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Warwick Kinrade






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Having caught up with Small Bloodaxe's superb thread, I'm inspired to try my hand at something tricky... The trickiest something yet... Stay tuned!
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Hmmm- an idea forms...

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...and starts to build momentum...


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Warwick Kinrade






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Spent a little time adding details- ladders, hatches etc
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Finally complete! A 1000pts of Orks for under £15? YES WE CAN

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/armies-finally-on-parade-da-skooderia-ferrorki/

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So after trying 40k in 1/72 the other week, we figured we'd stat up our forces for our WIP sci fi spin off of Apocalypse: Earth and give it a try:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/slaughter-at-forge-valley-a-future-force-warrior-battle-report






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UK

So, inspired by a certain Dakka Dakka user by the handle of Skalk Bloodaxe, and buoyed by the success of the plasma reactors we built earlier in the year, we went a bit mad and built something HUGE and COMPLICATED...

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/terrain-talk-pt-5-insane-megabuild-power-substation-skalk-point/




This was a BIG job, and we made quite a few mistakes along the way, but it was an interesting process and hopefully some of you can learn from our mistakes!

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"So, so far the casual observer of our Apocalypse: Earth battle reports might have thought that it was all just about the Atlantic Alliance vs the evil Holy Soviet Empire.. but that's a long way from the truth. As anyone (both of you) who has read our fluff will know, the fateful Soviet invasion of February 1954 crashed across the German border with devastating force, catching the League Of European Nations not quite with their pant down, but certainly at half mast!

With Germany winning a Pyrrhic victory in the Great War at the Battle Of Paris in November 1914, and the League of European Nations being set up in the wake up the military coup that toppled the Kaiser two months later, it was German patterned equipment, doctrine and armaments that formed the backbone of LoEN armed forces in the early years of the war.."

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Warwick Kinrade






UK

So as it turns out, Betrayal At Calth isn't just a starter set of 30k miniatures, it's actually a game. And as we've been discovering, really quite a good one:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/bargain-at-calth-or-30k-for-under-5-yes-we-can

I recommend this for anyone who wants to get a little extra "bang for buck" with their model collections, there are a good few eBay sellers who buy the game for the minis and sell the rest on for a pittance.

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Warwick Kinrade






UK

So as the League Of European Nations finally hit the table, I decided to scratchbuild a motorised laser cannon carriage from cardboard, batteries and general junk. Turned out looking pretty good (although so far it's not fared too well on the tabletop!)



Build log here:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/05/30/great-scott-88-gigawatts-cheap-easy-scratchbuilt-league-of-european-nations-platoon-support-laser/

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Learned a few things over the past few months about leopard spotting and texture paste - finally got a chance to put them into practice. Hopefully can help out a few terrain builders! Credit to Mel The Terrain Tutor and Lukes' APS as always.




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Warwick Kinrade






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 Skinflint Games wrote:
Accidentally bought a copy of 2nd Ed box set a few months back, in it were these guys:



Now repainted as Deathwatch - first proper Citadel minis I've painted since the '90s, quite pleased with the results!



Full post here for those interested:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/08/07/deathwatch/

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Finally managed to get this done! The biggest battle we've done yet, and it was a BLAST

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/08/22/assault-on-skalk-point/


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The shots of everything on the table look really good. I'd take this over a sea of unpainted models any day of the week.
   
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Thanks man! And most of what you see is either scratchbuilt or converted from Airfix and Revell 1/72 stuff

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Old gaming buddy used to put on 1/72 WW2 games. I always thought it was a great foundation for gaming. You can do so much with that scale.

Love the dreadnought/kan on the hill. That's probably my favorite picture.
   
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Warwick Kinrade






UK

Thanks man - yeah, I love this scale, it's dirt cheap, you can convert and do damn near anything and if it goes wrong, so what? The figures are £7 for a box of 40! Building a WHFB Skaven army using 1/72 Caesar Ratmen - £36 has bought me 160 figures!

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So, we've decided that 1993 was so much fun we want to stay there - and to that end:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/09/26/cheaphammer-40k-the-2nd-ed-revival-project-pt-1/



We're getting our inadvertant alcohol-influenced retro haul painted up and ready for a Christmas mini-campaign, so who's up for some serious RetroHammer?

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Barpharanges






Limbo

Ooo... This looks like it should be fun.

Subbed!

DS:80S+GM--B++I+Pwhfb/re#+D++A++/fWD-R+++T(O)DM+++

Madness and genius are separated by degrees of success.

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Warwick Kinrade






UK

With the Marines underway, we've got some hot Greenskin action to bring you this month!: https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/cheaphammer-40k-the-2nd-ed-revival-project-pt-3-wotta-lotta-grots/


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Marines and Grots can do other things, as it turns out...and one of those things is Deadzone!

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https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/deadzone-on-a-budget-of-0/

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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Miss my mass rank gretchin.



 
   
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Warwick Kinrade






UK

 Camkierhi wrote:
Miss my mass rank gretchin.


There's something about them, isn't there? ;-)

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So, having built a skirmish board and a Deadzone board, we flipped the chipboard shelves that formed the basis of our trusty board and decided to build an urban alter ego:

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/11/08/terrain-talk-pt-9-cheap-thrifty-scratchbuilt-big-urban-board/

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Love seeing those old Gretchin haha. The board looks great.


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Thanks Cleatus, praise from the Scratchbuildin' Mekboy himself is praise indeed! Love your work bud ;-)


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This week we've been revisiting an overlooked little gem from the early '90s - the excellent Firefight, from Alternative Armies!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/forgotten-classics-game-review-firefight-alternative-armies/





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Not where I should be

We used to have actual imaginations once upon a time.



 
   
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Warwick Kinrade






UK

Too true...

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Needed to make a load of these for our 2nd Edition 40k Revival project, so we came up with a way of mass producing quick, sturdy and actually pretty tidy looking walls. 20 from one A4 sheet of foamboard and some cat litter!





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Kicking off 2019 with a dose of 2nd Ed retro gaming –

Brother Lorenzio tapped his comm-link again and muttered a curse. No matter what he did, he couldn't tune out the sibilant high frequency pulsating that he would almost swear sounded like some form of rhythmic high pitched bell… He put it out if his mind as the sonorous voice of Brother Sergeant Garcia came across the squad net.

"Stay close, brothers, the enemy is lightly armed but numerous. Brother Fiorian, your flamer to the fore."

The net chimed as Brother Enricio chimed in. "Forgive me, Brother Sergeant – enemy sighted, three contacts, each ten strong, bearings 294, 012 and 027"

The combat squad clustered behind a ruined wall. Garcia's voice across the net again – "Close and destroy, brothers. Grenades and flamer, bolter and sword. On me!"

With that, the five Space Marines roared their assent and charged toward their foe..



https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/christmas-in-armageddon-and-a-happy-new-waaaaaaarghhthe-2nd-ed-revival-project-game-1-first-blood

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After an eBay raid (in like a ninja), we've got enough Orks for Game 2 in our mini campaign, and we've even got a few painted!

https://skinflintgames.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/the-2nd-ed-revival-project-pt-4-da-boyz-are-back/


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I started out with those orks back in the day - converted the plastics sooo many different ways. Enjoy! The real trick was finding interesting things to do with the Grots - I liked those little guys.
   
 
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