Went over to a friend's place for a three-player game of Kill Team! It was Death Watch versus Chaos daemons versus my Astra Militarum. Very happy with how my guardsmen performed, though I didn't win. We called it after the fourth round, and the Death Watch won despite having only one model left. If we'd gone another round, though, the daemons would have overrun EVERYONE and definitely won. This was definitely the best-looking board we've ever played on, terrain-wise, despite my larger pieces only being undercoated with silver. My friend has been making lots of terrain, both 3D-printed and built from scratch, and all of his was fully painted, so it really felt excellent to play on. The only thing letting us down was that the Chaos daemons were all only base-coated. :P
Posted on 28 March 2021, 19:49
Woohoo, my new guitar input arrived! I took it for a quick spin and the sound quality is noticeably improved over the old one, everything sounds crisper and clearer (old was 16-bit/44.1KHz, new one is 24-bit/96KHz). This was paid for by selling some of that funny money that Keybase gave everyone a few years back, turns out it's actually worth something now!
Posted on 23 March 2021, 13:08
We're currently at my parents' place on the Northern Beaches because there was an SES flood evacuation warning late last night that said we might need to evacuate before 3am. We figured we'd get ahead and just leave and get a decent-ish sleep rather than waiting and worrying. Unsurprisingly Beanie has taken this turn of events in stride and is currently resting under their dining table. I doubt we're in any danger of the house being flooded, didn't want to be potentially cut off with no power though!
Posted on 22 March 2021, 10:17
We played another game of Warhammer Underworlds tonight, the vile Wurmspat versus Myari's Purifiers. I was coming first right up until the very last end phase, then Kristina scored two objectives to put her ahead by ONE glory, and she'd killed one of my fighters thus rendering six additional glory out of reach for me! I'm not sure how I feel about the Wurmspat's current deck, I think I want to make it a bit more mobile and combat-focused.
Posted on 21 March 2021, 22:32
And that's Morgok's Krushas done! Proper DSLR photos will be coming on Wednesday once it's not actively raining so I can varnish them.
Posted on 21 March 2021, 14:49
Well, the temperature might not be quite right (it's 20˚C outside), but I think two days of unceasing dark and raininess qualifies for good porridge weather.
Posted on 21 March 2021, 9:31
I know the bases of miniatures aren't the most exciting things, but I'm seriously stoked with how these came out and wanted to photograph them separately before the miniatures themselves are glued on. I immediately thought of snow and ice when I saw the bases, rather than dirt and rubble, and it's excellent to have something a bit different! (The feet are molded to the bases if you're wondering).
Posted on 20 March 2021, 23:24
Lily is UTTERLY obsessed with the Dragon Age games, and is also quite the budding artist. She, Kristina, and I all sat down at the table tonight and drew some characters from the game. Compare Lily's to mine. 😂 Mine on the left, hers on the right. (Her rendition of Iron Bull is missing because we can't actually work out what happened to it, the drawing has just... vanished, but I was quite pleased with mine).
Posted on 20 March 2021, 22:28
My creative refresh day was a success! I always forget how much slower it is painting with regular paints as opposed to the Contrast ones though... the brown metallic-looking bits are the same darker silver underneath, I started at 9am and it look me until about 2:45pm to finish doing just those silver bits. All the rest of the colours were done from then until I finished at 5:30pm! I'll finish them off over the weekend.
Posted on 19 March 2021, 18:51
Beanie likes living dangerously.
Posted on 16 March 2021, 16:14