Sunday, December 14, 2014

Break in the break... new necrons spotted.

I know I said I was taking a break from posting but I just saw the new necrons and thought I would throw up a post with my thoughts. I found a picture on the net.  It is a low res pic but you can see what matters.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Taking short break..

With the holidays this month and other life decisions (we are moving) I will not have a lot of time (actually none) to work or play with my miniatures.   When I get settled in the new place my activities will pick back up.

So unless something big happens I will catch you all next year.  Keep up the gaming.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Shield of Baal thoughts.

The fellas at el taller deyila have pictures of the new models from White Dwarf of the new box set Shield of Baal: Deathstorm. I am sure you have all seen them but if not here you go.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Showcase: Commander Shadowsun update.

With whatever flu or cold that was kicking my butt last week I didn't have a lot of time to work on the hobby.  I did get to update my Commander Shadowsun to match my current scheme of blue helmets for HQ choices. I also added some highlights to her armor.  I hope you like her.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Alternate Sisters of Battle?

My wife has kidded me about getting her a Sister of Battle army to play.  I always say if they ever make a plastic kit for them I would do it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Showcase: Fire Warriors

I continued on my quest to finish up my Tau force by working on some fire warriors. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

WIP: Next wave of fire warriors, pain boy, mad doc

This weekend I finally decided to build the ork painboy and mad doc that I bought when the new codex came out.It was never really urgent to finish them since I was playing other armies but for some reason I just had a bug.  Now if only I could prime them.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Showcase Cadre Fireblade

I have a few moments to work on my cadre fireblade this weekend.  I like the look of this HQ choice and he has been waiting to be painted for several months now.

Like with darkstrider I had to change up his head and give him a helmet.  I painted it blue to match my color scheme with all the infantry.  Too bad I didn't do this with my crisis suits.  I am tempted to go back and fix Shadowsun as well. 

I just can bring myself to paint over the briliant paint job of Brandon Anderson's crisis suit commander.
 Hope you guys have a great rest of the weekend.

Questions? Comments? Pew pew pews?

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pathfinders completed...

...just in time to cancel Adepticon! While I am happy that the pathfinders are complete I have decided that I will not be going to Adepticon. Things have come up and so I won't be able to make it to the great con. I might be able to hit up another con we shall see.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thoughts on the new Venomthrope and Zoanthrope.

With the release of the new venomthrope / zoanthrope kit I thought I would take a few seconds to give my impressions of the new kit.

Friday, November 7, 2014


So with all the new bugs rumors flying around there is a new one that has surfaced.  reports are that there is a new kit coming out the week after the spore pod that makes venomthropes or zoanthropes or a new neurothope.  These rumors come from Faeit 212 and also the Bell of Lost Souls Lounge.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Showcase: Pathfinders

Last night I had some time to work on my Tau Pathfinders. I finished up 5 of them. Warning loads of pics incoming.

Plans for the firestorm Redoubt

So last post I talked about how I wanted to make a firestorm redoubt for my Tau. While I could get the actual set and use it I think that it would look better if it was more of a Tau feel. First of all I have to have an idea to start with.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Showcase: Darkstrider

My friend Stewie gave me a pack of pathfinders and Darkstrider for my birthday. I quickly assembled the models and primed them this weekend.  Last night I started painting them and focused on finishing Darkstrider. Here are shots of the fruit of my labor.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

another objective marker

 So looking at my choices on the Internet for objective markers I have stumbled onto another site.
The site Conversion Fanboy has some objective markers that would work with any of my armies.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

More shots and rules of new bugs

 While the rules don't wow me I am liking the look of these guys.  Images from Astropate.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rumors: New Bugs on the horizon

There has been rumors about a couple of new Tyranid monsters coming out soon.  I found the breaking news on Faiet 212 and a picture on Forge the Narrative's Facebook page.  In case you missed them here they are.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

What to do about objective markers?

After thinking about what I want to do for my objective markers I thought I would look out on the internet and see what is out there.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Showcase: Gun Drones

I didn't have a lot of time this week to work on hobby stuff but I did have time to finish up some gun drones.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Showcase: More Fire Warriors

Real life had me pretty busy last week so I didn’t get much work done with my hobby.  I did get 5 fire warriors done bringing me to a total of 14 done and 16 to go.  I also decided that the right shoulder will be my squad marker and that a grey helmet will be my Shas’ui.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Showcase: Tau Fire Warriors and Stealth suits

Over the weekend I got all of my stealth suits finished and started to work on my Fire Warriors.  I like how they have turned out.  After painting those Stealth suits almost all grey is it nice to get back to painting color with the fire warriors.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Showcase Dakkajet conversion

After finally making my light box I also got in my rotating display. So without further delay I bring you me Dakkajet.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Showcase: Riptide take 2

With my base finished and lightbox ready I decide to test out my old digital camera and see if it does better than the cell phone.  I think it does.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Showcase: Tau Piranha

using my new Light box I took some pictures of my Tau Piranha.

I hope you like it.

Questions? Comments? Pew pew pews?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekend Hobby: Home made light box

I have been complaining about not having a light box to even out the light when taking pictures of my miniatures. So with the help of my wife and dog I set out to make myself one. First I watched this video.

Friday, October 3, 2014

New Forge world Riptide the XV109 Y’vahra Battlesuit

I looked in my mailbox today and Forge world has left me a present.  Their newest riptide has me drooling.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WIP TAU Piranha. Stealth Suits.

With all the models I have to do before Adepticon, I need to get started on my Tau army. I decided to work on the one vehicle that I have in my army, the piranha.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

WIP: All about the base, no Gravel... Dakkajet Base

I know bad pun but after I said it to my wife I knew I had to put it here.  Over the weekend I finished painting my Dakkajet's base.  I gues I abandoned my gravel flock back at the old house so until I get some more The dakkajet is complete.

Monday, September 29, 2014

first dradt of my Adepticon army

So after leaving my poll up for a few weeks I have come to the conclusion that I will bring Tau to adepticon.

Here is a first rough draft.

Full army minus the riptide

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Looking at Alternative Ork Boys.

Happy Monday!

I was looking at some of my favorite third party modellers and noticed that they are now making ork boys.  While I always love me some orks and you can never have enough boys, I think I am going to pass on all these new boys.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Showcase: Riptide


I finished up my second Riptide.  Tomax and Xamot are ready to take the field. For the second Riptide I decided to just glue the gun on.  I doubt I will ever want to field 2 burst cannons. I also switched out the colors on the shields.  This way I can say grey shield or orange shield and my opponent will know which I am talking about.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hobby Tip: fingernail polish powersword

Someone asked how I did my power sword on my scion so I took some pictures while I did up another one.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Heading into the weekend....

...I got started on painting up my riptide.  I also got his hard points magnetized and hidden.  Here is a quick peak at what I am working on.
First coat of orange is complete.  It will need another couple of coats to be complete.  I might need to finish with the new base color.  I thought I was using the old foundation paint on the first one but the colors look off.

Have a good weekend.  Since I got a request I plan on putting up a tutorial on my power sword this weekend.

Questions? Comments? Pew pew pews?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WIP: Dakkajet Conversion.

I know that Dakkajets conversions are so 5th edition but I never got around to doing the conversion that I wanted and I never thought I had the skills to pull it off.  Well times change and I have done some scratch building now so I decided it was time for the Ork-10 Dakkajet.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIP: Riptide and adepticon talk...

 My Zaku model finally came in so now I have my head for my second Riptide. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Showcase: Tempestus Scion Squad.

Last night I finished up painting the Scions I just built.  It is weird that I had not finished the others before taking on these guys but they were sitting there on my station all primed and ready to go so, I finished them.

Friday, September 12, 2014

WIP: Scions again

With the league starting up this week I thought I should work on my Scions since I was going to use them for my kill team.  After building all that I have, I noticed that I am missing a few things.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WIP More Astra Militarum Scion

Now that I had my test model finished I decided to do the old assembly line method for the rest of the gang.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

WIP Astra Militarum Scion

This weekend I have had a little time to work on an Astra Militarum Scion trooper.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

WIP: second Riptide, pathfinder mini

Last week I received a package in the mail that had my second riptide.  I was worried that it was a bit shady seeing I got it for half price.  My worries came true.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Work Complete: Harpy

I completed my Harpy for this weekends game.  I am happy how it turned out.  If I had a steadier hand or more patience I could do better highlights but my hands are what they are and I do the best I can.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tyranid Prime Complete

Wednesday night I spent the evening working on my prime. I am happy to say he is finished.   take a look.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WIP: Prine, harpy, Objective Markers

I continue to prepare for the tournament at the end of the month I hope to have my army fully painted.  While my schedule is tight I only have the Harpy to finish, the prime to finish, some spore mines to paint and my objective markers to finish.  It is a tall order.