Saturday, 31 October 2009
Being a miserable Brit, I'm not much of a fan of the whole 'Halloween' thing...but the talented Mrs. Drax (being American) is. And (being, as she is, nine months pregnant) who am I to tell her otherwise?
This is hers:
I love my wife.
Friday, 30 October 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Saturday, 24 October 2009
Sunday, 18 October 2009
For some obscure reason, Blogspot is not giving me my normal option to change this font to Ariel. Still, I'm sure no-one else cares.
At long last I've finished my hardened veterans' heavy bolter/autocannon team! What follows is how it looks now, with both weapons:
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Just look at this double-spread from the 5th Ed rulebook (used without permission):
Now, we all know that those oh-so-clever astartes are ambidextrous...but don't you think it's a little too coincidental that all those to the right of the picture are firing right-handed, whilst all those to the left are - well - lefties?
What would the Emperor say if he thought anyone could spoil the aesthetic of an artistic last stand?
The only chap on the left who's dared to use his right hand is only doing so because the left one's been blown off - can you imagine the dreadful faux-pas had he accidently positioned himself to shoot the baddies on the right? He never would have had an open line to the audience!
And what about his mate with the white-ish bolter, to the left of Red-Knee-Pads at the bottom? Surely those hot spent bolt cases are going to eject right into his power-armoured crotch! Being ambidextrous is all very well, but most bolters appear to be made for righties...
...And don't even get me started on the two big lummoxes in the middle - they may as well have jazz hands!
There you go: space marines are posers - you can almost imagine the librarian setting up his tripod.
It brings a whole new meaning to space marine "cheese"!
PS: Thanks to The Inner Geek.
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Here are a few more pics from the 'Calneage' tournament a fortnight ago - courtesy of my doubles ally, Mike the Merciless - he's planning to knock together a battle report too, so watch this space. We came 5th out of 14 teams in the end, so we were very pleased with that! Thanks again to all those who ran and attended it for making it a great day!
Sadly, no pics so far from games 1 and 4, but in game 2, Mike's marines thrust forward on the left flank...
...whilst on the right, my chimeras discover the true meaning of 'dangerous terrain':
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Those of you kind enough to take an interest into my recent tournament tryout, please read this brief report by Mike the Merciless in the meantime...
...and please also show some love to TSINI, over at 'Lucky 88th', whom we had the good fortune to play first on the day (thanks to the kindness of Mark, the organiser). His models are a pleasure to behold. Seriously: take a gander at some of his objective/strategy markers...
This is the first of the pics from the day I'll post - testing the water:
I'm afraid the tournament speed-modelling/painting knocked the last TOEMP off the radar (I was going to finish a Leman Russ off this week, but it would appear it's already finished - D'oh!) but never fear: I'm going to try to meet the next challenge now I'm more back on track.