Saturday, November 29, 2014

Painting Table Saturday #27

Today on my table are the detachments for the 1st and 8th company. That is a dreadnaught, land raider, terminator detachments and a chapter master with rhino. They are all for the 1st company. The 8th companies detachments are a land speeder and bike detachment.
After I finish these off there will only be 1 more group of detachments left.

Now remember I have a contest that ends on the 5th. Details can be found on this post, just remember to say you want in on your comment. Best of all it is free guys. Don't forget to grab deals to guys. This year is better in my opinion for mini deals comparied to any in the past 3 or 4 years.

Till next time.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Ouch goes the wallet

So as many might have noticed I have been checking out a lot of the sales that are going on. Well I bit the bullet and ordered some stuff. Unfortunately it has destroyed my spending goal but the deals are too good to pass up. So here is what I got.

Mercs- I got the winter bundle. Which is a rule book and 2 starters. I picked texico and ISS. They seem like fun and the price is crazy low. I encourage you too check out this deal if you have wanted to get into the game and just hadn't pulled the trigger.

Then I hit up miniature market. There sale is crazy, I could have easily spent $500 but I restrained myself and picked up things I had wanted for awhile but just hadn't bitten the bullet and bought.
From them I picked up a Mantic Battlezone Urban District and the FSA Aqua dreadnought group. I got both of them for less than the cost of just the dreadnought group normally.

Nov: -$148.02
YTD: -$463.10

So guys now is the time to strike while there is still time for some of the sales. Good luck and you can see the ones I found here.
Also look forward to more new content with these models.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The contest and such.

Just trying to clear up some confusion. The painting idea and the contest are separate things.

The contest can be found here.

The painting thing is basically trying to keep the whole idea behind painting table Saturday going. It seems the original driving force has been dark for a while. So I want to keep it going. What I will basically do is get a list of everyone wanting to be a part of it and pointing people to your blog once a week.

I hope this clears up some confusion on the hole contest versus painting fun.


Black friday and holiday miniature deals

I have found some sales/special holiday deals recently while roaming the net and figured I would post them up for you all. So here you go. I would like to preface this by saying these companies have given me nothing and I have no deals with them, these are just for your information. So without further ado in no particular order.

Anvil Industries-  30% off their black ops stuff on black friday and free shipping on orders over 35 pounds.

Victrix - is doing deals on some of their Nap stuff until the 30th.

Mercs- are doing some crazy starter deals. These even have me thinking about buying in.

FFG- are doing a bunch of deals. The 28mm terrain for dust caught my eye and are crazy cheap.

WWP- Have deals on Empire of the dead stuff. Yet another thing I have been eyeing up for awhile.

Secret weapon miniaturesSecret Weapon Miniatures (kick ass bases and weathering stuff) are doing 20% off starting the 27th- thanks albert

Kromlech- no idea what they are doing but they are doing something on black friday.- thanks greg

Wargamma- is doing a 22% off sale till the 22nd of dec with a code on there website.

Wild West Exodus- is doing a sale from the 28th to the 1st with a 35% discount according to there webpage.

Greebo Games- from the 28th to the 25th of dec they are doing a 25% on models. Not sure how many but thats what I here. They make great alternative blood bowl figs by the way.

Wyrd- is bring back some old stuff, doing some limited stuff and doing a few special gift for spending x deals.

Coolminiornot- is doing a sale until dec 1st.

Miniature market- is doing a massive sale until dec 1st

and that wraps it up for now. If you guys know of any others drop them in the comments and I will add them to the list for everyone else.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Blog roll and plans

My blog roll has been getting thinned out as many of the blogs I used to follow have been inactive for a very long period of time. So I am looking for new blogs to follow. If you think I would like your blog let me know so I can check them out.

As for plans I want to finish off the 1st, 2nd and 8th company detachments. Then my epic sm force will be complete.
After that I am unsure. I am thinking of working on the Tau more but I am also considering my 28mm marines.
In the smaller scales I also have a few space ships, boats, prussian naps and dropzone commander stuff to paint.
I am already thinking of next years goals and scoring. I think I am just going to take the scoring system from Analogue Hobbies. And the spending model from some challenge website I cant remember.

Anyway thats the general plan at the moment. Input is always welcome. I would also love to get more bloggers on the idea of painting together much like Sofia did before she went quiet. The one other announcement is that I will be doing a random box of goodies giveaway. I have a bunch of random stuff from trades and such over the years and would like to get it out and hopefully to people that will paint it. Rules are simple:

1.Comment on the post so I know you want in.
2. Include a link to your blog if you have one.

If you post about the contest on your blog include a link to it, then you will get 2 entries for the contest. This contest will run until Dec 5.

Good luck.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Painting table #26 and other odd/interesting things

So as you can see the detachments are still there. but I have finished them off. So that is 22 more models and a total of 9.75 points.  I have also added a bunch more draws to the desk and sorted and filled them. They are mainly full of things for current or my next projects. 

Odd things 
Now for the odd things and this comes with the normal clause of my Korean is no where near perfect but what I have gathered. From what I have figured out the only store in Korea has been banned by the government the ability to sell any metal or resin blisters basically of less than 30 pieces. Due to not being safe for children of the age of 12. There are some exceptions to this but even with those this is an interesting and devastating for the shop itself. From what I was able to gather one of the main problems is the government doesn't consider the actual recommended ages by the manufactures but goes off their own age brackets, also that the reason this matters is because these models are all classified as toys in South Korea. The main things this really effect it seems are GW blisters, Spartan games blisters infinity blisters etc and etc. The only way this really effects me personally is it means I have no chance of buying a number of things in South Korea and will never see a large number of games ever enter the Korean market.

Interesting things
The merger for FFG is one fore me. I know nothing of the french company but I hope it means great things in the future. 
KOW2 kickstarter is doing well but after backing the original one I really don't think it is worth it, especially after the lack luster support post KS for KOW last time.
I am still eyeballing the anarchy model stencils but also still very undecided. 
There have been many interesting realeses recently though from many different companies and I look forward to buying more stuff.

More next time and WAHOOO thats 350.25 points. Also tomorrow there will be some an announcement so tune in.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

On a roll

Got another update today. I finished my second devilfish. Here is a pic of the two side by side.

thats 5 more points and 1 more model.
Nov: 46 points
YTD: 345.50 points
Models painted: 1052

I am now working on more detachments for the epic space marines.
More as I get it done.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Another quick update.

I managed to finish off the detachments for the 9th and 4th companies. That's 2 whirlwind batteries, 1 landraider squadron and a librarian and rhino. That's 15 more models and 6.25 points more to the total.

Dont have a picture at the moment but I also made a lot of progress on the other Devilfish, it is a bit more then halfway done. Which means I should polish it off this week. After that I am not sure what I will work on next. I also update total points as best as I could, It is still missing a few tau models.
Nov: 41 points
YTD: 340.50points
Models painted: 1051

More as it is finished.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Painting table Saturday #25

This week is a big milestone for the year. I managed to finish off the 9th company. Which was the last company for the epic space marines. The models I have left to paint are all detachments now. Which means I have completed another goal for the year.
I am really happy now that I finished off the main parts of this project. The last few detachments should be easy to finish off. I even think I found a source for non legit but model accurate reaver titans. Points for actual points painted I still need to sit down and figure out again for the past few projects.
Other things are easy to figure out. It's 105 more models painted and 28.75 points.

In total I am now at:
Nov: 34.75 points
Ytd: 334.25

models painted: 1036

The current plan is to continue working on tau and epic models and maybe a few other odd models here and there. More as I get it done.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Wahoo progress

So I finished off the devilfish and shadowsun.

2 more models painted
6 more points painted

and I have to figure out what actual points I painted.

Nov: 6 points
YTD: 305.50 points
models painted:   931 models

More as I get it done.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Painting table Saturday #24

I know it has been a long while but updates should start becoming more frequent again. Anyway here is what I have been up to.

This devilfish only needs  more paint around the side and rear door and then it will be finished.

I also built my R'vanar. The arms and upper part of the torso are unglued at the moment and I may actually not glue the arms since they sit well without it. easy to put together actually and overall a sweet looking model. Makes me want to buy the new one too.
More as soon as I can since I am still pushing to finish off a few more goals for the year.