Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Death Guard Herald

Here is an abnormality in my current collection: an unfinished Death Guard model. Why am I sharing it, then? Especially since I am writing this roughly 2 months before posting? Because I simply can not decide how I want the banner to look. Eventually Ill add stuff so it doesn't look like the stereotypical French joke.

Another abnormality is that he is in MkIV armor. As of writing, I have exactly 12 models in this army wearing that type. Ill likely add mode sooner or later, but for now, its veterans and command staff.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Heretical Ramblings 01

There we go, was waiting for the new year to restart the numbering. ;)

I was off work this week, burning the last of my vacation time for 2016. Pretty productive week, too!

I was pointed at a nifty tool, that I completely went overboard with., if you want to go look.

A quick screen snip, and where a picture is worth a thousand words or something. I put the unit in whatever spot it belongs, and when it progresses, I move it closer to Done. Hopefully it helps me have a higher finish rate than last year...

So, it hasnt all been playing on the computer, I also managed to build stuff! My first two units for my Tzeentch force for Age of Sigmar. I do have another unit of Knights, and two Chaos Chariots to build, which along with the Sorcerer on Manticore should bring be close enough to 1000 points.

Right, back to building stuff!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Marshal Durak Rask

Marshal Durak Rask, Siege Master of the Death Guard. Forge World had a promotion for a special power armored Praetor model, so I picked it up. Decided Id better do something special with it, so I converted it to a special character with no model. I can also use him as a Siege Breaker Consul if needed... That might actually happen more, if I ever get those Medusa siege tanks I've been considering...

Friday, December 30, 2016

Die 2016, die!

Well, that has been a year, hasnt it? So, yeah. Hobby stuff. This week, I got distracted a bit...
 First I decided to paint something a bit different, and dusted off a Trollblood Impaler that had been sitting for a VERY long time... Also decided to play with my light box a bit more, and try out the other colored backgrounds. I like how it looks with the blue.

I also started work on this little piggy... pic was taken while the paint was still drying, and I dont think I got much further. Yet.

So, since this is more of a year end post, how did I do, painting-wise over all that time I wasnt blogging? Well... Best guess I can put together from everything I posted over the past year on Twitter is that I worked on 424 models through the year. Whether that is slapping paint, or building, or whatever. Obviously I didnt BUY 424 models last year, many of those have just carried over a few years now.

But how many models did I actually finish work on? That number is MUCH less impressive... Best guess is... 57. Guess I am going to have to try harder in 2017.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

First Captain Typhon

Typhon. Such a huge role for this character in the future. Kinda think I painted him a bit too clean. Ahh well.

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Year of Tzeentch

I am not known for my army stability. At All. Now, I have toyed with the idea of sticking with a single faction for a full year before, but always laughed it off. Well, Ol' Bear mentioned trying to stick with a faction on Twitter a few months back, and the idea... stuck. Maybe this was the time to try?

So, us Fn'A guys talked it over, and we all decided to make 2017 a year where we each picked a faction in a game, and tried to stick to just that (only when we play that game, other games are still fair game!). Kev is working on Union for Guild Ball. Bear is sticking with the Stormcast Eternals for Age of Sigmar. Even Marc is getting in, and painting a team for Guild Ball.

And myself? (Hint: look at the blog post title.) I decided to overdo it. Like usual. A full Year of Tzeentch, in both 40k and AoS. Fortuitous timing, right? Hehehe! So, the basic plan is Tzeentchian Chaos Space Marines, and Tzeentch Arcanites. And Daemons. And Tzaangors to go either way. And... Yeah, this still has the potential to get silly. Here is my thinking on each game so far...

40k: Thousand Sons have already been started, as everyone has seen. Buuuuut I have some ideas I REALLY want to build, that just dont fit the "All is Dust" theme, so Ill probably have an allied renegade Tzeentchian warband, to catch all these misfits. And then there are the Tzeentch daemons that I will be collecting and painting, because daemon summoning. *cough*

Age of Sigmar: Arcanites are the obvious place to start (and finish), but you just can't eat just one. Or something. I think the easiest way to go will be to limit myself to whatever is in the new Disciples of Tzeentch book.

And since I am an over achiever... Shut up back there... Yeah, Ive gotten a head start on things.

So, here is Ahriman, waiting for some paint...

And here is an Exalted Sorcerer, and a Tzeentch Sorcerer Lord, and... Ahriman?!?

Which brings us to the Horus Heresy... I have a second Legion force all built and primed white. The plan was to paint them as Imperial Fists... but I havnt done that yet. They are all generic MkIV models from Betrayal at Calth. I also have a set from Burning of Prospero still waiting to be built. With the Year of Tzeentch, I am seriously tempted to change my plans and go for the XVth Legion instead. The biggest thing keeping me from just doing it, is that locally, we are very short on Loyalist legion players.

We will see what happens...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Flock and Awe Year End

Yeah, I am still doing this. We recorded on Monday, and the new episode was released this morning.

Go take a listen!

On Friday Ill talk about my plans for 2017, in a bit more detail than I got into on the recording...