Well..... I've had a busy couple of weeks, but I did manage to hit my target of 1500pts finished by AGOM (this weekend just gone). I currently only have photos of the Tsarina and an army shot for now- unit shots to follow later.
I searched high and low for the cheapest way to do a Gifts of Chaos deck for the Call to Glory campaign.
You could just get your hands on a boat load of regular playing cards and then pick up some sleeves but my inner perfectionist would not allow the playing card images bleeding through the paper. I wanted to find blank cards.
The cheapest blank cards I found were these blank bastards on Amazon. You get about 500 for $13.50. Interestingly, they're actually not full-size playing cards. They're the same width as the cards from Dominion and other board games.
So first you print the cards on the Campaign Google Drive. Cut them to size, hopefully with a paper trimmer and not slowly with a scissors. Drop the paper card into a sleeve with the playing card and you're good to go. They'll have the feel of real fancy cards. If you use clear sleeves, you can print out an image to put on the back of all your cards.
To start with, a single box and three 100 sleeve packs is likely enough for up to a 5 man campaign. The actual card count for everything from Release #1 and Release #2 is probably 600 cards or so, but you won't have anywhere near that many in play to start with. You may need an extra pack or two before the end.
For the 7 man campaign, I printed out a bunch of extra level 0 and resource cards so I picked up extra sleeves out the gate.
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Can you hear it? No need to pretend. Most can’t. Some hear it as the occasional distant rumble. Others, perhaps, as a tinny echo dancing at the edge of their hearing. For a few, however, it is a constant rhythm. A steady thrum, like the beat of heart. For the chosen, it is the beat of their heart, their lifeblood. Those destined souls are one with the call, the call to glory.
Seven warlords will give themselves over to its embrace:
Seven mad fools begin the journey but only one Everchosen can end it.
I ran into a few stinkers during the book binge. Who starts of their book with a list of jewel ranks and titles by gender? The same person who writes about magical cock rings that mind control 17,000 year old magical warlords.
On my trip to California for the Choopapalooza event, I actually got in to old fashioned reading-with-your-peepers books again. I ended up burning through the ones I brought with on the trip pretty quickly and kept that mojo goin.
I don't have time to mention all these books on the cast, so I thought I'd use this space to do it. Starting with this bad boy. Best. Cover. Ever.
The latest addition to my Wood Elf army is the Forest Dragon!
I've been working on this model on and off for nearly 2 years now. The base model is the old metal Forest Dragon (without the spites/sprites), with some reposing, and the addition of LOTR Fell Beast wings. I built up the scenic base to give the impression that the Dragon was smashing his way through the Forest to get to his enemies.
Painting the wings actually wasn't anywhere near as bad as you might think. Very time consuming, but really just a case of blocking out the main shapes, trying to keep both wings symmetrical. Once you have the blocked out freehand you can highlight as you would any other part of the model.
Then comes the clever bit: the washes.
Once the (garish!) freehand was fully dry, I gave it a good coat of matt varnish, and let that dry also.
Then I gave it a coat of hairspray (yes, hairspray!).
A range of different washes were then applied using the airbrush (you can use this method with a brush). The hairspray underneath means that you can use a damp toothbrush to "weather" the top coat of wash to reveal the brighter colour beneath. It gives a very cool, natural weathering effect (look closely at the bone coloured sections to see what I mean).