26 May 2016

Raven Guard 30th Anniversary Marine

     I haven't posted anything in over a year! Haha! I suck at this. Anyway, on to the good stuff. Oh, and I'm currently working on finishing up Drenn Redblade from the Deathwatch: Overkill set and a skitarii Tech-Priest Dominus. 
     Games Workshop recently released the 30th Anniversary Space Marine model (Space Marine anniversary, not GW's anniversary). Seeing as I originally got into the WH40K universe around that time, I felt it was a model I had to have. Also, it's just more plasti-crack for my addiction. Plus, it went well with my Rogue Trader framed canvas I just got in the mail from https://warhammerart.com. 

My hobby corner. Cluttered. I know.
     So, without further ado, I present my first completed Raven Guard model.

Yep. Shiny green base.
Felt he should wear a command insignia.
I found I really enjoy painting leather. Even small bits of it.
Probably should have painted his soles metallic. Oh well.
     As for the other parts of this blog, I'm currently listening to Perturbator's newest album- "The Uncanny Valley". 

     While it's not technically metal (it's "synthwave"?), it is dark and sinister and makes me think of all the 80's sci-fi and horror films I grew up watching. It's like Doctor Mindbender created a different kind of "Serpentor". One made from the DNA of Jack Burton, Snake Plissken, Alex Murphy, Rick Deckard, Roy Batty, Tetsuo Shima and Shotaro Kaneda. In other words, one hell of an album!! Actually, all of his albums are phenomenal. Check it out here https://perturbator.bandcamp.com. Buy it, listen to it a lot, just don't go shooting androids or anything afterwards. They're people too, you know.
     And finally, I live in the desert and it's dry. Really dry. So, I'm staying hydrated and drinking everyone's favorite brew: H2O. Yep, no beer tonight. Definitely on the next post though, which hopefully won't take me another freaking year. As always, question, comments, criticisms are all welcome. Thanks for reading!! Drink up, paint well, and listen to metal (or synthwave)!

28 April 2015

Been a few months...

     Well, I haven't posted since the first of the year. Kinda been dragging my feet on things. Life happens, and all that crap, however, it's time to get back into the swing of things.
     I'll be picking up a new camera in a week or two, so hopefully I'll be posting some nice quality pics of my minis. Speaking of those, here are some not-so-minis I'm getting ready to paint up.

The gang's all here! From L to R: Swarmlord, Flyrant, 'Fex 1, Dimachaeron, 'Fex 2, Exocrine, Toxi (behind Exo), Mawloc 1, Trygon, Mawloc 2, Tervi

     Still have more to assemble (another Dimachaeron, Carnifex, 3 T-cytes, a Heirophant, and craploads of little guys). Overwhelming. My next post should be the Genestealers that I've been working on. Anyway, stay tuned for a proper post.

31 December 2014

     First, a little about myself. I'm a 37 year old man-child residing in Hell aka Arizona. I paint minis and play Warhammer 40K, drink good beers and listen to metal (I also dabble in playing guitar and bass, just for fun).
     I decided to start this blog mainly to help motivate me to finish my massive backlog of minis and share my thoughts/opinions on some badass metal albums and some damn good beer. You know, what's best in life; next to crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women.
     So, New Year's Eve 2014, currently listening to Be'lakor from Australia. Pretty damn decent melo-death. A friend from work turned me on to them. Also, their name is from Warhammer40K. Be'lakor is a Demon Prince. I'm sure he would approve.
     I guess we should highlight the other part of this blog; the beer. Currently drinking Left Coast Brewing Co. Asylum. It's a Belgian Style Trippel and damn is it tasty. Slight sweetness, maybe a hint of malt. Not super hoppy and it's 11.8% ABV!!! Unlike most high alcohol beers, it doesn't have that "alcohol bite". Be careful of this one folks. It'll sneak up on ya'.
     Now back to 40K. I currently "play" Tyranids. Play is in quotes since I haven't finished enough of my army to actually play a decent game. That's where this whole thing might help. Hopefully someone out there in the interwebs takes an interest and can offer some encouragement. Anyway, I'll leave you with some photos of what I have finished.
Hive Guard Brood
Malanthrope, Warrior Prime, Spawn of Cryptus/Broodlord

Finecast Zoanthropes
I'm currently finishing up a ForgeWorld Trygon (OOP so it's a Chinese ForgeryWorld) and a "Smilovore" with a new venomthrope head. Long way to go. So, back to painting. Leave some constructive or destructive comments as you see fit. Until next time...drink, paint, metal.