2016/01/26

Through the storm of nothingness he fell

Through the storm of nothingness he fell, adrift for aeons upon unseen tides.
Then came a glimmering orb, a fiery world-heart grown cold as the abyss.

Can't remember how long ago since I painted last but in an attempt too get a better sleeping rutin, I try to paint for a while before going to bed. Just base coating for now.

I felt my spirit quite broken but this has gone quite good so far, might get some more hobby juices going and get back in the grove.

So getting painted at the moment: war machines + crew, snotlings for pump wagons and some other random bits and bobs.

I haven't gotten further with the orc name generator yet, simply due to not haven't sat down working with it. However here is a peak at what I was working on before though.

2015/12/05

Chaos Warhounds

From a peak at 1700 page views per month we are now down to 500 per month. The drop of Age of Sigmar annihilated my reader base even do I thought most of my readers were more hobbiest than gamers. Though if they were in to the fluff like me I understand them. So I don't know if I should direct my content more towards Age of Sigmar or The 9th Age or Warhammer 8.5 or fluff preservation or more general hobby like this:

I saw this in a window at the violin making department at my school. I'm planning on doing a similar one for my future shop window, but more of a replica of my workshop.
I was always fond of stuff like this as a child.
So not to rant on too much some actual business: These Chaos Warhounds came in the Chaos Warriors Battalion bought for my plan for Warriors of Sigmar... Seems Games Workshop liked the Idea and made the Stormcast...
I have no definite plans for them at the moment where trying them out as wolfs for my gobbos before the Fenrisian Wolves came out.

2015/11/20

Electronic Tinkering

So my project broke during the move. And broke once more after re-glued so keeping them separate for now.
Slot for battery stack and drilled a slot for on off mushroom. Became a bit askew so altered it a bit and will clean it up with some green stuff when finished.
Stripped down a USB cable for some wires.
Here is the on off latch. The third stub fell down into the carpet so had to remake so a bit different as you can see. It's main purpose is to hold the switch in place while gliding back and forth, so won't matter much.
This is the bit that connects the two lines and slides back and forth to break the connection. I greenstuffed a pin to it since it so small solder might have drowned it and glued didn't want to hold it.
A bit closer don't know if it is any better but included the to compensate for the poor quality.
A bit hard to see but here are the latch in place, (metal up) not glued in place but works with slot. Now only a thing to hold the batteries in place is missing. Didn't have time for that this time so the project continues.

2015/11/05

Ironblaster / Scraplauncher

Dual plastic kit. A lot of bits as usual with Ogres. Bought this to convert into a Pump Wagon.

Front of the box showing of the Ironblaster
The back showing the Scraplauncher.
If you are interested in the old metal Scraplauncher I got an in the box for that over Here.
So haven't decided what to do with my spare ogres but they probably come handy when least expected.
Other side
You know the drill, front
Back
Here are the main body. Got a bit sad about it, with all the bits you get overwhelmed with detail but without any bits there isn't much to the wagon. Don't get me wrong There are loads of details and quite nifty what they used but it's quite flat.
I will probably build an extra floor too it may try to copy the really old Pump Wagon.
Got a bit carried away and tried to put the cannon together before I to the pictures.
The Sabertusk skin is really nice, don't know how easy it will be to use for something else though
Thorough instructions
And the other side.

2015/10/20

Keister Stash

The drilling has commenced!
Here you can see the drill bit, made for wood so the spike and flat profile have given me some trouble.
Close up.
Starting to get there.
Height comparison to the base. Probably need it a bit deeper so I can fit something that can hold the batteries in. You can see a white line at the wrist from the strain from me holding it while pressing down with the drill bit.
In the process of avoiding breaking of the hand the other arm came off...
Got it a bit deeper now. Need to ad a bit of green stuff at the front but it has worked out fine. Dry fitting next if I get it to fit, on to wiring and sculpting after that. Stay tuned!

2015/10/05

Miners

Blank boxes wonder if they repacked them with Duardin, or if that won't happen until they get a wave and book with scenarios?
So there is loads of neat extra bits in this set and you get two of each sprue so double the bits, yay!
With two ponies from here and probably two from Battle for Skull Pass I should have enough for a good sized trade caravan for a scenario game or two. Have seen a couple different centered around that if I remember correctly, think one was in the general's compendium from back in the day.
Here is the bit that I was the most interested in. He's sitting with his back turned so easier to see on the next picture.
Third bit from the bottom to the left. And underneath him is a cage he goes in. Since you get two of the sprue it twice as awesome. Will paint him up proper greenskin since he's captured from rival tribe.  
Instructions and since this was before Age of Sigmar dropped, still my beloved square bases from a world that once was.
Bought some plastic rods at the local hobby shop for some conversions. Thought it might come in handy to cut off small discs to glue on like nailheads and bolts for a good greenskin construction feel.
Got 3 chariots and 2 pump wagons to finish so when I get to them I'll post some pictures of in use.

2015/09/20

Back To School

I just got back so haven't had much time since last. But some things have happened:

I have tried the 3 first test scenarios of Age of Sigmar. It was clear that it was made to sell Stormcast since they were the once suppose to win the games when paying. I however am not of fan of Space Marines so opted for the Khorne marauder guys. First scenario Space Marine on pinioned dragon against a dude with a wipe and his brute. I got first turn tried to put up a fight but there wasn't much of a chance but yeah these are to learn the rules I know.

2nd is what you see in the picture (I was going to take better pictures afterwards but didn't happen). The angles was going to go across the table and I had to stop them. He decided to try to attack one of my groups, because he didn't want to step into the space in between the two. I got annihilated, the whole group gone only chance I should have had where if they had been together but scenario stated they had to deployed 18" apart or something like that.




3rd scenario. Got some new troops. He was suppose to survive a certain nr of waves. He gives me the first turn I think I have to get as much out of it as possible since my troops resets at the boardline after 3 turns maybe? So runs up as far as possible. Think he charges me in his turn to try to take of some of my guys, when I strike back I kill all of his guys except the healer whom no doesn't have troops to heal... He dies next turn. We now get distracted by the notion of food and didn't feel compelled to get through the rest of the scenarios afterwards. I still want to give it a proper try but both felt a bit burned after this I think. I know this are just scenarios to ease you in to the game, but these are the games you base your first opinion of the game on. I'm not impressed. My beloved  fantasy was rich and deep not without it's flaws but there was so much details to it. This newcomer feels sloppy and incomplete.



But as I said I'll keep going with my goblins like nothing happened. Removed a spear.
 And a Bow
To give this guy some arms to build with. First now that I realise how big the snow lantern is but it will be fine. Lucky for him I didn't have a big enough drill bit. Need one that will make a hole big enough to fit the batteries in. When I get one I'll give this guy a good drilling that give him trouble walking and sitting for a while.