Greetings interwebs peepulz! Sorry its been so long since an update. With work and real life its been a challenge to get back to regular blogging, not to mention the whole photobucket debacle. I haven't been silent on the hobby front, I've just focused on getting projects done and getting together with friends to actually roll dice.
So a couple things... first Photobucket sucks big hairy balls.
Now that I've gotten that out of the way, I present SPAAAACE BASTARDS!!
This summer I had the chance to go over to jolly England to attend BOYL and meet up with many of my favorite forum and blogosphere personalities. One of those guys was the one and only Erasmus Papafakis (real name). He and a couple other Oldhammer-ites came up with the idea of running a Space Bastard game. Basically, come up with a bunch of murderous, psychotic bastards, slap some power armor on them and send them on their way raping and pillaging everything in sight.
Initially I was just going to paint up some metal Rogue Trader marines in varied camouflage patterns, iconography, slogans etc..... but that's boring. I decided I would really embrace the idea and get to work putting together some lunatics. I used RTB01 plastics as the base for each model, but really went into a deep dive into my bits box.
We all know one of them... those guys that just HAS to collect the entire range of something because the flyer was in their first White Dwarf. Yeah, i'm talking about those completionists... and now... i'm one of them.
Honestly, I don't even know how it happened. Actually I do know. Ebay has an app. That's why this happened. Now I have them all.... and they're ALL PAINTED. AND I'M GOING TO PLAY WITH THEM.
If you keep up with current GW events you have probably heard that the 40k storyline is advancing and Cadia is falling to Chaos. Drama. I decided to have a little fun with the theme and get some miniatures painted.
Games Workshop has really stepped up their retro game in the past few years, which I think is great because they had really neglected some of their best games for a few years. While it's great to see games like Blood Bowl and supposedly Adeptus Titanicus come back, that ship sailed for me a while ago. I still snag up some current GW stuff from time to time, but with the exception of Forge World's Horus Heresy line, I pretty much leave it alone. Every now and then i'll snag up a miniature or a box of stuff because something catches my eye. One of those miniatures was the 30th anniversary marine.
It was an unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon in January when a dozen grown adults descended into a basement for a day of gaming and "Oldhammering". They milled around a bit at first, greeting familiar friends and welcoming the new faces. Some of the more regular guests wanted to get right down to business, but were quickly reminded of rule number one: ninety percent of Oldhammer is taking about Oldhammer.
Someone opened a case of ancient lead figures and money changed hands. An unsavory solicitor was selling boxes of corpses at the bar. It wasn't long before the dice started rolling and the attending crowd cackled with delight as their heathen demonic figurines slaughtered each other in grisly games of chance.
And then finally, just when the debauchery could not become any more..... debaucherous....
So with real life and real work demands its always hard to get in that hobby time, but I always try and sit down for an hour a day and drag some brushes on some old lead. Even with a busy work schedule i've managed to knock out a nice chunk of figures so far this year. So... here's my shiny bits!