Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas...

Found this on Dakka Dakka

The Night Before 986996.M41

by Patrick Marstall

'Twas the night before 986996.M41, and all through the station
All there was clear, there was no abomination.

My helmet was set on the desk to my right,
On the chance that I was to need it that night.

The guardsmen were ensconced, asleep in their beds,
All the tanks too were safe, secure in the sheds.

Marines in the barracks, some manning the wall,
Assured me that the bastion never would fall.

When out in the yard there arose such discord
I grabbed up my bolter and unsheathed my sword.

Away to the window, I ran to take aim
As the marines around me all did the same.

My bionic eye turned the night into day
Allowed me to see, and to seek out my prey.

When what did my loyalist ocular show,
But an ancient conveyance, knee-deep in the snow.

The vehicle was pulled by horned quadrupeds
And a fiery red nimbus glowed from the sled.

The driver was mighty, his eyes full of scorn,
Dressed all in crimson like a servant of Khorne.

I gestured for other to shoot without pause,
For I was now certain this was Santa Claus.

"Fire Marines! Fire Guardsmen! Fire Ogryn and Ratlings!
Fire bolters! Fire lasguns! Fire mortars and gatlings!"

"You in the courtyard and you men on the walls!
Now blast away! Blast away! Blast away all!"

But all through this maelstrom the evil one flew,
Past plasma and bolt shells and frag that we threw!

And then, to my horror, I heard on the roof
The vile cavorting of each decadent hoof.

Screaming my orders, I spun quickly around,
As down the chimney shaft it came with a bound.

I saw its eyes glow, its vast stomach gurgle,
Bloated and fat, like a deamon of Nurgle.

Blinded by anger, I attacked with a scream -
Charged into battle with my brave space marines.

As we thundered towards him, closing the rift,
He reached in his satchel and pulled out a gift.

Then it tossed the vile boxes - I fell in a stoop,
As they arced through the air at me and my troops.

The wrapped missiles fell short, and plopped at our feet,
Our morale was quite strong, we did not retreat.

But the marines paused - our charge was disrupted,
They picked up the gifts and were quickly corrupted.

For each box contained a chaotic present -
The marines (damn their souls), found them quite pleasant.

A bolter, a flamer, a new power fist,
The Claus gave to all, and he checked off a list.

It moved through the station and left in its wake,
The sound of bright laughter and the stench of fruitcake.

The others succumbed, but it failed in its goal,
For to me it gave only a small pile of coal.

The station was lost, I could only instruct
The bastion computer to set self-destruct.

I failed to kill him, for I saw as I fled,
The target escaping, quite safe in his sled.

I heard it cry out as the base burst into light,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

See ya'll next year

Later

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Experiencing Technical Difficulties...

Hello to all my many readers (all five of you). I have been having issues with my laptop and have none of my files on the computer I am using. So just a heads up I have not died (yet) and will begin to update again on a semi regular basis. Just as soon as my laptop get fixed or I break down and get a new computer.


Later

Friday, July 16, 2010

Protecting your Lores...

Hello,

So a week ago I got my 8th edition rulebook, Engineer's Tools and Battle Magic cards.

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Well the gems are the rulebook and cards. Both are very well done and worth the money. The engineer's tools I am not to impressed with, I am glad I picked up a set, but I dont think I will be using them.

So when I ordered the battle Magic cards, one of my first thoughts was great I can use some of the top loaders I bought for Warmachine/Hordes and wont have to buy any more.

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Well damn, so much for that. I looked around the net for a few days and found these

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These are a little bigger than I would have liked, but it may work out. There looks to be enough space above the card for a nice hole with a ring run through it. One ring for each lore and everything stays nice and neat.

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Hopefully the ring works. Because the cards in the top holders are quite a bit ticker than just the cards

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Later

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Midas Touch

Hello again from the Lair,

I have been been working on some gold color schemes for my Saguinary Guard and I have come up with five different golds...

Gold one


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Prime Black
Basecoat: Vallejo Model Air Burnt Umber/Vallejo Model Air Gold [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Ogryn Flesh Wash x 2
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Gryphonne Sepia
Wash: P3 Flesh Wash
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminum [50/50]

Gold Two


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Prime Black
Basecoat: Vallejo Model Air Golden Brown/Vallejo Model Air Copper
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Ogryn Flesh x 2
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Gryphonne Sepia

Gold Three


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Prime Black
Basecoat: Vallejo Model Air Burnt Umber/Vallejo Model Air Gold [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Ogryn Flesh Wash x 2
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Gryphonne Sepia

Gold Four


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Prime Black
Basecoat: Vallejo Model Air Copper/Vallejo Model Air Gold [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Gryphonne Sepia x2
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: GW Gryphonne Sepia

Gold Five


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Prime Black
Basecoat: Vallejo Model Air Burnt Umber/Vallejo Model Air Copper [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Gold/Vallejo Model Air Aluminium [50/50]
Drybrush: Vallejo Model Air Aluminum
Wash: Ogryn Flesh x 2


So there you go Five different golds, well four and one coppery color. I am leaning towards three or four.
They also are probably needlessly complicated, but those are my recipies and I am sticking to em for now.

Later

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Test your Color Acuity...

I found this test through a link on the Privateer Press forums.

Test your Color Acuity

I have looked around the net, and I think this is a digital version of this test.

Farnsworth-Munsell Color Vision Tests




Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test
The FM100 Hue Test is an easy-to-administer test and a highly effective method for measuring an individual's color vision. Used by industry for over 40 years, the test is used to evaluate and rank color acuity. This portable, 15-minute test analyzes how accurately you see color. The easy-to-use scoring software indicates where you have a color vision deficiency such as color blindness.

About the Test
The Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test itself is used to separate persons with normal color vision into classes of superior, average and low color discrimination and to measure the zones of color confusion of color defective people. Some examples of its use are:


• Examination of inspectors of color goods, color graders and color matchers
• Testing for type and degree of color defectiveness
• Detection of poor color vision in sales people
• Selection of applicants for vocational training
• Design of specialized tests for color vision
• Measurement of effects of medical treatments
• Independent control on validity of other color vision tests.

Its a interesting test, but I would take it on a computer with the best moniter you have access to. The moniter does seem to have a affect on the colors. And it does take some patience to finsh.

I got a score of 7. How will you do...

Later

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jumping on the Golden bandwagon...

Hello,

Well I have went and done it. I jumped on the Bandwagon. I have been seeing how good these new Sanguinary Guard models have been looking, and I have not been getting anywhere with my Deathwing so I went out and scrounged around Houston for some new shiny models.

This is where I am at right now


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I got the magnetized bases drying tonight and will put the concrete patch on them tomorrow. I also have been looking around the net for some gold painting techniques and have found a few interesting ones. I really like the look of one I found, but I need some new paints for that one.

So my plan is this 30 Sanguinary guard, 10 Death Company, and some Dreads and Drop Pods, + Characters. Not a big army, but should hit 2K easily enough. So let see how I do, I would love to have these done by June 30. Just in time for a gaming night at the local GW. So lets see how I do...

Later

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

8th Incoming



Well it has been confirmed on many more exposed forums and blogs, that Warhammer Fantasy 8th edition is coming out this July. Some of the rumors on the various sites are interesting. I am curious to see how this shakes out, what will be true and what is just doomsaying.

This means for now I have paused in my work on a Night Gobbo horde. I would hate to get 300 models assembled and painted, and then learn spears are useful...

I did get 2 units of Ironbreakers for my dwarfs and some new 40k stuff if I can find the last couple boxes I need.

Later
ogre

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hello from the Lair,

I actually got somethings finished this past week. I managed to finish up the Longbeards and Engineer I have been working on.



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I also put together an entrenchment for my engineer.


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The first step of the Deathwing is done, took almost a full pot and 1/2 of wash to get them all done.


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Also I ordered two full units of Ironbreakers and the one engineer I am missing. So I should be working on that some next week. I also was digging around looking for some bitz and found almost 60 built miners. I had forgot about them, I had sent them along with about 2K points worth of dwarfs to be assembled to a guy that was recommended as a excellent assembler. Cost about 200 buck, got em back and they still had mold lines all over them. Lesson learned...
So I will be removing the mold lines and then getting some paint on them within the next few weeks.

I am also very tempted to get a Sanguinary Guard army. Similar to this one The Vanus Temple Looks like it would be fun to paint and maybe play. Guess we will see...

Later

Ogre

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just a little update...

Not a whole lot going on here at the moment. I have been hearing grumbling from my painting cabinet, right before I open it up for the past several weeks. Seems like the few half finished dwarfs are getting upset that goblins have jumped ahead of them in the Que. So I have been working on finishing up a half painted longbeard unit and then I have a few hammerers, and a couple characters to finish up.

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Shot of the said longbeards.

i also finally picked up some ogryn fleshwash and got the first wash on most of the deathwing models I have assembled. A couple more units and a few characters and the first step will be complete.


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A few shots of the W.I.P. deathwing.

also have been cleaning up my hobby closet, so I can actually find something again.
So depending on how things go, I may have another update in a day or so, or at least by the end of next week.

Later

Friday, February 26, 2010

The beginning of the Horde.

Hello,

So I am going to try to complete a Night Goblin army. I have not finalized a first list yet, but since its Night Gobbos there will be alot of em.

I did do some assembly work this week and this is where I stand as of right now.
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Not bad, the bonus is it is getting quicker to get them cleaned up. Either that or the crazies is setting in...

Anyways I did do a couple of test schemes,

First is a blue robed night gobbo

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It turned out pretty good, but it blended with my planned bases to much.

The second scheme and the one I am using is a red night gobbo.

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I did go back and add a few final highlights after this was taken, which I think make look a lot better. I will get shots of those when I get the camera back out.

The bases are going to look like this
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This was inspired by this post I saw on DakkaDakka
The post is this one GuynamedFleck's simple 'lost city' basing style.
All I did was use a bit smaller scale tiled plasticard and change to color scheme.

Well that is beginning of my horde
Later

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

ogre's Guide to Biggie Sized Dreadnoughts

Hello,

While putting my Deathwing together I began to put together my Dreads. While I was doing this I decided I wanted my Dreads to stand out a little more from the plastic terminators. So this is what I came up with.

Supplies:
1 Plastic Dreadnought (kinda a given since we are building a Dread)
greenstuff (possibly skipable, but I don't know how well it will hold up without)
and a selection on washers and brass fittings
1/2 inch split cable tubing (This I found at Radio Shack, but I am sure a decent hardware store should have it also)

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These are the washers and Fittings I used, they came from Home Depot so you should be able to match the numbers and get the same ones.

So after searching far and wide and gather your supplies, we come to the assembly. This is more of a kitbash than a hard-core conversion. So follow the instructions with these following exceptions.

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Take a #8 washer and glue into the center of the foot, this was a bit easier on the Ironclad feet due to the way to detail is set up, it almost centers itself. Note I said almost, make sure this is a centered as possible.

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I do this for all the washers, flip them over and fill them up with greenstuff. This serves two purposes. First is to give a bit more integrity to the fitting. Second is to actually give you something to glue.
This is a #6 for the ankles.

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So glue the brass onto the washers in the feet. Then glue the legs on top of that. I normally put a bit of greenstuff and superglue to make the join a bit more solid.

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Take the assembled sarcophagus and flip it over. Glue a 5/16" washer centered around the central pivot. It will overhang slightly in the back, I was not worried about this.

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Take a greenstuff filled #12 and glue to the washer you glued down in the previous step.

You should have something similar to this at this point
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Now sit this aside and let it dry completely, you would hate to ruin your hard work at this point.

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While your main body is setting up, you can assemble the arms and added a greenstuff filled #10 to the arm centered around the hole for the peg.

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When you are ready to continue, you need to shave down the arm peg to allow the fitting of another #8 washer.

If you would like to add the tubing to the arms you need the following steps

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Carefully cut two full ridges off the split tubing. you need to cut where the knife shows in the image.

you should end up with something like this.
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Now glue it to the arm, starting with the sarcophagus. Place the thin edge towards the sarcophagus and the outer large ridge will connect directly with the arm. Making sure the split in the cable faces directly down. I used greenstuff and superglue to connect the arm to the washer on the peg. This holds very well, if you let it sit up properly.
like this
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Now the only problem with this is that the tubing does not quite fit. It does leave a gap underneath the arm. I did not have a problem with this so I used what I had on hand. You could try to find a better fitting tubing, or fill it with some greenstuff, its up to you.

I also take a spare marine banner and place it between the lower edge of the sarcophagus and the waist washer, if you lined it up right it should slip right in.
This is what you should end up with

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Now for a few comparison shots.

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Normal Dread and terminator

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Biggie Dread and terminator

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Normal Dread and Biggie Dread

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All three together

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Two Biggie dreads with Dark Angles Iconography and A Deathwing terminator.
(This was taken before I figured the tubing out, so if you chose not to use those steps this is what it would look like)

Well that was a long one, once you do one and get the hang of it, it goes much faster on any subsequent ones. Hope you found this a helpful. If you do any send me some pics, I would love to see what everyone else comes up with.

later ogre