October 23, 2013

Kharybdiss Inspiration

So, as I posted before, I got my Kharybdiss model built. I've been searching for inspiration for the color scheme. Most of what I find for images of sea monsters is greys and greens. Not very inspiring. I did find this image however:
I like the black underbelly and the orange scaly top. I think I'm going to go for this color scheme. What do you think?

October 13, 2013

Escalation League Battle Report: 750 pts. vs. Empire

Today I played a League game vs. Empire. Here's the List break down, and remember this is still under the restriction of only core + 1 hero.

Skaven Forces
1 Warlock Engineer, lvl 2 (Warp Lightning and Crack's Call), Warp Energy Condenser, Ironcurse Icon, Dragonbane Gem
20 Stormvermin w/FC and Storm Banner + Warp Fire Thrower
30 Clanrats w/FC, Spears and shields + Poison Wind Mortar
30 Slaves w/ musician and shields
5 Giant Rats w/Packmaster

October 10, 2013

New Dark Elf Goodies!

Finally got some of my new Dark Elf goodies put together. Here's the pics.

New Kharibdyss model

Cauldron of Blood

Bloodwrack Medusa

Crone Hellebron
I have to say, if the new plastic Witch Elves are anything like the ones in the Cauldron of Blood kit, they are going to be annoying. Attacking the head was such a pain on them. The parts are keyed, but the keys are rather shallow and so the part doesn't fit snug into place. There's a lot of wiggle room, so you have to constantly fiddle with it to get it just right. And just when you think it's right... it falls off. Very frustrating.

October 6, 2013

Oh nice...

So I just noticed an email regarding my Dark Elves pre-order items in my email from Games Workshop. It was being sent via FedEx. I wasn't able to get there today on release day to get the stuff, so I pulled up the tracking info to bond with my stuff I would be pickign up tomorrow. Imagine my surprise to see the big red DELIVERY EXCEPTION warning! So apparently FedEx tried to deliver the stuff at 7:33 in the freaking morning! Of course the place wasn't open yet! And of course the stupid FedEx driver can't look at the sign with the hours of business and deliver it back when they fracking open? Of course not. Nice FedEx. Real nice.

October 5, 2013

Escalation League First Game - Skaven vs. Tomb Kings, Victory!

Had my first game in the Escalation League vs. Tomb Kings and finally got to write a Battle Report for it. To recap: 750 point lists, all core with 1 Hero level character allowed. I forgot to bring something to write on, so this is from memory.

October 3, 2013

Another unit... sort of done. And matte spray woes

So I got my Clanrat unit ready for an upcoming game this Friday. I got to league standard... which is 3 color. Sort of like the old tournament standard for "painted." Primed, armor color and then fur color. I'm going to have to be satisfied with that for now since I want to try to get the final giant rats (x4) and Stormvermin (x20) primed and 3 colored before tomorrow so I can get that extra point for a "painted" army. More pics forthcoming.

I had a few fully base coated and went out to matte spray them yesterday. I thought it wasn't that humid outside, but apparently the paint thought differently... it's got that lovely haze to it now. Fortunately it's not horrible. I've had them come out worse. It's still annoying...