Sunday, April 22, 2012

Off For A While

Dear guys and gals,

Well, after posting on the hobby table just about every week for over 2 years, it's time to take a break. I'll be back again in the second half of June with a step-by-step article on weathering metal armor and weapons...without powder.

In the mean time, Jupiter and Orion will be holding down the fort. Have a great spring, and I hope your hobby projects turn out great.

'Til next time...and this time around that will be about seven weeks...

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thralls and the Wraith Witch

It's springtime in, of course it's snowing like crazy. Good time to blog.

This week I finished off that full unit of 10 Bane Thralls I started up last week. When I compare them to the old model Bane Thralls, there's really nothing to recommend this new set. I like the old sculpts better...particularly the heads and cloth of the old models.

I've fought against Epic Denny twice up at Thunderground this year and have gone 1-1 against her. However, I can see that she is a super-strong warcaster. So I built my own, and now she's part of the collection.

'Til next time!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This and That

I was down in Austin this not so much hobby time. However, I did start up another unit of Bane Thralls. These models are from the new Bane Thrall unit box, and have the updated resin shoulder pads. Whoop-dee-do. They took longer to clean up than the old metal models, and I don't think they look any better. Why replace the old SKU? Who knows.

Here they are with primer and some overspray. Didn't get any further than this, though. Hopefully, I'll have them finished up this week.

Finally, one last set of finished units. These are Necrotechs and Scrap Thralls. I use a couple of these pieces in my Mortenebra list.

OK, hope you are having a great Easter weekend.

'Til next time!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cryx Pics Redux

This post is just a pic review of Warmachine Cryx models I've finished over the past several months.

Epic Asphyxious.

Mortenebra, Deryliss, and Warwitch Sirens.

Epic Skarre.

Three Slayers.

Two more Slayers and a Reaper.

Scaverous and Erebus.



Gerlak Slaughterborn.

Satyxis Raiders with Sea Witch and Captain.

'Til next time.

Two Custom Slayers and a Reaper

More Cryx Helljack kits. Need them for my 50-point Mortenebra tier list. to make your 5th and 6th Slayers a little different from the others in your collection...

In this photo, the two new Slayers flank the Reaper model in the center. These are assembled, and as you can see, I've added on some customizations to keep things fresh. The Slayer on the left gets some Texas longhorns, and I glued skulls over the fist spikes. I also removed one of his tusks and drilled a hole where the tusk was lost. The one on the right also got a pair of Stegadon horns (or at least that's what I think they are), and some model razor wire wrapped around his hands. His head was swapped for a Menoth Templar head (oh, those Cryx just don't care where their parts come from!). The Reaper is stock.

OK, no the models have been primed and sprayed a few shades of grey-green. You might be able to see that I also put a few bits into the bases for more visual interest.

And there they are finished up. Used the rust and dust again to stay in theme with the rest of my Cryx forces. The more you do this, the faster it goes.

I got the idea for the skulls on the fist spikes from the Deathjack artwork and model.

The razor wire on this slayer came from Army Painter.

My first Reaper.

So, I played the Morenebra tier list at the local steamroller tournament yesterday and went 2-1 for 6th place. My one loss was against another Cryx army...and honestly, I would have been much better of switching over to my alternate eSkarre list. This Mortenebra list does best against lists with living models...the eDenny list I faced was all undead/incorporeal. Anyway, it was a fun day and it was good to see the familiar tourney faces up at Thunderground. Thanks to Roy Kim for putting on another fine event.

'Til next time.