Here it is... the last of the mercenaries that are attached to my Khador. Gorman Di Wulfe... the rogue darkwing duck looking guy. He was a last minute addition to the roster that I wasn't sure about adding at first. Anyway... this is also the last piece that I am going to paint and post for the month of March.

I am going to say now that I have set a personal record for the site this month on the number of views that it has had hit it this month. Check back after the first of April to find by just how much.

Mercenaries: Ragman

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I decided to give myself a small break from painting a ton of red... especially since I still have a few 'jacks left to paint for the Khador project. So I promoted Ragman from the optional side of the list to a higher priority to get painted. I think this guys rules are really cool and I can't wait to see him in action on the tabletop. Both Bone Shaker and Death Field are rather formidable if you ask me.

Thats it for the units in the list... all that I have left for the Khador is a few 'Jacks and thenI go back to painting Cygnar to help my teammate get his army painted. With this unit done the army is 96.5% painted not counting Fenris and my last Gun Carriage, which those are on hold until after Adepticon.

With another unit done from my Khador Project this makes the army 90% completely painted. I only have a few more pieces to get done for the "must have finished" part of the list. The optional stuff has been pulled and set aside for now. I will get them done after Adepticon.

So a few weeks back I ordered a really cool product called a Survival Strap. I know it's not gaming related at all... But still it's really cool.

What is a Survival Strap... Well really it is what it's name implies. It is a wrist band that is made from military grade para cord. It is braided and depending on what your wrist size is and how wide you want it made determines how much cord you have around your wrist. If you are in an emergency situation where you need some cord or rope. Say like a life or death situation or you are moving and you need to tie a mattress to the top of your car and you don't have any rope you can unravel your survival strap and use it. After you are done take a picture of it in action and send that and the story of how you used it to the company and they will send you a new one.

I ordered the wide strap in a size 8.5. I just so happen to be a fan of red and black and that just happens to match my khador army... So thats what I decided to order. So combined I have over 25 feet of cord just in case I need it. I think that everyone should order one of these. They are kinda pricey but they are an American made product so to me and many others that makes them worth it.

I also got a red and black lanyard that I am taking to adepticon so I have something cooler than the one I had last time to keep my weekend pass on.

So in an effort to help my partner get his Cygnar done for Adepticon I decided to pitch in a little and help with some of his painting (even though I am not quite done with my Khador), and I painted one of his Journeyman Casters for him. I really like the way that she turned out. In fact I think she might be one of the best pieces I have painted yet.






Here is the last product Review that I have for the Gang over at Secret Weapon Miniatures for the March new releases. This time around it is the Gothic Power Generator. This is a really cool looking piece of terrain and will look good in just about any "Gothic Space Game" *cough* 40k *cough*...

This piece is a multi-part resin terrain piece that also comes with 4 acrylic green power rods (which I painted). When you get the model the top and the 4 supports are attached to a sprue so you do have to cut some pieces off. In the instructions that come with the model it says use a hobby knife (which I don't recommend unless your insurance is paid up and you don't mind a trip to the ER) or a hobby "bone" saw. Which is the method I think is best if you don't mind spending a lot of time trying to cut the parts off... I cheated and put my diamond cut off wheel on my Dremel and went to town. IF YOU DO THIS MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A MASK. Resin dust can be hazardous to ones health and this is something I recommend to everyone no matter what company's resin you are working on. So please be careful.

Then it was time to prime the little monster but first I dry fit everything to see how it went together and once I realized that how the whole thing goes together I decided to glue the supports to the base first then I primed the whole thing (rods and all) black and went to town painting it. I painted the structure using Reaper Master Series Natural Steel Triad. Then I added a little gold and some blues and the top and base were ready to go. Then onto the Rods... which like I have already said I decided that I wanted to paint mine cause ever since the Necrons first came out a long time ago I hated those green rods... so with those painted I shot the whole thing with a coat of matte varnish then I brushed on some gloss varnish onto the power rods.

So my review of this is that it is a great piece of terrain that anyone can build and everyone should have one or 2 of these on their boards. It sells for $20us and being that it is resin and not cheap plastic it is WELL WORTH the price. Really this is a cheap piece of terrain to own. I got mine all ready to go in an afternoon so they don't take long to get together. It takes even less time if you leave the rods green. So next time I decide to clear off the game table in the studio and play a game of 40k this will make a great addition to my terrain collection. Overall I give this one a 5 out of 5 because of the cheap price and ease of assembly and overall looks.

So Great job to Mr. Justin and the gang over at Secret Weapon Miniatures for another great product. I cant wait to see what they do for their next release in May.




Okay this is more of a follow up to the review that I posted up earlier this week. I figured I wrote such good reviews for the leaves I better use them on bases all by themselves so you really can see them in the act.

First up is the Leaf Litter. I actually did a little bit of a blend with the dark and the light and then I made up a couple bases and painted them like normal. Then I used a little thinned out white glue (cause I am all out of matte medium) and glued down some leaf litter. Then once it was dry I just hit it with a little matte varnish as per usual.




In this shot you can see that I have used a little thinned out white glue again to apply some leaves to one of the bases that I made up and painted. I then sprayed it with matte varnish when everything was dry.

Khador: Doom Reavers

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As promised... the pictures of the Doom Reavers that have found their way into my Khador army. This is the second unit of these guys in the army. I really cant wait to set these beasts loose on my enemies.





Well my second Greylord Escort is finished for my second unit of Doom Reavers... whose pictures will get posted up a little later on.




Got another unit done from the really long list. I also got the 2 units of Eliminators done but I have not had a chance to get good pictures of them yet. I will get those soon... I am just more focused on painting at the moment. Like right now I am half way done with a unit of Doom Reavers.




Yet another unit marked off the list of stuff that I still have to paint before Adepticon. Which at the rate that I am going I should be able to get everything on that list done in time. If not it will be really darn close.




So when I checked the studio mail a few weeks back I had a few new products from Mr. Justin over at Secret Weapon Miniatures. The new releases for March had some really cool new basing materials this time around along with a cool piece of terrain for 40k. This is the second part of the review for the scenic basing materials that I ordered.

Secret Weapon Scenics Masterclass: Leaf Litter (both light and dark green)

This product retails for $4.99us and you get about 60ml of a natural green leafy material that looks like amazingly realistic leaves you would see scattered on the ground. Though it makes the box smell like someone has been cooking Italian food or something cause it smells like oregano or thyme

This product falls into that category of products that I really love that Mr. Justin has come up with. Though I would really like to know how he came up with this one cause is a really good idea. and being that it is a Natural material makes it even cooler to me cause it means that someone really had to think outside to box to figure out how to re-purpose this one. Like the Fallen Leaves I would recommend applying the leaf litter by using a matte medium cause the thinned out white glue or scenic cement will dry glossy. But if you are going for a "wet" look then by all means go for it. One more thing on both leaf litter and fallen leaves... a little goes a long way. You can easily go overboard with these and it will lose its realistic look.

So from me it's another 5 out of 5 on this one Mr. Justin... Keep up the food work.

So when I checked the studio mail a few weeks back I had a few new products from Mr. Justin over at Secret Weapon Miniatures. The new releases for March had some really cool new basing materials this time around along with a cool piece of terrain for 40k. I am going to start off with the basing materials and it will be a 2 part review, the first of which is going to be the Fallen Leaves.

Secret Weapon Scenics Masterclass: Fallen Leaves - brown

This product retails for $4.99us and you get about 60ml of a natural "pod like" material that looks like amazingly realistic leaves you would see scattered on the ground in the fall. (that is unless you live in the desert or the tropics).

This product falls into that category of products that I really love that Mr. Justin has come up with. I don't know where he found it but I think it is truly awesome. When the product came in the mail I sent Justin an email asking about it so I could get a little more insight to what it is before I wrote this review. And he replied that it is something that has been around in the historical miniature circles for a long time and that he wanted to bring it to our end of the hobby pool cause it does look so realistic. I also asked him the best way to apply it... If the old standby of thinned out white glue or scenic cement would work best or if he had better suggestion, and he said to use a matte medium cause it wont dry glossy looking... Unless you are going for a "wet" look. Then the other option works just fine.

So from me it's another 5 out of 5 on this one Mr. Justin... Keep up the food work.

Yet another project crossed off that really really long list of crap to paint.