Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tervigon - Arachnarock Conversion Reborn: The Original Gets a New Look!

Old School here to post up some photos of the Arachnarock Tervigon, or Tervigon Alpha with a new Hive Fleet and new paint job. A little bit of history first: About a year ago, I was able to use a combination of Ninja tricks, 007 espionage and a little Jedi mind trick to get my hands on the Arachnarock kit before it was available for purchase. With the kit in hand, I was the first to convert this monster, which I first named the Dryder Tervigon and later Tervigon Alpha, but enough history, let's take a look at this big beautiful woman-bug (does that make her a BBW-B?)

Saint Valentine's Massacre Missions Pack!

Mission pack is out today.  Hope to see everyone there!  

GeneralChaos runs a pretty tight ship and everyone there is pretty cool.  I highly recommend making the trip.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Second Foundation Of Vengeance: Patience

Vengeance is not a thing to be taken lightly or without planning. A wise man once said” Before embarking on a journey of vengeance dig two graves” This of course implies vengeance will eventually destroy those that seek it. If you go into a battle with a bad plan of attack or let yourself be lured into a trap your vengeance will go unfulfilled. I was contemplating this while Squaring off with Old School Terminator and his Tyranids. The game was a very bloody affair. I was using one of my prototype lists and he was using one of his very potent and decently tested tournament lists. As a side note Dakafexes, contrary to the “wisdom of the internets” are very viable and should be killed with extreme prejudice. I saw the error in my plan as I unfolded it. I had fallen for a trap. After my Reavers had dealt with his termagaunt screen with a nice fly by, Lelith and her wyches went to the center and assaulted the surviving termangaunts, some hive guard and a massive unit of Genestealers. The plan seemed good, but thanks to Leliths killing power and the massed attacks of 3 wych squads, with re rolls for failed wounds for combat drugs, I was left sitting in the open. I had underestimated the fury of the attack. The Carnifexes and tervigons started the clean up. I was able to hold on, but my thirst for vengeance and the thrill of the kill got the better of me. I contemplated this and saw what laid before me was the second foundation of vengeance. Patience.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Making a Portable Snow Table: Out With the Old, In With the New!

CVinton's New Table for the Wolves

I love to have a table at my house.  Though it doesn't get much use, I feel its my home field as completes my hobby side of the game.  Evolution has, at best, game store quality terrain (funny enough, I made most of it). I feel like if I invite someone to my house for a game, I'm hosting their game experience and just as a host offers a guest the best amenities they can, I too feel this is the attitude for the 'Home Game'.

Thus I present:

(to go)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lansing MI 3-11-12 tournament Fortress Comic and Games!

 Legios Sparticus Defenders of the Fortress Tournament 

 This is from the guys over at the fight club.  You don't have to be in the fight club for this, and they run some pretty tight tournaments.  Should be a good turn out and has a pretty cool design.  I look forward...if this wasn't so close to the daughter's birthday...

FromSteinerp via Aspects of the Void:

I am happy to announce the details regarding the March 11 tournament that will conclude the Legios Sparticus  campaign that is currently on going.  This event is completely separate from the league and league participation (or lack thereof) has no impact on the final standings of this event.  The only exception is detailed under the League Championship Sub-bracket heading below.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wolfson's Hobby Update, Painted Dark/ Light Eldar, VC, More!

Hello everyone I am sure some people thought me to be abducted by the inquisition since it has been so long since i have posted. The truth is far worse as a new semester of college has sucked me in to possibly be lost forever. I have however at least had the time to work on some hobby projects in between class and homework.
First up is a project i got a little sidetracked on. A close friend of mine is getting back into 40k and started up a Salamanders Army. I know this is not a Salamander but i used this model to teach him some basics on how to build up certain colors especially the touchy ones like red, white and yellow as these can be

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Forge World: New Necron and Ork Resin Crack and Will Attend Adepticon!

 Old School here to put the word out that Forge World is now carrying Necron Scarab Swarms and a new line of Ork vehicle bits (below) that look like they would be perfect weapons for a buggy.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hive Fleet Behemoth Space Hulk Genestealers - Ready For War!

Old School here to officially show off my new take on tyranids. No matter what the internet or anyone else says, at the end of the day, I love these guys. To kick off my return to the Hive Fleets, I grabbed my Adepticon SP: Kill Zone (I think I registered for it this year) army from last year and gave it a new look during our painting night last week at Evolution Games. Let's take a look around my Space Hulk Hive Fleet Behemoth genestealers!

Monday, January 23, 2012

It Came From the Forums: Bobo's Tyranid Swarm!

Old School here with another edition of It Came From The Forums. This time, we are looking at an amazing Tyranid army, so strap in, there are a ton of photos! If at any time, you would like to see a larger pic, simply click the photo or travel to the artist's thread at the bottom of the blog post.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Dark Mechanicus Rejoice! The Blight Wheel Mantis Tank is Coming!

Old School here with a quick post urging you to check out Blight Wheel's upcoming Mantis Tank. There are tons of photos here, so let's take a look.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The First Foundation of Vengeance: Spite

SeerK here to share a little series I did back on Craftworld Lansing last year.  The Foundations Of Vengeance is a series I put together over the year to try and quantify my views on the hobby and the game in general.  So if some of the references and game references seem a bit dated thats why.  I started them shortly after my first "Test Of Khaine" tournament, which will be making a comeback this year on April 7th at Evolution Games.  It was also in the wake of Adepticon 2011. I thought I would revisit the foundations as we see 5th edition come to a close.  So sit back and enjoy as I lay down the 13 Foundations of Vengeance.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Growth in the Twilight of 5th Edtion.

As the new edition approaches just around the corner, I have started to feel that 5th edition is a lame duck.  I won't say I hate 5th, or even dislike it; 5th edition was great (though, melta/tank spam is getting old).  But this isn't intended to be a trip down memory lane.  I'm writting this to share what the lame duck phase has taught me.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

13th Company Contemptor #2

Some more 13th company got finished up last night.   I'm really pushing to have a full compliment of painted for the massacre tournament.  

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

13th Company Fenrisian Wolves

13th Company have gathered up some Fenrisian wolves....  I got a good deal on 30 of the old metal chaos warhounds.  For the most part they're wolf enough that I couldn't pass it up.  Plus, being 13th company the touch of chaos is acceptable to the design.  They look like they've been in the warp for a while.  I only painted a portion because I was intending to run one full squad of 15 and then be able to outfit 2 IC's with 2 wolves.

Wednesday night paint night? Yes! Please, come join us.

Wednesday Night at our FLGS was at first nothing more than a few broke, bored and nothing better to do guys hanging out at our store. However we had noticed that a lot of new players were coming into the store, buying armies, but like a lot of people out there, they were not getting any painting done (and then we looked inward at ourselves and found, we were not either.)

So then we decided it was time to perhaps, since Saturday was our 40k night, to make Wednesday our paint night, and have everyone come up to the store and paint. It proved a LARGE success, so much so that for a time not only were loads of people coming up to paint their models on a weeknight, and give and get tips on how to do so, but it made Wednesday night a -second- 40k night. We were stoked, it was great! A large rising in new players kept coming....

And then... we stopped painting... we just played... People took the hobby back to their basement or bedroom, and no longer came to the store to paint just to play.

It was not long before Wednesday night was simply a night to come game, and then slowly that has even faded. We might see a few people up there now, and personally, I hold myself responsible as one of those who should have, and could have, kept painting up at the store. To encourage new players to paint and to model.

Last week I decided I was going to paint some models at the store, to get back revved up into the mode of which I have been lacking for over a year now. As I sat down worked, and talked with my friends it reminded me why it was so enjoyable before, and why is was such a huge success at the start.

With just playing games, we had taken away part of the social aspect of the hobby, the sitting around a table, talking about the lore of the universe, and painting our models.

This is what I now am striving to bring back, so for those of you in Michigan, who might have their Wednesday night's free:

Come Join us at Evolution Games for Wednesday Night Paint Night. Grab a few models to paint, your brushes and paint and sit down and enjoy yourself. Visit with me and the other DFG guys, who I am also calling on to do this.

Come one, come all and paint well.....

Until next time, burn some heretics, kill some mutants, and do it as always...


Monday, January 16, 2012

Multiple FAQ Updates: Necrons, Nids and Chaos Marines ect.

Old School Terminator here with some quick news about the big FAQ update that occurred last night. It looks like the Rulebook, Apoc, Apoc: Reload, Blood Angels, Daemons, Chaos Marines, Dark Angels, Dark Eldar, Eldar, Grey Knights, Imp Guard, Necrons, Orks, Codex Marines, Wolves and Tyranids all got an update.

First Batch of Varghiests Counts as Fiends!

Old School here and tonight I un-boxed and built the first three fiends for my budding Daemons Project. The Varghiest was simply too good to pass up and since the Daemon project is really just about me fielding as many cool looking models as I can stand, they fit in - in fact, they are the new cool kids in town!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Titan Games Tournament Announcement!

The guys...guy...over at Titan games is hosting another tournament!  I went to the last one and it was a lot of fun. I really encourage anyone who is on the fence about it to get out there for any of their 40k tournaments.

Saint Valentine’s Massacre

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Road To Adepticon: Team Deathstar

The road to Adepticon is paved in Resin, plastic, paint and lots of tears. Mostly the tears of those trying to paint an army in under a month because they put it off for the past year. DFG will be representing in the Team Tournament this year. Myself, Lord Solar Steve, The Judge and Samsquatch Monster will be playing as Team Death Star. Lord Solar announced it a couple months ago, but given its the new year I thought I would start off our road to Adepticon.

I will be bringing the Craftworlders. A Seer Council on bikes to be exact. I am in process of assembly with 4 warlocks completed. I will be using the Chapter House Studios conversion kits. As it stands I have my Farseer completed and one Squadron of Guardians on bikes completed. I have yet to put paint on the warlocks, but the 4 I do have assembled are in primer and ready to paint. I have to acquire some more Chapter house warlock kits, 6 to be exact, and a couple more Guardian bikes and I will have all I need for my 1000 point force.

I will be keeping everybody posted about Team Deathstars “Road to Adepticon” over the next couple months. So keep your eyes open as there will be a flurry of modeling and painting over the next two months.

Until next time......................

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


My Alternative Bloodletters and My Daemon Army Progress!

Old School here with my version of Bloodletters for my side project Daemon Army. Also included in this post will be some of the other items new and old that will become a part of this project.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Obliterator Conversions with Dark Mech Feel!

Old School here, coming to you from the road. I took a bit of a business trip last night and brought some of my easy travel bitz cases with me to build some DIY Obliterators. I had a lot of fun with the following conversions, so let's check out the photos:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Iron Warriors Progress; Two squads in MkII Armor!

Old School here to mark my progress on my Iron Warrior army. So far I have two squads basically done and just awaiting final details like shoulder pad markings, tightening up here and there on the painting and mostly the addition of their Champions. In the meantime, however, I would like to treat you to a few shot of the 20 Iron Warriors I have completed so far.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sculpting and Converting Angron, Daemon Primarch of the World Eaters!

Old School here with a sculpting project on the table: Angron, Daemon Primarch of the World Eaters Legion! I have wanted to make Angron more than any other Primarch since I first started converting models. He has always appealed to me, but it wasn't until the Ghorgon was released, that I started to look at the possibility. I began the project in earnest last night and I am sure to have a long road ahead. What you will see in this post is what a sketch is to a finished painting, so keep in mind the flat, blank armor and such (even the shape of the armor in places) will change. I plan on having Angron wearing the kind of Ornate stuff you see in the art, but let's take a look at where I am at:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Iron Warrior Sorcerer Base Built; Time to Paint!

Have you ever wanted to see your enemy torn down from his defenses and forced to watch his fortress and friends destroyed before he suffers a slow, crushing fate? So has my Sorcerer and unlike us, he has the power to do it! That is right folks, I decided to have my sorcerer based on an Imperial Fist being crushed to death by chains, let's take a closer look:

Friday, January 6, 2012

Iron Warriors Sorcerer Conversion Update, Fluff and Basing Ideas Brewing!

Old School here with a quick update on the Iron Warrior Sorcerer I started working on the other day. This work is still a work in progress, but he is moving along rather nicely. When I was looking for ideas for Iron Warriors Sorcerers, I was shocked by the semi-lackluster results I got. It seemed like nobody had really made an Iron Warriors Sorcerer that grasped the legion character. I think there are several reasons for this and we will get to know this fellow as we walk through the photos.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

13th Company Grey Hunters Complete!

Over the holidays I wasn't able to get much hobby time in, but now that the schedule is cleared up, its was time to put the brush to to some minis.  I finished up the core of the wolves and so here they are.

(Pic heavy)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

40k Chaos Sorcerer Conversion from Fantasy Manticore Parts!

Old School here with my first creation of the New Year for you, a Chaos Sorcerer created from parts of the Chaos Manticore kit from the Warhammer Fantasy Storm of Magic. From day 1, I was stricken with this model and originally bought it to be a Fallen Dark Angel objective marker, but I have been enjoying my Chaos Marines lately and plan to add him into my existing force to fight beside my Iron Warriors, Death Guard Maggot Legion and my World Eaters.

I loved the chains and the hidden face effect of the hood. The giant scythe didn't really speak to me until I had the model together in my hands.