Sunday, March 27, 2011

Finally got the pic from the Test of Khaine.

Wow. Just wow. Check out his army, and pay attention to the Wraithlord in the bottom left, as that was the piece that won the painting competition. I especially enjoy the Deciever conversion over to a Harlequin. Hats off to you sir!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

After the Test.

Wow. What a crazy time.

SeerK's Test of Khaine tournament went into full swing this past Saturday at Evo. I will admit, I am a little slow on the report here, but I had a paper to write, sorry. School trumps gaming.

Anyhow, I lent a hand to SeerK, mostly helping with odds and ends and keeping him sane. I had to jet before the tourney started, because I had to work, but I did return in time to see round 3, the final results, and the painting competition.

Fist of all, this was the largest wargaming tournament that Evo has ever had. SeerK capped the attendance at 32 due to space, but if everyone could have played that showed up, it easily would have been in the 40's. I am in full admiration of those who dropped out of the tournament, and stayed to help out instead. That shows a lot of character. :)

 The shop has more tables in it than pictured, my camera ran out of battery before I could get photos of everything I wanted. :( But the store is about 2x what you see pictured, and the place was packed.

The winners were......

1st Mike Couchard (orks)
2nd Steve Krohn aka "Lord Solar Steve" of DFG ( Imperial Guard)
3rd  Bill Kim (Daemons)
4th Eric Gibbs (Blood Angels)

The painting contest had some fabulous entries, however, there was one piece that stood out over the rest. Bob Murphy had an absolutely AMAZINGLY painted Eldar force. I want to show pictures, and I think OldSchool from DFG got pictures. I'll post them as soon as I get them. What amazed me about his forces was that he was painting them in a direction that I never even would have considered doing.

He had a Wraithlord that he hand painted scales on the armor, and a mural across the head. Absolutely amazing.

Well, here's the pic I got before my camera died, it is of Matt's Orc BattleWagon, amazingly painted.

That's it for now, I'll post more when I get more pics!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Craftworld Lansing presents the Test of Khaine

Today, starting at around 11am at Evolution Games in Lansing, Craftworld Lansing is hosting the Test of Khaine Warhammer 40K tournament. Unfortunately, due to work I will not be able to bring the Necrons for an outing, but I will be able to catch the end of the tourney.

Hope to see lots of 40K players out there, and I'll post what the outcome is!

Monday, March 14, 2011

This does not help my Bretonnians....

Oh, Forgeworld, why do you taunt me? Straight outta the Warhammer Forge, the second release for the Empire Army. This massive Landship looks so cool!

If it wasn't for the massive price tag, I'd entertain the idea of modding one out, even though it really doesn't fit the Bretonnian scheme.

The construction of Witchfate Tor continues, and I will be posting an in depth review of the kit when I'm done. I also primed one of the "old" Fighter knights, and started painting that.

That's the quick updates for now, more to come.....

Friday, March 11, 2011

... in which it has been too long since my last post, and current projects.

It's been too long since my last post, but "Spring Break" will do that to you. I saw "Spring" because we had a snowstorm yesterday, nothing major, just enough to be obnoxious.

The other day I couldn't help myself. I bought an Araknarok. I'm still in awe of the sheer size of the thing. I'm very anxious to get at it, but I am using it as motivation to knock out some of the other projects I've been working slowly on.

The Araknarok's base, in comparison to a Questing Knight
I blame Old School from Dark Future Games for making the Araknarok so appealing. He did quite an awesome conversion of one into a Tervigon for his 'nid army.

Other than that, I've been knocking out scenery like a champ. I used some variation to do a fall and winter piece. I don't want to go into much detail about them here, as I want to write a full article on building custom terrain. Still, here are the finished products:

I have also began work on Witchfate Tor, pics to come as it is completed.

On the painting side, I finished off the Necrons I picked up before Xmas, and now have that 100% ready to go.

What I put the most energy into lately has been my Bretonnian Trebuchet. I put a alot of detail into it, including rust on the riveting and bronze statues. There are so many tiny pieces to this, my camera can't do it justice.

I'm going to do a custom base for it as well. While it can stand just fine without one, I think I'd like it there to protect the bottom of the model from wear and tear.

Well, back to work on Witchfate Tor! My glue has dried and I am ready to prime. See you all soon for an article on doing custom scenery and effects!