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Undercoating when its snowing is a bad idea.

This month I have entered the modelling frenzy good and proper. Ahead of a week of gaming with most of you at the end of Feb I have found myself focussing on 3 main gaming systems. I am currently working on a Lawbringer gang for this excellent Wild West game that Aitch and Stu introduced me to, Tau for 40k and I have taken delivery of a new Menoth starter army for Warmachine. This also means 3 new sets of core rules for me to learn! Phew! At the moment of writing the models are merely half assembled in most cases. Over the coming weeks I will be updating this more often as I actually get some painting done and have some pics to post! Laters, Jabba.

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Motivation is the name of the game

Hi all, after a few gentle reminders from Kahuna its time for an update. I joined the blog about a month ago and have since gone through several changes of mind about army and colour selection.

I finally settled on Tau as a). I almost have an army’s worth of figs without having to buy much and b). I have 2 squads of Kroot painted.

Choosing the army wasnt too hard but choosing the colour scheme? Effing hell its been tough! I have used online interactive painting software to try out different colour schemes and I even invested in the Dawn of War Anthology. This lets you choose the colour of your armies before they are rendered and brought to life. Great stuff.

I have now settled on the colours used in a pic of the Tau on pg 114 of the new 40k rulebook – white armour and deep red fabric and trim.

I aim to have a squad done this week and have just taken delivery of a forge world crisis suit. Loverly stuff. Pics to follow.

Thanks, Jabba.

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Hi all! Jabba here, returning from the hum-drum of normal life. After hearing there was a new WH40k rulebook out I got in touch with a few of you to scope out opinion. I was happy to find out that Conrad, Kahuna and Skilling (lifer) were all very much still in the hobby.

Conrad and Kahuna have also kindly pointed me in the direction of this blog site which I think will be an excellent incentive for me to get…..wait for it….a WHOLE army painted!!!!

I will try and keep this blog up to date as much as possible. At the moment I am deciding on which army to begin my comeback with. I have it narrowed down to 3 40k armies: Eldar, Tau and Marines. Eldar purely because my missus bought me some tasty Harlequins; Tau as, for some reason, love the Vespid and Kroot models; and Marines as I have always wanted to do a Soul Drinkers or Black Dragons chapter.

I’m currently reading through the Soul Drinkers omnibus and getting a lot of nice ideas for that but I am also swaying towards Black Dragons as there is a new Land Raider variant on the horizon that boasts super heavy flamers of some kind.

If someone wants to roll a dice for me that would be ace. 4+ and I’ll do Soul Drinkers 😛

Speak to you all soon,
Jabba.

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