Friday, November 19, 2010


I think i'm just about done with my Trygon. I applied the stain last night, which didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. Brushing on the stain evenly on such a large model definitely takes a bit more finesse than the smaller ones I've done thus far. The stain on the chest looks blotchy and more heavy than I wanted. No amount of brushing and attempting to soak up the stain did my much good. It's my only gripe with the model.

It's turned out good, at any rate. I'm happy with it. I'll probably do some highlights on the scything talons once I figure out an effective way to do so. I'll be perusing Coolminiornot for some ideas I guess. I plan to make his base pretty ornate. A disemboweled Blood Angel will be featured on it. (/Wink at Ryan)

Think i'll just work on some Gaunts next. Back to basics. Mmmm :D

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pinning. Basing. Progress.

My procrastination finally came to an end on the Trygon's tail. It needed to be pinned in order to interchange the ends of the tails, and I finally did it. It was my first pinning and I entirely expected to ruin it in some way or another.

Turned out perfectly, actually. It makes a nice, snug fit and took a few minutes to do. Joy!

After a lot of failed experimentation I think I've reached what  will be my basing standard for the rest of the army. I see it fitting for the ground on which the great devourer treads to be flourishing, full of life. The Tyranids scour the face of planets, destroying any living inhabitants, ensuring that their massive hive ships are able to attach themselves to the surface. Free to suck every speck of bio-matter from it's prey-world without any danger. So i've gone with a pretty lively base. Full of grass, dirt, rocks. A fresh, succulent planet from which the hive fleet can fuel it's quest to sate the unending hunger of the great devourer.

Enough with the fluffiness. A layer of sand. A layer of small pebbles and rock. Saturate it in a dark brown ink (bestial brown). Once dried, I drybrush a layer of snakebite leather, followed by a layer of graveyard earth.
Then a few layers of static grass to give it some depth. I think it looks pretty good! A massive improvement over my previous attempts.

I also finished my second Zoey. So I have a pretty pair.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Warhammer all freaking day

I woke up Friday, had some lunch with Ryan. Played a few 1850 point games against Ryan.
Had dinner. Played another game against Mike Miller's orks. Watched Ryan finish up a game against Carter's Space Wolves and finally drove back home.

Left the house at about 10AM. Got back home at about 1:30AM. Long ass day of warhammer.
Had a lot of fun. My coastal assault list continues to plow through the lists I've put it up against thus far, and i'm continuing to refine my tactics with the list. Good times.

I went 3/0 for the day, if you were wondering. I had Ryan doubting his list until he pooped on Carter's space wolves with it. (I'm just that good)

Game 1 Deployment

Subsequent turns in game 1. Annihilation. Ryan's squishy tanks were his undoing.

Turn 1 of game two. 5 Objectives

Game 3 at Carter's house against the green tide. I enjoyed seeing the other player die in droves due to forced fearless armor saves. Gleeee~

Mike and his orks conceded at the top of the fourth turn.

Just snapped one pic in Ryan vs. Carters late game. It was a drop pod/vehicle clusterfuck.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Tervigon Grows

The last set of big ol' scything talons that i've needed finally came in, so the Tervigon can finally start coming together.

He's still looking pretty rough. There's a lot of shaving and sanding to be done, as well as a good amount of epoxy and green stuff applications that are still needed, but I like how it's shaping up.

Also, my dice arrived. I'll get to give them a few rolls on the table tomorrow vs. Ryan's Blood Angels and Carter's Space Wolves. May run a batrep on one of them.

                    I'm trying to make the conversion look like the codex artwork. 

I've reworked the two shades of lighter purple i'll be using for the highlights from now on. I've created two fairly large pots of them to continue to use. The highlights on the Trygon are ongoing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Dice Cometh

30. Of. These.

They will be rubbed against my nipples.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hot sexy Trygon eyeballs.

Experimented with a few different methods of doing the eyes on the Trygons.
This one gives me a chub, think I found a winner.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Friday evening game

I had another opportunity to test out my 1850 Coastal Assault list this Friday. A few tweaks have been made.

Here we see our dashing opponent : Gabe (Torpedo Vegas, Visit his amazing blog at !)

The list continues to prove itself to be very effective. High toughness, a lot of anti-tank, swarms of Gaunts.

A fun game was played. Gabe decided to concede in the bottom of the fourth turn. The final tally resting at 1 objective controlled, 1 contested on the Nid side in a capture and control game.

I recomment moar tanks. Always moar tanks. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gentlemen. BEHOLD!

All right, my armies.

I've been into the whole tabletop hobby for not even a year at this point, and I try not to become homeless while doing so : which means I currently run one 40k army (My nids), and i've just begun to collect a fantasy army (WoC)


If the pics didn't tip you off : I'm pretty horrible at keeping a steady rate of painting.
I'm hoping the blog keeps me from slacking as hard as I have been.

I don't have much to display for my fantasy army, so here are a few blue, sexy warriors (who are a WIP).

My current project and consequently the bain of my existence is one of my majestic Trygons.
By far my favorite model in the army. I've spent an exorbitant amount of time painting him, and it's tedious as all hell. He's currently without a tail because I plan to pin it so I can swap out the different tails. His lower jaw and mandibles (which aren't on in the pics) are also magnetized, cause I can't  be asked to lock into one variant of a $45 model. Go to hell Games Workshop. :D

I spent a good 3 hours touching him up and applying the first layer of highlights on the plates.
I've probably got another solid 2-3 hours left on him. I plan to clutch him tightly to my chest when he's complete.
It'll be a religious moment I assure you.

And here's my poop-ass workspace, if you're curious.

That's all I have at the moment. I'll probably write up my first batrep the next time I get to run my current 1850 Coastal Assault list.  Gabe's butt will be gaped by it tomorrow evening (he's relishing the thought).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Beginning

Never thought i'd have a blog of any sort, but here we are.

Still tweaking the layout, not sure i'm a big fan of it as it stands. I'll try to get some pictures up tomorrow showing my army as is, and showing the copious amounts of work set before me. FUN STUFF! :D

Till then.