Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Quick Holiday Update

A little more progress on the hobby yesterday.The two preds are magnetized for weapon swaps which is always nice. I was going to put another animal head on the autocannon but it didn't look quite right and I was not about to cut down the barrel to try it out. So I'm going to leave it alone... but the look is growing on me.

That's a Belakor model I received for Xmas. He'll be my solo prince for now. The model is beautiful, but I'm again reminded how much I prefer working with plastic. He's not attached to the base yet as I again want to paint them both seperately first but that base will work well for him so I've set it aside.

Tomorrow afternoon is more 40k with the boys. I'm still not entirely sure what to do. Tau are probably my best bet. Orks are an option but I haven't got my head around a strong list with what I have on hand. I have a feeling the only chance orks have now with new gaurd involve more lootas and more Battlewagons. Joy.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday Update

So thought I'd do a quick update on my holiday 40k process.

I have painted the 8 bases for the next 8 1ksons.
I have cut and trimmed up all my vehicles.

So I still need to assemble the vehicles and I still need to do some painting on the 1ksons to get them on the bases and 'playable'. We'll see if I can get that done in the remaining time.

I've also gotten a handful of games in the last two days.

Yesterday I met Liam over at the LGS and played his sisters. It was nice to practice on the heavy terrain boards. Unfortunately my Templar did horribly, or Liam was on fire, but either way it didn't go well. 2 hard heavy losses. Not even close, not even a little.

Today I played Templar against Collins chaos with a new BT list. Still totally destroyed. I just don't know if it is me, my lists, or the luck, but I'm ready to shelf the zealots. I don't know if I've just built the army for higher points and I can't scale it back or what.

So I busted out Tau for a second game. Collins crept up for a tie but it at least felt like I had a chance.

So now I'm seriously considering Tau. Orks may be an option also, but again I don't know that my 1850 list really scales well down 600 points.

So we'll see about the tournament but I'm not feeling like anything I take is going to do very well.

I also tried out Space Hulk today. As we played we cut all the guys out and got the peices in order. The premise of the game is simple, but there are still lots of little rules. Not quite like 40k but still fun even as we were learning. I can see us bringing this out from time to time, but it requires a pretty big area to set up most of the missions (like literally the 6x4 game table).

Monday, December 14, 2009

Things to do in Dec

So I was out in Australia for 9 days for work so obviously no 40k for me. I was sad to miss the tournament (that makes two in a row due to work travel), but such is life.

The good news when I got back in the office I was greeted with this for me:So that's exciting. Even though this is my 4th army almost every other army was bought mostly second hand with a small spattering of new stuff. This is the first time I've ever had that much new stuff sitting on my workbench.

Of course the downside is that is a lot of work. Plus I have 1ksons on the bench that still need painting. I'm taking the better part of two weeks off at the end of the year so I should be able to get some work done. Of course I could end up playing some (fingers crossed) and there are multiple family holiday events so who knows how much time I really get to spend building up the army.

In a perfect world I would like to have my 1ksons 'fieldable' without proxies. In order to do that i would like to get done:
1) Paint 7 bases
2) Paint 8 1ksons
3) Build 3 Rhinos
4) Build 2 Predators

That's a lot since the 1ksons take forever to paint. At the very least I'd like to get the 1ksons painted (base coats and all the blue highlights) and then mounted on the painted bases. Then I'd like to get the hulls of the vehicles, cut, deflashed and assembled. Getting all the magnet work done will take more time which I'll work on in Jan.

If I can get all that done I could actually put a whole army on a table without having to pull out proxies which would be nice (though I'm still borrowing that one squad from Liam). Then I can finish up painting the 8 sons in Jan, do the magnet work, and start painting up the tanks.

We'll see how it goes, but either way I'm excited to get it going again!