Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Countdown to Armageddon.

Hi All,

If you don't recall, here's the classic Public Enemy track:

Anyway we're getting down to the wire for getting ready for this game.

Here are some resources and some of the things I am using or trying to bring to the game.

Warhammer Community has a bunch of Downloads for Shadow War: Armageddon here. There are errata scenarios, force lists, roster sheets and status counters to print out if you don't have any.

I've tried to order these counters from Litko but they haven't shown up yet and when I track my order on their site it says "in production." So maybe not getting here in time.

I also tried to order a bunch of sci-fi building sets from Pegasus Hobbies and have them shipped to my folks house because I knew time was short. No dice. They won't ship to other than the billing address. Maybe they'll get here Thursday.

So I've got to finish painting up the stealers, touch up Abdul and the chickens, and try to get the McGuffins painted.

But back to resources for the game. There's a neat online roster builder here. I also found a referennce card someone made here. Lastly I'm going to use the name generators from here and here. The second one is especially good because it has Hiver names.

Still way too much to do. Wish me luck.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Get a deal on Zombies of Karr-Keel

Hi All,

Sarah, from Upstream Games House, liked my blog post so much she offered a special deal of 10% off all purchases of $75 or more.

So if you haven't yet ordered any you could order the full set of zombies and the zombie cart, or three zombie carts, and get 10% off your order.

Just put SEANSDEAL10 in the coupon code thing, but don't take too long. The coupon is good until May 31st.

Do you like savings Billy?

Paint Table Saturday 185 - still working on those Genestealers

Hi All,

I'm in high frenzy mode right now. Lots left to paint before I leave for Kublacon.

Sorry, the lighting isn't the greatest. I see now that I've actually gotten more base coats on them since I took this picture.

(runs upstairs to take another, hopefully better, picture.)

So now we see how they look right now, the leader (on the right) still need his eyes painted and varnish but is otherwise done.

I'd also like to welcome Sarah Kirkell to the blog. She is Brian's wife and the person behind the Upstream Games House website and blog. If we're being honest she's probably also the main instigator in Brian realizing the dream of having his own minis produced. So double thanks to her.

Paint 'em if you got 'em.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Check out Upstream Games House

Hi All,

  Do you like cool zombies made from original art with their own unique backstory? Do you like Kev Adams sculpts that scale with your classic Oldhammer miniatures? Do you like supporting good people who are trying to make their own dreams come true and share that with the community? If so, look no further,

Screen Cap of the mobile website
As a reader of this blog you are probably peripherally aware of Brian, he is one of the regulars of the East Coast Oldhammerers and responsible for GMing many of the games at Oldhammer Weekend USA events. You may remember such scenarios as Frog Hunt, Remember the New Alamo, The Sword of Light and Good, Santa Orka 3 and Battle at the Farm.

So what I'm trying to say is this dude knows how to game.

Anyway check out the new website Upstream Games House and join the Facebook Group: Zombies of Karr-keel.

Do it!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Painting Notebook - Genestealer Kill Team Leader

Hi All,

I haven't done one of these notebook posts in awhile and I wanted to remember how I painted this little guy.

He's my Genestealer Cult Kill Team Leader for Shadow War : Armageddon. The leader can have a power pick or power maul, so there you have it. I still need to paint the eyes, but he'smore or less done.

My sci-fi ash waste color combo, I think. Actually the mid color is probably darker and the mid I used here may be the lightest instead of the drizzle. That's the problem with not writing things down.

Metallics. As usual probably way too many for one model, but why use one when you can use seven? I forgot to include the Walnut Brown for his gun stock. I may also add a highlight to it.

Clothing. The color scheme is supposed to conjure up the fiery comet of salvation streaking across the sky. So Yellow, Orange and Red but muted ones.

Lastly we have flesh and chitin. I sort of followed GW's video tutorial here in that I put a purple ink wash over the shadow tone of the skin triad and then tried to layer on the highlights. Still a little rough in my layering. Nothing painting a few hundred more models won't fix. I'm not sure that the Reaper Blue Triad I picked really matches the genestealer blue recipe from GW. I might try mixing a little whit into the Ashen Blue to lighten it up. The Sky Blue was a spot color on the wires of the Power Pick. Perhaps last time I painted wires I used Sapphire Blue.

I'm also thinking about ordering some game tokens from Litko. Need to do it soon. I also need to check to see if I have all the templates and dice I need. I suspect I do.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Paint Table Saturday 184 - A little progress since last week

Hi All,

I got excited about my progress for last week, but I still have a lot to do.

So a little more done on the Knights for Breaking Lances. I feel like I may have skipped some important prep steps, the grain lifts a little when it gets wet. The Reaper paints also get absorbed into the wood more than the craft paint does. For some reason I'm having trouble finding my giant bottle of White craft paint.


Above is the product I'm intending to use to transfer my heraldic designs to the figures. I had a hell of a time finding it in my local Michael's. It's in the craft paint aisle with all the other Crafstmart branded stuff.

For the other stuff on the table, like primed Genestealers from Uscarl or the finished cow Betsy, I'll give you a link to the post rather than post the same pictures from a few days ago.

My copy of Shadow War: Armageddon finally arrived, so watch for updates on that.

As always, thanks for looking and commenting.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Painting mojo returning

Hi All,

I'm not really one for incessant WIP posts, but I feel the mojo returning and wanted to share what progress I've had.

Betsy is pretty much done. You can't tell from the picture but her udders are the same color as her snout.

I've started the hair color on young Curt and the ladies. I'm trying a recipe from one of the Reaper learn to paint kits. The base for the brown hair is Mahogony Brown and the base for the Blonde is a mix of Palomino Gold and Oiled Leather. I thought it would be interesting to try as I never thought of doing hair this way. I still need to do various highlights and touch ups.

Lastly the 54mm size wooden knights I think I've gotten over the color scheme and how to get the heraldry transferred to them. Now I'm just trying to figure out what areas are what for painting. The Skull and Crown blog and shop thankfully have lots of painted examples.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Paint Table Saturday 183 - A Smorgasbord of miniatures

Hi All,

Life seems super busy lately as we get down to the last few weeks of school and track season. I've tried to push forward with multiple projects to get ready for our excursion to Kublacon and gaming with Dai and Lasgunpacker afterwards.

Here's what we've got on the table.

Curt's Milkmaids. I've been throwing on colors here and there while I wait for glue to dry on other things. I have an overall plan for them so at least that's not the stumbling block. The flesh didn't go quite how I envisioned it and I'll have to do a lot of touching up anyway as I've gotten quite a lot of overage in some areas. These figures have a few nooks and crannies that are hard to get to. Betsy, the cow, is going to be a Holstein. To me this is the iconic dairy cow. I'm realizing just now that I'm going to have to fix the pattern on her face. From the pictures I've pulled up they all seem to have black markings around the eyes and I've left one side of her face white. I'm also going to be slightly artistic and use a little flesh color on her udders and snout. Oh and Dave B's gretchin are still there. I'm having a little bit of a block on how I want to proceed with them but I'm probably going with a riff on the Goffs color scheme.

This weeks big project has been cleaning and assembling these Genestealers for my Shadow War: Armageddon kill team. They are mostly Uscarl Miniatures with the two behind and to the left of the Magus being a special Bob Olley commission and the Hybork from Space Raiders, which I think was sculpted by Diego Serrate. The humanish stealers are Bob Olley sculpts and the Hybork is Kev Adams. I have some  Hybrid Gretchin from the same pack as the Hybork, but may not bother to paint them right now. I'm not sure if the Magus is really usable in game terms, but I figured he'd be fun to paint. I used a generator from Fantasy Name Generators to come up with the cult name, Children of the Comet. I'll try to come up with a background post.

Lastly, I finally got some paint on the wooden knights from Skull and Crown. I'mm going to get some graphite paper to help me trace heraldry onto them. My freehand is not good enough to do the Chicken and Squirrel designs. I need way more practice.

Well, I need to run. I think we're trying to fit in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 before the neighbor kids birthday party. I also need to paint all this stuff and prep for Sunday's WFRP session.


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