Monday, January 17, 2011

Motivational Monday #21

Time for a Monday Motivational Poster!

I don't take credit for creating the above imagine.
Unknown author. Used without permission.

More Monday goodness can be found here

... Mitch

Friday, January 14, 2011

Black Templars and Dark Angels get new FAQ

It really is great news! Both armies are now updated to 5th edition and match Codex: Marines. The FAQ's can be found here

Some major changes:
3+ invul storm shields
6+ invul combat shields
Typhoon Launcher per Codex: Marines
Cyclone Launcher per Codex: Marines
Smoke Launchers are now obscured
Holy Orb is now a normal blast like a frag missile
Signum per Codex: Marines
PoTMS per Codex: Marines
Strength 4 Shotguns

There are other nice little updates, so check it out!

... Mitch

Monday, January 10, 2011

Motivational Monday #20

Time for a Monday Motivational Poster!

I don't take credit for creating the above imagine.
Unknown author. Used without permission.

... Mitch

Incoming! Grey Knights

Got this in my email today:

Incoming! Grey Knights
'We are the warriors of the Grey Knights, armoured in Faith, shielded by Devotion and armed with Purity of Purpose. But greater even than these, we carry the light of the divine Emperor of Man into the dark places to purge the daemonic wherever it may be found.' - Brother-Captain Stern of the Grey Knights, Prior to the Purging of Xoedic Binary 978.M41
In April the Grey Knights, an elite and secretive Chapter of Space Marines, will stand ready to fight the forces of Chaos and the horrors of the Warp with new reinforcements. Take a look at the Astronomican today to see the Studio's Incoming! article for more information about the legendary heroes that are the Grey Knights.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Cruiser Complete

The Avalon Cruiser is Complete and Ready to Deploy!

I finished up the Cruiser today, and it turned out really well I think. I used a mix of different grays for the hull. I used storm and icy from reaper and codex from GW. The was reapers carnage red mixed with GW blood red. I used the red to create a nice contrast from the dull hull.

To create shading I used nauseating blue from GW. Its one of my favorite colors in the GW range. Metallics were done with Tamiya gunmetal and GW boltgun metal. I am still unsure if I will put a wash on the metal surfaces.

I will be creating a stat sheet for this cruiser using Squadron Strike later this week. I'll compile a complete list when I finish up the other starships and make them available for download. Now all I need to do is name this warship! Any ideas?

... Mitch

Saturday, January 8, 2011

WIP: Avalon Cruiser

I am currently working on an Avalon Cruiser from the Battletech universe. The miniature is made by Iron Wind Metals and can be found here.  The choose to do the cruiser in a dark grey with red trim. As you can see, I just have some of the basecoat done. I plan on using a gunmetal for the engine parts and vents. For the base, I am just using 1/16 brass rod and a square base. More to come soon.

... Mitch

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Highlights of 2010

2010 was a big year of allot of people, and possibly the biggest one ever for me! Here are a few highlight of last year in the eyes of the Ottawa Gamer!

Getting Married
One of the biggest things ever for me, is I got married on September 18, 2010.  We got married in my hometown of Timmins, Ontario. It was really fun, and we are both glad its over, due to the stress involved with the planning!

Codex: Blood Angels
I've always loved the back story on these guys, and this codex is full of them. It inspired me to start putting together the parts for my next major project. I'm still debating on two chapters at the moment. I am thinking of doing Knights of Blood, or Storm Wardens. In the end, I really want to do a Silver based marine force, with either blue or red as the accent color. Maybe I'll just do Knights of Blood as the main force, and make a few Storm Wardens squads. Who knows how this will turn out, but I do have a suitcase of spare miniatures that will be used for this army! Detailed step by steps will done done for this project, and will be the major highlight for 2011.

Pedobear and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics
I don't know if anyone remembers, but Pedobear made it into a newspaper with a spoofed logo in a few newspapers. I think it was absolutely hilarious!

Island of Blood
Looking back at recent boxed sets like Black Reach (2008), Space Hulk (2009) and Island of Blood (2010) shows that Games Workshop is putting out very high detailed simple construction kits on the market. I personally can't wait to see if 2011 will bring out another wicked box set like the last three!

Flames of War 
This great WW2 tabletop wargaming is making a huge splash in Eastern Ontario. Small gaming groups are sprouting up all over the place, which is great! The models are nice, the rules are smooth and who doesn't love historical gaming? Due to my love of model kits, I will be creating a mid/late war Panzer Division which will include allot of halftracks!

I didn't list some of the smaller things like a brand new Dell XPS15, a Sony LED television, tuned and detailed my car and other cool things. As you can see, 2010 was a very exciting year for me. 

Here is to 2011 and everything it brings!

... Mitch

Monday, January 3, 2011

Motivational Monday #19

Time for a Monday Motivational Poster!

I don't take credit for creating the above imagine.
Unknown author. Used without permission.

... Mitch

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2011!

Wow, what a great year! I really hope everyone accomplished everything they wanted too in 2010, because I didn't! I got married, tuned my car, more armies, LED TV, a new laptop but I never finished any hobby commitments!

This years resolution will be to finish all projects I started.

2011 is sure shaping up to be a busy year!

... Mitch