June 25, 2011

Shout Out: Inquisitor Lord Aki

Sorry for the lack of posting this week; I've been on vacation and just recently returned, trying to catch back up on what I've missed in and out of the realm of 40k. Today's post is just a quick Shout Out, and mostly a thank you to Inquisitor Lord Aki. Recently he started up a give-away, though a way to test some marketing concepts, the generosity is still present. Unfortunately, PayPal slapped him with a ruling which forced him to end his project early. The upside? Yours truly won! So, many thanks to Lord Aki and a thank you to the academy.

"But, Lantz. You don't play IG. Why would you want a Valk?" Let's just say I forsee a Cantharis conversion for you players of the fandex in the near future.

Best wishes to you all.

June 20, 2011

Shout Out: Señor Darrel

Hello and welcome back! Today's post will be another picture dump of sorts, with a Shout Out to my buddy Señor Darrel. If you remember my light-bright Monolith project from almost exactly a year ago, this project will look a tad familiar. This thing, thanks to Necron's rules becoming worse and worse as more 5th Edition codices come out, has been collecting dust in the mean time. It was only when Señor Darrel offered to paint it up in exchange for using it in a local tourney did this thing come off the shelf. After the amazing painting job I slapped on some Quickshade and anti-shine varnish, put all the glowy tubes back in and voila! Now, even with all of the AdMech progress, this thing is easily in my top three favorite projects now that it's completed. Below are the showings-off of Darrel's painting expertise, enjoy!

June 14, 2011

Conversion: Leman Russ Butcher

Pretty Scary, Right?

Just a quick conversion for today. The Leman Russ variants are a pivotal part of the Heavy slot choices in the fandex, currently and in the upcoming version 3. While I wanted each one to have a unique look, for the way the Butcher works I felt a big ol' cannon would do the trick. More after the jump.

June 13, 2011

More Game Time With The AdMech

Well, I hit a milestone on Monday. It started with a couple of my gaming buddies wanting to go up to our FLGS to play some 1850 games in preparation for their tournament. I've never actually played a game of 40k in public before; you can chalk it up to my less than average playing skills, inability to retain rule-knowledge or never having painted models, but the fact of the matter is I've avoided tournaments and public play as a general rule. However, at this point in my gaming carrier I've developed a functioning rulebook for the AdMech, I have actual painted models; and while my memory problems still haven't changed, two out of three ain't too shabby. More after the break.

June 12, 2011

Shout Out: MWC Knight Titan

Just a quick Shout Out, today. Matt at MWC is opening up sales for Knight Titans one last time to the public. These casts come with multiple weapon and head options on request. The molds are very nice looking and well worth a look. If you're interested, hop on over to this post and check it out. Even if you have no interest in purchasing, the pictures are worth a look!

Later days.

June 10, 2011

Conversion: Luceo Rollers

Yeah, Pretty Much...

This time around I've got a small look into one of the new units coming out in the next version of the fandex; Luceo Rollers. These little guys are essentially scrapped-together drones that carry an explosive around with them. To accomplish this I purchased some models from Black Cat Bases which I reviewed over at MWC this week. This is a pretty simple conversion, but works in a basing strategy that turned out well. More after the jump.

June 9, 2011

Shout Out: Free Stuff

Video Games, Yes. The Chick? Mine.

Just a quick Shout Out. Matt at MWC and his infinite list of connections is going to try and get some free 40k-based pre-release copies of the numerous games coming out from GW. For full details head on over to this post here and get your name in! Seriously... I'm jealous of you people, as a writer of MWC I can't even have a chance at this stuff. You know what? You guys are jerks. Just click on your precious link and leave me alone.

Best wishes.

June 8, 2011

Conversion: The Forsaken

Wrong Forsaken

I'm back with another conversion for the AdMech. This time around it's The Forsaken. I must say finding appropriate models for this unit has been quite the task, but after Matt over at MWC sending me a link about a month ago to Blight Wheel Miniatures I had finally found them. Now, if you've read my review of these guys over at MWC you'll be caught up to speed about what to expect. These guys all came with numerous bits and after my conversion every model out of the twenty is completely unique from one another. How did I accomplish this? Find out after the jump.

June 7, 2011

Shout Out: Mr. Lemon 2
(The New Camera Story)

"Geez, get a lightbox you two."

For this Shout Out I'm back to Mr. Lemon and his painting talents. If you haven't seen the previous post with his work on my models, I suggest you got check it out. However, this time around we'll have a little twist added in. After almost three years I finally have a new camera, and well... it's a poop-load better than my previous one. So going down the line of photos we'll transition from one camera to the other and we'll see if you, the viewer, can spot the change. The first one to do so wins smug satisfaction. Aaaaand, go!

June 5, 2011

Conversion: Leman Russ Vladd

Welcome back. This week I've got a conversion that I really enjoyed and will be the envy of all of my small-weaponed friends; the Leman Russ Vladd. This thing comes equipped with a Conversion Beamer, and while there's a model for this weapon in the Codex: Space Marines, I always felt the only S10 weapon in the dex was less than impressive model-wise. For my Conversion Beamer I wanted something that really stood out against all other weapons and gave a clear indication as to how small my manhood really is, err. Anyway. If you have seen my review of Armorcast over at MWC you'll recognize the weapon I'm speaking of. More after the break.

June 3, 2011

Shout Out: Gaming All Areas

Hello there! Well, I thought it'd be nice to take a break from all the AdMech posts I've been pushing lately and toss in a Shout Out post. This time around we have Tenzing posting about an alternative to the current 40k rule-set in the way of Initiative. Discussing this would require a post just as large as his, so I recommend you take a peek for yourself. As a codex-creator, this thought provoking post is something I drooled over and hope to convince my gaming group to give a shot at (that's right, the alternative he describes is playtestable.) So go and check out Gaming All Areas; you won't be disappointed.

Until next time.

June 1, 2011

TLA on 11th Company!

That's right! This week myself and Marcus from MWC made it on The 11th Company episode 71. During Pat's segment, Pat's Corner we discuss MWC's plan for the present and future along with Grey Knights and the AdMech FanDex. Our segment begins at 37:13, but the entire episode is worth listening as usual. As my favorite podcast and a huge source for where I learn my strategies, this interview was very exciting for me. Take a listen and let me know what you think!

Later days!