Posts Tagged ‘Rambling’

Back from GenCon, and some new Mechanicum

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

davetaylor

So, Wednesday of last week I packed up my miniature case and headed off to Indianapolis for the biggest gaming convention ever – GenCon 2014! Despite living in the US for the last 12 years, I’ve never been to GenCon before. To say it’s impressive is to…

Horus Heresy – Death Guard characters (and my 500th post!)

Posted on July 7th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

davetaylor

I managed to polish of a few more Death Guard over the holiday weekend. These three Apothecaries that will sit nicely among my big squads, or I can pick one of them to act as a Primaris Medicae (probably the one in the middle with the lovely servo skul…

A Thank You, and a Preview

Posted on April 16th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

davetaylor

It always floors me when someone does something unexpectedly awesome. Blog reader Richard contacted me the other day and told me that he had recently received an order from Forgeworld. Unusually, his order contained an item he hadn’t actually ordered, …

Adepticon 2014 Part 2 – Warmaster, Epic, and Loot!

Posted on April 11th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

On Friday, we arrived to the Warmaster tournament- we had armies representing Chaos, the Empire, Orcs and Goblins, Dark Elves, and High Elves. My Chaos army did well against the Orcs and Goblins, but were crushed against the might of the Dark Elves,…

Adepticon 2014 Part 1 – Legends of the Old West, Necromunda, and Cake Shakes!

Posted on April 10th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

This year’s travel to Adeption was relatively uneventful – the entire state of Illinois wasn’t underwater this time around, so that meant that the flights were on time and there weren’t any issues to speak of.Illinois last yearIllinois this yearI arriv…

Malifaux – A whole new world!

Posted on February 10th, 2014 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

A little over a month ago, I posted that I was going to be playing my first game of Malifaux that night. The request for a report on that game was pretty significant. I certainly wasn’t expecting that kind of response from you, my faithful blog readers…

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1st, 2014 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

During this time of reflection and renewal, take a moment to remember…No matter how tough things can get in your life, it has to be better than being hardwired into a Reaver Titan!May you all enjoy 2014 at least as much as I enjoyed 2013. There will …

Public Service Announcement – Sunday Double!

Posted on December 15th, 2013 under . Posted by

davetaylor

Seismic Miniature Painting StudioThe first announcement today is to draw your attention to the new Painting Service being run by an old friend (from way back in the day) Jonathan Palermo. Jonathan and I both worked for GW in Australia, but now he’s in …

All the News that’s fit to print!

Posted on July 5th, 2013 under . Posted by

davetaylor

First of all, thank you all for the kind comments on my display board for Armies On Parade. Hopefully it’ll do well in Memphis in three weeks time. Fingers crossed.Anyways, the show must keep rolling along, and whie I’m tinkering with something new, I …

Smooth lines and interesting textures

Posted on June 6th, 2013 under . Posted by

davetaylor

A little change of pace for you all today. I’ve never really been a “car guy”. I mean, I appreciate them, but I’ve never felt the need to get an old car and spend hours tinkering away in a back shed somewhere. I have toy soldiers for that ; )Having sai…

And now for something completely different…

Posted on February 28th, 2013 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

Recently I was chatting with a good friend of mine, and he was regaling me with stories about this interesting idea he had for a sci-fi skirmish game, it was something quite different to the many games already out there,  and the background he has…

On Guard for Adepticon!

Posted on January 7th, 2013 under , . Posted by

Adepticon! Yep, I’m really going to try to make it this year. I wanted to go last year, but didn’t think anyone else was interested. After the event, I found out Dave went and I was really bummed that I hadn’t said anything. We’re making plans to go th…

And on into 2013…

Posted on January 5th, 2013 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

davetaylor

Anyone ready to suggest a name for my Lamenters Furioso? And yes, I still have to add the pools and splashes of blood and gore.Well, I took a look back at my goals for my hobbying in 2012. Some of them were achieved, some of them were not (more th…

2013 – The Year of Getting Things Done (TM)

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

2012 is gone and what do I have to show for it? A few extra pounds (and not the good British kind, the bad other kind) and not much else. All my grand plans, and nothing to show for them. Sigh…Well, that’s not going to fly in 2013. I’m through with m…

Happy Birthday Blog, and a recap of 2012

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 under , , . Posted by

davetaylor

Yes, the Dreadnought is almost finished, more shots in the next post.Well, as f today, this blog has reached the grand old age of FOUR! I can scarcely believe it. It has certainly been a fun ride, and I’m sure she has many more years left in her. …

A time for Tradition

Posted on December 24th, 2012 under . Posted by

davetaylor

I hope you’ll indulge me a little, in this post with no toy soldiers.The end of the calendar year is laden with tradition. Some folks celebrate various holidays, while others choose not to, but regardless of how you do it, you probably have a few thing…

Lamenter Update: 3rd Game Loss and Movember!

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

davetaylor

Two more Tactical Marines finished since my last update. I’ve been working away diligently on them, along with three other projects that will eventually see the light of day on this blog or another. I’m pretty happy with the consistency I’ve been able …

Lamenters Update: 2nd Game Victory!

Posted on October 12th, 2012 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

Well I played my second game of 6th Edition tonight, and boy what a game! I was up against my friend Jordan and his Dark Angels (just before he packs up and moves his family across country). I took the same list as my first game (no sense in confusing …

First game of 6th Edition!

Posted on September 20th, 2012 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

You know, I don’t talk much about my gaming. That’s mainly because I don’t do much of it at all. But last night I played my first game of the new edition of 40K… and I quite enjoyed it.I cobbled together 1,000 points of Lamenters and threw down again…

Kickstarted!

Posted on September 14th, 2012 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

There have been a lot of miniature wargames-based campaigns launching on Kickstarter recently, and it has been very interesting to watch things tick along.As someone who has worked in the “toy soldier biz” for the past two decades, I’m well aware of th…

General Specialization and a new look!

Posted on August 8th, 2012 under , , . Posted by

As stated in a previous post, I’ve been mulling the idea of changing my focus from strictly Epic to a more generalized Specialist Games view. I’ve been kicking around the idea for some time, but it really became relevant when one of the guys in the gam…

Painting… and Paints – Part One

Posted on June 6th, 2012 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

I’m currently neck-deep in the spearmen and knights for my Procession of Morr army. I’d take a few minutes to take photos of their progress, but that would take valuable time away from the actual painting of the models. With summer upon us here in Balt…

I feel like I’m at a crossroads…

Posted on April 29th, 2012 under , , , , . Posted by

davetaylor

While my lights are galavanting around Illinois in the back of a truck, I’m kind of left to ramble on about my recent hobby thoughts. Hopefully by this time next week I’ll have my lights back and I’ll snap some photos of my ongoing projects and save yo…

"Hobby Promises" – 2011 and 2012

Posted on January 9th, 2012 under . Posted by

davetaylor

And so another few days whips by leaving me wondering “Where is the time going?” The answer is, of course, to my family… and extra sleep. It has been an interesting six weeks since my second daughter was born, and I’m starting to learn a few things t…

Happy Birthday Blog! – and 2011 re-cap.

Posted on January 6th, 2012 under , . Posted by

davetaylor

Ghazgkull Thraka vs Commissar Yarrick (painted by Mathieu Fontaine and Kirill Zhilkov respectively)Well, it would seem that “happy” has been the intro to my last three posts (Holidays, New Year, and blog birthday). It has certainly been a happy ti…