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Subject: Part time Astra Militarum. Imperial Knight basing ideas
The Atrapos has found himself a new master. I just couldn't make piece with my perfectionism and while the Knight looks just fine on the table, I knew that every time I looked at it, I would be torn by the knowledge of the small imperfections. I'll just buy a new one
The second biggest thing that happened was yesterday. Striking deals while drunk is sooo damn fun thing to do. In other words, our main FLGS/Hobby Club is pretty much becoming a GW stockist and I'll be responsible for all the promotions, sales, tournaments and other GW related things (ignoring the fact, that now there would be 3 stockists in a country that has fewer than 3 million people and, maybe, 20 active players at best )
I washed the apothecary. Looks better irl, though.
And bought a batch of GWs Brazzers colors. Gotta collect them all. And when I do, I'll be sure to make a detailed comparison/review on them :>
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As my Forge World metallic paints finally arrived, I decided to check WHAT'S THE ACTUAL DIFFERENCE between the old/ever increasing mass of metallic paints under GW/FW logos. So here it goes, the first part of 'metallic' metallics (the other two will be golds and coppers).
Currently there are 6 'silvery paints': Leadbelcher, Ironbreaker, Runefang Steel, Stormhost Silver, Iron Hands Steel and Grey Knights Steel , with the last two belonging to Forge World metallic range. Now the reason I included Valdor Gold is because it actually looks silvery on the outside, but as you will later see, it's like a mix between gold/copper/silver.
For this comparison I decided to do the most simple method - slap them on a piece of white paper (I know the photo is not ideal due to me taking photos in the evening, but I will try to reshoot it in a sunny environment). And, as you can see, the difference is...weird. At first I was afraid that these would be pretty much indentical to each other and the while 'Forge World' and new GW paints (Stormhost Silver) thing was just a money grab. But it's...not?
As I've guessed, the whole range goes from lighter to darker with some being very close to each other, others having a huuge difference in their tone. Here are some more close up shots:
Leadbelcher vs Iron Hands Steel. The difference is so minor, it's really hard to tell. Maybe, the Leadbelcher is slightly darker, but Iron Hands Steel, IMO, looks way better. "Softer?" Also, while looking at the photos, "IH Steel" seems more... metallic? Anyways, that's my new favorite base 'steel' from now on.
Now Ironbreaker walks alone. It's a like a mixture, where shiny metallics have more parts.
Here you can see how Ironbreaker compares to Runefang Steel and Stormhost Silver.
Speaking of the latter, Stormhost Silver looks like the brighter one of the two. Also (it could be because I once forgot to close Runefang Steel, it became a jelly like substance so I diluted it with water), but the Stormhost Silver looks like a better quality paint.
The last two - Valdor Gold and Grey Knights Steel are completely different metalics. With Valdor Gold being more goldish/coppery and Grey Knights Steel speaking for itself - an IDEAL paint for Grey Knights due to their blueish tint. It could also be nice for painting larger metallic areas (like Titans) and adding it for more metallic tone variation.
Uh. Lastly, if you have any suggestions - do tell
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Oh my, it's been quite some time now So, besides messing around with GW's imperial knight (gotta get those magnets staight) and contemplating on what to buy to start AoS (damn, that Magma Dragon is a sweet looking model), I've been messing around with this Dread a friend of mine gave it to me to paint to him. And me, being selfish, accepting it, just so I could try new stuff on free models One thing though: 30+ celsius and airbrush acrylics don't go well together.
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Aw, thanks, but it's nothing really. I'd say airbrushing skills are novice at best
Anyways, as we started selling GW at our local store, one guy bought a bunch of Sylvaneth. He also single handedly bought 5 gaming mats for us to use, so I offered to put quick basecoats on his army. He was happy with it too. So for the past month I've been painting there. Sadly, no pics.
At my spare time, when not painting Drayds, I did some work assembling Knights. The carapace handles are messed at at certain degree (because GW designers think it's a very good idea for every handle to fit in its designated place, NOT anywhere else, derp). It's also pretty poor kit in terms of cutsomisation, after getting to mess with FW Knights. So the 175 quid price COULD be justified by the amount of extra details and posing abilities. By the way, we actually tried playing Knight Renegade and we quite enjoyed it
I also bought more Forge World. I seriously, seriously need to start assembling it. Or get more shelf space. But I'll wait for Porphyrion to show up
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Huh. There's going to be some 'CON where all the nerds and geeks are going to go. So we decided "why not to give some Warhammer to them?". And, besides some demo game, there's going to be a painting table for people to come and paint their marine.
Us, being the jews as we are, gathered all our oldschool stuff (not that I had any marines at all) and brought to me to prepare them... /sigh.
So there's 20ish or so marines (featuring some 2nd and older editions, but NO FREAKING BEAKIES!) I have to clean, base and prime until this Saturday
And 10 more to paint for our Kill Team.
/sigh again. At least I'll have a 700 ml bottle of rum to secretly booze myself at the CON's painting table
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So, our thing ar the 'CON was more successful than I thought it would be. People painted every single marine. And the demo game attracted quite a few people too, who stayed after and asked if they could roll some dice.
Sadly, I spent more time painting (liquoring), so here's a friend's photo from the demo battle:
Sooo, this evening we finally tried Kill Team.
35 guardsmen vs 2 squads of vets with Carapace. Grenades are actually very, very useful. Unless we got it wrong But who cares, as we still had some laughs.
And here's the joy of running 35 guardsmen that act like separate units And never mind the slowed terrain - we used what we had.
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whalemusic360 wrote: Junkyard terrain is always good. Doesn't 35 guardsmen kinda defeat the draw of Killteam though?
Yyeah, we kinda thought about that later. The reason we (I) did that, because those are the only assembled models I have and making, say, Inquisition KT without a slightest WYSIWYG would've been a nightmare, as we already had problems with special weapons that looked like regular guardsmen (even though we also marked them). So we will definitel try it next time with more 'teamish' kill teams
Definitely taking the 'clog their guns with the bodies of our dead' to a new level!
Funny thing was that we also rolled for 'break through' scenario. We also gave the defending side to deploy with more cover/LoS. Man, the casualties on attacking started to really add up once they were in 12 - 8" range
After playing so Kill Team, I began to think that it's a perfect oportunity to start some new army. And I've been wanting to have some Eldar Corsairs for quite some time now. Yeah, yeah, I know - filthy fething xenos. But I kinda like them. Regular eldar are way too pansy, and while dark eldar seem tempting, I find most of their models looking kinda...meh? So this happened. I'm also contemplating whether to buy Hornet as well, but I'll most likely wait for Porphyrion, to get that free shipping
Aaaand, today I also finished base painting 18 freaking Sigmar tress (just because the guy who bought them thinks "if I can have more, why should I have less?" So here's me, all bored, tired and angry, trying to finish the last sets. I also started wearing proper dust mask right after one painting session when I started coughing green colored mucus
On to Kurnoth Hunters and other living tree things....
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So, finally brought my compressor back home, gave it a good cleaning and now I'm ready to do things I actually want to do. More or less. Because there might still be Sigmarines to paint this month.
Anyways, I finally assembled my Tau Homo Warrior Kill Team. I've no idea what the rules are, nor how many points do they cost, just glued the parts that I liked mostly Assembly wise, they are literally guardsmen with more bits. This is how I imagine Guardsmen/Veteran combo box should be.
I also found some spare plastic models to play with alternate paint schemes for my corsairs and Mechanicum Knights. I will try to paint that marine using FW Angron klear, the Chaos Warriors and the Vyper will be dedicated either Sunblitz Brotherhood or Sky Raiders
Aw, Captain, you made me smile. I'm actually afraid of that moment, because I tend to mess things up. Like this Fire Warrior. Actually, others have some less weathering. And this still needs some more contrasting color (I will try adding those commie transfers here), but...yeah.
STG wrote: How did you do your weathering on the Tau, they look cool as
Oh, it's really easy. Just take a piece of sponge... It's been covered here:
And today I finally got this cutie pie!
I also asked to buy the termi praetor, but then decided that I ain't going to actually use him anywhere so sold it to a friend. This, on the other hand, I'm planning to use as part of Librarius Conclave to add some cheese to Imperial Knights
Soo, first things first, I played around with some klear paints. I tried doing it two ways: shading it with orange and then going for yellow (the back of the Vyper) and just spraying it regular yellow with some darker metallics in the deepest areas (front part). I have to say that I'm leaning towards the second variant as the first one turned out to be more orange. I will also have to try using just two metallics for layering, as 3 seem to be too much.
The other news are that we finally received our Kill Team campaign pack.
The contents are:
4 sets of badges featuring Skitarii, Marines that were featured on KT box, TAU and Harlies. There are also sheets of counters and some odd double sided tokens with Inquisition/Skull logos on each side. Some scenario sheets and guidelines on how to run a campaign.
Now the scenarions are quite different from what we have in the KT box: 1 of them is all about picking an HQ choice, gearing him in any ways possible, but keeping 200 point limit, and putting in a 2x2 or 4x4 arena with lots (up to 8?) other players. Oh, and the characters have a slight chance to keep returning once they are slain, because Khorne.
The second one features a 4vs4 FFA match with a center relic type thing that can not be carried.
The third lets one player pick any MC/Walker/Vehicle (but not FMC), WITHOUT ANY POINTS LIMIT, and the other has to try to kill it with his 200 pts KTeam.
The fourth one, as I understood, can be also played with bigger point values. One's a target, the other one's assassin. Target gets to use 2x points more than assassin, but assassin's units gets butloads of special rules.
Take these with a pinch of salt, because I'm writing from what I remember
The campaign itself basically lets you upgrade your Kill Team. By winning scenarions you earn laurels of victory, which you can later spend on units. I/e, little timmy won his match and got a laurel. Now he can redeem that laurel for 25 pts and buy a SINGLE sternguard (assuming the only took troops for his KT). Oh, and your troops can permanently die
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