Saturday, February 27, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
I took stock of my materials. I had:
- a printer and some paper
- a chunk of MDF wood (about 5"x5")
- A 4" styrofoam ball from the craft aisle of my local Walmart
- Hot glue
- PVA glue (aka Elmer's, or in my case, Roseart)
- Plaster of Paris
- Cardboard (cereal box variety)
- Basing material (aka dirt and sand from my driveway)
- Cheap paints from the craft aisle
- Cheap black spraypaint
- A wood stick, longer than a toothpick but about as thick. In my case it was the burnt end of an incense stick.
- A variety of crafting tools (scissors, hobby knife, etc)
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Now I can cut out some of the proxies I was using for my Daemonkin! Unfortunately, this adds a lot to my work load, painting wise... :P
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
1) Black Primer
2) Khorne Red base coat
3) Agrax Earthshade wash
4) Wazdaka Red drybrush
5) Squig Orange zenith drybrush (top down)
6) Baal Red (or whatever the new equivalent is) wash to finish it up
Bam! Now you can put your brass on, pick out some black details, metal up the guns... give those bits a wash and call your CSM finished. And they really pop with that red color too! This method allows for batches, without spending all that time highlighting and blending each model. The 4 CSM above were completed in 2 sessions, approximately 4 hours of work. An hour a model ain't too bad, huh?
It's actually probably less than that... I have already applied base coats and the first wash to the remainder of two whole squads (16 models). So I am on course to having these two squads done by Friday, when I have a game with them.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Someday I'll have enough space for a full-size game table. But for now, this one had to do. It's a 4'x4' table, primarily set up for Cities of Death battles.
My fiance had picked up a roughly 2000 point army of tyranids from a local guy for about 200 bucks. Quite a steal. So since she has had them for several months, it was time to test them out in battle. So we blocked off a time slot in the weekend and had a several-hour long battle to test out our new armies.
I trounced the poor girl pretty well. I robbed her of charges, and did not give her very good targets for her mid-range shooting models. Highlights of the game included:
- A 5-model Bloodcrushers squad chewing through 22 termagaunts over the course of 2 turns
- My Bloodthirster of Insensate Rage going toe-to-toe with not only her Flyrant, but also 3 carnifex and a unit of hormagaunts (killing the tyrant, along with 1 carnifex and 8 of the hormaguants)
- A squad of Gargoyles swooping in to assault my Possessed, but then receiving a charge from a 20 man cultist squad and drowning in a wave of angry minion attacks.
Until that game, I am working on painting a lot more red.
Friday, February 5, 2016
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