Showing posts from April, 2012

Dark Heresy - Arbitrator

In this post I am showcasing the miniature i converted and painted to represent my character in the Dark Heresy campaign I am playing in.

(And using my light box to take pictures for the first time.)

We rolled up all the details (home planet, career, appearance etc.) about our characters randomly. Once I had my stats I came up with his background.

Character mini bio:My character is named Pontius krak, he is an Arbitrator, a member of the Adeptus Arbites. The well armed, well trained and uncompromising police force of the 41st millenium.
He spent his youth running with an underhive gang, was drafted into the Arbites after proving himself a capable individual whilst working as a watchman (a deputised ganger) and although still a rookie was taken on as an Inquisitorial henchman.

(Here is my character's full bio on my friends Dark Heresy Campaign called Missing!!! on Obsidian Portal : Pontius Krak)

The Miniature:With that information in mind I sketched down a few ideas and looked at miniatu…

Obsidian Portal a Light Review

If you play tabletop roleplaying games and you haven't heard about this site before, I highly recommend you go over there and give it an in depth look.

Obsidian Portal gives you the opportunity to collate, archive and showcase games that you and your friends are running or playing in. Whether you play Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, World of Darkness, Cyberpunk 2020, Traveller, GURPS, Call of Cthulhu or many more games I could mention. I think that if you give it a go you'll find out just how useful a resource it can be.

The heart of the site is the ability to create a wiki of any campaign that you are playing. your personal campaign is organised by tabs, allowing you to share any information on the setting, your adventure logs, characters, items and the grants you the ability to create any other page for information you would like to have on there.

If you wish you can just use it alone as a place to write up campaign ideas, it makes creating a campaign or adventure an absolu…

Deathwatch Ultramarine

I've had a trawl through images on my phone and here's my first hobby post:

A friend has decided he may run the Warhammer 40,000:Deathwatch RPG for our gaming group but wanted us to have miniatures prepared for our characters beforehand.

My partner decided she wanted to play an Ultramarine, but wasn't confident she could replicate the insignia of the chapter and asked me if I would do it.

She knew full well I would, I was practically chomping at the bit to do it because there's nothing I find more addictive than madly converting and detailing miniatures... Well maybe chocolate... And Tea...And probably sex...

But i digress...

The Insignia

The insignia wasn't too hard, I just paid attention to the reference material I had at hand.

(when using any metal tools with green stuff, I prefer to use vaseline as a lubricant to make the job a lot easier.)
I started with a piece of green stuff in almost a "shield" shape, like a square but with the bottom two corners rounde…

Obligatory Pompous Introduction

Hey there, I suppose introductions are in order. I'll try keep this brief since with all likelihood I'm just talking to myself...

My name is Jonathan, or you can call me Jonah. I am a father of 4 nightmarish children (3 girls 5,10 and 13yrs old and 1 boy 2yrs old) whom I love dearly with all my being. I have a beautiful fiance who due to ailing health I now care for. And my disabled mother also lives with us, so that I may care for her too.

As you could probably guess that lot keeps me quite busy, but in return they also have to put up with my particular brand of madness. :)

"Always outnumbered, never outgunned..."
As far back as I can remember I've indulged in geekery and I've always had a love for fantasy, sci-fi and horror.
Whether it was reading, writing, movies, television, art, photography, wargaming, roleplaying, miniatures, board games, console games.

I used to be quite prolific in my own creativity, making art, painting miniatures, writing crappy short st…