Monday, October 26, 2015

Flames of War Germans Versus US Late War

Had a great game against my friend Jon!  He went ahead and made it a video battle report.  A very tense game!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Daemonkin Versus Gaurd

I got in a great 1500 point game against my old sparring partner Sam.  It was a brutal game, and he is working on the battle report as we speak.  But I thought I would throw on some images I snagged throughout.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Storing and Transporting Your Models. With Magnets!!!!

If there is one thing I love doing, it's rearranging ALL of my models.  And like many before me, I was stuck in a constant struggle with foam.  Now don't get me wrong, I still keep the majority of my Flames of War models in foam.  But I have found a quick, cheap, and great space saving way to store my 40k models.


Well there is more to it than that.  Here are a couple examples of my completed storage bins:

And here is how I do it!

First you just purchase any plastic storage container that tickles your fancy.  I find these to work great:

They a good size, come in varying heights, and stack really well.

Now the next part. I line the bottom of the tubs with a sheet of metal usually used for duct work.  I've tried lots of other methods (magnetic paint, magnetic strips)  but the metal duct is just so lightweight and grabs the magnets so tightly that it's just the best option.

I don't have a particular brand, but this is about what I use: 
Master Flow   24 in. x 36 in. Galvanized Steel FlatSheet

I honestly think any duct metal should work.  Now here comes the tricky part, cutting it to size.  I use a big pair of shears I found in the shop.  It may be better to ask someone at the hardware store for their opinion.  Let's just say I cut myself way to much making a stack of them, and proper tools are most likely necessary.

Now the process is simple. Take a plastic glue gun, slather it on the bottom of a tub:

And tack on the metal sheet you cut to size.

I then go along the edge of the metal with the glue gun to make sure it has a really good hold to the container, as well as covers up the sharp edges.

From there you let it dry a bit.  And if you are feeling fancy, add some strips on the top to hold arm swap outs.

But how do we get the models to stick?  Well you just slap some magnets on the bottom of the bases for your models.  I have found a very cheap magnet supplier from eBay, and this particular size fits perfectly under the bases GW supplies, and holds the models tight. 

From there the sky is the limit.  I have saved so much room with this method.  And I have even taken to drilling holes in my resin bases so that I can put magnets in there.  It's more of an addiction than a hobby.  I hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Flames of War 1710 Soviets versus SS

So I was able to squeeze in a great game  of Flames of War against my old friend Sam.  It was a rough game with lots of casualties on both sides.  But those panzerfausts are the bane of Sam's existence!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

First Battle Report!

At the behest of my gaming group we are starting to record our games on video.  This is my first attempt.  It's probably riddled with rule errors and I have to get working on the camera angles.  But it's a good first go of it.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Chaos Lord On Juggernaut Blow by Blow

My Chaos were somewhat wandering in no man's land until the Daemonkin Codex came out.  It was the perfect mix of Khorne goodness with all the units I have loved over the years.  But they needed a leader, someone with the rugged good looks to lead such a bloodthirsty horde.

Sadly, no 40k Khorne Lord on a Juggernaut exits.  But it does in fantasy!!! Behold the no longer available model!

Obviously I can't paint that well.  But I just wanted to give you a taste.  I snagged him on a trading website almost complete, just lacking the right arm and shield and the juggernaut was missing some trophies.  

For the right arm I went with a Chaos Raptor forearm and the axe from the Chaos Aspiring Champion.  Combining the two makes one mean model.  Whats better than one axe?  Two!

Obviously this guy would need some love to get him up to 40k Snuff.  BUT I LOVE this model, so I don't want to take away too much from his unadulterated coolness.   I decided to add on a Chaos Lord backpack with an impressive trophy rack.  The futuristic backpack coupled with the Ork and Space Marine head does add to the 40kness of the model.  

There isn't much to add to the juggernaut as he is essentially the same in both fantasy and 40k. But I did decide to add some xenos and space marine helmets and skulls to make it extra evident that we are in the future.

With everything in sub-assembly it's ready to start painting!

But there is a reason I suck at blogging, I don't take pictures of the process!

And now, the man who needs no introduction:


I love Khorne!


So I am abandoning my tumblr blog in favor of blogspot.  Tumblr was just too difficult to work with. lets see if I can keep up what I am doing on here!