Friday, January 13, 2012

Special Delivery!

Well this last week I received several packages in the mail and it will give me some material to start working on the marines a little more. The first package I got was 300 magnets! 200 are 1/8th inch and 100 are 1/16th inch. I normally use the 1/8th inch magnets for everything from vehicle doors to marines and dreads. The 1/16th inch magnets are something new for me. I was planning on using them to magnetize special weapons onto marines. So far this has been successful, I have used the 1/16th magnets on 2 marines (1 tac and 1 assault) and on 5 guns (Bolter, Bolt Pistol, Meltagun, Plasmagun, and Flamer). I may have to post a simple tutorial on how I do it, it's not hard at all, and I may have to do one for the Contempor arms as well (they are a bit more complicated).

Well besides the Magnets I received a good size order of bits from Scibor. I got the Lion decorative plates, more lion helmets and more shoulder pads. I am a bit worried about the AoBR tac marines and how much work it's going to be to remove their left shoulder to put on the lion ones. Finally the last package I received was the Space Marine  MEGAFORCE! Man was this box bigger then I expected. I have not opened the box yet as I think there may be an unboxing video in the works, but I am really looking forward to starting on this kit. I am not looking forward to 1 part of it though... another drop pod. I like how they look and work in the game, but man do they have a lot of surface area to paint!

Scibor bits FTW!

I have also been working on an a flying Assault Marine squad, the AoBR Captain, and the Rhino from the SM Battle Force. I am also running out local tournament this Sunday and have upped to points for the Tournament up to 1850.

Here is a question for you guys. What do you think is the best size for a monthly run tournament and why?

 I will finally leave you with the AoBR Dread that I finally got based.


  1. I think the sweet spot is 1750 myself. So, 1850 just allows a few more wargear options amongst units. 2000 is dull because I rather just bump up to 2500 for 'Ard Boyz.

    My favorite tournament was a 850 pt Speed tournament. Each round was only an hour. That was intense because it was fast and each model removed hurt, especially for Deathwing!

    I like the Dread. Your theme is so unique and you stick to it faithfully. It helped inspire me to go the whole hog with my Space Sharks.

  2. Love the paint bid as.far as a tournament I like 1500 to 1850

  3. Thanks for the responses guys. I will be doing a short post up later on how the tournament went. I was able to get some painting done during it too, but nothing finished as of yet.