Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays ...

Merry Christmas and happy new year...



Remember a attack of a zombie horde can happen any time......

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mantic Zombies

Last month I received my promotional sprue  from mantic games I had all most forgotten about them  when they arrived at the end of last month these are highly detail miniatures I am looking forward to painting them.

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mantic zombie 3 mantic zombie 4

Friday, July 30, 2010

What I am working on now

Here is a look at all i have on my desk this week
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five scouts ten Stern guard and a handful of Terminators

Friday, July 23, 2010

Island of Blood: Un-boxed


Island of Blood: Unboxed

The new Warhammer boxed game is awesome! It's by far the best one yet and in my opinion the best box set we've ever released - there's an Elven Prince riding a huge Griffon in it! Please forgive my gushing; I know it's unfair of me to mention it when it's not available for you to order yet, but it's gorgeous and I'm brimming with excitement about it. Not to worry though, rather than rush home with the copy I managed to acquire (see also 'blag') this morning, I thought I'd share the opening of it with you. So without further ado, here's a look at The Island of Blood


Preview of the new Fantasy Box set

Deathwatch RPG: by Fantasy Flight Games



Inter view On D6 Generation pod cast interview of Ross Watson lead designer at fantasy flight games Starts at 59.27 in the show..

Monday, July 19, 2010

W I P Crimson Fists Sternguard

I have been Working on my first non AoBR set of space marines and turning them in to my Sternguard.
I took my time making sure I was happy with the pose before I did the final detail of filling the gaps and seams so here are some pictures of them.
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Sternguard Sergeant Ver. 1.0
I did some light modification to his sword arm I cut it in two places. the first cut I made was at the inner shoulder pad on the upper arm and the second
cut I did was on the  armor side of the of the cuff for the wrist. Each par i cut was given the slightest twist to give the feeling of just hacking off a Ork's head and then shooting form the hip at tthe next Ork in line.
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Hunting down the next set of victims

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This is Sergeant Ver.2.0
I really like how this guy turned out i like the face with the high neck guard not to say my first Ver.1.0is not any good  i just love the way that pose
looks with that head. He looks like he is tearing  threw a horde of green skins holding them off  at the walls of  New Rynn’s City.
On my desk now is my first 5 of 20 scouts more on that one later as I am done assembling them.
Any questions comments feel free to post them. In the comments section and or E-mail me at HowardVaux@yahoo.com

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Witch Hunters Codex and the Daemonhunters Codex available for Download at Games Workshop

 

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Games Workshop has released for download Witch hunters codex and the daemonhunters codex  it looks as if they are trying to phase out the allied rule for these army’s in the Witch hunters codex it is missing page 25 from the printed codex which contained  a lot of information on using Witch hunter as allies.
page 16 in the D L’ed version has a side bar with the troops you can take space marine and IG. I am not to sure if it was an over site on their part or when(if) the new printed versions will have new rules for allied forces………..

Friday, June 18, 2010

On the Work Bench

 

 What just Arrived in the work shop

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Last week I pick up some goodies for my self first up was a oop Captain Cortez for my Crimson Fists I am not sure if I even want to take him out of the box or not....

 

The next thing I bought was a the witch hunter codex I really like the models and my wife she is tying to decide what she would like to learn the game with so I thought I would start buying all the codex's for her and me to read so she can get an idea of each one. 

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Next on the list I bought was the 3rd edition space marine codex I really bought this one for the rules for Cortez so I could make my version of him to go with my CF army

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I bought 3 boxes of Scouts for my fluffy Crimson Fists list I am running I am thinking of getting a fourth box just in case I decide to run 20 scouts

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the last thing I got I pre order on the 28 of last moth but arrived this  week  is the really freaking big 20010 Citadel Catalogue man this make a great coffee table book I could spend hours looking at all the models that GW has to offer

Next on my list of models is a full tactical squad to convert to my second Stern guard squad. I am also on the look out for the Daemon Hunters codex and maybe the Imperial Guard codex

 

 Models I am Working on

Sternguard

Right now I am working on my tactical squad and converting them in to my stern guard. A moth back I bought two of the Crimson fists metal shoulder pads sets from GW and going to put them on my stern guard  I will be getting the deathwatch conversion pack and add a few of them in as well.

I have started on my first Sergeant now I am trying to decide  what load out he going to get. I am having a hard time with this I know I would like him to have the boltgun with the special ammo and giving him a power weapon this will reduce my attacks in close combat. I will ponder this for a a little while longer. I think having the sergeant grabbing two close combat weapons  would look awesome like two power swords….

 

  Landspeeder Storm

After testing out the Landspeeder Storm a few times I have decided to build that as a display piece (moved to the side) for now. I am happy with my 2,000 point list after I am done assembling  and painting this list I am going to start working on a 2,000 point Ork list. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Have A Winner... For the Super Blog Chain Give Away



The winner is Steel Thunder Mike so after reading all of the three entry's to my sbcga it was a tough decision so I had my wife roll a D6 to pick the winner and well mike your number came up  you are the WINNER.........

Hey Mike e-mail so we can work out the details

Now that we have a winner I will post his SBCGA as soon as I have the details.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Prizes From 40kBunny's SBCGA


Here is my Prizes fron Max over at 40k Bunny Super Blog Chain Give Away the base and the codex are awesome thanks again.

Just a reminder only a few day left in my SBCGA Enter Here.
Good luck........................

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Crimson Fists list

After tweaking the list a little here is my 2000 Point fluffy based list 


HQ:
Pedro Kantor__________________________________________175
Master of the Forge_____________________________________105

Elites:
10 man Terminator Squad Sergeant Power Sword____________400
10 man SternGuard ____________________________________250
10 man SternGuard ____________________________________250

Troops:
10 man Scout squad Sergeant Melta Bomb__________________145
5  man  Scout squad Sergeant Melta Bomb__________________80

Heavy Support:
Venerable Dreadnought 2 Twin-linked Auto-cannons__________195
Iron Clad Dreadnought Two Close Combat weapons__________155
Iron Clad Dreadnought Two Close Combat weapons__________155

Vehicles:
Drop Pod_____________________________________________45
Drop Pod_____________________________________________45


What do you think? you have any questions and comments feel free to leave them

Monday, June 7, 2010

Spray painting review Fat Caps

 The ones on the left are fat caps the ones on the right a skinny caps

In my model Prep tips part two I talk about fat caps. I bought some sampler pack to try and well I did some quick testing of which cap will work with what brand of paint I use . I had some issues with different caps an brands mostly Rust-oleum but man when you get the right cap with the right brand and it is a whole new ball game laying down primer.

I really like the orange dot left picture top left corner  that is a nice spray pattern  with Krylon and Color place.I am still working with the skinny's if they work on army painters brand of spray primer I will use them to do a lot of base coating

Conclusion 
all in all the caps make a difference with the right combination it will lay down the primer really nice.
I haven't had any luck with these caps and Rust-oleum

Super Blog Chain Give Away!!!


There is one week left in my Super Blog Chain Give away there is still time to enter for your chance to win a nice piece of terrain... so check it out scroll down or click here to enter

Good luck.........

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Crimson fist 2000 point Fluff list test

I played my 2000 point list against dark angel list(not sure as what type).
It was a great game it came down to the bottom of the 7th round.The victory went to the Crimson Fists thanks to Kantor taking out Grand Master Azrael in the end I took the game by about 200 victory points hard fought points.

 Well I have now played 5 games of 40k my that brings me to 2 Wins and 3 Ties 0 losses
I think i need to get a lose under my belt before my head get to big (It might be to late for that :P ) well I really like my new list i need to try it out on other types of army's to see if it can hold up against them.
 I posted the basics of my list here or just scroll down to the next post,

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2000pt Army List for Crimson Fists



I was play testing a 1500 point list  this last week and really got a feel for how to play my army. After the game I was talking with Darryl  and he cam up with a nice list that that I think works with the fluff of the Crimson Fists.

So here is the basic list that was created so I can have fun at 2000 points





HQ

Pedro Kantor
Master of the Forge


Eilte

10 man Terminator Squad
10 man Sternguard Squad
10 man Sternguard Squad

Troop

10 man Scout squad
10 man Scout squad

Vehicles

Drop pod
Drop pod



Walkers 
as heavy support

Venerable Dreadnought
Ironclad Dreadnought
Dreadnought


What do you think of this list ?
HowardVaux@yahoo.com

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Indescribable Power of the Grot – Grot Tanks available to pre-order Now

Gretchin players, rejoice! Forge World have reshaped the very nature of Warhammer 40,000, unleashing a force so powerful that the might of Craftworlds, Astartes and Septs alike will quail before it! This newsletter sees the launch of the indomitable, unstoppable, indefatigable Grot Tank Set – continue, dear reader, to find out more about this Grot-ish menace…
Waaaaagh-Grot!
Ead Brown
The Indescribable Power of the Grot – Grot Tanks available to pre-order Now
Grot TanksAcross the Forsarr sector, whispers and rumours rise of a threat greater even than the Kill Tanks that have so decimated the Elysian operations on Kastorel-Novem.
The thunder of engines and the blast of cannons heralds the advance of a new and deadly form of greenskin war machine in numbers beyond comprehension.
Armoured tracks grind inexorably onwards, driving all before them in a storm of destruction, as greenskins cackle madly at the sheer joy of their onslaught.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Super Blog Chain Give Away!!!



It’s my turn to hand over the love as I am the winner over at 40k Bunny's
Super Blog Chain Give Away I am getting a wonderful 60mm base From dragon forge design and a Tyranids Codex.

What is the Super Blog Chain Giveaway?
The brilliant folks at Santa Cruz Warhammer got the ball rolling in an effort to foster folks in our community reaching out and seeing what other blogs have to offer as well extending a helping hand to fellow gamers.
Want to participate?
If you want to win a prize of your own and join this Give-Away, go comment on this blog. The rules of the give-away are as follows:
The rules for the contest are simple...and copied verbatim from SCWH:

Rules.
1. you must have a blog.
2. you must have something worthwhile to offer up to give away for free.
3. if you win, you must hold your own blogsite give away using the same rules to pay it forward.
4. you must contact us with a link to your give away so we can send bloggers to your site.
5. you may only enter once per give away.

To enter.
leave a comment to this post as follows.
1st sentence, why you need the prize.
2nd sentence what you will give away on your blog to pay it forward.
What’s in it for you?
I will be giving away your choice Of one the Scenery kits form the list below to the winner plus free shipping!
  1. Honoured Imperium
  2. Battlescape
  3. Manufactorum
  4. Basilica Administratum
  5. Sanctum Imperialis
I will choose a winner based on a combination of what you are offering and how convincing you are.
The dead line to enter will be the June 14th
I will announce the winner  June 16th

The best of luck to you.....

Saturday, May 29, 2010


I am a d4

You are a d4: You are bright, perceptive, and driven. You would be considered a blessing to mankind, if you didn't insist on using your powers for evil. You are devious, deceitful, doubtful, and downright dangerous. Assassins can learn a lot from you. If your fellow party members knew how rotten you were, they'd go over and join the bad guys. Justified or not, you are meticulous in your ways: A poison for every person, and a dagger for every back. Much of your day is spent scheming or plotting. The rest of your time is spent trying to convince others that you're simply misunderstood.

Take the quiz at dicepool.com

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Part Two of Model Preparation

Washing the model

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So hmmm why Should I wash the model I just got done scraping sanding the thing? Mold release and the oils from your fingers are all over the model you have worked so hard to make look so good why cut this corner now? I know some of you might say I have never had a problem before for.
For me all it takes is one time I that I do not do this step and all my hard work looks like crap be cause the primer didn’t adherer just right.I take all my stuff to the was bin. Use warm soapy water and scrub them with with a soft bush I use a nail brush.(tooth brush is ok)
Then I rinse them off in clean running water and let them dry toughly. You can try to speed this up if you want I put them in layers of paper towels  to draw off the water pat them dry  but will let them sit for some time and check for any water left on them before I start painting.

Priming

What brand you use?
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What Brand of Primer you use isn’t as  important as technique and what type of tip you use. I was taught in auto body class to  start spraying off and stop spraying off of the object you are painting.  Keep each pass the same distance from start to finish no mater the distance you spray from  be it 1” to  1’ as long as it is the same from the start, also do not swing your arm as this will cause your arm to move in a  arc and feather your edges which will cause a uneven coat of paint this will really show up on tank and any large models. Remember a few light coats is better then one heavy coat of paint.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Model Preparation Tips

I was reading over some blogs the other night and did not see a lot of stuff out there covering the basics of modeling .
This might be some real basic information to most of you.
My hope is that every one might at least learn some thing.
Here are some techniques that I have pick up form all different places and just doing it.

Mold Lines

Cleaning up mold lines I use the back of my hobby knife blade #11 blade there are two designs of blades (Picture A) I like to use the straight back (needle point) and a drop point  I really like the blade with the drop point at the back of the tip it is a shorter  edge to scrape with. Tighter spaces I go with the needle point blade it is nice if you have a fit in small tight places.
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Pictures B
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The way I remove the lines is to scrape them at a slight angle to the mold line  I do not fallow the line I am working on with the blade but rather pull it toward my self at the angle letting the contour of the model guide my direction. (picture B) If it is cylindrical like a leg I work the blade over the crest of the cylinder. I have found that fallowing the the line in a straight down will sometimes create a flat line taking down the curve.  This is not always possible to do on. For longer straight flat lines you can fallow the line. I will also do this when filing down a mold line.
Seam Scraping.
Another thing I do is what I call seam scraping if I am butting two pieces together that you do not want the seam as visible. I will scrape the seam at a angle pulling crossed the seam. Then pull two pieces apart then glue them and put them back  together and run the blade over it again one its set . It make a tighter fit and helps to hide the joint if it is not supposed to be seen.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Incoming! From games workshop newletter


Throne of Skulls Grand Tournaments
"The Throne of Skulls is coming: Games Workshop's system for Grand Tournaments promising great games, friendly competition and the chance to enjoy the Games Workshop hobby: over to Jervis Johnson to tell you more.Our Throne of Skulls Grand Tournaments are all about having a great time playing one of your favorite games. Over the years they have proved to be a huge success, and so we are now planning to run more of them, in more places round the world, than ever before. As part of this process we're updating the way we run our tournaments, to make it even easier for players to have the best time possible. Our aim is simply to get people together so they can play games, meet up with their mates and immerse themselves in the hobby for a day or two.
Tournaments are not just about fighting battles; there are lots of other things to do as well. They offer an unrivalled opportunity to make new friends and see some really great armies. You're sure to come away with some new ideas for your own collection, and hints and tips on how to achieve the best effects. There are usually plenty of other activities to take part in too. You'll find that a Throne of Skulls Grand Tournament is a fantastic way to celebrate all aspects of the Games Workshop hobby."

I am looking at trying to play in a few tournaments and this sound like a good way to start.
What do you think have you played in a in one of Throne of Skulls Tournaments?
If you have what do you think of them? leave a comment tell us all the good,bad and the ugly....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back to the bloging

I have been slowly plugging away at my Space Marines all the ones I have primed are now base coated I am starting on my shading and highlighting this weekend which makes me happy I can Put more time in to my army.

I have been working on a banner for a friend it is for his space wolfs.
I am currently working on that in gimp I love gimp but not as much as photo shop and soon maybe not that soon I will have my own mac to do this kinda of work on.

I also have been working on a post about model preparation cleaning mold line to sanding and priming at least my techniques from them. I should be done with it soon just taking my time to make it right...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crimson Fist Terminators wip

This is my terminator project

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I have bought a few bitz for my terminators i still need a shoulder pad for my arm and a power fist for my second sergeant fro when I run them as a ten man squad. The cyclone missile launcher and assault canon will add some punch to my terminators. I want them to be removable so I am magnetizing one the other was drilled out to fit on the AoBR peg for the arm.
the hole for the arm was slightly lose so I mixed up some green stuff  filed the it back in to create a nice fit.

I am almost done with this mod it a simple one but will help my versatility when making my army list

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tail of Four Gamers Update

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I haven’t done much this last month i have played one game tied with DJ (W-0 L-0 T-3) that is my current record for 40K I did manage to magnetize the feet of my sergeant and his spot on the land speeder storm I am going to finish the scouts head’s tonight and them start working on there torso and legs as well there is not much left on the head’s.
the storm is coming close to being  finished just finishing up with the magnets on each scout and it will ready for final detail and assembly. Then I start the Rhino i should be able get to that befor the middle of next week I will be posting the WIP pic’s soon  waiting for my batteries to recharge :(

Monday, April 26, 2010

Berks Spring Assault

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Turn out was grate we had 38 competitors  and a full day of games Mike and the Berks Warhammer 40K club
where Awesome.
Here  are some pictures I took of the event.
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dead Terminator on his throne

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I was reading From The Warp and saw his post on the space hulk commission he was painting and well I fell in love with the look of the terminator on the throne.

I did a quick search and I found a few bought one now I am going to  make one of my own.

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I am in the planning stage of this project and I am thinking of removing and or filling all the Blood angel stuff from the model and have it blend in to my army Not to sure if he will be used as a objective marker or have him as a nice show piece.

The other Bits I am  going to work them into a objective marker/s or something not quit sure of them yet

Friday, April 23, 2010

Workshop Update

 
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I have moved in to my new studio/office and it is nice to finally have a place I can paint and create my new company. I am still working on my large workshop and cleaning that out my business classes have taken that time up for now I have found some one that wants to help me and learn with me and has offered to let me use his garage to work in which will help just having some one to do this with make the process a lot of fun.

   Tomorrow is Berks Spring Assault I am so excited and hoping every thing goes smoothly and every one does there there best,let's get this Waaagghhh!!!! started...

   I have been Working on the certificates for the berks spring assault this last week I know that every one should be happy with them, apart of me still wishes I had more time to do more with them to make them even better. But I will have to be happy with them them as there is not a lot of time to do any thing other then I have done to this point.

   My painting and building projects have been suffering more than I had hoped for but I know after all this is said and done I will be able to do more and have more time to do what I want and not be worried about it.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Space Marine Hold that Ground

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The other day I was at a friend house learning more of how to play my army I am going to play as a buffer army in a local tournament Berks Spring Assault coming up this Saturday the 24 space is going fast register now.
We played a mission form the new battle mission book 
I do Believe it was mission 56.Marine hold that ground.
Deployment is old school each take turns deploying the defender deploys in a center circle the attacker can deploy from any table edge. 
I played the defenders and he played the attackers it was a fun game for me not only did I get get some laughs in with this game (dirty Sanchez must  die) I started to really pick up the game and learned how to better my list making and testing skills as well
now that I have played three  whole games and feel I have a better feel of the basic rules I am going to fill my Crimson fist chapter list to 2000 points(I know i will add even more in models) then move to Bagronks boy’z and then get them up to 2000

Friday, April 16, 2010

Landspeeder Storm up date.

I have finished painting the faces of the land speeder scouts I am working out how to  magnetize them so they can be put on a base. With my new classes schedule and amount of work I have to do in a short time it is consuming my life, I am sure after another week I will  fall in the rhythm of it but this week has all but stopped me in my tracks .

Scout faces
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Please feel free to comment  or E-mail me at Howardvaux@yahoo.com