Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Rock Out With Your (Swooping) Hawk Out!

Sheesh - looking back, it's hard for me to believe that it's been over a year since I last talked about getting some Swooping Hawks for my Eldar army. Thanks to a recent eBay acquisition, and a local game store purchase, I now have sixteen hawks, and boy have they changed in the sixth edition environment.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Mordheim Battle Report - Marienburg vs. Skaven

With all of the hype of the 6th edition box set soon to by dying down (the first packages will be arriving in just a few days after this posting,) I wanted to play some Mordheim. So, Znijurru and I formed new warbands and played a starter game...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

WH40k 6th edition box pictures!

So, as usual, browsing the internet, I have found some pictures of the new Warhammer 40k 6th edition starter box contents. These are the usual leaked White Dwarf images, plus a closeup on the "Limited Edition" Interrogator Chaplain.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Review: How to Paint Citadel Minatures + DVD

I got my hands on the new How to Paint Citadel Miniatures book shortly after release, and I figured I should get the word out. A lot of people out there are asking if it's worth the price tag, and quite frankly that will be up to you, but here I'll be honest in my feelings about my purchase.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hot off the press -- More 6th Edition Rumors!

This interesting little tidbit comes from Warseer's "DrBored," and I figured I'd really like to highlight the rumors pertaining to the rest of the 2012 Games Workshop release schedule.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finecast pt. 2, New Citadel Paints, and a Marienburg Champion

Here's the result of a Saturday spent painting. An Empire Witch Hunter in Marienburg colors, now to be my champion for Mordheim. I used several new Citadel paints for this, and the mini is more or less the products of various experiments with glazes, washes, and the new texture paints. Read on to find out what I used.

Friday, April 13, 2012

A preview of the desk next to me...

Zni has been working on her Skaven warband for Mordheim recently, and I wanted to share a small preview of what she's been working on. Here's her Rat Ogre, still a work in progress but nearly completed.

Back view

Monday, April 9, 2012

My first Finecast (and some WIP shots)

I've been pretty apprehensive about purchasing Finecast -- and rightly so. There are still claims by the bucket of returns and exchanges of Finecast products. However, I was quite compelled by one of the latest Empire Finecasts, the new Empire Witch Hunter, so here goes my first foray into GW's new material.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Kill Team: Blood Angels Scouts

We're sort of getting ready for an eventual Kill Team game, and I wanted to at least have my miniatures for this painted up. I find I work best in small chunks like this or else I don't get anything done at all. All Space Marines, Blood Angels included, have trouble fielding a lot of models at smaller numbers, making Kill Team a pretty rough game when you're fighting horde armies.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The "end boss" of Super Glues

I've used a lot of super glues over the past years... Krazy Glue, the dollar store stuff, the Wal-Mart stuff, Games Workshop glues, Zap-A-Gap, Gorilla Glue and more. Nothing takes the cake more than my latest discovery... Loctite Super Glue Gel.

Monday, April 2, 2012

My experience with Warmachine

I just wanted to do a quick post today to inform would-be consumers of some of the issues I have encountered so far with my new Warmachine 2 player battle box. None of it is terribly serious, and all can be... somewhat corrected (aside from the swords IMO, which I'll talk about later on.)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mordheim Warlock, ready for gaming again...

A while ago, I had been using my Mordheim Warlock for some introductory games of D&D (nearly all Warhammer figures work great for this, the bases are sized appropriately for 1" grids.) I hadn't really remembered the possibility of dice bowlers -- you know, the type of people who seem to inadvertently aim their rolls at the miniatures on the table. After quite a few knocks, I wound up losing the dagger hand of the Warlock, and it was nowhere to be found. I needed a replacement. Luckily, the Empire Battle Wizards plastic kit had more than enough spare bits, some even more appropriate than what he originally had in hand.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dark Eldar Conversion & Weathering Powder Woes

Let this be a cautionary tale to weathering powder noobs. What you see here is ultimately the end result of a mistake which caused my model to turn green. I liked the idea of possibly being able to use Vallejo Pigments as a weathering powder, and wanted to add a little bit of green oxidation to the brass pieces of the armor.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Complete? Wraithlord

I've been working on this Wraithlord for a while and for the most part I've agreed to be done with it. I want to add the blue highlighting onto this guy to tie him in to the rest of the army, but he doesn't really have any hard lines, and I have very unsteady hands. This is my most recent attempt at painting bone, as well as an attempt at using the 'discolored barrel' found on the FTW blog.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Eldar Farseer

Hi all, just wanted to share my Ulthwe Farseer that's been done for a while. He was completed before the Mordheim gang and was a huge influence on how I did my Elf Ranger. I'm really a novice when it comes to highlighting, I just like that the blue stands out so much on the black miniature.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More from GAMA: Super Dungeon Explore boosters

Leaked on Dakka by inquisitorlewis, Super Dungeon Explore had a showing at GAMA revealing new monster boosters, as well as some totally brand new monster forces presumably in the works.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Talisman 40k: "Relic" to hit shelves this summer.

Announced at the GAMA trade show yesterday, my FLGS Games & Stuff has revealed Relic, the upcoming 40k version of the old board game Talisman. It doesn't have any official information on the Fantasy Flight Games site yet, but my FLGS has assured me it's real.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Mordheim Turf: HATED IT!

I bought this recently for two reasons -- one, it had Mordheim in the name, and two, it appeared at a glance to be an easier-to-use, less messy basing aid. I don't know what I was thinking; I should've seen what was coming through the fancy clear container.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

D&D: Edition Wars

Dungeons and Dragons has been a hobby game favorite of mine for years. From the very moment I started my teenage years, I was checking out AD&D 2e books from the local library system, pouring over pages and pages of fluff, stats, and pictures. I can still remember just how new gaming was to me then. It was exciting when the local library first added computers with internet access in the age of Windows 95/98, and basic HTML web pages filled me in on the details of what this whole tabletop gaming thing was all about. Around this time I also found Warhammer (and 40k) on the web, and, excited by the prospect of combining sweet miniatures with a tabletop rules system, I just could not wait to play this amazing, fantastic, magical game.