27 November 2009
23 November 2009
Heres a pic I took in my second game. My Daemon Prince is sitting center, locked in melee with two armless dreadnoughts haha. Took her 8 combat rounds to finish them both off but it saved her from being cooked by the Deathwing return fire. Respect to Tim Trammel for a good game and a hearty 'Curse you!' for beating me by 1 vote for Players Choice. Damn Imperials! ;)
26 October 2009
Side doors are good places for freehand work. I didnt have an idea of what to do here, I just started painting and this is what it became. Heres the finished product:
The unfocused blob in the foreground (thx cameraphone) is the cupola marine, modded to hold a severed head, as if pink and black wasnt scary enough. More pics of that when the modelling putty dries. Heres the whole army laid out, minus a squad of Berzerkers thats currently in pieces on my desk:
Coming up in the near future are a continuation of the Apocalypse league, a shot at the Siege of Vraks from the Forgeworld books, and a new Daemon Prince thats in the process of having new arms sculpted. Details later~
05 September 2009
17 July 2009
Shot from another angle.
Daemon Prince for Ryan McCall, about 18 months old now. Converted the right hand from generic sword (yawn) to elite crab claw (pinch) and the head from boring normal daemon head (zzZZzz) to snake/leech thingy (it sucks in a good way!). Slapped some wings on his back, added some modelling putty, and off he went. This is just a rumor, but I dont think Ryan has lost a game since he started using this model. Coincidence???
08 July 2009
This is a shot of the orks and chaos setting up opposite our Imperial forces. They attacked along a wide front, and their objective building was dead in the center surrounded by a minefield. We initially left the building empty, and had a few squads of Terminators teleport in. They held against multiple broods of Genestealers and a horde of Ork Boys, thanks to a few well placed shots from the Thunderhawk and Imperial artillery batteries.
This is me clearing the field near our right side objective and beginning to roll the flank. =) I was lined up with Mike's IG army, which had 2 Baneblades of its own. An obscene amount of firepower when all the ordnance went off. The highlight of my game was the 3 Sentinels screening the end of our line (visible in the foreground) against 2 Carnifexes outfitted for melee. I was charged at the top of turn 2 and still had a Sentinel left at the end of 5 combat rounds. If you've ever used Sentinels, you know they usually do more damage when they explode than they actually do when fighting so this was quite an accomplishment.
A shot of the action. The Laser Destroyer (in grey) positions itself for a shot at a Battlefortress as Jeremy's marines swarm on around it. His Mortis Dreadnought with twin autocannon arms, one of my favorite models, was standing on a hill blazing away as wave after wave of gaunts assaulted the incoming Imperial forces.
All in all a good time. We have the next megabattle on 18 July, Ill be bringing a pair of superheavies (a Stormblade and a Stormsword) along with the usual assortment of tanks and mechanised infantry.
07 July 2009
My tenative army list contains:
- Vulkan - the centerpiece. He's pretty.
- A Terminator Chaplain. My initial HQ choice and a solid model in terms of gameplay and appearance.
- 5 Assault Terminators, with Forge World shoulder pads and maybe greenstuff cloaks.
- A Land Raider Redeemer. Forge World doors and custom flames let the Terminators and their Chaplain ride in style.
- 3 10 man Tactical Squads in Rhinos. A mix of meltas and flamers for theme and more Forge World doors for their rides.
- 5 Sternguard and a Razorback. They'll serve as Vulkan's posse.
- 2 Attack Bikes with multimeltas - more theme! Fire good!
The Tale of 12 Gamers will focus on more than just basics. We'll be learning how to sculpt green stuff, how to make effective conversions, how to paint more than simply 'tournament standard' 3 color models, basing techniques, you name it. The gamers range from brand new players to veterans of Grand Tournaments, so we will be sharing tips and wisdom and hopefully elevating everyone's hobby experience. We'll be working in 250 point stages, so I'll include pics as we go and hopefully I'll be able to document each step of the way, showing how I did it and why I made the decisions I did along the way. I am going into this intending to sell the army after I am done with it (my Blood Angels are grumbling jealously about my infidelity) but who knows, you might see me in Vegas 2010 with a horde of green power armor.
17 June 2009
Im working on an Ork Warboss on a bike, a Nurgle/Blood Angel dreadnought, Ryan's Salamanders, and Titan/Sean is meeting me on Friday to talk about a project he wants to me do for him, plus finishing 10 stormtroopers and a rhino for Tom. This is all separate from the models I need to paint for my own army for the CoC, which at this point looks like another 5 or 6 plague marines and a Rhino. Pics coming when I dig myself out of the hole. I also have Thom's (separate from stormtrooper Tom) insane quartered scout army sometime in the future, which will be a real bitch to paint. Even thought I rail against unrestricted capitalism Im thankful we live in a society where harder work equals more pay, because that stack of cash will be the only thing that soothes me while I paint 60 scouts in medieval heraldry. For now I will simply state the mercenary's credo: "No job too small, no fee too big".
To keep you entertained, heres one of my favorite videos.
'Go With The Flow' by Queens of the Stone Age
03 June 2009
Im a pretty big Wes Anderson fan. No surprise there, hes massively popular among film students and fans. I have recently been studying elements of old classics and I am starting to see similarities in Anderson’s style and other legendary film directors. The video included below is a good start if you are interested, and it comes from one of my favorite movies to boot.
02 June 2009
Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary