Saturday, October 23, 2010

Skaven Plague Furnace finished!!

How many of you are familiar with Murphy's Law ? The main concept of this law is that nothing is as easy as it seems, and it definately applies with this model too!

Following my latest post I have decided to rebuild my Skaven army and I thought that this would be a somewhat easy task, having all this wood and metal and skaven fur to paint... little did I know when I was undercoating this monstrosity.

Clan Pestilens was always one of my favourite skaven clans. My army lists always include at least one unit of crazed plague monks. The latest book of Skaven gave me one more good reason to include even more of these fellas, and that was the almighty Plague Furnace! I've played several games with this crazy warmachine and I must say that each game would manage to surprise me in a good way. But I always included it as a proxy, using the screaming bell model, although I had the kit laying around somewhere in my closet.

First of all I must say that this is a magnificent model. It has to be one of the best plastic kits GW has ever produced. Everything sceams in detail and motion. Its like watching an animated film come to life. But all this come with a price in terms of difficulty. When I realised all the amount of tiny details this model had, I knew that this wouldn't be as easy as I originally thought it would be, but then again, I always loved pesky and difficult models. Either way this would be a centerpiece to the army and it deserved all the attention I could give it!

So here it is in all its fuming glory... the Plague Furnace;

I am generally happy with how the model turned out. As always I am not happy with the picture but I think I am improving in this field, hopefully I will manage to get decent pictures one day :P 

I would really like to hear what you think and see your votes in CoolMiniOrNot as usual!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

revisiting the Fantasy chain of events... one rat at a time!

Do you get that feeling once in a while that some seemingly different events can lead to a chain effect and eventually lead you to get decisions that you wouldn't otherwise?

Don't get so serious all of a sudden, this blog won't change its subject to some philosophical rumbling of some sort ... but I just had to share the chain of events that lead to what seems to be my next model (or rather project) to come...

Firstly I have to say a great thanks to PapaJJ for his great Skaven (and ork) gift a couple of months ago, that really got me again on to thinking more out of my 40K box, more on this in future posts...

Secondly, last Saturday I decided to dig my Fantasy books and stuff and arrange a battle with a good friend of mine. Its been quite a while since the new edition hit the shelves but this would be only my 3rd battle with the new rules This would be a great 2000 pts one since the previous 3 were only 500pts test battles. Anyways, as you may have already known, I have quite a few Fantasy armies (including a massive Empire army and a large Tomb Kings force) but my big Fantasy love is the Skaven! There is a post somewhere around here that shows my old skool Doomwheel. So here I was, leaving my commission work for a while, digging out my Skaven Army Book making army lists ... and it was fun!

The next day I went to play the battle against my friend's daemons. I must say that I absolutely loved that game and I totally love the new rules! The result isn't that important, just the fact that it really got me into Fantasy stuff again and that I killed my third BloodThirster in 2 different game systems in 2 weeks time :P :P

Last but definately not least ... was this :

That was it... next thing I knew, I was hanging in my closet trying to find that order I did back then when the Skaven Army book was out!

Oh yes, the vermin tide is coming... and it will be nasty!!  XD

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blood Angels Vanguard Veteran Sergeant with Jump Pack

Project Blood Angels is slowly but steadily progressing and I have just finished another addition to my friend's army, the direct only Vet sergeant with jump pack!

Its a wonderful model with clear details and really fun to paint. I have some objections with the sculpt of the head but other than that I think its a wonderful addition to a BA army. I didn't try anything fancy here, just some extreme highlights on the power sword which I thing turned out ok. 

Again photographing red turns out to be a nightmaire, the highlights are vanished... :( but you can get an idea...

You can also leave a vote on CoolMiniOrNot as usual ;)

EDIT: Taking the advice of Antipope I shot the model again and I think that the result is far better now! Many thanks for you tip! XD

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another Tournament is over

... and what a great experience... with 34 people attending and loads of fun in a great place!

3 Battles were played in total, I got to play with Eldar (I can't seem to get away from them in tournaments...) Daemons and Imperial Guard. I got 2 victories with Eldar (yupeeee!!!) and Daemons (Ghaz got the title Daemonhunter from this battle, see the pic below) but got beaten by the Guard, from a very powerful and fast list with Vendettas and loads of Stormtroopers and veterans and of course meltas...! 

One Bloodthirster down... 1 more to go :P

3 Great games and one helluva day full of gaming!! Can't wait for next time!! XD