Thursday, March 28, 2013

Mechanicum Thallax Cohort and More...

Mechanicum Thallax

Today's release from Forgeworld has really caught my eye. I have eagerly been awaiting the release of these models since HH: Betrayal was released and Forgeworld has once again proved that good things come to those who wait. I normally don't wade into the price debates or conversiation but at about $15 a model these are also the most (surprisingly) affordable Ogre/Orgyn sized models (plastics excluded) available from GW and FW right now. These are going straight to the wish list along with some other goodies to build a Adeptus Mechanicus Allied detatchment. I am also impressed by the shields on the Breacher Squad and can see many 40k players repurposing them as storm shields for their close combat terminators. For more detail click below...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Forgeworld Legion MKIV Outrider Squad and More...

Legion Outrider Squad

Looks like Forgeworld has another surprise release for us this Friday! First up is a set of Space Marine Bikes that have me drooling on my keyboard. Necrons and Space marines also got some more love in the form of terrain and weapon packs respectively. The new Necron kits and the preview videos would seem to indicate that Imperial Armour 12 is right around the corner. Check out the newsletter below for more...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hobby Progress and Zone Mortalis vs Cityscape Board

It has been a relatively busy time for me hobby wise the last two weeks despite the lack of posts. I have nearly finished my Revenant Titan and am trying to finish off a chunk of my Dark Eldar in time for a tournament at the end of the month. I have ten days to finish three Raiders, a Ravager, twenty two Warriors, seven Hellions, and one Baron. Speed painting has never been my thing but I have a feeling I will be developing some skills in in in the next couple of days. Also, I have ordered a light tent and new tripod that will arrive soon. Hopefully this will improve the quality of my miniature photography and I will be able to post more hobby photos with greater frequency.

In other news I finally have all of the models in hand needed to complete my Emperor's Children Army. Between them, my Death Guard, and my Dark Eldar I have more than enough hobby stuff to keep my busy for the next several years! For my next purchase I am looking make an investment in a pice of terrain. I am looking at either buying a Zone Mortalis board or a Ciyscape board from Forgeworld. I am only going to allow myself for buy one and they both have advantages and disadvantages respectively. The ZM is nice because it will take up less space in my apartment and will give me a way to play ZM games, which I think are a blast. It also looks really fun to paint up. However, the cityscape board, is also a beautiful piece and would have the advantage of being able to be used in regular 40k games. A complete 4x4 ZM board come out to 405 Pounds (with doors) and a full 6x Cityscape board come out to 430 Pounds. Decisions, decisions...

The above pice is from John has created a beautiful board that will be a blast to play on! Check out his blog for more of his great work!

Friday, March 1, 2013

2013 Hobby Wishlist

Ye Olde GW Wishlist Dwarf 

As part of keeping my painting and buying focused I find it helps to have a wish list to avoid being sidetracked with impulse buys. I will update this throughout the year as more items are released the I "need"and as I buy things off the list.