Friday, June 23, 2017

All things die, to begin again...

The 7th Edition of Warhammer 40k is dead. And it is reborn as The Dark Millenium.

Unlike most, I didn't download anything off the interwebs, couldn't make it to a store on release day. I did a pre-order and got my beautiful box on Thursday.  It kind of reminds me of that old gag gift where you put something in a small box, put that in a bigger box, then a bigger box, etc. But... really, its beautiful.....

Tomorrow, I'm off to see what index books are left at the local store.  I'm actually supposed to play a game or two on Tuesday, so which book I find will determine which army I play.

So far... 8th is looking up.  Been super busy, so not too much to show on the hobby front, but I'm going to be doing two character challenges over on Bolter and Chainsword, plus I want to finish off Ms Charlotte and another  how-to with the commissar.  On top of all this (and one of the reasons I don't have much new hobby stuff)  I'll be launching "Warzone: Stixus" - a 40K fan comic soon. More on that next time.

Cheers Ya'll!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Ahhhhh Summertime.

Summertime. What that means here is that my teacher wife is off for the summer and my creative project schedule is thrown into utter chaos. That hasn't stopped me from spending money I said I wouldn't spend.  Since out summer vacation has died, thanks to various (almost endless) household expenses and scheduling issues, I had some extra hobby $$$.  I got some aftermarket orders in from across the globe, literally.  A bunch of stuff from Victoria Miniatures and Anvil Industries. I love my guys from Poland, but I have to say this stuff is about as close to flawless as one could ask for. HIGHLY recommended if you see something you like on their sites and the service was great. And, I took the plunge, pre-ordering the new 8th Edition boxed set. Its liable to be my last edition, but I'm hoping there will be enough "new edition madness' at the local game store that I might be able to get in some games. Meanwhile, I guess the rules have all been "leaked" online and the online community is abuzz with predictions and new lists, while I sit here and say "Where do you people find all this stuff?"

Thanks to my new resin bits, I was further sidetracked from painting into a construction project for my Traitor Guard army. I've always wanted these guys to be different, so the new resin fit the bill. 
Replacement guns, mostly autoguns so I can used them as cultists too, sniper rifles, special weapons and arms.  I also got autocannons for my marines... more on that later. But here's how some of the guys are coming out so far...

I have a second order in bound, since I fell a bit short and they look so cool I decided to do them all. Many of then still need some gaps filled around the arms and some touch up here and there, before they are ready to be primed. The plan is to get them all ready to go. Prime the lot and then a pretty simple scheme off of the brown primer color.  I'll probably throw in some camo on a few models to help with the rag-tag look and to match the vehicles.

Going to try to get some painting in this week as well, so next update should have that.

Cheers Ya'll!