Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dreadball Unboxing!

So, I finally have something worth posting on my blog again! And, it helps that I have the time to post this evening as well.

It's going to be videos. Yes, the dulcet tones of my rambling, straight to your ear holes. Enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Overall I'm very happy with the contents of the game thus far. In the bang for your buck category, it really is something. While uploading the videos I started trimming the Orx figures. They are hit and miss with the mold lines. Two had very prominent mold lines, two had very minimal mold lines. Great figures all in all. I'm looking forward to many, many days of assembly. Then maybe some painting. Then, heaven forbid, some playing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

DreamForge-Games Leviathan Kickstarter

I guess you could call this my quarterly update. Ha!

If you've been in this hobby for a while, and you like big stompy things, you've almost certainly come across DreamForge-Games Leviathan Crusader model.

This model is a monster of resin coolness that really is hard not to love. However, being made of resin and the cost associated with lower production runs has traditionally made these expensive for us, the consumer, and hard to keep in stock for DreamForge-Games.

So DreamForge-Games founder Mark Mondragon has begun a Kickstarter campaign that, if funded, will see these produced as plastic kits. Real plastic kits, not resin/plastic hybrid or some such. However, the Crusader is just the tip of the iceberg. This will open the door to further plastic kits. In fact, the Mortis version has been announced as a "stretch goal" (a goal beyond the initial funding goal).

The engineering that is going into this project is unbelievable. With the resin kits, you can swap arms with ease. The same will be true of the plastic version. Future arm upgrades will be easy to swap in or out...

These are going to be some pretty amazing kits. If I sound bias or this sounds like a plug, it is! I'm in for a couple of these kits so I'd really like to see it get funded! Not to mention some of the stretch goals would be nice to reach for extra goodies. All the details are on the kickstarter page along with alternative options for backing the project that will net you some cool sci-fi infantry minis if they catch your eye. So go check it out and see if you don't find yourself wanting a Titan Class model, in easy to work with plastic, at a great price (you can get 4 of these in plastic for the price of 1 in resin!!). Click the banner below and see if this is a project you can back. If you like what you see, spread the word! (if you don't like it, spread the word anyway, you're a weirdo and your normal friends will appreciate the heads-up)

If you have already participated in the DreamForge-Games Kickstarter and you're thinking, "I like Kickstarting stuff, I wonder what else I could help back?" You may also want to take a look at the RPG/Tabletop mashup, Wreck Age being developed by Hyacinth Games. Some cool ideas and Brian from A Gentleman's Ones is involved somehow, so it has to be good. Remember, the link below is for after you back the Leviathan Kickstarter

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Inner Geek state of the Union Address

First update of the new year, and only in May! Sad.

So what have I been up to? I've been going to school, working, and enjoying the family life with my wife and kids. Hasn't left a lot of free time to be honest. My school schedule is picking up signficantly till this coming December (CCNA here I come), so I'll probably have even less time till then. Damn education. But, it's what's best for my family and myself and I'm happy.

So now you know what I've been up to, but why am I writing a post now? Well, what time I have had has been spent introspectively (don't get to use that word often). I've decided that I'm really just about finished with Games Workshop. It's been a great ride the last (shudder) 24 years or so, but I'm not getting out of the hobby what I used to. Maybe the mood will hit me again in the future, but for now it's not there.

I think part of my problem is the fact that I try to build and paint as though I'm going to play the game... and lets face it, I'm not. So, I speed through stuff in a hurry to finish so that I can be ready for a game I'm not really that interested in playing. I think I'd be just as happy to drink a beer and watch someone else play... though that may just be because of the beer?

So will I dissappear in a poof of ninja smoke? I rather thought I already had? No, I'll always hobby in some way. When I have time again I imagine I'll work on one off type models. I have some lovely resin monstrocities I'd like to build around here... and a couple I'd like to see gone (more on that in a bit). I've recently been enamoured with my first (hobby) love, giant robots. As a kid I probably built about a million robot model kits. Now that I'm a big kid, I think it would be nice to do some and finish them nicely with paint and all that fancy stuff I neglected as a child.

What will happen to my blog? I'm not sure? Maybe it will be overhauled into a different themed blog? Maybe I'll move to a new blog? I haven't really thought that far ahead. It will definitely stay up in some form because I need the blog roll to check on all my friends... though I guess RSS feeds would accomplish the same thing.

In the meantime, I'll be letting some stuff go. Not all my GW stuff, but some of it. I've already put the WarHound1 and Warhound2 on ebay, as well the Macharius Vulcan. More will go up soon(ish), maybe even the Reaver Titan. And yes, this paragraph is a shameless plug for my ebay auctions. Spread the word!

So, I'll be around. I'm always available by email if anyone needs me. I encourage all my fellow bloggers to keep posting good blogs, I'll be lurking... *POOF! ninja smoke*

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