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.

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

2020 Review

So back on New Year’s Day there was a plan to do the following. This is the review of which of the ambitions for the year were actually managed.

Night Lords: Skullreapers 19th Company


  • Finish the Greater Possessed
  • Rebase some of the existing Havocs
  • Build more squads – making a number of custom ones from various acquired bits
  • Interweave some of the 30 mark 4 armoured troops into the ranks – Base coated


  • Finish the Fellblade – base coated
  • Finish the 3rd Landraider – base coated
  • Finish the trio of Vindicators – base coated and some with detail
  • Finish the trio of Predators – built but base plastic
  • Finish the 2nd Venom Crawler – Primer

Blood Angels: Angels of Metatron


  • Paint the Stormhawk Interceptor
  • Paint a lot of the unpainted Warhammer Conquest Marines
  • Paint a lot of Crimson Spear Strike Battleforce boxed set contents
  • Build most of the rest of the Shadowspear boxed set


  • Paint Mephiston

Bad Moons Orks


  • Paint half the  Armageddon Killa Cans and both the Deff Dreads
  • Paint the Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun – primed
  • Paint the other Mek – primed
  • Build Ork Mek Boss Buzzgob
  • Paint the Nobz in Power Armour – primed
  • Build (but not paint) the Stormboyz
  • Finish the Scorcha Squad
  • Finish the Burna-Bomba

Space Hulk


  • Finish the terminators
  • Finish the genestealers

Adeptus Titanicus


  • Build the terrain from Gregster’s Lab
  • Build some ruins from the cast parts
  • Paint the Forgeworld Scenery
  • Finish the Warlord and Reaver Weapons



  • Build some buildings from cast Sector Imperialis parts (but haven’t finished them)
  • Build some mountains

Command Edition Scenery

Wanted to get my hands on the new 9th Edition rules and having missed out on the limited edition boxed set (I made zero effort to get it, but was amused by the Games Workshop induced carnage), I thought the Command Edition starter set was spectacular value.

About the only downside of the scenery is that the building sections are not modular so a bit like the Ryza ruins they are what they are unless you want to take a razor saw to them and spend hours converting them.

The detail is what we have come to expect from the latest Games Workshop scenery and is fantastic makes painting them good fun.

Did experiment with some rust and charcoal weathering powders on these which I am quite happy with the results, particularly the rusted floor plates.

Some new variants on the thermo plasma or whatever they are conduit pipe sections. Simple paint job on these with Rust-oleum Gunmetal spray, detail work in greys and metallics, rust washes, gloss varnish and then oil washes. Sealed with satin finish.

Claw Additions

Finished up the claw that went with the Sergeant I posted pics of earlier this month.

All the models posted here are part of the fish hook meat hook experiment, working much better with the finer chain.

Also featuring some grassy tufts on the bases, just for a bit of variety,

Fish Hook Meat Hook Experiment

So to make some of the marines in some of the less adorned armour marks look a bit more Night Lords, I thought that I would experiment with some grim dark additions.

The plan is to use some small fishing hooks as proxies for meat hooks and variously combine with chain and other elements.

This is the first one to get the treatment, will use smaller 1mm trace chain on the next one. Concept work pretty well I think. More fish hooks will be needed.

Tank Traps and Pill Boxes

Forgeworld tank traps. These are used to block the movement of enemy ground based vehicles, slowing down any armoured assault. The kit contained three sets of Tank Traps based of a Master Model by Mark Bedford

(Product Code TR-40K-S-085..) was £18 for the set back in 2006,

Shown here with a ruined pillbox from Unreal Wargaming Studio.

Forgeworld Cities of Death Scenery

Painted up some more of the Forgeworld scenery from the stash.

Imperial underground building entrance as used on the desert world of Taros and other planets in the Imperium. Complete resin kit.

Model designed by Daren Parrwood for Forgeworld

(Product Code TR-40K-S-064) was only £16 when available around 2006

Ammo dumps are used by the Imperial Guard as a storage for the various types of ammunition the infantry and armour require.

This is a fantastic one piece resin model makes a great objective for your games of Warhammer 40,000.

Master model by Simon Harris for Forgeworld.

(Product Codes FWF017 then  TR-40K-S-018) was only £12 when available from around 2002.

Space Hulk: Painted

Finally painted all of the figures out of the Space Hulk set. It seems fortuitous that Games Workshop decided to make them al Blood Angels as they’re a great fit of the army being built. The detail in the sculpts and the models in the set are really nice.

Enjoyed doing a little bit of fine fresh work on these and adding on a few of the Blood Angel Forgeworld decals to give these characters some extra details.

I probably should have painted the Librarian in blue. Mistakes were made. Any way there are some blue details and the figure is so distinctive he’s not going to be mistaken for a standard marine,

I ended up with two of this figure due to having purchased one off eBay to see what the quality of the miniatures was like before hunting down a full boxed set. I modded the second one with a different power fist.

Genestealers. Painting made so much quicker with a bit of the purple contrast paint over Wraithbone. Properly understand the value of the contrast paints now. Saved so much time!

To treat the figures and keep it all neat and tidy I invested in some of the Feldherr Foam – there is a kit specifically for Space Hulk.

Little bit of DIY construction to make the storage compartments

I am not sure this is quite right but it is pretty close.

Great figure storage sorted! The Terminators form part of Nick’s Angels of Metatron Blood Angels force so will sit in the display cabinet with the rest of the Army.