My man-cave

I’ve mentioned that we moved to a new apartment. Beforehand, me and my girlfriend made an agreement. One of the rooms would house a guest bed – and all my hobby stuff. After a few trips to Ikea it’s starting to shape up really well. The table can be extended to house a Realm of Battle board (glimpsed to the right of the sofa/bed), and since it had been used for display it was cheap and already slightly scuffed. Perfect for mucking about with tools on.


Aah, the childhood memories … That copy of Warhammer Quest is incredibly well-used.

The bookshelf houses Blood Angels, Chaos Marines and Dark Eldar, as well as rulebooks, dice, board games and plenty of Magic cards. At the bottom you can see the tool-and-paint-and-bitz-box cabinet.

This room is a dream come true. There are some storage issues to work out, but nothing that can’t be overcome. Me and the mates are busy making terrain to fill up the table a few times over (Roger has an awesome bit here (in Swedish)). Then the battles will commence.

Contemptor Dreadnought with Blood Talons

Here’s my lovely Contemptor from Forgeworld. It really is a great kit. Every joint is posable, so you could have an entire army of these things and have each one look different. Given the news that Forgeworld is going to release more Contemptors there’s a real possibility I’ll do just that.


Since I’m going to field this lad as a Furioso I wanted blood talons on him. As it turns out, the regular talons are a good fit with minimal adjustment. In the top left picture here, you can see a stage by stage on how I trimmed them, in case you want to try it out.

The final touch was to add a few bits here and there. Other than some filling on the base, he’s ready for a lick of paint.