Monday, August 27, 2012

Reaper kickstarter finished

So the Reaper kickstarter finished and we ended up ordering  3 Vampires plus about $150 worth of extras. That is spread out amongst me, the missus, the little dryad, liche and sorceress. They wanted Dragons. Dragons are cool. So just have to wait for the Survey or the Reaper pledge manager and then can order exactly what we want. Here's a link someone has done up for the exact names and metal value of each miniature.

As to Mantic kickstarter it looks like my first lot of stuff is getting sent out this week -

As to the weekend, got a lot more Dark Elves put together for the little sorceress.

3 Cold one Riders, 2 to go.
10 corsairs assembled 10 to go.
Dark Elf sorceress on cold one assembled
Dreadlord assembled.
4 out of 28 Dark Elf warriors assembled.

I need more black spray paint so will order some more paint from here.

I need to finish my Daemonettes so I can get started on other stuff, so I did put a little amount of painting on the weekend.

Friday, August 24, 2012

44 hours to go for the Bones Kickstarter.

Almost finished my assignment so I can get down to some more hobby on the weekend. Probably end up spending most of Sunday morning with the kids, helping the little dark elf sorceress with her army and the little liche with his spayce marines and the little dryad with her orksies and probably get the younger 2 to do some heroquest figure painting.

Surprise, surprise this morning. The little Dryad decided she wants to spend all her pocket money on the vampire pledge. Weeeeeeel really. Waiting for the other kids to get back

So the missus has chipped in cause she wants a few extras and I think 1-3 of my kids will want in as well.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I'm a Reaper Bones Kickstarter backer

So it's payday and so I pledged to the Reaper Bones Kickstarter and I'm on Vampire level which is currently this much. MIght get a few of the beasties. very excited.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Miscellaneous August Update

Haven't had too much time to do painting as I've been studying. and tired due to having to fly to hamilton and back yesterday to vistis Fern's grandma in hospital. After I finish my assignment I'll get the Daemonettes finished and get something else on my painting table.

If there is 1 place I'd like to be right now it would beat Gencon... linking someone elses pictures shamelessly.

The Reaper bones kickstarter is going insane. I'll be putting in a pledge on wednesday for vampire level + some extras. anyway it's up around 930k and it's an insane amount of figures. Just too good to pass up.

I'm just using my blog to spitball so I like the look of fire giant and Ice giant kings and queens, some of the dragons and maybe the spider centaurs. I already have a jabberwocky as a stand in for my jabberslythe in my beastmen army.

The new 40k box set is out next month and it looks like I might need a whole bunch of cultists. They'll make awesome Necromunda gangs and then i just have to find someone who like Dark Angels.

Or just add them into the Morass of my Necromunda Escher tank LATD company or 40k Beastmen LATD army. My Dark Eldar are getting no love, so might just grow them organically. Actually no, I lie, I undercoated all my Dark Eldar and my next lot of 20 Bloodletters in Dragon Red Army Painter primer and am goign to go for a lot of blackwashes and some gold highlighting.

My youngest daughter turned 10 and got Dark Elves for her birthday so had a session putting together the Corsairs as she thought they looked awesome. She's been fastdiously reading her army book and cackling.

My other daughter, the wood elf one is going to get a dragon for her birthday, much like the oldest son got his sphinxes.

As to daemons, they'll have to wait til next month at least for what I want to buy, but their are rumours of a Daemon book out in February after the Warriors of Chaos book in November. Seriously looking at doing my chaos warriors army some justice. Maybe get Tamurkhan on his toad dragon and go from there.

Must catalogue all of my stuff, I got about
Fantasy - Daemons Tzeentch 4k, Khorne 4k, Slaanesh 1.5k, Nurgle 1.5k,
Bretonnians 3k 7th ed, 4k 6th ed.,
Beastmen 2.5k,
Warriors of Chaos 1.5k High Elves 1k

40k - Beastmen LATD 1k
Dark Eldar 0.6k
Necromunda Escher Tank Company 1k

Missus has about 10k at least of Vampire counts, 2k probably of Skaven and 3k of Night goblins.

Oldest son, "the Little Liche" has 2k of Tomb Kings and 1k of Ultramarines.
Wood elf daughter, "the Little Dryad" has 1.5k of Wood elves and about 600pts of Orks.
Youngest daughter, "the Little Sorceress" has about 750 points of Dark elves.

Haven't decided names for the other 2 as they don't have armies yet. to my Mantic stuff, still waiting for my reulbook to be printed and posted with my Orc Army. Kind of hanging out for them now after a few months.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Progressing Slowly.

So been busy Playing Civ 4 on the train, touched a bit of paint to my 36 Daemonettes, all the base colouring is done and first ink wash completed. so may nee another wash and then highlighting and touching up to be done and basing.

My better half managed to pick up an old starter set of we played last night, me as Servants of Cthulhu and her as Shangrila and the highlight of the game was killing Princess Di, never mind winning the game. Lots of good fun and better than the most recent Illuminati release.

I've been sorely tempted by the reaper bones Kickstarter lately.

We'll get back to that. My kids and I have been playing Heroquest and have finished the first campaign on last weekend. At the moment it is their favourite game of all time. So I have a little AD&D apprenticeship group happening with the five of them. The girls will probably end up playing Elves of some configuration, oldest boy will be a Wizard, youngest boy will be the barbarian/warrior/tank and the middle boy will run into the room and die every single time. So anyway back to the kickstarter...lots of miniatures for an awesome foundation for some basic D&D with the kids. as all the stretch goals are being realised it's pushing me to the brink. Especially as for $100US you get all this.

This might push my daemons back a little. I want to get 3 boxes of Plaguebearers, 1 of Nurglings, 1 of Flamers, 1 of Screamers, enough chariots for a hellflayer and exalted chariot. $73 is too much to pay for the blue scribes so will look for a cheaper way to get a verified quality version because it's finecast or just convert my own.

My first lot of Orcs fromt he Mantic Kickstarter should be shipped in the next few weeks once they have the print run done.