Tuesday, May 26, 2015

From the Desk: Deadline Freak Out

Countdown to Lock and Load: 9 days (before driving up).

I totally failed to do a normal weekend roundup, mostly cause I didn't get much done this last week. I was traveling for work and then during the long weekend I was installing recessed LED lighting in my living room and putting up ceiling tiles and crown moulding which ate almost the whole weekend. However now my living room has kick-ass lighting for board games.

I finally managed to get a blister of Sylys which I'd been searching for. He's now officially in my final push for Unbound as well. However I'm traveling for work the next 3 days again so I'm really down to just a few evenings for painting. This is gonna be pretty tight.

Final Unbound Push:
  • Stormguard - done
  • Storm Strider - done
  • Stormsmiths - painting
  • Squire - done
  • Journeyman - done
  • Gun Mage re-basing - painting bases
  • Sylys - primed

Thursday, May 21, 2015

From the Desk: Ready For Unbound

This post should probably be titled "Apparently Social Media is a Thing, But I'm Too Old to Appreciate It".
It's no secret to readers of this blog that I'm excited about playing in Unbound again. So the other day when Jason Soles posted an Insider about his preparations for Unbound at Lock&Load, I got even more excited. With the help of my good friend Mike, I finally got my Twitter account working properly and tweeted this picture of my Cygnar army ready for Unbound. I'm hoping it might bootstrap my odds of both getting into Unbound and actually getting to play Jason.
I also shared this picture with Mister Justin of Secret Weapon Miniatures to show my army entirely based using his resin bases which I've loved. He of course promptly asked to share it on the SW Facebook page which I was vary happy to agree to.

Now I want to be clear, all but 1 model in this photo was painted within the last year. The only exception in that photo is Maxwell Finn who I painted prior to Lock&Load 2014 as the test model for my new Cygnar color scheme. Everything else though was painted within the last year. I'm actually really stoked about this progress and even more stoked to be bringing this to Lock&Load 2015 in just a couple weeks.

Maybe now that I know how to use Twitter, I'll start using it more often to post little stuff.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Squire (take 2)

Second Squire finished! Same deal as the Journeyman Warcaster I painted. Nothing else fancy to say.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Journeyman Warcaster (take 2)

Second Journeyman Warcaster finished! I wouldn't have painted a second one of the same sculpt except that it came with the Cygnar all-in-one-army box and I can use it for Unbound. Perhaps I'll do a side-by-side comparison of the two at some point, but for now it's just a quick post.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

From the Desk: Weekend Roundup #87

Countdown to Lock and Load: 17 days (before driving up).

No pictures this week. My desk is actually somewhat empty. The Squire and Journeyman got finished this morning and the Stormsmiths are not started yet. I'm actually doing this post early cause I expect to crash early. I spent a big chunk of today installing new recessed lighting in my living room area. The project is about half done but most of that work involved holding things above my head. On the plus side, the work is about half done. Also, I'm flying out tomorrow morning for work for a couple days. In fact the next two weeks before Lock&Load are packed with work travel and meetings and lots of junk so I'm not sure how much more painting I'll be getting done before then. Out of the 17 more days before I get into a car to drive to Seattle, I'll be traveling for work 6 of them.

Final Unbound Push:
  • Stormguard - done
  • Storm Strider - done
  • Stormsmiths - primed
  • Squire - done
  • Journeyman - done
  • Gun Mage re-basing - painting bases

Total Cygnar points painted for Unbound (now tracking theme-based mercs):
  • Casters: +45 pts (8 models)
  • Warjacks: 175 pts
  • Battle Engines: 9 pts
  • Units: 57* pts
  • Solos: 27 pts
  • Merc Solos: 8 pts
  • Merc Warjacks: 5 pts
  • Merc Units: 4 pts

Friday, May 15, 2015

Silver Line Stormguard

Painting whole units can be really soul crushing. I'm glad to have these finally done.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Storm Strider (take 2)

Technically this was finished last Saturday but I've been sorely behind on blogging due to work/life/sick events. Painting a second one of these was both fun and quick. I really enjoy the huge based Cygnar kits in general and I'm really looking forward to having two of these on the table at the same time.

The "pose" on this one is a little different, partially by accident and partially on purpose. It's leaning forward a little bit as if it's about to fire a massive strike. When I was first lining up the legs after pinning, I discovered that it had a bit of a lean. It would have been easily corrected, but I decided to keep it as I liked the look of it. I will say that on the flipside, for some reason the overhead bar above the central ball came in really close on the ball itself which still baffles me a bit. However, it's done, so in the spirit of completing and moving on, I'm moving on!