to 'pinch out' the pockets of resistance the flying wedges of 1st and 2nd Armies had left in their wake. The Gethrika sub sector was not considered to possess any key worlds at that time. What it did possess was a conjunction of stable warp routes that the Crusade forces were able to use as a springboard to further conquests. The consolidation of this hub was considered important, and later vital, to the security of reinforcements and resupply.




Heavy bolter fire support from 4th platoon. I don't like the fact that heavy bolter muzzles are massive yet their ammo belts are tiddly. The shells on Marine HBs are significantly larger!! Therefore, to my mind these HBs fling out shaped charges like the auto grenade launchers we see on the news these days. I therefore replaced their ammo belts with drum mags trimmed from IG grenade launchers. That way they now look like they might hold a clip of shells that might fit those muzzles! I added random crates from Anvil Industries. The crew members are Pig Iron pieces.




Lieutenant Dreyd, one of the original founding officers from the regiment's raising, accompanied by Commissar Grell and command squad. Formally Flexberg PDF. Sporting modified carapace armour plating to the torso and lower body, probably acquired from battlefield salvage. The use of chainswords was actually quite uncommon amongt the junior officers and NCOs in the early stages of the Gethrikan campaign, yet it would appear that Lt Dreyd took to its usage and intimidation factor with practised ease.




   
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Edinburgh, UK

You've done some really nice work in this thread, particularly on the BFG stuff and the anvil industries kitbashing, I've been picking up their bits for a while and always seem to find a use for them somewhere!

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London

The troopers are looking fabulous as ever - the ramshackle mix of parts really makes them look like veterans/survivors of hundreds of battles with kit scavenged/scrounged/issued in different batches etc.

Great stuff, and most inspirational!

Thanks for sharing



Relapse wrote:
Baron, don't forget to talk about the SEALs and Marines you habitually beat up on 2 and 3 at a time, as you PM'd me about.
nareik wrote:
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

Tyranid Horde wrote:You've done some really nice work in this thread, particularly on the BFG stuff and the anvil industries kitbashing, I've been picking up their bits for a while and always seem to find a use for them somewhere!


Thanks so much, mate, really appreciate the kind words. I really love BFG in general, I have more toys to show in time. Anvil Industries is the gift that keeps on giving!! Every time I pick up a few more extras I find myself pondering what kind of kitbashes I could create next. Couple that with the potential for Imperial Guard regiments and it's a very slippery slope!

IGtR= wrote:The troopers are looking fabulous as ever - the ramshackle mix of parts really makes them look like veterans/survivors of hundreds of battles with kit scavenged/scrounged/issued in different batches etc.

Great stuff, and most inspirational!

Thanks for sharing


Dude, I'm really happy that this aesthetic is coming across for you. The regiment slowly evolved over time, picking up some random collections of uniform and weapons from my bits box and aborted projects and it's come together in a personally gratifying fashion

I was chatting to FeistyRips about Battlefleet Gothic and kept saying I was going to post more ships:



These are 4 of my oldest cruisers, and therefore some of my most long suffering models in the collection There's been some minor kitbashing for the prows and bridges/ superstructure on some of these. Those were my smallest steps towards modifying 40K kits at all. The name plates come from Versatile Terrain and I recommend them if you want to add some personalisation to your forces.



   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Excellent stuff just been reminded of Fry. To really twit Scarper you need the rest of the crew though.......

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
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Fighter Pilot





Edinburgh

 Llamahead wrote:
Excellent stuff just been reminded of Fry. To really twit Scarper you need the rest of the crew though.......


Glad you like it, mate! Happy New Year to you by the way! Ha, Scarper is a busy guys these days, but it would probably tickle him if I attempted to do more members of the Futurama crew! I have a few ideas about Dr Zoidberg actually...

Happy New Year and a Merry Christmas to all of you, as the fresh winds of a new year stir the swathes of dust covering the crumbling halls of this noble forum

My apologies - posting a single picture of but 4 space ships is hardly a return to proper coverage of past glories. I now return with the eyes and ears of the fleet - again some of the oldest ships amongst my BFG collection.




Dauntless light cruisers. Happy memories of these babies popping like pimples under the guns of Ork Savage Gunships



Sword Frigates and Cobra Destroyers. If memory serves the single band painted on the Cobra prows was a major step forward in my detail painting



There isn't much point in me doing a hobby recap really - I lack the painting prowess or modelling kung fu of other mighty users around here! However, for myself I am still quite pleased with how things have gone, for a couple of reasons:


  • I finished all my Battlefleet Gothic models this year

  • My Flexberg Infantry Company have also been finished

  • My Chaos forces had their last few models at the very start of 2020 too!

  • I plucked up the nerve to start posting my toys on Instagram and Warseer again


  • Being a hobby butterfly any 2021 goals set need to be very open ended so I don't fail immediately! Here goes:

  • Complete the Flexberg vehicle park for 19th Company - I have a pair of Sentinels to add to them

  • Add the heavy support for the Chaos force, and start posting them onto Warseer! Several vehicles and heavy weapon squads to do for this

  • Refurbish my zombie horde, really just tweaking some paintjobs and replacing somewhat natch modelling with fresher efforts - I would like to round up to a 200 strong horde

  • Um... I may have bought a primarily 2nd edition Eldar army earlier this year... Might need to get started on them too...



  • Thank you to everyone who's looked at my stuff, I really appreciate your comments. It's nice hanging out at Dakka again

    Cheers everyone! Ragsta

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    Happy New Year to you, those BFG ships are looking great and those name plates are awesome.

    Keen to see what you bring in 2021, you should drop a link to your instagram, I'll give you a follow as it's one of the few platforms I post on

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    Oooft. Hello. This is my second attempt at writing this. That figures. 2020 was a slugfest for me and my family, as with so many others. I was the only member of my family who didn't end up being treated for serious illness (not that one, no). Happily they have all recovered well, and now my dad has been released from hospital this January. He has a ways to go yet but we're just happy to have him home. My thanks to the health service, they are the mightiest of awesome.

    I wasn't going to bring this up at all - there are so many worse off than I. But my latest news from so early into 2021 has really knocked the wind out of me. I was told on Monday that my role is being made redundant. 5 and a half years of solid work with my team doing so very well during the pandemic and now I have this hanging over me. Again I'm sure I will come through it but I'm more hurt than anything. At least I can use my company's sociopathic tendencies as fodder for fluff in the grim dark Imperium Also, I am treating this event with positivity as best I can - it's a golden opportunity to start something new darnit! Just give me the money and I'm gone

    So that implies I'll have even more hobby time right?! I completed 107 models in 2020 - my best effort since I started tracking it so if I can achieve anything like this I will be really chuffed!
    Some photographs to set me up for my hobby drive into 2021 (it can go hang already, I tell ya!):



    This is my second purchase from Sphere Products in the UK and I would recommend their products if that's the kind of thing you like to accessorise your hobby!
    A lovely new paint rack holding my array of paints, including two new sets from Vallejo to give me much needed 'new blood' in my paintstream!



    A very humble light tent to photograph my toys in. Cheap as chips - I didn't want to go too crazy in case I end up sucking at this but fingers crossed! I am hoping this will give me a regular setup so I can work out how to take consistently decent pictures.



    My draw of hobbyness. I count rough 80 28mm figures with a selection of other larger pieces. These will keep me busy with enough variety to keep me engaged I hope!
    Worryingly this doesn't include the Eldar forces I have amassed but we'll see what happens.

    Tyranid Horde, my Instagram is iragsta, mate! I have already found ya on there...



    We'll be resuming normal programming going forward, thanks for looking and I'll see you all aroond toon!


    Ragsta




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