Thursday, March 31, 2011

A short absence: burning computers and my first Tyranid conversion

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside down and I'd like to take a minute just sit right there and I'll tell you how my computer tried to burn my house down.

The Fresh Prince of Heresy

OK, so it wasn't quite as dramatic as all that.  My computer did die and turned my life upside down for a few days though, leaving me with no way to get any blogging done.  Good thing I already completed my part of our first Adventures in Airbrushing post before the crash.  Details and a some Nid converting after the break.

Adventures in Airbrushing: Chaosheade and M4XVLTG3 Take the Plunge

Hey everybody.  Chaosheade here (in white) introducing what will be our first jointly written series, Adventures in Airbrushing where M4XVLTG3 (in orange) and I will be detailing an account of our journey to infinity and beyond on the path of the airbrush.  We will share our inspiration for getting an airbrush, the research we did to decide what type of setup to buy, our ultimate decisions on which airbrush/compressor/accessories to buy, and eventually we will have some painting to show for it (hopefully... if not, something has gone horribly wrong!)  We will also be working on a page to add to the blog that will serve as the ultimate airbrushing resource for anyone who wants to know anything about airbrushing miniatures.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tyranid Paint Scheme Test - Feedback Wanted!

Ever seen a Tyranork WAAAGH?  Well, now you have.  This is just a little test mini I did to see if my Tyranid paint scheme idea will work or just look like a steaming pile of hot donkey.  More after the jump.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Modeling/Painting Tutorial: Super cheap objective markers, with crystals made from pieces of sprue.

Because Scott Adams is the man... and objectives
In this post I am going to show you the objective markers I am working on just finished.  They are very simple and dirt cheap to make.  All it takes is a few lava rocks or whatever kind you have lying around in the yard, some old sprue, some PVA/white glue, whatever paints you might need, a little bit of gorilla glue or equivalent, and the basic techniques I learned for making crystals and Gorilla Glue terrain pieces, which I will adapt and expand on.  I'll bore you with my ramblings and explanations at the end of the post, right now let's jump right in to creating our objective markers.

The finished product.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Community Spotlight: Dezmords' Harbingers of the storm

Well it looks like the new Grey Knights codex is out. Maybe Necron players are getting closer to a competitive codex release. In this Community Spotlight I want to give props to Dezmords' beautiful Necron army. Hit the jump to see more.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tyranids Incoming: Preliminary Thoughts, Paint Scheme and Planning Purchases. Bonus: Lots of Useful Links!

I wanted to share with you all some of my thoughts and plans on building my future Tyranid army.  I will be going over some of my general thoughts, a possible paint scheme, how I plan on building my lists, how I plan on playing them, and how I will be buying the army to spend the least amount of money possible on it.  I have also been working on a modeling tutorial that I wanted to have posted by now but it's taking much longer than I had anticipated, so here's something to entertain you until then.

I know I already used this one before but I like it, it's appropriate to the post, and I want to show off my 1337 Photoshop skills of adding text to a picture.  I R guud at Fotoshopz!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Old Stuff Day: Greater Daemon of Nurgle Scratch Build: Featured in SCWH Honor Roll #2 - Green Stuff!

Since the blog is only 2 months old, I was going to have to reach way back to my pre-blogging days to find something appropriate to post.  I've been playing 40k for less than a year and I already posted the oldest thing I've done - my first Black Reach minis.  Then it occurred to me that I had one other project completed that I've been wanting to share this on the blog for a while, and now thanks to Old Stuff Day I have the perfect excuse.  Enjoy.

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