For years now I have been collecting and painting high quality resin buildings for some kind of medieval/fantasy gaming board. Now the project is taking shape and I have begun working on The Port of Gierburg. This first part describes how I made a water section usable not only for the port but also for piratey boarding actions. Foreword Water effects are one of the more difficult techniques it seems. I have read a lot about all types of water effects for tabletop/modelling. There’s a lot of talk about different resins, bubbles, stink, bending and breaking, etc. etc. Stu’s reports did not neccessarily motivate me to tackle the issue either, despite the results looking great .
I’ll admit I have a penchant for starting up projects that usually prove to be a bit beyond my hobby capabilities. Still, I figure that’s how one grows as a hobbyist, gotta push the boundaries! A while back I kicked off a project to build a Leviathan Command Carrier for my guard, and after putting in a fair bit of work, I really felt it went all Top Gear on me: “Ambitious, but rubbish”. It went into a box in the Closet of Doom while I worked on other things, but it’s been eyeballing me recently so I pulled it off the shelf and busted out the plasticard and bits boxes.
Thought I would go ahead and post a quick WIP for the Dark Eldar army I am preparing for the 2013 OFCC 40k event this summer.
No High Elf book in the mail at work today as the mailroom took 1/2 the day off.
I happen to love 40K Cosplay.
Took a break from marking to check my email and found the following lovely message from Games Workshop. Dear John Murrie, Thanks again for shopping with us. The order below has now been shipped. If your chosen shipping method included tracking, we’ll send you another email containing your tracking number and instructions for how to follow your shipment’s progress. Thanks once again for shopping with games-workshop.com and we hope to see you return soon. Item Number Description Quantity (Ordered) Price Subtotal 60220210004 Warhammer Battle Magic: High Elves 1
Hey guys! This is probably the worst gap in posts I’ve ever had! Not good! I’ve been super busy the last two weeks though, and now that I’m past everything, its nice to be finished. Lets recap, shall we? Over the last two weeks, I’ve: Completed my senior year of college Graduated college with a Bachelors of Art in Art Moved apartments in town and set up my studio again Got everything ready to go to Egypt in May I haven’t really posted about it yet, but Smells Like Wargaming will be on hiatus from May 13th to May 31st, as I will be in Egypt, studying the Arab Spring and visiting many of the ancient sites as a graduation present from my parents. Most of my clients have already been informed, and any new emails will be handled when I return. Going back though, it’s a great feeling to finally be graduated from college. I’ve got a lot more free-time now, which means more time for Smells Like Wargaming and more hours at the shop, which, in turn, allows me to pursue more vigorous and challenging projects. I’ve already got plans to finish my Chaos Space Marines for Tacticon in September, and I’ve got two other armies sitting on my shelf that need to get painted. Speaking of painted armies, I picked up a box of Gretchin with some Graduation money I received, as it looks like I’m now painting that Ork army I’ve had sitting around for a bit. Love the grots, they’re easily my favorite unit in the Ork codex! I’ve always been a fan of goblins in fantasy and sci-fi settings. My primary Magic deck is Goblins, grots are just hilarious, and anything goblin-related is just cool to me
Chaos Daemons have taken a more horde approach now and horde armies is an army style I cannot get on with; too many models to move around and you need cover to survive but also cover can cause issues such as bottleneck and just moving throuh terrain slowly. I remember when I used to play Kan Wall it took me like all game for a unit of Boyz to move through terrain as the rolls were low, when they did make it into combat only a few of them actually were in range and only a few managed to attack, they lost combat Now, big monsters is what I do like. Bonus is you do not have a billion models to paint and because you do not have many models you can put some extra effort into painting the big ass gribblies. So for a Chaos Daemons list I am going to make a monster mash, this list will go the name of Kinky Magic as most the units will be Slaanesh, but some Tzeentch will be added in as well The Big Dudes For HQ I would take two Keepers of Secrets. Now I know the Keeper isn’t the best monster, but I like it, though it does add an expensive tax if you wish to take Slaanesh Princes as heavy support and then you need to pump in points into the KoS to make them survivable. It’s a pity as you get much conversion prospects as well! Instead of Keepers I will usetriple Daemon Princes for HQ and all Princes will be out fitted the same; daemonic flight, warp forged armour, daemon of slaanesh & 2 x greater rewards. Little Fellas Troops are a pretty easy choice and that’s 4 x 10 Pink Horrors. I know there’s not a lot of them and not a lot of troops, but hold on there’s more! I would also like to throw in a HoT, but I do not see much point to buff up a unit of 90 when the HoT is costing about that.