Monday, July 16, 2012

Going off the grid

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has come....
I will be off the "grid" for a little while.

Outrageous cable/internet bills are going to leave me with no internet for a few days (at most a week).
So once we change over to another cheaper internet provider, I will be back.
I know you'll all miss me.
It'll be ok.
See you when I get back on the grid.


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Orks for sale!

Hello fellow bloggers!

Just letting you all now that I have some Orks up for sale on E-Bay as well as my Necrons.
Let your friends know. Their perfect for anyone beginning the hobby or to add to an existing army.
As long as you live in the United States they are up for grabs to the luckiest bidder.
Check them out and help a hobbyist who's down on his luck.

I also would like to state that I have indeed gotten my old job back!
This job is full time, with a set schedule and I love it.
Basically I deliver auto motive paints to local repair shops and dealerships.
Now I can start putting my commission money back into replenishing my own collections.
Thanks for looking and remember tell your friends about my lots on E-Bay.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Army for sale

So I decided I'm selling my Necrons.
Yep you read that right, selling them and saying goodbye and glad to see you go... Necrons Army: E-Bay This latest FAQ has left a bitter taste in my mouth. Normally I'm not one to complain about the FAQs but I'm just at a loss for the utter sense of "laziness/generalism" toward everything other then Imperial Guard, Grey Knights and Necrons.
The nerf bat was definitely being used with a heavy hand this time. Now you cannot tell me the original authors of the various Codices are actually handling these at all. You just can't. I mean would Phil Kelly really make Webway Portals so utterly useless now that you cannot even assault out of them the turn you walk out? Or would he generalize all the unique weapons like Djinn Blades and Huskblades as "unusual power weapons with AP3"?
The point behind all of this is the simple fact that I as a hobbyist/player am striving to find that project that will on one hand "tickle my fancy" and on the other, give my player side something with strategy. I found that with Dark Eldar. I had been thinking about them for a long time now and with all thats happened since 6th has dropped, has pointed me right in their direction.

Uhm yeah, he doesn't want to kill you. He wants to eat your soul.

They are some of the most beautiful models GW has released and are backed by one of the most in-depth backgrounds an army could ever ask for.  Phil Kelly and Jes Goodwin really out did themselves with this Codex thats for sure. Even with the heavy handed nerf beating they received, I'm jumping right in. Should have a test min up soon.

My next update should be of some pics of my recent Goff Ork army I painted followed by a Kabalite Warrior and maybe even some Raven Guard commission work mixed in for s&g.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Another heretic for the fire

Hey guys and gals.

Small update again.
Finished the Flamer Bearer Marine (I hear that flamers are quite nasty in assaults) for my Emperor's Children Tactical Squad "Alpha" (still thinking of better names). One day I'll sit down and draw up some sketches of shoulder pad designs so I don't have all blank pads.

The Flamer Bearer

And as always, after I take some pics, I have to go back and tidy up some spots (damn camera)....
Anywho... hope you like him as much as I do.
2 down, 3 to go and then maybe a running Dreadnought as a reward for finishing before my deadline!


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Something Heretical and something ancient

Hello fellow bloggers!

Commission Update: I FINALLY finished the Goff Ork commission. Now onto the Raven Guard commission.

Now for something with a bit of Heresy.
I took over the reins of a motivational thread on Bolter and Chainsword for a "Tale of 20 gamers, a galaxy asunder". Its basically a motivational thread for the 18 Astartes Legions, the Adeptus Custodes and the Sisters of Silence. I chose my favorite Legion, the Emperor's Children.
Basically at the end of every month each person who chooses a Legion/ Imperial Force is to submit a painted 5 man squad or something equivalent (Contemptors, Primarchs, 10 man squads etc.) The idea being, every member shows their work in progress pics as they move along, which helps motivate others to work and finish their projects. Its all positive and I love it.
Here are some pics of my EC so far.

The beginnings of Squad 1

Vet Sergeant

Converted Flamer bearer

And now for something completely different.
While I have my Emperor's Children I wanted to have another army that I can actually play and play often. Enter the Necrons! I won't go into the whole 6th Edition FAQ and the now super-Necrons debacle I'll just say, I'm glad I chose them to be my primary army. If you're wondering about the Sisters, I'm still interested in them but for now their on the far back burner (sorry girls).

The beginnings of my Warriors

So you'll notice the absence of green rods on the Gauss Flayers.
Yeah I'm not a fan and want to with the inclusion of gardening wire and some good lighting effects, to give them the impression of electricity/arc. I've got 17 more Warriors to "convert", a squad of possibly Deathmarks (if I read right, a roll of 6 to hit/wound lets you choose the target to take the wound with snipers, YAY), an Annhilation Barge and a Ghost Ark.
I'm thinking of either going with a weathered silver and blue electricty or the Kepahk scheme. Decisions...decisions....
Thanks for looking!