Sunday, August 22, 2010

We don't need no stinking rules

You see all these heated arguments about obscure rule interpretations.  Rules as written vs rules as intended and people being dicks about it just to make sure we all know their opinion is the only one that counts.  Thing is, I think my kids, particularly my 8 year old have way more fun with 40K than any of these people, and they don't even use the rules.  You always know when the conversation starts 'hey daddy, guess what the ork boss did?' that you are about to get a long and detailed battle report.  With sound effects.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New daemon prince - WIP 1

Loved the model so I figured I had to get one as a show piece.  At this stage I have zero interest in a Chaos Daemon army so all this is for is a cool looking mini.  Anyway, so far he is assembled and I've got a Runic Mountain base for him.  I've also pinned the feet and drilled holes in the base.  I didn't glue it down yet to make it easier to paint.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Had a fun day today hanging with Mister Justin of Secret Weapon Miniatures.  Got to see and help with the whole resin base construction process, (I did at least make myself useful), saw some of the other products, and learned about some of the upcoming stuff.  There is some really cool upcoming stuff that I'm sworn to secrecy on.  Its awesome though.  Picked up some of the new Kolinsky brushes which I'm looking forward to using, and had a damn fine Manhattan. 

Basically, good day, thanks Justin.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Elemental my dear Watson

A while back my dad brought over for me a bunch of my old stuff that had been sitting in my parents attic.  Mostly good although it did remind me of what I had given away way back when.  The best part (aside from finding out how much 1st edition plastic space marines sell for) was the cooler and more unusual figures I had that had survived being thrown out.  These elementals make a nice set. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

IG Veterens Done (mostly)

Got these done a little quicker than I expected.  They still need some sealer and probably unit icons at some point, but this is close enough.  The wash didn't work as intended this time.  Not sure if I put too much on (it was late at night) or had it too thick.  Not a disaster, but it makes them look a bit muddled.

 One of the cool things on these guys was the Secret Weapon backpacks.  They fit perfectly and really add a lot to the figures.  Some of the mods I did on these were a bit of a pain.  The backpacks fit like they came with the minis though.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

IG Veterans WIP 3

Just a quick update.  Next few days are going to be busy so this is about as far as they are going to get until probably next weekend.  Flat coats are all done, and a bit of the detail work.  Next its time for highlights, washes and dry brush where they finally start to look good.  The completed guy in the photo is one of my normal guardsmen as an example of how I've changed the color scheme.  Basically vets are black/gray instead of green.  yeah I know, revolutionary isn't it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

IG Veterans WIP 2

The veterans squad is all assembled now.  Didn't go too smoothly, converting the arms to hold the shotguns and melta guns was a bit fiddly and annoying.  They look pretty good as a squad though.  Three melta guns, 7 shotguns, and a powerfist.  Should do some damage.

Its nice to see them all with the backpacks on.  That, the catachan heads and the alternate weapons give the squad a nice distinctive look.  Next I need to finish cleaning up flash lines and such and then get them primed.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

IG backpacks WIP

I've been wanting to add a veteran squad to my IG army, but wanted to custom build it.  I picked up some Catachan heads, a pack of meltas, had a bunch of left over SM scout shotguns, and got a pack of Secret Weapon backpacks.  I started putting some if this together tonight just to see how easy it would be.  The Catachan heads don't fit on Cadian bodies very well.  The meltas are a pain in the ass to get positioned.  The shotguns are easier but still some work.  The backpacks though, they went on perfect.  Slipped in nice and snug and tight with everything lining up perfectly (that's what she said).  Really, couldn't ask for more on these.  Well aside from if they'd come out 6 months ago I think all my guard would have them, they look great.

Lastly a quick WIP of another command squad.  Still need to clean them up a little before I prime them.  These are going to get mixed in with the existing stuff so I'll have an all plasma CCS (they also get the medic), an all flamer PCS (with the plasma pistol/power sword officer) and the melta dude goes to an infantry squad.