Sunday, January 9, 2011

Work work

I took over a hundred pictures the other day, and had all kinds of updates lined up. I had three dreadnoughts and a box of metal chaos terminators show up in the mail. I converted some TL-Autocannons (for the dreads).

And I've been unable to share any of this with you guys because I had a deadline that passed about an hour ago and we're still not done. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I'm literally, right now at 11:53pm on a Sunday, after working all weekend (including earlier today), at work right now.

Hopefully I'll get the week off I so strongly long for shortly, and all kinds of happy internet bloggy goodness will follow. In the mean time, did you know they don't turn on the heat on weekends in this building? >.<

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Warhammer Room

Since me roommate moved out a few months ago, I have lived a dream. A dream of having an entire room, with a door!, dedicated to my plethora of plastic and metal soldiers. I give you...the Warhammer room:

The room
Most of the painting/modeling supplies (that aren't on the table)
This table is periodically very neat and tidy...You can see a lot of things if you click for the high res image.
I got Space Hulk for Christmas!!! Also, I made a light "box".

More storage!

I don't know how possible it is for most of you, but my lovely wife was eager for me to take over this room (to get it out of the rest of her apartment). It really is a magical thing to be able to walk in, shut the door, and enjoy. It's also protection from certain furry things that like to knock things on the floor for certain other furry things to chew on...

I just need to add some shelves so it can be a kept a bit neater. That's an 8'x4' table btw, to give you an idea of the scale.

Because I like to include questions: Does anyone know of a ceiling light, preferably with a fan, fixture that doesn't require cutting into the ceiling for power?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Look! It's a Dreadnought!

Last night I took around 100 pictures of everything I'm working on. Expect them to appear in the near future. I also have three dreadnoughts and a box of Chaos Terminators in the mail. Christmas is awesome!

This is my roommates dreadnought. He plays Raven Guard, but he isn't much for painting. His poor little dreadnought was...imagine assembling an old Metal dreadnought with hot glue, and then priming it black from exactly one direction (from the top, very slightly to the front). That's what he did to it when he was ~12yrs old. He's 24 now.

I took it upon myself (with his permission) to try to save it. I love dreadnoughts, for many of the same reasons I love Tau battlesuits. They're just awesome. This is where he stands right now:

I obviously still have work to do. He needs iconography, some scribbling on the parchment bits, high lighting all over the place, some washing on the metal bits/cabling, and the base needs some touching up (at least painting the rim).

That said, he's been in pieces for a while now. It's kind of a solid checkpoint that he's on a base and usable again.

Because I love input: I was thinking he needs symbols on the front right torso plate, each weapon arm, and maybe one of the leg armors. Thoughts about what where? That seems like too many to simply free hand the chapter symbol.