Just a quick shout out, We’re listing some Games workshop 40K miniatures on ebay to raise money for our after school club. Tthese models were kindly donated to us by one of our ex pupils.
I will be adding to this list in the coming weeks
some are quite rare now and out of production, so if you want them you’d better be quick!
First couple are
Eldrad Ulthuan Ebay link here
Metal Wraith Guard (basic paint job) (this one has sold)
While I’m busy with Star Wars , on the other table there is Games Workshop battle raging. Now, I don’t actually know what any of these things are called, they are the realm of The Headmaster Jeremy, who paints them…..I think his daughter Emily also paints them……Headmasters don’t have a lot of free time…………anyway Some of these figures are supplied via G.W. through their School Alliance progam, and some have been purchased with club funds. The Children also get to paint and keep some GW figures…sadly i failed to take pictures of all their space marines and Stormcast Eternals they have been painting over the last couple of years.
The pictures below are from their most recent battle
We’ve come a long way since we began our after school model club, we started with just an idea to do it, and £3 subs off of all those children attending. It was made easier by “Project Airfix” who supplied not only kits but paint and brushes which we still use to this day. Obviously we have expanded our stocks of paint and brushes, glue and basing products from a variety of sources.
Games Workshop, with their school alliance project have also helped massively with regular boxes of essential products.
In addition to this we’ve raised funds through school fayres selling figures we have painted and models from our own collections, which have enabled us to buy into lots of other genres which would normally have been closed to us.
It also has to be said that we have been extremely lucky with donations of items down the years from so many model manufacturers, friends etc, all of which helps continue to make our club pretty special.
When we started the Headmaster Jeremy and myself would be pretty hands on with construction and painting duties, if time allowed we’d also then use all of the finished models in a tabletop game. From September last year we have been very lucky to be joined by Karen, one of the school teaching assistants, who kindly stays after the working day to help us out. She has taken over model/figure construction and painting duties in the club. It has meant that we can have slightly smaller groups, the advantage of this is we get a lot more done!
Of late our three groups are rotated through two different gaming tables, one is normally Games Workshop, the other has been Star wars Legion and a painting table…..in september the group painted some GW Spacemarines……and this years group have been busy painting Star Wars Legion Storm Troopers, here are the results of the first section to complete their figures.
Please remember these figures have been painted by children who’s age is between 8 and 9 and who have limited or no knowledge of this hobby before they joined our club.
I think they have done very well, fantastic work everyone.
To make life a bit easy we split the figure painting tasks. Since we also play the game on two different tables we thought it was a good idea to buy another set of Vader and Skywalker for the school club, so that both tables could have them.
My Luke on left, headmaster’s on right
Not many action shots, but a few taken just before Kick off, the idea of the game being to take the village before the opposing team did…………….Vader and two stormtroopers made it to the target building in centre of picture…..the remaining Stormtroopers went AWOL…Vader later dealt with their squad leaders.
Some further battle shots taken with our recon drone cam (!)
More units deployed now that they have been painted up, Rebel units and rusty red speeder bikes painted by Jez the headmaster. Luke and vader to come.
Other stormtroopers and winter AT-RT by my goodself.
Just before the airstrike which brought down the Imperial Walker.
Speeder bikes guard the Flanks.
We decided that X wings and T.I.E fighters were so iconic that we just had to find a way of getting them into the game. Clearly we couldn’t have dog fighting as the models would be in a close scale as we could find to the Legion figures (1/50 – 1/51). We could use them as terrain pieces in a base enviroment, but we wanted a combat role.
We purchased a couple of Revell kits
We settled on an airstrike, where troop commander calls in an airstrike, the fighter makes one firing pass at a specified target and then flies off. A quick chat with a mate Alex, who knows about these things cleared up a few issues we had with the rules. (thanks Al) It was decided that there should be a chance that once called upon the fighter may well not make it to the battlefield, this would simulate anti aircraft fire or interception en route. Included in the dice rolls was a means to either get a total lock on target or a partial lock, this could limit damage. We trialled the rules in two battles. On one table the X wing targeted the AT-AT walker….the result was the destruction of the imperial walker. On the other battlefield a Tie fighter was called in to deal with an A.T.T droid tank crewed by rebel forces, The Droid Tank somehow escaped unscathed……..we concluded that the rules were balanced enough so no need to tweak them.
T.I.E Fighter/SF with added paint scratches and weathering
rebel Fleet Trooper for scale.
Poe’s X wing (T70) with added paint chips