Command Squad Part 1

Oi Oi its been a while,  still i think i painted a command squad next, it was a chance to play with chain swords!

Still the banner man marine first (no chainsword)  It turns out I cant really free hand so i decide to cheat, printed up a banner then stuck it to the banner, not super work as looking back i should have done more to “thin” the paper at the edges so it leaves less of a line where i stick it on.

Still im not about to change it as you have to have reminders of where you been and next time ill do it better, still think it looks ok if you squit at it?  Here he is!


Ahh the join is real 🙂


Failing at banners 🙂



Assault Marines

I needed a assault squad to make up the formation i was going for so i decided on a jump pack assault squad.

By this point i was painting my marines in assembly’s as follows:

Arms, legs and shoulder pads stuck to the body (stuck to the base).

Head on stick.

Backpack (or in this case jump pack separate).

I find this the simplest way to paint accurately, however as time goes on i find myself changing  how i build stuff.  It turns out painting these jump pack is like painting a whole mini on its own! Anyhow some pictures!

assult face good


There is the Sargent, after my HQ painting Im quite happy to paint a face (in fact i  like painting faces now).




And some more piccys of the standard assault marines.

So that was them done.




Leek and Potato Soup

I was never a fan of canned soup, so a while ago i decided to learn to make soup!

This is the additional “Stuff” part of the blog!

So here is Ug’s simple leek and potato soup recipe.

Things you will need

  • Big Pot
  • Hand Blender

Food you will need:


  • 4 med pealed potato rough chopped.
  • 2-3 leeks sliced.
  • 2 Onions rough chopped.
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pint of milk.
  • 1.2l Vegetable stock
  • A chunk of butter (marg,  whatever)

Ok get all you stuff prepared, and then do the following

Fry Onions for 5 mins


Throw all the other stuff in, bring to boil and then simmer for 30 mins.


hand blend and add salt and pepper to taste


Eat, you can also freeze it for later as well!



So that’s my simple soup recipe!




Space Marine Captain

I’m not 100% sure about the order i painted stuff in my SM army … I will take a guess, i had painted a bunch of tactical marines so i think i was in hq mode.

Having a thing for cloaks i painted one of these.


 and the cloak


Oh this was also a “stubble head” mixing lamium medium with some eshin grey for that shaved head look.


Not the best picture but it works as effect.




Drop Pod

As i painted this stuff back in 7th edition my dread needed a drop pod to travel in style.

Got this at the same time as my rhino and its was a horror show to paint, everything 5 times!!! arrrgh

Still here it is.


Closed! you can see my first edge highlights 🙂


I also said to myself i was not gonna crazy on the inside … yeah failed there.


Hazard Stripes, used pencil to mark the lines then hand painted it.


And deployed on the carpet!  just noticed that a forgot to weather it, after painting it i did not have the heart to .  Still might go back and sort that out and post that later.

Anyhow that’s me drop pod.



So i had a tactical squad painted, so gotta have wheels!

A rhino was the next thing so here he is


Painted the same way as i did my dread but on  a bigger scale.


First attempt at some “freehand” the arrow on the side and top were done by me making a template out of card then drawing it on with pencil.  think it came out alright


I do like painting imperial vehicles.

Still i managed to post again!



Terminator Captain

Arrgh so slack, story of my life!

Right term captain

First face and first red cloak.

term cpt1

term capt2

Also managed a tiny hazard strip on the sword.  He seems to have picked up some fluff as well, still pretty pleased with my first HQ.

Think i was to scared of messing up the cloak to do the trim, I have no such fear anymore! still he looks alright!

Anyhow that another post done, gonna follow up with err some more ultramarines.

Not sure what was next but I’ll find something


Marine Sargent

Well this chap was a couple of firsts for me (i think).


I painted a red thing (that was not a purity seal)

And i think that was my first attempt at some “cloth”, also note the the off centre transfer on the banner ^^ love power fists and this was my first.