Wednesday, October 22, 2014

More Orctober Goodness

 While working on my Ork Warbuggies for Orctober, I ended up pulling out all of my Ork models and putting a bunch of stuff together.

Ork Kommandos
I found 10 metal ork heads with gas masks.  I combined these with a bunch of  metal and plastic stickbomb bits to make a unit of 15 Ork Kommandos.  These guys look different enough from regular Ork Boyz that it should be easy to tell them apart.

There is more after the jump.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Terrain Project: Autumn in Ithillian Hills

I have been working on a few other projects lately, but there are still a few items I want to do for my Autumn in Ithillian terrain project.  Today I have a couple of terrain pieces that were very quick to do because they are just adaptations of commercially finished terrain to make them match the Autumn theme of the table. Not every single piece of terrain has to envolve a ton of work, there are a ton of nice pieces you can buy that are already finished or almost finished pieces.

King's Cliff
The first piece is the King's Cliff from a German website called Ziterdes. This is a hard foam hill that comes painted and flocked with grass. I just added the autumn leaves. 

More after the jump.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Paint Table Saturday IV

It is time again for Paint Table Saturday Monday.  I am a couple of days late posting this, but I took these pictures on Saturday, Honest!

Paint Table Overflow
So I have been working on my 40K Orks for Orctober. Working on the first squad of Warbuggies got me to pull out my cases of Ork models and I found a bunch of stuff that needed to be assembled. So the Orks ended up jumping ship from the hobby table and invaded this nearby tray table where I put a bunch of them together.

There is more after the jump.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Paint Table Saturday III

It is time again for the now weekly Paint Table Saturday update.  This week I made some really good progress on my Warhammer 40K Ork Vehicles for Orctober Fest. I am done modeling/converting the five Wartrakks and Buggies and they are ready for primer. You can see them there on the front edge of the hobby table.

Paint Table Saturday 10/11/2014
Under the Table 10/11/2014
Next up is some green stuff sculpting for one of my PFS characters and well as painting PFS characters and the Ork Vehicles. Thanks for reading, see you next week.

Orctober: Ork Wartracks and Buggies WIP

Hey there,
I am back today with an update on my Ork vehicles that I have been working on for Orctober.
You may remember from last week that I had the basic vehicles done but needed to add both crew and weapons to the buggies and tracks.

A peek at the work in progress

So a quick read of the Warbuggies entry in the current Ork Codex shows that a unit of Warbuggies has a maximum unit size of five. This is fortuitous since I have five models in progress. Also there is an option to upgrade the Buggies individually to Wartracks, sorry Wartrakks, for five points each. Being Trakked lets the vehicle re-roll dangerous terrain tests.  For weapons, the Trakks or Buggies can be armed with a twin-linked Big Shoota or a twin-linked Rokkit Launcha.  Also a Warbuggy can be upgraded to a Skorcha for 10 points which gives it Trakked and changes the weapon to a Skorcha flame weapon.

So going by the models my unit will have one Warbuggy with a twin-linked Rokkit Launcha, one Wartrakk with a twin-linked Rokkit Launcha, two Wartrakks with twin-linked Big Shootas, and one Skorcha.

There is more after the jump.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mutants from Mother Russia

The mailman just brought me some figures today that I had ordered online a few weeks ago. These guys are the "Weapons Team" from My Way Miniatures. These are not licensed miniatures but I am sure you will recognize them from somewhere...

I didn't realize until after I placed the order that they would be making the trek all the way from St. Petersburg Russia to me here  in Colorado. So I have been waiting impatently for them to show up for a few weeks.

Turtles under plastic
 I just snapped a few quick picks of these figures. I didn't want to take them out of the bags until I am ready to glue them together because they have some tiny parts that could very easily be dropped and lost forever.

More pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Terrain Project: Red Planet - Bridges

Hello again readers.  Today I have another entry in my Red Planet terrain project.  I have several bridges today, both for vehicles and foot bridges. The first one is the Pegasus Hobbies Technobridge, a sturdy bridge that is easily wide enough for a land raider to drive accross with room to spare.

Heavy Duty Bridge
I really like this model. It comes in heavy duty dark brown plastic just like the Pegasus Gothic Buildings if you have seen those.

Disclaimer: The little blue guy is not mine. I barrowed one of my friend +Tim McKnight 's Ultramarines to use for scale in these shots.

There is more after the jump.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Even More Weird Shaped Dice

Gamers, especially RPG players, are no strangers to multi-sided or "Polyhydral" dice. I recently* did a Kickstarter to fill in more dice in the range between the d4 and the d30. The standard RPG dice set contains the following dice: four-sided (d4), "normal" or six-sided (d6), eight-sided (d8), two ten-sided (d10) one of which is numbered as tens (10, 20, etc), twelve-sided (d12) and a twenty-sided (d20).  The two ten-sided (2d10) dice can be rolled together to generate a number between 1 and 100, this is called a d100 or percentile dice.

*Not so recently actually, I found this post exiled in the drafts folder just waiting to be published on the blog! :(

The thirty-sided (d30) has been around for a while as well. Why? No one knows!  The only time I have seen one used is to throw at a player who is being a jerk! (d30s are pretty heavy)

Expanded Dice Set
So in the picture above you can see there are some additional dice to the standard ones I mentioned above.  First there is a d3 (you have the naming convention down by now right?) but this one doesn't really count as a new type of die since it is just a d6 numbered 1 to 3 twice.

Then there is the d7 - yeah an actual seven sided die. This one is super weird. More about it later.

The set also includes a d14, d16, d18, d22, and d24! What am I going to do with all these amazing dice? Um, probably nothing since no game actually makes use of them yet. But the important thing is ...they exist and they are mine!   I don't wanna hear any sarcastic comments from minis gamers unless you actually think you will be able to paint all the minis you own before you die. RPG players buy dice like minis gamers buy figures.

So back to the d7, this one is weird because of the odd number of sides. Most dice have an even number of sides so that when the die lands on a flat side there is also a flat side facing up. When this d7 lands, because of ...geometery and stuff, there is a edge facing up instead of a flat side. Here is the weird part, there is still a number on the "top" of the die because the numbers actually wrap around the edges instead of being on the middle of a flat side.

Thanks for reading!  The DICE GODS command you to leave a comment!  :P

Monday, October 6, 2014

Miniatures Project: Pathfinder Society Characters: Ru-Sateph

Today I am sharing the figure for my Pathfinder Society character Ru-Sateph, the Risen. Ru-Sateph is a priest of Pharasma the Goddess of Death and Rebirth.

Ru-Sateph, Servant of the Lady of Graves
The figure for Ru-Sateph is Hanseth Dimguard, Cleric from Reaper Miniatures.

Purple is good for brooding.
I really like how the purple cloak came out on this figure. I painted it light gray and then used multiple layers of purple wash to build up to the dark purple color.

Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Terrain Project: Red Planet - Rusted Out Manufactorum

So here is another piece of terrain for my Red Planet project. The Red Planet project is a set of sci-fi terrain for Warhammer 40,000 that is a Mars-like planet with a corrosive atmosphere that makes everything rust at an accelerated pace.

I call this building the Rusted Out Manufactorum because it is made from the GW Manufactorum Set. Original right? :)

Rusted Out Manufactorum
More pictures after the jump.

Paint Table Saturday II

So this is my second entry for Paint Table Saturday.You may recall from last week that the first item on the todo list was to get organized so that I had enough space to get some work done. It may not look like I have made much progress but I have. I actually have another desk upstairs that was in a simliar state. So I have been working on getting everything in one spot and organized.

Organized?  Getting There
Also I didn't show this last week, but there was a bunch of stuff under the table as well. That stuff is pretty much squared away until I have a chance to work on it.

More Stuff Under The Table
So what did I actually get done this week in terms of modeling and painting?  Well no painting, but I did start on some Warhammer 40K Ork models for Orctober.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Orctober Fest

So there is a thing called Orctober! The concept is pretty straightforward model and paint some orcs during the month of October. I saw this over on Gingerbhoy's Painting Projects  and decided to join in on the green goodness.Although in my case it will be Orktober as I will be doing some models for my Warhammer 40K Orks.

So diving into my box of all things Orky I have spent the evening starting to put together some Ork Wartracks and Buggys.

Work in Progress on some Ork Buggies and War Tracks
I have made a good start but I still need to add some more drivers and weapons. I will need to consult the latest codex to see what options are available. I also need to track down one more small tire - the right front track is missing one on the driver's side.

Thanks for reading!  If you are doing stuff for Orctober feel free to post a link in the comments.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Miniatures Project: Pathfinder Society Characters: Roland

Here is the figure for Roland Cross my third Pathfinder Society character. Roland is a delver, a specialist in disarming traps and breaking into ancient tombs and vaults.

Roland Cross, Pathfinder Delver Specialist
This is a example of when you (meaning me) should just put the mini down and stop tinkering with it. I was a lot happier with the face at one point, but I kept "improving" it with shading until he looked like he had one of those orange spray-on tans. I probably repainted his face about four times total. Now I think about stripping the model and repainting it, but the character is already 10th level and Pathfinder Society characters get "retired" at 12th level so I am not sure it is worth it.

There is more after the jump.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Miniatures Project: Pathfinder Society Characters: Loriel

This is the figure for my Pathfinder Society character Loriel Gilded-Leaf. Loriel is an Elf Wizard who favors the bow.

Loriel Gilded-Leaf
There is more after the jump.

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