20 years ago I used to love painting "little metal men" and playing the very first edition of what was to become the hugely successful Warhammer 40K game, so recently I decided to revisit my youth. So far this has consisted of going out and buying some minis, and then wonderful-wife going out and buying ALL THE MINIS IN THE WORLD, and a selection of paints and brushes. With a couple of hours each weekend to paint them, this is going to take a while. There they sit in the corner now... looking at me... judging me... Anyway, one thing that I've found motivational is the wealth of pictures and "how to" guides on other painters' blogs, so I decided to post some of my own humble efforts here. Hope you like 'em.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Warhammer world

This year our wedding anniversary celebrations included a trip to Warhammer World in Nottingham - 'cos nothing says "I Love You" like beer and Space Marines...

Over the next couple of posts I'll pop in some pictures of the minis that were on display in the painting exhibition hall - great to see them up close and personal, particularly models that I've seen in White Dwarf in the past.

Bugman's was great - scored myself a souvenir pint glass, and the chilli burger was rather tasty.

Obligatory pic of Mrs Doggles with the life-size marine:

...and here's one of my favourite dioramas of all time - the Horus / Emperor face-off:

With Games Day being just a day away, I thought that more would be missing but the exhibition hall was pretty full of great minis. More pics in the next post - for all those lucky enough to be off to Games Day tomorrow, have a great day!


  1. Now there's an anniversary I can only dream of! That McVey diorama is very cool, I think he based it on Adrian Smith's artwork waaaaay back.

    Oh yeah, just returned from the folks place with the Eagles. Give me a minute to repair about 15 yrs worth of abusive gaming and I'll post some photos =)

    Oh yeah, Happy Anniversary!

  2. Thanks Tim - can't wait to see the photos! :o) I just dug out the rather splendid original artwork for the McVey piece, I'll post it in a mo...