Thursday, February 2, 2017

Starting Skitarii

So if you have been following me on instagram, you already know that I had some major accomplishments lately!

First, I crammed in a whole lot of painting to get this force of Iron Hands ready for a tournament:



I managed to win a few prizes! It was the end of our escalation league, so I pulled off the most points overall from the league. So I was awarded Best Overall in our league!

Then there was a painting competition for the armies attending that day. I managed to snag the most votes for that, earning my army the Player's Choice for Best Painted! Super stoked to have received that honor.

Lastly, I was given Renaissance Man for having a terrible first two rounds in the tournament but coming back strong in the last round.

Putting that all together netted me a nice amount of store credit! It was probably the nicest early birthday gift that I could have received.

So I took the plunge and got something started that I have been eyeing for the last couple years:



I also started a new job recently. As a reward to myself, I bought some new toys!



With a few Castellax under way, I began to put together my Skitarii. So without further ado, here is what I have completed thus far:







2017 is shaping up to be the year of the Mechanicum at the Teun residence...

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Something New: Some Death Guard



For your perusal, here are two of the test models I am working on to base my new 30k Death Guard army off of. I am going for a somewhat cleaner look, though I am not keeping it quite clean and crisp by using some Sepia and Earthshade washes.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Some catching up

Lately I have been a bit behind, with the holidays and all, so now that I have packed away a nice turkey dinner I can share what I have been up to lately:



I finished up the test model for the Medusan Warriors I was working on. Graviton weapons are green apparently!



I worked on my unit of Bezerkers for a killteam game!



Last Sunday, I even played a game of Killteam against my son's Tau.

Currently, I am anxiously awaiting the Traitor Legions supplement. I am undecided on whether I want to remain with Word Bearers, or switch to another traitor legion. I have been leaning toward Death Guard, but I wanted to wait and see before making a major decision like that.

I also have joined the current trend of using Instagram to post my pictures. You can find me under the username cannedflame2005.

Soon I am gonna start doing some crazy conversions, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

What's On My Table: 11/17/2016


After last weekend's event, things have slowed down a bit on the hobby front. The 40k Escalation League continues on, and I scored full points in round 1, putting me somewhere in the top 5 or so. Attempting to continue this momentum, I started painting up my new Medusan Immortals squad for 30k. I plan to use them as Command Squads in 40k, with storm shields and special weapons. They should be a pretty rock-hard unit :)

I am trying to convince my sweetheart to let me get a Caestus Assault Ram for them, but I may have to settle for a papercraft proxy until I can convince her!



Today an old friend of mine met me at the game shop to get in a League game. It was 1000 points, my Iron Hands versus his Orks. He was able to field a surprising number of units for 1000 points. I played an Anvil Strike Force, using an Armored Task Force and a Land Raider as my HQ. I was able to put a surprising amount of firepower out in the opening turns, but eventually I was reduced to my solitary Land Raider by turn 5. Despite being able to shoot 2 times per turn, it finally succumbed to the tide of green powerklaws and rokkits at the end of turn 5, signalling my tabling. AV13 spam is fun, but I would definitely had preferred to take more Dreads. I would have liked to drop the Tactical squad I was required to bring (league rules, I had to take 2 units I used in the previous round) and instead take another Contemptor, but I was already locked in so I had to make do.

It also would have helped to remember I had both a pintle-mounted stormbolter and a Multimelta on my Landraider. I would have inflicted much more damage had I remembered those...

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