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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Great to hear your in OK. Good luck with getting straight. Take your time, get it right. That way you wont be down the line thinking "wish I had.." We can be patient and wait for you. Look at Dave, he was gone forever, but he is back rocking our worlds, but in a much better place. Good luck.




 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Thanks, Cam.
My stuff has all moved to the basement. I haven't set up any painting areas yet... my plan is still to play with the airbrush for a while. Ork walkers are still up first. Wife has turned over a hutch that she doesn't particularly like, and I get to use it to display my stuff. When I'm able to park in the garage again (lots of kids, long time in the old house, so we have a lot of boxes still to unpack), I'll be able to decorate the hutch. In will go some of my X-Wing Miniatures, and my Necrons will form ranks inside. I'll have to post a picture.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
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"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Settled into the new house enough that I've gotten a game in against #1.
I've made him a 61 PL Blood Angels army out of the Index.
Dante
Captian in Terminator Armor with Power Maul and Storm Bolter
10 man Tac Squad
10 man Tac Squad
5 man Sniper Scout squad
5 man Death Company
5 man Death Company

I took 56 points of Necrons
Overlord with Warscythe
Cryptek with Staff of Light
20 Man Warrior Squad
20 Man Warrior Squad
5 man Gauss Immortals
10 man Flayed Ones
5 Man Flayed Ones

I'd show you pictures, but there is only a single light bulb above our gaming table... and my eyes are going buggy just reading from the book. I know the pictures won't turn out.

The table has one of the institutional sized cans in the middle of the table and my two shipping containers extending from each side. (Oh, we are playing the game on a 4x3 foot table... because that is what we have) A bunch of scatter terrain around that doesn't really block line of sight but makes for interesting movement choices (crashed Aquila). (Something I'll need to improve on).
We deployed in table quarters, reserving what we could... me, I reserved the Flayed Ones. He reserved Dante and the 2 squads of Death Company.
I push my unsupported warriors forward enough to take out his scouts that he deployed very far forward. One of this tac squads runs up, and has a 2 turn shootout with my other squad of warriors, cryptek, Overlord, and Immortals. It ends up badly for the Blood Angel, who died. Rend -2 is SAVAGE against marines.
I bring my larger unit of Flayed ones on to his flank, and make my charge into the remaining tac squad. Due to terrain, only 2 of his models die the first turn and he is able to bring more up and start to pick away at the Flayed Ones.
He is able to bring Dante and the two units of Death Company into my backfield. He only makes one charge, and that unit starts to take apart my unsupported warriors. His other unit of Death Company take heavy loses to the Rend -2 Shooting of my Immortals.
He moves Dante and the last Death Company member over to join in the slaughter of my unsupported warriors. I bring my smaller unit of Flayed Ones down near his Terminator Captain, hoping to take him out, but I fail the charge. Pressure from the main part of my army forces him to bug out with Dante and the remaining Death Company rather than finish them off.
That is how things stand here at the start of Turn 6. This will be out last turn.
At this point, he's killed 1 unit of Flayed Ones, and his Terminator Lord is close to wiping off the other (with some tac marine support)
I've killed a Scout Squad, a Tac. Squad, and a Squad of Death Company. Neither of us have Warlord, or line breaker. I have first blood, so I'll most likely win.

Yet, I've won anyway. We've had a chance to play! It will take us 3 nights to finish (after the little ones are in bed), and the pace has been pretty fast. I think that we will keep the same lists for a while... at least until his Thunderhawk is ready (He's begging for it... I'll have to give it to him soon, won't I?)

Oh, I've shipped off my AoS Death miniatures to my younger brother to paint. He's in the hobby, and has finished repainting his Dark Angels... he needed a project.
I've pre-ordered Chapter Approved, and I'm pretty excited about that. I'll probably need to order the Blood Angels book, when that comes out.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
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"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Battle for Blands: Base Alpha

A small patrol of Blood Angels encounters and incursion by a force of Necrons while scouting near the Base Alpha. The scouts and tactical squads moved into assault but were outnumbered by the Necron warriors and Immortals. Captain Seuss called in for reinforcements from the Death Company, which wrecked havoc on the basic Necrons. However, the upgraded and more elite units overpowered them. Captian Seuss smote many of the rot covered Flayed Ones with his Thunder hammer. In spite of all, the Blood Angels are forced to retreat.

Necrons: 6 points
Blood Angels:1 points

We are basically going to keep the same armies so that we build familiarity with them. I'm going to beef up his units with some special weapons though, and I'll let his Sniper Scouts infiltrate. That may be enough to balance things out a bit.
He loves his named characters... Dante is a beast in CC... nothing I have compares. I may need to add more characters as we go.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Glad you had a chance to play Anpu, kinda makes all the work building and painting worthwhile.

   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

I’m not even sure that I’ve painted a model myself this year. So a bit of a fail on that side.
With my brother laid up, I’ve had him paint a few things for me. I can claim his projects as my progress, right?
Hobby goal for 2018, 200 power level. That should take care of my sisters and my mech Orks. I have plenty of Orks to make, convert, and paint.
I also need to build a hobby space, so that will be on my goal as well.
Finally, my brother and I are planning a 2019 trip to Adepticon.
Merry Christmas all, and I pray that you have a happy new year.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Merry Christmas Anpu!

   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Merry Christmas, Gits.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

So a few things I've discovered.
#1. The cheap Master airbrush that came with my compressor will spray just about anything...
#2. The Badger Patriot that I have is very picky in comparison.
#3. The badger needle will bend if you look at it funny.

So, I need to buy a replacement needle. I'm hoping to get ahead of the game, and I've picked up a second replacement needle.
I'm also getting Flow Improver, and not just thinner for use with the airbrushes. We'll see.

On an actual hobby note, I've been working with #1 to fill out his Tactical Squads for his Blood Angels. He only had a flamer and a missile launcher for one squad. After this, he'll have three full 10-man squads. 2 are flamer/missile launcher. Not sure what the last squad should be. I'm leaning melta/Plasma, but would like input. (once again, I'm not used to the marine equipment).

#1 is a bit squeemish with the knife, so I'm doing to moldline trimming, but he likes the sprue cutter. We've also made a nice Seargant for one squad, and will make another for the other squad. Loving the spare Deathcompany bits as well as the Blood Angels accessory sprue.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota


Got some hobby on! Got this metal C’tan from eBay. No mold lines were removed, and one of the fabric pieces was lost. Fixed that up with some free stuff and then primed black. Some Vallejo silver. I expect to have it finished this week.
Been wanting a Deceiver since the index dropped, but had no confidence in the fine cast version.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Picked up two copies of the Necron half of Forgebane. Already have one of the Crypteks assembled and painted to a table top level.
Ordered a copy of the codex and cards... also for Celestine coming. Should be here this week.
I’m excited for the Necron codex. Working on a list that combines Imotekh, Flayed ones and a bunch of Tesla.
Spoiler:

Sautehk Battalion
Imotekh the Stormlord
Crypteck, wtih The Abyssal Staff and Chronomeron

10 Tesla Immortal
10 Tesla Immortal
10 Necron Warriors

5 Flayed Ones
5 Flayed Ones

Annihilation Barge
Annihilation Barge

Ghost Ark

Novokh Outrider Detachment
Catacomb Command Barge with a Lightning Field, Tesla Cannon and a Voidblade

3 Wraiths
3 Destroyers
3 Destroyers

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DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

I've been doing hobby!?!?

Assembled and primed the Immortals from both boxes. They are all Tesla.
Assembled a whole bunch of Pegasus Hobbies Hexagon Terrain. I've had the kit for about 3 years now. We'll see what I'll add to them, but I'm hoping to pick up another box or 2.
Finished off the Deceiver and the first Cryptek. Taking pictures is pretty sketchy in the basement. I'll have to see.

So far, I'm firmly in the 'I can prime with the airbrush... and base coat if it is all one color. I'm just not confident that I can put colors where I want them yet.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very interested in your terrain project Anpu.

   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Thanks for chiming in, Gits.
Here's the set I have.
Actually, I think I have this one and the middle sized one too.
http://pegasushobbies.net/catalog/Peg.-Gaming-Accessories/c2/p100/%234902-Hexagon-Large-Set/product_info.html

I'll see if I can post pictures of what I've been working on tonight.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Very cool Anpu. I'm sure you're going to do a great job with it!

   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

WIP of my Cryptek from Forgebane


WIP of my Deceiver C'Tan... Just need to add some flock to the base


Here is the first piece of the Hexagon Terrain. Tall enough to give a Rhino Cover


2nd Piece


Some Scatter Pieces. They are fun to stack.


Add some details to my LOS Blocker in the middle.


Plan to Zenithal Prime them all once Mother Nature gets back on her meds.
I have a fair number of pieces left over, but not enough to build the same types of pieces. I want another of each of the first two pieces.
That, or sexy Frontline Gaming Robot City Terrain... but that is down the road a bit.

Personal stuff under the spoiler.
Spoiler:
So, I've been a teacher for 14 years. I've always been a procrastinator, particularly on getting grades in. Well, with a different Principal each of the last 3 years, it has caught up with me. My contract isn't being renewed this year. It really sucks, because it is like being fired with 6 weeks notice. Only the principal, superintendent and I know... school board will find out on Monday.
So, I'm looking for a different job... teaching has been my only real job... ever. Teaching has defined so much of my life the past 20 years (I'm including college and the tail end of High School because I knew I wanted to teach in 10th grade.)
I'm trying to be positive... I would have stayed there until I rotted, this opens up a lot of opportunities. I've litterally had less stress this last week than in the last 5 years. I've applied for a few jobs already, one that I think will match my skills well (running the Lego League in my state). I'm going to try my hand at YouTube... woodworking and geekery. I'll keep you all posted.

Love the community and the support you all give. Thank you!

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Good luck Anpu, you never know when something is going to turn out to be an unexpected blessing.

Models look great. That hexagon set is impressive!

   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Thanks,
The heads on stuff is pretty flexible. I enjoy playing with it... almost like Lego.

Stupid phone... the Hexagon stuff. Nothing about headache relief.

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DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Last night, #1 had his buddies over for a sleep over. We did a demo game of 40k for them. Only 12 PL, but they had a good time. Their birthdays are pretty close together, so we gave them the First Strike box to share. Once they know how to play, I’ll need another table to play on.... #1 and #2 both were bouncing they were so excited to play.
I got my copy of the Necron codex... there are so many different builds floating around in my head, and most of them aren’t half bad! It’ll be interesting if someone can make the phase/advancing codes work... Tesla immortals seem to be the way to go, but subtracting 1 from all your hit roles means that Tesla never goes off without help (my will be done). Anyway... later.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Ah yes, the pitter patter of little marching feet. Think your kids will enjoy it a lot if they have some peers to play with. Beating up on dad gets old after a while.

   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Good luck with the job search , my wife has been teaching 17 years and loves it, but is always looking out for other options.


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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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

 Gitsplitta wrote:
Ah yes, the pitter patter of little marching feet. Think your kids will enjoy it a lot if they have some peers to play with. Beating up on dad gets old after a while.



That's been the goal for a while! I've taught a basic painting class so far. Fixed tons of models (snap fit no longer snap when you accidentally cut the peg off ).

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Have used the hexagon stuff before and enjoyed it. Many possibilities.
Great to have the kids involved. I have lost mine to the internet again.
Best of luck with everything IRL. Things work out, it may be a bit bumpy for a minute, but life always works out in the end.




 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Thanks for the support, guys. That is why I follow so many hobby blogs here on dakka.
Sunday afternoon I broke out my sisters for my girls. Both #2 and #3 got to beat up on a couple of squads of Ork boys. 3 squads of 2 flamers and a storm Bolter got the work done!
I’m pretty happy with coverage of the terrain I have now. Going to get some hardboard bases because the kids love picking things up and looking inside, and I want to firm things up a bit. Do want some more of the hexagon terrain sets, but that will wait a bit.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Private stuff under the spoiler.
Spoiler:
Well, that is quick. I will be starting a new job right after school let’s out. I’ll be the LEGO league coordinator for my state). It is a perfect fit for my skills, and I don’t need to do the parts of the aching that I find tedious!

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DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Fantastic, congratulations. Wishing you all the best in the new job.




 
   
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Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Wife is thrilled. I’ll be working from home, and she is already planning the LEGO decorations for my office! I’ll see if I can sneak a few 40k items in there.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Kept working on my Necron additions during the snow storm.


Working on something else too. I’ve had Dr. Manhattan for a long time, and the plan has always been to convert him into a transcendent C’tan, but he was always too tall. I’ve found a djinn inspired solution.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
Made in us
Loyal Necron Lychguard






South Dakota

Been working on this guy for a while...

Fixed him being too tall by chopping off the legs, and then totally was inspired by djinn.
Tried my hand at zenithal priming for this one. Only downside is that I forgot to get the black underneath on of his arms and in the grooves of the dust cloud. Well, it’ll give me a chance to redo and improve my technique. I think that I’ll need to strain the GW paint, the surface feels a bit grainy and the airbrush was acting like it wanted to clog.

DS:70+S+G+MB--I+PW40k10-D++A++/sWD391R+T(R)DM+

My Project Blog: Necrons, Orks, Sisters, Blood Angels, and X-Wing
"
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How it got into my pajamas, I'll never know." Groucho Marx
~A grammatically correct sentence can have multiple, valid interpretations.
Arguing over the facts is the lowest form of debate. 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Nice touch on the priming. The muscles where his left arm meets the shoulder look a bit odd in their configuration... any thoughts?

   
 
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