Friday, January 29, 2016

COMPLETE: (!!!) Red Racer for Axles & Alloys

Wow ... it's been a loooooooong time since I completed anything to -- COMPLETION. I feel particularly good about this one since it involved a bit of conversion and not just painting and basing. Glued to a 1.5"x3" Litko Aero wooden base, layer of sand glued on top, painted base of Hippo Gray and washed with Devlan Mud and black, then dry brushed lighter gray. Couple of spots of bright green flock for color contrasts with the red.

Red Racer all complete and shown in its final glory below!! Woot!!

Edit: Ok Tony was nice enough to visit this post and expected a little more than just the same car with basing, so I am also posting another WIP I have begun. Calling this one Gun Buggy for the moment ... I have also nearly completed the Sanctioned Car Warrior, however there has been a bit of a twist but I can't show y'all just yet... Anywayz heres Gun Buggy WIP...

Based on Hot Wheels Enforcer. Removed the decals (mostly) with Naphtha; glued wheels and guns in place. Added a GW bit to the device on the back and added a cardstock strap for a dropper device (oil, napalm). Toying with the idea of fenders and big bumpers front and back.

Friday, January 22, 2016

More Spider Rider progress

More work done on the gobbos, one done (the "Chieftain") and base colors started on 6 others...

Folk art craft paint colors for the goblin skin with white eye highlights and orange-ish lips; base black spider with red patterning and ivory joints and Vallejo Emerald eyes; folk art colors for the feathers; and a metallic for the scepter skull. Base is painted with Territorial Beige washed with Devlan Mud and highlighted with Territorial Beige again, and then detailed (off-white rocks and black and red little spiderlings). Some sort of grass and/or flocking to come on the base. Three more spider riders not shown to be started same way...

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Forest Goblin Spider Rider progress

Got some work done on Karl's Spider Riders...'s a start... 8 more aside from these 2...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Red Racer Update - Axles & Alloys

Managed to put some downtime to work on painting. Got the Red Racer all painted up now, ready for basing...

For comparison's sake, this is the original model which I posted in an earlier blog; you can visit that post to see the steps taken to get to this point.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Hotthammer Game Day

Got to play some Hordes of the Things with our 28mm minis, mostly Warhammer stuff recommissioned into HotT armies ("Hotthammer"), but also some historicals, some plastic Confrontation minis, and some Clan War. I think Mack also had some sort of funky army, composed of something I could not identify from distance (next table over, thats how funky it was); I'll let him comment on it himself. There was a total of 6 of us and everyone got in two games I believe. Ted and Johnnie had to leave but Blake, Grant, Mack and I stuck around long enough to play a a 2v2 match (details and photos below).

The armies I saw used were:
  -Romans (Johnnie)
  -AT43 UNA army (Grant)
  -Undead (Mack)
  -Lion / Clan War army (Ted)
  -Nuln / Empire (Blake)
  -Chaos (Blake)
  -Ostland / Empire (me)
  -Scorpions / Confrontation (me)

I was late to the start but Johnnie was ready to go when I arrived. We played his Romans attacking my Ostlanders, with my troops able to keep the Romans away from the Fortress Tower, protected by a single Ostland knight threatened by 4 elements of Rome's spearmen. Must have been 4 or 5 bounds the Knights fought the Spear, able to take on one column at a time at the edge of the Forest of Shadows, eventually aided by an element of Blade and one of Pistoliers (Riders) to destroy enough Roman elements to win the field. 

Empire troops from Ostland take on invading Romans at the edge of the Forest of Shadows.
Romans (top) are Spear/Blade/Hero/Blade (L to R).
Ostlanders are (4) Spear in front with Swordmasters (Blade) in back.
The valiant Ostland knights (KN) protect the frontier fortress, aided by swordsmen (Blade) in the forest.
Romans are (4) elements of Spear.
Grant and I then squared off, with the victorious Ostlanders taking on his AT43 UNA army in a time-warp matchup. Although the UNA forces lamented their horrible odds costing them the game, the Ostlanders were unable to find much success eventually losing 14-8.

The precarious position of the UNA troops and the Ostlander troops. The Aerial Hero hopped the Empire line and attacked the Spear from the rear, eventually closing in from the front also causing a veritable mess with sliding and conforming. The rulebook was consulted muchly in this game...
UNA Aerial Hero at left (model obscured, smoke plume visible).
Ostland line from top to bottom: (2) Archers (Shooter) / Greatsword General (Blade) / (2) Spear.
UNA from top to bottom: Blade / Paladin / Knight / Blade.
We then played a 2v2 game with Grant and Blake teaming up with the UNA forces allying with a different Empire state from Warhammer, the Nuln army (did UNA get priveleged information from Nuln spies to use against the Ostlanders? hmmmm?). I switched to playing my Scorpion army (Confrontation), and Mack used his Undead (OOP Citadel undead) for this one. Our plan was to use our Magician elements (we each had one) to double up and take out the C-in-C. Though ultimately we did not use the Magicians to do so, the plan worked to perfection as the UNA forces moved headlong towards the middle of our front, while the Nuln forces got bogged down with poor pip rolls early on. 

All told a very fun day, the first time I had an extended game day in probably 2 years. Thanks to all for a good time... Thanks to Blake for setting up the game day, and to my opponents for playing. 


Blake's Chaos army takes on Mack's Undead.
(L to R) Chaos Marauder archers (Shooter) / Conjurer (Magician) / (2) Chaos Warriors (Blade) / Chaos Marauder archers (Shooter).
In the ruins, (3) Undead archers & (1) Undead Duelist stand (Shooters).

Monday, January 4, 2016

Gameday in SA!! Hotthammer Hordes of the Things!!

Woo woo! Blaker has set up a game day in San Antonio for January 9, 2016, at Tabletop Gaming Center starting at 12 noon to 6pm.

Rules: Hordes of the Things (HotT)
Theme: Hotthammer (HotT using Warhammer armies)
Army Size: standard 24AP
Scale: 60mm frontage using 28mm minis
Rules: standard HotT with Sh/Wb revision

Per Blake:
"Come play - we got extra armies - we'll teach! Maybe even play a Big Battle to end the day..."

Hotthammer High Elves take on the Undead.

The Undead Horde.
An Empire Army (from Nordland?)