Friday, October 29, 2010

Creatinge a Narrative Conversion

When I was building my Daemon army, I naturally wanted three Soul Grinders.  Permanently inclined to do everything in the most difficult way possible, the GW models did not appeal to me.  I had to devise my own representations.  Could I make a daemonic machine that did not just look like a pile of skulls and putty, but almost appeared to have a purpose?  Can a model tell a story?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That's no Forge World. That's New Jersey!

Honestly, are you surprised that "The Garden State" has secretly harbored an Imperial Manufactorum for the last two decades?  I thought you would appreciate some armor paint recipes...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Skarbrand, the Exiled One

A Bloodthirster so angry, he gives both armies preferred enemy.  I think the original Bloodthirster model may have something to do with his rage...  I hope I did him justice!

Friday, October 22, 2010 take arms against a sea of troubles...

Just back from registering at the Warstore Weekend.  This weekend threatens to be packed with dice, handshakes, and chicken strips.  In that order.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here Be Daemons

Tonight, I had a portion of my 10k point Daemon army photographed by my friend Chris Scrivens.  He has done a spectacular job, as always.  I hope you guys enjoy more than just guard, because I have a ton of work to share.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dear Nyhil: Why are my windows so foggy?

Hey all.  Tonight I thought I would post about a topic dear to my heart:  Windows without fog.  I built two Vendettas in the last few months, and the canopy pieces were the first clear plastic components that I have worked with in years.  Not since I left my smudgy fingerprints on the canopy of an Apache helicopter, have I felt the rage and disappointment connected to the modeling hazards of clear plastic.  Looking at my two new Vendettas, I could already taste Testor's glue for plastic.  And fear.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Addicted to Fluff

I recently created an army book to go along with my collection of renegade imperial guard.  The cover photo above was taken by my girlfriend with a basic digital camera, in our dining room.  No, not as professional as the high res shoot my friend did, but it made for a pretty cinematic cover.  Back to the book:  Tonight I thought I would post the fluff piece I wrote for the army book.  The more you know about the Siege of Vraks books, the more the details will make sense; but I would like to hear your opinions either way.  Please go easy on me, I don't write too frequently.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Warhammer Fantasy DOES Have Something to Offer!

I kid, I kid...  I love both the minis and game from the Warhammer Fantasy range.  Next week I will post some pics of my Daemons to prove it.  Till then... heavy artillery!

Friday, October 15, 2010

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chimera

Ah, the Honda Civic of the Warhammer 40k world:  The Chimera.  Love them or hate them, these guys seem to be on grimdark tabletops as frequently as dice.  When it came time for me to develop my renegade IG army, I knew that Chimeras were going to be a necessary evil.  The least I could do, was put in a little love to keep the spam to at least an aesthetically pleasing level...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Random Act of Kindness

Today I was the recipient of a very friendly gesture.  A gamer at my FLGS, Mighty Titans in Denville, NJ, offered to photograph my latest project.  I have been lacking in high-res pics of my collection of Vraksian Renegades, so I jumped at the chance.  I hope you enjoy these, and there are many more to come in the future:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Who am I?

"Best Appearance", Battle for Salvation Grand Tournament - 2010,
"Best Appearance", Warstore Weekend Grand Tournament - 2010
"Player's Choice", Warstore Weekend Grand Tournament - 2010

So it has come to this.  No longer satisfied with terrorizing the unwashed masses who dare enter my dining room and gaze upon my display case, I have decided to traumatize the denizens of the interwebs.  I suppose it was inevitable.