Thursday, July 31, 2014

Prep for Summer Slaughter August 16

With my list entered and my army well into painting, I have only one model to buy yet and I will be all set. Im into weathering on the last 4 and then I'm done other than that last....single....model.

With a low model count (30) at any scale, especially at 2500pts you would think I could cruise through those models quickly.....well NOT when they look like THIS.....

Raptorus with no weathering or washes yet. looks good as a start, but a long way to go!

Dominus, only first stage weathering done. Lots to do, lots to do....

This is "Hounds Tooth", again, no weathering yet!

Pretty happy with this emplacement. might add a decal or two for detail.

Everything here is all color blocked and ready for final details except that flyer....has a LONG way to go. I'm not sure what to do with the bases on the Quad launchers. They nee more detail, not sure what yet. If you have ideas post 'em, and I might steal 'em!

Summer Slaughter is a t a store about 45 minutes away from me I have never been to. I know the TO to be a stand up guy, so I'll give it a shot. This army is just for fun, and allows me to get to the "ALMOST There" stage with the knight army I am building. I have all the plastic knights I will need (or will this week). Now I need a lancer and a Castigator from Forge World. I am really looking forward to seeing my opponents faces when I walk in with this many super heavies in an army....and it's LEGAL if I can just stay away from assault terminators....

Sutekh Magna Knight Paladin Warlord
Dominus Atum Knight Paladin
Graendal Knight Errant
Jacynthus Knight Errant
Raptorus Arkhus Knight Paladin

Lord Commissar, Emperors light, carapace
10 Veteran guard 2 meltaguns, heavy flamer, grenadiers and demo experts
2 heavy quad launchers with extra crew
Valkyrie "hounds tooth"
Vengeance weapon battery with 2 twin-linked icarus lascannon and void shield

That's a nice firebase, a mobile objective team, and plenty of in your face....

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MUST OWN!!!!!!

2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat
550 LBFT of torque......

Ill let those numbers sink in while you watch this.....remember this is right off the factory floor, NO mods other than tires!

Utterly SICK!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Palladium Books must WANT no one to buy their Robotech game....

So I bought into the Robotech RPG tactica kickstarter last year, just like 5000 or so others. I expected delays and over-runs on the product given how large and complex the game is. I gladly told them to take my money when it came time to pay up just to get a copy of this wonderful looking game! I played a couple of demos last summer and got even more excited, as the game even played well. But now Palladium has done something TOTALLY wrong....

From The kickstarter project update:

PLEASE NOTE: We do plan to bring a selection of Robotech® RPG Tactics™ Wave One product for display and sale at Gen Con Indy. I know that will disappoint some of our Kickstarter supporters, but it is vital to successfully kickoff the launch of this exciting new product line. Gen Con Indy is the San Diego Comic Con of gaming. Not only are there tens of thousands of gamers, but a lot of media. We NEED it to be there, and for sale, to create buzz and take advantage of the excitement that will generate. I hope our backers understand this. We appreciate you, but we also need to do what’s right for the future of this product line. That will benefit you and all Robotech® fans for years to come.

So they decide to sell to the public before the backers get their product......DICK move Paladium. 
I for one will never buy another thing from Palladium if they go forward with this. Don't get me wrong, I can wait patiently to get a quality product, but I don't like being lied to. And Palladium has done that over and over. First it was the ship date. I let that slide. Then it was seam issues blamed on PVC, they aren't using that material and they look worse than expected. I can fix that, Ive been gaming for 20 years now. I'm no stranger to mold lines. But now you sell retail first when you promised to NOT do just over Paladium.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Support for the knights, the 54th Psian Jackals

The 54th Psian Jackals are a Militarium Tempestus unit that specializes in hunting Tyranids. I am adding them to my knights as artillery support and a little air cavalry. They will make an appearance at Summer Slaughter in August. Here they are ready for primer.

17th air cav. Team group Shot

Demo specialist Greko

Trooper Venic

Captian Yannik

These are the new millitarum Tempestus models with Max Mini "Space Police" heads. I have an idea bouncing in my head for an Adeptus Arbites army. These should fit in nicely.