Playing catch-up

Once again, months have gone by since my last post, but it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy!  The past few months have been spent preparing for the Michigan GT, which was a resounding success – we doubled our attendance this year and gave away a ton of cool stuff as prizes! My 1500 Blood Axe ork project is also coming along, I managed to get a lot of stuff done. I finished a prototype model for my rough riders, which I am pretty happy with: It’s not in the photo, but I added a stikkbomb to the end…Continue reading Playing catch-up

Building the Perfect Beast

In part one,  I went over my motives for building my unit of rough riders, where I found parts, etc.  Now that I have everything to do a prototype model, I’m going to put the parts together and see how it looks. As I figured, the Blight Wheel casts were pretty simple to clean, mostly just cutting down the spot where the sprue attached.  I used Kromlech Orc “Afrika Korps” Heads and ork torsos that I ordered from eBay.  Everything seemed to go together really well. I couldn’t wait for my 40mm bases to come in, so I stole one from…Continue reading Building the Perfect Beast

Blight Wheel Miniatures Mutant Steed – Part 1

I plan on playing in the WH40K friendly at Adepticon next year, so I looked at the rules from last year and discovered you could get bonus points for including a full strength unit of a unit that isn’t used much.  The choices for guard were a full unit of ogryns or rough riders.  Ogryns would have been the easier route as far as models go – however 3 boxes of them would have been nearly $150, and eat up 400 points of my 1500 army list.  That’s a big investment both financially and points for a sub-par unit.  So…Continue reading Blight Wheel Miniatures Mutant Steed – Part 1

Rough Riders

The guys at Blight Wheel got back with me right away to let me know that they would get me the models I need.  They have a lot of cool stuff, be sure to check them out. Now I need to figure out how I want to theme this unit.  I have a few to pick from, so I am going to list them here: Desert: Russian: Pith Helmets Boonie Hats: or Kromlech’s Russian hats: Any suggestions?

Blood Axe Imperial Knight

The remainder of my 1500 points are going to be spent on an Imperial Knight Paladin.  I’ve been wanting to make this thing orky for some time, and so far it’s going pretty good.  I started with the Imperial Knight kit and added tires from an ork trukk to the legs, replaced the small shoulder shield with a trukk radiator, and the faceplate with a set from an ork deff dread.  I also added a shroud using the alternate jaw piece.  The close combat weapon was removed, and replaced with a klaw from a morka/gorkanaut.  I tried to cheap out…Continue reading Blood Axe Imperial Knight

Blood Axe Project

Well, as I said previously, I am taking my lemon army and trying to make lemonade.  I am working on a 1500 point list for the Adepticon Warhammer 40K Friendly event.  I’ve never really been a hyper-competitive player, and unfortunately, I feel like this current incarnation focuses more on competitive players than anything.  I don’t really see anyone “forging a narrative” .  If this was the intent, I think they have fallen way short. Anyhow, I am putting together a fun army full of conversions – I said earlier that I am working on an “orkified” Astra Militarum army.  Anything…Continue reading Blood Axe Project

New Crafting Tool

A few months ago I purchased a Zing machine, it’s sort of like a Cricut, except that you can cut anything you can design.  I am using it to construct terrain for the upcoming Michigan GT in September.  I use CorelDRAW to make my templates, and this thing is AWESOME! I am currently using it to create veneers for foam structures that I cut out with my Proxxon bench foam cutter.  Here are some of the things I’ve been able to make from it:

Back again

Yeah, I know it’s been a looooong time since I’ve posted anything.  Life has been busy, things happen, hobbies fall by the wayside, etc.  I’ve actually been working on several projects, so I am going to try to summarize them in the next several posts. Since my last set of entries, there has been a total revamp of Warhammer 40K, and in my opinion, the Orks got the shaft again – it’s just not a very competitive army.  I have a lot of time and money invested in them however, so I’m determined to make lemonade out of my lemons.…Continue reading Back again