Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tools of the Trade: Rotary and Rivets

Occasionally I'll be updating my "Tools of the Trade" as I add new tools to my toolbox.  Or in this case, ones I forgot to add in the first place.

This time around, it's both!  

We're going to take a look at a new addition in the form of a Micro Mark hole punch and hammer, as well as the tool I should have never left out, the Rotary Tool.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pushing Around Green Stuff: Barbaric Fur

Sculpting fur was my first real nose-dive into the wide world of working with Green Stuff.  I wanted to match the fur on the Chaos Warrior cloaks, covering the shoulder pads on my old Black Templar army.  I was nervous that I'd get it wrong, but I knew the look I wanted for this army, and this was a requirement for that look.  So never having worked with green stuff before this venture, I dove into the deep end without any floaties on.

Turns out, I didn't need floaties, and neither do you.  Let's get started.

Friday, November 18, 2011

You do WHAT With Your Time?!

Everyone raise your hand if you've heard that question before. Now those of you who didn't raise your hand, stop lying and raise yours too.

Honestly, I find it easier to describe what a role-playing game is than describe a miniature, tabletop war-game hobby. All I have to look to do is look at the person questioning me on an RPG and say the magic words "Dungeons and Dragons" and a light goes off in their head. Of course, then I usually have to defend that particular hobby against the claims of cults, satanism and drug use, but that's not the point of this article.

For all of you who struggle to describe this hobby, and time and money sink, of ours, here are some suggestions to get you through that awkward moment.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Matter of Opinion: Primer

Once again, a comment in a recent article of mine prompted me to express my opinion about something intrinsic to our hobby, primer choice. In "A Matter of Opinion: The Glue that Binds", a poster who shall remain anonymous, *cough* OldSchoolTerminator *cough*, mentioned that I shouldn't even get him and his group started on the opinion of what primer works best.

Now who am I to pass up an opening like that, hmm?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The "Bandwagon" Syndrome

With the release of the new Necron codex and figures, you had to of known this article was coming, right?

After having bought a codex myself this past Saturday, I started looking through it. My first thought was "Ooooh, Shiny!". No seriously, it was. I've already admitted to having that particular Syndrome, so lets not be too surprised over that either. Luckily I got out of my local shop with only having bought the codex.

My second thought though was, "Oh dear Lord, I wonder how many Necron players we're going to see at Adepticon this next year"

Enter, the "Bandwagon" Syndrome.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Grey Knights: Update & Draigo Conversion

After having finally finished assembling my Paladins for my Grey Knights Army that I'll be bringing to Adepticon next year, I took a look at my list of things to finish and pondered what to build next…

1 Rhino with Forge World doors for my Strike Squad
Convert and build Kaldor Draigo
Convert and build 1 Vindicare Assassin

I was beyond done with stock assembly considering that was the vast majority of this army, as well as the reason I've yet to really update anything until now here, so I decided to break up the last three things to model to mix things up a bit…

First up, Kaldor Draigo!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What Inspires You?

Or more to the point, and the question that was posed to me earlier this week, where do you get your inspiration from?

Good Lord, where DON'T I get inspiration for projects from these days?

Many times I think that I have such a hard time finding inspiration for an army I want to do, not because I don't have sources of inspiration, but because I have so many to choose from! I've started and stopped projects in the past because I've hopped from inspiration to inspiration, and now I tend to over-think an inspiration for an army theme because I want to make sure I can be happy with it after spending hundreds of dollars on it.

Let's take a gander at some of my favorite sources of inspiration.