Primaris Crimson Fists: part V, Chaplin

Third in line to my HQ pool is the Primaris Chaplin, which was kitbashed using a Castigator model and spare Primaris bitz. I thought it would be cheaper to make my own Chaplin by using my imagination and parts I have spare. It’s saved me some money considering the official Primaris Chaplin is over £20!

I’ve got another unit to add to my collection to fill in the second slot for troops, that being scouts with sniper rifles. I’m aiming to at least have three troop units to bulk my collection and use the second detachment requirement.

After that, it’s just a matter of deciding which elite unit I want to add to my collection to finish off this project.

Until next time!


My First plastic kits

In between now and next Friday will mark my 10th anniversary starting the hobby (by estimation, as I can’t remember what date I started exactly in February), so I’ve decided to share pictures of my first two model kits I started with. Not Warhammer fantasy battles, nor Warhammer 40k, but instead from the LoTR franchise.

Way back during 2009 after I’ve found my local GW store, I chose the LoTR stater set which was the Mines of Moria Goblins. I didn’t like the Warhammer Fantasy started kit, as the Night Goblins looked boring (back in my early teens I thought so). I couldn’t get the Warhammer 40k set as my parents didn’t like the concept of a violent future where there’s only war.

Looking back, I didn’t really gel well with LoTR tabletop game as I felt I couldn’t really create my own characters, and the story wasn’t something you could change as it was already set in stone. Also, I didn’t enjoy the game that much, even at my local GW store I used to play at felt uninspiring to play LoTR. So it wasn’t long until I left LoTR and move onto Warhammer Fantasy Battles.

As you can see in the first photo, my painting was far from a decent beginners painting. I’m still surprised to this day that I used to paint like that compared to today’s model painting.

I’ve also had another kit which didn’t fair as good as my Goblins. You’ll notice both units don’t have round bases, that’s because I’ve used them for my Skaven and Dark Elves after AoS was released. So I have two very bad looking units that haven’t received a proper paint project since I’ve first brought them.

The last of my LoTR purchase was the big starter set I brought with my brother to share. On the one hand I had more cool looking Goblins, but on the other hand, both me and my brother stopped playing LoTR months later when we got more immersed into Warhammer.

And so that’s a short story of my first interaction with glueing and painting models. Not my finest beginnings like many would recount, but I’ve learnt much from those early days and got to this point in life.

As what I can do with these left over models, I’m not sure to be honest. On the one hand I’d like to re-paint them and base them as substitutes for AoS models (Free-Guild or mercenary warbands). But on the other, I want to leave them as they are as a reminder of those early days of learning and growing in the hobby.

That’s all for today. I’ve got more posts coming out this month to celebrate my 10th anniversary of tabletop hobby. Keep your eyes peeled, or if your a mutant, your third eye peeled.

Until next time!


10th hobby anniversary month

In February I’ll be celebrating my 10th anniversary starting my hobby in Games Workshop’s Warhammer Fantasy battles and Warhammer 40k. All because of a White Dwarf magazine appeared on a magazine shelf for me in 2009, like some secret gateway……..

I’ve got some ideas ready to roll out for the month (I have at least 3-4 on draft at the moment!) sharing some stories, old crap painted models and other stuff. I’m not certain what the my timetable will be for posting, as I don’t want to promise a schedule that might be changed. But I’m sure to do my best to make good content*.

I wanted to include you, my readers to vote on which artwork you want to be featured for the month of celebration. Just comment which numbered artwork your voting for (and only one vote), and by the end of this week I’ll reveal the winning artwork.

Here’s the lineup!




Thank you for reading this post. Keep your eyes peeled next week for the start of a month long celebration. If you have any questions or suggestions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can.

Until next time!


*- content that may or may not be worthy for the High Lords of Terra.