Monsterpocalypse


A Druid Lich, a Demonic Monkey, a flying Megazord : it must be Privateer Press Previews

A lot can happen in a week. Or even just a day. I was just done writing about the Butcher4 preview when Privateer Press decided to drop another few leaks.''There was a lot of speculation about this model when he came out. The document reads 30mm base, he looks like he has Iron Kingdoms style Druidic armor, and he looks like he's flying in the pose, but it turns out he's not a Krueger at all.He's a lich.And around his feet isn't just normal dust getting kicked about from takeoff. That's fel flames boosting his rockets.In the background, the origins of Iron Lich Asphyxious are that he was once a Druid who wanted to get the attention of the dragon Toruk, so he jumped into a volcano. ("Notice me senpai!" is one of my favorite lines when explaining this to people). He died and was reborn the Iron Lich.Turns out that 30mm base was a typo, and Chad, our local Circle Player, is not happy at all.Cryx players are though. The Iron Lich models are pretty janky with a metal spear haft that breaks too easily. Not sure if t

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Painting My Oscar Award Trophy and some cyber ninjas

One of the things I hate having to paint is gold. Especially gold trim.One of the things I keep finding reasons to paint is gold. Especially gold trim.I picked up my current method of painting gold from an article I saw years ago on Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic. If you know me, then you know that this method is actually Too Many Steps, so I cut it down a bit. And what I started with was the blue gemstones (because I was also painting blue powerglows on my Shadow Sun Syndicate at the time) and so I started with the baseline yellow.After the gemstones, I lay down the Filthy brown on all the trim of the Supreme Guardian and the Immortal Advocate. Both models get gold trim both in the studio scheme as well as in mine, as do all Ancestral type models (Golems infused with the souls of valiant Skorne warriors)My current go to paint for yellow is actually an Ochre, Vallejo Game Colour's Filthy Brown. It lays down a nice color backing for gold.The next step is gold immediately followed by a gold/silver layer. I thin

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Completed Planet Eaters

Finished painting my Planet Eaters the other night. You can see them here with some of the other eclectic things I keep around on my table at any given moment.The purple/blue black ties them in with my Martian Manhunters. I painted the flesh bone and put purple ink into the recesses and then went ahead and highlighted back up to bone.For the elites I reversed the carapace/skin tones.Some glue streaked the base of one of my elites (I don't think you can tell in the photograph) because when I sat the model down it didn't stick, and Chompers have a really bad footprint for gluing down to a base. It's like it's on two toes and there's a vent you have to clean resin off there while you're at it. If you don't file it flat it might be difficult to set the thing down onto a base.I'm still meditating on how I want to transfer this paint scheme to my Lords of Cthul. Maybe do the bonewhite on the tentacles and think of something else for the skin?By the same token I'm trying to figure out how to tie my Protectors togeth

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The best of this week's previews for ... MARCH???

I swear I will return to posting my own stuff in the near future. It’s just been a busy week of updates and I’m just trying to post about all the awesome stuff.Evidence A:Gamera! I mean Armodax! I mean Gamera!And then there’s this guy. He’s the steelhead Arcanist and the sculpt (a render in this case) looks so promising I know I will buying at least two. I know it seems cheesy (metal punk eye patch wizard) but it resonates with me and I can’t help but get excited.Anyway, I’m typing this on my iPad and that kinda sucks, so tomorrow I will update progress on hobby or games,

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Privateer Press Insider Preview for 2019

Yesterday, Matt Wilson of Privateer Press posted an article to Privateer Insider, the self promotional blog on Privateer Press's home page, giving us a preview of what's to come in 2019. And boy it was filled with goodies. Without going on for too long, let's talk about the biggest reveal in the post:That is a comparison shot of a 30mm based model on the left and the first real preview we have of what looks to be a leader model for the Infernals called "Combat Master." If this scale holds up, the Combat Master should sit on a 50mm base. In the render below you can see that it's an Infernal Master, so masters sound like the equivalent of Warcasters or Warlocks in Warmachine and Hordes.In addition, they previewed a warbeast, which looks like a modular-organic Convergence of Cyriss model, and a floating infantry model labeled "Infernal light infantry."I'm excited for this release now as the Masters look like they'll be display worthy pieces, and the weaponry on the Combat Master, at least, looks absolutely bruta

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Adepticon 2019! Gtg

Adepticon registration opened yesterday, and it went off without a hitch (at least for me). It helps to play a game that's both not the primary focus of a convention and also large enough to have a medium sized convention event (I say medium sized in comparison to the 40k events at Adepticon)I went ahead and signed up for the marquee Warmachine events on Thursday and Friday and assumed that I would be free on Saturday to do whatever I wanted (that's when one of the finals for Warmachine happens), so I signed up for Monsterpocalypse.I'm assuming that the rest of the weekend I'll be free. Hope to see some of you there! (All three of you who read my blog)

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Pre Releases at Warmachine Weekend 2018

One of the fun things about traveling to a convention is the early release product. Warmachine Weekend isn't any different, and this year they had some lovely goodies available before the local stores:Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart and Mr. Clogg - I've been looking forward to this release since I read about his backstory back in July , mostly because it's hilarious that he's one of the few Crucible Guard Warcasters who doesn't actually do alchemy. He's just in it for the cool guns they let him shoot.MacKay - She's a tank commander only she's on a train.Railess Interceptor - The train itself! Many people at Warmachine Weekend Plastic Vanguard- a resin release of a warjack that is notoriously terrible to assemble because of it's weird leg stance.Underchief Mire - Frog dude with headdress. I didn't pick any of that up. Why not? I wasn't going to paint or play with any of it that weekend. Last year when I got friends to bring me Northkin models at pre-release it was so I could paint them over the cour

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Painting My Martian Menace

The Martian Menace is a faction in Monsterpocalypse reminiscent of classic UFO saucer / War of the World designs. Circular or crescent ships, with a bit of classic sci-fi thrown in with servitor arms on their first monster release. When they were originally released as part of the Monsterpocalypse prepainted collectible miniatures game, they were silver painted over clear green plastic to better show off some glow/energy effects. Recently, one of the Wills from Privateer Press asked for feedback on what he should paint his all new Martian Menace, and my immediate response was to suggest classic War of the Worlds green ships with orange/red glow effects given that was the color I distinctly remember from the classic book cover or maybe a colorized version of the original film. When it came time to paint mine, however, I decided I wanted something decidedly different.First of all, I wanted to maintain some color similarities between my Destroyers. In the new Monsterpocalypse, three factions represent a sin

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Hotel Hobbying

My buddy Captain Chris likes to share with his friends photos of his hobby progress from various hotels around the country. Currently he has a boss custom Aiel army that he's painting, warriors with shoufas, and in the past he's also shared pictures of Chaos cavalry all done up while sitting miles away from home.Now, I love playing Warmachine. I've played this game for years and foresee playing it for years more, but when I'm at a convention I think I have limits as to just how many games I can play with any kind of sustained energy. Add to that an extra large table you might have to reach across and suddenly I'm straining my back. One of the draws of conventions I attend are early releases of models that I want to paint being sold directly by companies like Privateer Press (okay honestly it's mostly models sold by Privateer Press, but there are others). And since models can often be bought cheaper elsewhere after their regular release, both in shops and online, I find that part of the calculus behind pu

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Privateer Press - New Releases

New and coming soon from Privateer Press...--------------------Privateer Press Prereleases at WARMACHINE WEEKEND 2018! Nov 2 - 4, 2018EXCLUSIVES - AT THE SHOW OR STORE.PRIVATEERPRESS.COM92048- Underchief Mire Collector's Box - $3592040 - Warwitch Initiate Deneghra - $15MONSTERPOCALYSE PRERELEASES - AT THE SHOW ONLY!51016 - Terra Khan- $2851017 - Terrasaurs Unit 1 - $2851018 - Terrasaurs Unit 2 - $2451040 - Skyscraper - $2451041 - Downtown Highrise - $2151042 - Corporate HQ - $2051043 - Comm Array - $1551044 - Industrial Complex - $1351045 - Power Plant - $1551013 - Ares Mothership - $2551014 - Martian Menace Unit 1 - $2551015 - Martian Menace Unit 2 - $26WARMACHINE/HORDES PRERELEASES - AT THE SHOW ONLY!NOVEMBER37002 - Aurum Adeptus Syvestro - $1537005 - Aurum Ominus Alyce Marc & Big Alyce - $2537015 - Marshal General Baldwin Gearhart & Mr. Clogg - $2637018 - Railless Interceptor - $12037019 - Captain Eira Mackay - $12537021 - CG Assault Troopers - $5037024 - Vanguard

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Brave Customs Officer Delayed Monsterpocalypse: Ultimately Fails to Save City

I never played the first wave of Monsterpocalypse. Despite wonderful reviews and a solid fan base it was not for me. Random boxes in miniature games were all the rage at the time and my rage was leveled at them. Magic: The Gathering should have just stayed in its lane and not infected the greater gaming industry…but that is a completely different post. This, oh this, is a look at the brand new and improved, dropping today, MONSTERPOCALYPSE! Some brave customs officer threw his or herself into the line of fire forcing the delay until today. These beasts cannot be stopped and more are coming! GenCon is always my favorite place to find my next gaming fix. While there, two long and comparatively game-less months ago, it was this beautiful man that introduced me to the joy of building crushing beneath the bodies of kaiju inspired monstrosities! Oh a wonderful wizard Oz is! A quick demo sold me on the mechanics and one look at Brewgrosh (Cthugrosh sculpted by Doug Hamilton and the Beer-Swilling con-exclusive

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