Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tourney Hotwash - 3/24/12

Rather than doing better than I did last time, I did worse. Oddly, though, I had a better time. Perhaps getting the Grey Knights game out of the way early helped, and as an added bonus it was the Dawn Of War game, so I crossed off two birds with one stone. I didn't win any appearance awards, but I did earn some "oohs" and "aahs" from a lot of other competitors, including a mention on Dakka Dakka.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Display Board Progress

After a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally settled on a layout for the display board that I'll be bringing to the 1850 tournament at Battleground Games this weekend. Adding tiers in the back really helps to add separation between different groups of units, and will let me make some terrain features to tie eveything together.

Here's a shot of the layout:

And here's the start of my board, setting up with some plain white glue:

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Display Board?

I've finally started working on my display board for next week's tournament. This is my first attempt at a layout. How did I do?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Next Tournament - 1850

In a few weeks I'll be heading back up to Battleground Games in Plainville, MA to play in another tournament, and I'm excited to see how my Orks fare. I learned some lessons the last time I was there, and feel like I can do dramatically better this time around. Let's dig into how I'm going to make that happen...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Grey Hunters - Base Coated

I finished base coating a whole mess of Space Wolf Grey Hunters last night. 36 of them, in fact, including 4 power fist/combi-melta Wolf Guard, 4 melta guns, 3 Wolf Standards (one of which I sculpted from green stuff), and 2 flamers.

They were primed with Krylon gray primer, washed with a home made  black wash, then heavily drybrushed with Codex Grey. Their shoulders were painted with Foundation Paint: left Iyanden Darksun, right Mechrite Red. I'm not sure whether to brighten those up out leave them muted.
Next step for these guys will be pack markings and detail work.