Tuesday, 27 September 2016

TFH Warmachine Terrain now on sale at Get Geeked.

Today I have (among other things) been putting the finishing touches on a set of Warmachine buildings for Get Geeked, Wonthaggi's finest gaming emporium! These pieces will be put to good use on the shop's three tables, and will also be available for sale.

Fig one: A farm.

Fig two: the same farm, from the rear.

Fig. three: The same farm, yet again. Possibly they grow figs. I know not.

And now; a cottage. This uses a new technique which I will demonstrate at some point. Demonstrably. About the same time I remember to install the chimney pots.

I've also been mucking around with painting glowing yellow windows instead of black or blue for that welcoming lamplit ambience so essential to all games about giant magical robots beating each other up.

Yup. It's got pipes. Nothing says steampunk like pipes.
And now for a townhouse.

I found some wanted posters and recruiting posters online and used them instead of making my own like I usually do.

Sinnbeck's is a reference to the owner of Get Geeked. I like to include little advertisements for whoever comissions terrain on the pieces where I can, and let's face it, 'Get Geeked' just does not sound like the name of a Cygnaran games emporium. Khadoran maybe.

Oooo... chimney. Still no pots I see...

Some sort of unexplained industrial structure.

Unexplained industrial structures are fun, because they often have unexplained additions added later which can make them look very oddly shaped and chaotic. I like this.

You know it's a Warmachine Unexplained Industrial Structure when it has a boiler sticking out one end. Well known fact.

And here's the whole set.
So, if you are in Wonthaggi and at a lose end, drop in on Get Geeked at 149 Graham Street for a game of Warmachine! It's not hard to miss - the shop's hot pink, there is a friendly man with an enormous beard and untold hordes of teens playing card games.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Ishoo Wun-Oh-For: Abyssal Lava Tower

Welcome once more Hippo Fans! Before you all flip out and call shenanigans, yes, this WAS meant to be the people's choice ishoo on Necrotite Rigs. I have postponed it for a very good reason. Really. It's totes legit.
Next Sunday is the AxeMaster 2016 tournament, once a mighty bastion of the Warhammer tourney calendar, now a mighty bastion of the Kings of War tourney celendar due to... well, if you don't know why we've all moved on from Warhammer, then you surely have only just discovered the internet, in which case, what are you doing here? You should be looking at pictures of cats.
Anyway, I have been asked to provide a table worth of terrain for AxeMaster, which will be awarded as a prize (to the best newcomer I believe) (Correction: The TO tells me it's for Best Presented Army). So I figured it would be a good idea to post the pics of this project BEFORE AxeMaster so everyone could see how cool the prize is and throw money at the organisers and demand to be allowed to enter.
But what manner of table is this table which is to be awarded? Well, it's an Abyssal hell scape basically. And basically how hard can an Abyssal hell scape basically be to build? Basically so easy a hippo could do it. Cue the Abyssal Grot!

And there, once more, you have it hippo fans! 
Why not come to AxeMaster, demonstrate your master of axes, and try to win this terrain set? You know you want to.
Next ishoo really will be the Necrotite rig. Trust me. I'm going to work on it right now.

Monday, 5 September 2016

From the vaults: The Space Hulk

Many years ago, when the world was young, playful lambs frolicked in the long grass, the Ogre Kingdoms where the dream of a madman, and the Warhammer World still existed, and even BEFORE I started to go to Hampton Games Club, the esteemed Pete decided it would make sense to use his uni hols to build a space hulk. Not a whole one, obviously, but a set of modular boards to represent the glorious interior of one. Or the run down, dated interior of one. (Not the run down, gothic and skull riddled interior of one - this was before skulls were a thing even!)
Although I cannot claim to have helped with the building of this mighty edifice, I was roped in to help with painting since I owned an airbrush. Turned out to be the wrong kind of airbrush - we wanted to quickly base coat it all black, but my brush's spray pattern was too small for that to make sense. Sigh.
Any way, on Saturday some of the Infinitie Hordes of Infinity Players decided to play Infinity, and we dragged it out of it's long forgotten slumber. Well, Mk2 of it's long forgotten slumber - it'd been on top of a cupboard in my parents' house for about ten years until I took it back to the club late last year after our storage system changed around enough to allow it's majesty to return.
Therefore, here it is. The very first piece of terrain I worked on which was specifically made for HGC.

Note the ages old dust of years gone. This is not clever paintwork. It's dust.
Note also the many control panels Pete made from 40K bits, and which my brother and I then duplicated using roofing silicone for the moulds and fibreglass repair resin (which we meassured by eye and often got wrong...)
Note also the ever present 2nd ed necron, free with White Dwarf!