Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Inner Circle - Dark Angels Librarian

Next model done and (literally) in the bag!  The DV librarian.

Didn't take very long at all either, no more then about 5 hours. Can't complain at all!  Gave him a glowing yellow eye and did some blending on the cloak which I'm pretty darn happy with. 

Plus everything else is primed and ready to go!

Time to break out the airbrush and get base colors on everything, especially the Terminators.  For some reason Ushabti bone sprays way better then it brushes, whatever. Probably do the Ravenwing next.

The contest is actually going off on May 13th, so I plan on stop painting around April 13th and work on the display board. If I get it done I'll pick up on another unit.

So that's it! More painting!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Inner Circle - Dark Angels

Finished the 2nd half of the first Dark Angels tactical squad tonight.  The extra DV sergeant is there so I can run two units of 5 if I wish.

Did some different paint on the lava for these guys, and probably won't do it again. 

I also finished the conversion of my DV Ravenwing bikes

The first thing was just like before adding a magnetized weapon option instead of just the plamsa. I have plasma, melta, and grav for it.  I then cut the arm off the sergeant and moved it, then added magnetized power sword/chainsword.  I also gave him the hooded head from the Dark Angels upgrade sprue.  Finally cut off the bolt pistol from the 3rd guy and gave him a standard biker arm.  Really like how that came out. Subtle conversions are the best conversions!

I also built a Ghostkeel while my son was playing Pokemon.

Next up is finishing a scale model, then deciding what to paint next. Probably the DV characters.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Inner Circle continues...Tactical Marines

Finally finished up the first 5 (of 30!) tactical marines.  I do plan on eventually having enough for a Lion's Blade but that's A LOT of vehicles. 

Many, many magnets. Maybe that's what took so long, so many extra bits. Or lack of motivation. Or upgrading all the computers in the house. Not sure...

Grav? Sure, why not.

I also picked up Gathering Storm 3 today, hoping The Fallen could be useful as Ork allies, but probably not. They could easily been a flushed-out army (Use DA units minus all special rules) but nope.

Anyway lots and lots and lots to do..more soon!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Inner Circle and Apoc at GW store.

I decided to give a go at The Inner Circle competition GW is doing.

Last Saturday I spent the day at the store playing in the first event, an apoc game.  Well it wasn't really Apoc, but really just a large game of 40k.  I took my Orks, in the Decurion with a Stompa.  I was allied with AdMech, against losts of (mostly 30k) Space Wolves.  I added mine up to 3500pts, but points weren't really used, so, ya.

Luckily we got first turn and I ran everything right up

Lots of dead Trukks.

So after much death, it came down to Ghazzy vs Leman Russ himself.  It was basically a slap fight with 2++ saves all around.  until...

Fucking D weapons!

Anyway I will be doing Dark Angels for the Inner Circle, and I have quite a bit of painting to do in the next 3 months to get up to 18 units. If I don't, well, I'll lose points!

What I have done:
2 units of Black Knights
1 unit of Ravenwing Command squad
Chaplain on bike
1 unit of Devastators
1 unit of Assault Marines
1 unit of Ravenwing Bikes
1 Rhino.

That's 9.

In progress: 1 (or 2) units of Tactical Marines

On sprue:
Tactical Squad
Drop Pod
and the full DV set: Company Captain, Libby, Tactical squad, termies, bikes.

That adds up to 18.

Plus a display board. 

Looks like the first half of this year is all Dark Angels. 

I also sold my Medusa Strike Force on ebay.  Time to pack the BA away for a long time...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Showcase: Dark Angels Rhino/Razorback.

Another project. Did pre-shading, but Caliban Green is heavy on pigment and it was hard to keep it visible. It does show up if you know where you're looking lol.

And of course, magnets!  The rear hatch has a magnet in the top. Realized this is a better idea then trying to do the corners. Worked out great.  Top hatch also has magnets.  The cupola is magnetized for the 2 options - with Storm Bolter or without. The searchlight is also magnetized for storage. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

How much can you play the same thing?

I'm bored. Bored with Orks.  I've done just about everything I can do with Orks and the models I have.  I have no clue on what I want to play anymore.

I do want to get going on my Tau/Necrons, but I need more models first. 

The biggest problem I see is with Orks you can't mix close combat and shooting. I've played pure shooty lists that are effective. I've played CC lists that are effective.  Trying to mix the two is where the codex really breaks down.

It's not the same thing as practicing a tournament list, which playing the same thing over and over is good. This is fun play, somewhat competitive environment and Orks. 

Mixing it up by including some CSM has helped, but it's still there to shoehorn the Helldrake in the list, with various degrees of success. 

I don't have an answer.  I'm already tired of the Iron hands, as that is strictly a competitive army, and I'm tired of the monotony of the Orks. 

So what do I do?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Work in progress: Pre-shading

I'm still in a holding pattern for my hobby as time ticks for tax refund season.

A while ago I bought a tactical squad and Rhino because.. reasons.  So I decided to go ahead and add them to my Dark Angels army. They are built, and for now I'm just painting the Rhino.

I painted the interior and now I'm trying my hand at pre-shading.  Last time I tried it was also on a DA rhino and the color was too intense so it covered the shading. Hopefully I can get a bit of a better result this time.

I am also working on another model car, slowly. 

But that's it for now. I'll be spraying Caliban Green in the next couple of days.