Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Storm Eagle & more Forge World goodness

Well I just saw this and thought I would share it with you guys as I think it's pretty cool.

The Space Marine Storm Eagle 

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fun Army Lists.

So in order to break up all the Tournaments I have been going to lately I have been running Fun/non-competitive lists at my FLGS on our weekly gaming night. I have noticed that these lists have been doing well too. Now I don't know if it's because my opponents have bad luck mixed in with their own fun lists or not. But either way I have been having fun and that's what really matters when it comes down to 40k. I want to review the lists I have run over the last couple weeks and maybe even get some feedback on weather you guys think they really are competitive lists or if you would just consider it to be a fun/gimmicky list.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

My recent hobby activity.

Here is my latest update. I have done a bit of modeling lately in order to get ready for an 1850 point tournament at Game Empire Pasadena. In order to bring my 1500 point list up to the 1850 point level I had to build a few more models (I did not get them painted for the tournament). The list of new models includes a 10-man Tac Marine squad, Predator with Lascannon Sponsons (I Magnetized them... but forgot to take pictures), Razorback, and a Drop Pod. I did not end up using the Razorback, but I though I was going to get it in a list. Damn last minute list changes!

As far as the tournament went I had a lot of fun. It was my first time playing at the store, but I had met the guy running it before as he also ran the Semi-Final 'Ard Boyz last year. For my tournament buy-in I picked up a Space Marine Land Speeder (add that to the list of "stuff to build"). My first game was against Dok (check out his blog at he was playing Blood Angels. His list was very fast, he had 2 Ravens, several Preds, a Razorback, and a rhino. All being led into battle by Mephy and a Libby attached to some TH/SS Terminators. You can check out his BatRep > here < I will just post some pictures. I am not going to do a BatRep for any of my games, just a quick overview.

Friday, March 16, 2012

How to Magnetize a Drop Pod Console!

So I have seen a lot of Google Search returns hitting about how to magnetize the center console on a Space Marine Drop Pod. Well I did it on one of my other Drop Pods but for got to take pictures... Good thing I had another Drop Pod to put together!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jumping Assault Marines!

As a quick update I thought I would share some Jumping Assault Marines that I had made. I thought it was odd that I have seen very few (that I can remember) that have a jumping pose that is not on a piece of terrain on a scenic base. So here is my version, enjoy.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Getting out of a hobby funk. Building a Display Board!

Well since I finished my Painted Army Self Challenge I had not really done a lot of modeling or painting, and I was kind of in a "funk" about doing anything. But when the 25th Anniversary for 40k came about and I was informed that they would be judging painting and display boards I knew how to get out of my anti-hobby funk. Lets Build a Display Board! It's related to the hobby but does not directly involve assembling models or painting.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Magnetizing a Contemptor Dreadnought

By popular demand, here is a guide to how I magnetized my Contemptor Dreadnoughts. With Pictures!

Make sure to check your magnet polarity before you glue! Check 2 and even 3 times, you don't want to mess that part up!

Step 1: Cut off the 1/2 ball on the bottom half of the waist and drill in to fit a 1/4 inch magnet