Now being a PG, some might say that I hate the competition; especially one in particular. This isn’t true, GW have been a staple of the British high street for over 30 years. They have brought many Warmachine/Hordes players into the world of gaming and will do for many more years…..hopefully.
I say hopefully, as I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting pics on Facebook; of the new 40k models and one thing struck me just now….the pictures look shit. Now I don’t mean the models themselves, before all you GW fans break your knees jerking them; I meant photo composition wise.
They show you bugger all of the model; except some hazy outline with splashes of colour. They are usually multiples of models, instead of a single shot of one model in high detail. One picture I saw, was of giant blue oversized power armour, that had an intense bright light shining through the legs; like his genitals were on fire. So GW, a little advice from a complete noob like me. If your going to highlight your products, at least make the effort to show your craft in the best possible light….not through the genitals.
During my visit to Common Ground Games, there was number of things we needed to find out. The first was to see the place in person, as photo’s and video even; can be deceptive. The video below is how I first saw Common Ground Games
Looks good, but not as good as seeing it in person. I took a couple of pics of the gaming space, which hopefully shows the size of it.
So if you fancy heading down for a game, or just to check out the shop; you can find it at
Common Ground Games
40 Cowane Street, Stirling, FK8 1JR
Last month I mentioned a delivery, which I had been expecting for a while. Thankfully it arrived a few days before I headed to the Nationals, so it gave me time to clean them up in the hotel.
Gamers of a certain age, will recognise the similarities with a children’s cartoon from the 1980’s. So to get the chance to pledge to a Kickstarter with models that looked similar to those characters; was just a must have.
The wizard model at the back will be my Painting Oath pledge for July, though I will hopefully be painting them all this month. I would like to add a special thank you to the guys at Impact Miniatures, who were very helpful and efficient; when a problem arose with the delivery. Now I’m off you watch the boxset of said cartoon, which my loving wife bought me several years ago (she says I look like Presto).
With luck next week will bring with it, not only the UK Nationals; but also something in the post. I’ve been looking forward to this arriving for a long while now, as it takes me back to my childhood.
As it will hopefully arrive in time for July, I’ll be using them as my Painting Oath for that month. So watch this space from what delights I will be painting soon, for now I’m going to go get the boxset to listen to as I paint.
Well as the title suggest, progress on the models needed for the Nationals is coming along. I took a break yesterday, as
Ran out of glue
Using a hand drill on small pieces is killing my hands (Who designed the Iron Lich Overseer; they need to be shot)
Trying to avoid burn out, this early on in the process.
So for now here is pictures of the first Harrower, as well as WiP shot of the 1st Seether in the background. Yes you might have guessed by now, red is my favourite colour; which is why I am dreading the Kraken when I get around to it.