Sunday, August 28, 2011


I did some painting, but the memory card on the camera was full. Once it's cleared out, I'll post a few images. I'm in the process of tweaking pVlad's color scheme. Finally received the Manhunter and Yuri the Axe. Yuri looks nice, especially his cloak. The PP site has it painted grey. I'm not sure if I'll stick with that. I was also not fond of his running pose. I went out to the yard, and found a small piece of limestone which I then broke with my sledgehammer. I glued a piece of it under his leg to look like he's standing on top of two rocks, rather than launching himself off of one. After that, I partially assembled eSorscha. However, I'm leaving her un-primed until I found out more about the Journeyman League.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A lot to do.

I received eSorscha and the Man-O-War Kovnik yesterday. However, two of the other models I ordered did not come in. Hopefully they arrive in time for the tournament next weekend. eSorscha should be fairly easy to assemble. The sculpt is really nice, and includes a metal "rock" to mount her on. The Privateer Press site has it painted white to resemble ice. I'll probably make it look like a rock instead. We shall see.

The Kovnik, on the other hand, is going to take some time. It's in several pieces, and will need extensive use of green stuff. In particular, the rather overly-large axe has a very small nub to help it attach to the arm. It's much too small and shallow to pin, so I'll be using green stuff.

I'll post pictures once they're assembled and primed.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The missing images...

When I made my gaming board for work, I took several pictures. Sadly, I made the mistake of uploading them to Facebook, and deleting the originals. Later on, I might try to salvage them for this project. Although, I'm more inclined to just build another board (with accompanying table) for the casa.

That being said, here are a few images of the board I built for work. The terrain was made by a friend from the office who also plays Warmachine.

This is the board all her glory. It's a 2' x 4' piece of MDF (medium-density fibreboard). It's a half-inch thick, and I had it cut into two pieces. The pieces are hinged together with the original idea being that it would fold for easy transport. Sadly, when it comes to hinges you get what you pay for, and I paid cheap. The hinges cannot take the constant bending, as well as the MDF itself. So, it stays in the office.

This is a close-up picture of the board, and the terrain that Jon built. The picture doesn't do the terrain justice. It looks very good. For the board, I coated one side with dark brown paint. I then spread a layer of sandbox sand over it, and tapped off the excess. Once that dried, I put a coat of tan paint on it. Unfortunately, in the bright sun, you can see a few brush strokes. For my next board, I will probably use a similar method, but finish up with a can of brown spray paint.

As you can see, it's not a very large board. As such, it can easily hold a 15 point game of Warmachine. Perhaps 25, if you were 'jack-heavy.

More terrain...

Overall, I enjoyed making the table. It was a tremendous learning experience. I will soon be embarking on my quest to build a gaming table for my garage. However, the accompanying table will be much larger.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

El Numero Uno

I play Warmachine. It's a tabletop game from Privateer Press. Soon, I will be playing Uncharted Seas, and Firestorm Armada. I have created a gaming board to use at work, and will soon create one for home. That being said, I am by no means a "professional" when it comes to painting, but I enjoy it. I've noticed that many people have painting blogs to chronicle their adventures. At first, I thought it would be too much time for me to create one. However, I have come to realize that I want my progress to be remembered by more than just a group of friends on Facebook.

Not that I crave notoriety. Quite the opposite actually. Still, I feel my efforts should be memorialized in some fashion. You, my friends, have a front row seat at said memorial. Consider yourselves fortunate.