|I have been using Canva for some of my blog headers.|
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Angron Primarch of the World Eaters
I bought this model a few years ago, and had not finished either the assembly OR the painting of the model. Frustrating to jump in after not completing the model for over a year.
Today's focus was the base, the silver, and the red leather. BTW - these were two models on my quiz posted two days ago.
Here is how I painted:
Sunday, December 25, 2016
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Thank your Significant Other This Holiday SeasonI am in the middle of researching and reading through the old Citadel Journals for myself and a future blog article, and I came across this blog post from 2012. The article is from the Realm of Chaos 80s blog, which gives me access to some very old Citadel articles and other ideas in the Oldhammer universe.
The name of the blog article is Leadhead Widows: The Woes of a Wargamer's Wife. It made me think of how my hobby affects my family and home, and to not take these things for granted.
In this write-up, the writer lists out the wargaming crimes that we commit against our wargaming spouse. Which are you guilty of?
Friday, December 23, 2016
My Harlequin Solitaire is Complete!
Thursday, December 22, 2016
This is a great read this week from Games Workshop's The Regimental Standard. Articles like this are such a great supplement to the awesome news we heard this week about the Fall of Cadia. The Regimental Standard makes for a great weekly read.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
|A photo box is still on my to-do list...|
I am painting this drop pod in steps, and I am not in a big rush (even though I have two more to complete afterwards...). I have been painting a door and a 'fin' a day. They are basecoated already with Mephiston Red. I would think that the final paint time total would be about two hours.
1. Basecoat outside of drop pod with Mephiston Red. I used the Mephiston Red spray for this step.
2. Basecoat inside of the drop pod with Leadbelcher. I layered Leadbelcher in different areas around the pod as shown. This included the engines, and inside of doors, along with one of the fins.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Blast Templates and Multi-Level Buildings
Alternative Rules - Flying in 40k
Deathwatch RPG 101-06 - Flying
Flying, hovering, and different altitudes in the Deathwatch RPG
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Painting Eldrad Ulthran
|A photo box is on my 'to do' list.|
Despite all of the detail, this was a relatively quick paint at 2-3 hours because of all the black paint.
As always, Duncan did a fantastic job with his tutorial. His guide was to the point and achievable.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Hobby Reads - Worth Bookmarking 11/20-11/26
|Modern Synthesist - Sector Imperialis Easy Urban Basing Tutorial|
This site does not update often, but I will add it to the feed reader. When I finally get this set (for my Genestealer Cult basing), I will use this tutorial as a starting point for my basing. More after the jump.
This is the first of my 'clear my work table' series. I have about 20 mini-projects going on right now, and need to clear them out. I will take care of whichever pieces that are in front of me, one by one!
These are from my Blood Angels Stormraven. I did not glue the canopy, so I could paint the techmarine underneath later. Child damage destroyed the one assault cannon.
I like the scheme, which centered around a mephiston red base, agrax earthshade wash in creases, followed by an edge highlight of evil sunz scarlet and finally an edge highlight of fire dragon bright.
I was torn on the corrosion use on the gun. I am not convinced that I will keep it.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Wrath of Magnus - Storyline Spoiler
Source: War of Sigmar.
Now what do you think of that?!
This is the first of my 'Battle Brothers' articles. Battle Brothers are allies of the hobby and help make this wargaming hobby better with the time they give to us.
I watch a lot of battle reports. They range in how engaging they are, and vary in presentation style. In these past few years, there has been one YouTube channel that has the characteristics that I find most desirable.
Winters SEO channel has a lot going for it. There are consistent battle reports - about one a week. Winters also has tactics articles and some guides about terrain. The best part about his channel is the story line that he weaves into his battle reports. I enjoy following the trials of the 13th, the Penitent Forge, and occasionally the Dark Eldar.
Check out his channel, you will not be disappointed. I have linked a video below of his latest battle report, it was enjoyable.
Wrath of Magnus - Developers
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
40k Rulebook Final FAQ Released - My Thoughts
|They were my primary concern here.|
Improve Your Hobby with the Citadel Mold Line Remover
Review and Tutorial
|Link to product|
This product is excellent, and I just started using one a few weeks ago. Prior to this I only really used a file to work my miniatures.
Below are some steps that I use in combination with a file to take care of mold lines and spaces between pieces. I will use photo box soon for images. Bear with me for now.
This is simple and to the point. Please let me know if you have any questions.
|This is a part of a Harlequin that I am currently working on from Death Masque. |
Notice the shoulder pads and how there is a space between the front and back.
I have already taken care of the mold lines on the model by scraping them away at an angle.
|The first step is where I scrape the area at an angle where the pieces do not meet.|
This will mostly fill in the hole.
|I then file away the area lightly to further fill in the hole.|
|At this point The space is clearly filled in and ready to have some glue placed over it.|
I could also just prime the model at this point.
Age of Sigmar Balewind Vortex Painting Guide
Time Required and Difficulty:This project took me two days from purchase to completion. That is pretty good in my book. This model took approximately 2 hours to paint.
Link to Product:
Prime the base and platform in black, and the vortex/whirlwind itself white. I made the mistake of priming the vortex as black at first, and had to respray.
My plan was to paint the vortex using the paints suggested on the back of the box - I've never done that before, and there were only 12 listed. All of which I could secure.
|Way too bright for the green - had to wash twice with Nuln Oil.|
My second step was to wash/glaze the model. This was not called for on the stone, but I was not happy with how bright the stone was. I washed the green stone twice with Nuln Oil. I washed the metal with Drakenhof Nightshade. I then glazed the vortex with Waywatcher Green.
An alternative idea instead of washing the stone would be to initially do a heavy drybrush with Sotek Green over the black without a basecoat. I might try that for my second one.
It takes a while for the washes to dry. After the Waywatcher dried. I then washed over the recesses with Biel-tan Green. I got a little too heavy here, and some feathering would be beneficial here in some areas where the wash pooled and spread out too far. Stick to the inner creases. I did not do the best job here.
My third step was to drybrush Praxeti White over the vortex - it was pretty heavy. I followed this up with a drybrush of Skink Blue over the stone.
|Almost complete here.|
This wraps up the model!
Gluing the model together:
Be careful here. Balance the stand so that it is even with the ground. I would have to add something to the bottom of the vortex to make this work. Be careful with this part!
That's it. Good luck with the model. Comments appreciated.
|Final product. Pretty happy with this.|
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Kharn the Betrayer Painting Guide
'KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN!'
Vallejo Elf Skintone -> used Bugman's glow and followed up with a wash of Reikland Fleshshade. I then highlighted with Cadian Fleshtone and Kislev Flesh.
Vallejo Cavalry Brown - used Mournfang Brown
Not clearly stated:
I washed his hair with Drakenhof Nightshade.
I painted the glowing eyes and lenses with Warpstone Glow with a wash and brightening of Moot Green and a glaze of Waywatcher Green for glow.
Enjoy and Good Luck!
Bloodletters Painting Guide
Lesser Daemons of Khorne
Khorne's Chosen, the Horned Ones, the Takers of Skulls
Time required and difficulty:I took about 1-2 hours to paint the Bloodletters needed for this project. These are used as wound markers for my Bloodthirster. I plan on having squads of 8 to support the Bloodthirster in the future.
They were not too difficult to complete, and were pretty forgiving of errors.
Link to painting guide:
Black Library Link
From the source:
+++ REVIEW +++
This story feels longer than it truly is, and for some reason did not hold my attention as other stories have. I am not sure if this is due to when I was reading it, because as I look back at the story, I find the content and the background to be very interesting. The idea of Space Marines post-Isstvan making the choice to leave the traitor legions and not be mindless followers of their primarch or of chaos adds depth to this demographic. This story also introduced me to the Blackshields. It is time to know more.
+++ CHARACTERS BORN FROM THE STORY +++
I like the idea here of creating the four Death Guard that make up the small force on the run represented in this story. Having one of these figures be a Deathshroud Terminator in Sergeant Khorak is particularly exciting.
Perhaps creating a small kill team of Blackshields would be a good idea, though the lack of iconography might make them look a little bland. Crysos Morturg will be the lead, a mostly cybernetic (from the head down) Blackshield psyker. I suppose that I would go after a mix of Iron Hands bits there.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
+++ OVERVIEW +++
Just as shown in the image above, there may be many situations on Deathwatch missions where darkness plays a role. There are rules to handle different levels of light in the game.
These three light levels are as follows:
- Daylight/Bright Light
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
I wanted to revisit the distance issue and question that I presented in my last movement post for the Deathwatch RPG by setting a standard unit of measurement from here on out to represent the RPG on the tabletop.
I also will talk about the mechanics of carrying, lifting, and pushing objects.
+++ MOVEMENT - PART 2 +++
"In 40k first edition, we measured the inch as a representation of 2 yards or about 2 meters. That would give most characters a 4" move and 6" charge with an average agility bonus of 4. While this does not bother me, as a round represents a very short amount of time. This would give a standard bolter a range of 50" however, which would cover most table distances and not add to the strategy. A pistol would have a range of 15". Is this OK? Most weapons would always be in range. I suppose this is OK for me at this point. Consistency is really important for me here between the worlds - so some outside thoughts here would be really helpful to me."
So, while I like the distance moved for charges here, on the battlefield, having 50" range bolters is just not a good fit. Heavy weapons would have near infinite range on a 4' table, and would be in range of lighter weapons very easily.
What I decided to do is to represent every 4 meters in game as 1" on the table. I will round the range of each weapon to the nearest 4" on the table here to keep some consistency. I will adapt these weapons to the tabletop in future posts. What are your thoughts on this? I really want to connect the RPG world to the games on the tabletop.
+++ CARRYING, LIFTING, AND PUSHING OBJECTS +++
Not really much to talk about here. You can do these things in similar ways to other RPGs and much of the time you do not need to worry about them.
|Next topic - lighting!|
Sunday, November 13, 2016
When I buy White Dwarf magazines, I usually go through each page over the course of a week and stick mini Post-It Notes over each 'idea' that I like or would like to do something with.
On my side of things, I need find a way to organize the information so that I can convert the great ideas/painting guides/models/releases into something that I can process. This is the start of that. This is not a review.
What can I take out of November 2016's White Dwarf Magazine?
So these are the bits that I am taking out of November's White Dwarf magazine to add to my hobby portfolio. I will not be taking or scanning pictures of individual pages, as I feel that will probably break some type of copyright. If I can find the pictures from a valid GW source (like Golden Demon), I will post them.
I suppose that I could use some foam, copper tubing, and a craft knife to achieve this affect. I will either go this route and try to recreate this background OR I will just use some cut up scenery from Necromunda that I have lying around.
I think this guy helped me click with the idea that a non-industrial base would be silly for the cults.
I don't know much about Ulrik the Slayer, but I now know that I want to paint one. What great colors within. Maybe this will be an off-week painting purchase.
There also was a great base for Kaptin Badrukk and a great gold color scheme for a Trueborn of Commorragh that would be a great leader for my Dark Eldar Kill Team. If and when I try to recreate these ideas, I will post them.
- Basecoat: The Fang
- Wash: Drakenhof Nightshade on softer regions
- Layer: Fenrisian Grey on softer regions
- Wash: Nuln Oil on harder skin
- Highlight: Hoeth Blue on whole model
- Basecoat: Corax White
- Wash: Cassandora Yellow mixed with Fuegan Orange
- Highlight: Dorn Yellow
In the next post for the November White Dwarf, I will talk about Street Gangs of Commorragh, Mandrakes with Instant Death rule? Also, a Dark Eldar poison nerf, modelling Blood Ravens, a roll-off AOS style modification to 40k, basing your models, and who is Castellan Crowe?