Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thinking about Fat Bottomed Girls

So I got my ass handed to me last time I got out to play.

Even with the losses I am still enjoying Borka, but I am *very* tempted to change up and try Calandra Truthsayer.  I really want a chance to fuck with my opponent's dice and alter my own. I am also excited to try to get my burrowers on the table.  Here's the list I want to run:

Points: 50/50
Calandra Truthsayer, Oracle of the Glimmerwood (*5pts)
* Troll Impaler (5pts)
* Dire Troll Bomber (10pts)
* Trollkin Runebearer (2pts)
Krielstone Bearer and 3 Stone Scribes (3pts)
* Krielstone Stone Scribe Elder (1pts)
Pyg Burrowers (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
Trollkin Champions (Leader and 4 Grunts) (10pts)
* Skaldi Bonehammer (3pts)
Trollkin Fennblades (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
* Trollkin Fennblade Officer & Drummer (2pts)
Fell Caller Hero (3pts)
Stone Scribe Chronicler (2pts)
Trollkin Champion Hero (3pts)

In other news, I gave painting my test-Impaler another shot Friday night.  When the wife saw it she said it was in "rough shape, but don't strip it again, just re-base coat it".  I base coated it tonight and shaded the muscles.  Not in the mood to highlight tonight, but I think I should be able to get it done tomorrow night.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Friday night games

Game 1 vs Cryx
Coven of Gharlgast
Pistol wraith
2 other light jacks
Loss, caster kill
I left Borka open, got arc'd onto and charged by Nightmare, end of game.

Game 2 vs Cygnar
'Ol Rowdy
Black 13th
Max Gun Mages
didn't ask for the rest
Loss, caster kill.
I thought I could engage Stryker at the end and took the free shot as I ran past Ol Rowdy, as luck would have it Rowdy got a crit knockdown, end of game, eStryker overcharged and ended it quickly.

2 more losses but I had a god time, i really enjoyed my second game against Jeremy (the local PG), and look forward to more games with him.

OMG You Killed Kenny! You Bastard!

So apparently I've been playing Borka and Kenny wrong.

According to this video from Adepticon, Kenny can activate separately from Borka.  I thought he was an attachment to Borka (making them a unit) and so had to activate at the same time.  Can anyone weigh in on this?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

2 Weeks of Congress

Ok, so, what I've been up to:
Priming with gesso
A week ago (or so) I primed a few of my trolls in white and started painting one of my impalers. I had watched a video that made glazing seem like the easy way to go in my paint scheme. I was wrong. I started with a base coat too dark and tried to highlight from there as if I was using a layering technique. Epic fail.

So I soaked the impaler in Simple Green. (that stuff is amazing!)

This time I thought I might try gesso to prime. Another fail. I had watched a video on priming with gesso where the guy mixed his gesso with water and matte medium, he was very careful about measuring, I, was not. One chunky primed impaler later and he's back in the simple green bath. Lat night I gave him a fresh prime of straight gesso, liking at him this morning I think I'm gonna stick with spray primer, i have spots that are well primed then others where I can see bare metal through the gesso. I may try some paint on primer in the future.

In the process of reading the PP painting forums I read a comment by Meg Sales(?) staying that the PP studio uses a technique called 2 brush blending to paint their models. Of course I was interested, I checked youtube for tutorials on the process and came across a guy named Brant Benoit. He made it seem simple enough, heck I can do that!  Then offer on handcannon online I was reading some articles by a guy named "ghool", I dropped him an email asking a question then realized they were one in the same. 
Brant has some sound advice and I really appreciate his taking the time to respond to my dumb-ass questions. Here's a link to Brant's youtube channel and his articles over on Hand Cannon Online.

In terms of painting and modeling: 2 Steps forward...3 steps back...

As far as gaming, I haven't been able to get in any games this past week and not today due to a busy life, running a half marathon Saturday morning and all. Hopefully next Friday I'll get out of the house for a game or two. I was able to buy a set of casino dice, they showed up the other day and are damned sexy.
Also, the Red Sox are in the world series, go Sox!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Simple Green, Simply Awesome

I've been contemplating changing my priming to white, particular for my warlocks. I went out and picked up a bottle of simple green and put my primed and basecoated models in it and let them soak overnight.
I tentatively pulled them out of the simple green this morning and the paint was just falling off them.
I got the following models stopped and ready for a new white primer.

Borka &Kenny
Impalers x2

If they dry and the weather is right I should be able to get them primed today!

In other news

I worked on my modeling again this morning. I greenstuffed some gaps in Horthol, Calandra, my Fennblade officer & drummer, Jarl.

I've come to the conclusion that I hate greenstuff and that I'm terrible with it for filling gaps.  Ask me to model pustules and boils onto a Nurgle rhino for 40K and I'm all about it, ask me to create weld-lines on a looted Lemann Russ for 40K (again) and I've got you covered.  Ask me to cover the gap on a yak's ass on a Long Rider and I'm fucked.