Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
1) 1970 Porshe 914/6
2) 1993 Ford SVT Cobra R
3) 2007 Peugeot 207 Super 2000
Silar and Ca$h both have 2 correct answers each, and were assigned the numbers 1,2 and 3,4, respectively. Using random.org I got the number 2 and 3 in that order so Silar gets first choice. If you both can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange local pickup
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The green accents are snot green + chaos black at about a 90/10 mix. The white is from Reaper and its there pure white. I think it is more pure then GW's white. Some shining Gold there and Brazen Brass. Blues are P3 from the Cygnar set, and the reds are from reapers red triad.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I know most of my blog is is about miniatures but I have to diverge today! A great game I have been playing in the last two months if Forza 3. Its an xbox 360 title, and its aim at the car enthusiast. You basically play through the career of a driver as you participate in different events.
The events are done in a season mode where every second Sunday is a professional circuit race. This is done in a similar way to F1 and other racing series. During the weekdays, you participate in other events from track days, drag races to road rally.
They added damage models which are pretty good, and the ability to tune you car is fantastic! If anyone plats FM3 and needs a tune, search gahris909 for my storefront which has almost 54 tunes in it!
I really do recommend this game to anyone with an xbox 360. 5 out of 5!
PS - Anyone who can name any of the cars pictured correctly gets entered into a draw for a set of Resin Bases from Iron Halo. Each correct guess nets one ticket. You have to guess the make, model and year of production (within 3 years). There will be two prizes to be given out in total. Draw will take place December 24th, at around noon EST.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Yeah, it has been awhile!
I haven't been able to commit to anything Warhammer since August due to personal commitments, a few commissions and other time consuming projects!
Time for a review!
Today I will be reviewing Iron Halo bases which can be found at ironhalo.net More specifically I will be reviewing "The Fens" and "Scorched Earth".
These bases will replicate shoreline, swamp and other wetland style areas very well. The material used looks like a medium density resin, with a yellowish color. Very little to no cleanup was needed to prep for priming. I used a Tamiya grey primer, which stuck very well. Detail is great and you can see all the bubbles and churning surface easily. I tried turning these bases into looking like a magma field, which I think worked very well. In a later review I will show a completed squad on the bases!
Next up is there Scorched Earth line of bases. They give the impression of an ash waste and are nice and smooth. Again detail was spot on. No clean up was needed beside a warm water bath with hand soap! Tamiya primer was used for this base set, and took the primer well. These I am doing up a grey and dark red ash waste look.
In the end I would rate Iron Halo resin products a 5 out of 5! High quality molds, Ease of use, Good prices and fast shipping! All great things that everyone wants. They can be found at http://ironhalo.net/
Other product reviews will be going live at about 1 per week so stay tuned! There will be resin terrain, bases and miniatures coming up so watch this space!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
The second part of this project was the cloak for the Captain of the company! His cloak was done in a similar way as Champlain Xavier is done. Jason was very skillful in his attention to detail, and he even added spines!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The Leichter Panzerspähwagen (German: roughly "Light Armoured
Reconnaissance Vehicle") were a series of light four-wheel drive armoured cars
produced by Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1944.
They were developed by Eisenwerk Weserhütte of Bad Oeynhausen.
Chassis were built by Auto Union in Zwickau and assembled by F. Schichau
of Elbing and Maschinenfabrik Niedersachsen in Hanover-Linden.
It used the standard sPkw I Horch 801 (heavy car) chassis with an angled armoured body and turret. The rear mounted engine was a 67 kW (90 hp) Horch 3.5 petrol engine, giving it a road speed of 80 km/h (50 mph) and a cross-country speed
of 40 km/h. It had a maximum range of 300 km. Used by the reconnaissance battalions (Aufklärungs-Abteilung) of the Panzer divisions, the type performed well enough in countries with good road networks, like those in Western Europe. However, on the Eastern Front and North Africa, this class of vehicle was hampered by its relatively poor off-road performance. In those theaters, it gradually
found itself replaced in the reconnaissance role by the Sdkfz 250
half-track. The Sdkfz 250/9 was the Sdkfz 250 with the same turret as the
Sdfkz 222. The Sdkfz 222 was examined by Soviet designers before they
created the similar BA-64 light armoured car. Front and sides were made
of 8 mm (0 in) steel; thinner 5 mm (0 in) plates protected the top, rear,
and bottom. Cast vision ports later replaced ports cut into the armour. The
open topped turret was fitted with wire mesh anti-grenade screens. This version of the vehicle was armed with a 2 cm KwK 30 L/55 autocannon and a 7.92 mm MG34
As you can see, this would be a great vehicle to a commanders vehicle pool!
Friday, September 11, 2009
To celebrate this new tool, I will be doing a small giveaway of the following:
S926 - Complete Landscape Kit This excellent landscape starter kit includes illustrated instructions plus a generous assortment of our scenery products: eighteen white metal tree armatures, three packages of Foliage, seven tree stumps, two packages of Green Blend Blended Turf and three packages of accent colors of Fine Turf. Price: $39.99
As before, in order to qualify for the giveaway you must post a comment on this post and become a follower of The Ottawa Gamer. I also recommend you visit Woodland Scenics and checkout there great products! There will be a step-by-step review of there Rock Faces, Landscaping, River/Waterfall and Scenery Details kits in the near future. The draw will take place on Thursday the 17th at 23:00 EST!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Up for sale is the following: (links are for reference, not my pictures)
1x Current Morathi on dark pegisus
3x Sorceress Riding Dark Steed old
1x Sorceress old
1x Sorceress new
2x Cold one General old
2x Old assasin
1x sorcerer old
1x Dark Elf Sorceress (avatars of war)
1x Dark Elf Witch / Queen (avatars of war)
2x Bolt throwers + crew
6x Dark Riders
8x REALLY OLD cold one riders (raptor style)
12x old black guard
8x Old witch elves
13x Current Witch Elves (including Command)
20x old cosairs
2x metal spearmen
3x Swordsmen unit leaders
2x Army standards
2x metal horn blowers
26x metal crossbowmen
12x Current Shades
6x Current Harpies
48x Current Spearmen
10x Mangil Manflayers
Also comes with the current and previous edition of the codex, a 7th edition WHFB rulebook, and all the movement trays needed for the above force.
Asking $350 obo. You can email me offers
Out of all the sculpts, I really like the swamp style bases. I will be painting them up to look like a magma field which should look great. I'll post a picture up later this month.
The rest of the sculpts are the quality you'd expect from this style of bases. Overall I think there great sculpts and there quality is very high considering there bargain price! I give these bases an overall score of 8.5 out of 10. Expect a review of there battle base in an upcoming post!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
You need to comment on this post to enter. Winner will be found by using Random.org system! Winner will be determined on August 31st at 2300 EST.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Hi guys, today I will be showing what I have been working on! Lava Bases for my Salamanders Army! The resin bases I am using and reviewing today are from Dark Art Miniatures. Klaus sculpted these bases himself and it shows.
The detail work is great, and varied between the 10 piece 25mm bases. The lava/magma itself looks like floating rocks, suspended in a lava flow, very hot looking lava. The 40mm bases are very similar in design and look great as well. My Terminators will enjoy there new bases. Last but not least is the 60mm base. This sculpt is great, and has a mini volcano on it with bubbling lava pouring out!
In general, the bases are of good weight and will support models well. Pinning will be required, and very much needed on a few of the oddly shaped 25mm bases. In the end, I would rate these bases a solid 9.5/10 and a recommended purchase!
For those interested to get the painted look I achieved:
1) Sand, file and clean the bases. Prime Black
2) I layered the following colors in succession: Dark Maroon Red, Dark Red, Bright Red, Orange (made from Bright Red and Dark Yellow mixed), Yellow. I used dots of white on the very hottest spots.
3) I did a drybrush of Dark Grey, then a light drybrush of Medium Grey. I used a Light Grey and manually added edge highlights.
I did use all the paints show in the pictures below to achieve the look I got.