Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Malifaux first mini almost done!

Working away all day today since I didn't have internet on this mini for my Guild Crew.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


So it's been a long time and plenty of things have gone on. I moved, I bought stuff, I sold stuff, I played tournaments, I almost got in a fist fight over 40k (not my fault I'm not that crazy), I started a new game, I found an amazing new game store, and right now I'm unemployed.

No need for details really at this point but on to whats important... Hobby!

I finished my Cryx Army a while back and never finished posting and if I remember correctly the pictures I had were slightly lacking at the time thanks to how much of a pain my setup was to take pictures with.

The Family as a whole.

When moving one of the first things I looked for was a good local game store and like I said above I found one, Battlegrounds in Abington, MA. Everyone there I met so far has been awesome and I have gotten to play a ton of new games the regulars are all really awesome and inviting not to mention the people who work there are also awesome not to mention they have a sister store in Plainsville that was just recently opened.

That said, while i was there I saw quite a few people playing Malifaux and decided to pick the game up traded a few models away and ended up with both rulebooks and a Sonia Creed boxset as well as a few other items to boot. That is what I will be working on next I will try to post that up here as well.

Look forward to more!

Friday, October 8, 2010

What happened?

I used google chrome to post stuff yesterday but for some reason it didn't reduce the size of the images so I will have to fix that later on when I get the time. It also neglected to post some pictures and while I don't have them all to post right now I do have the front of the Reaper jack. I will make sure that I get some pictures of the Seether later on and I can also do full army pictures at some point.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cryx Finished

So I have been really quiet lately and I'm sorry for that. It has been extremely hectic at home my girl had no job and then found one and now is moving to MA while I am stuck moving to my Dads until I find a new job there. Not to mention my birthday passed by on the 22nd and I got some video games and have been playing those and neglecting my hobby time.

Thus I have been working on my painting less and less. But I did finally finish the Cryx so here are some fun pictures of my more recent work.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Mid September Pictures WIP

So I have quite a few projects Mid work and finished. I will post some nicer pictures later on but for now this is what my desk looks like:-P

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Lots of Games

So I haven't been posting much because the camera was tied up with wedding photos and I have been keeping quite busy preparing for my second try at running Dark Heresy which happens to also be the second time DM/GM'ing.

Most of my gaming has been during my Wednesday gaming group recently. We have been playing a ton of Battlestar Galactica the board game. So much so that I decided to order the expansion which apparently adds a ton of depth to an already great game. I did also order the board game Descent which is just a HUGE box of craziness.

This past Wednesday I actually ran Dark Heresy for the second time like I said above its the second time that I have tried to run it and while I feel like I was less prepared as I had been previously the game night seemed to go quite well. I did run the same pre-done campaign as I had with another group, Maggots in the Meat, from the GM book.

Wednesday has been basically my only gaming day anyhow so I did have people coming over early for game night to play 40k and got a few games in that way. Sadly my normal Tuesday campaign has been rather slow in the gaming department. Hopefully this week will prove to be better for that.

In the hobby Department I finally finished the last piece of terrain for the commission a few days ago and have just been waiting to drop it off to him on one of our campaign days. I will try to get some pictures of that and other things I have been working on recently soon. Finally I ordered some Battlefleet Gothic miniatures for my Sisters of Battle. I want them to be the sisters of battle fleet so if I ever get to do a campaign the way I want then I can use them.

More soon!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bachelor Party Tonight

Oh snap that's me!

For some reason I didn't get to posting Games Day pictures yet since I have been keeping busy. Here is a random spattering of the pictures that the woman and I took while we were there. You can find all of them in the games day Picasso album here.

Since games day I have been working on the Terrain slowly. My "client" told me to wait a week because he had things to do so I have been taking my time. Thus I have also been working to finish one of my Cryx Warjacks. Which I will say seems to be shaping up quite nicely. More Later:)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Games Day!!!

So I haven't done much hobby work in the past few days as I have been keeping busy with other things in my life. Plus after frantically painting and working on all that terrain I was slightly burnt out. I have 2 weeks to finish the terrain so I should be done before then and finally getting to work on the last of my own things.

In other news Games Day is closing in! Sadly none of my friends are going this year mostly thanks to how disappointing it was last year and just life in general. Hopefully I will meet some cool people and get to have fun. I don't think I will be bringing my army with me but I am still considering it. More Later.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Last Part of Terrain

So on Tuesday I dropped off the eight pieces of FW terrain and picked up the last 3 huge ones. These last ones are just huge one of them is the FW Factory piece that they had with the extension to make it even taller. Work has started on these three and this set started kinda roughly...

The guy that I am doing this for glues down all his metal miniatures and resin with some weird orange glue that is similar to rubber glue and when I went to clean the release agent off of the resin the glue lost its hold and everything came apart. So I had to scrape, peel, and cut off all the glue then re-glue and pin everything on. I didn't fix the warping that all 3 of the bases had but he had told me they were fine as is. I also took the time to clean out the windows that he hadn't as well as fix all of the walkways which were glued on and ever even had the extra parts clipped off.

After doing all of that and gluing everything back together I primed everything and started the base coats to it all. There is quite a bit more detail in these pieces. But it will be a fun challenge to finish. When I finish I plan on finishing the two Warjacks for the Cryx Faction that I have left over so they will be done and I can move on from there. I did finish the Warwitch Siren and will get some pictures posted soon enough.

Oh also I did finally get in the Repressor Kits that I ordered from someone. So I now have 4 Repressor kits but im missing one bulldozer blade! I will have to figure that one out.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Terrain Lots O' Pictures

While I still have one more piece to finish up which is close to being done for now here are lots of pictures of what I have finished today. (Doesn't include the original pieces.)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lots of Different games!

So my posting has become slightly infrequent and I'm just going to simply blame life! I have been quite busy ever since the economy claimed the job of someone close to me.

Before I get to rants about Off Topic stuff. I have been working frantically on my commission terrain work and I am almost done with everything. After some hours of work I have a banner to paint and then I will have finished 2 large, 3 medium, and 3 small Forge World City Fight Ruins to bring me to a total of 3 Large, 3 Medium, and 5 small. There are only two or 3 Large/Huge remaining pieces to complete.

As I mentioned in my last post Starcraft 2 came out just over a week ago and I have been on that game like a fat kid in a cake factory. While there are some things that are lacking the game they are so over powered by all the things I enjoy about the game that its sucking up all my time. I was able to complete the campaign 3 days in and have been playing muti-player for the past few days since then.

In other gaming news my DM came over with his wife for a double date and we busted out the Battlestar Galactica board game. While I have owned it for probably over a year at this point but the only time I tried to play it was with a group of people that the game just ended up being no fun with. This timewas actually a great experience for the guys, albeit slow thanks to the lack of rules knowledge, the girls hated the game since it was quite complicated and just too much to do. My DM and I ended up playing again last night after DnD with one of the guys and that was just as much fun and much quicker now that we have the rules down.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Promised Update

So like I said I did get the Bane Thralls done the other day I just didn't have the time to take pictures of them but now they are below. I also included my currently WIP of the Warwitch Siren as well as the project after the rest of the Cryx are finished, the almost done WIP Trygon.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


So this week has been... Interesting.

Hobby wise not that much has happened I did get some painting done while not much I'm on my way to having the Cryx Army complete so I can start working on other projects, after that I think I'm going to finish the Trygon right after the Cryx just because it's almost done, and then I have to decide what to do from there. I did get some painting done on all of the Terrain that I have from my commission. It was heavily delayed thanks to no airbrush for a week plus the guy that I'm doing it for isn't going to be around for a week or so thus I have extra time now, not that I ever had a time frame.

I did also get a game of 40k in. I got to play my Sisters of battle against Necrons in the "Kele" campaign that I am currently in. It was a planet strike mission and I was heavily fortified in a defensive position. I think the game was decided before we even began as I ended up with 650 more points to start the game with vs an army of only Warriors, Scarabs, and Tomb Spiders since thats how this phase of the "neutral" Necron assault starts. Was fun and a good time but I almost feel bad when a game is that heavily weighted.

As for OTHER things going on. The thing that has been taking all of my time for the past few days has been Starcraft 2 so that has been sucking my soul and honestly it probably will do that for quite some time since its an amazing game. Then there was some personal stuff that happened which sucks relating to jobs but whatever.

I will try to get some pictures of the Bane Thralls tonight and post those hell maybe I can get some painting in after that as well. On another note related to the Sisters army I due to the personal stuff I was unable to purchase the Battlefoam bag recently during the Golden Boota day so I still have no army transport for them but before that occurred I found someone selling 3 Penitent Engines, snagged those, and someone selling some FW Repressor Kits and got those for a nice little discount. So I am well on my way to getting the sisters moving on the battlefield.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

So since I last posted I did my best to hammer out as much as possible. I managed to finish the Bane Thralls however I did not take any pictures of that. I also painted my Cryx Leader up Iron Lich Asphyxious after spending the better part of Wednesday on him.

I had this squad sitting around as well figured I would toss them up on coolminiornot.com most of the pictures i put up there are available for viewing under the same id Ivellos.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Finished and WIP

Some Quick pictures of a few finished items.

As well as what I am working on currently.

The Pile on the Desk

So I have a TON of stuff sitting on my desk waiting to be painted. I'm not there right now but this is a list of the things I can remember that I have. I'm going to put this list on the side of the page and keep it updated as best I can for what I have painted.


Iron Lich Asphyxious
Classic Reaper
6 Bane Thralls
Warwitch Siren

Forward Kommander Kratikoff
Kommander Sorscha
Kommander Orsus Zoktavir
Kommander Strakhov
War Dog
Classic Juggernaut
Classic Destroyer x3
Mechanik Chief & Assistants
Iron Fang Pikemen
Iron Fang Pikemen Officer & Standard Bearer
Kossite Woodsmen Unit
Kayazy Assassin Unit
Kayazy Assassin Underboss


Dark Angels
Dark Angels Master of the Ravenwing

Witch Hunters
Witch Hunter Inquisitor Lord & Retinue
Witch Hunter Henchmen
Witch Hunter Inquisitor
Celestine the Living Saint
Witch Hunters Imperial Confessor Kyrinov
Witch Hunters Imperial Missionary Jacobus
Sisters of Battle Canoness x3
Witch Hunters Preacher
Sisters Repentia x18
Witch Hunters Callidus Assassin
Arco Flagellants x6
Battle Sisters 6 Squads of 10
Sisters of Battle Seraphim 3 Full squads
Sisters of Battle Exorcist FW Models
Lots of Others Like Heavy Weapons


3 Boxes of Clanrats
Warpfire Thrower
2 Skaven Warlock Engineer
Skaven Doomwheel

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Scheme Needed!

So with the loss of my Sisters Army and after getting models to replace the old ones. Problem is I can't decide if I should resurrect the same colors or if I should do something new! I'm going to try do some work on one of those Army Painter programs online from Bolter and Chainsword.

On another note I finished up all of the objectives/strategic tokens that I was working on and started to finish the Bane Thralls that I have had sitting around. Below are some pictures that i took quickly with my cell. While not of good quality it gets the idea across.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Airbrushing 102

With some of the basics over with I am going to probably have another post or two on any other information I can compile and possibly help people with as well as just have some opinions as well.

So were going to start with my setup recommendations.

Airbrush - In general I would suggest starting with a dual-action top feeding airbrush. Why do I suggest this? The target audience for this blog is 40k and miniature war-gamers and were going to want to use the colors that we are used to thus hobby paints which are generally thicker. So we having gravity help us with getting our thinned paints through our brush is quite nice. Also for us having a dual action brush with let us do fine detail for cool bits and also we can go full blast and base coat.

Air - Get a compressor! Quiet or not you want to get a compressor even if you put down a good deal of cash its worth the constant and in the end free air that you get. There are a few things you should consider about a compressor as well though most of what I mentioned already but were going to cover it all and a little more real quickly.
Moisture Trap - There are two kinds, attached to the compressor and inline, it really doesn't matter which in my opinion but you need one. Moisture traps stop any water from getting out and into your line, airbrush, and thus onto your art. If you don't have a moisture trap water will eventually build up in the line and pass through the airbrush. When the water comes out your paint will spurt and be far too watered down and it will literally spit water downed color.
Regulator - Not as needed but still useful and often connected to the moisture trap. This will let you change the pressure of the airflow where most of these hobby works are done at 15-25 psi there are some people who work even higher. In the end unless you have a compresses that only works at 15 or 20 psi you should probably have a regulator so you can change the psi per application. Lucky for us most compressors come with one built in.

PSI - Speaking of psi like said above you will probably be working in a range of 15-25 but possibly even 10-35 or even further out. You do not want to be working on 100 psi even if your compressor can put that out its just too much. In the end you probably want to get something that can put out a consistent 35 psi just to cover all your bases.

Extras - As with most hobbys there are also things you don't need but are helpful to have and I wanted to help people find some of the ones I have found useful so far.

Quick Disconnect
This is a great little addition so you can just pop the airbrush off and bring it to the sink to clean.

Airbrush Stand
Most of us only have 2 hands and thus its hard to hold and airbrush and mix paint and move things around while one has the airbrush in it. Well a desk clamp with a airbrush holder on it is just perfect.
Iwata-Medea Cleaning Station
This is basically the above plus its a station that you can use to get rid of the extra paint, overflow, and use it as somewhere to spray the cleaner. That's it for right now.

You can check out the previous Airbrush posts below:
101 Part 1 - Airbrushes
101 Part 2 - Air
101 Part 3 - Paint