Sunday, December 27, 2015

Painting Table #54 2015

Today will be the final painting table for the year. I finished off the pond and last hill/island.

In other news me and the oldest played another cruiser clash type thing in DW. He ended up winning after scoring two rounds of shooting were he dealt 3 critical hits to each ship. I forgot how useless my ships are in range band one and how nasty his are.

That is two more finished pieces. Side not I also updated the tab for models painted this year, check it out if your curious. More in the new year. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Plans for 2016 and changes

One of the main things I realized as this year dragged on is that the point system really just doesn't work any longer for me. I need to stay more focused on projects and my overall spending. So the big changes for 2016 will be only counting actual pieces painted and of course switching back to keeping track of most if not all of my hobby related spending. I feel I spend a lot more this year without realizing it because I was only counting actual models bought. Not everything else.

So overall goals are easy.
1. Paint more than I buy.
2. Spend $500 or less throughout the year.

I feel these two goals are the biggest and most obvious ones. The spending one may still be my most difficult just because of the often increased cost for me to get stuff here. Here are some of the actual painting goals for the year.

1. Finish my 40k Space Marine Siege Company.
2. Paint the Pan O half of the Operation Icestorm Starter
3. Paint up the Enforcers and Plague guys that I have from the Deadzone box.
4. Paint up enough models for at least 2 frostgrave warbands, so about 20 models.
5. Paint up all the skellies and such I have for frostgrave.
6. Paint up the SM stuff for BFG that I have.
7.Paint up the rest of the assembled and primed terrain I have.
8. Do more basing, I have tons of models that need it done.
9. Convert my sisters of Sigmar warband.

Those are the vague things I want to work on this year. That being said I still have a lot more than that to do. The biggest challenge will be basing everything because I am still horrible at it. I would also like to play more than a few games a year with my oldest son but that is going to be even more hard to do. I love playing with him but finding time is always an issue never mind people.
Resisting other games will also be hard since there is at least 1 other system I really want to get into.
But that is for another day.

Anyway more as I get it done.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 in Review

Honestly I won't do a huge write up since I already covered most of this in my 6MMRPC post. Suffice to say I nailed it this year. In general I am planing on not doing points anymore because it just takes to much time and energy to keep track of. I plan on just counting models from now on.
 So let us look at what I did finish.
1. All the remaining tau stuff, was somewhere around 100 models I think.
2. All of my MERCs, DW, FSA, DZC stuff. This includes things I bought this year.
3. Infinity Operation Icestorm Nomad half.
4. Some marines, mainly 3 dreadnoughts.
5. Hills/island, Planets, scatter terrain and a bunch of buildings.
6. Tau and Dark eldar BFG stuff.
7.Tokens. I haven't really showed this on the site. But I have spent a large amount of time the last two months cutting out tokens for BFG, DW, FSA, Infinity, Roman Seas and who knows what else.
8. Assembled and primed a ton more terrain and models that have not been painted yet. More on this in the future.

Overall it has been a great year. I once again smashed all of my goals. Points wise I stopped counting months ago and was over 500, I painted way more then I bought and painted basically everything that was bought. I have tried a bunch of new things this year with very mixed results. I have done more reviews than initially planed, which is nice. And my spending didn't go to crazy at least on the surface.

More in the future.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Painting Table #53 2015

I know it has been a long time. Honestly I haven't posted mainly because I have been playing video games and looking for work. Instead of posting. So what have I done.
First let us talk about what I forgot to photograph. The nomad bases. I finished them. Pictures when I get around to it.
Now for the fun stuff. I have been making and painting islands/hills and a rock outcrop. Working on the bridge and my oldest son and I have been building a tank from leftovers and getting it ready to paint. The final thing that my oldest and I have been working on is a pond.

I still have 1 more island/hill to finish up that I have mostly done. The plan for the next week or so is to do that and the pond along with more details on the bridge. I will also be making more specific plans for next year. So that's 4 more pieces of terrain finished.


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review: Italeri Stone Bridge 1:72 Scale No 6128

 Today's review is also quick and easy. Italeri Stone bride 1:72, set number 6128.

The kit comes in 6 pieces. The overall quality is good. The mold lines are all very minimal and very easily scraped off. I will have a painted picture of it next week to show. The model is quiet light and affordable. It cost me about 19 USD from a local Hobby shop.
Some scale pics with an Nomad Infinity model can be seen below to give you a sense of scale.
 The model is cheap and should work well for my Mordheim, Frostgrave and whatever else I decide to do.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Review: G-Coat Origin-earth

Today's review is a product that caught my eye one day at a hobby shop. I picked it up because as many people I hate doing bases and I am horrible at them. The range as you can see is also available in 5 other textures. If I read the Korean correctly it is also water solvable(?). The bottle is fairly cheap as well, less than 5 USD.
You can apply with a brush or any sort of tool. I tried both. I found brushes were hard to use mainly because of the size of the models. You can add color to it before applying but I didn't.

I then painted over the top with Charred Brown for Vallejo Game color.

I then did a wash of Pale Grey from the Vallejo Game color range as well.

Overall, I found the product cheap to use and the results I am happy with. I will be testing it more on some other models in the near future with other colors. In the meantime I am curious on something.

Above you can see the nomads have had it applied. But while applying it and seeing it clump I thought it might work well as snow/ice type base. What do you guys think. If its piled up a bit deeper do you think it would work well as snow??

Well that's all I got for you. If you guys have any questions feel free to drop a comment.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Painting Table #52 2015

This week saw me complete the last two models of the Nomads from the Infinity starter set.

And of course here are the paints I used. Mainly for my reference but some of you might be interested.

I also started on a project that I will be reviewing soon. For now here is a teaser.

So that is two more completed models for the year.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

6MMRPC Wrap Up

Figured I would do a short write up of what I managed to finish during this challenge.

Let's start with a review of what I wanted to finish.
1. Tau, a bunch of firewarriors/pathfinders, some kroot and about 9 suits are left at this point
2. BFG Tau, should have the first 3 finished by end of month.
3. The 2 other earth shakers
4.The 2 Mercs starter sets, something like 14 models
5.The Aqua ships I have running around, I think 10 or so models
6. The dystopian war ships I found the other day, frigates for both fleets maybe 5 or 6 each.

I also wanted to do some terrain and such. So here is what I did finish.
1. I finished everything for the Tau.
2. Bfg tau and Bfg Dark Eldar were completed.
3. They were built but never painted since my overall gaming focus has changed.
4. I completed both of the Mercs starter sets.
5. I completed all the aqua and dindrenzi ships.
6. I completed all the Dystopian war ships.
7. I completed 5 of the 7 Nomad models from the infinity starter.
8. I completed a bunch of buildings and other terrain.
9. Completed both DZC starter sets

I think this is about everything. I may have missed some stuff here or there. I however completed all of the projects I set out to do. Along with a bunch of other stuff. I am happy with my overall work during this project.

I have joined up with GMG painting support group for next year.

Make sure you check out what everyone else has done on their blogs because there has been a ton of work done.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

6MMRPC/ Painting Table #51 2015

I actually finished these guys last week. Just hadn't had time to post. I also touched up colors on the other two.
So I finished off three more of the models. I have two more left to do. But doubt I will finish them before the end of the 6MMRPC.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

6MMRPC/ Painting Table #50 2015

So far this week I painted 2 of the nomads and worked on basing. As many long term readers now I hate basing. So I picked something up to make my life easier and gave it a test run on my DZC infantry. There will be a full review at a later date after I mess around with it more.

So that is two more models finished. More as I get them done.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Black Friday/ Holiday Sales for miniwargaming

OK guys this is just a quick cheat list of companies that I have seen are doing sales. The same thing I did last year which I usually make for myself so I can find some good deals. Please remember that I am not responsible for anything, this is just information I have gathered and felt is good to share.
I will try and note there dates if I can.

Anvil Industry- seems to be a one day event (Nov 27)

The Ion Age- Nov 27th to Nov 30 Free shipping for 10GBP or more and sales on different products till Dec 1st it seems.

Wild West Exodus- Nov  27-Nov 30, 10-50% off products.

Warlord Games- Nov 23- Nov 30, Tank deals for bolt action and other unreleased deals closer to Black Friday.

Kromlech- Nov 27th unknown deals.

Dragon Forge- Nov 22- Nov 29, special package deals.

Flames of War - Nov 19- Dec 1, 33% off all flames of war stuff.

AntiMatter Games - 25% off with code. Now till end of December.

Dreamforge games - Now through Dec 1st

Spartan games - No idea on an end date but sale is on now.

Fantasy Flight Games - Nov 18- Nov 30

Wyrd - Nov 26- Dec 2

Newline Designs -No dates available, 25% off a lot of stuff

Bandua - Some sort of sale on Nov 27th.

The War Store - Nov 25th- Dec 1

Guild Ball - on the 27th, doing to releases of miniatures.

Customeeple - Nov 27-30, decreasing discount, starts at 20%

Mad Robot Miniatures - 10-20% off, Nov 27th only

Splintered light miniatures - Nov 24-28 25% off with code

As usual if you know of any others drop me a line so I can add it to the list for everyone. There is one company however, that I will not even mention the name of, that is doing deals but I will not mention due to there horrible service. Also as usual this is non commercial, I gain nothing for letting you guys know about these.

Hope is helps.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

6MMRPC/Painting Table #49 2015

A lot of progress. Mainly I finished everything up. In fact the paint is still wet on them.
I used quiet a few paints on them in order to get the effect.

 Then I completed 37 models in total for this project. This also wraps up all my year and 6MMRPC projects.

Honestly, not sure what I will work on next. Mainly because I need to think of paint schemes.
Suggestions as always are welcomed. Ether project or technique. Oh and yellow really is a pain to paint.


Monday, November 16, 2015

6MMRPC/ Painting Table #48 2015

Just thought I would drop this quick update to show what the Shaltari look like with all the yellow now done.

That's a base, an ink and then 3 very light coats of another yellow looks like as of now. Hopefully I can get these guys finished off in the next week or so.


Friday, November 13, 2015

6MMRPC/ Painting Table #47 2015

This week I managed to finish the PHR and start on the Shaltari. The shaltari have been primed, based and inked. No pictures though because I had a bottle of paint explode well  squezing it and it made a heck of a mess.

Here is the PHR though.

Overall, I am happy with how they turned out though I changed my original plan because they were to orange. The new scheme I like more. Now if I can finish off the Shaltari by the end of the month not only will I complete all my goals for 6MMRPC but also all my year long goals, I think. Anyway, 52 more models done. More as I get it done.


Friday, November 6, 2015

6MMRPC/ Painting Table #46 2015

It was a massively productive week. I managed to prime not only all of the guys you saw assembled the past couple of weeks. But also all of the left over deadzone buildings I made and all my DZC stuff.
I then followed this up by priming, basing and other such things my DZC PHR.

 Finally, I also did up a planet/small sun.

More as I get it done.