Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Death Cult Assassins

The Death Cult Assassin is what the Emperor would call a necessary evil. Walking the boarder line of heretic with obsession. The highly trained girls are not what you would want to run into while strolling through a dark alley. What do we know about the Death Cult though? If we refer directly to GW's website we are greeted with the comment "undefined"  Clearly one of the more secretive groups if even the game's creator is unable to provide public information.. However the Codex tells us the background.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Updates From The Workbench [Lantz]

First, I'd like to give a shout-out to for the idea of using a painting chart to track my progress. If you've never used a painting chart before, I suggest doing so. It's easy to set up and a very organized way to put the mess that is your workbench into perspective. The image after the jump is my painting chart for my Necrons and what I've been up to with them. I have a couple other armies that need some attention, but Necrons are the focus lately. This post is all about what I've been up to and what I'm working on at this point. Join me after the jump for the massive picture dump.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Updates from the workbench - Predator Conversion

This is kind of a follow up from a previous post.  I've finished the modelling work and started painting so decided it was time for an update.  Originally this was just going to be my take on magnetizing a predator for anyone who was wondering about doing that, but I then decided to do some conversion work too.  All of this was pretty easy, the magnets really easy.  Really, the only problem was when I discovered I'd got the polarity wrong on one and the superglue was doing a phenomenal job.  Anyway, the full story is below the fold.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #5

Sinking its’ teeth deep into the flesh of the fallen, he feasted endless on the bloated bodies that surrounded him.  Fuelled by his insatiable hungry he dismissed all other duties and responsibilities.  Bodily functions all but forgotten about.  Its’ own defecation slowly ran down his legs as it gorged on the endless buffet of death.  Blood and drool dripped from its’ chin as it sluggishly moved from one body to the next.  The wounded were not spared from his appetite for destruction.  Horrifying moans screamed and pleaded for him to stop.  Deaf to the nightmare that he had surrounded himself he continued to listen to the anxiety of his stomachs’ plight.  Stuff his gullet with the organs and intestines of his current meal he gazed into its’ eyes and begged him to stop the madness.  Unable to hear the words over his chewing the dead soldier asked “Why would you do this to your own men Sir?  Why Sir?  Why…”

Monday, August 20, 2012


I'm not dead! Just haven't been in the 40k mode for a few months. But I'm back to finish some Blight!

Friday, August 17, 2012

New 6th Edition Starter Box!

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The leaks just keep on coming, this time from , but once again via 4chan which is really for the 40k world. This pretty much solidifies any doubt that the starter box for 6th Edition is not only out this/next month, but also that the models are beyond anything GW has committed to a starter set in previous editions. Want more pics? Join me after the break.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New 6th Edition Starter Box?

Chaos Chosen

released some possible pictures of the new starter set for 6th Edition and it appears because their pictures are linked to 4Chan they seem to work on and off and aren't always viewable. So I took it upon myself to pull off a lazy-man post this morning with un-linked pictures. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Updates from my workbench: Ep 2 - Wiring upgrade

Currently I have been slaving away in my lab on my GK army. I already pressed out molds for all the vehicles and have done work on the dreads. However I am waiting for some bitz to redo part of the dreads because I was unhappy with sections of the model and think they could look better, in the meantime I had two perfect excuses to do some other modifications I had been thinking about for some time... Join me in the lab for a quick peek, but don't feed anything or let anything out of its cage... I don't care what it says..

Monday, August 13, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #4

An unquenchable appetite for carnal pleasures.  Fuel by the the perversions within he hide amongst the common folk like a wolf in sheep's clothing.  A false prophet spewing the idioms for sermons in the name of the Corpse Emperor.  Condemning all those around them for the sins they commit against his name.  Behind closed doors he calls the kettle pot as he fondles the the forbidden fruit.  Turning his back against his vow of celibacy he savours and wallows in the filth of his lust.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

New Forge World Release:
Necron Canoptek Acanthrites Rules Review

For those who didn't see the leaked pictures of this unit, everyone should now be for the newest Necron and Forge World release. While I wasn't particularly fond of the look of these things, reminiscent of an , the look is growing on me. That may be in-part to do with the fact that this unit is severely undercosted, allowing me to wear my cheese-colored glasses. Which brings me to the whole point of this article; . This is what it really boils down to. Aside from those of us that purchase items of astronomical amounts of money just because of how they look, a majority of the 40k community will only purchase an item on Forge World if they can find a use for it on the tabletop. So, is this unit cost effective? Does it have a role in the Necron codex? Let's get to it.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Updates from my workbench: Ep 1 - A Big Dope

"AridMonk, paint anything!? HAHAHAHA"

Hey guys, thought I would start up a new feature in which the guys (and maybe one days gals ohmygosh) of STC would update you, the loyal readers, on what we are painting, sculpting, and planning at the minute. This will hopefully become a semi-regular feature, where we can show that not only are we talented wordsmiths, but half decent hobbyists as well.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bitz and pieces from Cool Mini

I've always been aware of Cool Mini, they looked like a good company and had some very nice stuff.  I just had never got around to actually ordering anything from them.
Well, OK, that isn't true.  I was in on the kickstarter for Zombicide so got a copy of that coming sometime, and I've been playing Super Dungeon Explore with my kids.  What I meant was I hadn't ordered any miniatures.  To correct that shortcoming I ordered a selection from a few manufactures through their site.  This will be a relatively short post, but worth sharing in case anyone else is looking around for some bits to add to their armies.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #3

 Hey, you guys!
Apathetic to the point of corpulence.  Void of emotions, spirituality, excitement and passion.  He lyes in his own filth too lethargic to even care.  The concept of time has all but diminished in his thoughts.  He cares little for the gifts that god has given him.  His talents wasting away in a inverse image of his own sarcosis state.  Languishing his entire pathetic life away he has fallen into the hands of dejection.  His idle hands invite the God of Decay to mark him one of his own vassals.  Through glee and delight he has granted this pathetic creature of anguish eternal life.  No longer of living flesh his soul is filled with the corruption of the warp.  Pumping the darkness of its' indignation through his veins.  It oozes out of his orifices in the form of black sludge he drowns in the swamp-like water of the river Styx.  Commanding his mechanical limbs to crawl forward in a perpetual motion.  Unable to stop the forward momentum of his new found desire.  His predilection is beyond his control rather it is whip that lashes out at his tortured mind.  He is the one who believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Vintage Codex Art Part 1 - Chaos Marines

With the new Chaos Codex on the horizon, let's step back and take a look at thier humble beginnings from a design POV.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Stealing The SpotLight
Vulkan vs Pedro Part II

And welcome back. Last time we took a look at Vulkan himself and how 6th Edition will more than likely weaken his popularity. Obviously I've chosen my frontrunner for Codex: Space Marines as Pedro Kantor, but to understand my reasoning for this theory we first need to look at where the game may be headed for all armies in 6th Edition and why. Obviously this is all pure speculation at this point as no one is an expert at 40k at the moment, despite what Stelek might tell you (couldn't help myself.) So let's dive in starting with the evolution of Warhammer 40,000.