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Invisibilty is a myth

Posted by Tom Richter on September 8, 2008

You can't see meeee.

You can't seeee meee.

I’ve come to the conclusion that Aiyana doesn’t actually turn invisible she just puts her hands over her face and starts chanting “You can’t seee meee.” To explain Holts invisibility when she’s doing that, all I have to say is, he’s just that good.

As you can see here Aiyana has been painted differently than the Khador models. This is because she has been painted to match my already substantial collection of Mercenary models. You can’t really see it in this picture, but her eyes have been painted Arcane Blue. This is because I suck at doing eyes, and giving them a magical glowy color is a cheap and easy cop out. I’m glad she’s done, she was a pain in the ass. Though that was mostly because my hands have been especially shakey the last couple days.

I got the Behemoth started today as well. I never liked the positioning of the bombards so I repositioned them. It adds considerable width to the body, but since I plan on working on the legs to make the thing look more stable anyway, it won’t be a problem. One of the little spikey bits disappeared during assembly, so I had to replace it with the tip of a nail, which you can see on the top left of the picture.

The legs and arms are getting a lot of attention and will probably take a few days. Holt may be getting a repose, or at the very least, I’ll be removing the ridiculously stupid blades from the pistols.


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Today’s Forcast – Light Showers Followed By Exploding Shells.

Posted by Tom Richter on September 5, 2008

After three days of messing around with green stuff and painting these bastards in between attending to needy babies the Mortar teams are now complete save basing and clear coat. Originally the plan was to use a darker grey, but I didn’t have great coat grey on hand and didn’t feel like messing around with mixing. Aside from Holt and Aiyana the list will be based with snow, but I’m waiting till everything is done to do that, since it’s a pain to mix up small quantities and I don’t want to mix too much just have it go to waste.

The plan was to move onto the behemoth next, but I wanted a breakfrom modeling and started Aiyana instead. She and Holt are being painted to match the rest of my merc collection. Still haven’t figured out how to paint her hair though. She’ll be done tomorrow, and if I have another manic attack the behemoth may be well under way by morning.

If it weren’t for the associated depression I’d love the hyper productivity of mania. Hurray for being Bi-polar!

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Day One: Making Mortars More Menacing

Posted by Tom Richter on September 2, 2008

I didn’t get a whole lot accomplished in the first day. Here’s a pretty crappy picture of my new improved Mortars. I’ll be building carriages for them to make them look transportable. My plan is to chop up an old as hell out of print Warhammer Fantasy Dwarf Anvil of Doom to make simple little carts to attach those more menacing beauties to.

Like I said previously, I never liked the Mortar model it really seemed too small to pack the range and distance it delivers. Now my opponents will learn to fear some respectable artillery pieces. Day two should see the completion of these bad boys and then it’ll be on to giving the Behemoth a make over.

Victim of my conversion.

Victim of my conversion.

Here’s a nice picture of the model I’ll be hacking to bits. I’m considering using the anvil as a base for something down the line, but it would require removing a lot of the details. Probably a waste of time, really what am I going to put standing on an anvil anyway?

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Kommander Sorscha’s Rain of Death

Posted by Tom Richter on August 25, 2008

Faction: Khador
Points: 336
Model Count: 8
Victory Points: 14

Kommander Sorscha Kratikoff
Lady Aiyana & Master Holt
Winterguard Mortar Crew
Winterguard Mortar Crew

As you can see I went for a fairly small and simple list to begin with. Being currently out of work I probably could have put in a few extra models without having to worry about the deadline to get everything done by the end of August, but I really want to take some extra time on these models. First of all I’ve never been a fan of the Behemoth model and I’m going to be giving it a serious overhaul. An overhaul I expect to take up a lot of my time in this first month. As a Cygnar player I ran a melee centric Epic Stryker list for quite some time and decided to go with a more ranged approach. I had a hard time deciding what to play until I decided to build up around a solid base of Winterguard. Who better to lead the Winterguard that Kommander Sorscha.

Also I threw in Holt and Aiyana to ensure that I get around to painting them sooner than later.

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