Monday, July 28, 2014

The Drawing Board: Concepts for Conversions and How I Approach a Project Initially

TJ here and you are all either going to love or hate this post because it is filled with a bunch of crappy doodle I have been making in my notebooks during the less productive moments of meetings. Now normally, I would never post anything like this, but I did get an e-mail recently that asked me how I come up with my conversions and if I just endlessly peice plastic parts together until I find the right look or if I am some kind of natural ... I don't really do either. In order to come to an idea like the angry robot above, I first hit the drawing board and see what comes out of it. Let's take a look at the process.

Monday, July 21, 2014

World Eaters Knight Titan Lord of Skulls Kitbash: Inspiration and a Plan!

TJ here. Ok, so it is no secret that I love huge conversions and evil machines/ monsters. For more than a year, I have looked at the Lord of Skulls and wished it was something else, something more. Then Imperial Knights came along and I got really excited, but figured the scale of the Lord and the Knight were off (the torso seemed way too big for the knight legs in photos ... but then I just kept getting bombarded with ideas.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lords of War: My findings based on Trail by Fire!

TJ here to talk more about my explorations in 7th. This time I will be looking into the dreaded Lords of War. I will be honest, I hated the idea of Lords of War and the Escalation book when they first debuted, so with 7th edition in full swing, I decided to give them a try as an opponent to see if my standard Necrons and Chaos allies had what it took to take them on and ultimately make my own opinion as to whether or not they belong on the table in 7th edition or in regular games of 40k.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Alternative Daemon Princes from Hi Tech Miniatures!

Need a Daemon Prince, but really don't want the same one as everyone else? Don't like the GW model, but want to stick to the same scale? Can't/ Don't want to convert a nice Daemon Prince? I am always looking for alternatives as part of my building a better series and while this is more of a GW Alternative article, it still may be up your alley.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

7th Edition? The End of the World or the New Dawn?

So I grabbed 7th when it came out thanks to being in a port call at the time. Since then, I have had ample time to absorb the rules and ... thanks to the magic of shameless nerds, I have even gotten some games in as well. I have purposely hung back due to the ridiculous gnashing of teeth on the internet and just waited to form my own opinion. I will say up front that I am a competitive player (as defined by popular internet terms) so if you don't care for that style, then this article might not be for you.

Friday, July 11, 2014

It Came From the Blogosphere: Rumplemaster's Yellow Necron Conversions

TJ here to introduce you to an artist known as Rumple Master and just one of his fantastic conversion armies, his Yellow, Rusty Necrons. Now as a fellow artist with an army of yellow, white and blue, rusty Necrons, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw these incredible conversions in my favorite scheme. Wonder what this huge mech is? Well, let's look together ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Gerantius, rules and thoughts on the new Imperial Knight

TJ here to talk about Gerantius, the forgotten knight which is a WD exclusive. He is a character from the knights book that now has rules of hisnown and they are pretty awesome: