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...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Hobbit Start of Production Video from the Set

Tolkien's The Hobbit has to be one of my favourite novels that I've read to date. It is a master piece that is just as good as the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. So not hard to imagine how super excited I am about the production of this film... as well as having Peter Jackson behind the camera.

And while we are on the topic of Lord of the Rings here is something to amuse my imaginary friends...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekly Finds #24

Another week has flown by quickly. Scary how we are already a quarter of the way through 2011, especially since I've only managed to get two games in so far this year and one of those is happening now. However, all is not gloom and doom because From the Warp has returned!

Purifier Flame Conversions by Kirby from The Pinktastic Blog - I absolutely hate green stuff with a passion... but seeing this effect by Kirby is going to force me to get more comfortable with it. The flames look great, and with a little smoothing of the green stuff will look even better. May have to watch him do this some time to get a better idea of how he went about it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Community Shoutout - Heroes of Armageddon

After the success of the Storm Warden project, as well as work of Dave Taylor with his Custodian auction, the interwebz is at it again. However, this time it is back bigger and better than ever before...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Community Announcement: Imperial Life Sucks...

After being featured in the last Friday Night Internet Fight, it is hard to imagine anything could top it. But something did, and it is all thanks to Herald of Nurgle and his comment on Dick Move...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Weekly Finds #23

I've had a busy week, with studying for an exam as well as having the missus over for some much need rest and respite. But I've managed to find some three of the articles that I liked from the week and compile them for future reference...

GW Paint Charts by MWC from Miniature Wargame Conversions - This is a rather useful guide for those who don't have a carry case full of Games Workshop paints. Tip - get your hands on the vallejo paints with the fancy droppers. It shows how to use five Games Workshop paints to create a variety of others, including discontinued paints. So next time you find yourself missing that crucial next colour for a recipe why not have a go at mixing it up?

How To: Tervigon Spawning by Kirby from The Pinktastic Blog - Firstly, since it took Kirby so long to offer up something, I feel justified in making him wait for the article I promised him. Besides, he isn't the boss of me.  Although, I did the rather extensive collection of 'Nid articles, something that wasn't looked at in detail was Tervigon Spawning. Fortunately Kirby has come to the rescue and given his thoughts on the issue... which has then been ripped apart by the pink army.

Tutorial - How to prepare a Resin Miniature by Roman from Massive Voodoo - This tutorial, on working with resin, reminded me of one done by Mr Dandy same guy that made these and these. Of course the thing that jumped out at me the most was that Roman has TWO pin vices... completely skipping the need to switch between drill bits. It is brilliant and something I must steal....

Forge World: Newsletter 270

Forge World may be known for it's wacky, unbalanced rules, but only days after the release of Codex: Grey Knights they have come out with their own FAQ...
Hi there,
In this Newsletter we have an exciting Inquisitorial rules update for you to download along with some information about future events that Forge World will be attending.
Forge World Grey Knights and Inquisition Rules Updates
The recently released Codex Grey Knights and accompanying range of new plastic kits are now available in Games Workshop Hobby centres the world over, and Forge World writer Alan Bligh has taken a short break from his work on forthcoming Imperial Armour and Warhammer Forge books to update the rules for Forge World’s range of Grey Knights and Inquisition models. Who in their right mind doesn't like the Inquisitor Hector Rex model... 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Tomb King Models

I'm super excited about the up coming release of all new Tomb King miniatures despite having no interest at present in collecting a Fantasy army. They look cool, and like the Dark Eldar range, they fit in nicely with the established image of the background same cannot be said for the Dreadknight. The miniatures are also filled with loads of modelling potential. The entire range could be used for Thousand Son army... especially, with the release of the all psyker Grey Knights. Now, for any imaginary friends that have been living under a rock the past 24 or so hours, here are the new miniatures which can also be found on the GW website...

Seeing that beast makes me want to revisit Egypt... just looks stunning. As I mention on One Inch Warriors, I'm really hoping the torso is big enough to cover up the chest on the Dreadknight. Also hoping that the 'Eavy Metal team do a proper tutorial on how they painted the Warsphinx/Necrosphinx.

Don't know about the rest of the interwebz, but when I first took a look at the Sepulchral Stalkers my mind went to converting some Slaanesh styled medusa. Just need to replace the upper body with something suitable... suspect that it will be a conversion requiring a commission.

Bit strange only see three boxes being released for an updated army book, but this seems to becoming a trend with Games Workshop. Producing kits that can be used to create multiple unit entries. Just take a look at the Grey Knights. I suspect that there will be some Tomb King players who will sprinkle bits from this kit in with their rank and file miniatures to give some character.

If you want to see the White Dwarf pictures before next months magazine is released, than head over to Drinkin' and Modelin'. Remember boys and girls, don't drink and paint.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

White Dwarf 376 April 2011 - Grey Knights

Inside this month's issue:
The Masters of Titan: In a round-table discussion with the sculptors of the new miniatures, Andy Hall unveils the Grey Knights in all their glory. Catching up with Codex author Mat Ward, Andy also discusses their origins and development.
Green Invasion: He's Back! Jeremy Vetock graces this issue with an in-depth look at the Waaaghs! of the Warhammer world, including some of the lesser-known, but equally destructive ones.
A New Alliance: Simon Grant discusses allies in War of the Ring, with ideas and practical advice on the pros and cons of seeking aid from beyond your borders.
Games Day & Golden Daemon 2010: Andy Hall is your guide on a tour of last year's Games Days from around the world, featuring a gallery of all the Slayer Sword winners and highlights from each event.
A Light in the Grim Darkness: This month's battle report pits the noble Grey Knights against the insidious Chaos Daemons. Kevin Chin honours his sworn duty to hunt down and defeat Tom Hutchings' daemonic incursion on the planet of Skyraak.
Standard Bearer: In this month's issue Jervis takes a look at the heart-rending part of games development, which he refers to 'Murdering Your Darlings'. This is a simple mantra that can be just as appropriate for army lists and fanfiction. However, some might say that Codex: Dark Angels and Codex: Chaos Space Marines got the short end of the stick as a result of this mantra. 
'Eavy Metal: A showacase of the new Grey Knights by 'Eavy Metal. 
Citadel Hall of Fame: In this month's issue Alan Merret nominates Aly's Dwarf Daemon Slayer. I can actually remember thinking how ridiculous those miniatures looked. But in a good way. Dave Thomas' Garagrim Ironfist has to be my favourite of the range. Being naked makes him the most ridiculous of all the Slayers. 
Modelling Workshop: Grey Knights: Matt Holland and Chad Mierzwa show you ow to get the best poses for each of your Grey Knight squads, as well as demonstrating how to paint them. 
Army Workshop: Flesh Tearers: Hobby masters Duncan Rhodes and Nick Bayton unveil their new Flesh Tearers army for all to see. This includes a four step guide on how Duncan went about painting the army.
You'll also find full details of all the latest releases and news, a directory featuring all of the hobby activities in your local area.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Forge World: Newsletter 269

Despite having no intentions of starting a new army, I am super excited about all the Eldar attention by Forge World. Especially the corsair conversion kit featured in the latest newsletter...
Hi there,
With only a few days left before we throw wide our doors for the 2011 Forge World Open Day, we can now confirm four more fantastic pre-release items that will be on sale at the event, including the first Forge World Realm of Battle Gameboard expansion tile! Can get details about the open day on the BnC and Warseer. Records of Warseer have been expunged due to evidence of corruption.
Pre-Release Kits on sale at the Forge World Open Day
Realm of Battle Gameboard Imperial Strongpoint Expansion
An exciting new addition to Forge World’s finely detailed resin scenery range is the Imperial Strongpoint Expansion. Designed for use with the Citadel Realm of Battle Gameboard, this 2' by 2' tile is a superbly detailed fortified stronghold that will make a great feature for armies to fight over in your Warhammer 40,000 battles. It looks cool... may be a purchase for the future.
Comprising a power generator, two reinforced defensive positions, dragons-teeth tank traps and huge, armoured blast doors dug into a central hill, the Imperial Strongpoint Expansion is cast from a hollow resin as durable and sturdy as the plastic Realm of Battle Gameboard tiles available from the main Games Workshop range.
Perfect for representing critical objectives such as a command and control facility, or a fortified artillery pit, the Imperial Strongpoint can be used in games of Planetstrike as a unique Bastion or to represent a huge variety of stratagems, strategic assets and other rules in Battle Missions, games of Apocalypse and other Warhammer 40,000 battles, not to mention the Games Day Armies on Parade competition.
Exclusively available at the Forge World Open Day on Sunday 3rd April, prior to its main release date later this year, the Realm of Battle Imperial Strongpoint, designed by Stuart Williamson, costs £60. Given that the rather plain extensions for the Realm of Battle Board costs 56 pounds, this is a fairly reasonable price when you consider the detail on it.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Friday Night Internet Fight: Round 2.5 (feat. MoD)

Yes that is right my beloved imaginary friends, boys and girls, Unicorns and children of all ages! I have been immortalised in a Friday Night Internet Fight. I may not win this round, but at least Dethtron spelt my name correctly...

Friday, April 01, 2011

Weekly Finds #22

The interwebz has been rather quite this week with the lead up to Adepticon. However, due to having no uni for the week was able to spend more time than usual hunting suitable posts. Below is the collection of what I was able to find...

New Game Board In Progress by LuckyNo.5 from Eye of Error - Can I just say wow... not only does this game board look stunning. But take a look at the rest of LuckyNo.5's collection of terrain pieces. His Hall of Judges is something I especially like. And then when you have done that take a look at his miniatures. His entire collection is just stunning. I swear I'm not jealous...