Archive for April, 2011

Just a quick note

Posted: April 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

The in-laws are in town so there is no nerding going on.  They leave on Wednesday – I am thinking of treating myself with a shiny new solo for surviving.

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A tale of 4 shredders

Posted: April 16, 2011 in Uncategorized

It was the beast of times…

So, I did some assembly today – 4 shredders and pLylyth.  Just for the heck of it I decided to try a little experiment.  Each of the 4 shredders was assembled in a different way in order to see how the adhesives I used worked.

We have Gorilla glue only, citadel super glue only, gorilla glue and pin, and I found a tiny bit of JB Weld and used that for the last one.  It is my expectation that the JB Weld will actually be the strongest bond – though it is somewhat of a paint to work with.

I also glued a couple of sub assemblies of the Carnivean together just with Gorilla glue and paper clip pins.  I am kind of wishing I had some more JB Weld for it, honestly.  Or at least some green stuff…

So, last night I watched Castle and was going to build a model but then discovered to my horror that my superglue was ancient.  Like, Clinton era ancient.  Rather than frustrate myself further, I set about to cleaning flash and such off the models and got Lylyth and all the shredders done.  I also did part of the Carnivean and tried some dry fitting and honestly have no freaking idea how that thing will go together.  I predict by the time I am done there will be more greenstuff and glue than metal…

Also, I want to get some cork for the bases – I need to hit up Osh or Home Depot and see if I can find a single bit.  I don’t want to get a ton of it.

New sig image created

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Uncategorized

So, I decided to make a quick sig image.  Posting it here so I don’t lose it.

So, I received my Everblight starter set and opened it up over the weekend full of intent to build them all and get to the local gaming store.  Then I saw exactly how many pieces there are.

It seems to me that they should put one of those 1000 piece labels on the box like they do on puzzles.  So, with a sigh of exasperation I put them back into the box and rocked myself gently in the corner muttering “so much pinning” over and over.

Plan B is to pull out exactly one model a night and just do that one.  Hopefully that will help me from just flat out being overwhelmed.

So, I have decided to take the plunge into a new miniature game.  Well, new to me.  Sort of.  I used to play back in Mark 1 some but then it got a little too rock/papers/scissors for me so I dropped it.

Well, at the urgings of many (a few) I have decided to give it another chance.  I spent some time looking at the privateer press website and reading some batreps in the forums and decided that I would go with Legion of Everblight.  The are kind of Dark Eldar-ish from 40k and are blind landsharks, so what is not to love?

One of the most useful places I found was another newbie blog, http://neweverblight.blogspot.com/ , and I liked how he was chronicling things.  I found it very helpful and was inspired by his growth as a player – I think it would be fun for him to go back and reread some of the stuff from time to time.  Anyway, it gives me a focus for my obsessing anyway to at least be able to get the thoughts out of my head.

I ordered the starter box from the Warstore and picked up a couple of other warlocks based on what I was reading (and the models I liked) Vayl and Saeryn to go with Lylyth, who comes in the starter set (you can only use one at a time but it will be nice to learn with I think).  I admit it, I like the ys in chick’s names.

Well, the box came today, I am hoping to get some models built tonight, but I am a bit sick.

Another site I found for inspiration is http://archive.brushthralls.com/model-walkthroughs/faction-box-in-10-days-legion-of-everblight.html building and painting the faction box for Everblight in 10 days.  I will also be pinning the hell out of my models because I just get mad when I have to fix them after they have already been painted.