Monday, January 31, 2011

Pic Update (Commissions)

Hi All,

Just a quick update to let everyone take a look at some of the commission work I am doing.
The pics are not as good as I hoped but you will get the idea.


Firestorm Armada:

Relthoza (For use with Full Thrust)

Terran (For use with Full Thrust)

BattleTech (For Use with Dirt side II)

The Entire Lance with Command Vehicle

Mad Dog and Command Vehicle

Fire Moth (Dasher)

Nova Cat (BattleMech)

Warhawk (Masakari)

Some of my friends and I have started looking for non GW games on the Micro Armor scale to get that big battle fix. The rules for Dirtside II and Full Thrust are FANTASTIC and FREE!



Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Hi all,

I just got back from my local GW store.

I was able to see a fully assembled and basecoated Stormraven.

It is smaller than I thought it would be. It looks ok but still kind of goldfish like. :)

Funny thing- the model was painted in shades of gray.

The store got it in 2 days ago and they have already put it together.

I just thought folks would like to hear about it.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wolf Lord on Thunder wolf

Hello all

I am writing to show off my latest 40K work. Wolf Lord Steinbjorn inn Fenruni and his Thunderwolf Hopp.

The models and materials include a Reaper Dire Wolf , Parts from the newest gray hunter sprues, the legs from a Space Marine biker, a 60 MM base, and cork board.

Part 1 The Model:
After cleaning all of the parts with warm soap and water I started by taking the biker legs and cutting them in half right up the crotch *shutter* then using green stuff; positioned them on the wolf''s back. After this I set it aside and using the rest of the green stuff I sculpted a saddled and straps on the wolf. before it set I attached the legs to the wolf.

I let the model cure overnight. The Next day I went through the Space Wolf bits I have and selected some of the more flashy pieces. I noticed that the place where the body met the wolf that it looked like crap. I decided to do what I have seen done on Cav models many times. I added more saddle to the front and back similar to to many fantasy war horse setups.
I then attached all the selected bits to the model.

Part 2 The Base:

The Base is a standard GW 60MM round base. Using cork board from a local Staples office supply store I made the core of the rock that Steinbjorn and Hopp will stand on. To make the rock I simply shaped the cork in a rough natural shape and added a second level on top. I find that Aleens Tacky Glue works great for this.

Next I attached The model to the base. I used 2 long "pins" to fasten the figure securely through the cork and base. I then added a drop of super glue on the underside to lock the pins in place.

Part 3 flocking:

I used Elmer's glue to flock sand and stones of many different sizes (I picked up the sand from Colonial Beach Virginia) I like the many different sizes and textures of natural sand for larger models.

Part 4 The Painted Model:

Once all of this was dry I based the model in black them painted it in my Space wolf paint scheme. At some point I intend to do a painting tutorial but that is for a different time.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Hobby Update (Battlefield Gothic)

Hello All,

I was able to make to this past Thursday's BFG night. I debuted my new Chaos fleet. I have 4 cruisers and 3 escorts. I did pretty good. I managed to table an Eldar fleet complete with a battleship. This was a lot of fun. I am really getting into the game.

Here is my fleet in all it's Chaos Glory

The Ships of the "Fallen of Ilea"

The Grand Cruiser "Revenge of Luther"

The Cruisers of the Line

Escort squadron "Vengeance of Angles"

These guys are pretty good.



Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The last 8 days...

The Last 8 days have been interesting (in that WTF sort of way) so if the post rambles please forgive me.

I will not go into the details of the more personal (Real life) issues. I will merely state that there have been some setbacks in the house of the RGH.

On the other hand I am more than willing to talk about the game related disappointments from the last few days.

Lets start with last Thursday night. - My local GW store runs a specialist game night every Thursday from 6pm to close. This month it's Battlefield Gothic. This is a game I have never played but have been interested in for some time. To prepare for thismonth long event I went out and purchased 7 ships from the chaos Fleet.

1 Grand Cruiser
1 Heavy Cruiser
2 Cruisers
3 Escorts

All are fully painted and ready to go... or so I thought.

just 15 minutes before I was planning to leave the Misses asked me to help drive her Mother home. The poor girl (the wife) had been up since 4:30 that morning picking her mother up for a doctor's appointment later in the day. She looked wiped out. How could I state "No I'm going to play with my toy rocket ships" I didn't need the Manslator to figure out what I needed to say...

"Of course I will help out... let me get my coat"

So I missed the game and spent the evening sitting in traffic and earning brownie points. :)

The next and perhaps most tragic event was my trip to the Woodbridge Game Parlor. Last month I got a 20% discount postcard from the parlor. This was great! 20% off of total purchase. The post also said that they were located in a new store at the same shopping center. This was a suspicious statement in that it could mean a larger better place or a smaller cramped store.
Unfortunately the latter proved to be true.

The new store is less than half the size of the old location with the same amount of stock. The isles are so narrow that I felt like I needed to turn sideways to walk down them. The place seems crowded and choked. Don't get me started on the open gaming space ("Open" being used loosely!) Even the employees looked tired of apologizing for the new digs. I was pretty mopey by the end of my shopping trip (it did not stop me from getting full use of the the 20% discount) I am not sure of the reason for the down size but I expect the economy has something to do with it.

I hope that this is merely a temporary setback and that the GP will move into a proper store in the future. The problem is that every time I have seen this happen in the past (Twice now) the store went under within a year. I don't want to see this happen the the Game Parlor. :(


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The end of 2010...

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Hello All,

Happy New year and all that stuff. I hope everyone had a good one. I did. :)
I got a chance to play some WFB on Friday night. Good Game! 1000 points of my son's Skaven (The Skaven Project) vs. 1000 beast Army played by me. The game lasted 6 turns and in the end only three units remained on the board. 1 unit of Clan rats (19 of 20) My Tuskor Chariot and my level 4 Bray Shaman (with only 1 wound remaining.) By the 8th ed rules for calculating VP it was a draw. unfortunately I did not think to grab the camera for this event so it will live on only in our memories...

I managed to catch a double feature on Saturday. "The King's speech" and "Tron Legacy"
I thought both were really good for completely different reasons. The king's speech was one of the best Drama's I have seen in a while. I don't really care for Drama's so that should say quite a bit right there. As for Tron the movie is action packed and I am a huge fanboy of the late 70's early 80's Disney Sci-Fi films like the original Tron and the Black hole. I enjoyed both!

Well... I am happy to announce that at 11:50 EST on December 31st I completed the "Army in 30 days" challenge.

The Daemon army is painted and ready for play!

Here are some pics of the finished fiends...