Friday, September 29, 2023

DreadTober .. It's been a long time..


It's been awhile since I was a part of DreadTober .. Greg and I started it off back in 2017 which feels a bit crazy but I'm very happy that it's still going on. After talking to Marc on my last post I decided I'd take part for 2023. I've been working on building up an Emperors Children force and I was planning on building up another EC Dread but I'm still waiting on DragonForge bases. It's been 3 weeks and it's still processing. So with that being the case I figured I'll whip up a Raven Guard Dread. After playing at Nova it was pretty much a must unit to run so I want to get one worked up to play. This one has Magnets I can swap out the arms...  the other one has dual CC weapons but I want to be able to swap out some guns.

So thankfully I already had a base waiting for him and a ton of weapons.. I put him together and he's now prepped and ready so I'll start rocking and rolling on him next week.

This week I have been working on a squad of Palatine Blades, since I don't have the bases I just kept them on the mold pieces.

Since there is no real timeframe for them I'm just experimenting with them. Right now I'm still playing with the purple and I'm also playing around with NMM golds. I still dont know if I'm liking them haha

Monday, September 18, 2023

Honor Aut Nihil


While at Nova and playing Zone Mortalis I realized I wanted to make another force and since ZM is smaller points it wouldn't be too bad. That was my initial thought but it still turned out to be more then I was initially expecting. So now I'm working on a Loyalist Emperors Children force... we'll see how big it gets haha

I have some more on the way as well.. Right now I'm sadly waiting on Dragonforge bases I've ordered. It's been almost 2 weeks and they are still processing. So hopefully they get them moving soon. I'm to the point I'm probably just going to start painting them off base.

But since I was waiting I repainted an old Relic Contemptor I had...
is now 

I wanted to figure out my color scheme and he's pretty close. I will add a little more weathering and what not but I'm happy with my purple. I need to play with the gold a little more.. But it's nice to paint something a little different. His arms are magnetized so add the Las and have some more arms on the  way,..

Friday, September 15, 2023

Nova 2023


Hey all,. Nova has come and gone and it was great making it back and seeing some old friends and making some new ones. The Heresy event was awesome and was happy with the games. Sadly my health was pretty jacked up so I wasn't sure up until even the last minute if I was even going to be able to make it. I made it but was late and missed the first days events. And even though I made a new smaller display just to carry around I wasn't even able to bring it since my foot was so swollen. But here are some of the pictures I got.. again it was smaller pool since I had to keep going up to the room and resting.

The painting comp was way bigger then it had been. Sadly I left before the ceremony so I don't even know if I got into finalist. haha.. normally they put out pins but that didn't seem to be a thing this year. Oh well... no worries.

These are the models I put in .. they were ok but nothing truly amazing. These pictures aren't the finals.. it appears I never took final pictures haha.. but you get the idea.

This is the display that got finished but sadly just sat at home.. 

It ended up being a lot of building and wiring for nothing haha..  maybe next year. 

The events were good but, and I can't believe I'm actually saying this, I missed the old hotel. Sure the elevators were slow but this new place just isn't better. In my opinion at least. Parking is terrible, there is food but not as much or as close as it was to the old place. Food was crazy expensive. I doubt it will happen but I'd be fine with them going back to the old place. Next year I'm really going to have to figure out my plan aand parking. I had to pay 88 dollars for 4 days and that's a large amount not to mention the lot i was in was crazy small. I didn't bring my truck and I'm so glad as I would never have gotten a space. But I dont know how I'd bring my full display in. So I guess I'll see what I want to do.

I was glad to be back though it was fun and nice to BS with people I haven't seen in years... plus I played Zone Mortalis for the first time and was initially not to excited about it but it ended up being my favorite games. Added a whole different play style. Was a little slow as these were my first games of V2.0 of 30K so had to get up on the new reactions and all that. But everyone was super chill and that made for great games. Was also nice seeing some awesome paint jobs.