Friday, January 23, 2015

The Wild Hunt- Treeman

Next up for the Wood Elves is my Treeman!

This guy was a pretty major conversion, including bits from the classic Durthu model, Citadel Wood kit, and LOTS of sculpting work!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Rogers Hobby Desk - Episode 118

Here is a look at what I've been up to as described in the last episode of Point Hammered. Elves!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Johnny's Hobby Table - Episode 118

Finally I've found some mojo!

 Here's what I talked about in episode 118.

First and foremost are the chaos warriors. Converted up with lance arms from the Chaos Knights box kit as lances. The heads are from Spell Crow Miniatures, out of Poland.

Point Hammered Episode 118 Show Notes

Episode 118 has been released. Check it out!

Links Johnny Discusses for Alternate Heads
Puppets War
Spell Crow
Pig Iron

Email of the Week
Travis M has a question about how to convert his ass up some ghoulies.

Voicemail of the Week
Paul W's got a buttload of failed projects kicking around his noggin! Google voicemail cuts it off at 3 minutes. How many sweet ideas did we miss out on?

Event of the Week
This shit just got real.

Johnny's current (audio)book
Jim Butcher: Harry Dresden: Skin Game

 Rodge's current (audio)book
Death by Black Hole by Neil Tyson
If you get a kick out of Cosmos and Startalk Radio, this keeps those good vibes going!
300+ page ebook/paperback on Amazon
12+ hour audiobook on Audible

Johnny's current obsession(s)
The Queen of Versailles

Rodge's current obsession(s)
Always Sunny

Johnny's music pick
Bright Eyes: June on the West Coast
Bright Eyes: If Winter Ends

Johnny's Point Hammered History
His own army painting skill evolution. There will be a blog post about just this eventually.

Rodge's blog pick
This god damn blog you're reading right now!
Kerr Bear is on a tear!

Johnny's army theme
Underground Dwarfs with strong lighting effects. Monochrome and color combos.

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars

Question of the Month
How have all the 9th ed / End Times wrap up rumors affected your hobby?

 Let us know your thoughts on this question, the podcast or anything else by leaving comments below or contacting us through one of the following!!

601-TRY-HPBV (601-879-4728)
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)

The Fury of the Crown Prince! Paca Preparation

Fury of the Crown Prince!

It has been awhile since I've managed a post due to the holidays and the rush to prepare for Waaaghpaca!  With the end times upon us I saw Paca's acceptance of the characters and army lists as a nice surprise.  I wasn't planning on taking anything crazy at first until I started to think...what are the chances I'll ever get the chance to use End Times characters again?  With that thought I decided I needed to bring an ET list and just go for it...

Friday, January 16, 2015

Empire Scenery- Windmill and Mansion

A few months ago I worked on a few pieces of terrain for an Empire themed board.



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Canvas of War- Converting Grimgor Ironhide

Grimgor Ironhide is the most bloodthirsty, violent and destructive of all the Black Orcs. If a single day went by without a battle, Grimgor was known to start camp-decimating arguments, his one good eye blazing with eagerness to find fault and start a good scrap. Two days without a battle and Grimgor would smite anything he could reach. No one knows for sure what would happen after three days, but even scarred veterans tremble just thinking about it. It is this unquenchable thirst for battle that has marked Grimgor as one of the most feared Orcs of all time - he is the harbinger of Gork and the destroyer of all that stands before him.

While the stock Grimgor model is ok, I wanted something which matched his artwork, and really conveyed him as the psychopath he is!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Kin-Slaver Tribe- Lammasu

My Lammasu was painted as a Storm of Magic monster for my Kin-Slaver Ogres, but is also magnetised to take a Chaos Dwarf rider so I could use him for a future Chaos Dwarf project.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Butcher's Holy Wars GT prep...

Working away on my stuff for the upcoming Holy Wars GT in Feb. Decided I wanted to roll out a little End Times. My Army will feature the Maggoth Lord Morbidex Twice Born...

All primered up...

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Point Hammered Episode 117 Show Notes

Episode 117 has been released. Check it out!

Email of the Week
Bubbles gives us the breakdown on his failed VC army.

Voicemail of the Week
Derek drops the scoop on his failed golem dwarf army.

BONUS Voicemail
Justin R is throwing out a WAAAGH! Paca challenge. Will the People's Bastard respond?

Event of the Week
Hear about Rodge's journey to the wilds of Southern Cali.

Johnny's current (audio)book
The Final Frontiersman
by James Campbell

 Rodge's current (audio)book
The Empty Throne by Bernard Cornwell
This latest entry in the Saxon Stories breathes new life into the series!
300+ page ebook/paperback on Amazon
16+ hour audiobook on Audible

Johnny's current obsession(s)
Marco Polo on Netflix

Rodge's current obsession(s)
House of Cards on netflix.

Rodge's music pick
Woods of Ypres

Rodge's Point Hammered History
Hillbilly 2008 Tournament Report

Johnny's blog pick
Rodge's army theme
Dragon Bretonnians!

Rodge's cheapass hidden hobby dollars recap
Find a bank that doesn't treat you like garbage.
Question of the Month
This is our last request for failed hobby projects. Your failures give us the courage to go on.

 Let us know your thoughts on this question, the podcast or anything else by leaving comments below or contacting us through one of the following!!

601-TRY-HPBV (601-879-4728)
@pointhammered on twitter (Johnny)
@hammered_rodge (Rodge)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Pallet Wood Gaming Board

In true "Rodge's Cheap Ass Segment Hidden Hobby Dollars" style.....

I moved into my new place in September, and I'm very lucky to have a big room that I can call my dedicated "geek room". The room is large enough for two sofas with a big coffee table for boardgaming, my painting desk, a couple of glass cabinets and, of course, a 6'x4' gaming table.

The only issue is that funds have been a little tight since we moved, so I've been stuck with my old folding 4'x4' board until I could find some cash to buy all the wood and supplies I needed for the new board...... then I had a bit of a "eureka" moment!

Why not build my board from pallet wood? It's free, readily available, strong, and looks really cool and rustic. Off I went.

I managed to turn this:
Into this:

.... with a small amount of time, effort, and a cost of about £40 GBP.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Printing in the 3rd Dimension

3d printing technology continues to chug along. I was very happy with my 3d printed morka terrain. Keen to get my hand on some other goodies. Here is some random cool shit I spotted on Shapeways!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014