Sunday, April 25, 2010

International Delivery

Since my last post it was suggested on the Privateer Press forums by Khadorian83 that I use Acetone to strip the models. While Pine-sol works wonders it takes forever and Acetone is close to instant. Within a few minutes you can start working on the models to remove the paint and it just tears through it. So after cleaning all of the models in one afternoon I am now at a halting point. I had to wait for the last few bits and my Bases to come in!

I actually ordered some bases from thanks to international shipping I have no idea when they will arrive.

2 x TFBIS The Fens Base Inserts for 30mm Bases $6.00 USD
1 x TFBIM The Fens Base Inserts for 40mm Bases $3.00 USD
1 x TFBIL The Fens Base Inserts for 50mm Bases $3.00 USD

Hopefully everything will end up looking awesome when they come in although this message I got doesn't feel promising:
"Your order was posted today.

International mail usually takes 4-7 days, but can take as long as 3 weeks or more if you are unlucky due to either our postal service or yours taking their time or customs deciding to sit on your parcel for a week.

Let us know if you have not received your order in two weeks."
In the mean time since I am playing Khador in the LGS tournament I cleaned some of my Kayazy Assassins and the Underboss. Then based them and got them ready for a nice primer coat.

Until I get some more stuff done...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Moving and Missing Models

Moving can be quite a pain especially with a rooms worth of miniatures and the like. After staging my new spare room up as my "guys" room I went on the hunt to find the last of the minis I was missing. 10 random boxes later I found the Bonejacks in a Kitchen box with some T-Shirts and a brush cleaner. I am still looking for the medium bases for them but so far no luck, worse case I buy a pack of them, the last thing I need for thise 25 point army is the Warwitch Siren.

I did take the time last night to clean off the rest of the miniatures that I have and found some Pine-Sol to toss them in. Again I have no idea what the previous owner was thinking but he used something that reminded me of the "Nickelodeon Gak" and then on some of the miniatures he must have used rubber glue! Who uses rubber glue on miniatures? The parts came off easily but that glue is going to be insane to get off. Hopefully the Pine-Sol will remove it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I didn't get to do anything with the models as I am moving into a new home and well it's just hard to get much done. But I did get to snap some quick "Starting" photos. Mind you I already cleaned the reaper and the Lord but the rest are as delivered. I do still have to find the bonejacks in this mess of stuff...

If you notice how much glue is in the Reaper, that basically covered a good deal of the joints all over. I plan on giving these all a nice Pine-sol bath after I remove as much glue as humanly possible. I don't understand why someone would use that much glue and NOT Pin this stuff especially things like the Jacks which are thick and heavy.

Friday, April 16, 2010


With the decision made to build a Newbie Cryx army it was time to shop around for the miniatures required to build said army. I am a big fan of Bartertown and eBay for buying miniatures on a budget, that said if I have the money I will buy from the LGS first especially since they offer 20% off there. With this being a "newbie" thing where I was going to do all the work and present it as a intro game I wanted to have this at the cheapest possible cost to myself thus I was shooting for 50% off if possible.

After some back and forth my first purchase was the Deathrippers for 50% including shipping. they weren't in the best condition and I will probably need to buy a pack of bases to replace the one that was based and all messed up.

The second actual purchase took a little while one amazing trade fell through that would have netted me everything I needed at 50% off but with a little persistance I actually managed to get almost everything I need for 50%. I purchased Asphyxious, a Reaper, a Seether, and a 10 man unit of Bane Thralls for 50% plus shipping. So although I got more than I needed for the Thralls I'm sure that they will eventually be used. Sadly this second purchase is going to need a LOT of work to be cleaned up. The previous owner went superglue crazy and from now on I will do my best to post pictures with this but it took me a solid 2 hours of work to clean up the Reaper and Asphyxious and free them from the glue. Most of the joins were totally and completely filled with glue some of which pooled into other details that i had to clean up as well. The "painted" models look like they were sealed with glue or some sort of THICK glossy layer.

I'm running into a funding problem for this right now as I only need one more mini but I just moved to a new place and have no cash. Hopefully by the time I get some of this work done and start painting I can get the last miniature on the list.

The Concept

I am rather new to the hobby of miniatures and I am just now starting to expand to other new game systems moving on from one of the "large' systems to Privateer Press systems specifically Warmachine. I started playing just over a month ago from now when after much deliberation I decided on Khador and bought the starter box. About a week ago I listened to Iron Agenda Episode 81- New Player Talk / List for learning the Factions and decided that I should start a second faction with a limited budget/army size so that I could help teach others how to play. The episode went over each faction in a little detail and also gave a good "Learning" list for each.

After I decided that I was going to do it I listened to the Podcast again to hear the lists they put together and try to find the one to appealed to me the most. The Cryx list won hands down with the Iron Lich Asphyxious as he is one of the reasons that I started the game since he looks awesome. They were all 25 point lists and the Cryx one is as follows:
  • Iron Litch Asphyxious
  • 2x Deathripper
  • Reaper
  • Seether
  • Unit of Bane Thralls (6)
  • Warwitch Siren
So the "Concept" is as follows.

To build a 25 point Cryx list geared for teaching new players various aspects of the Warmachine game while still retaining a competitive edge and to do so at as low a cost a possible.