Category: Assembling

Tomorrow begins the WMH Journeyman League at a FLGS near me so, over the weekend I assembled “battle box” of Trollblood models.

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The models were easy to assemble, though the plastic used by Privateer Press is a lot harder than that of a typical GW model making the mold lines a bit more difficult to remove quickly. I placed these guys on some scenic bases and they are ready to take to the field (more on why they are unpainted, below).

Looking forward to playing and while I have been busy reading the rules, listening to podcasts (mostly Chain Attack), and reading Trollblood articles on the internet tomorrow will by very first game with them…or with Warmachine & Hordes in general. While it is easy to get a grasp for the game throughresearch nothing is going to take the place of actual “table time”.

The league runs six weeks and escalates after each week giving me the chance to add more and more models. Also a participant can earn “hobby points” for any models they paint for their faction throughout the event (hence why I’ve held off getting any painting done so far).

In addition I’ve assembled a minimum unit of Kriel Warriors as well as a Fell Caller solo…from what I understand this guy is an indispensable model for a Trollbloods force.

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Soon to be posting about games played as well as showing the painting process of the trolls as I go along.

It has been a fair few weeks that we’ve posted anything and I wanted to thank Eric for getting the site back up and working. While the blog was down I got busy with Eldar building and painting through the first 500 points which I took to a tournament at Battleground. Did horribly only winning on of the five games but had a good time and met some good people.

The army is taking shape and while I only have the first 500 painted another 1000 points have been assembled, based and primed. More paint going down this weekend. Here are a few “in progress” images.

500 points.
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Converted Jetbikes
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Sprinting Wraithlord
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So, they are coming together. Looking forward to getting a couple of games in this coming weekend and the expanding the army out with another Spiritseer and a Wraithknight to reach 1850.

With 25 models close to finished, another 11 about half done, and the remaining models ready for paint, the Ultramarines are on the home  stretch and should be finished up in a couple of weeks.

Ultramarines 10/11

Most of the above need there shoulder iconography applied and all of them will be getting a matte spray coat as well as a little more added to there bases.

The local gaming store, Battleground, has been asking me to come in to the shop on tournament days to judge the painted armies. This has been great, both and inspiration for my own painting as well as being able to get out and meet local gamers. I’ve seen some great stuff and I am looking forward to the opportunity to judge in future events.

Stay tuned for more.

 

 

Ok, been a busy couple of weeks. Finished Sammael for Eric. What a great model, I did not have too much trouble with it being “Fine Cast”, lots of sanding and filing but not more than I expected. (This image was taken before touchups…whoops.)

Sammael

Got a few Kabalite Warriors assembled and a test model done. Inspired by two other Dark Eldar projects I saw on the internet I decided to go with a light armor color scheme that is worn by use. In the Dark Eldar Codex there is mention of a Kabal that is proud to go into battle wearing and using gear that has seen centuries of use. Next I will have to come up with some basing for this model.

Dark Eldar Test Model

Still lots to get done, but that is it for now.

Wow! March was a busy month. With so much going at work and at home I’m surprised I got as much done as I did. Played a few games, took part in a local tournament and managed to get some projects finished.

First up…the completed 1,850 Nercon Force.
Necrons 1850

The Monolith was not a fun model to assemble or paint but it is finished and that makes me happy.

Took the 1,850 to a local tournament but only managed a 1-2 record. Admittedly my “list” is not particularly geared for a competitive tournament, but I did have a great time and got in some good games. Here is a picture from my first game, during deployment.
Necrons at BG

Finishing the Necron Army means I can get on to other projects and started working on a Sammael for Eric…hoping to have it finished this week.
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February was a weird month where I went back and forth between which army I’d like to work on next. I did a lot of purging of models that I do not plan to have time for, assembled my Dystopian Legions figures, and began painting them. Also, I assembled and primed the Necron Monolith as well as a new unit of Necron Immortals, 10 of them with tesla carbines. These are the last two units I need to get the Necron force to 1,850 points.

More Necron Units

Which brings me to my hobby commitments for the month of March:

1. Paint the Necron Monolith &  the unit of Necron Immortals.
2. Still need to get a coat of paint on the gaming table to seal it.
3. If I get the Sammael model from Eric, that needs to get done as soon as possible.
4. Try to get an intro game of Dystopian Legions in.
5. Attend a tournament on 3/30. Should be fun and looking forward to the upcoming tournament to provide some manner of inspiration in getting the rest of the Necrons painted.
6. Finally, with a second army selected it is time to start assembling and getting a few test models done.
Another busy month!

What’s better than a shotgun wielding, gas grenade throwing, shashimono wearing nutter…seven of them and a rocket launcher!

EotBS Ashigaru 2

Eric talked about his Dystopian Legions starter box here and they are great…but don’t have any katana, or ninja so I went with the Empire of the Blazing Sun for my Dystopian Legions force.

The models are great, a bit fiddly here and there and, as Eric mentioned, finely cast so their swords and other small bits bend very easily…care must indeed be taken while transporting these models. Here and there I used pins to reinforce the area on the model where things glued together, especially the sword arms of the shinobi and the back banners on the main troops.

EotBS ready for primer.

Looking forward to trying the game out, even if it is a bust, the models will certainly be fun to paint.

A monthly blog post planning out hobby related commitments is something I meant to start in January…whoops. Anyhow, here goes…

For the month of February I’m looking to achieve the following.

  1. Paint current table to seal and protect it from moisture.
  2. Purge the models that I know I will not get to this year, or will not want to get to this year.
  3. Build and paint one more Scarab base for my Necron army thus giving me 10…think I can handle that.
  4. Build, base and prime the Empire of the Blazing Sun Starter Box for Dystopian Legions.
  5. Taking on a side project, Sammael, Master of the Ravenwing. Excited about this one and would like to get it all done before the end of the month.

It will be a busy month but think I can get this all done…if not, these tasks will have to fall to March.

*This post has been edited as I changed plans for several of the model projects I had considered.

Not much done in the way of models this month. Getting the table and the terrain finished encompassed the first part of the month and work has been keeping me busy for the second half.

Night Scythe & Crypteks

I did add two Crypteks to the army and will have a Nightscythe done in a day or so.

Nightscythe WIP

Looking to get more done in February. Next on the list will be another unit of 10 Necron Immortals and a Necron Monolith, this will get me to 1850 points. Also, after a bunch of back and forth (both in my head and with actual models being purchased and then returned)  I finally picked a second army to get started on…

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