Monday 19 October 2009

Random Musings

Not much going on at the moment with the hobby but just thought I would put a few random musings and happenings down.

  • Have finished a Chimera for my IG army. Only have to put the decals on and it will be 100% done.
  • Bought an old metal Cadian command squad off ebay for £12 that I have stripped down. Since the previous owner did not even use a basecoat the paint has come off beautifuly
  • Fairy Power Spray is my choice of stripper for both metal and plastic. It works like magic and doesnt harm the models at all. It also weakens the bonds of both super and plastic glue so they are easy to pull apart.
  • I HATE CAT FUR!!! I have a very fluffy cat and its fur gets everywhere. No matter how well I tidy and clean my area I find fur in my paint all the time. It floats in and gets on the brush, on the pallet, on the model itself while the paint is drying. Since I dont have my own private space I cannot thing of a single thing to combat this except for eternal vigilence.
  • I am busy stripping down and repainting one of my shooty terminator squads. I have decided to go old school with the paint scheme. Red Storm Bolters and Hazard stripes on the Power fists. It looks really nice when it all comes together.
  • Painting Hazard Stripes is a devil of a job. Had to strip down my first 2 attempts. My 3rd was acceptable and has gone onto a terminator, mostly because I didnt want to strip down that fist again. My 4th attempt actually turned out really well and I think I have my method now. Used a fine detail brush that had been chopped off square near the bottom. The bristles dont spread out and you get and nice even line. They are also the right width.
  • Played my buddies Orks and got raped. 1750 point lists. His army had 4 battlewagons, Ghazghull and 9 meganobs, a nob with custom forcefield, 2 squads of boys and a full squad of burners. My list was not able to deal with that and I got stomped. LC Termies vs Meganobs =/= win :(. Played a second time. Swapped out the LC termies with TH/SS termies and threw in Cassius. Got reamed again. my TH/SS termies destroyed his meganobs but they in turn killed the TH/SS termies. Ghazghull laughed off 27 assault marine attacks. Penetrated his wagons at least 5 times but could not roll higher than a 2 which also didnt help. Thrashed 7 - 2 on KP
And thats about it really. I am going to try and finish off the 3 termies I am working on before the end of the weekend. Next week I will be in Washington DC for a week which will be great fun.

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