Thursday, November 29, 2012

Eldar Harlequins part 2 "Put the word out. We hire the Clown."

Decided to put myself in the mood for painting murderous clowns.  Besides Killer Clowns From Outer Space figured I'd paint in a more subdued mood and watch a couple clips of the Joker in The Dark Knight.  Heath Ledger, rest in peace, knocked that role out of the park in that role.

Time to paint some clowns.

Next time I paint Harlequins will have to take it more seriously and watch killer clowns from outer space to get me in the right mindset.

First hit's free. The joys of blogging.

Re-posting because a recent blogger experienced the same issue.

Prefaced:  While the title and body of this post can be taken poorly it truly is not.  That being said I will do my best so this post is taken positively.  If it also seems like this post jumps around and put together in different parts that's because it was.  About 4 days of information is put together here.  I've made it as coherent as I could.

Blogging.  Some do, some don't.  Tallarn has a great post about blogging.  I'll ask his permission to put the link in this post for you to read.

I blog, because probably like many, to emulate someone.  The target of my adoration, immitation and inspiration: Natfka.  I deeply appreciate his no drama philosophy.  Also appreciate his blog and how he operates it.

Since then I've changed my intent on blogging.  Little did I know how blogging would change me.  Something I'm beginning to appreciate.

6th ed Rules of the Game: Overwatch, Stealth/Shrouded and Multiple Assault

Seemed the learning never stopped during the GT.  As it should.

12.11.11 FOYCON 1850 Fires of Battle day 2 1 Lose/1 Win

Grand Tournament wasn't turning out as I expected.  Figured I'd win my first game.  Lose my second.  Win third.  Win or Lose fourth and lose fifth.  First two games were against Tyranids which completely ignore wonder-twins.  First game was going to crush me if there was more time.  Second game also lost.  Third game I won because of Night Fight.  That Doomsday Ark would've been bad.  After an excellent Sat evening with Bryan it was time to wake damned early again for the last two games of the GT.  I figured it was all down hill from here.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

6th ed Rules of the Game: Enfeeble and Preferred Enemy [Update 12.11.27]

Picked up a couple of things during the Fires of Battle Grand Tournament several weeks ago.

6th ed Rules of the Game: Tervigon edition; Counter-attack and Dominion

Seemed the entire Grand Tournament was full of learning.  Always a great thing.  Have a few more things to keep in mind when facing Tervigons.

Eldar Phoenix Lords: Fuegan, Karandras and Maugan-Ra part 4

Was able to paint for a couple of hours last night.  Finished the Three Pheonix Lords.  Think I'll start on the Harlequins next.

Something wasn't right with Fuegan.  Then it hit me.  Green Glazed his loin clothe and Magenta Ink'd the dragons.  Looks better.

Monday, November 26, 2012

12.11.10 FOYCON 1850 Fires of Battle day 1 2 Lose/1 win

BatRep long time coming.  Part one of two of FOYCON's Fires of Battle Grand Tournament.  GT had about 14 players.  Lower than expected.  Sarge from Fountains of Youth did a great job organizing first Fountain of Youth Convention, FOYCON.

Bryan and I arrived about 9:50pm at the Metropolis.  Wanted to do some recon to avoid the whole wake up early walk through the hotel to find the GT.  Unfortunately we had more tables than players.  Nate ended up placing a table between players.  The purpose, to use the tables and terrain he put together.  Don't blame him.

Grey Knights preparation

"If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax” ~ Abraham Lincoln

First draft for Grey Knight bases.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Eldar Phoenix Lords Fuegan, Karandras and Maugan-Ra part 3

Had a couple of hours to paint. 

Use soap, ya dirty hippy.  The breaking of the paint on the blade indicates the release resin is still there.  All models have release resin on them.

Honoured and Grateful.

Thanks to Ron one of my posts is featured on his blog From the Warp.  Its found on "On My Desk" tab 24 Nov.

That's right, Ron.  You are awesome.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eldar Phoenix Lords: Fuegan, Karandras and Maugan-Ra part 2

The rare Sat update.  Gaming group had "thanksgiving" plans so I called off our Fri RPG.  It was down to one player.  He said he was in then getting down to last moment had a change of mind.  Worked on my Grey Knights a little.  Focused on Shawn's Eldar.

Shawn wants unconventional colours for his aspect warriors.  Chainmail base for Fuegan.  Dark Angels Green for Karandras.  Ubshabti Bone for Maugan-Ra

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Friday, November 23, 2012

How to make bases like Ron a.k.a. If at first, or second, you do not succeed...

Sometime ago I saw these awesome hand-made Zone Mortalis bases.  Wanting my Grey Knights to stand apart from my other armies.  Something different, something that makes them truly unlike my other armies.  Then I remembered those bases.  They were exactly what the army needed.

This pic has been a long time coming.  It means I'm close to assembling my Grey Knight army. /cheers

Was inspired by Ron on his FTW blog decided I would take the time to make these bases.

Boy was it an adventure /sigh.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

6th ed Rules of the Game Fear, Jink

Picked up two things from last nights game.

12.11.20 1850 Necrons vs Eldar

Pretty fun game Wed evening.  Shawn asked me which he should use.  The left or right case.  I chose left.  Which is what I was looking forward to.  Eldar.  He brought Chaos Daemons and Eldar.  Wasn't sure which he wanted to use.  Perhaps Chaos Daemons.  Eldar it was.

At the centre of this moshpit is the Avatar of Khaine.  One of many models I want my Scarabs to face.  I'm quickly running out of models on that list.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Shawn's Eldar part 2 (Now with pics) a.k.a. "Once more to the breach...

... dear friends once more"  Line is from VNV Nation's song Fragments from their album Empires.

Feugan, Maugan-Ra and Karandras.  Shawn want's me to do the Phoenix Lords first.  Think he's going to do a Harlistar list.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tattoo-pa-looza 2012

It's time for my annual tattoo-fest.  Around this time of year I have quite of bit of extra scratch.

Gary.  Grew up with him.  He's the only man I let penetrate me.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

The Eagle, Deathwing Land Raider, Has Landed!

I'm so excited!  More so than painting it and seeing the result of the auction.  The Ebay Deathwing Land Raider has been delivered and is at its home.

Back in the saddle again, Eldar Rangers part 1

I'm back, back in the saddle in the again.  I'm back.  AC DC always great.  Shawn handed me some Eldar and now that I have some free time.  Besides my Grey Knight-prep.  Time to work on Eldar.

This never happened with metal models.  This is the second F cast model that an adjacent piece broke off while cleaning the model.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

6th ed Rules of the Game "The Challenges Edition"

Looking for some feedback/opinions on challenges.  Here are a couple of things that came up a couple of weeks ago when facing Shawn's Eldar.

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Friday, November 9, 2012

FOYCON Fires of Battle Grand Tournament Eau Claire,WI

Fountains of Youth is hosting their first convention.  I plan on volunteering in some capacity.  Conventions take a lot of work.  Sarge from FOY is expecting 300-400 attendees.

I have a A Lot of free time at work.

This is my first Grand Tournament.  Buddy Simon talked about Adepticon earlier this year and said it is a great place to play against top-notch players.  I translate that to I'm going to get my ass kicked.  Drinks and sushi will soften the blow quite a bit.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Necrons Crypteks part 6

No more proxies for my Necron army.  Quite happy.

Took Bryan's advice and dryrbushed Matt White.  Turned out better than I thought.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

12.11.5 1850 Necrons vs Chaos Space Marins

Bryan had a great idea of having a 1850 game before Fires of Battle GT which we are attending this weekend.

Good ole' fashion mosh pit.  Canoptek Wraiths and Scarabs with Typhus and Chaos Terminators.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Necrons Crypteks part 5

Only had about an hour to paint today.  Will finish these on Tues.

Goblin Green for eye in hand and power sources in abdomen and top of spine.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Necrons Crypteks part 4

Finally had some time to put some paint to model.  Only have a few more days of painting til FOYCON's GT.  Would focus on the three that I need.  Figure the other two won't slow me down that much.

Highlight Chainmail over Boltgun Metal.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

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