Finding myself down on table 9 I thought I’d be repeating the performance I put in at the first Blog Wars. When I found myself against Blood Angels it seemed even more likely. I’ve had plenty of bitter experience against Matt’s BA but only minimal success. My opponent in the final game was Paul O’Boyle from Faulty Dice and his Descent of Angels style Blood Angels list: Dante Librarian w/ Jump Pack (Sanguine Shield & Sword) 2x 10 man assault marine squads 2x 5 sanguinary guard 2x sanguinary priests with jump packs 2x 5 vanguard vets Paul won the roll off but surprising allowed me to be the attacker in this final custom mission which has 5 fixed objectives, 3 of which start in the control of the defender. With a list full of deep strikers it made sense to bring them in later on and take some objectives. I spread my force out across the deployment area. A long fang pack on each side with a rhino each in support. The thunderwolves sat in the centre so they wouldn’t be too far from any threat. Paul placed his sanguinary guard on his left flank with a priest and librarian in tow.
Cool stuff I found this week. Wargaming Tradecraft: Madrak  Thrall Completed! – Dave has covered this project for a little while and here’s the final product. It’s easily my favorite model he’s done to date. Check it out. Bell … Continue reading →
Awesome game last night – congrats boys and suck eggs Quade Cooper – now its onto France in the final!!!!!
And we reached the final match. Greece against Belgium. For uknown reasons I was nominated again by my captain and – what a surprise!- I was picked again by the Imperial Guard player. I chose a table with heavy terrain. My opponent was Maarten Vanderkrieken. My first impression for Maarten was that he was extremelly tired, even more than I was. He confessed that six matches in 2 days were too many. This did not affect his performance though, unfortunatelly for me.
The ancient ones slumber and await for their opportunity to engulf our planet and our dimension in evil and terror. The cults that serve them work tirelessly to wake them and open portals all over Arkham for their monsters to swarm in and wreak havoc. I already told you about the investigators of Arkham , the only people who can save the world from eternal darkness. But, today, I will tell you about the ancient ones and their Ancient One sheets . Every game of Arkham Horror begins by selecting an Ancient One to play against. Each Ancient One has a sheet of his own, just like investigators. But the Ancient One sheets are different, of course. As an example I’ll use Yig , a malicious serpent god.
Following a little bit of an unsuccessful rush to get the Chimera finished for the 40k Online tournament this weekend just gone, I’ve done a little more to it today. Only the underbelly of the tank remains to be done in full now, and then the final details, marking, a little light weathering and some smoke launchers. I always intended to fit my Chimera with only Gatling Bolters (Heavy Bolters),
A test fit of all the final parts While the missus is out and about, and nothing but Royal wedding is on the tele, I decided to crack on with the build and got it to the point where I need to paint things before I can glue further. You can see from the feet which face foward how I have twisted the body to the right slightly, swaying off the left foot which is lifting The main body assembly is complete in two parts which the dry fits I have done show everything lines up as it should. I have also attached all the exterior decoration I plan on adding using the resin accessory bits provided in the kit. Broken down into the major component parts Splitting it down the middle like this allows me to get into both the rear engine bay and central stations for painting, and gives me a simple facing to pin and join the two halves together ( i have already pre-drilled all the pinning points. The rear engine sections come in 3 chunky parts, but with awkward contact areas which made pinning a challenge. In the end I managed to get 3 pins into each bit from varying sides and angles (one into each bit through the main engine bay which has left a nub of rod I couldn’t cut flush – but it blends with the engineer stuff so hopefully painted it wont be obvious) so hopefully it all holds – it seems solid as a rock but I will still be careful about who touches it and where it goes. You can just see the movement I managed in the left foot – lifting slightly off the ground ready for the next step – not too flashy but it doesn’t unbalance the final model either I was really worrried about the final balance of the model but the weighting has leveled off with the twst I put into the pose. I do wish that I had twisted the feet outwards though, and that I had gotten the weapon arms pointed downwards more than I managed – that was a result of the glue taking a while to form a firm bond and having to find a pose to hold it in while I waited for that to happen – judging by eye how it lined up with the body, and how that would eventually sit with the rear part of the model – hard to do before it is built and you only have two hands to try to hold multiple pieces together while you dry fit. I have kept the cockpit pieces, an inner bulk head door, the shin plates, head and top carapaces and the cables loose for now and will paint them prior to putting them onto the final model. Everything ready for attachment to a base and then priming I will be building a base for it tomorrow hopefully and will probably pin it to that before priming (picked up a new can of spray last night) and then I can hopefully start the job of painting it.
Hey guys, I’ve found another link to my Fenrisian Wolf Blogs. True Mini Wargamer has really taken the conversion up another level and I'm pretty keen to give this a try myself. They look really dynamic and are unmistakably wolfy. His greenstuff skills really make these models work even including the line around the mouth of the wolf, great stuff. Check out
Happy Easter everyone – hope you’re all having a lovely long weekend. I managed some time of work to go with our public holidays so managed a 6 day weekend – hooray. Today is day 5 and the first day I have had to do any hobby – lots of house work has been done and the family caught up with – it’s not like I’ve been lazing around playing Mario Kart (much). As the title aptly describes, I now have a pair of legs – currently drying on my work bench rather than the kitchen table, or the back lounge room – part of that cleaning effort I mentioned before – the missus gets her way sometimes too it seems. The bits laid out in the sun drying after another clean – bathed in Simple Green, then warm soapy water, then two baths in clean warm water with lots of scrubbing after each bath. Following another extensive cleaning effort to remove some last stubborn mold release gunk, I got down to some actual building today. The rear leg is lifted slightly as if taking the next step forward – that’s why it is resting on that card. The whole thing will receive multiple pins to link it to the base when I get around to that stage. I have been busy pinning and mixing two part resin epoxy glues most of the afternoon
Hi all Here is my final model for Goblin Week – Night Goblin Boss on Giant Squig. Hope you liked this Miniatures blog