2014/03/30

Newark

It have been much paperwork this month, it sucks the life and energy straight out of my soul,
(also been hospitalised and been abroad) thus the delay of the blog post.

So I went to my college interview in England this month. I brought some work samples, the teacher liked my roses but wasn't that fuzzed about the models I brought so I tried to direct attention away from them. Did some logic test and talked about the course and my plans for the future. When it all was over I was offered a place, so I'll be moving to UK if all goes well and mange to get funding for the course fee and living expenses etc.

So the move will be quite a project, I believe many of you can relate too this since this hobby tend to encourage collecting and piling up stuff. So I'll have to decide what to do with all this junk. I feel that bringing some is a must since I'll be moving to the motherland and the cradle of the hobby. But it will not be that practical since I'll be moving by air. The fact that it seems cheaper to fly by London instead of Lincoln doesn't make the trip more convenient with much luggage. Then I'm not sure on what my accommodation situation will be either.

Well in due time we will see how I solve those problems, anyways here is a pic how I transported my stuff.
Straight form twitter... I taped a thimble-potted plant in the middle since it had no magnet. Magnets are awesome, no casualties. Broke one leaf on the plant when I tried to tape it back in place (for the return trip), if it too where magnetised it would had been a perfect round.

Will try to make a proper post next.

2014/02/13

Valentine Special



So this year I'm taking care of my teachers house and cats while she is on vacation. It's a neat little house on the country side, so I'm a bit isolated no flower shops close by and spring hasn't arrived here yet. So lets make some roses for valentine.

Some paper clip, green stuff, time and patience.
Applying one petal at a time. Letting it cure in between so that previews petals don't get squashed.
I put the lump of green stuff in the freezer so that it wouldn't cure as fast while I waited on the rose.
Did some other green stuff meanwhile.
The further I got the more careful I felt I needed to be to not mess up the hole thing.
The green stuff lump got quite far in the curing process so was a bit hard to work with in the end but silicon colour shapers work great since the green stuff don't stick to them.
Had to make a decision when to stop adding petals. They might not look super realistic but I felt they look good enough and added the green leaf like remains from the bud.

Starting making leaves for the stem, once it's dried I'll add two more in a clover pattern then try to attach it to the stem.
Not finished yet. But thought I write the blog post while it dried. Hope you find some inspiration.

2014/01/26

Photos, so many photos






Lets try again...
After almost 3 years the blue herd march to waaagh again (gets ambushed by some empire wizard wanting blue mushrooms)

So my phone didn't want to co-operate so my friend and opponent stood for the documentation, there for the delay with the pics (plus post not saving etc.). Don't remember much but what I do will be shared. See it more as pictures with description rather than a battle report.


Empire deployment.
Out of frame to the right: 10 knights
From the right (in frame)
5 Pistoliers,  mortar, first unit of chicken riders (demigryphs), Volley gun, great cannon and engineer
Continued.
10 crossbowmen, Hodor the beast magician (lvl1), 10 knights, Luminark of Hysh with a lvl4 and a second unit of chicken mc nuggets
My middle, with mangler Monty Python style. Squig herd and Night Goblins with Hand weapons in the background.
My general Black Gobbo on griffon stand in Hamtaro and out of frame to the right a unit of squig hoppers with a hero on a great cave squig. Think we didn't manage to get any pictures of the entire game. Equaling their accomplishments.
Overview
From the bottom.
Snotling pump wagon, 30 Night Goblin bowmen with a lvl1 Night goblin Shaman I think, Dome diver, Rock lobber, Spear chukka, (These three didn't play for me, the dices just didn't work.) Behind the hill a unit of Night Goblin Spear men with bsb and unpainted Gubbinz as a lvl 4 Night Goblin great Shaman, and the second mangler squig.

I get first turn and all squigs march forwards and my war machines shoots at his war machines but accomplish nothing.
Close ups.
He focus his shooting and maybe magic on my manglers and picks them of.
Spot the difference, no really don't know if there are any specific reason. His engineer seems to be missing I might have magic him of or something...
Realise the fanatics
Close up on my archers and lvl1 shaman. These guys didn't do much this game.
Knights and stuff.
Big mistakes where made here. Hamtaro hiding in fear, from the war machines I was unable to shoot of. Decided to wait for a charge from the knights instead of charging them. Thought the squig hoppers could support Hamtaro if he would hold one turn. Not that bright since the knights are armed with lances but I think I learned my lesson.
Run, run you chickens!
Less than an inch from the border, and of course they will rally the next turn. Not as satisfying anymore.
The squigherd almost entirely withered away by shooting. So he sunk all his firepower on the manglers then the squigs. Leaving my war machines alone so they could shoot away his war machines but nope, not this game.
Move forth my archers to force the demigryphs to charge them leaving the pump wagon able to flank charge if they where to hold up. Spoiler : yeah sure big chance. Turns out demigryphs pack quite a punch.
Don't know?
Some knights running.. don't remember why and Hodor...
An other angle
So nom nom nom, but but guess who can do a 360° charge with no line of sight requirement. Turns out 2D6 s4 impacts hit is a bit scary.
So yeah not that great idea. Hamtaro on the run. R.i.p. my black gobbo. Onwards I'll kit him out to be more survivable since his wyvern I mean griffon cost so much. The rabbit is stand in for a hero on great cave squig. You can glimpse some squig hoppers behind the knights.
And yup they didn't stand a chance as expected and Hamtaro also got munched up.
Guess what the sun broke through an opportunity for vengeance showed itself and I rolled snake eye, double one. Two hits no wounds. No redemption here.
The frightened chickens marching back in to fight.
I let Hodor get of a Transformation of Kadon in to a Hydra since I could just dispel it next turn
Pretty much the remains of my army
An epic last stance for honour and glory. Double charged by knights and demigryphs.
Ok got some more gobbos left but still. The best and the worst about this was that the demigryphs broke from battle and fled again, but I couldn't run them down since I was locked in place by the knights :(
That conclude the battle.
We'll have our revenge!
Since the delay I got in a Triumph & Treachery game (the centre ground scenario) and the blue herd was victorious! It was a fun game, Dark elves, High elves and my gobbos. No pics from that though.

2013/12/31

Have a pic

So I spent this months blog time writing a extra large post. Saved and where to do some spellchecking and such the next day. So logged in the day after and surprise surprise the post hadn't been saved properly. But as some of you have seen the pictures where saved to the gallery. So have a look over there. I'll make a second attempt writing that post when I got my steam back.

So as I was trying to explain in the post you haven't seen, my phone didn't want to take pictures, here is the picture that crashed it completely. Not much to look at but hopefully enough to spark your curiosity. So have a look in the gallery they should be at the bottom.

  

2013/11/30

Delayed again

Still haven't got the pictures from the game. They aren't far of just a bussy schedule in the way.
So in the mean time lets get a in the box going.
The old Ogre Kingdoms Scraplauncher. I ordered this from ebay a little while after the release of the new plastic scraplauncher hopeing that the rummor of this set being horrible to assemble would lower the price when there was an alternative out there. But as we know warhammer never goes down in price.
 Back
I bought this to convert up to a Snotling Pump Wagon. I think it fits well, gnoblars replaced with snotlings, the "Pump Harder Ladz!" rule works well with the rhinox being whipped and the "Too Pumped Up" meaning the rhinox goes mad by constantly being whipped by those pesky snotlings.
Many metal parts, not too soon but I would one day second guess my decision.
Size comparison.

2013/11/15

2000p Blue Herd Army List

So here's my army list. As usual no power list, I go for my fluffy choices but this time I got stomped, don't know how much was due to my mistakes (made some obvious and devastating) or how much is due to the list. There was some quite horrible bad luck on some dice rolls too but that might be expected when the army isn't fully painted right?

Lords:

Black Night Gobbo Warboss on Griffon 
Ironcurse Icon
General
Stand-in Hamtaro


Gubbinz Night Goblin Great Shaman
Lvl 4
Gift of the Spider-god
Itchy Nuisance
Night Shroud
Curse of da Bad Moon

Sum: 500 = 25%

Heroes:

Dagskar Earscrapper Night Goblin Big Boss
Battle Standard Bearer
Light Armour
Shield
The Bad Moon Banner

Night Goblin Big Boss on Great Cave Squig
Light Armour
Sword of Might

Nazbad Wartfinger Night Goblin Shaman
Lvl 1
Vindictive Glare

Sum: 261 = 13,05%

Core:

40x Night Goblin with Hand Weapons
Musician, Standard Bearer, Nets 2x Fanatics

30x Night Goblins with Bows
Musician, Standard Bearer, 1x Fanatics

39x Night Goblins with Spears
Musician, Standard Bearer, Nets 2x Fanatics

Sum: 622 = 31,1%

Special:

26 Squig Herd
14 Squigs 12 Handlers

7x Squig Hoppers

Spear Chukka

Sum: 267 = 13,35%

Rare:

Doom Diver

Pump Wagon

2x Mangler Squigs

Rock Lobber
Bully

Sum: 350 = 17,5%

Total: 2000p = 100% 177 Models (including fanatics and crews)
Fortitude: 6 (we didn't play any scenario but if it interests you)




2013/10/31

Game :O

Yes I actually got a game in this month. First time in almost 3 years my army sat foot on the table. Put quite some effort in to painting before the match but didn't manage to get all done still but got loads done. This however, lead to not as much time for the blog so therefore this last minute post.

Once I get hold of the pictures I'll post them with some comments about the match and the army list. My phone didn't want to cooperate there for the lack of pictures on twitter as was promised.

So since I haven't got any pics of that yet here are some old pics of work in progress:


In the Honoured Imperium set you get this little pice of rubble. Mine was a miscast so the middle of the window was missing…  No close GW store and previews bad experience with the mail support so didn’t bother trying to file a consumer complaint (or what ever it's called in English).

The rubble has some bullet holes in since it’s designed for 40k. Despite all this I thought it could be made into something useful. Quick ponder about how to make it more fantasy like and came to the conclusion that adding arrows in the bullet holes was a simple but quite effective solution.













Some assembly
Statues and throne even a Magewrath Throne from a fulcrum for Storm of Magic. It's from the Magewrath Throne and Balewind Vortex set.

 Chapels/crypts from garden of more I will make one of them in to a shrine of sigmar by adding some hammer time gargoyles from the watchtower set.

Garden of Morr set.


Chimera the third and ugly head replaced with a empty spot for green stuff.. A bit afraid of this challenge but you have to try new things to learn new things.



 Some stuff thats being painted.
The guy in green is going to be all Link from the Legend of Zelda series. Got bored of painting all the same so played a little with this guy.
Mmm so blue and tasty. If you look close I don't think there should be two alike.