Saturday, November 30, 2013

Quote of the Day

While having a read on the BoLS Lounge, I came across this quote and felt it must be shared with my imaginary friends...
You're not suggesting they're [Games Workshop] actually a competently run, market dominant multinational are you? Because that bloke on the interwebs (you know the one. Lives at home, no actual experience running any sort of business, avant garde approach to personal hygiene, sense of entitlement eclipsed only by belly girth) said they're run by a bunch of idiots who couldn't find their arse with both hands and a map. And surely he knows what he's on about....
By Mr Mystery in this topic on BoLS Lounge 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Weekly Finds

This week I take a step away from the forums and blog-o-sphere to instead take a look at Youtube. Not just any Youtube channel mind you. This week we take a look at Games Workshop's own channel to look at their latest technical paints...

The first of Games Workshop's six Youtube videos reviews adverts. It is no secret that I'm a fan of applying weathering to miniatures to add realism. This new paint, indeed this collection of technical paints, are a great way to help new and old painters alike add some realism to their miniatures. Of course, this isn't the only way to add the appearance of blood to your miniatures. Mad Matt has his tutorial on creating blood. And then there is the Tamiya Clear Red approach as seen here and here.

This is possibly my favourite of the new paints as it offers a quick and easy way of adding weathering to bronze statues and decorations. I'm looking forward to see how the forum members of the Bolter & Chainsword manage to go about using these new paints in bringing the Adeptus Astartes to table tops.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Music Monday - Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

This is a song that can regularly heard in the background of my place after I introduced it to my fiancée several weeks ago...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekly Finds

After last month's Weekly Finds focus on utilising Focus Fire and the Movement Phase to kill more things... it seems appropriate to take a look at ways to win against the Tau Empire. According to the interwebz they are the new cheese...

How to Beat New Tau by Matt-Shadowlord from the Pinktastic Blog - The beginning of what promises to be another excellent series by Matt-Shadowlord. The look at objective placement is a great way to challenge the thought process of how you may regularly deploy objectives. I know I've made silly mistakes with selecting table sides and then furthering it with poor placement of objectives.

Deployment 101 Against Tau by Kirby from the Pinktastic Blog - Kirby uses some games of his to illustrate common mistakes as well as encourages players to get into the habit of thinking where they want their units to be during the game. This is reinforced with him highlighting the mistake of putting the Aegis Defence Line in your backfield rather than the midfield... something very important to consider. Especially, in tournament play or at local game stores that lack a decent amount of terrain.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Weekly Finds

Imperial Fists Dreadnoughts by gnoks from Reaktor.Miniatures - I normally find inspiration for my Imperial Fists on the Bolter & Chainsword as they have some amazing painters with some beautifully weathered 1st, 3rd and 5th Company Imperial Fists. Plus there is the growing 30K Era collectors. But I saw this Dreadnought in a news feed on House of Paincakes... I'm glad I did because these guys look great. The yellow isn't exactly too my liking. But the weather is just right and a great source of reference. It also inspired this weeks focus on weathering.

Weathering Overview by Roman from Massive Voodoo - A collection of some different approach to weathering including my favourite chipping.

Sponge Weathering Video by Grey Death from The Painting Corps - An old tutorial that I feared was lost to the Warp. However, a quick Google search revealed that TPC was still active... but far from alive like it was in it's golden days. Grey Death's Sons of Medusa are some of my all time favourite due to the vibrant green he has created along with the use of weathering. Definitely worth a look if you've never seen the collection.

Demetrius Katafalque's Company by Apologist from the Bolter & Chainsword - I've shown Apologist's True Scale Imperial Fist in the past. But you can't show off weathering without including this beautiful miniature.

Forge World Space Marine by Meph from Cool Mini or Not - I came across this while searching Google Images. An amazing find that isn't limited to just the Forge World Space Marine. There is also a Blood Angel Terminator built to the non-table top large HUGE scale.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Weekly Finds

Half a Dozen New Evisorators by Kari from Spiky Rat Pack - These are amazing... with the upcoming release of Codex: Inquisiton this idea has so much potential. Between the Dark Eldar Wyches and the Dark Elf Witches can easily build a coven of Death Cult Assassins. Just need to throw in some bitz from Flagellant Warband and Grey Knight kits...

Hussar 2013 by Volomir from Volomir's Blog - Photos of some of the best entries... after seeing these banners the other week I've been caught on the idea of trying free hand designs. I doubt I'll ever get as good as the two pictured below. But if you aim for the stars you may manage to hit the moon...

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Friday, November 01, 2013

Weekly Finds

The Truth About Cover Saves in 40K by Matt-Shadowlord from the Pinktastic Blog - The beginning of a series that takes a look at using Focus Fire to it's full potential. In this article we get a look at one way to approach the rules in regards to Area Terrain and Ruins. Regardless of whether you agree with Matt or not there are some great tips. This article is a must read before going further in the series...

Focus Fire Part 2: Taking your shooting to the next level by Matt-Shadowlord from the Pinktastic Blog - Continuing with the focus on focus fire... once again Matt empowers gamers of all skill levels with insightful tools. In the previous article he mentions using focus fire on models further back in a unit with pistols pre-assault to avoid widening the assault range. In this article, he takes a deeper look at this concept.

Focus Fire Part 3: When have to kill everyone in the room by Matt-Shadowlord from the Pinktastic Blog - In this final article we get a look at killing Tankstars... against Tau this is a must have tool in the utility belt. It is also useful against Lysander or even the Skulltaker.