Saturday, September 29, 2012

Games Day UK 2012 - AridMonks day out!!

 Well as you may have heard, Games Day UK has been and gone, bringing with it a whole host of new rumours, confirmations and kick ass models. Join me as I take you through my big day out, as well as a roundup of all the days news!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mariner's Blight Army Overview Part 2

For Part 2 of my maritime inspired Lovecraftian Chaos Marine Army overview, I'm focusing on the 4 tanks created thus far. 2 Rhinos, A Predator and a Vindicator

Monday, September 24, 2012

Digital White Dwarf Review

So as the ever expanding overlord known as the mighty GW it continues to expand its empire across the vastness of our world it appears to be also expanding its hold and abilities into the Digital market. I say expand but I personally feel like only for the first time are they really paying this market any real attention lately. So I will be starting a series looking at what the digital products offer us, and I hope to give you more than the random ranting or complaining about price or what not that you get around the intertubes.

We will start these off with the new White Dwarf going digital,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Tales from The Ravenous: Chaos Warhounds

Their eyes radiated with a fervent blood lust in the dark bitter night.  Fuelled by the chaotic hatred of their existence, they scoured the blackness for my soul.  Chilled to the bone by the howling screams that they emancipated from the warp; I feared for my life.  Frantically scuttling deeper and further into the Cimmerian shade that laid outstretched before me.  The vitality of the world around me began to spiral out of control;  the air that my lungs absorbed began to boil.  Tearing and devouring the fabrics of reality the hounds of hell were lapping at my door.  Feasting on my flesh and blood, they left nothing for the sands of time to remember my name...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Updates from the Work Bench - Grey Knight Half Helmet Conversion

As I surf the inter webs randomly and check out the "must read articles" my servo skull feeds bring back to me so I can stay in the loop of things as well as stay inspired. I sometime run across things that are oddly right on par with exactly what I am doing at the moment.. For example. I have been building GK's nothing special about that, tons of people are building GK's, some of them are building them as you read this. Actually it is entirely possible that some of you are building while you are reading this.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mariner's Blight Army Overview Part 1

Mariners Blight is a maritime inspired Lovecraftian Chaos Marine Army combining inspiration from as well as the Cthulhu mythos with 1800's style diving suits and nautical details.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #8

Derived from one of the se7en deadly sins, this prince of hell represents all that is greed, wealth and avarice.  In excess of materialistic desires it deprives all those around it from all that is theirs.  A blight to all those that crossed its' path.  Bursting from the vaults of hell with negative influences it deceives its' victims like a wolf in sheep's clothing.  Howling in delight at the moon it inflames their hearts with its' unrelenting greed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Complekt Dynasty

(Used For The Destruction Of The Universe. Not As A Killer Of Superman Or As Deodorant)

Lantz here with an update and tidbits on my current army; Necrons of the Complekt Dynasty. I never really had a theme for my army back before the 5th Edition update for the Necrons. Back then the Necrons were just mindless automatons with a never-ending thirst for soul-sucking and probably some other kinky robot stuff. Say what you will about that old fluff, but I loved it. The nay-sayers like to compare them to the Tyranids; animals doing what animals do: kill, eat, poop, repeat. But the clear distinction between the two races was how eerie the Necrons were compared to anything else. Why were they killing? Where did they come from? What do they want? Where do they go when they "die"? No race knew the answers to these question and that fear of the unknown is what truly made the Necrons terrifying. With the recent update however, Necrons were given some personality and with that the chance to add some character to a previously lifeless show of slaughter. I do in-fact like the new fluff, but when the codex first came out it put me in a kind of perpetual clueless state of mind for how to proceed with my modeling and painting.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Updates from the workbench - Death Corp and a bar

Always plenty of things in the pipe when it comes to painting, I'll just focus on a couple today.  First we have a few of the newer body swaps from Secret Weapon Miniatures.  Legs, heads, and rebreathers for Imperial Guard.  Then I'll show off a not yet complete bit of fortification that was easy to put together.  Oh yeah, and seeing as there is that new gunslinger rule...

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #7

The acrid smoke cloaked it in a mist of hatred and fury.  My eyes wept blood and tears from the blinding effect of the swirling murk's anger.  Unable to endure the wrathfulness in my eyes I was forced to keep them shut.  I felt its' chilling voice dance across my ears as it whispered its' hate inwards to my soul.  The meekness in me cringed in fear as it chilled my bones with it's black silky voice.  It began to drown my mind in the murky water's Styx.  The inner demons inside me clawed their way to the surface of my mind.  Like a sailor to a deadly siren of the sea I began to drowning in the wrath of their claws and venomous teeth.  Drifted further and further away from the surface of reality.  I died not from the blade that had slit both of my own wrist but rather from the inward hatred that corrupted my soul.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Necron Ever-Living Markers

A long time ago, I found a bunch of the for 40k on the cheap including the sprue they originally came on and bought seven or eight of them. The plan was to use them all as crystals with basing my army, but it never quite looked right to me. So the other day I was looking at my Reanimation Protocol marker comparing them to my Ever-Living markers and admittedly my Ever-Living markers were losing the cool-looking competition. So I decided to use the sprue from a ways back to spice things up. More after the jump.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Malleus Inquisitor complete

The order of the hammer is the exact translation of this order from high gothic, but often times they are also called demon hunters. The Ordo Malleus is considered one of the oldest and most ancient arms of the Inquisition that was created by the decree of the Emperor prior to his internment and ascension to the Golden Throne of Terra. 

I set out to find a use for this great model like I said in the past and what I ended up with was a great flex model on the table top. I have used this as a INQ, as another Terminator, and even as a Grand Master. It is always nice to have flexible models in your collection depending on what type of list you are running. 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Se7en Deadly Sins, Se7en Deadly Models #6

Resentment fuels the green eyed monster.  It despises everyone around him and longs to inflict misfortune upon them.  The malicious driving force behind its motivations fuelled its purpose in life.  Never happy with what it has and always longing for the perceived superior qualities of those around him.  Emotional pains and knots of self worthlessness and a lowered self esteem have but consumed its' soul.  Schadenfreude has mutated this once benign creature into the green eyed monster that it has become.   Driven by the desire and pleasure to inflict misfortune to those around him.  Haunting and hunting along the peripherals of the imperium.  It plods along under a cloak of lead and its' eyes sewn shut with leaden wire.  What it is blind to is what it once had; god-given and humanly nurtured, in themselves.  Envy is all that remains.