Friday, December 30, 2011

Weekly Finds #61

How to Paint White by Ron from FTW - We all know white can be a pain to get right. It's the reason why the Black Templars I have painted over the years don't have white shoulder pads. Can take dozens of layers to get a smooth coat... and sometimes that doesn't even work out. Ron shows just one way of achieving a smooth coat without using an airbrush or spending hours to putting layer after layer.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hope all of my Imaginary Friends had a wonderful day with their family, friends, miniatures and/or minions.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Weekly Finds #60

Only two more sleeps and it is Christmas for those of us in Ozlandus. Be jealous. No plastic or resin crack under the tree this year for me. Although there is some books from Black Library in the mail. Despite it being a holiday season the interwebz has not been quiet...

Painted-On Looking Decals by Stahly's from Tale of Painters - From the tutorials I've seen this product creates amazing results with decals. However, due to the difficulty of getting Micro Sol and Micro Set in Ozlandus will have to order direct from Microscales Industries.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekly Finds #59

Painting Chipped Metal and Rust on Terrain by Cameron from Rust and the City - Starting to become a big fan of Cameron's work. His tips on terrain are great for any gamer out there... especially, tournament organisers. This particular tutorial reminded me of this one done by the guys over on Massive Voodoo... minus the need for an airbrush. Everything used in this tutorial can be found laying around the house or picked up cheap from the shops. Great tutorial for tournament terrain pieces.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Weekly Finds #58

I DUCKING PASSED!!!! It was a great relief to log on Wednesday and see my results. Just ignore the fact that the server had crashed in the morning and had to wait till mid-day to see the results. Thankfully the missus got up early and looked for me before it crashed to make sure I passed everything. I've been sick since Wednesday and working today and tomorrow so not sure when I'll celebrate. Hopefully when this post goes live I'll be throwing some dice at the Tin Soldier. Attendance has been poor last few days due to a Planetary Empire campaign on Thursday nights draining all of the 40K players. Anyways... below is collection of some articles that jumped out at me over the past week.

Best of November 2011 by Corvus from Corvu's Miniatures - This missed out on being included in last weeks post. Of the articles that Corvus included two in particular jumped out at me. The first is the source of the picture below. A step-by-step tutorial on painting metallics... in a way you hardly see in the 40K community. The second is this jaw dropping gorgeous miniature painted by former 'Eavy Metal painter Darren Latham.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

White Dwarf 384 December 2011- Warhammer Monsters

Inside this month's issue:
Denizens of the Forest Depths: Siegfried Grant ventures deep into the Drakwald Forest to tell tale of the foul denizens that dwell there - the Beastmen and their monstrous ilk.
Blood in the Badlands: In the first of three battle reports, Andy Hall battles his arch-rival the beardless Kevin Chin in an exciting game of Warhammer siege. 
Unleash the Beasts: We explain how the new Beastmen monsters work on the battlefield, as well as presenting Scrolls of Binding for the Ghorgon, Cygor and Jabberslythe.
Warmongers: The White Dwarf writers take on the designers in a huge Storm of Magic game. 
Blanchitsu: The Legendary John Blanche talks about his approach to painting models. 
Crucible of Flame: We take a fresh look at the Apocalypse Expansion and present six new Apocalypse datasheets for the Dark Eldar, Grey Knights and Sisters of Battle.
Slaughter on Schrödinger VII: Mat Ward presents the first part of a campaign that pitches Imotekh and his Necrons against the Black Templars under the command of High Marshal Helbrecht.
'Eavy Metal: The 'Eavy Metal team are the best miniatures painters in the world, and we showcase their favourite miniatures.
Modelling Workshop: Skullvane Manse: Chris Peach shows us how to paint the latest additions to the Warhammer scenery range, Skullvane Manse. 
Modelling Workshop: Monsters: With the monsters released recently we cornered Chad Mierzwa to find out how best to paint such big kits.
Dragon Hunt: And to round off the battle reports for the month, Dáin Ironfoot gathers his trusty warriors and sets out to slay a Dragon in this The Lord of the Rings battle report.
Painting Masters: We take a look at the miniatures of 'Eavy Metal's Neil Green and talk to him about how he got started. 
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Weekly Finds #57

What I've learned about varnish and powders by Ron from FTW - I've been following Ron's series of articles on using weathering powders as can be seen here and here. It is interesting to see Ron's process in experimenting with varnish, hair spray and alcohol. That sentence could easily be taken the wrong way out of context. It was a good idea of Ron to ask Mister Justin to share his own thoughts and give a video tutorial... I was wondering how long it would take for Mister Justin to get involved. As I pointed out here he is an advocate on the use of varnish and he provides a wealth of options on his webstore when it comes to weathering pigments. Check out the new release of tank traps at a dollar each and don't forget the sack of skulls.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Empire Buildings

The guys at Games Workshop have out done themselves with their latest terrain kit, Skullvane Manse. The Tower of Sorcery, Dreadfire Portal and Eternity Stair are all examples of the direction being taken with Games Workshop terrain of late. The kit offers hobbyists a host of options when it comes to building unique terrain. In the latest What's New Today post Dan takes a look at some features of Skullvane Manse as well as gives some pictures of some very unique terrain pieces. As usual original commentary is below with my own thoughts in purple italics...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Music Monday - Zombie

Sitting at the computer deciding what I should do tonight. Finished the final exam for my degree the other week and now playing the waiting game for results to be posted. One subject has me nervous fingers crossed I don't fail and have to do a reassessment or worse. But I've now got a whole lot of free time on my hands. Something that I haven't had the pleasure of for well over three months.

There is some paper work on my desk that needs filling out for the job I've been offered next year.. waiting to find out my roster for work in retail over the Christmas holidays.. and then there is the battlefoam bag full of unpainted miniatures and boxes of unassembled miniatures.. plus meeting up with friends that have been left neglected due to university.

As for the title of this post... I'm currently going through my iPhone reacquainting myself with the music on it and I realised this wasn't on it.

As for what to do... think I'll also reacquaint myself with paint and brushes... need to redevelop the muscle memory and decide how I want to go about painting black after I stripped the painted of everything again. The miniatures by Mad Matt have completely changed my thoughts on painting black...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Weekly Finds #56

Instant Mold Review and Tutorial by Hellspawn from Chest of Colours - While procrastinating on Bolter and Chainsword I came across this post that linked to the review and tutorial by Hellspawn. I've read about Instant Mold in the past. But never given any thought to using it. But after seeing some of the work by Ron and Lamenter using Blu Stuff as well as some tutorials on resin casting, this article has got me curious.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Forge World: Newsletter 288

If I was a fluff nutter this would be a perfect opportunity to go on about how Black Templars hate the witch, xenos and heretic... and therefore since I play them must share these feelings. Fortunately, I am not a fluff nutter...
Hi there,
         In this week’s newsletter we’ve got details of a new Phantom Titan weapon option and a new Eldar special character which are both now available to pre-order, as well as a reminder of our Christmas shipping deadlines – phew! Read on for more…
Eldar Phantom Titan Power Glaive

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Finds #55

Knight Baron by Adeptus Custodus from The Bolter & Chainsword - While looking for details in Knight Titans came across this post on the B&C. Was a very nice surprise. This is possibly the best quality Knight Titan I've come across to date. It looks like the right height, as it dwarfs a Dreadnought. The limbs are bulked out. My only issue is the feet. However, using Dreadknight feet would solve that problem as seen here.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Greenman Design Inc

Came across this video on Sunday while looking inside Brent's digital head. I'm glad I did because it looks like I've found the solution to craters for all of my Rhinos six built at the moment with more on the way. This will be much easier than using ripped up pieces of paper or making my own craters out of movement trays. The thin design will be convenient as I'll be able to fit them all into my Battlefoam bag. Looking forward to when goes live.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Lord Inquisitor - Trailer

I've been following this project for a while. The quality of the animations is just mind blowing. It puts Ultramarines: The Movie to shame...

... let's hope that Games Workshop realize how good this is and doesn't try and stop it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Music Monday - Satifisfaction

Some useful information on hardware tools...

... if you liked the above then watch this one as well.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekly Finds #54

When this post goes up I'll either be off celebrating with friends for the end of university semester or I'll be at Tin Soldier throwing dice. Either way will be a great way to end the week. Below are the things on the interwebz that captured my attention for the week...

Lamenter's Actual Scale Space Marines by Lamenter from The Bolter & Chainsword - Sculpting work by Lamenter is always stunning. But it is the little symbol on the left shoulder pad that has interested me. Going to have to give that a try some time in the future. Also got the mechanical talons in the mail this week... quality is stunning and look forward to putting them to use.

Day of the Inquisition

Remembrance Day - Lest We Forget

Friday, November 04, 2011

Weekly Finds #53

Today was my last day of clinical placement. Started off slow and picked up within a few hours. Too tired to head out to Tin Soldier for some games. Instead relaxing at home and trying to ignore the nagging at the back of my mind to finish/start my assignments. Despite being too tired to game still managed to amass a collection of articles...

Blanchitsu Pays A Visit In The Rat Hatch by izeColt from Spiky Rat Pack - I'm a huge fan of Blanche's work. I doubt there are many GW hobbyists who aren't. This Inquisitor Warband has his magic touch... and best of all he has given me ideas on how to take the Cairn Wraith and give it a 40K feel.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

White Dwarf 383 November 2011 - Necrons

Inside this month's issue...
New Releases - Aside from the new Necron miniatures there is also the huge Skullvane Manse kit, Paint Station + and new Grass Tufts. Some while stocks last products are also available including the annual Custom Army Case and special edition dice cubes
The Great Awakening - Newly revived, author Mat Ward talks about the rise of the Necrons and their plans for galactic domination.

Building the Machines - Designers Dave Thomas, Dale Stringer and Tom Walton reveal the secrets of the bioforges.

Eavy Metal Showcase - Joe Tomaszewski and the 'Eavy Metal team showcase the Necron miniatures they've been busy painting.

The Rulers of War - We present a sneak peek at the rules for the Necron Catacomb Command Barge and the Doomsday Ark.
Standard Bearer - Jervis talks about struggling against the odds.
Skullvane Manse, lair of the Astromancer - Simon Grant takes a look at the latest Warhammer scenery piece, Skullvane Manse, Lair of the Astromancer.

Tactica: Infantry - In the final part of his The Lord of the Rings tacticas, Simon explains howto get the most out of your men.

Tactica: Ogre Kingdoms - The big-bellied brute returns! No, not Jeremy Vetock, but the Ogre Kingdoms in this month's tactica.

Attack on Traitor's Gate - Trazyn the Infinite and Imotekh the Stormlord attempt to steal the ancient Stars of Khaine, unless Captain Sicarius and Farseer Eldorath Starbane's alliance can stop him.
Armies on Parade - We take a look at Mark Bedfords Ork army.
Army Workshop: Sisters of Battle -  Duncan Rhodes shows us how he painted his Sisters of Battle army, whilst Robin talks about the various Orders copy and paste of the old fluff.
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area. I was surprised to find something 'free' included in this months issue... a booklet with gift ideas and gift list.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekly Finds #52

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekly Finds #51

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Weekly Finds #50

Liquid Green Stuff Review by Sandwyrm from the back 40k - This review has got me curious on how effective Liquid Green Stuff [LGS] is. From what I have read on the interwebz it needs to be thinned if any plans on using it. And from what Sandwyrm has said it has a lot of potential.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Weekly Finds #49

It has been a busy week for me with clinical placement in an Emergency Department... though not all that busy in terms of things happening the past two days. Won't be heading down to Tin Soldier today as I'll be out with SWMBO...

Mechanical Talons by Lamenter from Master of the Forge - These talons just look awesome. Will be getting these for a Chaplain conversion I have in mind... originally planned on using the talons that come with the Chaos Lord. But these look like something I'd want to at least try out... also head over to Master of the Forge to see a host of tutorials like this one on making laurels and this one for Mark V helmets. On a side note, if anybody knows of an online retailer that stocks Grandt Line plastic rivets (0.81mm) that ships internationally (or is located in Australia) I'd love to know...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

White Dwarf 382 October 2011 - Dreadfleet

Inside this month's issue...
Death on the Ocean Waves - Phil Kelly enthuses about the story behind Dreadfleet and talks to Andy about the game. We also take a closer look at all the great stuff that you get in the box.

Warships of the Galleon's Graveyard - We take an in-depth look at all the warships of the Grand Alliance and the Dreadfleet in all their glorious detail.

Corpse Reef - In the first of this month's battle reports, Jervis and Phil venture into the maze of shipwrecks known as Corpse Reef, explaining how to play Dreadleet in the process.

Dreadfleet Tactics - Who better to offer tactical advice for playing Dreadfleet than the game's designer, Dread Kelly himself. You'll know your port (left) from your starboard (right) in no time.

Warpstone Hunt - In this month's second battle report, Jervis and Phil take to the high seas once more, as the Grand Alliance clashes with the Dreadfleet.

Standard Bearer - Jervis talks about gathering your gaming buddies and embarking on a group project.

Modelling Workshop: Citadel Tools - Chris Peach takes up the new Citadel Tools and shows us how to use them to assemble Azhag the Slaughterer.

Army Workshop: Orge Kingdoms - We ask Chris Peach how he went about painting his Orge Kingdoms army.

Scrolls of Binding - We've got three new Scrolls of Binding allowing you to bind the monsters of the Mountains of Mourn to your army: a Stonehorn, Thundertusk and Mournfang.

Battle Missions: Sisters of Battle - Codex: Sisters of Battle author Robin Cruddace presents three new Battle Missions for the Adepta Sororitas, offering new tactical challenges.

Fleet Workshop - The Hobby Team show you how to paint up the contents of the Dreadfleet boxed game.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekly Finds #48

Step by Step: Hunter or Hunted by Raffa from Massive Voodoo - This is possibly the greatest tutorial of them all. It is not only done by Slayer Sword winner Raffa, but is a tutorial on the diorama that won him the sword. Seeing how the project developed with the techniques and tricks really makes me want to build some terrain and get some paint onto miniatures.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Games Day 2009 Mega-Board

The Games Day Mega-Board of 2009 has to be one of my all times favourite. In part because it is so huge. But also because we got a chance to watch it get slowly built up over the months on What's New Today. Below are three of those posts by Andy with my own thoughts in purple italics...

The first of three posts. It shows the scale of this project. It doesn't show you the other elements of the board which can be seen further down.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Music Monday - Easy Lovin' Ain't Pleasin' Nothin'

This normally isn't my type of music. Don't know what it is about this song.. but I like it. Can wake up to this in the morning with a cup of coffee and feel ready to start my day fresh.

... and no it isn't the girls in the bikinis.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Weekly Finds #47

Industrial Terrain Complete by Cameron from Rust and the city - This is a great idea for adding some terrain to the table top. None of the bits used are expensive or hard to come by. And building and painting a few of these would be a breeze. Tournament Organisers should consider using this idea... especially since it offers some terrain that blocks TLoS.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Music Monday - Don't be a Dick

This song reminds of the saying about ass holes and opinions. Also reminds me of this scene from Team America. Great movie...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Quote of the Day...

In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it.
- Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekly Finds #46

University still has my life upside down and holding my hobby prisoner. So won't be heading to the Tin Soldier today. And I still haven't had the opportunity to touch my miniatures. But I have collected some articles for this week...

How to do basic zenithal highlighting by Ron from FTW - A great look at some of the theory behind this process. For those curious Grey Death, from TPC, also looks at basic zenithal highlighting. He focuses on using an airbrush to lay down the foundations. The black looks fantastic on his Terminators. Roman, from Massive Voodoo, also has a tutorial on the topic. And here is a tutorial that looks at priming, which shows how to achieve the effect pictures below...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quote of the Day...

Just because the answer I gave is not the answer you want does not, in any way, render my response invalid.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Weekly Finds #45

How to Prime Models by Ron from FTW - A simple concept, but it may be a useful link for some players who are new to the hobby or want to try a different approach to priming...

Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Wonders of Games Workshop - Drakenburg in Ruins

It has been awhile since I have done a post from What's New Today that features a terrain piece. But when I saw this ruined city from Games Workshop Drakenburg, well it just had to be put up on the blog.

Can't help but thing of New York City after Godzilla took a morning walk or Chicago after the Decepticons decided to have a party.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

White Dwarf 381 September 2011 - Sisters of Battle

Inside this months issue...
New Releases - Looks at the new Orge Kingdom army book and miniatures as well as the new additions to the Archon Court.

Guts and Glory - Any Hall talks to the designers of the Orge Kingdoms army book and the new kits. We also have an exclusive preview of the rules for the Stonehorn and Thundertusk.

Arena of Death - The Nurgle Chaos Lord and the Saurus Oldblood are amongst the most powerful characters in Warhammer. But which is harder? There's only one way to find out...

Tactica: Monsters - In the second part of his series of tacticas for The Lord of the Tings Strategy Battle Game, Simon Grant Explains how to get the most out of your monsters.

The Court of the Archon - Dark Eldar Archons know better than to trust their protection to their own kind, surrounding themselves with mercenaries. Simon Grant takes a look at this potent unit.

Bloodbath at the Bubbling Pits - Golgfag Maneater and his mercenaries have stolen a priceless artifact of Nehekhara and the Tomb Kings want it back. Battle is joined at the Bubbling Pits.

'Eavy Metal Showcase - The 'Eavy Metal team have been busy painting new Orge Kingdoms miniatures - we ask them to talk to use through some of their favourites.

Terrain Showcase: Storm of Magic - When it came to making terrain for Storm of Magic, the gloves well and truly came off. We take a look at the spectacular scenery the Hobby Team came up with.
Standard Bearer - Jervis Johnson appears to be lost in the warp...
Army Workshop: Return of the Legion of Despair - Last year we showed you how the Hobby Team painted their Vampire Counts army. Following last month's new releases, Chad has been inspired to return to the army.

Codex: Sisters of Battle Part 2 - We present the second part of Codex: Sisters of Battle, giving you everything you need to take Adepta Sororitas to war - the army list and wargear sections.

Faith versus Instinct - Robin Cruddace's Sisters of Battle face off against the chittering hordes of Tom Hutchling's Tyranids in the second of this month's battle reports.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Weekly Finds #44

Western Water Tower by Rob Jedi from Rob Jedi's Miniatures Blog - I've been a follower of Rob's blog for awhile now. The terrain projects he does are amazing. And this water tower is just one example... these are the sort of terrain pieces that tournaments could easily have to add some flavour to their tables. My only issue with the water tower is how short the legs look. Prefer the length of the legs on the CNC Watch Tower.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Weekly Finds # 43

Lost to the Warp...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

MyWargame's Knight Warden

I've shown Knight Titans on the blog in the past. But those where Knight Paladins by Big Daddy. This is a Knight Warden. It doesn't look as heavy as the old artwork and epic miniatures. But in all honesty those looked more or less horrible... not fond of the skinny look that Paladins have either.

The legs have more bulk, which is a plus when compared to the skinny Paladins. The arms still have issues with being skinny, but it isn't as noticeable due to the pose of the Warden. I'd be interested to see how the missile pod on the back would look on this miniature... part of me thinks it will look good, while the other part thinks it may ruin the miniature. But the use of Dreadknight guns and feet is perfect. You look those rotary cannons and know this beast means business. It is bigger than a Contemptor Dreadnought and it is even taller than a Land Raider Archilles...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekly Finds #42

Lost to the Warp...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Spotlight: GMM Studios

First saw this army over on the Pinktastic blog. Remember there was some negative comments at the time. I can appreciate why this army produces the comments it does. However, I don't agree with them. To me the theme isn't offensive and the pictures below should show why I love the look of this army...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekly Finds #41

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, August 05, 2011

Weekly Finds #40

This week will only have one article. But the quality of the paint jobs, conversions and tutorials makes up for it. I'm green with envy every time I look at Mad Matt's collection of Black Templars...

Black Templar Armour Tutorial by Mad Matt from The Bolter & Chainsword - The tutorial may lack the detail of other guides. However, the constant stream of WiP help illustrate the ideas presented. Can see the Battle Damage tutorial here. The finished miniatures used in the tutorial can be found here. But there is a whole load of other miniatures in the thread that should be looked at.

Edit - Mad Matt also has a thread going on Heresy Online.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Armies on Parade - US Games Day

Yesterday on What's New Today had a feature on some of the great Armies on Parade entries. It is great to see Games Workshop supporting this aspect of the hobby alongside Golden Daemons and Throne of Skulls. Let's hope this continues with possibly some proper prize support. As usual everything below the break is from What's New Today with my own thoughts in purple italics.

Space Marines - Develop Diary #1

This looks ducking awesome. Seems like Relic has taken the background and worked within it to create something that a lot of us have only had the chance to imagine while reading a Black Library novel or play on the table top. Blood for the blood god! They even managed to say grim dark in the first 30 seconds...

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

White Dwarf 380 August 2011 - Vampire Counts

Inside this month's issue:
The Dead and the Damned - We present an official update to the Vampire Counts army book, including new rules for the Terrorgheist, the Tomb Banshee and the Cairn Wraith.
Death's Own Garden - Andy Hall sets out to explore the Garden of Morr, the latest awesome Warhammer scenery piece from the desk of Dave Andrews.
Tactica: Cavalry - Simon Grant saddles up and offers up advice to the knights and horsemen of Middle-earth in this cavalry tactica for The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game.
Sorcerous Pacts - When a Storm of Magic blows strong, wizards can form unholy bargains with the dead and the damned. In this article Simon Grant discusses how to use Sorcerous Pacts. Storms of Magic is a great excuse to have Dark Elves and Daemonettes of Slaanesh join forces once again... 
An Infernal Alliance - Desperate times call for desperate measures in this battle report, as Andy Hall is forced to strike a deal with a Daemon to fight Mark Latham's Undead Horde.
Standard Bearer - In this months issue Jervis Johnson talks about murdering your darlings. Something that may have gone overboard when it came to writing Codex: Chaos Space Marines for 4th Edition.
Citadel Hall of Fame - In this months issue Colin Grayson's Corpse Cart is added to the Hall of Fame.
Codex: Sisters of Battle - Exclusive to the pages of White Dwarf this month, we represent the first part of the new Codex: Sisters of Battle. This first part includes the background to the army.
Modelling Workshop: Black Dragon - This miniature looks stunning. I'm more of a fan of the pose used for the High Elves dragon, but that doesn't mean the Dark Elves dragon is any less good. It is an amazing kit with loads of potential.
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forge World: Games Day Chicago '11

Emperor's Scourge has been kind enough to post up a summary on the Bolter & Chainsword of the Forge World seminar from this years Games Day in Chicago. He has been even kinder and possibly broken some rules by recording the seminar by Mark Bedford which can be found on his blog here or on his Youtube Channel here.
More Contemptor arms.(Twin linked Autocannon arms, Plasma Cannon, Heavy Conversion Beamer, Typhoon Launchers and Assault Cannons on each arm, Heavy Bolters)
Contemptor chassis for all major Chapters and Legions(yes Chaos players that means you) are on the to-do list...apparently they sold really well.
Imperial Armour 11 is set for sale Nov-Dec.(He said Holidays)
Imperial Armour 12 is likely to feature Dark Eldar(edit I might have misunderstood because I've seen someone else say that he heard IA 13 for DE)
More Marine Armor variants to come...
More Marine shoulder pad sets...
More Land Raider Variants(a plasma cannon variant was explicitly mentioned)
They will continue to introduce Special Character models from the Badab War.(A beautiful Techmarine with a conversion beamer was shown off)
A full picture of the huge Dark Eldar skimmer was shown 
- Emperor's Scourge from The Bolter and Chainsword 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Weekly Finds #39

40k Battle Tactics: The Art of the Multi Assault by difsta from A Plague Spreads - This is possibly the best guide to mutli-assaulting that I've come across. Difsta doesn't assume that everybody knows the rules... and doesn't assume that everybody has a good enough imagination that they can just picture what he examples.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Engelhardt's Baron Knight

I've had Knight Titans on the blog in the past. In the form of Big Daddy's Knight Titans. However, it appears that post went missing when the blog had the name and url changed. Below is some pictures of Engelhardt's own Knight Titan. It is shorter but that is because he is using the Dreadknight as the basis of the design it is bulkier.

Changing Terran into Mars on the left knee pad is a nice touch. Hate to think how fiddly it would have been to carefully remove the original letters and then sculpt the new ones. However, Engelhardt has already shown that his skills with green stuff is strong with conversions like this and this.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Weekly Finds #38

Despite it being a relatively lazy week in real life, I haven't been keeping my eyes open for articles. So this week there really isn't all that much to show...

How To: Breaking Bubble-wrap by Kirby from The Pinktastic Blog - A somewhat complex concept is simplified with the use of pictures. This article could benefit from a follow up which shows a few other examples to help reinforce the points being made. For those curious, here is the article on tank shocking that Kirby mentioned without providing a link bad Kirby.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekly Finds #37

This week it is all about bases... the things that can make or break an armies theme.

Multi-wound Counters by Ron from FTW - This was brought to my attention by enrgie from Anything But Ones. He came across it on Heresy Online where Ron posted it many moons ago. It is a brilliant idea. Especially, for Tyranid players who have a lot of multi-wound monsters... imagine there are players who have picked up a die only to realise it was being used as a wound marker.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Weekly Finds #36

Lost in the Warp...

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

White Dwarf 379 July 2011 - Storm of Magic

Inside this month's issue:
A Magical Maelstrom - Armed with his tome of spells, Simon Grant talks to Mat Ward about the new Warhammer Expansion: Storm of Magic.

Here be Monsters - Trish Carden sits down with Andy Hall to talk about the menagerie of monsters that are released upon the battlefields of the Warhammer world this month.

Monsters for Hire - Storm of Magic is a great excuse to add all manner of new things to your army, as Simon Grant and the Studio's generals explain.

Cities of Death - Adam Troke takes a fresh look at the Cities of Death Expansion, providing updated rules, new missions and race-specific stratagems.

A Storm in the North - As the Winds of Magic blow into a howling gale, the Warriors of Chaos march upon the Dark Elves of Naggaroth in this month's Storm of Magic battle report.

The Tyrant and the Wolf - In the second of this issue's battle reports, Phil Kelly's heroic Space Wolves engage in bloody urban warfare against Adam's dastardly Chaos Space Marines.

You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, plus a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Forge World: Newsletter 278

The Contemptor Pattern Dradnought looks awesome. Shame I can't justify including one in my Black Templar army... maybe in a future project.
Hi there,
In this week’s newsletter we have for you a fantastic new Space Marine Dreadnought – the Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought – along with the hotly-anticipated Carcharodons Transfer Sheet.

Contemptor Pattern Dreadnought

Friday, July 01, 2011

Weekly Finds #35

Yay!!! I've somehow managed to survive all of my exams as well as everything else going on in life. Which has been alot. Haven't played a single game in almost two months and hardly touched a miniature. However, alot of my orders from eBay have come in and my Wayland Games order was shipped last week. So should have lots of plastic, metal and resin crack to work on during my university break.

Heroes of Armageddon: Chapter Banner by Ron from FTW - This looks stunning. Ron did an amazing job when it came to planning out this project. The attention to detail is just great and will make a great centre piece to the final army when it all comes together.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Weekly Finds #34

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekly Finds #33

Lost to the Warp...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Warhammer 40K - Space Marines... fight!

Chaos getting their arse kicked by a bad ass Crimson Fist... well at least it looks like one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Christian Bryne's Blood Wolves

I've been a fan of Christian Bryne's work since I first saw his Iron Warriors in the pages of White Dwarf. So seeing his count-as Space Wolves army in What's New Today was a nice treat. Even nicer was that Dan managed to get some comments from Christian on the army. As usual original comments are below with my own thoughts in purple italics...

Friday, June 10, 2011

Weekly Finds #32

Exams start next week... should be interesting to see what happens.

Turning cardstock into plasticard by Ron from FTW - Was going to send Ron an email asking if he could clue  those who follow his blog into what super glue he is talking about. Was curious if he used a specific brand. But it looks like it doesn't matter so much about the brand but rather how much of it you use. I've found that the Games Workshop super glue dries with a rough texture if too much is used. Imagine the same is for all brands...

Saturday, June 04, 2011

An Open Video To Games Workshop

Like many other Ozlandus gamers, I have learnt the wonders of online shopping when it comes to getting my plastic crack. I can appreciate why Games Workshop has gone ahead with the trade embargo. It makes sense in some ways... but that doesn't mean I'm happy with it. And I'm not going to be supporting my local Games Workshop store any more. Instead I will be getting what I need from the Tin Soldier and if they don't stock it then I will resort to ordering directly from Games Workshop.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Weekly Finds #31

The last few weeks has seen alot of focus on the proud warriors of Dorn. This week is no different after I went looking for guides on sculpting fists...

Sculpting Crimson Fist Iconography by Shas'vre Shavaun from Advanced Tau Tactica - The sculpts may not be as clean as others. Such as those by Freak Forge. But they still convey the right idea and even up close they look good.

Forge World: Newsletter 276

None of the releases jump out at me. But I can imagine those Astral Claw bits will be popular. And the lion head terminator shoulder pad could find itself used with other Chapters...
Hi there,
            This week sees the release of four hotly-anticipated Astral Claws upgrade sets. We’ve also got a few more details about Forge World’s presence at the Warhammer World Badab War Campaign weekend on the 25th - 26th June, further information about Games Day Chicago and a new date for your diary, Games Day Spain in Madrid on the 3rd July.
Astral Claws Upgrade kits

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Warhammer 40K: Kill Team

This actually looks like lots of fun for a 10 dollar game... 

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

White Dwarf 378 June 2011 - Citadel Finecast

Inside this month's issue:

Citadel Finecast - The new product is presented as if it has dawned a new age in wargaming. In some ways it is true as there will be less metal miniatures on the board to have painted chipped off... of course I prefer metal over resin so this is a sad day for me.

Assembling Citadel Finecast - Continuing on from the blatant advertising of the new release, we get even more advertising in the form putting together resin miniatures. It is interesting to note that there is next to no flash on Warlord Queek.

Painting Citadel Finecast - Because Finecast resin is so very different to plastic, metal or even Forge World resin.

The Lords of Pain - This month sees the release of some storming new Dark Eldar skimmers a horde of twisted Haemonculi goodness. Simon Grant catches up with Phil Kelly, Jes Godwiin, and the designers responsible for the new miniatures.

Idols of the Desert God - Following on from the Tomb King release we get shown some of the Tomb KIng models that have been released in Finecast resin. The Ushabti have been re-released and there is the new Liche Priest, Necrotects and Prince Apophas. This includes some background on the cursed scarab lord as well as his rules.

Tactica Tomb Kings - I don't play Tomb Kings or Warhammer Fantasy, so can't make any comments on the advice given by Robin Cruddace. Of course this is White Dwarf so we can assume it is bad or pointless.

Tactica Grey Knights - Mat Ward doesn't touch on tactics. Rather it is a review of the codex with a look at some of the units, wargear and special rules. Of course the interwebz is full of such reviews. On a side note a comment by Mr Ward makes it clear that the design team are actually aware of how the game mechanics work. He pointed out that taking vehicles offers added speed and fire power.

Battle Report Kinstrike - To be honest didn't bother reading the Battle Report. They aren't interesting. Just another way to advertise miniatures... this time the new Dark Eldar miniatures. Maybe if the armies were private collections of the players it would be more interesting. But as it is just boring.

Standard Bearer - Following on from last month get a look at the last four of the "Top 8 Miniatures". The fifth miniature is Mephiston, the sixth is Sam and Bill the Pony, the seventh is the Baneblade and the eighth is Witchfate Tor.  

Armies on Parade - Get a look at some High Elves, Tyranids, Orks & Goblins, Tau and Dwarves. The Carnifex by Tom Hutchlings is posed to look like the old Screamer. Shame the actual unit is so weak in terms of the game.

Matt Weaver's Space Wolves - This army was featured on the Games Workshop blog can't find where. The paint job is just table top and there isn't much in terms of kitbash conversions. However, the Thunder Wolf Lord conversion is ducking awesome. A Techmarine hardwired into the wolf...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Weekly Finds #30

Busy week like the last two, but I've managed to collect a few more articles this time...

The KISS strategy by Spaguatyrine from The Back 40K - Players may not agree with everything Spaguatyrine has to say, but it is a thought provoking article that will challenge how some players think and behave. This idea, from Strictly Average, also relates to the idea of saving time as well as just being better organised for the heat of battle.

Sanguinary Phalanx Chapter Master WIP by Maz from Winterdyne Commission Modelling - I've wanted to collect an army with a Greek theme for awhile. At the same time I've wanted to collect a Sanguinary Guard army using the Flesh Tearers... seems like that is out the window after seeing this miniature.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Weekly Finds #29

Another slow week with only three articles... but this week has a greater focus on competitive play.

Rhino Tactica by Stelek from Yes The Truth Hurts - This is the sort of tactical guide the interwebz needs. Trust Stelek to know what to do and how to explain it. Always nice to see that the things you do on the table top are consider good by the competitive elite.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Weekly Finds #28

It has been a slow week for me on the interwebz...

Dreadnought Pallas's Tarnished, Weathered Base by SCC from The Bolter & Chainsword -  If I can overcome my OCD then I'm going to have a go at painting one of my Space Marine objectives with this recipe. Wait and see if anything comes of it...

Friday, May 06, 2011

Weekly Finds #27

It has been previously established that I am a big fan of Aaron Dembski-Bowden. Some might even be bold enough to say he is the only good writer for Black Library... some might even whisper that I'm a fan boi. Despite the unclean masses spewing forth loads of content to be picked up and thrown about by the rest of the unclean masses, the following post is all that captured my attention this week... for obvious reasons.

First Claw Concept Sketches by Aaron Dembski-Bowden from his blog - My fingers are unable to effectively communicate what goes through my mind. Something like this... cool ducking awesome... batman mixed with space marines mixed with pure evil... would look better as an Iron Warrior... heavy bolters are awesome... but not enough to be worth taking on devastators... he looks like the evil twin of the the Ultramarine Chapter Champion...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

White Dwarf 377 May 2011 - Tomb Kings

Inside this month's issue:

Sand and Stone - Andy Hall has a talk with the author and sculptors of the Tomb King release. Get shown some new miniatures, rules for the Warsphinx, bits that make up the Necropolis Knights and the usual sort of army lists.

Illuminations: Tomb Kings - Get six pages of Tomb King artwork as well as some commentary by Andy Hall.

Citadel Hall of Fame - In this month's Hall of Fame Jes Goodwin's Eldrad is nominated. Can find the interviews, pictures and other Hall of Fame miniatures on the website here.

Battle Missions: Grey Knights - Game Developers Phil Kelly, Mat Ward, Robin Cruddace and Matthew Hobday present three new Battle Missions for Grey Knights.

Tribes of the Orcs and Goblins - Jeremy Vetock shares his thoughts on adding character to an Orcs and Goblins tribe/mob/horde.

The Land of the Dead - A quick tutorial on painting Tomb King terrain as well as a look at some of the bits and kits that went into making the terrain.

The Valley of the Dead - A boring battle report between the Tomb Kings and High Elves...

Standard Bearer - In this month's issue Jervis Johnson shares 4 of the 'Top 8 Miniatures of All Time". The first is Chaos Warrior with Bone Armour, Second is Space Marine Tactical Squad, Third is Goblin Regiment and fourth is Morg 'N Thorg from Blood Bowl.

'Eavy Metal - Get some pictures of Tomb Kings and little comments... but nothing in the way of real advice on painting miniatures.

Army Workshop: Rise of the Crimson King - Despite being nothing more than table top standard, Duncan Rhodes' Tomb King army looks stunning. The use of black, red, white and bone gives some great contrast. Shame there weren't more displays of different armies like this one.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Weekly Finds #26

Friday Quick Tip: Old School Cactus by Grey Death from The Painting Corps - Also take a look at this WiP of Grey Death's Proetus for his Son's of Medusa. Looks absolutely stunning and will be using him as a source of inspiration when I get around to painting my own Terminators... though obviously with black instead of the vibrant green.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hitler dusts off his Daemonhunters...

This is an awesome discovery that wouldn't have been possible without Old School Terminator and GreatGunz...

... this will become one of my default links whenever I see some self-edit bitching about the latest GW release getting sand in his mangina.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Forge World: Newsletter 273

Figured I'd post this between working on a Dreadnought and getting the motivation to do readings for university...
Imperial Guard Crassus Armoured Transport

Monday, April 25, 2011

ANZAC Day - Lest We Forget

ANZAC Day goes beyond the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli in 1915. It is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. The spirit of ANZAC, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity. On ANZAC day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge the service of our veterans.
- Australian War Memorial

Friday, April 22, 2011

Weekly Finds #25

It is almost Easter, and I've already begun to enjoy the delicious taste of Bakers Delight hot cross buns. Also on clinical placement at the moment which is cutting into my hobby time. But I'm still going to play some games tonight...

Stupid Human Tricks (Part 1) by Danny Internets from Bald & Screaming - Danny has been missing in action for awhile now... too long to be honest. But he has returned to us with an offering. Much like in this article, he is aiming to educate players of all levels of skill. The next post in the series should be good...