Sunday 25 March 2018

'Munda Madness takes hold

House Escher gang

Greetings sinners!
Things are stirring down in the Hive. The Voodoo Dolls have a bit of colour on them (but there is still lots to do) and my mind is preoccupied with creating a Sump Swamp for their territory and how I will equip my Orlock gang. All this pales into insignificance at rumours of a terrible discovery.
The biggest news is that a hibernation pod has been unearthed in the Sump. Ignoring the Adeptus Biologicus protocols, the Archeotech Hunters immediately opened it in the hopes of discovering something of value. Matty Hara, our Delaque informant went on to say that what emerged from this long lost relic quickly, and with frightening efficiency, dispatched the entire Archeotech team before making its escape. The creature was last seen heading towards the Pump House muttering something about Iron Forged and the 4 armed Emperor. After several more shots of Wildsnake and Second-Best our Delaque informant produced a pict-still of the miscreant and there can be no doubt whatsoever as to who it is........Rob has awoken from his slumber!

Yes, Rob is back!
He has already begun work on his Goliaths and Matty Hara managed to capture a pict-still of the WIP Goliaths.

Our sneaky Delaque informant has discovered evidence of a Genestealer Cult as well but security proved too tight to reveal any early picts of them. Rob is also working on some terrain tiles to add to our part of the Hive....
A bit of Sector Mechanicus.....
.....A bit of scratch build.....

....a bit more scratchbuilding...

....let there be light lamp posts!

....and Rob's territory is coming together nicely.

The sneaky informant that he is, Matty Hari managed to track down the smell of paint fumes and discovered Rob's hidden paint factory.......

I'm glad it isn't just me that has several projects on the go at the same time! Speaking of which; I got myself a Zone Mortalis tile.
Unfortunately, the tile is wonkier than an eccentric chocolate factory owner and no matter how hard I try (submerged in a bath of hot water or gentle use of a heat gun) I can't seem to level it off. With that in mind I've decided to dip my toe into casting to see if I can level it off better. Obviously, this is for personal use only, so as far as I'm aware, I'm not breaking the law ;-)
I started by building a frame around the tile from some pallet wood lying around at work. After that I added clay between the tile and the frame to reduce the depth of the tile to around 5mm-6mm and to even out the wonkyness of it. This is what I ended up with.....

After a couple of hours knocking it together, I added some silicon to it and prayed to Slaanesh that it would work. The result was this......

I haven't used this yet (hopefully the resin will arrive tomorrow) but from my inexperienced eye, it looks pretty good. The 5mm thickness shouldn't be a problem as I plan to glue them to my MDF terrain tiles. I'll let you all know how it goes in a future post.

As if all this activity wasn't enough, word has reached us (he's a right little snitch is Matty Hari when you ply him with enough Wildsnake) that word of Rob's awakening has reached the ears of Lord Helmawr. The Lord Commander is assembling his Hounds to root out the heretic Rob and bring the Voodoo Dolls to heel.

Paul Scott has also succumbed to the 'Munda Madness and is busy putting together his Helmawr's Hounds. Matty Hari managed to capture some early WIP pict-stills.

Helmawr's Hounds

"Did you Spook addled sump scum think the Hounds would go 'Under' without the blessings of the local Proctor or a House affiliated Guilds watcher?"

"When prepping a venture to the 'big Under' everything has to be logged and accounted for. It's all well and good putting underling scum down; after all, life is cheap.....but bullets, bullets cost creds!
And that's never cheap."
The Accountant - Helmawr's Hounds

Maman Brigitte has already given orders to the Voodoo Dolls to not to get too much blood and dirt on their uniforms. "We get more creds if they're still clean......We love us some Pretty Boys down in the Sump!"

Until next time.....may Our Lady grant you her number ;-)


  1. The Girls are looking nice Gary & very interested to see how you get on with the Tiles. Glad to see Rob is back from the Dead also.
    Keep up the good work.

    1. Cheers Rob.
      There's so much detail on these Escher models that they're taking an age to paint.....that and I have the attention span of a goldfish ;-)

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    1. Cheers chap, still plenty of work to do yet though 😀

  3. Glad to see Necromunda has really taken hold there, good stuff. The Voodoo Dolla are really fleshing out now.

    1. I have high hopes for Necromunda and hope that once I start posting battle reports some of the Cold Steel Mercenaries (my gaming group) will join in. Neil has expressed an interest in a game and I have it on good authority from my Delaque informant, Matty Hari, that Alex is recruiting Goliaths to venture into the depths of the big Under 😁