DiY: Recessed Bases

So I’ve been asked a lot recently how I did the bases for my Farrow so heres a quick step by step guide to making them yourself! Nothing complicated but they do look great and as we all know a good base can make or break a model. So read on fellows, read on…

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Bringing most massive destruction.

Along with others from the aforementioned journeyman league and thanks to a rather tasty discount I now get I decided to have a play around with something new. I’ve been wanting to try hordes for a while but none of the main factions really attracted me apart form Minions. Maybe it was the cool models, the rules or the fact that they are still an evolving faction and not many people play them but whatever it was, they sure looked fun ūüėČ

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Part 3 of my SmogCon report will be up soon but in the meantime I wanted to  shout out for a new site that was officially announced last. The brainchild of the same guys that brought us SmogCon, they started out Livestreaming Vassal games and have now created a full site aimed at being a real centre of the community.

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JT-Y’s Khador for sale – Possibly the best paint job I have ever seen.

JT-Y was very polite to answer my questions about conversions during one of the last articles so I thought I’d return the favor and pimp this out for him.

Now, hand on my heart, this is my favorite paint job ever. It is just perfect in my eyes and if I can achieve even a fraction of the result on my own models I will be a very happy man! Also a fairly renowned force as it appeared on the PP Insider!

No surprise then that he is not going to let this go at a bargain price so be prepared to dish out some serious dosh if you want to get your hands on it. More photos after the break but you can find the original sale post here.

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Strutting your stuff Part.II – The aftermath.

After my last post I got a fair bit of feedback via comments, not the kind I wanted exactly but in all honesty it’s good to have some constructive criticism. Puts your feet back on the ground so to speak.

I went away and asked a few acquaintances, a lot of them TOs or regular tournament players and got some more feedback. It was very positive and they presented good arguments for conversions in general.

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Strutting your stuff – Conversions in Warmachine

Now as I touched on in my previous post Warmachine is not a game you associate with conversions. A range that provides only static metal models with no interchangeable bitz or options is pretty weak when you compare it to say, Warhammer, where nearly every model can easily be made to look different.

Now don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, this does prevent a lot of gaming shenanigans that games like Warhammer suffer from like laying down space marines, oversized vehicles, winged tyrants and all the other cheesy modelling advantages that I’m sure you’ve heard of. Combined with PP’s simple Base Size=Height/LOS system it makes the game mechanic perfectly simple.

However as a modeller, who enjoys having good looking models and isn’t too keen on duplicates it does sometimes rub me up the wrong way and recently, starting with the winterguard, I’ve had the urge to experiment a bit more in having a more unique looking Warmachine army. The problem is that to stop people abusing the system PP have a very formal ruling included in the new 2012 Steamroller pack.

So I’ve got a new conversion to show you all and at the same time we’ll take a look at the ruling and see why it’s allowed.

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Honey I shrunk the Winterguard – Winterguard conversions

First of all sorry for the lack of posts guys, Its been a pretty busy January but sadly not so much in hobbying. Work and other assorted niceties have kept me away from the brush but I have managed to get a few things done.

I’ve had a good few games with the new steamroller 2012 pack so look for a few posts concerning that and how I need to adapt my Khador to the scenarios and rules! In the mean time I have some new winterguard to show!

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Pimp My Warbuggy – Warpath Marauder Raptor unboxing.

A while ago I did a post on Warbuggies. I needed 3 for my Orks and suddenly there was more choice then simply the games workshop model that made me want to scream “unclean!” every time I saw it, followed by scrubbing myself down in¬†the¬†shower.

I had 3 choices the:¬†Kromlech Desert Raider, the Mantic Marauder or the rumored January GW release for orks including a new buggy. It turned out that as much as I did¬†like¬†the Kromlech buggy it’s about ¬£30 so WAY too expensive and the GW release rumours were just a fart in the wind.

So when Mantic turned around and said I could have 3 Raptors for £30 including delivery how could I refuse?

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