Sunday, January 25, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
First off the Cardinals are going to the Super Bowl! Gotta love that, go Cardinals!
Anyhow, besides the great game today, I got all the rocks for GitD/Adepticon finished being coated with Liqutex, but the also got primed flack black. These will be used for a Mordor table for the GitD and then shipped off to Adepticon to be used there for the LotR events. So here they are:
Friday, January 16, 2009
The print will be on white tee shirts and everyone that pre-registered will be getting a free one. Any extras will be able to be purchased for $10.00 each. Thanks to all that signed up & a big thank you to Jerry for doing up the rider artwork!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Its Wednesday and another update, wow I am doing good, I wonder how long it will last?? Anyhow on to todays update, One of our Sponsers for GitD is Castle Kits http://stores.castlekits.com/StoreFront.bok run by Iain Martin who offers kits made from Hirst Arts Castlemolds with Hydrostone plaster that is white in color unpainted. He is a fully licensed by Hirst Arts and is an authorized distributor. Well I was put into contact with Iain by Brent Sinclair over on Adeptus Windy City http://www.adeptuswindycity.com/blog/ and Iain grasiously donated two kits, one or terrain & the other for a prize.
Well today this box arrived today and one first inspection, I was worried what I might find inside. You see there was one little Fragile sticker on the box & the opening scene from Ace Venture Pet Detective came to mind!
Well thank goodness that was not the case, as I opened up the box it was full of packing peanuts and carefully wrapped cast blocks. Iain did a great job on the packing & from other reviews I have read this is the standard way that things get shipped. I am happy to say after looking at the packets, that there is no broken blocks at all.
Here is a close up of one of the packets, the blocks are seperated by a piece of cardoard so as not to damage the blocks. It must take Iain alot of time packaging these kits up. I will be writing up the kit as I assemble it and will further review these fine kits.
Another Item at GitD is that we will be holding a is a Master-class Auction for 2009. The following Golden Demon painters have all volunteered to donate a Lord of the Rings painted miniature to us so that all proceeds can benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We’d like to thank; Tim Lison, Jamie Welling and Dave Pauwels. Well I got another package yesterday which was Dave Pauwels figure, Gimli that won a Golden Demon 2005 in Atlanta. Gimli arrived in one piece and will be available for auction at the event.
Another event that we will be having at GitD is the “Red Dragon” painting competition, with the following categories: LotR Single Miniature (25mm base), LotR Large Miniature (40mm or larger base) and LotR Battle Scene (diorama) as well as a terrain building competition. You do not need to be playing in the GT to enter the “Red Dragons”, everyone is welcome. So since I can not play in the tourney, I will enter a few models in the event. Now the store staf will be judging the figures so there is no biased votes towards the organizers. Here are a few options I am thinking about.
Thats it for tonight, now to go sort of Blocks...
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Been busy this past week and this weekend. First up was the painting of 140 counters for the Gathering in the Desert Indy GT. One of the cenarios that we are running requires 7 counters, 6 Rock Counters and 1 Treasure Counter. So I have been working on these for about 2 weeks, which started with 150+ 25mm counters from Gail Force 9, provided by a friend over at Adeptus Windy City (Thanks Jay!). Then add in a bag of aquarium rocks and some Liqutex and a lot of work and you have 140 counters! The chests are from GW with a few others thrown in.
Besides the counters I am also working on a Mordor table using some GW craters as well as some foam rocks. Now I have volunterred to help out with some terrian for the LotR tournament for Adepticon. So I will be shipping these out to Brent & Jamie so they can populate a table. So here are a few WIP shots. First up is the GW craters, you will notice that I have based these on masonite like the rest of my terrain. I did this since the craters are slightly warped and did not sit flush on the table, so I based them. I used my Resin Sand Liquetex around the edges and and the whole thing will get sprayed balck & painted. Here is a couple of shots of the craters.
Here are the work in progress 5 that will be at GitD & Adepticon. You will notice I use all types of foam (Blue, Pink & White) and you may be asking why? Well, there is no reason except that I just grab what I have in a big bin from the garage in no particular order.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
One of my goals this year is to get more WW2 to the table since its a period of history I am really interested in. So a few weeks ago Rob & I were talking about doing a cool large group game using his WW2 rules Hammer & Anvil (A mod of 40k & LotR). So after talking about it, we choose to do a Normandy game based on the Villers Bocage & Hill 212 engagement, where Michael Whittman became infamous for destroying a ton of British armour.
So Rob & I started planning it out and decided that we would need at least an 8'x8' table to do it right. Now I will say we are cheating and using the Flames of War, Villers Bocage book for inspiration. So in the next few months we will be tackling the terrain, but besides cool looking terrain we are going to need Armour! So since we are doing this in 28mm, we dove in and started buying 1/48th scale armour from Tamiya. We figure we need 4 Tigers, which Rob has 2 already & I have one, but we will also need something like 12 British tanks. So Rob has already posted his pictures of his Firefly & Cromwell's here http://dspaintingblog.blogspot.com/
So here are my two tanks, I still need one more Cromwell and I am waiting for it to arrive, but my Firefly and 1 Cromwell are done. So here they are, first up the Firefly.