Review: Eccentric Miniatures 25mm-to-32mm base adapters

Raptors with adapters
Old Chaos Raptors with base adapters added

With the ongoing shift in base sizes for Warhammer 40,000 armies in power armor, those of us with older armies face a bit of a dilemma; do we pull our marine models off their old 25mm bases and glue them on new 32mm bases, or do we continue to play with models with the smaller bases, even as we add new models with the new, larger base size? And what of older, metal models in our collection that went into slotted bases. You can’t just rip them off the old base and glue them to a new base. Well, not easily at any rate.

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Working on a Dino-bot (or two!)

It’s been way too long since my last post. Over a month, in fact. That’s a bit shameful. Anyway, I tried to keep up with the E Tenebrae Lux V competition over at the Bolter & Chainsword, but I just couldn’t do it. Too much real life came tumbling down on my head. That said, I did get work done on one of my models, so that’s a lot better than previous building and painting challenges I’ve been involved in over there. So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been working on (off and on):

The first dino-bot I built.
The first dino-bot I built.

I’ve been working on two Forgefiends/Maulerfiends. The “/” is because I’ve magnetized the heck out of these things, allowing me to convert the fiends to any configuration I want. The magnets hold pretty well, though there are a couple places I used smaller magnets when I should have gone Continue reading “Working on a Dino-bot (or two!)”

Working on new model: Skull Cannon of Khorne

First off, Happy Independence Day for those folks in the former 13 colonies!

It’s been far too long since I last posted. Even without the posting, I’ve been working on some more models. I’m once again entered into a modeling/painting challenge over at the Bolter and Chainsword. This time, I’m in the E Tenebrae Lux V competition. We’ll see if I can actually finish anything.

Assembled Skull Cannon.
Assembled Skull Cannon.

So first up is this Skull Cannon of Khorne. I’ve been wanting to add one of these to my Khorne Daemonkin army as a reserve unit I’ll summon off Blood Tithe points. One thing about this model is that the standard way of putting it together makes it hard to store. I modified mine to make it easier to put in foam.

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Black Legion squad is finished!

Well, I have the bases finished, the transfers on them, and I used ‘ard Coat and Lahmian Medium to seal them up and take the shine off. Now these Black Legion fellas are ready to join the Black Crusade against the False Corpse Emperor and his weak, mewling servants!

Done Black Legion squad, Black Legion iconsI was not super pleased with how the Black Legion transfers look. The print quality of them was not great, and I now wish I had found a different sheet with a better printing. That said, they went on fairly easily. The Chaos Stars, I think, look better:

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Dawn of War III trailer is stunning

There is really very little else I can say other than: Wow! The Dawn of War III trailer is amazing. Among other things, I really love how all the walkers move and the interpretation of how wraithbone looks is astounding. Take a look for yourself:

No game play shots here, but I’m very impressed otherwise. There have been a few game play shots leaked, and I think they look pretty solid. I’m excited for the return of base building and large squads to the franchise. I’m crossing my fingers that it will be as awesome as it looks right now.