Thursday 10 March 2016



I have taken a couple of weeks break from blogging and painting, and in the meantime my blog has reached 100,000 views mark (100,735 as of today). All I can say is a big thank you to everyone for taking an interest in my blog posts.

According to my blog post log I have posted 174 updates, which I find amazing as I did'nt think it was that many. When I started my blog in April 2013 I had no idea if people would take any notice of it or would be interested.

The aim of the blog has been to post photographs of the miniatures which I have collected over the years, to provide a focus for painting projects, and to stop me from getting distracted. I think this has worked well as I have managed to get several projects stated and/or completed. I have also chatted to many people via my blog on all sorts of miniature releated topics, and gained/given ideas and inspiration.
Most of all, it's been fun. :)

In additon I have been able to showcase several miniatures and ranges, as well as the details which people were unaware of. I also really enjoyed doing the shortlived series looking at the army lists in the Warhammer Armies book. This something one I hope to re-do, but the problem is that each of the updates were taking three of four afternoon's/evenings to complete. This meant sometimes I rushed them (leading to mistakes/forgetfulness), and importantly, I did'nt have time to paint!

So this blog update is a bit of a retrospective of the things I have posted over the last few years. It's more of a selected highlights, rather than a plodding chronolocial review. In the future I plan to carry on with the Traitor Legion project, although whether I complete this in one go remains to be seen. I have a desire to paint more fantasy Slann, and I also have all sorts of things I would like to paint.

Also I still have lots of things to photograph still, and would like to get back to updates concerning particular ranges. The idea is to do smaller, more regular updates that are quicker to post, as sometimes the larger updates take time, recently stopping me from always updating every week.

(re-) Enjoy. :)
As the blog says...
Close up of just a few of the little fellows.
The flying Gargoyles of Barda
Citadel Orcs
A mix of the various 1980's ranges.
3,000 points worth of 1980's Dwarves.
Prince Ulther's Dwarves.
661 Goblins. :)
Just a few of the Praetorian Imperial Guard army.
A company and half of Praetorian Leman Russ tanks.
Some of the Beastmen from the 3,000 point Chaos army.
Citadel C23 Ogres.
3,000 points of Bretonnians.
I plan to re-visit this army very soon.
C27 Snakemen.
Part of my Dark Elf army.
The first sculptings of RR4 Mengil Manhide's Dark Elf Regiment of Renown.
These too are part of a 3,000 point army.
Skeletons, again just one of several regiments from a 3,000point army. 
RRD5 Skarloc's Wood Elf Archers, painted up in autumnal colours.
The brave defenders of Vastervik, or dastardly dry skin colonists, depending on which side you play!
More current edition World Eater army.
Slann spawn band.
Slann Venom tribes.
  5,000 points of Slann.
This is just a fraction of my Slann army, barely half of it in fact.
Slann army on the table, fighting 'The Battle at the Tower', back in September 2014.
Slann in action!
Rogue Trader Ork, part of Luggub's Drop Legion.
Hasslefree's (tiny) Kindred.
Paranoia Troubleshooters.
TSF 18 Space Slann.

Bob Olley's Iron Claw Black Orcs.
Warploque Miniatures.
Gnolls/Great Goblins!!
I painted these up as individuals on 30mm bases.
I love Goblins :)
Lots of Goblins clambering over a hill! (and a Troll).
Chaos Goblins.
Lesser Goblins.
First Edition RR1 Bugman's Dwarf Rangers.
RR5 Harboth and the Black Mountain Boys, and RR14 Notlob's Orcish Bolt Throwing Engines.
C20 Troll 'Rattlebones Bowlegs'.
The first Rogue Trader releases.
West Wind's 'Secrets of the Third Reich' British.
C27 Pygmies, allies of the Slann, one of the more controversial series of blog posts.
'Slaves to Darkness' era World Eater Renegades.
Part of a much, much larger project.
More Renegades.
Techmarine and Robot.
Seven Land Raiders.
A glimspe of a future post. :)

Next update will be a slight break from the World Eaters. I have been painting them on and off since October 2015, and fancy a change. I have a couple of slightly different posts lined up. :)


  1. WOW. Thats mental but more then deserved.


    1. Thank you, I'm suprised and pleased how much people are enjoying the blog. :)

  2. Congrats mate - no surprise really with that collection. Looking forward to seeing more of the Bretonnians and Landraiders!

    1. Thank you Thantsants, I still have things I have'nt photographed yet.

      For the Bretonnians, I intend to do several things. I want to swap the Knights lances for better ones. For the army as a whole, I wanted to make it more of a mounted army by adding more Knights and some Chasseurs de la Mort, still using the Old Citadel range from Wargames Foundry. This is more something for a few months time though.

      The Land Raiders are going to be allocated to the various Legions, with two going to the World Eaters, two to the Emperor's Children, one to the Sons of Horus, and two to the Ultramarines.

    2. All sounds great - been eyeing up those Foundry cavalry for my Empire army I must admit!

  3. We've started blogging pretty much at the same time along a bunch of other guys and it's been an absolute pleasure to make this journey along modellists and bloggers as yourself.
    Every post from here is a must-click for me and I really appreciate the great enthusiasm, energy, knowledge and positive madness that make this place unique.
    Here's to 100000 more Lee !

    1. I agree JB, it has been a pleasure to see how other people have progressed on their blogs, and it's also been enjoyable for myself updating my blog.

      Glad you are enjoying the blog updates. The blog has really given me a framework for the total madness of some of the projects, and helped with the enthusiasm and energy to tackle some of them.

      After Easter I plan on doing a series of photograph updates on various armies and projects to give people an idea of some of the utter maddness planned, and that will hopefully be achieved.

      Always great to read your blog. :)

  4. Satan says "Paint another 5 Goblins".

    1. There's always another 5 Goblins to paint! :)

  5. Congratulations on this milestone!

  6. Keep up the good work brother!

    1. Thank you, I have been undercoating a new little project this evening, and been sorting out some old Slann miniatures. :)

  7. Congrats! A most than deserved reward!

    1. Thank you Suber, I am still suprised and pleased that people are taking such an interest. :)

  8. Congratulations Lee on an impressive knock. I think your blog was the first Citadel themed one I found back in the day when Google searching for Gargoyles of Barda. It certainly is one of my favourite blogs that I follow. Keep it coming!

    1. Cool, thank you, glad you're enjoying the blog, and that I re-posted a photograph of the Gargoyles of Barda. :)