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« on: August 07, 2011, 04:08:55 am »



Welcome to my new log. I figured it was time, considering i now have an all new hobby room to work with.

My miniatures collection includes a swathe ranging from historical 15mm to sci-fi bitz box specials. I have since reorganized, and I now have a bunch to paint, not all of which is in the first few pictures below.

If anyone watched turn 8 on Beasts of war the other night, I (my mmo name is rakathu) challenged Ronnie Renton (head of mantic games) to a game against my undead. It turns out i had a few more skelletons than I thought, so i have some painting to do.

This log will cover that, and all my painting, but I definatly need encouragment seeing as how much I can procrastinate.

Now, on to the pictures!







And some more:







In true random style, and being totally nothing like any of the WIP miniatures pictured above, i give you an Evil dwarf.





Some more progress! 3 Skeletons painted today, and when I was out I scored another model for my wraith-host and enough samurai bow horsemen to complete my unit to 5 men total.





A liche wielding fell sorcery (and of course a bubbling vial of nastiness) has joined my skelleton's!

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WIP Revenants in progress tonight



Real life clouds even the most straight foward painting schedules does't it?

Anywho, I give you the first rank of the "cursed crusade"



The progress continues!



So, building the 60 models i have to build to add to the 19 i a;ready have built to make for a total of 79 figs to paint for my game against ronnie. Add to that basing a bunch more....long days ahead.



Undead is actually my main army. Not all of my collection is pictured as i am endeavoring to get everything to a based, varnished standard before i put up an army shot of the whole thing (I will be putting up an army shot for the force i will take against Ronnie though.)

The Evil dwarf was actually a cast of a model sculpted by a good acquaintance of mine. I did post it because i thought his sculpting deserved a few internet graces.

As for multiple projects, i currently have 4 "collections"

Armies of the machine (mechanicus/40k - mechanicus inspired)

Undead (tomb kings, undead, pieces of bone, etc)

Knights and men of combat (not pictured, mostly my brettonians, but historicals and a original concept race i made myself as well)

Skaven/ratmen. (my first army, love the little blighters)

I also have various other models, but those are my main 4 categories. All other kings of war models are simply pieces i have picked up along the way.

My assigned space for models needed to be painted is already full and i still have some things on sprues! so i have a lot of painting and blog posts to get through yet!

The models within the "cursed crusade" are a mix of reaper and models from Trollforged miniatures. I will also be adding historicals over time. I originally planned the unit as a spirit host type regiment, but alas that has failed to yet materialize within the KoW army lists.

I will be basing most of the undead that are unbased in 1-2 days. It will grind my fortitude down, but it will be worth it.

As to the pace, don't worry, the mummy (zombies) models paint up extraordinarily quick, and i'm not painting all 40 skeletons, only the ones i can equip with spears, and i'll make up the balance with those i already have painted until i get back and can reorganize everything.

Video log 1 is up. Enjoy and feel free to comment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcD021_kuwg

Yea. I would usually but i find basing frontline troops a chore and try to get it over with quickly, hence the all in one go.

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 11:19:42 pm »


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHNiOX2MD0o

enjoy! More to come picture wise in a few.

Vlog 3 is up. Pictures tongiht, and i'm halfway through 10 zombies already from the time of taking the video (an hour ago)





RAAAAGH! Mummies done. 30 models in around 2 nights work. with a little procrastination besides. The ones that were just painted are on the grey movement tray. I arranged them to show what my horde will sort-of look like. The horde itself will be getting a 60 man wooden (see the tray on the left) movement tray asap.

Also, Vlog 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTHVw5wJ_qQ[/QUOTE]

vlog 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLkEkWSCrP0

Well i'm doing them now.

if i take the balefires its around 26 figs left. If not its 21 spear skeletond mixed in with 19 hW ones, seeing as its the majority for my horde with spears.

AND NOW.....


......For something completely different:

Vlog 6 and a better pic of whats in it:






Oh, and DAMN mother nature and rain!

A mix of reaper, troll forged, and others.



For Gerry lee

Thank you Gerry! Thats very kind. green, purple, and blue are all secondary colors of my army and are usually applied to anything/anyone having to do with magic.

Finishing up the last few touches on the spear skellies. Gencon army pic tonight or tommorow, but at the moment guess what showed up on the Mantic website?

http://www.manticgames.com/Hobby/Fan-Fiction/A-letter-to-Mhorgoth.html

I wrote it as my "portfolio" if you will, with another letter stating my application for a freelance writing position for mantic. The piece you see on the website was printed on good quality parchment stationary, rolled and wax sealed, then sent with a mummy "messenger" to mantic's headquarters addressed to Ronnie Renton.

During email correspondence after the fact, they asked for an electronic copy so as to put it on the website, and here it is.

The gencon/Ronnie battle army is complete. Last pictures for the blog before I leave on my road trip!







Full Gencon recap/swag report in a few days but I have several new projects to announce:

1260 points of warmaster to b & P

Reinforcements for my undead. an elite set and two boxes of skellie bowmen

Brushfire historia rodentia japanese inspired faction, officially my "army" is christened the yoshimori clan. Blue/turqoise green scheme.

1 reaper succubus

30 zombie servitors converted from mantic zombies

More background pieces expanding the ongoing "crusade" in the area of mantic introduced by my first piece on the mantic site in the fanfiction section.

Also, my first game of KoW was against Ronnie Renton and LLew this day, august 6th 2011, and we called it a gentlemanly tie. notes include an especially resilent unit of revenant cavalry (who in model form have nothing but shields and leather helmets)

Watch this space.

Videos! my Gencon Attendance was a blast, and here is my coverage!

intro:



Mantic interview:



Brushfire interview:



Grudge Battle recap



Wrap up and swag report

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 11:46:43 pm »

I've looked at both the thread settings and your account settings and there are no blocks on posting pictures/links.  Nor are there any limitations or denied permissions on your account.



I can post images fine.

and links.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 01:59:50 am »

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306317

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 02:06:12 am »

Link works for me.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 02:36:26 am »

I've transferred all of your posts from your warseer log to the first post.



EDIT - did pages 2 & 3 as well.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 04:48:30 am »

Thanks Gar. Hopefully the forum will stop glitching for new updates!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2011, 11:13:55 am »

No worries ld mrs.    Roll Eyes  Although, you seem to be the only one having problems making a post.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2011, 05:40:55 am »

Just want to mention that Max's minis look alot better in person. Keep up the good work, and get a better photo setup Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2011, 05:57:21 am »

Thanks Cyp. I know, my setup brings out the flaws. I'm working on it though!
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2011, 11:52:43 pm »

So. Update time. Guess what I was able to get at my local for a discount. What, you can't guess? well here!



And, true to my blogs message, that of being random, my first conversion in progress!



Take a guess at what he will be?

Anywho, as I already have way to many characters on foot, The tomb king model's going in the howdah, and I've got things planned for the necrosphinx torso and the remaining TG crew.

Now to hope for a revenant king riding some sort of magical beast in the new mantic rules update!

I'll keep you all abreast of progress, however school is impeding my efforts once again.

IT ARISES!

More specifically, he arises, tomb herald number EPIC







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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2011, 12:22:02 am »

So, Found out my local club at the college campus (101st gaming division) only plays FoW. As such, I promptly ordered



Now I am preparing thier arrival by building and painting more of my unpainted stuff.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 07:50:12 am »

Idiot.   Grin


What you really want are Panther A's or Tigers.  Sod the PBI.  Tanks is the way forward.



Or, you could just take 2 armies of KoW stuff and see if anybody fancies a game.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2011, 02:54:33 pm »

I have done so. Gotten some interest, but unfortunatley because the club won't sponsor KoW as one of the games it puts emphasis on, it means we could not play late, which means no epic 3 game bouts of kow. Gonna see if people wanna meet up though.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2011, 11:36:38 pm »

FoW first mini log update:





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