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This will be the final installment for now as we wrap the series up. Plenty of potentially for revisiting this down the line though.

Don’t forget to play along at home over on www.theblacksun.co.uk (click To40KG Blog Posts) – there is a slight issue with some of the photos at the momennt but I will update them in due time. Also I will add blog posts as and when people finish extra units.

Chris – @the_black_sun

Music – My Last Serenade – Killswitch Engage

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As any fans of this series will have realised, we have been well behind in posting up photos from the latter stages of the project. It is for now wrapped up with the release of Episode 8 (which will be later on tonight). So without further ado I thought I’d just share a load of photos of everything else I haven’t posted before. Unfortunately I won’t be breaking them down month by month or telling you who failed what month – listen to the show for that. Just enjoy some pretty photos.

Thanks for looking!

Chris – @the_black_sun

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Chris Tomlin – Necrons

Full Army Shot

Triarch Stalker

Immortals

Lychguard

Night Scythe

Scarabs

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Gary Hennessey – Orks

Tankbustas

Battlewagon

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Craig Wheeler (Winner) – Chaos Space Marines

Army Shot

 Vindicator & Maulerfiend

Chaos Space Marines

Rhino

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Jan Proudley – Tyranids

Full Army Shot & Group Shots

Hive Tyrant

Harpy

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Aaron Bailey – Eldar

Full Army Shot

Howling Banshees

Fire Dragons

War Walkers

Vyper Jetbikes

Grav Tanks

 

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Welcome to  a very special release; the first Videocast in Black Sun history! What a fantastic way to kick off 2013. This was the idea of #To40KG co-host Gary Hennessey, who went on to film//edit//produce this episode. So massive thanks to him for putting the work in to get this done.

The video itself is what you may expect from The Black Sun, we don’t take ourselves too seriously as we play some toy soldiers, have some beers and take the piss of one another (especially poor Jan!). I almost didn’t release this, as its true what they say, the camera really does add 108 pounds (either that or I am just really fat!!). I look disgusting, and safe to say this video will prompt some form of dieting…so The Black Sun officially IS good for your health!!

We’d love to hear any opinions on this episode, infact more than usual. Let us know what you think of this style of show and if it proves popular we will endeavour to put out more.

Thanks for watching,

Chris – @the_black_sun

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Here are some photos for you to enjoy whilst listening to Episode 6 of the show. Remember we had to paint an Elite choice as well as a Fast Attack choice for Month 3. We are past the halfway point now, so lets see how everyone is getting on…

Craig Wheeler – Chaos Space Marines

5 Chaos Space Marine Terminators

Heldrake

Gary Hennessey – Orks

10 Burna Boyz

Dakka Jet

Chris Tomlin – Necrons; FAIL!!! (Buying back in)

Jan Proudley – Tyranids; FAIL!!! (Buying back in)

Aaron Bailey – Eldar; FAIL!!! (Buying back in)

Matt Lee – Dark Eldar; FAIL!!! (Dropping out)

So as you can see it wasn’t an overly successful month! Lets hope everyone can step up their game and catch up for Month 4. Tune in to find out. Cheers,

Chris – @the_black_sun

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Welcome back to another installment of TBS Tale of 40K Gamers. In this episode we talk about Month 3 and how well (or badly!) people have done. We also discuss our plans to actually play this game, as well as the future of the series.

Don’t forget to play along at home over on www.theblacksun.co.uk (click To40KG Blog Posts).

Chris – @the_black_sun

Music – Clouds Over California – Devildriver

Hey,

Just a quick one today guys. After a chat with our sponsor, Byron Orde from www.elementgames.co.uk I have reordered the Month 2 blog post so that it flows better with Episode 5 – namely putting the armies in the order they are discussed on the show.

Hope that makes for a better and more interactive experience.

Chris – @the_black_sun

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Ok…Its all well and good calling this thing an audio blog, but without updates it sort’ve fails, right? So, only about a month late, but finally you can feast your eyes on the fantastic work we all produced during Month 2. Unfortunately The Joe dropped out at some point during this month, so no more Space Wolves to share.

So without further a do, here are photos of what everyone painted in Month Two. For this month we had to paint a HQ and a Troops choice, including all relevant add-on’s and Dedicated Transports. I have included small bits of blurb that some of the participants submitted. Obviously for me and Gary you can listen to Episode 5 for our thoughts! Apologies for the quality of some of the photos.

Jan Proudley – Tyranids

Hive Tyrant

3 Hive Guard

Tervigon

Month Two Group Shot

Army Group Shot

Matt Lee – Dark Eldar

“I still don’t like painting raiders but that’s the second one all done. Month 2 has allowed me to spend a little bit of time on my Archon and I am particularly happy with the Agoniser and cloak. The Warriors took a little extra work as I couldn’t decide on the helmets but I think the gold has worked well.”

Archon

10 Kabalite Warriors

Group Shot

Chris Tomlin – Necrons

Necron Overlord

3 Crypteks

7 Immortals

Nightscythe

Group Shot

Gary Hennessey – Orks

“This month was a real challenge. After the first month of 12 Warbikers, I knew what pain this month’s 12 Warbikers held! I decided to paint Wazzdakka first to get the ball rolling. It’s a lovely model from Forgeworld. I am happy overall with it, though I feel I may have done to much rust. I then decided to make and paint the 12 bikers in 3 days! Managed it and here are the results;”

Wazzdakka

12 Ork Warbikers

Aaron Bailey – Eldar

“That’s all the guardians done, so it should be interesting getting into the Aspect Warriors in future months to add some different colour schemes. Glad I don’t have to do any more white! Pretty happy with how things have turned out and was great to see them on tabletop with Jan’s fully painted Month 2 stuff for the first time.”

Farseer and Warlocks

10 Guardians w/ Weapons Platform and Warlock

Group Shot

Craig Wheeler – Chaos Space Marines

“So month two was a tricky month for me as I suffered from a bad case of painters block. Originally I was going to paint some Cultists as my troops choice, but no matter what ideas I had, I was never happy with the finished product. Then I had the same trouble with my Daemon Prince… But! Four weeks later and I have finished! First up is my Daemon Prince Kora’Van’eth. Formerly Jarod the Blackened of the 16th Legion. I had originally planned to paint him with pale blue skin, but as time went on I felt that he just was not looking right. Eventually I decided to go for a more “default” scheme and settled on red, which I feel suits the model much better! Next up is a small unit of Plague Marines, Although I had planned to replace these guys with Cultists, lack of time and my love of these older minis meant I had to include them.”

Daemon Prince

6 Plague Marines

Group Shot

 

 

 

 

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Firstly apologies for how ridiculously behind we are on this thing. In this episode, myself and Gary talk about what everyone painted for Month 2 (we are actually on Month 4 now!!) and give some thoughts on everyones work. Don’t forget to head on over to www.theblacksun.co.uk and click on “TO40KG – Blog Posts” to view some photos of the models we are discussing.

We will be endeavouring to catch up on this project and also do some gaming related shows. So stick with us and enjoy it as and when we get our acts together. I say we, its mostly just me!!

Chris – @the_black_sun

Music – Seven Days – Craig David

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Just a short one today. Find out about Jan sexually assaulting mentals (there was due to be more on this after the outro song, but the recording was corrupted. Shame), how we have used iMessage to motivate each other and a quick review of the models in the new Dark Vengeance box set. Also sad news as another one of our number drops out of the tale.

The main show email is dead, so email me at lunatic_pandora@btinternet.com instead. Follow me on Twitter @the_black_sun

Chris

Music – On The Offensive – From Autumn To Ashes

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This time me and Gary are joined by regular guest to the main show, Weird Porn Matt.

We briefly talk about the new Chaos Space Marine releases, including the Daemon Seagull.
In a break from the norm, we talk about gaming as Matt runs us through his proposed 1850 list (Is 1850 points a standard game or have we been duped?!).

I contribute absolutely nothing whatsoever, other than putting us off topic. shocker eh!

We actually learn a few rules a long the way, as well as a sex tip for Dom and a pretty disturbing fact from Gary!

Obviously we jest in reference to other 40K podcasts, I’d actually be interested to here about any other good shows out there!

Our main show email is still down, so contact me on lunatic_pandora@btinternet.com and follow me on twitter @the_black_sun

Also don’t forget that all the photos of our stuff will appear on www.theblacksun.co.uk so please check it out!

Chris

Music –
Absent Are The Saints – 36 Crazyfists

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It occured to me (after a few prods on Twitter) that I really needed to be sharing some photos of what we are all getting up to in this project. This should complete my aim of making the Tale of 40K Gamers Podcasts a sort of audio blog.

So without further a do, here are photos of what everyone painted in Month One. Remember we had to paint a Troops choice as well as a Heavy Support choice. I have included small bits of blurb that the participants submitted. Obviously for me and Gary you can listen to Episode 2 for our thoughts! Apologies for the quality of some of the photos.

Chris Tomlin – Necrons

12 Necron Warriors

Annihilation Barge




Gary Hennessey – Orks

12 Ork Bikers

Battlewagon

Jan Proudley – Tyranids
I choose the Gargoyles and the Termagaunts because I wanted to get half of my chaff out of the way and give myself a good head start model-wise. Painting wise here’s what I did:

Skin was a base coat of Baneblade Brown, followed by a shade of Athonian Camoshade and then I highlight of Baneblade Brown and Ulthuan Grey 50/50.

Carapace was a base coat of Castellan Green, followed by a line and edge highlight of Skarsnik Green and a finer highlight of Moot Green.

The orange is done with a Troll Slayer Orange with a shade of Athonian Camoshade to add depth.

Teeth and eyes done with Ulthuan Grey.

Saying that I really enjoyed painting the gargoyles and trying new things on the wings which has aided me in painting one thing in particular for month 2.

10 Termagaunts

20 Gargoyles

Matt Lee – Dark Eldar
“For my month 1 choices I went for a unit of 9 Wyches in their Raider and a Talos. The Wyches were my first troop unit simply because I had the models. The Talos was a model I wanted to paint very early on to ensure I could fit in the paint scheme.

The Models have been painted in a simple dark scheme with some brighter colours. All the metal areas have been painted Ironbreaker washed with a 1:1 mix of Abaddon Black and Nuln Oil, and then edge highlighted with Mithril Silver. Most areas have then been kept black. Gems and pipework have been painted Hawk Turquiose and all hair painted orange. I have loved painting the models so far, bar the Raider; I am really out of practice painting large flat areas. Luckily I have a lot more vehicles to paint…Roll on month 2!”

9 Wyches

Raider

Talos

Aaron Bailey – Eldar
“I really enjoyed the poseability of 40K models and not having to rank stuff up. Basing was fun to do as well. I knew the paint scheme I wanted and was happy with the results. Painting the tank was strange, airbrush was really helpful for a smooth coat and really quick. The best part was having the iMessage chat to keep motivation with some healthy banter and seeing others progress. It kept it really interactive. Overall I’m really happy so far and can’t wait to play some games. Pew pew!”

10 Guardians w/ Weapons Platform and Warlock

Falcon

Joe Hadfield – Space Wolves

5 Grey Hunters

5 Long Fangs

Craig Wheeler – Chaos Space Marines
“So I went for the Black Legion mainly because I wanted to update my old army, but also because I wanted to show that they are not a dull army to paint. Hopefully I’ve managed to achieve that!

With the first squad I spent about a while posing each marine, to get across that these guys have been through roughly 10 000 years of warfare and treat most battlefields with casual indifference. Paintwise, I went for a dull bronze rather than gold for the shoulder trims as I felt that anything brighter would make the models look to ‘busy’ with the yellow or red spot colours.

I’m not to happy with the bases if I’m honest. I wanted the barren desert look, but I feel that i should have put some more rocks or bones on their just to break it up a bit.”

10 Chaos Space Marines

Rhino

Predator

So I hope you guys enjoyed the eye candy, and be sure to check back for more soon!

Chris
@the_black_sun

 

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Welcome back, sorry for the delay in between episodes. Hopefully they will be more frequent now. Once again I am joined by gary Hennessey, this time via the magic of Skype (these shows will not be recorded on the new equipment).

Month one is now finished, so this slightly longer show goes into detail on how myself and Gary painted our units as well as a brief overview of how the other participants got on. This is a re-recording as we lost Gary’s audio the first time around.

Send anything to info@theblacksun.co.uk and follow me on Twitter @the_black_sun

Chris

Music; Through Struggle – As I Lay Dying

 

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Welcome to the first in what will be a series of short recordings about me and some of my friends foray into the world of Warhammer 40,000 – eurghhh!

This episode I am joined by Gary Hennessey, who will be my regular co-host on this segment. The sound is horrible in parts  as we were sat in the wind outside Wetherspoons, then the seagulls kick in. Sorry!!

We give a brief overview of what the Tale of 40k Gamers is, who is involved and what they are doing as well as some updating you on the love life of New Cock Jan! Gary also goes a bit more in depth about the plans for his Ork army.

This was recorded over a month ago, but they will be more frequent now, so keep an eye out for future episodes. If you aren’t interested in 40K, then just dont listen!!

Send anything to info@theblacksun.co.uk and follow me on Twitter @the_black_sun

Chris