Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Skillet is back in town!!!!!!!!!!!

Tonight should be one of the most awesome concerts that I have seen in a long time - Skillet is back in  H-town with StoneSour, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, and Art of Dying. Me and 3 of my friends are going to converge on Reliant Arena and Rock the house!!! I will let you guys know how it was soon. Till then, Peace Out!!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Vampire Counts Display Table

Ok guys here it is, Apart from having some of the parts at least partway assembled this display table took me less than 10 hours to build, paint, and do the basing. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it

For these first few pictures I have decided to show you the majority of the front units and the graveyard with the banner wall - Pictures include - 1st - Cairn Wraiths, 2nd - Dire Wolves, 3rd - Crypt Ghouls and Vargulf in background

The last 3 pictures consisted of the close-ups of the same models

Now for the pictures of the second and third ranks - the first picture is of my Grave Guard, 2nd is of my Vargulf and Konrad Von Carstein, and the 3rd is of my Corpse Cart

I hope you enjoyed the table - please let me know if you want any tips on how to build any type of terrain or display tables - Until next time guys - Peace Out!!!

Matthew "Caveman" Curry

Vampire Counts display board

A little while back the manager of the Games Workshop that I go to allowed me to put some of my Vampire Counts models into our display case so others could see them. So 2 days ago I started thinking of ways to be able to make it. While I do not have pictures of the finished product yet - I wanted to show you its humble beginning's at least - I am hoping to take the finished pictures tonight after work.

I thought I would start off with an overview shot showing each of the models that I would want to have on it. The Skeletons in the lower left and the details scattered around the board are the only ones that are unpainted.

Im sorry this shot came out a little blurry

Each of the details will be painted before I attach them - I just like the idea of seeing  Zombies being raised from the cemetery and the pieces of the Vargulf's last victim scattered around outside of his cave.

As I should be working all day today it will probably be tomorrow before I post the finished pictures. Until then, Peace Out!!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Rise of the Megarachnid

While I typically do not post twice in the same day I thought that starting to post info on my current conversion project would be fun. While this is not a "typical" army that most gamers would think of as being one that they would want to try to build, paint, and play against other people, I am not your "typical" gamer. Ask any one of my friends at the Games Workshop that I go to, A few examples of armies that I am currently building are..... Chaos Dwarves, Skaven Clan Moulder army, and the Dwarf Slayer army. While each of these are or have been sanctioned by GW. There is another army that I have NEVER heard of anyone even attempting to convert or even make an army book for them, The Megarachnid!!! For the people that have NOT read Horus Rising (Book 1 of the Horus Heresy novels) The Megarachnid are an alien race very similar to the Tyranids except in one small detail - to put it in simple terms - their cyborgs. The way they are described in the novel is.....

(Horus Rising - page 207) Even after he'd slain a fair number of them, Saul  Tarvitz was still unable to say with any certainty where the biology of the megarachnid stopped and their technology began. They were the most seamless things, a perfect fusion of artifice and organism. They did not wear their armour or carry their weapons. Their armour was an integument bonded to their arthropod shells, and they possessed weapons as naturally as a man might own fingers or a mouth.

With that said, here are the pictures of the Megarachnid as seen in my minds eye. But first I will show you what they look like before the conversion

Megarachnid conversion models - For those of you that are Warhammer Fantasy fans, you will recognize these as the spiders from the Goblin Spider Riders box shown from different angles to show you how the conversion takes place. From the picture directly above, Locate and cut off both the 2nd and the 3rd leg from the front on both sides, with that complete, slightly angle the stump where the leg molds into the body and reattach the leg so it splay's to the side as seen in the next picture

As you can see from the picture, there are a few different ways that you can position the legs to form different poses. Or you can be really brave and try this next one

To achieve the jumping spider on the left was not as hard as I thought it would be at first. You only have to cut off the first 3 legs and reattach them in such a way as to make it look like its jumping - then put it on a flying base using the hole that was originally used to mount it to its cavalry base.

I will post more pictures of completed models as they come available. The more fun task is coming up with rules for them (strictly for fun of course as I would not be able to use the rules in a legal tournament but something so that me and my friends can recreate the battle for Murder.)

Well, as I am only starting to convert the models it will probably be a little while before you hear from me again. so until that time, Peace Out!!!

Caveman's Grave Guard are here

As I said yesterday, It would either be today or tomorrow that I would be posting my next set of models - for the guys who followed my post on how I painted my Grave Guard - here are the finished products - the only thing that I changed are the swords, I wanted to give them a magical look instead of looking just like any other sword - The process is..... Basecoat Enchanted Blue, Drybrush Ice Blue, and then give them a wash of Thraka Green. You can still see each of the colors in the blade and they came out really nice.

Vampire counts Grave Guard - For the first picture I wanted to show you the front view - The line detailing on these took the longest but it makes the models really cool looking

Vampire Counts Grave Guard - For the next 2 pictures you can see the color variations on the swords - you cant really say that their poisoned because of the other colors under the green. But I could see how some people could mistake that if they were unfamiliar with the rules.

With this unit completed I am going to take a break from painting for a little while and concentrate on a alternate project that I have been working on recently. I will post pictures and information on them soon. Til then, Peace Out!!! 

Matthew "Caveman" Curry

Saturday, April 2, 2011

More Vampire Counts models

Im sorry its been a while since I posted last but work has been a bit crazy lately and I havent been able to paint as much. In this post I have finished 3 projects that I have been working on for a while but have come out really nice. I hope you enjoy them.

Vampire Counts Corpse Cart - this model took the longest amount of time for me to finish as it is the largest model in my army -I like the way this one came out but I think you will see an improvement in my painting in the next models.

Vampire Counts Dire Wolves - Each one of these models probably took me about 1 hour each to finish (of actual working time - not waiting time) Even the manager at the Games Workshop that I go to said that he liked these a lot more than than my previously painted models - Thanks for the encouragement Scott!!!

Vampire Counts Crypt Ghouls. Although this is only a small portion of the number of actual models that I will have in my army, I wanted you guys to have a look at them at least

As that now completes this post I will give you a hint into what to expect when you hear from me again. One of my previous post's should give you a clue, I will be performing the line detailing on the others and posting them soon. Till then, Peace Out!!!

Matthew "Caveman" Curry