Sunday, December 30, 2018

Blockade's Year In Review

Happy-Almost-New-Years! I figured I would do a yearly round up. So many miniatures completed this year! Here's a brief round up of some of my favorite miniatures I've painted.

Monday, December 24, 2018

December Building Round-Up: Pallets & Spawn & Rogue Traders, Oh My!

Twas the Night before Christmas,
and all through the house,
All the creatures were purging
and cleaning
Especially the future spouse
Away terrain
Away paint
Away miniatures so small
To hide until the Yuletide festivities
are past for all.

Santa's Helpers

Merry Christmas Eve & Happy Holidays! Here at the Blockade household, we've been especially busy with trees and decoration & baking. But this month has also seen a variety of event & future event planning & even some miniature painting!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

What's On My Table: 12/18/2018

Over the weekend, I had a little time to work on the hobby.  While I didn't finish any one project, I did make progress on a few.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Possible Battlewagon Conversion

With the release of the new codex I have been thinking I could use a third battlewagon for my battlewagon blitz tactic.  Since being burned by the second hand market and the kit being sold out last time I checked I have been looking at what I can convert.  Enter the Mage Knight  Dwarven Steam Behemoth.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Gordo the Morkanaut

After a few weeks of work I am declaring Gordo done. I do see a few items that I can touch up but for the most part he is done and I am happy.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What's on My Table? 12/12/18

I thought I would give an update to show what I have been working on.  With the upcoming holiday I have not had a lot of time to sit down and relax with my paints but I have done some work.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Impressions from the table: Daughters of Khaine

Last week I probably had my last game of the year.  I played a game of Age of Sigmar with a buddy at our local game store.  I brought my daughters along.  I don't have a blow by blow but I do have some thoughts that I thought I would share.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gitzog Wurldkilla

What!?! Another post!! Last night, I had the time to add the finishing touches on Gitzog Wurldkilla so I thought I would post some pictures of him.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Blood Sisters

After working on the Morkanaut for a few weeks I felt I needed a palette cleanser.  I have a game of Age of Sigmar on the books this Thursday so I thought I would paint up the third squad of Blood Sisters so my whole army would be painted.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Grenndal's Year in Review

With 2018 winding down, I start to look and reflect on what I have done and what I planned to do through this year.  While there is still time to finish up (or start) some last minute projects.  As it stands now I have done 82 infantry sized models, 4 monsters, 4 vehicles, 2 super heavies, and 5 pieces of terrain.  Not that bad of a tally.  Let’s dive in and see how it all breaks down and how true I stood to my pledge

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Genestealer Cult Hype

Over the weekend, Games Workshop had the Vigilus Weekender in which they had some of the upcoming Genestealer Cult(GSC) models on display. These leaks have got me interested again in the cult ( I still love you orks). The Warhammer Community even went out on a limb and said that the GSC codex is next. Seeing that only the GSC or the sisters, it is not a big surprise. Lets look at the models and I will give my ramblings about them.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Gordo the Gorkanaut

Way back in 2014 Games workshop released the gorkanaut.  I always wanted one but could never bring myself to buy one.  There just was better ways than him to fill the rolls he fills.  While the new codex does not make him the bees knees, it does make it close enough for  the rule of cool to come into play. Enter el Gordo.

Building him was relatively easy.  That being said, I wanted to have the flexibility to make either a gorkanaut or morkanaut so I needed to magnetize.  Looking at the two builds, there are a few differences: the main gun, the chest gun, and a Kustom Force Field (KFF).

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

More Grots!

If you want to have a bunch of command points in the new codex you are going to need grots. Right now I have thirty of them but not all are painted. With these eight I have painted 2/3 of them.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Showcase: Boomdakka Snazzwagon

Over the weekend I built and painted my Boomdakka Snazzwagon. This was a fun kit and I am eager to find out how it does on the table.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Showcase: Kustom Boosta-Blasta

As you could have seen from my last post, I was almost finished with my Kustom Boosta-Blasta.  Well with the snow day yesterday I put a little more time into him and finished it up.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

What's on my table

I thought I would give an update on my paining table this week.  With all the progress on my Speed Freeks boxset I don't have a lot of orks on my table right now. lets take a look.

The Lydia Incident - Background & Campaign Missions

Hi all,

Hopefully everyone saw the first Lydia Incident post earlier this month. This whole campaign is a second continuation of the first group campaign I ever ran. I'll be attaching various files here so that people can see, explore, and use as they see fit. Feel free to use whatever you'd like. They were written with 7th edition in mind, but they should still be fine to use with 8th edition lists and rules.  I've converted them all from Word to Google Docs, so there may be a few issues with formatting.
Last Pict Capture: Defense Station 43X.e9 - estimated 4,000 souls lost.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Showcase: Speed Freek Terrain

After finishing most of the Speed Freeks boxset, I turned to the terrain that came with it. I figured I can use this as some scatter terrain during my games at home or it will be nice to have the set totally painted if I ever try to play the actual game.

There is not much to say about the terrain. I based it black, then heavy drybrush of silver. I then picked out pieces in the colors of my ork clans. My ork vehicles have red, blue, and green

Wile the detail is pretty good I am a little disappointed on a few pieces. On one piece there is a stack of tires and it seems they were a bit lazy when scuplting them. Instead of making them a stack they juts have one long tire. This just looks odd when you start to really look. The good thing is it is just terrain so most people will just glance at it and move on.

With these done I just have the Kustom Boosta-Blasta to finish. I am hoping to complete that this week and move on to the Snazzwagon. I also would like to get my Blood Sisters done as well. Then It is off to paint my grots. I plan on using them in my current build and I would like them to be painted. I feel I can get all 26 done before the end of the year. I also want to finish my Fire Raptor... Man I have a lot of work to do.

Questions? Comments? Dakka dakka dakkas!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Showcase: Warbikers and grots

Over the weekend I was determined to finish my ork warbikers. I am getting closer to completing my Speed Freeks boxset. I also took a break and painted up a couple of grots for fun. Pictures incoming!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Renegades and Heretics Expansion - Murderous Marauders

The last major parts of the renegades and heretics army are finally falling into place. Enter the last Marauder Squad - The Murder Cultists.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

An Ork Boy and Some Bikes

While I was setting up my army for the army showcase the other day, I found this old metal ork primed and ready for paint. I had a few minutes so I thought I would paint him up.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Deffkilla Wartrike

Laft night my buddy had a pet emergency so I didn't get to play. What I did get to do is finish painting the Deffkilla Wartrack.

Monday, November 5, 2018

What's on My Table: 11/5/2018

This week's What's on My Table I continue to work on my speed freeks box.While I work on that I also have another buggy that I got over the weekend. Let's take a look.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Narrative Campaign - The Lydia Incident

Hi All,

So to continually push myself, I've been exploring how to do a solo person narrative campaign that ties in Kill Team, Small scale missions, and works around my relatively hectic schedule. The missions posted are welcome to be used by any gaming club/group, etc., just be sure to give credit! (Regardless of alterations, etc). Please note that these posts may be longer than normal and may not contain tons of pictures. I'd love feedback, questions, or ideas of where to go! So here we go, entering into the Lydia Incident, part one.(also, sorry if the formatting is weird, copying and pasting from Google docs seems to not make Blogger happy.)

Friday, November 2, 2018

Showcase: Shokkjump Dragsta

I had a little time last night while watching the Blues game to finish up my Shockjump Dragsta. The model was fun to paint up and I am happy with how it turned out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

My Painted Orks

Welcome to the last day of Orktober.  I was hoping to have to codex before this day came but at least I know it is on its way. To celebrate I thought I would show off all my painted orks.  While it is a lot of models I thought I had more… be warned, a lot of pictures incoming.

Monday, October 29, 2018

What's On My Table: 10/29/2018

Over the weekend, I picked up the new Speed Freeks box set. I am eager to get these models built and on the table. Speaking of the table let’s see what is on it…

Thursday, October 25, 2018

What's On My Table: 10/24/2018

With my Warboss finished and Speed Freeks on the way I have a little lull before we finish Orktober.  There are a couple of things I can work on before Sat comes around. Let's take a look...

Monday, October 22, 2018

Goodbye to Deathwatch

Hi all!

With the decision to allow my 1500 point Deathwatch Army to move on to greener pastures, I've decided to post the photos of the entire army before letting it travel on it's merry way (To Wisconsin, so the bases match at least :-) So here's my photos of the army for you to enjoy!