June 25, 2013

Goodies for my Birthday

So, Origins fell on my birthday this year. Got to go for more than one day for the first time in a long time. It felt good. Additionally, when it came to what I was wanting to spend my money on in the dealers room I was both saddened and ecstatic at the same time.

The sad part was that Privateer Press wasn't there. I was hoping to pick up a bunch of the new Convergence of Cyriss stuff for Warmachine. Alas, they decided not to come to Origins this year. I was actually kind of mad about that since I was looking forward to having a:
moment. Heh. But it's okay, since they didn't want my business by snubbing the one Con I could go to this year, I got a surprise that allowed me to spend those dollars. Forge World crossed the pond and was in attendance in the dealer's room!

So I got my Shut Up and Take My Money moment anyway. :) I had pre-ordered the Imperial Armour 12 book the first day it went up for sale. I devoured it when I finally got it. I was excited to see these new, cool options for my beloved Necrons. So, I spent my money there. And boy did I ever! Forge World stuff, as you may very well know, ain't cheap.
Forge World Goodies
My birthday present to myself
I got three things, in the picture clockwise form the left: the Tesseract Ark, the Night Shroud Bomber, and the Death-Ray Sentry Pylon. All in total: $302. For three things. Yikes! I could have seen quite a few hookers for that. (but I'll get more use out of these, lol... that sounded bad, didn't it?) On the bright side, I didn't have to pay shipping from the UK. So at some point, I will be doing blog posts showing progress assembling these things. It may be a bit as the wife and I are in the process of moving. Same city, but it's going to take some time until I have a place to assemble and paint set back up. For those of you who are wondering, Forge World said they'd be at GenCon this year. So you will have a chance to purchase from their line at the con. Save your pennies though. :)

June 11, 2013

Warmachine: Protectorate of Menoth Crusader

I haven't updated in a while. Been busy with working on the house for an impending move and attempt to sell the old one. I finally managed to eek enough time out to finish off my Protectorate Crusader Warjack. All in all I'm happy with it. I used the Army Painter Quick Shade ink on it, but not all over, just on certain areas. It worked out well. I learned my lesson with the Repenter that got driven into the dirt when I tried to shake the excess Quick Shade dip off. The white went on a little gloppy. I primed another 'Jack in white so I'll see how it goes on that one, but if it still looks gloppy, I may need to find a different brand of paint for my whites. Anyway, here it is in three angles. Painted, matted, and based.