December 29, 2010

Skritch the Mutilator

May well be working on this guy again in the future but I'm going to leave as-is for now. One of my favorite models ever. (Camera died at some point so I took another pic with my droid. Too low-quality for me; won't be using that again.)

December 20, 2010

Dark Eldar Warriors and Beastmasters

This weeks post is a little late, normally I like to post stuff over the weekend, but I got distracted over the past few days and couldn't find the time to sit down at the computer.

From the complete lack of comments, I guess no one really cared for the Wychs from the last post. So, I thought it would be a good time to post up my other Warrior squad. They are kitted out with the same gear as the other unit-- the Blaster and Splinter Cannon combo. All together, I have 3 completed infantry units now. All there is left to paint?
3 vehicles and my 2 homunculus. Then everything will be sitting pretty a 1,000 points.

Finally, we have my Beast-master pack. I love this unit. It's a prefect excuse to use some of my older Xenos models on the table. The Snake-men have been posing a Kroot Hounds in my Tau Strike-force, while the Star-Spawn Wannabe has been sitting pretty on the shelf, after the disbanding of my very unlucky/short-lived Hrud army. All that needed painted was the trio of Hellions to act a Beast-masters until the actual models are released.

Thanks to new book, these models can take on new roles and add some uniqueness to my army. Besides, for all the work I did on these models, they deserve more game time and I plan on playing my new army for the most of next year. They will count as Khymeras and a Klawed Fiend then will deploy out of a Warp Portal carried by one of the Homunculus.

The project is entering the final phases!

December 10, 2010

Dark Eldar Wyches

Instead of boring you all with more Warriors this week. I decided to change it up and post the Wych squad that I have been slowly painting. The unit itself contains 9 models commanded by an over-dressed Succubus.

I still need to pick-up a Homunculus to fill out the unit. After that little addition, the ladies will be all set to go. Over the next week... if I'm lucky, I'm hoping to pick up the rest of the army and get to work on the "Raider" portion of the project.

Lastly, a big thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback and attention on the project.  My blog is a quiet one, so every comment and Reader mean allot to this old Hack and his paintbrush.

Thanks again, Everybody!

December 04, 2010

Even more Dark Eldar Warriors

Its been another quiet week around the painting table. My time spent finishing the other half of Warriors from the last post. The work on all ten near is completion and soon the unit will been done! 

I went with the Blaster and Splinter Cannon combo that seems so popular these days. I also skipped out on the squad leader at this time. The list is only 1,000 points. Its better to get bodies instead of upgrades when it comes to the smaller games.   

These ladies are still in need of attention, but I'm rather pleased with the progress so far. I'm also hoping to snag my first Raider later this week. I'm way too excited to get my hands on that kit, but at the same time, I'm a little nervous to see how the paint scheme will play out on the model.

November 29, 2010

More Dark Eldar Warriors

These guys are in the final stages. Just some touch-ups and some static grass for the bases.  I've been playing around with a 1k. list over the past few days, just to see what it would look like on paper. The list is  three raider carrying two units of warriors and one Wych unit.

After the war-gear, those three units total near 700 points. That leaves room for a Ravager and whatever Commander I finally decide to take. I'm a torn between the inexpensive Succubus or the Homunculus. Both are great choices and that's what is making it hard to settle on one.  Next time I'll post up my list after a little more math.

November 24, 2010

Dark Eldar Warrior Test model pt.2

I'm back with just a small update. Impressed by the Wych models, I couldn't help myself and had to grab a box a Warriors. If the paint scheme seems a bit familiar it should. I stole it right from the old Codex. Just flip over to the very back cover.

After painting this model, I must admit, its incredible tempting to paint up a 1k. army. The models are sweet and the book looks like lots of  fun. The chance to make some cool Webway Portals is almost enough reason to start up an army.

November 23, 2010

How to play warhammer correctly.

  • Paint your models
  • Use a legal army
  • Play by the rules
  • Have fun
  • Play to win.

If rule 4 feels like it's being broken by rule 5 remember you got rule 1-3 right and you're playing a game.

November 21, 2010

More Skaven models completed

Being resourceful (?) with my droid.. Lazy pic style. I'd like to point out that these models are out of control for plastics. Sometimes I look back and think 'back in the day they used to make something this big out of metal... or not at all'. Then I usually change the subject in my brain bc I feel very old for 25 lol

November 20, 2010

Dark Eldar test minis

Howdy gang, its been a whiles since I have made an update on the old blog here. Mostly for the reason, that my computer died out and that allways impacts a persons Internet usage. So, I managed to pirate a machine to bring you a quick update. I recently bought a box a Wychs just for fun. These guys are the result. No plans right now for an army. I was just messing around with different paint schemes and enjoying these awesome minis.

If the pictures look a little sharper then usual... That's thanks to Zealot letting me borrow his cool light box and uber lighting set-up. Hopefully, I'll get this computer thing figured out and I can get back to regular updates.

November 10, 2010

Constructing Skaven (new shelf pics)

I got a shelf. I've played 40k for 9 years and I don' t think I've ever had one lol. New Skaven in first pic and the lower shelves in the other. I still own my Wood Elves. If anyone is interested shoot me an email or something. I'm done with Ebay.

edit: pics seem a bit grainy. hmmm

October 27, 2010

Imperial Guard Repaint

Its been a quiet week around the gaming table, so I took advantage of the slow time to sit down and paint up all my old 2nd Edition Cadians. 31 infantry in all, but I wanted something a little different then the standard green/tan paint scheme.

So, I busted out the old yellow ink and few of the washes. After laying down all the base colors, I added and unhealthy amount of Devlin Mud and called it a day. When everything was dry, I finished the bases. There are still 20 or so old Catachans to paint up, but they may take a little while. 

October 21, 2010

High Elf Phoenix Guard

These guys are as done or should I say done "enough." The fact is I simply can't paint on them anymore. The banner turned out rather well, but I'm not too keen about the rest of the unit. Even more so,  I dread the thought of painting the10 more I need to finish out the unit. For as much time as I put into these guys, they better whoop some @$$ on the table.

October 08, 2010

High Elf Phoenix Guard WiP.

It has been a slow week. Most of my time has been spent quietly slaving away on the new plastic Phoenix guard. They are really nice models, but they are pain to paint up.  It was my plan to get a full unit of 20 on  the table. After it taking so long to get them up to a decent standard, I'm thinking it would be easier to go with more Sword-masters instead. It might be a little better for the wallet too. Once I wrap up the unit. It will be time for some better photos.

October 02, 2010

Return to Mordheim pt.3

These are a bunch of photos of the triple-header of Mordheim, that I played last night against Mr. Watson's Beasts of Chaos. The foul horde took all three games with a unstoppable fury, that left the Rozenritter beaten up and bloody. The first one was a occupy 5 of the buildings to win. The speed of the Beast lent well to this type of objective, and they took total control of the board. The battle that followed left 3 of Spearmen dead and Walter Schepkoff  grievously wounded.

The second game was a Chance Encounter that gave the Rozenritter quite a bloody nose. The only shinning moment was when Oskar squared off against the vile Shaman. It was only a minor victory however, as the mercenaries lost the taste for battle soon after, leaving city to the Beastmen.

As luck would have it, The Rozenritters met up with a Elven Ranger, who shared the same hatred for Beast of Chaos. They join forces to face off against the Beast in a third and decisive showdown. The results were the same, as the Beast showed no mercy. In the end 8 of my warriors were out of the game, but all my luck rolled up at once, and every single one lived to tell the tale. Not the ranger though, he was killed for his trouble.

All I can say... More Mordheim, please!