Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Continuing to build..

So yay finally finished building my Barracuda! This is going to be my February challenge model on the freebootaz forum. For now I'll just go for a basic paint job to match the rest of my Tau, and may add weathering later if/when the Tau codex drops and I start playing them again.   I am still really, really hoping this makes it in the codex.  Fast skimmer with supersonic and Ariel assault, disruption pods, and it's pretty well armed with an ion cannon, a TL missile pod and 2 burst cannons.  That's quite a bit of firepower.

Starting to finish up the last few 40k projects. Not much left to do..that is until the Tau codex. I'm sure there will be a lot of new stuff to buy!

Other then that I've been building Orcs and Goblins.  Finished the Finecast rock lobber, which instead of snowball it will be throwing ice.  I found a great ice tutorial in a Wyrd pdf, so I'll be following that pretty close for it.  Should turn out awesome.  The 2nd doom diver ski jump is coming along nicely. Crew are done, marker is done, and starting in on the jump itself.

Also finished building all my night goblins.  I now have a block of 50 spearmen and 35 bowmen.

Not much left to assemble. Need to do 20 more boys with weapon/shield, the big spider, and get some more shaman models..both Orc and NG.  I will be looking forward to a day of dry weather for a massive priming session!  Once everything is together I can start getting in some practice games as I paint them up over the next few months.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mangler Penguin number 2!

Finished building my second manger penguin. Made it a sort of diorama, with an angry and broken loose penguin about to squish a night goblin abusing his friends.

Also slowing working on my 2nd doom diver, crew are built and marker is almost built.

Spent most of the night though on my Barracuda.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cybork KFF Mek

Ya all done! I did get the skin like I wanted. It got a base of fortress grey, then wash of thraka green. First layer was fortress grey and then a 2nd layer of the grey with just a hint of purple.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekend of hobby ADD

Had a lot of time to work on stuff this weekend, and got a lot done.  Just not on any one project.

Finished the unit of 40 night goblin spear-men.  Started by re-doing the snow angel guy, recessing it into the base instead of sitting on top. Much, much better. The 2nd unit filler is a mushroom farmer.

Next I pretty much finished building the helicopter.  Bought some Testor's clear parts glue. Works great, but hard to work with. Need to either mask the windows or just brush it.  Has been very enjoyable to work on.

Lastly started in on my Cybork Mek.  I did some experimenting with the skin, because I want a pallid servitor-like color with a bit of green. Need some more experimenting..

So lots going on. Over the next week I'll be concentrating on the mek, and after that assembly of the Barracuda and Orcs & Goblins. I want to get the Orcs at least completely built asap.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First post of the new year!

So I said I was going to write stuff up about what happened in 2011 and what's going on in 2012. Well I changed my mind. The videos were pretty good so I'll let them do all the typing.

I'm going to be working on the mek, get it at least 3 colors and based in the next week or so.  I'm also working on Orcs and Goblins construction. I want to get everything put together as quickly as possible so I'll be hitting it all pretty hard.

Oh, and my truck got wrecked going home from gaming last Wednesday. No one got hurt, and it wasn't my fault.

So Vampire Counts is coming out in a couple weeks.  All the new stuff looks awesome.  I will end up with at least 3 or 4 boxes of hexwraiths, a dragon box and 2-3 boxes of the monstrous infantry.   Might have to wait for taxes though.

Lastly, here is a unit filler for my NG spearmen.  I didn't come up with this, saw it online.