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Thursday, August 30, 2012

More WIP Shots

Here are a couple more WIP shots of my Dark Angels Contemptor Dreadnought.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I picked up a Contemptor Dreadnought and decided to do a little conversion work on it.  Nothing too fancy...  just made a nice base out of cork with a little Scibor basing piece and then glued on a ton of Dark Angels bits.

I decided to use the Typhoon Missile Launcher from a Land Speeder kit as I prefer the way it looks.  I also glued on a set of wings...  I've had them in my bits box forever.  I think they come from some Fantasy model...  maybe a pegasus or something.

Here you go...  Work In Progress shots.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Newest Toy

I just got this sucker in the mail. I should have another coming... A Relic version. I like how the pose turned out. Also using a storm shield for the shoulder and the Scibor basing bit worked out pretty well.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Space Wolf Thunderwolf Army

I decided I needed a little project to work on.  I picked up a Thunderwolf Cavalry box as well as two boxes of Fenrisian Wolves.

My plan is to convert one of the Thunderwolves to be Canis Wolfborn.  I just don't like the one GW sculpted him on.  It doesn't look "wolfy" enough and it definitely doesn't match the other wolves.

Canis Wolfborn
2x Thunderwolf Cavalry
5x Fenrisian Wolves
5x Fenrisian Wolves

That, my friends, is a legal but small army.

I'll take pictures once I have them assembled.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Setup is Almost Done

I've been able to get my two tables setup.  My plan is to use one table as an assembly and modelling station and the other as a paint station.

I'm still trying to decide what to do with my paints.  I need a proper paint rack.

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

At least it's something...

This isn't a great pic, but I wanted to throw something up here. My hobby room is still packed in boxes from the move.

I decided to paint a Carnifex just for fun. The carapace is almost done.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Partly Moved In

Our apt is full of boxes! I will be picking up my secondary hobby table tomorrow. I've always had just one table before. In this new setup, my plan is to have one table for modeling/assembly and one for painting. I'm also planning on picking up a couple of IKEA Detolf shelves.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I'm sitting here waiting for the movers right now. The guy from their office called and said they had to "do what they gotta do" and then they would be by. No idea how long this is gonna take.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Moving Tomorrow

Tomorrow I'll be moving states.  Hopefully it won't take me too long to set up a new hobby area.  The new place we're moving to is much larger and I'll have a 12' x 12.5' room to myself.  My intention is to turn it into a hobby/computer room.  I'm going to work on layout today, but I think I can squeeze everything I need plus a 4' x 6' gaming table in if I make the gaming table convertible into a hobby area.  I may end up building a custom table and putting a Realms of Battle board on it.  I've seen some pretty good table setups in the past.

Monday, July 30, 2012

This is a test of the Emergency Blogger System...

...had this been a real post it would have been followed by interesting content and maybe some pictures.


In all reality, I'm just testing the Blogger App on my iPhone.

Some Random Things I've Painted

I wanted to take a couple of shots of models I've painted.  I put together a ghetto photo light box and am pretty happy with the results.  I am by no means a photographer, but I think I've progressed from my grainy cell phone pics!

Here are some random pics...

My custom Salamanders Terminator Chaplain...  total kit bash.  All random bitz box plastic pieces!

I was really happy with how the cape turned out.  The highlights are a little extreme, but it works on a battlefield.

The first three LC/LC Termies.  They are intended to pop out of a LRR and assault.

The other two LC/LC Termies plus a Teleport Homer/Objective Marker.

The Salamanders Rhino...  I'm happy with the flames and the "Igneus" scrollwork, but I don't like the green as much as on the Terminators.

My custom Vindicare counts-as.  I used a Kasrkin model and made the barrel out of copper tubes.

Oh man!  I hope his power pack doesn't overheat...  pretty happy with  the little pick of OSL work here.

I read the Soul Drinkers books and just had to paint myself up a Soul Drinker.  I'm particularly happy with the helmet.

The Tau Need Some Reinforcements

I've had this 2000 point or so Tau army for some time now.  Back when I worked at Games Workshop, my boss challenged me to paint a 1500 point Tau list I'd had sitting around for ages over the course of a long weekend.  I took the challenge.  I planned out a paint plan that would be quick and easy to paint, yet look nice on the battlefield.  I think I was successful.  I usually get compliments when I field the army and so far no one has told me they look like crap.  :)

Anyways, I've decided to add some allies to the army.  See if you can pick out the model that doesn't belong.  Haha.  I haven't been able to finish it's occupants yet, but soon.

Without further ado, here are a random selection of models.  When I have more time, I'll post some more.

And I know the Broadside needs some love.  Metal models chip so easily when they're played with regularly.

Shas'O with Fireknife Bodyguards

This Devilfish looks funny... 

Half of a Fire Warrior Squad...  the other squad all have red guns.

Chipped Broadside

A New Beginning

I started this blog and then let it lapse.  I'm about to move into a new place where I'll be significantly more organized and my personal hobby has come a long way.  I want to document my progress from here on out.

My intention with this blog is to give me somewhere that I can showcase things I'm working on or share my opinions on things.  If you see anything you have a suggestion on, feel free to contact me.  My email address is kriswall [at] gmail [dot] com.

For now, here's something I'm working on right now.  A friend of mine, Mike, who hangs out at the Olney, MD Games Workshop store put this together for me.  His sculpting ability is far, far better than mine!  I asked him to make me a Captain with a "big ass Thunder Hammer".  I'd say he succeeded.  I can't wait to paint this guy.

Aurora Chapter 1st Company Captain