Monthly Archives: March 2012
In preparation for next month’s tournament we all got in some practice at my FLGS. I’ve decided to run my Orks for the event just to change it up from my routine. The list I was testing is here: http://cmdctr.net/lists/796.
A minor addition for Command Center. If you don’t know what Command Center is it’s a free army list building tool for Warhammer 40K.
One thing I’ve learned with painting is when the going gets rough take a break. I’ve been busting my butt trying to get my Obliterators done the last few weeks and they’d be done except for something that’s been nagging me. I put up some shots of me attempting OSL (object source lighting), the other day. Well, I’m happy with how the radiant light element has come along since that post, the reflections on the armor, but not so much with the power fists, the source.
Last week I posted pics of two land speeders that I’d just purchased on eBay. You may remember that they were in less than ideal condition. Being a bit of a bargain hunter I found it difficult to resist the price and decided to take the challenge. I wanted to take you along with me on the road to recovery for these two neglected speeders.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ll happily attend a tournament with or without army composition. Whether or not an event has army composition does not affect my choice to attend it. If the tournament looks like fun then I’ll choose to attend and then deal with the details instead of letting the details decide my attendance.
I decided to finally give object source lighting (OSL for short), an attempt. It’s one of those techniques that I really haven’t tried, at least seriously. However, with my Chaos Marines I’m taking my time getting them painted and want to use them as a way to work on techniques like this, ones I’ve shied away from in the past because of the time required to do it right.
I was really aiming to get these Oblits done this past weekend but with a tournament on Saturday my time was short. I took a quick shot of them on Monday morning and the lighting is bad. I turned on one of my painting lights but it washed out the colors. Ah well, not going to go to great lengths for WIP shots!
This is Spectre Studio 2nd BatRep. Spectre Wile takes the lead role with the Sisters of Battle. It’s a large fight consisting of 2,000 points a side which we agreed to because it showcases one of our favorite players at CrossRoad Games, Steve “Hippie” McKenna. Steve does an awesome job in building and painting his army [he regularly wins painting competitions]. Steve will be playing his Chaos Daemons and this report features one of the tables he created for the “Standish Standoff” in 2011.
Last week I showed my WIP DIY drop pods. In a push to get them table top ready for a team tournament this past weekend I managed to get them assembled and primed with a little bit of paint on them.
I’d like to shine light on a more balanced approach to Necron lists. A sort of all comers list if you will. While the Scarab Farm is godlike against many armies, something like Tyranids manage to laugh at it, or most horde armies in general could probably take the assault easily enough.
Next month my FLGS is hosting a large tournament with 34 players. It’s a hobby oriented event and so scores for comp, painting and sportsmanship will be given. I’m trying to decide which army to bring. I’m debating between two.
As I mentioned recently we’re trying to drum up interest for Blood Bowl at my FLGS. I had originally decided to do an Orc team because it’s easy to proxy but then I realized I could do a Chaos team easily too since I use Beastmen for my Chaos Marines’ Lesser Daemons. So, change of plans and here’s my initial roster.
Last November my FLGS ran its first big 40K tournament. We run monthly tournaments but this was a 30 player event with a big buy-in and lots of freebies and awards to be had. Overall the event was a success and next month we’ll be hosting a scaled down version of that event.
When the Necron codex was first out I put up a poll asking you all what you thought about the new Necrons. Many months have since passed and so I’m asking again the same question but now most everyone has far more experience under their belt be it with the army or facing it.