Monday, October 17, 2011

basing kit is here!

Hi guys,

Got the basing kit in the mail today after an apparent hiccup with the ordering process over at Skullcrafts. Also had Clash for the Cure just this past weekend on the 15th!

Stay tuned over the next day or so, I'm going to do my write up and review of the new(relatively new) Steampunk Basing kit by Skullcrafts and a run down of Clash!


Monday, October 10, 2011

waiting...waiting...but there's always good in waiting!

So quick update. I decided to go with the Steampunk basing kit from Skullcrafts. I've used a few of their products before, so when these show up I'm going to do a nice little review on them. I've also decided that in recent light, I'm probably going to use some of it on a small skorne army I'm working on too.

One of the PG's on the forums, PG Warlockbylandt, his son Vince (he's 15 yrs old) got diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis ;(. I know his lad is going through a tough time right now, especially since he has to have a new pair of lungs transplanted here very soon. Here's the links to the PP pages:

Medical Situation
Ghool's contribution

However, a few of the guys on the forums are donating some models to this brave young man. I've always had a soft spot for things like these, my mum always said it was my noble nature *shrug* that I get from her side of the family. I've donated small armies (25-35 points) and battlefoam bags in the past to certain events and leagues, but I've decided to do something special this time around.

The recent Trencher army that I've been building, I've decided I'm going to donate it to Vince and mail it out to him. Granted I don't have the time to paint it sadly, and I wish I could ;(. But in my mind, and one of the reasons I was built this army was cause I've always been inspired by the basic "grunt" and the hardships they endure and how tough they are and always come out fighting and on top no matter the odds. I'm a huge history nut when it comes to warfare and the Infantry, and I admire those like this in the past.

Well, I see Vince as a Trencher in Cygnar Boot Camp. He's got a tough time ahead of him, and it's not going to be easy. But in the end, he's going to come out stronger, and better than ever before! So Vince, here's some reinforcements to help you through your struggle!

Grenadier Light Warjack x2
Lancer Light Warjack x1
Centurion Heavy Warjack x1
Trencher Infantry - Full unit with Unit Attachment and 2 Grenade Porters
Trencher Commandos - Full unit with 3 Scatter Gunner Weapon Attachments
Trencher Cannon and Crew
Trencher Chain Gun
Long Gunners - Full unit with Unit Attachment
Trencher Master Gunner solo x2
Captain Maxwell Finn

This comes out to 74 points of butt kicking Infantry awesomeness!

I should be doing an update for the Basing kit around Wednesday, should be here by then. But for now that's it, keep Vince and his family if your prayers my fellow readers if you can please :).

Monday, October 3, 2011

To the trenches lads' !

I know I haven't updated in a while, I'm sorry ;/. Life, work, and school has been busy, along with quite a few commissions at my FLGS.

I have been having the itch to build a Trencher force, for quite some time actually. I honestly hate Cygnar with a passion, as it's the only faction I have never owned or collected. Well I took that plunge, cause I'm a fan of the Trencher models and the type of warfare they represent and bought me a force that I will probably run with Haley or Stryker. This will probably be more of a fun list, with a little competitive edge to it, rather than something to steamroll someone with.

The beginning...

This list of models in the above picture:

Mk2 Trencher Box
Trencher Unit Attachment
Trencher Grenade Porter x2
Mk2 Long Gunners Box
Long Gunner Unit Attachment
Trencher Commando Box
Trencher Commando Scatter Gunner x2
Trencher Master Gunner Solo x2
Cap'n Maxwell Finn
Trencher Chain Gun Crew
Trencher Cannon Crew
Fuzzy Cat Tail

Now after watching Kingdom of Heaven (haven't watched that in a while, so figured why not), I managed to get assembled:

Full Unit of Trenchers with UA, and both Grenade Porters-I'll eventually find a 3rd one.
Full Unit of Long Gunners with UA
Cap'n Maxwell Finn
Trencher Master Gunner solos x2
Trencher Commandos 95%-have to attach a few hands and sheathed blades.

Tonight I going to knock out the little pieces for the Commandos for sure, but haven't decided if I'm going to do the Mud bases with Milliput or try to wrap up the rest of the models.

But I'm currently not doing commissions and work has slowed down, so I plan to start updating more now that I'm working on my own models again! lol. I should have some more pics up tomorrow for you guys! I'll also try to do a small walk through of how I do my bases as well, with some WIP shots in my next post!