Thursday, 28 October 2010

Dred - "DONE" (ToS getting closer!! aaaah!!!)

Finished this bad boy last night at about 11.30pm. Pics not doing it justice as theres a nice amount of pigment on the legs, but because of the odd position its really hard to light this thing!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Big Mek Shokk Attack Gun - "DONE"

Pretty pleased with this guy - ties in nicely with my other stuff. Quite a few hard to reach places which was annoying, but pretty straight forward paintjob.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

My First Whine About GW Prices - Sorry

I am normally someone who cant stick whinging forums about people moaning about prices and how GW should run there company. I say if you cant afford something tough, buy what you can and enjoy that.

Having said that I was looking over the website the other evening as I had aspiring ideas to extend my Ork army into different clans. I don't know at what point I hadn't noticed where things have got so expensive... £23 for 3 warbikers? WTF that's £7.60 a bike!!!! I can afford it - but I feel its asking to much.

I am sorry to moan but I think they are taking the piss. I am normally someone who will buy an army in bulk maybe at a discount store, but I think that now they have broken the £20 mark on a lot of stuff, it makes little difference as even at discount stores its turning into something that's not really saving - its still buying something over priced.

I am not a tight money counting person in the slightest and am happy to spend money, which is what bothers me. If I'm bothered, then the stuff IS overpriced.

It is expensive always has been - but for me I'm out from buying new GW armies. I have enough stuff to keep me going for the next year painting wise and I will attend the tournies as I love it. But seriously I think I'm going to be looking for alternatives when I have painted all my stuff. Which I'm not that bothered about,  I just think its a shame.

Rant over.

Back on topic, My shokk Attack Gun Big Mek is nearly done... pictures soon!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

I HAD A GAME... and drew :(


Well despite the result .. I had a cracking game against Drax (Mark). We decided to go for my worst senario DoW and Seize ground with 5 objectives. We just decided to do it as I had a KP game and Pitched Battle last time which favoured me. I need hard practice for ToS and requested to do this.

The game was pretty even. I picked the wrong side as I wanted optimum position for my shiney new Lootas - but in doing that I skupperd my Kan deployent!!

Long story short I was beat really and should have lost - not because I played badly, but because I didnt think out my deployemnt properly. Drax is a good player and although he suffered a lot of bad luck (my Shokk attack gun took out Belial and his DS termie squad in one as I rolled a double 6 on strength and a hit on the scatter for one example!) the game was really tense.

So a draw but a clinging draw from my part.

Our ref ;)

Nice shot... sorry for unpainted dred which ruins it.... Notice the two Vindies in the background I hate them. As Drax deployed them separatley it split my army. I HATE vindies.

 My horrible deployment... See that rocky thing? Well I thought thats great for the Lootas. Very bad to deploy my kans as a big cover saved form my mek - thing. Bah

And my Lootas sucked. They rolled ones on the D3 ALOT. - but I see how they could be good...

Saturday, 16 October 2010

My ToS List Updated.

Wasent quite happy with the setup I had before, the rocket launchers were expensive and not reliable enough.... so I had a jiggle round and added some Lootas - 12 to be exact and I have now burdened myself more to paint! :(

Please feel free to crit my list, Im open to all suggestions.

(HQ) Big Mek

Shock Attack Gun
Eavy Armour
Cybork Body

(HQ) Big Mek

Kustom Force Field
Eavy Armour

(Troops) Deff Dred

2x CCW
Armour Plates

(Troops) Deff Dred 

2x CCW
Armour Plates

(Heavy) Killa Kanz x3

Grotzookers x3

(Heavy) Killa Kanz x3

Rocket Launchers x3

(Heavy) Killa Kanz x3

Kustom Mega Blasters x3

(Elite) Lootas x12

(Troops) Boyz x25

Power Klaw
Big Shoota

(Troops) Boyz x20

Slugga Choppas
Power Klaw
Big Shoota


(Troops) Grotz x15

                                                   Total: 1500

The plan is to run the shootas with the KKF big mek and give support to the Kanz as well as the all important coversave. The dreds have a more open role depending on mission type.
The other big squad of boyz is a fire soak. They will charge forward as fast as pos giving the opponent no choice but to target them.

The Lootas Grotz and Big Mek will provide coveing fire for the rest of the army and the Lootas can cover the Shock Attack Gun if they are sat on an objective - Grotz will provide wounds for the Big Mek and stop him being sniped.

Oh and I'll be testing this out tomorrow.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Better Pics of the Kans... I think...

Some better pictures...

Finally - The Kans are 100% Complete!

I feel as though I have been painting these forever, and I can now finally unveil them as done!

I pleased with them - i think they look pretty for me, ok they aint a best winner - but hopefully they will raise a smile.... Really dull dark day today and the pics are not great so apologies... may take some more tomorrow.

I have also changed my list. I have got rid of the Rocket launchers and added around 12 lootas... need to finalise my list. These are to give my shock attack gun some support.