Archive for January, 2011

Gone and done it

Posted in 40K, Minis with tags , on January 30, 2011 by stingersix

Oh well, I broke down and got a Space Marine Battleforce cheap off eBay. Still no desire to actually play 40K, but I’ll be damned if I don’t want to paint some more Space Marines.

A Hero’s Passing

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2011 by stingersix

Totally nothing to do with gaming, but Major Dick Winters (of Band of Brothers fame) passed away on January 2nd.

In my life I think I have only known a true leader like Maj. Winters only once. Leaders like him are extremely hard to find and you’re incredibly lucky if you do.

Those who knew him were indeed lucky. Those who served with him were honored. The nation should mourn his passing and remember what he and others like him did for humanity 67 years ago.

Space Hulk Repaint – Take 2

Posted in 40K, Minis, WIP with tags , , on January 5, 2011 by stingersix

The spirit has moved me to start repainting my old 1st Edition Space Hulk models again. I dug out the first Terminator I did last year and re-did him a bit, bringing him more in line with the color scheme of the regular Space Marines I did later on.

So here’s what they’re going to look like:

Basically, I switched the steel trim on the armor plates to burnished gold, and painted the bolter over black instead of red. It’s not perfect – the Rising Sun chapter symbol should be on the right shoulder, but I’ll leave it as is and call this one the Sergeant. I’m also going to get some texture bases and remount them. I painted that steel grating on there and I don’t like it so much.

I may be on a roll. Which may result in my painting all of the genestealers I have, as well as the hybrids!

New Year’s Resolution and looking ahead

Posted in Blather with tags , , , on January 2, 2011 by stingersix

Happy New Year!

Decided to make a New Year’s resolution with regard to minis (no, I’m not going to quit)!

This year, I’m going to keep better track of my projects and my output.The at the end of the year, I’ll tally it all up and see what it looks like.

The only project I have going currently is my jungle pyramid, but soon I’ll be doing a painting challenge with some of the guys I play Stargrunt with.

For the challenge, I plan on doing a squad of Pig Iron’s System Troopers. If they come out nice, I may turn them into a whole platoon.

I also have the urge to paint some more Space Marines, and I may get another squad or two. I have no desire to play 40K though, since every time I look at the rules to that game I end up rolling my eyes.

I’m still a devotee of Stargrunt, though I am seriously looking forward to Tomorrow’s War from Ambush Alley Games, slated to come out from Osprey later this year. I haven’t found set of minis rules I liked more than Stargrunt, but the old ‘Grunt does have plenty of flaws. Since Tomorrow’s War seems to be the spiritual successor to Stargrunt, I’m definitely on board.

So, lots to look forward to!