August 13, 2010

Nova and apartment troubles and oh my

Hey guys,

just been talking crap in the chat Nova Open's ustream channel, realizing my blog is dead like... something really, really dead.

Now, if you didn't know, the Nova is (besides the YTTH con if it's ever going to happen) like a shining beacon of competetiveness in a world full of fluff bunny "our game" events. Hosted by MVBrandt, it's all kinds of awesome.

Here some updates: I've been talked into continuing with my Tau instead of doing the Blood Rodeo, so yay for consistency. The reason for this is mainly my new apartment; it's taking far more money than I imagined, so 40k had to be put on hold. During that time I've gone back and forth on BA, Tau, nids, waiting for the next codex release altogether, and so on. I'll know more at the end of the month.

I'll be following the Nova Open as much as I can (what with time differences and work), to see some of the guys live and see some playing, hopefully. I'm pretty much excited. With some luck, I'll might be playing there too in the future and get my ass handed to me.

That's it already, hopefully more to talk about soon. Signing out.

July 28, 2010

Best Friends Forever

Lauby (of Laubersheimer Industries fame) is officially my new bestest friend (along with Kirby as soon as he puts that How To on the Blood Rodeo up...) Why? Because he just posted a thread just for me (and someone anonymous, so that doesn't count).

It's about how to paint good purples (plus painting the Thrullg) - and any specific painting advice like that is always win.

So what are you waiting for? Check it out!

July 27, 2010

Getting Nothing Done = Win

Title says it all. Sigh. There'd be lots to do (yes, even besides 40k! Le gasp!), but I just can't seem to find the "motivation" to do... well, anything really :/ call it laziness, call it procrastination, whatever.

Hopefully I can set up my painting stuff soon here and get some testing done - I'm dying to try the BA schemes mentioned last time, plus a couple others (Soul Drinkers, Imperial Fists, Iron Snakes, what have you)

Also, Ravenguard aren't making things any easier. Forgeworld recently (more or less) released some new Ravenguard stuff, and I'd be really tempted to make a Ravenguard Blood Rodeo. 

Or Flesh Tearers. I like their fluff and paint scheme a lot. So much for doing BA makes picking a color scheme easy (yes, I'm repeating myself). We'll see. Once I get the first test minis done I should be able to decide more easily.

On a unrelated note, isn't this a really sweet model? Is it just me? I, for one, <3 purple (and orange - but don't tell anyone), plus the beast just looks great. The anatomy is all messed up (in a good way). I'll probably get one to paint up for display.

Speaking of which, I also ordered some stuff from Studio McVey - Lisbeth (the surfer) and Kara Black (the chick with the gun). I'm looking forward to painting these, even though, since I want them for the display as well, they'll take ages to paint. 

July 23, 2010

Roses are Red...

So I thought painting red would be straightforward and solve my problem of wanting to change painschemes after 2-3 minis. Haha, NO.

Here's some stuff I on painting Blood Angels I found highly inspirational:

Really nice paintjob, but adapting it 1:1 would take ages for the army. I could simplify things and not do as many glazes. Also, big plus for using P3 colors, I <3 them


Also really nice, but using artists' colors, so I suppose they're out. Still considered for his usage of washes for the shadows though.


Another quick idea would be using Army Painter Pure Red or Dragon Red sprays, and dip them in Quickshade.


I might also go for GW's formula here (highlights with Vomit Brown (or was it?) look real pretty).


Here's also a nice tutorial:

Be sure to watch the rest of his videos, they're awesome :P

Luckily I've still got loads of AoBR marines lying around, they'll be sacrificed in the NAEM OF DA EMPRAH to get some good looking Blood Angels.

July 21, 2010

Bloody Things

So, I've decided to get a Blood Angels army going.

Took me long enough to  figure out which list, and still I'm not 100% sure.

All Jumpers would be awesome. Dante + Sanguinary guard would be sweet. Stelek's "grim toll" Death Company list sounds like fun.

But here's the one I plan to do: the Blood Rodeo, curtesy of Kirby. Basically, it's a mix of Assault Marines and Bikers. Thing is, there's still variations for the list. Here is Kirby's final take on it:
HQ -
Librarian w/Bike, Blood Lance & Sanguine Sword

Librarian w/Bike, Blood Lance & Sanguine Sword

Elites -
5x TH/SS Terminators

2x Sanguinary Priest w/Jump Pack, Lightning Claw

Sanguinary Priest w/Jump Pack

Troops -
10x ASM w/2x meltagun, Power Fist, hand flamer

10x ASM w/2x meltagun, Power Fist, hand flamer

5x ASM w/meltagun, infernous pistol, hand flamer, melta bombs

Fast Attack -
8x Bikes w/2x meltagun, Power Fist, Attack Bike w/MM

8x Bikes w/2x meltagun, Power Fist, Attack Bike w/MM

Contrary to this, here's Stelek's take on it:

2000 Pts - Blood Angels Roster - Bikes and Jump Packs

1 Librarian @ 145 pts ( Power Armour; Blood Lance; The Sanguine Sword)
   1 Power Armour (Space Marine Bike; Hand Flamer)

1 Librarian @ 145 pts ( Power Armour; Blood Lance; The Sanguine Sword)
   1 Power Armour (Space Marine Bike; Hand Flamer)

1 Sanguinary Priest @ 200 pts (Sanguinary Priest in Power Armour)
   2 Sanguinary Priest in Power Armour (Jump Pack; Hand Flamer; Lightning Claw)

1 Terminator Assault Squad @ 270 pts (Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield)
   5 Terminators with Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield
   1 Sergeant (Thunder Hammer & Storm Shield)

3 Assault Squad @ 140 pts (Meltagun)
   1 Assault Marine with Meltagun
   1 Sergeant (Melta Bombs; Hand Flamer x1; Infernus Pistol x1)

7 Assault Squad @ 245 pts (Meltagun; Meltagun)
   1 Assault Marine with Meltagun
   1 Assault Marine with Meltagun
   1 Sergeant (Hand Flamer x1; Power Fist x1)

7 Assault Squad @ 245 pts (Meltagun; Meltagun)
   1 Assault Marine with Meltagun
   1 Assault Marine with Meltagun
   1 Sergeant (Hand Flamer x1; Power Fist x1)

7 Bike Squad @ 305 pts (Flamer x1; Meltagun x1; Attack Bike)
   1 Attack Bike (Multi-Melta)
   1 Sergeant (Power Fist)

7 Bike Squad @ 305 pts (Flamer x1; Meltagun x1; Attack Bike)
   1 Attack Bike (Multi-Melta)
   1 Sergeant (Power Fist)

Total Roster Cost: 2000

Changes are minimal at first glance, but I think rather profound in the end. Stelek has a lot more duality going with flamers to soften up hordes, while Kirby has one more FnP bubble. I'll have to hit someone up on Vassal or somesuch (if I can ever figure it out...) to test which I'm more comfortable with.

On a sidenote, I'm not entirely sure on what "recipe" for red I'm going to use. And here I was thinking doing Blood Angels would simplify things.

Signing out again.

July 13, 2010

Stopping for Directions

Alrighty then. Work has been keeping me busy, so no updates on the visuals or really anything of the blog. But at least I had an idea for the blog direction..

I figured I'd probably do it like this: while my 40k armies gather their strength (at the speed of a freaking glacier), I'll post thoughts on the lists, about painting them to inform newcomer's (kinda like a "by newbs for newbs!") and my experiences on the field.

That's like, totally original.

On opposite day.

For any aspiring 40k general, I highly, HIGHLY recommend you scan through the archives of YTTH (yesthetruthhurts) by Stelek, also linked to in my blogroll. It is, in my opinion, the best advice you can get online by far. It's got it's share of drama, but a good deal of his posts are pure gold.

Either way, that's my plan for now. Be prepared (or not) for random stuff like music and whatnot posts, too.

July 11, 2010

Hello World

Woo, my own blog. Like yay, woop-dee-doo.
(It'll probably die within the week unless I figure out what I want it to be about.)

For the off chance that *anyone* is EVER going to read this: any idea how I can make the blog title appear in just one line? (Like, changing font size or somesuch)

As a "primer" for the stray reader: this blog is probably going to be some sort of journal about my interests & hobbies (music, art, computer games, 40k), and if I manage to draw some attention from the wargaming community here, it might turn entirely into a 40k blog. We'll see how that goes. But as mentioned above, it'll probably hide in a corner and die a slow and gruesome death.
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