Tag Archives: NOVA Open

Trying to get into the mindset before I paint the Raider…

I love customization.

It’s why none of my models are ever painted in studio schemes. Why I spend an exorbitant amount of time tweaking my character until he’s just right before even playing a video game. Why I make characters/models for games that don’t even need them (like my custom Mage War mage models).

It’s why I’m making a custom Dark Eldar kabal for just a painting contest entry.  I figured something like this would help me get into the proper mindset when I finally sit down to put airbrush to model.

Utilizing these  Dark Eldar Kabal creation tables and this DnD dice roller I found on Google, I came up with a quick idea for my kabal that I could easily expand IF I ever wanted to pursue a Dark Eldar army past this model.

Enter the Kabal of the Eternal Eclipse.

Continue reading Trying to get into the mindset before I paint the Raider…

The Road to the Capitol Palette and Nova Open has begun…

Last week I put out a poll and asked for suggestions for a model to paint and enter in the 2014 Nova Open Capitol Palette/Crystal Brush.

In the end there were 2 clear front runners (which a seemingly last minute push for the Deathjack to tie it for second place) between the Dark Eldar’s Razorwing Jetfighter and the O-Yoroi TAG from Infinity.

I called an audible.  So what did I end up going with?

Continue reading The Road to the Capitol Palette and Nova Open has begun…

The Nomads will be hitting the NoVA Open in Style!

-2 Street Cred, +3 Nerd Cred.
-2 Street Cred, +3 Decency, and +1 to STR surprisingly.

With the NoVA Open happening in just one short week, our gaming group (named the Nova Nomads in case it wasn’t obvious), will be rocking the house with our new snazzy t-shirts designed by yours truly!

I’m sure it’s going to be asked, yes, it does say “Let’s GO This!”  It’s an little inside thing that came from some overzealous typing (and autocorrecting) while on my phone in our Google Group and from there it just kind of ran with us and became a rallying cry of sorts.

I’m going to do 2012 right! My resolutions and what to (hopefully) expect this year…

It’s 2012 and I’m back home and still trying to recover from that holiday break.  Late 2011 I started this site and this hobby and I want to take both into 2012 with gusto, so I’ve come up with a few New Year’s Resolutions that pertain to wargaming and myself! So here we go:

  1. Paint – this one is obvious.  I have a maddeningly massive list of models to get through this year.  I personally don’t like playing with unfinished models and usually I can’t really use the models I have anyway because of the way I paint things in sections/pieces.  First on the painting block is the rest of my Khador (minus the other warcasters for now).
  2. Paint better & faster – This one is just going to come with time.  Menoth looks like it is going to be my main faction from now on, so I’ll be hopefully better by the time I roll around to painting them.  I also have a 2 day painting class in March hosted by Privateer Press studio painter Meg Maples!  I hope to learn a lot there that I can apply to my Menites!
  3. Keep the blog going – with all these models to paint, surely there will be plenty of updates to be had?!  In a poll I did late last year, I asked what you guys would like to see more of.  Tutorials and how-to’s were at the top so I’ll be keeping that in mind and can hopefully accommodate by sharing the various things I learn along the way. Also new year, new look.  You like?
  4. Play more – Thursdays is quickly becoming my established game night and with a great group of players. This one is the easiest.
  5. Take part in a tournament (specifically at the NoVA Open) – I would REALLY love to be in a tournament this year.  I think I finally have enough models to field some competitive lists and would really like to experience that part of the hobby.  The NOVA Open is being held in Crystal City at the end of August this year, and since that is the closest for me which won’t require long treks or overnight stays, is the one I am specifically eying to be ready for (i.e. have my list painted up by then).  They are going to have 3 different Warmachine/Hordes tournies that weekend, 2 are 35 points, 1 is 50 points.  All are 1 list.  I think that is going to be perfect for me.

I think that’s good for now, don’t want to overload myself too early.  I’m off to tinker with the site some more and get started on finishing up my other magnetized Khador heavy and the other 4 Man-o-War Shocktroopers.  Now if I could only keep my other, previous nerd weakness (video games) from cutting into my time.  Over the holidays I got Skyrim, Space Marine, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations on the x360 AND scooped up the Dawn of War II Complete Pack off the Steam sale. Ugh.

When you’re young, you have lots of time but no money.  Now I have money (still working on the lots part) and barely time…