Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Red Paint for the Blood God?!!!!

Red Paint for the Blood God?!!!!

This picture just speaks for itself
This past weekend was a very productive and game filled one.  Prairiecon held their "Gamesday" on Saturday which is something I usually try to make it to.  A full day of gaming, drinking coffee and hanging out with other nerds?  SOLD!!!  As long as its not the smelly nerds.  You know who you are!  

We started the day off with a Megabattle.  Chaos vs. the world.  I of course played on the winning side and by that I mean the Chaos side.  Of course I was to immersed in dominating the damn Dark Eldar across the table that I didn't take any pictures.  That took us until supper time and after some wings and much needed beer we finished the night off with a 2 vs 2 Warhammer Fantasy battle.  Its always fun to break out my Ogres.

Gaming wasn't the only thing that I enjoyed on Saturday.  I was also able to pick up this little beauty.

 On top of that a friend of mine brought me the new Warpsmith.  Oh man what cool models.  I can't wait to try them out on the table.  So Sunday saw me putting these two together and getting them ready for primer and paint.  
 I really wanted to try and get a different look for the Heldrake as the picture on the box just didn't do it for me.  However, as I opened up the box and started putting it together I started liking it more and more.  Its big and only being 2 sprues its hard to justify the price of this thing but man its going to look pretty bad ass on the table.  

So like I said I wanted to try and convert the look of the Heldrake a bit while I was putting it together but they made this guy hard to change.  Without a ton of cutting and molding there wasn't much I could do.  Im ok at converting but this guy looks pretty damn good the way he is.  I just angled his neck and head a bit and put him at a bit of an angle to give him a more predatory look.

The Warpsmith I'm really happy with.  I had to heat up some of the resin pieces to get the bends out of them (friggin finecast) and position the arms properly but other than that he was really easy to put together.

With the Warpsmith and Heldrake built I moved on to finishing my October motivational challenge and finish the paint job on my Chaos Rhino.  It went pretty quick and here is the outcome.

I really like the look of the Rhino and I love painting red but I don't know what I think of the pealed paint on the bottom of the sides.  I think I'm going to "mud" the track and sides up a bit to mask it a little.  It kind of has to much of a comic book feel.  What do you guys think?  Right now its going in the case as finished and I'll take it out and touch it up once I decide what I'm going to do. 

Well that was my weekend.  Awesome!  Thanks to all the guys and gals that participated in the 40k and Fantasy battle.  Also a special thanks to Maxx Collectibles for supplying us with gaming tables and terrain, and of course to Eye Opener for supplying me with my new Heldrake.  I can't wait for the next Gamesday.  See you all there!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Project Chaos! Still Kickin!

Project Chaos!  Still Kickin!

So it looks like I kinda suck at this whole Blogging thing.  Come on give me a break its only been what....1....2....oh 4 months.  Well at least I can say I have been busy those few months.  Oh no that's not an excuse.  Busy has nothing to do with work.  When I say busy I mean I have been building and painting my ass off.  So in this post I'd like to look at some of the things I have done this past while and what massive projects are in my future.  Lets begin!

I last left you with the Khorne Land Raider that I had just completed.  Well my Khorne army has seen some love this past little while.  I have recently finished a 10 man Berzerker Squad, a Khorne Terminator squad, and a Khorne Biker Lord.

Up first is the Berzerker squad.  I had forgotten how tediouse and dragged out painting 10 power armour marines can be.  I haven't had to do this for a while and i'll have a lot more to do in the future.
Next up is the Terminators.  Thank you Forge World.  I love these models and everyone of them was fun to paint.
Last up for Khorne, the Biker Lord.  This guy will probably also see the table as just a Champion but either way he will be a lot of fun to field.
Another project that has taken up a lot of my time this past year is my Chaos Renegades army.  I finished painting the wheeled Chimera and the last 3 Sentinels and thought I was done that army.  Well it turns out I'm addicted, go figure, so I'm never done.  
After playing with the army 2 months ago and having my ass thoroughly handed to me I decided to beef the it up.  As of right now I only have pics of the finished Chimera, but I have recently scratch built a Basilisk tank with the left over tank tracks from my Chimera kit, finished modeling 3 x Lascannon crew, and with some awesome minis out of the Dark Vengeance box set I have added 20 x Mutants with autoguns (Cultists).

Here is the Sentinels and the finished Chimera!

Now last but definitely not least is the Dark Vengeance Box Set.  I picked this up on its release date and i'm really glad I did.  The models in this box set are amazing and have really helped flesh out some of my armies and units.  Not to mention the great Dark Angels minis and the Limited Edition Chaplain that came with the set.  I have finally finished putting all of the models together, basing the cultists and priming all of the chaos models.

Out of the entire set I have only painted one model.  I finished the Chaplain the other day after an entire evening of just painting.  I started and couldn't stop.  This was the first time I have painted such a dark green and I really enjoyed trying to get it the way I like.
I was all gung ho to start painting the Dark Angels squads that I have and the new Chaos Codex came out.  Well consider the Dark Angels on the back burner.  With the new Chaos codex out I have been going over it like crazy and I have pulled out my two chaos armies to get a look at what I have and what I want to add to them.  
So I picked up a copy of the new codex on Sunday and Monday night I had built 3 more squads of 10 Chaos Space Marines, primed all chaos models that needed it and actually broke out my airbrush to get some red on all of that Khorne goodness.

Now I'm on to "Project Chaos".  Its time to get some paint on the Khorne units and I am going to keep my cultists and two squads of Chaos Space Marines neutral and paint them Black Legion colors.  Here is what the future holds for me!

That's it for now.  I'm going to try really hard to keep you all posted as I get things done and try out some new army lists against the rif raf out here.  I hope you enjoyed the new finished pieces and the next thing on the paint table is a Rhino to go with the Berzerkers.