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That Liberty and her escorts was terrific!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Green Bay, Wisconson

Bummer. I too don't have any group near me. I just focus on projects and find serenity in just working on stuff I have.

I certainly don't buy alot unless it's specifically for the project I'm working on.

Send me your list and I'll see if I can send some cash your way if nothing else.

Stay strong my friend.

SL

 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Well I'm excited to see what's next. I feel your lack of game- pain, totally failed in my attempts to get a a dreadball league going. Keep inspiring us with your... Liberation!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Love the space ships and the train yard - great looking projects. The rockets have a sweet 1960s feel.
   
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Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

Well, here's my start to 2019. A few more shelves to install, but we're getting there on organization. Shelves and tool drawers.



Yes, it's all annoying citadel paint pots, but I got the box for, effectively, free. So we'll use 'em!

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Looks great, and very pretty. And organization is always an incentive, I find!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
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Upstate, New York

Wow, nice organization. Always nice to live vicariously through other’s well laid out spaces. Emperor knows my desk will never get close to that...

Ultramarines, 3rd Co. and friends, 12.5K+ Slowly growing 2Kish
Nevelon's Workbench: Ultramarines, Saim-Hann and other assorted oddities
 
   
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My OCD meter just went off the scale- MUST HAVE SOMETHING SIMILAR!!!!

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Affton, MO. USA

I see double stacked pots

What do you keep in the really thin drawers?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Nope, nothing's double-stacked. However, I have found that the Vallejo laser-cut shelves do an INCREDIBLE job of obscuring the bottles' labels. In addition, the second column of bottles on each level is completely blocked by the first column.

No sir, I don't like 'em. Two thumbs down for the Vallejo paint bottle holder shelves.

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The drawers are only deceptively thin. They are deep enough to hold brushes, markers, pencils, pens, paint markers, pliers, cutter/nippers, a hole punch, various x-acto handles (including the thick red plastic ones), and more. And, yes, my OCD made me label each one.

These are what I'm using:

https://www.amazon.com/Art-Supply-Drawer-Artist-Storage/dp/B07GH9DCLV

They are just stacked with some wooden dowel connectors, and easily separate. There are also 4 and 6 drawer options.

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Here are the acrylic shelves I'm using:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06WVN2KJH/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Each one holds 48 35mm (3.5cm) sized paint pots, 6 rows of 8.

I also have some vertical acrylic shelves coming in, which will allow me to ditch that Vallejo corner unit.




Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Organization brings out the best, I find. Here's to a great year!
   
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USA

Set up looks great, and that's amazing that you got those paint pots so cheap.

   
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 Syro_ wrote:
Set up looks great, and that's amazing that you got those paint pots so cheap.


I traded all of my tabletop terrain and parts for it, and a few other things. I didn't (and still do not) have the mental bandwidth to run 40K events, anymore, so I traded it to a game store run by someone I know. Talk about making space in my life, and mental bandwidth.

It was win-win. And, checking in on the store and finding all of my terrain still in boxes, in storage, I can honestly say I came out WAY ahead on the deal.

--B.

(One of the 'other things' was one of the GW Imperium flags...)


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

That's a very impressive set-up on your desk Brian. Sweet.

   
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Here is an example of a traditional 40K unit, represented in Strikepoint.



Each unit is represented by a Unit Board, which holds a Unit Card.
The board defines the type of unit (typically a squad or vehicle) with spots for holding dice.

Different unit types have a different layout, which may be further modified by a unit's origin (race, regiment, etc).
An elite unit of alien rangers may consist of 5 miniatures, as opposed to the example squad of 10 miniatures.



A d6 for each miniature in the unit is placed into the board, along with any dice for special abilities.
In this case, the 10 members of the Guardsmen Squad (Guardsmen, Heavy Weapons team, Special Weapon, and Squad Leader).

Strikepoint, uses a different color of die for a given miniature, to speed up dice-rolling.
The two green dice are used to keep track of the Grenades! special ability.

When a miniature becomes a casualty or is killed, or a special ability is used, the die is removed from the board entirely.



Here are the sections of the Unit Card. All info needed to use the unit in battle is presented on the card.



Unit Name: A blank area for you to write the name of the unit.
Unit Info: The unit's Target Number (TN), Base Movement (Move), and weapon info.
Default Orders: What the unit can do during its activation.
Default Orders can be temporarily overridden by an Orders Card issued by a commander, or a Battlefield Event Card.
Dice Icons: What dice are needed for the miniatures and special abilities of a unit.

You may, of course, use your own colors of dice, as long as it is clear to your opponent which die represents a given miniature.

Next up, Unit Activation. Maybe.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

Interesting. Where did this system come from?

   
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 Gitsplitta wrote:
Interesting. Where did this system come from?


It's been percolating in my fevered hallucinations for the past few years. Only recently have I been thinking about it again.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

Cool Brian. Color me interested.

   
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 Gitsplitta wrote:
Cool Brian. Color me interested.


What color is that, again? And do I use a broad brush, or a detail brush?

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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So, 2019 will be an interesting year. This is definitely now a "Git 'er done" year, where I put things into display cases, and generally FINISH PROJECTS, instead of buying new stuff.

So, with that in mind, let's take a look at project #1, which is to refresh my nine Imperial Guard Sentinels. That's three squads of three, as I'll be putting them together as per the usual rulesets/GW Rule o' Three.

These all need their bases de-yellowed, some cleanup, maybe a few more licks of paint. Two of them never got more than an initial whitewash, and need their details picked out.

In the background, you can see my giant bin o' gravel, which is what I use to base pretty much everything, along with cork and/or real rocks. The gravel is a mix of fine and medium coarseness model railroad ballast.

I've also got a shaker of Woodland Scenics 'snow', and some of the new GW textured paint to play with. I use 'modge-podge' for glue, nowadays. Better, cleaner than GOE (Good Old Elmer's), and the nozzle never clogs.




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And some progress. Added an aerial to the third group leader, and dug out my collection of ancient flag stickers to pull up flag (3).
Based, painted, and washed the final two Sentinels. Debated trying to find thicker bases for them, decided I just don't care.
Refreshed the snow on the other bases.

For the record, the Citadel Texture paints are a waste. Make your own.

Next up, after the wash dries, is to apply a light whitewash again, plus a touch of edging/drybrushing. A handful of details, decals, and done!



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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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USA

Strikepoint looks interesting Brian, I hope you'll keep us informed on your progress.

   
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Not where I should be

Strike point sounds very interesting, but no pressure on it. Will be following your progress on that though.

The sentinels look great, was the army always "arctic"? Again following with interest.

Love the desk.




 
   
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 Camkierhi wrote:
Strike point sounds very interesting, but no pressure on it. Will be following your progress on that though.

The sentinels look great, was the army always "arctic"? Again following with interest.

Love the desk.


Thanks! We'll see if I actually finish Strikepoint, or if I aimlessly wander off again.

As for the army, it's been arctic for a long while, now. I've played around with desert and other such things, and my earrrrrrrly work was grey, grey, and some grey.

Once I settled on arctic, I plowed on through, converting everything over, and it's been thusly ever since. As written in prophecy.

--B.




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I realize, in hindsight, that giving away all my terrain means I have nothing to build dioramas out of, and/or terrain to demo Strikepoint on/with.

OOPS!

--Brian

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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

*chuckle* Sorry Brian... but it is funny.

   
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Not where I should be

Perfect opportunity. New League contest just started.




 
   
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 Gitsplitta wrote:
*chuckle* Sorry Brian... but it is funny.


It'd be downright HILARIOUS if I didn't know that all the donated terrain ended up in bins in a closet, unused for more than a year and counting.


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Oh, the days when you could field FOUR squadrons of Sentinels in a standard FOC...

Ah well. Nostalgia kills, here's three squads of Armoured Sentinels, ready for the display shelf!



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Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Madison, WI

I love your sentinels Brian... really nice looking group.

   
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USA

Once I settled on arctic, I plowed on through,


This play on words is what I was chuckling about.

   
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Green Bay, Wisconson

Always liked the sentinel models. They look great.
And as proper... labeled A,B and C for grouping's. Nice touch.

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 Solar_lion wrote:
Always liked the sentinel models. They look great.
And as proper... labeled A,B and C for grouping's. Nice touch.


Yup. Each group has a group leader (the flag, natch), and is grouped by an icon, and a letter. Probably should have done letter-icon, but OH WELL.

So, there's a diamond-skull group, a white-fist group, and a lightning-bolt fist group.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
 
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