Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SHOWCASE: Hammerhead with Longstrike

Railguns?  Yes please. Who doesn't love (or fear) the Hammerhead? It's a great model, and this latest addition of commander Longstrike to the Tau arsenal makes it all the more powerful.  More pics after the jump.

Monday, October 28, 2013

SHOWCASE: Tyranid Venomthrope

Oh finecast, why do you suck so badly? Or, "How I made a venomthrope and liked it, despite finecast's shite quality".

Friday, October 25, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013


These guys are the second squad I ever painted, right after my Fire Warriors.  Love how they came out, (especially for a noob) and look forward to painting many more as my skills improve.  More pics after the jump.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

VIDEO GAMES: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

What would have happened in the sequels to THQ & Relic Studio's Space Marine? The game's director reveals the plans that never came to be. Link to the story and more after the break.

Monday, October 21, 2013

SHOWCASE: Tau Stealth Warriors

Here are the completed Stealth Warriors detailed in September's WIP post. I really enjoyed putting these models together. There's a surprising amount of detail in these miniatures that you normally don't see because they are often painted dark colors in the official photos.

Friday, October 18, 2013

SHOWCASE: Tau Fireteam #2

As detailed in my WIP post, the second Fireteam from my growing Sept is finished! Here are a few pics of the completed squad.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

SHOWCASE: Space Marine Dreadnought

Dieter pointed out to me that I have over 2,000 points of Space Marines, and haven't posted a single image of them yet. So Here's the first of what should be many Space Marine themed showcases in the coming months - a Dreadnought from the Assault on Black Reach starter set.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

REVIEW: Scibor Miniatures

Picture property of Scibor Miniatures

I thought I'd start a new segment on HOW, reviewing the products we use or experimental things we're trying out.  For this first post, I'm reviewing my recent purchase of a model, some bases, and conversion parts from Scibor Miniatures. Check out my thoughts after the jump.

Monday, October 14, 2013

SHOWCASE: Tyranid Tyrannofex with Fleshborer Hives

Who DOESN'T like a giant monster with living beetle hives for arms, really?

Greymantle gave me the Tyrannofex/Tervigon kit as a birthday gift a few years ago, and it was the first monstrous creature I ever built, and the first model I ever magnetized. I snapped some photos of it before I mounted it on a proper base. More pics and words after the jump.

Friday, October 11, 2013

SHOWCASE: Tyranid Swarmlord

The Hive Tyrant / Swarmlord kit was the one of the first monstrous creatures I assembled when I got into the hobby in 2012. It's a fantastic kit with tons of options. More photos after the break.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

2,000 page views!

Wow. I'm not even sure what to say about this. The site has only been up for three weeks, and we've hit more than 2,000 views. I've never blogged before, so I don't know how "good" this is, but it's about 2,000 more views than I expected to get!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by. You keep reading, and we'll keep writing.


WIP: 2,000pt Tau Army - September recap

I set a pretty high goal for myself, and September came and went. Did I complete everything I said I would? Pics and words after the jump!

Monday, October 7, 2013

H.O.W. TO: Preparing Forgeworld tiles

There's no denying how awesome the forgeworld cityscape tiles are. For most, it's the pinnacle of tabletop terrain. But if you're planning on purchasing these for your collection, there are some important steps to follow to insure you're getting the best out of them.

Friday, October 4, 2013

H.O.W. TO: Magnetization

Monday's SHOWCASE featured my Trygon/Mawloc conversion with magnetized parts. I've written a small article on how I did it, so you can make the most out of your kits as well.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

RECAP & GALLERY: Tyranids VS Tau 1,000pts

Drive me closer! I want to poke him in the eye!

Last weekend, Dieter and I had the chance to play a quick 1,000pt game... and it devolved into a knock-down, drag-out slugfest between the Tyranids and the Tau. Details and pics after the jump!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dieter's First Post- WIP: Grey Knights Terminators

Hey there, this is the first of what I hope will be many posts on H.O.W. (and indeed my first blog post ever- do I get a cookie?).  For my first foray in to the blogosphere I decided to show what I'm currently working on- the first units of my new Grey Knights army.  These Terminators are crazy cool models and a lot of fun to work on.