Thursday, October 8, 2009

Being sick sucks

Being sick sucks, and thinking that you were getting better a week ago and then getting even more sick sucks even further. I've coughed up my lungs several times and I am certain that getting transferred into a Space Marine gotta be a great deal.

Which means that any progress I've had in painting has been, well, slooow. I am almost finished with the Blood Angel, so I should be able to submit photos tomorrow. I don't hold any illusions but I hope that I won't make a fool out of myself at least. I have come to the conclusion that my current painting skills are weak compared to my imagination. I.e. I come up with cooler stuff than what I can make.

I have started to dabble with transfers and found out that it is REAL hard to get them on smoothly. I've put three transfers on three shoulder pads on my fists and not a single one looks real good. I am pretty pissed about that. I hope I can master it by the time I get to my assault marines since I am kind of going all out of those guys. I've finished a first test assault shoulder pad and I am painting up a full metal sergeant with my chosen colors before I do the rest of the team. That said I think the shoulder pad is totally filled with win. Too bad I am not a wizard with the green stuff and can whip up a nice steel glove for the left pads too.

I did on the other hand do far better with the transfers on the blood angel. Pictures will come tomorrow hopefully. And I have given him my new secret super basing. We'll see what happens tomorrow.

I have also gotten the new Wolf codex. It isn't nearly as powerful (I think) as lots of people say, but I do like the idea of being able to use Wolf Guards as "Sergeants" of my teams and their Devastator teams rules. I am going with two long fang units, both being bolstered by a mean wolf guard with a cyclone launcher (Heavy 2, yes 2!). Oh and a mean Wolf Guard team headed by Rangar, two Grey hunter packs headed by power fist wolf guards (2 points cheaper than their grey hunter brethren, isn't that nice?), and a blood claw pack with a wolf priest. No psykers or anything, just pure fluff and mean cool Vikings in Space!

Also my melta guys are going to get Mark of the Wulfen, because that makes extra sense to me, since the get one less attack anyways :)


  1. I hope yuo are better, im already looking forward for those pics ok?.

    About your illusions is ok if they are no match to your imagination, they can be improved to match, the other way around is simple not possible if you get what I mean.

  2. When you are feeling better let me know I will give you a lift to my local store in Minneapolis and show you around. Love the blog.


  3. My right eye is getting better but it is still blurry (getting anti-biotics and steroids for it) and I can't seem to get rid of my cough. Damn US viruses being tough!

    I sent in my competition Blood Angel yesterday but I will leave the photo off the blog until we see how the competition goes. Sure wish I could freehand:) I never had any artistic skills so I was quite surprised that I could paint minis as well as I do. I know that I can paint to table top quality at least. But I sometimes have illusions of grandeur:)

    Ash I'd love to pop over to a store and check it out. I have been lucky enough to get a job and I will start on Monday. It's in St. Paul, among the tall buildings, so maybe we could take it on a weakday after work? I really need to work on getting a ride, feel trapped without a car:)

    I also have all the models for my 1500 point IF army now. Just have to paint them:) Going to make some minor additions to the assault guys but other than that just magnetiziation on the vehicles.

    And many thanks for liking the blog. Always fun to hear!

  4. Hey Flekk. If your just starting on working with decals, one of my favorite techniques is combining decals. Or you can just free-hand.

    I just realized that you said that you emigrated from sweden, I actually have a friend I've known all my life that's second gen swedish. Last name is Erikson. Kinda like asking someone who's got irish descent if they know someone named murphy :)

    hope your feelin' better

  5. Hehe, jupp, Eriksson is very common, but so is Svensson and Andersson too. And Gustafsson for that matter (which is my name:)).

    My freehanding is very poor. I really have very little artistic ability and it's kind of funny that I can paint as good as I can. Maybe sometime in the future I can get good enough to paint something :)