Thursday, October 28, 2010

LX: November Nurgling Challenge

I'm starting a November Nurgling Sculpting Challenge over at PapaNurgle

>>So, here's the idea: Everybody sculpts a little nurgling from green stuff, AND makes a mini-tutorial for how they did it. Simple! Thus we create this big pool of sculpting tips/knowledge for all of us to draw upon, and a place to give feedback/encouragement to each other, and infect each other with new ideas and techniques.

>>This is where the "challenge" phase begins; we each then sculpt a second nurgling before the end of the month, hopefully better than the 1st "testling".

The goal is to increase the number of nurglings out there (for Papa), and more importantly, improve our confidence/ skills with GS in the process.

Doesn't that sound fun? You can play along, if you like :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crappy Mini, or Not?

Have you seen this website? Crappy Mini, or Not takes old, neglected minis, with horrendous paint-jobs, strips them & gives them a new lease on life. I love this idea of restoring old minis with new, awesome paint-jobs! Recycling, baby!
Check-out more great examples here

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LIX: Building RT Treads

I've decided to build my own Land Raider treads from scratch, rather than order the spiffy ForgeWorld Chaos Land Raider tracks. I think I'm going to go with RT style tracks, but I'm stuck on a couple measurements; I'm hoping my fellow bloggers out there can maybe help me out. If you've ever made some of these style tracks, or even if you just know the measurements, any and all tips/ advice would be appreciated.

*** EDIT ***

(thanks Mabs!)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NEW Ultramarines Trailer

This trailer is everywhere on-line, but I first saw it this morning @ the Buddy Times

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

LVIII: Giant Plaguespawn of Nurgle

"Many horrors too foul to name spill from the Daemon worlds of the Eye of Terror. They are the abominations of Chaos, creatures taken by the dark gods and corrupted for the god's entertainment and possessed by the spirits of ravenous daemons."

Progress Report:
You might remember, way back at the end of March/ beginning of April I picked-up a toy to proxy as a ForgeWorld GIANT SPINED CHAOS BEAST (as featured in Imperial Armour 7: the Siege of Vraks part 3) for apocalypse games. I started the project, and then almost immediately got distracted and shelved him.

The other day I saw some blurry pics from Games Day UK 2010, featuring Plague Toads, and I got all fired-up for Nurgle again. Out came the GS, and the 'Beast is back on the workbench. In the book (IA 7), they have 2 "named" monstrous creatures; Gorefeaster (Khorne), and Jibberjaw (Nurgle). Originally I was just planning to make a proxy for a generic Giant Spined Chaos Beast, and then give it the mark of Nurgle... but now that I'm more familiar with the text, I'm just going to proxy him as Jibberjaw (it's cheaper points-wise, and more "fluffy"). I'm thinking of naming my version "Slobberjaw".

Still lots to do, but this is a fun project.