Monday, December 31, 2012

Looking back and Moving forward...


        Well another year is winding down.  Usually about this time I put up my pledge results from the year and tell ya'll how bad I failed.  This year I did not keep a very accurate count but I failed miserably again.  So I think I am going to do something different.

         I am going to list some goals for 2013 and at the end of the year I will look back and see how I did.

2013 Goals

  • Paint more models and paint on a more consistent basis.
  • Finish at least one 40K army to completion (complete = playable)
  • Finish at least one WHFB army to completion (complete = playable)
  • Paint some models for some different games
  • Post on a more consistent basis. 
  • Play more games
  • Branch out into a few new games
  • Try and go to at least one tournament
  • Enjoy my hobby, these are goals not Deadlines...

     So these are my goals for 2013.  The painting should be doable I just need to block off sometime each week to sit down and hobby.  I am working on necrons and I am looking at a WHFB army to hit up some of the local IndyGTs here in Texas.  I have been wanting to try a few different miniature games for the past year or so, and since Asgard games in Houston have moved into their very nice new store a few months ago, I may just have to go get some games there.  

    I have been wanting to try Warmachine and Hordes, and also Malifaux.  I got miniatures for both games, I just need to get them ready to play.

Well that is it for now,  Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year


Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012...

Pic from ~mchasesteely on Divientart

As we come to a close on another year, I just want to wish everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  I hope you enjoy the time spent with your families and return safely to your homes.  See ya'll after the new year...

Thursday, December 20, 2012

40K Servo Skull tape measure

Evening, well actually Early Morning,

    I have been plugging away at my necrons and decided I needed a quick side project to play around with.  After looking around I found this 

Ever since these were released I thought it would look so much better painted.  Recently I have seen a few pop up here and there on the net, so I decided to try my hand at it.

So some basic prep work, mainly green stuffing the seams and the screw holes, and then sand the entire thing with 2000 grit wet-dry auto sandpaper.

Then I primed it with my favorite grey primer after wrapping the first inch or so of the tape with painters tape

Then put a basic bone down
Base:  Ceramite white
Wash:  Army Painter strong tone
Dry Brush:  VGC Plague brown
Dry brush:  VGC Bleached bone

Then did the metals and the eye

And put a Gloss coat on it to protect the paint from handling, I was going to matte coat it but decided I liked the look of just the gloss.  So final pics

So this was a fun little side project, I think I may pick up a few more of these to have around when the mood strikes me to paint a quickie.