Monday, 31 December 2012

Nurgle Carnival - Plague Bearers WIP #4

Today i did alot of progress on my army.

For now, here are some picture of my command ;




From left to right ; 2 Jester (Champion), 3 Musician (well, musician duh!), and the, um, Hoarding? (Banner)


Sunday, 30 December 2012

Nurgle Carnival - Plague Bearers WIP #3

Today, here are 6 more plaguebearers, mostly finished (a few touch up left to do, but should look about 95% like this when done)





from left to right ; Strong man,slug eater (fakir style), knife thrower, slug eater #2, Random Chap, Vomiter (Fire eater)

I tried sculpting a spine on the random chap. It worked nicely, but would been better with some skin overlapping it


Thursday, 27 December 2012

Goal for 2013

With new year just around the corner, its time to write down my goal for the next year.

Warmachine

#1 My goal is pretty simple ; i cannot buy any more models before i start painting them again. I have a complete army, and only 2 models are painted.

Warhammer 40k

#2 Finish at least 10 of my Wyches
#3 Paint up all my Helion
#4 Add a unit of Painted Jetbike or Allies to the army.

Warhammer Fantasy

Nurgle
#5 Finish my 2500 pts army
#6 Build a presentation tray
#7 Play at least 10 games (not including ND V tournament) with them.



Ogre
#8 Finish my Stonehorn
#9 Build and Paint a new BSB
#10 Add tattoo to my older models.
#11 Play at least 10 games with them.


Orcs and Goblins
#12 Finish buying/building my Orcs Chariots
#13 Finish building/painting my Squig Manglers
#14 Finish buying/building my Doom Diver
#15 Finish building my Savage Orcs
#16 Paint at least 1 characters
#17 Play at least 5 games with them

Terrain

#18 Add 1 building to my 40k table
#19 Add 3 Craters to my 40k table
#20 Finish basing all my 40k building
#21 Base coat all my 40k building
#22 Build and Paint 2 of my Tabletop building
#23 Build and Paint 2 Tabletop forest
#24 Add another terrain to my fantasy table



Lots, and lots of goal for 2013. Some are pretty easy (building my doom diver), some will require alot more times (like finishing my Nurgle army). Out of the 24 goal i've set, i'm aiming for a 60% success rate.

Nurgle Carnival - Plague Bearers WIP #2

Today, my slowly growing "womans team". At first i wanted to make it a 14 PB unit, but i'm slowly running out of idea for what else to do...

From left to right : 3 breasted woman, unbalanced Breast, Pregnant woman, and tutu
 
 

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Nurgle Carnival - Plague Bearers WIP #1

As previously mentionned, a new projet is on the desk ; building and painting a new Daemon army by March.

So far, i have a little over 60 Built Plaguebearers and unit fillers. off the lot, roughly 30 are fully painted, ready to be gorified and based.

My current goal is to have 3 units (28, 28 and 14) of plaguebearers. The big two units will have full command, and the other just the musician.


First, some shot of the crew. Those are "standard" models, with little or no carnival modification. They are there just to boost the ranks, and not look too... i dunno, full?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Nurgle Carnival (2500 pts)

Over the last 3 weeks, i been working hard getting a new army together.

I've talked alot about it, and finally decided to start it after the model finally going plastic.

I'm talking about Nurgle Carnival.

As of right now, i have 21 Plaguebearers ready (out of.... 90-100), with plans for about 60 of them, so there should be alot of variety on each of my units.

First, lets look at the list. I know that Daemons are due sooner than later, but with Games Workshop finally closing any chance of rumors on books to come, i have to work with the conviction that the new book will not be released before our next big events, which is planned to happen in March.

Saturday, 3 November 2012

First tournament under 6th edition (1500-1650 pts)

I played my first "tournament" this weekend with my Dark Eldar at a friendly 40k day down at the store. I brought my Dark Eldar to try and see how well they can do outside my basement (my previous games were all agains my friend Orks).

I'm pretty proud to say that i went 2 wins and 1 draw with a far from competitive list (at least, imho).

Here's what i brought ;

Friday, 19 October 2012

Building a table for 40k

I've spent quite alot of time lately building terrain to be able to play 40k at home. Right now i have roughly 7 ruins, with pretty much all done except basing, adding rubble, and painting (so basically, they are built, that's it). They are all built using Foamcore, white glue, and about 10 exacto's blade.

The buildings in their current form

The tape was used to hide the work on the corner, before i started shaving one side...

Thursday, 18 October 2012

October 18th as if it was Christmas.

I just received my order from meeplemart.com, one of the best, if not the best online market in canada. Friendly, goes the extra mile to please their customer, and overall great price.

What i ordered is a whole lot of battlefoam kit, Janissa (Trollblood) and the Dark Vengeance box.

Pretty box picture

The content

Incubi Done !

So i spent some time working on my old Metal Incubi, switching their paint scheme to what i currently do with my army. The 10 models are complete, but i doubt i'll ever use the 10 of them. With those complete, i'm up to 1300 pts, which i think deserve an army shot.

First the incubi
Some dont have their base yet, they are painted, i just didnt take time to finish them

Then the army shot
Pretty crappy picture, but its the best i can do at 9pm

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

List of the month (Dark Eldar 1750 pts)

Not Burned out, just playing the game.

The past few months been pretty quiet on the painting side of the hobby. After many, many weeks playing Warmahordes, we switched to 40k, trying out our army that we only let out a few times (4-5 games maybe in 5th ed?).

I have roughly 1500 pts of completely painted Dark Eldar, with only a few units still unpainted (Hellions) or not bough yet (Reavers).

Here's my current V6 Dark Eldar list, 1750 pts of shooting goodness...

Sunday, 26 August 2012

August come and gone. Incubi WIP #1

August is almost done, and i could say that except for the weekly WarmaHordes games, i didn't do much wargaming related.

But the past few days, with my vacation nearly done, i got some motivation to paint again, and this time i spent it painting Warhammer 40k, getting my army slowly to the 1750 pts mark painted.

Obviously, for those that didn't like my rusted up warriors, the incubi won't help them change their mind, but for the others, enjoy!

Obviously, their weapon's blade isnt finished yet, but i have no clue what color to paint them...

Friday, 27 July 2012

Runts Trollbloods WIP #5

Today i present you ; Banana #1 !

First of its kind, painted yellow like all Pygs

Friday, 20 July 2012

Tale of Painters ; Razorwind Jetfighter

Last few days were spent painting my Razorwind. I'm pretty happy with the result, as i tried pre-shading on a much larger scale, and it worked wonderfully. Not sure how good it is with different color, but its pretty good on yellow.

Note that the yellow was very hard to paint, both under the sun and the table light.

Here's a WIP of the yellow, before the whole paint scratching stuff. It's pretty much the best picture of the yellow i got.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Tale of Painters ; Talos Pain Engine

So during July, i painted a Talos Pain Engine. I was really looking forward to paint that model as i think its one of the best looking one in the Dark Eldar range. I'm pretty happy with the final result ;


Pretty happy about how all the color go together... Ok, there's ALOT of color, but i'm still happy.





The good ol' string job. A signature on my army so far.

For this one i didn't highlight the paint chip. But i did attempt a few new chips method using my rubber paint.


The red "bottle" at the model's bottom is painted in a way to have a very bright red, as if it was glowing...

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Lists of the month (35 pts Trollbloods)

So today i present you a list i just played  tonight against Khador, with relative success.

System: Hordes
Faction: Trollblood
Casters: 1/1
Points: 35/35
Grissel Bloodsong, Marshal of the Kriels (*6pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Bomber (10pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 5 Stone Scribes (4pts)
Trollkin Champions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (10pts)
* Skaldi Bonehammer (3pts)
Trollkin Long Riders (Leader and 2 Grunts) (7pts)
Troll Whelps (2pts)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Runts Trollbloods WIP #4

Did a bit of work tonight on Raisin... actually, i pretty much only glazed his skin, and painted his tabard white for some color-lovin' as soon as i figure out what color to paint it.... torn between orange and brown (wanted to avoid as much brown as possible on this army)

Monday, 2 July 2012

Runts Trollbloods WIP #3

I spent a few hours painting today, and nearly completed Raisin, my Dire Troll Mauler. He's not finished in the sense that i'd like to try and glaze him to add a tint to his skin, since i think he's too ... pinkish. I wanted a reddish highlight, but no matter how much red i was adding, there was no show...

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Runts Trollbloods WIP #2

Did some more work on the Mauler the last few days. First thing i did was paint the rock a light gray, to give me a rough idea of how the color would work together. I then started painting some shadow on the models.

Right now, he has no highlight whatsoever (except the gum), so the color is far darker than i'm expecting it to be at the end...

Friday, 29 June 2012

Runts Trollbloods WIP #1

So i started laying some paint on my trollbloods between games night and table work. It's basically just to see how... weird this will all look in the end.

When i told my friend my idea, he said that he didnt think much people would get it... so i have a few idea that could help people see the theme behind this army... but those are secrets!

WarmaHordes Folding Table

So tonight i completed the frame on my warmahordes table. It's a side project i wanted to attempt, allowing me to play games homes too.

It's still far from perfect (as you can see on the curve), but its pretty impressive for someone that just never worked with wood before.

Here you can see it folded. Its pretty tight, look almost professional!

For some reason, 4'x4' looked smaller when playing on a 4x6 table....

And the infamous curve


So i'm trying to figure a way to fix that problem... if anyone has a clue, i'm open to idea....

Next up, once that problem is fixed, is getting some hinge, some foam on top, and start working on the playing field... i'm still undecided between laying a zuzzy mat over it or building a table over it that couldnt be removed (with a river and all)....

Monday, 25 June 2012

Runts Trollbloods

I recently purchased my friend's old trollblood army very cheaply. The goal is pretty simple ; loads of bright color (that i sadly never got to use on my WHFB or W40k army) like orange, blue and yellow. I'm thinking about having no skin color omogeneity in the army ; some will be blue, some will be orange, some will be red...


here's the list of what i currently own in my hands

Madrak
Grim Angus
Hoarluk Doomshaper
Borka Kegslayer


1 Troll Axer
2 Troll Impaler (Metal)
8 Warriors
6 Krielstone Bearer and Stone Scribes
6 Pyg Bushwackers
1 Swamp Gobbler Bellows Crew
5 Trollkin Champions
3 Trollkin Long Riders
2 Fell Caller Hero


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Tale of Painters ; Warrior Units #3&4 Part 1

I started working on my last 2 units of Dark Eldar warriors last week, a bit later than expected. Sadly, last month's units didnt get any vote, but quite frankly, its easily understandable. My technique is sloppy with those, and its definately not for everyone's taste.

For this month, i decided to alter a bit my technique. First, My transport now have some yellow to distinguish them from one another, and i have some hope to add a little something to the units to "mark" them to one unit or another.



For the yellowish Venom, i plan on adding white to the chip, like everyone else does. the rest of the model will be like my previous two.

For the second Venom, i want to try something different, but i'm not sure what yet.

And here's my warriors in their current state. Nothing spectacular ; white primer and white airbrush. Rusting them up should start tonight, and i plan on trying that white highlight on the chips too.


Next month ; Talos Pain Engine and Razorwing Jetfighter. Once all is said and done, i should have about 1000 pts painted over 4 months.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Hordes : Trollbloods

What just happened? Did i just cheated on my beloved Games Workshop? Yes, yes I did. I recently started playing Hordes/Warmachine with a friend. New rules, new army, new world ; its exactly what I needed.

So I started playing trollblood late may, slowly learning the rules and tactics of this army. I have to say I’m having a lot of fun (even if I’m still far from ready to win a first match), and I am really looking forward to start painting the army. I already know pretty much all about my color scheme, and I just need to start paint them.


Taste like crap, but hey, the color are nice! 

Color scheme is a funny thing. I was at the gas station, looking for some candy for my kids, when i came across a Runts metal box, and decided my Trollblood would be based on that box. Lots of orange, some blue, some purple, basically an army you'd almost want to eat with bright and vibrant colors all around.. I might even go as far as avoiding Brown shadow and/or base color (sacrilege!).


My list right now ;

Faction: Trollblood
Points: 35/35
Grim Angus (*6pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Mauler (9pts)
Trollkin Fennblades (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer (2pts)
Trollkin Long Riders (Leader and 2 Grunts) (7pts)
Trollkin Runeshapers (Leader and 2 Crew) (4pts)
Trollkin Runeshapers (Leader and 2 Crew) (4pts)
Stone Scribe Chronicler (2pts)

Sunday, 10 June 2012

100th Post!

For this milestone, i decided to go ahead, and get a group shot of every army i own, in their current state. Figured i could also talk about GW's new price hike, but i don't really feel like this post being a downer.



Ogre Kingdoms

Ogre were my first real army i started collecting, in 2008 or so. I have a bit of everything, and can easily field 5000+ points on the table. I won many small tournament with it (Especially since our new book was released), and i even went as far as to win Best General in a 40+ players event.

About 90% is painted.



Dark Elves

Dark Elves were an army i started back in 7th ed, when i was tired of loosing with my Ogres, and wanted a few wins to raise moral. It worked. It also allowed me to learn alot more about game (since Ogres were pretty basic back then, without cavalry, little shooting, and weird magic phase).


About 50% is painted, some to good standard


there's a few model i'm particulary proud of ; My cold one were painted scale by scale, My Cauldron's Witch Elves were painted to a standard i could never achieve again, and my favourite piece of all ; my Sorceress
Some color choice were perfect for that model



Dark Eldar

I decided that i wanted to start 40k a long time ago, but never really cared much to collect a complete army. I finally did lastr year, and i'm currently owning about 2000 pts of those elves in space. Not much is painted (or even assembled), but my goal is to get it slowly done, hoping to start playing for real with 6th ed (and when times permit... which shouldnt happen too often). Sadly, since everything i have painted to my current standard is currently displayed at my local store, there's no army shot available at this time.

Haemonculi painted 2 month ago


Orcs and Goblins

I always though that an Orc army was interesting. Not very competitive, but loads of fun and random stuff that can make each game truely unique, even with the same list. This one is my first true army with loads of conversion (and a theme!), which makes its progress slower than anything i've ever done. I did almost complete 2 chariot conversion, but nothing is finished. About 5 Orcs are painted.
Not much is painted, or even built!


Nurgle Carnival

This one is not really a secret, but it's something i plan on starting maybe this summer. Basically, i'm aiming for a mono-god Daemons army based on the Nurgle Carnival. With each model an unique conversion, this is one of those project that might never ever reach 1500 points, especially if they get released with the type of new model we've seen with the last few books (come on, who really wants to convert something like an ironblaster when the current model is so gorgeous?). I have tons of idea in store, with unit filler, presentation tray, and even unique model ideas.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Tale of Painters ; Warrior Units #2 Part 1

Quite frankly, i didn't really manage to have the control i was hoping with pigments, so i figured i'd go another way to get my rust done on my warriors.


Here's the result so far ;


Basically, i went sponge frienzy, added some watery rust, and voila!

I personally think its alot better looking than the previous technique, and it also alot less messy.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Tale of Painters ; Warriors units Part 3

Well, it's been a pretty productive month so far. I have to say i learned alot (especially about what not to do with pigments), and the result is my first finished warrior unit.

I'm pretty happy with the result, even if they are still a bit too rusted, and the base are, i dunno, weird. I think the color scheme is perfect, i just need to work a bit more on how i render it.

For the record, my picture taking ability didnt improve a single bit.

First, my complete unit and its transport.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tale of Painters ; Warriors units Part 2


I've spent a few hours each night painting up my warriors ; learning new medium like pigment proven to be a lot more challenging than expected.


List of the month (Orc & Goblins 2500 pts)


List of the month : Orcs & Goblins (2500 pts)

For the past month or two, I been playing weekly at night vs a friend of mine. After the Empire release, he decided to start playing that army, and I quickly switched to Orcs&Goblins, for giggles.

What I ended up realizing, is despite the fact Orcs and Goblins are not a strong army book, there’s a lot that can be done with the green menace.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tale of Painters ; Warriors units

For May, my goal is to paint 2 Warrior units with 2 Venom. Then, in June, i repeat the same goal. So after those two months, i should have 4 core units, with just enough spot for Wracks and/or Hellions (depending on which HQ i pick between an Haemonculus or the Baron). There will be nothing special about those Warrior (60 pts unit with Blaster upgrade), but i have magnetized the Venom's weapons.

Here is my units for May in their current state.



So far nothing special. I know some people would argue that you need cold or warm color in the shade and/or highlight, but i personally like the greyish shade i'm going for, and the rust should help bring some warmt to the model. Goal is to have them painted up next week, to be weathered into oblivion the following week, and then starting fresh with a new unit.


And some closer picture of their current state... still lots of detail/fixing to do.

 

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Tale of Painters 2012 ; Haemonculus Completed

For 2012's summer, our local store is organizing a Tale of Painter for both Fantasy and 40k. With my Ogres pretty much completed, and my Orcs on an un-rushable hiatus, i decided to dust off my Dark Eldar and finally get ready for 40k.

Basically, the Tale of Painter is about painting as much in a category that we wants ;
April : Hero/Lord or HQ
May and June : Core or Troop
July : Special/Rare or Elite/Fast Attacks/Heavy Support


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

On the Table for the remaining of the Year

Waaagh! A Savage and Chariot themed Orc Army.

I was reading a while ago about someonep playing Dark Elf with 5-6 chariot and was succesful. I figured, if a stinky pointy ears guy riding geckos, there's no reason Orcs riding all might Boar couldnt do it better.

So this is why i decided to try it out, and just see how successful this can be. There's obviously alot of limitation, since Chariots are special, and you can only take 3 in a 2500 pts army.But there's alot more in the book that can do similar role.

Monday, 19 March 2012

1500 pts friendly tournament

This past weekend was a friendly 1500 pts 3 games "tournament" held at our local store. The restriction was no lord nor special character.

I decided to try something new ; no mage, Gutmaw banner, Gorger and Scouting maneater. I even fielded a small unit of 3 Yhetees, just for kick (also because i was feeling a bit cheap about bringing 2 unit of mournfang in a 1500 pts tournament....)

So here's my list ;

Friday, 9 March 2012

List of the month (Daemon of Chaos)

For a good while, i been considering the idea of making a mono-god Daemon list, based on Nurgle Carnival. Plaguebearers are pricey and in metal, so i never really considered the idea past making list. With my Ogres now done, i'm seriously considering making an army out of Nurgle, with the sole goal of having fun green stuffing blobs, and painting like a 3 years old (sorry, nurgle's paint scheme is so random, it always felt that way to me).

The goal behind the following list is to just go for the strenght of nurgle ; many plaguebearer, and nurglings.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Lists of the month (1500 pts Dark Elfs and Ogres)

So in about a week there's a 1500 pts fantasy tournament, with no restriction except no lord. I'm considering two list ; My Ogres or My Dark Elfs.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Some pictures of my Ogres from the tournament

Some pictures people took of my army. Very happy about how they look, i rarely see my army under good light like this.
 

Monday, 5 March 2012

ND IV is over

ND IV is over, and i have to say, i had a blast.

After a first day that was pretty good in my opinion, i arrived for the second day with a hope to break the top 10 as i was hoping. The game started pretty well with the organizer telling me my army was nominated for the top 5 best looking army of the tournament....

Saturday, 3 March 2012

1st day of ND IV is over...

Finally home after playing 3 games of a 6 games tournament. I'm pretty happy with how i performed and the comment i got on my painting.

A quick rundown of my 3 games.

Friday, 2 March 2012

List of the month (Orc & Goblins)

Sometimes, i make list just for the fun of looking at different army book. In the case of this list, its exactly what happened.

pabelbilly.deviantart.com


Wednesday, 29 February 2012

2479 pts completed of Ogre Kingdoms

Finally completed my whole army, minus a single sabertusk. Pictures after the break.

Northern Defender this weekend.

This weekend is the biggest warhammer fantasy tournament in Québec, with close to 50 inscription. It’s a very exciting event, especially since Games Workshop now recognize the tournament. It’s a 6 games weekend, with little to no composition restriction (teclis being one of those). Scenario will be picked from 12 creation for the events, most of them involving objective capture in some ways.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Playing the game to win

Ok, i have to admit it. As much as i love painting, i think i enjoy even more a good game that ends in my favor. So it comes to no surprise that when i play, i usually play to win. I do not think i'm cocky, or that i'm bending any rules (actually, i'm sure about the rule part, and hopeful about the cocky one).

I just came back a few hours ago from a local tournament that happens about twice a month. We were 12. I think i won, or tied for first place, or at least ended second. But that doesn't really matter. What matter is that people, especially those who used to expect an easy win from the old Ogres, seems to consider everything in our book broken.


Ogre's Presentation Tray #2

So i did a bit of work on the presentation tray. I tried my friend's foam cutter, and was pretty pleased with the result. So after about 2 hours of work, i managed to do something like this  ;


I'm hoping to start this week filling up the gaps with plaster, and building some height on the base so my tray "dissapear" when placed on the board. I might end up with something half finished, but i at least gotta try.

2 Ironblaster Part 3

My second Ironblaster is finally finished, and picture were taken.

I still need to do a base for him, and do some fine details i forgot (like his face's horns) but there's no rush (well, ok, there's one.... but i'm not rushed).


First, a picture of the finished beast.


Friday, 17 February 2012

Rambling - Wall of text.

Not quite sure what to talk about right now. It's currently 1:00 PM, i been at work for the past 5 hours thinking about my bed, and how much paint i have left to do before the big tournament.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

List of The Month (Dark Eldar 1500 pts)

For this first 40k list of the month, i'm musing about what kind of list i can build with what i currently own. First lets face it, with a new edition just around the corner, its hard to purchase model you're not sure will work later on.

Eventful post, but no pictures

Yesterday been a pretty eventful night. First, i received what i ordered in january (finally) from GC-minis. With their free shipping gone, and their very long wait time (and lack of communication), its definately the last time i order from them. So i received ;
3xDark Eldar Venom
2x Hellion box
1x Talos

With this order, i think its safe to say i can play 1500 pts games with a relatively competitive list (for the current Edition, at least). I'll work on some list, and post what i'm planning to play later today.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

List of the Month (Dark Elves)

For another list of the month, i decided to go for another army of mine, Dark Elves.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Mournfangs vs Maneaters.

I often ask myself, should i really keep playing the mournfangs? I mean, they are nice and all, but are they really the best possible option? I think its often a question to ask yourself to keep on improving both your skill and your list. After all, our best answer might not be the absolute best, and if you look at all the forum on warhammer, there's about as many playstyle as there are players.







Tuesday, 7 February 2012

2 Ironblaster Part 2

Ironblaster got some love too. I managed to get alot of work done on them, and i have to say that i really enjoyed painting that model. I'm almost considering buying a third just to build its Scraplauncher version.


First, the Ironblaster ;


Metal is done there too. With the very small bits, i went with a very simple paint technique of solid color + verdigris. The straps are very bright to break from the brownish of the model, and because i actually like to paint them that way. I could say that one of them is about 90% completed, while the other is about 75% complete. I'm hoping to have them both finished by the end of the week (considering i'm leaving wednesday, and coming back only friday night).



Second, the Ironblaster riders ;

Those are far from finished. Their paint is not striped yet, their skin is not finished, basically they are still many, many hours from being done.