Thursday, 25 October 2012

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program

Interruption of Service

For an interruption.
Aka: I'm heading out of town to visit friends and family and will be away for a week or so (Yes again!), so I doubt there will be any updates while I'm gone (Hint hint, Richard and Maqy... you guys should write stuff while I'm gone Wink wink nudge nudge).
Updates will resume once I'm home again.
Bean out~

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Discovery equals Inspiration

Sweet Googamooga!

Lookit what at what I found when unpacking some boxes!!!
Sweet sweet Inspiration. Guess I'll have to build a Chaos army alongside my RT-era Space Marine army and my current line mercenary Marine army. Fabulous Billies Wild Ride?
Yes...yes I think I will.

Back to the painting board.
Bean out~

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Keeping it all in Scale

Saturday Potpourri

This is how I feel when buying ratio'd (1:35, 1:46, etc.) scale military models for Conversion...
Many of us have thought of using non-standard product for our table-top armies. Many more have taken the leap and then realized, too late, that what they bought is the wrong scale.... Which, of course, sucks when you're spending your hard-earned money.  And worse, if you are anything like me, you'll just keep buying more stuff in the hopes some of it will be the right size...
Well NO MORE! I say.
I've scoured the internet and spent many hours finding a correct scale chart, and I believe I've finally found it, Thanks to The Miniatures Page.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Going All-Terrain

Awesome Things

This is not how you deal with model terrain

So I've found a little something something that has really caught my eye. For many of us, the dream of playing on a fully furnished, beautifully detailed wargames table custom built and available at all times is... unfortunately, crazy. Whether it's space issues, significant other issues (I WON'T HAVE THAT INSTEAD OF A DINING TABLE!!!), or monetary issues, it's just unreasonable for us to have a fully assembled table available in our homes all the time.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Codex Chaos Space Marines Part 3: Building Character

Codex Reviews and Impressions

I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok...

Welcome back all, to the final part of Roll of the Dice's Codex review for Codex Chaos Marines. In the this last article I want to cover the Special Characters From the book and how they'll effect the armies we see on the tabletop. Now enough jawing, let's get to it!

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Codex Chaos Space Marines part 2: Pro-Choice

Codex Reviews and Impressions

Welcome back all, to the Roll of the Dice Codex review for Codex Chaos Marines part 2. In the last article I went over many of the non-unit specific entries in the codex, such as Wargear, Army Special Rules, Warlord Traits and the like. This time around I want to discuss the actual units in the codex, the winners and losers of the new book, and what I think we're going to be seeing a lot of in the coming future. So lets get started!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Codex Chaos Space Marines Part 1: Options options options

Codex Reviews and Impressions

Well it seems I have managed to get my grubby pig hands on a copy of the 6th Edition Chaos Codex, and I must say, I'm rather impressed! It is definitely leaps and bounds better than that last edition codex/abortion and fixes many (not all) of the problems inherent with that codex
*cough cough* Icons = marks and therefor losing Icons meant units losing marks... STUPID! *cough cough*.

This picture should be in the dictionary under BADASS. or Sir.

Let's get on to the initial thoughts shall we?

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

An Amazing Discovery for the Fantasy crowd

Tuesday Tutorials

I am a criminal MASTERMIND!!!

So I was perusing my favorite blogs and came across a link to another blog (surprise surprise) that was filled with the most glorious "old-school" miniatures. As many of you know I am a big fan of rogue-trader era models. I love old minis. So whilst perusing this Awesome new blog I happened across a wonderful tutorial on making replacement shields for fantasy miniatures. It's simple to follow and most importantly, DIRT CHEAP. So now I'm passing that along to you all.

Note: The following is stolen completely from Kings Miniatures and you should all go and have a look. Seriously it's a wonderful blog.

"I have been looking around at the selection of shields available on the net, and have not really been very excited by the options.  Its on my list of Bederken must-do products (its a big list), but for now I have a bunch of minis needing something to cover up their ugly bumps.  I mean the ones on their wrists.  You know.   Where the shields are supposed to go.

Got a great solution today.  Thumb tacks plus copper washers.  Allow me to illustrate.

Shields.  5 bucks for frikkin hundreds
A dab of superglue, a quick snip and I have a perfect greek style shield just begging to be painted with funky retro iconography.  The nice thing about these is they automatically come complete with a pin to firmly attach them onto the shield boss.  All I need to do is drill a small hole and I have the most firmly attached shield you could possibly wish for!

Oh, and of course I have the means to make hundreds for a few bucks.

This works really well for my Macdeath Skirmish project as these shields exactly match the artwork for the Knights of Harkness shields!  Bingo."

See!! Simple! Easy! CHEAP! It's wonderful. I've done it myself and it works fantastically.

Until next time,
Imitation is the fondest form of flattery.
Bean out~

Saturday, 6 October 2012

On the Workbench: so much to paint...

On the Workbench

13 rogue-trader era marines, 2 rogue-trader era techmarines, an RT era Marine Deadnought, A Dwarf model I won on ebay, A reaper Knight model and some Old Chaos Terminators prepped for bagging to send off to an eBay buyer. You'll notice many have been primed with the Krylon Camouflage tan Primer I review a little while back.
The Febreeze has nothing to do with modeling.
 Oh... And 2 Cadres of Southern gears for Heavy Gear Blitz (7 Jager gears incl. 1 Command Jager, a Black Mamba and 2 Striking Cobras). SO MUCH TO PAINT!.

Oh and for those who care...

Thursday, 4 October 2012

6th Edition 40k vs. Infinity

Hobbyside Thunderdome


All-right kiddies. I've got a little something something for you all to mull over. A comparative review of GW's 6th edition Warhammer 40k vs. Corvus Belli's Infinity rulebooks. That's right! vs. BOTH the Human Spheres and Core rulebook. Why you ask? Because between the 2 books they only come out to 10 pages (roughly 408 pgs.) short of the GW behemoth (418pgs.).

In the Grimdark corner, all the way from England, we have the reigning Champion...


And the Challengers, Hailing from Spain, In the Neon Glow of the future we have the tag team....

Alright. For those who don't know the rules, here they are:

  1. Price is a factor, and since the match-up came out of my (And Richards...) wallets, It'll be reviewed in CANADIAN DOLLARS (CAD).
  2. Paper quality, binding quality and image quality all play a factor.
  3. Kill-a-man-ability is important as this is a fight and being able to lay the opponent out is important.
  4. Frills, such as poncy ribbons don't count. Seriously... Most people use the friggin receipt as a book mark, and since I'm a huge reader I have my own fancy (leather!) bookmark. Cause I'm a nerd... And seriously If the Ribbon cost GW $25 to add, then they are morons.
  5. Let's keep the fight clean. No eye gouges, bag shots or dirty language. Commenters do what you will.

NOW You know the rules... so LET'S GET IT ON!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

White Dwarf: All better now?

Product Review

Well it Appears Games Workshop has realized (finally) that White Dwarf has been a sinking ship for the last few years and have taken action to spiff it up and relaunch it. Let's have a look inside and see how it worked out shall we?

The first WD I ever bought
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