Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blood And Skulls Industry releases new weapons.

As anyone on the Apocalypse 40K forum knows, I am a big fan of Tom McBride and his resin creations with Blood and Skulls Industry.  Well, Tom has been on a tear lately and after finishing his two amazing Jet Bikes, came up with some new guns for his Fellblade turrets.  Here they are and make sure to check out his eBay store for all his goodies!

The Kingslayer Artillery Cannon set:



The Kingslayer Artillery Cannons with Co-axial Machine Gun:


The Sunfire Heavy Laser Cannon set:

and lastly, the Tank Dynamo:



Friday, December 30, 2011

A Survey of Resin Thunderwolves available for Space Wolves


With Games Workshop once again dropping the ball on release of the must-have unit for Space Wolves, a number of resin aftermarket companies, including Armorcast and Micro Art Studio have stepped forward to fill that void.  All offer resin wolves to allow you to field a Thunder Wolf unit.  I went through as much info as I could find and came up with these options.  The Armorcast unit being the newest, and the impetus for this wrap up.


"The armored Sturmwolf Warbeast is a mutant terror larger than a horse and stronger than a bull. This model also features GothTech armored rider legs. The Warbeast is a multimedia casting with a resin body and a pewter tail & rider legs - sold unpainted. The unit five pack contains five sets of legs and a total of five random version #1 and #2 bodies and five random version #1 & #2 tails. Sculpted by Clint Staples."

You get 5 Wolf bodies, 5 sets of legs and 5 tails for $ 66.


Micro Art Studio is the other big Polish miniatures house that started selling conversions on eBay.  They have 3 different wolves and even better, two different wolves with Space Marine legs on them.  OK, they aren't supposed to SAY Space Marine (and they don't) but who are we kidding?  You can see their range of Wolves here.

With the new release of the wolves with marine legs, I am not sure why you would even bother with the wolves without the legs.  Here is a photo:



Mr. Dandy is a small resin manufacturer has 5 different wolves that sell for $ 90 for a set of 5.  These also have Space Marine legs and come with bases.  Defintely the most expensive option, but also one of the nicest.

Battle Wolf War Mounts:




Basic Battle Wolf Mount:

The Basic Battle Wold War Mount was the first released and is more basic.  You can buy the legs for $ 2 or the wolf with base and legs for $ 15.



Mythicast is an outfit from the Phillipines has a bunch of cool 40K models.   You can read a great review of these at Meandering the Dune Sea.  There are all sorts of great resin Space Wolf and Tryanid models to be had on this site.  The set of 5 goes for $ 73 with free shipping!



Finally Paulson Games may be your most economical choice.  At $ 10 each they are well priced and good looking. 


Bitspudio

Three poses available on eBay from this rising eBay seller, who also has great Razorback turrets.




Well, there you go.  If I have missed anything, please let me know!

Alec



Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gamesday 2012 Exclusive Miniature revealed!

Thanks to ZAlpha on Warseer for his info.  You can see the original post and thread here.  This information is in the new White Dwarf.

The exclusive Games Workshop Games Day figure is an awesome piece as it represents a miniature version of the classic John Blanche Warhammer 40,000 second edition cover art of the Blood Angel Sgt.




Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Scotland joins The Big Game II - The World's Biggest Apocalypse Game

Kingdom of Adventure in Kirkcaldy, Scotland has joined The Big Game II: The Big Game Strikes Back!  The world's biggest Apocalypse game, which happens January 21st all over the world.

Any game club or store can participate!  Information is on the Apocalypse40K forums or email me at alec@propworx.com.   It's not too late to join!

Here are the locations.

MAIN LOCATION

Los Angeles Games Workshop Battle Bunker  This is the location that will be going for the World's Biggest Apocalypse Battle Record (currently set last year at The Big Game) of 739,247 points.  This year we will be shooting for ONE MILLION Points.

All locations are combined into one huge battle, which last year had over two million points.

USA

Games Workshop Chicago Battle Bunker

Games Workshop Seattle  Battle Bunker

Games Workshop Memphis Battle Bunker

Games Workshop    Rockford, IL 

Wargamer's Cave in St. Louis and run by the guys at Siegeworld, the pioneers of the mega-apocalypse game. 
Apoc-Eclipse in North Carolina and run by Apocalypse veteran Matt Plonski will be participating again.

Phantom of the Attic Games   Pittsburgh, PA

Sword and Board   Ukiah, CA

Taskforce Lonestar  Addison, TX

Table Top Games   Overland Park, KS

New World Comic & Games   Del City, Oklahoma.

Atlantis Games and Comics   Norfolk, VA.

BC Comix Fenton, MI


THE WORLD

Kingdom of Adventure in Kirkcaldy, Scotland is a new location!


BBN club in Stavanger, Norway - Our first foreign location last year, run by my buddy Kag Sawyer (BlurROnin). 

Loaded Dice Game Club in Devon, England, will be participating again.

Dark Sphere Gaming in London, England, will be participating again.  You can get information on their site.



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Micro Art Studio Iron Brotherhood


There are more than a few Adeptus Mechanicus armies out there.  Black Library has included them in many a book, and the forces of the Mechanicum have been very popular in the conversion arena.  To feed this, Micro Art Studio has released a series of models that allow you to field a pretty complete Mechanicus army called Iron Brotherhood.  Most people will use IG rules for the Mechanicus force and their Skatarii, but you could do a MEQ as well.  Here are the choices:

HQ # 1

HQ #2

Troops

Elites


Biker/Heavy Weapon


Transport


Monday, December 26, 2011

Forgeworld Re-releases Death Korp, Solomon Lok

Forgeworld has re-released three sets of miniatures.  The first two, are re-packagings of miniatures previously released.  The Death Korps Commissar Set, always a favorite of IG players, and the Death Korps Tank Commander set rhttp://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Images/Product/DefaultFW/xlarge/Solgroup.jpgeviously sold as individual models.  The Inquisitor Solomon Lok and Retinue has been sold before is a set, but presumably these are new castings.

I think it is smart to package them together from Forgeworld's perspective.  Of course, less choice on the collector's part.


Death Korps Tank Commander

I assume these are all new castings.  Forgeworld must have a new casting company who is re-doing every mold.  The new castings I have gotten from Forgeworld have been excellent, where even just a year ago they were shaky.  The first two Caestus Assault Rams I purchased were crappy castings, with lots of warpage of the hulls.  But the last one I got was orders of magnitude better.  Just look for the new sprues on the pieces to see if you are getting new castings.  The new ones have sprues with extra pieces of resin on them that look like an upside down jersey barrier.  More on this later.

Alec



Sunday, December 25, 2011

40K Lore in a Minute - Merry Christmas!

A brilliant piece of animation that basically tells you everything you need to know about the Warhammer 40,000 universe, so you don't have to read the Horus Heresy books.


I laugh my butt off at this and it really nails it too.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  I hope you get bolters, chainswords, runes, new slaves, or whatever your heart desires.

Alec



Saturday, December 24, 2011

Resin Accessories hitting the market

It really is amazing how the resin accessories market has exploded the last two years.  Scibor, who was a pioneer in aftermarket 40K and newcomer Puppets War have both come out with new releases.

Scibor continues to sell its awesome Space Marine analogs.  The newest is a set of Templar Knights.


Puppet's War has added a few new products.


Rolling Slaughter is meant to be an Orc Death Roller.  


A rather large dozer blade for Ork vehicles


A Dreadnaught Plasma Cannon.


Necron heads

Friday, December 23, 2011

Mordian 7th Apocalypse Warmachines

Joel Moon writes the Mordian 7th blog, which is one of the better and more consistent Warhammer 40K blogs out there.  He also has an extensive Adeptus Mechanicus army and has some amazing models and army lists.He doesn't play a lot of Apocalypse, but loved teh modeling.

He recently posted photos of some awesome Apocalypse scratchbuilds, and so here they are:

Cockatrice Heavy Artillery (proxy Minotaur):


Superheavy Deathstrike Carrier


Pegasus Superheavy Transport Lifter


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Forgeworld New Releases - Machrius Omega and Deimos Pattern Predator

Well, just in time for Christmas (or not actually), Forgeworld has released two more great tanks.

Macharius Omega


From Forgeworld:

While the sins of innovation and initiative are frowned upon by the Adeptus Mechanicus, new patterns and designs of weapons and armoured vehicles are still created. The Macharius Omega is one such vehicle, created with a single focus, that of the battlefield deployment of the Omega Pattern Plasma Blastgun. The STC for this weapon was originally discovered by Explorator-Magus Hum’nal in late M39, but a Mechanicus schism over the purity and completeness of its template delayed the testing and eventual deployment of the Omega pattern weapon for centuries.

The Macharius Omega, designed by Stuart Williamson, is an extremely detailed full resin kit featuring some incredible interior detail. This open-topped super-heavy tank also includes two unique crew figures: a Cadian gunner and a calculus-servitor. This mighty war machine is available to pre-order now for release in the week commencing 6th January, and full rules for using the Macharius Omega in games of Apocalypse can be found in Imperial Armour Apocalypse Second Edition.


Deimos Pattern Predator 



The Predator is a highly effective medium tank designed to provide Space Marine detachments with heavy fire support in the heat of battle. An ancient and revered design, cited by the Codex Astartes as a spiritual mentor, no less, there are almost as many patterns of Predator as there are of the ubiquitous Rhino hull it is based upon.

One such variant is the Deimos Pattern Predator, first issued en-masse to the Space Marine Legions of the Great Crusade. Artificer-crafted by the finest machine-wrights of the great forge-complexes of Mars, the Deimos Pattern Predator has since been modified to the ‘Annihilator’ variant by those Chapters who are supplied with this pattern.

The Deimos Pattern Predator, designed by Daren Parrwood and Will Hayes, is a fantastically detailed and iconic design, available to pre-order now for despatch in the week commencing 6th January. This complete resin and plastic kit contains sufficient parts to build either a Destructor pattern or an Annihilator pattern Predator, (please note that our Rhino/Predator Reinforced Armour set is not compatible with this model).

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lucius Pattern Emperor Class Titan

The guys who are doing my Warlord Titan have discussed doing an Emperor Class.  And of course I am game for that.  My call would be to do a Lucius Pattern Emperor Class Titan.  The old Epic model that has a castle on a the top looks ridiculous and so one modeler converted one to look in line with the Lucius Pattern Warlord.




And the Warlord it is patterned after:


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Kromlech Orc Desert Raider released!

Kromlech has released an awesome Orc Desert Raider.  It comes with the vehicle, two crew and two weapon options.  A Machine Gun and Missile Rack.

Join their Facebook page here.




Monday, December 19, 2011

Warlord Titans

Justin Drayer & Chris Mrozinski are two huge 40K Fans who are scratchbuilding Warlord Titans.  

They built THREE recently!  They take them about 3 months to complete.  I ordered one because my Apocalypse army needs a big monster like a Warlord.  And they really are beautiful.

First is the Grey Knights Warlord they built for a customer:


Second, the Warlord they built for me.


You can read more about them on Warseer or on The Apocalypse 40K Forum.

Alec

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