Sunday, February 26, 2017

Blue's Modular Table Part II

Alright...here we go with phase two of the modular terrain building.

Now that the individual base tiles are complete I started adding on the design features that I had drawn up on the post it notes earlier.  This I simply did with a large Sharpie marker.  As I want these tiles to be as modular as possible I insured that the road sections all entered and left the tiles at a set distance from a corner...I opted for the center of the road to be 5" inches from the corner and for the road to be a consistent 3" wide at the interfaces.

Here is how things are shaping up.

Open Terrain....this one was easy...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Blue's Modular Table Part I

Well...here we are again...Its been awhile!

Nice to See ya!

Sorry its been so long...but trust me I haven't been idle.  Though my Unit of Pike dwarfs languishes on the painting table waiting for my attention...I have been distracted by another aspect of our hobby...Terrain Building.

Making some proper terrain has long been on my list of things to get done and I was finally inspired to get started a couple of weeks ago.

The logical place start, for me, is a modular gaming table...small panels of which I could also use as photographic bases.  After much searching online and reading more blogs and forum posts on the topic than I can remember...I settled on a "system" to follow.  I remember seeing the Quindia Studios modular terrain board series a couple of years ago when I was starting to explore the idea of a proper game table...and it was to this series of blog posts that I returned now.

Clarence, of Quindia Studios, has one of the more complete, step-by-step descriptions of how to pull this off.  I have chosen to follow Clarence's process quite closely...with a few exceptions...if you are unfamiliar with his blog you should certainly check it out here:  Quindia Studios Modular Terrain Boards  There are 12 blog posts about his process...all well worth a read.  Most of what I say and do in this post...and those to come...is pretty much a rehash of Clarence's work...I strongly suggest you read the source material at the Quindia Studios Blog before following my shoddy example...

Friday, January 13, 2017

2016 Year in Review...

Well...

I'm a bit late with this post but here goes....this is my attempt to summarize my hobby efforts for the past year and to look forward to what I hope to accomplish for 2017.

As with my previous review I'll address things in 3 broad categories:
  • Gaming
  • Painting
  • 2017 goals
Gaming,
2016 was a great year for gaming in Blue's world...I played more games this year than I have in a very long time.  This included a bi-weekly gaming session with my local gaming partner during which we explored Space Hulk, Frostgrave, Dragon Rampant, and Rogue trader games.  I also played a fantastic game of RT with some of my other local gaming friends early in the year.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Chaos Renegade #17

Hi all,

I still have to pull together my end of the year review for 2016...but this guy was done before New Years so he should really be posted up before my summary is complete...so here he is.

Once again this is quite a unique Renegade model...this one a Kev Adams sculpt (the knee pad faces are a dead give away) once again he was a joy to paint and I chose to use one of my new favorite colors, a rich burnt orange.

Here he is with the rest of squad...Individual shots are below.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Pike Dwarfs...Unit building

Well...after enjoying painting that MM15 Dwarf with the Pike for the Paint it Forward event...I've felt the strong urge to build and complete my Dwarf pike blocks.

The Marauder Pike Dwarfs were, and are, some of my all time favorite figures from the Golden Era.  They are the figures that hooked me as a child and continue to do so today.  Though they have been long discarded by modern Warhammer Bullshit fluff they will always hold a holy place in my Oldhammer dwarf army.

After completing the MM15 I pulled out my current pike unit...a 15 strong force that is mostly sporting paint jobs dating to the Regan administration.  To these I added another 13 unpainted pike dwarfs and this is the resulting unit.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Chaos Renegade #16

Well...here we are again.

The renegade painting is coming easy right now so I'm continuing to ride that wave while it lasts.

#16 is another classic Sculpt...This guy comes from the non-denominational portion of the Renegade range.  In the catalog he is known as One Eye

Really a fantastic Sculpt...the leering skull like head with the down turned horns is very effective and suitably creepy.  My thoughts for color schemes went all over the place with figure...and in the end landed in the weirdest place I could have imagined! 

My thought was to employ some of the subtle colors I've used on some of my Bretonnian figures...but the highlighting got away from me and the colors transitioned into something different...but some how more compelling.

Here he is...


I hadn't really planned on a second Pink Renegade at this point...but I think the tone of this one is so different from the more "bubblegum" color of Renegade #13 that they may still be able to remain in the same squad.


Anyway...Cheers for now...

Blue

Paint it Forward...Dwarf Pikeman

Hi all,

Recently there has been a initiative on the forums and Facebook groups that some are calling "Paint it Forward".  The idea is that you offer up a nice model for someone else to paint...you ship it to whomever accepts your offer...and they are obligated to paint that figure and offer another figure to a different painter...who would then paint that figure and offer another up for grabs...you get the idea.

When Bill from the wilds of western New York offered up one of my absolute favorite Marauder Dwarfs as his Paint it Forward figure...I couldn't resist and jumped at the chance to paint this fantastic figure.