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So, I finally did it, I went and brought a display cabinet for my 40k Armies yesterday.  I did quite a lot of research on what was the best choice, best value for money option, and after many months (seriously) I brought a 1800 x 900 x 450 commercial 6mm toughened glass display cabinet.  I got it from the very helpful guys are Absoe Business Equipment in West End, and it set me back $750.  It was unassembled and I had to use my Ute to get it home from (about 10 min drive from where I live)  It came in two packages and the largest one weighed about 100kgs… so yeah, it was a bit of a struggle getting it off the Ute by myself, but I managed and then set about assembling it.  Being commercial quality its built to last (a key reason why I chose it) all the fittings are robust and the base is seriously strong, with 4 castors on it too so it can be pushed around if I decided to relocate it.  The glass doors slide on ball bearing runners and also are lockable too.  So lets look at the pictures shall we?

 

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet 1 via www.thepaintingbunker.comAll my models (less unpainted, which isnt many) fit only just, don’t know how many it is or how many points it all add up to, but its a lot.  Maybe someone could work it out if you get bored?

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Forge World Titans via www.thepaintingbunker.comThe God Machines.  You many not be aware, but where I live we’ve been getting some pretty extreme weather lately and as a result the Reavers Melta Cannon fell off.  I haven’t reattached it yet as I’m considering getting another Turbo Laser Blaster  for it.

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Imperial Guard 1 via www.thepaintingbunker.comSo we have here most of Support Company (Snipers, DFSW, Anti-Armour & Mortars) Accompanied by a Leman Russ Tank Company, Baneblade and Macharius (I have both Turrets)

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Imperial Guard 2 via www.thepaintingbunker.comThe Light Infantry Company with Vendettas and the rest of Support Company (Recon & Pioneers)

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Carcharodons via www.thepaintingbunker.comThe good old Carcharodons

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Iron Hands 1 via www.thepaintingbunker.comIron Hands with Drop Pods and Rhinos

The Painting Bunker Dispaly Cabinet Iron Hands 2 via www.thepaintingbunker.comThe dreaded Hextad of The Ancients Apoc Formation, along with Landspeeders and Terminators (Who I use in Apoc as the Death-knell formation) and some Legion of the Damned

So thats it, man cave review done.  I’m pretty happy to see all the models all on display at one place at one time.

As an aside, I’ve been working on the Forge World Realm of Battle Cityscape boards over the past few days, so with any luck I should have an update on them shortly.

Thanks for dropping in

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a weekend it was!  I have to say when I eventually got home last night at about 10pm I was a spent force.  So let me give you a quick break down of the two days

QMHE

So this is Brisbane’s biggest modelling event and is in its 17th year.  As I mentioned in previous posts its mainly for military modellers as well as car, bike and boat scale enthusiasts too.   However for the past 2 years the event has catered for wargamers as well.  I entered models into three categories.   28mm single miniature, 28mm squad & 28mm vehicle/equipment.

I actually went on Friday night to drop my minis in as the option was to do it Friday night or Saturday morning from 9am til 11am.  I was glad in the end that I took up the option to come in Friday night.  Saturday would have been a seriously bad idea.  I was amazed at how many people there were dropping miniatures in on the Friday night.  It was mayhem.  If you have a look at my Face Book page you’ll see dozens of photos of both events.

Seeing competent military modellers bring their A game is really inspiring to me.  Their techniques and skill levels are so far ahead of most wargaming painters its always great to chat to them to learn new things.  I saw some absolutely amazing models on the day.  So Saturday was spent looking around at all the entries and speaking to various vendors and enthusiasts about modelling, which are my favourite things!  I have even taken the plunge and brought a 1:35 scale military model to try my hand at.  Its an Australian Army Bushmaster PMV.  This kit has been long awaited by many Australian modellers and is Showcase Models first venture into plastic model kits and from all accounts its an amazing debut.  The deal clincher for me was the two part step-by-step build featured in Australia’s only domestic modelling magazine Model Art Australia.  The step-by-step build is thorough and very detailed.  Enough so that I felt that I would be able to do this very detailed kit justice should I attempt it.  So stay tuned for some pictures up in the near future.

So although I wasn’t able to be  present for the awards giving ceremony I had my good friend and also long time miniature painter their to collect any awards I won.  I ended up getting 4 awards.  One Gold for my running Warhound Titan, a Silver for my Legion of the Damned Squad, Silver for my Iron Hands Librarian and lastly Best Paint Finish for my Warhound stomping on the Eldar Wraith Lord.  This was the award I was most impressed with at getting.  To put it into context, its a very big deal for military modellers to award such a coveted prize to a wargaming modeller.  Its good in a way that perhaps the military modeller fraternity  attitudes towards wargaming modellers is beginning to change somewhat.

The day ended with me showing my good friend Michael B, who has only just moved back to Brisbane after a few years overseas, some of my favourite modelling and hobby shops (again, some of my favourite things) Overall I really enjoyed attending QMHE (as always) and was glad that Michael encouraged me to enter a few models.

Next up is Games Day

Games Day

So this was the real big ticket item for me.  I always like attending this event as for me seeing the Golden Daemon entries is the real reason I go.  All the other ancillary activities are just bonuses.  I entered models in two categories.  40k Monster (Chaos Renegade Ogryn Berserker) and my Carcharodons Armies on Parade board.  I was very shocked at the calibre (and quantity) of entries for the Golden Daemon and AoP.  Truly amazing and inspirational.  There were even AoP boards that had been featured in White Dwarf and even the new 40k Rule Book!  As you would expect both of these were stunners.  However at the end of the day the I didn’t win any prizes at Games Day, which I would be lying if I said wasn’t disappointing.  However the AoP winner was not only a good friend of mine’s but also a work colleague who’s “Dead Man Walking” board was sensational.  Up until the event, I’d only seen photos of the board and unfortunately his photographic skills leave a lot to be desired.  The board in person was really a sight to behold.  The winner really was well chosen and a very deserving one at that.  Congratulations again Eddie.

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Another great experience I had at GD was sitting in on a Q&A session with Forge World’s Senior Designer Mark Bedford.  This hour long session was very informative and gave me additional insight into the internal workings of this amazing off sprout of Games Workshop.  Little detail was given about the soon to be released Horus Heresy series, but from what he did let on and judging by his body language (like a 6yr old boy on the night before XMas when he knows he’s going to be getting shit loads of presents) I could tell that HH is going to be a defining moment in 40k.

Ok, thats it for me, bit of a long post but I hope you’ve persevered with it.

I picked up the Games Day figurine (a great throw back from the 2nd Ed box cover art) which I plan on painting shortly and maybe entering in next years QMHE and an art book.  The thing that really got me into 40k was the art and imagery that the talented artist that GW employ/freelance produce.  So whenever I have the opportunity to get a new art book I will generally grab it.

I’m aiming to finish off the Landspeeder youtube tutorials this weekend, so expect some more posts on that shortly.  I’ve had some really good feed back from that little experiment of mine, so thank you all that have watched it and offered me constructive feedback.  I intend on doing some more, so if you have any ideas on topics you’d like covered flick me a message.

Thanks again

John

Hello fine people,

A few weeks ago I had some people over at my place and one of them was looking at this guy (half complete) and dropped him.  The mini was mostly undamaged, however one of the prongs on his improvised close combat weapon on his left arm broke off.  Despite much searching we never found it… until today.  I have to admit, I was pretty annoyed at the time.  I was really pleased with how this mini was coming along and now that it’d been damaged, with a vital piece completely missing, I have to say I was a little discouraged and all but abandoned the idea of completing it.

I spilt something on the floor today, and was sweeping it up and low and behold there was the prong!  I immediately went and reunited it with my Ogryn and with renewed enthusiasm and a clearer vision of how I was going to finish it, started work.  Below are the results.

I really like this mini for many reasons.  Its got a lot of character and has a real darkness to it along with some incredible sculpting.  I have a great idea for its base too… but I’ll leave that for a surprise.  Its been a real pleasure to paint it however I have no intentions of painting more.  This was just a one off for a bit of fun.

Hope you enjoyed looking

Comments always welcome

John