Saturday, January 29, 2011

Magnets! Two Models for the price of one. Pt. 1

 Welcome back to Maximum Heresy. It this 2 part writeup I will assemble a Necron Destroyer Lord using small magnets. The benefit? Two models for the price of one.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Where has the time gone?

Well, it's been longer than I had hoped it would be since my last post.  I blame real life for getting in the way and making things all busy and hectic and stressful and all that fun stuff.  Of course I have also been distracted by another great article on cheap carrying cases which can be found both here and here.  I even contributed a little bit.  

As you may have noticed, I did a little bit of renovation around here, added a few new toys, and generally cleaned things up a bit.  Again, I have Dave G From Wargaming Tradecraft to thank for more excellent information conveniently timed for consumption by fledgling bloggers like myself.

I have been making lots of progress on my painting and am close to finishing the squad that I am working on so expect an update with the finished product within the next couple days.  Here's a little preview of a fully armed and operational death star Chaos Marine.

It's not the best picture because I was trying to get it done in a hurry but I think it works just fine as a teaser.  This is one of the models with the black wash rather than the Devlan Mud substitute but this is basically what the rest of the squad will look like.  All that's left is varnishing basing and neither will take long to complete.  I'll be back soon with more, so stay tuned.  Catch you on the flip side.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Canz it be conversion tiem now?

Evening Blogoverse,
Just checking in to let you all know that I'm currently working on a sentinel conversion for my IG traitor army. I ordered a bunch of replacement heads for my infantry but as usual they got lost in the great New Mexico mail system. So stay on the lookout for some progress next weekend. I'm still throwing around whether or not I want to do a Nurgle twist or possibly shoot for a possessed mechanics angle. I'll probably go for the latter seeing as how Chaosheade is Nurgle covered.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

WIP - First CSM Squad Update

Hey all, time for an update on the squad of Chaos Marines that I've been painting. As you will see, progress has been very slow on this project and it has forced me to re-evaluate my painting process. I've touched on this in the comments of my last post but I feel it bears repeating here. I'm feeling a bit lazy so I'm just going to do a little copypasta from my earlier comment and edit it a little bit.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Random Thoughts

Hey all. It's been a week since my last post and I feel like I've been slacking off so I wanted to post something. Starting up this blog has really opened my eyes to the blogging community. I used to just visit BoLS and occasionally click on an interesting looking article from another blog in their network but now I have a whole list of blogs that I never would have known about before. So here I am procrastinating on my writing and surfing a few other blogs that I recently started following and lo and behold I see that there's a new blog about called Maximum Heresy. Wait, what?!? *Cue double take* hey, somebody noticed us over at Wargaming Tradecraft! This might not seem like a big deal to some people but I got really excited when I saw that. I enjoy reading the Wargaming Tradecraft blog and have found lots of good stuff over there including a very conveniently timed new series entitled So You Want to be a Blogger? I really think N++ has a great blog and I'm not just saying that because he gave us a plug. Thanks a lot for that N++, I really feel like part of the community now. ^_^v

As for 40k thoughts, I have been disappointed in the amount of time it's taking to get my models painted. I really want to give them all the attention and details they deserve but I just don't have as much time as I would like and it seems like it's taking for-freaking-ever. I need to find a good balance between quality and actually getting stuff done. Either that or just slog away and just try to practice and practice until I get faster. I'll have another painting update up soon and I'll go into more detail there.

I have also been toying around with the idea of Tyranids as a second army instead of Orks. They are both appealing to me and seem like they could be fun. The more I think about it, the more I am drawn to the Tyranids... I just hope they love me for me and not just my bio-mass. Oh, I'm sooo funny hahaha.

Well, I think that's enough bad humor for one post. Coming soon: an update on my painting and an article about the hobby supplies I use and how to save money on them. I think M4X might be getting off his butt and finally posting something useful too. Chaosheade signing out. Catch you on the flip side.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Modeling tutorial: Rhino combi-melta and infantry flamer

Hey all, Chaosheade here again. My last post was about painting, and this one will be a modeling/conversion tutorial.    Here is a preview of what you start with (top) and the end products (bottom).
Long winded intro and the meaty details of the conversion after the jump.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WIP Pics - First CSM Squad

Hey all, Chaosheade here again.

I have quite a few projects going on right now. I have models to assemble, conversion work to do, green stuffing to stuff, painting to get done, and terrain to finish. Right now, however, I really just want to get some painted models on the table because it's starting to get embarassing playing gray legion, so I am working to get my first squad of basic Chaos Marines painted. As I am working on the next squad I will take pictures of each step to create a guide on how I am painting them. I don't expect to win any awards but I do want to have my minis painted to an above average table top quality.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Chaosheade has entered the building because 2010 is so last year

Hey everybody, Chaosheade here checking in and saying happy new year and stuff and junk.
Well, this is my first post on Maximum Heresy so I guess I should introduce myself and let you all know a little bit about what I'm all about. M4XVLT3 and I have been good friends for a long time and you might say I'm the evil twin of the pair of us. Of course, if you did say that you would be wrong because I'm much more handsome than he is. ;-D I have been playing 40k since spring of 2010 and recently dragged M4X back into the hobby and we decided to create this little blog as an outlet for our creative juices and to share our experiences.
I play Chaos Space Marines and have a pretty sizeable Black Legion army that I am (slowly) working on. I enjoy all aspects of the hobby including modeling, painting, and playing. I consider myself better at modeling and playing but I'm sure my painting skills will improve with time and practice. I have one major conversion under my belt and my priority right now is getting my army painted and looking good because I'm tired of playing grey legion. I will also be focusing on how to save money on the hobby because I have a limited budget to work with although my situation has improved since I started, especially since I have gotten past the initial investment of buying most of my hobby supplies and the majority of the minis I need for now. I have plenty of knowledge to share and hopefully I'll be able to help a few people out on my journey.
Chaosheade signing out. Catch you on the flip side.

Happy New year

Happy New Year Blog-o-verse!
This year after I finish my Necrons I will probaly slowly start DoA army for comp and my Imperial Traitors army for show. I really needed to get closer to the chaos marines without choosing a faction to close to chaosheade's minions. I feel running a IG as fallen opens the door to my creative talents. Only the year will tell...
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