Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Monday and you know what that means?

IT'S TIME FOR YOUR WEEKLY REMINDER TO GO GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A GREAT CAUSE AND YOU JUST MIGHT WALK AWAY WITH A GRIP LOAD OF COOL ASS SWAG YO!!!

Just giving a shout out to Mik's Minis and Minions Of The Monster Master to help spread the word on a very cool project they have going on.

They are holding a raffle in July to win an entire Space Marine army! This force has some serious big names humping the painting haul to deliver what promises to be an exquisite looking force. What's even cooler is this is going to be The Storm Wardens... a never before seen chapter of the Emperors finest.

It's only a dollar a raffle ticket with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Boarders.

So what are you waiting for? Go toss em a few bucks and you may just get tossed a heap of painted minis right back!

I'll be posting this every Monday to remind everyone out there until it draws to a close.

Good luck all and be generous!!!

You can see the contest here

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I always struggle what to write before I post the links. Since I got nothing maybe I should just shut up and post em eh?


REVENANT AUTUMN
Here is a nicely laid out blog with some nice posts on this guy giving himself the motivation to paint. We can all use a little kick in the ass to get our armies done (me especially). To see another hobbyist and his ability to pick himself up by the bootstraps and get em done is truly inspirational. Oh yeah, and the minis look fantastic too.


DA GREEN SKINS
There are not enough Epic posts out there and even fewer Epic blogs. Well here is one that is not only epic but is a damn outstanding one to boot! The Epic Necron conversion is especially cool.


A LITTLE PAINT HERE... A LITTLE PAINT THERE...
Scroll down and see his Champion of Tzeentch motivational poster... priceless. Oh his followers are at the bottom of the page and as you scroll down to get there you'll see some nice paint jobs along the way.


CRUSADING THE WARP
You've heard me say before that I don't have an artistic bone in my body right? So it's cool when I see someones green-stuff work and think "hey I can do that!" Very cool and simple custom bases.


STEVE SMITH MINIATURES
Wow... just wow... NUFF SAID!!!


Again if you know someones blog that needs some extra exposure and is a cool ass blog drop me a line at the25mmwarrior@gmail.com and if you pay me a large sum of money in un-marked bills in a large bag and leave it someplace where you now I'll find it then sure I'll get em up on the post!

Heh, just kidding yo!

Or am I...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What do you get when you cross a little boy, season one of "G.I. Joe" and temporary tattoos... all near fathers day?

Gold, that's what!

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How could I resist? Oh we didn't stop there. The boy had to be turned into a double agent!

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Man, being a parent friggen rocks!

In case you were wondering my son is the best miniature I've ever made and he and my babies mommy did their best to make my fathers day awesome! My boy gave me this...
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Of course as a parent I love anything he makes me. This one is right at daddy's work station :)

My wife continued to spoil me by letting me run amuck at the Games Workshop site! (within reason of course). Since I had been eying the new templates for Warhammer Fantasy I decided to get a set of Counters, Range Finder and Blast Templates. I almost pre-ordered the book but Opie-Wan's Jedi like wisdom prevented me. While the book looks awesome it's also bloody HUGE! Really, it's like a friggin weapon itself! Big tomes like that are unwieldy during game play. I'll just hold out for the boxed game when I get my hands on a nice miniaturized version of the rules... Oh who am I kidding. I'll eventually buy the big stupid rule book too cuz I'm that gamer ya know?

My fathers day didn't stop there though...

When I went over to my parents house to drop off my dad's gift and pay him a visit my folks gave me a gift of my own...
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This one surprised me. My parents don't even know what Warhammer 40k is. They took my Uncle with them and he picked em out. That was really sweet of them to do that and it taught me a lesson too; No matter what your kids are into, at any age, you have to support them in what they're interested in and love. I hope my boy becomes a gamer and dread the day he becomes involved in sports but if that's what he decided to do, then I'm now a sports fan.

I'm truly spoiled. Thanks babe for a great day. Mom, Dad, I love you and I try to live up to the example of parenting that you taught me. And to my Mr. Boo's who made me the best picture frame ever! Thanks you boy! I love you and am so proud of you... YO JOE!!!

Surely goodness and mercy have followed me all the days of my life.

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's Monday and you know what that means?

IT'S TIME FOR YOUR WEEKLY REMINDER TO GO GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A GREAT CAUSE AND YOU JUST MIGHT WALK AWAY WITH A GRIP LOAD OF COOL ASS SWAG YO!!!

Just giving a shout out to Mik's Minis and Minions Of The Monster Master to help spread the word on a very cool project they have going on.

They are holding a raffle in July to win an entire Space Marine army! This force has some serious big names humping the painting haul to deliver what promises to be an exquisite looking force. What's even cooler is this is going to be The Storm Wardens... a never before seen chapter of the Emperors finest.

It's only a dollar a raffle ticket with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Boarders.

So what are you waiting for? Go toss em a few bucks and you may just get tossed a heap of painted minis right back!

I'll be posting this every Monday to remind everyone out there until it draws to a close.

Good luck all and be generous!!!

You can see the contest here

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Miss me? Well after a week off we're back with more blogs that need followers! In the two months this has been going on your support has been unprecedented in giving people the attention we all like to receive for our own work. It's your attention that really gives this a sense of community and for that you all friggin rock!

Ok enough of the mushy stuff... on to some blogs!


DAVES MINIATURES WARGAMES
It can't be all bolters and heretics all the time right? Ok well maybe it can but if it is we're missing out on something great. We owe all our games to the rich and terrible history of warfare and without historical wargaming we wouldn't have games like Warhammer 40k. This is one blog that keeps that historical beacon shining with some great painted minis and an eclectic love for history. This guy gives homage to all eras of history and if you stop to take a look you'll see inspiration found in the past that game designers use as a template for future games. It's important to remember the past!


13TH CADIAN
With the cool ass camo job here I'm really hoping for a tutorial. The camo job is damn near seemless and oh yeah, it's a Guard blog so major props!


HIDDEN IN THE WARP
Cool tactica blips on Dark Angels. Only thing missing is some pics. Hopefully this changes that considering this blog isn't HIDDEN IN THE WARP any longer :)


TECH BAY FOUR
Nice battle reports and Pop Pods... nuff said. What's that? You don't know about Pop Pods? Well get on over to this blog for some serious schooling in how to porxy in taste and style!


SHOOT TAU THRILL
A very well laid out and in depth Tau blog. Really a great and insightful read.


Well that closes out yet another installment! Again if you know a blog or if you have a blog that you want featured here just send me a message at the25mmwarrior@gmail.com and we'll get em up!

Oh and to all you fathers out there... HAPPY FATHERS DAY! For everything you dads do may the beer flow, the dice roll and may you never roll ones on your dangerous terrain tests!

Cheers all!!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

My mailbox was invaded today by nearly two hundred Imperial Guard troops ready to be mustered for war. What's that you say? How do two hundred Imperial Guard troops fit into a mailbox?

Well it's easy when the force is 6mm!
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I've always eyed Epic. While my fingers modeled in the 25mm scale my vision would wander over to the 6mm world. Who involved in this hobby doesn't like the idea of having a hugely massed army which is a complete combined arms force? An army complete with scores of infantry, tanks, air support and of course big !%$#@* war machines? It's always caught my attention and it's catching the attention of my com-padres JubieX and Opie-Wan. Our dream would be to have a multi faceted Warhammer 40k campaign that began in spacde with Battlefleet Gothic, continued into the planetary atmosphere with Aronautica Imperialis, decended into a planetfall with Epic battkles and closed out with some good 'ol 40k small battles.

A lofty dream but a friggin sweet ass one. It seems only fitting to start dreaming on a planet big enough to hold it all.

Planetary Empires offers just such a template.
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Mine is all primed up, just waiting to be drybrushed into reality. This supplement is really nice. The detail is outstanding, especially with the spaceport tiles.
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Now what happens when you take Epic and mash it with Planetary Empires? You get a really nifty way to chart your armies progress as you move to take over the planet and smash you friends, I mean enemies, forces.
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Now those are just some of the things that are going on here at The 25mm Warrior but it's not the biggest. My gut has got butterflies swimming in it with what i'm about to type. I hope your ready cuz here it comes!

WE'RE DOING A PODCAST!!!

That's right! As I write this I'm working the bugs out and within the coming weeks we will be proud to introduce you to...

CRITICAL MISS RADIO!!!

More to come...

P.S.: Sorry about the pics being too big. Something is up with photobuckets sizing matrix. Hopefully they'll have it fixed soon. The silly thing is if you click on the pics they are the right size on photobucket. Stupid technology :(

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Monday and you know what that means?

IT'S TIME FOR YOUR WEEKLY REMINDER TO GO GIVE YOUR MONEY TO A GREAT CAUSE AND YOU JUST MIGHT WALK AWAY WITH A GRIP LOAD OF COOL ASS SWAG YO!!!

Just giving a shout out to Mik's Minis and Minions Of The Monster Master to help spread the word on a very cool project they have going on.

They are holding a raffle in July to win an entire Space Marine army! This force has some serious big names humping the painting haul to deliver what promises to be an exquisite looking force. What's even cooler is this is going to be The Storm Wardens... a never before seen chapter of the Emperors finest.

It's only a dollar a raffle ticket with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Boarders.

So what are you waiting for? Go toss em a few bucks and you may just get tossed a heap of painted minis right back!

I'll be posting this every Monday to remind everyone out there until it draws to a close.

Good luck all and be generous!!!

You can see the contest here

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Radio Killed The Blogging Star

We're gonna take a break from SUNDAYS TOP FIVE BLOGS THAT NEED FOLLOWERS to bring you this special announcement!!!

I WAS ON MINIONS OF THE MONSTER MASTER!

What a great group of guys! They had me on for a thirty minute interview about 40k, my blog, what's to come and a bit about myself. The only problems we ran into was a few initial mic problems and an issue with Skype dropping the calls. However their professionalism shined through it all and they delivered on an absolutely awesome interview!

They also were gracious enough to let me make a HUGE announcement on their show. What is it? Your just gonna have to go listen to episode 19 to find out :)

Again, a huge heartfelt thank you to the MINIONS team for a great and unique experience!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Cadians Progress

Man I love this scheme!

Man I hate how bloody long it's taking! The Army Painter is working brilliantly, it's the Catachan Green that's being a bitch. It needs more than a few coats to go on even and that is putting a monkey wrench in my painting quick motif. It's even discouraging me to paint these guys at all. If it weren't for the finished look below I would have gone with something like the Cadian 85th "Firedrakes" army. Spray red, dip... done. Only I don;t want all red Guardsmen. I want Cadian 8th looking Guardsmen. I guess there is always a price for what you want.

Anyway here is a little bit of progress. I only have over a hundred dudes or so to go

Ugg.

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I obviously haven't dull coated this team yet. I'm holding out until I drag my lazy ass to go track down some Testors Dull Coat. From my understanding it's supposed to be the best. Since this is gonna be the army I take my time with I might as well do everything as right as I can make it.

I did manage to basecoat a commander and three snipers. They aren't dipped yet but this gives you an idea of what I'm doing to basecoat.
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Remember the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? Don't for one minute tell me that the Tortoise wouldn't go faster if he was givin half the chance.

Slow and surely = slow and annoying.

But damn do they look good...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Armies Are Now Mechanized

A huge box showed up on my doorstep yesterday and as I franticly opened it up I was excited to see this...
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There was a big struggle for me in choosing between Sabol Designs Army Transport and Battlefoam cases. I settled on the above for three reasons. First, Battlefoam is extremely expensive for what it does and The Army transport is really the better value. Second, the above configuration completely holds my 1000+ point Imperial Guard force (which is sizable, as you'll see below). Battlefoam, for the same price would not have held it. Now third, and most important, The Army Transport above has a handle and wheels. Nowhere in the Battlefoam product line do they have a transport that offers that kind of convenience and what a much needed convenience it is. I walk with a cane and it's awkward to lug around a huge bag. This bag makes it easier for me to get out and game at the game store if I want to.

Sabol Designs Army Transport won hands down (and the black is cooler looking too).

I haven't done a muster pic of my Imperial Guard yet (I'd like to save that for when the whole thing is painted) but you'll get an idea of just how much this Army Transport holds. Not to mention that if it can hold an Imperial Guard army it will hold any other as well. Here it is in action.

Two inch foam trays for infantry.
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Three inch foam trays for walkers and light tanks.
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Four inch foam trays for big ass tanks.
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Now my armies are comfortably mechanized and I can go anywhere with them. I can even load up my paints in the trays and paint wherever I want. The added space for storage is welcome and compared to Battlefoam it didn't break the bank. To top it all off it shipped quick too!

It's awesome when you get a great buy with a great product from a great company. I even got this at a discount because they have new deals every month!

You can see Sabol Designs The Army Transport website here.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Diamonds In The Rough

It's amazing what you'll find in junk bins.

Our local game store has these miniature bins that are full of unwanted miniatures. The bins are apart of their second hand resale venture where gamers can dump their unwanted swag for store credit. The miniatures run seventy five cents for plastic minis and a dollar seventy five for metal minis.

Well my latest venture in mini dumpster diving unearthed a few nice buys.

First is this Cadian legs and body I stumbled across.
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Now I have more than enough bitz to flesh him out. The boxed set of troops alone is twenty five bucks for ten Cadians. Simple math is all that's needed to show this is a steal at seventy five cents.

As I dug further I found my second treasure... a Space Marine Scout
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According to the Games Workshop site three of these bad boys run fifteen bucks. A scout for a buck seventy five is a no brainer.

Now I saved the best for last. The pic say it all...
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Thats right! Your looking at a 1987 Eldar in all it's hideous glory! Now I'm really gonna try to salvage this one and see what The Army Painter can do to fix him up a bit. You have to wonder while looking at this pic just how Games Workshop became what it is today. This mini stands as a testimony that success can really happen from meager beginnings and at a hundred and seventy five pennies this little piece of history was a must have.

With how expensive Games Workshop is now (especially with the price increase) it's cool to get some minis at a discount.

Just giving a shout out to Mik's Minis and Minions Of The Monster Master to help spread the word on a very cool project they have going on.

They are holding a raffle in July to win an entire Space Marine army! This force has some serious big names humping the painting haul to deliver what promises to be an exquisite looking force. What's even cooler is this is going to be The Storm Wardens... a never before seen chapter of the Emperors finest.

It's only a dollar a raffle ticket with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Boarders.

So what are you waiting for? Go toss em a few bucks and you may just get tossed a heap of painted minis right back!

I'll be posting this every Monday to remind everyone out there until it draws to a close.

Good luck all and be generous!!!

You can see the contest here

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Here we are again! Man, Sunday sneaks up on ya doesn't it? Another week, another TOP 5 BLOGS THAT NEED FOLLOWERS!!!


ALL THINGS FETT
A Tau blog is cool enough but a tau blog that has HALO Mega Blocks... gold! I also dig his paint scheme for his Tau using the Tau Army Painter program. Good stuff.


DELETED FROM IMPERIAL RECORDS
Titans, titans and more titans! Need I say more? Ok some interesting terrain pieces for Apocalypse games as well. Nice.


NEXT BIG THING
You have to admire someone that attempts sculpting minis. You have to stand in awe of someone who makes it look good! His Chaos Prince isn't done yet but you can tell it's gonna be mega tits!


BOLTERS N' BEER
The name should say it all but the content is even more enticing. Battle reports and enough Dreadnoughts to choke a camel! His Dreadnought rifleman conversion is especially cool.


TRUDDENIA
If I was ever on the receiving end of all those drop pods I would be screaming like a little girl! A really nice Ultra Marines blog here yo!


Thanks for everyones time in supporting these blogs that really do deserve more attention then their getting. If you know of a blog that needs some follower lovin just send me a message at the25mmwarrior@gmail.com and we'll get em right up on the following post.

Here's to another great week of dice rollin, mini painting, blog filled fun!

Peace!

A Big Announcement...

The details are being worked out but I'm going to be interviewed on the coolest podcast out there... Minions Of The Monster Master on Saturday June 12th!!!

I'm so excited! Not only am I a fan of the podcast but to be interviewed By Gyro of Miks Minis is a true honor. He is the blog I look up to when I think of how to do my own. Really, in the blog world, he would be my hero.

So you can imagine my thrill at the email I got asking me to come on the show for a few minutes.

Also they are letting me make an announcement of my own about my blog and the direction JubieX, Opie-Wan and I are going in. Really it's gonna be cool.

So mark your calenders! The 25mm Warrior is going radio!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just giving a shout out to Mik's Minis and Minions Of The Monster Master to help spread the word on a very cool project they have going on.

They are holding a raffle in July to win an entire Space Marine force! This force has some serious big names humping the painting haul to deliver what promises to be an exquisite looking force. What's even cooler is this is going to be The Storm wardens... a never before seen chapter of the Emperors finest.

It's only a dollar a raffle ticket with the proceeds going to Doctors Without Boarders.

So what are you waiting for? Go toss em a few bucks and you may just get tossed a heap of painted minis back!

I'll be posting this every Monday to remind everyone out there until it draws to a close.

Good luck all and be generous!!!

You can see the contest here