Monday, January 20, 2014

Demons Vs Old Nids - 1850 - Very Picture heavy

So before the Nid dex dropped a few weeks back I met my buddy Edge to play a game. He decided to take the Nids out for one last spin before the new book.  A just for fun good bye to the old rules I think.
I am not going to do a detailed battle report just point out some highlights of the turns. There are a ton of pictures and the terrain and board was great looking.

We met at Epic loot in Centerville which has a fantastic game room.
We are playing the diagonal deployment, with KP primary and objectives secondary. 6 objectives.
I built the table you see below.

The roads are meaningless game wise I just really like a great looking table and in out hobby it's rare to get a great looking table that also makes for a even game I feel.  There are some great LOS blockers some ruins and the bridge and pond will be counts as forests to stick with the city theme. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Helldrake progress

My goal at the end of last year was to work on always playing a fully painted army. An annoying task when I play semi competitively because I am randomly always changing my lists. I decided to fully paint up my FMC list first as my goal and get the models all updated. Which meant unboxing and actually putting together the Helldrake that has been collecting dust on my shelf so I could actually use the thing before the rules shift and it sucks. 

I will be bluntly honest and say that I generally don't like the paint jobs I see on this model. There are a few that are really sharp or cool looking but for the most part I just feel meh, when I see this dragon painted up across from me most the time.... So it took me a long time to land on a paint scheme for it.. I also wanted the paint scheme to be something I would basically be using on all my CSM allies. 

After some feedback from a handful of people, lots of bickering about fluff, and color wheel arguements I landed on this and I really like how it is coming out so far. 

Couple small things of note. First off Look at that SHARP Secret Weapon base!! BOOM. That thing looks fantastic with the model.. Also The dragon rotates on that flight stand because I just cut into him until the clear rod would work prob not the best way to do it. but meh whatever.. It has the nice ability to judge the direction I am facing based on base placement, yet rotate the model so that he can fit places if need be due to his insane wings I have shifted forward and down since it looked better. (although maybe everyone has done that? I haven't been paying attention to the wing placement on other people's models?)

Also I have no idea how you would ever paint this thing if you put it together first.. I had to paint the wings before gluing them in place. I actually wish I had painted the wings themselves before putting them together. 

As you can see it isn't done just yet. I need to finish the silver outline then detail and wash work. However I am very pleased with the color scheme so that's a win. Nothing is worse than being halfway through a project and wanting to start over. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Secret Weapon Miniatures- Bone Fields bases Review

I could have easily titled this post JUMPING on the Resin Base bandwagon, however I figured that would be pretty vague and not easily found for someone on the fence about picking up some of these bases.
Anyway I have been looking to upgrade the bases for my Demon and most likely CSM forces I build moving forward. After looking around I decided on these from Secret Weapon miniatures and ordered a handful to test the waters before fully committing. Let's take a look at the product.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

FrostyCon 2014

So I will be going to FrostyCon unless some random act of God happens. That's the plan anyway.

It's a comp event so that is interesting and also it's only 1500 points which is a really odd points level for me, so I am not really sure what I will play just yet honestly.

Here are the details,

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Weathered Vendetta Complete!

The holiday break is over, and while I took a step back from the blog while dealing with holidays and spending time with family it's time to start trying to get through this back log of content I have been meaning to get posted. So let's start with a couple quick snaps of my finished Vendetta. These are just some quick and dirty snaps with my phone mind you. I will see about maybe getting the light box out and taking some actual nice pictures in the future to throw up on the site.

I went with a red for the cockpit because I wanted it have something in common with my INQ forces and I wanted the cockpit to really stand out from the rest of the plane drawing your eye to the central part of the model. 

I will admit that I learned a few things along the way on this project as well as experimenting a bit with how different thickness of the sealer impacts the weathering differently. I still got the final result I was looking for though. Over all this came out great and will be my color scheme for all my IG Allies as I build them going forward.

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