Friday, May 25, 2012

Trolls, Khador, & Cygnar oh my!

It's been another busy few weeks of work, but I've managed to get a few games in, and a bit more hobby work out of the way.

My latest load of models came in chokkas with Stormnouns and other Morrowans. I've gotten a fair bit assembled, but I'm yet to get paint on much more than the Fireflies (which I magnetted to put on the chassis' I'd already prepped for them). The Plasma Ball Storm Strider is on the paint table, I'm hoping to do the detailing tomorrow. I think I'll do the same lightning clouds freehand I did on Nemo2 and the aforementioned lights, but I really need to get a hold of some 12v a27 battery clips for the Plasma Ball itself.

I had a great game for the podcast against Nic last night using my Trollbloods, specifically Borka. Extreme Rök looks great even without paint, and Nic is always a great opponent - it comes down to a lot more than stupid mistakes between us, as we're both very sportsman orientated. I'm looking forward to listening to the episode next week, here's another shot of Nic's fantastic Gunnbjorn.

I'm going to swing by Granny Wendy tonight on the way to meet my girl for our newly addidcting fix of Diablo3 at The PiMP PAD, and grab one of their new glazes to give my Khador some touch ups. I love my Gun Carriages, but I need a deeper red on them than I'm getting with my P3 ink, so I'm hoping GW's new range will have SOMETHING worth some coins.

In a final note Nic is now running the Team Challenge, so I've stepped up with Team Immoren Avengers as Captain Australia to get at least one team actually signed up. I hate doing pre reg, it never works well, but when each signup is three people you really need to know...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hobby, Hobby, Hobby

I might not get to play an awful lot, but lately I've gotten a fair bit of hobbying done. This weekend we have our Wrathination event at Infinity Games (the store) for Warmachine, and the weekend after that it's off to Melbourne for the Taking of Paradiso for Infinity (the game). Let's take a look at my prep.

First up my Aleph are coming along and starting to look how I want, but I still can't play worth a damn. I'm really hoping Paradiso is a planet where they hand out wooden spoons, but this trip is far less about competition and more about dipping the toes in a cool fresh pond, while catching some people I haven't seen for ages and seeing how things are done on and off tables in a different game.

My extreme Rök conversion is coming along, although I probably should have stripped him first. I think he needs more hair and detail, although I've added the all important beer - perhaps a dead Khadoran on his base? Speaking of Khadorans, I'm thinking of fielding the reds on sunday at Wrathination (I get to play!), so Nailyon is considering borrowing my blue skins and Rök might hit the table already.

For a few weeks my Plasma Ball Storm Strider has been on hold waiting for more appropriate sized hardware, and yesterday it arrived. Rök got stuck on a shelf and a different set of tools came out for this one, although I'm having trouble deciding how go about the wiring.

Last, but far from least, Feat Turn continues with only the occasional minor hiccup, and frequent coatse language. Ep3 ended up being Heath vs myself, so I brought my personal lord and saviour Asphyxious out for a spin. I won't spoil the podcast by giving away the result, but I'm looking forward to taking the host role for episode four and keeping discussions a tad more on track.