Monday, March 25, 2013

Need to take some pics

Work progresses on my AdeptiCon stuff.  The Deathjack has been primed, and I have begun the base colors on him.  Kraken is a little more along than he had been, though I have neglected my infantry.  I wanted to have Terminus primed and started by tonight, but it did not happen.  He's close to that point, fortunately.  The skarlock thrall is done, but not based.

I'm not worried too much about basing my models.  I have to have it done in time, obviously, but I should be able to base everything in a single weekend afternoon, if I have to.  I'm hoping to be nearing army completion (well, of at least the tier force, where I have less flexibility) by this time next week.  That would give me some time to finish up the Malifaux figs, and to work on a display board for my Cryx,.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Good heavens, but I have been delinquent.

Or something like that.  I haven't posted in quite some time, and there really hasn't been a good reason not to do so.  I have been playing, and losing, but I think my AdeptiCon list is just about locked in.  I may modify it a bit, but I think the main goal now needs to be losing as many games as possible.  Playing, I mean.  Playing as many games as possible.

Painting continues along the front.  I have to report that I am not nearly satisfied with the amount of painting that has been finished, and I only have 4 weeks or so to go.  I can finish, and should do so, but I really may be squeaking in under the wire. 

Fortunately for me, none of the miniature-based Kickstarters that I have backed are likely to deliver to me before AC.  I might see my Reaper Bones stuff come by mid-April, but they are shipping the plain vanilla Vampire-level orders first, and then shipping all of us who added extra things.  I'm fine with the wait; heck, I welcome the extra time.  Otherwise, all those figs will sit there like a big present, waiting for Christmas. . . or for my willpower to falter.  And once those are open, I could lose a days worth of painting.

Thinking of Kickstarters, I teamed up with someone for a pledge for Wild West Exodus.  I may have to up my pledge a little; they added a lawman starter at the 11th hour, and it looks pretty nice.  I don't want this to be another game that sits on my shelf and collects dust; I want to play this one outside of cons.  Too many games, too little time.

Enough for now - I need to go paint base colors on some undead pirates.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another brief update

Brief, since company is still here.  I managed to sneak a few minutes of painting time on the Kraken this morning.  I'm hoping to have a lot of it done in the next few days.  It may wind up being the linchpin of my army, simply because it is big and beefy and takes up a good chunk of a 50 point list.

On the Lost hemisphere epic extreme unloved model model challenge, I was given the following message:

*SOMEONE* had the nerve - THE NERVE! - to call me out on the FB group... This affront cannot go unpunished!!! Well, actually, it can, let's face it, but nonetheless...  Welcome aboard, Warlord Garou. Given your openness to play any faction, and the very neat fact that we're reasonably balanced across the board in terms of factions (with the exception of Protectorate, who have a teeny lead), I'm going to turn your fate over to the Wheel...

It spins... and spins... and spins... and says.... SKORNE!

Ooh, spikes and pain and stuff in your future... but which warlock??

It spins... and spins... and spins... and says... LORD ASSASSIN MORGHOUL!

I hereby appoint you the task of assembling the Imperial Executioners...Bloodrunners ahoy!
It should be fun.  If I want to follow T3, then I lose access to almost all of the classic Skorne heavies.  Oh heck, I do lose access to them - no Molik, no gladiator, no bronzeback.  It should be a challenging army to play.  I look forward to losing with it, after AdeptiCon.  (Actually, I'll probably alternate between this and Cyriss for a good chunk of the year, and then see what happens when fall comes around.)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Not much today

I have company for the weekend, so not much hobby time.  But, before they arrived, I managed to get the Kraken primed.  And my replacement Mortenebra and Derylis showed up today, so I hope to get them put together on Monday.

Right under the wire

With something like 15 minutes to go during the month of February, I finished painting my unit of bile thralls.  I need to do their bases and seal them, but the hard part (the painting) is done.  On to the next unit!