Humble Book Bundle: The Horus Heresy 2019

Sprues and Brews spotted this and I thought some people might be interested in a pile of 40k/Horus Heresy e-books for cheap.
(Well, the humble email was in my email inbox, but Matt Crowther already did a nice write-up, so kudos to him!)

Sprues & Brews

Fan of the Horus Heresy? Well Humble Bundle have an awesome offering up today with a collection of books from the Black Library The Horus Heresy series!

If you haven’t done a Humble Bundle before, the general idea is that there are multiple levels with each offering more goodies as you go up the tiers – but essentially you can choose how much you pay! You then choose where your money goes split between Games Workshop, Humble Bundle or to charity with this month’s selected charity being Extra Life / Children’s Miracles Network Hospitals

Here’s what you can get for each tier:

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This is an awesome chance to get a massive selection of Horus Heresy goodies for £12 all in!

Pick up this collection today over on Humble Bundle!

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Quick update.

Q. Where’s the Community Round-up for January, you slack bastard?

A. Dad’s been in hospital again. Hopefully he comes out tomorrow or Monday. Blog posts will resume shortly afterwards. No need for “best wishes” and such – I know this little community well enough to know that they’re there whether they’re written here or not. 🙂

I’ve done a bit of reading and commenting, but haven’t felt up to post writing or photographing stuff, so hopefully next week I’ll be back up & running and can finish my January posts (just 1 to go, then my round-up, then the community one).

Warburton – let me know a way to contact you so I can send you the box list and we can sort out me sending them to you! (got the boxes of boxes down from the top shelf the other day)

 

Anyone want some old Warhammer Miniature Boxes?

I’m cleaning up, and as it happens, I’ve got tons of old (mostly Warhammer and related) figure boxes that I’ve kept since the late 80’s, 90’s through to today. There are too many of them taking up too much space, and so one way or another – they’ve got to go! The photo above is just some of them. Sizes range from the little ones, through to the larger ones that Rhinos and stuff fit into.

Now, I’m not trying to sell them, but by the same token, I’m not posting them around the world for free, either. I’m also not going to spend hours going through each and every box of boxes to make a list so people can select one or two. Sorry, I don’t have that much spare time these days.

What I will do is happily sort them by general theme if people ask for something (ie “marines” “orks” etc) and then send them to interested parties at the cost of postage & packaging. (Warning, Australia Post isn’t the cheapest – by far.)

It would have to be via PayPal “gift” or whatever it’s called, because I’m not leaving myself open to potentially being screwed, nor the entirely trustworthy postal services. Anyone who wouldn’t trust me with some money to send them some empty boxes probably shouldn’t be considering sending me money in the first place.

Most still have their foam insets or plastic bubble-divider inserts. Those are in highly variable condition since I’ve used them to store my models for years until I recently moved a lot of figures to plastic storage boxes from hardware stores. The boxes are mostly in good nick, but they vary from still having the plastic shrinkwrap on them to a bit beaten up, and some have masking tape labels on one side from when I stored my models in them.

I have no idea if anyone or many people would be interested in these, so I’m going to give preference to people I know via the blog, if they want them/any.

If nobody wants any of these, it’s a bit of a shame, but I get it. I don’t have space for the things either! They’ll be recycled in a few weeks. And just to be 100% clear…

THERE ARE NO MINIATURES INCLUDED IN ANY OF THESE!

Technical Difficulties

Just a quick one today so people know what’s going on and where the monthly challenge update is – got through hell week at work last week, so the last three weeks should be pretty busy but not the insanely intense that the last month has been. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten properly sick in the last week as well. I think it’s very possibly (TBC) Helicobacter pylori, a bacterial stomach infection that isn’t quite a bag of fun. So I haven’t had the energy or interest to blog or look at other blogs.

Not a stress though. I’ll be fine, even if it takes a week or two. I’m not shopping for sympathy or anything like that. So here’s the near-future timeline: I’ve got three November posts of my own to photograph, write up and post. Well, one is basically written up but lacks photos, while the other two lack either. After those three posts, I’ll do my November wrap-up post, then a few days to a week after that, I’ll do November’s Community Wrap Up (so get yer shit posted up and linked to my OP so I can find them!)

In the meantime, December’s challenge is up, and offers quite a lot of freedom. So get painting and posting!

Yeah, YOU!

I’ll get caught up on people’s posts and replies to my own slowly over time. I tend to just go to the reader and then work my way down for an hour(!) or so when I have time. Right now, that’s not happening, though as I feel like arse – so be patient. Shit, I haven’t even watched any wrasslin’ in two weeks!

Almost feels like a Kickstarter update, doesn’t it?

See you soon!

Hasslefree Miniatures “Ray” aka Shaun of the Dead aka “You’ve got red on you.”

There’s been a bit of discussion about this figure in the comments recently, so I thought I’d throw my painted one (for Zombicide) up again today… clicky for full text & images.

Azazel's Bitz Box.

Another couple of figures that I painted recently (at the same time as the first batch of Zombicide survivors) were Hasslefree’s Ray, and Dynamic Ray. Obviously I painted these as they’re Hasslefree’s take on Simon Pegg as Shaun of the Dead. Since all four figures were of the same character, it made sense to paint them all at once. I’m showing off these separately I think the Hasslefree models deserve their own post, and since people looking to check out the Zombicide or Hasslefree models may not be interested in the other. (Especially as the Zombicide one is no longer available/Kickstarter exclusive)

aka Simon Pegg as Shaun of the Dead Hasslefree HFA007 Ray and HFA052 Dynamic Ray.

Although these are shorter than the Zombicide figures, I prefer both of these to the “official” ZC sculpt, as they have more character to them and are nice sculpts, and the cricket bat looks like a cricket bat (particularly…

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The Jewel of July ’18: Community Painting Challenge

My Rogue Idol of Gork. Or possibly Mork.

Wait, what?

Something different for next month. To celebrate the middle of the year, I thought that July’s challenge should be something a bit more open than Squads or Neglected Models (don’t worry, we’ll see a lot more of both of those!) Based somewhat on Decembruary, but more open even than that, since Decembruary was all about centrepieces, so it excluded small hero models and scenery. This coming month, we open it right up.

Oh – and all of the images I’ve stolen used in this post are illustrative of things that do indeed count for challenge purposes. This July is a wide-open month that above all, aims to be fun. Just as importantly, all images are clickable and will send you to that person’s blog post. So do indeed check out some stuff that’s new to you!

I’m under no delusion that everyone I’ve linked here will have the time/inclination/etc to participate this next month, so don’t feel “called out”, but I did feel like this post would be a good opportunity to provide a ton of examples of stuff that can be considered valid models for June July. JULY, and rather than just populate it with models from my own collection – use models from your collections instead with links so people can check out more of one anothers’ blogs. Because community and all that.

Angron, Khornate Daemon Primarch of the World Eaters, by Krautscientist

Doubledowndice’s Faust’s *actual* eyeball.

The Jewel of July is about painting (almost) anything you want that you think will be cool, or impressive, or just nice.

Imperialrebelork’s Red Right Hand Ogre Stonehorn Rider

Warburton’s OG Ork Warboss.

Carlo’s Cave Goblin Witcher. (no relation to Geralt)

Mikeland82′ Inquisitor Morecroft Blight of the Ordo Xenos

Le Bim’s Kavadh I, Shahanshah Sassanide!

It’s for Heroes. Big or small. named or otherwise. A Lieutenant or a Medic or a Warlord Riding a Dragon. An Inquisitor’s aide or a Star Player or a Bounty Hunter.

It’s for Vehicles. A Motorcycle or a Maus. A Starship or a Gaslands Car. A Panzer IV to a Kettenkrad. A Rhino APC or a Konigstiger or a War Rig or a M’ak I. (or M’ak II?)

It’s for the more impressive scenery pieces. A desert oasis or a (ruined?) temple or a bunker complex or a single bunker or a skyscraper or a Ferratonic Incinerator or a Kwik-E-Mart. A forest worth of trees or a jungle worth of plants.

It’s for Monsters. Ogres or Ogors. Dragons, Giants, decent-sized Daemons. Bronze Bulls and Dinosaurs and Great Wight Sharks and Goremaw and Cthulhu.

It’s for Dieties and Demi-gods. Primarchs and Titans. Atlas and Aeres and Abaddon. Horus and Hercules. Venus and Vulkan. Saturn and Sanguinius.

It’s for Mechs and the Mechanicum. Steampunk walkers, Dreadnoughts, Imperial Knights, Warjacks, Tripods, Titans.

It’s for Dioramas and Vignettes. Historical, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. It’s all good. Even better if they also feature something from the above!

So yes. Anything from a USMC Corpsman to a 28mm scale Warlord Titan counts for this coming month’s challenge.

A pair of M’ak I tanks created and painted by Mark Morin.

Ann’s Urnafortunus: Herald of Nurgle.

Some of Thomas’ many Shardwrack Spines along with a Rhino APC – both of which would count. And some Thousand Sons (though they wouldn’t count).

St Cranium’s Church Hall from sho3box.com

The Imperfect Modeller’s 54mm Rourke’s Drift.

Curis’ Great Wight Shark

Alex’ Olivia Neutron-Bomb

Wudogast’s Khornate Ogryn Icon Bearer. Also works for Ogre and even Ogors. 😉

Marouda’s Ki-rin

Just Needs Varnish’s Mammont Neo-Soviet Heavy Tank.

Coronasan’s Wargame Exclusive Inquisitor’s Batmobile Car

Subedai’s “Death Hood” – Oldhammer Level 15 Dark Elf Sorcerer

Molly Squidpiddge by Argentbadger

Burkhard’s Rollo the (friendly) Viking

Tarmor’s Giant Scorpion.

Westrider’s Tyranid Tervigon

Dave Kay’s Necromunda Hive Scum

Ellen’s D&D Balor Demon

A swamp terrain piece by Dagger & Brush

Patrick WR’s Nurgle Foetid Bloat-Drone

Chapel-Box by Heresyofus

sfjy’s Imperial Titan.

Pete S /SP’s SU-100 Soviet tanks in a desert scheme.

Dave 2718’s Konflikt ’47’s US Mudskipper

Gabbi’s Archangel Michael

Backtothehammer’s Haldrin Stormlight, Glade lord on great stag.

Cousin Nalesk’s Ork Kommando Boss

Aragorn, Son of Arathorn by dcminiaturespainting

Wargamereric’s Terrax-Pattern Iron Warriors Termite Assault Drills.

Tichy’s French 64-gun Ship of the Line

Paul’s Ikiryo – Geisha of Yurei.

Rexlogan’s Freebooter’s Fate Oceppa,

Demi Morgana’s WarZone Mercurian Maculator of Demnoginis

Mug of Dice’s “Middlehammer” Dwarf Hero

Vongutenboom’s Ork Fighta-Bomma

Technasma’s T’au Tetra

What isn’t it for? It’s not for the truly small stuff – units of line infantry, or barrels and crates. Little bits of scatter terrain.

Units are okay, if they would individually fit in with the above categories. This means units of tanks, or Inquisitors’ retinue members, or units of Ogres or Carnifexes (Carnifii?) or what used to be Space Marine Command Squads all work, but an Imperial Guard squad, or a Space Marine Squad, or a unit of Fallschirmjaeger don’t.

Not this…

…or this.

As always, the biggest distinction between this painting challenge and many others out there are that I only care about you completing these models. It’s not a “start-to-finish” challenge set during a single month, so regardless of whether you just missed out on finishing that diorama or tank this month, last month, or six months ago – or you’ve got stuff that you’ve been chipping away at for six months – or, indeed – if you’ve got models that have been shelved for months or even years, feel free to dig them out and join in.

Similarly, if you want to go start-to-finish, then feel free to go right ahead. It’s about completing cool things. The challenge is designed to easily fit into your (and my) painting schedule and be flexible enough to encompass quite a lot, and hopefully just act as a bit of an impetus or inspiration to get this stuff completed.

As I said up the top of this post, I don’t expect that everyone shown above will be able to join in, but if you’ve been on the edge of joining in on one of these challenges, or just painting some stuff anyway that fits into the many categories, please do feel free to join in. This goes for you, too Marouda!

Once again, I will NOT be posting regular updates over the course of the month on it. I WILL do a round-up of all the participants I’m aware of just after the end of the month, though – so once again – please DO LINK to this post when you finish something that you want counted in the round-up – because I WILL forget your post otherwise. It happens every single month. Also, if you’re doing June-It, be sure and link your finished units over there. There’s still a week left to go!