Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More dreadnaught

Some more red gold on the model now. The camera makes it look more goldy than it is though :/ Looks niftier RL. Got the first layer of yellow on as well. Took better than usual. I think that it helps making sure that the foundation color really covers well. I'm thinking of applying the sepia wash already and then go for more yellow. Probably going to go for a heavier highlight than usual as well just to try it out.

Lots of black and yellow with a little red gold. Gotta get me some more color :)

A from behind shot :)

I'm going to add some Badab black to all the metal, but I might go with some green wash on the canisters for extra niftiness. Hmm. Or what color should melta canisters be?

When I look at the base I'm wondering what I should do with it. Need to make something nifty for sure!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Dreadnaught WIP

Here comes the big bad dreadnaught! Following him will be an Ironclad dread, but that poor fellow is still in bits, and I think that one needs a drop pod. Maybe I need to have two ironclads each with a drop pod. Might really want a special dread pod though from forge world, which means more expensive. Wish they had released it as a plastic kit too.

Anyways, back to my current dread. I took a little gamble and painted the sarcophagus first in tin bitz, then burnished gold with some shining gold at last and finished it all with a baal red wash over the feathers, sockets, and on the black background. Give the whole thing kind of a red gold feel to it. I like. In fact, I like so much that I will give the skulls on the model the same treatment. Good thing I came up with that before I had started with the non foundation yellow.

Also the cables between the sarcophagus and the rest of the dread needs to go metal colored. The tip of the multi-melta looks horrible in this picture but it really is metal colored. I haven't done anything to any of the metal areas yet, but I will give it some tin bitz and devlan mud + badab black on the multi-melta and badab black on the rest, plus some highlight metal.

Hope you all like it :)

I've been thinking of adding a few more purity seals to the model. Only one? On a dread? Hmm...

I keep some of the back parts black with a little gentle metal brush just so I don't paint the whole freakin' thing yellow. Takes time and all that jazz. Plus it kind of looks better this way:) Apparently black was my favorite color as a kid, a story my mother loves telling me (and I promptly hate hearing, especially since I apparently couldn't pronounce it right even!). Needs a bit of soot on the, ehm, chimneys?

This skull will also go red gold and the plate it is on will be black. And that close combat weapon, it needs to kill kill kill to earn its points back.

Stay tuned for more dready goodness in "da future".

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Perils of the Warp

Greetings from the US of A. The jetlag is starting to slowly die down and it's time to start posting again. This is the carnage that was the result of traveling. Perils of the warp for sure! Luckily everything broke at places it was glued together so it was just a case of bringing out the glue and go to town. Also note that the plastic colored Captain has a little problem, yes, I put the darn flagpole on the wrong way. That had to be fixed too.

And this is the result, now they look dressed for success again :)

And in my excitement I started to paint the dreadnaught as well. Gonna take quite some time to finnish that bugger I'm suspecting. I think that the Ironclad will be painted in parts and then assembled. It's just a better way of doing things for me. Cleaner if nothing else.

Oh, and if you think the quality of the pictures are different it's because I just *had* to try out my new iPhone 3GS :) I will steal my wife's camera in the future as it surely will take better pictures being a camera only type of device, and I did brought my gorilla pod:)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bye bye Sweden

Time for a real life post. There won't be many, this is a miniature wargaming blog after all. I've decided to keep myself to one broad subject per blog. I am sure nobody wants to read about all the aspects of my life after all :)

This is a big one though, because this is the last evening I will spend in Sweden for some time to come, as I am moving to the US of A tomorrow. One way ticket. First Class. Immigrating. Ad astra, ad infinitum.

I'll be back blogging in a few days. Hopefully with pictures :)

Hej då Sverige!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Playing IG

Got my first chance at playing IG. Felt odd fighting a foe I knew very little about. Guess I'm the type of person who will end up owning all the codexes, just so I can know:) Fought with my normal force, with lascannons on both of the Razorbacks. It felt weird facing so many tanks and models as my army felt a lot smaller.

Ended up with one objective on the far right in my deployment zone, and one directly over the other side in my opponents. My plan was to try the tricksy play style (in the event you read this, you know who you are who inspired that) so I reserved my entire chanterelle fighting force. I was going to let one combat squad hold my objective and use one of the razorbacks to contest the other. Boy did half of that plan go south quickly.

Everything but my dread ended up on the table in the first reserve roll. Go figure! Both my razorbacks got popped real quickly, without dealing any sort of punch first! Yes, epic fail on those two. Two hunter killers fired, both misses, and like 3-4 twin-linked lascannons that utterly failed doing enough real damage. Think I did pop a transport though. That put my two "super" squads on the board instead of their taxis.

One of the lascannon squads ended up killing a vehicle. Good times. My now foot slogging soldiers ended up tying up a squad of walkers and utterly destroying a bunch of IG veteran troops. I love weak IG saves. I especially liked tearing into them with power fists and power weapons. I want terminators :)

For once my dread did his work. It came in on turn four I think, and while on the board it managed to get a weapon destroyed (multi-melta) but not before popping one vehicle with it, and then I was able to assault another vehicle, ending up destroying that as well. Good times, good times.

There was no chance I'd get over to the other side of the board with anything, so we ended up holding our own objectives and it ended in a draw. Razorbacks are too expensive to not fire with, so I move them slowly and they don't end up getting that far before turing into smoldering wrecks (two hits, two sixes, two exploded Razorbacks, bad karma anyone?). I need to be able to get further with them, and I should just dump the lascannons for assault guns. Drive 12" the first turn and pop smoke, and then let that Heavy 4 tear into my enemies with a land raider in there for fun (i.e. my idea of a 1500p IF army).

Last game in Sweden ended up a draw. I'm curious of what my first US game will look like:)