Terrain update 7/7/2018

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Making a decent set of objective markers has been on my mind for so long that it didn’t even occur to me to put it on either this or last years Hobby Season To Do Lists.  It has always lurking at the back of my hobby brain, touting itself as a simple little job that will make a big difference to my gaming experience.  However, the wealth of excellent objective markers at my FLGS’s of choice has meant that there was no need to rush into making them, and hence the laziness.

However, my attendance of a few tournaments earlier this year was a bit of a wakeup call for me, as lots of other players had great markers to use in our games. Furthermore, in the games where my opponents didn’t have a set, we were reduced to deploying the dice of shame. Well, no more will I have to go meekly into that shame ridden night, as I have finally got my act together and cracked some out!

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Modeling Update 22/6/2018

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More items from the big build part of the 2017-2018 to do list – this time I am ticking off the ravenwing bike squads from my long list, as well as a few character and HQ choices.  Mostly these are made up from the Dark Vengeance Biker squads, but I have also managed to sneak in a few home brew conversions and them supplemented with one or two eBay bargains!

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Modeling Update 3/6/2018

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So as we move into the half way point of the year, it is time to review some of those season long deadlines that I set myself as part of the 2017-18 To Do list.  While I have made some progress with the T’au and Dark Angels, I have not really made much of a dent in my building targets for the season, and as the end of the season is only three months away, I thought it best to crack on and get some building done.

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Crappy conversions part 3: Fireblade

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Hate is a strong word, and not one I often find myself employing in life, let alone in the context of wee plastic men being pushed around the table to pew pew noises. However, every now and then a sculpt will come out of the GW forge which is at odds with the many, MANY great sculpts they produce, and you will be forced to drop the Hate bomb. Well, the time is now. I hate the cadre firebalde scupt…

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Taros Campaign Prep – Scratch Built Tank pt 4

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Being from a Forgeworld Imperial Armour book, the Taros Campaign will inevitable involve the use of Forgeword models at some point along the arc of its story.  While I am very keen to play through the campaign, I am much less keen to spend the big bucks normally involved in purchasing Forgeworld models, especially if their use outside of the Taros Campaign is going to be limited.  However, proxying is not really a great option either, so once more I am turning my hand to a bit of paper hammer – this time, the (not so) mighty Trojan!

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Crappy conversions part 2: DS8 Tactical Support Turret

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I bought the majority of my fire warriors long before Breachers were even a thing, let alone the DS8 turret. The former I could live without (and probably convert with ease if I felt so inclined) but the latter appealed to me, especially as it was effectively a free upgrade for Power Level games.

Having previously proxied with missile drones and found them to be a bit dissatisfying, I knew I wanted something better but I was never going to spend money on another couple of boxes of fire warriors that I didn’t need just to get the turrets. Bits sites were also a no go as the prices being charged were extortionate to say the least. Therefore there was only one thing left to do, and that was to try and bodge my own from spares. Behold the fruition of my efforts!

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Taros Campaign Prep – Scratch Built Tank pt 3

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So another day in preparation of the upcoming Taros Campaign, another cardboard tank to bolster the Imperial Forces. I have managed to resist the call of the paperhammer Baneblade Template that I found, and instead put my effort and good will into expanding the fledgling Imperial motor pool with its first proper Chimera – Hellhounds don’t count, even if you do squint.

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