Monday, September 28, 2009

My weekly paint planning assignment

Current weekly projects

Finish 4 Nob bikerz and Warboss - Completed
Paint BW - Completed
Put together some IG Guys - Maybe tonight?
Paint said IG Guys - Maybe tomorrow?
Start Painting Stompa - Weekend?
Build Test Space Goat Guy and maybe paint - Wednesday?
Put together Ironclad Dread - Maybe Wednesday
Put together Zagstruck - Maybe Wednesday
Figure out Lightbox for website - Bam done that - gallery updated will update clients with the new shiznit
Figure out OSCommerce for website for future prepainted service and selling - Not even close

Big week for me. Lucky for me, my work is fairly lax most of the time so I got a lot of freedom to work on stuff. The best thing is I figured out Lightbox - woot. It is a nice java thingie that is good for galleries. I can create little galleries with next and forward options. It looks neat and fancy as you open it up. The gallery on my painting page has it running. I also have figured out more options with my camera so look for better pics too. Fun times eh? I swear, learning web shit is annoying. I missed the high school classroom by about 2 years. It is depressing to think some 13 year old kids are better at software then me. Oh well - hope for the future eh?

Tweak to the Space Puppies list I posted on BOLS and this site. Is this better?

HQ: Njal
HQ: Wolflord, Saga of the Bear, Thunderwolf mount, Frost Axe, Fenris Wolves (2)
HQ: Wolflord, Saga of the Warrior Borne, Thunderwolf mount, Thunderhammer, Storm Shield, Fenris Wolves (2)
Elites: Wolf Guard (3), Combi-Melta (3), Power Fist (3)
Troops: Grey Hunters (5), Meltagun, Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen, Razorback
Troops: Grey Hunters (5), Meltagun, Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen, Razorback
Troops: Grey Hunters (5), Meltagun, Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen, Razorback
Troops: Grey Hunters (5), Meltagun, Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen, Razorback
FA: Thunderwolf Cav (5), Mark of the Wulfen, Powerfist, Plasma Pistol, Meltabombs
FA: Thunderwolf Cav (5), Mark of the Wulfen, Powerfist, Plasma Pistol, Meltabombs

I think this might be a tougher list and something I will build towards. I just don't want to get more LRC (even though I will buy them). The site of 12 Juggernauts does make me laugh. Thoughts? Opinions? As usual this is an evolving list. This is my adepticon build, with a cool board and everything. Should be fun and quick, with enough dakka to make me feel alright heh. Ways I can add more dakka, drop 2 Thunderwolfs for a dakka pred. Almost could get 2.

But yeah thoughts anyone? Also look for some art coming in the next week or so. I got an inkling to get something done. It is just driving me crazy as I think about it, so something will come out.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sorry for the late post

Been busy with regular work. Fun times - plus it is raining, meaning I have less time to spray stuff and get things ready to paint during the night. I have started up some new work, so it won't just be IG for awhile :).

Current projects
Marauders with Flails for WoC - for me
Nob bikerz - For Brandon from BFG
IG Troop squad 3 & 4 - for Luis from Spain
Space Hulk - For me
Valk - For Luis

So will see what I will get done. My work schedule is changing a bit, so I will have more time during the week to get website work done and get the Full of Monkey Painting site fully up with prepainted stuff and other neat options for those interested. I also have to train a new painter as well as get another one up and going with some projects. Good times eh? And get my business into an actual corporation sort of thing with pay rates for my painters and other fun stuff. It is going to be a busy end of the year hehe.

And married life is going great too :) So that is all good. I did rearrange my work office a bit, as well as help my wife set up her painting room/guest room. I will hopefully get that all done by Friday so I can get more room for client work as well as just having my stuff rearranged better. Plus I want to get working on my comic called Bait soon.

So enough nonsense here is a quick list I threw together for a Word Bearers as Space Wolves. I doubt it is any good, but it will be fun to paint up and run around the table.

HQ: Najl
HQ: Wolf Lord, Thunderwolf Mount, Saga of The Bear, Frost Axe, Belt of Russ
HQ: Wolf Guard Battle Leader, Thunderwolf Mount, Saga of the Warrior Borne, Frost Axe
Troops: Grey Hunters (10), Meltagun (2), Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen
Troops: Grey Hunters (10), Meltagun (2), Powerfist, Mark of the Wulfen
FA: Thunderwolf Cav (3), Mark of the Wulfen, Powerfist
FA: Thunderwolf Cav (3), Mark of the Wulfen, Powerfist
Heavy: LRC, Multimelta
Heavy: LRC, Multimelta

The plan is to have the Thunderwolves be Juggernauts of Khorne with cool riders. Of course Najl will be the Dark Apostle with the whole idea of a blood storm that causes issues to opponents. I could drop the Spec Character and just go with something else to fit in the other LRC, but I feel this will be more fun and smack you. Hopefully I get the -1 BS on the first turn with Njal and I get to run forward all angry like.

This is of course after I finish my Marines up. My plan is to get another batch of Marines done next week so I can get closer to have the army ready to play soon. Will see.

Now a mini.

THis is the test scheme for the Orks for Brandon. Different arms will be red to signify what squad they are in etc.

More to come later on this week.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Woot - Quick post

Welp I painted some Ork Kommandos yesterday. 13 of the Jerks hehe. I also painted 10 marines today as well as finish a crazy DP build for my local store owner. Pics will be below, and yes it was based off the one that was floating around online a bit ago. A crazy combination of giant and soul grinder. I won't be painting it, so hopefully it can get on the owner's paint track in the next few weeks.

Other then that, I need to put together a marauder block for WoC so I can have an actual cheap core that isn't completely worthless as well as try out some wash recipes. I also keep thinking about ways to have made the Chaos codex interesting too. But I don't want to go into it that much, as I don't want to see like some kind of super fan that is just all about making things too good. It is all about a balance that allows flavor to come through. Or something like that.

And for those wondering, married life is good haha.

Enough of that - some pics. Look for more stuff later on this week, as well as what I plan on playing at the 40k heavy tournament this weekend. I did come in 3rd for the Hobby Fantasy tournament with that low model count list. Woot. And by 1 point too :(. It is always poop to win by a point.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Woot - Friday post

I was going to write up some lists, and of course the new Space Puppies are coming too. I saw the codex, but haven't had a chance to write up anything. Here is a basic thought list.

HQ: Rune Priest (spell countering dickhead)
HQ: Fighter type of guy or spec character that gives d3 attacks or some crap
Elites: Wolf Guard - enough to give 1 to every other squad and a LRC - fists and other junk
Elites: Wolf Scounts X 2
Troops: Grey Hunters 10, 2 melta, wulfen guy, fist X 2
Troops: Blood Claws 9, Rhino, melta, fist etc w/rhino X 2
Heavy: LRC for other Grey Hunter
Heavy: Long fans, 3 Hvy Bolters, 2 Lasannons X 2

Not sure what the points will be, but that is the thought. Will see if the points work and it works out. The sprue looks might fine, and 2 boxes of those should give me all the shit to make my marines as well as blood claws and whatever nonsense I can think of. For sure I am going to model all my guys out of plastic, as I hate me some metal. Screw the metal crap.

Tomorrow I might get a chance to play in a Hobby Fantasy Tournament. I will be playing WoC as that is the only fantasy army I have. Lets see if the tournament is actually hobby and not something else as it can be. I think having two extremely strong armies in the game, makes for a nonhobby environment. But oh well, will see.

WoC - I like to FIGHTS!

Lord - Chaoslord, Barded Steed, Shield, MoT, Collar of Khorne, Rending Sword, Bloodcurdling Roar
Hero - Sorcerer, Dispel Scroll X2, Barded Steed
Hero - Exalted Champ, MoN, Barded Steed, Shield, BSB, Sword of Might
Hero - Exalted Champ, MoK, Favor of the Gods, Glaive of Putrefaction, Juggernaut, Shield
Core - Marauder Horsemen (5), Shields, Spears
Core - Marauder Horsemen (5), Flails
Core - Marauder Horsemen (5), Flails
Rare - Warshrine
Rare - Hellcannon
Special - Chaos Knights (8), Champ, Standard Bearer, War Banner, MoK
Special - Chaos Knights (7), Champ, Standard Bearer, Blasted Banner, MoT

There you go, full horse army running around. Most likely I will just take Shadow for the lore to make guys shoot around if need be. Will see. This is just a fun, run around army. Will see if it works.

Working on some Marine thoughts. Looking at needing 3 Drop pods. Yuck. Hahaha. Other then that will see if the army works. Need to pass some stuff off to get built up so I can concentrate on work related pieces.

This week was a great week for painting. Got a lot of stuff done as well as made contact with a client that is sending some cool stuff to paint up. Got a few commissions set up and a new painter on board. A few others have contacted about joining and I will be sending out some test stuff to see what they can do with time frames etc. Fun stuff eh?

Week completed
IronClad Dread
5 Grey Knights
3 Hellhound Variants
2 LR Variants
1 Valk
WoC Spec Character
Add on for FW Warboss

Next week's plans are
Valk 2
IG Troop squad 1
IG Troop squad 2
Finish Daemon Prince Build
LRR for me
Marine Troop Squad 1 for me

Will see what I get done eh?

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Oh my Gawds I painted stuff

Lots and lots of stuff - currently on the week block of stuff to do -

LR Punisher
Valk 1 & 2
5 Grey Knights
Put together 15 Kommandos

Finished so far
Vliitich Model/Paint
Devil Dog
LR Repaint
Ironclad Dread
Adding Kannon on FW warboss

Fun times eh? Will see if I finish the lot of stuff. Beyond that doing some planning for painting site update, with links to fully painted armies built and designed by us. I am hoping to find a way to get a nice case with it all, plus dice to make a complete package for someone to buy and go play with. That is the thoughts anyway haha. Will see. 1750-2000 point armies, depending on the order etc. Anyone else's thoughts on this?

Pics of models painted - army lists on Friday.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hallo from Hawaii

My wife is taking a nap after a long walk so I decided to post a bit. No new minis of course, but I wanted to post three lists for WoC, Marines, and my heavy Ork List that I plan on making & playing in the next 2 months. WoC is almost done as is, but Marines are the army that is forever staring at me. Trust me, the amount of crap I have sitting on sprues is annoying haha. I am saving them for space wolves, as the new codex is looking pretty damned sweet as the tid bits are coming in. They are sounding like super CSM with cooler bits (gives me hope for the legion books, maybe this IG guy can write them too...). Beyond that, Skaven are sounding neat as well as the small rumors of Nids upcoming (they need work, maybe something ap 1?).

Ard boyz is coming up for Fantasy, so I decided to throw a magic heavy WoC list out to see if I can throw 2 gateways a turn. I will most likely lose so bad to Daemons it isn't worth my time. Locally where it will be hosted, you get double the points for the end of the year tournament. I plan on trying to get into both Fantasy and 40k. Right now I am in 3rd for 40k and somewhere for fantasy in the top 5 or so.

Ard Boyz WoC Fantasy List - Hooray Special Characters for the win.

Lord: Vilitch the Curseling - 395pts
Lord: Sorcerer Lord, Lvl 4, MoT, Spell Familiar, Barded Steed, Collar of Khorne, Biting Blade - 359pts
Hero: Sorcerer, MoN, Lvl 2, Skull of Katam - 190pts
Hero: Sorcerer, MoN, Lvl 2, Puppet - 175pts
Hero: Sorcerer, MoN, Lvl 2 - 140pts
Hero: Festus the Leechlord - 185pts
Core: Chaos Warriors (13), Shields, MoT, Standard Bearer, Blasted Standard - 280pts
Core: Marauder Horsemen, Flails - 75pts
Core: Marauder Horsemen, Flails - 75pts
Core: Marauder Horsemen, Spears, Shields - 75pts
Special: Chaos Knights (5), MoK, Standard Bearer, War Banner - 275pts
Special: Chaos Knights (5), Lances, MoS - 235pts
Rare: Hell Cannon - 205pts
Rare: Hell Cannon - 205pts
Rare: Warshrine - 130pts

Pts 2999
Casting dice = 2 (army) + 8 (Lvl 4's) + 8 (Lvl 2's) = 18 dice to throw at you, plus whatever else you don't dispell :).
Dispel Dice = 2 (army) + 4 (Lvl 4's) + 3 (Lvl 2's) = 9 = hopefully enough to stop stuff, plus whatever else I get from not being able to cast etc.

The main block in the middle now has 4+ versus shooting, 5+ Regen, 6+ Inv save (some 5+), -1 WS/BS to shoot at, 2 MR as well as all the MoT getting +2 to cast and all MoN getting +1 to cast. The plan is to Bubos anything out with 4 tries, as well as being able to throw 4 dice to Gateway things if need be. Pandemonium should get cast a lot, plus I can always make on of my Warriors into an exalted Champion to take any need be challenge etc. The Hell Cannons sit to either side of the main magic block, with the puppet allowing any misfires to get me to throw gateway again for free. I just need to convert one more sorcerer as well as make the Vil dude. I don't know how good he really is, but it is worth a shot. The knights run behind the Marauders in hopes to hit some units or anything big with either their lances or just being Str 5 3 attack bastards. The warshrine is there to help boost one of the knight crews in hopes they can do more.

I know an all eggs in one basket list, but it looks goofy and will probably at least get me a chance to gateway something neat. So far things I have made go poof - Lord of Change, Chosen Block, and did enough wounds to an Anvil to kill it :).

Marine List - 2000 pt - the Fistahs of Lysander

HQ: Lysander - 200 pts
Elite: Assault Terminators (6), TH/SS - 240 pts
Transport: LRC, Multi-Melta - 260pts
Elite: Iron Clad Dread, Hvy Flamer, Drop Pod - 180pts
Elite: Iron Clad Dread, Hvy Flamer, Drop Pod - 180pts
Troops: Marine Squad (10), Melta, Combi Melta, Multi-Melta, Drop pod - 225pts
Troops: Marine Squad (10), Melta, Combi Melta, Multi-Melta, Razorback - 230pts
Troops: Marine Squad (10), Melta, Combi Melta, Multi-Melta, Razorback - 230pts
Heavy: Predator, Hvy Bolter Spons - 85pts
Heavy: Predator, Hvy Bolter Spons - 85pts
Heavy: Predator, Hvy Bolter Spons - 85pts

2000 pts - This is a anti horde, fire power army list. You have the Predators covering the LR so they it can get a cover save most of the time in the first turn. The razor backs are there to allow for more dakka to come out. I think Hvy Bolters are an unsung hero for Marine armies, thus the increased amount of them. They are great at taking down Speeders, Bikers, anything that has a +1 to their toughness. Mix this with an overall increase in threats and you got some units in the game that will get 2 more turns of shooting then they might not normally have. Also remember, you can drop the one pod in without anyone in it. Drop it on the closest objective of your opponents. This way you can lock it down and leave them having to go back and somehow get this crashed space ship off of it.

Shots per turn - Autocannon - 6 - TWL Hvy Bolter - 6 - Hvy Bolter - 18 = Lots and lots of ways to throw wounds on MC creatures or any horde style army. If you are facing lootas, drop the Dreads right by them first turn. Scare the crap out of them so your other army bits can get into place and pour out fire as need be. Vulkan lists might be hard, but remember that TH/SS termies just need to roll one 1 to die and give you 40 points :).

Finally my ork army I plan on playing for the Heavy Tournament this month.

HQ: Warboss, Bike, PK, Cybork, Bosspole, Kombi Skorcha, Attack Squigg - 160pts
HQ: Big Mek, Kustom Force Field, Burna, Cybork, Bosspole - 115pts
Elites: Lootas (15) - 225pts
Elites: Meganobz (5), Battle Wagon, Big Shoota (2), Deff Rolla - 320pts
Troops: Nobz (5), Bikes, PK (2), Cybork, Painboy, Kombi-Skorcha (2), Bosspole, Waagh Banner - 360pts
Troops: Boyz (20), Big Shootas (2), Nob, PK, Bosspole - 170pts
Troops: Boyz (20), Big Shootas (2), Nob, PK, Bosspole - 170pts
Heavy: BattleWagon, Big Shoota (2), Ram - 105pts
Heavy: BattleWagon, Big Shoota (2), Ram - 105pts
Fast Attack: Deff Koptas (3), Rokkits (3) - 135pts
Fast Attack: Deff Koptas (3), Rokkits (3) - 135pts

2000 pts - I decided to drop Snikrot as I have felt that he is just not worth it anymore. I played too many Marine armies that allowed him to matter. I also felt lootas were much better of an option too. Now the bikerz would ride behind the wagons if need be, or run out in front. The smaller squad is there to try and lure opponents to them, versus the other more, annoying options in the army list. The two deff koptas are there for the much needed Rokkits versus any kind of walker or other annoyance that might show up. Sentinels are rather annoying for orks to deal with.

Welp that is it from Hawaii. I think the plan is to go get some Shrimp soon at this local place that rocks. Fun times indeed. If I didn't get so sunburnt the first day (hooray dumbass) I would be swimming right now. The plan is to get into the pool late tonight for some swimming.

Alright outta here suckas!!!