In order to get some more terrain ready for Age of Magic and Gates of Antares I put together these pieces. There are four elements that I can use for rough ground or bases for some alien foliage that I put together. There are two pieces of broken ground and then the last two are... Continue Reading →
I can’t find it now but there was a Penny Arcade cartoon that compared Twitter to inviting strangers into your house to piss in your eyes. This has the usual dramatic nature of Penny Arcade cartoons but it contains a certain truth. Twitter allows you to communicate with a diverse range of people and follow interesting... Continue Reading →
Black Gate Miniatures have started a new Kickstarter project to fund the development of 10mm Daemon miniatures suitable for Warmaster. Their 10mm Ogres look quite nice so these should be a nice addition to a Chaos force or the start of a Daemon army.
So here are some pictures of my completed Epic Tau force. All of the figures are from the Onslaught Miniatures Okami Combine range. I am very impressed with the figures. Not only the level of detail in them but how easy it was to paint them up to a very good standard. The complete list of models is: 12 x Stealth Suits 10 x Gun Drones 10 x Crisis Suits 5 x Broadside Suits 6 x Ion Hammerhead 3 x Fusion Hammerhead 3 x Railgun Hammerhead 5 x Tetra 5 x Piranha 8 x Pathfinders 18 x Fire Warriors 6 x Skyrays As you can imagine, this isn’t the end of this force. I want to add a few more recon elements to the force, some more Hammerheads as well as some elements that are not in the army list like Vespids, Riprides and Sniper Drones.
So the Warmaster Chaos figures I painted earlier are finally based. I forgot how much of a PITA it is to base 10mm Warmaster figures. The models are in two strips so there is not a lot of space between each strip which makes the entire process either long (basing one strip at a time) or troublesome (painting between two strips of figures). I chose troublesome since I wanted to have these done before I am a grandfather and these models aren’t exactly the best paint job I have ever done. But they are finished.
The new year has begun and there are some new minis on the painting table. The first is a general for my upcoming Chaos Warmaster army. Chaos General The model is part of a set of Chaos miniatures I picked up at a bitz sale at Imaginary War a few years ago. I just need to do a touch of work on the banner to add a chaos symbol to both sides. Also on the table is a set of Dystopian War British Medium tanks. Tanks for the Omnissiah! These are meant to be 2mm Dystopian Wars minis but I am going to use them as 6mm Adeptus Mechanicus APCs. I’ve used some PVA glue to stick them to some bases so I can use my painting handles when painting them. Originally I was thinking of using them as Imperial Guard proxies but I think that the ‘steampunk’ look suits the Mechanicus better. These will join some similar models that I painted some time ago as well as some Vanguard Miniatures Cybershadow miniatures to fill out the infantry and walkers.
So I have a solid core of 1000 points painted for my Ghar Rebel force. I have a few things that I want to add to it before I take a break from them and concentrate on another army. I have an Ammo Scutter that is almost finished. Despite having it I have no rolled a 10 with my Bomber Squad yet but it is another Scourer Cannon to add to a unit as well as a place to put hits. I am putting an Attack Crawler together and I also have an Assault Squad that I want to assemble and paint. Finally, in order to be able to put all of those toys in a list I need to add another Tactical unit to the army. To that end I have ordered a Mag Cannon Support team and will be painting the plain Ghar Rebels that came in the army box. That will give me a possible eight Tactical choices to add to an army.
I have been watching quite a few video battle reports lately and almost every one is filmed using a single handheld camera. There are some negatives to this, primarily the camera shake and quick movement effects, but one that I wouldn’t have thought of is the tight focus shot of rolled or rolling dice that almost all of these reports use. Now it is a necessary part of the report to make the viewer aware of the results of a roll or a combat but it seems odd that vloggers would all routinely focus so tightly and insistently on the dice as they are being rolled. Hot Dice The action of rolling the dice isn’t important, the results are. Often the dice results are usually very close to average, especially with large attacks, and so even seeing the dice isn’t that critical. Its one thing to want to show the result of an extraordinarily good or bad roll but if someone makes 20 4+ rolls for an attack and they get 11 4+ results this is hardly worth moving the camera for. And yet the camera will. And t
I have been watching a lot of video battle reports lately. Well trying to watch them. Some videos are great but the majority are simply unwatchable. Most people who posts videos make a series of easily corrected mistakes that could easily increase their a
So I have this to-do list that I use to keep myself motivated in my hobby doings. I have done this in the past and it hasn’t been very successful but this time I have noticed that I am actually completing tasks before I even add them to the list. Th
Just realised that I had manage to finish assembling the Forge Father and Iron Ancestor models for Deadzone so I was able to mark those off the To-Do List. I did a trade this week for some 15mm Battlefront Lee models so I added those to the list. They wil
As the year has gone on I have found myself blogging a lot less. I am not sure why but it just isn’t a big part of my hobby life. As well, I have been hosting my blog on the calgarygamers.net domain which I have used, for the past few years, to h...