Friday, March 7, 2014
The Rumour mill is in full spin it is looking like pre order will start on March 22nd.
I am finding myself really looking forward to the new Imperial guard Codex. I hate myself because of it, i so dislike GW. If the rumours are true plastic fantastic Ogryns, storm troopers/vets, big tank kit.
Dam you GW, Just when I thought I was out, THEY PULL ME BACK IN!
I dislike GW for the over priced Awesome Imperial Knight. I really hope they don't rename and muck up the Guard Codex by doing all that stupid supplement crap.
Have i told you i really dislike GW? but because i have such a large investment of both time and money in my Guard army i am having trouble breaking away. This is going to be the real test, if the codex is good i will say ok and carry on playing Warhammer 40,000 if it is renamed and messed up that will be it for good… maybe…. Dam you GW.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Knights are up on the GW website, i have to say they look great and i think they have done a really good job. The level of detail is really high, i like all four of the heads. It may sound a bit odd but i really like the back of them. Unlike a lot of other GW walkers this thing looks like it could actually stomp around the battlefield. If only the Chainsword was a bit longer.
So that's what i like out the way, on with what i dislike. The price is far too high, $170 Canadian dollars! are you shitting me! i could buy a BaneBlade for the same price, which has a lot more weapon options (don't get me started) and can be make into a great many different types of tanks.
I really was hopeful that GW wouldn't do there normal price trick, but they did. After there recent losses they could have sold so many more units if they had only put the price down. Not so high and out of the reach of most gamers. Plus $24 for an A4 size transfer sheet, Shame on you GW.
I am an Englishman living in Canada, for the most part i have stopped converting the price of things from the Canadian dollor back into pounds sterling. When it comes to GW stuff i still do.
The Knight costs:
170 Canada dollar
140 US dollar
155 Australian Dollar
I just went on a currency exchange site and
GW you are taking the Piss, nice model but fuck you i am not paying that much over the top for that kit. Even with the 20% discount retailers can offer that is still too high. Shame i was going to get one but not now.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I am sure you have heard by now about the upcoming release from GW of Imperial Knights.I have to say the Imperial Knights are one of my all time favourite models in the Epic range, i just like the idea of a Noble pilot commanding these war walkers into battle. I have seen some really good kit bash Knights in the past and i know of a few companies that make good 28mm sci fi walkers. But Deep down i always hoped that GW would one day make a 40k Knight, well that day is here and i have to say they have done a great job.
Don't get me wrong i dislike GW a lot for the direction the company has bean heading and the way they treat there customers, not to mention there unfair and bully boy style business practices.
Credit where it's due, well done for making one hell of a nice looking model, that is very close to the original Epic version. Time will tell if they do a good job on the price?
Saturday, February 15, 2014
The picture is pretty self explanatory, just cut the barrel off the bolter and cut the flamer barrel to what ever length you think looks right and glue them together.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
The title is not an exaggeration, i found all of this lot at a great hobby/gaming shop called Heavy Support games in Toronto it is the only shop i have found that has a bit of everything and they even sell individual second hand miniature's. What a fracking find, well this happened about seven months ago and there is a bit of back story.
I had seen this lot sat on the shelf a few times i have gone into the store but they didn't want to sell it to me as the owner couldn't be contacted to sort out a price. I remember even calling them up and asking if they had spoke to the owner yet as i was really interested. So i had to go in to pick up a chimera i had ordered and again asked to buy it, again they hummed and harred, at this point i was getting a bit pissed off and said to them look, you have it on your shelf it is taking up a lot of space and you have a customer(me) willing to buy it, sort it out. In the end they said ok and that is when the fun began.
Originally i was only going to buy the imperial guard and space marine sprues but then thought why not try and get the whole lot. I love haggling, i really do, sadly we don't get as much change to practice this lost art of negotiation that often in modern society. So i put my best poker face on and we were off, after a good starting offer from myself and the expected higher counter offer from them. I then gave them a middle ground counter offer, that was good enough for them and we settled on a price. OMG i got it for a Bargain, to be fair i know how much it is worth they didn't. For the icing on the cake they helped me bring it all to my car. Great bunch of guys and a brilliant shop/game centre.
I am off to spread it out on my desk again and chuckle to myself.
Friday, October 4, 2013
I know i am a bit behind with making a comment about this up and coming game but after just seeing the kit bash video i thought it was only right i say how i feel.
I am really looking forward to the release of this game.
So why am i so excited well you have a first person shooter (good) it is set in the future (good) you can control a big kick ass mecha (excellent).
The only downside is that Titanfall is an Xbox and PC exclusive. But A slip of the tongue by EA boss Frank Gibeau may have given away that Titanfall is only a timed exclusive, as rumours increase of a PS4 version. SWEET!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
This is my Epic Mk1 Thunderhawk also know as the thunderbrick. I have to say i have a soft spot for the Mk1, i don't really know why, i just do. To look at it, it is not a very attractive model, and aerodynamically it sucks. Maybe that's it, it is so ugly that you can't help but like it.
I find it funny when i am looking at the storm eagle and storm raven that there is more than a passing resemblance with the good old MK1.
The Mk1 is the only epic model i can think off that didn't have a cockpit. I never understood that.
maybe it was meant to be some kind of drone or something? anyway i made it one with some greenstuff. Not bad really as it was my first attempt at using greenstuff other than as filler.
Painting it was a lot of fun, i used blue grey as a base coat, then i mixed space wolve grey in as the first stage highlight them pure space wolve grey as the final highlight on all raised areas. I tried for the first time something a bit different and had a go at engine glow. I think it turned out ok but it would have looked a lot better if it was red or orange. "Next time Gadget"