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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hulkbuster Iron Man (Disney Infinity)/XV95 Ghostkeel Counts-as Painted!

Well, mostly painted.  I still need to do work on the guns, the base and a bunch of smaller details.  The below is about two hours worth of work and fits in pretty well with the rest of my army.  Once it's fully completed, I'll post some pictures with other elements of my army to show that it does, in fact, fit in pretty well.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tau Empire XV95 Ghostkeel Counts-As (Infinity Hulkbuster Iron Man)

I've been wanting to get myself a Ghostkeel so that I can run the Optimized Stealth Cadre Formation.  With it being this close to Christmas, though, I can't really justify spending much money on myself.  I happened upon a posting where somebody had spray painted one of the below models silver and was using it as some sort of Necron C'tan counts-as.  I thought to myself...  this is exactly what I need.

The model is a Hulkbuster Suit Iron Man for a Disney video game called Infinity.  You set the model on top of a little platform and then you can use them in game.  The model cost me 14 USD at a store where I had some store credit.  In other words, sort of free!

Step one was to cut off the base.  I want this model to blend in as much as possible with my existing army.  Consistent basing is a really good way to make this happen.  Cutting through that much vinyl dulled several razor knives and cut up my fingers pretty good.  But...  success!

Thankfully, the bottom of his feet will not be visible!

Once the annoying vinyl base was stripped off, I glued him, along with some cork, onto a flying base.  This official Ghostkeel comes with a 105mm oval base.  This guy is on a 120mm oval base, so he's a little bigger.  I doubt anyone will notice or complain.  It'll just make him a bigger target.

Now to add on a big Ion weapon and a couple of Fusion Blasters, along with some other Tau bits and bobs.  I also used some wooden furniture discs to give that rounded Tau look in a couple of places.

In the next two phots, you can see that he's imposing, but definitely fits in with the rest of the army.  The aesthetic is a little off, but I think a paint job will go a long way towards covering that up.  I'm still looking for a small Tau logo that I can shave off of something else and put on him somewhere...  likely on his shoulder pad.

I can't wait to get a little paint on this guy.  I'm hoping that the weather holds up and I can get him primed and painted this weekend.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Still Alive

I know that I haven't been consistently posting over the last couple of weeks.  This is mainly because I have nothing to report.

I think sometimes hobby 'oomph-ah' comes and goes in waves.  Right now, I'm in a little bit of a valley.  My car was deemed a total loss after a collision, so money has been tighter than normal while I've been sorting this out.  As a direct result, I haven't been able to pick up any of the new Tau stuff or the Betrayal at Calth set that is coming out this weekend.

I'm hoping to have everything sorted within the next couple of weeks and to get back to business soon.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Maelstrom's Edge Final Model Pics

I'm pretty excited by the final studio pics for Maelstrom's Edge.  I have really high hopes for this game.  It looks like they're on track to deliver at some point in December, so it's likely I'll consider this a Christmas gift for myself whenever it arrives.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I was kind of excited about the prospect of more Arcadia Quest, so I decided to paint the Goblin Archers that come with the core set.  I'll be slowly going through and painting all the minis, but it takes quite a bit of time.  I think it really adds to the game to have something other than grey plastic.

I expect that you'll be seeing more Arcadia Quest minis mixed in with my Warhammer projects over the next several weeks.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Arcadia Quest: Inferno

I think I've mentioned this before, but if not, here goes.  If you like board games and Final Fantasy Tactics style game play, you should totally buy a copy of Arcadia Quest.  It's put out by CoolMiniOrNot.  Definitely head to their website and check it out.

I'm mentioning it today because I recently became aware of a new Kickstarter to add a new campaign box.  The game works off a six game campaign cycle, so the concept of having new heroes, new tile maps, new monsters and new upgrade cards is kind of exciting.

It looks like this new set will be based off a demons and angels motif.  Looks pretty cool.  I think the Kickstarter should be launching at some point in the next two weeks or so.  I'm sure I'll post about it again when it happens.