Anyone who has scratch built tanks knows that the tracks are a particular issue. Making them individually is a mind breaking exercise in tedium. In the past I’ve done this and have gone it’s a matter of finding the level of detail you’ll be happy enough with without sacrificing your sanity (most scratch-builders are skirting the edge already!) Buying GW or third party bits can net you much better details for considerably less frustration. I seriously considered this approach, I think I can get away with about $10 per tank which is still a bargain when you consider the total monetary investment per model. In the end I decided to try my hand at casting my own tracks instead. Read more... (808 words, 2 images, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)
So I painted up a Son in the traditional yellow and blue and compared the two. Read more... (108 words, 3 images, estimated 26 secs reading time)
I managed to find time to paint today, most of which i spent on this Thousand Son model. As much as I like the traditional yellow and blue stripes, I decided I wanted to try something different. I went with a turquoise blue kinda look… and when I was finished I really liked it. Now, hours later, looking at the photos and the model, I’m not quite as sure… Read more... (162 words, 3 images, estimated 39 secs reading time)
I managed to finish building the second Earthshaker Cannon for my Rebel Grots. Here are a couple of pics to show how the two Basilisks are coming along: Read more... (235 words, 2 images, estimated 56 secs reading time)
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I’ve been slowly cleaning out my basement lately and I recently dug out my Sisters of Battle. I started the army in 2nd edition to be allies for my Space Wolves. They gave me some extra bolters that weren’t as tough as the marines but were cheaper and could shoot just as well. They also gave me the option to bring Inquisitors and Assassins. With their current “codex” they don’t really add much to the Space Wolves and I’ve decided that it’s probably time to sell them. Before I do I wanted to get some pictures of the few I’ve painted. Read more... (356 words, 13 images, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)
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Although I was fairly productive last week I haven’t made a lot of progress on the tanks. I took some time one evening to try out a lasgrot conversion that was stuck in my mind. I took another evening to clean up some Sisters of Battle, which I’ll feature in a post later this week. I did manage to spend some time on the second Basilisk for the Rebel Grots. Read more... (232 words, 5 images, estimated 56 secs reading time)
Since there are very few actual Rebel Grot models I need to do a lot of conversions to build a full army. I try to keep most of these simple so that I’ll actually be able to get them all done. So far I’ve used 2nd ed gretchin with small green-stuff mods, and I’ve used fantasy grots with 40k equipment. I’ve also used some of Necromunda starter box models as a source of weapons. Read more... (236 words, 10 images, estimated 57 secs reading time)
I managed a bit of progress on the tanks for my Rebel Grots. They are coming together nicely and I’m quite happy with them so far. I made it down to the shop for a test game with my 1500pt Rebel Grot list, and I also made it to the monthly tournament with my Orks/allied grots. Overall a busy week from the gaming perspective. Let’s start with the tanks: Read more... (511 words, 4 images, estimated 2:03 mins reading time)
I’ve been carrying these two around for years and I FINALLY spent about 5 hours getting them done today. Meet Baphemut and Cassandra, my greater daemon and/or daemon prince model! Baph is an old-school GW minotaur I got for cheap (cuz he’s so old) and Cassy is an old-school Dark Elves slave girl. I just thought it’d be really cool to make this big blue monster with a hotty girl friend stretched out like a cat in heat on his base. Read more... (112 words, 2 images, estimated 27 secs reading time)
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I’m still chugging along on Infantry Squad Yellow II for my Rebel Grots army. With the home improvement efforts wrapped up for not I have been able to make some decent progress this week. At this point I’m about 95% finished with the squad and expect to be done some time this week. Read more... (406 words, 9 images, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
I bought a box full of ork boyz on Ebay a while back and finally decided to put some together for a 1000pt game this weekend. I bought them to be an ally mob for my Eldar and Dark Eldar – seemed like a good excuse to invest in some green brawlers. My list is basically a Warboss, a big mob of Boyz, and a unit of Kommandos to outflank or infiltrate with. This weekend I just needed to get 15 boyz with a nob done and I accomplished that and then some. Read more... (355 words, 7 images, estimated 1:25 mins reading time)
The home improvement efforts continue but I did manage to get some painting time in this week. I’m batch painting the grunts and weapon crew. So far I’ve made it through the skin tones and laid the base for the blacks and blues. It’s enough that they’re starting to take shape. Read more... (334 words, 2 images, estimated 1:20 mins reading time)
I know Rob @ Warhammer39,999 loves it when I do updates to models that have made seemingly little progress and all but here’s an update on my Heldrake :P Seriously though, I do these little updates to keep my motivation going. I often reach these points where I sit back and think, I’ve actually made some progress. This is one of those points. Read more... (244 words, 2 images, estimated 59 secs reading time)
I absolutely love the Heldrake. It’s been one of my most consistently performing units game to game and I like the model as well. It has also been a model I have not been looking forward to painting because there’s a lot too it. I enjoy painting detailed and intricate models but this thing just has so much surface area that I know damn well it’s going to take me forever with what little time I’ve had lately for painting. Read more... (229 words, 3 images, estimated 55 secs reading time)
In the past week I’ve finished adding shoulder pads to the rest of Infantry Squad II. I also added hats to a few of them, finished up their bases, and primed them for painting. The five grunts in the front are the ones I’ve finished since the last post. Read more... (164 words, 5 images, estimated 39 secs reading time)