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January 18th, 2012

10:02 am: Warhammer 40K project
Our deadline for having 750 points ready was January 1st. For a while there, I honestly thought I wasn't going to make it, but then Jacob got Skyrim for Christmas, which gave me time for painting. I painted some scourges and a ravager. Pictures:



I have also finished my Hellions - 80ies hoverboard skaters, gotta love that - but I have no pictures yet.

We have met and played again , and I won the draw for the prize given to one of us who finished the painting. I don't know what I am going to buy; maybe a Succubus. I am not sure it's the best for my army, playing-wise, but I really want to paint one.

Next deadline is April, by which time the army must stand at 1000 points.

And I really should try to get myself a painting icon...

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished

November 25th, 2011

11:58 am: Birds of Paradise
A couple of weeks ago, we played a second round of Warhammer 40K 500 points games. Again, my Wyches performed admirably, though mainly because the jibes of the spectators shamed my opponent into having his models exit their APC's. If they had stayed inside their vehicles, I don't think I could have done much to hurt them, but as it was, they came out and my Wyches plus close combat Archon ate them for lunch.I doubt he will let that happen next time we play...

Secondly, as we were only four players, we had a 1000 point game with two generals per side. So it was Imperial Fists and Grey Knights versus Tyranids and Necrons. I know it doesn't make any sense, fluff-wise, for Tyranids or Necrons to ally with anyone, but I really wanted to try out my old Necron army with the new rules. We fought to a draw, with the Tyranid Broodlord being the definite man-beast-thing of the match, eating many Imperial Fists, and my Destroyers being shot to pieces by the Grey Knight Terminators without having done anything useful. Lesson learned: when playing Necrons, use big units.

I am well under way with my painting homework for the deadline of January 1st. I have chosen my units, as well as assembled and undercoated them.The first unit I am painting are Scourges. I have no idea how good they are going to be, but the models are, in my opinion, the most beautiful jump infantry in the game. They all have wings instead of jump packs, and while it was easy to decide a colour scheme for the bat wings, the feather wings were more of a problem. Until Jacob suggested birds of paradise. I have some really old paints that are now out of production, among them some metallic colours; so now the feathers of the Scourges are glittering in green, blue and purple. I'm really happy with the results, and hope to have pictures up soon.

October 24th, 2011

11:34 am: Warhammer 40K project, third month
A little over a week ago, we met up to present our finished 500 points armies and play a few games. Despite making some tactical mistakes - which my opponent promptly took advantage of, as he should - I won my game. Mainly because I was very lucky with my dicerolls, and my opponent was not. So, no getting eaten by Tyranids for my Dark Eldar, and hopefully I can learn a few lessons from my tactical blunders.

Here is a picture of the army:

Five of us have decided to go on with the painting project, though hopefully all of us will still play. Next deadline is January 1st, by which time the army must stand at 750 points. So now I have to decide what to paint...

August 26th, 2011

10:31 am: Kabalite warriors are go!
I have now finished my kabalite warriors, and started on my archon and the raider (troop transport). I thought I would dislike painting the raider - I didn't think it was very fun to paint the APC for Jacob's Space Marines, and I thought this would be just as boring. But I actually like it. The vehicle has very sleek lines and lots of detail, and it is turning out very well. Only thing is, if you follow the assembly manual and glue everything in one go, there are going to be areas of the model that are visible, but where it is physically impossible to get a paintbrush in. So I undercoated it on the sprue, and am doing it in subassemblies. Pictures of that later, but for now: my kabalite warriors.

August 1st, 2011

10:37 am: First Month
Yesterday was the deadline for the first part of the project. Most of us met up, and most of us had finished our "painting homework". Jacob and I put the finishing touches on our models last tuesday.
So this month is for Kabalite Warriors. I have done the highlighting on four of ten models, so I'm making good progress. Pictures to follow, when the models are closer to finished.

July 11th, 2011

09:43 am: A matter of scale

I'm a bit stuck with my kabalite warrirors at the moment - there is so much more edge highlighting to do on them, and I've gotten a bit overwhelmed.

BUT, with the new Storm of Magic comming out, I got a new dragon! Not strictly speaking Warhammer 40K, i know, but I wanted to post a picture anyway. So here is a comparison shot of my finished High Elf dragon and my new, unpainted Dark Elf dragon:

In other miniature related news, the Grey Knight terminators Jacob is painting for the army project are comming along nicely, and almost finished.

July 1st, 2011

01:31 pm: One unit down

The Wyches are now finished - except for decorating their bases, I haven't gotten to that yet. But since I use coloured sand and glue, it isn't going to take a lot of time.

So, picture of the unit:

Next up is a unit of Kabalite Warriors, and after that, an Archon and a Raider. Next picture will be after I have done the bases.

Current Mood: nerdynerdy

June 27th, 2011

07:11 pm: Now with pictures!

Two posts in one day!

First pictures of my not-quite-finished Wyches; One with Hydra Gauntlets:

And the Hekatrix:

Not exactly a master at the art of taking good photos of models yet, but I will get more practice soon. :)

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
10:44 am: Warhammer 40K project
I haven't posted anything in a looong time. So I thought I would start up again, posting about a Warhammer 40,000 project I and some friends are doing.

I know a lot of people who really like Warhammer 40K, but most of us, for one reason or another, do not actually have a painted army. My brother decided that what we needed was incentive, so he came up with a project. Over the next 3 months, we would each commit to painting a certain amount of models each month, and at the end we would all have about 500 points worth of models. At the end of each month, we will meet up to show off our stuff and have a prize draw among the people who have finished their models for the month. And probably point and laugh at any who have not...

So now I am going to use my journal to chronicle my progress. It is also my plan to get a photobucket acount or similar so I can post photos of my models when they are finished.

The army I chose to paint are the Dark Eldar - the new models are just so pointy and pretty, how could I resist? I have also chosen my paint scheme and gotten started on some Wyches, the models I have to finish by the end of July. And I have started to curse myself for choosing a paint scheme that involves edge highlighting... On the other hand, I think they will look good when they are finished.

That's it for now, but I hope to return soon with pictures, and perhaps a new "project 40K" icon!

March 12th, 2006

11:59 am: The god of anesthesia-avoidance loves me.
This morning I went to the hospital for my appointment. All the anesthesiologists would be busy all day today, so they could't actually do the operation today.

But the nice doctors (there was a second one as well today, just to be abslutely sure) looked at my nose again, and after a day without the cast, it hasn't slipped further, and seems firm. So since there is only a very slim chance of the fracture slipping again, and since both I and the doctors would like to avoid total anesthesia, they're just going to leave it as it is. Hooray! It really isn't bad at all, and certainly not compared to what it looked like thursday - and I would REALLY like to avoid the total anesthesia.

I was fitted with a cast again, but luckily no gauze, and sent home.

And now I'm feeling better than I have for over a week.

Current Mood: relievedrelieved
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