Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Put it out quick! Here comes the sergeant!

The Winterguard are done! Goddammit, it took a long time. I am really happy with the sergeant and the banner bearer, my best efforts so far. Maybe the highlighting is a little subtle, but looks better than the overexaggerated efforts that went before it.
  The banner bearer is a MENACE. Obviously carrying that banner is tiring work as he seems to take every chance he gets to have a lie down. Something must be done about this as he has already damaged himself, the sergeant and a widowmaker as part of his unbalanced antics. I'll have to find something to ballast him, maybe at the hardware store?
Anyways here they are:
Next up in the painting side of things is a warjack, then Kovnik Joe and Harlan Versh . That will be a huge milestone as 25 points will be painted. WHOOOP!

TERRAIN: The final product.

OK, Here are some pictures of finished terrain that i had promised.
The pictures are a bit rooted, but my camera-fu is extremely weak.
First up is the rock formation. Whole load of looking good for such a small outlay if you ask me!
(but who did eh?)
 The basing was done like so for 2 main reasons.
 Firstly, I find it weird that most wargames seem to be fought over perfect grass fields, it seems to me that most wars are fought in Flanders apparently.
Secondly, my Khador force, The Bonehands, are a border legion situated in the wastes somewhere, I originally envisioned them close to the desert the Skorne are crossing , but have found after looking at a map of The Iron Kingdoms that this is impossible (The #1 reason I think that the khador force book should have a map in it!) All my basing is done on similar lines, I quite like the look of it, though i must admit adding the flocking certainly makes it look better and more vibrant.

The Fort is up next. My best effort so far, it looks good in a shabby, hastily put-together-on-the-battlefield kind of way.  When I first started building it I thought of it as a semi temporary structure thrown up for protection, more for protection vs wild animals than a true fortification. Kind of the place a squad would travel to every year or so to check out the area. The fort is almost finished, a cooking pot and a fire have to be made for it somehow, but other than that it is ready to go.

Tables and stools, and woodpiles ect were added to make it look lived in.
I'll add a shot with the brave lass that leads my winterguard to give you an idea of scale.
 Best part about this terrain was it was very cheap to make, and looks good. Next up in my series of terrain is my broken bunker and another set of rocks. After that a forest and some linear obstacles look to be next in line to be made, then  some form of building. You can tell I really like making terrain. :)
Till next time :)

Monday, 25 June 2012


After sleeping outside with the wardog after my fight with Alexia, I got to thinking about my terrain and how I hadn't posted it yet.
Overall I love making terrain, I'm still a beginner at the moment and learning, but I like it alot, more than probably anything to do with wargaming.

I started making terrain because of this post in the PP forums.
Terrain making had been in my estimation a kinda expensive thing to do ( I have no idea why), however messers Pinkypie and Veebs and the others cured me of this. Some baking, a trip to the craft store, the hardware store and I was ready to go.

First off I built a rock formation, unfortunately the baked goods went soggy as I didn't seal it (it was a very wet week here that week), so crushed by the financial burden of that loss, I went back to the kitchen and baked some more and came up with this:

The rocks are made of baked home made play dough, the basing is a dodgy CD and some gravel for a total cost of about .12 cents. It is now painted and varnished and hopefully i should get some piccies up of it sometime soonish :).

Flushed with my success, I then proceded to make a fort out of baked good bricks that came up like
Chuffed by the skill of modelling displayed, i made some gates and walls out of matchsticks from the craft store (love you spotlight)
After filling some holes in the walls with an expensive mortar of wood glue and gravel it looked pretty cool in my opinion, but I'll leave that for you to judge.
That raps it up for my first terrain post, cyas next time. oh and for the artist:

I love this guys art(the guy who drew the wardog) some of it can be found here.

I didn't mean it honey!

I didn't mean anything by it Alexia,I still love and covet you! The Drakhun made me do it!
Here , a token of my love.

The Voice(s) 2012

My favourite thing in life (apart from Warmachine) would have to be The Voice! What a high concept! All those mediocre to good singers on stage, and best of all, now we don't have to listen to contestants cry all the time, as we have professional TV people to talk when the hopefuls aren't singing. Hah, I kid, the show is complete drivel and just makes publicity for manufactured pop stars to sell albums.

Here is one:  Karise

Hopefully after releasing an album and appearing at Westfield a few times she dissapears up her own clacker like a good manufactured pop star should.

Unlike this guy:  Anthony Callea , runner up in Australian Idol in 2004. Seriously, fuck off and die. You are gay? I'd have never have guessed mate, never.

Anyways that's enough side tracking, on to the real topic of my post.

The voices! I mentioned them in post 1 or 2. What is with them! I keep hearing them! All the time! They keep telling me to kill a kitten....oh, I'm not talking about those voices, I'm talking about the other ones...good catch me....thankyou me.

Did I mention sidetracking?

What I'm talking about is that strange affliction that affects gamers, the "I Must Own It Syndrome" , also known as IMOIS.This guy has it .I have it at the moment badly. I made up a wishlist of things I want to own for my khador force.

It came to $200 and that's with a 20% online sale! After I buy all these things, I still will not own things like IFP, Kyayzy, or even a mortar FFS.
The only item on that wishlist that I have in lists atm is the drakhun, the rest is all options and sad symptoms of IMOIS. Even though I don't need most of this stuff, the voices tell me "How cool is it?. How awesome does it look? YOU WANT 1 NOW!"

The worst symptom of IMOIS is hands down Alexia Ciannor and the risen. I will only be able to feature her in my Khador force, not my future Protectorate force or my future Skorney force (IMOIS again ) and she will most likely only be an option for some lists.
I am soooo tempted to buy her before the Drakhun for no apparent reason other than IMOIS!