Saturday, December 30, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

WIP: Primaris Intercessors

This morning,  I thought that if I wanted to have any chance of finishing the Intercessor before the new year I needed to lay down the Agrellan Earth so it can crackle.  Hopefully, by the time I get home they will have crackled and I can add the sealing layer down so it can dry by the morning. That way I can finish the rest of the details before the end of the year.

Back to work!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Showcase: Primaris Lieutenant

Before the rest of the house woke on Christmas morning, I had a little time to finish my Primaris Lieutenant.  I was working on him along a few intercessors and instead of finishing the back painting I decided to finish him up first.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Showcase: Primaris Inceptor

Merry Christmas all. Last week, inbetween cooking, wrapping, and partying, I finished up painting a squad of Inceptors.  This catches me up to the rest of the warlords for the Tales of X warlords. After a slow start I have finally caught up.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Martian Board Work In Progress

Hi all, Blockade here.

Other than that awesome intro Grenn Dal gave me, not much to say! I'm glad to be here, and I'm sure you'll get to know me in time. I wanted to start with this project I've been working on for the club.

Project Name: Martian Mining Board

Goal/Project Overview:
  • Three 2x4 foot sections that are moderately modular. 
    • Two hill sections and one flatter section with some moderate depressions carved out of them. 
  •  4-6 larger machinery / mining / industrial pieces
  • 4-6 smaller scatter terrain, LOS blocking or barricade style pieces. 
That's the goal at least. So far, here's what's complete.

A New Contributor

One of my friends from the Tabor Warhammer group is a lot like the rest of us. He builds, paints, and plays with his armies. Unlike the rest of us he also enjoys making terrain.  We have been bugging him on making some tutorials  and after much nagging and prodding, he has agreed.  I have offered my Blog to him to use as his own and he has agreed to write up a few posts. 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Reivers Finished!

Over the Weekend I had time to finish up my Primaris Reiver squad. I found once the main color was finished the rest fell into place rather quickly. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Showcase: Primaris Reiver

With my starter set finished, I moved onto the second month of activity the Elite.  When I first looked at this slot I thought my only choice were Primaris Reivers. I picked up a couple of the easy to build boxes and off I went.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Showcase: Primaris Inceptors

Over the weekend I had some time to finish up my Inceptors. I love the look of these heavy bolter wielding jump troops.  They went pretty quickly. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Shorehammer 2017

Another exciting convention has come and gone.  I was lucky to be able to fly back and attend Shorehammer 2017.  I have a few pictures and I will summarize my games as best as I can remember.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

It's that time of year again!

The end of the year is drawing closer and with that I like to look back at the goals I laid out and see how I did. With the move I believe I fell short on a few of these but that is okay.  They are goals, not deadlines.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tales of X Gamers: Primaris Captain

While working on the Hellblasters, I also worked on a Primaris Captain. Here are his "Completed" shots.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Tales Of X Gamers: Hellblasters

Last week I finished up my HellBlasters.  These guys should bring some needed AP and damage to the table.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tales of X Games: Choosing a Centerpiece

So, the last month of the campaign is the centerpiece for the army.  I am thinking I might want a Forgeworld piece and use a couple months of my budget for it.  I just have to decide what Forgeworld piece I want.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WIP: Tale of X Gamers - Hellblasters & Captain

I got a little bit of hobby time in last couple days so I thought I would start on my hellblasters and captain.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Tale of X Gamer: Primaris Intercessors Sqaud

This week I took a hour here, an hour there and finished up my first squad of Primaris Intercessors.  I am happy on how they turned out.


One of my friends wanted to know how I did my casting.  Before I get into my process I just have a disclaimer that this is not the best way but it is a way that I can get to work.  For some reason resin just doesn't like me.  That being said, lets get started shall we?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Interceptor & Runtherd

The Hobby train keeps rolling.  Lately, I have had this drive to get some hobby stuff done. I am not sure what changed but models are getting painted so I am not complaining. Today I have finished both a Ork Runtherd and a Primaris Interceptor. Lets take a look.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Next month is the Shorehammer Highlander tournament where I am bringing orks to throw down the gauntlet.  Since it is only one of each unit I have to bring gretchin to fill out my troops slot.  This means I have to paint gretchin.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Tale of X gamers..

So my local group is doing a "Tale of X gamers" event over the next few months.  This is a friendly event where people start a new army and each month you have a goal of getting a box and having it painted by the end of the month.  For my army I have started a Primaris Marine army. GASP!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Preview: Tyranids on Twitch

So over on Twitch they have Warhammer.TV and they also had a preview of the Codex.  Here are a few screen captures and some tidbits I picked up.

Preview: Tyranid Stratagems

Today the Warhammer community has previewed a few stratagems for us from the new codex.  These are nice and make me eager to see the rest of the bunch.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

A new look and title....

It has come to my attention that I have strayed from my xenocentric ways adding in Guard, Ad mech, and Sisters to my ranks.  With the addition of my newest army Cawl's Hammer, a primaris marine chapter,  I felt that a change is needed.  I will keep the web address the same but I have a new look and title to the page. 

I thought about opening up another site but then I would have to keep 2 sites active and that just seems to hectic for me.  So the site is 40k FTW and it will cover all armies that I currently own.

Stay tuned for some exciting Primaris action.

Questions? Comments? Cawl's will be done?

Preview: New HQ Choice and More from Tyranid Codex

The guys over on Warhammer Community Have another preview of the upcoming Tyranid Codex. In this preview they talk about a new HQ choice, some warlord traits and some bio-artefacts.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Leaks: Tyranid Hive Fleet Adaptation

So the team over at Warhammer Community have a preview for the hive fleet adaptations. I am going to try to keep ups on these preview giving out my opinion of all of these.

Monday, October 30, 2017

#Dreadtober Project Complete!

I was worried I wouldn't finish on time but the Toxicrene is complete. While I didn't get to reshape the tentacles the way I wanted to I think he turned out alright.

Friday, October 27, 2017

WIP: Tankbustas

So being the bad hobbyist instead of working on my Dreadtober entry I decided to finish up my ten Tankbustas.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Continuing Work on the Toxicrene and GMT

So this weekend I finished up the base colors on my Toxicrene I also had some time to work on my Grot Mega Tank (GMT).

Friday, October 20, 2017

#Dreadtober and some tankbustas

I had some time to work on my Toxicrene again this week but unfortunately the move has taken another 2 paint casualties.  So in the meantime I thought I would build out some tankbustas.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ad Mech Part 5: Stratagems, Relics, and Warlords Traits.

To wrap up his week, I wanted to look at the regular relics, stratagems, and warlord traits. Which forge world you use is important but everyone has access to some pretty powerful items.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Ad Mech Part 4: Mars and Cawl

Today I am going to focus on Mars and the only named character for the Ad Mech, Belisarius Cawl.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ad Mech Part 3: Lucius & Agripinaa

Today I continue with my review of the Ad mech codex.  Today I look at Lucius and Agripinaa.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ad Mech Part 2: Stygies VIII & Ryza

I am continuing my review of the new Ad Mech codex.  Today I am focusing on Stygies VIII and Ryza.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Ad Mech Part 1: Graia &Metalica

I am a bit late but I am finally getting to my Ad Mech review.  So instead of a wall of text I have decided to break it up into a few different posts.  Since the Forge worlds are this biggest change in the codex, each post will feature two forgeworld and I will give my thoughts on their Dogma, Warlord Trait, Stragetems and relics.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dreadtober 2017

It is getting close to that time of year again. Dreadtober is just around the corner. Again this year I will not be working on a Dread but something similar sized for the Tyranids. If you follow my blog you might already know what I am talking about. .

Monday, September 25, 2017

UPdate: What have I been doing?

It has been a crazy few weeks at home.  I have not had a lot of time to focus on my hobby.  I got a game in at the shop where my genesteal cult got smashed by the the eldar, I did some work on my display cabinet, and painted a little bit of the Grot Mega Tank (GMT).  This weekend I picked up the ad mech codex I will probably try to write up a review later this week.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WIP: Grot tank and Tox monster

This weekend we had a extended weekend which I took a little break from working on the house and got some hobby time in.  Mainly I worked on my Grot Mega Tank (GMT) and the Toxicrene.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

WIP: Gaming Room

When we moved, we decided that we would rather own than rent.  When we found our house, I found I had a large room downstairs that we never had before.  We decided this was my chance to have my very own game room.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Kitty came out to play!

Last week I brought back the bugs to duke it out at the Thursday night league night.  One of the workers was disappointed when I brought my orks last time so to make him happy, my tyranids got to come back for more biomass.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Moving has hut my hobby time!

Hello all you readers out there, I know I have been pretty quiet this last week and for that I am sorry.  My only excuse is that I didn’t get a game in and I was moving into the new house.  My posts might still be a bit sporadic as I am settling down in the new place but if you hang in there with me I will have more content coming at ya.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

WAAAAAAAAAAGH!!! Orks Battle Summary

Last week I got another game of 8th in at my local game store.  While I love my bugs, my orks were itching for a fight (when aren't they?) So I put together a list, including the new grot mega tank(GMT) and got ready to throw down.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WIP Grot Mega Tank

During this move I brought my nids, my orks, and my new sister army while the rest of the troops were shipped along with the rest of the house.  I also brought along my grot mega tank to work on and over this weekend I did just that.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A 40k Welcome to the Mid-West

This Week, I had my first 40k game in the "new" town.  I played at my the old haunt of Fantasy Books and Games.  It was their typical 40k league night and they are running the "Fate of Konor" campaign.  I decided to bring my space bugs and man were they hungry.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Moving and a Going Away Present

This past month has been crazy.  The main reason for the craziness is that I am moving.  I will be leaving the DC area and moving to the mid-west. While I won't miss the traffic or the crowds, I will miss an awesome gaming group. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hobby Time: DIY Wound Markers

With the release of 8th edition we have seen an increase of wounds on most of the non infantry models out there.  Most of these have more than 6 wound making them harder to track with our standard dice.  We could use mulitple dice or different dice to keep track but I think maybe a wound counter might be a better solution.

Friday, June 30, 2017

A New Era has Begun!

This weekend I had the chance to get in 3 small games of 8th edition.  We each played 1000 points army from a different faction.  Even though one game does not give a complete picture of how well or bad and army or unit is, it is a glimpse of what it can do or downfalls it may have.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WIP hormagaunts

In 8th edition, the role of the lowly termagant has changed slightly.  Sure they are still cheap little guys that help bubble wrap our larger monsters from charges.  The difference now I don't need the never ending supply of models since the tervigon doesn’t make new units unless I set aside points for it.  This means that I don’t have to worry about not having enough models when it is time to make more guys since I am only replenishing models that have died.  So, when I found a fresh box of termagants I thought why not makes some hormagaunts.

Monday, June 19, 2017

8th is Here!

 This weekend 8th edition came out.  with all the leaks and previews that have spilled out I have had a good look at this new game.  Now that I have the book in hand I am working though the rules and units on my own.  This bring me to my first dilemma: Toxicrene or Morkanaut.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


I continued to paint up my Sisters of battle.  This time I painted up a seraphim.  This could be a superior or one of the Gemini siters that go with Celestine. With the new edition I am not sure what it will be.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Feelings, nothing more than feelings

Last week, I looked at the past and how I did in 7th.  Today I think I will take a look at what we have seen for 8th with three of my favorite factions: Tyranids, Orks, and Genestealer cult.

Friday, May 26, 2017

So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.

With all of the news coming in about 8th edition, I wanted to look back on my record in 7th.  My group has one last hurrah left and that will be a big apocalypse game.  Since that won’t affect my records, we can look at how I did this edition.