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Hi All,We seem to be at the time of year where I realize I've let things slip. It seems like usually in the hobby I get frustrated sometime around February or March and my productivity and posting go way down. This year appears to be no exception.In the OWAC I had to declare a Mulligan for March as I just hadn't quite gotten the figures for that month finished. They were close, but I kept on seeing glaring errors that I just couldn't ignore that were fiddly and things that kept me from calling the figures finished.I also just hit a mojo rut. I have a lot of varied things to paint but I just got stuck and stopped sitting at the painting desk. One of the things that is causing a mojo block is the banner for the Zombies. It's been awhile since I've made a banner one post is here. I did finish those banners and they are still on my Orcs. As you can see, I'm not a very good drawer, but I was fairly good at using GIMP to give me custom banners made from elements of the line drawings provided by GW.Fast forward

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Paint Table Saturday 278 - Completed Skeletons

Hi All,Well, I'm sorry about the extra spotty posting of late. Track Season and being sick have effected hobby output across the board. Although I didn't finish the figures I had planned to do, I managed to fulfill my 200 point obligation to the Old World Army Challenge.I am at that point of the year where I am frustrated with a lot in life. To use a cliche, I'm not sure I'm living my "best life." Anyway, I'm taking a break from social media etc for now to try and really accomplish my hobby goals. If you're curious about how I painted these I encourage you to read it on the Old World blog. It's very straight forward and easy.I'd like to welcome Ed Gladdis to the blog, sorry to be a downer before welcoming you. Ed is a super talented painter and has his own blog The Work of Shaitan. You owe it to yourself to follow him.Thanks for looking.Happy painting.

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Operation: Side Hustle (An Ambull Adventure)

Hi All,This was actually my last game of 2018, but I've had a lot of fiddly things to do lately so it took me awhile to write it up. Once again I met up with Lasgunpacker and Dai. This time Dai brought an extra gang and his son along.We played another Ambull hunt scenario using the new blind counters. I followed Airborne's suggestion and put the two higher value Ambulls in the middle of the table. For this game we used the Shadow War rules, which are essentially Necromunda, give or take.I used my cellphone to take the pictures and then tweaked them only in Photoshop with the Poster edge filter and some minor exposure adjustments.Enjoy.In the end a fun game. Dai's son came away with the win, capturing the greatest point value of Ambulls.  Both Dai and Lasgunpackers gangs got pretty chewed up.Is this the end of the Ambull Shenanigans scenarios? Hard to say. I'll have to see if there are new people to try it out on as is, or if we need to add another layer to the story.I also realized that Escape From Nu Or

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Where we've been in 2018, where we're headed in 2019

Hi All,One of those year end posts that everybody loves. I'll try to keep it short and sweet.In 2018 I:Painted 100 itemsFinished and played with my Bretonnian ArmyWent to Kublacon, Monolithcon and got in a game in Sacramento.Wrote 18 comic reportsActually built some terrain (I still have woefully little)Actually played a game at home with my son (WFB 3rd Ed.)In 2019 I'd like to:Finish my Undead Army for OWAC2Paint my Renegade Warband that I've rolled upPaint a Slann Kill TeamBuild more Terrain (Especially finish that dang Coach House)Paint up IG for a local (Phoenix) Rogue Trader CampaignGet back to cataloging stuff for the 100% painted challengeGo to BOYL2019Go to Monolithcon 2019Maybe some other ConFinish my expanded campaign map and play out more games in that worldUnfortunately I cannot go to Kublacon in 2019. We have a family trip that we postponed last year and it was rescheduled to conflict with the con, so guess what takes precedence. It's all good though.Welcome to Dark Knight, thanks for following t

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Monolith-Con III - Ambull Safari

Hi All,I got to run my Ambull scenario again for the guys. We used some home made counters and I got to break out all the plastic Ambulls and monsters I had painted up.We tried using knock out grenades to subdue the Ambulls, I'll let you decide if it worked.The idea was to try and collect the most VP's of Ambulls. Live (5), shot up (3), indiscernible hunks of meat (1). The Knightmare Ambulls were worth double.Enjoy.Thanks for looking and commenting.I'd like to welcome Alex Joker to the blog. Besides this blog he reads some pretty good ones, thanks for adding me to your reading list. If you have a blog, let me know and I'll link it.

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Terrain Tuesday 8 - Monolith quick build

Hi All,I got back from Monolithcon last night and thought I'd fill you in on how I built the Monoliths this year. As you may remember I built some for the guys last year. This year we had two new people, so I built them again with one new thing.Let's take a look.I started with some pieces of styrofoam that I had saved from some packaging.  I cut them 4" tall.They are about 2.25" wide and .75" thickNext I used .25" foam core for the base. It's not the best basing material, but I have a bunch of old foam core on hand. I also want this to be light and fairly cheap, so I'm keeping it to what I have on hand. I cut it 4" long.I cut it about 2.5" wide.I then cut another layer 3" long,and 1.5" wide.I beveled the edges and rounded the corners of all the foam core with a 9mm snap blade cutter.I then cut tooth picks to a length I wanted with the wire cutter on a pair of pliers. A touch overkill, but it worked. I lost one piece when it bounced somewhere after cutting, so be careful.Next I punctured holes completely

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Paint Table Saturday 258 - Those Pesky Umber Hulks (Ambulls)

Hi All,Late again for Saturday, but it's been a busy week. The boy had a band performance during the week, then played with the High School band during halftime at the Football game. Then we ran a Cross Country race in the pouring rain Saturday morning.I've gotten several layers of drybrushing on the Umber Hulks. It's not looking quite where I want it, but I'm not going to worry about things too much.I also got the Olley Dwarf Brewmeister on his base and used a spot of Squadron Green Putty to try and cover the mold line in his tankard.I've since filed the putty down and added sand paste and grit to the base. Should get the paint on him this week.Welcome to Dave Brewster, if you have a blog let me know and I'll link to it. I'm guessing you may be the daveb that commented on the RoC post.As always, thanks for reading and commenting.

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Umber Hulks and assorted terrain projects

Hi All,I wanted to start today's post by welcoming Remco to the blog. I usually leave the welcomes for last and almost always forget. Your name is very familiar, but I can't seem to think of your blog. Blogger profiles don't seem to include that any more.On to the projects.Finally broke out those Nozulr's Umber Hulks I ordered from miniature market. I'm going to paint them up for the Ambull Safari. Still need to work out some kinks in the scenario.While I was photographing the Umber Hulks, this cardboard river section looked back at me accusingly. You may recall I had started these back circa 1990 and then restarted them a relatively short while ago. Gamer ADD is a struggle.Last night my son and I were looking at the WFB 3rd Ed rule book and Slaves to Darkness. He stopped on the Mighty Fortress picture in 3rd Ed again, reminding me we are supposed to play a siege. I want to take some measurements of the pieces to try and make additional sections to match. It may be beyond my skill set.In blogging news, you ma

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