Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Close out July, begin August with a challenge.

The other day I had an idea for a challenge to get myself painting again. I was thinking about infantry and a lot of infantry and could I paint four Tyranid infantry figures a day. The challenge is to paint a little bit everyday or four figures a day, but I am not sure if four figures a day can be reached considering Tyranids are so tough to paint with all the curves

Four termagaunts would be 1/2 a brood, eight would be a full brood, and twelve to sixteen would be along the lines of of a brood size I normally field. Twenty termagaunts would be awesome, but it is really too high of a number. Termagaunts are the best troop choice to paint since I use them so much and I tend to run out of them a lot. I can switch to genestealers or hormagaunts or even gargoyles if needed. I can work in the larger models in between or on the weekends.

For real numbers I have about 32 termagunats assembled and maybe enough models to create another eight models. With five weeks in August I think eight figures a week is more than enough and a good challenge to make a goal towards. This would end with all my termagaunts painted and based.

With this is mind and needing a break from Fallout New Vegas I got out my paint supplies and Tyranids and started painting some termagaunts. I got a late start so I only got about 30% of each figure done. Either Tyranids take longer to paint or I am slow at painting so making a goal of eight figures a week is easier. I plan to make five posts during August for the weekly figure count and any extra WIP posts. Of course I will be posting my latest Battletech Report as well and hopefully another if Da Masta Cheef has time.

So please keep up with me and encourage me and throw things at me when I slack off.

Monday, July 16, 2012

No 40K to MTG to Fallout addict to Battletech recovery.

Since my last post I have not done too much at all, but I have been keeping busy.

The move from NC to TN went very well and I am glad to not have to wake before 6 or 7 AM and drive 1.5 hours to 45 mins to work. The wake and drive time depended upon where I as during the week. Mondays, I would  leave NC and return, Tuesdays I would leave NC and stay in TN in a rented room all the way through Friday when I would return to NC. It sucked, but a laptop, internet, and games with Corey worked well.

July 7, I attended a local Magic The Gathering  2013 core set prerelease and did surprisingly well. There were only 6 players, but I took them all down and grabbed 1st place and got myself five free booster packs. Sad thing is I didn't score any mythic or good rares. I built a black/green speed deck which turned out better than I thought it would as I saw cards combo off one another turn after turn. I'm glad I went with my gut feeling and dropped white for green because of the deck's aggressiveness. I actually splashed a bit of red in for direct damage. I ended up discarding one of the re cards one game and side-boarding another later.

I haven't done anything related to 40K yet as I still need to setup all my hobby area. Be honest the $75 rulebook price tag has me stuck as I see no point in playing 5th edition rules now.

I have completely lost myself in Fallout New Vegas for the XBOX 360. I think I am approaching 100 hours of game time now and I wouldn't have it an other way. I explore, I hoard, I loot, and their is so much more to do.

Some interesting points to note.

  • I maintain very good karma
  • I am only vilified by the Powder Gangers and even Caeser's Legion is neutral
  • Of all the companions I like EDE and Veronica. EDE is awesome with an upgraded laser and Veronica punches anything to death rather quickly. Two pack mules FTW!
  • I hate raiders, cannibals, feral ghouls, and fiends and usually kill them on the spot.
  • I collect and do not sell any pencils and single cigarettes I find.
  • I buy good armor and weapons from vendors and very rarely sell them something of the like. I ten to sell the cigarette cartons and packs, cameras, empty soda bottles. I love their last line "Thanks".
  • I have good armor to use and don't use it for fear of breaking and not being able to find raw materials to repair it with. On the flip side I use a lesser quality armor which breaks often, but is cheaper to repair, but use a lesser armor. This might change next play time.
  • I am probably a cheap skate in the game somewhat.
  • If I didn't have a house in game with multiple storage containers to sort all my crap I would be screwed.
  • I love backing out of an NPC conversation, donning the Naughty Nightwear (looks like leopard print pimp suit) which greatly enhances speech checks and make the NPC do as I please.
  • Actually I carry a variable wardrobe for multiple enhancement purposes.
  • My fiance plays Fallout and laughs at me because I hoard so much and it take me forever to clear a building.

If all goes well I'll have a game of Battletech this week so hopefully I will have some fine reading material for you to enjoy soon.