Saturday, July 30, 2011

Games Day '11 Forgeworld Seminar Vids

I'll add them as I upload them until each video is in this post.  This was recorded on a digital camera without a tripod so please forgive the occasional shaking and posture change.  Also, I had to switch from my Digi Cam to my Android for the later videos.  If you're so inclined, please give a thumbs up on the Youtube videos to promote these.  My blog is, put nicely, a grain of sand in the desert and when you "thumbs up" a video it spreads to people who might not read BOLS, FTW, or my blog ordinarily.

The speaker is Mark Bedford by the way.  Seems like a good guy and a fan of the game.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:
Halfway through I turned my phone sideways and for some reason...the video is sideways.  This is the only part affected though.  Part 4 is back to normal.  Sorry folks!

Part 4:
Video should be back to normal.  Sorry for Part 3!  The audio pick up on my phone is, unfortunately, crap so you most likely won't be able to hear the questions asked in the Questions and Answers portion.  You can, however, get an idea of what's asked from the answers given.

Part 5:

Part 6:

Part 7:

Part 8:
aaaaand I'm spent.

Games Day '11 Forgeworld Seminar Info Dump

This is a precursor to video of the full seminar.  Its uploading, ever so slowly, to Youtube as I type.

Big news summary for folks that cannot wait:

More Contemptor arms.(Plasma Cannon, Heavy Conversion Beamer, Typhoon Launchers and Assault Cannons on each arm, Heavy Bolters)
Imperial Armour 11 is set for sale Nov-Dec.(He said Holidays)
Imperial Armour 12 is likely to feature Dark Eldar(edit: contrary to what the speaker seemed to hint I've seen info that indicates that DE might be in IA 13 instead)
More Marine Armor variants to come...
More Marine shoulder pad sets...
More Land Raider Variants(a plasma cannon variant was explicitly mentioned)
They will continue to introduce Special Character models from the Badab War.(A beautiful Techmarine with a conversion beamer was shown off)
A full picture of the huge Dark Eldar skimmer was shown

And lots of Warhammer Forge stuff that I didn't really care about, but I have footage of that as well!  The Skaven Brood Mother was all that really stuck out in my mind.

That's all off the top of my head, but the full seminar footage is forthcoming.  Tonight is likely, but I cannot guarantee it because I'm looking at the first part and there's still about 100 minutes left on the upload.

Forgive the poor writing please.  I'm starving because I refuse to pay concession stand prices and this plate of curry chicken is calling my name.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Completed Test Grey Knight Purifier

This guy's done for the most part.  I'm saving the final touch up and the right shoulder pad free hand for when I've gotten all fifteen to this stage for continuity's sake.  For the record, the client's having me paint up five Terminators, five Purifiers, and five Interceptors.  Possibly a Razorback and a Rhino, but that really depends.

I want to disavow any responsibility for assembling them.  He did that all himself; much to my chagrin.  There's one GK in particular that you'll see eventually.  He put the hands on backwards.  Le sigh.  Its only a $7 model why bother looking at it for more than ten seconds before gluing it right?  When I pointed it out he was like, "well...I wanted it that way."  Ok...if he wanted the NFW to point a particular way... he should have taken the time to cut the hands off and reposition them correctly.  To which he responded, "shut up and paint monkey."  Oh well.  I have been ripping arms off and fixing them where I can because a lot of them weren't even glued on all the way.

I have a lot of my own stuff to paint and I'm really only doing this so I have some extra mad money to burn at Games Day Chicago.  Now, the question I keep asking myself is...can I crank out all fifteen in time for the 30th? Its possible since I'm not doing these to a really high standard.(As if I have a high standard :))  I'm only doing these for $3 a model.  Thats what he offered me and, really, if he'd asked nicely I probably would have done them for free.  They just wouldn't have been pushed to the top of my To-Do List.

The Force Weapon pissed me off immensely.  I had it looking great, but for some dumb reason I kept adding paint so the wet blend turned into wet ass as the shade dried under the mid and high tones.

This side of the NFW looks a lot better imo.  Notice the messed up Inquisition symbol on the shoulder pad book?  Yeah...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Completed my test Wrack and a Grey Knight WIP.

So this is what my Wracks will look like for the most part.  The skin will be a bit different for the others as I've come to the conclusion that dry brushing will be easier and faster than the method I used on this one.  Probably cleaner looking as well.

The Grey Knight is a test mini for my first commission.  I know, why right?  I'm not a very good painter, but I guess this guy thinks its better than he can do.  Who am I to argue?  I'm doing it for super cheap, but this'll still probably net me enough cash to get another Raider, Venom, or a Razorwing.  Plus, its more power armor practice for my neglected Space Wolves.  More to come.  This is a Purifier and its my second attempt at white.  I went for a cool tone as I thought it would suit the silver armor.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Scourge WIP 2

This one's nearly finished.  Not sure how I want to do up the Haywire Blaster yet.  The other two Scourges I have assembled are holding me up a bit.  I'm painting the other "bat wing" Scourge in natural Dark Eldar skin tones.  Trying to decide how I want to work highlights.  The Solarite's wings are feathered so I also have some highlighting planning to do on that.  I'm thinking I might move on to my second squad of Warriors or my Wracks until I figure out how I'm going to handle the Solarite.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Scourges WIP

Only three are assembled so far.  I'm waiting on a bits order for my second Haywire Blaster.  The second shard carbine Scourge is in the wings as it were.  As you can see, I haven't really started work on their wings yet.  I tried edge highlighting the feathers on the Solarite, but I eventually got impatient.  Then, when my rush work was obviously not panning out I tried dry brushing.  That didn't work to my liking so I'll have to start over.  I'll probably go back to trying to edge highlight them.  Ugh.  Still, I love these models.

Once I'm finished with these five I'll buy another box.  I plan on running one unit of ten Scourges with four Haywire Blasters.