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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Gamesday

So the day started with a small boy coming in telling me was wet, strip clean get in bed try to sleep a bit more. No that's not going to work so alarm goes off i get my shit together get in the car and go, as i get to knutsford services i realise i've left my wallet(and ticket) at home just missed an exit another ten miles further south next exit, turn round drive 30 odd miles home get wallet(and heckling from 3 year old) on the road again(might be in a bit trouble tomorrow when my tracker tells my boss how fast I was going) and get there for nine on the dot. Two lads in the car pack gave me a hand to get it down the seven floors to the exit and into the hall. Sign in, the staff are very helpful, and help you chill out. The hall is a sports hall in the basement of the NIA it's dark and dingy the lighting is all sodium and only half of it's on. My board looks gray with bits of dark blue here and there.
I went down later and the lights had been switched on and it was better but still discoloured by sodium lights. It was also down eight flights of stairs, with barely any signs you could tell no one knew it was there/couldn't be bothered with the stairs, you could get near all the golden demon cabinets. I can only speak for myself and the people next to me who had entered but our feeling was why should we bother next year, i enjoyed doing the board and it got my army mostly painted but the board is now in the bin the buildings in my terrain box and models on the shelf. I already had next years project picked and sorted but if I'm not going to go down it's not fair take that opportunity from someone else.(yes that is big headed but the idea for next year kicks the shit out of this years.) Pictures are in this facebook album
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151639860842097&set=a.10151639860542097.1073741827.613752096&type=3&theater
The armies going to get done anyway as it's my campaign army but the ship not so sure, but as I've said on a post today about warhammer forge, if you're going to start something you should finish it so It'll get done but we'll see if it becomes a board.

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Standards to maintain

So a couple of weeks ago i went on about the 10th company structure and how there was no command squad as such for the captain just whichever sergeants didn't have squads would form an honour guard, there certainly wasn't a company standard was there?
Then a week before the parade day codex space marines came out i picked mine up on the Thursday two days before parade day, and on page 13 what do i find? A shinny new banner for the 10th company..... ooooh fuckadoodle doo thats not going to get done for parade day. I'll do it after,oh look it's lots of paperwork time, okay thats done right lets get it done. Cue patient zero(Blaise) introducing me to a new and nasty chest infection, more time gone and now finally over the last two evenings it's done.



Yeah too much flash there that banner is white, but not that white. Seeing this has shown me too that I've not cleaned up the edge of the base so that needs doing. Also did this over the last couple of weeks whilst waiting for stuff to dry, quite happy with it.

also way too much flash but looks quite rocking. There are still twenty scouts, fifteen bikes and two storms to paint which have been built, but I'm having a break and now to dark elves. Sometime ago i built a ship that i didn't finish this will be next years armies on parade entry as to my surprise it actually fits on a two foot board(diagonally if you don't mind the prow jutting out a foot, i'll ask the refs this year) but this is also going to be my army in a campaign i'm running over the next three to four years that builds up your army in 300 point chunks, so as the campaign organiser i can't really win, but I can cause trouble. The campaign is set in Lustria but i already have vast amounts of painted lizzies although i will be adding more toys next year, so i'm good for them and the whole point is slowly painting a new army, so Lokhir it's time to star raiding the Lustrian coast, First 300 points 13 models, well until the new book comes out in a week and all the points change. Next time i'll add the pictures of my building the ship  a few years ago and what i plan to do to expand it.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

And it's done(nearly)

So at 5am this morning I finally finished the bloody thing enough for the parade day and here it is all its glory
and here in the shop with some more detail
Blaise added an extra command figure for me, which i feel got me the win.












so there were two squads not finished that will get done for  games day and the new marine codex gave me a 10th company banner so that needs doing as well. To finish the entire army i need to do 15 more bikes and 4 more storms of which i have 5 of the bikes and 2 of the storms so getting there.
Next month the pirates are coming.

Yaaaaayyyyy ...snore..snore

So I won, and now I must sleep as I finished at 5 this morning, proper update when I've slept

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Have faith for the final push

Well we have days to go and marines to paint, and stained glass windows to construct and the panic is on. Finished since the last blog are the scout bikes.
the quad gun
The propaganda posters modeled here by Blaise
which we cut out 
tea stained and scorched and applied to the board, all buildings in my terrain collection will be getting similar treatment.


thank you the internets for providing these.
I've also done my objective marker that sits in the corner of this building i'm now waiting for the second layer of water effect to dry.
Then we have the bolter squad
with an attempt of tattoos on the heavy bolter scout
I'm getting better at painting these brass etchings but I'm sure i would have done a nicer job free hand.
Finally the 10th company chaplain who is the new plastic chaplain who is a mighty pretty figure, as soon as i saw him leaked on the net he was going to be the guy for this company.



 
And you may have noticed in the background my servo skull tape measure has been attacked by base colours, well it's not remotely finished yet but here's where it's at now.

Next shotguns and more bolters, lamposts and hopefully a stained glass window.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Catch up time

Well I've got under a week to go and quite a lot to do,  still left to paint 1 chaplain, 10-30 scouts depending on how it looks(the board is getting quite busy now, finish off objective marker finish last hidden pathfinder, and weathering powder board and do posters for inside of building. Now finished the close combat scouts.


and the scout bikes and quad gun, which haven't uploaded yet so no more pictures except this one. Robyn has decided to continue in the theme of burning shit accidently and here are the remains of our kettle.
Now to be fair the whistle fell off this kettle in the first week, so you have to be listening for it, and the dishwasher was on at the time, but she did put the kettle on and forgot about it thankfully we still had the electric one as a back up(I can not survive without tea and if I'm going down you're all coming with me). 
The army had it's first outing on Thursday as well, a 40k in 40 minutes 500 point tournament, where i managed to come second, and learned that landspeeder storms come with heavy flamers,thats it do not bother with anything else HEAVY FLAMERS WHOOOSSSHHH mmm crispy. So more picture tomorrow and hopefully finished squad and chaplain.