Thursday, February 26, 2009

Realm of Battle Gameboard - Stage Two

Almost there! The second stage of my RoBG is complete. I must say, this thing takes a load of work. I never thought I'd have to put so much into it, but no matter, it will all be worth my efforts in the end.

In this stage I did a heavy over brushing of Codex Grey on all of the rocky parts and payed close attention to the flatter more rock like rocks... if that even makes sense. The tile in the bottom middle and the features like it to the right and left of it are what I'm referring to. Anyway... After over brushing the rocks I then went back with the Brown paint found in the Citadel Scenery Painting Pack and went around the edges of the rocks to cover up where the grey had gone just a bit too far.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Wiser Man Than Myself...

I want to touch on a subject that World’s End Radio discussed not too long ago. After listening to the Podcast it reminded me of something someone once told me.

“Seconds add up to minutes and minutes add up to hours.”

I’m not entirely sure why I remember this, it’s not exactly life changing advice or insightful. What it is however is logical and logic I can appreciate.

If you’re like me, you have a lot of demands on your time, leaving little left over to devote to the hobby. Further more, the free time I can put into the hobby I want to use for game play. As you very well may know or have guessed, these things add up to model painting being placed on the back burner and this is where the above quote comes in.

I make it a point to compose some form of hobby progress each and every night. No matter how small or large of an effort it may turn out to be… I do something. Some nights I may get to spend 5 minutes painting, assembling, or trimming mould lines. Other nights I may actually be able to sit down for an hour and put a good dent in completing my next squad or vehicle. The idea here is that all of my progress no matter how minuscule will eventually add up to something larger and ultimately completion.

Don’t let painting and modeling feel like a chore. If you allow this to happen then you’re defeating yourself and the 40,000 hobby. (World’s End Radio)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Genesis Chapter Tactical Squad - Post 2

Tactical Squad Lucius of the Genesis Chapter 2nd Company

The last installment of my Genesis Chapter tactical squad - at least the first one anyway. Oh yes, there will be more. I got my hands on the marines from the Macragge box set for a cool $20.00. So with the completion of this tactical squad, all of the marines from my AoBR box are painted. WOOHOO! I'm not sure what I want to start next. My Landspeeder or the next tactical squad. Right now I'm leaning toward the Landspeeder just to change things up. So keep an eye out, subscribe, follow... do what ever you need to do because there's definitely more coming.

Thanks for reading and as always all comments are welcome and appreciated.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Got Mail!

Yeah! My order from Gail Force Nine was waiting for me when I got home from work. As you can plainly see what I got in the picture to the left, I won't bother telling you.

First let me say that I am thoroughly impressed at the quality of these products. They exceeded my expectations ten fold, even the packaging is nice.

The dice are a little bigger than what I expected, but no matter they're quite awesome. The six is replaced by a skull to make them extra killy - though my girlfriend of all people pointed out that the skull doesn't make sense for saving throws. I'm so proud of her. The T.A.C. Template is just freekin' sweet in every regard. Now that I own one I can see why every 40K player should have one. Lastly, the fire markers - I bought these because they make the Vehicle Destroyed result more 'cinematic' and I like that.

My conclusion is that GF9 is awesome and will most definitely be purchasing more product from them.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Death Guard Chaos Lord

In lieu of not having any updates of my own, I've decided to open up my blog to a fellow gamer and hobbyists. May I introduce Pit of the Oni's first honorary member - Grendel.

Plauge Lord Noro

First I would like ot say hi to all the readers of Pit out there, and give much thanks to Oni for allowing me to take up some space on his blog. That being said, this is my plaguelord. I converted this mini right after the release of the space marine chaplain and before the chaos lord plastic kit was out. After eyeballing the chaplian mini, I figured it would be much better off acting as commander of a mighty plague legion rather than serving some shriveled corpse on Terra. Stupid Imperials... oh well, please allow me to introduce Plague Lord Noro.

The conversions started by sanding off all the Imperial emblems and what not, clearing the way to allow the appropriate chaos markings to applied with greenstuff. The left shoulder, right shoulder emblem, the nurgle emblems, chest armor ridge, hooves are all greenstuff. The scythe was stolen from some reaper mini I had the foresight of purchasing just because that scythe is friggin awesome (GW can do a bit better with the scythe scuplts they have, IMO). The horns on the helmet and armor are cut from a plastic beastman banner. The blades on the right shoulder pad were made simply by cutting the existing ridge with a pair of clippers, and they did turn out pretty sharp (I did gouge my thumb while working on this bad boy).

Admittedly, I rushed the paint job a bit, just because I was eager to get this mini painted, and the whole process took about an hour and a half. Might not sound like the quickest time, but in my book that's pretty fast.

  • The armor was painted with Catachan Green, followed by a Devlan Mud wash, then Catachan again followed by Camo Green on the ridges. The moldy bits were then further painted with Rotting Flesh to make them stand out more.
  • The skull, horns, and hooves were done with Scorched brown, Graveyard Earth, Bleached Bone, and Skull White.
  • The eyes, hoses, and any other red parts were done with Scab Red, Blood Red, and just a bit of Blazing Orange.
  • The left shoulder and Nurgle emblems were done with Snot Green, Goblin Green, and then coated with Badab Black to tone it down a bit. The lighter brown color was achieved with Graveyard Earth highlighted with Kommando Khaki.
  • Any parchment/paper-y bits were done with Scorched Brown, Bleached Bone, Gryphonne Sepia, with some Skull White on the edges.
  • The scythe handle was just scorched brown with some Snakebite Leather, while the blade was done with Boltgun, washed with Badab and Thraka Green, highlighted with Blotgun.
  • Boltgun metal was used on the boltgun, with some Badab for shading, followed by Boltgun.

The mini is not entirely done yet, as I need to get some detail into the base and would like to add some more detail to the mini itself, but it's a good start. I would like to start on my actual army before I get back to finishing him, but it will happen. Thanks for reading!

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