2019 In The Hobby – Lantz

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.


What Happened This Year
Let’s see… The beginning of the year saw much Necron action. I began building up my already good-sized force into…well, almost 5000pts of them. With a lot of grey and not much paint on the army and after some friends painting some of the units in return for models and whatnot, CSM rumors hit more and more. (For those who don’t know, I really want a Slaanesh CSM army of my own, but more on that later.) Spring time was crunch time; I had around 2000pts to paint and an uncertain amount of time to paint them all in. So I buckled down, bought paint things and stuffs and got to it.
I hated it. I hated it so much I was actually pissed at myself for ever buying so much plastic. And at some point, I’m not exactly sure when, I liked it. I liked it a lot, to the point where I was excited to come home and paint. Ya’ know, after some gin, of course. I actually had fun with it, having come up with a back-story and theme. And eventually, it was just done. Just…done. Nothing left, and I wanted to keep going.
It was around this time that things started changing. My gaming group was falling from consistency due to our lives outside of the hobby. I stopped listening to podcasts as frequently. My sculpting/conversion tools were slowly being pushed to the side for paints and brushes. I started condensing down how many blogs I was writing for. My RSS feed was slowly turning into a hobbyist’s feed instead of a ruler-lawyer’s. And let’s not forget, STC was born. It was an odd time for me, but important.
Bam. Like a brick wall CSM had been released and after practically dry brushing an entire army, I wanted to do things right. My original plan for the past couple of years was an all-female Slaanesh CSM army, but seeing as SoB models cost 3 kidneys per unit and the female-models at 28mm with the same detail as GW’s for consistency are few and far between, I decided to say screw it and go for Emporer’s Children. A chapter who’s story is simply a determination for perfection so strong that it devolves into chaos. A story I’m very familiar with…
I’m a perfectionist with a pinch of OCD. I care not what my neighbor does, but in my realm everything is a certain way (anyone reading this ever notice my posts always use a justify-alignment format? No. No you didn’t. No one with a normal brain does, but my brain notices it and it won’t stop! And I need help..). Before I get started on a project I want to know the ins and outs and have every tool necessary to achieve my goal. For weeks I read and watched and researched and listened before I touched a single brush to paint. Finally, I gave it a shot, and all of that work really paid off. The cultists I’ve finished thus far aren’t contest-worthy by any means, but they’re much better than I had anticipated as someone who’s never really tried painting before. But my brain says it’s not enough, I want to become better at this which justified :
My X-mas Gift To Me, From Me

I just got it. I have no idea how to use it or even which end the paint comes out of (I’m kidding…kind of,) but I’ll be damned if I don’t master this thing. This is a damn-cheap kit for everything you get and I dare you to find a poor review on that airbrush. Seriously, this is a blog, go try and find one, I’ll be here when you get back. That’s right, you couldn’t find one, no worries. Either way, this will be my 2013-Child and will hopefully hurtle me into some great finished products. So let’s talk about where this beauty sits…


Here’s a few snippets of my work- and/or play-space. Despite what Citizensmith says, folding tables are “streets ahead” of other workspace table setups.
That’s Why I Have Three!
Here are some items I’m currently working on/have completed:

The aforementioned airbrush kit:

I Call Her Scarlette

The objects of some future posts:


About six months ago this was the exact same setup, but the conversion tools and painting tools have all switched places:

Our group’s spare gaming table:

In Case Of Gaming Emergencies
And a couple more objects of future posts, my Grey Knight and Adeptus Mechanicus armies:


And I suppose that’s about it, mainly because I’m sick (literally) and tired. It’s been a great year with ups and downs. In summary, expect more painting and hobby-focused posts from me in 2013. Here’s to the new year (assuming we all don’t end up dying from the world crumbling beneath our feet whilst John Cusack flies overhead in a private plane).

Happy 2019 everyone.

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Dark Angel New Goodies

In case you haven’t seen, the new White Dwarf is full of Dark Angels.  The link below will take you to a lot more photos of pages with assorted troops including Deathwing Knights and a command squad, Black Knight bikes and a Ravenwing command squad and flyers including vengeance landspeeders and some bigger flyer that looks like a bigger storm talon.

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!

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Standard Template to Contract Movie

Assembling an Actor’s Rsum may be simple if done properly and by subsequent industry standards. Though there are no strict rules with regards to making a good rsum, by adhering to only several outlines you may be in a better place with regards to finding a suitable function. For a number of reasons list the address of your mailbox as opposed to your home address. Add your agent’s details rather than your contact address, if preferred. Add e-mail and website addresses, if applicable. Bear in mind, that a casting director or talent agent may wish to follow up a dialogue with an e-mail – if the info is on your rsum then it gets out the fundamentals from the manner. 

Describe yourself, your physical details like height, weight, hair and eye color. In addition, you might add your vocal range next, if you’re a singer. Following your name, contact information, and brief description, is the major body of the restart. This is where you include your applicable experience. Split into kind of acting medium then divide further into the name of the play/movie, Director’s name\/production company, acting role, location, and any known named actors you starred with. The most crucial part is first, therefore add theatre or TV functions to the top of this segment and after that include others as you prefer. Hollywood Movies also require the same set of details.

hollywood casting couch
Credit: Photo by EUGENE GARCIA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9446357a)
A guerilla art installation entitled ‘Casting Couch’ sits on Hollywood Boulevard ahead of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California 01 March 2018. The golden figure is meant to represent disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein who is accused of multiple instances of sexual harassment.Golden Harvey Weinstein street art in Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA – 01 Mar 2018

Okay, so begin your rsum and use these advice for every different segment under your adventure: Films – Appeared on movie? Add it whether it’s a no spending budget picture with your buddy or a box office hit. Television\/Radio – You might have held a very small role in a two minute documentary or an on a radio soap, include it. Theater – You performed that a school play or played that a major role in a major theatre show. Insert up to four but, if you have not had much to list under films and TV, then add a couple more. 

Commercials – In case you’ve mainly worked advertisements, then add them here to fill up your own page. Do remember though to add that a line like Commercial experience supplied on request if you’ve already added so much experience in other sections. Lastly, list your training and any other applicable skills which you feel are important. Examples will be you attended, or currently attend, that a stage school or took particular lessons in acting or music. Skills can be that you could alter dialect spoken whenever you need to, or which you could do street dance. Add everything that makes up your experiences, so do not think that this play you took part in at school was insignificant – it probably leads you to decide on becoming a celebrity that a celebrity’s rsum is. Just keep in mind own particular attributes and not tailor-made for you very someone else’s.

Champions of Chaos and Pickleball – Winners

The champions of Chaos contest on Pickleball is now a thing of the past what a moment it was some of the best pickleball paddles for spin  were used in the game. 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

Best Painted with 30 percent of the vote.
Pascal Rooze

Could you both please contact me with via email  STCtechpriestss AT gmail.com and I will sort out the details of your prize support.  I would like to again thank everyone involved and hope everyone enjoyed the contest. We have a full year of fun stuff already coming together for 2013 and hope you will continue to join us here at Standard Template Construct for future events, and hobby content. 

Secret Weapon Miniatures vs FIFA 19 – Ceramic Bricks!!

Carrying on with the reviews! Part 2 of my review on some of the Secret weapon miniatures basing products, this time on the bricks I used on my Decimator! Join me after the jump on FIFA 19….

while i was Playing FIFA 19 which i found to be more of a multiplayer game i enjoyed a lot with my friends and my brother.

And apart from FIFA, Secret Weapon Miniatures was a product that I was excited to try. For a long time I have wanted to create my own urban-tech bases, but after many attempts, have never been happy with the results. I thought that these would help with the realism of them, and I was right, they rock!

You get well over over one hundred in a bag, and it will last for ever. They are baked ceramic bricks, rather than crumbly plaster, and each one has nice crisp edges, but is still soft enough for you to mark with a scalpel or sculpting tool, if you want to add some wear and tear.

As mentioned above, I used these on my Decimator for this years Golden Demon UK, making them into a parapet that the Decimator is stepping off of.

I also made a display base for my squad entry (that I didn’t get round to finishing), using them both as paving edges and exposed bricks in a damaged wall.

To do the paving bricks, I stuck the brick down where I wanted them with a little dot of super glue, and, once they had dried, took some cheap filling plaster (like, the cheapest I could find in Tescos) and scooped some out with my finger, and rubbed it over the glued down bricks to represent the mortar in between the bricks. Afterwards, I wet my finger in a bit of water and then wiped the tops of the bricks clean, and then ran my finger around the gaps in the brick to ensure that the mortar was below the brick line all the way around. If you want you can leave some small gaps around the bricks, in preparation for some moss breakthrough later on.

For the wall, I stuck the brick to base (I used foamboard), then used milliput as “plaster” to bring up the thickness of the wall, and covered the edge bricks with the milliput, to make out that the bricks were behind the plaster and damage had exposed them. With the milliput was still soft, I used a sculpting tool blade to make some cracks in the plaster.

Once this was done, I used the same technique as above to represent the mortar, and added some fine sand and some old broken pieces of milliput to represent the broken plaster.

Easy to use and great value, these bricks offer unbeatable realism and unbeatable awesomeness. Highly recommend these.

Keep an eye out for more reviews in the future, I have some AK Interactive Weathering washes that I have to try, as well as a couple more products from SWM, so stay tuned to Standard Template Construct!!

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.

With the seventh month well under way I have finally over come my sloth like state. Breaking free from the shackles that I place upon my hobby. Pent up anger fuels my lust. Feverishly consumed by the madness of my avarice, I am unable to quench the desire for material needs. With several purchases to gaming companies well under way my mind scours for inspiration from which it is envious of. Refusing to be that of a doppelganger I pride myself on what I will create with my bare hands. Each one of these vices will be immortalized into their own individual creation. Together they will repent for their sin as Kill Team in the 41st millennium.

 Not an easy task by any means but one that will provide a unique experience. I have study Dante’s Inferno for both imagery and insight into each of the seven deadly sins. Not one for simplicity I have decided to layer a second theme over this project through the Chaos God of Death and Decay. A natural selection given that Nurgle’s number of preference is seven. With that being said I hope to inject his love for morbidity, disease and physical corruption into each of the models. Their journey has just begun for we are now at the Gates of Hell. As we take our first steps towards the cantons a voice inside our heads whispers, “Through me you go to the grief wracked city; Through me you go to everlasting pain; Through me you go a pass among lost souls. Justice inspired my exalted Creator: I am a creature of the Holiest Power, of Wisdom in the Highest and of Primal Love. Nothing till I was made was made, only eternal beings. And I endure eternally. Abandon all hope — Ye Who Enter Here.

Who the $%&# is AridMonk?

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

My own wargaming experiences started 10 years ago when I was in my first year of Secondary School (in Scotland you start that when you are about 12/13) and went along to the little club that resided therein. After seeing some of the older kids’ space marines, and after hearing that they were 8 foot tall killing machines who wear nigh unbreakable armour, spit acid and could tear my English teacher Mrs Gray in half, I was hooked. That next weekend I went to my local Games Workshop with my saved up pennies and bought my first tactical squad.

99% Sure she was a Deamon

The next decade was spent hunched over desks at 2 in the morning, scraping bits of plastic free of mould lines, making my house smell like a chemical warzone and forever keeping my wallet only as a GW receipt holder.

Foremost a painter and modeller, I still occasionally dabble in the art of gaming, but hope to get more into that now that the wonder of 6th Edition is upon us!

Duel for a compo at my local GW. 1st place.

As you will soon discover, like so many others out there I have a serious case of Hobby ADHD, aka Shiny Syndrome. I have four 40k projects in the works just now, My Cadian 72nd Inquisitorial Guard, White Scorpions Space Marines, Traitor Minotaur First Company and my Necrons, Akhenatons Host. This hasn’t stopped me from filling every available space with boxes of unopened miniatures, Forge World boxes and sprues, so fingers crossed this new venture will inspire me to actually finish something for once. Maybe.

As Jack has already mentioned, he and I will soon be doing a tale of two painters together, and soon I will have details on my Golden Demon projects for this years UK Games Day, as well as some tips and tricks tutorials.

If you feel like it, head on over to my own blog, AridMonks’ Mechanicum, and hit follow there. Not much on there at the moment, but trust me, it’ll soon liven up.

Template Access… Downloading Patterns…

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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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