Monday, October 31, 2011

Donation Update Part 2

Here's a quick update on my Dark Angels commander. I've finished the body, and now it's time for his backpack.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Donation Update

So I've been working the past couple of nights on my Dark Angles commander that my buddy gave me. I think he is coming along very well.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Book Review: Embedded

So this is a bit off topic for this blog. It is not 40k or Warhammer Fantasy Battle, or miniaure related in any way, but I am going to post it any way. I just got done reading Dan Abnett's book Embedded.

So this is Dan Abnett's first non-40k sci-fi novel from what I understand. It takes place in the near-future where things are similar enough to what we have in the present day, but still strange enough to make this a sci-fi novel.

One of the strengths of this book is the way Abnett has created his own lingo for everything. It reminds me of Neuromancer or Blade Runner (or Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep if you feel better about it). For me this gives an intimate feeling to the universe. It makes me think a little bit about every day items or discussions, and gets me to buy into the story a bit more.

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Donation

So a friend of mine is dealing with his addiction to Games Workshop. He had cut himself off cold turkey by selling all of his armies, but the insidiousness of the plastic crack appears to be too much for him. He bought himself the Orge Kingdoms battalion box set, and was wavering between starting a Dark Angles army, or a Tau army. In the end it appears that he is going with Tau and as a result he has donated a Dark Angles Company Master in fine cast to me.

As I am a lover of all things with a 3+ save, I plan on painting this guy up next. Hope it goes well.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spray Date

Well a buddy and I are going to get together for what I have laughingly dubbed a "spray date." We are going to get together, watch some college football and paint some minis (it is not nearly as gay as it sounds).

In order to get ready for taking all of my stuff over to his place, I am breaking out the air brush and spraying some guys in order to be ready to paint once I am over at his house.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sky Claws: A Look Back

Well, it has been a wild ride the past few weeks putting these guys together. I think they came out really well. Here are some photos of all of the Sky Claws I have painted.

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's the end of the Sky Claws as we know it.

And I feel fine.

So here are the last two dudes.  I kitted one out with a power swords, and one with a chain sword.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Musings on Sky Claws

So a friend of mine asked me the other day how many points of Space Wolves I own. I replied with a rough estimate of 4000 points (I bet I could tool it up to 6000 easy) and that got me to thinking about putting together an army list for my entire army.

So because I am working on Sky Claws at the moment, I put those into Army Builder first, and I realized that I messed up. I made one dude with a flamer, one dude with a plasma gun and a third guy with a plasma pistol. The problem is that you can only have one of those per unit. With a smallest unit size of five, I didn't have enough guys built to field three units. I'm two short.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Book Review: Chapter's Due

Well the other night I finally finished the latest Ultramarines book, Chapter's Due. I bought it when it first came out in paperback, but I was hesitant because I wasn't very happy with the last book.

Imagine my surprise when this book turned out to be really good! This is pretty much the end of the story arc that was started in 2002 with Storm of Iron. This is the ultimate battle between Ultramarines 4th Company Captain Uriel Ventris and the Iron Warriors Warmaster Honsou.

I was really a little bit worried as I read this book because it felt from the beginning as if this was to be the ultimate show down between Honsou and Ventris. And I really didn't know who to root fore. I like Honsou better than I like Ventris (he is a smurf after all), but I knew that the Ultramarines couldn't lose this fight. The author did a good job with making both characters shine.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Secret Project: Complete!

Well here we go. This guy is done. I really had a blast painting him, but I'm pretty sure I do not want an entire Ork army. I think I would go nuts trying to paint 100 of these guys. I just don't think I'm creative enough to make them all look like individuals.

Anywho, here are some pics.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Secret Project: WiP 4

Well I've been truckin' along on this Ork. He has been fun to paint. All I have left after this pole is his base.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Secret Project: WiP 3

So here we are in the middle of what I am referring to as Ork Week. Its kinda like Shark Week from the Discovery Channel, but I don't have Mike Rowe narrate it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Secret Project: WiP 1

So I put an hour or so into my super secret project. This time I have worked on the head of the Warboss and the squig.