Showing posts from March, 2012

Things Get Opened - GW Battle of Five Armies

In case you haven't guessed it by now, I'm a nerd. Two of the things I enjoy nerding out about are miniatures and The Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit. Therefore GW can sucker me in to a third of their range by generally shaking a blister pack at me (Store managers have tested this theory and it works...). A few weeks ago, in an attempt to get a few LOTR models I have had my eye on for a while before they ended up going to Finecast, I ordered some things, and while I was at it, got The Battle of Five Armies.

Random Thoughts 11 - Malifaux Pandora box review

I did a review of the Pandora starter box for Malifaux for the Aetherworks website, and they are currently using it! If you'd like to have a look, the review is located at:

Aetherworks - Pandora Legion of Sorrows review

Random Thoughts 10 - "Dear GW" - Finecast

***I'm going to say that this isn't really an open letter to GW or something of the sort, but we trying to figure out why GW have gone down the path they have with the Finecast models. A bit of a weird exercise, but it was a lot easier to put these thoughts in order as if addressing GW themselves. Also, sorry for two Random Thought posts in a row after the lack of blog entries. I'll have a few new model related things soon. I just need to take the time to do the photos. ***

Dear Games Workshop,

I'm going to start this by saying that I am going to make an effort. The effort is that I won't end up whining about completely useless topics, such as why army X hasn't had a new release in Y years, why I think dropping paint colour Z was the biggest marketing mistake you ever made, or why race S shouldn't have been written out of 40K by having race T eat them (OK, maybe that last one isn't too obscured). I'm going to make an effort to say my piece about som…

Random Thoughts 9 - BBC News - Why are adults still launching tabletop war?

Yes, I'm running late with posts, so this is going to be a quick one, and another write-up (all text sorry) will get put up tomorrow afternoon...

Anyway, this went up on the BBC website a few days ago. I know I'm late posting it, but I'll put it up anyway for those who didn't see it at first. It's interesting to see the number of comments in the article, as well as the quantity of those where there is a very positive vibe coming from the posters.

BBC News - Why are adults still launching tabletop war?

Things Get Painted - Aetherworks Houses

I've been slack, and have been trying to get a blog post ready for Thursday last week when I wanted it to go up, but instead have been dragging my feet. So here is a late post, and hopefully after this I will be back on target.

Aetherworks! I've done a WIP on one of their houses in the past, and will be finishing it in the future (I have to do some modifications to it first, hehehe). However there were a few still floating around here, and they all seemed to be in a half-finished state. After painting one at Cancon, and seeing the display Andrew and Rob did, I wanted to try to finish some of mine off. So here they are:

Arcane Supplies:

The main work on this was done by Andrew, so all I did was paint the roof and sign on this one.

Seamstress (Hem hem):

The Seamstress was done up with corrugated cardboard to look like corrugated metal roofing. The Arcane supply roof was painted black, drybrushed silver, then had rust applied. This one though had the roof painted orange/brown, drybru…