12 days of Winter is back for 2019!

A yearly tradition I do each year celebrating the hobby each day up till Christmas day, with posts ranging from hobby projects, art, stories and random stuff.

This year I’m going bolder with my plans for the 12 day challenge! I’ve got some big posts that I’m currently working on, which means November will be very quite from me.

So what to expect for the 12 days of Winter? Well, I can’t reveal all of what I’ve planned, but here’s what’s in store.

  • A three part post on the lore of the Astral Bears, including artwork!
  • My top ten books of 2019
  • Fan fiction of the Fly on the Wall podcast, Post Apocalypse story part 1 (unofficial and fan fiction)

There’s a lot more to come, but for now mark your calendars for December 13th!

Because I like treating you guys with sneak peaks, I’ve got this WIP artwork of a certain Chapter Master who will be featured in my Astral Bears lore series.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Update on my Ogor Mawtribe, the Bloodgullet Mawtribe

Last week I got my copy of the Ogor Mawtribes battletome, a fantastic book (for lore stuff in my opinion) that is probably one of GW’s best to date, and that’s a compliment I rarely give GW these days. It’s a shame that they decided to put the new plastic Ogor Tyrant as a box set exclusive (which sold out just like the Carrion Empire set with two exclusive models as well) rather than as a single pack release.

But let’s not get too deep into the ‘GW does another one’ rant post. It’s all about the Gorkamorkas biggest and meanest brutes that aren’t Greenskin, the Ogors.

Let’s recap my Ogor Mawtribe project and what’s changed since the army book came out.

After much reading I’ve decided to use the Bloodgullet tribe as a basis for my collection, as my models look exactly like a Bloodgullet. Since the faction is led by a Butcher (Tyrants rarely get overthrown by butchers, but for Bloodgullet Wargluts they are known to be replaced by the mystic chefs) I’ve nominated my Butcher as the leader of my army.

Originally I did have a Tyrant model to lead my army, but having read that Ironguts need at least 4x models, I instead made that model a champion of my Ironguts.

Other units have stayed the same including two units of three Gluttons, a unit of 15x Gnobblars and a unit of two Gorgers.

Now for the latest additions to the project, I have a ranged unit of a Gnobblar Scarplauncher, made using a Wizkid catapult kit and some spare models to follow the theme of ‘ghouls’ and ‘death’.

By the awesome might of the eternal hungry maw of Gorkamork do I love my medieval horror…………(°) W (°)

Next, my own kitbashed scenery version of the Great Mawpot. I didn’t want to spend £25 on the plastic kit so I went and created my own.

Thats pretty much everything I’ve done so far for my Ogor Mawtribe Collection. I have plans to push this project to 1,500pt list including a Giant as an ally unit, a unit of Leadbelchers which will let me unlock the Butchers warband battalion warscroll and possibly add some more Gnobblars this finish off my army.

That’s all for today!

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Books, books and more Warhammer books

Today’s post is another treasure hunting find that may or may not be worth much, but the history and content of these books are worth a lot to people like me! After months of nothing, my usual car boot hunting of items gone dry and my luck running I thought that would be it for me. But……a couple of weeks ago I’ve found some interesting findings!

Inferno vol 6 and vol 27, these books have some rare material that I haven’t seen be reprinted for years (well apart from GW’s limited reprint of Inferno issue in celebration of the return of the new Inferno).

Up next two very very old books that were published during the Boxtree years (old publication before GW set up the Black Library as their fictional book publication), Deathwing and Konrad. I also found other Boxtree books like Harlequin and Chaos Child. I picked the other two as I didn’t want to read the Ian Watson books as I’ll need the first book in order to read Harlequin and Chaos Child.

I’m currently reading Konrad which is so far a good book, still need some time to read it all and see who or what Konrad himself is. Is he the same Konrad as Konrad Von Carstein?

That’s all for tod……… wait, just today I’ve found this…..

I got Gileads Blood a few weeks ago and got Gileads Curse today. It was on sale at my local library as stock is changed over, only months ago it was still on the shelf. I’ll be reading this once I’ve done Konrad.

That’s all for today!

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Bad Moons Tribe project: I missed Orktober….

Damn, I missed the opportunity to do Orktober stuff this month! But never fear, I always have a plan…….even though it’s the last day of the month. Today I present my weirdest kitbash and my new centrepiece for my Bad Moons project, a Warboss in Mega armour.

Using a neglected Warjack from Warmachine, I made a kustom Ork model using all manner of bitz to create my own Warboss. I like his assistant who’s perched on the Warboss’s shoulder, like a mutant human that looks like an small Ork.

Finally after a year of acquiring this lot of classic Gretchins, I’ve painted a batch of twenty little green Hitchers all today! Talk about motivation!

That’s it from me for today. Got loads of stuff to do with drafting more blog content, it never seems to end lately!

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Black Templars 8th edition Collection, part 12

At long last the Crusader Squad is painted! It must have been about three or four years now since I first started this project…………

The only thing I haven’t done yet is the transfer decals for the squad, however, a few other models I’ve painted haven’t got the BT transfer yet. Because the transfer sheet is pretty old now, the transfer symbols disintegrate by the smallest of movement. So either I’ll be careful with my limited transfers I have left or I’ll wait for GW to release a BT upgrade pack with transfers.

what’s next for my Black Templars project? Well………..

That’s a difficult question as currently the BT are gone from the main army book and not included in the Imperial Fists supplement. I want to know If the BT will be fully Primarised in the future or mixed with old marines. I know that’s a stupid line of thinking for me to say, but I’m not wasting money buying the old space marine line if their going to be taken off by lore and model production and be replaced by Primaris Marines. I’m hoping an answer will come soon from GW.

In the meantime I’m just happy I’ve finally got everything for this project painted after so many years of slow progress. My dad played the BT against my Nurgle Iron Warrior army in a game of 40k a couple of weeks ago, I lost sadly, but it was fun to play a game again.

until next time,

-Bjorn

Back in yellow, da Bad Moons are back in Mek Town!

I’ve been very busy lately with life, projects and blog post draft work, so much to do but so little time to post stuff.

A couple of weeks ago I’ve been getting back into some hobby work after couple of days off from Yorkshire, a great place to unwind and be inspired by its people, culture and abundance of nature. I feel refreshed from not breathing constant pollution from where I am, and strangely I’m more positive thinking when I was at Yorkshire.

Last the week before I posted a short none descriptive post on my WIP Gorkamorka warband built entirely on neglected Skaven models. It’s a weird idea, but it’s gotten a lot of attention for that reason. Because I’m never going to get my Stormvermin and my left over Clanrats painted (not all of them, probably another unit of Clanrats will be painted as my third and last), I thought I’d get my warpstone cap on and do what any kitbashing blogger would do. Go nuts, go wild, go creative and go…….Skaveny?

I’m still working on the project as a small side thing whilst I’m working on the bigger projects, giving me an in between break from churning out new painted units. The Stormvermin with the Ork guns will be changed as they looked odd compared to the rest, even though I was going for the mutant rat theme for this side project. A follower of my blog commented to say the big armed Skaven gunners looked out of place, which I can agree with now that I’m giving it a second thought.

Funny thing was, originally all of the Stormvermin has Ork bitz for arms like axes, sluggas and chainsword, it was only after I changed a few with American Revolution parts by Warlord, that I liked the look of the warband more now that the arms were in the right proportion.

Then this project reminded me of another project I did, my Bad Moons Ork project. A nearly completed project that only needed a few more models to slot into the Patrol Detachment that I’ve been building for over a year now.

Finally, the final part of this project has commenced as I’ve got the Build+ Paint Ork set!

This set contains an Ork Warboss, 5x Nobs, 2x heavy gunners, Ork helicopter and some scenic terrain. Just enough to slot into my Warband!

But I’ll be doing some changes like making my Nobs kitbashed into a Flash Gits unit (for heavy fire power), the Warboss will either be kitbashed as a Mek boy/ big boss or a Warboss for another tribe should I ever decide to include another tribe to my Ork collection.

The Ork gunners are yet to be decided on as I don’t have an idea on what they can be used for. Any suggestions or advice?

As for the Ork helicopter I’ve already painted that model since yesterday!

That’s filled my Fast attack slots now with Stormboys and this helicopter, those Red Sunz will be gagging their speed pedals when they see our Bad Moons flying capabilities!

I’ve also got some old Gretchins to paint up too, I got them since last year whilst shopping at a car boot sale. Hopefully I’ll be able to paint them as soon as I’ve got the Ork kit done.

That’s all for today. Any suggestions on what I should make my Ork Gunners be? Post a comment below if your Gork or Mork ideas come to mind.

Until next time,

-Bjorn