Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Workin at Lunch- 06.12.12

Good afternoon,

 Today, I was able to finish up the two platoons of M4A3 (late) Sherman tanks and my Abrams in his Easy Eight.  I got most of the work done just before work over the past two days and during lunch today.  It is humid as all get out so priming models is a no go for the next few days.  Tomorrow, I hope to get all of the .50Cal MGs drilled and into place before I try to prime these bad boys.  If things go right, I should be able to apply my new US Armour Wash to these guys and have them table ready in no time!

Thanks for reading,

Friday, June 8, 2012

Playin' at Lunch- 06.08.12

Today, I got to roll some Dice with Bruce.  We played an 825 point game and had some fun.  We had to wait until the work day was over to finish it but in the end, it came down to one of my infantry platoons shooting down some of his German Grenadiers as they charged into combat on turn 5.  When they died, it would have forced a Company Morale but his Commander and 2iC were both dead.  I tried to take pictures for a battle report so they didn't look so hot.  Anyone have any input for taking picutres of a battlefield for a battle report?


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Workin at Lunch- 06.07.12

Hello happy readers!

Well, here we are at Thursday.  Today, I got a good little bit of work done on my Army as well as a work project.  Today, I finished my M1 90mm guns, extra crew and command team.  I also got some of the guns for all those gun crew I have built cleaned up and in the works.  Tomorrow, there wont be another article but a potential battle report!  I will be squaring off with one of the other guys in the office, Bruce.  His Germans vs my 'Mericans at 825 points.  Wish me luck!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

6th June- D-Day

Hey Guys,

First off, it's D-Day.  68 years later, we remember all those men and women who died in the Allies' charge into France.  With that being stated, its Flame of War time.  Today, I didn't get a lot done, I had to squeeze in a bit of work during that hour but, I still got some done.  I got 2 57mm gun crews and 2 M1 3inch gun crews mounted on their bases and ready for priming.  I also got the 6 jeeps all based up and the magic mix is drying now.  I also started working on the M1 90mm AA cannons but there was a load of flash on the base of the gun so that took up most of my time.  I also go the last wash put onto the base for my test bazooka team but right now, it's still drying.  No pictures today as its still a lot of sliver!

Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lunch Work- D-1 Day!

Good afternoon,

First up, Happy Anniversary to my lovely Bride!  Two years and two great kids down, 48 years to go.  Today, between a bit of time before work and lunch, I got my Jeeps almost all done.  I have some detail work on the guns and some touch ups on the crew.  Next us will be the decals followed by some basing and weathering.  I also got the wash on Patton's M20- I got an extra drop of green in it so he looks like a Vietnam era vehicle.  I also got a bazooka team based and washed as my 'test' team.  And you can see some of my AT gun teams- I got those built yesterday and the blister pack are the guys I got cleaned today.

Thanks again guys!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Workin' Lunch- 06.04.12

Hang on readers.  I would say, 4 out of 5 work days in a week, I stay in during my lunch and Hobby.  It can be on everything from my 4th AD, my Super Secert FOW Ninja protect, Death Guard for 40k, Allies for Dust, or what ever other random project I feel like working on.  Those above four have been the focus of late.  So my new goal is this:  During Lunches that I hobby, I will try and post a pic of whatever I did that day.  If I run out of time to snap a picture, I will at least put down what I have done.  This way, I can feel like I am making a bit more progress. 

So, here is day one.  Monday the 4th, one day until D-1 and my 2nd wedding anniversary.  I didn't pick that day intentionally, it just fell into place.  So for today, I got the following done:

-6 US Jeeps washed with my American Armour Wash.
-Built 2 gun crew for a M5 3in gun.
-Built 2 gun crew for a 57mm gun.
-Primed two platoons of Engineers in British Armour Italy Spay as well as my CC and 2iC.

On, and on the screen today was the last part of the classic, The Longest Day.


Friday, June 1, 2012

WTF? May?!?!

Hey guys,

So May was one of the hardest months of my life.  With people being put into the ER and other passing away, it was a bear of a month.  However, on the plus side the month is over and my American's made it onto the FOW site. 

My Army list can be found HERE.  Just scroll down a bit!

My 4th American Armor Division can be seen HERE!

Some Battle shots can be seen HERE. 

Overall, I am happy with the way that the Sherman tanks turned out.  I was trying out something new with some pigment powders and it was heavier then I was expecting.  With all that said, it is a good little list and I am happy to have it done.  Painting those models did get me really excited to work on my American Army but I will not be making the list I had planned on.  The new list is a Super Secret Level 3 Ninja project.  But, keep tuned in and I will show off some of my new platoons as I get them painted. 


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Death Guard Contemptor!

Good afternoon,

On this past Sunday, I had a chance to paint at home. With the newborn Private Ren and a hyperactive little monkey, that has been hard to do. But, in between cleaning up the Man Cave and watching Season 1 of Game of Thrones, I got a whole model painted. So behold, my Pre-Heresy Era Death Guard Contemptor Dreadnaught.

But do not think that he has been the only things that I have been working on. I should have some pictures of the 4th Armour Division from Blood, Gut, and Glory for Flames of War and I have a Dindrenzi Fleet for Firestorm Armada.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Wow, I just got the email from a buddy (thanks Gordon!) and this models is HOT! After looking at it for a while, I approve. No idea when it will be out but, you can bet I will be getting at least one.

However, lately I have been working on some American Armor via the 4th A.D. I have more Shermans on the table then I will need but, you can't go wrong with tanks. At the shop, we have been playing a Tank Aces Campaign out of the new Blood, Guts and Glory book from Battlefront Miniatures. So far, it has been a blast an the 4th AD is taking lots of names. I will grab some WIP pics in the next few days and toss em up.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New paints from GW?

The list is hitting the interwebs now and I figured I would add in my two cents. Like most people know, since December (If I am recalling correctly) GW unofficially announced that they were redoing the Citadel Paint Range. Like anything else in the Industry, that peeked my interest. I waited to see what GW would do before I tried to cast too much judgment. Below is a list of all the new colors, according to the web:

The new paint names..
Ceramite White
Averland Sun
Jokaero Orange
Mephiston Red
Khorne Red
Naggaroth Night
Daemonette Hide
Kantor Blue
Macragge Blue
Caledon Sky
Stegadon scale green
Incubi Darkness
Caliban Green
Waaaagh! Flesh
Castellan green
Death world forest
Zandri dust
Steel Legion Drab
Bugmans Glow
Ratskin Flesh
Mournfang brown
Rhinox hide
Dryad bark
Mechanicus standard grey
Celestus grey
Abaddon Black (the only black in the range)
Rakarth flesh
The fang
Screamer pink
Leadblecher (metal)
Balthasar Gold (metal)
Screaming Bell (metal)
Warplock brown (metal)

White Scar
Yriel Yellow
Flash gitz yellow
Troll slayer orange
Fire dragon bright
Evil sunz scarlet
Wild Rider red
Wazdakka red
Squig Orange
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Warpfiend Grey
Slaanesh Grey
Alaitoc blue
Hoeth blue
Altdorf guard blue
Calgar blue
Teclis blue
Lothern blue
Sotek green
Temple guard blue
Kabalite green
Sybarite green
Warpstone glow
Moot green
Warboss green
Skarsnik green
Loren Forest
Straken green
Nurgling green
Elysian green
Ogryn camo
Ushabti Bone
Screaming skull
Tallarn sand
Karak stone
Cadian fleshstone
Kislev Flesh
Bestigor flesh
Ungor flesh
Skrag brown
Deathclaw brown
Tau light Ochre
Balor brown
Zamesi brown
Doombull brown
Tuskigor fur
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Administratum grey
Eshin grey
Dark reaper
Thunderhawk blue
Skavenblight dinge
Stormvermin fur
Ulthuan grey
Pallid wych flesh
Russ grey
Fenrisian grey
Pink horror
Emperors Children
Ironbreaker (metal)
Runefang steel (metal)
Gehennas gold(metal)
Auric Armour(metal)
Hashut Copper(metal)
Sycorax Bronze(metal)
Brass Scorpion(metal)
Runelord Brass(metal)

Casandora Yellow
Fuegan Orange
Carroburg Crimson
Druchii Violet
Drakenhof Nightshade
Coelia greenshade
Biel-tan green
Athonian camoshade
Seraphim Sepia
Reikland fleshshade
Agrax earthshade (Devlan Mud)
Nuln Oil

Praxeti White
Hexos palesun
Lucius Lilac
Etherium blue
Skink blue
Hellion green
Underhive ash
Eldar Flesh
Tyrant Shell
Terminatus stone
Longbeard grey
Changling pink
Necron Compound
Golden Griffon

Lamenters yellow
Waywatcher Green
Guilliman blue

Mourn Mountain snow
Stirland Mud
Blackfire Eath
Armageddon Dust
Lustrian Undergrowth

Lahmian Medium
Ard coat
Imperial Primer
Liquid Green stuff

All in all, this list has me excited to see what is going to happen. I know there are many people who are not a fan of the pots, I am indifferent to them. I will be keeping my eye out for a master or mega paint set to collect them all. We will see what the future holds...


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Best Miniature EVER!

I would like to introduce everyone to Renen Thomas. He was born last Tuesday at 9:02am. After several days in the NICU unit, he is doing great and home. This is one of the better pictures I got with my phone but this was him on day 3 when he had just a feeding tube. I cannot wait for my little brusier to get bigger!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

FW Crack... err... WIP Shot

Well, my Christmas present from cough, me, cough, just showed up on Wednesday. With Renen due at almost any time, Nic and I have been working overtime making sure everything is clean. We are about 90% there but all of us have gotten sick. What is better to do on a day while the girls are napping? HOBBY TIME! My Master of the Forge arrived, he is 95% Armenneus Valthex from the Astral Claws. Overall, the model is just stunning. However, the whips he wields just doesn't do much for me. So, both hands got hacked out and my MotF got an old Techmarine axe as well as an auspex in his other hand.

Other then the should pads, there will not be any more work to him. Hopefully later today if I am feeling up to it, I will try and get primed up and ready for his base coat.

And, as some of you may know, my EW French are packed away in a comfortable spot that is still a mystery. So that FOW project is on hold until I unearth the boxes they were put into. However, Team Battlefront will be heading to the Showcase Mid-War Team Tournament. I will be taking an American Infantry Gunline! Pictures to come in a few days. To learn more about the Showcase Event, CLICK HERE.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Emperor's Champion

Hey guys,

It has been a long while since I have posted but here is a small update. I am working on a Freeboota 2012 Motivational Challenge- one unit a month. Well, the Crusader Squad is still a work in progress but here is the EC. Let me know what you think.

I think the white is still a little chalky but a few more thin coats should fix it. More to come soon!