Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

So I find myself off the beaten path for the foreseeable future, and with out a model, x-acto knife, or pot of paint in sight.

I did bring my laptop, so I can game a bit on the road.

I'm JaegerSponge, come play.



Saturday, May 10, 2014

Paint Table Saturday no. 11

It is another installment of Paint Table Saturday... the end.

Yep, besides preparing my Drax-agram this week I didn't put brush to model... or any other tool, for that matter. So what DID I spend the week doing?

Playing Terraria.

This game was released in 2011, and I picked it up at the beginning of 2013. Since then my girlfriend and I have put in over 1000 total hours. The game has had three major updates since then. I can't really stress enough how much fun this game is.

Never fear, though. I will be putting my tools in motion later today.



Monday, May 5, 2014

Army Progress

Its that time again.
Here is my army's current Drax-agram...
...and my Drax-agram from 2012. A little different, eh?

Right off I see there are a whole lot more models on the chart this time around. In 2012 I had something like just under 100 wounds to field. This year sees the total up around 200. In 2012 there was nothing but Imperial Guard on my roster. 2014 sees the forces of the Inquisition and the Adeptus Astartes added to the progress chart. I have a strong core of Space Marines as my 'counts as' Mechanicus force, and the Inquisition is modeled in the same vein.

Where does all this leave me? With a better handle on what needs to be done going forward, overall. Having a visualization of what comes next will also help me stay on task with the projects the army calls for.



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Paint Table Saturday no. 10

The first installment of Paint Table Saturday in May sees my Tempestus Scions to completion, and what is on my table now?

All of it.

With the new book and the new models being finished up, I decided to take stock in all the things which comprise my army. I have been working on my rough draft for my IG's 'Drax-agram', as well. I'll detail this in a later post.

Cheers until then!


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Tempestus Scions Completed

Last week I had mostly finished up the Tempestus Scions platoon command squad, except for the bases. Today I finally got those done, too, and the models attached.

I cast three bases, and then built up the other two I needed from blanks I had. Using sand, brick bits, cork, and corrugated card I was able to quickly craft a pair of unique bases for this squad that still fit the basing theme of my army on the whole.

Once they were painted, I assigned figures to the completed bases and set about attaching them. I carefully removed the Scions from their painting bases, one at a time. I set the model on the base in the best position offered by the base. I drilled all the pin holes in the bases by eye, then held the model in place and marked the bottom of the boot with a dress makers pin. Once marked, I used my pin vice to drill the holes in the boots. It seems like a bit of work, but as usual in my opinion it is worth the end result.

Completed Squad
The sergeant's arms are magnetized to allow more options in list building
Have I mentioned how much I like these models? They really strike a balance in paying homage to the original Stormtroopers and their replacements (which are some of my favorite models in 40k). I think I'll be picking up more boxes of Scions in the future.

Speaking of the future for my Scions, I have found the vehicle to replace the Taurox for me:
I found this bad boy over on Admiral Drax's blog. If you haven't been before, I suggest giving him a look. He runs an awesome IG blog, complete with the original Wyvern conversion (completely serious) and the painting chart.

Cheers til next time,