Friday, August 29, 2014

Vacation Storm Fists

As I get ready for my vacation (three weeks! Woo!!) I figured Id share quick pics of the army that will be coming with me. All painted except the biker unit at the end...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Do you smell bacon?

So, I did something a bit silly....

Yep, that is a box of Farrow minions for Hordes. I am giving up on working on the Convergence, simply not inspiring to me anymore. Plus, you know, all the plastic mold lines in horrible places.

Now, the Farrow are actually just the first part of something silly. See, Im shooting to go to TempleCon this coming year, and... you guessed it, Im going to be running Bacon Boys. This means I should probably learn how to play them, right?

Now, that pic is from a few weeks ago, and Ive managed to slap glue and plastic and metal together a bit. So far Ive got a War Hog and Bone Swarm together, and am in the middle of some Slaughterhousers. "Bone Swarm? Isn't that for Gators?" Yeah, but Midas can use them in his theme list, and that is what I am working on building first. You know, in between units of Orks...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Extra Life 2014

Last year, I was invited to join in with the Disorderlies, and do the Extra Life thing. We played games and destroyed sleep patterns for 25 hours, and raised over $1800 for Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

This year, on October 25th, we are doing it again. Team Disorderlies is rolling dice, flipping cards, and moving board pieces to raise money for kids with cancer.

Challenges are already being made, and accepted. So far, the game list is looking like 40k, Deadzone, Conflict of Heroes, WarmaHordes, Spartacus, Runewars, and possibly Cards against Humanity and Malifaux (yes, I will make sure my Seamus crew is built before then!).

If you would like to help, please click the large shiny link, and below I will share the official blurb.

Dear Friends and Family,
I'm on a mission to save kids and I need your help. My local Children's Miracle Network Hospital treats thousands of children each year, regardless of their family's ability to pay. These kids are facing scary stuff like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

On October 25, 2014, I'll be participating in this huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds from video games to board games and tabletop RPG's! It's my sincere hope that you'll find it in your heart to support my efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to my hospital.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

I need your help to reach my goal For The Kids.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today.  Click the "Support This Participant" button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting my efforts!

Monday, August 18, 2014

FnA Rapid Fire GenCon Special

As I mentioned a while back, I am doing the Flock and Awe podcast still. Today, a new episode of our Rapid Fire segment went up.

Rapid Fire is where we can most of the jokes/banter, and push the news that is news. Well, news to us. This week, we talk about GenCon. Take a listen!


Friday, August 15, 2014

Conquering the Grey Mountain

Most gamers have their Grey Mountain. That pile of plastic, metal, resin, or even restic (*spit*) that accumulates over the years and different projects. Most stuff gets built and added to armies, but there are usually those few models that you plan to get to, "eventually".

Recently, Ive noticed that my Grey Mountain is growing much faster than I could keep up with. Normally, Ill buy a pile of stuff, build most of it, then paint what I can before I get distracted and move on. Recently though, I havnt even gotten to the build stage before finding something new to distract me.

My excuse usually runs something like "Ill get back to them after I build these guys", or "I need this other unit for this list" or something like. One unit is on the shelf "until I trust my greenstuff skills".

So, in order to turn the pile of boxes and sprues into something I can take to a game in all its unpainted glory, Im trying to work through my Grey Mountain. Not bothering to worry about how Ill eventually paint them or even if I will. Not wasting time on putting sand on bases or priming them. Just bare plastic and an army list to get them on the table.

Id better hurry up though, I have another box of models on its way...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Night Lords Praetor

Lets keep the run going, shall we? Today I have my Night Lords Legion Praetor. I decided all my 30k models were going to be elevated over their bases, to show how much higher in esteem they are over their 40k brothers.

And, you know, because I felt like it.

This model is mostly stock, only real change I made was the sword hilt, which broke during shipping, and I had no desire to wait for a replacement to show up.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Grukk Face-Ripper

So, figured Id keep this ball rolling with some of those pics I promised last week. Gonna start off with a look at my new Ork Horde, lead by none other than Grukk Face-Ripper himself. Such a fun model. 

I decided since there will likely be a lot of models in this army, to just go with the basecoat/quickshade method, so not a great paintjob, but gets the job done.