Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back from Break! Retribution of Scyrah ho!

Hey everyone,

I took a few week break from blogging in order to recoup after the annual OFCC event and to refocus on the hobby.  After a few weeks I'm happy to start in on my next project.  I have decided that it is time to paint up my warmachine army and get it ready for playing.

I first began this trek by taking out all of my painted retribution of scyrah and putting it into an acetone bath.  After all the paint had been removed, I went about laying all of my newly stripped models on a cookie sheet to dry next to the sink.  My wife had said "Move  your toys I'm going to start the disposal."  as she flipped the switch to allow the sink to drain and the disposal to work.  I quickly reached out to grab the tray when I hit it instead and sent all 50 pts of freshly stripped models into the disposal....

I am glad that the disposal I invested in 4 years ago is strong enough to handle all that metal....

So...

New Retribution models!

Also because I am insane I also decided to order custom bases from http://www.tabletop-art.de/



I then went about pinning and assembling the new battle force including cutting off the tabs that are inserted into bases as the new resin bases require me to pin them.





So in a few weeks I shall begin the painting process and have 50 pts of Retribution of Scyrah ready to go!
Then who knows, may start the Circle!

Hobbytime hooo!

Friday, September 26, 2014

OFCC 2014 bound!

Alrighty folks,  it's been a year and a few months since last OFCC but it's now time to depart unto this massive Nerd Safari!

I'll be providing a pictures later but I wanted to show off the finalized display board for the event!

See you after this weekend!


Monday, September 15, 2014

Orion WIP and Display Board WIP

Before OFCC 2014 arrives I am trying to complete one last model which is Orion, King of the Woods for my 4,000 point Wood Elf army and also a reasonably easy display board.

Here is the layout for the display board.  I'm going to cut out the areas for the movement trays then prime, sand, flock and call it good.


Here are the first run pics of Orion.
I hope to have him done before OFCC.



5 Layers with 2 more to go on skin then we may move on to Loin cloth and horns.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Citadel Wood - Painted and Flocked.

The one final element I almost forgot to have ready for OFCC was my "free" citadel wood that the Wood Elves get.  Rather than an arbitrary speed painted one I decided to take a few hours and make this one look nicer than I normally would have.  I may add a flag or sign to it later for more customization but as for now it's done.

Here we go:




Sunday, August 31, 2014

What has been going on in the hobby this summer.

This summer has been a rather exciting and busy time for the hobby and gaming in general for me.  It all began with the release of the new Wood Elves army book in May and the subsequent release of several new kits for the army.  That release began the new army project I have been working on all summer which is the creation of a massive Wood Elf army that can be used in various incarnations and point values.  Soon after the release of the Wood Elves army book, Games Workshop released the 7th edition of Warhammer 40k.

The new edition release for 40k renewed my interest in the game and resulted in the shelving of all my old previous 40k models and the foundations started to create my new Eldar army soon as the Wood Elves are completed.  Just as my focus had realigned itself on my Wood Elves (which I had spent pretty much every night for months painting) then Dungeons and Dragons released their newest edition, 5th.  That resulted in the subsequent decision to DM a campaign with a few friends on Tuesday nights.  Prior to that we had the releases of the Space Wolves, Orks, and Grey Knights for 40k and then Guardians of the Galaxy came out in the theater.

Guardians of the Galaxy prompted me to finally just give in and subscribe to Marvel Unlimited in order to read the hundreds of comics I used to collect.  This followed by the Disney explosion of Princess Sofia and other Disney Princess paraphernalia in my house has prompted me to also collect Hirst Arts molds to create a Disney Princess castle for my girls.

So that said let us review my army projects, hobby projects and items to collect over the summer and moving forward.

Army Projects:

1. The Great Hunt, War Host of Athel Loren

To collect and paint:
- Waywatcher Lord model
- Spellsinger model 
- Great weapon character
- Spellsinger on Unicorn
- 15 Glade Guard
- 15 Glade Guard
- 12 Dryads
- 20 Eternal Guard
- 20 Wildwood Rangers
- 6 Wild Riders
- 6 Wild Riders
- 8 Sisters of Thorn
- Treeman
- Treeman Ancient

To touch up and update:
Waywatcher Lord
Battle Standard Bearer
10 Waywatchers

2. Limited Edition Wood Elves Army Book
3. Limited Edition Dark Elves Army Book
4. Limited Edition High Elves Book
5. 7th Edition Rules Compendium

Marvel Comics: (Story arcs)
6. Infinity Gauntlet Compendium
7. Infinity Gauntlet Companion
8. Civil War

Dungeons and Dragons
9. Players Handbook
10. Starter Set

Dark Heresy
11. 2nd edition Dark Heresy

Hirst Arts:
12.  Castle Mold #40
13.  Castle Mold #50
14.  Castle Mold #60
15.  Castle Mold #52
16.  Castle Mold #86
17.  Castle Mold #200
18.  Castle Mold #203

19.  Retribution of Scyrah 50 pt army (collected but not painted)
20.  Circle Orboros 50 pt army (collected but not painted)

21.  Ipad

22. Display Board for OFCC 2014
23. Disney Princess Castle
24.  Design and purchase new Eldar army to replace old models/paint job.

So as you can see its been a very busy summer for me and I'm not yet even close to being done with some of my newer projects (read: Disney Princess Castle, Eldar Army, Retribution of Scyrah and Circle Orboros armies)

Guess everyone can look forward to some more updates in the up and coming months!