Sunday, May 27, 2012

A real update! (sort of) Elysian Drop Troops, a New Store and More!

 Man oh man, things have been crazy, work has been keeping me a little too busy, and has seriously cut into my hobby time.  I did however get a Saturday off yesterday, which is a bit unusual for this time of year.  I took the day to head up to the old Echelon Mall, in Vorhees, to visit a new store on its Grand Opening, Out of the Box, owned by my buddy Mike, former Manager at the GW Vorhees store.  What a great place, with lots going on, above you can see a couple of shots of the store, nice and clean with a great selection of GW, Dust, Flames of War, Warmachine, and some other cool stuff, by Gale Force Nine, Avatars of War, Army Painter, the list goes on.

To kick off his Grand Opening, Mike had a 2000 Point-three game, One day event.  I originally wasn't able to get a slot to play, as the event sold out quickly, but went up on a whim, on the stand by list, hoping to squeeze in and play some games.  A risky prospect considering it's an eighty-five mile drive but what the hell.  In the end, I'm glad I did, I was able to get a slot and play. 

I took my Death Wing, and had a great time, seeing some old friends, and some new faces.  The terrain was great, especially considering the store is brand new, Mike really put in a lot of time and effort to ensure his opening day was a great event.

I ended up going 2 wins and 1 loss, losing to my buddy Paul and his incredibly tough IG force.  I did however manage two wins, one against Tyranids and the other against Orks.  I also took the award for having the most Kill Points at the end of the Tournament, (Mike has a name for it, but I can't remember what he called the award).  Prize support was great considering the price of the Tournament, and that it was a one day event, I walked away with a nifty little trophy and a 25.00 gift certificate to put towards anything in the store.

 Above we have Belial surrounded by a Orky Dread and a bunch of Kans, Belial had an unusually good day yesterday, and wasn't behaving like his normal whimpish self...

I will most certainly be adding the "Out of the Box" Store to my list of places to visit for events, and day trips.

Thanks Mike for a great day!

Even though I have been busy, I have been managing to squeeze in a little hobby time.  Doing some work here and there on my Warriors of Chaos Fantasy project, and what has become my next 40k project, the Elysian Drop Troops.

So far, I have a ten man squad of Veterans painted, below you can see the paint scheme I have selected.  I know the picture quality isn't the best, but it's been so long since I've posted a real update, I wanted to get something on the blog to show.

I am currently putting together a second squad, and have made a purchase of some more FW stuff to try and flesh out the army.

 Next up we have the first of many Valkyrie Ships that will be in the force, it took me quite awhile to figure out what to do for a paint scheme for these fantastic models and in the end settled for a nice dark brown.  I got the base coat which is a spray from Michael's, it's by "Liquitex"  and is a water based spray which takes extremely well to GW paints.
I have also done a few conversions using the Mantic Corporation miniatures which I think have turned out fairly well, I will get some shots up of these guys along with some better WIP pictures when I have more time.  

I do want to thank everyone for reading, and I'll be posting again real soon...

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