Saturday, December 31, 2011

3 Laws of Robo... sorry, Superglue.

Today I've been mostly gluing together a squad of Horrors + Changeling for my Daemon army, and I must say they're some of my favourite GW models - though a b*tch to stick together.

Together the Horrors and I have discovered what I like to call Merlin's 3 Rules of Superglue.

Le me gluing Horror's together
Rule 1: Superglue must adhere to at least 2 surfaces it was not supposed to before adhering to the desired ones.

Rule 2: Superglue must appear set, but when unobserved shall shift ever so slightly but noticeably, before drying as hard as concrete.

Rule 3: Superglue must always attempt to bond human skin before bonding any other surface, unless doing so would conflict with either of the first 2 rules.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Warpcon 2012.

That feeling you get when you suddenly see the black one... 

Just occurred to me to use MY OWN BLOG to advertise my upcoming event. Yeah, I'm sharp that way...
Here come the details.

Day 1.
Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am.
Game 1: 10:00am - 12:00pm.
Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:00pm.
Game 2: 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
Game 3: 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Day 2.
Game 4:  11:00am - 1:00pm
Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Game 5: 2:15pm - 4:15pm

Rulespack can be found here.
Times may be (slightly) subject to change.
Admission will be 30 euro, same as the other wargames.
For more details see Warpcon's website.

image shown belongs to Wyrd miniatures - not me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Finished Dead Rider.

Took me about 4 evenings work to model and paint this guy, but here he is. I'm pretty pleased with how he came out.

I got in a game with him the other day vs this a**hole. Merv brought a Zoraida/Collodi crew and I learned the meaning of frustration dealing with the latter. He is such a bloody pain to put down. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I lost, badly, but by no fault of the rider. He pretty much held up the entire enemy crew for 2 turns - on his own (while Seamus missed stuff with his flintlock, the gunslinger trudged through a forest and the Belles just flopped around the place being Obey-ed).

On an unrelated note, some of you may recognise the fat and thin Daemon princes in the background in these pics.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Malifaux pre-orders arrived! :D

Wow, it's been a while since my last update.

Anyway, this line is tapped, so I'll be brief (stupidest line from the Matrix, if the line is bloody tapped it means someone is listening - don't arrange to meet under the bridge dumbass). I pre-ordered some shiny new Malifaux stuff last month, and it arrived bright and early (the girlfriend answered the door for it, my precious sleep was not disturbed) on Thursday. Here's what I got:

I think I'll put this chap up as a prize in the Tournament I'm planning next month.

Mr. Dead Rider is currently undercoated black and sitting on my painting station.

Snow Storm is pretty. Very much living up to the hype, Storm's body is cast in resin with metal horns. I checked for air bubbles and only found a few superficial ones on the soles of his feet and the flat areas where his arms connect. Citadel Fineass could learn something from this. Snow is entirely metal, only her hands need to be attached, they'll need pinning and possibly a small drill bit to do the job. I reckon a paperclip is the right size.

Dead Rider is entirely metal. There was very little flash, and besides the scythe arm being a bit tricky he was pretty easy to pin, about an hours work altogether (while watching an episode of Dexter). After pinning I used a tiny bit of green stuff to blend in the joins. The rocky part under the steeds right hoof is actually part of the model, so I built up a rocky outcrop out of thin cork tile.
I'll post up some pics when I'm done painting him.

images belong to wyrd miniatures

Monday, February 7, 2011

Pretty-er toys.

I have to do a post on this mini. I'm a fan of simple well executed colour schemes on models, but this one really takes the cake. And I thought I did well painting some Onryu with only 5 different colours...

In other news GW is still promoting their flying toaster. One of the lads from out LGS has one painted up. It's actually very nice in the flesh.

image belongs to Wyrd miniatures and EricJ. Obviously.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pretty toys.

Ok Forgeworld, you did bad in the past but after this I'll forgive you. Now that's the quality we expect from the price tag.

Wyrd posted some pics of their February releases today and once again they do not disappoint. Check out the paint job on the Lost Love! I want to do my spirits like that now.
As regards sculpt so far Nix seems to be a crowd pleaser (and I must agree) though I think the rats and Stolen ooze character.
Special mention on the release of the Malifaux rules manual. Now I can't comment on the content besides the fact that it claims to contain up to date errata'd rules for the game, so I guess that's what it'll contain, but I can say the cover looks nice. Which is the main thing.

Would ya look at that!

image copyright - Wyrd Miniatures

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Latest from Forge World. (Mini rant)

Seriously? What, you're serious Games Workshop? Tyberos The Red Wake is the best you lads can think up? Look at his bloody hands. Damn that's ugly. I can just imagine the board meeting;
 "Guys, guys!"
"Y'know what'd be cooler than a power fist, lightning claws and chainswords...? All of them! At once! Combined!"
"... Incredible. We'll do it! It totally won't look stupid and our unwaveringly loyal customers will want to spend a mint on it for sure! This is totally the best idea we've had all week since the revival of the S-shaped monster's no-one liked. Quick - think up some bullshit reason for it."
"Uh... 'ancient relic-gauntlets'...?"
"... Wow! Someone's getting a promotion!"

And Jesus wept.