Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WIP Tactical Squad Chronos

3 Marines with right arms attached
A quick update on the progress I made today. Just started a new job that I really enjoy, but it does take away from my painting time, so I have slowed down a bit. Here is the end product of about 1 1/2 hours of work, so not too bad. More after the jump.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

More Progress

Today's completed bounty
I am very pleased with the amount of work I got done today. Takes a lot of effort, but it's well worth it. Still on pace to finish 6-7 of the Marines by Monday/Tuesday night. I ordered some aquila chest pieces from Box of Bits, so I can only do 7 Marines total right now, but I am getting as much done as I can.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tac Squad 2 Update

What I've painted so far
After solving the problem of the spray paint, which I am very happy about, I was able to get a lot of pieces based and painted in khorne red today. Probably 4 hours of work all told, but that is the only way it can get done. I need 1,000 pts August 15 to play in some more Escalation League with my brother. I still have a little bit left to prime black, but I will try to get as many pieces painted with the first coat of red tomorrow as I can.

Citadel Spray Paint

I have no pictures for this post, nothing to visually show what happened, but I thought this would be useful information to pass along to other hobbyists and gamers. Simply put, Citadel's Chaos Black Spray doesn't work. Well some of the time. And only if you don't know what you're doing. Here's the problem and how I solved it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Completed Rhino

I finished the Rhino! All told it took about 3 days of work and maybe 12-15 hours total. Not bad for a vehicle, and the process never got too tedious as there wasn't a tremendous load of detail work. Finishing the Rhino brings me to 300 points overall in my Genesis force, so making good progress. I am hoping to finish the tac squad in a week, which is pretty optimistic. Realistically, finishing the tac squad will take a week and a half to two weeks. Getting the Rhino completed in such a short time was a huge step though.
Don't forget to check out the YouTube video featuring the Rhino here!

For starters, this was the top access door that I decided to paint the Genesis insignia on. I wanted to do a big Genesis symbol on some of my models, and I was looking forward to painting on a flat surface for once.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Escalation League Battle Report

I had my first taste of an actual battle this weekend, and I must say I really enjoyed it. I still have much to learn in terms of fighting rules and especially tactics, but it was a good run through for me and a chance for Genesis to flex their muscles.

I went down to Macon, GA, where my brother Chris lives, mainly to watch some league play and chronicle his first battles with his Thousand Sons. He has always loved the Thousand Sons, and he had some great kit bashing ideas and conversions to make his army fit the fluff (which I totally support). He worked really hard to get his army finished, but time was against him. He joined the escalation league in the middle of the war so to speak, so he needed 1,000 points in 2 weeks basically. An impossible task if you want all your units painted.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog updates

Just a quick update on a face lift of sorts that I have given the blog. I have revamped the old Assault Squad Pictures page into the new Genesis Chapter Photo Gallery tab, where you can view pictures of both the completed Assault Squad and Tactical Squad and eventually my other completed units. Now you won't have to do go digging through old blog posts to find all my pictures.

I am also very excited about the new Brothers In Arms tab at the top of the blog. I have set up this page as a photo gallery of fellow gamers and their armies. My hope is that eventually followers of this blog and whoever I happen to battle with in the future will have their armies featured on this page. So don't be afraid to check out the tabs at the top of the blog!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Rhino Construction: Day 2

I got so much done today! Lots of pictures to share, and it would take forever to narrate all of them, so I might just let the pictures speak for themselves at times. I also put up a video about my progress here. Check it out for a full synopsis.

Started out this afternoon with painting the other side of the hull frames and doors. I wasn't as successful with getting the right mixture. Definitely not an expert with the spray gun yet.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rhino Construction: Day 1

I have moved right into building the Rhino APC for my Genesis army, mainly because I was tired of painting power armor, and also because I had already purchased the Rhino some time ago and I don't like to leave models sitting around. Whatever you do when you build your own armies, do not impulse buy units. I have to made several paint runs the last week or so, and it's been so tempting to grab the scouts or command squad I need, but I know if I purchase more units they will just add to the stack of uncompleted models I already have. I bought a couple units at the same time for a battle force challenge, which is why I have the back log. Don't let your models pile up. Stick with one unit at a time.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tactical Squad Completed

The day has finally arrived that I have finished the first tactical squad of my army! I am incredibly excited to get this squad done. Although the process took longer than it should have, close to 4 months from start to finish, I just kept plugging away and eventually got here. As you build your own armies never give up! It may take longer than you expected (it almost always does) and you will be frustrated at times, but the only way to get a completed army is to keep on painting.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Rocket Man

It's rocket man, no really, not that guy but the rocket man of the tactical squad. He is the last marine I had left to finish, so now my first tactical squad is finally complete! Took me a few months, but the bottom line is that I stuck with it and finished them and you can do the same with your minis. All that is left is to apply the sand to the bases of this mini and the three others in the background of this picture.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Marine #8

Just a few quick photos to share from recent painting this week. No the blog is not dead, and yes I am still alive and serving the Emperor. And you should be too, because we all know what happens to the faithless . . .

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Progress Update

I have not posted in awhile, but I am making progress on Genesis. I am determined to finish the tac squad this week, and I will be making a video about how I make the Genesis Chapter emblem which you can check out on my YouTube channel. I will make a blog post about it as well. Whatever you're working on, don't give up and stay posted for more updates!