Thursday, August 29, 2013

the X-Wing Tractor Beams got me...

Today I want to talk about the game X-Wing.  I know I am very late to the party (maybe too late) but when my brother who doesn't play any miniature game goes out and buys 2 starter sets, slave 1 and the falcon my curiosity is piqued.  I have seen a lot of people get into this game and I watch a few games both live and video (thanks and Wesley Crusher). It seems like a fun quick game with strategy and  planning.  Today I will go over the Light side and Dark side that I see with getting into this game and then talk about my limited experiences.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Updates: Shrikes

If you have been following along I have been making some shrikes.  I have 3 completed for the most part.  I need to work on the green stuff making look less like globs of putty to more part of the model.  I think a little sanding and trimming with a new smother layer will help out.  I am not the greatest when it comes to Green Stuff but they say practice makes perfect.

Monday, August 19, 2013

WIP Monday: Shrikes again...

 I got some more work on my shrikes this weekend.  I have 2 pretty much complete and a third on its way.  I was all out of monsterous rending claws so I switched out to genestealer claws.  I don't think that they are perfect or as good as the claws but they do the job. off to the pics...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shrike Progress..

I have had a bit of time to work on my shrikes.  I have my prototype finished.  I know he is rough around the edges but I think I have done a decent job. I wish I was better with green stuff.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tyranid Rumors and Reactions..

There are rumors all over the place now about how Tyranids are the next codex after Space Marines. According to the Rumors Space Marines will be in late Sept /early Oct which then we have Nov and Dec left if it is going to be released this year. Seeing that the Hobbit comes out in Dec if GW is going to still beat that dead horse then we can rule a Dec release out. By past performances if 40k gets a release then Fantasy should get the next. Maybe all those rumors of dwarves will come true. So my prediction is an early 2014 release.

The next thing I hear are there will be some new minis coming out. For what is out there, it looks like some well needed kits will be in this next release. The prime, the Doom, the parasite, harpy, and a mycetic spore finally get their official model. Right after I made a prime, parasite and 3 spore pods. Unless the prime and parasite get a huge boost I think I will be ok with not getting those models. I will want some spores and unless he is hit with a huge nerf bat I will also want the doom. The harpy also is supposed to get a model but I never have seen a place for him. He really needs some help but I will get into that later. What I don't hear is wings for shrikes or shrike models all together. Now that I have jumped on the band wagon (maybe I am driving that band wagon) I really want some cool looking models.

Along with the new kits there are rumors of new kits for existing models. I hear that termagants and genestealers might get a recut to allow more options. I am not sure what the gaunts need except the strangleweb gun. They have almost every option in the kit. The genestealer kit though could use a update. More rending claws more ymgarl heads different poses might refresh the poor neglected troops. 6th really hurt them IMHO.

I guess all that is left to talk about is the new stuff. I hear there will be a new "big bug" kit. Every release has seen one first the trygon then the tervigon, I am excited to see what we get. I am hoping for something similar stat wise to the Tau and elder baddies. Maybe T8 with a 5++ crosses fingers. A melee and range version.... a hierodule!!!!! I know that forgeworld make them already but they stole the Trygon from forge world why not a hierodule. The only reason I don't think they will be there is because they are already in the Apoc books. Whatever it is I am hoping for a hierodule/carifex look not a biotitan/tervigon look. Give me a beefy monster not so spindly leg creature.

As for new rules It sounds like the pyrovore will get torrent and a reduction in points with will make me at least look at him but probably not use him. The hive guard are rumored to get skyfire but I really thing that is wishful thinking. If not the skies will no longer be safe from the bugs. Speaking of wishful thinking and the hiveguard, if I were to fix the harpy I would bring him down in points and give him inpaler cannons. This will give him better purpose IMHO. This way he can patrol the skies and help out with light vehicles when the skies are clear. Just a thought.

There you have it. My thoughts on the rumors and predictions on when and what we will see when the book finally does drop. Until then...

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Monday, August 12, 2013

WIP Monday

I have not done one of these in while and I actually got some work done so I thought it is time for a post.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

much better...

I like these Centurions much better than the ones I saw earlier.

I just can put my finger on why I like them better.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Power armor jerks!

The rumors are flying around and it looks like next month is power armor jerk month.  After the last 2 Xenos books it is time we update the poster child of the 40k universe.  Here are so pics I got from Bell of Lost Souls.  I am sure they stole them from somewhere else...

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Bazaar weekend

This weekend, my local, friendly, game store, Fantasy Books and Games, are having their annual Bazaar. All this week until Friday at 2, you can bring in items (like miniatures, rule books, action figures, comic books) give them a price, and they will put a lot number on them and sell them for you for store credit. This is a great for everybody since it lets you get rid of stuff that has been gathering dust, someone else can get some great deals on your stuff, and the store will get money without losing any inventory. Win/Win/Win.

I just learned that the bazaar was this weekend so, the last couple of days I have been getting stuff ready. I am going to try to get rid of my Space marines, grey knights and space wolves. I also have my dwarves from fantasy that will get thrown into the mix. I have some old battletech miniatures as well as the Aurora class drop ship from Mechwarrior that might get a chance to be snatched up. I am going to hold onto my Warmachine dwarves for now but I am going to put up my Legion horde army up for sale. I also have a copy of heroscape to sell. Lastly I am going to try to get rid of my World of Warcraft miniatures. Hopefully selling each common for $2 and rare for $5 and Epic for $15.

It is not all fun and games though. I am getting rid of most of my comics. I am going to sort them by title and sell each stack for $10. In there is Xmen, Xfactor, Xcalibur, Xforce, New mutants and a few more. Next are some of my action figures. I have some Star Wars: Force Unleashed figures to sell as well as some mighty mugs. If these guys can find a new home then I will be happy to let them go. It will help me shrink my footprint for this December when I am going to be moving.

So, if you got some stuff you would like to unload, head on down and sign up before Friday. If you want to get some stuff, the Bazaar starts Friday and ends on Sunday. Last year, I filled out my orks and necron forces. Who knows what treasures will be there this year. Until next time..

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