Monday, February 23, 2009

Side Tracked

Hey guys, if has a been a bit since my last update and I just wanted to fill you in. I have been distracted. From 40K, to Fantasy, to Privateer Press's announcement of Warmachine 2.0, to Hordes, and now back to 40k I have been unable to focus or concentrate on getting anyone thing painted as it seems my interests have been changing by the day. All I have accomplished is a bit of commission work I have been sitting on for a bit but unfortunately I do not have any pics to share today.

With that said, I will endeavor to get some progress pics up on my Rapid Fire list soon as the tournament is just a bit less then 2 weeks away and I really need to get cracking on the stuff I will be taking. For starters let us start with the list.


Chaplain: jump pack, meltabombs
(7) Death Company: jump packs
(5) Assault Marines: Vet w/ Power Fist; plasma pistol, in Rhino (instead of jump packs)

Well that is the first draft of my list, as I wanted to maximize power combined with the least amount of models I would have to paint. However recently I have been thinking I need a bit more fire power as even though I do not need to worry about heavy tanks or anything with more then 33 total armor (Front+Side+Rear) there is still plenty of stuff out there that will cause this small army problems. With that in mind I am thinking about dropping some death company and taking a 5 man tactical squad with a razorback. Not sure what I am going to do yet but I need to decide soon so I can get stuff done in time.

Until next time...

Friday, February 13, 2009


So since my last post I have not really gotten anything new painted. This is both good and bad. Good that I am getting other things accomplished, mainly school work which seems to be a never ending stream, and bad because stuff is just piling up. With that said, I have some "Work in Progress" (WIP) shots to share with you. These are of the Chaos Warshrine I just converted in the last few days. It has pieces from several sources but most notably Chaos Knight horses, Skaven Screaming Bell bell, support, and base pieces, Choas Chariot wheels, and some other resin odds and ends. Enjoy!

Pics removed from flikr

Till next time...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rapid Fire Progress

I am preparing for a Rapid Fire Tournament coming up in the beginning of March. For those that do not know what a Rapid Fire Tournament is, it is a 500pt Warhammer 40,000 Tournament format based on Privateer Press's Rampage format. Basically, you are trying to play as many games as you can, as fast as you can, while try to obtain the most battle points, sportsman, points, etc before the end of the day. The important thing to know is there are no rounds. There is an odd number of players so when a game ends, the winner stays and the next guy jumps in. So you just play and play and play until time ends.

Army wise, the only restrictions are 1+ Troops, no vehicles with more them 35 combined armor, no 2+ saves, and no models with more then 2 wounds. Also I believe named characters are not allowed. I have chosen to play Blood Angels as that is the current army I am working on for 40K.

Here are some WIP shots of the first 5 models I have started painting for my list. The tournament is still a month off and some of my opponents will be reading this blog eventually so I do not want to give away my list just yet, so I will be posting the full list in a few weeks.

Okay, enough chatter, onto the models.

(WIP) Blood Angels Second Company, Squad 8, combat squad 1

More and better pictures later.


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