Monday, July 30, 2012

GK Strike Squad



Though I have been using the GK codex for some time now my main focus has been learning to play the army more than anything else. Testing out units and lists trying to hammer out what style of army I want to play in the long run. I did do a design/scheme with several mods and such. (incomplete pictures have been posted on various models as I tinker on my blog in the past) However I honestly got the army to table top quality for Adepticon and now is my first chance to actually go back and do the army justice. What follows is the first complete unit in the army a 10 man Strike Squad.

Friday, July 27, 2012

How to Airbrush Leathery Bat-Like Wings


For several Dark Eldar units I had to paint in a way I've never painted before; leathery bat-like wings. I didn't want to go the route I've been down before of a simple 2 tone drybrush and wash. I wanted something special, yet quick and effective. SO this is what I came up with.



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #2

Lashed to spindles on the wheel.  One by one my limbs were broken, then broken again and again.  I became deaf to my own voice as it screamed in agony.  If only you had of listened to your men...My torturer took breaks only to be replaced my a murder of crows.  Pecking their diminutive beaks at my blood soiled limbs.  They feasted on the pride of my foul body and soul.  If only you had of listened to your men...When the crows gullets were full the torturer would once again break the bones in my limbs.  I lasted for days but in my proud mind it was an eternity.  The punishment was just for I had condemned my men to an equally agonizing death.  I cried out for their forgiveness but their tormented souls screamed out "If only you had of listened to your men."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stealing The SpotLight
Vulkan vs Pedro Part I

With 6th Edition changing everything we know about the strength and validity of armies in the tournament scene I think it's important to look at the most basic elements of each army to come to such conclusions. From a weapon's cost vs another to the changes made to toughness for biker units. However, I don't want to overlook the major players in a codex, either. This got me thinking about the meta for certain armies that stood the test of time with a certain build through all of the 5th Edition and how things may change for them in the coming months or years. One such build that comes to mind is Vulkan marines and how since Codex: Space Marines came out so many years ago this one build has been on top in respect to other builds using the same codex. There are, of course, other builds out there that are competitive, but there's a reason so many tournaments saw Vulkan more than others on average. This series is going to look at the Vulkan list, how things may change for it and what I believe will ultimately be its replacement as top-dog of C:SM builds.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Farewell to 5th


As we sift through the new rule book pondering, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. Trying to grasp the intricacies of the new rule book like a teenage boy studying a super model poster, Lest we forget while looking at the new Shit, the long hard road that got us here.

We all travelled the lonely road of 5th but it’s the only one we knew, but at the end of what any Nid players will call a boulevard of broken dreams we have a new edition. But like many of you out there I was unable to jump head first into the new rules right away because I still had one final event using the dusty tomes of old.

Each of us have a story about our last game or games of 5th edition, this is mine. You think you know… but you have no idea.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #1

I don't want to eat the apple of mortality. The sins that we have committed stain the skin of mankind. The air around us is clouded with the murkiness of our crimes. Each of us an atrocity of our own. Weakness, lies, all within. Bubbling and festering from under our translucent flesh. Slowly falling towards the atrophy of our humanity we succumb to malice of our names. Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy and Wraith.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Octopus Like Tentacles Quick and Easy

Did you ever need an octopus like tentacle for a particular alien or chaotic conversion? Well here's how you make one quick and easy!



Sunday, July 15, 2012

Who the $%&# is Drkmorals?



Greetings fellow Xenos and Inquisitors, hobbyist and competitive gamer's, Strippers and Frat boys.. (What ? Strippers might be reading this they are people too)

My name is Charles AKA Drkmorals My stomping grounds are currently Dayton Ohio or as I like to call it the land of corn and never ending road construction. I started really tinkering with this gateway drug that GW calls a game around the end of 4th edition. The edition if I remember right in which every vehicle was a flaming metal box of doom for the people riding inside. I started getting more serious about the game and more involved though about 3 years back and will admit I have been for the most part more of a competitive gamer than a hobbyist.. Don't judge me we all start someplace right?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Who the $%&# is Citizensmith?



 I'm another of the magnificent 7.  Well, 7 at the moment, that number is subject to change depending on the tides.  Been in The Hobby™ for quite a while, just not consistently.  And yes, definitely have a case of Shiny Thing syndrome, that doesn't really help.  Anyway, I'm here because...

Who the $%&# is HOTpanda?

Who the $%&# is HOTpanda??? This question has alluded me for the better half of my life. The only reason it has not transgressed with the other half, is that I lost it long ago with my virginity. Now that I have lost half of my readers I have nothing more to lose. With that said I hope to shed some light on the elusive topic known as HOTpanda. Neither HOT nor a Panda he is a man that does not require his underpants but is never seen without his towel as he is a man to be reckoned with. Surfing the cosmic rays of horror and science fiction he has been carving a path of destruction through the blog-o-sphere. Well slightly to the left side of it as the right side was occupied by a peanut. So without further ado lets see who the $%&# is HOTpanda???

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Who the $%&# is Lantz?

I guess this is where we begin our journey into the realm of tabletop. Hello, my name is Lantz and I'm an addict...of plastic little toys. For those of you who don't know me I've been around the blog-world for a few years spreading my charm all over the internets. My blog history consists of co-writing for , , , guest-writing and competing in HOP Idol 2011 on and a couple of appearances on podcast. What I assume most of you will recognize my name from is the creation and maintaining of my . So where did I come from, what am I planning for the future and how will I contribute to STC? Join me after the jump.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Who the $%&# is AridMonk?


I'm Drew AKA AridMonk, and unlike the last two guys, you probably don't know me at all....

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Who the $%&# is LuckyNo.5?





I'm Ron aka LuckyNo.5, I've been floating around the internet for quite some time in both sci-fi and wargame modeling circles.

About 10 years ago my roommate at the time introduced me to 40k. It was an instant love for me as I am sci-fi geek by nature. Now about $40k later I'm still very much in love with the game system and the models despite all the naysayers and new competition out there.

Most people would recognize me for my Dark Eldar and Chaos Conversion work as well as my terrain which has been published in a


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Template Access... Downloading Patterns...



Gentlemen, Ladies.  Your attention.

Access to this resource will prove highly useful.  Too many vehicles and armor sets follow the same limited set of templates.  Our specialist will review the STC and provide notes on new and previously unknown patterns and styles.  Methods of creating these as well as detail on specific techniques will be provided.  Additionally we will provide analysis on the outcome of battle simulations, discussion of items such as development of army deployment codices, and a variety of other possibilities.

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