Monday, July 30, 2012

Music Monday - Florence + The Machine

My new go to band, specifically the album Ceremonial. The mood of this album is darker than the previous. However, that is fine as it better compliments my other go to band, Bolt Thrower

Did I mention they are both British?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekly Finds #91

Not much to show for this week...

The Exeter Crusade by Krikey from The Bolter & Chainsword - The stippling effect or dry brushing or what ever on the Land Raider Achilles creates a really nice weathered black. I also like the look of his Dreadnought Chaplain and WiP Terminators... his regular initiates lack the same sort of weathered look that the Achilles and Chaplain share.

Back-to-Basics: Creating Bubblewrap in Sixth Ed. by Kirby from The Pinktastic Blog - Bubble wrapping  was not a tactic I found myself using very often in 5th Edition. My vehicles would usually castle up and then slowly move into the mid field. However, with my Land Raider Achilles almost built I may find myself considering using Terminators as protection against deep striking Necrons and their haywire guns.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Weekly Finds #90

Mariners Blight Jet Bikes by Luck No. 5 from Eye of Error - I love this whole army. All of the little details work together to produce something amazing. The use of the shields is probably my favourite element of the army. Reminds me of John Blanche's own work such as in this Inquisitor Warband.

Tutorial Light Your Workplace by Roman from Massive Voodoo - Little doubt that these lights offer some great lighting. And it sounds like their features have great benefits such as the low heat output... a problem I used to have with my old lighting set up. However, I won't be rushing out to change my light set up any time soon due to their high cost and the fact they will be shipped all the way to Ozlandus.

Crimson Fists Stormtalon by Sigur from Tale of Painters - More Stormtalons can be seen over on 40K Hobby Blog. It is interesting to see just how different hobbyists go about painting their miniatures... even when they are both blue in this case.

Imperial Minerals Skitari by Migsula from Legion of Plastic - I like the concept of an Adept Mech Servitor being styled as a robot. However, I'm not a fan of the pinkish red, or that the miniature just doesn't offer  much to suggest it's allegiance to the Mechanicus. The use of glass domes to showcase miniatures is something I hope to do... once I actually start painting my horde of plastic.

Ocher, Oil & Mud by Morback from The Blog de Kouzes - This is a beautiful collection of steam punk and British World War I mixed in together. The miniature is available from Blight Wheel Miniatures alongside the Adeptus Mechanicus styled miniatures also featured in the blog post.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Weekly Finds #89

Lost to the Warp...

Friday, July 06, 2012

Weekly Finds #88

Lost to the Warp...

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

White Dwarf 361 July 2012 - New Edition Of Warhammer 40K Revealed

Inside this month's issue:
There is Only War: Simon Grant takes a look at the brand new Warhammer 40,000 rulebook, and talks to the various people responsible for its design. 
The Hour of the Witch: Mat Ward explains how to use the new psychic disciplines, and how you can get the best out of the power of the Warp. 
Battlefield Terrain: A look at some inspirational battlefields and how battlefield terrain works in Warhammer 40,000. 
Armies of the 41st Millennium: We showcase some of the awesome armies belonging to the Studio's hobbyists, finding out what they're most excited about. 
The Scouring of Kasr XV: In the first of this month's battle reports, the Imperial Guard stand firm in the face of a Chaos Space Marine invasion. 
Assault on Fellstorm Airfield: It's war in the Hobby Team as Duncan Rhodes and Steve Bowerman fight it out in our second battle report. 
Army Project: Tau Empire: Duncan and Steve can't keep away as they show us how to paint a Tau Empire army. 
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.