Friday, June 4, 2010

Back With Fixed Computer!

Well my computer died for a little, but it's back and so am I!

The Flickr account I started to set up before it crashed.

I will have a post summing up past events today or tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Life is in a Box

Right now I just moved back home and now my life is in a box!  I will post soon with news about a job involving painting!?!?!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cathedral WIP

So here is one of the towers I made.  I have drawn a floor plan ill scan and put up here when it gets back with it's A from my teacher =).

So its foam board and some wood from my school store.  I used the back end of my metal box cutter to beat some texture into the walls. 

Friday, April 30, 2010

Why your armies base colors matter?

So you have just painted probably your best mini ever.  You are so joyed and al you want to do it go to the game club and slap him down on the table for people to envy.  But wait you need to base him still.  So you have this awesome Blood Angel Captain in his bright red armour and you base him on a lava base and you realize he doesn't seem as red as before, instead he disappears into the base.  Now your prized piece is not as awesome as it was before the base.

This is the L*A*B* color system.  Colors opposite of each other will bring out the color of each other.  So back to out friends awesome Blood Angel Captain, if he had put it on a base with maybe some grass like a rocky base as long as there was some green grass it would of made his Red Captain pop out more. Or even maybe some swampy green moss or sewer water anything with a green.  Now another thing to remember is beware brown.  Brown can suck the life out of all color if you use to much.  But a good mix of that and green it good as the brown will drain the green, and the green will still empower the red.

The other side of this say you have a army with a camouflaged theme like Catachans.  You may want to have a very earthy green and brown base to hide them in it.  This can add to the overall feel and blend of the army making it ten times better looking.

Basing is a huge way to tie your army together.  On top of that thew potential to making your army's color pop more is astounding.  So when you decide what color scheme you want, you should then think of how your going to base them.  

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Finals is a hell

So I have been pile down by finals, but tomorrow I have all day to work on my cathedral so expect pictures later tomorrow.  I have figure out how to manipulate foam board to my liking, so it is going to go smoother tomorrow.  

Friday, April 16, 2010

Typhus Commission

So my roommate wanted me to paint him a Typhus for his birthday, so I did and I figured I would post pictures up here of the result.

So I started to also work on my Cathedral for my display board and have the towers started.  Later tonight I will probably update again with pictures of my floor plan and what I have done so far.  Once again comments on are welcome on the paint job.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Rhino Conversion WIP!!

Well this is my first test at my Death company rhino conversions.  This rhino was traded to me build and painted, so that made the process harder.  But it was my first one so I didn't mind sacrificing it for the trial.  

So I basically had to cut and pry the Rhino door off and then cut out the inner door to make room for the Death Company model.  After I got that done I took the door piece and cut it down the center and curving down.  I places a mock marine in there for now for spacing purposes.  Next I will carve v like marks along the cut to making it look more like a chainsword cut through it.  I will have more WIP pictures up in a couple days as next I work on the top hatch.  

So any comments are welcome, bash me if you want.  This is my first major work with converting and green stuff so any feed back is welcome!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Design Project Final and Commission banners

So for my design final I had to get a client to give me a design and color tolerance.  I talk to my local store worker Bishop and for him I will be paint a Dark Angel banner.  Yes it's a little off topic of Blood Angels, but I have a personal opinion of Codex post in the works coming.  So he chose for me to recreate the Sacred Standard of Devastation.  I have to make 3 8x10 versions for my class, but then I will make a 18x24 for him.  Then I will need to find a way to get the cloth for it and cut it.  If I enjoy doing this I may see about doing some commission banner work in the future.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Battle Report Blood Angels Versus Dark Angels

So I played against a Da army at 2k and here was my list

Librarian 100
Epistolary 50
Combi Melta 10
Might of Heros 0
Unleashed Rage 0

2x Sanguinary Priest 100
1x Power Weapon 15
1x Powerfist 25

Tact Sqaud 90
5x Extra marines 80
Meltagun 5
Lascannon 10
Power Weapon 15

3x Assault Squad 300
3x Meltagun 30
3x Power weapon 45
3x Razorback 60
3x Assault Cannons 105
3x Extra Armour 45
3x Searchlight 3

3x Baal Pred 345
2x Assault Cannons 0
1x Firestorm Cannon 0
2x Heavybolter 60
1x Heavy Flamer 25
3x Searchlight

Pred 70
Lascannons 65
Search light 1
Extra armour 15

2x Vindicator 290
2x extra armour 30
2x Searchlight 2


I went with a melee Librarian to add more smack then shooting effect.  The Unleashed Rage makes up for losing Dante's old aura a little.  But I do have to say "I LOVE FAST TANKS!!!!"  Vindies are back and they are angry, move 12" and shoot? Thank you!  Scout Baal Preds? Thank you! They are awesome if you get first turn and can set up some side armour shots first turn.  Flamestorm turret outflank? Yes please!  I added the Autocannon and Las Pred for some mix and more Anti Tank and Monster fire power.  Well I wil explain more in the report, but lets give a quickly of his list.

1 Deathwing Terminator Sqaud
2x Tactical Squad in Rhinos Melta/Hbolter/PF
2x Ravenwing Attack Squad Attackbikes and Land Speeders

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Deployment he won roll and let me go first.  We got Spearhead and Annihilation, so I choose the lower half and deployed up and far as I could.  I pressed on flank with my Baal Preds and left the Flamerstorm in reserve.  I decided not to combat squad my tactical squad, so that not to have more kill points out.  He then deployed and reserved his Terminators (Choosing not to deathwing assault them), and also he choose to outlfank his bikes.  I then scout move my Baal preds in order to get some side armour shots on the Vindies hoping to at least silence them.  Also my Librarian's squad and my upper assault squad gained Red Thirst.
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Turn one 
So I press the flanks of vindies as stated before and do a general advance.  I place one vindicator in the center, in obscuring cover, for maximum fire zoning.  Everything else just goes forward.  Then shooting came and hell was unleashed.  Baal preds unleashed on the Vindies side armour and ripped through them.  One was wrecked other immobilized and also fire from the tactical's lascannon, Vindicator and Razorback above stunned and immobilized then rhinos.  Everything else missed or caused lesser damage.

On his turn he didn't do much except turbo boost Sammael directly west, pop smoke on rhinos, and shake my left Baal Pred with Vindicator (Stunned but extra armour)
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Turn two Ba
This turn starts off with me failing a terrain test with my Vindicator in the center.  Rest of the army again presses forward in order to take out the last Vindicator and trap the rhinos and their occupants.  The shaken Baal Pred moved into position for next turn possibility to fire at rhino's or disembarked troops.  Also my Flamestorm came in and outflanked my right side, since there were no troops I went for a rear flame shot at the rhino.  Hey it's s6 and ignores the smoke why not?  Also I placed it in obscured cover.  But it whiffed of course.  My top razor takes a wound off Sammael with assault cannon.  

Da's turn the top rhino which was immobilized disembarks it's troops and they move at the Flamestorm Baal Pred.  Sammael tubros again behind the building in top left corner.  Also One Ravenwing Assault squad comes in on my right side.  They move behind the smoked Baal Pred  accompanied by the attack bike and the Speeder sits still behind the ruin close to the bottom right corner.  The all fire and assaulting did not much more then shacking the Flamestorm Pred and weapon destroyed, and shake the smoked Baal Pred.  

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Turn Ba 3
I start by tank shocking the bikes and running over his sergeant who attempted to death or glory. I back the Flamestorm Pred out and attempt to get distance from the Tactical Marines.  Everything else moves up to gain firing lanes at the bikes.  The Autocannon Pred moves to take out the Land Speeder and it does.  They rest really whiffs, beside the top Razorback which continues to stun the rhino still loaded.

Da turn the terminators come in and the other Ravenwing attack squad.  The Ravenwing come in behind my Tactical Squad and the Terminators drop in next to my Razor back closest to the corner due to the bikes holding a teleport homer.  Everything whiffs for him from shooting, but his Ravenwing bike squad assaults and crushes the tactical squad which falls back away.

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So this shot is from then end of Da's 4th turn.  He concedes after my 5th turn, but I forgot to take the shot of it.  My Librarian and one assault squad destroy the Terminators after 2 round of horrible rolling.  He destroyed my Flamestorm Pred with the Tactical squad, but not before he laid down the flame killing the bikes.  I disembarked my top squad and kill his leftmost tactical squad.  Sammael assaulted the retreating squad which held.  I shot down his other Landspeeder and wrecked his rhino with a scattered Vindicator shot. 

Score Ba 8 Da 1

So basically I am loving fast tanks it is great.  Also I need to mess around with what powers to use on my Librarian, because I didn't see much effect this game.  But I am going to try this same list again before I pass my judgment on it.  Sanguinary Priest are a defiant need and work very well in the Razorbacks with an assault squad.  I can't say much more then "I LOVE FAST TANKS!!!!!!"  But more testing will happen.

So this was my first report I have wrote and need some feedback.  Too long? Too many pictures? Too short? Not enough pictures?  Let me know if you like it and would like to read more.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Product Review and Status update

So I got my hands on some good stuff a couple days ago.  That being some Jawaballs resin bases and these things rock.  I am planning on using the cobble stone bases, so that my army will blend in on the display board I am building with the cathedral.  He some pictures of some before paint and after my first try at painting them.  You guys need to go over to Jawaballs product line and see the amazing stuff he is coming out with before they all go! Link here

I also have purchased some bits to begin my first conversion project on my rhino.  I will be modeling a death company chain sawing through the side door hatch to get out.  Also there will be one trying to get out from the top hatch.  I will have work in progress pictures up in a couple days.

Now I have to give one more shout out to Fritz.  Yes I know if you are reading this you probably already know of him and Jawaballs.  But I had the opportunity to talk to Fritz this past monday at Battle For Salvation, White plains New York.  We had a nice chat about his new Tyranid army and blogging.  I know these guys probably get a lot of hate from some people, but those people never talk to them in person.  Fritz is as nice or even nicer to chat with face to face.  I wish I could chat with him more at Battle for Salvation, but sadly college in philadelphia is calling me back.  You guys need to go over to Fritz's site and take a look at his work.

More to come guys and those pictures will be coming asap!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stormraven Gunship Build Ideas

Unusually GW has decided not to create a model for the Stormraven Gunship, what could of been the Trygon for nids, the Stegadon for Lizardmen, and the Hydras for Dark Elves.  But I have been plotting how to create some, since like everyone else I don't want to wait!

This bad boy was my first idea.  The Land Speeder Tempest from Forgeworld clocking in at $50 before shipping was my first eyesore.  I think a little bit of extending to the back and with some plastic card could do the trick.  At the end make a box compartment where the troops would go and leave space between that and the front halve for the dred.  Put some industrial looking arms that would carry the dred and Bam!  Weaponry will be my next issue to handle, but that will wait until I see its layout.  

I may have to go with the GW Speeder and put some plastic card to make it have a armoured compartment.  This is cheaper and comes with more bits and weapons to work with.  When I get my hands one I will have a build video going.  

Any Thoughts on conversion idea for this bad boy? 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Flip Flop Angel Style!

So everyone has seen the new models to be released.  And as always I have flip flopped like a flapjack on my army scheme.  I am going to drop pre-heresy theme (though I am still converting Sanguinius) and picking up a Death Company Theme.  The new kit comes with SO many bits I can mix with other kits so create a complete Death Company themed army.  All the Sergeants will be Chaplains, or novice chaplains leading Death Company squads to gain their ranks.  My Rhinos will have Death Company tearing through them to get out.  The only thing that is stumping me is what to do with the Sanguinary Guard.  I don't think I can make them under the Black Rage, so I may keep them as is and say they are just fighting along side the Death Company force.  I think the gold will do good amongst all the black.  The coolest part of this is that tho I have to wait for new models and cash to get them I have a project to kind me working on the army progression.  For a class I have to draw a design inspired by Gothic Cathedrals and right a paper on it.  But thats only what is required, so I am going to build it for my display board.  I will have it stylized to the Death Company with Stained Glass and Statues of Angelic figures.  Any thoughts on the Sanguinary Guard issue or ideas on scheme leave a comment below.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Models Test paint

As promised here is one of my test paint jobs minus the shoulder and knee markings.

Now my goal is to figure out away to put those markings in.  Micronpen was tough I am filding with that.  So anyone out there got a trick to it?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Models Incoming

Tomorrow I am going to post pictures of my first Marines paint get ready!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Blood Brothers

Hey guys, so I got a request from a player on Raiza on Vassal for Corbulo and Dante combo tactics. So here we go!

I. Sphere of Blood-
         Dante and Corbulo both have a 12” aura that boosts your troops CC ability tremendously.  Combined it can be devastating, but how do you do that? Dante is a jumptrooper and can’t go in a rhino like Corbulo to stay safe.  They key is placement.  In objective based mission try to pool the loot counters as close as possible., and if not all the majority.  You have to place your troops in a sphere, which revolves around Dante and Corbulo.  In the picture below you can see a segment of a report I have recreated.  This is my Mech/ Jumpforce list and you can see I have set up behind a rhino wall and terrain.  Now he can stay away and shoot at me, but then that gives me time to get the dreadnaughts to come in and drop behind him.  Being a force with a lot of blood claws he comes in.  Dante and Corbulo are close to each other emitting that sphere.  The game was annihilation, so he opted to come into the sphere.  After on my turn my whole army disembarks and assaults.  Even with counter charge both units and one speeder go done.  I lose 4 marines spread amongst my units, but gain 3 Kill points.  After this all you need to do is load your troops back up and move the sphere closer and closer until your dreadnaughts come in the rear.  For Corbulo and Dante to be at their most potent this sphere must me created. For loot counters the closer they are to each other the more you can fit in you sphere.  So when you use Dante and Corbulo remember these rules.

-Keep them close
-Attempt to draw enemy into sphere
-Be aggressive if you can’t draw them into sphere force them into it.
-Group loot counters as best as you can
-No Eternal Warrior, so keep Corbulo in a rhino as best you can and Dante in a squad, or hiding.
-Be aggressive if you can’t draw them into sphere force them into it.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Well I have researched and researched, but could not come up with a "Pre-Heresy" scheme for my Blood Angels.  So I am going to use the symbols of 1st company.  I still plan on making Sanguinius which my pieces should be in the mail soon.  I painted up my first marine and will have pictures soon.  Tho I haven't figured out a plan to get my symbols on neat, clean, and spot on similar.  I'm plotting a trick and hopefully it will pay out.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Color Scheme

I am going to paint them a pre heresy scheme and convert myself a Sanguinius.  I am going to use a Emperors Champion model and Wings from a Reaper model, Some green stuff and maybe that chaos herald guy from fantasy's head.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The testing

So I have been testing armies on Vassal lately and have be doing extremely well. 7-2-1 Only losing to new Tyranids due to my late codex arrival. I am thinking 3 Furioso Death Company Venerable Dreds is the way to go always. Drop podding those bad boys in has not once disappointed me. When you get 7 attacks on the charge it screams death to all. I am kinda not getting to fond of 3 Baal preds as really as much as I love Assault Cannons they don't cut it most of the time. I may drop one and get an Assault squad and see how that goes for me.

But of course I then hear news of new Blood Angels which just puts a complete halt to my play testing. So thing are going to start off even slower then I wanted. So until the new codex comes I will have time to finish my Nids and the Re painting of my Necrons. Then when the codex drops I will pull out the marines from 3 AoBr's and start going at it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Work in Progress

Anyone who stumbles along this blog it's going to be a work in progress and I have decided to start a Blood Angels Army. I will record my progress along the building of them and when I get them in battle conditions maybe a couple of battle reports. Comments will be appreciated on my progress.