Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Space Marines Terminators Ultramarines
Warhammer 40k - Ultramarines

Last night I got a chance to paint up some Terminators and was happy with the outcome. I still need to add some highlights to the base and glue down some grass. This would be a 1,000 point Matched play army. If I get another Dreadnought painted this would be a fully painted 50 Power Point army.

I've never played 40k but I'm pretty competitive when it comes to Warmachine so I'm not sure how the tournament point structure is set. From what I've been reading, 7th Edition was 1,850 points but in the new 8th Edition it will be 2,000 points. I've got about 3,000 points of Space Marines but I'm not sure they work together as a lot of them are expensive models/units.

My goal is to have a fully painted 1000 point / 50 Power Level army by the end of the week (June 25, 2017) and then by the end of July, have a fully painted 2,000 point army.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Warhammer 40k - Marneus Calgar Ultramarines Chapter Master

warhammer 40k marneus calgar painted
Warhammer 40k - Marneus Calgar
Just finished stripping and painting up Marneus Calgar. I'm still learning a lot of new paint techniques but I've got another hundred models I can practice on. It's good enough for me to put on the table. I need to also get a Ultramarines transfer to put on the flag.

Space Marines Dreadnought
Warhammer 40k - Space Marines Dreadnought
I also got a chance to work on a Dreadnought and painted him to match the Ultramarines color. I'm still learning how to use the airbrush so I'm having a little trouble. I've got 3 more Dreadnoughts to practice on though so I'm hoping they'll improve.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Repainted Warhammer 40k Space Marines Tactical Squad

Warhammer 40k Space Marines Tactical Squad Painted Warhammer 40k - Space Marines

I spent the week scrubbing and stripping all the paint off my old Warhammer 40k models to prep for the new 8th edition. I wanted to try using an airbrush to paint the armor which turned out well until I tried to do a black wash on top which made it really muddy. What I should have done was just hit the cracks with the wash instead of doing an all over coat.

I'm iffy on the models pictured above and I might just go ahead and strip then AGAIN and start over depending on how my other Space Marines turn out.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Getting Ready for Warhammer 40k 8th Edition: Space Marines - Dark Angels - Grey Knights

Space Marines Land RaiderDark Angels - Land Raider

Over the years I've collected a lot of Warhammer 40k miniatures. Most were from trades where people gave me a bucket of models so I'm not 100% sure what everything is. I'll be slowly updating my blog with pictures so I can have an inventory of them.

I'll be working on stripping and repainting everything when I have time.
  space marines dreadnoughtSome sort of special Dreadnought 

space marines dreadnought 2Space Marines Dreadnought (Assault on Black Reach)

dark angels custom dreadnoughtDreadnought with Mech Warrior Legs 

space marines special dreadnought
Dark Angels Dreadnought

dark angels bike guysDark Angels Ravenwing Bike Squardon

space marinesTactical Marines (Assault on Black Reach)

dark angels space marinesDark Angels Space Marines 

dark angels terminators
Deathwing Terminator Squad

space marines assorted terminatorsRandom Terminators 

grey knights terminators Grey Knights Terminators

space marines leaderMarine Captain (Assault on Black Reach)

dark angels company masterDark Angels Company Master

dark angels librarianDark Angels Librarian 

dark angels rafaelDark Angels Ezekiel 

terminator leaderSome Terminator Leader, Not Sure 

loose unfinished terminatorsRandom Terminators Missing Bases 

extra space marinesRandom Space Marines No Paint 

warhammer 40k bits
Warhammer 40k Bits

That's it for the Space Marine Related stuff. I'll be working on my Necrons, Eldar, Dark Eldar, and Tyranids,

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Chaos Space Marines - Preparing for 8th Edition Warhammer 40k

chaos space marines heldrake
Chaos Space Marines - Heldrake

I'm starting to prep my Warhammer 40k models in anticipation of the Age of Sigmarification of 8th Edition that's being released on June 17th. I own 400+ Warhammer 40k models and to be honest, I have never played a real full game and probably never will because it sucks.

I'm really excited to see if 8th edition can sway me to the dark side and be another pit that I throw hard earned money into.

I'm working on stripping and repainting them but it's going to be a major undertaking.

I honestly don't even know what models I have so in this blog I'm going to start listing them starting with the Chaos Space Marines:

chaos space marines raptors
5 Raptors

chaos space marines helbrute
Helbrute (Dark Vengeance Set)

chaos space marines chosen
6 Chosen

chaos space marines
10 Chaos Space Marines

Khorne Berzerkers
9 Khorne Berzerkers

chaos cultists
10 Chaos Cultists (Dark Vengeance Set)

chaos cultists 2
10 More Chaos Cultists (Dark Vengeance Set)

chaos space marine champion
Champion (Dark Vengeance Set)

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Guild Ball Neoprene Classic Pitch (Mouse Pad Material)

Guild Ball Neoprene Classic Pitch

For my birthday I decided to invest some money into a Neoprene Guild Ball Pitch. I was debating between the Proving Grounds design and the Classic design and finally decided to go with the classic pitch.

Pros and Cons of the Guild Ball Proving Grounds Pitch

  • Pro: Has a cool design, lots of detail
  • Pro: Has a designated 2'x2' square area for smaller games and demoing
  • Pro: One solid neoprene piece
  • Pro: Models and terrain don't slip around like on the pitch provided in the Kick-Off starter set
  • Con: It's really busy looking
  • Con: If you're playing a full 3'x3' game the 2'x2' square is distracting

Pros and Cons of the Guild Ball Classic Pitch

  • Pro: Full 3'x3' Mat
  • Pro: One solid neoprene piece
  • Pro: Models and terrain don't slip around like on the pitch provided in the Kick-Off starter set
  • Con: It's really boring looking
I decided to go with the Classic Pitch because my plan is to play competitively with Guild Ball and don't need the extra distractions. While I like the look of the Proving Grounds, all of the top competitions are played on the Classic one. 

I'm really enjoying the feel of it compared to the double sided one provided in the Guild Ball Kick-Off starter set. The starter kit pitch comes in two pieces and is easily moved when bumped slightly. Also, the models tend to slide around because of the slick surface.

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