Hey Guys! Welcome back! Finally got in some 40k events this past weekend at Huzzah Hobbies (and my back held up, so that was a plus) and took a load of photos.
Had a great time with Phil (ran the event) and Ashley (main judge) and the overall atmosphere was really pleasant. Great store to boot! But enough about that, you guys want to see the photos!
Hey Guys! Welcome back. Bit of a short post today. I did a wicked number on my back in the past week, and can't sit or lay down for any amount of time without excessive heating pads and a whole arrangement of devices and pills to keep me sane. Needless to say, been a bit rough on the hobby front because of this! I am sticking to my guns though, and posting every week to keep in the groove though!
This week I have some important questions for all of you!
First off, I got one of these amazing tablewar cases for transporting comp mini's on a plane. My previous transportation device (the battle foam black case) is great for transporting an army, but not so great for transporting something I'd want to use for competition. I wanted something that the mini could stay in, without touching any sides or abrasive foam. (I'm horrible at sealing minis). I've seen many an excellent artist use these cases, so hopefully one of you can answer this question!
For the bottom tray, do I use the pilth tray, or the metal double unit tray?
Hey Guys! It's time for a blogger special event! The DreadTober! While we were at Nova, a group of us bloggers discussed how wonderful it was to see everyones different paint styles, and how it might be fun to have us all paint something similar, and see what each comes up with. Not so much a true competition, but just for fun. So we came up with DreadTober!
The rules are simple. Create a dreadnought in your paint style for the month of october. Try to restrain yourself to dreadnought scale (contemptor and smaller, scratchbuild fine), but since this isn't really a competition, nobody is going to get angry if you go nuts and lets say, build an imperial knight pyramid in the shape of a giant jackolatern or something. (*Glances at John*).
Updates will be posted on this blog, and other blogs, and we'll have a finished page of everyone's entries, linking back to their blogs on FYN (I think or someones website). Just a fun little event to get everyone motivated and to share in the painting excitement!
Dreadtober 2015 Participants
The main point of this exercise, is just to enjoy each others painting style and see what everyone comes up with. Whether it's John's controlled clean weathering, Todd's careful blends, Greggles and his spilling powders all over his model and calling it done, Mikes colorful compositions etc etc. I just realized I haven't seen Nils do a vehicle outside of bolt action so now I'm super excited. Look for #dreadtober on twitter, or any dreadtober tags on facebook/blogs to follow along. You can also visit the main dreadtober site by clicking the main image, or the button below. I will try to update this three times a week.
Nova Open 2017
Nova Open 2018
Nova Open 2019
Nova Open Charity