Imperial Fist Dreadnought progress 2

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Slow progress with the pair of Dreadnoughts continues at my usual glacial pace.

I’ve since begun with painting, using my airbrush to get a nice even coat across both models and beginning with base detailing. So far its just Dark Metal and some Leadbelcher to pick up the metal bits before doing the other base colours. Other bits to pick out will be the purity seals, scrolls, skulls and lenses. Read the rest of this entry »

Imperial Fist Dreadnought progress 1

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I’ve been a bit busy recently and have even been a little bit ill for a week, but over the past few weeks I put in a couple of evening hours for the hobby cause.

The Dreads have been magnetised with 3mm magnets to provide them with swappable weapon options, and I usually try to get magnet shenanigans complete before getting into the painting stage. Read the rest of this entry »

Its that time again – New PC/PC upgrade

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I admit, I’m a PC gamer at heart, and I always have been. I do enjoy my XBOX 360 and I’m even distantly intending to buy a PS3 and play all those PS3 exclusives I never got to play (Last of us, anyone?) yet my PC has been languishing in a state of entropy for too many years now. I take very good care of my PC, like any hardware enthusiast does, but there is only so much anyone can do…

Its an old system by todays cutting edge standards, running a Core2 Quad Extreme 6850 with 4GB RAM and a Radeon 5870 graphics card. Read the rest of this entry »

Warboss ‘Das Klaw’ – Monsters need love too

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Last week was a busy gaming week for me. Sunday was the annual UK Games Day, of course, I played a total of 3 games of 40k in 1 week and had loads of fun doing it!

2 of the 3 games were against a Sisters of Battle army that came all the way from Scotland to grace me with their brutal presence. The other was against a regular adversary of scary Tyranids which appear to get more difficult each time I play them.

To say the least, I learned that Sisters of Battle are pretty tough and have an odd angle within the meta of 40k. They are relatively squishy when compared to Orks but pack a mean punch with lots of fast and maneuverable units packing bolters and flamers in abundance. Read the rest of this entry »

Games Day 2013

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So it was Games Day UK a week or so ago. I went, saw and had fun.

It was a different affair this year, best described as ‘smaller’ but I felt it was better for it. Read the rest of this entry »

Another Brutal DooM trailer!

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Are you frikkin’ kidding me?

Further to my last post on this, and also enthusiastically telling everyone that will listen, Brutal DooM v19 is finally coming October 31st 2013!

I really am very excited about this, a free MOD, and less than 1 month remains.

I love playing Duke Nukem, and I love playing DooM, and I would say this trailer sums up my excitement:

If you want to know how to install it, check my previous post on it.

What is the correct order to watch The Avengers Movies?

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Avengers Movie Timeline 03For a while now, in the back of my mind, I’ve had a burning question.

No it isn’t how to cure world hunger (There are people already on that) or how we’ll be overrun by bar-tending robots one day…
No, this is quite profound… I tussle and fret over what the correct order to watch movies are.

Not just any movies, though, but The Avengers and the movies that lead upto it.

Now, The Avengers (Like Star Wars, in a way) have a build up that include crucial narrative and character elements that are within other movies (And a couple of shorts).

Its basically down to this, as I see it:
The Avengers, as a movie by itself is crammed full of ego.
Its a film about a group of superheroes, and you need to consider that for a second to appreciate it for more than it appears at first glance.

Superheroes… Read the rest of this entry »

Dreadnoughts!

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After painting up my 5 (Of 15, soon to be 20) Assault Marines, I’m waiting to get a box of Vanguard Veterans to make a complete Assault set, but I thought I’d try something different before doing more.

So next up to be included in my mighty Imperial Fist army are 2 Dreadnoughts that I’ve had for a little while. The first is an old Black Reach Dread that has been sitting lonely looking very sad for a very long time, and the second is a newer Venerable Dreadnought that I’ve had for a few months still boxed up.

So I’ve already got them out and glued most of the bits together.
For this model I’ve watched and rewatched the airbrushed Dread tutorial by BuyPainted on YouTube, which is very good.

I’m planning to magnetise these babies and see how well that works…

DooM? Is that you?

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I stumbled onto something tonight, which pleased me greatly.

I have many fond memories of playing old games. DooM is one of them.
I used to play a lot of DooM, many years ago when I had much more free time, but tonight while idly browsing YouTube, I stubled onto a trailer Read the rest of this entry »

Robot bartenders?!

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There is an interesting article over at The Telegraph UK regarding the most effective body language to get served when at a bar.

The researchers, whose work is published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, analysed 105 attempts to order drinks at nightclubs in Bielefeld and Herford in Germany and Edinburgh in Scotland.

They assessed the behaviour of customers 35 seconds before they were served.

They found the most successful tactic, which occurred in 95% of orders, was standing squarely towards the bar with head facing forward.

Its a good read, but I couldn’t help but be especially elated at the part where they noted there is a grant being funded by the European Union to develop a robot bartender…

Robot bartender? Funded by the EU?

Really?

Anyhow, the list of things to do in order to get served most effectively are:
-Stand squarely at the bar
-Look directly at the bartender(s)
-Don’t look the menu
-Have your wallet/money in hand
-Apparently, waving at the bartender doesn’t help.

I’ve never really thought about the points listed above, because this is what I normally do anyway, sort of a mix between directness and patience.

Hopefully this will be a better robot than the one they had in Selfridges a few years ago.