Sunday, March 1, 2015

WIP Weekend: Big Box MDF Terrain, FW Fire Raptor, FW Typhon

This weekend has been overall productive hobby wise. In addition to all the WIP to follow, I got to play a game of Space Hulk AND I am playing a game of 40k this afternoon (thus why I built all the terrain!!). And I did all the WIP while watchin VIKINGS Season Two (Highly recommend you watch the show if you haven't seen it. Better than GoT IMOHO).

So First off I got this in:

It is a GREAT book. The only problems I have with it are
1- Does not have some of the SM Super Heavies. This is because they came out afterwards I know, but it still stinks and I can't imagine it is too hard to add a 2-3 pages with each print run.
2- Storm Eagles are not accessible by Blood Angels. At least the FAQ allows Fire Raptors, but still the "flyer ban" on BA is annoying. Originally when only they had the Storm Raven it made sense, but now that they are not the only ones, they should have all of them too.
3- No Furioso Contemptor. Fortunately this is other books I have, BUT it should still be in there because otherwise none of the contemptor variants are usable by BA. Space Wolves also suffer in this regard.

 Now for the WIPs
These are the MDF buildings by Angry Mojo Games from their Big Box Terrain Kickstarter. I did an unboxing a few weeks ago you can check out too. All the links to Angry Mojo are in that post.
They were really easy to assemble. I didn't need the instructions (like every man ever) and they are very sturdy (I dropped one of the 3 story buildings on the tile floor and nothing happened).

Now for the Forge World Stuff. All I did is base coat them with the last of my Foundation Paint Mechrite Red (and some Lahmian Medium to restore them, worked great).

I can't wait to use these on the Battlefield.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ravenwing Black Knights and Librarian - Schlemazal

I've been gone for a while due to a lack of time for hobby work, but I've decided it's about time I got through my backlog of Dark Angels. With that in mind, over the next few months I should be posting here more often as I battle through painting far too many green marines. To get things started, I did a squad of Ravenwing Black Knights and an accompanying librarian, which I thought I'd share here.

I did a lot of experimenting at the beginning to find a set of paint mixes I could use to shade/highlight black, and I'm happy with how it turned out. The bases are 'Urban Streets' bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures. I added ice using crackle paint followed by some snow patches using baking soda mixed with white paint and glue (my first attempt at this technique, I like how it came out).

Along with the squad, I also painted up a Ravenwing librarian. The model is mostly made of pieces from the Black Knights sprues, with a few pieces from the Dark Angels command squad set (torso front, book). The bolters were taken from a standard space marine bike and carved down to fit, and I sculpted the psychic hood from green stuff. I also free-handed a ram skull Librarius icon on the shoulderpad.

Anyway, here are some more pictures of models from the squad. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Last Week for Samurai Lords Kickstater! The best 28mm Samurai Minis there are!

This is the last week to buy into the Steel Fist Miniatures Samurai Lords Kickstarter.
Honda Tadakatsu. All Daimyo will come with custom banner transfers, banner bearers and appropriate sashimono.
The project is already met its minimum and Steel Fist is already an established company, so there is essentially no risk. The only thing left to do is reach stretch goals.
Kato Kiyomasa
This project focuses around his Sekigahara range and in particular the Daimyo that were present.
Shimazu Yoshihiro
They are all gorgeous minis so you should check it out and BACK. Plus you get an exclusive bonus mini for backing!
Mori Hidemoto

Monday, February 23, 2015

Astra Miliwhat? You're in the Guard Son!!! Hollywood Guard Generals (Humor)

Just found these funny pictures online and wanted to share.

What happens when you take 18th and 19th Century portraits, add a well known actor and meme it up?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

WIP Weekend: Imperial Knight, BA Tactical Sarge, BA Scouts and Marines, BA Jetbikes, Napoleonic French Line Infantry

I thought I would start a new series. Just a quick post every weekend and Wednesday with WIP. So this is the first WIP weekend.

This week I am working on all the below:

This Paladin will either be a House Griffith or a Freeblade knight. Not sure yet.
And some Blood Angels. Working towards finishing the Tactical Sarge first, then likely move onto Scouts or DC. 
Armed with a Grav Pistol and Power Axe
And here is a finished Scout, just not yet based.
Next up are two more Jetbikes to accompany my completed Jetbike Captain. The one on the left is a Standard Bearer and will have 8th Company's standard. The one on the right is a Blood Champion. I still need 3 more to complete the Honour Guard (a Sanguinary Priest, a Tech Adept and a Special Weapons Veteran)
Last of all, more Napoleonics. Just alot of line Infantry to get through. These are mostly Warlord games minis with a few Front Rank minis mixed in.

So expect to see periodic updates every Wednesday and Weekend. Probably not as large as this one, but enough to see progression of projects over time.