February 27, 2014

Kickstarter: What I'm Backing

At this point I'm sure everyone has heard of Kickstarter, so no need for me to go over what it is. I have backed a few things recently that I thought others may have an interest in, so I've decided to do an update showing what I'm backing.

Loot Call: TableWar Design's Display Tower

Woot! Got my new Display Tower case today from TableWar Desgins! Unboxed it and fiddled with it a bit. Check it out!

February 26, 2014

Getting Tournament Ready - Working on Corsairs

So, I have finally started on my Dark Elves for the Tournament coming up on March, 22nd. I have a lot to paint. A. Lot. To. Paint. However, I finished 7 Dark Elves today, so that's a good thing. Well... "finished". They are base coated and ready for Quickshading. Here's a few quick shots of the Black Ark raiders.

More to come!

February 25, 2014

Assault Terminators Assembled!

So I got my Assault Terminators completely assembled, all with the shields from Scibor Miniatures. They're just ready for a prime then a paint. Here' they are:

I think the shields really give them a better feel for being minotaurs chapter with the Greek symbols.

February 20, 2014

Loot Call: Scibor Miniatures Spartan and Omega Shields

In my assembly of my Minotaurs Space Marines force, I wanted to do something different with my Assault Terminators than the regular Storm Shields. Enter Scibor Miniatures and my recent bit of loot in the mail!

February 18, 2014

Product Review: Army Painter Brushes

In short: I do not recommend them at all.

When I was getting back into miniatures, I bought a bunch of different brushes and I thought the Army Painter ones seemed good. They have not held up, at all. I should make the point that I'm not hard on my brushes. I don't grind them against the bottom, etc. Every one of them, within the first session or two of using them, the points began hooking. And then they started fraying. I have the insane detail brush and literally, after the second time using it, it's frayed all to hell.

I will never, ever, ever buy another Army Painter brush. If you need a brush, look elsewhere.

February 17, 2014

Blog Dump: Updates on Various Things

Been really busy of late, so I haven't been getting in posts like I should. So just a quick update. No pictures, sadly.

February 10, 2014

Battle Report: 2500 Dark Elves vs. Orcs & Goblins

A new battle report! I am testing out a list I am thinking of taking to my first tournament. Let me know what you think. This was a 2500 point battle between my Dark Elves and Orcs & Goblins.

February 6, 2014

1st Squad of Minotaurs Done!

This is the finished 2nd Company 1 Squadron of my Minotaurs force. There's 10 of them there, I swaer (one is hidden behind the Sergeant). The Quickshade turned out great. After dipping them I used a paper towel to blot away the excess and the final product was awesome.

The only hitch I ran in to was when I sprayed the matte finish on them. I had never had this problem when I sprayed my Skaven, but when I sprayed my Marines the matte finish wrinkled. I have since read that it's problem related to the solvents in the matte spray and how it reacts with the Quickshade varnish. The other difference between my Skaven and Marines was that I used the Army Painter matte spray on my Skaven and used the GW Purity Seal on the Marines. (I was out of my Army painter spray) I did detect less of a "gasoline" smell with the Army Painter spray so there must be less solvent in it.

In the meantime I have some bottled matte varnish I can brush on which should work out fine for future models even though it will take more time. Better than having all that time spent making them pretty get messed up. :)