Sunday, July 30, 2017

Fallout billboards for 40k terrain: quick weekend construction

I'd been thinking about scratch building some billboards for 40k for a long time (even bought a packet of plasticard I-beams about a year ago...) but have kept putting it off as my ideas for building something featured overly complex designs of beams & frameworks.

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that a dude I've known through work for ~10 years is actually a hardcore closet gamer, and has recently put in 120+ hours exploring Fallout 4. 

Our long talk about the Fallout world prompted me to just dive in and just build something 'good enough' rather than a perfect reflection of a real-life billboard.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Devastator Squads WIP #4

Final WIP post for my devastator squads: a couple of assembly shots and gearing up the sergeants. At some point when I dig my airbrush out of storage and varnish everything, I'll take some properly 'finished' photos. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Devastator Squads WIP #3

Last post left off the 2x Dev squads for 5th Co. with the marines themselves largely done. The 5x man unit here has had knee coloured black for eventual squad markings, and are now waiting for helmets & weapons - which come together below...

Devastator Squads WIP #2

These guys were finished up to decal/varnish stage a while ago, but haven't yet posted the WIP pics from my phone. First stage painting doesn't look too different from tactical squads, but worth posting how I went through building these in separate parts to get to the fiddly details... 



Monday, July 3, 2017

8th edition rants: Part 4 - Ekfud get's the toys back

As many have probably caught on already... Blood Angels have a bit of assault squad mojo back (and then some) with the first update/errata to the Index volumes coming out this week.





Monday, June 19, 2017

8th Edition rants: Part 3 - Ekfud's poor timing on meltaguns (bonus: working on casualties instead)

Apparently my UK ordered copy of the boxed game (and codex/index) will be on my desk at work tomorrow, but in the meantime I've been poking around some of the discussion forums on loadouts and legal unit options. 

Of course - the unit that was my WIP on the workbench is now no longer legal :-(
BA assault are no longer able to take meltaguns. 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

8th Edition rants: Part 2 - Paying the AU tax

I spent last week in London and realised partway through my stay that the hotel was about 200m from the Tottenham Court Road Warhammer store. Since I was ~12,000km away from my regular store, I thought I'd sneak in to see what the pre-order copies of 8th edition looked like.