Posts Tagged ‘A Tale of 4 Gamers’

 

Hello! This is Vitor from the “Vamos ver no Pano Verde” blog. In this article I’ll showcase the progress of my Tyranids collection.

 

For this month I’ve decided to paint all the small models I had available here, as the painting process for them is quite repetitive.

 

The models I had here were a Zoanthrope, three Hive Guards and four bases of Ripper Swarms.

 

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Hello.

 

So we’re back with another article for the “A Tale of X Gamers” project. This is Vitor from the “Vamos Ver no Pano Verde” blog writing here once more.

 

This month I have decided to work on my Genestealers and the Broodlord. I looked over the Broodlord figure and decided to take my chances with a conversion, as it seemed simple to do it. I noticed the model was only a regular Genestealer, albeit a bigger one on a more erect position, so I got hold of a regular Genestealer, sawed the torso and repositioned it over a wire frame, fixing it in place with some greenstuff.

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Hello folks.

 

Going on with the project I’ll continue with my troop choices for this post. After agreat deal I’ve purchased enough used miniatures to assemble two 12 man Fire Warrior squads and a 6 man Pathfinder squad.

 

I’ve also managed to buy me my second Devilfish after a couple of pretty frustrating auctions.

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Hello folks!

 

Real life has been charging its price lately, leaving me very little free time to keep building my army, but I managed to organize myself a schedule and paint one more unit: another tactical squad.

 

Something I noticed, that indeed happens, is that as you gain more and more practice, not only with painting, but also your color scheme, you will begin to paint faster. The ideal sequence and places to paint first comes naturally after a while.

 

In an earlier article I wrote about about showing how to draw freehand designs on your miniatures. Below I describe a simple sequence that serves as a guide to almost anything you want do draw on a miniature. And it doesn´t need to be anything complex, it can be as simple as an arrow for a tactical squad or a written number for squad marking, or more elaborate designs. I´m not an expert about this, but here I share the recipe that serves me well enough.

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Hello Folks.

 

This is my 5th article from a series about “A Tale of X Gamers – ToXH” where I’ll build a 2000 point Ork army for the Warhammer 40K game.

 

On the previous month I finished panting my Warlord, Ghazghkull Thraka. This month I haven’t painted anything new, but I do have something to share with you readers. One of these days when I went for a game on Gereth’s house something really unpleasant happened.

 

Ever since I began gaming, I had always transported my miniatures in a regular box, without any sort of protection. The models were loose inside the box.

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Ok! So we’re on the sixth article for the Project “A Tale of X Gamers”!

 

I finished painting 16 Termagaunts this month, using a pretty fast technique, since these are basic troops and I’ll need 30 of them or more. I’ve kept track of how much time I spent on these models (only in painting them, setting aside the time spent on prepping them for painting).

 

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Hello to all Warhammer 40K fans.

 

The “A Tale of X Gamers” initiative intends to illustrate that it is possible to build an army for 40K, Fantasy or any other wargame spending a small amount of money over a one year period.

 

In the project I want to illustrate all the process from the choice of an army and its list of miniatures, all the basic material one must have to start in the hobby until the end when we’ll play a 2000 point game with it.

 

I hope you enjoy this series.

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What´s up!

 

One more month, one more unit. Like last month, I´m getting the new stuff that showed up in the sixth edition, and this time I got a Fortification. An Aegis Defense Line with Icarus Lascannon.

 

I read much about the quadgun as being better, but the points limit let me choose only the lascannon, besides, with BS 4 I got more chances to get a hit with its single shot, which has S 9 and can do some serious damage to my enemies’ armor or flyers.

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For this month I have assembled the HQ choice for my Tyranid army: The Hive Tyrant. On this article I’ll share with you a step by step on how it was done.

 

Now that my color scheme has been defined and tested painting this figure was really easy. Applying light and shadow to a big piece such as this is different from a small piece and might present a challenge such as on this model.

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Hello folks!

 

This month I decided to adhere to one of the new additions to the 6th edition of WH 40k, a flying vehicle. As I said on the previous article I love tanks, so nothing more adequate as my first choice of a flyer, a vehicle that is at the same time a ship and also a tank: Forge World’s Caestus Assault Ram.

 

Images help, but don’t show completely how cool this ship is! Even with a relatively simple design, it is imposing and elegant. After removing the resin reservoir blocks from the cast, cleaning mold lines, a few test fits quickly showed the steps I should follow to assemble and paint it.

 

Of course, besides being such a magnificent model, choosing it was also due to its use in games. A flying tank that can transport up to 10 Terminators, or serve as beacon for teleporting them; and also even if it is a flyer, it can still make ram moves (move 18” and ram, yes!) and you still get the Magna Melta, a 5”blast melta weapon. I can barely wait to see it in action!

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