Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OTT: Steampunk Dorothy Returns!

I started back into Dorothy with a vengeance, and she is nearly complete. I only have a few details to paint(flowers and feathers mainly) and she will be complete. Then I will have to figure out a way to match my Viks cobblestone, but still give it a bit of yellow brick road feel. I also think I may need to lighten the front of the jacket a bit. The dress seems fine, but the lighter gun and even darker dress in front is kinda drowning the purple out. The back seems fine, but I will probably lighten that as well. Either way, I am waiting until the flowers are done to see which way they push the whole ensemble.

And some Steampunk Crimsonwraith, as promised, if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

TMI: Some table topping

The league started on Saturday. I managed to get a game in versus Patrick's Nicodem crew. I used Tara, just because she rocks so hard. We had Stake a Claim and I took revealed Line in the Sand and Power Ritual, he took hidden Line in the Sand and Power Ritual. I took a fairly heavy beating this game, losing most of my models. I had a Marshal, Nothing, 2 Voids, Karina, and Bishop. He took Izamu, couple Canines, Sebastian, and Mortimer. He summoned a Construct, but that's basically it. I put Tara to far forward, leaving her in Izamu's charge range(should have brought the hodgepodge), and I sacrificed the Death Marshal to both slow him down and drop a scheme upon death. It worked, and I could have recovered, however, I had decided to charge Izamu to bury him, but failed and got Red Joker Riposted and dead. Ouch. I then moved in the Nothing Beast, who is basically always sacrificial, but was supposed to be up forward much earlier, but I screwed up. As such, he came up late, tied Izamu up a sec, then pasted. I brought Bishop in, though I think I should have used him to head for the back field scheming. He did a fair job whacking on Izamu, but eventually, he died as well. I had a final Void Wretch who moved into Patrick's Zone and dropped a Claim, tying Patrick, keeping it at no points, after I got one on turn two, until turn five when he was able to drop a third, netting one point from him. The wretch moved back towards the center line, dropping a scheme for Line in the Sand, giving me a point for being revealed. We both managed to get two points for Power Ritual, having got our own two corners. With him getting a point on five, and me a point on two, Stake a Claim was a draw. He wasn't able to get that fourth marker along the center line, which meant he scored nothing to my one for Line. A close game, 4-3 to me.

The league started off about where I thought it would, with five players, plus myself. I had thought one or two of the other guys may have come out of the woodwork, but wasn't surprised when they didn't.

There is still space if anybody reading this would like to join, the more the merrier. It isn't a wins league, so you don't need to worry about beating Troy, just come get some games in, and I guarantee you will earn points.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TMI: The Return of Leveticus

In a triumphant show of will power, I managed to get in a few games with Leveticus. I got some things wrong and some things right.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

OTT: Got a problem with steam, punk?

What the hooey? Where is Dorothy? Well, Dorothy took a back seat this week, as my sister is having a costume party on Saturday and I had five days notice. So, since Sunday, I have been working feverishly on a steampunk out fit. Above is the gun, I will post my full get up later in the week, likely Friday or Saturday. And then I will get back to Dorothy.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OTT: Sheer Insanity

My first attempt at sheer stockings, and I think it turned out fairly well. She also has green eyes, another first for me(colored, not just green). And to top off the crazy train, she has a very small spade on her right chest. Turning into loads of fun, and maybe a little OCD, but I'm into it, so...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TMI: Back to the table

Its been a while, but I finally got in some games. How funny that is, not long ago, I was lucky to play a game every six months, now a couple of weeks is brutal torture. Hell, sometimes I have issues going from Saturday to Saturday. I need my fix, man!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

OTT: Obliteration Completion!

I finished my Tara crew late Friday night and even got a couple games in with her on Saturday. More on that later. I am fairly happy with how they all turned out.

I also started on my Hans stand in, Steampunk Dorothy. She looks way better in person, honest. This figure may have too much detail. Seriously, there is crap to paint everywhere. So, of course, I added a spade on her breast.

I have issues.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

OTT: Two Thirds Obliterated

My Obliteration crew is coming along nicely(finally). I have six of the nine models finished.

Two more screaming towards completion

And one that is likely to give me fits deciding what to do with her. Likely, I will have to do what I generally do, start on the parts I'm sure of and watch the rest fall in line.

Friday, October 4, 2013

OTT: When Death Marshal come knocking

Finished my test Death Marshal. I like it. Shaffer had suggested going with a super dark grey scale on everything but the flames. It kinda hit where I thought about going. These guys are shadows of memories Karina totes around, so I wanted to make them shadowy, except for the scarey fire heads she remembers. While the dark black with fire would have worked, and I am contemplating doing one this way, I instead painted them really dark. Everything is basically charadon granite and the base color, highlighted up by adding the base color, so it never really even makes it up to the base. And after that I glazed everything not on fire with GW night shade. I think it has the super dark, shadow of a memory effect I was going for, especially next to the rest of the crew.

Speaking of the rest of the crew, instead of finishing the other two Death Marshals, I started in on Karina. Started in is probably the wrong word, since her dress and flesh were mostly done. I'm liking how she turned out, not my best work, but she is coming nicely. I still need to dirty her up and do the base rim, but that's for another day.

Well, off to see some hot air... And I'm not even headed to Hobby Town this weekend.