I recently had the opportunity to make a guest appearance on my buddy Tim's 40k podcast, Crew Shaken. I had a blast! Make sure you go check it out – Tim is an absolute professional (literally). Thanks for having me!
For those who did listen in on Episode 2, here's a little preview of the model I talk about in the opening segment.
Now usually I don't do this but, uh, go ahead and break 'em off with a little preview of the remix:
it's payback time
coming out of my shell
bonus: free hugs!
I'm having a lot of fun with this one. This has been a very experimental project from me and I've picked up some new skills. It should also go a long way toward "modernizing" my miniatures collection so I can hang at competitive events. Next step: continue to restructure my army by completing units to field formations from Traitor's hate!
As always, the NOVA Open is the highlight of my gaming year. This year I got to try something a bit different, as Joe, Colin and I joined the NOVA volunteer team to run the Warhammer 40k Narrative tournament. While that meant less gaming overall, it was fun to peek behind the curtain and do our best to make sure the participants had a great time!
Colin and Joe dive into the terrain toybox
Tim, Carlo, and I also participated in the popular 40k Team Trios tournament and to our great surprise we claimed second place the army appearance track.
My favorite part, though, is catching up with my convention friends across the game table or in the lounge. Getting ready for the convention is always a big effort (to say nothing of the late nights, early mornings, and poor nutritional choices of the event itself) and you'd think some burnout would be natural. I always find, though, that talking with other gamers and seeing their enthusiasm and creativity has a rejuvenating effect. With that said, it's back to the painting table for me. Thanks for another great year, everyone!
Curiously, planetary surveys dating to Pre-Heresy times list two small moons in orbit around the planet Chalcydon. It is not uncommon, however, for records from that time to be incomplete or otherwise faulty, as even a casual observer notes the presence of a third moon in the Chalcydonian sky. Peregrinus, the Ghost Moon, features heavily in local lore despite active suppression by the planetary administration, to the extent that the Chalcydonian Ecclesiarchy has grudgingly incorporated the moon into its rituals. It is customary to wait for the waxing of the Ghost Moon to begin new endeavors, and it is said that a priest who takes holy orders beneath the moon can discern the will of the Emperor Himself.
After many layers of foam, clay, spackle, and paint, the display board is ready!
This project really forced me to push some of my hobby limits and I'm extremely pleased with the way it compliments my work over the past two years. Teaser shots below: