The intended plans to post a little more often, got a little waylaid recently with a last minute hospital stay. I say last minute, but it was only last minute to me; as someone failed to inform me of my imminent admittence to said hospital. So with 3 days notice, I had to get my life in order and make arrangements for the house and pet.
On the plus side, I managed to complete the April Oath; with just 2 hours to spare. Despite the time constraint, I am really pleased with the models I have done, while not really compromising on the quality of the work too much. The Oath was to include the secret ingredient; which in April was Battle Damage.
With just Gerlak Slaughterborn left to paint, I figured I could go a little crazy with him.
Weapon slashes, a little corrosion and just to show why Trolls have the Tough ability; a broken spear shaft in the chest.
The other Oath models which I haven’t shown to date, are the last two witches:
No, it’s not my birthday; but it is my wife’s birthday today. We have had a lovely day out and spent some time with our family. Overall, despite the personal issues, things have been good.
So your probably wondering why I am mentioning this on a gaming blog. Well, it’s been a tradition since we have been together; to make or paint her something unique. I’ve posted models I’ve painted for her on the blog in the past, however this one has to be the biggest one I’ve painted. 54mm, special edition Fallen Angel model from Freebooter.
After lots of hassles with the now defunct Maelstrom games, I bought directly from Freebooter. I’ve probably posted it on here before, but for those not familiar with it -
I’ve been keeping my head down recently, as March was just way too busy for me. With two WM/H tournaments, as well as the recent Malifaux tournament; it’s been a struggle health wise for me.
That is not to say I haven’t been busy, far from it. As you will have seen painting hasn’t been far from my agenda, though it hasn’t been the blitzing of previously. I recently finished a little silly side project, which my dear wife convinced me to take on. Anyone who know the PP forums, will have seen the My Little Pony thread. I always saw the cool avatar pictures with the ‘Cryxian My Little Ponies’. So when my wife spotted as My Little Pony in the supermarket; she made me buy it to convert it from this……
…..into My Little Nightmare Pony.
Ok so it’s not very Cryx, but it was fun doing it. Wife and daughter liked it so much, they want one converted too.
Dripwel Quest, with his comments; has reminded me of why I started this blog. I hate to say this, but The Hairy Caber isn’t for your benefit; it’s for mine. You see, I have a very bad memory and need something to keep me focused.
The Hairy Caber does this, by making me feel I have to post something; as often as possible. Be it a model I am building, painted models I have just completed; or the case of Malifaux recently so I can vent/own personal thoughts. If you follow this blog, you will note that I don’t give advice; unless there is a solution that I have found works for me personally. I don’t do reviews of models and I don’t do tactics for any game. The reason for this, is that there are other sites/blogs for that; with better resources and connections. Even if I had those, I still wouldn’t do it; as I did that with Shotgun or Grapple.
Don’t get me wrong, I love that you question me Dripwel; you make me evaluate why I said those things. However I will stand by the advice I gave, despite your claim I ‘inadvertently’ told people not to take up WM/H.
And your wrong, about the advice I would give about WM/H. My biggest piece of advice to any prospective WM/H player, don’t walk into it; expecting one single model to be all singing and dancing super-duper powerful. That is not how it works in WM/H, there is always a synergy needed to make that one model good. However 99% of the time, there is a counter model/tactic to that ‘very good model’; so don’t expect it to work every single time.
I started off saying this blog is for my benefit, over the months that I have been doing it; people had read it and comment on it. To all those people, a big thank you. If we don’t question the things in our life, then we never find the right answers. Keep questioning me, keep questioning yourself and most important – Have Fun. Happy New Year everyone.
Well it’s Boxing Day and I have just finished transferring my models to the new case. I am very pleased with the case, made of hard-wearing material and not in an insipid/boring camouflage or army green colour like other makers of carry bags. Figures in Comfort offer good quality, which is comparable; if not better than many others.
The tray setup I got was
1 x 4c (25mm infantry, 70mm deep)
1 x 5c (40mm infantry, 70mm deep)
2 x 22c (Large Models)
Now I have only just filled one of the Large Models tray, the other is empty at the moment. Not a problem, I will be looking to add more warbeasts/jacks in the new year. My problem, is the 70mm depth of the infantry trays.
It is just too deep for models like Mechanithralls, which is evident when you can stand up a Bane Thrall in the slot. Not a major problem, it was just one of not know what I needed.
Medium bases were just the same, though for things like the Bloodgorgers; this was compounded by weapons. The reason for this, is trying to push the model into the bottom, the weapons would scrape and scratch the sides. These guys fitted best, stood on their heads in the slot; though some like pGaspy fit snug in the slot.
Putting the beasts and jacks in to the larger tray, wasn’t a problem; though the Deathjack did take up the *whole* slot.
Other than the tray setup, this was just the present I needed and wanted. Come the New Year, I’ll be looking to get some 35mm trays for the infantry and my expanding Malifaux models. I’d certainly recommend them to anyone looking for good quality, fast service and very good customer service. Even my cat thinks the company is great and aptly named, though she thinks the company should be changed to Felines in Comfort…….