Sunday, 11 November 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

Hi all



If you are reading this post today - you have a hobby which revolves around War. Be it gang war, galactic civil war or war in a fantasy world created by the mind of artists - it is important to remember the travesty of war and that we should all strive for a day where the only wars ARE fought with toy soldiers and not spent in the currency of life.

Four years ago I shared with you a poem to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the ‘Great War’ today I would like to share one to commemorate the end:

Why are they selling poppies, Mummy?
Selling poppies in town today.
The poppies, child, are flowers of love.
For the men who marched away.
But why have they chosen a poppy, Mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because my child, men fought and died
In the fields where the poppies grow.
But why are the poppies so red, Mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child.
The blood that our soldiers shed.
The heart of the poppy is black, Mummy.
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child, is the symbol of grief.
For the men who never came back.
But why, Mummy are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain.
My tears are my fears for you my child.
For the world is forgetting again.

Author unknown.

The world mustn’t forget what division, racism and prejudice accomplish - death. Everyone is equal, let’s remember the sacrifice of 100 years ago by mending today’s wounds before they turn into another event to remember.



Stay fluffy

Kaelo

Thursday, 8 November 2018

3D Printing: Zone Mortalis Macro Shell

Hi all

Well I have started a 3D Printing Terrain project for Zone Mortalis. I have decided to do something interesting and simple to start with though. 



A while ago I started collecting Coffee cans with a view of turning them into Macro Cannon Shells for a Zone Mortalis Terrain piece. 


These shells will be added to a vertical Shell Conveyor Chain system which seemingly comes out of a Zone Mortalis deck and into the ceiling above. 

Stay tuned. 

Drake Seta

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Bad Moon Orks: Battlewagon


Hello everyone,

As promised in my last post I am back to show you my recently completed Ork Battlewagon!




It's an incredible model and was really enjoyable to paint.

Definitely time consuming though as I sprayed the model with Leadbelcher spray before applying a few thinned down layers of Ceramite White, so the Yriel Yellow would go down easily.


 

I didn't put much thought into the weapon configuration, however, since seeing some reviews of the new codex I will likely be doing a second Bonebreaka variant, so this one can be used as a Battlewagon or Gunwagon.




This Battlewagon will transport my Warboss Gorzod Ironbrakah, his Painboy Zorbaz Bonestitcha and his Meganobz bodyguard.




The Meganobz and the Painboy will be ready to post up soon as well as another Killa Kan.




I do also think a Big Mek with a KFF will be needed to help protect this vehicle, however, it now looks like I may have to go for one in mega armour as the standard Big Mek isn't in the codex anymore!

Well I hope you like it, thanks to the book being released my painting has picked up again for the orks.

Keep an eye out for the Meganobz in the not too distant future!


Thanks for reading,

Aveinus Kaane



Saturday, 3 November 2018

Necromunda: House Delaque

Here we go. 

The 6th gang has now been shown. 



The story has changed a bit from the original Trenchcoat sporting chaps. 

They do look quite sinister and slightly Genestealer cult. 



I say it is a welcome change, and I would be tempted to use some of these guys for Imperial Starship crews too. 





Great sculpts as always with the Specialist Games lot. Love the Gunslinger too. 






A new compiled Rulebook too. Definitely worth getting :)

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Adeptus Titanicus: Card sleeves for dataslates

Hi all

Just thought I would share something that the legend that is Mark Bedford of Forge World recommended to me a little while ago. 



The unfortunate thing about the dataslates is that cards can get knocked and pegs can be jarred whilst you are taking your Maniple for a walk. This resolves the card issue immediately. 

Firstly buy these:

Mini Euro Game Play Card Sleeves... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002BH3J58?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf



Wait for them to be delivered. . . 

Step 2: put a AT weapon card in the sleeve and cut the little bit of excess film off the bottom. 

Step 3: remove the card and cut with scissors a little finger half circle at the opening on one side of the film (the top side). 

Step 4: Glue with PVA the sleeve (with card in to check arrangement with the outline behind) onto the dataslate. This obviously should dry clear, but who cares if it doesn’t, you won’t see it anyway. 

Step 5: celebrate by doing 2 whole Maniples in 30 mins. 



Mark also showed me how he magnetised the Pegs. I hope to get to this too soon. 

Drake Seta

Monday, 29 October 2018

3D printer! Prusa i3 MK2

Hi all

A good friend of mine; Col Hertford, has leant me his 3D Printer. It is a Prusa I3 MK2. 

By the sounds of it it really is a good option for a novice to begin their journey into the world of 3D printing. 



He was helpful enough to give me a crash course in how to print with the printer. It’s relatively straight forward once you have the STL file of the item you want to print. Thankfully I am quite experienced in 3D CAD programs, so hopefully it won’t be long before I start my first few sculpts. 

Drake

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Adeptus Titanicus: Warhounds and Reavers Progress.

Hi all. 

I have been pushing my AT Maniple ever onward. 


Canticum Malitae and Seething Hunter are coming on well and have the same styles and iconography as their 28mm sisters (the ones below have had their Carapace oil washed and buffed) 


My first two Reavers are all but complete too. Still waiting for the new transfers so I can take the further. 




Hopefully not much longer :)

Drake

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Bad Moon Orks: Gretchin


Hello everyone,

With it being Orktober I'm back to show you how I have been getting along with my 40K Orks.

First up, it's the Gretchin!






















Although I know they are not the best unit to take in games, I'll likely be taking them as a fluffy option.
































The other reason for doing this unit is obviously because they're cool models and didn't take too long to paint in the grand scheme of things.





My Ork army has now reached around 1000 points, so I will be showing you each unit in a post over the coming weeks or so.




 I have however recently finished a rather large ork contraption that i'll show you next time!




Thanks for reading,

Aveinus Kaane



Sunday, 21 October 2018

Nightvault edition 2 review

Hi all


Here is a quick look at and our initial impressions of the new Shadespire, Nightvault that games workshop were kind enough to send us.






New boards.






Great standalone boards, and also perfect to add to the existing boards. 


All the new tokens






The 2 new warbands.


The Thorns of the Briar Queen









Stormsire’s Cursebreakers.









Games Workshop have continued with making top quality models for Shadespire, each packed with their own character, and very easy to build. The exciting thing for me is the options to use these in bigger battles, and also in skirmish.


A sample of the new Shadespire novel, The Mirrored City. 


Last but not least, the rulebook.





This new edition comes with the introduction of Magic. This adds an exciting new dimension for the game, and they do not look overpowered. 


There is a fantastic new video from Warhammer TV which really goes into the basics of the game https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Kqe6pcxQPFY


In conclusion, I think this is a really good box to get. Great value for money, and will be perfect for new and existing players. I am excited to see how the new magic will effect the meta of the game.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Warhammer Champions Review

Hi all


Today I would like to share with you all a quick review of the Warhammer card game by Play Fusion, Champions. 




Champions is a deck building card game, where the players take command of one of the 4 Grand Alliances and battle it out against their opponent. 




The best place to start, is to choose which Grand Alliance you wish to play, and then buy the corresponding Campaign deck. Then, using these cards and any additional ones you obtain from booster packs if you wish, you start to build your deck. 




The aim of the game is to cause enough damage to your opponent by using abilities or spells, so that their life counter is reduced to zero. There is a huge amount of tactics involved with this game, ranging from what cards you choose to build your deck with, and even the positions you wish to place your champions.




You can easily complete 2-3 games in an hour, making this a perfect game to play when you are strapped for time. Not only that, but there is also a Warhammer AOS Champions app available to enhance your gaming experience.




On the app, you can purchase digital cards or scan in your existing cards. Then, you can add friends using their username, and you can play against them, regardless of where you are. You can also find random opponents online to play against as well. I think this will be perfect for fine tuning your deck against a wide variety of opponents in preparation for an event/tournament.


Overall, I think this is a very solid game, that will only get more popular as more people get into it. 


Let me know if you have played the game, and your thoughts on it in the comments down below. 


Take care :-)