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.