Sunday, October 20, 2013

Grey Knights Progress, More Tests

Lately, I've been working on Grey Knights. My good buddy, Sean, gave me the idea of building 500 points worth of Grey Knights sideboard and, since I have a ton of random models laying around, this would be a good opportunity to finish some of them. In order to fit my Grey Knights (see the Other Models section for the existing squad) into the sideboard, I need options for different Justicars and different heavy weapons so I picked up a box of Grey Knights and started working on them. Here's my current progress so far.

I converted this thunder hammer so he's holding it higher.

This sideboard will also include the Arbites (again, see the Other Models section), Coteaz, and an Inquisitorial Chimera. I'm really looking forward to seing how the whole project turns out!

I recently purchased the Tentacle Maker tools from Green Stuff Industries. It'll be really helpful to be able to add power cables onto some of the conversions that I do. As soon as the tools came in, I immediately tested them out. Here's how it looks:

As soon as I use it on a model, I'll post up a tutorial about it. So stay tuned!

Lastly, work is progressing steadily on the Knights Bellicose. I only have two more tests to run before I can start doing real work on the army. I'm really excited to finally start working on them!

Right now, I'm in a bit of a transitional period. I'll be working crazy hours until I start school next year and I'm about to start moving. I'm using this as an opportunity to clean out all the random bits that I've collected over time. My plan is to build and paint all the boxes I have and donate the rest of the stuff I'll never, ever use to my local gaming store. I didn't think I'd ever add to my Ultramarines again, but I have Marneus Calgar (and his honor guard) and a box of Assault Terminators that won't fit into the new Knights Bellicose army. They'll be next to get painted up, as well as some terrain and some other random projects. It'll be really nice to get rid of all the stuff that's been cluttering up my hobby area. Keep checking back to see some random new projects! See you again soon!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Celebrity Encounter

This past weekend, I headed down to California to visit my best friends, Sean and Reuben. Just before I headed down, I heard that the guys from Masters of the Forge (formerly from Deepstrike Radio), were going to be down visiting The Independent Characters on that very same weekend! I thought to myself that it would be an awesome way to kill two birds with one stone, so I made arrangements to meet up with some of my favorite podcasters! Snorre from MotF was the only one to make it down to Game Kastle that day, but it was still cool to say hi and show my support for the podcast. It was really neat to be able to meet some of the people that I consider to be celebrities. I even got Snorre to sign an autograph for me! I'll have a picture of it once it's hanging in my art room.

Snorre (right) and I standing in front of
Game Kastle in Santa Clara

One of the coolest parts of the whole day was how Snorre gave me a great idea for the blog. In the coming weeks, stay tuned for a whole new array of cool topics like starting a fluff-based army and what to think about when writing the background for your new army.

In other news, my new additions to the Grey Knight squad is nearing completion. Also, I was given an Inquisitor Coteaz model to paint up. Pretty soon, my 250-point Grey Knights sideboard will be completed. Keep checking back to see the new progress and to get some good ideas for your DIY army!

I hope to see you again soon!