Blog posts : "General"

Airbrush Equipment Video

January 4, 2012

Hey folks - first new video in a long time has been posted!  I used a new video camera I got for Christmas just for this purpose (quick and dirty tutorial and hobby videos - it's a sony bloggie duo HD if anyone is curious). I think for better sound I will start editing the videos such that I add the…

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"Is this the weekend?"

December 3, 2011

That's the email I got from my buddy this morning. "the weekend" in question being "the one where we can get together to play a game of...anything". Sadly, as usual lately, the answer was no.

Between work (insanely busy) and three kids (insanely busy) and the holiday (busy), finding time to get tog…

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Hobby Supernova

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween folks (my birthday too, so it's always a special day to me!).

I'm not even sure what the point of this post is other than to lament a phase I seem to be going through - I'm buying up "new games" like crazy. I think basically two things are causing this: 1) I rarely have time to play …

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Man I miss painting :(

April 9, 2011

Some of you may have seen my painting room video on youtube and may recall just how crowded and messy it was.

Now my room is bare, with fresh carpet and paint, as we try to sell our house (we have an offer with a larger one, where eventually I will be able to set up a new painting area).

It's painf…

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A hiatus is looming.

February 16, 2011

Hi everyone!  So, it seems I am going to be caving in to my wife's demands to move to a larger house (now that we have three kids and small bedrooms). I think it's going to happen rapidly, hopefully before April. As such, I have to gut my hobby room so they can replace the completely ruined carpet (…

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Added the followers widget

December 21, 2010

Hey folks - for the longest time I've wanted to add the Google Friend  Connect widget so I can see how many and who are following the blog. I finally figured out how to do it here and now I have this embarassing "1 follower" - me.  So if you happen to be registered with Google etc I hope you'll add …

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A couple more games with Skaven

September 18, 2010

So this marks a major milestone for me - this is the first time I've played more than 1 game with any of the Warhammer armies I've painted (including 40k) other than the Tyranids. Maybe there's a long term commitment here with these rats!

Tonight I finished up my second game vs Robin's lizards (aaaa…

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Dwarf Quarrelers - Airbrush WIP

August 8, 2010

Hi guys - the comment in my earlier post about airbrushing dwarves (because presumably they are too small for that!) made me think of posting a WIP shot of the next unit. What I've done is taken the photo after only airbrush work has been done. Up to this point, I have not touched a regular brush. F…

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First Dwarves

August 8, 2010

Hey folks - so I've been on vacation all week and spent most of it down in Calgary. Got back in time to attend the Bizarre Bazzar (sp?) where I made some decent GW money, and promptly spent a good portion of it on a bunch of Dwarves! Why Dwarves? a) taking a little break from VC, b) I'm not sure. I …

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Two Necromancers Completed

July 27, 2010

Finished up these two Necromancer heroes for my growing Vampire Counts army - they are built from the Empire Battle Wizards kit, which is a really nice little kit for this purpose imo! As you can see, they shop at the same tailor. I guess my Vampires have a uniform dress code that they demand of the…

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More Grave Guard, and a Varghulf

July 24, 2010

Hi guys, still trucking along on the Vampire Counts. I boosted the Grave Guard up to 20 (with great weapons) and added a Varghulf - I hear they are pretty good in 8th edition. In fact, I'll probably use two once I go up to a high enough points limit with the army. Still have another 30 ghouls to pai…

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Grave Guard Completed

July 22, 2010

Hey folks,

Uploaded a shot of some Grave Guard to the Latest Minis gallery on the left. I was going for an old, decrepit feel with these guys but not so much rusty because these aren't normal skeletons - they are the barrow wights of ancient kings. They probably had well oiled armor.  I actually bou…

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First bit of Vampire Counts done

July 18, 2010

Hey guys - two posts in one day I guess :)

In the new minis gallery to the right I've uploaded a shot of 30 ghouls. They arent ranked up very well (I'll fix that) and there's like 3 ghasts in there, which is kinda weird :)  I'll be doing more, however, and will split them up properly.  They paint up…

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First game of Warhammer Fantasy

July 18, 2010

Hi guys - this will probably be a bit rambling...

Finally got to play my first game of 8th edition last night! I ran my 1500 points of Khornate Chaos Warriors against my friend Robin's Lizardmen. He had a Slaan with Lore of Metal - I was quite intimidated by that. In the end, despite some really nas…

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Exalted Hero

July 10, 2010

Happy 8th Edition day, Warhammer fans :)  I'm still wading through the (gorgeous, but huge) book and rules. Not having played in the past it's a lot to take in (even though I have played 40k and WOTR). I've gotten as far as Shooting and armor saves section.  The game sounds really fun to me so far!…

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The Khorne Reds

July 5, 2010

I've had a number of people ask me about how I do the red on these Khorne guys - especially after posting the image with banner in it, which seems pretty popular.  Here's the low-down:


Step by step of the Reds (this goes for the banner too basically). All steps (except edging and wash) are airbrush…

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Marauders with Greatweapons

July 3, 2010

Whew - this was one of the most work-intensive units I've done in quite a long time. The main reason was the amount of conversion work - the basic marauder models don't do much for me, so I was swapping heads and also converting flails into Greatweapons. I also mixed in a box (pricey!!) of Bestigors…

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3 Chaos Ogres Finished

June 29, 2010

Finished a small unit of Chaos Ogres, based on the Ogre Kingdoms models. They are in the Latest Minis and Warriors of Chaos Galleries.

Chaos Knights Done

June 25, 2010

5 Chaos Knights have joined the ranks in the Warriors of Chaos Gallery. Note that I still need to do a proper standard bearer and musician for them. I've really sorta screwed up my unit assembly so far lol :)  Now I have to back-fill musicians and banner bearers for all. I'm also working on converti…

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Firestorm Armada Fleet - the Dindrenzi

June 13, 2010

Oddly enough, despite really digging the Sorylians I ended up finishing Dindrenzi as my first fleet! I still have to add the carrier (on order) and probably heavy cruiser (not on order - yet). These ships are weird, I think most people at first find them a bit bland but they really grow on you. Some…

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