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Monday, October 15, 2018

Necron Floaty Thing

I've given up on finding a Ghost Ark that isn't either pre-owned/built or selling above MSRP on eBay.  They've been consistently out of stock from GW for something like 9 months.  As such, I've decided to take matters into my own hands and build something.  The plan is to do a floaty pyramid with a "teleportation matrix" built in as a big lens and then something Canoptek looking to carry the weapon systems.  I'll do something similar for the Doomsday Ark.

I threw together an initial Mk1.  I think it needs some detail work, but overall I'm pretty happy.  The pyramid base is about 60mm across, so it should be roughly the same size as the pilot's area on a real Ghost Ark.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

A Special Project

I was surfing Thingiverse and found plans for a Bolt Pistol that is sort of a cross between the older styles and the newer Primaris style.  Sold!  My printer has been running non stop for a couple of days now to print all the pieces.  They all sort of dovetail together.  It's a really smart design.  The guy who runs Warlayer.com designed the thing.  He's amazing.  Buy his stuff!


I think it's going to take me awhile to work on this thing.  I ordered some airbrush paints, which I think will help a lot, but they're currently on back order.  I'd order from somewhere else, but I got an amazing discount.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Some Infinity Models

My buddy plays a lot of Infinity and asked me to paint up some more models for him.  This is a pretty quick and dirty color scheme intended to more or less replicate the official scheme.  I think it's a pretty good fit.  In any case, my buddy was pretty excited, so I guess I did a good job!  haha



Friday, September 7, 2018

Airbrush Class

I bought myself a Badger 105 airbrush and took a class offered by CK Studios.  Best decision I've made in a while.  I'm not going to go into detail on what I learned, but I will say that if you're interested, look up CK Studios and give them a chance.

Transitions, transitions, transitions!!!






This last shot is what roughly 20 years of progress looks like.  I haven't been painting the whole time, or I'd probably be a lot better by now, but 20 years ago my best move was pretty much to stay in the lines.  Huzzah!


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Painted Necron Flayers

Totally happy with how these turned out.  I used an airbrush to do the skin.  Bugman's Glow followed by Flayed One Flesh.  The airbrush gives me tons of transition.  I then sprayed a tint of Reikland Fleshshade over the whole thing before going to town on the details.  Again, really happy with how they turned out.


I was a little concerned that the skin would make them look weird compared to the rest of the army, but I think there are enough common points to tie them in.  Here's a quick shot with a few other models from my team.


Monday, September 3, 2018

A Simple Head Swap

Those Grimghast Reapers worked out pretty well.  A simple head swap using Immortal heads and I have what I think will be pretty solid Flayers.  The plan is to paint them to look like they're covered in layers of bloody skin with blood effects on the scythe blades.  The stripe down the forehead will be the blue to tie into the rest of my army.




Friday, August 31, 2018

Necron Flayers Suck

Or, more specifically, Finecast sucks.  The current Flayers are Finecast models with some pretty spindly parts.  My plan is to never buy another Finecast model.  I'll convert what I need to convert, but I'm not using Finecast parts.

This is causing a bit of an issue with my Necron army.  I can make some pretty nifty Lords and what not out of the Praetorians box, but the Flayers have eluded me.  I've seen tons of conversions online where people just put plasticard "scissors" on the end of Warrior arms.  I'm looking for something a little more exciting.

I'm going to buy some of these and see if I can do a conversion that looks convincing.  Wish me luck...


Thursday, August 30, 2018

I'm not dead.

It occurs to me that posting a cryptic message about going into surgery, followed by total radio silence was probably a little grim and misleading.

The surgery was minor and fine.  I just fell out of the hobby for a little while.  Kill Team has sort of captured me and pulled me back in.  My local store ran a short campaign to test the waters and quite a few people signed up.  I'm in for the second, followup campaign.

Let's see...  what else is new?

I got a new job.  I'm a projects guy at one of the bigger banks.  My first task was to go to the Bahamas for a week and review some stuff there.  Pretty tough gig!

I also got a 3D printer.  I can't remember if I posted about it or not before.  I've been cranking out terrain left and right.  It's not great for models, but it's pretty solid for vehicles and terrain.  I'm working on a custom Kill Team board in the background now.

More to come.  The goal is to get back to posting Monday, Wednesday and Friday...  starting with tomorrow's welcome back hobby post.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Surgery

Surgery today, so there might not be any decent posts for a week or so.  I'm hoping it doesn't take that long.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Adeptes Custodes... I wants

I'm seriously debating getting a small force of Adeptes Custodes...  maybe 1000 points or so.  With how expensive, points-wise, the models are, we'd be talking about a pretty small force.  They just look so pretty.  These suckers just hit this weekend...

Should I do it?  I especially like the Terminator dude with the axe.