Thursday, September 12, 2019

Nova 2019 Aftermath

 Hey all, a little late on the post NOVA this year but got hit with the Con Crude and am just now starting to feel normal haha
 The display was complete and was happy with the outcome. A got a good amount of nice comments.

Sadly were were in a different room this year though. It was loud and hotter and also had a lot less traffic and I had to put the display in the back of the room. It was also right behind gaming tables that was making me nervous. So honestly if we are in the same room next year the displayboard will be staying home. It just wasn't worth the effort of getting it there and setting it up. I'll still be finishing up the other side to even it out for my own fulfillment 8).

But the games and events were awesome as always. I had some really good games with some good peeps. This year was Loyalist year and we had a lot more attend with Loyal armies so I got to play some loyal armies which was nice in someways as I got to play different armies and some more of my friends! I had some really good games throughout the weekend, tourny and pickup! I also have some ideas of what I want to add to the list so I know what I'm going to work on to add to the army for next year.

Some Jetbikes, Tartaros Termies, and some more Jump troops with some added Apoths.

This year being downstairs also made it tougher for me to see some of my friends that are still playing 40K which was a bummer. But I did still judged the painting competition for the 40K Trios and 40K Narrative.

Here are some of the pics I got from the Heresy Events..  I'm terrible at remembering to take pics as the games go on haha .. but I did get a few.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

NOVA 2019 Blood, Sweat and Tears

 Well... it's done. This year;s project took me to the breaking point haha.. This was build, painted and lighted in a little over 2 weeks. Which is pretty fast but whole crap did I put in some long days to get it wrapped up. Even now a few hours before I leave I'm making some bezels to clean up the connection between it and the original sections.
 Never again, If I'm that short of time I'm just going to have to let it ride. The toll it takes is too large .. I need to make sure I start working on it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay sooner. I enlisted my friend Scott again this year but sadly he was roped into the massive effort and put in three long days working on the programming and wiring. Big thanks to him.. I wouldn't have gotten it done without help.
 But all that being said I think it came out looking awesome. All of the lights are in and programmed.
 So... if you are at Nova stop on by and say hey! .. I'll be in the 30K Heresy area most of the weekend .. Shouldn't be hard to find me.. just look for all the lights haha

 I'll write more when I have time and can think straight..  nothing like going into a long gaming weekend already destroyed. Yay! Me smart! Here are some videos.. I hope they show up as videos.. again, too tired to really look at it .. ok ... off to print out my army lists!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

NOVA is almost here..

 Which means I'm pretty much losing my mind. This addition to my displayboard is making me nuts haha.. Because of health issues I was way behind this year so I'm even farther against the wall. I'm actually under the wall 8) But it is coming along.

The second floor will be the Hall of Honor to remember the fallen with two walls of names and four statues.
 Here's some pictures of the bottom level.. it will have mechanics down there .. in the pic I'm testing the bulkhead and door lights.

 Hopefully tonight I'll finish up installing the final 32 LEDs, this weekend I need to wrap up all the wiring and get the UNOs driving it. So many lights... so much wire.  When all's said and done I think there are over 100 LEDs in this section.
It's coming along .. just have to keep pushing on. Argh..  well..  less then a week and still a ton to go but at least the end is in sight.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Chop chop bang

 The 20 Assault Marines are finished up, I was rocking and rolling and pretty happy with how these guys turned out. It's crazy how much work has to go into the Jetpacks, it's like they are a separate model in and of itself haha
 I really wanted them to have a lot of implied motions and I think they look pretty solid.
 The first squad has the red accented bases..
 A little look at the Sarg's Jetpack .. This squad has a Talon..  It's a nice weapon but it really just is because it looks cool haha

 The second squad has the yellow accents and he's rocking a power sword just to mix it up..
 I played around with the sword to make it look a little different and I think it came out pretty cool.
 The guys are a little more beat up and haagpaag .. looking like they are taking gear from where ever they find it. Their poses are also more motiony ..

Over all I think they came out pretty cool. I may hit them up with another panel line shadow but I don't think it's really necessary but would add a little more depth. I think they should be able to function as 10 man or combined for a 20..  I probably should have made an extra guy to replace the second sarge but ahhh.. forgot haha

Now I'm working on new addition to the displayboard, I've been cutting it and it's almost complete cut atm .. though wholly crap I went a bit nuts for the time I have available. It's huge and it will have around 200 more LEDs ..  argh ..  who needs sleep right?

A quick pic of it partly together..
Still need to cut a few more pieces and then the painting will begin .. then a butt ton of wiring ... argh..