Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

I had too much time on my hands this week, until my oldest decided he wanted to be an Ultramarine for Halloween.  Several days later, and about $20 in materials, here's the finished product!

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Last Push

Got a few more minis finished tonight.  What a delight it was to paint all the old-school faces, especially the guy on the far right.  And the very rounded beakie helmet allowed a lot of space for blending.

Some Clean Up Work

I spent a few hours basing, working on blood effects, fixing a tattoo and generally tidying up this undead crew.  Done.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Easy Oldhammer Banner

While I was putting together my new Chaos Warband for an awesome, star-studded, outdoor photo shoot, I suddenly realized my beastman bannerman was bannerless.  With the day getting late, I was about to lose the Magic Hour.  What to do?  Google time.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chaos Warband: Mission Accomplished!

Months ago I was inspired by the news of Oldhammer in the USA weekend, and by the Oldhammer in the New World blog, to start my own Chaos Warband.

Now, months later, with the deadline approaching, I have finally finished my warband!  I've been working like a dog on the minis the last few weeks, and took a vacation day today to push through to the end.

After the jump is a (very) picture heavy showcase.  My apologies if I'm coming across as an overly excited new Dad!  I'll soon post some information on how I put together the banner, in case anyone's interested, and I'll also be posting up some background fluff on these guys.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

IKEAhammer (tm)

You may not be aware, but the world's largest Scandinavian purveyor of put-it-together-yourself-furniture is also one of the world's largest miniature wargaming supply stores.  And the best part is, you don't have to sneak away from the spouse to get to the FLGS, you can wrap your "personal" shopping between a stop at Home Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond ("Don't know if we'll have time.")!

Here's a quick rundown of my favorite IKEAhammer(tm) items. As an added bonus, I've included, at no additional cost to you, an excuse to use while throwing it into your cart, so your better-half doesn't suspect the real reason you're buying it.

Test Run of Halftone 2 App

For the princely sum of $2, I downloaded the Halftone 2 app for my iPad.  I've played around with Comic Life and this is pretty much the same thing for a fraction of the cost.

It's a tad awkward to use some of the features without a mouse, but well worth the price.  I was surprised at how customized you can make the quotes, text boxes and the like.

I'm hoping to use it for adding some panache to my future battle reports.  In the meantime, here's a trial run.  Please forgive the lack of humor and general artistic merit!