Monday, March 29, 2010
I see some thing and my brain see things in another light.
Eating breakfast at the local dinner fixing up my coffee I empty a creamer in my coffee as I look at the little creamer cup mind goes back to the tattoo's I have gotten and watching them being done … if you haven’t had or seen one being done they have thimble sized cups to put the ink in. Then my brain rushed me to wasting paint by mixing it on a plastic plate and not having any real way to cover and or save the paint I just mix for large batches. I could use empty paint pots or bottles ( new to the hobby don’t have any empty's) .Here is what I came up with the little creamer cups you get at most dinners or restaurants. With that being said I use folk art craft paints (a dollar for 2 oz) they tend to be thick so they need to be thinned so this make a perfect way to make batches of a color for me little Saran Wrap and it stays good that for a while.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
What I have on my workbench this week.
Tail of for gamer 500 point list painting still in progress as I have gone from my own chapter to Crimson Fist chapter which has put me behind on finishing that this month. The landspeeder storm is almost finished I am working on the detail painting and how to magnetize the scouts so I can also put them on bases and not look so awful . I received my Rhino I am starting to work on that as well.
I have been having issues with getting in to my workshop trying to get insulation in and working on getting electrical in there as well to power my stuff hopefully I will have all that worked out so I can start building terrain more on that later.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday I was at the book store and picked up Dan Abnett’s Eisnhorn i have read the first few chapters and for the second time I am loving a book written by a 40k author .Ether I am a super fan boy of 40k books or they have some talented writers,this book will be in my library for a long time.
my next army just might be a Inquisitor style army witch hunter or daemon hunter
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I played my first real game last night 1,000 point match game type was capture three of four objectives to win.
I had one objective he had one as well and we where contesting two by the end of turn 5and the dice gods decided that was the last turn.
It was close and it was still any ones game,I had a great time and am looking to play another game real soon while the blood is till fresh on my hands.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I am close to having my first set of miniatures painted I have a pictures of my almost finished captain.
He has some detail work to be done before he will be complete.
I have done more work on him after this picture but I thought I would share for now.
What do you think leave a comment or a e-mail at HowardVaux@yahoo.com
Friday, March 5, 2010
both are easy enough to do and I will try to give a how to on each.
The easiest one first
A few post back I talked about Window Live Writer
one of the features is after you insert a picture you have border options one is Reflection I love the look but the picture doesn't show up on the blog list widget not really that big of a deal I guess.
Next one is a little more involved
I was talking to Alex from For Russ and the Allfather and he told me about the Pit of Oni’s army roster(click Here to download).
It happens to be a PDF file which if you have tried posting up one it not easy and tried a few ways with no luck .
This is where some knowledge of Photo editing helps for a better picture .
I went in to Acrobat Reader under the tools there is a snapshot tool (look like a camera) or just select all and click copy.
Zoom in on the page so you are seeing a close up part of the page (like 200% view)right click select all then copy now you have a image on your clip board. open you program that allows you to edit photos Like MS paint,Photoshop or what I am using on my pc now Gimp Shop paste it into a new doc and adjust the size and over resolution of you picture you can’t do much in MS paint other then paste into a file.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This is the list of models I was working from.
3 10 man tactical squads
5 scouts+ one extra sergeant
1 Land speeder storm
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Monday, March 1, 2010
Last week I was reading threw some random war gaming blogs and saw a post about this book. The next day I was in the local book store at the mall and thought i would check it out. I haven’t read any books about Warhammer 40k so this is my first one and it is great, I am a few chapters in so far and I feel like I am there in the world with the characters feeling,hearing seeing every thing as it unfolds
If you want a great book to read then pick this book up if you haven’t already.
I would recommend it to any one that like a action packed adventure.