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Friday, April 24, 2009

Another random post of randomness, randomly

Think its time for another random wandering post... always a nice way to kill an hour at work!

Over 40 followers now, and 5,000 hits since I added the counter. Not too shabby!

Monday Top Ten has survived for 12 installments, lucky 13 is coming up.

When I first started this hobby, back in the mists of time, it was at a shop called Things for Thinkers, in Tucson AZ. A few months later, a second shop opened up called Hardcastle Games. I went looking online tonight, and discovered that while TfT closed shop a while back, Hardcastle is still there, just with a new name: Nemesis Games Tucson. Really doubt anyone there would remember me, seeing as I havnt been a regular customer there since '96 or '97. Why would I be looking up old haunts? The Wife and I are half considering migrating elsewhere (no plans currently, just looking!), and I was poking around on the GW site, seeing if there were shops in places she would likely want to move. I might be in luck, depending on where we end up, if Im willing to take a drive.

The new IG codex comes out next weekend, but Ill probably be waiting until midmonth to pick it up, bills gotta get paid before I get my goodies.

I got most of the bone painted on that terminator chaplain, and then... stopped. Ive had the time, just not the inclination to continue painting him. I havnt done much painting at all, aside from primering 500 points of Dwarfs. Now they are sitting on my desk, awaiting my getting around to painting their armor. Hopefully Ill get something done this weekend.

My gaming table tends to accumulate armies when its not set for a game. Right now my Chaos Marines are spread over it, such a sight to see, a vast tide of evil Space Marines just waiting to be unleashed... and repaired. So much damage done to them, and I dont even know what to do with the vehicles. Many spikes and details are broken and lost. The years have not been kind to them. On the other hand, I never use them, except occasionally as terrain. Maybe I should take a few of the worst off and wreck them for the table...

Speaking of the table, I still need to get out and get another sheet of fabric to cover the plywood. Ive got a few styrofoam hills that need to be painted too. I need some more stuff as well. I think we have the "random junk" good, but if we are going to play more Fantasy, Ill need trees. I should hit Hobby Works and see what they have, if not there, then Michaels... get some loose trees and set them on washer bases... Not too sure I wanna pay $30something for three of GWs trees.

I think Ive been looking at Klaus' stuff too much lately, as Ive had delusions of making a "me" in 40k, probably for the Red Scorpions. Probably a VSgt in the command squad. That would fit best for me, I think. There are a few problems though... First, Ive never seen a Space Marine with glasses, and Id have to include them on any model supposed to be me. Second, I know Im not that skilled with green stuff, I tried adding a goatee to a model a while back, and it was just bad. Very bad. Third, and most important, all my Red Scorpions wear helmets. Maybe Ill give it a shot with the Cadians instead, plenty of spare heads there...

Been thinking about that Catachans list I posted before... Ive got the Cadians to fill most of it out, and the color scheme I was going to give the Rambos was originally intended for the Cadians... I should work on them instead... Should...

Been poking at the idea of the Red Scorpions First Company for Planetstrike games... If you dont mind that half the units are Vanguard veteran squads, you can do it easily. 5 Vanguard, 3 Sternguard, 1 Terminator, 1 Assualt Terminator, 2 Dreadnoughts, Commander Culln and Chaplain in terminator armor, and command squad... gives 6 drop pods with locator beacons, three on turn 1. One more for another dreadnought if you take 6 Vanguard...

I should stop now, I doubt anyone got this far down the wall of text...

murglemurglemurgle.

5 comments:

RonSaikowski said...

I don't know who has more time... you for writing all of that or me for reading ll of it.

Sounds like you've got plenty to do and you should be painting my friend!

Master Darksol said...

murgle



lol

Ryan said...

@Ron: Me probably, I sat staring at the screen for two hours before deciding to write that... one of the benefits of my job.

Gamers World said...

If your doing a space marine you, why not make him a super high tech you, so those super-cool looking glasses one of the x-men had and stuff like that, don't get me going on a mechanical goatee theat holds a little laser. Not dissing you coolness though!

Ryan said...

LOL, Ive long come to terms with my lack of coolness. Dual bionic eyes might work, but I remembered those Cadian heavy weapon crew heads with the glasses built in. Im thinking that will be the base of it, when I get around to it.