Monday, 20 October 2014

White Dwarf Daily - Hidden message "Across the sea ..."

There's a suspicious gap on todays article of the white dwarf daily by Dan Harden.

When you mark the gap with your mouse, you can read the following: "Across the Sea of Claws they will come, aboard rotten ships on foetid tides."

Monday, 29 September 2014

Small scale tournament with Militarum Tempestus

We had a small tournament at our local GW store a week ago. Nothing fancy, 500 points, FOC = ally formation (1hq, 1 elite, 2 troops, 1 fast, 1 heavy) with tactical mission cards on a 4x4 board.

Victory condition: score the most points, if you table someone, you get +5 points on top of the points you already scored during that mission. 4 games, and maelstrom of war missions 1-4.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Project - Valkyrie - Storm Scions Transport

Another week, a new project. This time it is about air support for my Scions. Or rather a new stylish transport with great support weapons.

When I started with 40k (sharing a Blackreach box with a good friend .. he got the orks), I've always eyed at the Imperial Guard section and the Valkyrie. I think it's design is peferct, as bulky as a Mi-Hind 24, WWII plane back fins, narrow cockpit like Apacha/Tiger helicopter, but bigger wings and hover thrusters. You can really imagine it flying around at your local airbase / airport. hmm .. like here :)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

DIY adhesive stickers - an alternative approach to decals

I've never been a fan of decals. Some may experience difficulties with applying them to models and to get them into place, without ripping them apart. My problem with them has been, they've always looked  too shiny, or too much like stickers applied to the model. I'm aware of the multitude of hobby supplies concerning this issue like Tamiya decal softener etc.

But my second problem with decals is, often they are not the size, symbol, letter or number I need/want. That's when I had the idea of making a stencil of the whatever I need. So I went and bought some a4 adhesive sticker paper for my ink printer. "Designed" the sheet I wanted:

Friday, 29 August 2014

How to fully magnetize a Taurox Prime

Today I'm showing you how to fully magnetize a Taurox Prime. Some may ask if it is really worth doing it, I think it is.

When playing a Scions army the Taurox is your main workhorse, and anti tank unit. You can even stay back with it and outshoot Tau, because the Taurox Prime fitted with missile launcher and autocannons has a range of 48" (I'm not saying that's a very clever tactic, but you can do it). On the other hand the Gatling cannon + Hotshot volley gun is a great infantry killer. You can also mix anti tank and anti vehicle weapons to be able to take on everything. I enjoy giving my anti infantry Taurox a Hunter Killer missile, so it can shoot stuff in the first round, before something gets in range of the 24" weapons.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Stormclaw - Killa Cans - 2 models done

When I first heard of the Stormclaw set, I was really looking forward to it and its content. It didn't let me down, on the choice of models for the orks. I've always liked the Killa can models, but never came around to buy a set.

I've got enough models to paint at the moment, focusing on my Scions. But I just had to paint a few of the Cans, because the models are awesome. When painting them up, I also wanted to create some nice looking bases which add to the story of the model.

I think about making a "How to.." post of how to create those bases when I get to the third can.

My orks are Blood Axes, and my paint scheme tries to reflect that as well, so all models got red parts, some more .. some less. Enjoy the pics and leave a comment if you are in the mood :)

The Can with the Bazooka is magnatized, but the other big shoota arm hasn't been finished yet.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Grukk Face-Rippa leaked

Got some news in. Grukk got the following profile (everything is standard like a normal warboss except for:)

He costs as much as 13 Ratlings.

His Klaw got the shred special rule. And he comes standard with Feel no pain.
He got one of the Warlord traits in the Ork Codex, the one that let you reroll failed moral checks.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Land Speeder Darkshroud/Vengeance 2.0 completed

There has finally been some progress concerning this model. It took my ages to combine a stock Land Speeder and the Vengeance into one model and to get the look I wanted. Without that strange pulpit at the front, I've always felt sorry for that poor guy at the front.

Without further ado, enjoy the pictures of the finished Land Speeder Darkshroud/Vengeance 2.0