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I wanted the incredible firepower this contraption spits out (4 blast markers per turn) but didn’t really want to spend the money on the very expensive and bulky GW model. So I started figuring out how to make my own. I had access to lots of syringes (though not a drug addict), so I used a large syringe, sawed out the middle, sanded down the inner edges, and glued the ends back together, making the primary piece of my cannon. I then glued vehicle kit bits on to give it more character. The quadruple barrels are just drinking straws painted black with silver edges. For the track I used (you guessed it) epic-scale landraiders! Bought a handful of them for cheap on ebay. These I stuck together using paperclip clippings. The rocker in the middle is a turn-screw bit from my old desk (the one my then-girlfriend now-wife sat on when it was up on its side in a storage module, breaking it to smitherines – she’s not big, I swear, it was just a cheap desk). So for literally a few bucks I had myself a very workable and decent looking engine of destruction!
I’d like to contribute to Creative Twilight more than I do but you know how it is: real life’s always getting in our way. But I can at least share another Crimson Fist model with you (I don’t get much painting done so I have to show what I have).
This past Saturday was a 1,500 40K tournament at my FLGS. It was a food drive and so you brought in canned goods and non-perishables to get in-game abilities like re-rolls, +1 strength, etc. I played Disciples of Twilight, my Chaos Marines, using this list: http://cmdctr.net/lists/disciples-of-twilight-1500-mech/. Last week I explained the idea behind the list.
It’s that wonderful autumn-winter Season here in the High Desert of Reno/Sparks, Nevada – the cool windy center of WOLFBROTHER Territory. Many of our brothers attack the snow covered mountains of the High Sierra with sadistic glee. Some lick their wounds from the last brutal local tournament and prepare for the next, and others get ready for the last murdermake of 2012 down the mountains into California. The great chill of winter is almost set in, and everyone has big plans for the great 40k off season.
Last night I faced off against Ming’s Ultramarines with my Chaos Marines, Disciples of Twilight, in a 1,750 game. We decided to use one of my missions, King of the Hill, and rolled off. He got to choose sides and got first turn.
Well this week has been hectic as life usually is with kids, work and surgeons all using up my valuable hobby time. But on the plus side I now only have a week to go until I find out when I will get the surgery I have waited on for almost 5 months now and I did manage to get the first of my dreadnoughts finished.
Pictured here is Brother Cadeus the first of the army’s dreadnoughts. He is an Ironclad Dreadnought and is set up just now with a chainfist and a hurricane bolter. I have also built and magnetised the close combat arm so that it can be armed with either the storm bolter or heavy flamer and the seismic hammer arm can have either the meltagun or heavy flamer. I have also magnetised the missiles and Ironclad assault launchers so they can be put on if needed.
I’ve been thinking about the role that land speeders will play in my army now that we’ve moved into 6th ed. Overall I think they’ve stayed viable through all of the changes and will still find their way into my lists often. I’ll go over my thoughts on the changes that have occurred.
For the past 5-weeks I’ve been playing my Space Marines, Fate’s Angels. Though I still enjoy Space Marines, they lost the label as my favorite army to Chaos some time ago. Once the Feast of Blades qualifier was over it was time to get back to Chaos.
Well after the vacation, and my post all about that, it was almost back to normal for me this week. As I sat looking at the vast pile that was my purchases from Warhammer World and tried to decide which model to tackle next I was hit by an outstanding thought (well it was actually a nerf dart fired by No. 1 Son). ”Daaaaaaaaaad” came the familiar call of a son about to ask me for something, ”What is it Joe?” I replied. ”Can you help me with some of my new models I bought?” So being the walkover that I am I ended up spending a couple of days building Tau.
Now this has taught me a couple of things this week. Firstly that I cave in far to easily, but secondly that taking a break and building something different from your usual army is actually quite enjoyable and refreshing. Now let me expand on that statement a little so that perhaps you will see what I am talking about.
Saturday was the qualifier for Feast of Blades in my area and I attended with my Space Marines. By the time I had arrived there were only 7 tickets sold for the event but a bunch of people made it last-minute, quite literally, and we ended up having 11 players.
I decided to try my hand at doing a video battle report, my first ever. In this video I played Steve’s Daemons in a practice game for Feast of Blades. I won’t give away the game but let’s say it was very one-sided.
Well that’s my vacation over for another year but oh boy was it a good one. I was lucky enough to visit Warhammer World in Nottingham with my family for a day and I was like a kid in a candy store I didn’t know where to look as there was so much to take in. But lets start at the beginning. We arrived after a 2 hour drive so first port of call was Bugmans Bar for a coffee break. Even this was a treat as the bar is done up like a dwarven feast hall complete with huge fireplace which has an anvil on top of it.
I converted this model a year ago for ‘ard Boyz and it has sat in primer black since then. It’s just a simple kit-bash with a Dark Angels robed head and then some extras glued on him; which are mostly on his back and I didn’t take a shot.
Last night I managed my 4th game in 6th edition. A long time friend came down to the shop to buy some hobby stuff as he’s getting back into 40K. He hasn’t played significantly since 4th edition but is going to jump back in for 6th. By the time he headed out all the guys were paired up. So, I ended up playing against a guy who works there. He hadn’t finished reading the rules for 6th yet but grabbed a 2K list he had made from before and we went to it.