Thursday, November 29, 2007

A rough week

Its been a rough couple of days at work. Late nights, early mornings, and a lot of coffee. However, here's a few updates on some things I've been working on.

So a few days ago I decided to drop $10 and give the recently released GW modular movement trays a try. I'm in the middle of working on painting my Tzeentch Chaos army for Warhammer Fantasy Battles, and after a few battles with the army, realized some movement trays would help move gameplay along quite a bit faster. 

I must say I was very surprised with the value. The image below shows all the trays I made from the single kit. In total I created:

- 2 5x5 25mm infantry trays
- 2 6x2 25mm infantry trays
- 3 2x5 25mm infantry trays.

The pile at the right represents the leftover bits, probably enough for another 2x5 unit tray. Not quite the same value of the older trays, but then the flexibility of creating your own sizes was worth it, particularly for an army which uses lots of 25mm models, as 7th edition rules require ranks 5-wide.

With the upcoming release of a new 40k Ork Codex, I'm finding it hard to resist the temptation to start a new Ork army, a mech-oriented army full of Big Mechs, Kans, Dreadnaughts, and cybork Nobs. In an attempt to stem the desire, I painted up this Ork Big Mech Model as a show piece. Took me about a full day, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results for my first Ork. I do think in the future I would prefer the Catachan Green Ork flesh over the Snot Green. It would look more leathery and less christmas.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to update with the space hulk basing techniques, and the beginnings of my Lord of the Rings Chess set (a christmas gift for my wife).


Drunken Samurai said...

The new GW movement tray system is excellent! This is one of the best new products they have released in a long time.

Paul said...

Thats a really nice painted ork my friend! Wish i was that good. I am a beginner and looking for tips if you have any? I find the hardest thing to do is the ork flesh, mine just never seem to look as good as yours (for example). Anyway really great looking ork. I only really collect because i like painting them :o)