Sunday, August 24, 2014

How to Fix GW in Four Easy Steps

RE-Post from Feb of 2013! Seems legit...

Ok, ok... so 'fix' might be a bit much, it could easily be argued that it ain't broken, and we all know what they say about stuff that ain't broken...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

7th Edition Workbench! Space Marines/Space Wolves


While this blog may have become more dormant than it used to be I have been busy modeling and painting.  I am currently working on a Space Marine and Space Wolf army.  It will be used as either so I chose a generic silver based color scheme.  It is Drop Pod heavy and when fielded as Vanilla Marines it is led by Vulkan He'Stan and uses the Salamanders Chapter Tactics.

This Contemptor never seems to catch a break, those Sternguard vaporized him...

This Contemptor is my Knight killer.  He's taken a Knight out in close combat every game, except this one...

Vulkan and a 5 man tactical squad with flamers.

Looks cool right?  Nope, these guys are in Valhalla.  After annihilating a Knight the ensuing explosion killed all but one of them.

Vulkan survived the las cannon and assault cannon barrage from the Smart Car.

Nothing like Objective Secured units.  Unless they are Forgeworld Heresy Era models to boot!
Well, that's what I've been working on.  I have 10 Wolf Guard Terminators built, 10 Drop Pods primed black and then sprayed silver, plus another 20 Tactical/Grey Hunters, 15 Blood Claws and a Stormwolf.  Can't wait to use these guys as Space Wolves.  I love me some Space Vikings.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Forgeworld is Finally Releasing What I've Always Wanted!


Can't wait!  I've wanted a Vulkan model for a long, long time.  I even bought a Kabuki Miniatures version of him a long while back but wasn't satisfied with it.  This however looks just right to me.  FW continues to knock the Primarch models out of the park with these releases.  I may have to rekindle that old Horus Heresy Era Salamanders project I let grow cold...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Why Haven't I Posted Since April or Talked About 7th? Here, Let Me Show You.



Take a look at a few threads and the comments section of Bell of Lost Souls articles about 7th, and 7th edition tournament play.  It's a rats nest out there, and that's putting it simply.  I have entered into a state where pretty much everything about 40k on the internet pisses me off.  I am still painting, building, collecting models and I plan to start playing locally again starting next week but my internet presence will be limited.  Given the quality of what is talked about on Dakka, Whineseer, and BoLS can you really blame me?

Just check out these gems.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/601816.page
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/596748.page
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?396427-Baseless-Base-Accusations-about-bases

Hopefully I will have the chance to film my first game of 7th ed for a battle report next Tuesday ;)



Monday, April 28, 2014

Taking an Indefinite Break from 40k Playing Doesn't Mean I've Stopped Painting.

I will post more pictures as I go but for now here is a first look at my SM/SW army.  I plan to use a lot of Heresy era FW models but not exclusively.  If I can figure out making my own transfers the army will have the Stark sigil as their Chapter emblem!




Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Building a Revenant Part 2. Subassembly complete now time for PAINT!



I completed the subassemblies and the last bit of shaving on the shoulder pads etc last Friday.  I spent Saturday not playing in the local RTT like I planned so I felt particularly driven on Sunday to do something hobby oriented. Therefore I decided it was time to get some paint on this bad boy if I wanted it painted for the tournament down in Lakeforest this coming weekend.  Yes, they are allowing Escalation, Stronghold Assualt, Dataslates, 40k Approved FW, the whole shebang!  They are running it with the same sort of restrictions as Frontline Gaming.  Also the local tournament at Game Empire Pasadena in April will be running a similar format so I will get to use it twice!  GE requires that all Lords of War, Super Heavies, and Stronghold models be fully built and painted, no proxies allowed and any scratch builds will be subject to a stringent "rule of cool".  I am looking forward to it.  Now onto the progress and photos after the break.

New Plastic Ogryns and Plastic Hydra. Underwhelming?

The GW rumor facet continues to trickle at a slow drip but these are making the rounds today.  A plastic Hydra kit, which without Interceptor will still be nearly useless and the first target of any serious flyer based army, and some plastic Ogryn pics.  The Hydra is a Hydra, but the Ogryns seem to be hitting many people in a negative way.  Personally I think they are fine, I actually like that a few of them seem to be wearing tank treads as abdomen/cod piece armor plating.  But the negative chatter is a bit ramped up on them so far.  Maybe they will end up being the Centurions of the IG, sorry Astral Militraiusism (or whatever idiotic name they are calling it for pure copyright purposes), where the models are almost universally paned but the unit is so good in game that people buy them up anyway.  We'll see!








Forgeworld Finally has a Horus Lupercal Model! I only wish they did a pre-Heresy and Heresy version :(


Don't get me wrong.  I think this is one of the best Primarch models yet, next to Ferrus Manus, just look at how much better the model is than the Justaerin Terminators in the picture.  I have always liked the imagery of Horus the traitor but I would have liked FW, especially for Horus, to have done two models.  Horus as a Luna Wolf pre-heresy, and Horus as a Son of Horus and heretic.  I guess we can't have everything and this model is still amazing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Building A Revenant Part 1 :/

Hopefully when I am done mine will look this good assembled...

I purchased a Revenant Titan off eBay about a month ago.  It was a real steal, the guy sold it for under $100.  I was leery of it being a recast due to the price but he was from the States and seemed to be liquifying his 40k stock for super cheap so I decided to buy it.  I am relatively certain, based on the color of the Resin, it is not a recast so I feel good about getting a great deal on an awesome model!  The downside is he had lost the instructions so I am building this sucker blind.  More after the break.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Las Vegas Open re-Cap!


I know this is later than most other bloggers posts on the topic of the LVO but meh.  You'll notice the lack of ads on this blog so my only incentive to write is my own!  That said I had a pretty rough LVO game wise.  It was my lowest showing ever in a GT, normally I finish somewhere in the 40-50s but I was in the low 130s this time.  The tournament itself was amazing, awesome tables, great opponents, fun all the way around.  Plus it's Vegas for crying out loud, how could the experience not be awesome!  Pictures and what I took away from the LVO regarding my game play after the break.