Friday, June 26, 2009

In Memoriam

For those of you old enough to remember, Farrah Fawcett was the object of nearly every male's fantasy between the ages of 12-112 back in the 70's. She had taken the world by storm as one of the original Charlie's Angels and sold millions of posters. Farrah Fawcett was one of the most stunning beauties that I have ever had the pleasure of drooling over. She starred in two Science Fiction films over the course of her career. The classic Logan's Run in 1976 and Saturn3 in 1980. Rest in Peace.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Raptor Devastators

Here's my first Devastator Squad. Initially a 5-man unit, I'm planning to expand these guys to a full ten in compliance with the standard squad compliment. Made this from a standard Dev Squad kit, the only thing I don't like about the set is that it only comes with one missile launcher (with the updated backpack). I'd rather have two those and one less plasma cannon.

Terminator Friday

Checked out Terminator Salvation last night. What a great flick! If you want warplanes, robots, tanks, explosions, combat and best of all - Hot Chicks, this is the movie for you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Enterprise Friday

One of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood did a small stint on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Most ST fans know her as Ensign Robin Lefler, but I prefer to remember her as the beautiful Ashley Judd. Hot, Hot, Hot.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Raptors Command Squad

Here's my WIP Command Squad - I've got some details to paint, some decals to add and of course, the bases. This unit is strictly built from the Command Squad box, with nothing special. This squad is attached to the 2nd Company. I'll probably paint some white laurels on the helmets to denote veteran status.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Planetstrike - Imperial Defense Network

Here's going to be my Father's Day present right here. Keep the ties and socks - Give me the Imperial Defense Network. In my opinion, these are the coolest terrain pieces to be produced for 40k so far. At last, motivation to actually build a table! I can just picture my Space Marines 'holding the line' against an endless horde of orks or tyranids. Bad ass, baby! B-a-d-a-s-s!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Raptors Captain

Here is my completed Space Marine Captain. I've decided to start off with the 2nd Company. I'm not sure if he'll be that company's commander, but he'll do for now. The Rhino along side him is assigned to the Tactical Squad I of the 2nd Battle Company. I used the standard kit for that with a few IG bits thrown on like the backpack and the pick (on the other side).

Sorry for the poor lighting - it's getting dark and my lighting in the kitchen sucks.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Raptors Colors

Using the Space Marine painter over at Bolter & Chainsword, I've come up with the paint scheme that I'll be using to identify sergeants and veterans. I'm thinking of going with red helmets for sergeants (squad leaders) and white helmets for veterans. The apothecary will probably have a white helmet with a red stripe down the middle and sergeants of veteran squads will have white helmets with a black stripe.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crimson Fists - Gone

Very recently, a friend who was in town and took up (thanks to me) the game of 40k made me an offer that I couldn’t refuse, so I sold him my Crimson Fists army. Under normal circumstances would I have done this? Nope. I enjoyed building the army. But in today’s trying economic times, I needed the extra cash, so I did it.

But not to fear, my friends. All is not lost. I have re-dedicated Kantor Base to honor ALL chapters of the Adeptus Astartes. And so going forward and for the foreseeable future, I’ll be working on the Raptors Chapter.

For those die-hard Crimson Fist fans, I apologize and sincerely hope that you continue to follow my posts that will now be more frequent as I have officially completed my Bachelor’s Degree (it only took me twenty five years) and the children will be getting out of school next week which means no more fifth grade or second grade homework. With three more weeks of coaching softball, I won’t know what to do with myself.

I do plan to play a few games of 40k in the coming weeks and even Warhammer Fantasy. I'm also chomping at the bit for the new Galahdrim Elves for the War of the Ring. This is going to be a kickass summer for gaming.