Journeyman 2014

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So, no game last night.  I ran a demo for some new comers, and got a few half-games of Netrunner in.  Jinteki hurts.  A lot.

I’ve signed up for a tournament next weekend.  Not my usual bag, but there’s a best Painted Army award, so I’m after that, primarily.  I’ll take any wins I can get, but not going to focus too hard on that.

This means I *must* get the WGI and Joe polished off, and get the snow effect done on all the bases by next weekend.  Essentially, everything I skipped to get ready for Templecon.

  • 2-brush shade & highlight greys on WGI + Joe
  • 2-brush highlight blacks on WGI + Joe
  • Dust off Conquest
  • 2-brush highlight blacks on Conquest
  • Snow effect on bases
  • Arc Markings on everyone

*deep breath*

Wish me luck.  Stay tuned throughout the weekend for updates.

This is all I was able to accomplish.  It seems like very little, but getting the pose finalized is a big step in my process.  All that’s left to do is build the tracks for the guns and build him a neck, and I’m ready for paint.

Also, I love how disproportionately large his hands turned out.  Oversized hands is one of the things I like about Legion of Everblight, so it’s fun to see it here to.

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Soon, very soon…

This week, I was able to get a game in against relatively new player, Justin.  He was running Retribution, using the following list:

Kaelyssa, Night’s Whisper (*7pts)
* Discordia (10pts)
* Phoenix (10pts)
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker (2pts)
Dawnguard Sentinels (Leader and 9 Grunts) (9pts)
* Dawnguard Sentinel Officer & Standard (2pts)
Houseguard Halberdiers (Leader and 9 Grunts) (7pts)
* Houseguard Halberdiers Officer & Standard (2pts)
Houseguard Thane Solo (2pts)
Mage Hunter Infiltrators (Leader and 9 Grunts) (8pts)
* Eiryss, Mage Hunter Commander (3pts)
Arcanist (1pts)
Arcanist (1pts)

We were playing on a white snow table, which will make some of his white primed models hard to see, so bear with me.

I won the roll-off, and had Justin set up first, since none of my models were unpacked, and all of his were.  Not a very tactical choice, but a good one, since we had about a hour and a half to get the game in before store close.

Justin set up his battlegroup and Arcanists in the middle, Sentinels on his left, Halberdiers and Thane on his right.

I split my WGI around Hark, the Behemoth and Black Ivan, and tossed the Destroyer on the right side of the pack.  Greylords went on my far right flank.

Justin’s Infiltrators set up as far from the Greylord’s magical sprays as possible.

(Below, the Infiltrators have already run on Justin’s turn 1)

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So, this was about all I got done last night, over about three hours.

One fist for Behemoth:

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There was lots and lots of Jeweler’s Saw cutting going on to get the little buggers free from their original frame, and the small parts don’t have an easy way to dissipate heat, so they got hot.  Fast. As a result, my finger and thumb on my left hand are sore today from holding tiny parts while sawing away.

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That said, I now have a good method for mounting them to the fist, and I have a good method for taking them off the frame.  You’ll have to wait for the tutorial to learn how, though.

Stay tuned for some battle reports from game night tonight, probably tomorrow or Friday.  I don’t have much planned for this weekend, save a hike on Sunday, so my hope is to get the Behemoth build done so I can start laying down paint by next week!

Speaking of weekend…

Google Hangout

If I were to host a Google Hangout while I worked on the Behemoth this Saturday, would anyone be interested in joining?

I have a HD webcam for showing you what I’m working on, and I can put up a chat room for you to ask questions, make suggestions or comments, or just chat with me while I burn more fingers off.

I want to use Google Hangouts in the future to do Q&A sessions for helping with 2-brush blending, pinning, what have you, much like what the Schnauzer Hour used to be.  Before I do that though, I need to do a few dry-runs to get familiar with the Hangout software and interface, and to make sure the format will work for you guys.

I figure this is as good a chance as any to test it out.

Let me know below!