Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Personal life abound

If last week was a person in one hand it held a wand of rainstorms and in the other a wand of happy-dance... What an up and down. I spent some time doing leather work and getting my paints lined up to finish those Chosen.

However this weekend, I'll be kicking back and hitting up The Battle Standard in Manchester, CT for a relaxed weekend of gaming and hangin...

Until that post I leave you with this exceptional speech from the author of the Sandman comics... Remember to keep making art, no matter what goes on!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

WIP - Oh Red, how thee vexes thine skills...

Lookin' Red!
I  got a great gift from a long time friend of a good number of Chaos Space Marines, and finally got a minute to sit down and get started past the base coating. This is where I'm at after three layers of paint, and it finally coming together.

What I didn't do was take the countless pictures prior to this stage, and that is probably a happy mistake, because they were atrocious. It turns out that when painting red expect the paint to go on very, very bright, then dull out significantly on drying. By taking a little longer to wait between coats I saved myself a lot of headache.

Monday, August 5, 2013

On the reading list - Dark Apostles, Disciples and Creeds oh my!

Wait, they're over normal limit on skulls there...

So after a seriously generous gift from a friend I've gotten a good number of Chaos Space Marines to ally with the 'crons. However who are these fiends? Why can regular space marines get skulls on their armor and not get in trouble the same way the chaos space marines do? Why do they have things growing out of their armor, and how is it that they appear to be molded to it? Off to get some research done...

I went through the full Black Library and as often happens was quickly overwhelmed. To narrow down I found the Word Bearers to be one of the more interesting chapters of space marines. So on the reading list right now is the Dark Apostle, Dark Creed, Dark Disciple series. The kindle comes in handy for reading on the train and anywhere I can.

Now I realize why those skulls aren't "Imperium approved" and there's some spooky merging of armor and soldier... creepy... Any recommendations on "must" Chaos reading?

Friday, August 2, 2013

What the... Where have you been?

So where in the hell have I been?

Life... - but you know what? These got gifted to me, and you know what? They need paint, and playin' and when I went into the thought process of who'd be assisting the crons in a little bashing? Some Word Bearing meanies came to mind...

So, the next project, the next set of updates? Blood for the Blood God kids!