Saturday, 4 August 2012

Ashlynn - Now Finished

Well I know i've been slack in the updates. However a new job and all manner of other distractions have kept me from putting brush to mini.

As I revealed last post I have finally finished my Ashlynn. Being my first major conversion I learned a huge amount from doing this. What that means is that I am really looking forward to the next big conversion. Just have to come up with an idea.

So now some pics of the girl herself. This will be for my merc army I plan on building next year:

I have taken some wip pics so if anyone is interested I could always do a tutorial i guess...

Monday, 2 July 2012

Been quiet lately... But for good reason!

So I've been pretty quiet lately. Real life has been getting in the way however things seem to be settling down. On top of this I have been working on quite a long project. I am pretty much finished and will post better pics later but in the meantime here's some quickies...

Just a note though beforehand. I have never taken on anything this big before so I have learnt A LOT! I may give this project another try with the new Ashlynn sculpt. That plus the lessons I have learned and I think I may have a mini I would be proud to display.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

An electric start to the year.

I know I've been a bit quiet since Cancon but I've been working on my Nemo's. Since it was broadcast that the Cygnar Double Epic was going to be Nemo I thought I would start working on my Storm nouns. That's why I chose Cygnar in the first place so why not actually follow it through.

So the first thing I had to paint was Epic Nemo. The model is fantastic and extremely detailed. When I say extremely detailed I mean it. Every time you think your close to finish you find another bit that needs to be done. Then when you think you're finished you remember that you have to paint that beautifully detailed base as well.

I used this model as a canvas for some of the techniques I have been wanting to try. I was keen to give OSL a go but chickened out at the last minute. I might try this on some not so significant models first before I try it on a bigger one like this.

In particular I wanted to have a go at painting marble (on the base). I am fairly happy with how this turned out. I also tried Verdigris on the gold parts of the base to show an old ruin type area. I think I went a big overboard with the last coat but other than that I am fairly happy.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Warmachine at Cancon 2012 (Or the little blue engine that couldn't)

Eddie from LXG during the Highlander (by the look on his face I'm guessing not winning...)
So another Cancon is now over. As always had a blast, and spent slightly too much cash. Between the stalls and the trip down and back, my wallet I didn't stand a chance.

So to start with, my Armies. There were two Tourneys, 25pt Highlander on the first day, and a 50 pt Steamroller on the second and third. 50 point is not my strong point, I much prefer the 35 point games where the warcaster plays a bigger part in the game, and I guess this showed in my results.

Alamo Participation Game - Cancon has heaps of these.

In saying that though I think Cygnar really has troubles in a highlander setting. They really rely on those solo's to help them go off and not having both arlan and a squire for example really caused my troubles. I think this is evidenced by the tourney results ( was ranked player 30 out of 54.

Steamroller I had no excuses. My 50pt game is always lackluster. I took Kraye and Kara Sloan. Kraye army was jack heavy and Kara of course had all models that can shoot.

Interesting in the Steamroller I won 3, lost 3. I played Trolls twice, Menoth Twice and Cygnar twice and won once against each faction, then lost the second game against that same faction.

Kara was a star performer, able to eliminate opponents forces at range but Kraye is just too damn fun to go without. If I had of taken Kara on day 2 in either of my games, I may have been able to pull out one or two more wins.

Anyway, If you are ever in Australia on the Australia Day weekend, Cancon is definitely worth a trip.

One of my Highlander Wins. Ecaine shooting the bejesus out of E Stryker.
The point that a friend lost a game to Darius. Poor Sorscha... Both armies were well painted.

Kraye facing off against 5 heavy Trolls. Needless to say, this doesn't end well for Kraye.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Ready for cancon.

So we are at a hotel on the way to Canberra. Army is pretty much done except for the storm strider base.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

More Cygnar for Cancon

I have a tradition (as I'm sure most gamers do) of leaving the painting of my tournament armies to right before the tournament. Well we leave for Cancon in exactly one week so I decided to pull my finger out and get some painting done.

My Stormclad has been sitting unpainted for close to a year now (i'm pretty sure I bought it at last years cancon) so I thought I should paint it.

Photo's were just taken from my phone so not the best, but you get the idea.

So my list to paint iwthin the next week consists of:

10 Rangers
Estryker (Still not sure if I will even take him)
And the big boy.... Storm Strider.

Also some repairs on older minis.
Lets see if I can get all this done in time.

Friday, 13 January 2012

There has been... Progress

You wouldn't believe it. The last part for my Legion Warpack has shown up, finally!

So half a stick of green stuff later and the entire warpack is assembled and undercoated. I will post images and recipes as I go for each section.

In the meantime I have finally finished the Black 13th.

We've all seen the Lynch pics but now I give you:



And all 3...