Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Going on indefinite hiatus

To whomever it may concern,

I will no longer be actively updating this site with any content for an indefinite amount of time. Content has been dropping off to a quality I am not happy with and due to recent happenings in my personal life, I no longer have the time needed to keep up the quality and quantity of content I want to. For whatever it's worth, I'd like to thank any of my readers for sticking around this long.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beakycon List Building, Part Deux

I've gotten in a couple of  games with the previous list, and have concluded that:

>Haywire Wyches kick ass
>There need to be more of said Haywire Wyches
>Vect doesn't make back his points that often
>Disintergrators are only good en masse
>Dark Lances shouldn't be my only anti-tank.

Now, this is just in regard to my own play style. I tend to leave at least two squads of warriors hanging back, prefer to out maneuver as opposed to outright killing, and try to avoid CC if I can manage it. That means that having a big Melee beatstick (Vect n Pals) isn't worth it, and I need some more tarpit potential to hold off  dedicated assault squads.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Beakycon list building

I'll be heading to Beakycon in October, and right now I'm in the middle of list building, and getting practice against marines of all flavors. This is my list for the time being:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Warhammer 40,000:Kill Team review

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is a dual stick shooter release on Xbox Live Arcade the other day for 800 Microsoft Points (Ten dollars US), and I figured I'd go over it in case anyone is interested in picking it up.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Leaked White Dwarf, Storm of Magic Pics and SoB in August

Sort of a sensational title, but I found some pictures with some interesting stuff in them.







So if these pictures are to be believed, Storm Of Magic will be getting us some really cool new models and Sisters are being relegated to a WD List.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Infinity: more stuff has arrived

I got some more stuff for my Haqqislam force. Messing around with the Infinity army builder, I can build about 200 points. granted, I only have a passing knowledge of the rules, and have never actually played, but  its nice to know I could if I ever get the chance.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Citadel Finecast-Haters gonna hate.

Just got my first Finecast models in the mail today, a squad of Incubi,and I have to say, they are frakking kick ass. No irregularities other than minimal flash. Mold lines are almost non existent on them. I don't know if I got lucky, but I am now inclined to believe that all the bile spewing forth from the internet is coming from a small vocal minority, as these guys are a marked improvement over metal.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dark Eldar vs. Grey Knights (2K)

This is the round 3 battle report, as I can't find the list for Second Round (I will get to it eventually though, trust me.)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dark Eldar vs. Space Marines 2K

Game One of Sunday's Tournament.


Here's the lists:


HQ:Asdrubael Vect, 240

Haemunculi with Crucible of Malediction, 70

Monday, May 23, 2011

Infinity: Haqqislam

So Dzer0 over at Emerald Coast Wargamers/Elves and Angels got me into Infinity the Game, and I recently picked up the Haqqislam faction's starter box. The sculpts are great and the the casting is some of the best I have ever seen, though it doesn't make up for all the models being made of metal.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Kabal of the Howling Gale 2k Tourney list

List time.  This list focuses around creating a target rich environment, while having each unit be able to support the other. 

Several Raiders ensure that it is difficult to prioritize  targets, and each unit packs some form of anti-infantry and anti-tank.  Speed is integral to this list, everyone needs to be able to be at any point on the table in one turn, so there is only one foot unit, for holding objectives in my deployment zone  from turn one.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Dark Eldar forum: The Dark City

Hey guys, wanted to inform everyone of the new Dark Eldar focused forum out there, The Dark City.
Any aspiring archons should head on over and sign up. All the cool kids (like me) are doing it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Deathwing Command Squad: Sons of the Lion

I recently received some resin shields and pauldrons from Scribor, and picked up a squad of GK Terminators, to create a command squad for Beliel. Behold, the Sons of the Lion:

Sergeant
Stand Bearer (sans standard)


Apothecary, the sword counts as a Thunder Hammer






The bases are from Micro Art studio, and dead sexy at that. Here's some close ups of the pauldrons and shields.

Rawr!


And here is the Scribor "SF Angel Knight" that I'm working on, to count as Beliel.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Arena! 40k Character Gladiatorial Combat!

Starting a new segment inspired by Unseen Lerker's "Arena of Death Article".  I'll be matching up Independent Characters (no special characters) in a winner takes all cage match.

Basic Rules:
Unlimited Points
No Monstrous Creatures or Vehicles 
No Special Characters
Cannot be mounted on bikes 
Has to be a legal character from a GW Codex

First up, we have The Prince of Pain Zhai Mor:

Archon with
Ghostplate, Comabat Drugs, Agoniser, Shadow Field and Splinter Pistol
'Come at me bro"


Versus 

Blood Angels Epistolary with Terminator Armor, Storm Shield, Force Weapon and the Sanguine Sword and Unleash Rage psychic powers.
Imagine he's a Blood Angel and has a Storm Shield.


The battle begins!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Techmarine

Currently working on a techmarine, as I'll be needing him to repair the slew of Land Raiders and Dreadnoughts my Deathwing will be having. I started this army from the get go as an Apoc force, and I plan to end up with a full company. Lots and lots of tanks and dreads.

Now, this is probably THE model that got me interested in GW. I love this model to death and I super excited to have finally gotten a hold of it.

Check it out:

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dark Angels (Venerable) Dreadnought

Sorry for the recent lack of content, I've been busy studying for SATs and I'll porbably be busy with final exams in two weeks, but I'm still trying to get some hobby done. Anyway, here's a dreadnought I've been working on. Its the dread from AoBR with a new front plate.

Yes, the scroll does say 'MEGA'




I'm planning to magnetize the arms at some point, and as I am ordering a Forge World Dark Angels Dreandought, and I want arm swapping to be viable.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kit-bashed Damoclese Command Rhino

I found a rhino from my failed Blood Angels project, and dedcided to build a Damoclese for apoc/friendly games. Made from bits from the Bastion, Rhino (of course) and some doors that I am not to sure of where they came from, only that I have them.
The Sarge sure digs the treads

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ravenwing Killhawk WIP

Did some more work on the killhawk including pulling the wings back, green stuffing some spaces and adding in some plasticard.









I'm really impressed with how versatile the Storm Raven kit is. Its a really modular set of parts thats really asking to be messed around with.

Void Raven painted

A quick post before I'm gone off to Mexico for spring break.  Painted the Void Raven to what I consider table standard. Besides the cockpit screen needing some work its almost done. Check it out:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sand and Glue, cheap basing

Or how I learned to stop worrying about and love basing.

To add to my trench works tutorial,  figured I'd go over how to make some quality bases on the cheap.
What you'll need:
Sand
Glue
A full bits/scrap box

Now, I know that most of you have a box full of bits or unused models somewhere, I know I do. Lets but those bits to use. Here is my random stuff box:
Stuff.


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ravenwing Killhawk

So I got it into my head that a flying transport for Bikes would be pretty cool, and to take advantage of the Stormraven and give me a new hobby project, I have begun work on the Ravening Killhawk. The WIP rules for it can be found here. To make this I am using the parts from the Stormraven and Valkyrie.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Basing Trench Works

Basic tutorial for getting rid of all those spare sprues lying around and getting a more flavoful base than the standard rocks and grass.

What you'll need:
Plastic Glue
Green Stuff
Clippers
Spare plastic sprues
Some sand


 I'm using a Cygnar Trencher on a 30mm base.Grab some sprues and set them aside, try and keep them about the same length, and at about shoulder height to the model you are basing.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Deathwing Bone Armor

Finished up a 5 man unit of terminators, each with Chain-fist, one with power sword, from the AoBR box set. Chainfists where made by cutting off a length of Chain blade from left over bits and then a quick filling down of lower part of the power fist, then gluing the chainsaw part on.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

On the use of Wyches(Article being reworked)

I'm gonna sit down here with all my fellow Dark Eldar players, and have a chat about our favorite group of homicidal gladiator super models, the Wyches. Settle down in your seat, grab a beverage and get ready.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dark Angels Test Models

I finished assembling 5 Terminators, a Dreadnought, 6 Bikes, and an attack bike. Using Army Painter colored primer "Skeleton Bone", my Deathwing terminators will be much easier to do than I had thought. Here are some pictures, of Belial (from the AoBR terminator squad,) and a Ravenwing Biker,

Friday, April 1, 2011

updated Haemunculi Raider,with crew

Alright, I got some green stuff and some glue. so its back to work. I added on a claw to the grotesque holding the disintergrator and bulked out his neck a bit.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Haemunculi Coven raider

I have a few Coven units in my army, and after looking over some of the BoLS DE plogs, I got inspired to modify one of my old raiders with some Skaven buts I have lying around.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Converted DE Wrack

Quick Friday update: Now working on my unit of wracks, a picture of one is down below. The pain engine has been based, work will likely start tomorrow.


Lets break down how he was painted:

Step One: Primed black
Step Two: Skin wetbrushed Tallarn Flesh, Drybrush Skull White
Step 3: Cloak Mechrite, then Scab, then Blood Red highlights, loincloth is Snakebite Leather highlighted with Iyanden Darksun
Step 4: Weapons drybrushed Chainmail, armor highlighted Blood Red
Step 5: Washes. Ogryn Flesh and Red Oak Stain

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Painted Grotesques, sneak peak at (converted) Talos/Chronos

EDIT: My camera has come down with a case of the sucks, I shall try and get it fixed, sorry for sub-par photo quality.

To celebrate at Boxcars getting its 5,000th view, I give you this:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Kabal of the Howling Gale update

Here are painted elements of the Kabal of the Howling Gale, namely 2 Squads of Kabalite Warriors, 2 Raiders, 6 Reavers, 1 Venom, 4 Trueborn and my Archon/Duke.

First up is Kabalite Squad One, The Searing Arrow and thier Raider Death that Sails
Squad includes a Blaster/Shredder and a Splinter Cannon, with the potential for one model to be the Syrabite.