Friday, May 28, 2010

Skull Tower - Warstore Weekend

This picture came up a few weeks ago on the GW website.  I think the Skull Towers look pretty cool.  Are they a shield wall, warning sign, or something much a flux capacitor!  I've got a bunch of extra skulls lying about so I've been thinking that I might give these a whirl. Yes, the bitz box is immense!

Many commented on other blogs that these were the same pieces.  They are not. I deal with terrain and details all day long so I pick up on the differences immediately.  So look again folks, look at the cracks and positions of the skulls.   What you need to know is the GW has had 3-D printers for well over 6 years now and I think these skulls are the same ones from Temple of Skulls.  It doesn't take much effort for GW to print out a series of skulls, mold them up and make some castings and then have the Hobby team paint them up.

But my skull towers, I need to wrap up a Death Company marine for a blog contest.

I also want to put in a plug for an awesome upcoming event called The Warstore Weekend.  Yes, that's right, those madcaps at The Warstore will be putting on a great weekend of gaming and fun.  Sign up now while you still have the chance.  I will be attending this event and hope to see you there.    More details to come as soon as I am allowed to speak about them.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The First Land Raider

This Blood Angel Death Company Landraider was painted by me back when I had more free time for blending and mad, mad details.  This model was given to me as a reward for hard work and accomplishment when I was a member of the GW US Studio team running Games Day, Grand Tournaments, and US Battletours.  We had more fun than you could shake a stick at in those days, and the US business isn't what is used to be, but I digress. 

This model was the very first on to arrive in the States from England and they wanted to see what I would do with it. No deadlines or anything.  As I've said before, I've always wanted to work on a Death Company army and GW had just started producing Index Astartes articles.  So I painted it up as you see it.  Dirty Steve took loads of photos of it, and the pictures below are taken from White Dwarf.   Once that Dwarf came out, Mail Order got swamped with phone calls asking how I could have this Landraider for Death Company when there were no rules at the time for it.   Mail Order was a bit ticked off regarding the number of calls, but I replied to them that it's just a normal Landraiders, just painted in Death Company colors.  Enjoy!

I'll try to get some more pictures of it to share when I can get a chance. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Giant Black Spot

The giant black spot is no more.   Awesome artwork provided by Liz  is now a banner at the top of the blog.  Thanks Liz!!

It's been quite some time from my last update and I've been extremely busy with everything except gaming.  I've been meaning to enter into a painting competition with a Death Company Marine over at akers minis but haven't had time to sculpt it holding a rose amidst a field of flowers.  The idea was to have a raving mad lunatic Blood Angel Death Company marine having a moment of clarity and enjoying the purity and beauty of nature at it's finest before rampaging back into enemy lines.  A few casualties on the base would drive home the point even further.

I'm completely swamped with work which I can't say much about, but you will really like what we put out in a few months time.  It will be a need, not a want.   Go ahead, get some for yourself, you've worked hard for it. I'll remind you when it arrives for I'll surely be posting up some pictures as well.