Friday, July 29, 2011

Fantasy Flight Games announces DUST Warfare

Found on Tabletop Fix
All I can say is, sweet!  I love alternate history stuff, and WW2 is no exception.  Giant mechs with WW2 weapons?  Bring it on!  :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chimeras done!

Well, it took a long time but I'm finally done with my Chimeras for Astronomi-con.  My list hasn't been finalized yet, but I'll probably bring at least 2 of these.  Armour plates were fun to do, and it was a great exercise on learning about molds and casting.  Kind of wished the washes went on better but I'm very happy with the end result, nevertheless!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A Game of Thrones

Started reading the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, by George R. R. Martin.  Extremely well written and engaging, if not a bit... explicit, in a few parts.  ^_^;;  Very much looking forward to reading the rest of the series, and it will be an excellent excuse to purchase the miniatures from Dark Sword Miniatures.  :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mech Goodness

A nice surprise showed up in the mail today - a squad of 3 Light Assault Walkers from Micropanzer (32mm scale).  Can't wait to put it together!  Strangely enough, the parts seem to be made up of 3 types of material - some light plastic, resin, and metal. Will be using them as stand-ins for Sentinels in my IG army for fun.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Terraclips - Streets of Malifaux preview

For those of you who play Malifaux or 28mm wargames in general, there's been a review posted on Gamer's Lounge a couple of weeks ago about the upcoming Terraclips - Streets of Malifaux set (think modular, cardstock, wargaming terrain held together by small plastic clips).  Been thinking of cost-effective, lightweight, modular terrain to use for 40k, and since this series is in 28mm and also appropriately "grimdark" it might just fit the bill.  The company that makes this, WorldWorksGames, also produces their own proprietary cardstock terrain called TerrainLinx, which supposedly is compatible with the new Terraclips stuff.  Definitely worth considering!  If anyone out there has any other suggestions for low cost (but nice looking terrain) that won't break the bank and promotes modularity (i.e. Dave Graffam's stuff), please feel free to mention them too!

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Some humour courtesy of Ryan McGechaen inspired by our discussion of LA Noire the other day :

 Well played, Ryan.  :P

In the girm darkness of the future, there is only grimdark humour

Spotted on the DakkaDakka forums in a thread about pre-made gameboards and Games Workshop's offering, the Realm of Battle Board:
"There's a difference between grimdark and farce. If I wanted skulls, I'd add them myself in a way that actually makes sense, not as a rich vein of cranium."

Yup, that pretty much sums it up:

I guess in Warhammer (both Fantasy and 40k) skulls are a dime a dozen if you can just mine them from the ground like that... ^_^;;

Friday, July 8, 2011

WIP IG Chimera w/extra armour skirts

Just spent the evening putting together one of several Chimeras that I'll use for my army, the Arborealis 317th Regiment.  Track guards are from Forgeworld, but the armour skirts themselves were inspired by a Forgeworld design.  I used plasticard sheets with a tile pattern for the reactive panels.  The panels were then molded in silicone rubber and then I made resin casts of them, and mounted them on a plasticard beam assembly.  The assembly was then magnetized so that I could remove the armour when the scenario doesn't call for it.  Had lots of fun making this, but obviously still lots of touchups to be made, not to mention the paint job.  ^_^;;  Fun times!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hello World

Standard first attempt message goes here.  Like mold on food, perhaps this blog will grow on its own.  :)