Saturday, June 13, 2015

Midwest Rampage 2015: Orcs and Goblins

Midwest Rampage

May 2015

Well Midwest Rampage was awesome and I drug out my Orcs and Goblins for a 5 game 3,000 pts 2 day tournament in May of 2015.  Skarsnik lead the horde with, a level 4 Night Goblin Shaman, Goblin BSB, and 2 Night Goblin giant squig riders, 3 hordes or Night Goblins, a Horde of Squigs, a Giant, 4 Manglers, 2 Doom Dovers, 3 Bolt throwers, Chariots, and Pump Wagons.  

It was a fun time I played several players from the Chicago area and Wisconsin I went 2-1-2.  Additionally, I walked away with Best Painted out of 24 Players which I was proud of and scored a perfect 50/50 painting score.  Pictures below.

16" x 40" Display

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Display Right

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Adepticon 2015 Warhammer 40k Armies

Adepticon 40k Sat./Sunday Team event

This is a quick run through I did in order to get a couple quick snapshops of the largest displays on display in the morning at Acon before players had table assignments.  Below is pictured GMM Studios which always has an outstanding entry and of course usually win best painted in some category.

This cave display had a Ork Mek coming from the central area.  A landing strip on top of the mountain hold all lit up with LED Lights 

Best Painted GMM Studios the display is about 6' tall and all hand scultped from various stuff!

I liked tis huge display with a layed catecomb effect and LED Lighting

This was also a large display featuring a multi-layer inner building for units and vehicles.

This large 3'+ tower had a road built around the central tower that vehicles were put on

Again another multi-layered board with a underground area for more units/drops

This team display was off to the side but had sever videos playing background videos.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Adepticon 2015 Armies on Parade Warhammer Fantasy!

Armies on Parade Adepitcon 2015

Friday Team Tournament and Thursday Big Brawl

Friday ET Tournament List Dwarf Formation Kenny Lull

Friday ET Tournament List

Friday ET Tournament List

Friday ET Tournament List with Karl Franz

Friday ET Tournament List: Best painted ChaD Hanson

Friday ET Tournament List: Undead Legions!

Friday ET Tournament List

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army: Point boys!

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army; Love the purple

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army

Team Tournament Army: An inner castle/dungeon

Team Tournament Army: this was a hand built church

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Adepticon 2015 How You Use It tournament

Adepticon 2015 HYUI AM and PM events:

This is the Full Display in the AM HYUI tournament
Won Tournament Choice Best Appearance in both the AM and PM events, thanks for the votes!
Close-up of Castle Entrance

This Castle is a mock up of a small castle of Talabheim.  The halflings have come to the rescue as the castle is being assaulted by the onslaught of Nurgle Demons and Epidemus.  The Halflings have turned to Nagash and used the Lore of Undeath, his summoned units are below.  My Empire list consisted of a level 4 of Undeath, 2 Cannons, 2 units of 5 knights one of which is an inner Circle and 1 unit of 3 Cardinal, Demi Gryph, Knights.  The Empire went 2-1 losing to a Legion of chaos list and blowing their own cannons up game one and onto winning the last two games... karma.  I did have a fun game versus Chris from Canhammer and can now put a face with the name.
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Inside the Courtyard of Talabheim
The lower portion of my castle resembles a cave, the Lore of Undeath units have Risen!  Now the Risen Undeath arise.

This is a picture later in the day of my Legion of Chaos army on display during the PM HYUI event.

A frontal picture of the Legion of Chaos

 My Legion List with Lore of Undeath did ok, but went 1-1-1.  I took 1 level 3 with a herdstone, 1 unit of horrors, a Mino Hero with Blackshard Armor, 3 Trolls, 1 Chaos Chariot, and 1 SkullCannon.  Again my list did ok, but it didn't min or max out in any category.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Adepticon 2015 display: Talabheim and The Mountain Stronghold

Warhammer Display: The Mines Beneath the City

May, 2014 I began the dwarf cave construction.  Its 2 16"x20" displays side by side. Each area is cut to fit. An Arachnarok so 4 giant spiders could fit in each of the cave holes.  The bridges fit a 5" Wide unit and the height of the entire board is approx. 24"

This is a close up of the interior of the cave display area.

After much deliberation I decided to make an additional 16x40 above ground castle display for either another Dwarf area or possibly an Empire Army.

I used layers of Foam Board to Stagger the height in a rough outline, filled the gaps with sprayfoam that dried overnight.  I then simply cut out the sprayfoam, gapfiller, to make it level and then started, again, another layer of spackle.  The blocks you see are from HobbyLobby they are a brick building set for Egyptian pyramids.

Warhammer Display: The Fortifications of Talabheim

This is a view of the castle with several layers of spakle, cork lining all areas where troops could fit and sand on some base layers.

A view of the inside of the castle and the mine entrance under the main part of the castle.  I tried to incorporate stairs and several rooms in the castle.

I think I went through 2 cans of spraypaint primer.

Several layers of dirt and grey.  I then use a spray bottle with diluted black paint to achieve a wash effect and let it dry for 2 days before applying more highlights and drybrushing.

The lower Version of the Dwarfs Caves

A all encompassing view

Another view from an angle