Showing posts from 2017

Back in the Underhive

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to play a proper game of Necromunda...the first in a very long time. With Shadow War out, I have had some interest, but for my money, nothing beats the original Necromunda. Let's look at the game in some detail.
My opponent went with a Delaque gang with a couple of heavies while I led a band of Cawdors focused more on numerous lightly armed fighters. The fighting took place in a small shanty in the ruined outskirts of a settlement. The Delaques, fresh from a night of gambling and drinking, had accepted a job from the local gambling boss Jerry ‘Snake-Eyes.’ Believing they’d endeared themselves to the gambling boss, the Delaque gang has taken their winnings and agreed to clear the nearby shanty of several scum who have been causing trouble for the settlement. Little do they know that ‘Snake-Eyes’has led them to a trap, angered by the Delaque’s apparent luck at the tables. The shanty they are to clear is already empty, cleared recently by a venomou…

Too Much Blood for the Blood God (?)

It’s safe to say 2017 is off to a slow start in terms of painting. At the end of the year, I was enjoying a rare spurt of painting interest, cranking out multiple models per week and really making some progress on the massive pile of unpainted models. With the new year, however, that has slowed down. If I’m honest with myself, its mostly due to analysis paralysis. There are just too many projects I want to work on. So when I sit down to get some work done, I can’t decide what to do.

I’m going to skillfully ignore this problem for now and instead show off some of the models I have been working on. That should inspire me to pick up the paintbrush more often….right?

First up are the demons of hunger that are Malifaux Gaki. Gaki seem to be one of those unfortunate models that every game has….awesome, beautiful models whose rules either suck or they’re too underpowered or over-costed, which means I seldom see them on the table. I picked mine up long before I’d ever played a master you’d use…

Things Gone and Those to Come

2016 was a year of considerable change for my family and I. Above all else, it was the year in which we finally ended our time in the Midwest and made our return to Colorado. This move had always been the 5-year plan for us, but it took us by surprise when we realized that we had actually achieved what we set out to do. Perhaps more unbelievable is the realization that the end of this month makes it 1 year since the move. The process has been somewhat jarring and it has been a whirlwind of a year. And so as our first year in Denver comes to a close, our focus turns from ‘getting here’ to really setting up a life here.
That’s to give you an idea of where my mind is but in reality, 2016 was a fairly productive year in terms of hobby. The year saw me paint more models than I have in a number of yearsand while painting for me has always been a slow process, I’ve grown as an artist and I am constantly looking for new ways to improve. On the terrain end of my hobby, I’m continuing to create…