Sunday, 16 November 2014

We Come in peace

Afternoon guys,

Its been quiet in here the past Month, I haven't been up to much hobbywise in that time short of trying to get some Tau bits done in time for the Meet up(which happened last week)

Speaking of the meet up a great time was had by all, highlights included:

  • Me winning only 1 game over 3 days.....
  • Rictus's  single unit of Plague drones routing half my Tau force
  • Nifes Wraith cannons killing my riptide with one hit
  • Nifes Fire Dragons killing a commander and 3 crisis suits in 1 turn


The Tau didn't fair well at all this meet up, often failing moral checks and running or in the case of the commander and entourage deep striking in killing 4 dire avengers then all getting nuked by fire dragons. bad luck and dice rolls are to blame, I'll have revenge next time......

Whilst I was away however a box of goodies arrived, 1 year after I backed it my Mars attacks stuff is here. Much like a child at christmas I spent an afternoon going through the contents of the box.

I must say Mantic get better and better. Considering the models are primarily board game pieces and not true wargaming models the quality on them is fantastic. I have of course had to paint up a batch of martians, result are below:








They need some tidying up mainly an extra highlight to the face and some work on the boots/glooves
however I intend to have a final pass over them all when I've finished more of them. Because of this the clear domes aren't glued on yet.

I'm tackling another 5 martians next, then I will likely do the martian General Tor Character.

In other news I shall be in attendance at the Horus Heresy weekender again next year with the normal shady Characters of Nife and Rictus, this time we will even be accompanied by Grizz.

Last time we went me and Nife challenged ourselves to enter into the painting competition this year, so I will be putting together a single model and attempting to push my painting. Given the quality of the stuff there last time I know I have next to no chance of winning but it should be a laugh.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Couple of WiPs

Well its that time of week again.

I haven't been up to too much hobby wise this week. been trying to finish off a few paint in progress infinity models which hopefully should feature on here next week.

I have a couple of WiPs to show though, first up is Hasslefrees tribute to Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell. A good friend of mine bought me this model for christmas a couple of years back, I have until now been afraid to tackle painting her.

Here is how she stands so far:



Got the colours fairly close to the Anime


Pictures haven't come out the best in all honesty, she does look a lot better in person.

I need to get hasslefress tribute to Batou now to paint up along side her. Might also get their squad of power armoured guys too. Idea is to have them as a swat team and when combined with kusanagi and batou will make some NPC/objective types for use in Infinity/Deadzone

Next up is a WiP Ethereal. As mentioned in last weeks post I'm struggling to motivate myself to do much on the Tau they just really arent inspiring me:




Added a little drone to his base to add a little extra character.



The final  hobby development for the week was this:



Thats right my copy of operation Icestorm finally arrived. Now the quality of the models in it are mind blowing. I shall be getting them built over the course of the week. I do however need to show some restraint in painting them and finish off some of the stuff I have already started.

That and I need to think up a colour scheme for the Nomads haha

Well thats it for this week, a small update but at least I'm still plodding along :P

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Infinity: Crusader Brethren

Good evening Guys,

Time for the normal weekly update, as ever it is another Infinity themed one.

I have been plodding along with my first crusader brethren, this one is armed with a HMG I also have one armed with a combi rifle in my painting queue. Bar a few finishing touches he is pretty much done:






I have really enjoyed painting this guy, think he is my current favourite of all the models I have painted so far for the game.

Here is a sneak peek of my next model, a WiP Trauma- Doc:



and the rest of the current painting queue:



Entirely Infinity stuff again......

I have a meet up with Rictus and Nife rapidly approaching where we will actually be playing 40k, I have a few planned additions to my Tau mainly repainting an Ethereal and fire warrior squad that I stripped an age ago.

I keep getting them out to paint and literally managing 5 or 10 minutes on them before getting bored and going back to whatever infinity or deadzone model I am currently working on. Mean while Rictus is blazing away on his Daemons, the speed of his painting has begun to scare me haha.

I have said it before but I will say it again I seem to have lost all interest in GW stuff, it barely motivates me to actually want to convert or sculpt anymore, something which used to be a huge part of the GW side of my hobby time.

Times change I guess, seems boardgames and skirmish games have become more my thing

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Review: Antenocitis Workshop Infinity Vehicle set

Evening guys,

This is a bit of a first for me, that is writing a review(well more my thoughts). Today I received an order I placed from Antenocitis workshop, that being their newly released futuristic cars for use with infinity.

I opted for the "Town" vehicle set and the "Tucuxi" sports car (which I have had my eye on for a while).

I have been after some vehicles to use as scatter terrain for Infinity and Deadzone for a while now, even scouring the local pound shops for toy cars to no avail. When I spotted the vehicle sets earlier in the week I knew I had found exactly what I was after.

Here are some pics:

All the vehicles together

Near future smart car? :P

Pods

Taxi


Sports car


The casts are absolutely perfect, not a single issue on any of them.

No mold lines either so after a quick wash these will be ready to paint straight up. I think they have hit the near future vibe on the head perfectly with these, with my favorites being the little transport pods.

Below are a few pics of them with an order sergeant for scale:






I can whole heartedly recommend these sets, they are very reasonably priced and the quality is fantastic. This was my first order with Antenocitis and I think I shall be purchasing from them again......already have my eye on the police interceptor haha.

So that wasn't the best of reviews but I hope it helps out any of you who are sitting on the fence.