The Forgeworld Spartan Assault Tank is a classic design and a big hunk of resin.

This one is painted up in Skull Reapers livery, usual approach for this company of the Night Lords.

Grim and dark with some bespoke campaign markings and livery.

A mixture of corpses from different sources…

…and the obligatory skulls!

Space Hulk: Mission XI

We’ve not played Space Hulk since everything was painted so thought it would be a good idea to have a game. The kids chose Mission XI – a few Marines in Terminator Armour versus many Genestealers including the Broodlord.

It should be simple right, we just need to get one marine into that room… Er sir, we have multiple blips incoming…

After this encounter it all went down hill, especially when the Librarian ran out of mind bullets.

Fundamentally in our experience to date it’s very hard to win as a Space Marine player!


Made from the most brittle resin known to the Imperium, behold the crater set. Well okay not the full set, one of the small ones is missing but I have two of the larger ones.

The catalogue entry read “Huge craters are often torn in to the battlefield by artillery , bombs and other heavy weapons, and can provide a convenient form of cover should a squad find themselves under fire in otherwise open terrain.”

Humour seems to be dead in 40k these days but the smoking boots in one of the small craters always was a good conversation point.

Dating back to at least 2002 with a master model by Simon Harris and a set that sold for £18 when new.

Forgeworld product codes: FWK004/MO then TR-40K-S-002


This is one of the three pieces that make up the Warhammer 40,000 Barricades Set 2. A complete set is made up of three piece resin barricades with each section approximately 6″ / 150mm long. Based on the photos I have seen I have the two curved sections (of which this is one), but not the straight middle bit.

The catalogue entry read “There are times when Imperial forces must make do with the materials at hand to construct barricades to help fortify areas to defend, and repel the enemy.”

Master model by Simon Harris around about 2002. The full set sold for £14.

Forgeworld product codes: FWF025 then TR-40K-S-022.

Fuel Dump

Another really nice bit of Forgeworld scenery, the classic fuel dump.

From factory in Nottingham this model saw too much resin in the mould and hadn’t had enough time on the belt sander after and so there was a good 4-5mm edge below the sculpt.

I added a piece of plasticard underneath to increase the base size by about 20mm all around and then built it up and blended the edge with various grades of sand before paint. Added insome additional bits of plasticard, skulls and imperial bits for effect too.

Master model by Simon Harris around 2002.

This was £12 when released.

Forgeworld Product Codes: FWF016 then TR-40K-S-017

The listing read “fuel dumps store the fuel required for each Imperial vehicle operating in the area. This one piece resin model makes a great objective for your games of Warhammer 40,000”.

Imperial Water / Fuel Tank

Not even Forgeworld could work out what this model was so it was listed as both a water tank and a fuel tank when it was available for sale.

This model was a bit bashed up when I received it so there are some photos in my Instagram feed of the repairs to it. Thin bits of resin snap easy so a bit of patience with plasticard to fix those. It turns out that bicycle spokes were perfect for the replacement of the runner bars at the top of the tank.

Master model by Simon Harris around 2005.

This was £20 when it was first released which for a big bit of resin seems really cheap and good value.

Forgeworld Product Code TR-40K-S-056

Pretty pleased with how that came out in the end. More use of the excellent waterslide transfers from the Mighty Brush featured here along with some Mechanicus decals from an Imperial Knights sheet too.

Small Barricade

Some time just little things can be good fun to paint up.

I am pretty sure that this piece is from the City Fight Barricades Set. This was a two part set.

I may well have the other part from the set in the box of bits but it has only been as I’ve written the post I’ve worked that out from the Forgeworld catalogue. I will need to have a rummage!

So I’m going to roll with that for now. The original blurb in the catalogue says:

There are times when Imperial forces must make do with the materials at hand to construct barricades to help fortify areas to defend, and repel the enemy. Two barricades made from oil drums and creates.

The two part master model by Simon Harris was originally £9 back in 2006

(Product Code TR-40K-S-008)

Forgeworld Ruined Chimera

The abandoned Chimera is a classic Forgeworld model that was originally available for pre-order way back in 2004.

Mine is a slight variation on the original model because the tank top doesn’t feature the sandbagged top hatch of the original casting. I am not sure it takes much away from it.

The excellent waterslide transfers from the Mighty Brush feature on my take on the Imperial Guard livery and tank markings.

This was a purchase off eBay and whilst I am confident it’s a legitimate original casting, it was a bit bashed up and so there were a few repairs to it before painting, notably the hooks on the shed and spare tank tracks that were snapped off and were repaired with styrene.

I am relatively new to using weathering powders but have been really impressed with them so far.

Original Forgeworld casting was by Simon Harris.

(Product code TR-40K-S-058) was £28 when it came out in 2004. They’re going for a fair bit more than that now!

A really nice model which I enjoyed painting and which I feel makes a good addition to my Forgeworld scenery collection.


The Venomsalker has to be one of the better models released in the last few years. I enjoyed painting up the initial one out of the Shadowspear boxed set so I decided to get another one.

The downside with the model is the lack of pose positions out of the box and I take issue with models like that. This model was hacked about a bit to give it a different stance.

Pinned on the two legs that are the only ones holding the model up.

Did a few grim dark family reunion photos…

2021 Let’s Go

So this year…

Night Lords 19th Company

  • Finish the Fellblade – base coated
  • Finish the Spartan Landraider – about to start edge highlights…
  • Paint a Vindicator
  • Paint a Predator
  • Finish the 2nd Venom Crawler – Primer
  • Rebase 10 of the existing Havocs
  • Paint 20 new tactical marines

House Liagaun

  • Paint and finish building these two Knights, bonus kudos if I manage the third one and the two war dogs

Blood Angels

  • Paint some Sanguinary Guard
  • Paint a Deimos Rhino
  • Paint Mephiston
  • Paint 10 Company Veterans
  • Paint the Primaris Bikers

Bad Moons Orks

  • Build and Paint 3 Killa Cans
  • Build the Stormboyz

Adeptus Titanicus

  • Build the terrain from Gregster’s Lab
  • Build some ruins from the cast parts
  • Paint the Forgeworld Scenery
  • Paint the additions to Legion Ulricon and Legio Gryphonicus (what’s in the photo below, twice over).
  • Finish the Warlord and Reaver Weapons


  • Build some buildings from cast Sector Imperialis parts

2020 in Numbers

In fairness, I think I managed to get a fair whack of stuff painted last year!


  • 5 Bloodletters
  • 1 Skull Cannon
  • 3 Skull Crushers
  • 12 Furies
  • 1 Fleshhound

Da Boyz

  • 1 Shokk Jump Dragsta
  • 10 Burna Boyz
  • 2 Deff Dreads
  • 3 Killa Kans
  • 3 Mega Nobz
  • 5 Ork Nobba
  • 1 Ork Boss Mek – Buzzbob plus Nitnuckle and Lunk
  • 1 Blitza-Bommer

Angels of Metatron Blood Angels

  • 1 Primaris Captain in Phobos Armour – Metarc
  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant in Phobos Armour
  • 1 Primaris Captain in Phobos Armour – Metarc
  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant in Phobos Armourv
  • 1 Primaris Chaplain
  • 1 Blood Angel Hero
  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant
  • 1 Primaris Shield Captain
  • 1 Primaris Apothecary
  • 1 Primaris Librarian in Phobos Armour
  • 1 Primaris Lieutenant
  • 1 Company Standard Bearer
  • 1 Sanguinary Priest
  • 3 Primaris Inceptors
  • 7 Primaris Hellblasters
  • 8 Primaris Intercessors
  • 3 Primaris Suppressors
  • 13 Blood Angel Terminators
  • 5 Assault Marines
  • 5 Tactical Marines
  • 6 Death Company Assault Marines
  • 1 Stormhawk Interceptor
  • 1 Baal Predator
  • 1 Land Raider Redeemer
  • 1 Dreadnought – Brother Kelus

Skull Reapers 19th Company, Night Lords

  • 1 Chaos Sorcerer in Terminator Armour
  • 1 Chaos Sorcerer – N’Gath the Seer
  • 1 Chaos Lord with Thunder Hammer
  • 1 Dark Apostle – Karschb
  • 1 Exhalted Champion – Nahvil the Exhalted
  • 1 Master of Possession
  • 1 Arch Lord Discordant
  • 1 Venom Crawler
  • 10 Havocs
  • 10 Assault Marines
  • 37 Tactical Marines
  • 5 Sniper Specialists
  • 2 Obliterators
  • 1 Terminator
  • 1 Terminator Champion – Thra-Kienn
  • 2 Greater Possessed
  • 6 Bikers
  • 1 Deimos Rhino
  • 1 Sicaran
  • 1 Anvillus Pattern Drop Pod
  • Vraksian 352nd Renegade Militia
  • 10 Chaos Cultists
  • 5 Rogue Psykers
  • 6 Renegade Ogryns
  • 5 Renegade Militia Snipers
  • 10 Renegade Militia
  • 1 Renegade Commissar – Rhur Diachenko
  • 3 Firebrand Cultists
  • 3 Heavy Weapons Teams

Scenery and others stuff

  • 1 Destroyed Pill Box from Unreal Wargaming Studio
  • 1 Underground Bunker Entrance from Forgeworld
  • 2 Sets ion Tank Traps from Forgeworld
  • 1 Sandbag Barricade from Forgeworld
  • 1 Ammo Dump from Forgeworld
  • 22 Genestealers
  • 1 Brood Lord
  • Full Set of Command Edition Scenery
  • Made a load of hill/mountain/cliff type terrain