tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-67850164022834005822013-01-14T12:50:01.428-08:00Standard Template ConstructBlokes who play with dolls....The Eye of Errorhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10542198234289439408noreply@blogger.comBlogger97125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-5035133283159491702013-01-14T06:00:00.000-08:002013-01-14T07:06:27.485-08:00Dark Angel Codex - First Thoughts<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LgCyX0n2aOs/UPLdPUGjYgI/AAAAAAAAA0M/gP6i5RGfJZ8/s1600/DA+Codex.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LgCyX0n2aOs/UPLdPUGjYgI/AAAAAAAAA0M/gP6i5RGfJZ8/s320/DA+Codex.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br />So the codex we have all be waiting for is finally out.&nbsp; Oh wait, sorry, that would be the Tau Codex wouldn't it.&nbsp; The codex a lot of us have been waiting for is finally out.&nbsp; Well, I was looking forward to it at least.&nbsp; I picked mine up early Saturday and have had time to look through it.&nbsp; So, what sticks out?&nbsp; Is it a huge pile of cheese or balanced and tasty like a fine scotch.&nbsp; Too early to tell really, but here is what got my interest...<br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a>So the Dark Angels are apparently some kind of giant humans in special armor who used to be lead by John the Lion.&nbsp; Half of them turned into baddies a long time ago but most died. Something like that, I skimmed the first section.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0PpDCoe8qBU/UPL0gHSeH5I/AAAAAAAAA00/09Mbk2qp4Us/s1600/Azrael.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0PpDCoe8qBU/UPL0gHSeH5I/AAAAAAAAA00/09Mbk2qp4Us/s320/Azrael.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><b>HQs</b> have a decent characterful selection.&nbsp; <i>Azrael</i> is the bad ass which is why he's 215 points.&nbsp; Good stat line including a 2+ save, a 4+ invulnerable that applies to his entire unit and a 6+ feel no pain.&nbsp; Oh yeah, and fielding him makes everything from the codex leadership 10, plus Ravenwing and Deathwing are troops.&nbsp; You even get to pick your warlord trait.<br />&nbsp; <br />At the cheaper end we have the <i>Company Master</i>.&nbsp; Basically a Space Marine Captain but for 10 points less and with fearless and preferred enemy chaos instead of ATSKNF.&nbsp; The bargain basement HQ is the <i>librarian </i>though.&nbsp; 65 points for a mastery 1 psyker means this dude will probably show up in a lot of allied forces when people just want to drop in some Deathwing.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PlYmJs9Ez-4/UPL0o3ckGHI/AAAAAAAAA1I/l5DL3JhV4SA/s1600/Tactical.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PlYmJs9Ez-4/UPL0o3ckGHI/AAAAAAAAA1I/l5DL3JhV4SA/s320/Tactical.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><b>Troops </b>offer the normal diverse selections.&nbsp; <i>Tacticals</i> or <i>Scouts</i>.&nbsp; OK we are done here.<br /><br />Well OK, there are some interesting differences.&nbsp; For one you start to see you actually have to pay if you want a higher leadership/attacks veteran sergeant.&nbsp; Otherwise your sergeant has the same stat line, but probably more 'shiniest bolter award' purity seals than the other guys.&nbsp; You can also get a special or heavy weapon with just 5 guys, and yeah they do have the option for flakk missiles.&nbsp; 95 points for 5 dudes in deckchairs backfield and one happens to have a frag/krak/flakk missile launcher?<br /><br />For the <i>Scout </i>fans, they got a lot cheaper.&nbsp; Base cost has dropped 15 points without a veteran sergeant.&nbsp; Additional scouts are cheaper, camo cloaks are cheaper, everything is cheaper aside from the missile launcher (which can also have flakk).&nbsp; They do lose teleport homers and hellfire rounds in the heavy bolter choice.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MQJ6wAqA8tY/UPL0gP7E-9I/AAAAAAAAA0o/pu1Qr00oraw/s1600/DeathwingCommand.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-MQJ6wAqA8tY/UPL0gP7E-9I/AAAAAAAAA0o/pu1Qr00oraw/s320/DeathwingCommand.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>Elites</b> start to get fun.&nbsp; We start with the <i>Company Veterans</i> who are almost Sternguard, but cheaper (can we see a theme going here).&nbsp; Actually their equipment choices are very different.&nbsp; They can be set as a close combat squad pretty well, although no jump packs are available.&nbsp; They are also less shooty than sternguard.&nbsp; They don't get the selection of bolter ammo and their heavy weapons are significantly more expensive.&nbsp; Like Chosen over in the Chaos codex, feels like these dudes could get expensive fast.<br /><br />Then we move on to everyone's favorite, <i>Deathwing</i>.&nbsp; More expensive than regular termies, but with some extra rules (split fire anyone?), the ability to mix and match the range a close combat options, and plasma cannons thrown in as the icing on the cake.&nbsp; If you want your close combat termies though you can roll with some Knights.&nbsp; They are the TH/SS termies on steroids with one small limit.&nbsp; The unit only get to make their attacks AP2 once.<br /><br /><i>Dreadnoughts</i> are 5 points cheaper.&nbsp; <i>Venerable dreadnoughts</i> are 40 points cheaper.&nbsp; Suck it Space Marines. <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C4sGDjudRus/UPL0gS7kYOI/AAAAAAAAA0s/1KRfhJ7nKYw/s1600/Razorback.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C4sGDjudRus/UPL0gS7kYOI/AAAAAAAAA0s/1KRfhJ7nKYw/s320/Razorback.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>Transports</b> are pretty much the same.&nbsp; Aside from <i>Razorbacks</i> going up 15 points.&nbsp; Well that really balances things now nobody like those any more.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9NokfDZzJNA/UPL0gPalZbI/AAAAAAAAA0k/kR3glM2lIKI/s1600/RavenwingCommand.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9NokfDZzJNA/UPL0gPalZbI/AAAAAAAAA0k/kR3glM2lIKI/s320/RavenwingCommand.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>Fast Attack</b> brings us the gothiness of Ravenwing. <br /><br />The <i>Ravenwing bike squads</i> are a bit more expensive.&nbsp; Not by much though and with a few extra rules to compensate (Grim Resolve, Hit and Run, Scout) as well as being able to add in a landspeeder as well as an attack bike.&nbsp; Oh yeah and these guys have the teleport homers.&nbsp; Must have stolen them from those wimpy scouts at recess. &nbsp; <br /><br />Ravenwing also have an uber option in the form of <i>Black Knights</i>&nbsp; (tis but a flesh wound).&nbsp; These are the guys with the plasma talons (18" Tl-plasma guns), a rending hammer on the sergeant, and they all are veterans with skilled rider.&nbsp; Very nice, but 126 for 3 is pretty steep. &nbsp; <br /><br /><i>Ravenwing support</i> are basically landspeeders, but a couple of the weapon options are cheaper. <br /><br />The first new landspeeder pimp mobile is the <i>Darkshroud</i>.&nbsp; A funny looking 80 point landspeeder with less weapon options that give things near it shrouding and has stealth itself.&nbsp; Huh.<br /><br /><i>Assault squads</i> are also in here.&nbsp; Would it surprise you if I said they were cheaper.&nbsp; Not by much and again you have to pay for a veteran sergeant, but there it is again.<br /><br />Lastly in the overflowing fast attack we have the two flyers.&nbsp; Yeah, the ones that look like a storm talon but you have to pay $30 more as they have bigger wings.<br /><br />The <i>Nephilim </i>is 180 points worth of enemy flyer killer that can pop ground targets nicely too with strafing run.&nbsp; It also has Missile Lock, but not any weapons that scatter?&nbsp; What am I missing here?<br /><br />The <i>Dark Talon</i> is cheaper and can hover.&nbsp; But its strongest weapon is Strength 5.&nbsp; Six tl-boltguns and a Str 5 blast seem pretty underpowered.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HQ3oWk2_lfs/UPL0gn3vPbI/AAAAAAAAA0w/vx5ap1ZuFgA/s1600/Vengeance.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HQ3oWk2_lfs/UPL0gn3vPbI/AAAAAAAAA0w/vx5ap1ZuFgA/s320/Vengeance.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><b>Heavy Support</b> rounds us out with no major surprises.&nbsp; The <i>Devastators </i>are a bit cheaper and get the Flakk option.&nbsp; <i>Predators </i>went up in base cost, but down in options.&nbsp; A destructor may have gone up 15 points, but an annihilator with las sponsons would be 25 points less.&nbsp; <i>Whirlwinds </i>are..&nbsp; Oh wait, nobody cares.&nbsp; <i>Vindicators </i>went up and lost options.&nbsp; <i>Land Raiders</i> stayed the same, but for 30 points you can make them venerable if they have Deathwing riding inside them.<br /><br />Oh looky here, the other landspeeder, the <i>Vengeance</i>.&nbsp; 140 points for this pimp mobile with has a plasma gun that shoots heavy 3 or large blast. That there is a very expensive and squishy target.<br /><br /><br />So who else has had a read through their codex?&nbsp; What do you all think?<br /><br />CitizensmithCitizensmithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006039960864897088noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-53368592890773914012013-01-11T06:56:00.007-08:002013-01-11T07:18:40.901-08:00Painting OSL Weapons Effects in 5 Easy Steps<br /><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QL19p3_XkpQ/UPAk1dsgjpI/AAAAAAAAGtg/I-F7pUEZgcA/s1600/Birdwing_Scourges_12.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QL19p3_XkpQ/UPAk1dsgjpI/AAAAAAAAGtg/I-F7pUEZgcA/s400/Birdwing_Scourges_12.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></span></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Helvetica; font-size: small;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Adding an <b>Object Source Lighting (OSL)</b> glow on your armies weapons is an extremely effective way to make your minis stand out on the table. While it seems complicated at first, it's actually not that hard and can be quickly mastered in 5 easy steps.</span></div><br /><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: 12.0px Helvetica; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;"></div><a name='more'></a><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Much like my tutorial from last week on <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2013/01/painting-realistic-fluid-filled-vials.html">Painting Fluid Filled Vials</a>, this articles goal is to show you how to do quick and simple OSL effects on your weapons in 5 easy steps. Like the previous article; this is not Golden Deamon quality, but rather <b>High-Quality Table Top</b> and very effective.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Before I get into the steps, let it be known that I prefer an airbrush for this technique. However, if you do not have one, you can use a drybrush for steps 2&amp;3.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">If you are using an airbrush go for a dual-action for greater control over the spray width. <a href="http://www.bmsports.com/learn_about_airbrushes.htm">This article</a> outlines the differences well.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: 12.0px Helvetica; margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px;"></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">The Process</span></b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small; font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e1scoVvDe4g/UPAm_9_8DWI/AAAAAAAAGus/jwmd4MCRwbQ/s1600/DE_OSL_Diagram_step1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="122" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e1scoVvDe4g/UPAm_9_8DWI/AAAAAAAAGus/jwmd4MCRwbQ/s400/DE_OSL_Diagram_step1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Step 1:</b></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"> Block out the illuminated area with a base color.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(In this case Vallejo Violet Red)</span></i></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yfLClC6FMtg/UPAm_0CA0JI/AAAAAAAAGuo/xq8ZT83Ijfs/s1600/DE_OSL_Diagram_step2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="122" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yfLClC6FMtg/UPAm_0CA0JI/AAAAAAAAGuo/xq8ZT83Ijfs/s400/DE_OSL_Diagram_step2.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b>Step 2: </b>Airbrush or drybrush a blast over the illuminated area with the base color lightened up a notch.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(In this case Vallejo Violet Red mixed with a dab of white)</span></i></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1sU8VoI2FaA/UPAnAJ9a2dI/AAAAAAAAGu0/ejst4EJWm9M/s1600/DE_OSL_Diagram_step3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="122" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1sU8VoI2FaA/UPAnAJ9a2dI/AAAAAAAAGu0/ejst4EJWm9M/s400/DE_OSL_Diagram_step3.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b>Step 3:</b> Airbrush a second blast of the previous color lightened up 1 more.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Vallejo Violet Red mixed with more white)</span></i></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_PjazcNFwEw/UPAnAWz2xSI/AAAAAAAAGuw/8vSpRjYp3WU/s1600/DE_OSL_Diagram_step4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="122" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_PjazcNFwEw/UPAnAWz2xSI/AAAAAAAAGuw/8vSpRjYp3WU/s400/DE_OSL_Diagram_step4.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b>Step 4:</b> Hand paint a strip of the color used in step 3, lightened up even further.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(Vallejo Violet Red mixed with more white, or GW Tentacle Pink)</span></i></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nfNbcSZG88M/UPAm_yclUHI/AAAAAAAAGuk/f9xEr6T7OrU/s1600/DE_OSL_Diagram-step5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="122" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nfNbcSZG88M/UPAm_yclUHI/AAAAAAAAGuk/f9xEr6T7OrU/s400/DE_OSL_Diagram-step5.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><b>Step 5: </b>Hand paint a thinner strip of color that is almost white for the final "hottest" part of the light effect.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><i><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">(80% White with a dab of the base color to offset it a little)</span></i></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here are the results on a few figures.</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YadT2_LUZxY/UPAnxU1KRmI/AAAAAAAAGvQ/Bq9Dhen0Hy0/s1600/Birdwing_Scourges_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YadT2_LUZxY/UPAnxU1KRmI/AAAAAAAAGvQ/Bq9Dhen0Hy0/s400/Birdwing_Scourges_02.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3_KZpx7O0t4/UPAk1I7mkzI/AAAAAAAAGtc/pgKhm9SNRlg/s1600/Birdwing_Scourges_09.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3_KZpx7O0t4/UPAk1I7mkzI/AAAAAAAAGtc/pgKhm9SNRlg/s400/Birdwing_Scourges_09.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QL19p3_XkpQ/UPAk1dsgjpI/AAAAAAAAGtg/I-F7pUEZgcA/s1600/Birdwing_Scourges_12.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QL19p3_XkpQ/UPAk1dsgjpI/AAAAAAAAGtg/I-F7pUEZgcA/s400/Birdwing_Scourges_12.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f0xzNtgvtgA/UPAk137b-AI/AAAAAAAAGtk/RbydzvpolZY/s1600/Birdwing_Scourges_14.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f0xzNtgvtgA/UPAk137b-AI/AAAAAAAAGtk/RbydzvpolZY/s400/Birdwing_Scourges_14.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Here's the same technique done in turquoise.</span></h3><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ARp22-c6afQ/UPAkzt93fFI/AAAAAAAAGtE/z3ONEB3qJC4/s1600/BW+Scourges+Painted+13.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ARp22-c6afQ/UPAkzt93fFI/AAAAAAAAGtE/z3ONEB3qJC4/s400/BW+Scourges+Painted+13.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M7NpIf6fWTg/UPAkz9Rd4rI/AAAAAAAAGtM/EsuntAUh3QE/s1600/BW+Scourges+Painted+21.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-M7NpIf6fWTg/UPAkz9Rd4rI/AAAAAAAAGtM/EsuntAUh3QE/s400/BW+Scourges+Painted+21.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X-j3EtSXdSQ/UPAk0uTdUeI/AAAAAAAAGtU/yMOv-kDCyKA/s1600/BW+Scourges+Painted+7.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-X-j3EtSXdSQ/UPAk0uTdUeI/AAAAAAAAGtU/yMOv-kDCyKA/s400/BW+Scourges+Painted+7.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pypxWHLSxE0/UPAk2Yc8y6I/AAAAAAAAGtw/ueA1MOAdK4c/s1600/Sslyth_Painted_3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pypxWHLSxE0/UPAk2Yc8y6I/AAAAAAAAGtw/ueA1MOAdK4c/s400/Sslyth_Painted_3.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TuRQ4qj6G48/UPAk2iyNHaI/AAAAAAAAGt0/z7OvooVW7i4/s1600/Sslyth_Painted_5.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TuRQ4qj6G48/UPAk2iyNHaI/AAAAAAAAGt0/z7OvooVW7i4/s400/Sslyth_Painted_5.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 21px; font-weight: bold;"><b>Now go make something glow!</b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div></div><br /><br />The Eye of Errorhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10542198234289439408noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-4494332460925854282013-01-09T06:00:00.000-08:002013-01-09T06:00:02.244-08:00Slow, Yet Satisfying Progress<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vomZU-eWrcc/UO0GzVTebzI/AAAAAAAAGOI/TTly0CZlcwM/s1600/20130108_235019.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vomZU-eWrcc/UO0GzVTebzI/AAAAAAAAGOI/TTly0CZlcwM/s320/20130108_235019.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">(click to enlarge)</span></i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Oye, the holiday season. It seems like nothing gets done and things like hobby stuff fall by the waste-side in favor of spiked eggnog and family member ramblings (the eggnog helps). In any case, progress on my table has been slow the last month, but the work I have put in has been great. I'd also like to add that I've finally put some time into learning the ins and outs of my camera; things should look a bit more pro than they have in the past. Without further&nbsp;adieu, here's what I've been up to.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;"><a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-4-now-with-less.html">When I last spoke of my progress</a> I was working on Slaanesh CSM Cultists, but now I'm....still working on Slaanesh Cultists. At this point I'm up to five Cultists and while I'm still picking up different techniques from all over, I'm trying to stay somewhat&nbsp;consistent&nbsp;with this unit as I don't want any of them looking wildly different from the others (except for my first attempt at painting; <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bK704QDSn3Y/UKrRoD1BiwI/AAAAAAAAGBE/-o9gFDrwzj0/s1600/20121111_111600.jpg">Mr. Cuddles</a>, for sentimental reasons).</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">So first I'll show you Rambo, here. This was my first attempt at a lot of flesh (unless you count the ladies) as well as scarring, but it turned out better than I thought it would. I really hated putting blood spatter on this guy, specifically on the scarring since it turned out how I wanted, but hey, blood's kind of what these guys want. Who am I to take it away from them:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IkBp2WKStAE/UO0M1TlMkaI/AAAAAAAAGQc/w4QBhi5A9sM/s1600/20130109_002125.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IkBp2WKStAE/UO0M1TlMkaI/AAAAAAAAGQc/w4QBhi5A9sM/s320/20130109_002125.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-15k1vY0KR_E/UO0M1iJ9mcI/AAAAAAAAGQg/6d3Yza3ChgE/s1600/20130109_002141.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-15k1vY0KR_E/UO0M1iJ9mcI/AAAAAAAAGQg/6d3Yza3ChgE/s320/20130109_002141.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FywlyLbqxks/UO0M2F-zBfI/AAAAAAAAGQk/f8QvPZXpk8c/s1600/20130109_002200.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FywlyLbqxks/UO0M2F-zBfI/AAAAAAAAGQk/f8QvPZXpk8c/s320/20130109_002200.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W393N8e_kgM/UO0M1qUngaI/AAAAAAAAGQo/a53r3rNqjPQ/s1600/20130109_002151.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W393N8e_kgM/UO0M1qUngaI/AAAAAAAAGQo/a53r3rNqjPQ/s320/20130109_002151.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ak-rJnXANSU/UO0M3CEgwvI/AAAAAAAAGQs/vegsFqhkU7A/s1600/20130109_002208.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ak-rJnXANSU/UO0M3CEgwvI/AAAAAAAAGQs/vegsFqhkU7A/s320/20130109_002208.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HC6vEOOIrZ8/UO0M3RI6GZI/AAAAAAAAGQw/bJmwrD80Jh0/s1600/20130109_002215.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HC6vEOOIrZ8/UO0M3RI6GZI/AAAAAAAAGQw/bJmwrD80Jh0/s320/20130109_002215.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RZsuJdAl4BA/UO0M3si9NKI/AAAAAAAAGQ0/KP8SLjPfCpQ/s1600/20130109_002221.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RZsuJdAl4BA/UO0M3si9NKI/AAAAAAAAGQ0/KP8SLjPfCpQ/s320/20130109_002221.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">And finally, my Cultist Champion; Mr. Tickles. Above everything else, I love how the blood spatter turned out on this guy. His clothing, flesh, leather, skin, etc. are all very dull in reflection and color where as all of the shiny-parts of him are from blood suggesting a recent/fresh kill. I used a similar technique on his scars as I did Rambo, but I'm not convinced it's any better than the above. I also tried some rust effects on his weapons that turned out a little less obvious than I intended, but still noticeable:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yWdxgazbQ4w/UO0Ife6vZWI/AAAAAAAAGO0/6c9iDNz6EME/s1600/20130108_235034.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yWdxgazbQ4w/UO0Ife6vZWI/AAAAAAAAGO0/6c9iDNz6EME/s320/20130108_235034.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nodK25Dnv_M/UO0IfiOi8JI/AAAAAAAAGO4/kwfftTutfqo/s1600/20130108_235106.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nodK25Dnv_M/UO0IfiOi8JI/AAAAAAAAGO4/kwfftTutfqo/s320/20130108_235106.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p__4PHjBy1g/UO0If5wxPHI/AAAAAAAAGPA/-oSnf40zP_k/s1600/20130108_235047.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p__4PHjBy1g/UO0If5wxPHI/AAAAAAAAGPA/-oSnf40zP_k/s320/20130108_235047.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W7WLaZqJ3zY/UO0If15m1yI/AAAAAAAAGPE/7BGiYVXRaXk/s1600/20130108_235118.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W7WLaZqJ3zY/UO0If15m1yI/AAAAAAAAGPE/7BGiYVXRaXk/s320/20130108_235118.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gl8WfPm-sOA/UO0IgeMBTaI/AAAAAAAAGPI/qdlKVu-cUMo/s1600/20130108_235131.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Gl8WfPm-sOA/UO0IgeMBTaI/AAAAAAAAGPI/qdlKVu-cUMo/s320/20130108_235131.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RVj_ygwQ1b4/UO0IgfLCMRI/AAAAAAAAGPM/RvmQ8TgLbg0/s1600/20130108_235147.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RVj_ygwQ1b4/UO0IgfLCMRI/AAAAAAAAGPM/RvmQ8TgLbg0/s320/20130108_235147.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><br />And here's the five of them together in murderous&nbsp;merriment:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YU88V9PORTY/UO0LmYIKwiI/AAAAAAAAGQI/TtjgPy1TZ3w/s1600/20130108_235242.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YU88V9PORTY/UO0LmYIKwiI/AAAAAAAAGQI/TtjgPy1TZ3w/s320/20130108_235242.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CeiGdwR2eOA/UO0LmqGY5sI/AAAAAAAAGQM/wTISdJu_SYA/s1600/20130108_235315.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CeiGdwR2eOA/UO0LmqGY5sI/AAAAAAAAGQM/wTISdJu_SYA/s320/20130108_235315.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Sadly, that's all I have for updates on painting. Soon I'll have some more stuff to show off as I get a bit creative with some Cultist conversions to finish off this unit, but that's a post for another time.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">As always, tell me what you think and constructive criticism is definitely encouraged (I'm still a noob).</div>Lantz Mhttps://plus.google.com/105462767501584990144noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-41047906121284247362013-01-07T04:53:00.001-08:002013-01-07T04:53:38.506-08:00What is your Hobby Work area like?<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-705M7YuNM94/UOna3DyoeeI/AAAAAAAAGvs/CP5kyBQHwcw/s1600/Lantz.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-705M7YuNM94/UOna3DyoeeI/AAAAAAAAGvs/CP5kyBQHwcw/s400/Lantz.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">So as I have been chatting with my fellow&nbsp;hobbyist&nbsp;both online and off. Something interesting came up about our hobby area's. It seems that all of us have very different hobby area's, and hobby practices. We could talk for several articles about fitting hobby time in to your real life schedule, but after looking at some people's hobby area's online, Especially Lantz's fancy area which is the picture above, I realized that our labs for creating our tiny armies are all over the place. Something I never thought about in the past. Look at Lantz's set up he has a very respectable man area going on there with dual monitors and hobby space consuming an entire room. He even has a little tree going on.. So it made me really wonder what type of area everyone has or uses? However I will start off by sharing my work space.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><a name='more'></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-No8E9bEuQHg/UOnZoT7rJ_I/AAAAAAAAGuI/f3bj_lXhJ6U/s1600/DSC06942+%2528768x1024%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-No8E9bEuQHg/UOnZoT7rJ_I/AAAAAAAAGuI/f3bj_lXhJ6U/s400/DSC06942+%2528768x1024%2529.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">BOOM!!! I got a tree too TAKE THAT LANTZ!!! Not what you expected? I think that might be the point. My Hobby is broken up into sections, this is what I use as my work area. Well actually this is a nice "out of site out of mind" storage for my work area. Let's take a closer look as I explain a bit.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F8h2ym8zABg/UOnZpUpRMRI/AAAAAAAAGuQ/HnnvycK2ozs/s1600/DSC06944+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F8h2ym8zABg/UOnZpUpRMRI/AAAAAAAAGuQ/HnnvycK2ozs/s400/DSC06944+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Inside my completely wife approved cabinet. I have two shelves where I store things I am currently working on. I'll go through it real quick and do a bit of show and tell.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4EQ0152xpU/UOnZq1U-7RI/AAAAAAAAGug/GV2Be5qbQww/s1600/DSC06947+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m4EQ0152xpU/UOnZq1U-7RI/AAAAAAAAGug/GV2Be5qbQww/s400/DSC06947+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The top shelf is normally my little mobile work area with tools and whatever I am currently working on or most of what I am currently working on.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jVEmu5-5lJk/UOnZtZdl5HI/AAAAAAAAGu0/LKEmgLjkkJI/s1600/DSC06959+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jVEmu5-5lJk/UOnZtZdl5HI/AAAAAAAAGu0/LKEmgLjkkJI/s400/DSC06959+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">On the right you can see a organ tank of death. It was one of the first tanks I ever built and it needs some love and fixing.. It's a project that I always neglect so I recently moved it there as a reminder to actually do something with it. The Bastion and the Defense lines are new project that are just waiting some final clean up then a primer coat. There are some random bags with bits, and if you look close you can prob see the instant mold I am always experimenting with for different results.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-geigiS2QuSQ/UOnZtdhr5vI/AAAAAAAAGuw/1V-k1GokWnM/s1600/DSC06957+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-geigiS2QuSQ/UOnZtdhr5vI/AAAAAAAAGuw/1V-k1GokWnM/s400/DSC06957+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The wooden circle is my mobile work area. I normally take this piled with tools and random things I am using to the kitchen table. The round board protects the table from my hobby knife, and glue. It also provides a quick tray to stack what I am working on and put it all away until next time.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UZKpB3raIlk/UOnZsYVnEII/AAAAAAAAGuo/cMHzXb0gyRA/s1600/DSC06955+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UZKpB3raIlk/UOnZsYVnEII/AAAAAAAAGuo/cMHzXb0gyRA/s400/DSC06955+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The bottom shelf looks much worse in the picture than in real life lol. Let's take a quick look at the bottom shelf.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S5Mf1IdW2MY/UOnZu-e_5zI/AAAAAAAAGvA/JLFLgR7cxio/s1600/DSC06960+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S5Mf1IdW2MY/UOnZu-e_5zI/AAAAAAAAGvA/JLFLgR7cxio/s400/DSC06960+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This is some baby bag for something? I am all about recycling so I ended up using it as my mobile paint station.. Just like the wooden circle above.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W-jOIFLTMfg/UOnZwBgtY6I/AAAAAAAAGvI/M4HPGBocgVo/s1600/DSC06961+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-W-jOIFLTMfg/UOnZwBgtY6I/AAAAAAAAGvI/M4HPGBocgVo/s400/DSC06961+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">If you remove the bag you can see some stored paints of various types that I am not currently using for anything.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Y9AWS1ZFbs/UOnZw_Y2FCI/AAAAAAAAGvQ/yhQD9UtJk6I/s1600/DSC06962+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Y9AWS1ZFbs/UOnZw_Y2FCI/AAAAAAAAGvQ/yhQD9UtJk6I/s400/DSC06962+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The bag itself is full of paints and normally makes up most the colors I am currently using for different projects.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lr0JqFScI6E/UOnZx707QRI/AAAAAAAAGvY/RGQ0N3DkORY/s1600/DSC06963+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lr0JqFScI6E/UOnZx707QRI/AAAAAAAAGvY/RGQ0N3DkORY/s400/DSC06963+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">A large bag of all kinds of brushes sits on top of the paints. I basically use this just like my hobby circle. I carry it to my desk or the kitchen table. and work on whatever project I am currently doing. Then at a stopping point I pack it all up and put it away until later.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TJ_uGhBAAio/UOnZyOHq_oI/AAAAAAAAGvg/8CQGiQgLx1g/s1600/DSC06965+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TJ_uGhBAAio/UOnZyOHq_oI/AAAAAAAAGvg/8CQGiQgLx1g/s400/DSC06965+%25281024x768%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The rest of the bottom shelf is mostly various basing supplies or hobby tid bits. Flock, cork, guitar string, tubing and lots of other things I use but I am not naming I am sure.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This is again what I consider my hobby area. If I am going to spray paint or use my airbrush I do so in the garage.. I don't have any fancy set up I usually just open the door and use a box. My air brush is stored in my tool box. Hobby things I am not currently working on or that are complete take up space on shelves and in boxes in my basement. I have lots of &nbsp;sprues and random stuff down there. I try to only bring up bitz relative to what I am currently working on to store in this cabinet to help keep it clean and at least semi organized.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I actually have found I really like this set up, It helps me with time management because I tend to think of projects with stopping points. So I can chip away at projects between real life schedules. Also I can easily transfer something I am doing to a t.v. tray while watching t.v. or a movie with the wife. It all just depends on what is going on.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">What type of Hobby set up do you have? Do you have your own Room? Do you have multiple rooms? Has the plastic crack consumed your house and life? Do you have a shoe box in your dorm room? I am actually very curious so please feel free to comment or link to your hobby area.&nbsp;</div><br />Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-85732069632536165702013-01-04T08:03:00.002-08:002013-01-04T08:03:15.599-08:00Painting Realistic Fluid Filled Vials in 4 Easy Steps<br /><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j9Os9iGVLgo/UOb7XXgaXuI/AAAAAAAAGl8/g4he6Infv7c/s1600/DE_Pain_Engines_14.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j9Os9iGVLgo/UOb7XXgaXuI/AAAAAAAAGl8/g4he6Infv7c/s400/DE_Pain_Engines_14.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The idea of painting a vial to look like it's filled with fluid does seems like a scary thought… but it's just another painting obstacle that can be overcome with a little practice and a firm understanding of the principals that make it work well visually.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"></div><a name='more'></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></span><br /> <div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Initially when I set out to make a bunch of Dark Eldar Coven models I was scared to death about all the vials I would have to paint on Haemonculi, Pain Engines, Wracks, Grotesques, Scourges, etc. I developed a 4 step process that I would consider <i><b>High-Quality Table Top</b></i>.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Is it Golden Daemon? No, certainly not. But it does look great on the table and is realtively quick and effective process.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: 21px; font-weight: bold;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Step 1-2 : The Base Colors</span></b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">This it the <b>MOST CRUCIAL</b> part of the whole process. You have to understand the process of how liquid moves in a glass vial and paint accordingly. Using the horizontal edge of the minis base as a guide, imagine how the bottom half of the vial will look once filled half way with fluid. It's crucial for each vial to have the top edge of the liquid parallel with the base edge. This will vary from vial to vial depending on how it's positioned on the model.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bbe5OKo7UKk/UOb7Jt3XsyI/AAAAAAAAGko/4UC7BixRqFY/s1600/1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bbe5OKo7UKk/UOb7Jt3XsyI/AAAAAAAAGko/4UC7BixRqFY/s320/1.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="274" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3lTqUBUHwZM/UOb7Jv_j3DI/AAAAAAAAGkk/Jw-qLA2kLAM/s1600/2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3lTqUBUHwZM/UOb7Jv_j3DI/AAAAAAAAGkk/Jw-qLA2kLAM/s320/2.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="274" /></a></span></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></b></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></b></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Step 3 : Fluid Highlight</span></b></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: normal;">All you do here is simply highlight the upper edge of the fluid line. The trick is to make the edge where the fluid meets the empty glass hard. The edge where the fluid highlight meets the darker fluid needs to be blended a bit. This makes it seem as if there's more depth to the bottom of the fluid filled areas.</span></h3><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iWf2kK4r3eo/UOb7Jsz9fvI/AAAAAAAAGkg/1ktrqKPGyjY/s1600/3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-iWf2kK4r3eo/UOb7Jsz9fvI/AAAAAAAAGkg/1ktrqKPGyjY/s320/3.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="274" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Step 4 : Vial Highlight</span></b></h3><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">The final step here is to paint the vial highlight. A simple thin line down the upper outside section will usually suffice. I prefer to use a light grey instead of white for this as to not overpower the effect of the vial painted underneath.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xa8aDyT2OU4/UOb7KfY9MvI/AAAAAAAAGkw/T3VhpCnFXes/s1600/4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Xa8aDyT2OU4/UOb7KfY9MvI/AAAAAAAAGkw/T3VhpCnFXes/s320/4.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="274" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><h3 style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Optional Step 5</span></b></h3><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">You don't need to do this, I usually don't. But you can paint bubbles into the fluid, by simply adding some tiny dots of a lightened up version of the base fluid color.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvUA8t3P9cg/UOb7Kv1sseI/AAAAAAAAGks/L4XFaWz-NSE/s1600/5.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dvUA8t3P9cg/UOb7Kv1sseI/AAAAAAAAGks/L4XFaWz-NSE/s320/5.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="274" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><h3><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Here's examples of this technique in action on some of my Dark Eldar Coven models.</span></h3><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times;"></span></span></div><h3><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;">Now go paint some vials!</span></span></h3><br /><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div>The Eye of Errorhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10542198234289439408noreply@blogger.com6tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-61407219336121200942013-01-02T09:24:00.001-08:002013-01-02T09:24:10.341-08:00Wargames Factory - Shock Troops Review<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SeNbCaVHGw4/UORgP3KUuKI/AAAAAAAAGrI/IHZbq2RSZb0/s1600/1+(765x1024).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SeNbCaVHGw4/UORgP3KUuKI/AAAAAAAAGrI/IHZbq2RSZb0/s400/1+(765x1024).jpg" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I have heard people talk about this kit several different places, including on 11th company from time to time. So I decided to pick one up to check out if it was truly worth the savings or not?&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><a name='more'></a>The kit get's so much attention because of the cost savings. You get 18 models for 16 dollars through the Warstore. I am sure you can get them anyplace for around the same price give or take 5 dollars or so. However when we compare this to the GW price for IG troops which runs around 30 dollars for 10. The price different right away shows you why these might get your attention if you are building a IG force. However as much as we all complain about GW costs.. GW makes some good models so how do these hold up? Let's take a quick look.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB_UdnHAzdU/UORgQ9PpNJI/AAAAAAAAGrQ/yMD0ApVDBgA/s1600/2+(765x1024).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZB_UdnHAzdU/UORgQ9PpNJI/AAAAAAAAGrQ/yMD0ApVDBgA/s400/2+(765x1024).jpg" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The box is pretty solid as you can see with even a few pictures of some paint schemes of the models on the back.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hqQqEbq9QAQ/UORgSbj4MII/AAAAAAAAGrY/loNp5R5NxvQ/s1600/3+(765x1024).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hqQqEbq9QAQ/UORgSbj4MII/AAAAAAAAGrY/loNp5R5NxvQ/s400/3+(765x1024).jpg" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The sprues are pretty solid and they are designed to stack on each other with these tiny legs so they don't get smashed. It does make the sprues easy to stack when not in the box for storage which was interesting.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bl7eU2iD4vA/UORgTsy5F6I/AAAAAAAAGrg/LJcb9v3HjYw/s1600/4+(765x1024).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bl7eU2iD4vA/UORgTsy5F6I/AAAAAAAAGrg/LJcb9v3HjYw/s400/4+(765x1024).jpg" width="298" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It comes with 6 of these sprues in the box.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XSKsDabgtJI/UORgU7-y0aI/AAAAAAAAGro/jBZ8VY8eZP0/s1600/5+(1024x765).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="298" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XSKsDabgtJI/UORgU7-y0aI/AAAAAAAAGro/jBZ8VY8eZP0/s400/5+(1024x765).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Each Sprue comes with the parts to put together 3 guys. As well as several optional parts, and weapons. I was surprised by this. I was really expecting to end up with 18 guys that all look the same.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-btHX3-OoxTU/UORgWjzJrOI/AAAAAAAAGrw/O8DkVKJsFyA/s1600/DSC06925+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-btHX3-OoxTU/UORgWjzJrOI/AAAAAAAAGrw/O8DkVKJsFyA/s400/DSC06925+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Just as a quick example each sprue comes with 14 head options for the 3 guys again for the price I was surprised by this. Now there was some Cons to the kit, first off the detail isn't on par with a GW kit. However I won't say if its good or bad personally until I can get a few painted.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">When I put the heads together I had to cut the neck ball down because it seemed too large and made the models look awkward.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BRoYl3HefR0/UORgYZyrRtI/AAAAAAAAGr4/DBzEPXPh7Rg/s1600/DSC06926+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BRoYl3HefR0/UORgYZyrRtI/AAAAAAAAGr4/DBzEPXPh7Rg/s400/DSC06926+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Also they suffer from Green Army men Syndrome. They have that board on the feed and they aren't really designed to stand without that thing. I ended up cutting this plastic board off of all the models I built which was much more time consuming than I thought it would be.</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tkz1mrB1v70/UORgbwfCbeI/AAAAAAAAGsI/q9px4vYz67g/s1600/DSC06928+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tkz1mrB1v70/UORgbwfCbeI/AAAAAAAAGsI/q9px4vYz67g/s400/DSC06928+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Here is a quick shot of three of the models complete. As you can see they don't look too bad. Another thing to keep in mind is these models do not come with bases of any kind. So you will have to come up with your own bases.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B1V-Z0vB6x8/UORgewZh4FI/AAAAAAAAGsY/o8Wtg8G8evQ/s1600/DSC06930+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B1V-Z0vB6x8/UORgewZh4FI/AAAAAAAAGsY/o8Wtg8G8evQ/s400/DSC06930+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UABA21Iadm8/UORgh-_2iUI/AAAAAAAAGso/4XY7aZSW2yA/s1600/DSC06932+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-UABA21Iadm8/UORgh-_2iUI/AAAAAAAAGso/4XY7aZSW2yA/s400/DSC06932+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SuexrV2-5mI/UORgj3PBoJI/AAAAAAAAGsw/sqYxDDPjNk4/s1600/DSC06933+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SuexrV2-5mI/UORgj3PBoJI/AAAAAAAAGsw/sqYxDDPjNk4/s400/DSC06933+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">These aren't the best pictures just some quick ones. I will put up some more detailed pictures once I get a few of these painted so you guys can see a finished product to fully judge.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GbNNB-HSosE/UORgqX6dfeI/AAAAAAAAGtQ/mFUZP4lgImU/s1600/DSC06937+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-GbNNB-HSosE/UORgqX6dfeI/AAAAAAAAGtQ/mFUZP4lgImU/s400/DSC06937+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HOcnWQd8Fgw/UORgsP6_OHI/AAAAAAAAGtY/1Zp3UA8gPj0/s1600/DSC06938+(1024x768).jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HOcnWQd8Fgw/UORgsP6_OHI/AAAAAAAAGtY/1Zp3UA8gPj0/s400/DSC06938+(1024x768).jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Also a quick shot for size comparison. The model on the left doesn't have the cork on the base. As you can see though the models are pretty close if not the right scale to use for 40k.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">How do I feel so far?</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">They took much longer to build than a GW kit and while they had more options than I expected. They still didn't offer the ability to get as many poses as I would have from a GW kit. They aren't bad by any means but not as detailed either as I pointed out before. Over all they are a good buy for the money. They will take a bit more time to get a good result, but if your looking to save some serious cash and put a ton of IG boots on the ground without pawning your mom's TV then they are a solid option you should consider. I'll post up some pictures once I have them painted up. Honestly though while I would recommend them I won't be picking any more up I don't think. My hobby time is short, and while they save a ton of money, I really want to have the more detailed models at the end of the day as I am trying to focus on improving my hobby skills and my final product currently. So again it is about your goal at the moment I think.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>&nbsp;If any of you have any hands on experiences with the models please feel free to comment below. Also if you have any questions or feel I missed something you wanted to know about the KIT feel free to ask.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br />Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com12tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-83948376837834165942012-12-31T06:00:00.000-08:002012-12-31T10:47:41.902-08:00All Washed Up<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yAccun3mwMc/ULLW5rKHC1I/AAAAAAAAAwY/r36U9eguBbY/s1600/Wash-Dom2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xDAy_SFZUpc/ULLW6dFNNpI/AAAAAAAAAwg/t32rOuTL1Bk/s1600/Wash-SM.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xDAy_SFZUpc/ULLW6dFNNpI/AAAAAAAAAwg/t32rOuTL1Bk/s320/Wash-SM.jpg" width="270" /></a></div>&nbsp;A while ago I attended a Games Workshop store opening.&nbsp; To be honest there is a really good FLGS that is much nearer to me (<a href="http://www.greatescapegames.com/">Great Escape Games</a>), 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; My kids and I all happily kit bashed away and then switched to the painting.&nbsp; By the time I got brush to mini we were running a bit late.&nbsp; I looked at the paints I'd bought with me and decided to try and something different.&nbsp; No Citadel paints.&nbsp; I had P3 white, a bunch of <a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=54&amp;zenid=b384a7c3c6316d65d321627afd060e9c">SWM washes</a>, and a couple of <a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=index&amp;cPath=37">SWM pigments</a>.&nbsp; And not much time.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br />It worked out well, considering the rush job I was actually quite happy with results.&nbsp; Happy enough to take the experiment a bit further.&nbsp; I had some Sisters of Battle sitting around after Canadian Customs decided they must be some kind of contraband and wouldn't let me send them up to the cold white north.&nbsp; Instead they all ended up in Simple Green.&nbsp; A week and some primer later they were ready to work.&nbsp; These were all done with a variety of Secret Weapon washes and pigments, and then some Citadel Shining Gold for the last touch.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T9hds4aur80/ULLW5D8ecKI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/C0LLY1uReJg/s1600/Wash-Dom1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="180" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T9hds4aur80/ULLW5D8ecKI/AAAAAAAAAwQ/C0LLY1uReJg/s320/Wash-Dom1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yAccun3mwMc/ULLW5rKHC1I/AAAAAAAAAwY/r36U9eguBbY/s1600/Wash-Dom2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="174" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yAccun3mwMc/ULLW5rKHC1I/AAAAAAAAAwY/r36U9eguBbY/s320/Wash-Dom2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Painting like this proved a lot quicker and easier than I imagined.&nbsp; It also looks better than I hoped it would.&nbsp; As a coherent unit on the table (yeah I know, Sisters, so table time will be limited) they look great.&nbsp; I gave them all the same basic steps, Armor Wash for the armor gave them a nice, dirty bone look.&nbsp; Soft Body black went on all the weapons to differentiate them from the armor.&nbsp; Hair and skin were Parchment wash and Flesh wash respectively.&nbsp; It did mean they are all blonde and a bit jaundiced, but I was happy enough to leave it as is.&nbsp; Look at the photo below, the facial detail is great considering all I did was drop a coat of wash on it.&nbsp; Finally for the colors on the models I added some distinction by giving each unit's robes a bright wash, appropriately Ruby, Amethyst and Sapphire.&nbsp; Bases are old school 1st generation SWM ruined temple and these I colored with Concrete and Algae for a nice worn look.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQdp_Seg5VE/ULLW7i80lwI/AAAAAAAAAw4/sn-M4epcLjc/s1600/Wash-SoBcha.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQdp_Seg5VE/ULLW7i80lwI/AAAAAAAAAw4/sn-M4epcLjc/s320/Wash-SoBcha.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br />To finish them off I used pigments to darken down the weapons and give them better contrast against the models.&nbsp; Without it the Armor wash and Soft Body Black had been a bit too similar as the primary color.&nbsp; I added Metallic Iron to all the weapons and then for some extra detail I added Patina Blue to the melta guns and Rust Red to the flamers.&nbsp; The last step was to touch up some of the iconography in Shining Gold.&nbsp; While the models had looked good, this really made them pop and made them look finished.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TE1SFbJJibI/ULLW664wbaI/AAAAAAAAAwo/LN_XHkgWL7c/s1600/Wash-SoBBS1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="123" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TE1SFbJJibI/ULLW664wbaI/AAAAAAAAAwo/LN_XHkgWL7c/s320/Wash-SoBBS1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2W_7Sn-YiHA/ULLW7NDmTcI/AAAAAAAAAww/LiOO40ob13E/s1600/Wash-SoBBS2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="142" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2W_7Sn-YiHA/ULLW7NDmTcI/AAAAAAAAAww/LiOO40ob13E/s320/Wash-SoBBS2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br />I've got more to go, including an Exorcist that is almost finished with the wash method, an Immolator that is not even started, and then squads of Seraphim and Repentia that I'll paint with a similar formula.&nbsp; Need to hit up SWM for some more bases first though, I've run out of Ruined Temples.&nbsp; I'd also consider using this method again.&nbsp; If you want decent quality gaming ready minis this could be a good way to go.&nbsp; It would depend on what you are trying to paint though.&nbsp; Orks and Ultramarines would be hard to do like this, in those cases washes would just be a part of the overall process.&nbsp; Your own custom chapter could be easy though, and the colors you get with the green and brown washes just scream Nurgle.&nbsp; Look forward to hearing what uses everyone else makes of this.<br /><br />Citizensmith Citizensmithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006039960864897088noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-16335592245815138572012-12-28T06:00:00.000-08:002012-12-31T10:42:24.940-08:00Dear Santa - Lantz<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B8GQQOkdeBs/UNqbwJekX7I/AAAAAAAAGKY/98TybGVWB7o/s1600/4159d1260991558-santa-disss-basketball-team-captin-santa-funny-graphic-21%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="280" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B8GQQOkdeBs/UNqbwJekX7I/AAAAAAAAGKY/98TybGVWB7o/s320/4159d1260991558-santa-disss-basketball-team-captin-santa-funny-graphic-21%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><b>===========Written December 3rd, 2012===========</b></span></div>Dear Santa,<br /><br />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?<br /><a name='more'></a><br />The Emperor's Children is where it's at Santa. And while my list is short and simple, it ain't cheap. So if you do exist and wish to prove me wrong, this is the year to do it.<br /><br />I'm a Rhino Rush enthusiast, so first I'll need some brand spankin' new doors:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VMq14vF8nIc/UNqeMHA8GwI/AAAAAAAAGLA/rcPDU1IcNzU/s1600/ecrhino%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="272" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VMq14vF8nIc/UNqeMHA8GwI/AAAAAAAAGLA/rcPDU1IcNzU/s320/ecrhino%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />And I'll need bodies for the guys inside those Rhinos, so... <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4g3kMcgTlPk/UNqfJEDs-eI/AAAAAAAAGLM/SFBBFwNEeDM/s1600/mk3-1%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="272" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4g3kMcgTlPk/UNqfJEDs-eI/AAAAAAAAGLM/SFBBFwNEeDM/s320/mk3-1%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />And some sweet-looking shoulder pads:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qHthMJImOI4/UNqfRxVR8bI/AAAAAAAAGLU/LjxzlUiT3Ho/s1600/ecmkII-shoulderpads%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="272" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qHthMJImOI4/UNqfRxVR8bI/AAAAAAAAGLU/LjxzlUiT3Ho/s320/ecmkII-shoulderpads%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Ooo! And Noise Marine pads too!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-srz0115ChlA/UNqfjvABpYI/AAAAAAAAGL4/ZyzSOjGvcDI/s1600/$T2eC16JHJHQE9nzEyOTrBQVGq6rf!Q~~60_12%5B1%5D.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-srz0115ChlA/UNqfjvABpYI/AAAAAAAAGL4/ZyzSOjGvcDI/s320/$T2eC16JHJHQE9nzEyOTrBQVGq6rf!Q~~60_12%5B1%5D.JPG" width="320" /></a></div><br />And maybe some extras for good measure:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3F5TK5qHyuA/UNqfsmujmOI/AAAAAAAAGMA/VfOWKNoeBOY/s1600/m2610410a_99800102021_NoiseMarinesUpgradePack_445x319%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="229" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3F5TK5qHyuA/UNqfsmujmOI/AAAAAAAAGMA/VfOWKNoeBOY/s320/m2610410a_99800102021_NoiseMarinesUpgradePack_445x319%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />There's really no Slaanesh without tentacles:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iPPQt2R36K8/UNqf1QxSvAI/AAAAAAAAGMI/QnEpYRK3tiQ/s1600/TM+Material+Examples%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="220" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-iPPQt2R36K8/UNqf1QxSvAI/AAAAAAAAGMI/QnEpYRK3tiQ/s320/TM+Material+Examples%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Finally, while I truly hate Kickstarter because I'm incredibly impatient, if you could somehow get me this model so I can use it as a Chaos Spawn that would be great:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NCNN9JfO-LQ/UNqgKTAuGpI/AAAAAAAAGMQ/4OCMV64H2dY/s1600/6152b26a373b2e7b1150ac4b3012d30c_large%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NCNN9JfO-LQ/UNqgKTAuGpI/AAAAAAAAGMQ/4OCMV64H2dY/s320/6152b26a373b2e7b1150ac4b3012d30c_large%5B1%5D.jpg" width="171" /></a></div><br />And that's about it off the top of my head. Like I said, I don't believe in you and therefor expect nothing, but if there's a chance I'm wrong now's the time to prove it, buddy.<br /><br />Sincerely,<br />~Lantz<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><b><span style="font-size: large;"><b>===========</b></span>Written December <span style="font-size: large;">2<span style="font-size: large;">5</span>th</span>, 2012</b></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b>===========</b></span><br />Dear Santa,<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1kFajO-vDzI/UNqhM6--_SI/AAAAAAAAGMc/7BIdvr50LuI/s1600/20121226_010228.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1kFajO-vDzI/UNqhM6--_SI/AAAAAAAAGMc/7BIdvr50LuI/s320/20121226_010228.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Screw you.<br /><br />Yours truly,<br />~LantzLantz Mhttps://plus.google.com/105462767501584990144noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-45428925362801644132012-12-26T16:31:00.000-08:002012-12-26T16:31:18.930-08:002013 Wish List - The Eye of Error <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nSIXrDR6crA/UNhwFehOSAI/AAAAAAAAGhU/vRpP7LH22ss/s1600/STC_X-mas_PIc.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-nSIXrDR6crA/UNhwFehOSAI/AAAAAAAAGhU/vRpP7LH22ss/s320/STC_X-mas_PIc.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><b><i>With 2012 closing it's doors and 2013 opening them it's time to think about what my Hobby Wants and Hobby Goals for the new year.</i></b></span></div><a name='more'></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">2013 is shaping up to be an interesting year hobby wise already. Talks of myself teaming up with my LFGS to start an online division of the store selling bits and quality hobby supplies are in the works. I will also be teaming up with a local commission painter to help him out with his backlog of work and get my feet wet in the commission painting industry after the holidays. Big moves all around, but back to the business at hand.</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold;">Hobby Wants: Elves, Elves and More Space Elves!</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">Yes I want more Eldar! Mainly to experiment with Craftworld Allies for my Dark Eldar and an excuse to pick up some awesome Forgeworld resin. Eventually when the new Codex comes out I will flesh these units out into a full blown force, but for now I will just dabble one at a time.</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">I've been experimenting with a unique Craftworld scheme that is very Hornet-esque and I feel that if executed properly will not only compliment my Dark Eldar on the table but unique enough to stand out on their own as well.</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sBgpgq8-QhI/UNhnNW_pXmI/AAAAAAAAGfw/a2zcOHAViH8/s1600/Eldar-Scheme-option.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sBgpgq8-QhI/UNhnNW_pXmI/AAAAAAAAGfw/a2zcOHAViH8/s1600/Eldar-Scheme-option.jpg" /></a></span></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small; font-weight: bold;">Hobby Goals: What I would like to finish in 2013 that I started in 2012</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Unfinished Dark Eldar</b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">I have Sooooooo many units for DE in various states of completion. 30 Wyches, 9 Reaver Jetbikes, 30 Warriors, More Scourges, More grotesques, Another Coven Ravager, 10 Harlequins, and the list goes on...</span></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mLD4eKnWyYU/UNhnM7cF0BI/AAAAAAAAGfo/lOpzRWiQcRQ/s1600/DE_Coven_Warrior_07.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mLD4eKnWyYU/UNhnM7cF0BI/AAAAAAAAGfo/lOpzRWiQcRQ/s400/DE_Coven_Warrior_07.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jSdVqqc2IRw/UNhnOE4VQOI/AAAAAAAAGf8/U0I6lfss884/s1600/Harlequins_WIP_01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jSdVqqc2IRw/UNhnOE4VQOI/AAAAAAAAGf8/U0I6lfss884/s400/Harlequins_WIP_01.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xAGQPkJc8us/UNhnPHGj7TI/AAAAAAAAGgE/zETQ4dS8-GY/s1600/Harlequins_WIP_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xAGQPkJc8us/UNhnPHGj7TI/AAAAAAAAGgE/zETQ4dS8-GY/s400/Harlequins_WIP_02.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Unfinished Mariners Blight</b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">There is about 1000pts left to finish in my Mariner's Blight army.&nbsp; They are all in various stages of painting right now and I intend to finish the army completely by the summer. I do need to rework some units in light of the new codex. No biggie though.</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mLRLUZWAY90/UNhnARmzSzI/AAAAAAAAGeg/aBIChRpWN5Q/s1600/Blight_Bikes_WIP_04.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mLRLUZWAY90/UNhnARmzSzI/AAAAAAAAGeg/aBIChRpWN5Q/s400/Blight_Bikes_WIP_04.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VzgrYfVD5hQ/UNhnBQsnA7I/AAAAAAAAGeo/R9JdFB-sZhg/s1600/Blight_DP_WIP_03.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VzgrYfVD5hQ/UNhnBQsnA7I/AAAAAAAAGeo/R9JdFB-sZhg/s400/Blight_DP_WIP_03.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0VAqF_uJGxw/UNhnCKN8YjI/AAAAAAAAGew/8Vvrhx47fUc/s1600/Blight_DP_WIP_11.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0VAqF_uJGxw/UNhnCKN8YjI/AAAAAAAAGew/8Vvrhx47fUc/s400/Blight_DP_WIP_11.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ni8Kws2cXto/UNhnFjY3VJI/AAAAAAAAGe4/XKpjAvaPyGU/s1600/Blight_Marines_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="267" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ni8Kws2cXto/UNhnFjY3VJI/AAAAAAAAGe4/XKpjAvaPyGU/s400/Blight_Marines_1.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EI9EdFQ683s/UNhnGoCX4NI/AAAAAAAAGfA/WqrcxdVpvxI/s1600/Blight_Marines_16.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EI9EdFQ683s/UNhnGoCX4NI/AAAAAAAAGfA/WqrcxdVpvxI/s400/Blight_Marines_16.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UH2o_wDam0Q/UNhnILf6eSI/AAAAAAAAGfI/i1xFCbCtPks/s1600/Blight_Possessed_01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UH2o_wDam0Q/UNhnILf6eSI/AAAAAAAAGfI/i1xFCbCtPks/s400/Blight_Possessed_01.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FD__zXlMs84/UNhnKBL6NfI/AAAAAAAAGfY/9PLxedtyWzc/s1600/Blight_Sorcerer_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-FD__zXlMs84/UNhnKBL6NfI/AAAAAAAAGfY/9PLxedtyWzc/s400/Blight_Sorcerer_1.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AyKkea_mHu4/UNhnJfqtfYI/AAAAAAAAGfQ/5pKXApfXeHk/s1600/Blight_Possessed_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AyKkea_mHu4/UNhnJfqtfYI/AAAAAAAAGfQ/5pKXApfXeHk/s400/Blight_Possessed_02.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span><div style="font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Unfinished Dreamforge Leviathan Mortis Diorama.</b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">Mark Mondragon over at DreamForge is an amazing designer and fortunately I was one of the last to pick up his Leviathan Mortis resin kit. Little did I realize that within 2 years<a href="http://dreamforge-games.blogspot.com/2012/12/unboxing-of-beast.html"> a plastic kit would be released.</a> <i>C'est la vie...</i>&nbsp; I have big plans for a ruined city diorama featuring this bad boy and a bunch of LED's. I think the biggest thing holding me back on this one was my painting skills at the time. But after painting so many chaotically corroded Mariners Blight, I have no worries now. Just need to find the motivation.</span></div></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LWqQM9TIK20/UNhnPSD7RZI/AAAAAAAAGgM/wNTClZkISgM/s1600/Mortis_Part1_4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LWqQM9TIK20/UNhnPSD7RZI/AAAAAAAAGgM/wNTClZkISgM/s400/Mortis_Part1_4.jpg" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NWmJahhOePw/UNhnPwRItGI/AAAAAAAAGgU/SUgbWkQFntE/s1600/Mortis_Part4_2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="291" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NWmJahhOePw/UNhnPwRItGI/AAAAAAAAGgU/SUgbWkQFntE/s400/Mortis_Part4_2.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; font-family: Times; font-size: medium; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E5ssgQKT2Mg/UNhnQeTgxAI/AAAAAAAAGgc/Jzse61yQSmo/s1600/Mortis_Part5_3.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-E5ssgQKT2Mg/UNhnQeTgxAI/AAAAAAAAGgc/Jzse61yQSmo/s400/Mortis_Part5_3.JPG" width="400" /></a></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: -webkit-auto;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small;"><br /></span></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Unfinished 2000pt Necron Army</b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><div style="text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: x-small;">I have it all, in a box mostly assembled and half base colored and that's where I stopped. I have several converted units in the army I'd like to see hit the table this year. Maybe after I paint more Dark Eldar I'll switch it up for a bit.</span></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-90b6AdWlQ_c/UNhnRIzdz0I/AAAAAAAAGgk/Bg4Z3jxkTUY/s1600/Necron_Anrakyr_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-90b6AdWlQ_c/UNhnRIzdz0I/AAAAAAAAGgk/Bg4Z3jxkTUY/s400/Necron_Anrakyr_1.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CJobwyZy0nQ/UNhnR1oN-jI/AAAAAAAAGgs/xqEctDJ6-SQ/s1600/Necron_Swarm_Base_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CJobwyZy0nQ/UNhnR1oN-jI/AAAAAAAAGgs/xqEctDJ6-SQ/s400/Necron_Swarm_Base_1.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qFBX6bhK048/UNhnS4wVpnI/AAAAAAAAGg0/hQWIxQgsXVQ/s1600/Scrap_Crons_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qFBX6bhK048/UNhnS4wVpnI/AAAAAAAAGg0/hQWIxQgsXVQ/s400/Scrap_Crons_1.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;"><br /></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: bold;">Well there you have it, now let's see if I can stick to it!</span></div>The Eye of Errorhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10542198234289439408noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-12364050100203354252012-12-24T19:41:00.007-08:002012-12-26T07:06:52.515-08:00Dear Santa Claws: HOTpanda<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrYckH7I7vw/UNFgPhaU3HI/AAAAAAAADV8/8Q6RTW8YR4A/s1600/killerpanda_mary_seattle.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lrYckH7I7vw/UNFgPhaU3HI/AAAAAAAADV8/8Q6RTW8YR4A/s400/killerpanda_mary_seattle.jpg" width="272" /></a></div><div style="text-align: left;">Dear Santa Claws,</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">Hey Ho, long time no high five Santa. &nbsp;I have thought long and hard about what I, a HOTpanda, wants for Christmas. &nbsp;Unlike the other pandas on the plateau I care little for bamboo or kung-fu lessons. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;The sheer power that I would possess would allow me to cook the meat off the faces of those I choose to eat. &nbsp;Chinese remedies my furry little behind. &nbsp;I will show them a taste of their own medicine that they will never forget. &nbsp;I will make Godzilla look like a joke. &nbsp;This is of course when you bring me my shiny new laser eyeballs. &nbsp;If that is not possible bah humbug to you and your tiny little elves. <br /><br /><br /><a name='more'></a><br /></div><div style="text-align: left;">For secondary items I have longing for a horse to ride. &nbsp;My furry little feet are delicate like that of a ballerina. Perhaps something more sinister though, like that of Khorne Juggernaught. &nbsp;Make it three as you never known when you are going to have to put one down. &nbsp;You know how it with those reindeer of yours...I am sure you sent hundreds if not more to the glue factory. &nbsp;Where else would you get all that glue you need to assembly your toys? &nbsp;Enough about you though as this wish list is about my needs and wants not yours. &nbsp;With a Juggernaught I could crush the puny little skulls of all those that dare to face me at the gaming tables. &nbsp;I would be a fearsome rider of hell and behind me would be a pale horse named death.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z5O1i46TrAU/UNFkARl822I/AAAAAAAADWc/MvvRl1Uy1X8/s1600/skullcrusherskhorne.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="286" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z5O1i46TrAU/UNFkARl822I/AAAAAAAADWc/MvvRl1Uy1X8/s400/skullcrusherskhorne.jpg" width="400" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: left;">Not your cup of tea? Well how about hooking me up with a dragon to train. &nbsp;I know that in past year how to train dragon was high on the wish list so you must have one or two lying around on misfit island. &nbsp;It may not be lasers or Juggernaughts for eyes but a heldrake would be the next best thing. &nbsp;They would still enable me the ability to cook their faces before I ate them. &nbsp;Think about how epic it would look to have a HOTpanda riding on the back of a DRAGON. &nbsp;That is the kind of &nbsp;thing you could paint on the side of your van or what some would say dreams are made of.</div><div style="text-align: left;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACJ-UY_4NIw/UNFmgRkQkOI/AAAAAAAADW8/FIyfVD0108s/s1600/a_panda_riding_a_dragon_by_third_bear-d35x0dc.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ACJ-UY_4NIw/UNFmgRkQkOI/AAAAAAAADW8/FIyfVD0108s/s320/a_panda_riding_a_dragon_by_third_bear-d35x0dc.jpg" width="226" /></a></div></div><div style="text-align: left;">I know some of these toys are not your average run of the puppy mill kind of toy but I was a good panda this past year. &nbsp;I have been feverishly working away at expanding my Renegade Space Wolves and even started a Traitor Guard army to be their bitches. &nbsp;Combine that with the fact that I ate the faces off a crap ton of cheese filled gamers and I have done the world a butt load of good. &nbsp;I have been a such a good boy that you should give me all three of these awesome gifts of chaos. &nbsp;That's pretty much it Old Saint Nick, no socks, no bacon stripped underwear, not even a persian rug to wrap the dead hookers in. &nbsp;Just lasers for eyes, three Juggernaughts and a couple of Heldrakes. &nbsp;If you can meet your end of the bargain I will make sure that I don't poison the cookies and milk this year.<br /><br />Yours truly HOTpanda</div><div style="text-align: left;"><br /></div>HOTpandahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03480850003869609864noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-20038485136318260522012-12-21T06:10:00.000-08:002012-12-21T06:10:42.062-08:00Dear Santa - Drkmorals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w_SrQirwA-M/UNORA2grFVI/AAAAAAAAGqk/UfB6BuBxMF0/s1600/santa.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-w_SrQirwA-M/UNORA2grFVI/AAAAAAAAGqk/UfB6BuBxMF0/s400/santa.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Dear Santa,<br /><br />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&nbsp;embarrass&nbsp;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.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Death Corps of Krieg Infantry Models at ease.</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PyvLFdjTL1c/UNI3Wnui2dI/AAAAAAAAGnw/cudTbDSMSG0/s1600/Deathcorps.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="340" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PyvLFdjTL1c/UNI3Wnui2dI/AAAAAAAAGnw/cudTbDSMSG0/s400/Deathcorps.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Well let's just be realistic you can't be in this hobby and have a wish list without Forgeworld showing up some place so let's just start it there out the gate. Death Corps models are amazing looking, and while I list this squad I would be happy with any/all of the line. To someday have a small Death Corps of Krieg force would be awesome and oddly not something you see overly often. Awesome sculpt if you haven't seen them, before. Forgeworld in general is great looking stuff and honestly you could send me anything and I would happily paint it from them.. but if I had to choose something else...<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>LORD OF CHANGE GREATER DAEMON OF TZEENTCH</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q_O7npIxEPY/UNI3ew946KI/AAAAAAAAGn4/pHeu6jZ8u3A/s1600/Greater+Demon.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="340" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q_O7npIxEPY/UNI3ew946KI/AAAAAAAAGn4/pHeu6jZ8u3A/s400/Greater+Demon.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Since I have a Demon Army I would love to have the Greater Demons from Forgeworld to go with them. I don't care if it means things are worse for me game wise because of size or what not.. I would rock this guy anyway and this would set into motion the same rebuilding process for the Demons that I am currently doing with my Gk's.This guy towers over other models and is a very well done model if you haven't ever seen one in person. This is the type of model that challenges your painting talents so you don't screw up the detail work with your melty crayons.<br /><br />When it comes to actual Game Workshop kits I would like<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>IG Plane of shooty broken crap!!</b>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WjQNhDl0Ytk/UNI3pN-oc6I/AAAAAAAAGoA/U10OjHyEuyI/s1600/valk.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="286" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WjQNhDl0Ytk/UNI3pN-oc6I/AAAAAAAAGoA/U10OjHyEuyI/s400/valk.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Who doesn't want or plan to buy one of these with Allies now in effect? You load it out with triple lascannons and for 130 points you have some pretty solid BS(I don't mean&nbsp;Ballistic&nbsp;skill either). Armor 12, transport, twin linked Lascanon's, and you get to make zooming sounds while you push it around.. Yep Epic win pretty much a no brainer for fun unit,<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Command Squad..</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b8HRegDkFrU/UNI36A9EO6I/AAAAAAAAGoI/oijYmHgXjJ0/s1600/command+squad.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="286" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b8HRegDkFrU/UNI36A9EO6I/AAAAAAAAGoI/oijYmHgXjJ0/s400/command+squad.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>I might not go with this actual KIT but really any Command Squad is nice so I have the option of again filling in my allies. A Russ kit is really close to over shadowing this because pushing around a armor 14 tank and laughing while it shoots large blasts seems pretty good as well.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Dread Knight</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNHvbNoXPBg/UNI4D8Ggh3I/AAAAAAAAGoQ/DVH0HuC2QgQ/s1600/DK.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="286" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BNHvbNoXPBg/UNI4D8Ggh3I/AAAAAAAAGoQ/DVH0HuC2QgQ/s400/DK.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>I have one of these but would really like a second or third to run a foot style list from time to time. The models is fantastic fun on the tabletop and can be a problem for several people playing against it. I feel like this model is better in this edition than last, but I almost feel like if your going to go this route you need to run two of these things.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Throne of Fearless man</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0C_CJ7nyU8/UNI4J0YXltI/AAAAAAAAGoY/fQcs_WpkgcQ/s1600/Throne.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="286" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0C_CJ7nyU8/UNI4J0YXltI/AAAAAAAAGoY/fQcs_WpkgcQ/s400/Throne.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Throne SMAASH!!! Yeah the model is fun and I would totally test out this guys ability to make my henchmen blobs fearless while dropping suicide style orbital strikes on things. But I just can't bring myself to buy this basically just for fun model at GW prices... Santa feel free to hook a brother up!!!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Finally a Warmachines box.&nbsp;Choir of Menoth</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cMq9KbgZafI/UNI4UnV69KI/AAAAAAAAGog/CnIWpRN5F2E/s1600/32087_ChoirOfMenothWEB.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cMq9KbgZafI/UNI4UnV69KI/AAAAAAAAGog/CnIWpRN5F2E/s400/32087_ChoirOfMenothWEB.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>This kit would be fantastic for psykers either for my IG allies or my henchmen and again it's about having models I enjoy playing with and options to bring to the tabletop depending on my mood. The God man on the throne of gold is all about converting people to his cause right? Why not some warmachine planets as well?<br /><br />Let's go outside the core company<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Assault cannon bits or&nbsp;GATLING TURRET from puppetswar</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zduQobGG9QA/UNI4g3LhAQI/AAAAAAAAGoo/9xoaWr3BDL8/s1600/Gatling+gun.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zduQobGG9QA/UNI4g3LhAQI/AAAAAAAAGoo/9xoaWr3BDL8/s400/Gatling+gun.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Again this is about options.. I am in the process of making Assault cannons for my Razors, but it would just be nice to have the bitz so I don't have to mess with it Santa.. The Christmas gift of lazy!!<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Soda Pop Fire guys</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WQC7h1OVtjE/UNI4psKMmFI/AAAAAAAAGow/4mpbmskAycw/s1600/fireflow.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="346" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-WQC7h1OVtjE/UNI4psKMmFI/AAAAAAAAGow/4mpbmskAycw/s400/fireflow.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>I don't have this core game. &nbsp;I do enjoy the silly Anime models.. but I just honestly would like to paint these.. I would end up using them as Vehicle Wreck markers!!! ... Don't judge me when a lascannon shot makes your vehicle become a flaming wreck of scrap... but your flame is a cute Fire Monster. It's my game too and I'll enjoy it in any way I like.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Kingdom of Death.. Kickstarter</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vTBnaHFEc7w/UNI49PfqwlI/AAAAAAAAGo4/T-ZWNhlZg_o/s1600/watcher.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vTBnaHFEc7w/UNI49PfqwlI/AAAAAAAAGo4/T-ZWNhlZg_o/s400/watcher.jpg" width="213" /></a></div>I was unable to jump on this because of the timing of it I just don't have the extra funds this year. Kingdom of Death is very quickly becoming Forgeworld to me. They do outstanding jobs with the models and I would happily take any of it to paint. I tend to try to only buy stuff I can actually use for something as a way to keep my hobby spending in check as much as possible. I don't want to have tons of kits I haven't gotten to, plus kits I painted that I don't actually do anything with if I can help it.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Secret Weapon Pigments..</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BeV011s8lZE/UNOOw0uB5II/AAAAAAAAGpc/0EUYHAeG8fM/s1600/PigmentSet-TheWorks!.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BeV011s8lZE/UNOOw0uB5II/AAAAAAAAGpc/0EUYHAeG8fM/s1600/PigmentSet-TheWorks!.gif" /></a></div>The only thing on this list that for sure will get ordered. I really want to take my hobby to the next level and Mr, Justin has the goods to do so. I am actually excited about this and this will be the first place my Christmas money ends up! ( I should go ahead and apologize now to Mr. Justin as I am sure I will hound him with&nbsp;questions&nbsp;about getting good results with these. He is so helpful though!! )<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b>Tiny Bricks!!!</b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYnCTwn8Cvg/UNOPmLDIDbI/AAAAAAAAGpo/wlQ7m55lP8Y/s1600/bricks.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="395" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EYnCTwn8Cvg/UNOPmLDIDbI/AAAAAAAAGpo/wlQ7m55lP8Y/s400/bricks.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>I want these so bad, and the only reason I haven't picked any up.. I haven't a clue what I would do with them. So they completely get halted by my don't buy things I don't plan on using rule I mentioned above... I might put in a small order with the pigments since I am ordering anyway.... but.. then I might have to get less pigments/washes... Choices choices...<br /><br />Anyway that's it Santa the only other thing you could throw in is a Juggernaught of Khorn for a conversion I am doing. Or Bitz.. I mean who can have to many bitz so fill free to fill my stocking with the juggy and bitz..Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-38456935853426479002012-12-19T18:10:00.003-08:002012-12-20T18:12:06.648-08:00Dark Angel New Goodies<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y9ogZCH828/UNJxkIy3fJI/AAAAAAAAAzs/9Z_k5aEBeZk/s1600/Ravenwing+Landspeeder.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="261" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-7y9ogZCH828/UNJxkIy3fJI/AAAAAAAAAzs/9Z_k5aEBeZk/s320/Ravenwing+Landspeeder.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>In case you haven't seen, the new White Dwarf is full of Dark Angels.&nbsp; 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&nbsp; landspeeders and some bigger flyer that looks like a bigger storm talon.<br /><br /><a href="http://blog.pinsofwar.net/dark-angels-pictures-leaked/" target="_blank">http://blog.pinsofwar.net/dark-angels-pictures-leaked/</a><br /><br />Apparently the first posts were on Dakka and these gents were the first to broadcast it to the civilized world.&nbsp; Not that I'm implying anything about Dakka.&nbsp; :)<br /><br />What does everyone think of these new offerings?&nbsp; To be honest I really don't like these heavy land speeders.&nbsp; Bikes with twin-linked plasma guns is nice though, and all the Deathwing looks good.&nbsp; Very detailed models and they all look to be up to the excellent standards of GW plastic.&nbsp; Of course with the likely prices they need to be excellent.<br /><br />And the flyer?&nbsp; I like it, definitely be picking one of those up!&nbsp; <br /><br />Citizensmithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006039960864897088noreply@blogger.com10tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-53085004621799637822012-12-19T08:13:00.001-08:002012-12-19T08:13:14.261-08:00The Eye of Error 2012 Year In Revierw <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tuifPv09emI/UNHmfZRPRNI/AAAAAAAAGdw/nGtnHsDbpSY/s1600/DE+Black+Dragon+Painted+04.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tuifPv09emI/UNHmfZRPRNI/AAAAAAAAGdw/nGtnHsDbpSY/s400/DE+Black+Dragon+Painted+04.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b><i>2012, what a ride! </i></b>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 <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_cataclysm">Nibiru </a>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!</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></div><a name='more'></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div></span><br /> <div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">In 2012 I came into my own career wise, family wise and hobby wise. I started my own Design Agency, watched my son grow from a Snotling to a full powered Stormboy, and relocated the entire family to a different state and town that has trees! I changed my avatar name from LuckyNo.5 to The Eye of Error as I felt I out grew the youthfull folly of my early hobby days and matured into a being of pure maleficence! Well, maybe not pure maleficence…but I like my miniatures to look the part at least!</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Early in 2012 I was still in my Commorragh soul searching (cough, cough soul stealing) from the 2011 Relaunch of the Dark Kin. In the middle of 2012 I shyed away from Dark Eldar for a while in favor of going back to my Chaotic roots then came back in full force the past few months as I started finishing my Coven List.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; font-weight: bold;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Times; font-size: small; font-weight: bold;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Select Images from my 2012 Dark Eldar Forces.</span></b></span></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-onWOqQfLtzM/UNHZ9ZOw_eI/AAAAAAAAGZc/_o4mCCxcA70/s1600/BW+Scourges+Painted+1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-onWOqQfLtzM/UNHZ9ZOw_eI/AAAAAAAAGZc/_o4mCCxcA70/s400/BW+Scourges+Painted+1.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A unit of Batwing Scourges</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9PyWiUi2Rag/UNHZ-ZDKnxI/AAAAAAAAGZk/VVFZix1VCCs/s1600/Cinematics-Effects-Mandrakes-1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9PyWiUi2Rag/UNHZ-ZDKnxI/AAAAAAAAGZk/VVFZix1VCCs/s400/Cinematics-Effects-Mandrakes-1.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Alternative Mandrakes Conversions</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1fZdYhlyLtU/UNHZ_L8PBSI/AAAAAAAAGZs/V2BH2DIZi3s/s1600/Cinematics-Effects-Reavers-2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-1fZdYhlyLtU/UNHZ_L8PBSI/AAAAAAAAGZs/V2BH2DIZi3s/s400/Cinematics-Effects-Reavers-2.jpg" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Squad of Reaver jetbikes</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IcBmbUMni0A/UNHaLsllGfI/AAAAAAAAGac/aKPWmXGstmo/s1600/Razorwings-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IcBmbUMni0A/UNHaLsllGfI/AAAAAAAAGac/aKPWmXGstmo/s400/Razorwings-1.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Pair of Razorwing Jetfighters</span></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yl0FryMKeRg/UNHaMSNEc3I/AAAAAAAAGak/Mq421d6HvL0/s1600/Vect_Painted_1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yl0FryMKeRg/UNHaMSNEc3I/AAAAAAAAGak/Mq421d6HvL0/s400/Vect_Painted_1.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Asdrubael Vect Conversion</span></b></div></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dGWyWi-XZLQ/UNHaD3fQiJI/AAAAAAAAGZ8/crN7tUZ6nug/s1600/DE+Black+Dragon+Painted+01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dGWyWi-XZLQ/UNHaD3fQiJI/AAAAAAAAGZ8/crN7tUZ6nug/s400/DE+Black+Dragon+Painted+01.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Dragon with freakin Disintegrator Cannons on it</span></span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><br /></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KdHvOiTzmes/UNHaBjOS1fI/AAAAAAAAGZ0/w9ItmADT0wg/s1600/Coven_Raider_Venoms_01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KdHvOiTzmes/UNHaBjOS1fI/AAAAAAAAGZ0/w9ItmADT0wg/s400/Coven_Raider_Venoms_01.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Multiple Dark Eldar Coven Transports</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jcKJxkDkxTk/UNHaGccJNLI/AAAAAAAAGaE/Xv4H9aO8aMU/s1600/DE_Grotesques_Painted_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jcKJxkDkxTk/UNHaGccJNLI/AAAAAAAAGaE/Xv4H9aO8aMU/s400/DE_Grotesques_Painted_02.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">Custom Grotesque Conversions</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2EcG1wqJHHM/UNHaKh654eI/AAAAAAAAGaU/iLETaLtNI3g/s1600/DE_Wracks_01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2EcG1wqJHHM/UNHaKh654eI/AAAAAAAAGaU/iLETaLtNI3g/s400/DE_Wracks_01.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A unit of Wracks</span></b></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ch1jNFhwvq4/UNHaH1iGfqI/AAAAAAAAGaM/LRnVqlzRo80/s1600/DE_Pain_Engines_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Ch1jNFhwvq4/UNHaH1iGfqI/AAAAAAAAGaM/LRnVqlzRo80/s400/DE_Pain_Engines_02.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">A Talos and Cronos</span></b></div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">2012 saw the rise of my other Evil force; Mariner's Blight, a maritime inspired Lovecraftian Chaos Marine Army. By combining inspiration from <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow_Over_Innsmouth"><span style="color: #1a37ef; text-decoration: underline;">The Shadow over Innsmouth</span></a> as well as the Cthulhu mythos with 1800's style diving suits and nautical details, I created a new and unique Chaos Force. This army is still in the works, but about 2/3 the way finished.</span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; min-height: 14px; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"></span></b></div><h4 style="font-size: medium; font-weight: normal; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><b>Select Images from Mariner's Blight</b></span></b></h4><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CA8Dko9_Rns/UNHfhzazRSI/AAAAAAAAGcw/RmL0KB7dzlk/s1600/Obbeddon_Painted_01.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CA8Dko9_Rns/UNHfhzazRSI/AAAAAAAAGcw/RmL0KB7dzlk/s400/Obbeddon_Painted_01.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZVm_HZqqXyU/UNHfipAReqI/AAAAAAAAGc4/8QSgf8KmdRo/s1600/Obbeddon_Painted_02.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZVm_HZqqXyU/UNHfipAReqI/AAAAAAAAGc4/8QSgf8KmdRo/s400/Obbeddon_Painted_02.JPG" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></span></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0zrYW8hxAQ/UNHfaX5_0WI/AAAAAAAAGcY/tYRJzj9zjSk/s1600/Blight_Termies_06.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><img border="0" height="285" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Q0zrYW8hxAQ/UNHfaX5_0WI/AAAAAAAAGcY/tYRJzj9zjSk/s400/Blight_Termies_06.JPG" width="400" /></span></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><b>Terminators</b></span></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></b></span></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: 12px;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><h2 style="text-align: center;"><b><i>So what does 2013 hold in store for me?&nbsp;</i></b></h2><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">Well my wish list article will be up next week, but let's say it involves a lot more Space Elves and a lot more Nautical Evilness! I have several units of Mariners Blight to finish, a whole Wyche List for Dark Eldar I have yet to paint and some &nbsp;more pointy eared allies for my Dark Kin. There's probably about a dozen models in the works I'm forgetting about at the moment; hopefully I'll get the opportunity to finish them.&nbsp;</div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;">I'm looking at you Nibiru!</div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><i><br /></i></b></div><div style="font: normal normal normal 12px/normal Helvetica; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><i>More Images of all these units can be found at my Blog <a href="http://eyeoferror.blogspot.com/">Eye OF Error</a></i></b></div></span></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;"><br /></span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div>The Eye of Errorhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10542198234289439408noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-57385223031833109862012-12-17T05:00:00.000-08:002012-12-18T22:31:47.631-08:002013 wish list - all praise the Empra<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.anvilindustry.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&amp;path=80&amp;product_id=235" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pNwa-dmxfuM/UMqeO2HZT5I/AAAAAAAAAy0/12KIsqNemOk/s320/Bad-santa-1-500x500.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />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).&nbsp; Not just that, aside from trivial things like world peace, end of starvation and cure for cancer what am I hoping for next year.&nbsp; You know, important gaming related things, spoken of as rumor and heresy in the series of pipes known as the internet. <br /><br /><i>edit:&nbsp; Apologies, one of my kids just told me the internet is in fact made of cats not pipes/tubes.</i><br /><br /><a name='more'></a>I'm one box of Termies away from being happy with my Grey Knights, or as happy as anyone ever gets with an army that is.&nbsp; I need to pick up some obliterators for my Typhus zombie hoard, I just don't really like the models.&nbsp; It also needs a hell drake but I also don't like that model.&nbsp; A WFB Vampire Counts Terrorgheist though has some possibilities.&nbsp; Oh yeah, and one of everything from Forgeworld (I'd settle for a Contemptor).&nbsp; That and board games.&nbsp; You can never have too many board games.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IZMUlN0T3E8/UMqe6BIW4II/AAAAAAAAAy8/jgrt70EyM_I/s1600/LionEljohnsonPrimarchSpaceMarines.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="277" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-IZMUlN0T3E8/UMqe6BIW4II/AAAAAAAAAy8/jgrt70EyM_I/s320/LionEljohnsonPrimarchSpaceMarines.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Looking a bit broader though, its interesting to see what is coming up and what we hope may drop.&nbsp; It sounds a lot like the Dark Angels codex will deep strike very early next year.&nbsp; That was the army I had in 1st edition so I'd kind of have to get it.&nbsp; Thing is, G dubs allies rules actually make that decision a lot easier.&nbsp; It used to be, should I spend a metric ass ton of cash to get an army?&nbsp; Now, you can spend a lot less as all you are trying to get is one of two of the coolest bits to fill gaps in your main army.&nbsp; Didn't want to spend mucho dinero to get 2,000 points of DA plus options.&nbsp; Now you can just get an HQ and a Deathwing squad.&nbsp; 11 dudes so way cheaper to buy and probably only about 1,500 points as it is a Matt Ward codex.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wsx4H9t-Hqw/UMqfqOhNQNI/AAAAAAAAAzE/ZjZlVFmsLkA/s1600/demiurg.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="152" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Wsx4H9t-Hqw/UMqfqOhNQNI/AAAAAAAAAzE/ZjZlVFmsLkA/s320/demiurg.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Tau seem like they will be getting a new book soon too if the rumor merchants have been reading their tea leaves well.&nbsp; I like Tau for their fluff and feel, and one of my kids has a really small Tau force.&nbsp; A new Tau book would be something to look forward to for the fluff and for more gaming possibilities at home.&nbsp; Even better if they bring with them a better selection of 'conquered world' Tau allies such as the Kroot and Vespids and dare we say it the Demiurg?<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vFeZPYVzg44/UMqgCv86iYI/AAAAAAAAAzM/QQ5nzkaQ2eU/s1600/skar1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="232" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vFeZPYVzg44/UMqgCv86iYI/AAAAAAAAAzM/QQ5nzkaQ2eU/s320/skar1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>I'd really like to try some square basing again.&nbsp; Thing is, aside from the minis in the latest starter set, my WFB force of choice is those tree hugging Wood Elves.&nbsp; And I guess they suck right now.&nbsp; Apparently at the FLGS I'd get comp points just for showing up with Wood Elves so a new book for them would be nice.&nbsp; It would get me spending money on elves and giant walking shrubberies again at least.&nbsp; I've still got one of the Wood Elf Regiments of the Renown units in its box.&nbsp; Something that cool needs to be on a table (getting killed by daemons), but of course there doesn't seem to be any talk of the wood elves getting the love they need to make it worthwhile.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WDtf9ovMIIk/UMqgmGl4EhI/AAAAAAAAAzU/IngMGwV305M/s1600/relicknights.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WDtf9ovMIIk/UMqgmGl4EhI/AAAAAAAAAzU/IngMGwV305M/s320/relicknights.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Lastly, I'm excited about Relic Knights.&nbsp; I mentioned this in my last post but wanted to say again, damn that looks like a lot of fun! &nbsp; Great minis, an interesting game mechanic, and if it is anything as fun as Soda Pops other offering, Super Dungeon Explore, it will be great to play. &nbsp;So what is everyone else looking forward to?&nbsp; Have you arranged for piles of plastic to be sent your way over the holidays?&nbsp; Are you itching for a new codex for your army of choice?&nbsp;I hope you get the "Khorne daemon worshipping skull buggerers" from grandma (and she still talks to you), have a good new year, and may sixes be upon you.<br /><br />Marcus Citizensmithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006039960864897088noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-8303158501212343252012-12-16T17:12:00.000-08:002012-12-20T06:53:12.046-08:00Champions of Chaos - WinnersThe 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&nbsp;Miniatures&nbsp;our sponsor for this event. &nbsp;Our winners ended up being:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">BEST CONVERTED with 25 percent of the vote</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Stempe</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wGDnk_GTWZY/ULrGGXMkKYI/AAAAAAAAGeQ/hP79Sss6Q74/s1600/Stempe1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wGDnk_GTWZY/ULrGGXMkKYI/AAAAAAAAGeQ/hP79Sss6Q74/s400/Stempe1.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><a name='more'></a><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EI6QZrOGWJc/ULrGJLk3iFI/AAAAAAAAGeY/ywy8ozx6f3s/s1600/Stempe2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="313" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EI6QZrOGWJc/ULrGJLk3iFI/AAAAAAAAGeY/ywy8ozx6f3s/s400/Stempe2.JPG" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Best Painted with 30 percent of the vote.</span></b>&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Pascal Rooze</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s1600/PascalRooze1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s400/PascalRooze1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s1600/PascalRooze2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s400/PascalRooze2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Could you both please contact me with via email&nbsp;&nbsp;<b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;">STCtechpriests AT gmail.com</span></b>&nbsp;and I will sort out the details of your prize support. &nbsp;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.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" width="400" /></a></div>Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com9tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-25045410821382773112012-12-14T06:00:00.000-08:002012-12-14T20:21:12.117-08:002012 In The Hobby - Lantz<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9YbvGx16cFA/UMqh0DK6a0I/AAAAAAAAGGM/zYBRvrUF7nc/s1600/Chaos_symbol%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="315" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9YbvGx16cFA/UMqh0DK6a0I/AAAAAAAAGGM/zYBRvrUF7nc/s320/Chaos_symbol%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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.</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;"><u><b>What Happened This Year</b></u></span></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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 <i>really</i> 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.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oGRaQpg0iBc/UMqotcxXUQI/AAAAAAAAGG8/7NzGRPpgx2g/s1600/2012.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oGRaQpg0iBc/UMqotcxXUQI/AAAAAAAAGG8/7NzGRPpgx2g/s320/2012.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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 <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/09/the-complekt-dynasty.html">had fun with it</a>, having come up with a back-story and theme. And eventually it was just <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/10/updates-from-workbench-lantz-complekt.html">done</a>. Just...done. Nothing left, and I wanted to keep going.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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. <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0saTVJyDFAw/UMq0ObGh25I/AAAAAAAAGJs/ftxnbzshoqs/s1600/20120605_180839.jpg">I defiled my body in the most awesome way possible.</a> 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.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2UVztcIG5So/UMquH8GT3LI/AAAAAAAAGHk/_DnxDfLQtPA/s1600/2012+1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2UVztcIG5So/UMquH8GT3LI/AAAAAAAAGHk/_DnxDfLQtPA/s320/2012+1.jpg" width="231" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">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...</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><u><b>THIS IS A SUBTLE SEGU<span style="font-size: x-large;">E</span> </b></u></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">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 <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-1-lets-begin.html">gave</a> <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-2-brushing-up-on.html">it</a> <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-3-i-can-ride-my.html">a</a> <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-4-now-with-less.html">shot</a>, 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 <a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=95_98&amp;products_id=497">this purchase</a>:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7WMvpY7nSKw/UMqwniPcF3I/AAAAAAAAGH0/bsmW11-ofZc/s1600/KromePROKit%5B1%5D.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7WMvpY7nSKw/UMqwniPcF3I/AAAAAAAAGH0/bsmW11-ofZc/s320/KromePROKit%5B1%5D.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>My X-mas Gift To Me, From Me </i></span></div><br />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...</div><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-large;"><u><b>LOOK, ANOTHER SEGUE</b></u></span> </div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">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. </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7A50AgZMY5A/UMqyKyEjF6I/AAAAAAAAGIc/AjRtceTuJpg/s1600/20121213_213457.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7A50AgZMY5A/UMqyKyEjF6I/AAAAAAAAGIc/AjRtceTuJpg/s320/20121213_213457.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><i>That's Why I Have Three!</i></span></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">Here are some items I'm currently working on/have completed: </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z_lITIGlKVI/UMqyLFGuuBI/AAAAAAAAGIk/XqZt-8Wc2Pk/s1600/20121213_213630.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z_lITIGlKVI/UMqyLFGuuBI/AAAAAAAAGIk/XqZt-8Wc2Pk/s320/20121213_213630.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />The aforementioned airbrush kit: <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S0Yqv-fAscY/UMqyLiBkPBI/AAAAAAAAGIs/HZZQ2ngVn-w/s1600/20121213_213648.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-S0Yqv-fAscY/UMqyLiBkPBI/AAAAAAAAGIs/HZZQ2ngVn-w/s320/20121213_213648.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">I <span style="font-size: x-small;">C</span>all <span style="font-size: x-small;">H</span>er Scarlette </span></i></div><br />The objects of some future posts: <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XTYhQFFMtgQ/UMqyMK05RvI/AAAAAAAAGI0/E1Ow_KylnNQ/s1600/20121213_213704.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XTYhQFFMtgQ/UMqyMK05RvI/AAAAAAAAGI0/E1Ow_KylnNQ/s320/20121213_213704.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">About six months ago this was the exact same setup, but the conversion tools and painting tools have all switched places: </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GWII5NcI3gg/UMqyMU19h_I/AAAAAAAAGI8/MFsrs0-8b_U/s1600/20121213_213823.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GWII5NcI3gg/UMqyMU19h_I/AAAAAAAAGI8/MFsrs0-8b_U/s320/20121213_213823.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Our group's spare gaming table: <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AndR24wKX54/UMqyM-CjztI/AAAAAAAAGJE/3VNY6gg02mY/s1600/20121213_214354.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AndR24wKX54/UMqyM-CjztI/AAAAAAAAGJE/3VNY6gg02mY/s320/20121213_214354.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><div style="text-align: center;"><i><span style="font-size: x-small;">In Case Of Gaming Emergencies </span></i></div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">And a couple more objects of future posts, my Grey Knight and Adeptus Mechanicus armies:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wTEm8RuT1nQ/UMqyOFA5RCI/AAAAAAAAGJU/8fZlNc_gBCE/s1600/20121213_214530.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wTEm8RuT1nQ/UMqyOFA5RCI/AAAAAAAAGJU/8fZlNc_gBCE/s320/20121213_214530.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P4YryfjFQLs/UMqzp2tSrpI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Qg_OOyMo2nc/s1600/20121213_213714.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P4YryfjFQLs/UMqzp2tSrpI/AAAAAAAAGJk/Qg_OOyMo2nc/s320/20121213_213714.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">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).<br /><br />Happy 2012 everyone.</div>Lantz Mhttps://plus.google.com/105462767501584990144noreply@blogger.com4tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-31727371632678204482012-12-12T17:41:00.000-08:002012-12-12T17:42:54.257-08:00Year of our Lord 2012 - Drkmorals<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQbzmdQweLQ/UMZ3iljvzQI/AAAAAAAAGk8/p-fi1_83dM0/s1600/Joker.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQbzmdQweLQ/UMZ3iljvzQI/AAAAAAAAGk8/p-fi1_83dM0/s400/Joker.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>2012 has been a crash course of a year for me filled with its share of ups and downs. Glory and disappointments (I am looking at you Expendables 2) However like every year it was busy and crazy which is how life is. I would encourage all of you to do a little year in review of your hobby and even overall. It's always a great chance to compare against&nbsp;previous&nbsp;years, see if your hobby lived up to your projected goals and plans, see if your painting improved or your game play, or even stop to see if you are still getting together with good friends on a regular basis to throw dice and unwind. &nbsp;So let's take a &nbsp;short walk through the sands of the year of our Lord 2012 for Myself as we do a year in review here at the Standard Template Construct.<br /><a name='more'></a><br />The start of this year kicked off with my third spawn coming forth into this world. My Son would again remind me that having a small small child was much more time consuming that I remembered and that sleep is a&nbsp;luxury&nbsp;we don't actually need to survive. This would right away blow a giant hole in my hobby time of course lol.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IgNXoGAHoMo/UMZ5JTGXmyI/AAAAAAAAGlE/lU3QGwlQB9A/s1600/parenting.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="388" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-IgNXoGAHoMo/UMZ5JTGXmyI/AAAAAAAAGlE/lU3QGwlQB9A/s400/parenting.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>I was playing a event a month locally until the new young one showed up. So the start of the year for me turned into a race to lead up to Adepticon. I had hung up my Demons and been play testing the other side of the coin with GK's. I had a Henchmen theme going but with the new spawn running around I would have to focus on three color minimum and finishing my mods. I would not have a outstanding painting score and honestly between trying to get my army done enough to go, and the team event I would end up taking a list I hadn't actually play tested at all.<br /><br />Adepticon was a blast as always. I again highly&nbsp;encourage&nbsp;you to go if you have never been. I showed up early enough to get the limited edition Battle Foam bag they gave away as part of the early SWAG bag. I played in the championship Friday and fumbled my way through 4 great games! Hat's off to my opponents who all had been a blast. I played a IG force that rocket a DeathStrike missile of all things round one, Then a Black Templar force of Terms that I was able to squeeze out a win in a very close game that honestly came down to one dice roll, but Coteaz would not be denied!! Round three saw me square off with a amazing looking Paladin Army in a KP mission and I again inched out a Victory! I went into my fourth game knowing I had a shot at top 16 and qualifying for Day 2. I was in close to the same place the year before if I could get Max points round 4 the year before I could have made top 16, this year I was way behind on points but I only needed one Victory to go 4-0 and qualify but it was not meant to be. I played Demons and they took my lunch money and my shoes. It was Karma for moving on to another army from my primary force I suppose. &nbsp;Leaving me a bloody mess on the table as Bill Kim schooled me in how the big boys play. &gt;_&lt; &nbsp;Bill was a great guy though so no hard feelings he deserved that win. 3-1 wasn't bad at all I will take that. I spent all day Saturday doing the team even which was my first team event ever and I had a blast. I left exhausted Sunday after all the games and good times and having played Necron's in the team event I learned I roll more 6's when shooting Tesla than any other time in my gaming history.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yzruGvQuvRc/T6HsZUpjL3I/AAAAAAAAE5M/95p8DOKClyg/s1600/cust-003+%25281%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="242" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yzruGvQuvRc/T6HsZUpjL3I/AAAAAAAAE5M/95p8DOKClyg/s400/cust-003+%25281%2529.jpg" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This picture doesn't do this army justice is was an amazing themed Paly force.. I also wish I had<br />a good picture of the Demons to post they also looked amazing while<br />basically tabling me.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table>I was slotted to go to the ATC event as well, but Alas that fell through as several members of my team ended up not being able to attend at the last minute. I played several local events of course, but really the next thing that happened in 2012 was 6th edition. Which is a interesting set of rules which could be several articles itself because of flyers, allies, and such. I like many of you reading this had to rebuild my armies to work with the new rules, and also playing Adepticon had really made me understand that I enjoyed playing with painted models. Models that I had taken the time with and enjoyed vs just getting them tabletop standard. So my goal become to go back and redo my GK force to standard I am happy with. I have become more into the hobby side of things in general and not just the game play during this process. While sprinkling in a handful of test games to see what direction I want to go in for this rule set. Modelling has taken up much more of my time.<br /><br />Standard Template Construct was formed this year as well. Which has been a blast so far working with these other talented guys. I have had some good times and learned a bunch about the hobby side of things from painting to mods that I didn't know before. Just like with Tactics, it's a world of difference when you can bounce painting or hobby ideas/questions off a solid group of guys. Our goal really has been to inspire, and do something positive for the online community.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sCKQjzzCAZA/T_wjctJtrGI/AAAAAAAAFW4/FBB5xDfZ7BQ/s1600/Stc.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em; text-align: center;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sCKQjzzCAZA/T_wjctJtrGI/AAAAAAAAFW4/FBB5xDfZ7BQ/s400/Stc.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>This year also saw a real camera purchase with a macro lens, and even a light box set up to be able to take some decent pictures of my mini's. Plus I have been breaking out the airbrush from time to time. As I said my Gk's have been my primary focus at the moment my goal is to get a list I enjoy playing complete and table top ready. So far since July I have been able to finish&nbsp;3 chimera's, a dread, Coteaz, an INQ, 20 Strikes, 10 Henchmen/IG, and a squad of DCA to a very nice standard that I am happy with. (Not actually sure if that is slow progress or good progress thinking about it as I type this) Currently in progress I have a Bastion ready to be primed, a Couple Defense lines ready to be primed, started on 10 more strikes and 5 terms. I also have about 20 more IG to put together, as well as a Marbo, a Dread knight mid complete, and parts to finish my other Dread.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"></div><div style="text-align: center;">Some pictures of a few GK units you have prob seen but I am proud and it's a year in review post.&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-St7FJIDFxe4/UJrYNMIFd7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/rgrJ5B8y2eA/s1600/DSC02611+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-St7FJIDFxe4/UJrYNMIFd7I/AAAAAAAAGO0/rgrJ5B8y2eA/s320/DSC02611+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fWiURj9djiM/UEP9nSrEJcI/AAAAAAAAF4w/bo6BrZVtRrg/s1600/DSC02315+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fWiURj9djiM/UEP9nSrEJcI/AAAAAAAAF4w/bo6BrZVtRrg/s320/DSC02315+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gT4cLN4_vJw/UEP89lFdn1I/AAAAAAAAF4Q/xeFlPjYw6V8/s1600/DSC02266+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gT4cLN4_vJw/UEP89lFdn1I/AAAAAAAAF4Q/xeFlPjYw6V8/s320/DSC02266+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TPBzLj5T9Oo/UD0O9b2xmKI/AAAAAAAAF14/1fjOsqhadu0/s1600/DSC02008+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="212" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TPBzLj5T9Oo/UD0O9b2xmKI/AAAAAAAAF14/1fjOsqhadu0/s320/DSC02008+%25281024x680%2529.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />So stay tuned as we continue to share, inspire, and offer tips on all parts of the hobby. Also I Hope your year has been just as good to you hobby wise.<br /><br /><span style="color: lime; font-size: x-small;">&lt;More rantings of madness, thoughts, plus picture heavy content from Drkmorals can always be found on his personal blog&nbsp;</span><a href="http://emperorscodex.blogspot.com/" style="font-size: small;">The Emperor's Codex</a><span style="color: lime; font-size: x-small;">.&gt;</span><br /><br /><br />Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com5tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-33626282396109809262012-12-10T16:25:00.004-08:002012-12-10T16:25:41.089-08:00Champions of Chaos Reminder: Taste the Chaos<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zNY3QzSo35U/UMLRyPqz5jI/AAAAAAAADQ0/wXiZFpLQJwk/s1600/Peekaboo_Monster_2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="196" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zNY3QzSo35U/UMLRyPqz5jI/AAAAAAAADQ0/wXiZFpLQJwk/s400/Peekaboo_Monster_2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>The taint of Chaos runs deep in the either world of dreams. &nbsp;The dreams of gamers who refuse to age with time are plague by the nightmares of the dark gods. &nbsp;Each of them corrupted at a young ripe age when they were easily influenced. &nbsp;Each of these gamers traded their mortality for a life of servitude to one of Chaos' deities of the warp. &nbsp;Their immortality that cherishes their youth acts a prison of servitude for an eternity to come. &nbsp;They each have been touched by Chaos and are forever mutated by its foul nature. &nbsp;Two of them will be crowned champions by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;">Secret Weapon&nbsp;Miniatures</span></a>&nbsp;and their wrath will be set free on the imperium of man. &nbsp;Unleashing the stain of their bowels onto the galaxy for all those willing to share in their blight. &nbsp;Puking forth a rainbow of insanity and hatred they are here to solicit the taste of Chaos. &nbsp;So make your voice heard amongst the Eye of Terror by casting your vote in our humble contest. &nbsp;For two of them are going to be crowned Champions of Chaos.<br /><br /><a name='more'></a><div style="text-align: center;"><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Adam Heat</span></b></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46kkGN1r9kE/ULrFKXI7X5I/AAAAAAAAGbU/JMl6MzdPEYw/s1600/AdamHeath1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="335" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46kkGN1r9kE/ULrFKXI7X5I/AAAAAAAAGbU/JMl6MzdPEYw/s400/AdamHeath1.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YYHSgpqOTaE/ULrFL2FICZI/AAAAAAAAGbc/q52VwM3iJTo/s1600/AdamHeath2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="335" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YYHSgpqOTaE/ULrFL2FICZI/AAAAAAAAGbc/q52VwM3iJTo/s400/AdamHeath2.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Nd1mcd-9-nY/ULrFqfmV-rI/AAAAAAAAGcU/csL0ds5Qa7Y/s400/MikeHowell1.png" style="cursor: move;" width="361" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Neil Szabo</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YLavpMTXDVM/ULrFrpVM7-I/AAAAAAAAGcc/3XqN9hMHV9E/s1600/NeilSzabo1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YLavpMTXDVM/ULrFrpVM7-I/AAAAAAAAGcc/3XqN9hMHV9E/s400/NeilSzabo1.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; 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margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Pascal Rooze</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s1600/PascalRooze1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s400/PascalRooze1.jpg" style="cursor: move;" width="400" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s1600/PascalRooze2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s400/PascalRooze2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div style="margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" width="400" /></a></div>HOTpandahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03480850003869609864noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-73786982171299646772012-12-07T18:39:00.000-08:002012-12-07T18:39:21.514-08:00Year of the HOTpanda<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kxwHR9AZTOI/ULtDN_lBfmI/AAAAAAAADO0/IEAbzaN_5VQ/s1600/Year-of-the-Panda-Banner.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="135" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kxwHR9AZTOI/ULtDN_lBfmI/AAAAAAAADO0/IEAbzaN_5VQ/s400/Year-of-the-Panda-Banner.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>We interrupt your regular scheduled Chinese Zodiac for this HOT HOT HOT message. "Many of were hoping it was going to be the year of the snake. &nbsp;Well news flash suckers, I ate the fracking snake!!! &nbsp;That's right I stuff my fat gut with your lucky snake and let me tell you it was spicy. &nbsp;Despite having the runs for a week it was well worth the stomach ache. &nbsp;With the slimy snake out of the picture I am replacing myself, the HOTpanda, as the official representative for 2013. &nbsp;That's right you freaks and geeks it's the year of the goddamned panda, the year of the HOTpanda!!! &nbsp;Bring on the PANDAEMONIUM!!!<br /><a name='more'></a><br />With the year of the dragon now nothing more than a rotting sack of meat lets have a look at what this reptile did for me. &nbsp;NOTHING!!! &nbsp;Absolutely nothing. &nbsp;The panda or should I say the HOTpanda did go through a whirl wind of crap in terms of the hobby. &nbsp;My personal blog The Chaos Manifesto rose from the ashes from the very first day of 2012. &nbsp;Like a phoenix rising from the ashes I blogged like I have never blogged before. &nbsp;Striving to live up to the Blood of Kittens award for being "who should of won the House of Paincakes Idol" I wanted to live up the persona that I had created during their contest. &nbsp;Building off the back of my new found fame, I set out to pimp my blog. &nbsp;Stripping away the g-strings and crack addicts I hire Goatboy to make The Chaos Manifesto a new banner. &nbsp;When Xzibit was done with my blog it has a clean fresh look to it.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6aJ4HKt5yD8/ULtCufvE-vI/AAAAAAAADOs/UrWY33IPfK0/s1600/Hot+Panda.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6aJ4HKt5yD8/ULtCufvE-vI/AAAAAAAADOs/UrWY33IPfK0/s400/Hot+Panda.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>My year was not without its' lows though. &nbsp;My table top gaming was at an ultimate low as I had recently moved to a new hood; one that was without a local gaming store. &nbsp;Without being able to roll the dice I was jonesing for the chance to roll some dice. &nbsp;I did manage to go to get one tournament in. &nbsp;The first day was a train wreck with me losing two of my games and drawing the other one. &nbsp;Not exactly the score you would expect out of a pimp like me. &nbsp;The second day of the tournament saw me taking all three of my opponents down. &nbsp;Day two was obviously y day as I scored third for sportsmanship and third for painting/modelling!!! &nbsp;That's right the HOTpanda finished on the podium for soft scores which propelled him to an unexpected Overall Ranking...Eighth place!!! &nbsp;Left in stasis of shock and awe like the man who married a woman from the 4th dimension, the HOTpanda had placed EIGHT out of SIXTY!!! &nbsp;Not to shabby for a mammal who has not played Warhammer 40k in the last six months. &nbsp;So bow down to the almighty bear known as HOTpanda. <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_CNegM1ahPw/ULwd24V19oI/AAAAAAAADPU/zC0qA8sISrM/s1600/i+say+we+vote+panda+for+president+_0c7db709910e69d417010636368c2b05.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="248" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_CNegM1ahPw/ULwd24V19oI/AAAAAAAADPU/zC0qA8sISrM/s400/i+say+we+vote+panda+for+president+_0c7db709910e69d417010636368c2b05.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Guess there is a silver lining in every cloud as my low for 2012 seems pretty dam good to me. &nbsp;Speaking of feeling good I was flabbergasted when the blokes here at Standard Template Construct invited me to join them with establishing this killer blog. &nbsp; I have been having a blast writing here and do not have any plans to stop in the near future. &nbsp;During the year that was the Twelve Days of Chaos hands down is my favourite series with any one of them being my top post. &nbsp;The collaborative nature brought out the panda in each of us. &nbsp;We hope to repeat the success of this series with each and every codex release. The future of the Standard Template Construct is limitless and this Panda is certifies is with luck and fortune.<br /><br />With luck being on our side I have been blessed by the Dark Gods with the addition of a brand spanking new gaming club in my area. &nbsp;That means this fat aristocrat of a HOTpanda is going to be getting in his first game of 6th edition and many more. &nbsp;Driving my inspiration and motivation in a positive direction I have begun working on the expansion of my Renegade Space Wolf army. &nbsp;To sweeten the deal I have begun working on a traitor guard detachment to accompany them. &nbsp;Stewing in the background is a my nurgle war band of se7en deadly sinners. &nbsp;Oh and let us not forgot about one secret project that I have been invited to take part in. So as you can clearly see I have a lot on my plate which translates to a crap tone to blog about. &nbsp;Needless to say I always have my towel with me as I am truly someone to be reckoned with. &nbsp;There is little doubt that 2013 is going to be the year of the panda, the year of the HOTpanda.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4XS6Qp_zPWU/ULwemUdXpAI/AAAAAAAADPc/98wLTREl26o/s1600/panda+king.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4XS6Qp_zPWU/ULwemUdXpAI/AAAAAAAADPc/98wLTREl26o/s400/panda+king.jpg" width="275" /></a></div>HOTpandahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03480850003869609864noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-20541346600486739692012-12-05T05:30:00.000-08:002012-12-05T17:49:40.767-08:002012 in the hobby - Citizensmith<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LFnj1Cn3NWI/ULLkAUAlCRI/AAAAAAAAAxM/NW76U-VMdck/s1600/LIH1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="223" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LFnj1Cn3NWI/ULLkAUAlCRI/AAAAAAAAAxM/NW76U-VMdck/s320/LIH1.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SACsr0QeQ-Q/ULLkA2aCjKI/AAAAAAAAAxU/NNMzPqV--nI/s1600/LIH2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"></a></div>Us here slaving away in the bowels of STC decided to do a year end wrap up.&nbsp; What did we do in the hobby this year, what did we think were the biggest changes and such.&nbsp;Gamers come from a range of backgrounds, and while there is certainly a gamer stereotype (apologies white dudes who could lose a few pounds) it doesn't take much looking around to realize that a lot of folks of us don't fit that mold in one way or another. &nbsp; So these posts from the STC tech priests are so you can see a bit more about us and the strange, warped little worlds we live in.<br /><a name='more'></a><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"><br /></span><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">What went on this year</span></b><br />Pretty recently I got myself a man cave.&nbsp; The friend that had been living with us moved out (although not her dog) and I got to grab my accumulated geek crap and have it in one location (that wasn't the garage).&nbsp; Yeah its on a fold out table as this is still the guest room and we do have guests every once in a while, but boy is it nice to be able to set up how I want.&nbsp; Got decent lighting, podcasts, and room to be a dork while the kids watch movies.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SACsr0QeQ-Q/ULLkA2aCjKI/AAAAAAAAAxU/NNMzPqV--nI/s1600/LIH2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SACsr0QeQ-Q/ULLkA2aCjKI/AAAAAAAAAxU/NNMzPqV--nI/s320/LIH2.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>And it only just fits, but I had to get a 6x4 so we can have games at home.&nbsp; Here's my youngest with some Warmachine minis and the old GW Mighty Fortress.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TyyC7NkvDaM/ULLkBgBGwPI/AAAAAAAAAxc/Kz9ht3FobWM/s1600/LIH3.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TyyC7NkvDaM/ULLkBgBGwPI/AAAAAAAAAxc/Kz9ht3FobWM/s320/LIH3.jpg" width="320" /></a></div>Warmachine was the new game I got into this year.&nbsp; I've got a reasonable selection of minis from a few factions (Mercenaries for me, Khador and Menoth for my kids, and Cygnar because it was stupid cheap used).&nbsp; I'm done with getting minis for it unless the kids really get in to the game, but it is a fun game.&nbsp; Privateer Press have great starter packs if anyone is looking to get started. <br /><br />The biggest game change for me was 6th edition 40K though as I tend to play that more.&nbsp; Sure, I'm more a modeller than a gamer, but the games of 6th I've had have been a lot of fun.&nbsp; It also has been where my kids have finally got the patience to play a complete game instead of getting bored partway through turn 3.&nbsp; That was part of the reason I wanted a table at home.&nbsp; Hopefully I'll be able to get plenty of use out of it with them.<br /><br /><br />I started listening to a bunch more podcasts this year.&nbsp; Some seem to be populated by a bunch of twats, but Screaming Heretic, Jaded Gamercast, Deep Strike Radio and Heroic 28s all added to my must listen line up.&nbsp; Seeing as that line up was The Overlords, Eternal Warriors and 11th Company I now have plenty of dork talk while commuting or painting.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y702pRwn_vs/UL7C2km4WKI/AAAAAAAAAyI/rTdiVhClOOQ/s1600/SWMlogo.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Y702pRwn_vs/UL7C2km4WKI/AAAAAAAAAyI/rTdiVhClOOQ/s1600/SWMlogo.gif" /></a></div><br /><br />I've been paying close attention to the rapidly expanding range of products from Secret Weapon Miniatures.&nbsp; In case you haven't noticed, all of us here really appreciate the quality he kicks out.&nbsp; I've picked up a number of this bases, a decent collection of the washes (the armor wash is amazing), a good selection of pigments and scenic kits, and the super cool 6X6 rapid assault.&nbsp; I was also able to attend a couple of the SWM classes.&nbsp; If you are attending any of the big conventions, make sure you get signed up for some of these, you are guaranteed to learn. &nbsp; Oh yeah, and I may have helped play test something... <br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-67dtDi--3zw/UL7C3CtXPeI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/JfTNNpNpiiY/s1600/relic.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="214" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-67dtDi--3zw/UL7C3CtXPeI/AAAAAAAAAyQ/JfTNNpNpiiY/s320/relic.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMrBp1dtHQY/UL7C30OrhSI/AAAAAAAAAyY/NAn_tmy97ms/s1600/space_santa.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><br /></a></div><br />And lastly for this year was money I spent this year on Kickstarter.&nbsp; Among others I went in on the funding for Soda Pop's Relic Knights, Impudent Mortal's Terrain sets and an official Settlers of Catan Board.&nbsp; These all arrive 1Q or 2Q next year.&nbsp; How cool will it be when all this Relic Knight crap shows up and the credit card bill was paid off a long time ago.&nbsp; I'm enjoying kickstarter as it is great to see these projects that would otherwise gather dust in anonymity be pulled up.&nbsp; There is always some good gaming stuff going on there.&nbsp; For instance AE-WWII has some great looking minitures up for grabs.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Blqs0GuKNn0/ULLqqfU-xNI/AAAAAAAAAxw/59Mo_P7zcXg/s1600/space_santa.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Blqs0GuKNn0/ULLqqfU-xNI/AAAAAAAAAxw/59Mo_P7zcXg/s320/space_santa.jpg" width="272" /></a></div><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-weight: bold;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">So...</span></span><br />Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, I hope your 2012 in gaming was a damn good one, and may 2013 bring you a statistically significant bias towards 6s (unless you are rolling for leadership).Citizensmithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/05006039960864897088noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-53757582991623950962012-12-03T16:58:00.000-08:002012-12-03T16:58:38.115-08:00Champions of Chaos - Judgement<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YO6oRPDsMoo/ULyqTUVFxwI/AAAAAAAAGgM/GXJXsf0DHdI/s1600/gladiator.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="266" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YO6oRPDsMoo/ULyqTUVFxwI/AAAAAAAAGgM/GXJXsf0DHdI/s400/gladiator.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>17 stepped forward as leaders to via for Chaos glory and gifts. Putting their blood, sweat, and souls on the line in a contest&nbsp;to grasp at some type of favor from the fickle Chaos gods. "Are you not amused? Is this not why you come here?" The&nbsp;line in the sand has been drawn and the games shall now commence. Behold your champions awaiting your support as they rise through&nbsp;the ranks.<br /><a name='more'></a><br />The gates have closed Ladies and Gentlemen, the hats have been tossed in the ring, and it's time to play. You get to be Judge, Jury, and&nbsp;Executioner.&nbsp;First off I would like again to Thank our Sponsor this time around, <a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/">Secret Weapon&nbsp;Miniatures</a>. When you get some free time stop over and&nbsp;take a look through the site if nothing else just to say Thank You for supporting the community not only with great products, and customer&nbsp;service, but also by sponsoring things like this. Then a Big shout out to the people behind the outstanding entries we got for the contest.&nbsp;I wish you all luck going forward so in no special order of any kind I present the Entries for judgement. The Voting will be open through Saturday the the 15th.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Adam Heat</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46kkGN1r9kE/ULrFKXI7X5I/AAAAAAAAGbU/JMl6MzdPEYw/s1600/AdamHeath1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="335" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-46kkGN1r9kE/ULrFKXI7X5I/AAAAAAAAGbU/JMl6MzdPEYw/s400/AdamHeath1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YYHSgpqOTaE/ULrFL2FICZI/AAAAAAAAGbc/q52VwM3iJTo/s1600/AdamHeath2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="335" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YYHSgpqOTaE/ULrFL2FICZI/AAAAAAAAGbc/q52VwM3iJTo/s400/AdamHeath2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Chris Pyke</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UcFV0yFs3LE/ULrFQaT5_NI/AAAAAAAAGbk/kbolvdKZGNQ/s1600/ChrisPyke1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UcFV0yFs3LE/ULrFQaT5_NI/AAAAAAAAGbk/kbolvdKZGNQ/s400/ChrisPyke1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ud48wdf_eco/ULrFVLUhFvI/AAAAAAAAGbs/9ndBUjAmMmo/s1600/ChrisPyke2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ud48wdf_eco/ULrFVLUhFvI/AAAAAAAAGbs/9ndBUjAmMmo/s400/ChrisPyke2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Chris Vinton</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="323" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-trX5UcK9S1s/ULrFmSSkbRI/AAAAAAAAGcE/QNgTP6pDEfM/s400/JussiManninen1.png" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Michael Ovsenik</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ei3Dtl_cR6k/ULrFnQTsBWI/AAAAAAAAGcM/B40l_2Os1Es/s1600/MichaelOvsenik1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="392" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ei3Dtl_cR6k/ULrFnQTsBWI/AAAAAAAAGcM/B40l_2Os1Es/s400/MichaelOvsenik1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Mike Howell</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9Zx4_4GEtwc/ULrFsyai9JI/AAAAAAAAGco/SWNZQJ_KCRU/s400/NeilSzabo2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Pawel Cynk</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--4Z6LJlwAb0/ULrFwE1qmDI/AAAAAAAAGcw/0mOwnGfZYjk/s1600/PawelCynk1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--4Z6LJlwAb0/ULrFwE1qmDI/AAAAAAAAGcw/0mOwnGfZYjk/s400/PawelCynk1.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cBjhfY-Ua70/ULrFy-6dOAI/AAAAAAAAGc4/Nwy0m4B5Zo4/s1600/PawelCynk2.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cBjhfY-Ua70/ULrFy-6dOAI/AAAAAAAAGc4/Nwy0m4B5Zo4/s400/PawelCynk2.JPG" width="300" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Dimitris Kiourtsoglou</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W5Xl-PKme2I/ULyelLEnJuI/AAAAAAAAGfM/pvSZq9VUaxk/s1600/DimitrisKiourtsoglou1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W5Xl-PKme2I/ULyelLEnJuI/AAAAAAAAGfM/pvSZq9VUaxk/s400/DimitrisKiourtsoglou1.jpg" width="282" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V76P7YwKAeI/ULyem9D6uWI/AAAAAAAAGfU/XG7klMB9npE/s1600/DimitrisKiourtsoglou2.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-V76P7YwKAeI/ULyem9D6uWI/AAAAAAAAGfU/XG7klMB9npE/s1600/DimitrisKiourtsoglou2.jpg" width="281" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Pascal Rooze</span></b></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s1600/PascalRooze1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C03QV3EOqK0/ULyen9UVSvI/AAAAAAAAGfc/TV6clRtRqE8/s400/PascalRooze1.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s1600/PascalRooze2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="300" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-737LDvPsg2Y/ULyeo0gNzRI/AAAAAAAAGfk/ZLMEct_cX0o/s400/PascalRooze2.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" width="400" /></a></div>Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com24tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-7255624764974237512012-11-30T05:30:00.001-08:002012-11-30T05:30:05.751-08:00A Chaos Contest - Final Entry chances<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n9myf3cbsnA/ULgkKA0NERI/AAAAAAAAGa0/f6m5BadgZC8/s1600/sandman.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n9myf3cbsnA/ULgkKA0NERI/AAAAAAAAGa0/f6m5BadgZC8/s400/sandman.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Sleep comes to those touched by Chaos in a very different manner, as Dreams turn to Nightmares tempting the resting soul to choose between staying at rest, or again returning to the warped life of reality among your chaos brothers. How many moons pass before a man questions what world is real and what is a dream, and at what point in the madness does it cease to matter? We have taunted the sand man for a month here as the Priests of the Standard Template Construct have whispered of forbidden heresy in several forms. The winds carried our secret talks as we walked the line for 12 days reviewing the new tome of Chaos. Before giving in to our temptations and holding a Contest in honor of all things of the Darkness. As you read this final days of entry into our Display of Chaos are coming to a close, but no matter how it seems, this is not the end. This is merely a hint at things to come. This is only the&nbsp;beginning....<br /><div><a name='more'></a><br /></div><div>Let us shed formalities though and start by recapping the details.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div><b>1/ Send us a picture or two of a single Chaos related non vehicle, model (up to 2 pictures of your model)&nbsp;to</b>&nbsp;<b><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #3d85c6;">STCtechpriests AT gmail.com</span></b><b>; (Evil walkers are ok )</b></div><div class="MsoNormal"><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><br /></b><b>2/ Ensure that all pictures have our logo or our name (Standard Template Construct) in them; and</b></div><div style="margin: 0px;"><b><br /></b><b>3/ Be a follower of the Standard Template Construct blog.</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>4/ All entries due by the end of November (extended slightly for the weekend)</b><br /> <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s400/logo.gif" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"></div><div class="MsoNormal">Our Contest is sponsored by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/">Secret Weapon Miniatures</a>, which has an amazing line of bases, hobby supplies, and conversion parts with low cost shipping. If you&nbsp;aren't&nbsp;regularly popping into the site to drool over things your significant other&nbsp;hasn't&nbsp;given you the approval to order yet, then you are missing out on a great product range.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">Have you been waiting for a reason to paint up another Chaos squad?&nbsp; Do you have a hobby project you are putting off? Need an excuse to do a great Chaos conversion? Do you have a unit that you have been meaning to get around to? Do you have something you just finished and want to show off? &nbsp;Need an excuse to place another order with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/">Secret Weapon Miniatures</a>? Well then you are in luck. &nbsp;Plus who doesn’t want some free stuff?<br /><br />We will accept entries until the end of November at which point the contest will close. We will post all entries online for a public vote. &nbsp;At the end of the voting period (in December) we&nbsp;will awarding not one but TWO $50.00 gift certificates for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/">SecretWeapon Miniatures</a>. One for best painted, and one for best conversion.<br /><br />We are using this contest to help inspire those of you with evil armies. So we look forward to seeing what you guys come up with. We await your Creations.<br /><br />I repeat for those scanning quickly over the article....</div><br /> <b>One Prize will be for best painted. (I hope you have chosen your brush strokes carefully.)&nbsp;</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>One Prize will be for best conversion (The model doesn't even have to technically be painted to qualify for this prize so all you evil converters out there have no excuse. )</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>We will be accepting Entries through out the weekend, but as of Monday morning the gates will close and not even two pieces of silver will get you entry or ferry into the arena of the dead for the voting round of our contest. &nbsp;</b><b>Good Luck Gentlemen and thanks to all who have already entered. I encourage you to pass the word in the home stretch and encourage other talented people in our hobby to throw a hat in the mix.&nbsp;</b></div></div>Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-29037616476423588332012-11-28T21:25:00.000-08:002012-11-28T21:25:55.399-08:00Se7en Deadly Sins vs The Lost Room #3<div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Eg444zm8wTo/UK58XRguviI/AAAAAAAADLk/ZDsU9y3f5Ck/s1600/wrath.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="248" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Eg444zm8wTo/UK58XRguviI/AAAAAAAADLk/ZDsU9y3f5Ck/s640/wrath.png" style="cursor: move;" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: left;">The hatred runs deep...deep into my veins...coursing through my flesh and bone. &nbsp;Boiling my blood and churning my flesh. &nbsp;There is no end, means or reasons for my internal hate. &nbsp;It is as much apart of me as the blistering sun is as part of the sky. &nbsp;It has resided in me since the birth of my existence. &nbsp;My life has flowed with the ebb of it lust for blood. &nbsp;Smouldering amongst a whirl wind of acrid smoke and anger. &nbsp;Inwards I direct it towards the damnation of my soul. &nbsp;Unleashing my eternal hell through the end of barrel. &nbsp;Leaving nothing behind but the legacy of my wrath.</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: left;">The myth the sanity that I left behind is the stranger who shares the bed in my room. &nbsp;A bitter old baster who drags me down into the filth of his mind. &nbsp;Corrupting and twisting the visions of my work into the images that fester behind his skull. &nbsp;I try to pay it no heed but its' twisted ways contort the fate of my free will. &nbsp;Alone I am left with nothing. &nbsp;Together we possess the power to melt and corrupt the entire imperium. &nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5FF-1d_GxhQ/UJwvL8QoTFI/AAAAAAAADDk/k3iw2-SGIlI/s1600/IMG_0027.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5FF-1d_GxhQ/UJwvL8QoTFI/AAAAAAAADDk/k3iw2-SGIlI/s320/IMG_0027.jpg" width="247" /></a><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4mrkXqbu68c/ULWKZXFVJXI/AAAAAAAADMc/VYpTOvrWpvE/s1600/death.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4mrkXqbu68c/ULWKZXFVJXI/AAAAAAAADMc/VYpTOvrWpvE/s320/death.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-top: 0px; text-align: left;">The essence of this model was captured within the visage that came before my very eyes. &nbsp;Straight from the depths of purgatory itself. &nbsp;This is but the first step of many for the inner workings of my mind continue to grind away at the stone. &nbsp;Lacking an inner fortitude of chaos it sits in a limbo of its own making. &nbsp;Waiting and fester away at both our souls. &nbsp;My wrath begins to boil.</div>HOTpandahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03480850003869609864noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-19661528478480251162012-11-26T17:32:00.000-08:002012-11-26T17:32:55.277-08:00The Painting Noob - Part 4: Now With Less Noobness!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vACwV-KJCNM/ULMSU2m9J2I/AAAAAAAAGEU/VNhTFjQSFHs/s1600/ThePaintingNoob4.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="224" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vACwV-KJCNM/ULMSU2m9J2I/AAAAAAAAGEU/VNhTFjQSFHs/s320/ThePaintingNoob4.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Welcome to the final installment of my series where I dip my toe into the waters of actual painting skills. In Part 4 I'll show you a couple of models I've done since Mr. Cuddles and where I've made improvements. This won't be as long of an article as the previous posts in this series, but I will try and get as much detail as I can with the pictures I have. Side note; I should consider the title Photography Noob for my next series. Anywho, more after the jump!</div><a name='more'></a><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">If you remember from <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-3-i-can-ride-my.html">Part 3</a>, Mr. Cuddles was completed, but I still had a few things I wish I would have done differently. Let's start with his base:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bJKF-f3SL_k/UH3on91O_sI/AAAAAAAAF1w/gjcY8Ja4pKU/s1600/20121016_171504.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bJKF-f3SL_k/UH3on91O_sI/AAAAAAAAF1w/gjcY8Ja4pKU/s320/20121016_171504.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I don't like how pool-ee it got, if no one minds me making up words. First, it's a hassle to do as this stuff will shrink a bit with each application (at least in the climate where I live). So you're constantly applying layer after layer. Second, the use of paint made things look a bit sloppy. I should have been patient and gone out to get some washes.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Starting from the beginning, things went about the same way they did in <a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/the-painting-noob-part-1-lets-begin.html">Part 1</a>. First base:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HMkXIV8UUZM/ULMUE6CLFvI/AAAAAAAAGFM/NsZ6CcGzUs8/s1600/20121105_200011.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HMkXIV8UUZM/ULMUE6CLFvI/AAAAAAAAGFM/NsZ6CcGzUs8/s320/20121105_200011.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Layer:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9Gu5Q_FO34/ULMUEbKOg_I/AAAAAAAAGFE/pLdfcES_R-M/s1600/20121105_200007.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f9Gu5Q_FO34/ULMUEbKOg_I/AAAAAAAAGFE/pLdfcES_R-M/s320/20121105_200007.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Layer:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l33rac91z20/ULMUDor0i0I/AAAAAAAAGE8/wDS98hMc67s/s1600/20121105_200002.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-l33rac91z20/ULMUDor0i0I/AAAAAAAAGE8/wDS98hMc67s/s320/20121105_200002.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Cleanup:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lDuVeAuqGls/ULMUDAVwvXI/AAAAAAAAGE0/FBx_lX8Iqlk/s1600/20121105_195959.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lDuVeAuqGls/ULMUDAVwvXI/AAAAAAAAGE0/FBx_lX8Iqlk/s320/20121105_195959.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Wash:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-chHn2rvoDjY/ULMUCpPN_tI/AAAAAAAAGEs/df8WhWHA5XQ/s1600/20121105_195954.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-chHn2rvoDjY/ULMUCpPN_tI/AAAAAAAAGEs/df8WhWHA5XQ/s320/20121105_195954.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">And here's where I took another direction. This time I didn't pool much of my mix. This time I kind of used my <a href="http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=13&amp;products_id=432">Realistic Water</a> mix like a wash and let things pool naturally and kept my depth at practically a layer of paint:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VzDswClTG6Q/ULMUBu5OhlI/AAAAAAAAGEk/2shUOZe068Q/s1600/20121105_195950.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VzDswClTG6Q/ULMUBu5OhlI/AAAAAAAAGEk/2shUOZe068Q/s320/20121105_195950.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">I did continue to experiment a bit, though. But, again, I'm not happy with the pool-look:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_lmrrZocQ6Y/ULMUASfEDbI/AAAAAAAAGEc/f-BcN--voP8/s1600/20121105_195946.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_lmrrZocQ6Y/ULMUASfEDbI/AAAAAAAAGEc/f-BcN--voP8/s320/20121105_195946.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">After I caught all the bases up, I experimented with more washes to give a bloodier look, but after a couple of bases, I realized I didn't like this look very much: </div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a4Ty9fKB8mM/ULMUF6XslCI/AAAAAAAAGFc/MoNLOKZvCtc/s1600/20121126_010033.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a4Ty9fKB8mM/ULMUF6XslCI/AAAAAAAAGFc/MoNLOKZvCtc/s320/20121126_010033.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />The rest, however, turned out great: <br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GP8GfigtpVY/ULMUGTMFOXI/AAAAAAAAGFk/d1oHdzJNMns/s1600/20121126_010051.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GP8GfigtpVY/ULMUGTMFOXI/AAAAAAAAGFk/d1oHdzJNMns/s320/20121126_010051.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br />Finally, the model itself. So we have Mr. Cuddles:<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bisxAsIYvmo/ULMOo5KYjtI/AAAAAAAAGCA/8Xz3fKGGVAE/s1600/20121111_111600.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bisxAsIYvmo/ULMOo5KYjtI/AAAAAAAAGCA/8Xz3fKGGVAE/s320/20121111_111600.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><br /><div style="text-align: justify;">As for painting, I used a lot of the same techniques and colors, I was just a tad smarter about my timing and what order I painted what (ie; harder to reach stuff gets painted first/paint parts of a model and then put it together):</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-j39lw41mEv0/ULMOq_JrFVI/AAAAAAAAGCY/YUtHN-JEKH4/s1600/20121113_231714.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-j39lw41mEv0/ULMOq_JrFVI/AAAAAAAAGCY/YUtHN-JEKH4/s320/20121113_231714.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ywjiqIfuIWU/ULMOrQJaQnI/AAAAAAAAGCg/9wcDn8qDigg/s1600/20121113_231726.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ywjiqIfuIWU/ULMOrQJaQnI/AAAAAAAAGCg/9wcDn8qDigg/s320/20121113_231726.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oFmOuXGPsGA/ULMOsAouY-I/AAAAAAAAGCo/3Vm_K96FLpM/s1600/20121113_231737.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oFmOuXGPsGA/ULMOsAouY-I/AAAAAAAAGCo/3Vm_K96FLpM/s320/20121113_231737.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NL0r-a9P7NQ/ULMOsu-yb0I/AAAAAAAAGCw/FJSiE5QQGlo/s1600/20121113_231745.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NL0r-a9P7NQ/ULMOsu-yb0I/AAAAAAAAGCw/FJSiE5QQGlo/s320/20121113_231745.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I do wish I would have used liquid Green Stuff to fill in that horrifying line on his left shoulder. I'm not entirely sure how I didn't notice this until about halfway into painting this guy.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Either way, this guy turned out a lot better than Mr. Cuddles. This time around I added plenty of blood splatter on the boots, the front of the model and on his melee weapon:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q6pHTg9o1Yk/ULMOvGHi11I/AAAAAAAAGDY/4nuIji5w9kM/s1600/20121125_221006.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Q6pHTg9o1Yk/ULMOvGHi11I/AAAAAAAAGDY/4nuIji5w9kM/s320/20121125_221006.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dLjBZLJdZ-M/ULMOvqr4BmI/AAAAAAAAGDg/VPaOF7s5s48/s1600/20121125_221024.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dLjBZLJdZ-M/ULMOvqr4BmI/AAAAAAAAGDg/VPaOF7s5s48/s320/20121125_221024.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zD93XBD7cyU/ULMOv9N0LeI/AAAAAAAAGDo/ArU6i_4nU5k/s1600/20121125_221031.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zD93XBD7cyU/ULMOv9N0LeI/AAAAAAAAGDo/ArU6i_4nU5k/s320/20121125_221031.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ts1XqIjEMzY/ULMOweWWn0I/AAAAAAAAGDw/4Hn9HfWbF8U/s1600/20121125_221046.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ts1XqIjEMzY/ULMOweWWn0I/AAAAAAAAGDw/4Hn9HfWbF8U/s320/20121125_221046.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">I added a bit of blood splatter all around his legs as well--I'm trying to go for realism and not just blood-drenched for no reason. I also went with more black wash than violet, giving him a better look.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">My third attempt I used all of the good I used on my second attempt above, but also experimented a bit with some brown washes:</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0gxPXQSBgqU/ULMOs53ZlKI/AAAAAAAAGC4/6oqob_strhE/s1600/20121125_220857.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0gxPXQSBgqU/ULMOs53ZlKI/AAAAAAAAGC4/6oqob_strhE/s320/20121125_220857.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ykD117vlumU/ULMOtSedu1I/AAAAAAAAGDA/-BLcrwKv6NM/s1600/20121125_220911.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ykD117vlumU/ULMOtSedu1I/AAAAAAAAGDA/-BLcrwKv6NM/s320/20121125_220911.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GOnX_DizaPo/ULMOt5gNh1I/AAAAAAAAGDI/Wwtkkpmohso/s1600/20121125_220922.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-GOnX_DizaPo/ULMOt5gNh1I/AAAAAAAAGDI/Wwtkkpmohso/s320/20121125_220922.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hkokpscb7Yw/ULMOucwqyMI/AAAAAAAAGDQ/GwWPsurNfEQ/s1600/20121125_220937.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="240" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hkokpscb7Yw/ULMOucwqyMI/AAAAAAAAGDQ/GwWPsurNfEQ/s320/20121125_220937.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div style="text-align: justify;">It's hard to tell because I have yet to master photographing minis, but his melee weapon has a bit of a rusted look to it thanks to some brown wash. It's an easy way to get a nice looking effect and helps tell a bit of a story about the model.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br />And that's about it for this series. I'd like to thank everyone for reading; this has been a treat for me as well. I'm sure I'll return to this series in the future, but the STC crew has so much planned for the next month or so you'll be plenty occupied. As always, any question for me or comments on how I could have done something better/differently post a comment below!</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Later days.</div>Lantz Mhttps://plus.google.com/105462767501584990144noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-6785016402283400582.post-88165031485043489402012-11-23T05:23:00.000-08:002012-11-23T05:23:34.897-08:00A Look at Secret Weapon Miniatures<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kCzdRG6jmB0/UJG9lbkisoI/AAAAAAAAGOA/RQvruU5k9hY/s1600/header.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="206" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kCzdRG6jmB0/UJG9lbkisoI/AAAAAAAAGOA/RQvruU5k9hY/s400/header.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>The darkest images of Chaos are floating about the web and evil creations of madness are starting to come in via email for our contest. There is still more than seven sunrises left to break the darkness of nightfall before the eleventh month of our lord is over. So there is still time to finish summoning avatars of creativity and send them in. We await your dark creations with prizes of chaos glory. Up for grabs if you haven't heard is a pair of Secret Weapon&nbsp;Miniatures&nbsp;gift certs to further enhance your future and current projects of evil.<br /><br />Instead of shouting out the details of the contest and encouraging you to be inspired and enter for free stuff. (All things I can easily do with a link at the end of the post) Let's take a look at some Secret Weapon&nbsp;Miniatures&nbsp;products in review, and in use to see what you can cash in on as a contest winner. Perhaps some inspiration awaits in the links that follow.<br /><a name='more'></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z7Lu46-dZcE/UK5M7Qay3bI/AAAAAAAAGXo/rQiQZVbMoU8/s1600/LamentersTacticalMarines12.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="186" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Z7Lu46-dZcE/UK5M7Qay3bI/AAAAAAAAGXo/rQiQZVbMoU8/s400/LamentersTacticalMarines12.jpg" width="400" /></a></div>Let's start with Dave Taylor who is a pillar of the hobby community. You can see he uses SWM bone field bases on his Lamenters themed unit. His painting as usual is amazing, and he offers information on to get the same yellow result.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2012/11/lamenters-update-basing-begins.html">http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2012/11/lamenters-update-basing-begins.html</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: -webkit-auto;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TOjm3jPFic8/UK5OS6RY8zI/AAAAAAAAGXw/9CHtI_j--tY/s1600/Space+Wolves+successor+chapter+marine+front.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="295" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TOjm3jPFic8/UK5OS6RY8zI/AAAAAAAAGXw/9CHtI_j--tY/s320/Space+Wolves+successor+chapter+marine+front.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Let's jump from One Pillar of the community to another. Ron over on From The Warp, shows that the same base can have a very different result depending on your goal. Ron shows off a mud technique on a model with some steps to create mud yourself if you would like to mud up the fields yourself.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/10/space-wolves-successor-and-mud-base.html">http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2011/10/space-wolves-successor-and-mud-base.html</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-01fxDZAQ09U/UK5PQFrmxII/AAAAAAAAGX4/-SX38BCe6U8/s1600/jungle+and+woods+themed+basing.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="309" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-01fxDZAQ09U/UK5PQFrmxII/AAAAAAAAGX4/-SX38BCe6U8/s320/jungle+and+woods+themed+basing.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Before we jump away from Ron's work at From The Warp I would be letting you guys down not to also mention he has a great article about creating some great basing results using SWM's materials, and offering options to get the same results with&nbsp;materials&nbsp;around the house.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-wood-themed-bases-is-easy-to-do.html">http://fromthewarp.blogspot.com/2012/06/making-wood-themed-bases-is-easy-to-do.html</a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-StAXr7W-gDk/UK5QVXUc3AI/AAAAAAAAGYA/LFwpm5JyaZ0/s1600/DSC01881.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="225" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-StAXr7W-gDk/UK5QVXUc3AI/AAAAAAAAGYA/LFwpm5JyaZ0/s400/DSC01881.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><br />Senji Studios does a great breakdown and review on the of the SWM gothic tank traps and power generator. These terrain kits are pretty slick when painted up, and they event talk a bit about how you can assemble the generator.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://senjistudios.com/?p=2388">http://senjistudios.com/?p=2388</a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-amckPKA66o8/UK5TncV1cBI/AAAAAAAAGYg/Zx0BUlt2YpM/s1600/20121005_210550.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-amckPKA66o8/UK5TncV1cBI/AAAAAAAAGYg/Zx0BUlt2YpM/s400/20121005_210550.jpg" width="300" /></a></div><br />If you didn't know SWM makes some of the best Snow basing effects I know of. Our very own AridMonk shows off the type of results you can get.<br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/10/secret-weapon-miniatures-basing.html">http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/10/secret-weapon-miniatures-basing.html</a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fLlYxKBZOGM/UK5UvP24xCI/AAAAAAAAGYo/aiXPx4diJWs/s1600/ISK1116.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="395" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fLlYxKBZOGM/UK5UvP24xCI/AAAAAAAAGYo/aiXPx4diJWs/s400/ISK1116.jpg" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">While we are looking at the great work AridMonk has done let's also take a quick look at him playing around with the tiny bricks that SWM's offers.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/10/secret-weapon-miniatures-basing_10.html">http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/10/secret-weapon-miniatures-basing_10.html</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_NafrZ5ZIHg/UK5VLbnxp2I/AAAAAAAAGYw/LAUNK3MfaLs/s1600/30WashSwatch_01.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_NafrZ5ZIHg/UK5VLbnxp2I/AAAAAAAAGYw/LAUNK3MfaLs/s400/30WashSwatch_01.jpg" width="245" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Zombiesrcoolpainting does a fantastic review of the SWM washes over on the Cool Mini or Not site if you haven't seen it. I would be truly misleading you in this series without dropping a link to the long in depth article.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/7350-secret-weapon-washes-in-depth-review-tutorial">http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/7350-secret-weapon-washes-in-depth-review-tutorial</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s1600/logo.gif" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="100" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEwUrWsFRYk/UJG8x5PWBBI/AAAAAAAAGN4/dv31n8hTy3E/s400/logo.gif" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">I could go on I have only scratched the surface of the product line that our buddy Mr. Justin offers through his company. There is a slew of bitz for&nbsp;modifications&nbsp;and head swaps I was also considering adding here as articles using them are also floating around the interwebs. However this would be entirely too long. The point is the prize of 2 SWM gift certs of 50 dollars can lead you to some fantastic hobby material, and truly make a few of your models stand out. I hope this has inspired you to try something new, finish a model you haven't based just yet, and most of all to enter or Champtions of Chaos contest. &nbsp;More information on the contest can be found here.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/champions-of-chaos-contest-reminder.html">http://www.standardtemplateconstruct.net/2012/11/champions-of-chaos-contest-reminder.html</a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">As I said before we await your creations and wish you luck on your chance to win some great prizes.&nbsp;</div>Drkmoralshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09962297452363508577noreply@blogger.com2