Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dark Angels Release Sneak Peek

Wow the guys at Games Workshop are trying to hard to make the DA's look different.   I can't say I like any of the new minis except maybe the Deathwing Command Squad.

Cut off the arch thingys and lose the banner and this would be a cool model

Kinda like this one tho a loin cloth wold have been better then the bathrobe.
Best of the batch
If they run out fuel they have sails
One in the foreground looks sexy.  The one in the back looks like it crashed into a birthday cake
Guess the DA are recruiting Tau now
 Out of the lot I dislike the land speeder the most.  Holy crap that thing is horrid in both the forms shown.

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It looks very Tau and I'm sorry but the iconology is way to much.  Ditch the pulpit, move the gunner back.  Either mount a second gunner behind or just have a plain turret.  Either way some if not all of the icons need to go.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hey an update!

Weather cooled off so I'm doing hobby stuff again. Finished base coating the rest of my termies and started the detail work and washes.

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My Assault Cannon Termie next to my son's Black Templar

Friday, September 7, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Terminator colors

First coat on test paint.  Looks dodgy to me but I am tired as hell.

The helmet turned out nice tho'.

Base colors

Arms are all magnetized as well.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Terminator bodies magnetized

Tomorrow the rest of the arms.  Then primer and a test paint.

Sarge Jr.s Black Templar Chaplain

My son surprised me by handing me this today.  I knew he was working on it but I am really impressed.  I am also happy to announce he did not lose anything off my hobby bench.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Did some work on the Termies

I had previously cleaned up ALL the arms for my Terminators.  Tonight I clipped out and cleaned up all the heads except for the bare Sargent head.  I effing hate painting faces so that stayed on the sprue.

I also magnetized the Heavy Flamer Which is one of my favorite weapons of all.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


"You've just purged this world of heretics and filthy xenos.  What are you gonna do next?"

"I'm going to Disney World"

Friday, August 31, 2012


My god the thing is hideous!!  Buttttttt I Kinda want one :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Forge World model I need to buy

Deimos Pattern Predator Infernus

Ok this is a sexy Heavy Support beast.I think the only thing I'd change is the spiky ram thing to a dozer blade.

See the rules for it here

Monday, August 27, 2012

Recommended Vendor

K&J Magnetics


The fine folks at K&J are a boon to hobbyists.  They have in stock every kind of magnet imaginable in every size.  I use their magnets in my table top war game miniatures and have been very impressed.  The pages are easy to read, the sizing charts are excellent and the explanations of polarity useful.  I usually get my order within days instead of weeks and have been extremely pleased with their service overall.

They get two bolters up :)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Dark Vengence release

The new starter set is looking awesome.  I might even split the cost with someone for the Chaos bits.

Recommended Blog

Dreamspirit Wargames

 This is an awesome blog showcasing their work on gaming terrain.  The do some of the finest wargame terrain I have ever seen.   Take a peek and then visit their website.  They have a fantastic how to video section as well.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

TSOALR is back!


Go here for the cartoons:

New Terminators a WIP

I started work on these a couple days ago. I did a test magnetization with the sargent who turned out really well. I was however a little concerned about the 1/8 magnets and the weight of the assault cannon and the heavy flamer. I did some research and ended up talking to a gent in the UK who had the same problem with his GKs and had a vid showing how he switched up to a larger magnet. So I bought some 3/16 magnets and tried it out. It worked well.

The Sargent

Getting ready to drill

Magnet fitted

Testing the fit

Barrels drilled out

Trying loadouts

Storm Bolter

Assault Cannon

The gang almost ready for primer

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Finished the Ironclad

Primed, base coated, washed, highlighted, stickered and matte finished.  Up next either Termies or the Storm Talon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Long overdue

Somewhat embarrassed that I have not updated in a while.  Some things happened at work that put me off doing anything and I let it get in the way of my home life.

Anyway I purchased the Ironclad Dreadnought a couple months back and did not even open the box until a few weeks ago.  Since then I have worked on it a little every night.  I took a lot of advice from vids on youtube and from my fellow Freebootas at the 40k Radio forums. 

So here it is.

Outta the box and off the sprue

Some priming and base coating
Some detail work mostly on legs and feet
Primed weapons.  Used a new primer I like made by Board to Pieces

Magnetized the underslung weapons

Sarcophagus cover
All detailed up
Hurricane bolter all done



Storm bolter

Trying it out for looks

Base coating and some detail work