Archive for June, 2010

You Want that Apothecary to Go?

Posted in Background Noise, Offline gaming, Tabletop Wargaming with tags , on June 26, 2010 by koljarn

Vroom.  He’s gone.

Yeah, my Ravenwing Apothecary is done.  Here are a few snapshots:

He won’t win any painting contests, but he looks good enough for tabletop use.  So, now I have to finish the Ravenwing bike squads (3 bikes to go), work on a regular Ravenwing landspeeder (I might try to make it a magnetized Typhoon, though), and finally, I have decided to paint a Master of the Ravenwing on a speeder, rather than on a jetbike.

Advertisements

Simply Dreadful

Posted in Background Noise, Offline gaming, Tabletop Wargaming with tags , on June 21, 2010 by koljarn

So, finishing touches have been placed on my new plastic dread, and I’ve added details to my existing Forge World dread. Both painted to a tabletop standard, as is my wont.
Age before beauty. Here is the Forge World venerable dread with TLLC. I also painted a TLAC arm, and started getting mortis TLAC arms ready.

Forge World Dreadnought

That model holds up pretty well, but all the detail seems a little cluttered. I put together one of the new plastic venerable dreads with the same armament as my Forge World one (TLLC and TLAC arms). Here are the photos:
TLLC:

Plastic Venerable Dread

Plastic Ven Dread

And two shots of the ven dread with the TLAC arm:

Plastic Ven Dread, shot 2

Plastic Ven Dread, shot 3

I’m satisfied with the results. Now, on to my next project: a Ravenwing Apothecary.

Paging Doctor Killpatient

Posted in Offline gaming, Tabletop Wargaming with tags on June 13, 2010 by koljarn

I enjoyed finishing these models.  As always, I painted to a tabletop level of fit and finish.  I may go back and put some satic grass on the bases of the army, but the miniatures are otherwise done.

Without further ado, allow me to introduce Apothecary Nuriel (specialty: unanesthetized surgery):

And here is brother Zadkiel, bearer of the Deathwing Company Standard:

Kindly ignore the techmarine in the background, he’s puzzling over the parts for a new venerable dreadnought.  Those tech-adepts of Mars have a rotten sense of humor.  Some assembly required, eh?

Fluffernutters

Posted in Background Noise, City of Heroes, Offline gaming, Online Gaming, Tabletop Wargaming with tags , , on June 6, 2010 by koljarn

Yeah, another 40K post.  Them’s the breaks.  I’ll get back to LotRO as soon as they dish out some new content – I do have a lifetime sub, after all.

Something that I have noticed that really tweaks me a little bit is when people build army lists for 40K and cross fluff lines.  I mean that they take special characters and/or units as if they were not just a different sub-group (such as Ultramarines versus Crimson Fists), but as if they were both at the same time.

Let me be clear on this: it is not breaking the rules.  Fine.  However, it is not in the spirit of the game.  It is metaphorically similar to the difference between illegal and unethical.  Obviously, not everyone plays the game fluff-heavy, and gamesmanship is rampant among the tourney crowd.  Again, that’s fine – for them.  Mercifully, the few people against whom I play (on the rare occasions when I get to play) believe in following the fluff – the story – as much as they believe in following the rules.

Oh, well, enough ranting.  I could go one for quite a while if I don’t reign myself in.

I’ve thrown together a City of Villains character, just for the Going Rogue expansion.  If it turns out that you have to be level 40+ in order to do whatever task force is required to change sides, then such is life.  Playing a Mastermind who can summon ninjas is pretty cool, though.  Not as cool as being able to nuke a city block with a Blaster, but still fun.

That’s all for now.