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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dark Angels and More Terrain

Here is my first two squads of Dark Angles (that are mine to keep):  photo IMG_0020_zps58572468.jpg  photo IMG_0018_zpsa991dc02.jpg These guys have been a total nightmare. First I simply bit off more than I usually chew and getting up the gumption to do twenty was harder than usual. Add to that I have had primer issues with the bases (basically what do you do with primer that refuses to dry!!!???) so I had to rescrub those all down and try again. Clearly I only partially learned my lesson because a could still turned out bad. Then the shoulder icon decal on the meltagun guy has been a pain in the butt and I am going to have to go back and redo that somehow. Currently debating either freehanding it (which I suck at) or doing up a press mould. The other big time drain was working on this project:  photo IMG_0016_zps56ba7422.jpg  photo IMG_0015_zps2e869784.jpg  photo IMG_0014_zps1f6b7442.jpg  photo IMG_0013_zps703be35b.jpg  photo IMG_0012_zps5e9d9ef2.jpg My only New Year's resolution this year was to knock out some projects that I have had sitting around for some time. This was one of them. Like most of my stuff it is supposed to be a multi-function engine/pump. It would be at home at the heart of a starship engine room, part of a promethium processing field, or on the floor of a hive factory. Equally important is that it blocks terrain but also has some points figures can climb for high ground. Good to get that one off of my chest. Now I think I will brave my Thunderhawk rebuild.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Cheap Terrain

I have two generic modules made out of Burger King Kid's meal giveaways and a ton of crates made out of soda bottle lids. The only thing better than decent looking terrain is decent looking terrain that was dirt cheap. I don't know who invented the soda lid crates, or maybe there were one of those good ideas that multiple people discovered at once like fire or the atlatl but they are super easy and look good with very little work.  photo IMG_0011-Copy_zpsb2f875e6.jpg

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Toys for Tots 2013

The Chinook is done and off to the client who was apparently pleased. On to the next: These are my contributions to the 2013 40k Radio Freebootaz Toys for Tots Ebay Auction. I present to you Tas Squad with Multimelta, Meltagun, and Veteran Sergeant with Power Sword.  photo IMG_0010_zps39921cc9.jpg