Monday, September 26, 2011

i painted 1 model!!!!

yes, i did.  aha!
isnt he lovely

again, sorry for the long hiatus, ive been busy not painting things. such activities include: buying more stuff that ill never get to paint from ebay (im looking at you skeletons and old graveguard models) and just generally getting on with life.

good news tho, looks like modelling mojo is back and hopefully there will be more to come soon. 

I was also playing around with my terminator parts yesterday, and i have myself a bit of a conundrum
now you see i want to magnetize my nice collection of weapons, for that eventual list-building gaming-purpose of "well i love lightning claws, but combi-melta's are better" bulls@*& and so i decided to make life easier on myself later, what i would do is pin the shoulderpad to the body, at the right angle, then cut a notch in the arm bit that will keep the weapon option static when i pop it in, and not look like the terminator is doing the windmill every five seconds.

sounds like a good idea no?

no, getting a paperclip to bend to the right curve for the shoulder pad is a pain in the back and beyond.  and after ive convinced this small bit of metal to stay on the shoulder pad, i cant then glue it straight into the body to work out an angle as i havent even drilled a hole for magnet yet... in fact i dont have the magnets!

guess i need some more money, huh.

if anyone has a better idea do let me know ^^

p.s. also id love to find someone who would paint the whole dreadfleet box up for me to a "eavy metal" standard as there is no way i am painting all of that shit, and the game wouldnt look right with blobs of grey on the blue watery map they supply.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"The Rage Wave" Sisters o' Battle

So having a look at my lovely new White Dwarf codex in both parts (cut out an taped together ftw) I stuck upon this absurd build that gives 6 powerfisty rage units (or possibly 12??) a deathstar and a few troops at 2k.

so step 1. get yourself that HQ deathstar:

Uriah, has to be this beardy awesome man, +1A Fnp and the usual preacher goodness on any unit he is with
add the unit, death cult assassins and Crusaders of course.
add another preacher (from elites) with an eviscerator, as its the only thing missing here (something to tackle a dreadnought)
Bang them in a Rhino with dozers and Extra armour (heck use that lovely Repressor kit for it, will look suitably imposing)

and thats the HQ done. (now we could add some relentless Canoness command squad or Celestine, but we dont have the points)

Troops. get some Battle sisters, 2 x10 man squads down to bare essentials
(simulacrum Imperialis for that auto-regroup faith re-roll, some melta, and a rhino)
now that can be made to 3 10 woman squads, but theres no room for a simulacrum imperialus without cutting stuff out elsewhere (that preacher from command maybe?)

Elites, 3 x10 man squads of Repentia.
yes, the nutjobs. why? well lets see : feel no pain, Fleet, 6++ invulnerable save, they have grenades!, fearless, and in combat with a good faith roll everyone gets to be hit once at least with that big arse chainsword, the Eviscerator (yum yum double strength and extra D6 pen)
(and rage :( but you have 3 squads! evenly space them, and theyre marching across the whole battlefield!)

Heavy, 3 x3 Penitent Engines
Rawr! yes 9 of these heavy flamour Dual-Dreadnought-Close-Combat-weapon nutters.
why 9? so again you can spread over the battlefield and reduce the chance of your opponent kiting you. Also a bit of armour cover for the repentia.

Fast.... erm if you have any points both the seraphim and dominions are good at what they do, namely rush down those flanks and pounce on the mistakes of your opponents

hq : Uriah Deathstar
Elite: 30 Repentia
Troop: 20/30 Sisters
Fast: ...
Heavy: 9 Penitents

Just a few questions on this build though as the "brief codex" doesnt clarify:

a) the pentient engines in 3's for each heavy slot fielded as a squadron? or can they go seperate? thats a huge difference between 6 rage units and 12 !

b) can the lovely exorcist fire indirectly? no mention in the "codex" :(

and a few complaints:

1) zomg 10 minimum size on troops? QQ i want immolator spam, or at least the option to stick an eviscerator wielding priest in the same transport as them (capacity 10 rhino for the loose)

2) seriously? capacity 10? the SoB's are tiny compared to Mr astartes, im sure another person can squeeze in!

3)no jump pack for my cannonness? awww

4) 2 meltaguns per 5 dominions! well screw that, i want an immolator with a multi-melta filled with 6 models with 4 meltas! eat that melta-vets!
(or the same with flamers or storm bolters pew pew)

5) give us something new to play with! make that repressor fit in the codex already! its an awesome model, make it outta nice cheap plastic too!

6) plastic box sets plox kk thx bai

And there we go, silly army list for people to play with. Hope someone has enough metal penitent engines and repentias to give it a go.

in other news

what do you guys think?  that a nice snowy base for ya?

And the mostly done section of the army... minus bases. soon i start on the large units!...

well maybe not, im eyeing up the beserkers, mite do some of them instead. or a million other things

ciao <3

Monday, September 05, 2011

"woah who are you?"

hah yeah, ive been away again, real life, and a holiday wewt wewt,  went to kalkan in turkey, was loads of fun, but thats another story for somewhere else.
but im back! and ive found some time and inspiration to get the old paintbrush out, and here are the results:
mmm shadowy.... so heres some closeups :
first, the vamp brothers, very nice and shiny in their armour, the standard for the bearer isnt finished yet, as me, being me, im no good at freehand yet and i also havent decided on what to actually put on it.....

look forward to it in the future when i become super awesome at that sort of thing....

next up, and rather blurry, is my wight king fella on foot, in his glorious greenish tint armour, helping him to stand out, and his sorta ethereal'ish blade which will ofc be a tomb blade in any army list i use him in (mmm more skellies! yes please)

im sure proper tacticians of vampire kind will say "its wasted on him, aint got a decent weapon skill or strength blah blah blah" but i like the theme of it, reminds me of that dogs of war unit from ages past (kreiger?) that had dwarf and orc and rat and elf skeletons....  cmon GW put that unit in the dogs of war section! not leopolds leapords (who wants pikemen with cat skins on their heads???)

and finally the good old cairn wraith.  Now interesting thing about this fella is that he was purchased by himself, not as part of unit which is what they have to be fielded as... until last months white dwarf!!  hero status ftw!!!   got meself an extra little hero to babysit some units and provide some nice anti-character/monster ethereal'ness (will still loose wounds due to combat resolution though... sad panda)

the sharp eyed of you, might have noticed the fella on horseback, hes the 5th member for my Black knights! wewt legal number for fielding! finally!    and hes sexier than the standard champion that GW sells today. hes a much older one, and i was lucky to find it on GW.  I bet that we get a plastic kit for Black Knights before long to give me some misery, but hey-ho  a nice anti-terrain unit (yay for unsubstantial steeds) for flank charges.

so for my vampire counts i need to 1) sort out snow bases... i really have no clue here and most how-to guides are a bit confusing, im just gonna have to wing it on one of my models for a full effect
2) paint those skellies then get em quickshade'd then get em matte varnished
3) do same with tomb guard
4)paint those fell bats (i have 8!)
5)  ?????
6) profit!

i am eyeing up a terrorgheist as a nasty rare choice, its that or some blood dragons... or the Black coach (but i might wait for some finecast on that, i had one previously and they seem a bit hard to pin.) ooh ooh and i want the old old zombie dragon, not zacharius's one, but before that. as that one is waaaay cooler..... imo. of course if there was a skeleton dragon.....  i guess i need a wight BSB too.   and more skellies and old graveguard...  ahh much to do.

anyway, its not all been Vampire counts, the other armies have been getting some love, ive assembled some deathwing characters (chaplin, librarian, bsb/belial until i buy the forgeworld parts i need) and ive made some progress on various vehicles and things ( the rhinos and some DA stuff)  still lots to do.

oh and some bad news, the magnet seller i found in the US that was selling lovely magnets seems to have gone awol, yet hes left his website up ( so im sadly waiting for my money back through paypal, and will have to source the right bits some other way (ive got loads of termies i want to magnetise.... and vehicles><)   tis a shame *sad panda*   the stuff is good, and i managed to order something from he ages ago.  so if anyone can poke him back to selling that will be good news :D


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