2014/04/24

What are our words?

So I came across a can of flexible rubber coating while in Home Depot last weekend. It's different from those that I seen before in that it's white, and it's not meant to be peeled off. I used to get my mats from theterrainguy.com, but he's since closed up shop and even before that he stopped making a snow mat before I could pick one up. Given that, I decided to try and use this stuff out to make my own. Here's the result:



I pretty much spray a piece of vinyl with it, let it dry, sprayed it again, sprinkled some tan flock on there, covered it with snow flock, and placed a book over it while it dried.




I think it came out alright. There's some warping, so it's currently sitting under a book to see if it will flatten out. I'm also going to try and hit it with a coat or two of dullcote. The tan flocking stuck alright (I brushed a lot off) but the snow flocking stuck very well I think.

2014/04/17

Ready to Play

I finished up the Orlocks I played with at Adepticon this past week. My Juves, Heavy Bolter and second leader will be benched until I circle back around again. I'm pretty happy with how these came out. At somepoint I might try to paint some road lines on the bases, we'll see how that goes.



I tried my hand at weathering (?) the end of the flamer as per an old Citadel painting book. Not sure on it yet.



There was no detail on the rope tied to the top of the pack, so I had to freehand the highlights. I think it works out pretty week for you're everyday, run-of-the-mill rope.



The rest of the gangers are below. Only two of them are new from last week but I forgot which ones they were when I was taking the pictures. :P










Finally, here's a shot of what's left to paint. The leader's nearly there but the Heavy's going to need some work and putty, while the Juves just paint.



2014/04/08

Adepticon Slideshow Spectacular!

Some shots from a few of my Adepticon events this year. First up is the Legends of the Old West: Battle at the Little Bighorn event. All the terrain and figs were provided. I took control of Captain Benteen and a few of us his men. We actually managed to get to General Custer (or Custard as a few of the players were calling him) and it looked like he was going to actually make it. We had to call it due to time however.




Next up is the Necromunda by Night games. My Orlocks managed to win it all, despite loosing two of their own throughout the games.




On Friday we had Warmaster. I faced off against Matt's newly painted Chaos, Chad's Orcs who were lead by Warboss Hal (who we dragged to the games), and Eric's Chaos. My Cav reinforcements decided to not show up on the first game which made it a draw despite the Elves breaking Matt's Chaos. The second game saw two brigades of infantry on a hill surrounded by an ocean of Orcs. They managed to hold out until the rest of the army got there. The final game saw some poor command rolls for Chaos and good ones for the Elves. The Silverhelms and Chariots mopped up a good portion of the army thanks to a charge in the flank.




Hal, Eric, Jordan and I played some Epic pickup games Saturday night on the Flames of War boards that weren't in use and Sunday was the Epic Armageddon challenge. Unfortunately one guy dropped out so we were odd for the day, but we got a tremendous amount of prize support from Onslaught Miniatures and Microworld Games so everyone went home happy.



2014/04/07

Almost...

They weren't 100% finished for Adepticon but they were pretty close. I finished up six of the gangers tonight, taking care of the touch-ups and a few final highlights. I went very light on the gun highlights, just to see how it would work.



The biggest things left at this point are to get the Juves, Heavy Bolter and other leader to the same point as the rest of the gang. I'll likely work on them on and off over the next couple of months. For the time being it'll be back to Epic.







2014/04/02

Ruth's Birthday Bonanza

Some shots from the games this past Sunday. Eight of us got together in honor of Ruth's birthday (like we needed an excuse to game...).



HAVOC XXX

Some shots from HAVOC XXX. I've been going for seven years now I think, it's a fun little con that's less than a 10 minute drive for me.