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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I"m still alive...

I'll be putting up a few new posts over the next several days, then I'm out on a week vacation.  After that it'll be back to daily posts.

Thanks for understanding that life sometimes derails our hobbies.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

More Infinity

I finished up the current batch of Infinity models for my buddy.  I think they turned out pretty well.  I'm actually pretty impressed by the models.  I didn't think I was going to be, but they're actually pretty nice.  Pretty.

Ever write something and then reread it just to find it sounds silly because you used the same word over and over?  Me neither.

Anyways, here are the models...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Got some more dudes assembled...

Converted one dude up to a second Shadowseer.

Also converted another into a meaner Solitaire.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Finally Getting Around to the Elder...

...or Aeldari as I guess they're now called.

Once upon a time I split a Death Masque box with a buddy.  I promptly stuck it in my closet.  I've finally gotten around to assembling the clowns.  I also made a list and think I can get a 1500 point list for fairly cheap.

More to come.  I hope to have enough assembled to play a game next weekend.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A buddy of mine asked me to paint some Infinity models for him.  They're actually pretty nice.  I decided to do some custom urban bases.  I masked off the bases and drybrushed on some yellow highway markers.  I think it worked out pretty well.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Corellian Conflict

I was told that this is a little more casual for Star Wars Armada...

My friends and I are going to give it a shot.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  I'm cautiously optimistic.  I like the game, but hate the tournament meta.  The starting fleets in this setup can only have one upgrade card each.  That should help things out quite a bit.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Upcoming Primaris Marines Stuff

I'm really underwhelmed by how the Primaris Marines perform in combat.  Necron Warriors seem 100% superior to Intercessors in every way.


They're so pretty.  GW teased some upcoming stuff over the weekend.  I'm really digging the Librarian, but without the glowing eyes.  It makes him a little cartoony.  The Reivers (skull faced guys) are OK, but their legs look a little off.  I'm curious to see when they're due to come out and how much they'll cost.  Supposedly, you don't need glue.  That probably means they won't be pose-able.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Star Wars Armada Store Championship

I went to a store championship for Star Wars Armada over the weekend and had a bad enough time that I went home afterwards and made some hard decisions.  I came to a couple of realizations.

1. I like casual play.
2. At the event level, games like Armada and X-Wing have no room for casual play.
3. There is no non-event level.  All games are either events or prep work for events.
3. If there is no room for casual play, there is no room for me.

So, I unfollowed all of the Facebook groups centered around these games and boxed up all my stuff for eventual sale.  I thought about this for awhile.  If the situation is different in your area, great.  In mine, people are either playing competitively in events or playing competitively with the same lists to prepare for events.  I don't have the time or inclination necessary to learn every upgrade in the game and then to practice with the same fleet list over and over and over again until I get good enough to not lose 90% of the games I play.

I've actually been really frustrated with my gaming situation lately.  I'm not sure what to do.  I might just give up on table top gaming for awhile and try to talk people into playing coop board games.

Friday, June 23, 2017

MOAR Painting

I've really been on a roll lately with the painting.  I basically go to work, come home to paint and sleep.  Good times.  This weekend should be fun.  I'll actually be playing some games for a change.

I painted up the three Inceptors.  Again, this is a dumb name.  Plus, the legs are weirdly posed.  This is easily my least favorite of the models in the new core set.  They do look nice painted up though.

I need to figure out some spot details for the backs of these guys.  They're just VERY plain without the belt pouches.  I might try to do some sort of glowing exhaust effect.

Here's a group shot of everything painted so far.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

More Primaris Marines!

I was so happy with the test model that I decided to paint up a 5 man squad of Intercessors.  It took about four and a half hours of straight painting to get these guys done.  That's really not so bad.  It does mean that I have about 15-20 hours remaining to paint the rest of the set if I knuckle down.

Here they are with the Lieutenant from yesterday.  I was worried that they might be a little dark, but I'm digging the overall effect.  I made the bases pretty light to act as a contrast.  I think your base should always set off the model.

I think the pouches make for a pretty solid spot color.

I'll write out the full paint scheme in a day or two so that I don't forget.