Welcome welcome welcome...to the Greggles home remodeling network. Where I lure you in with talks of orks and hobby, and then quickly throw in some plumbers and dry wall!
As you can imagine, this week has been full of doing pretty much everything but hobby. Lacked quite a bit in free time, as most was spent on moving things, cleaning things, or trying to patch holes in walls! But at least the plumber is done with the house pipes now! Lets see what I was able to get to!
Hey everyone! Welcome back. This week was a pretty hobby filled week. Got some work done on my renegade knights, fully cleaned up the deff dread, magnetized, and pinned him all up, and most of the pipes in my house were replaced! Lets get started! As a reminder, the deff dread is for nova open charity. Check it out!
He is still missing his main shoulder pauldrons (or whatever they are called), but he is cleaned up and ready for paint. I tried to do a super man pose, as he is just taking off, and I'd imagine the mek/boy inside is quite proud of himself at having the only "flying" deff dread. I also had a funny idea (no idea if I will implement it) at having a grot holding a remote control on the base, with a very very very short cable.
I just have to figure out exactly how I'm going to mount him on a base. I have a few ideas.
When it comes to 40K, there's different kinds of smarts, right?
For instance, there are people who figure out how to work list, almost with Machiavellian skill, then there are those who can look at a handful of spare bits from ten different kits and create a masterpiece.
And then there are people who aren't like that at all <raises hand>. I would consider myself rather pragmatic, a kind of "out of the box" thinker in day-to-day endeavors, but I'd like to think that I have a healthy dose of common sense. When I see a set of circumstances, I think more times than not, I will quickly evaluate the situation and then come to the conclusion that "that ain't right" (Texas technical phrase).
So what kind of person are you? Do you have the ability to evaluate a set of 40K circumstances and make the right decision?
Let's proceed shall we?
Greetings my plastic addicted friends! Welcome back to another week of Greg making excuses for not posting updates on Thursday! Don't worry, this week I actually did some hobby!
So as I was working on the grots for the Nova Open Charity, I realized something...i can't see mouldlines for crap. So I invested in a pair of magical ocular devices. Now I can see every mouldline from here to the eye of terror! So many mouldlines...I think I got the worst batch of grots GW has ever created. At least a good few hours just scraping the crap outta everything.
State of the Onion: Fragrant, strong, and ready for some escalation.
Tau: The expansion program for establishing beach heads on Persephone Prime has been escalated. It is clear that new forms of technology (i.e. Necron) that the Tau seek could provide a significant advantage during the Third Sphere Expansion. The Tau are desperate to capitalize on any advantage that might counteract the significant Imperial resources they might encounter if the Imperium decides to make a concerted effort to stamp out the aggressive growth path the Tau are pursuing.
Hey everyone! Welcome back. Bit of a short post this week, as I was on vacation last week during my normal hobby time. Still have a bit of news and some photos, so figured I would stay on schedule here :).
First off, my credits and sales of my extra mini's came in, and I was able to get some new toys! I now have the renegade knight box, the betrayal at calth, orruk megaboss, and maw krusha (and a priest from kingdom death) at no cost to myself! (other then the time it took to bag and sell the minis). Have another huge batch to sell off, and that should cover any mini expenses for the rest of this year! The main things I am selling are 1) Mini's I never painted [old craigslist batches], and first generation Greg paintjobs (that would be tons of work to strip and rework. Would rather start from scratch). I also got my replacement leviathan dreadnought torso. It's better, but not perfect (but good enough now!)
I must say that I've been experiencing some pretty wild goings on at my hobby desk. Things that I had been unable to explain until I set up one of those baby monitor cameras and pointed it at the top of my desk.
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As some of you are aware, I picked up a Canoptek Spyder model on eBay a few months ago and it wasn't until recently that I had a chance to put it together. Little did I know the chain of events I would trigger once that seemingly simple task, building the Spyder, was completed.
It was only a little while after I finished constructing the Spyder, that I began to notice that the contents on my hobby desk had been rearranged. Now, in as active a household as we have, little things here and there are going to move around a bit. Someone will borrow an X-acto knife or glue. A particular color of paint might attract someone's interest, a bottle of glue might shift from the left side to the right, but those are fairly common occurrences and to be expected.
I think as a result of my dyslexia, I am very positional with everything I come into contact with.
Welcome back, fellow finger stabbers! This week I continue my quest to try and get my charity donation underway. Bit boring, but necessary work has to be done!
First off, I finally put together my Black Maria Designs Hobby Rack. I got the prototype nearly a year ago, and I was just that lazy...(and also didn't quite have the space). Works great for holding my secret weapon washes (and soon acrylics) . Todd and Sean just came up with an extra tier to fit all the AK products, so I'll be purchasing that soon to reclaim even more table space!
The table was cold.
Just like every medicae office he'd ever been in, especially in the Guard.
Beeson wasn't sure why they separated everyone into individual cells, maybe it was to keep them from talking to each other, maybe it was to see if any of them would crack.
The door to his cell opened up. Outside were two large, oddly shaped figures and a smaller, frailer looking figure standing between them. For reasons he was unable to determine, Beeson was more disturbed by the smaller of the three.
"So why are you here Mr. Smythe?" whispered the smaller man.
"Uh, I don't know who Smythe is, my name is Beeson. Jared Beeson."
"Is that so, I must be confused. So you are here Mr. Sm-Beeson, to join the Dragon, is that correct?"
'Y-yes sir. I want to be part of the change. I was told that you, uh, or the 'dragon' were going to change things. That we wouldn't have to live like we do, in the slums, worked to death...unappreciated. I was told that the 'Dragon' was going to change everything. I want to be a part of that."
"I see. So you want to...fight against your rulers, Mr. Beeson? You came here to give the Dragon something?"
Beeson replied, "Yes sir."
Welcome back fellow hobbyists! This week I actually take a look at my hobby area, cry a bit, then get to work.
So as you might have imagined...the hobby room took the brunt of the house move. All my time and energy was spent elsewear...and coming back to this pile of mess was just disheartening. Well no more! Not only have I been sorting paints and getting everything ready, but I've also been selling off old armies (that i didn't paint) and boxes I didn't want anything to do with...which means more goodies soon!
"It is as you feared."
"The Gue'ron'sha have returned. Curiously, we note that there appear to be two different sects or organizations operating on the surface, one of which we have encountered before during the Mu'gulath Expansion. Also of interest is the fact that they do not seem to be working in coordination with each other. We are surmising that each may be here for different reasons."
The Por'O pondered this information briefly, before replying, "Is this type of behavior common?"
The holographic image looked down off the screen as if reading.
"No, this is unlike our previous exposures to their efforts. In other Gue'la campaigns, such as Tar'O they have operated independently of others sects, whereas the continuing expansion across the Third Sphere Gulf, we have faced multiple sects working in loose conjunction with each other. In this case, we have to assume that they are not aware of each other's actions."
Irritated, the Por'O shot back, "That makes no sense! How are they to synergize the results of their efforts...how are we to know what their intentions are if they won't work together?"
Hey everyone! Welcome back. I hope you enjoyed the adepticon coverage. If you missed it, just click all over the website until you find it. :) I wanted to make sure I posted today, just to get back into my schedule of things. Not a big one today, but a bit of an update on what is going on, and what I'm working on next.
First off, as mentioned a few blog posts ago, I was asked to help with the Nova Open charity army this year! Quite an honor let me tell you. It just so happened to be bad moonz orks, so it's right down my alley. I'll be working on a deff dread and a unit of grots as part of my pledge, alongside such amazing artists as Joe Johnson, Max Dubois, Chris Dubuque, Joel Moon, Marc Raley, Justin McCoy, Celso Mendez, and Wes Cogdal!
"Very well, let's get going Jervis." said the Lord Commandant.
"Yes, sir. If you will reference the map on the wall. First off, you'll note the green area in the upper right, which has been labeled 'Dragon town'. This descriptor has been feeding into us from some of our informants who are still active in that area.
The intel that we are getting is that once someone goes in, they are never heard from again. We've had safe houses and listening posts in that general area as well, all neutralized by means unknown. When we can get an agent or servitor into the area, they disappear as well, usually within 48 hours standard. What is most disconcerting is the fact that the area in just a few short weeks has grown from the dashed area to the current size."
Glumly, "We don't know why that is or what is driving the expansion."
"Also troubling...the green dots you see to the Southwest are snatch and grab operations, which although successful, have yet to produce a living target to interrogate. They are occurring in areas where we've not seen targets before, so it's almost as if there is some sort of migration, generally in a Southwest direction. Again, to what purpose we do not know."
"The um, targets, are we losing them for the same reasons as before?", queried the Commandant.
Welcome back! Time to wrap up this week of adepticon coverage! Today is just wrapping up my time at the event, as well as putting up all the photos I took with the cell phone. I generally use a Canon S110 to take the main photos (on a monopod), and use a cell to share photos with my buddies in hangouts. Normally I don't have too many cell shots, but it turns out I took over 200...I may have a problem.
So lets get started!
It's been a long stream of photos, but we are finally approaching the end! Today's post covers the larger games, including special attention to Dave Taylors amazing titan, the evening Adeptus Titanicus games, Glowpocalypse by poweredplay gaming, and guest photos by Ben from Clan Kaargul of Colorado!
Lets get started, shall we?