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Upstate, New York

I just realized I lied about that being every bike I owned. I also have my bike chaplain. I don’t think it’s worth re-writing the list just to include him though.

We Ride for Macragge!

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Bristol!

still feels like a betrayal

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

The army looks great. And for what it's worth, I'd have no problem playing you whilst you use white scars

Let us know how it works out

   
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Upstate, New York

 RandyMcStab wrote:
still feels like a betrayal


I’m Forging a Narrative over here, cut me some slack!

It’s not just the wrongness of using the White Scars CT. That’s just mechanics. What makes me feel really dirty is not fielding any tactical marines. It’s unnatural. I’ve got 6 marines on foot. One is the techmarine with the TFC, so I can’t even say I’ve got a half dozen power armored footsloggers. My FOC mix isn’t that bad: 1 HQ, 1 Elite, 2 Troops, 2 FA, 2 HS. That’s a balanced force right there. Now if you look at the bikes as FA, it gets wobbly, but these are tactical marines from the 6th Co, so it’s all good.

Yah, I feel bad. Accepting reasonable ideas for my next list in penance. I already fielded Cassius, so I’m not worried about heresy.


Automatically Appended Next Post:


On the hobby front, here is the heavy weapon replacement for the 4th squad. He’s a big bigger then the old RTB01 marine he’s taking over for. That’s OK, it’s an old trope for the big guy to be packing the heavy gun. Hope he’s not that out of place once he’s painted up. It was nice that the new tac squad had the parts to make him. The studded pads have been around for a bit (I know there is one in the assault marine box) but the rimless shoulder, padless knee legs, and external tube chest plates were nice to have.

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Liverpool

If you need to feel better then just look at them as tac marines that found bikes for transport rather thsn a rhino

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Upstate, New York

<sigh>

Well, my partner for the doubles tournament bailed on me. Can’t blame him: his girlfriends’s apartment burnt down when she was at work, so he’s spending the day with her instead. It’s a legitimate excuse. She’s fine, but her cat is MIA, assuming the worst, and probably all her stuff. Not fun.

I may just show up solo and try to find a random partner. I’ve done it before. But my list was designed with manning a FoR in mind, and is a little all offense, no defense. Not my typical TAC list.

The thunderstorms that are supposed to sweep in today/this weekend aren’t helping either. The grey overcast is doing a fine job of further dampening my mood, and the pressure front is making my bones ache (I love getting old)

That sound? That’s my motivation flitting away…

<sigh>

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Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

Ouch!! I am sorry for your friend & his gf.

At least she is okay, you can replace bricks & morter but never a life!

Can you put a second army together, and maybe invite someone for the fun of it? Could be like Telion teaching a scout the ways of war (you being Telion of course).

Either that or blow off the tournament if you aren't feeling it and drop by your friends with a bottle of wine & some beers, give some support.
(sorry if the last part sounded condescending, it wasn't meant to be, just tinking that they might need want some company or help to sort stuff out)

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 dantay_xv wrote:
Ouch!! I am sorry for your friend & his gf.

At least she is okay, you can replace bricks & morter but never a life!

Can you put a second army together, and maybe invite someone for the fun of it? Could be like Telion teaching a scout the ways of war (you being Telion of course).

Either that or blow off the tournament if you aren't feeling it and drop by your friends with a bottle of wine & some beers, give some support.
(sorry if the last part sounded condescending, it wasn't meant to be, just tinking that they might need want some company or help to sort stuff out)


Stuff is stuff, and can be replaced. I’m still working on what I can do to help. Trying to avoid duplicate assistance. And it’s not condescending, and is in fact good advice. I’ll probably end up doing some sort of meals-on-wheels, or at least a cookie drop.

As for the tournament, getting a partner is not an issue. There are always a few people who just show up, or barring that the store owner will play to even things up. Right now I need to figure out which I need more: get out of the house and distracted, or a cup of tea, some cookies, and the sofa. And frankly, I’ve got a full plate on Sunday, so a quiet Saturday might be the better option.

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Bobbing along on the briny North Sea, and Montrose, Scotland when home

Then the sofa sounds good, be like Leroy Jethro Gibbs and go with your gut!!

I like my NCIS

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

 Nevelon wrote:
a cup of tea, some cookies, and the sofa.


As a Brit, this is my default mode. (Who doesn't love tea?).
But having said that, I tend to feel a little bit worse when I'm lazing around doing a lot of nothing when I could be out with friends...

   
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Liverpool

Bad times man. As has been said, at least they are ok and hopefully the cat turns up ok too.

Maybe just chill out over weekend snd if the moid catches you in the morning then just go to the store. You could just mill around and watch a few games (whilst drinking tea and eating cookies).


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Upstate, New York

Zambro wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
a cup of tea, some cookies, and the sofa.


As a Brit, this is my default mode. (Who doesn't love tea?).
But having said that, I tend to feel a little bit worse when I'm lazing around doing a lot of nothing when I could be out with friends...


McManiak wrote:Bad times man. As has been said, at least they are ok and hopefully the cat turns up ok too.

Maybe just chill out over weekend and if the mood catches you in the morning then just go to the store. You could just mill around and watch a few games (whilst drinking tea and eating cookies).


I am, fundamentally, an introverted hermit. Being out in crowded public places drains a lot out of me, even when I’m having fun. Sunday is Mother’s day, and I’m hosting it (kinda last second) so not only do I need to make it special for The Wife, but also her sister (plus niece) and cousin (and her three girls). My brother in-law will also show up, but being a guy on mother’s day, he’s low on the “make it special” list. So yah, it might actually be a good thing I’m passing on heading out to the FLGS. A solid day to recharge (and prep) should go a long way.

And just so there is some hobby content in this post, I cut the bits for the sternguard c-melta trooper and started cleaning them up. I’ll try to get him finished tomorrow. I also put a little more work in on the pod and jump captain. Not much, but some more painting progress.

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“Since when was a plate of cookies added to the mysterious objective chart?”
“Must be new in 7th”
“That should stop some of the internet whining. So we get extra VP for holding it?”
“Nope, but if we have it at the end of the game, we get to eat the cookies”
Take and Hold Victory in one minute
“Stand fast my brothers!”
“Cookies and Honor!”
“We munch for Macragge!”

OK, got some progress done today. The c-melta sternguard is done, heading to the prime box. His gun arm is just sitcky-taced on for the picture, separate for painting. The other two guys are new sergeants. A tac sarge with a c-plasma, and a dev sarge with a c-grav. They are almost entirely tacked together for the pic, still need to clean them up and glue. not to mention magnetize their gun arms.

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Liverpool

Haha, brilliant mate. Munch for MaCragge....


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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

haha... if only...

   
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Upstate, New York

It’s a house rule I doubt most people would object to. Except gluten-free players, or those on diets. If you wanted to change the nature of the game, You could eat a cookie off the plate at the end of each turn. This would prevent late game objective grabbing, and promote actually holding objectives.

Chocolate chip cookies aren’t really good for 40k themes. I’ve put some thought into how to make cookies that do, but that would probably involve making some sort of custom cookie cutter and/or a lot of work. Although now that I think about it, I do have a collection of different sized circles, and small letters. I might be able to do little =][= seals.

Yesterday was successful on the hobby front. All three of the chaps in the last picture are now waiting in the prime box. I think I might put together a vehicle next. Either the regular speeder I have kicking around, or the dread.

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different sized circles, you say? Make nurgle cookies! xD

   
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Upstate, New York

 Zambro wrote:
different sized circles, you say? Make nurgle cookies! xD


The chaos symbols wouldn’t be too hard. Well, Tzeench is kinda twisty, would be irritating. But that would make me some sort of heretic. And who would want to eat nurgle cookies anyway?

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Liverpool, England

Nurgle cookies are what you get after the 10 second rule.

Can you show a fee more pictures of that biker Captain though please? I'm loving the helmet.
   
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

 Nevelon wrote:
And who would want to eat nurgle cookies anyway?


Heretics, traitors... McManiak and his nurglings...

Buca, the biker helmet is back on page 2, around half way down

   
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Upstate, New York

 Zambro wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:
And who would want to eat nurgle cookies anyway?


Heretics, traitors... McManiak and his nurglings...

Buca, the biker helmet is back on page 2, around half way down


Time flies when you are having fun. The captain’s build is way back near the bottom of page one, and the finished pic is on page two. There are a few more shots hiding out in my gallery. They all tend to be from the same side, I’ll try to grab some alt angle shots next time I drag my camera out.

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OK, I got the camera out an snapped a few new shots of the bike captain, as requested. I’m going to start with the old pic, as I think it displays his helmet the best.



White prime
Painted white
Grey wash for recesses
Re-painted flat areas in white

Eagle in gold w/black wash
Eyes are metallic green.

Red jag and crest are blood red and an uncharacteristically steady hand. Freehand detail work is classically not one of my strong points. I’m more of a basecoat/wash/drybrush kinda guy.





Nothing like a close up to show the flaws. Minor build mistake with the flagpole thing: it’s not sitting flat. Could have done a cleaner job on the purity seal. Didn’t paint the bolter rounds in a brass color.

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Due to his pose, getting a good shot was very hard. This is the best my crummy photography skills could muster. The arms should help balance things out once they are done. They are next on the to-do list. Not sure I’ll finish them up this weekend though. I need to go see Godzilla tomorrow as well as bake a birthday cake for my niece. (and spend a chunk of Saturday at her party)

I also finished two of the harnesses for the drop pod. Slowly plugging away at it.

Construction has begun on the Venerable Dreadnought. Love dread kits, they are a joy to assemble.

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Upstate, New York

So I started this blog one year ago today. Wow, time flies. 9 pages, 262 replies, and some 10k+ views. Not bad. Looking back, I’ve done a reasonable amount of the things I wanted to, and am making progress on most of the rest, albeit at my glacial pace.

At this point I’ve spent about 85% of what I got for selling my M:tG cards. All things considered, it’s gone a reasonable distance. A moderate sized Eldar force, a respectably large Marine force, a pile of hobby supplies, a small stack of rulebooks, and a KR case with some extra foam to drag it all around in.

Let’s revisit the goals I set early on and see how I’m doing:
Restart my Eldar.
--Learn how to strip paint, clean up old stuff.
--Buy new rules, add units to make a viable army.
--Construct a webway portal, either purely scenic, or as a skyshield landing pad.
--Base army with a grass/maiden world scheme.


OK, lot of failure here. The only thing I can definitively check off is learning how to strip paint. I really need to get back to work on these guys.

Flesh out my Ultramarines.
--Add bike captain, and enough bikes to fill 2 troop picks.
--Add more sternguard, with weapon options I currently lack (HFs, more combis).
--Expand HQ options (counts-as Lysander, MotF w/bike/cbeamer/foot).
--Fill out army with new toys.
--Construct polar fortress display board.
--Base army in an arctic scheme.


OK, this is looking much better. The bikes are done. Sternguard are all assembled and in various stages of the pipeline. Less need to combis now, so that’s less work. HQ options are a mixed bag. I’ve got a new jump captain almost done, but the codex change dropped the need to make counts-as special characters. At some point I still want to make a MotF, but I think that might wait until it can be done in plastic. The one that came with the TFC was irritating enough. New toys we have in spades. There are always more things out there to get (I’ve got my eye on a stormraven and AA tank) but I’ve been adding a stream of new things to my army. Basing and display board remain WIP, light on the P.

Get some new cases, foam
--Figure out what I need, verify, place order.


Aha, this I can cleanly check off. For the most part I’m quite satisfied with my KR bag.

Get better at photography
--Build a light box.
--Learn to use more features on my camera.
--Photograph and upload pics of my collection.


I’ve read a few tutorials on photographing minis, put some to practice, but I’m still an amateur. Uploading pics of my collection is happening in drips and drabs. Did one big shoot of the Company, got my BAs up, and a random extra here and there. So some progress.

Write some tactica articles (not really P&M, but on my to-do list)
--I find I'm repeating myself a lot in advice posts, would be good to organize my thoughts and just point people to them.


Nope. Didn’t happen, I still find myself typing the same old stuff. With 7th incoming and no immediate plans for me to pick up the new rulebook (waiting for a small one) I’ll probably be spending less time giving mechanical & tactical advice. While I’m sure a lot of 6th ed stuff would still be applicable, I’m not going to pen any advice articles until I have rules in hand. This was always a stretch goal anyway.

So what else have I done that wasn’t on the list?
Adjusted and finished my battle company to be apocalypse formation compliant.
Finished painting some old stuff on the bench (BoM marines, random IG, etc)
Made card play aides.
Worked with some new technical paints (BftBG) and on blending techniques (robes)
Battle reports and army lists.

Fun times. I’d like to wrap up this wall of text by thanking all my readers. I could not have done it without you. One the the reasons for this blog is to keep me motivated and on track, and your comments and encouragements have kept me there. Well, mostly there.

And just so there is some hobby related progress report: I’m most of the way though cleaning up and assembling the venerable dread. The captain’s thunderhammer is getting work on the bench, I’m experementing with some edge highlighting to give it a little something, not sure how I feel, will grab some pics later.

Thanks again all, we’ll see how year two turns out!

--Nev

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Death come to the foes of Mankind on wings of fire. Jump Captain ready for battle:


I like the way he turned out. A lot of the times I view my painting at taking a cool potential model, and turning it into a mediocre final product. I’m not going to claim he’s perfect, but a solid job. Hard to photograph though. Need to work on that.

Also, more slow and steady progress on the drop pod. 4/5s of the harnesses down, one more to go. Then just the minor problems or the doors, blades, and engine. <sigh> Still closer to the table then it was yesterday.


Hope everyone who gets it enjoys their long Memorial Day weekend, or just a regular weekend for those that don’t.

--Nev

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That Captain looks suitably badass. Awesome pose, and the facial expression adds a whole bunch of character.

   
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Upstate, New York

 Zambro wrote:
That Captain looks suitably badass. Awesome pose, and the facial expression adds a whole bunch of character.


He’s mad, and someone is going to pay!

And because I can, I bring you four captains. Bike, TDA, Jump and Foot. One of each way he can take the field.


The terminator is looking a little dated. Unfortunately I’m not planning on updating to something more modern. I briefly debated picking up the new box, with 20 terminators, a LRC, ven dread, raven and TDA captain. But then common sense sunk in. While it would be nice, frankly my hobby budget has better things to do then replace perfectly good models.

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Liverpool

I like the multi captain shot. Diverse to say the least.

Enjoy the rest of the drop pod

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Well, now that the captain is done, it seems fitting to work on the command squad. Company champ in particular.



This is a WIP after phase one. All of the basic colors are blocked in. The next steps are to touch up any splatter, then go into the drybrushing and washes. For this guy, he’s also going to get the same tabard treatment I gave the sternguard sarge a few pages back.

Although I’m debating changing up some of the colors. I’m not sure if I want to stay with the brown leather/robe look, or go to a red fabric. I was also thinking about doing the lower parts of the pauldrons in red, rather then gold. I think I want a little more red on the mini, to tie in with the heraldic quartering on the shield, and the fact that he is the 3rd company champion, so needs to show a little more of the company colors. Shoulders would be the easy spot for it. Tabard I’d have to figure out a new formula, but that’s not the end of the world.

Opinions?

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While I wait for opinions on the champ, here is some plastic being glued together over on the workbench:



The venerable dreadnought kit never ceases to amaze me. Not only are there a zillion options, but the interchangeability on the arms is well executed. Not only do the shoulders fit snugly on the torso without magnets or glue, but the guns socket into the arms, and the shoulder peg from the torso keeps them from falling out. The only thing left to do here is to greenstuff some gaps in my MM conversion, and glue him to the base.

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