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Epic Tau done

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.

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Warmaster Chaos figures based

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.

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New Year’s painting table

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.

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Ghar Rebel plans

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.

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The pornography of dice

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

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A funny thing.

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

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To-dos done

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

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