Works In Progress & Distractions

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I was about 50% finished with assembling my Thunderfire Cannon (which has been a totally frustrating kit btw) when the new Necron codex dropped. This was a welcomed distraction from those poor fitting chunks of metal. After a couple reads, I have to say I'm really impressed with the new codex. So much so, that it prompted me to pull out all the old models I had in storage. Now, I never actually played Necrons before; a long time ago someone I knew was getting out of the hobby and had a GW bag full of  old Necron models - not quite a full army and most of the stuff was in bad shape (it was all loose in the bag and missing a ton of bits) but I think he wanted like 20$ for it and after noticing the Nightbringer, a Wraith, some destroyers among lots of other things I was sold. The Nightbringer alone was worth that! I love this model, but it was sadly missing the curved blade at the end of his weapon. I chopped up a couple blades from some spare Ork bits to form a new end for the scythe. I'm looking forward to painting this up this weekend and will get some better pictures along the way.

As for Scarabs, I only have 7 bases so I started looking for an inexpensive way to spruce up the existing models as well as create more bases to have in reserve for when the Spyders generate more over the course of a game. I then came across this timely article from Ron over at FTW. It was the perfect solution to my problem! (Thanks Ron, your articles are always helpful, informative, and inspiring!) Enter Blu-Stuff. This stuff looks great and the possibilities seem endless. I'll definitely do a review when it arrives, but I think it will work great, especially for small scarab models.

Even though I didn't need any more distractions, I couldn't help myself with this one.

Like many of you, I rushed out yesterday to snag a copy of Skyrim. I'm only an hour or so in (as it's hard to play while holding a baby lol) but so far it's awesome! Absolutely stunning visually and much like Oblivion, the story sucks you in from the get go. This will be my new activity while I'm waiting for paint to dry ;)

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