Saturday, 30 November 2013

Base Instincts

I may have forgotten to come back with the results... Oops. Anyway here they are; my 4 god bases.

Now you may notice that only half of the base on the far left is coloured and that's because I was checking to see how opaque Blood for the Blood God dries and it's not red enough to show against black (a shame but not entirely unexpected).

From left to right we have Khorne, Nurgle, Tzeentch and Slaanesh. Obviously they need tidying up for the real thing but for the most part I'm pretty happy with them as the texture of the ground will unify the bases but the different colours underneath will provide diversity. All I have to figure out now is how Undivided Chaos worshippers will affect the ground and the theme will be ready to go.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Ace of Base

Just a quick one tonight although I know it has been a while since I posted anything of substance. Though if anyone wants to know I am sat on one or two projects because they're not quite finished yet but they will be. I've been considering how best to use the new Agrellan Earth paint (if you haven't seen it google it and do it NOW!!!) because the stuff is actually amazing. I want to use it because it creates great bases with very little effort and will create a really strong theme across both of my armies. The problem is that I want to keep something to separate the different factions within the theme. I've been experimenting with base coating the bases and here is the first part of my experiment (one for each God)

What's that? You can't see anything ? Well that's the point, you'll have to stop by tomorrow to see what I did, how I did it and whether my experiments worked...

Monday, 18 November 2013

Sisters are Doing it for Themselves

Since the launch otherAdepta Sounderrateddex I've been thinking about the beloved Sisters and I've also taken tpopular ing them in Dawn of War (not my usual army at all) and while I'm aware that Dawn of War is basically what the tabletop game wishes it could be they've actually been a whole lot of fun. Not quite sure how I feel about the whole Faith system but the Acts of Faith (as they are in the DoW game anyway) were pretty cool. Cool enough that I'd actually consider a Sisters army when they come out in plastic; yes I'm firmly of the belief that they will come out in plastic.

I do like the current models they have but I'm not a fan of metal and also the Living Saint model seems a little lacklustre when compared to the art work and the way she is presented in Dawn of War. Huge wings, towering over the lesser mortals and an obvious beacon of power and piety. The current model doesn't really carry that same awe inspiring look that you'd associate with a Living Saint and to be honest I think the Cherubs holding the cape just kind of cheapen the model

The Sisters are an iconic yet very underrated army and the only thing holding them back from being one of the most popular armies is the fact that their models are almost entirely metal and are VERY expensive. There are some excellent alternative models out there and if GW would just totally overhaul the models then the ladies of war would be back on top with popularity to rival the Space Nerds. I'm aware an overhaul like these girls need is a huge undertaking but the rewards would be worth the effort for GW as well as the gamers.

Sisters=awesome and there's no doubt about it but at the moment they just aren't worth the cost to do through GW which is a shame but I will hang on to the hope that the Sisters will get the update they both need and deserve and on this note of hope I say Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Sonorous Chanting

I know that a lot of hobbyists are ranting at GW lately but whether you love or hate them, you have to applaud what they've been doing over the last 12 months or so.

When I came back to the hobby about a year and a half ago I was told that things were set to change and boy was that an understatement. For 40k alone there's been a new starter set with absolutely fantastic miniatures, 6 new codices, about the same amount of supplements (give or take, I count 5 but I feel like I'm missing some), a rework of the Sisters of Battle/Adepta Sororitas/whatever they're being called now, the Inquisitors codex that's out today, an entirely rebooted Apocalypse with new super heavies to go with it, 3 or 4 new Warzone supplements as well as all the shiny new models to go with each release. That's not touching on fantasy or the other types of release like the random models, the hobby supplies or the new and awesome looking effects paints (see my previous post for more information). 

I know that not everyone is happy with everything they've done but at the end of the day there are thousands and thousands of us all hoping for something different so it's inevitable that some of us would be disappointed. Having recently had an excellent experience with their customer service department as well I have to say that I'm really glad to have come back when I did and that I'm looking forward to what's coming next.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Colours of the Wind

Games Workshop have announced some very awesome new paints in November's White Dwarf as shown above. They're basically GW's answer to things like Modelmates and Tamiya when it comes to special effects for our models.
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