Monday, November 9, 2020

40k - Went First, Win?

 Continuing my tracking of prevalence of the "Player - Went First, Win?", here are the results from The Long War V played last weekend.

Fourteen players, three rounds....21 games.

ROUND 1 - Scorched Earth: WFW - 2/7 (28.5%)

ROUND 2 - Surround & Destroy: WFW - 6/7 (85.7%)

ROUND 3 - Battlelines: WFW - 4/7 (57.1%)

OVERALL: WFW - 12/21 (57.1%)

So the average is 57.1% which is exactly in line with what Goonhammer is tracking.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Hobby - Citadel Paints to Dropper Bottles

 One thing I have been meaning to do for ages is transfer my Citadel Paints to dropper bottles. I am not a big fan of the current Citadel Paint pots finding them fiddly to use, wasteful for paint and not particularly conducive to wet palette use. Previously I had Vallejo Game Colour and found them easier to use though the paint still separates.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a Vince Venturella vid on transfer to bottles and knowing Jack had done it and found it better I thought I'd do it.

Big Bang for me. I have one of the GW Paint Sets with 100+ paints in it - released when they changed to trademarked names about 7-8 years ago. It came with great box which was my main reason to delay change as it makes organisation and tidy up easy. So it meant I had around 80-100 Base and Layer paints to fact it is more like 120 it turns out.

I purchased 15ml bottles off Amazon along with stainless steel ball bearings to drop in as agitators. I had Liquitex Flow Aid and Matt Medium. Then it was just clippers and my handheld Badger paint mixer.

Process to transfer was easy - I recommend the Flow-Aid to thin paints that are particularly thick. There are about a dozen easy to find youtube videos that tell you how to do it....they are all much of a muchness. I reckon 100 paints took me about 3-4 hours. The GW label can be lifted off their pot and put on the bottle.

To store/organise them I bought an organiser from BattleKiwi (just ordered a second). It is good as it tilts the bottles so paint is stored towards nozzle and because you can clearly see the colour. I am going to look to reorganise by colour rather than split Layer and Base out. At the bottom of the organiser is a shelf for GW Dry Paints.

Nice easy hobby project that I expect to pay dividends in coming years from utility and economy point of view.


Tuesday, November 3, 2020

40K Hobby - Nurgle Daemons Progress

 Over the weekend I continued progress on my Nurgle Daemons with a view to having them finished by the end of this weekend.

The two remaining jobs are the bases for the Plaguebearers and adding five further bases of Nurglings.

The bases of the Plaguebearers have been smeared with Vallejo Earth Texture and then had rocks and gravel added before being sealed by PVA. From here I need to paint the bases and rocks before adding Agrellian Earth texture and then grass tufts.

The metal nurglings were primed, basecoloured then drybrushed on a painting stick. They have then been fixed to their 40mm bases for painting.

Once they are painted and inked, I'll go through the same basing process.

I have ordered rare earth magnets (6mm x 3mm) and I'll fix these inside the bases to help storage and transport.