Thursday, May 30, 2013
It's a small 1K tourney and on 4x4 boards so it should at least be quick games. But the store needs to barrow my gaming boards and terrain so I will be taking a ton of stuff again. Tonight I'll be fixing some of their terrain that got damaged so there should be plenty. I'll also be building some new stuff for them as they are looking to expand their gaming section and have asked me to spray it up for them to look decent.
Should be a fun time ..
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
It was a mostly blue night, since I had it out I just started to go with it. I'll do that a lot, pick a color and work on that color for whatever model is close haha.. sometimes it's a good thing and sometime it leads me to painting something I had no thought of painting.. oh well.
Someone has the new Dar Dex and has been posting the details out there. Some are pretty cool but some are not and I'm getting worried about my Seers. I know it's not the whole picture yet but I'm worried they are just making the new models (expensive) the best to get the sales in. And it sounds like a lot of what was bad still is.. sad. I'm hoping the whole picture will shine but a lot of the details are looking like ugly mud.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Some good tools to have would be
An orbital sander
I sand down the surface of the board to make it smooth plus you'll probably want to sand the tongue and groove. I'm sure they are made to be tight so once they are joined they don't come apart but since the gaming boards will be built and broken down numerous times you don't want them to be that difficult to separate And you will need a mallet to join them which can damage the tongues (which sounds kind of funny haha).
I think they came out looking pretty good and it's nice to have both boards completely done. They will get a solid testing this weekend 8).
Part One Here
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I'm glad I have two full squads already build and ready. It appears they are moving the box from 10 at $37 to 5 at $35.. what a bargain! If it wasn't GW it would truly amazing, doubling the price of them with no change other then the packaging. The fact that I have more Eldar then I could remotely even use is nice as I'll only be buying the few items. They can take their repacks and jam them up their ... well ... you know.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Eldar Codex is getting closer and closer, and there is a ton of information out there now. A good bit of pics and rules people are picking out of those pics. It's pretty wild how much people are geeking over it. First thing I have to say is I do really like the Flyer, though I may make it a combo of both for the final look I'd go with. The biggest disappointment is the fact that we aren't getting new jetbike models. And that really does suck, it sucks hard. I have a butt ton of old jetbikes and some that I even "converted" back in the day by giving them Dire Avenger bodies and heads. But they look so bad, they are old and are showing their age. They are better then the originals which I have a few of (YUCK). I'm sure they will release them in a second wave down the road but I think they missed a big opportunity here. Hype for Dar hasn't been this high most likely ever and jetbikes seem to be a big part of the new Dex. New models mean more sales and I'd figure GW would want to be all over that.
A couple of nice things I've seen out there is the return of the Reaper Rangefinder and Warlocks have real Psy powers again (at least it looks like). Some vehicles seem to get upgrades to their BS so they can shoot better then a standard guardsman and the run and shoot feature sounds pretty cool. That Dex can't come soon enough.
Some of the sad things I've read people say "The Aspects are still very specialized 8(" um... that is the whole purpose of Dar. And that is what typically made you work at building a very solid and focused list. And it's funny reading some peoples comments, I can tell who has been playing Dar for awhile and who is looking for Allies. People focusing on the army as a whole and those who are looking to cherry pick the lately greatest.
I'll have a lot of painting to do in the next few months. With me planning to play at Nova this year I want to have a fully well painted army with display board. I've never really worried about that but I have a couple of cool ideas I'd like to do just to have a really cool looking display for my Dar. Once the Dex comes out I'll have to figure out what I'll be using so I can figure out the size and setup of the board.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
But, the big news (rumors) is the pics of the Eldar Wraithknight and the Flyer (not to mention the cover).
Though it may take a couple of times to get it to load so many people are hitting it. It's cool to see a pic of both and I'm liking the look of the flyer which I was a bit worried about. I don't really like the Dar Forgeworld flyers, the small ones at least, the one that looks like a Klingon Bird of Prey is pretty cool but how often are you going to be running that 8). If the Dar flyers looked terrible I was just going to buy the DE ones and mod them but thankfully I don't think I'll have to. The pic is small and your have to really zoom in but what I'm looking at so far looks cool.
The Wraithknight, some parts I really like some I'm a little so so about. The arms and head look too small to me, maybe it's the angle or I'm just being nit picky. Who knows.. But either way it looks to be kitted out pretty nicely. And with it probably being $85 bucks it will most likely kick ass since they will want to be selling a bunch of them. I've been really looking forward to the Dar release and now I am even more.
They are saying that pre orders will be up by the 24th and will go on sale June 8th. Which is nice (if it happens), when I spurge and drop a ton of coin I'll say it's for Father's Day. My own little gift to myself haha.. WHOOT !