Friday, January 13, 2017

Whew

Do you like puzzles? You'll love this!
After years of contemplating on whether or not I wanted to rebase the Marines, I finally broke down and removed the Space Hulk models from the sprues.

I really think GW dropped the ball regarding the Terminator basing, but I think I'll just deal with the lack of detail and leave them as-is.

In other news, I picked up a set of regular Terminators, a set of Dark Angel Command, and a set of Wolf Guard Terminators in order to play the expansion missions with the correct models. I'll never use them for anything else, but I thought it would be cool to see the various chapters performing their own missions.

I think I have a problem...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On the bench - Epic Defense Lines

Having been a bit motivated yesterday, I decided to tackle a project that has been on hold for a long time - Epic Defense Lines. There were some pretty bad casts, so the thought of having to sand everything down to get the pieces level was not something I was looking forward to.

After about 90 minutes worth of cutting, filing, and sanding, though, I now have plenty of bunkers and defense lines for Epic!
Tools of the trade. And yes, that is a belt sander in my pocket...
This is why you wear a respirator, kids

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

On the bench - Necromunda Escher

I'm finishing up the last five members of the Purple Skulls, my Necromunda Escher gang. Not that I'll actually be able to put them into regular rotation due to a consistent lack of gang income, but at least I'll be able to claim a finished project.

Rule 17 of the Underhive - Biggest hair wins.
Mom said one day I'd put my eye out with those things...

Monday, March 7, 2016

Catch of the day...

More WIPs of Wrath of Kings Hadross:

The Deep Caller - I'm happy with the way the robes look. Unfortunately, the photo doesn't do the blending work justice.
Glub glub!
 Deepmen - need a little work on the polearms, but they're just about done.
Tentacles erupting from every orifice...
Kaxes - still a considerable amount of work to do on these.
Only two things are certain - death and Kaxes.
The Gutters - just need to add water effects.
Ooh, stingy...
I'm trying for a verdigris-bronze for the weapons, and that isn't turning out as well as I had hoped, but all in all, I think they're coming out pretty good. Looks like I'll be done in plenty of time for Adepticon!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Something's fishy - I've got crabs!

Two posts in 2015? Bleh. Let's try to do a little better in 2016, ok? Ok.

Don't confuse this with Kings of War, like I do. All of the time.

I'm currently working on a little non-GW related project for Adepticon - a Wrath of Kings Hadross faction. I plan on participating in the Intro level games, so I'm starting with the contents of a Starter box. What's cool about WoK is that you get 90% of what you need to need to play the game in a starter box. The only other things you need are a handful of 10-sided dice, a copy of the free rules, and possibly some markers (to mark effects or objectives.) If you hang out on Ebay, you can get into the game for under $35, with no reason to ever buy anything else (unless you want a larger game.) That's pretty awesome!

The faction I picked (due to there being far fewer boobs than in other factions) is Hadross. The elevator pitch is that their leadership made a deal with some "Water Elementals" (i.e. Demons/Aliens) and, as a result, their people receive the dubious benefit of resembling the contents of your local seafood buffet.


First up on the WIP bench is a Gutter Friar - yeah, the game is full of weird names like that, but I give Cool Mini or Not points for not going with the default Elves, Dwarves, and Humans that we've seen in a thousand other games.
You jelly?
 Next, close cousins of the Gutter Friars, the Sevridan Gutters.
Oh yeah, we're jelly...
 Finally, comes the Calith Reaver a.k.a "I have no idea how I'm going to put this guy on his base."
Welcome to the Krusty Krab!
I've only played one game so far, but the low model count, inexpensive buy-in and short (18 pages!) and simple (and free!) ruleset makes Wrath of Kings almost a no-brainer and a nice addition to my collection.