2018/11/29

Timeline II

Any spare time this month has been spent on furthering coding. It might not look like much but I had a breakthrough with the work on my timeline.


Might look like a mess but that black smudge means that the text is aligned height wise with the events.

You can also see that I've written and implemented some code so that the event lines don't overlap.

Next step is to repurpose the code for no colliding of the lines to work for the text. So it will make the snippets of text on the corresponding side of the line.

Collapsibles make things a bit more comprehensible. Still need to write up some css to make the entries look neater and contained. Was toying with the idea of scrolls.

You can also see me mapping out the split time line for blood bowl and fantasy. Written the code for the two new positions but haven't let it run through yet.



Short post this month but hopefully there will be some more content for next month.



2018/10/31

Forge World

No Halloween special this year.
Before the price hike from forge world, I picked up, a bit more than I should, from them. Here are some of the spoils:

Legion of Azgorh Daemonsmith
Ork Mek Boss Buzzgob
Chaos Dwarf Infernal Guard Command
Gretchin Crew
Grak and Crumbleberry
Grombrindal and The Black Gobbo Blood Bowl Star Player Duo

All in these really hard to open packaging. Think I spent equal amount of time trying to get in to the package as spent desprueing.
No protection for the models in there from rattling around but I guess there isn’t anything hard that would damage them?
Warhammer World exclusive.
Grak and Crumbleberry Blood Bowl Star Player Duo
They better give us some more halflings soon!

Was really glad to see that White Dwarf acknowledging Blood Bowl and adding a models and on top getting a official Black Gobbo! Has there been any previous official Black Gobbo models? I know there was a conversion guide but haven't seen anything about any actual models before.
Desprued.
When it comes to Gombrindal:
The age of sigmar White Dwarf model, (the repurposed leaping dwarf ) previously: Dwarf Dragon Slayer, can still be bought as Unforged in the disspossed faction) feels quite lacking in comparison to our Gombrindal. I really liked the different themed White dwarfs you could get from subscribing. I would like to pick up the vampire hunter one with the vampire goblin.
Team wizard for the chaos dwarfs. With the new race specific rules for wizards in the journals, it gives a reason to make up several different wizards rather than just making two (one for each side).
I thought I could use these for turn/score markers, cheerleaders and such.
Had trouble justifying this purchase but the goblin standing with the clipboard and a megaphone was just screaming blood bowl to me. He and the other goblin was a pain to desprue. Had to saw along the bottom since the wedge is so thick at the contact point. Was thinking if I could use the orc as a medic but think he’s a bit too much mechanic for that, he’ll go in bits box or trade.
Gobbos!
Very expressive pondering confused faces. Probably will swap out what’s being held no current plan but will certainly come in use.
From left to right:
Maybe stretcher carrier
Have seen great referee conversion
Chainsaw!
Cameraman full model in next picture
Commentator
Goblin just looks great when whining about being in pain.
Have had several different ideas for these two not sure what I’ll go with.
Weather mage maybe?
Full model if not camera crew would work well as spectator in the stands.
So much cut off resin, quite heavy as well. Won’t use it for terrain or similar due to the resin dust being unhealthy for you so trying to minimise any unnecessary work with it. Was doing all work desprueing out doors and with mask, might have been a bit overkill but no harm taking extra precautions.

2018/09/17

Shop displays

Been accumulating a lot of pictures from popping in to shops and looking at the displays so about time I unload some.
I do really like these new industrial sets, I imagine they must be great for Necromunda.
The Brimstone Peninsula
With our poster boys Sigmarines I mean Stormcast vs Khorne who both need a bit more publicity because it's not at the point this is getting a bit dull now.
Necromunda girl in the background.
New boxset has changed out Chaos for some new undead at least, still loads of stormcast though.
Battle for Cadropolis
This first load of pictures is from Warhammer World
Slaanesh tainted
Sisters of Khaine
Even if I don't always agree with aesthetics and marketing decisions, I can't deny Games Workshop make amazing models.
Me still doing a blog on their products speaks for that I assume.
This is all the attention Blood Bowl get. I should be happy they get a place in the display, but it felt a bit lacking in effort and it being so barren around it doesn't help.
Dryads

This load is from a Games-Workshop store in Bristol.
This guy seems to be a favourite to put in the window facing the streets in GW stores.
I think I've heard it nicknamed "the Cabbage" on some podcasts.

A picture where you actually can see something else than the reflections.
I like it, very compact though.
Here are some pictures from the Nottingham store.
It had several Golden Demon entries on display.
Not sure if the pin is due to this one winning a prize or just that it was competing in Golden Demon.
Eidolon of Mathlann – Aspect of the Storm,
Street window display for soul wars.
Awesome Vampire conversion
Too big for going on the Blood Bowl pitch sadly.
Think the pipe diorama is meant to take place onboard one of the sky ships hence cotton clouds.
Nice wolf diorama.
I like these objective markers but don't really have a reason to buy them.
Even though it's tempting to buy them, I know they would only end up on the pile with all the other unpainted terrain.
Blue bird.
It's very alluring to start collecting cute nurglings but think I have to restrict myself to snotlings, at least until I start converting up a nurgle team. Probably will pick up the newly released team but only for the balls, coins, marker and to support the new release of blood bowl, but think I'll convert up the players myself.
Sigmarite marauder queen.
Diffrent angle.
Necromunda
Don't know what the token is for? Feel free to leave a comment and enlighten me.
Was looking at these but found the full box cheaper online, so got the card as well so if someone is interested in them, they are up for trade since I don't think I will be getting into Shadespire. I should spend some time to put up my trades page with everything I have and the things I'm looking for, all in its time.

2018/08/14

Joseph Bugman IV & V

Picked these two at the Games Expo in May. But now, they are available at ForgeWorlds website.

So we have Coach and Star player Josef Bugman.
I'm a bit surprised that they went with the Josef spelling rather than Joseph I know however that it's been a bit of a mixed bag with how it's been spelt.
Usual packaging.
The small bit in the frame is the smoke for the pipe. For that dwarven coach feel.
Not a lot of assembly needed.
Instructions, both normal bases and blood bowl bases.
I would put the coach model on a square base though, to keep sideline consistent and separate from the players.
Rules for Bugman as a star player.