Saturday, May 29, 2010


I am redoing my site, and I lost my blog list, so if you would like to be added, leave me a comment. I remembered some, and I added the ones I was following, but there is some that I lost, so drop me a line. I hope you like the new layout,
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Under Construction

Redoing my site, be back up and running soon.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I took the Quiz, and it is dead on!

You are a d20: You are a ruthless warrior. Thinking is for idiots and nerds. Doing things is what gets things done. You are the type who stabs now, and then asks questions later. Much later. And it usually involves a priest. For you, the best defense is a good offense, and the best offense usually involves burning the whole place to the ground -- at least twice. You are a whirlwind of destruction, composed of rash decisions and reckless actions. Put briefly, you are a danger to yourself and others. Good thing nobody ever listens to you.

I am a d20

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Monday, May 24, 2010


Got mad, crazy, busy on my Skulltaker, got some detailing and touch ups to do still, but I am really pleased with the results, and I can't wait to get him finished. Let me know what you think, and I should have it completed in the next few days or so. Here is the pics,

More to come soon,
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Got some red on the Bloodletters...

Using this first unit to see what shades of red and which washes I want to use army wide. Now that I think about it though, I may just use all different kinds to create some difference in my models. What I really want, is the recipe that GW used on the new Daemon Prince!

That is the deep dark red that I am shooting for, but I am not sure if I can match it, and I know I can't paint that clean and sharp yet, but it is good to have goals.

Anyways, here is my progress on the Bloodletters,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Basecoat is done, now to get some RED on em'

Here we go, got the models all cleaned up, gaps filled on the heads, sand on the bases, and primed and ready for painting. I hope to have this unit finished by month's end to keep me on track with the, Call Of Chaos MKIV painting challenge, on The B&C that I have entered. I have pledged that I will complete, 2 units, and 1 HQ by July 31st. I haven't choosen my next unit yet, but for costs sake, it will probably be either Bloodletters, or a box of Chaos Hounds to use as Flesh Hounds of Khorne(much cheaper than the metal flesh hounds). Then for my HQ I will either use my Skulltaker, or perhaps get a Herald on Bloodcrusher model, haven't decided yet. In any case, as long as I complete one unit a month, I will be on track will the challenge, and well on my way to getting my Khorne Army built up to a decent size force. Well, thats about it for now, here is a couple of pics of my progress.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Construction update on Bloodletters

Well, I have gotten all of the Bloodletters assembled, just a few mold lines to tidy up, and some putty work to fill gaps on the heads. (see pics below)I was surprised at how fast these guys went together, usually takes me longer to assemble a squad, however, I wasn't pleased with the amount of mold lines or the notorious gap on the head. It can be overcame easily enough though, just takes patients, and a good knife and files.

Should be able to get some paint on these guys within a week or so, less time if family life is calm over the next couple of days, and if I can decide on a scheme for the bases. I was looking at using some resin bases, but I need to keep costs down, or the Wife will get annoyed. (can't have that!) I am open to ideas if anyone has one for me, I was considering a burnt out wasteland, with a possible smattering of some light snow on it. Let me know what you think. I also am in the process of creating some Army Lists for 500, 750, and 1000 points, should be posted up in the next couple days for review and C&C. More to follow soon, thanks.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Progress on the Bloodletters....

Getting some work done on them, but it is going slow, back pain is keeping me from being able to work for more than 30 minutes at a time. I have found though, that there is a small gap on the heads where the face attaches to the head that will require some gap filling, but not to bad of a gap to fill. I did some checking on resin bases for my new army, but I have decided to just go with a scheme of my own creation. Keeps things from being more expensive than need be, seeing as 1 bloodcrusher costs $30.00, and will let me create a matching display board and gaming table so much easier.
Well here is the pics of progress,

More to come soon, along with some initial army lists too.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Unboxing the Bloodletters...

Here we go, time for some carnage at last. First things first, this is the begining of my Mono Khorne Daemon army, and where better to start than with Bloodletters.
I also have a in progress Skulltaker as an HQ choice in smaller games when a Bloodthirster would be a point sink. Soon I will work out some army lists for 500, 750, 1000, 1500, and 1750, so I can plan out where I am going to go with this army. Two things are for sure, I definitely want to use plastic Chaos Hounds for Flesh Hounds and the Forgeworld Daemon Prince is too Bad-Ass to ignore, even with his huge price tag.

Now on to the unboxing of the core of my army. First, the box is just cool looking, and gives some good detail shots to follow if you are unsure of what your final product may look like. Ok, now on to the instruction sheet. Good pictures and definitely shows where the parts go, but be sure to test fit the different heads with some of the weapon poses to ensure clearance between the Hellblade and horns on some of the heads. Also, no paint reference, so you will need to check the internet for paint choices or just be creative and create your own scheme. I am using an article out of White Dwarf USA #361 March 2010, as a base to get to my final scheme, which will produce a very dark and gritty red. The article can be found on page 82 and shows how the Eavy Metal team painted the very dark red on the Chaos Lords Juggernaut.

Now the Goodies, the sprues themselves. Everything was present on the sprue and molded fairly well. There is a couple issues though, some of the Hellblades are very warped and will need bent back into position. The pictures below shows what I mean.
There isn't any bitz left over really, so no extras for converting or kit bashing, but the price is considerably less, at only $22.00 retail it is great compared to some of the more expensive squads, like Space Marines. Also, in the box there is supposed to be bases for use in either Warhammer Fantasy or in 40K, all I got was 10 25mm square bases, and for some reason, 10 20mm square bases. WTF? Someone made a goof, but no worries, this is why we should all be saving bits from all of our kits. So, luckily i have plenty of extra 25mm round bases and overcame this small problem, if you don't have the correct bases, I suggest calling customer service and seeing what they can do for you, outside of that, guess you'll have to make a purchase for the correct base from GW, or a Bitz store, or some fancy resin base company or something along those lines. (wish I had some extra cash, resin bases would be awesome!)

Well, I have clipped all the parts free of the sprue and organized them for ease of production and to keep from losing parts as I build each Bloodletter. I know, kind of anal, and neat freakish, but it works for me. I have assembled one of the Letters', and I must say that, so far, these guys go together superbly. Although, during my research on these guys, people have stated that there is a gap between the head and face after assembled, that will require some putty work to fill in the gap. We will see soon if that is correct, but on the champion head that I used on the first one, no gap. I also recommend leaving these guys off of their bases for ease of painting, as they are hunched over quite a bit and the base will block some brush angles.

Here is a couple of pics of the first one assembled.

Well, that is all for my initial unboxing and and test fitting, more to come as I get started on this awesomely brutal close combat army.

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Game Night, Canvas Eagles

Still have quite a bit of work to do on some models, so we end up having to proxy a few aircraft, but it gets the job done so we can play right away.The Fokker F.1 Triplane, Sopwith Camel and Sopwith Snipe are all mine, and the Albatross model is my Dad's(he isn't into painting as much as he is gaming, guess I am the painter in the family)