8.28.2014

REVIEW: Novus Design Studio Buildings

Like Nagash, I'm returning this week after a long (six month) absence. Hello, readers, sorry for abandoning you. I'll have a separate post for why I've been out of the blogosphere, but today, let's talk about buildings. Particularly, buildings from a little known vendor Novus Design Studios.

Interesting packaging

2.14.2014

Batch Painted (Speed Painted) Plaguebearers

I'm on a roll these days getting back into the painting groove. I think it's because Daemons are so different from power armor and Nids. The multicolor scheme that I chose for Nurgle is not as cartoony as I thought, and I like the idea of allying CSM and Daemons...very fluffy.

So I had the presence of mind to document the batch painting of my plaguebearers. As usual, they aren't going to win a slayer sword, but they are definitely at least TT quality. Click any photo to enlarge.

2.03.2014

Speed Painting Nurglings (+ a little ranting)


So much has happened in the last few weeks in terms of 40k, but the biggest personal impact has been the advent of Games Workshop's new codex release schedule and its digital/print disconnect. I am loose with WYSIWYG when it comes to an opponent. I'm not "THAT GUY" when it comes to playing against people with unpainted models. But I am a completist when it comes to core rules. I like to have all the rules handy.

1.17.2014

Kickstarter: Creature Caster

Wow, look at that detailed bastard. Amazing.
Ex-Ultraforge founder Jeremy has launched a new company and has a Kickstarter spinning up.

12.20.2013

Holiday Gift Guide for 40k Widows, Widowers, and Moms, Part 1

Hello, fellow 40k denizen. Is your girl or guy complaining about not knowing what the hell to get you for the holidays? Click on the "read more" link below, slide your laptop/ipad/phone over to your significant other, and scuttle out of the room like a 2nd generation genestealer. Now scat!

11.26.2013

Speedpainted 40k Buildings

The University of Chicago
I've been on a one month hiatus from the hobby due to work and family commitments as well as my perennial revamping of the home recording studio. In the meanwhile, several supplements have been released (Inquisition and Iron Hands) or are in the process of being released, and there are rumors of Nids and IG flying around. All exciting stuff. Being away for a while has helped me focus on what I need to do to really start enjoying eternal warfare. The first task is to finish my home table. In a previous post, I show the frame and boards.

9.26.2013

Scale Diagram of Almost Every Space Conveyance Ever.

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This awesome chart, from Deviant Artist DirkLoechel, actually includes a ton of Battlefleet Gothic Ships. I love stuff like this, and he did a great job. A few closeups:

9.04.2013

R.I.P. Donald Featherstone, creator of the saving throw (and other things)


This is from Reddit this morning:

Ladies & Gentlemen,
It has been announced on the oldschoolwargaming yahoogroup that Donald Featherstone, one of the Godfathers of wargaming, has died at the age of 95.
If you play Warhammer, you have been touched by this man's work, energy and passion - his "Skirmish Wargames" was one of the inspirations for Necromunda and he invented the saving throw.

9.03.2013

Mantic Typhus Zombies, Part 1


At the last Adepticon, I noticed a deal at the Mantic booth. They were selling a box of 30 Zombies from their Kings of War game and 3 boxes of 10 Marines from Warpath in a bundle. This was an obvious kit to create cultist zombies for the Chaos Space Marine codex that had just been released. So I went for it...

8.11.2013

My DIY 40k Board is Ready

This isn't my DIY table, although this could be a metaphor for my carpentry skills.

Whew! July went by without a post. I apologize for that, but real life is sometimes insistent on taking priority over 40k and blogging. And it's got to be some unwritten rule that staying away from a blog makes you stay away even more. But I'm back and have a lot to share.

Although July was fraught with danger chores and work responsibilities, it was not without its 40k-related activities. The big news in that regard is that my gaming board has been built. More after the jump.

6.27.2013

Chapterhouse and Wargamma Defense Walls / Aegis Counts As

I saw this morning on Apocalypse 40k that  Chapterhouse, on the heels of the relatively advantageous (to them) court decision has initiated a Kickstarter for army-specific defense walls.





It's a clever idea for those who don't relish aquilas on their Eldar, Tau, or Ork wargear. It's also an idea that was implemented by others before this Kickstarter.

6.24.2013

DIY Dark Eldar Webway Portal, step by (short) step

Remember these little guys?
These little demispheres were in stock for a few seconds on the GW site. They are selling for FORTY USD DOLLARS on Ebay. I'm all for convenience, but that's simply ridiculous.

6.20.2013

FW: Tau Manta U.S. Fire Sale???

So I was perusing the 2013 Forgeworld print catalogue when I noticed a something:

Anything seem off to you?

6.18.2013

Eldar Pegasus Scratchbuild



Andy Hicks has posted a step by step of an amazing Eldar scratchbuild. It's the Pegasus super heavy.

It's enormous.
 
Check it out at Graven Games.

6.02.2013

Whoa! (Necron Apocalypse thingie)

Courtesy Jason M.
Wow. That's pretty cool. So along with this and the Khorne Wheelchair thing, I guess we are headed straight into a summer of overpriced Apocalypse models. If the Wraithknight is $115.00, what would these be? Are we entering a new price tier? $150? $200?

5.21.2013

Games Workshop Punishes Their Vendors for Being Naughty


This one absolutely blew my mind, and I didn't realize this happened. I've been a defender of GW's free market tactics from the beginning. I've always been of the mind that they work for their shareholders, not their customers. Other companies actually use good public relations to further that responsibility, but I can't fault GW since no matter how much they hike their prices, people buy more and more even while complaining.

But this made me to a double take...

5.08.2013

Phenomenal Baneblade/Warhound

This is an interesting thing...something that blew me away. I saw it on Apocalypse 40k, but it has a long provenance prior to that.

More than meets the eye.

5.06.2013

The gentle hammer, or GW and their C&Ds.

So as you know, GW and the community have suddenly hit this crazy perfect storm of conflict. People are suing each other, DCMA notices are flying around, and GW is seriously locking down their intellectual property. I would put links to the Chapterhouse thing, but if you don't know the story by now, consider it a bullet dodged.

Anyway, I understand why GW is hurling out cease and desist letters like Pez out of a cartoon character's trachea, but I was really surprised to find out how far they were going.