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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Progress Report 5/7/17 - 52 Minis week 18

First week without classes! Yah! Spent it doing some work around the yard, playing some games with folks, and playing music. Oh and I got these Preservers for This Is Not A Test painted up too.


These are some grunts. They will likely get torn apart by mutants, cannibals, or other thrifty wasteland survivors. But at least they will do it in style!!


Here we have the leaders of the warband - two of them in Power Armor. Getting things handled!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Progress Report 4/30/17 - 52 Minis week 17

Done with my classes for the semester! While I wasn't completely happy with my final projects I did have some fun making them and they fulfilled the requirements of the assignments. Now to get back to the task of painting and assembling my ever growing miniatures collection for the summer months. One mini at a time!?


This time out we have another Nurgle Chaos Warrior looking for love and hugs. And heads. I'm happy enough with the look to keep it going on the remaining 14 minis at this point. 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Progress Report 4/23/17 - 52 Minis week 16

It's spring! I mean it has been spring for some time but it's warm and the sun is out and things are growing. Spent some time this week working on a few landscaping projects. They take a lot more physical labor than the terrain landscape projects littering my hobby room. 

Didn't manage to spend much time painting minis as I was working on my final projects for the semester. Here's a peak at a WIP multimedia drawing:


And here is the one mini I did get painted for the week - my test paint job for my This Is Not A Test Preservers warband named after X Files characters. Maximum nerdage! Not sure which one this is yet. 

Went for the slightly Fallout look. Probably too shiny but I figured those with the tech type stuff try to keep it looking good (and working). I might muck them up a bit still. 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Progress Report 4/16/17 - 52 Minis week 15 (oh Rat!)

Finishing up my current school semester and work is keeping me pretty busy right now. This week I only managed a little bit of painting. Here is a mostly finished (not the base nor the scroll) Plague Monk test model for my Pestilens AoS force.


Decided to go for the classic gross greens and browns for my rats. Partly so they will fit in with the Nurgle Daemons and Chaos force I am also building up. I might go for a brighter bruised purple look for the Plague Priest characters... I haven't given their backstory much of any thought.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Progress Report 4/9/17 - 52 Minis week 14

Another week... another mini! This was a busy one but I did manage to get in a bit of Nurgle painting and gaming both. First up I have a test mini for my Nurgle Chaos Warriors. This one doesn't have a name yet.


I wanted a dirty look but not too over the top with gross. I also wanted to add a bit of lighter color to get the miniatures to pop out. Didn't take too long and looks pretty good I think. Happy to get input!

Had the chance to put them on the table yesterday and got a couple quick AoS 500pt games in with Furry. Mostly just learning our units and the game for an upcoming escalation/narrative campaign to be held this summer at the FLGS. 

My list was:

Lord of Plagues (General)
Chaos Warriors w/ Mark of Nurgle  and Greatblades/Greatweapons x 10
Plague Drones x 3

Going in to the game I wanted to see how the fast moving Drones would fare, how the Chaos Warriors would stack up against a unit of 5 Blightkings (same cost), and if the Lord was worth taking as my General over a magic using Hero. 

First game as a capture and hold objective scenario. I sent the Plague Drones up to claim the middle objective and they were quickly met and engaged by Furry's Lord on Dracoth.


I didn't expect them to make it long or do much damage but they managed to hold out and eventually killed the Lord on turn 2 after only losing 1 model from the unit. Fly power! 


After taking out the Dracoth mounted enemy the remaining flies were met by the Lord of Plagues who decided to take the fight to the Sigmarites inbound on their position. 


Charging in the Lord of Plagues made short work of the followers of Sigmar. Even with just 3 attacks the Rend -1 and D3 damage made short work of them. He's a gross little Ogre!

Leaving the terrain the same we set up for game 2 which was another objective capture and hold type scenario. This time I wanted to get the Chaos Warriors into combat to see what they were made of!


Get ready boyeesss! We've got fliers incoming!



Back in the middle a mighty scrum kicked up with the Plague Drones taking on the Lord of Dracoth again and this time it looked like they might die to the razor sharp claws of the beast... though a couple lucky saves kept them in the game. 

Meanwhile everyone else piled up below them to hit each other to death. Swinging a mighty 20 times with their Greatblades the Nurgle Warriors dealt 10 wound though the Sigmarites managed to save against almost all of them even with the Rend -1. The Lord of Plagues kicked the rest of them down and the game was won.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Progress Report 3/31/17 - 52 Minis week 12 & 13 (Dog Bowl V)

I've been very busy with the work and school and homework and not really sleeping schedule though not so busy I can't update this here blog!! This time around you get two weeks in one!

Last last week was a fun bit of time painting the Nurgle Slugbeasts. Here are they in their not quite done glory (still need to add some gloss to them):



I had fun painting these squirmy old slug monsters. I hope they perform well on the table as they slime my enemies....

Speaking of performing well... it's that time again! Time for Dog Bowl! This is the 5th year I have run this event with Furry and if it's like every other year it will be a great time. I happy coaches seem to enjoy the "underdog" boosting rules for the tournament and I am happy to see them playing teams that often get no love in the "competitive" scene.



This year we also decided to do a fun little thematic Bloodbowl 7s match set in the Realm of Chaos. Depending on how it is received we might expand upon this for next year.


Hmm... I wonder what these two Chaos Warriors could be for? It seems they have something on their minds...



Oops! Or should I say Rats!?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Progress Report 3/19/17 - 52 Minis week 11

A stressful week! Spent most of it sick and very tired. After much rest I went back to work... or tried to before I got a flat tire on my car!! Argh!

Needless to say I got very little done of the hobby front. But I did manage to get one Dwarf adventurer painted!! Here's Boozehammer 2.0
 

Drunk, angry, and ready to hit things with a hammer until they behave. Just the way a Dwarf warrior should be! 

Speaking of warriors I also spent some time building some Avatars of War "not Nurgle Chaos Warriors".

The command - "musician", standard bearer, and champion
Group with axes and blades
And the ones with the bashy bits
Overall I like the looks of them. I did add a few GW bits here and there to help tie them in more with the rest of my Nurgle forces. The kits were not easy to put together and have legs, torso, arms x 2, head, and then weapons. It was very challenging to get the two handed weapons lined up with the arms and much swearing was done in the process.