Friday, September 5, 2014

6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge

Hey guys, Jay here again... how is it going?

So I know it is a bit late buy I have decide to jump in on the "6 Month Mountain Reduction and Painting Challenge."  I originate on the blog "The Spider Web of History" but I got it from my friend Daniel Weber from "Shiny Penny Musings" off Facebook. Really I tried to get out of it a number of times and Dan kept pulling back in... thanks Dan!

Here are the rules:

  1. The challenge starts September 1st, 2014 and goes for six months. (yeah, yeah, I’m posting this on 9/2, sue me)
  2. No purchasing of new miniatures, EXCEPT if you use a joker card. As in a deck of cards, you get two jokers to use on a figure purchase during the six months of the challenge. This could be a blister pack, an eBay bundle, or a single figure. Not an entire army and you can’t splurge!
  3. Gifts do not count against the you. If you’re given gift cards, you can use them without penalty on anything you want miniatures wise.
  4. Paints, terrain, materials, and other hobby supplies are exempt from the the no purchasing rule.
  5. You must make at least one hobby related blog post and/or Instagram update a week. If you Instagram, be sure to hashtag your pic with #6MMRPC.
  6. Zombtober will be part of the six month challenge so Zombie related stuff during October is ENCOURAGED!

With school and work going full bore right now I don't know how much I will get finished week to week, but at least I can post some progress on the commission stuff I have kicking around that is long over do...

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Journeyman & Feat of Service

Hey guys, how is it going?  So I started a project recently that I want to share with you today.  My local Warmachine & Hordes group, the Beerthralls, recently started up a Journeyman League at the LGS I work at, Huzzah Hobbies.  It sounded like fun so I signed on expecting to work on the next section of my 2014 Retribution of Scyrah army project.  Well the day of the kick off, one of the Beerthralls called out a challenge to all the members brave enough to accept.  Hardcore Journeyman.

In Hardcore Journeyman, first you roll a D6.  1-3 you are playing Warmachine. 4-6 you are playing Hordes. Then you roll a D10 for the army you will be playing for Warmachine or a D6 if you are playing Hordes. Reroll if you already own models for this faction. Then you roll for a random warcaster or warlock from within the faction.  Feeling brave I agreed and rolled up Warmachine, 4 Star Syndicate, General Ossrum.

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!! (Not Waaugh!)

Ossrum is a great warcaster when playing the Searforge Contract as his feat is specific to friendly Searforge models.  However, fielding him leading a 4 Star army would mean I get none of the Searforge benefits and all of the Searforge drawbacks.  Not dissuaded I jumped in, bought Ossrum and all the Rhulic warjacks at the shop and dove head first into the project.

This is where I am so far:

And another shot of the Grundback Blaster from another angle.

In addition to the above models, I own for the army:

  • Gorten Grundback
  • Grundback Gunner
  • Grundback Gunner/Blaster (It can be either)
  • Ghordson Driller
  • Ghordson Avalancher (Ordered)
  • Thor Steinhammer 
  • Lord Rockbottom (Ordered)
  • 10 Hammerfall High Shield Gun Corps + Unit Attachment
  • Herne & Jonne
  • Tactical Arcanist Corps
As it so happens the Nova Nomads, another local Warmachine & Hordes group in Northern Virginia will be hosting a charity event to support the Wounded Warrior Project at Huzzah Hobbies on June 7, 2014. Full details below:

1st Annual Nova Nomads
Feat of Service
To Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
FB: Search for "Feat of Service"

To help with their effort, I will be donating the completed army I am painting for the Journeyman to the Nomads to auction off at the event with all proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Stay tuned as I will be posting more pics here as I finish additional models for the project.  Click on the Feat of Service link on the right to see all post involving this project.

See you next time.