Journeyman League – Hobby Update #4

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Last two models finished! And just in time 🙂

I am happy to be done painting Satyxis. One of the reasons I put them in my Journeyman list was because I know they’re popular with Cryx players and I needed an excuse to paint them.

I switched the color palette …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

[PfP] First Auction Goes Live!

Velmarius is up for auction!

You can check him out here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=231192085002

The auction will run for only a week, so bid soon before you miss your chance!

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From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Gearing up for the East Coast Rumble!

A crew of our locals are hitting the road in the a couple weeks! We’re heading to the East Coast Rumble in New Jersey, this April 11-13! A lot of the New Jersey guys come down to the Nova Open so it’s high time we paid them back by …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Ninth Game – 3/26/14

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Last game of the league was against Justin playing Kaelyssa again. His list can be found in the very first battle report. Scenario was Supply and Demand. I won the roll and decided to go first. Didn’t snap a good pic of deployment unfortunately, but I had everything dead center …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

[POLL] Help! I need painting competition model ideas! [UPDATE]

[UPDATE 3/26: I called an audible and picked up a Dark Eldar Raider! More details to come!] This year one of my painting resolutions was to enter a painting competition. Like a full blown one. This year’s goal is going to be entering in a model into …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[POLL] Help! I need painting competition model ideas!

This year one of my painting resolutions was to enter a painting competition. Like a full blown one. This year’s goal is going to be entering in a model into my local convention, the Nova Open’s Capitol Palette. The problem I’m having is finding the right model. …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Of Netrunner, Mage Wars, video games, and distractions…

We here is the DC Metro area have had more than a few snow days this winter season. For those unfamiliar: things basically shut down. Offices close, roads close, no one really goes outside their homes. Now I don’t mind a snow day. I have plenty to …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

[How-to Tuesday] RPG “Dungeon” Style Base

For Velmarius, I’m trying to appeal to the gamer crows as well as the show piece crowd, so I need a base that both looks good and is visually interesting, and that’s practical for use in a game. Thus, I’m going to use the 1-inch square base that the model …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Painting Table Update

Lots of time spent at the desk this weekend, and only a little bit of it spent playing video games.

Progress has been made primarily on Velmarius and the Ember Mage, with just a little bit of clean up on the Tau Battlesuit (fixing overspray).

Let’s start with the Ember Mage. …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Eighth Game – 3/23/14

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Second game on Sunday was against Paul playing Karchev. I was using the same list (4 points down) and he was using something like:

Points: 50/50
Karchev the Terrible (*5pts)
* Demolisher (9pts)
* Torch (10pts)
* Sylys Wyshnalyrr, the Seeker (2pts)
Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters (Cylena and 9 Grunts) (10pts)
* Koldun Kapitan Valachev (2pts)
Doom …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Seventh Game – 3/23/14

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Got two games in with eSkarre this Sunday. We’re allowed to change up to 10 points each week, so what I did was change 10 points at the very end of week 3 and 10 points at the beginning of week 4 to come up with the list I used …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Ember Mage Update

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For whatever reason, of the models I’ve prepped the Ember Mage struck a chord and got the most attention.

Here’s a quick update, after perhaps an hour of brush basecoating and just a little 2-brush on the hat’s rim.

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From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Painting Tutorials Online (YouTube Links)

Originally posted on Tangible’s Day Off:
In this miniature hobby-world, there are three kinds of people: 1. People who want to paint, and even enjoy it, but don’t have the entire skill set to achieve their preconcieved goal. 2. People who love to paint, and will do anything to get …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

Journeyman League – Hobby Update #3

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Another week, another couple models down.

The Pistol Wraiths were a welcome departure from models with tons of detail on them. I’m particularly pleased with the hair on the alternate sculpt.

IMG_0767I’ve really enjoyed playing with the pistol wraiths, and was sad to take them out …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Time for something different…

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I’ve been painting privateer Press models for quite a while now, and painting the Viking Girl for Meg’s class a few months ago was a real joy. I was happier painting that model than I’ve been while painting for a long time.

Quick conclusion? It’s time to take a break …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Testament of Menoth WIP

It feels good to be back. Welp, I think I may finally be giving up the ghost on Skorne. I’ve already mused about how I don’t enjoy painting them, and since painting is arguably my favorite part of the hobby, I felt I should just stop fighting it. So …read more

From: Miniature Armies, Huge Time Sink, by Ron

    

WAMP Forum

Anyone out there on the WAMP forum?

For those who don’t know, WAMP is a miniature painting forum. They’re not dedicated to any particular manufacturer or game, they’re just all about painting good looking miniatures.

I apparently joined up three years ago, and then promptly did nothing on the forum. …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

SR2014 Tournament Army Pics

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Over the weekend I attended a local tournament as a participant (for once). The event had roughly 30 people, and spilt into two tiers once the first round was over. Both tiers had $$ prizes, but the top tier also had coins. Additionally, there was a Best …read more

From: Plarzoid.com, by Plarzoid

    

Tournament – Huzzah Hobbies 3/15/14

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Spent my Saturday afternoon at a 50pt Steamroller tournament at Huzzah Hobbies (http://www.huzzahhobbies.com/) in Ashburn, Va. It’s a huge space with tons of tables and terrain, and was easily able to accommodate what I believe was a full 32 man tournament.

The tournament was a little interesting because they …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike

    

Journeyman League – Hobby Update #2

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Took the Wednesday night off so I could finish my Leviathan in time for the tournament this weekend. Here she is:

The lighting sort of washes out the more subtle red glazing on the carapace, but overall I’m happy with the model. The model itself is a pain, there are …read more

From: Chronicles of a Mediocre Wargamer, by Mike