Sunday, November 30, 2014

Me Buying New Minitures

I've been trying to collect different armies for a while now, and have been window shopping / making a wishlist.

My reaction when looking at the miniatures on the GW site

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Painting Challenge: Week One

Here are the results from week one of the painting challenge of painting 10 models in a week. Both Mike and I met our goal and did not have to give any money away.

Filthy Dwarves

Sexy Savages

What a pain in the ass savage orcs are to stack together in a tray

2500 Points - Gorbad Ironclaw / Undead Lore

Here is my Gorbad Ironclaw / Undead Horde list


Gorbad Ironclaw
Great Shaman - Level 4, Wand of Jet, Healing Potion


Goblin Big Boss - Ogre Blade, Dragonbane Gem, Ironcurse Icon, Giant Wolf
Savage Orc Shaman - Level 1, Lucky Shrunken Head, Lore of Undeath
Night Goblin Shaman - Level 1, Lore of Undeath, Power Stone
Night Goblin Shaman - Level 1, Lore of Undeath, Dispell Scroll
Night Goblin Shaman - Level 1, Lore of Undeath, Forbidden Rod
Night Goblin Shaman - Level 1, Lore of Undeath, Channeling Staff


30 x Savage Orc Big'Uns - Full Command, AHW
5 x Goblin Wolf Riders - Mus, Standard, Spear, Shield
48 x Night Goblins - 3 x Fanatics, Musician, Standard, Nets, HW, Shield


Spear Chukka
Spear Chukka


Rock Lobber
Rock Lobber
Doom Diver
Doom Diver

How I feel about this list

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Foot of Gork Template

Ironheart Artisans sells a "Big Foot" template.

Gorks Reaction:

Product Description

Well what can I really say about this template it kind of says it all. When the green skins call to their wild and angry gods somebody ends up getting a stompin’. This template can help you see how many ‘umiez ya squish. Gud on boss!
Yikes, got a little to into that one. It measures about 108 mm by 49 mm as it is a awkward size template.
This template is 3/16″ laser cut cast acrylic and is highly durable. Over time we have seen many thinner templates crack during transportation and chose to create ours in a thicker material to deter this result.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Inspirational Orc Pictures | Photo Dump 1

Here is a collection of pictures that I draw inspiration from for painting my Orcs. Lets get started.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Orc Christmas Card

Looking at the GW website today and noticed their Christmas Card

I think I'll have to order something from GW just go hang it on my wall. Wonder if I'll be on the Good O's list.

Treat your self!

Friday, November 21, 2014

10 x Challenge - Painting

My buddy challenged me to paint 10 models a week with him. Every week. I will post before and after pictures. This week, started Wednesday 19 November 2014, I decided on 10 Savage Orcs, 13 to complete the rest of the unpainted ones.

The Goal: Paint any 10 models to Adepticon Painting Standards (For max points)

Long Term: Build a painting habit, and get all of my shit painted..... I LITERALLY HAVE 300+ NIGHT GOBLINS. THAT IS 30 STRAIGHT WEEKS OF NIGHT GOBLINS.
Me realizing that I have 300+ NG to paint

Painting Standard: The Adepticon painting rubric.

Consequences: If one of us fail we are required to put $20 in a jar to be used for tournaments/travel/beer. Could get expensive.

This is going to be my buddy and I after a few weeks after we realized what we have done

My Reaction when seeing this painting rubric

Panting Rubric

I couldn't find the official Adepticon Rubric but here is one from a few years ago.

Initial Overall Impression

0 Points: There is at least one model in the army unfinished. If something is unfinished favor this one.
10 Points: The army is fully painted, but only to the most basic of tournament requirements. There is still the possibility of impressive basing or conversion work.
15 Points: Army is fully painted and there has obviously been effort put into detailing the army beyond the minimum tournament standard.

Display Base

0 Points: No display base, Rubber Maid lid, etc.
1 Point: Basic, just one flock.
2 Points: Multiple flock, or painted with highlights one flock, framed edge.
4 Points: Multiple flock, or painted with highlights one flock, terrain elements, shading and highlighting of elements.
6 Points: Intricate diorama that just ‘wows’ the judge.

Model Basing

0 Points: Bare plastic bases.
1 Point: Basic one flock, no paint.
2 Points: Multiple flock, or painted with highlights one flock, no painting.
4 Points: Multiple flock or painted with highlights one flock; with clean painted edges.
6 Points: Diorama-like bases with high attention to detail.


0 Points: No conversions.
1 Point: Minimal: The army has some elementary conversions (head/weapon swaps, arm rotations) or a couple interesting swaps.
2 Points: Minor: Units have multi-kit conversions including head and weapon swaps. This is for more than a few models such as a unit.
4 Points: Major: The army has some difficult conversions that use things such as putty, plastic card, drilling, sawing, minor sculpts, etc. This could also apply to the entire army having very well done multi-kit conversions (see above)
6 Points: Extreme: The army has some extreme conversions, which could be: a scratch built conversion or sculpt of an entire model, a large amount of models with difficult conversions (see above), or the entire army is extremely converted.

Advanced Skills

0 Points: No advanced techniques.
2 Points: The models have a basecoat with a shade and highlight color.
4 Points: The models have been shaded using layering with highlights or blending (but the blending is not seamless)
6 Points: The models have been shaded using seamless blending

Exceptional Extras

0 Points: No extras
2 Points: The army has rough freehand work, simple unit/army markings, and/or basic vehicle weathering.
4 Points: The army has quality transfer work and clean unit/army markings and or vehicle weathering.
6 Points: The army has stellar freehand detail work (banners, army/unit symbols, squad markings, etc.) and/or realistic vehicle weathering.

If total of above checklist totals 37 or more points, only award 37 points. All players scoring 37 points on appearance will be judged a final time, for up to 3 additional points at the judge’s discretion, for a max Appearance score of 40 points
So there you have it. I'm not pushing for best painted but I'm hoping to max out on every one of these categories for each model, might be hard but I plan on speed painting my entire army - minus characters. 
After reading this list again

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Colorado Clan Carnage Pictures

Some pictures from my matches. I played Warriors of Chaos and had five games.

Game 1 vs Orcs and Goblins (Chad) 20-0
As a I was the only one that won, my reaction to the win and playing a O&G gunline:

Game 2 vs Dwarves 12 - 8

After my win this round we were 2-4 overall.

Game 3 vs Dark Elves (Jacob) 17-3
As a team we all won, bringing us to 5-4 (last game of the day) my reaction:

Day Two: Game 4 vs Warriors of Chaos (Ruberto) 13-7
Only one that won. Only 29 points away from first before the round. 6-6

Game 5 vs Orcs and Goblins (Andrew) 20-0
went 2-1 as a team and finished 8-7

To sum up this game I was able to get purple sun off twice and ended the game in turn two.
My opponents reaction:


Overall it was a great tournament. Met some great people and had a lot of fun. As a team we finished 5th overall out of 8 teams. As an individual I placed 3rd with 87. 2nd at 90(Empire). 1st was at 95 (another WoC player).

On another note. I received my BMS the movie perks for funding through Kickstarter.

Gamers Haven Warhammer Night - Undead Orcs

Here are some highlights from the night:

Some Chaos Dragon against Savage Orc Warboss with a spectator.

Dwarves vs Undead Orcs and Goblins (4 Shamans with Undead Lore)

This was my buddies reaction to his dwarves at the sight of the undead orc horde that was getting shoved in their face.

Had to proxy a few things but once they are painted I could mass a ton of undead goblins.

This makes the Orc in me happy. One bad ass Gorbad Ironclaw paint job.
Me looking at some nicely painted Orcs.

Besides that Jesse has a great looking army. I'll have to showcase them sometime on the site.