World of Warcraft

Logitech is here at CES and when I need new computer gaming peripherals, they’re the first place I turn.

One of the new gadgets they have here is the G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse, and it’s awesome.

Here’s my video review, recorded on the CES 2014 show floor at the Logitech Live booth.

It has tons of thumb buttons, which will be perfect for toggling weapon groups or overheating in EVE Online, and it fits in my hand perfectly.

If I don’t win one here at the convention, I’m definitely buying one when I get home.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Holidays.  I know I did.  We flew home today, so I spent most of the afternoon relaxing and getting the last half a level on my priest.  Yay 85!

No painting updates today, I haven’t had a chance to work on anything since the last post.  I am hoping to knock out that 25 pt list before the week’s out.  I’m going to throw my Type A personality out the window, and just git ‘r dun and call it good enough.  Here’s the list, in case you don’t remember:

Points: 25
Commander Coleman Stryker (*6pts)
* Lancer (6pts)
* Defender (9pts)
* Ol’Rowdy (9pts)
Journeyman Warcaster (3pts)
* Charger (4pts)


All that’s left really is dry-brushing the ‘jacks, washing the metals and then details and basing.  I’m crossing my fingers.


I was able to make quite a few updates to my Army Lists page.  I’ve settled on Rhyas 25 and 35 pt lists, a Saeryn 35 pt list and a 100pt 2-caster Rhyas / Saeryn combo list.  I also boosted my 35pt pLylyth list to a 50 pt list.  I have no idea how great these will be since they are untested, but I need to get rid of some Legion models in favor of some Khador, so making some lists will help with that.


Yes, I’m a faction-aholic.  However, however…  Khador was my first faction.  I’m allowed to return to my roots, right?  Remember:  The more diverse my collection, the more diverse the blog posts and tutorials!

I realize this post seems a bit bipolar.  I jumped around a lot, and I’m sorry for the lack of coherency.  So, in lieu of a picture (every blog post should have a picture for prettiness, according to Hadyn over at Lyoss is Burning (thecsharian on the PP forums)), I’m going to attempt to embed a Youtube video.  This a peek at what you’re missing if you haven’t experienced the new Tron movie:

I suggest viewing in 1080p, full screen, volume on full.

So, I’ve been slacking recently.  I don’t have any painting done.  It’s ok though.  I’ve been preparing for the Holiday break.  See, I’ll be gone for about 2 weeks, and I plan on painting an army in that time.  I’ll be taking my Cygnar models home for the holidays, and painting them up (or trying to).

Poke ’em inna eye!

Over the past few days, I’ve been building my Cygnar force.  I got to assemble the new(ish) plastic battlebox, and I gotta say, the models look pretty sweet.  I replaced the rod in the Lancer’s uh… lance? with aluminum tube since the stock one was bent fairly badly.  I still need to build rivets into it’s base, but otherwise it’s pretty plain.  I know most weapons have some embellishments, but I just don’t have the confidence, nor time to do something fancy.

I may do something with the lance I may not.  /sigh.

You’ll notice the shield arm is sticky-tac’d on.  It’ll get glued after the body is painted – I don’t want to have to figure out how to get a brush in there…

I also magnetized the Heavy ‘jack.  It’s from the battlebox, so I don’t have a Cyclone, but what I do have is…

Ironcla-Defendo-Triumph!

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Here’s a group shot of the finished Battlebox with the trusty Squire!
Well, aren’t we snazzy?
I have bases drying for my ATGM + Dude and Stormblades + UA + Stormgunner.  Aren’t they pretty?
They’re pretty simple.  I fill in the gap with whatever I can (spare GS, the tabs I’ve cut off the models, etc) and then score the base with a nice sharp hobby knife.  I cut my thumb twice, so if you’re looking to so it exactly how I did, keep that in mind.  I then apply a liberal layer of straight Elmer’s White Glue, and cover in a mix of three different ballasts.  I’m using a blend of fine, medium and coarse in order to get a nice rocky rubble feel.  Once that has had about 2 hours to semi-harden, I liberally coat the base with 50/50 glue and water.  It helps seal the rocks together.
So, that’s what I’ve been working on.  Also, my priest is level 84, and growing.  Yay for all the rested XP I got while I worked on models tonight.  Time to do dailies before bed.
I leave you with the other Cygnar posterboy (He and Stryker did Abercrombie ads together, and use the same hair gel), the Journeyman Warcaster!
Huzzah!

What are your Holiday hobby goals?