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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Upcoming Indy Event - Bloomington May 21st, 2011

What:  1850 point 40k tournament

Where:  The Game Preserve - Bloomington
              101 W. Kirkwood Ste. 117
              Bloomington, IN
              1.812.332.6602
When:  Saturday, May 21st, 2011  11:00 am - 8:00 pm
More Info:
Come on in and bring your army ready to slaughter in the name of the Emperor!

There is a Warhammer 40,000 tournament Saturday the 21st of May at the Game Preserve in Bloomington.

It will be 1850 points and will have an entry fee of $5.00. Hope to see you there!
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*Registration and list checks begin at 11:00 a.m. and play begins at Noon!

**We will be using the official Rogue Trader Tournament rules for this event.

***We will also be changing the way we judge Painting. Painting will be judged by 2 separate individuals, neither of which will be one of the TO's of the event. Judging for painting will be done during break. Armies will be marked by number only, the scores of both judges will be averaged together and that will be the final painting score for each Army.

You can check out the Games Workshop Rogue Trader Tournament rules packet here: http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1181502_RTTGuidebook.pdf

Note that the voting system has been removed from all Games Workshop tournaments effective 2006, as it was an abused system. Instead, army appearance scores are calculated using this rubric, which you can also check out on Games Workshop's website:
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2140008_PaintingScoreChecklist.pdf

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

tournament report - Bloomington 3-26-2011

I played in a tournament this past weekend down in Bloomington.  I got three games in against some fun opponents, and had a great time.  The turnout was pretty bare, so I figured I had a good shot at going home with a prize.

Bloomington tournament pics


Here are some more of the pictures I took at the recent Bloomington tournament.
 My army again.  I took 1st place.

Upcoming Tournament - Bloomington April 23rd, 2011

What: 1850 point 40k tournament

Where:  The Game Preserve - Bloomington
              101 W. Kirkwood Ste. 117
              Bloomington, IN
              1.812.332.6602
When:  Saturday, April 23rd, 2011  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
More Info:
Come on in and bring your army ready to slaughter in the name of the Emperor!

There is a Warhammer 40,000 tournament Saturday the 23rd of April at the Game Preserve in Bloomington.

It will be 1850 points and will have an entry fee of $5.00. Hope to see you there!
.........
*Registration and list checks begin at 11:00 a.m. and play begins at Noon!

**We will be using the official Rogue Trader Tournament rules for this event.

***We will also be changing the way we judge Painting. Painting will be judged by 2 separate individuals, neither of which will be one of the TO's of the event. Judging for painting will be done during break. Armies will be marked by number only, the scores of both judges will be averaged together and that will be the final painting score for each Army.

You can check out the Games Workshop Rogue Trader Tournament rules packet here: http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1181502_RTTGuidebook.pdf

Note that the voting system has been removed from all Games Workshop tournaments effective 2006, as it was an abused system. Instead, army appearance scores are calculated using this rubric, which you can also check out on Games Workshop's website:
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2140008_PaintingScoreChecklist.pdf

Upcoming Tournament - Muncie April 2nd, 2011

What:  1500 point 40k tournament

Where:  The Wizards Keep,  Muncie, IN
             1612 W University Ave, Muncie, IN 47303-3515
             1 (765) 286-5145

When:  Saturday, April 2nd
             11:00 am - 7:00 pm

More Info:  $5 entry fee

Sunday, March 27, 2011

this week on the blogs

As short as last week's list was, this week's list is very long.  There was a lot going on this week.


Ron shows us a tutorial on wet blending.  I especially like that he talks about the appropriate times for wet blending, and that is not the be-all end-all of painting techniques.

We saw several people posting their test games with the new Grey Knights Codex.  Each one of these gave some good insight as to the potential of this new army:
 Dave_G from Wargaming Tradecraft has several good posts:
b.smoove posted some WIP shots of his awesome-looking tables he's building for Adepticon.

Drathmere continues his very nice Blood Angels army with a squad of Forge World marines in different mks of armour.

Lamenter from Master of the Forge shows his finished artscale Terminator Librarian.

Old School Terminator talks about list building and starting a good army.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some chapter badges

I spent some time this weekend working on some chapter badges for my Project Space Marine.


In the center is the Howling Griffons Sergeant.  Clockwise from the upper-left are the Iron Lords, Heralds of Ultramar, White Templars and the Angels of Vengeance.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

this week on the blogs

Since Ron has placed From The Warp into stasis, I assume that many other bloggers are not getting the same traffic that they once were.  I wanted to try to help out by drawing attention to some of the things that caught my eye in the past week.

Nick from 2nd City Warzone has been chipping away at his Angels of Absolution army for years now, and adds a Rhino to the mix.  I was fortunate enough to play against him at the last Chicago GT (back in 06-07?).   The army looks much better than these photos portray.

Drathmere finishes his great-looking Blood Angels Terminator Assault Squad.  I really like the blending that he was able to get on his characters with the airbrush.  I look forward to seeing how that Astorath turns out.

Old School Terminator finished this Tervigon conversion using the new Arachnarok model from the Orcs & Goblins range.

Roman gives us a tutorial on how he painted this amazing bust, titled "Supreme Intelligence."  Fantastic.

Also from Roman, a tutorial about how to use crackle medium with your models.


Painting Mum gives us a massive tutorial on how she painted the Verthandi Burning Ice model.

Dave_G from Wargaming Tradecraft has set up a Network page as a resource to blog readers and blog authors.  It helps blog readers quickly find a lot of blogs and see at a glance what each blog focuses on.  I've added a link to the network on the top left of this blog.





Friday, March 4, 2011

Finished Blood Angels Librarian Dreadnought


I just finished this Librarian Dreadnought as part of the GP South's collection of Blood Angels miniatures.  It was a bit of a rush job, so I didn't get any WIP pics.  The weathering was done by sponging on Charadon Granite, as instructed by Grey_Death at The Painting Corps.  The sponging worked pretty well in some areas (the arms), and not as well in other areas (the legs).  Click on the pictures for a larger view.  Questions and comments are welcome.



Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Old Stuff Day

Today being "Old Stuff Day,"  I thought I'd drag back a few tutorials that people seemed to enjoy in the past.










 White Templars tutorial











  Angels of Vengeance tutorial












Dark Sons tutorial


Heralds of Ultramar tutorial