Thursday, 31 October 2013

May cause drowsiness

Hey chums, 
At work the other day (prison service) I royally screwed up my back; slipped disc, sciatic nerve pressure and 3 pulled muscles have left me incapacitated for the most part. 
It's quite impossible to hunker down at the paint table longer than 5 minutes which has completely f*cked me over on my 1 a day challenge. 
If I feel up to it (that is to say if I ever surface from my dr prescribed OXY coma) I plan on getting my skaven based up. I'm going to try Mr Blue in VT's excellent method and cheers to him for putting a SOLID tutorial up for everyone to learn from, good on you Sir. 
Next on the agenda would be some movement trays, preferrably some magnetized ones. If anyone can share a link to a walkthrough I would appreciate it, I'd especially like to know what the acceptable border edge width is. 
I think I can tackle these projects as they both require about 1 minute of work per step with copious amounts of time in between for everything to set. 
Because I'm unable to paint, I've spent a boatload of time on my 3rd edition Skaven 3k army list. Anyone who can give an experienced opinion on wizards of any level in 3rd edition would be great. 
Well I guess I've asked quite enough of my faithful readers. All 11 of you. lol. The  oxy is definitely working, I'm off to bed!! 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Return to the Northern Wastes

It feels good to back in the Northern Wastes, the desert sun doesn't suit my Norse blood in the slightest. 
I've gotten 57 skaven infantry painted which puts me 6 behind. I'm not going to bother with pics; I'm sure you're all bored of seeing my mediocrely painted Clanrats and Skavenslaves. Once I have caught back up on my "1 a day cahallenge" I am going to treat myself to a character, most likely a wizard (my 3k list calls for 3 of them).
He's warlock with staff 2. He'll get some extra tlc. I hope the finished result will be worth a pic or two. 
In the meantime here's some pics of the Hoover Dam. If they don't inspire you to whip up some rogue trader terrain I don't know what will! 

If I had the skill/time/patience/room/drugs? I would love to build a set of these. To me they are so much cooler than the typical space marine "statues" you see so often nowadays. 

also found a really cool spot for a sabre-duel, Vader needs his own show in vegas anyway! 

Some panoramas
View to the chasm below 

The general landscape itself screams 
sci-fi to me ala Arakis, Tattooine, Mars etc.
Hopefully these will give someone out there some inspiration!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Salút 3rd ed fans I'm off to the big sleazy I'll see you next Tuesday (literally no offence intended!)
Incidentally when I googled Las Vegas fantasy battles this is what came up. 
Foul daemons of Slaanesh!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Looking for a little leadership

I'm no good at the whole blogger thing; adding pages, links and what have you, that combined trouble of picasa web albums I've given up. 
This is my recourse; 
If u have these figs and u don't want or need them or u understand the plight of needing a fig send me a pm or comment below. 
Much appreciated.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Back on track

During the past couple of days I've had time to catch up and get a 4th infantry unit started. 
Clan Scourge thus far:
Couldn't really fit the them all in one shot side by each. I'm content with my progress thus far; I've broken even with my self imposed "1-A-Day Challenge" which brings the total to 53, big enough to get in a 500pt game which is incidentally the "cap" my friend and I have put on our skirmish scenario. 
The Clan's most recent addition:
I've also gotten my second batch of figs stripped:
Just a couple :) I would recommend not stripping so many figs in one batch; spraying them with dish soap and going over them with a toothbrush to remove the stripping agent got old real quick. 
I have no idea what the dark elves' previous owner used for primer but it came off in ribbons, I've never seen that before. 
There are 17 Stormvermin in there circa 1997; I plan on using them as black skaven. I've never been a fan of plus shock elite especially not when they're only 1 point more than regular rank and file but I digress.
On the gaming front:
My friend and I are working on some home brew rules for dungeon fights complete with traps, bound creatures victory conditions etc. We're going to playtest them using orcs & goblins, undead, chaos, empire, wood elves and dwarves @ 230pts and all in the same dungeon design. I'm not sure when it's will happen but I'll try and keep you all posted.
Until then.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Slow and steady wins....bugger all.

After a bit of a hiatus I've finally managed to sit down and lay some paint.
6 rank and file. Meh. 
This puts me 3 behind on my "1 a day challenge". I don't know when I'll be able to catch up but I'm committed to getting 3k on the table by Christmas; painted, based and varnished. 
I'm more than tempted to jump into Orctober fest over at Ernie's place, I've got a ton of wolf riders, chariots, stikkas, bug uns; basically a ton of green-skins of all kinds sitting in a box waiting for attention but I refuse to break course.
I want, nay, I need to see what happens with 50 levels in wizards on the table. That is my motivation.