Part 1 here.
Tonight I found some time to do a little more work on my squad of Skitarii Vanguard and applied the first two basecoat colors: Rakarth Flesh (GW) for the inside of the robes and Mephiston Red (GW) for the outside of the robes.
I went with these two colors first because they cover a large portion of the models and offer a noticeable difference over the primed models. It’s amazing how much character a model can take on with just 2 or 3 colors applied. I can’t wait to see how they look after the next couple of colors are added.
Jason over at Wine & Cheese Gaming has issued a painting challenge to the community for the month of September. The challenge is to paint 10 models, start to finish, during the month of September. I’m not one to sit idly by and let a challenge go unanswered, so I’m going all in. Plus, I have a massive painting queue and this is good motivation. With that, I give you my entry in to the challenge, a 10-man squad of Skitarii Vanguard.
I assembled my AdMech army a couple of months ago, but have only recently had a chance to play them. I’m looking forward to getting some more time in with these guys during an upcoming escalation league at one of my local gaming stores.
My first step was to prime all of the Skitarii using the Army Painter Gun Metal spray primer. I went with Gun Metal instead of black because there are so many dark, metallic parts to these troops that I am hoping it saves a bit of time. My design goal is to mimic the standard, Mars paint scheme with the red robes. I will be following along with the Warhammer TV video tutorial for Skitarii, with a few adjustments to colors since I paint with more than just Games Workshop.
Stay tuned as I continue to chronicle my adventure through the September Painting Challenge.
Ask anyone that cut their teeth on roleplaying and war gaming during the 80’s and 90’s and they will tell you that Ral Partha miniatures were a staple of any gaming shop and most gaming tables. Iron Wind Metals is bringing those classic figures back with an awesome new Kickstarter project. If you enjoy the look of classic fantasy miniatures (and you know you do) then I definitely recommend that you check out this project and pledge. Elves and Orcs/Goblins are the first two lines being brought back, but IWM has plans for a ton more including Dwarves, Dark Elves, Men, Halflings, Gnomes, Giants, and more!
The first episode of Shoppe Talk at The Game Store has been posted and I couldn’t be more excited! This is an awesome new project that my good friend Brian Blevins, owner of The Game Store in Jacksonville, AR, graciously invited me to participate in. I’m stoked to get back in the saddle and produce content once again and working with someone else is a great experience. Look for new episodes to be posted weekly as we talk about all things geek from comics to movies, all manner of games and gaming, and much more. Enjoy!
As some of you know I really enjoy dabbling in new server technologies. Lately I’ve been tinkering around with Amazon Web Services as a research project at work and I decided to go ahead and open a personal account to take advantage of the Free Tier offerings they have available. As part of that I have set up a web server running on an EC2 instance and resurrected AlfredBonnabel.com. Woohoo!
It’s been a long time since I was excited about a new release for the PSP, but this week we see the launch of Brandish – The Dark Revenant from XSEED and Falcom Games. Coming in at $19.99 as a digital download from the Playstation Store, Brandish is compatible with the PSP, PS Vita, and Playstation TV. Check it out!
I am incredibly excited to see another awesome Nihon Falcom and XSEED RPG come to Steam. I am a big fan of the Ys series and have been looking forward to each release on Steam as they have been announced. The same goes for the Legend of Heroes series, which until now I have not had a chance to try. I’m looking forward to diving in over the next few days and I promise to give me first impressions soon.