Author Archives: Nova Nomads

Studio Update

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It’s been over a week since the last update and writing a blog post is as close to painting as I’m likely to get for the next week or two, so please allow me to indulge a bit. This isn’t the usual studio / painting update.

Why the Lull?

Internets, meet Libby. …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Product Test and Introducing Friends to Warmachine

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Last night I finally had the opportunity to bust out the Tablewar Gaming Mat I reviewed earlier this year. The initial impressions can be seen HERE.

A friend of mine named Chris has been talking about getting into Warmachine and I thought I’d try my hand at running a demo …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Initiate Tristan Durant & repainting my Menites.

So I decided to stop putting it off and just dive back into Menoth. It’s been like 6 months at least since I’ve seriously touched a Menoth model (painting wise, I’ve been playing them this whole time), since I decided at the start of 2014 that I would indeed repaint …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[Infinity] 300pt YAMS Tournament

This past weekend I attended another tournament with Certs and his crew at Victory Comics. The event was the same as last time (300pt YAMS, Draw 6: Keep 2, Share 2, Discard 2), and I also kept my list the same as last time: I forgot to take pics, …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[Aquablight] Scythean Update 6/20

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Today, I have some crappy cell phone pictures of what I’ve been able to do over my lunch hours here and there this week. Mostly, it’s been applying the same treatment to all of the Scythean’s upper armor.

I didn’t try and get every panel of …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Product Review: Secret Weapon Water Effects + Crushed Glass

"Blood and Snow" by Mathieu Fontaine

Since I enjoy playing Khador and Legion who both hail from the snowy northern regions of Caen, I need snow. I also want snow that’ll be on par with my paint jobs. I’ve tried the GW snow and I used white glue + baking soda for the Pink …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Vayl2 vs Kraye

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Wednesday, I played a 35pt version of my eventual 50pt Vayl2 Hardcore list.

Vayl, Consul of Everblight (*6pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Harrier (2pts)
* Angelius (8pts)
* Ravagore (9pts)
* Scythean (8pts)
Blighted Nyss Legionnaires (Leader and 9 Grunts) (6pts)
Spawning Vessel (Leader and 5 Grunts) …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Product Review – Secret Weapon Wet Earth Pigment Set

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Wanted to try a muddy earth base for my upcoming Kraken so I ordered the Weather Pigment Set – Wet Earth from Secret Weapon Miniatures. The set I’m talking about (and the guide I followed) are here: http://www.secretweaponminiatures.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=37_38&products_id=364

I tested the set out on a resin swamp base from Secret Weapon. …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

[Aquablight] Scythean Update

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Obviously, Katya was the primary item on my work table last month. As a result, I haven’t made nearly enough progress on my Aquablight. Especially with the Nova Open just a little over two months away.

I’ve been focused on the one arm for a bit, trying to …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

2014 Feat of Service Charity Event recap!

Plarzoid posted a recap over on his site of the First Annual Feat of Service custom caster event held this weekend. I’ve talked about event before in my series on building my own custom caster in the spell draft, Rohan, Demon of the Mists*. But you have got to …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Feat of Service Event Recap

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Here’s a photodump of stuff from the First Annual Feat of Service, hosted by the Nova Nomads.

Bold strategies on the battlefield, a humble work ethic in the workshop and a shared love of good ale has earned Katya the respect and undying loyalty of the soldiers under her command.

Katya grew …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

[Infinity] 3rd Edition Rumors

Here’s something I found on the Infinity subreddit. Infinity’s 3rd Edition is seemingly around the corner, so information is starting to trickle out about it. I think that a big presentation will end up being at this year’s Gen Con. Let’s see what we have so far… …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Kommander Katya Cherenkov, Khador Warcaster

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Here’s the stat cards for my Custom Warcaster for the Feat of Service Charity Event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project this weekend.

If you want to donate to this great cause (and you should), then donate here.

…read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Vlad3, the Dark Knight Rises!

Well folks, here’s Vlad3 done up in all his monochromatic glory for the Feat of Service silent auction! Not much more to say really…What do y’all think? And don’t forget to get your raffle tickets or donate! The Feat of Service event takes place this Saturday, June 7th!Filed under: Musings/News …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[How to] Foamcore Terrain, courtesy of Combo Smite!

The folks over at COMBO SMITE has some really sweet foamcore building plans available for your table! I got the materials to build these over the weekend, so be on the lookout for some pics when I can finally muster up some time to actually do it. These are …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Vlad, the Dark Knight cometh!

The Feat of Service event is coming up soon, and I’ve been tapped to paint a model donated by Fairfax Comics & Gaming for the silent auction. That model is Vlad3. Vlad has been know as the Dark Prince, the Dark Champion, and then his cavalry version went and mucked …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Feat of Service 2014 – WIP Pics

Originally posted on Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer:
As June 7th draws nearer I’ve continued to work on my custom caster for the event. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to the event itself, but that hasn’t stopped me from converting my caster and slapping some paint on …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Feat of Service 2014 – WIP Pics

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As June 7th draws nearer I’ve continued to work on my custom caster for the event. Unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to the event itself, but that hasn’t stopped me from converting my caster and slapping some paint on her!

As I mentioned in my original Feat of …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Aquablight Scythean Update

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I got frustrated with trying to work out a scheme on the Legionnaire, and so I revisited the original Blackfrost Legion article, and decided to focus on a beast, instead. This is a WIP, and it’s only an arm, but I think it nicely shows what I’m thinking of …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

[Infinity] Tohaa’s First Tournament

I’ve been on an Infinity kick as of recently. Unfortunately getting a game in is hard when I already have my Wednesday nights devoted to Warmachine and the guys meet for Infinity on Thursdays. It’s hard to squeeze in both and be out two nights a week (technically it’d …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron