Sunday, 13 October 2013

Changing direction

Good evening guys and girls,

I return to my neglected corner of the net after yet another long absence. I have been busy but also have struggled to actually get enough finished to be worthy of a post.

Fast forward to last weekend and I went to my normal meet up with Rictus and Nife, which has given me the kick I needed to post. The one thing that the meet up has opened my eyes too is just how little I am interested in the GW side of this hobby anymore. None of us particularly took our games of 40k seriously during the 1 day we had at WHW, this is when something clicked in my head that it was time to wrap up most my GW projects.....

Red Corsair Lord - Just for Sheep seen as hes been nagging via Rictus to see proof I've actually been working on stuff

Don't get me wrong I will finish what I've got(Corsairs and Tau) and still play when we have our meets, just I will now resist buying any more stuff and begin the long process of sorting out what to sell off.

The end isn't nigh though as though my interest in GW dwindles I have found new interest in other parts of the hobby those being skirmish and board games. The meet up gave us chance to try out some new games notably sedition wars and dreadball(the big hit of the weekend) as well as the now staple zombicide and I am finding them just so much more fun and interesting than 40k.

First game of Sedition Wars
Dreadball a awesome little game

I think part of it is the self contained nature of them and in the case of dreadball its just fun and very easy to get into. So much so that I have ordered myself a team for it.

Another game I have gathered some bits for is infinity, I love the sculpts for this game as well as the ghost in the shell vibe it has. The fact you can have a game with only a handful of models per side is an added bonus, I hope to take this along to the next meet up.

 Mars Attacks Kickstarter

And finally we have one last game this time one I have invested in on kickstarter and I blame nife entirely for this.....,Mars Attacks. Looks like a really fun little skirmish game that is again all self contained add to that that the gaming mat and terrain will run dual use with infinity and its a steal.

Thats it for now guys, a bit text heavy I know but now you can see the new direction I'll be heading in. Next update will likely focus on me painting up my dreadball team but might be a while away yet as I have a lot on my plate in real life at the moment.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Forgefiend #1

Morning guys and girls,

Been a while since I have posted this is due to the good folks at BT leaving me without internet for a week........ I have 3G on my phone but its barely reliable.

Having no internet however has been good as it has left me without any major distractions, so I have nearly completed 7 converted plague marines(coming in the next blog post) but the biggest thing I have worked on is my converted Forgefiend:

I bought the necron triarch stalker that it is based off from ebay in march........yes thats how long I take to get around to a project. The hades auto cannon are FW punisher cannons from a Valkyrie conversion kit. Theres still a stupid amount of work to do on this guy but at least he is finally started.

In other hobby related news I've caught up on the leaked pictures of the new marine stuff and after pages of hate I finally got to the pics.

Whilst there is nothing particularly inspiring amongst the release I do think that the centurions would make good base models for obliterator conversions, I will wait for better pics first though.

Anywho thats it for now, I'll be back with the plague marine pics in a day or two :-)

Monday, 29 July 2013

Blog facelift

Evening guys and girls,

I've given the blog a bit of an overhall and facelift, been a while since I last updated it and I fancied a change from all the black and red. Plus my skills at making banners and the like have progressed a fair bit since my previous ones.

I've made a trial gallery header too on the red corsairs gallery page, might be rather nerdy quoting the codex and that but it adds a bit of character to the page :P

let me know what you think guys, and I'll be back with a proper update in a few days time.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Weekly Ramblings #9 - Inspiring blogs and logs

Evening Guys and girls,

Small update well text heavy update. Its been too hot and humid to really sit down and focus on hobbying for the past week, I think all I have achieved in 3 days off is to saw up a few more chosen so they are ready to be turned into plague marines.

I have however sorted out my modelling cupboard:

Far far far more organised than it was before, I actually can find stuff now. Also added my current Corsairs projects to the corsair shelf of my cabinet, there may be the odd thing in there that I haven't shown on here yet:

So onto the point of this post some very inspiring blogs that have been catching my eye:

Officio Convertorum

Officio Convertorum is the blog of the highly talented Jeff Vader, he specialises in creating some fantastic INQ28 models and more recently has been creating his own minor Chaos God complete with lesser daemon models, as well as plenty of concept art.

Forlorn Hope

The blog of Sheep a fellow victim of the nagging of Rictus, Sheep produces some amazing work one look at his latest creation a Ad Mech knight titan is all you need to see. His Tyranids and Sons of Horus marines in particular are worth a look, as the marines in particular I have drawn plenty of inspiration from.

Night Lords 8th Grand Company by Darkven

The log of another talented modeller called DarkVen, this is possibly my favourite chaos marine log from across the forums at the moment. His specialises in heavily customised and characterful marines, his approach to his army is very much the same as mine and I hope my corsiars will look as good as a army when they are finished as his collective force so far looks.

Well thats it for now, I hope to have another plague marine update in a few days time.