Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Wishes in the New Year...and Resolutions

I'd like to wish everyone out there a Happy New Year and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2011. May this new year, be better than the last, but not as good as the next.

With that said, I've compiled a list of resolutions for 2011. Scattered amongst the personal resolutions that I make every year and usually manage to break within the first week, I've included a few hobby-related promises:

1 - Game More
2 - Paint More
3 - Finish a Project (Crimson Fists)
4 - Catch Up on Horus Heresy Series
5 - Give Privateer Press Games a Shot
6 - Try 4th Edition D&D
7 - Post More Frequently

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from Kantor Base

From my family to all of you, we'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! May all of your dreams come true and all of your prayers be answered.

Happy Holidays to all...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Love that GW Art...

One of my favorite things about GW and the 40k Universe is the artwork. As you know, I am a big Space Marines fan and as a result, a big fan of the Space Marines Battles novels series. Well, GW's daily post has announced another addition to this great series from Black Library. The Purging of Kadilus, by Gav Thorpe featuring the Dark Angels. Check out this cover!
It's fantastic art like this that makes a guy want to start a whole new project!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ultramarines Movie Review

My Ultramarines DVD set arrived yesterday and needless to say, I couldn't get the kids to bed fast enough. My only obstacle was that my wife was home and she'd want to watch some non-violent and unmanly movie. Thankfully that didn't happen. As luck would have it, mMy bride fell asleep with the kids. But I digress.

As I post this, there are countless detailed reviews out there on the internet, I'll keep mine short and simple. I'm not one for mincing about small deviations from the 40k mythos. All I want to see is a decent story, ass-kicking effects and senseless violence. Well, I wasn't disappointed. While I don't believe that Ultramarines will be receiving any nominations from the Academy, I thought it was a great movie. To see one of my favorite games brought to film was like a dream come true. I found it contained a good mix of story and action. I recommend it for all of those fans out there that aren't too hung up on details.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Blood Angels - Revised List

I sat down and took a look at my current list and on the advice of one of our fellow gamers, I decided to tinker with the list a bit. After a few modifications and a quick look at my inventory of current models, I was able to expand to 1,000 points and beef up the Assault Squad. So, let me know what you think:

Captain w/ storm shield, power weapon, bolt pistol (Master of the Watch) - 130

Tac Squad (10) w/ multi-melta, flamer - 170
Tac Squad (10) w/ missile launcher, melta gun - 175
Assault Squad (10) w/ plasma pistol, power weapon, melta gun x2 in Rhino - 205

Sanguinary Priest - 50

Baal Predator w/ twin-linked assault cannon, heavy bolter sponsons - 145

Dreadnought w/ multi-melta, close combat arm, stormbolter - 105

Total - 980 points

I'll pack the Assault Squad in the Rhino as it is 'Fast' and can still get me into assault range fairly quickly with some protection and I'll attach the captain and sanguinary priest to each of the tactical squads. Future plans would include an Honour Guard, Mephiston, an LR, Death Company and some Terminators (Assault), and Rhinos for the tactical squads. The goal is to collect the 2nd Company with supporting units like scouts and termies.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blood Angels - Second Wave?!

Just received the latest email newsletter from Games Workshop and it looks like February will see more new 'never-before-seen' models for the Sons of Sanguinius. Not sure what they could be, after reviewing the codex, but can anyone say "Stormraven"? I don't know what the rumor mill is reporting, but I'm personally hoping for maybe plastic Honour Guard, Sanguinary Priests and maybe a new Blood Angel specific dreadnought kit.

The image above has been floating around on the internet and it's sure to be one of the new kits. I, for one can't wait for Februrary! I better kick it in to high gear and get my force completed!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Blood Angels Starter List - 950 pts.

Here's a stab at a Blood Angels list, based on what I have on hand at the moment:

Captain w/ storm shield, power weapon (Master of the Watch) - 130

Tac Squad (10) w/ flamer, multi-melta - 170

Tac Squad (10) w/ missile launcher, melta gun - 175

Assault Squad (5) w/ power weapon, plasma gun (sgt) - 130

Sanguinary Priest w/ jump pack - 75

Baal Predator w/ twin-linked assault cannon, heavy bolters - 145

Dreadnought w/ multi-melta, stormbolter - 105

Total: 930 pts

I have no transports at this time, so the plan is to attach the captain to one of the tactical squads and the sanguinary priest to the assault squad, so as not to be able to be targeted.

It's been some time since I've played, so this list, as I said is based solely on what I have lying around the house (due to budget constraints), and also, it's designed to help refamiliarize myself with the rules. Man, I miss playing.

Friday, November 12, 2010

FW Blood Angels Decals

If you're like me and suck at freehand painting and heavily rely on decals, you're always looking out for a way to make that happen. So when Forge World produced a Blood Angels decal sheet, I was absolutely ecstatic. After all of these years, GW was finally expanding on the very, very, very limited Space Marine decal sheet that they've always included in their kits (I've got about 150 sheets by the way). So I ordered a sheet immediately.

But as soon as it came, I found myself feeling a little disappointed. Thanks, Forge World/GW. There were a couple of specific things that I expected to find, mainly squad markings. After all, the Codex clearly identifies each squad's marking. However, they only included squad markings for first and second squads, and also the ninth squad. WTF?? Why not produce the rest? If space was the issue, there was no need for yellow skulls or tactical arrows. Not to mention that they completely disregarded the fourth, eighth and tenth company in terms of company badges. So there's my rant on the negative.

Now for what I do like: I like the extra large chapter badges (for the tops of rhinos), I like that they finally made chapter badges small enough for scout armour, I like that they provided white chapter badges for Sanguinary Priests, and the names are pretty cool for using on vehicles. I'll even go as far to say, they provided some badges for have of the Successor Chapters, but while I am glad that I can produce some of the results that I've been wanting to, I think for $16 a sheet, they could have done a better job.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dark Eldar...WOW!!!

I sat down last night, while watching 'My Wife and Kids' re-runs and got around to opening the box of Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors that I bought over the weekend. For the record, I also grabbed the Codex and a box of Reavers. The kit came with two sprues, which are nearly identical, but the second has the Sybarite special weapon options.

The models were nicely sculpted and I was fortunate to have a box that had very little in the way of mold lines. As far as assembly goes, it's been some time since I've built anything other than marines, so I had to actually look at the directions. was pretty simple and parts fit together nicely.

Here's a pic of my first Dark Eldar model. I'm going to work through a 1k list tonight and get that posted for comments/suggestions. So yeah, these models are pretty awesome and I'm looking forward to getting the army going.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Late Off The Mark

I know, I know - I shoulda jumped on this as soon as it came up for pre-order, but I didn't. I'm one of the guys who detests ordering things online. I prefer the 'old school' method of shopping like dear old dad. Go to the store, find what you want, give the clerk your hard earned money, and walk out with a tangible item that you can put to immediate use. The online way is a bit different: find what you're looking for, give them your hard earned money and wait patiently until they are good and ready to send you a tangible item. Meanwhile, they have you're money and have probably spent it, before you even get you're stuff. Is that narrow minded? Probably. But hey, that's me. Don't get me wrong, sometimes you have no choice, but I don't have to like it.

Anyway, I really want one of these nifty Webway Portals, but of course, GW sold out quickly. I'm not a skilled enough craftsman to make one, nor do I have the time to hunt down the items to make one (although kudos to the creative folks who had the creativity to make these. They look aweseome!), but if anyone knows where I can obtain one of these, I'd appreciate it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We're just about to set out with our three little goblins for some Trick-or-Treating, but before we ventured out, I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Halloween, may the Emperor's Light protect you from herectic, the mutant, the daemon, and the undead!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dark Eldar - Initial Thoughts

I've been checking out the round tables discussions on the GW site regarding the new Dark Eldar. If you remember, a while back I mentioned that I was considering making this new line my first bad guy army. I had based that claim solely on the cool looking new miniatures, but as I listened to the round tables, I grew more interested in their background. Much like GW, I never really gave much attention to the Dark Eldar, so I don't know how much of the background discussion are new and how much is old stuff but this race sounds a lot like a cross between Stargate Atlantis' Wraith combined with the Borg from Star Trek. Two of my favorite villains. So is this original stuff? Doesn't sound like it, but I must admit, I am intrigued by the background and I'll be picking up the codex next week.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pre-Painted Plastic Miniatures

I haven't been much of a fan of this new era of Dungeons and Dragons miniatures. I'm from the old school lead miniatures from Grenadier that never looked anything like the character you created, but you were able to paint them up yourself and many of them had backpacks as true adventurers should. But because I am quickly becoming a fan of the new Dungeons & Dragons game, I decided to pick up a box of the latest set of minis (Lords of Madness). I have to say that today, I am glad that I did, because I pulled an Elder Blue Dragon (very rare) and it is easily one of the finest looking figures that Wizards has produced so far. And just to make things a little more satisfying - eBay and many of the online retailers are pricing this one out anywhere from $45 to $60! Ya gotta love that.

Good Times...

Recently, I was in my local Borders (big surprise) and I found a copy of the new DnD 4th Edition 'Starter Set', the first product in the new Dungeons & Dragons Essentials line. The new line is a combination of updated info to the fourth edition and also a new way to introduce new players into the game. Feeling nostalgic, I grabbed a copy. The first thing that I love about the set is the packaging. WotC reproduced the original 'Red Box' this time around. It immediately took me back to the old days of sitting around a table with my old gaming group until sunrise, scarfing down a hot pizza from Danny's Pizzeria, potato chips and grape soda (what can I say, we were 15).

Not thrilled with trying to learn a whole new game system, I was hesitant to begin reading the material. But then something odd and wonderful happened. My twelve year old daughter (about as anti-geek as you can be), wanted to know more about the game and what's more, she wanted to learn to play. Not knowing what to say, I agreed to dive into the new set with her.

The first book is a great, easy to read introductory solo scenario (ala Choose Your Own Adventure), that takes you through the steps of character creation while working your way through a battle with goblin brigands. Before I knew it, I had created my very own character. So here I go, leaping back into an old game that had brought me hours and hours and hours of fun. Returning to D&D is liking reuniting with an old friend. Looking forward to more good times.

Shh! Don't tell my daughter's friends.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

F%#$&ing Scouts!!!!

I ran into (at least in my mind), one of the most difficult plastic models to assemble. It looks easy, but noooooo, it's not. I speak of the heavy bolter scout. I could NOT for the life of me get the damn weapon and arm to match up at all. Finally, after about a half out of working with gooey plastic and strings of glue, I tossed it aside, went down to find a plastic scout from an older Raptors collection and just painted over the damn body armour. Done.

So, as you may have guessed from the rant above, that I have begun working on my Ultramarines project. I decided to step up the project because I heard from some old gaming buddies that are getting back into 40k and have even started playing already, so I need to get something together to game with. Right now, I've got:

Sternguard Veteran Squad (5)


Tactical Squad (10) w/ missile launcher, plasma gun
Tactical Squad (10) w/ heavy bolter, flamer

Scout Squad (6) w/bolters, heavy bolter, Sgt. Telion

Assault Squad (5) sgt w/ plasma pistol, power fist

Predator w/ lascannons
Haven't tallied the points yet, but I would guess right around the 1500 point range. I'm simutaneously painting and building as fast as I can.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Ultramarines - Time To Give It A Go

As promised, payday has come and gone and I ordered my copy of the Ultramarines movie. So as I anxiously await the release of the first EVER Warhammer 40k film, I find myself delving deeper into the Ultramarines Chapter. The further I research the chapter, the more fascinated I am with the volume of detail that has come into existence over the years. One of the many things motivating me to start an Ultramarines project is that it's a Codex Chapter - that basic, cookie cutter version of what a Space Marine Chapter should look like. I've collected various chapters over the years (Blood Angels, Space Wolves and Black Templars), but with the exception of the Crimson Fists (for which this blog was originally named), none of them were strict adherents to the Codex Astartes. Those non-codex chapters are great fun in their own rights and I will treasure them as part of the rich fabric that is 40k, but I find myself wanting to include such models as Legion of the Damned and even an Ironclad Dreadnought or three and unfortunately, none of the other armies offer those options. So, I'll be working on Ultramarines in the near future. True, my beloved Crimson Fists are a Codex Chapter, however, they are a chapter that is severely under strength.

I've been inspired by the recent surge of Ultramarine activity on the GW site and have jumped on the bandwagon like a monkey takes to a shiny new trinket. These next couple of weeks, I'll continue to research the chapter and test a color combinations. I may even choose to approach this project as a true collector, searching out various models vintage models to add to the army. Forge World has also added some new resin marines to their line, decked out in pre-heresy army. The possibilities are well on their way to becoming endless. Who knows, maybe I'll even stick to one 40k project for the long term just like Werner Munch in Germany. Stranger things have happened.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Ultramarines Trailer

So yeah, like most of you, I saw the trailer for the upcoming Space Marine movie and needless to say, I'm chompin' at the bit. Tomorrow's payday and I'm ordering my copy first thing in the morning. I also have an idea of which chapter I'll work on next. Sorry, I've been slow with the posting, but I've been a little busy job hunting and all. That, combined with this 'anti-gaming' funk I've been in, has kept me away from my painting and modelling. I've decided to read Legion by Dan Abnett for my next dose of 40k fiction.

I also painted a test model in Ultramarine colors, just to see if it motivates me in any way. The armour is a bit darker than the traditional 'smurfy' Ultramarine Blue (I always hated the Smurfs). I do consider myself a bit of a traditionalist, but I am glad the test model is darker after reading GW's article on the new film. Apparently, they were going for the same look. Anyway, can't wait to see and I suggest checking the trailer out. I truly rocks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Deathwatch (Part 1)

With 33% off coupon in hand, I walked into my local Borders Bookstore, hoping to find some new and exciting novel or gaming treat to buy. You see, I like to read. A lot. I like science fiction, fantasy, history, mysteries - the usual 'geek' stuff. I recently finished the new Dungeons & Dragons novel, 'The Mark of Nerath' by Bill Slavicsek and was now in the mood for some sci fi, but first I decided to browse through the gaming section (which is way too small for a two-story bookstore), and I found the Deathwatch RPG book. I couldn't help myself. It was space marine material and I had to have it.

I have to say that this is a must for any 40k player. The art alone is among some of the best space marine art that I have ever seen. Not ever having experienced any of the 40k roleplaying products, I'm going to give this one a read. I don't know if I'll ever get around to finding a group to actually play as there doesn't seem to be much interest locally, but it is a great reference book and provides near limitless inspiration for modelling space marines, particularly the battle brothers of the Deathwatch.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My First 'Bad Guy' Army?

I've always played the good guy growing up. I never wanted to be the evil villian or vile horde. My kids might disagree, but I don't have an evil bone in my body. Really. I always cheer for the forces of good.

But maybe the time is coming that I exercise a walk on the dark side and dabble with the idea of having an evil army. Well, if I's going to be the new Dark Eldar. I was never much of a fan of the Dark Eldar (book or models) and considering how long it's been since this particular faction has seen any kind of love, I'm guessing GW isn't much of a fan either. But the new models are looking very cool. So who knows, when the time comes I may start a small strike force. But we'll see. I hate seeing the bad guys win.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Portable Space Hulk??

So Space Hulk is one of the greatest board games ever. But I can't take it with everywhere I go, right? So I'm hoping that this is the next best thing. I have been known to try other board games from time to time. But I am also told that there are some pretty fun card games out there as well. Well, I saw this in the latest White Dwarf and I'm hoping for a little 'Best of Both Worlds. - Space Hulk and Card Games.

Fantasy Flight Games got the licensing and I'v had nothing but positive experiences with that company, so I'm looking forward to trying this one. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ya Gotta Love eBay

I was trying to figure out ways to bolster my Swordmasters and Lothern Sea Guard and it never even occured to me to check eBay. Well, to make a long story short, I found a unit on ebay for a very reasonable price. While this saves me about $90, by not having to purchase another Island of Blood box, I am a teeny, tiny regretful that I didn't get a set of skaven for myself.

Anyway, they came today, so now I can boost that unit. Enemies of Ulthuan beware. I just need another set of LSG.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sword Master Champion - Finished!

I finished painting my Sword Master Champion from the Island of Blood set. As everyone knows I'm not a big fan of bright colors, so I went with a darker tone. Especially after reading the Island of Blood mini novel. That place is pretty grim, so I figured let the characters reflect the tone, right?
This model marks the first time that I even bothered to paint the eyes. I'm really, really, really bad at them, so you won't see too much of that in the army.

I also returned or rather exchanged some kits on dead projects that I had lying around and picked up a Battalion box to prep for a legal 2,000 point list. Oh and I grabbed another unit of Sword Masters off eBay for a very reasonable price.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Plastic High Elves...Incoming!

YEAHA BABY!!!!! High Elves are going completely plastic. GW release in October to include plastic Dragon Princes, White Lions, and Phoenix Guard. Damn, I've got to get painting.

This is great news. My bits box will runeth over. The possibilities for conversions will be endless. Amen!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Island of Blood High Elves - Assembled

I finished my initial set of High Elves from the Island of Blood starter set. Once again, I have to comment how cool these models are. There were very few mold lines and everything fit together well. The only downsides that I'll make mention of are the fact that many of the spear components were fragile and some of the side 'tines' on the spears snapped off during removal. So me being the annal hobbyist, I had to cut those tines off to keep the model uniform. I also had a couple of issues with the helmet flaps on the Ellyrian Reavers. But otherwise, everything was designed well and easy to assemble. GW put a lot of thought into how the Prince and Mage were designed in terms of how the hobbyist would have to assemble it. They were remarkable easy to assemble.

But anyway, the initial force is assembled. As I had mentioned in a previous post, I swapped the Skaven for some extra elves, so I've got more Sea Guard and Sword Masters to add to the force. From here, I've got my eye on a Battalion box that will add some Spearmen, Archers, a Chariot and Bolt Thrower. But I think I've got plenty to get me going. I'll start priming and painting over the next couple of days.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

..Of Elves and Paint Pots

I walked into the local GW store this morning at 10:01 and purchased my Island of Blood starter set. I won't post any of the obligatory unboxing pics, because Lord knows that's been done to death. But I will say the models are AWESOME!!!! So I'm home and the wife and kids headed off to the mall, so I get some time to myself (yay, no 'girl' drama), to thumb through the contents.

I also managed to double my High Elves in the same trip. One of the staffers was looking for Skaven, so I swapped out some models and was on my wayI'll have a nice start with 20 LSG and 20 Sword Masters and 10 Reavers. Needless to say that I have a spare High Elf Prince and High Elf Mage that I am considering divesting myself of.

I also saw the new paint pot design that GW produced. Now I don't have to rifle through my bin trying to find a color. They finally color coded the tops. That only took about ten years to come with. But then again, I wasn't bright enough to paint the top of my existing pots on my own, duh...

Oh, and I also picked up a copy of the Island of Blood mini novel. So far, it's been a good day.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Castle Ravenloft - First Glance

Despite my wallet's better judgement, I picked up the new D&D Boardgame, Castle Ravenloft. Yes, I was once a D&D fanatic. Back in the days when there was such a thing as "THACO". I haven't played in many years, but I have followed the game periodically and even collected some of the minis. What can I say, it brings back some great memories with Owlbears and whatnot. So, imagine my excitement when one of my favorite games of old, was getting a stripped down version. I just had to have it. So I dropped the coin and unboxed it in the wee hours when the wife and kids were asleep. At first glance, I have to admit that I really liked what I saw. Here are my first observations:

1. A bit of a hefty price tag - $65 (but worth it, so far)
2. Big-ass box (not the flimsy, crushable kind)
3. Heavy card stock tiles and character cards (ala Descent)
4. Awesome, well organized storage tray that holds tiles, minis, dice, cards, etc.
5. Minis seem to be made of a sterner plastic than the collectible figs, although there is some reproduction of some of the collectible figs. (unpainted, but no big deal)
6. New board game due out this fall that can be used with Castle Ravenloft
7. Rulebook is less than 15 pages
8. Well illustrated rulebook, (but that's one of the best parts of 4th Edition - the art)
9. 1 - 5 players, which means you can actually play the game solo

I'll post pics of the stuff as soon as I can, I'm going to try and work through the rules and a solo game tonight, but it looks pretty easy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sci Fi Couch Potato

I've noticed that there has been a lack of quality science fiction on television (or in the movies) of late. I think the last sci fi film that I saw was the most recent Predators. I'm a true sci fi fan in the sense, that I like almost everything that is sci fi related. So anyway, I've been jones-in' for some good sci fi, so I decided to start re-watching the Stargate Atlantis series. Now there was entertainment. I'm just sorry it only lasted five seasons. But I need to get my fix somehow, so I think I'll pull a late-nighter and watch a few episodes.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

White Dwarf 368

I stopped by my local GW store today to pick up my subscription of White Dwarf. As suspected, it's all about the Island of Blood. This month's battle report also features the new boxed set, so I can't wait to read that one. I was talking to the store manager today, discussing my plans for Warhammer Fantasy and I learned that October will see a new wave of High Elf miniatures, so be on the look out. While he wouldn't confirm, he mentioned to be on the look out for new Phoenix Guard and White Lions.

The work on my own High Elves continues with the painting of my HE Archers.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

BA Bonus Post

I got a request to bring on more of my Blood Angels, so I'll do my best to accomodate any followers visiting my blog, so here's Brother-Sgt Sorin, commander of the 5th Tactical Squad, 2nd Battle Company.

I also got around to getting my Blood Angels Terminators assembled. Man, after the Space Hulk Terminators came out, even these cool standard models kind of lose their luster, but I tried adding a couple of BA bits to them as you can see with the Terminator Sergeant. If anyone out there has any other suggestions on how to dress these guys up a bit more, let me know.

High Elf Archer

One down and nine to go. I started painting my High Elf Archers and again, I'm not a big fan of the white "fru fru" colors, so I'm trying to go a little darker. Maybe stay within in that shadowy warriors of Nagarythe theme. These archers represent some of the rank and file troops of Nagarythe.

I was going to move to the spearmen next, but I ended up finding a regiment of archers that were already primed, so I figured that I might as well start there instead. I may still start on the Spearmen at the same time to break up the monotiny of painting virtually the same model over and over again, so you may see a spearman soon.

Hey, only a couple more weeks until Island of Blood releases, which I'll be pre-ordering this weekend. I've been checking GW's site regularly and I'm really starting to dig the Skaven on the Tale of Two Bloggers series.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

It's Time... go back to school. Those of you who are parents out there, know what I'm talking about. You've just about squeezed about as much fun out of the summer as you're going to and now the kids are bored, they're fighting about everything and just all around punchy. Our patience is wearing thin and now it's time to head back to school. Anyway, the kids were out of control yesterday and kept begging me to play some kind of board game with them. Well, I was not in the mood for my oldest daughter's 'Mall Madness' game, so I was able to talk her into a game of Space Hulk. So I broke out the game and she was hooked. She picked up the rules super fast so the second game went pretty quick, despite the fact that we didn't use the time for the space marines (I broke the damn thing the last time I played). Does anyone know what the actual time limit is for the Space Marines? I've got to get a replacement hourglass. I'm usually prett anal about my stuff, so I'm pissed that the timer's broke.

Ok, back on topic. My daughter ended up winning the game (Mission I). That's because I gave her a huge break (as seen in the picture). She held off the genestealers pretty well throughout, but she left her Heavy Flamer wide open to attack which would have cost her the game. But I figured that I'd be 'cool dad' and let that one go. We had a good time despite the outcome.

Oh well, only four more days until school. WHOOHOOO!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Okay, Just One More Blood Angel...

I couldn't help myself. I wanted to paint one more. I actually enjoyed painting them, now that I got the colors right (well, at least the way that I wanted them). This is another Tactical Marine from the same squad as the previous model.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Let's Do Some Blood Angels

I decided to take a break from the High Elves for a day and paint a space marine or two. So, I chose my Blood Angels. I wanted to give them a gritty, battleworn appearance. This particular model represents a battle brother of the 2nd Company (right shoulder), 5th Tactical Squad (right knee). The decals didn't go on perfectly like I was hoping, but from a distance on the gaming table, I suspect it will look okay. I still may go back with some orange and try some light highlighting later. Anyway, back to the High Elves.
Oh and Yay!! I now have 100 followers. Thanks to everyone for visiting Kantor Base. I will do my best to update regularly.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

It's All About the Elves - Warmachine Edition

Just a little side project. I'm hearing great stuff about Warmachine, so I thought I'd dabble in that a bit. It will be an intermittent side project, but I bought a couple of models, more specifically, the Retribution of Scyrah faction. I'm diggin' this faction, because, well they're elves. But anyway, here's the first model that I painted up...Adeptis Rahn Shyeel, warcaster. I used all GW colors, mostly because I don't own any of privateer press paints. But let me know what you think.