Saturday, April 22, 2017

8th edition is nigh! Much wailing and gnashing of teeth!

The official announcement today, that 8th edition will soon be upon us.

The most important tidbit is this:

"The rules in our current range of Warhammer 40,000 codexes aren’t compatible with the new edition of Warhammer 40,000" 

Can you believe it? I can't.  The downside is the money you've spent is wasted..the expansions, formations, supplements, etc are all useless.  

The upside is maybe balance will return to the force game finally.  Orks might actually stand a chance again, which is something I won't complain about. Of course, I will cover EVERYTHING about the new edition and the Ork army.

However it means my army selection is very much on hold. I have one more unit to paint to get to 18 for the Inner Circle and after that I have built 25 more marines for a Lion's Blade which I will no longer be able to play (probably).

There isn't a lot of information on what exactly it will be like, but expect a HUGE upheaval in the game in a very short order.

Now, we sit and wait. Very impatiently.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Inner Circle - Deathwing Terminators

I hated painting these and now I'm darn happy they are done. Never again.

Next up: Rhino #2, tactical marines.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

The Inner Circle - Company Master

Chugging along quite nicely now.  Still basically following the GW painting videos, except I hate screamer pink and went Xerxes purple instead.  Added a touch of pink in the final highlight of the cloak.

Now I'm working on the Deathwing. The Tacticals have been airbrushed Caliban green and should go pretty fast once I get started on them, along with a Rhino.

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Inner Circle - Ravenwing Bikes

 The march continues with another completed unit, my converted Ravenwing bikes. 

The subtle conversion came out great, very happy. Not much else to say, on to the next unit!

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!