Monday, December 31, 2012
Great Escape Games), but hey, nice new store, free swag and I figured it would be fun day even if I'm not sure when I'll need to be going back. They had a painting competition where they supplied the mini and you brought your own paints, and a conversion competition where you got to pick from a range of chaosy bits and had to use your own tools. My kids and I all happily kit bashed away and then switched to the painting. By the time I got brush to mini we were running a bit late. I looked at the paints I'd bought with me and decided to try and something different. No Citadel paints. I had P3 white, a bunch of SWM washes, and a couple of SWM pigments. And not much time.
Friday, December 28, 2012
===========Written December 3rd, 2012===========Dear Santa,
Here's the deal. I don't believe in you. Not since I was seven years of age did I ever bother myself with the lies my parents fed me of a magically overweight and jolly fellow that travels across the world delivering present to every girl and boy that writes them a letter. You may be wondering why I would write a letter to someone I don't believe in. Well, the answer is simple; while I don't believe in you, I do believe in irony. I love irony in written word. Anywho, if I recall, the rules of this game are if I'm a good boy for a whole year you'll give me things and stuff that I desire. So while I've been less than honorable this year with copious amounts of debauchery, it should be no surprise that I don't expect much from an already imaginary man, but also that my wants in the plastic-crack department involve the Chaos God of Slaanesh. So let's get to it, shall we?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Dear Santa Claws,
Hey Ho, long time no high five Santa. I have thought long and hard about what I, a HOTpanda, wants for Christmas. Unlike the other pandas on the plateau I care little for bamboo or kung-fu lessons. I want lasers that I can shoot from my eyes and light my cigarettes. That's right you grumpy old man, I said I want LAZERS. The sheer power that I would possess would allow me to cook the meat off the faces of those I choose to eat. Chinese remedies my furry little behind. I will show them a taste of their own medicine that they will never forget. I will make Godzilla look like a joke. This is of course when you bring me my shiny new laser eyeballs. If that is not possible bah humbug to you and your tiny little elves.
Friday, December 21, 2012
I know we haven't always seen eye to eye on things, and there are those years you brought me coal. (you funny guy you) I think this year I have been steps above at least the previous years actions, clearly the naughty thing is graded on some type of bell curve because the neighbor kids always get gifts and I think one of them literally has horns and a tail. I know that I tend to sneak up on or hide and scare my kids every chance I get, but it's all in good fun. Even when I embarrass them in front of their friends they eventually forgive me, so I figure you should have by now as well. The dogs still bring me the ball no matter how many times I fake throw it, and they still curl up by my feet no matter how often I sit on the floor so they can watch me eat bacon. Despite what you may have heard I am not responsible for all the office pranks at work or hanging those funny yet unprofessional signs in the bathroom. I cannot confirm nor deny that I know anything about my boss's constant computer issues and email problems. So now that all that is out of the way let's get all "amazon" and talk about a wish list.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Apparently the first posts were on Dakka and these gents were the first to broadcast it to the civilized world. Not that I'm implying anything about Dakka. :)
What does everyone think of these new offerings? To be honest I really don't like these heavy land speeders. Bikes with twin-linked plasma guns is nice though, and all the Deathwing looks good. Very detailed models and they all look to be up to the excellent standards of GW plastic. Of course with the likely prices they need to be excellent.
And the flyer? I like it, definitely be picking one of those up!
2012, what a ride! Hopefully the apocalypse won't be in 2 days when the thirteenth b’ak’tun of the current age comes to an end. However, if Nibiru decides to impact earth from out of no where or the alien mothership makes contact and enslaves the human race; I would remember 2012 fondly for the few minutes I'm left alive while the earth gets burnt to cinders!
Monday, December 17, 2012
We've talked about last year in the hobby already, but what am I after at the moment (if Santa brings me presents and not coal like he fething did last year). Not just that, aside from trivial things like world peace, end of starvation and cure for cancer what am I hoping for next year. You know, important gaming related things, spoken of as rumor and heresy in the series of pipes known as the internet.
edit: Apologies, one of my kids just told me the internet is in fact made of cats not pipes/tubes.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The champions of Chaos contest is now a thing of the past. We had several outstanding entries and great support and feedback for the event. If nothing else it has us talking about the time frame for the next contest and what theme we should go with in the future. First off a thanks to all who submitted your hard work for a chance at glory, and another big thanks to everyone who help spread the word about the event. Also a big thank you to Secret Weapon Miniatures our sponsor for this event. Our winners ended up being:
BEST CONVERTED with 25 percent of the vote
Friday, December 14, 2012
It looks like it's my turn to share. Wow, what a year. We've laughed, we've cried, we've finally collectively discovered Martin Freeman. But enough about emotions and acting genius, let's talk shop. This year saw the release of 6th Edition, Chaos Space Marines and Necron players such as myself still chuckling to themselves after years of praying for a tie as we now poop whatever Necrons poop on their enemies. I'm going to guess it's Gauss bars or something, I don't know. All of this rules talk for most of the year has really hit me with a hard realization; I'm caring very little for the game and very much for the hobby as time goes on.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Secret Weapon Miniatures and their wrath will be set free on the imperium of man. Unleashing the stain of their bowels onto the galaxy for all those willing to share in their blight. Puking forth a rainbow of insanity and hatred they are here to solicit the taste of Chaos. So make your voice heard amongst the Eye of Terror by casting your vote in our humble contest. For two of them are going to be crowned Champions of Chaos.