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Illinois

Ouch. Killed by your own crazy mushroom murder brigade, ehh?

Sounds like you guys are doing a campaign with lasting events and modifiers, those are always fun

 
   
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NC

Yep! Those fanatics are so brutal. I love it when the dice fall in my favor and I get to do d6 strength 5 armor piercing hits to my enemies. But man when they run through my lines...

I'm other gaming new, I have bought a ton of the X-men Dicemasters boosters. The game is pretty fun. I've gotten so many for two reasons 1 - the boosters are only 99cents and 2 - and this is a big sparkly, neon rainbow 2 - My wife has shown interest in the game!

These are exciting times.

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Illinois

Ooooooh, I would upturn and dump out my wallet if I could find a game along my lines of interest that the wife would play.

 
   
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NC

Yes. We will have ALL OF THE DICE!!!

I want to go on ebay and buy more of the Psylocke dice because she loves that one in particular. (It is purple and pink.) She doesn't want me to though. She likes opening the boosters.

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Illinois

Anything to play with your SO

 
   
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NC

Yeah I'm really glad that she likes to play board games. We just learned how to play Kings of Tokyo and she seemed to like that one. She mentioned that she wouldn't mind getting Ticket to Ride for Christmas. I'm lucky that she likes games and is supportive of me playing all the things that I play.


I want to get my Skarsnik and Gobbla model finished. I thought it looked really great on the board yesterday. It's definitely my best painted model by far!

I've got to figure out how to take some better pics. I can't document my learning to paint process if I can't show what's going on.

I'll be getting my first of the five Knights soon, probably this weekend, as a present for making it through this semester. I'm looking forward to that.

I'm going to pull out my Tyranid codex and make a couple of Kill Teams.

I think I will also acquire the Space Marine codex and some dudes for even more Kill Teams.

But! Fantasy is still highest on my priority list right now.

I need to figure out what 250 points I'm adding into my list for the next round. Right now I'm thinking a spear chukka and a giant.

We should have enough people for the tournament on the 4th so I need to revisit the 2000pt list I made up last time.

But first, Skarsnik and Gobbla. I wanna get them completed before the new year rolls in. That's my goal.

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Illinois

What kind of device are you using to take photos?

Also, my best shots come from outside in moderate daylight. Just like regular sunny days.

I look forward to your Knight work. Also, Tyranid kill teams sound very interesting I could see a few warriors and some stealers or gaunts, or various other combinations, being pretty fun.

I dunno how good they are, but giants always seemed like they would be fun. If you are to do a spear chucka, seems like getting more than one would be optimal so you can concentrate fire, but I haven't played WHFB in at least one edition.

 
   
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NC

I've been using a combination of my iPhone and my wife's camera, a little Kodak something. Neither of them are impressing me at the moment.

I have a Nikon Cool Pix that is lost in the aether somewhere.

I'm going to try taking some pics outside. I'm also going to make a little light box and see how that works out.

I know I want to make a team with a Broodlord and some stealers. I'm not sure I want to play with gaunts though. I'm not quite ready to overrun my painting table with another horde just yet.

I'm super stoked about the Knights. I'm trying to decide if I'm going with one of the established House themes or come up with something myself.

For fantasy I need another big target that can move quickly and threaten a flank. The giant is 200pts that leaves me with 50pts. I might be able to upgrade one of my heroes to a BSB and get a magic banner for that. I may be able to do that and then get both spear chukkas in the next month. I think that might work...

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Illinois

BSB sounds like a solid idea for low LD troops regardless of magic

 
   
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NC

So, upgrading one guy to a BSB and taking a giant will leave me with 25pts left to spend. I'm not sure what I'll spend them on... probably more night goblins.

I've been thinking about my Knights today. I think I have decided on House Cadmus.

They'll be green, yellow and silver with some black and red accents.

I still have to decide if I'm going to just change how I use the accents on each knight or pick and additional accent color that will get used.

I won't decide that until I've actually started working on them.

These guys are going to be younger nobles from lesser houses. They're all going to be Knight Errants that are showing signs of disrepair.

I can't wait to get started!


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NC

I think the first Tyranid Kill Team I'm going to try out is gonna be 4 Shrikes (flying warriors) with devourers, lashwhips and boneswords.

I think having the extra movement will be beneficial based on the game I played on Sunday.

It will be an easy place to start since it's only 4 models and I already have 4 warriors put together.

Of course they are in the paint scheme that I want to strip...

I'm not ready to begin The Great Tyranid Re-Paint yet. I just can't face it with so many orcs and goblins left.

Speaking of the orcs and goblins, I got a new musician...

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the hornblower!


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Illinois

Bwahahah I like the musician.

Ahh 4 shrikes, now that sounds fun Each one is a mini-monstrous creature. Three wounds, heavy bolter equivalent weapon (I think), jump pack, melee viability. Ouch. If you can catch your opponent's dudes by themselves they're going to get destroyed.

 
   
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NC

Yeah, the musician is pretty great isn't he??

There was a mooning standard bearer as well but I got out bid on him.

With the shrikes I was think of running them in 2's. The devourers are Assault 3 so 6 shots then assault if I need to. I think it would wreck the ork team I played against. He played 5 Nobs.

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Illinois

Oh yeah I think I would put shrikes up against nobz anyday. Maybe they had good gear that i'm unaware of too but ehh.

 
   
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NC

He made it seem like there was something awesome happening with the nobz. I never saw it though.

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I started on my alien walls for the LoER competition. I hope I can get them all painted up in time.

Tomorrow, I'll add some sand to base and seal up the foam edges with some PVA glue.

Then some primer and painting.

If I'd started earlier I would have added some Tyranid bits to the base as well but that would add too much to my painting time.

Maybe if I didn't paint so slow...

I'm probably going to pick up Knight #1 tomorrow.

I'm super excited even though I'm not going to start working on him right away.

Anyway, I took some WIP pics of my alien walls.

Questions? Comments? Loud screams of protest? Let me know!
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Super WIP! Pile o' things

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The walls

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Alien Walls

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Wall 1

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Wall 2

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Wall 3

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Wall 4


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Illinois

Color me intrigued, looking forward to paint

 
   
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Beyond the Beltway

Trippy man, like totally.

Do want to see them painted. Very interesting ideas you've got.

 
   
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NC

@Red Harvest - Thanks so much for commenting!

Today will consist of getting more texture on the base and hopefully primer.

Once that's dry I'll have a few days to figure out how to paint it...

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Ugh.

Just wrote a long post and then had a moment of goofy fingers and lost the whole thing.

I'm sad now.

Anyway.

Pics of the alien walls in their primer.
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waiting on the primer to dry

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hope i can make these look cool


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Illinois

Ahh that looks fantastic now, excellent

 
   
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NC

Yeah, getting that primer coat on it makes it make more sense.

I'm trying to decide what colors I want to go with.

I want to do some oranges and yellows and reds but I struggle with those colors.

I'm thinking I may go with purples and pinks with splashes of reds. I think I can make that look okay.

I want to start painting but the wife and I are about to bake about a million Christmas cookies.

Sugar coma here I come!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Rai

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Va

Thats looks pretty awesome with the primer. That a neat idea, never seen anything quite like it before. What kind of color scheme are you going to use on it?


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NC

Hi Squall

I'm gonna go with a purple scheme.

My plan right now is to drybrush some pinks, greens, and reds across all the... spires? openings? I don't really know what to call them...

Then do some purples washes and see how that looks.

For the ground I'm thinking green and brown.

I'm hoping to get some paint down on them today.

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Curious to see how this will turn out
Looks cool sofar
Grtz
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Thanks ayoku!

I'm still painting it up. I'll put some more pics up later today.

In other news, I must have been a good kid this year because Santa brought me a scroll saw!! I'm very excited. I've named him Clyde.

I've already warned my family that all gifts next year will be handmade via scroll saw.

Now I just have to figure out how to use it.

In still other news, Knight #1 has been acquired!

His name will be Sir Wyatt. He is the youngest and most reckless of the 5. He spends lots of time out hunting in his Knight Errant armor. His armor shows signs of his abuse.

I figure since this will be the first one I'm doing, any mistakes I make in learning how to build/paint the model can be explained away by his story.

I'm not sure when I'll get to start working on him though.

Once I'm done with the walls, I need to get my army ready for the WHFB tournament next weekend.

Finally, in my last bit of exciting news, my wife found a Thundercats Tower of Omens for $5. It looks really neat. I'm going to paint it up all 40K style and use it as the fortress for the Space Marine army that is going to get built one Kill Team at a time over the next year.

I should probably get back to painting if I want to finish in time.
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Thunder Cats Tower of Omens


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Illinois

That cat tower *is* pretty cool. Good luck on your walls

 
   
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NC

These are the pics of my completed walls.

I'm very pleased with myself for actually finishing!
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Alien walls 3 and 1

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Alien walls 2 and 2

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Alien Wall 1

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Alien Wall 2

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Alien Wall 3

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Alien Wall 4


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Illinois

Oooh nice. I like the color choice, I was figuring some kind of green and while that would have worked, these have ended up with a unique look which is pretty sweet.

 
   
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NC

Thanks!

I wish the idea had struck me earlier so I had a little more time to work on them but I'm pleased to have a finished entry.

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