Monday, May 17, 2010

My First Battle

On Saturday I had my first Battle with Irae Scorpio!

I planed to fight some 750 point games at a mini games day with some friends. But when I showed up some of them had droped off. Therefore we fought one big battle. Space Marines, Ork and Irae Scorpio (each 1500 points) versus Tyranids and Chaos (at 2225 points).
We went for three objectives in a five turn battle and it ended up with one caputred by the bad guys, one uncaped and one competitive. So we did lose, but the game was really funny and all in all I did only make one real mistake.
Actually it was planned that the bad guys play against three Orc players. But the the two other guys couldn't manage to come. Maybe I could have played better, with a better list prepared for something like this but I needed to lend some marines, because without them I couldn't play with 1500 points.

But now for some pictures I took with my iPhone (bad quality incomming :( )

here my Emperors Champion was fighting with some big bad bug ... really cool and he managed to survive for three rounds

Friday, May 7, 2010

Scouts & Better Pictures

I managed to take some photos with a 'better' camera. Although it's a very crappy camera, the pictures are worlds away from the iPhone ones:

Now for the Scouts ...

I don't like scouts, especially not those camping guys with their funny-funky sniperrifles. Please show some balls and go melee ... ;-) Luckily I can field neophytes, and not scouts! And somewhere on the WEB I found some pictures of scouts modified with Bretonian men-at-arms parts. Those I liked at first glance, and here is what I did:

I hope I can paint them next week, but at them moment it's to windy and raining all day long, and this doesen't allow me to prime my stuff. :-(

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Even Termis go to photoshootings ...

I managed to buy a new lamp for my desktop and build this simple light box for taking photos:

Credit for the light box goes to Corvus, at his blog I found the idea for this easy 'one lamp solution'.

And my first candidates to test the light box were these three guys:

Sadly I took the pictures with my iPhone, because there was no good camera available. :-( But I promise to not use it again!
For the Terminators I thought it would be cool to give them a little bit more army background, and so I painted these Crusade Badges on their shoulder-shields. Cause in their hearts they are still Black Templer ... I think. ;-) And in addition these guys were some test pieces for some Vallejo colours I bought lately. I used one layer VGC's Opaque (some kind of brown) mixed with VGC Darksand and Water (1:1:1) as base colour and was surprised that this single layer was completely covering and not blurry.