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Saturday, April 30, 2011

this week on the blogs

The Postapocalypticar Contest entries are still being shown at Massive Voodoo.  Continuing from last week, here are entries 14-19, 20-22.  This has been one of my favorite hobby contests across the internet.  The quality of entries is very inspiring.

Loquacious gives her thoughts about the differences between GW, Vallejo, P3, and Reaper MS paints.

Martin and Marcus continue their analysis of the Grey Knights Codex.  Here, they look at the Troop choices.  Here, they look at the Fast Attack.

Mr. Justin gives a walk-through on how he converted and painted his Command Chimera for the Heroes of Armageddon project.

Lamenter has a new "art scale" version of Abaddon.  I really dig the scratch-built Talon of Horus.

Mathieu looks at what tools a painter may need to get into airbrushing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

this week on the blogs

Massive Voodoo has been showing the entries for their Postapoclypitcar contest.  These models show huge amounts of creativity and talent and have to be seen.  Entries 1-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-13.  Check out this series for some great inspiriation.

Deathtron shows us how to make cheap craters

OST highlights a Grey Knights army by BulldogUK from the B+C forum.  Really nice stuff here.

MajorTom11 posted an article on DakkaDakka about airbrushing a Grey Knight Terminator.

Ron posted an article about using sponges for weathering.  He also completed his counts-as Astorath.  Finally, he gives us a tutorial about how to paint glass vials.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Upcoming Indy Event - 1500 pt 40k tournament - Kokomo, IN

What:  1500 pt 40k tournament - the K-Town Throwdown

Where:  Gamer DMZ
                 1233 West Jackson Street
                 Kokomo, IN 46901-4581

When:  Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

More Info: 

We will open the doors around 10:30
1500 points.  WYSIWYG

Upcoming Indy Event - Hive Fleet Indy Tournament, May 14th- Games 2 Die 4

What:  1750 40k tournament

Where:  Games 2 Die 4
                 55 South Raceway Road, Suite 1100
                 Indianapolis, IN

When:  Saturday, May 14th,  2011

More Info:
12:00 pm
Registration starts at 11am and ends at 11:30am

All current codecies as of 5-7-11

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Upcoming Indy Event - Team Tournament - Games 2 Die 4

What:  4-person team tournament

Where:  Games 2 Die 4
                 55 South Raceway Road, Suite 1100
                 Indianapolis, IN

When:  June 4th, 2011

More Info:

Start Time: 10am (A further schedule will be posted in a few weeks with the missions)

this week on the blogs

Ron has a couple of posts showing some cool models.  Here's his new approach at painting Deathwing.  Here is that method of painting bone on a Legion of the Damned model.

Ana shows us how to make a wet palette.

Deathtron gives us some good uses for wallpaper.

The crew that gave us the Storm Wardens Project are planning something much larger for this year.  They are giving away 4 armies, all themed around the battle for Armageddon.  Proceeds will once again benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Dave G shows us how to add a feed footer to the bottom of our blogs.

#2501 shows off a fantastic conversion of a Knight Warden Titan.

Roman has finished his pirate model.  It turned out quite nice.

Dylan created an Imperial Guard Command Tower out of plasticard.  I used to have one of these back in 2nd Ed.  This looks awesome and takes it back to the old school.  Well done!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

this week on the blogs - Adepticon Special

Soooooo much Adepticon coverage this week.  I had to have a special mid-week update to showcase all the awesomeness.

Let's begin:

Sandwyrm went above and beyond documenting the different models there.  He took pictures of over 90 of the armies at the Gladiator tournament, separated by army type:
Here he showcases the tables and terrain for the tournament.

Here are some pics of the Siege of Terra diorama.

Here is a recap of a round-table discussion with Dan Abnett.

Forge World was present at the event as well, with all kinds of goodies to show off.
To segue along Forge World for a moment, the Forge World Open Day was the same weekend as Adepticon, where we got to see a ton of new products coming soon.  Thanks to Hogs of War for this post.

Old School Terminator shows us some great-looking models both from the Team Tournament here, and the Gladiator Tournament here

Brian from A Gentleman's Ones goes over the Killzone event here.  Again, these tables are fantastic.

TastyTaste gives a rundown of some of the top 16 players' army lists here.

Brent has an interview with Tony, the Championship winner, here.

The Independent Characters Podcast has video coverage of the final games at the Gladiator tournament here.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Upcoming Indy Event - Lafayette 40k summer league

What:  Summer 40k league

Where:  The Game Preserve Lafayette
              100 South Creasy Lane, Suite 1030
              Lafayette, IN 47905

When:  May 1st - July 31st, 2011

More Info:

Where: All games must be played at The Game Preserve, Pavilions.
Cost: Participants must purchase a $25 Gift Certificate, which they will get after they participate in six games/events (that is only two per month).

Format: At each player’s discretion, they may challenge others in the league to pick-up games of Warhammer 40K at the Game Preserve. These games can be set up with any mission and a...ny deployment, and at any points agreed by both players, with 1000 points minimum. 1500 is standard, if no points total can be agreed upon. You may play as many games as you like, any day of the week, with Saturdays as the official gathering day. You must choose one codex from which to play all your games in the league. A results form, signed by the employee on duty MUST be turned in and initialed by both players to get credit for the game.

The winner of one of these pick-up games will get 3 League Points (LP). The loser gets 1 LP and a draw earns 2 LP for both players. So, even if you lose every game, the more games you play, the more LP you get. So play as often as you want!

Periodically, throughout the summer, special events will take place and your participation will earn extra LP. These will range from Apocalypse Mega Battles, to painting and terrain days, to painting competitions. You can also earn extra LP for submitting prose style battle reports.

Each player that is able to paint a new 1500 point force to completion by the end of the July will earn a bonus of 10 LP! None of the models may have been painted before May 1st. This must be a completely new completely painted force!

The 24 players with the most LP will be invited to a two-day 1500 point tournament on July 30th-31st. This tournament will be a seeded, non-elimination format. Highest seed will play lowest seed, etc, during each round, each day. This final tournament will determine the winner of the league. ALL ARMIES MUST BE PAINTED (LEVEL ONE) TO PLAY! This gives you over 3 months to get up to snuff!

Tentative Schedule: (May be changed, due to unforeseen conflicting events.)
Sunday, May 1st - Kick off day! All games are worth double LP!
Saturday, May 14th – Painting day. Each hour you paint earns you 1 LP!
Sunday, May 22nd – Terrain day. Each hour you assemble terrain earns you 1 LP!
Saturday, June 4th - Apocalypse! Counts as a double point game!
Sunday, June 12th – Painting day. Each hour you paint earns you 1 LP!
Saturday, June 25th – Terrain day. Each hour you assemble terrain earns you 1 LP!
Sunday, July 10th – Apocalypse! Counts as a double point game!
Saturday, July 23rd – Grind ‘em up! All games are worth double LP!
Saturday & Sunday, July 30th & 31st – League Championship Tournament!

All prizes will be in the form of Frequent Buyer Points, redeemable for product at the GP.

If you can get to 30 LP, you will earn 100 Freq points. 40 LP will earn you 150 Freq points, and 50 LP will earn you 200 Freq points! Of course, you will get your entry Gift Certificate back well before this point.

Best Painted Army* – 250 Freq points
Third Place at Tournament – 500 Freq points
Second Place at Tournament – 750 Freq points
First Place at Tournament – 1000 Freq points

The champion will get a trophy to commemorate this truly prodigious achievement!
* As judged by peer review of those that attend on Friday, July 29th at the store at 6:00 pm.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

this week on the blogs

B.smoov finishes up the tables for Adepticon.

Here are some pics of the finished works at the event.  Amazing. 

Drathmere has a great-looking Arvus Lighter to show us.  I've always loved this model.  This makes me want to get one even more.

Dave_G walks us through the process of setting up your blog with its own domain name.

The internet is abuzz with Adepticon coverage.  Here, Sandwyrm talks about his tournament results.  Apparently, someone went all-reserve against an infiltrating Genestealer army and was immediately destroyed.