Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Since getting back into 40k I've kept my eyes and ears open for good deals on models, regardless of faction. Last year I picked up a Tau Battleforce, Hammerhead, and Skyray for $100; recently I acquired an old Tau Battleforce (the one with 3 Crisis Suits, no Devilfish, and some goofy little palm trees); and I've supplemented those with a few more Suits, Firewarriors, and Piranha from Dicebucket. I've slowly been stripping and disassembling the models that were already finished, and recently started putting together the force.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's been a while since my last post, and boy, have things changed in that time. Most importantly for me, my wife and I welcomed our second child, a son, on July 8. Also, Warhammer 40k saw the advent of 6th Edition. And the closest gaming store to me, the Newport Hobby House, moved to a new location. All of these things tie together nicely; allow me to explain...
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I'm playing in a 1500-point tournament next weekend (June 16), so once again I need to look at my list. Based on previous tournaments, I know that I need to increase my survivability against shooting. I've had a hard time getting to my opponents before being whittled down by fire. I also want to bring my new jet (whether as a Dakkajet or Blitza-Bommer) just for kicks. So what's a warboss to do?
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I picked up my first Ork flyer from the Newport Hobby House on Friday, and carved out some time to assemble it the past few nights. As I've not had a chance to playtest any of the variants (Dakkajet, Blitza-Bommer, Burna-Bommer) and with 6th Edition right around the corner, I wanted to use magnets to make the model convertible between at least two configurations, preferably the Dakkajet and the Blitza. As of last night, I have the Dakkajet configuration finished.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
A couple nights ago I made my first attempt at painting power weapons. I had two axes and a hammer to paint, and decided to use the "reflective" technique popular with Grey Knights and Blood Angels. I briefly considered trying object source lighting (OSL) but shied away from doing so... maybe next time.
|Needs a little cleanup, eh?|