The last 2 weeks has been busy. I’ve been working on my Space Wolves for LVO, helping Darklink with an Eldar army that we’re giving away at my upcoming tournament, and helping another friend try out a color scheme for his Dark Eldar army. Add in the upcoming Harlequin release, moving our club into our new game room, work, and family, and there hasn’t been much time for getting in games.
Being a 49ers fan, I casually watched the big game today. This allowed me to finish assembling my Whirlwind Scorpius, finish kitbashing my Rune Priest on bike and lay down some color on a Wraithknight and five Wraithguard. Pictures follow in no particular order.
I’m working on my Space Wolves army for 2015. A bit of a New Year’s resolution to stay focused on one army until I complete 2500 points. I’m playing in a 6 event escalation tournament this year that starts at 1250 and works its way up by 250 point increments. It does not allow Forge World, so I’ll end up going over 2500 points as I’m also taking Space Wolves to the Las Vegas Open in February.
In a recent game, I decided that I wanted to try out a Wolf Priest on bike with a large Thunderwolf Cavalry “death star.” There are some tradeoffs to be had, but this article is about the modeling and painting and not the tactics. So, without further ado, this is what I did over the weekend.
I really like custom resin bases. Well, actually I really like nice custom bases. It’s just that resin bases have a whole bunch of issues. First, most sets of resin bases only have a few different designs, they tend to be short and the bottoms are flat, so they don’t sit on uneven surfaces well. So, I decided to make my own bases. I started with regular 65mm Citadel bases.
Over the weekend the League of Painters attended a local Warhammer 40K team tournament. The event also had a painting competition hosted by the game store running the 40k event. In coordination with the launch of the new Space Marines codex, Olde World Gaming challenged its customers to paint a Space Marine. Any chapter, loyalist or traitor, on foot, mounted, in terminator armor or in power armor. Stephen and I both decided to paint librarians. In fact, this event has spawned a three-part challenge between us (more on that later). Continue reading →