Thursday, June 24, 2010

Talk about making you re-think your bases...

I've looked through a number of base sites before, but never seen anything that really struck me. It's normally a bit of rock, lave, snow, crystal, or cityscape.

But look at these!

(Image used without permission from the above link)

$15 for the above set! 1x 60mm, 4x40mm, 20x10mm bases. I'm thinking it's well beyond worth the $15 and little bit of effort...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Slime base

This is the best picture I could get of my Nurgle bases. They were actually pretty awesome until I went that one step too far and did a too heavy brown wash on top, which muted the crap out of the color and made it SO dark. On the Plague Marine, I'm going to try to keep it lighter.

Witch Hunter and Daemonhunters codicies now online!

Buried at the bottom of today's daily web post on the GW website were two links:
Codex: Witch Hunters
Codex: Daemonhunters

I'm pretty sure there are no new rules in there, they've only taken things out. What this does mean, is that Space Marines and Imperial Guard can't take them as allies anymore! Huzzah? >.>

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A bunch of WIP stuff

It's been a while. I've had some interesting legal troubles with my now ex-friend and ex-roommate. I still have no idea what happened...but anyway, fun stuff!

WFB 8th Edition is on the horizon, and I've been in a fervor to finish as much of my Flesh Reapers as I can so that I can then completely ignore them in favor of my beloved fantasy. Don't get me wrong, 40k rocks, but I'll probably never escape my love of swords and magic.

I have also done a lot of re-thinking of the army structure. I still love raptors and bikes, but they're just...not good enough. The both do the same thing and it's almost all supporting. I'm digressing, PICTURES!!!!

I obviously missed a bit of the track on the back there...OTHER than that, I'm very pleased with how this is going. I haven't decided on how to paint the symbols or "tubes" yet. I really like the exhaust feeding into the smoke launchers. It worked out nicely.

I'm also thinking about spreading the red bloody areas around a bit. Which would be Ogryn Flesh, possibly with some veins of Baal Red.

Here's the process (I don't use a lot of GW paints, so I apologize if the colors are a bit off):
  • Primed White
  • Hull:
    • Base the entire thing in Elf Flesh.
    • 2 Washes of Gryphonne Sepia on the WHOLE thing
    • Bloody Areas
      • A heavy wash of Ogryn Flesh
      • An even coat of Baal Red, staying away from the edges
      • A light wash of Leviathan Purple, only in the recesses.
    • I think I'm going to finish it off with a complete wash of Devlan Mud followed by another Sepia Wash, though I might restrict the Delvan Mud to just recessed areas. (This should get it to be the same as the armour on my Plague Marines).
  • Metal
    • Based Boltgun
    • Heavy dry brush of Tin Bitzy
    • I think I'm going to stipple some orange on there lightly and then dry brush Boltgun over it again.
  • Details
    • I obviously need to do all of the details.
      • The Space Marine helmet is going to be painted like Raven Guard (my roommates Space Marine army).
      • The Termagaunt head on the other Rhino (pictured below) is going to be painted like my roommates Tyranid army.
This one I haven't started painting yet. I need to get another tube in there for the bolter. Note the Termagaunt head on the back spikes.

 Now to change gears to my (still) second WIP Raptor. He's come a long way.

I tried to do a miniature version of the Warband Icon on the Rhinos on his shoulder, but I failed miserably. It's just too tiny! So now his shoulder is rotten in much the same fashion as the Daemon Prince.
  • The axe needs to be made into a scythe (like a Kama).
  • I'm going to fill in the lines made by the muscles, possibly also hollowing out the muscles for more rotting, bloody goodness. (It's a Chaos Warrior Marauder arm, btw)
  • The wings are magnetized.

    I decided against trying to make custom bases that tied into each and every Raptor and am going with the flying bases I got when I bought the Gargoyles (for their wings).

    Side-note: It is deliciously evil to buy a box of Gargoyles and just use the wings when you live with a Tyranid player!

    So that's where I'm at. Happy gaming!

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    More 40k MMO information...

    ...will be coming in August. I'm sad too.

    "More details on the game - now known as Warhammer 40K: Dark Millennium Online - will be released at GamesCom later in the year"

    GamesCom is  August 18th-22nd this year. Need more information!

    Warhammer 40k Video Games (MMO Trailer)

    Gametrailers is kind of getting hit hard for bandwidth right now, so be patient. These links are to the HD videos. If you want the SD, there is a button on the bottom left of the video player that says "SD".

    Warhammer 40k: Space Marine - PS3 and XBox360. You take control of a 4 man squad (one at a time, when you switch is unclear) consisting of a Tactical Marine, Assault Marine, Devastator Marine, and a Sergeant. (Wikipedia)

    Warhammer 40k: Dark Millenium Online - PC. In the video we see players in control of Orks, Chaos Marines, Guardsmen, and Space Marines. Possibly heretics (traitor guard). Multiple different chapters. Players are also shown in control of Deff Coptas and Bikes.

    This first taste of the 40k MMO is killing's supposed to be out in 2012. Hopefully we'll more information over the next 2 days on both games. (E3 2010 started today and goes until Thursday)

    Thursday, June 3, 2010

    A ton of basing examples

    I don't know about you guys, but I've been doing a LOT of modeling lately. I haven't been gaming much...mostly because my modeling has completely overthrown the area we would normally setup our table. Anyway, Games Workshop has another really handy daily article today (they're doing 2 a day all week because Tuesday was the 1yr anniversary of their website).

    It's all about basing. There are a ton of basing articles out there, but this one is basically a single in depth example, followed by *counts* EIGHTY-TWO (82!) different example bases, with steps to reproduce them!

    I don't know about you, but I think that's a pretty awesome reference for inspiration!