Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adventures in the East Mark


I don’t normally plug games, but I wanted to let everyone know about this Kickstarter for a game called Adventures in the East Mark. The Kickstart is for an English translation of the original game from Spain. The rules are based off of the Mentzer Basic D&D set from 1983 (Elmore cover Red Box), but with some added classes, levels capped at 20 (instead of 14), and some other changes. Unlike the plethora of other Retroclones on the market right now, the production values are through the roof. The art is just gorgeous, and rivals most RPGs currently on the market (The One Ring, Pathfinder, 4e).

As I said, this Kickstart is for an English Translation and will be done as a box set with book, GM screen (thin cardstock for now), Dice and a pencil. All this for $30 for the Black and White printing, and $60 for the full color Collector’s Edition. They are going for the Old School vibe with the dice not just the cover of the box. The Dice will be Game Science Precision Opaque’s with a white crayon.

The one thing that stood out for me the most and illustrates the love the people behind the Kickstart project have for the game and the setting. The Kickstart project is not for profit. The $30 and $60 is basically at cost for them to produce and get it on the market. I’ve backed the project at the $60 level as I want to be able to enjoy the art in color. I think a project like this is worth funding and I’ve done my part. I hope this peaks your interest as well.

Here is more of the art from the game. These are the covers of the other 3 box sets released in Spain. The last piece is for an upcoming module. If you notice, they are all connected by the characters.

Friday, October 4, 2013

More Commission Work.

I've taken on some more commission assembly for a friend.

First up, the Landing Pad.

The top and side rails went together nicely, however the legs are seriously warped...

I've had to glue part of one side to get a properly aligned section to start as a base.

You can see how badly they are warped from the other side.

Monday, September 30, 2013

I'm on a Boat!

I've started blocking in some color.

I decided to paint the Dreadnaught first as it is the largest model in the fleet. I'll be using this as a guide for the rest of the project.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

It's not easy being Green

The Frog said it best.

Fleet is primed in Army Painter Army Green.

The Galadhrim are primed in Army Painter Angel Green.

Think they came out a bit darker than I wanted

Long Winters Prep

Spent the last few days getting more stuff ready to be primed. Want to get as much priming done as I can before the weather turns on me for good (until spring). Spent a good deal of the time washing minis. Here is what I've got so far:

This is the Federated States of America fleet for Dystopian Wars. This is roughly 2500 points.

I also worked on getting my Galadhrim Warhost done. I had the 4 in Finecast left to do... My hatred of Finecast kept me from working on them for quite some time... But they are completely done now!

And yes, I glued the shields to some plastic sticks for ease of painting them.

I think next I need to work on getting more of my Warriors of Chaos primed. It is such a large undertaking that I am kind of avoiding it... I'm probably going to work on them this week however. I got some more commission work coming my way, so I have some motivation in getting the Warriors done before I start those projects.

Oh, and I am slowly working on painting the CSM Chaos Lord. I should have a picture up in a few days.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A long time coming. I finished a miniature!

While it doesn't seem like much, it actually is! I've not completed a mini is probably 15 years. This is my first fully painted mini in a long time and I am quite proud of that fact. I'm not the best painter, and it does look a lot better in person; but I am quite proud of this.

Behold! My Chaos Sorcerer of my Crimson Slaughter Warband!

All he needs is a name now... and some sealer...

Oh, and I've started on the Chaos Lord next.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chaos Color Test series 2

I started blocking in some colors. I've already done two passes of highlighting the red, I've not done final highlight with an orange yet however. I don't think the pictures are showing the highlights all that well as they are pretty light highlighting.

What do you think?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Shock and Awe!

I am shocked I got this far

Other than the one remaining converted CSM squad with Meltaguns, this is all of my Crimson Slaughter Warband now primed. I've used Army Painter Dragon Red Primer.

This is the Warband as it stands:

Chaos Lord
Chaos Sorcerer
Chosen x5
Chosen x5
Raptors x5
CSM x10
CSM x10 (still building)
Cultists w/Autoguns x20
Cultists x10
Cultists x10
Cultists x9

I am a bit annoyed... I seem to have lost a Cultist... One of the Melee Cultists...

Now, I just need to figure out a way to convert the many Chosen I have left over into Havocs... hmmm.....

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First 3 Cultists nearly done

So, I think I am pretty happy with these fellows, and I am considering calling them done. Other than the base of course. Please take a look and offer any advice or criticism they might warrant. I've not done any painting in a long time and I can pretty much say, these are the first I've done to a mostly completed state in a very long time.

This will be a unit of 20 Chaos Cultists of Nurgle. They are meant to take and hold the closest Objective. All I am going for is tabletop quality, and trying to keep it as simple a scheme as possible since I have 20 of these fellows, and another 30 Cultists to paint as well.

Please be honest, so I can get them done. My biggest request is advice on basing these guys. I guess I need to decide on a theme for basing for the entire army to tie them all together. Thoughts?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Painting Cultists

I took these pictures a while ago. I am just now getting around to posting them here. I'd taken them to send to a friend for advice on color. I've not yet taken pictures with said advice implemented... I just wanted to show where I stand and give an idea of the direction I am going. If I can get my sisters camera again, I'll take pictures of the nearly completed models.

Comments? Any advice would be appreciated

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Okbok B'gok, Prince of Tzeentch

I had finals this past weekend... In order to take my mind off them for a bit, I cranked this out in about an hours time.

Okbok B'gok, Daemon Prince of Tzeentch