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)
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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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)
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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 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)
Well, it has been another busy week with a lot of painting and stuff around the house so I’ve managed to go another week without any progress on the hobby front. I did manage to take a couple of quick pictures to show you where I’m at: Read more... (176 words, 2 images, estimated 42 secs reading time)
I enjoy sculpting more than any other part of the hobby. I don’t get to do it very often though. If I were to sculpt as much as I’d like to then nothing would get ever get done on my armies. However, I’ll often come up with a big project, a showpiece I suppose, and focus on that one thing. That’s what this is, my juggernaut. Read more... (394 words, 5 images, estimated 1:35 mins reading time)
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This past week I managed to paint the lascannon and one of the crewmen for my first Gretchen heavy weapons team. I am almost finished with the gunner. Once he is finished I’ll glue everything to the base, spray seal it, and add a little static grass. On to the pics, as always you can click for a larger view: Read more... (118 words, 7 images, estimated 28 secs reading time)
It doesn’t look like it but I have made a lot of progress on these guys since last week. The armor is now all base coated and the half scheme cleaned up. Now I need to do some more clean up on the sombre grey, pick out details, do some washing and highlighting. It’s the base coating on these guys that takes all the time, getting all that trim, so I’m into the home stretch. Read more... (206 words, 2 images, estimated 49 secs reading time)
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After wrapping up my Cultists last week I figured I’d stick with troops for now on the painting front. I’ve had the other half of this squad painted for a while now and figured it was about time to get the full squad finished. Read more... (192 words, 2 images, estimated 46 secs reading time)
Well, the latest batch of Cultists is almost done. Not much to say other than I’m working on the basing now and the rest is complete. Usual disclaimer, quick shot and some day (in a time far, far away), I’ll get some proper shots taken. Read more... (81 words, 2 images, estimated 19 secs reading time)