Friday, January 31, 2014

Weekly Finds

The Tyrant Rises by Tyler Mengel from the Bolter & Chainsword - Latest addition to his Astral Claw collection. These slow painting threads on Bolter & Chainsword are some of my favourite types. They aren't over-crowded with daily updates of table top quality paint jobs. Instead, you are treated to some weekly or monthly eye candy. And at some points in time, you get a squad shot or scenic picture that ties in months of previous work.

January's Do Not Miss by Volomir from Volomir's Blog - An amazing collection of articles from around the interwebz. The below conversion of Lelith Hesperax by Ringil is by far my favourite. Despite how horrendous Finecast has turned out to be, it didn't stop Ringil from having a go at this amazing sculpt. If anything, the flaws in Finecast forced him to do more than just have a go at painting the miniature. Also take a look at this banner...

No Answer to the Haterade by Tasty Taste from Blood of Kittens - This article states the obvious about two big things. Games Workshop has been hiding in their Silver Citadels thinking that White Dwarf and their Daily Blog are enough for customer interactions. Unfortunately the content is rather bland. And we aren't Amish so that isn't okay. And the other, with the interwebz, haters and fanbois can hide themselves away in their own little corners participating in a circle-jerk. This isn't unique to our little community. Take a look at political parties. This is known as an Echo Chamber and is one of the problems that has grown from the interwebz. Unfortunately, tackling these problems seems to be an impossible task...

Adrian Komarski's Tyranids featured on What's New Today... far from bland, but not even his great paint job saves the Daily Blog.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stormtrooper Secret

Massive Voodoo is an amazing blog that I encourage everybody in our little online community to subscribe and/or follow. It may be orientated towards producing amazing miniatures, but then, amazingly painted armies make our games with little pieces of plastic all the better.

But that isn't what this post is about, as the title and Youtube Video below may suggest. This is about a awesome jawsome music video that Roman from Massive Voodoo shared with his Jungle friends...

To see the behind the scenes video of this hilarious merging of nerd culture with various themes from modern music then click here.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Ozlandus Day

Hope all my Australian Imaginary Friends enjoyed the day...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekly Finds

Games Workshop: What to Do? by Nykona from Apocalypse 40K - Our little corner of the interwebz is going into over-drive after Games Workshops released their most recent financial report. Just take a look at some of the most popular forums and blogs. There is no denying that the report shows things went badly for Games Workshop. But they weren't alone with Samsung, Nintendo and even McDonalds suffering to some degree or another. So although some of the opinions are based on economic, business and/or marketing degrees most are those of over-opinionated consumers.

Knee-Jerk Reactions and Missing the Point by GMort from House of Paincakes - A reminder to the Games Workshop haterz that our little corner of the interwebz and hobby stores will likely die a slow, horrible death if Games Workshop goes under. There is a possibility that they will be able to survive. The landscape will likely change drastically with some blogs and forums disappearing alongside Games Workshop. Others are likely to re-brand themselves to covering a range of games and miniature ranges. Something that BoLS is already in the process of doing with the addition of GameWire.

Cape Tutorial by Brother-Chaplain Kage from the Bolter & Chainsword - And to avoid this week becoming rather bland and boring here is a brilliant approach to creating capes, cloaks and hoods. Everybody else has already given their thoughts on the financial report...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Game of Thrones - Season 4 Trailer #1

And so it has begun...

It is a blessing in disguise that this is being released while I'm on my honeymoon. Means that when I get back there will be several episodes to watch. As opposed to last year where I had to wait for a weekly update. Still haven't decided if I'll get the books before or after the TV series completes.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Weekly Finds

Lost to the Slave Masters...

Monday, January 13, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Weekly Finds

Painting the Centipede Basics by Carmen from Carmen's Fun Painty Time - With the release of the new Tyranids this tutorial seemed appropriate for all those carapaces that will need painting. This approach offers something a little different to what is shown in White Dwarf's Paint Splatter.

Citadel Fantasy Terrain Enhancement by TEoE from Eye of Error - Something different to the normal when it comes to terrain tutorials. I don't think I've seen balsa foam used in the past for terrain pieces. However, a quick search of Google shows just how useful this material is for hobbyists wanting to add something to their terrain tables.

Slaaneshi Cultist by Kari from Spiky Rat Pack - The pose and colour selection really doesn't scream Slaaneshi Cultist to me. However, it is still an amazing conversion and paint job. I particularly like how the legs have been blended into everything. And even though the bolt pistol is huge, it doesn't look out of place.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

White Dwarf - January 2014

Stahly, from Tale of Painters, offers us the first White Dwarf review for the year*. This issue offered little that caught my attention. As always John Blanche's article was full of little pleasures. But then everything you saw could be found on Jeff Vader's blog. Christian Bryne's collection of Blood Angels and Dark Angels is amazing. But then all of his armies featured in White Dwarf have something special about them. Despite the amazing quality of the army, the article falls short compared to some of the older articles that have featured Christian's armies, such as his Iron Warriors Warband from years ago.

*If the rumours hold any truth this will be the last monthly issue. Rumour confirmed.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Light of Morrslieb

Following on from my earlier post from the Games Workshop store in Stockholm, we have the Light of Morrslieb...

Follow the link to get a run down in the comment section on how they pulled off this simple conversion.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Shores of Nordland

Last month Dan, from What's New Today, showed off a stunning display table being built by Games Workshop Stockholm. Below are some pictures of their aptly named Shores of Nordland...

The picture above and below show how painting two different colours sand and blue creates the illusion that it is a beach head. It is a clever approach and although I've seen it attempted in the past. Never seen it pulled off so well.

The little boat and the wharf are just two characterful additions to this display board. There are others hidden away in the pictures.  

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Kickstarter - Kung Fury

I came across Kung Fury thanks to Tears of Envy. And can I just say, this looks ducking awesome. Reminds me of those TV Shows and movies made before I was born but got to watch growing up as a kid. And like Judge Minty, this will be free to watch on the interwebz.

On an unrelated note, I've always thought it be cool to have a t-shirt saying made in the 80s, raised in the 90s.