Sunday, September 30, 2012

Last chance to win a GW flyer!

Tomorrow I will be drawing the winner of a brand new GW Flyer kit* to celebrate the third anniversary of my blog. To be eligible, you just need to be a follower of this blog. So if you are not already one, you have until 6:00 AM EST tomorrow morning to become one for a chance to win!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Nurgle Helbrute WIP - Part 2

I made more progress on my Helbrute this week.

This last picture is of the left side under the upraised arm. I started by cutting out a good portion of the side. I added a piston and some cabling (old broken guitar strings) and then built the area back up with some green stuff to make it look like an open wound. I also added some pustules.

It is only a few days away from the drawing to win a brand new GW Flyer kit. You just need to be a follower to have a chance to win.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nurgle Helbrute WIP - Part 1

I have made some progress on my Nurlge Helbrute conversion.

It is still very early in the conversion process, but I like how it's coming along. At this time, I am just trying to get the basic structure of the Helbrute built. I cut off the original vents on the back and replaced them with new ones while adding more. I cut off all the horns on the front of the carapace and added the traditional single 'Nurgle-horn'. I have started to build up the abdomen because the original model is a bit too ripped to be Nurgle.

I am entertaining the idea of replacing the feet with cloven hooves, which would be easier to do if I had not already attached the model to the base. I am also not sure I want to keep the Multi-melta, but until I see the new CSM codex and what all the weapon options will be, I am going to leave it.

Finally, I will be giving away a brand new GW Flyer kit, so be sure to follow my blog for a chance to win.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy 3rd a GW Flyer!

Three years ago today I started this blog specifically for my Chaos Daemon army (hence the url ''). At the time, I was working on this army for a Tale of Four Gamers. Eventually I branched out to working on other armies, and decided to change the name to the War Room. I thought about changing the URL, but the one I wanted was not available so I kept this one. It made it easier to keep my followers.

The inspiration for the new blog name came from one of my all time favorite movies, Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love The Bomb. See, I am a U.S. Air Force veteran and my first duty assignment was at Loring AFB (a B-52 base). This is where I saw the movie for the first time, so it has special meaning to me on top of being an awesome movie. Also, I love the quote about not fighting in the war room. If you have never seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

Anyway, it has been a great three years and to celebrate (besides drinking a beer or two and watching Dr. Strangelove), I will be giving away one brand new GW flyer kit from the list* below to one lucky follower of this blog.
  • Chaos Daemon Prince (hey, it's got wings!)
  • Dark Eldar Razorwing
  • Necron Doom Scythe/Night Scythe
  • Ork Bomma
  • Space Marine Stormtalon
Why a flyer? Because Dr Stangelove is mainly about a B-52 sent into the Soviet Union to drop The Bomb. Besides, flyers are cool.

Rules for the giveaway are simple. On Monday, October 1st, 2012, I will randomly determine one winner chosen from all followers of this blog. The winner will be mailed the flyer of their choice from the list above at no cost. The winner will have 72 hours from the time of the announcement to email me their name, mailing address and choice of flyer, or a new winner will be chosen. I will make my best effort to contact the winner. I will be purchasing** the flyer kit from my FLGS once I know what the winner has chosen. While they usually have everything in stock, shipping may be delayed if it is out of stock and has to be ordered.

So, if you are not already a follower, be sure to follow for your chance to win!

And lastly, I found this while I was searching for pictures to use in this post. Although I could not find a good place to fit it, it is too good not to include.

* - Maximum prize value is $50.00.
** - The GW kit will be purchased new and will ship in the original shrink-wrap. Any defects to the kit will need to be handled by the winner through GW customer support.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Let the Nurgle-fication begin!

I have finished building the Chaos models from the Dark Vengeance box. My plans are to incorporate them into my Blightlords CSM army. In order to do that, they must be Nurgle-fied. I am not quite sure how I am going to do this for the Chaos Lord, Chosen, and Cultists yet. However, I have big plans for the Hellbrute. Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Summer Recap - Big F*****g Game

Back in July, I participated in a BFG at my FLGS. I took my Nurgle Chaos Daemon army and it was a lot of fun. There was a tremendous turnout (I want to say over 30 people showed up). There were lots of games, prizes, pizza, and a huge APOC game that went on for practically the whole day.

My Nurgle Daemon army drew a lot of attention as it is my best looking army. I entered a couple of models into the contests they were having. My Soul Grinder of Nurgle took first place for Best Conversion and my Plague Hulk of Nurgle took second place for Best Painting. I won a fair amount in store credit.

There were raffles throughout the day, with the two grand prizes being a Forge World Bloodthirster and a FW Keeper of Secrets. I did not win either of those, however I did win a copy of Dreadfleet. I am quite happy about this because it is a game I wanted, but did not want to spend the money on.

I heard talk of making it an annual event. Lets hope they do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dark Angels!

Before my post yesterday, it had been over four months since I last posted. I took a break from my hobbies and spent my summer doing fun summer activities, including a few camping trips. It was a good summer! But alas the summer is coming to an end and the kids are back in school.

A lot has happen over the last few months, like the release of 6th Edition. I have played a couple games with my Orks, Necrons and Chaos Daemons and I really like the new edition. I really like Flyers and I am looking forward to using some allies.

I picked up Dark Vengeance at the beginning of the month. I ws really excited about it because of the Dark Angels. Dark Angels have always been my favorite SMC. They were the first army I ever collected and played back in the Rogue Trader days. Back then, DA power armor was still black. Here is a picture of my remaining RT Dark Angel models.

* - My best friend at the time painted these models for me.

I am really looking forward to rebuilding my Dark Angel army, especially with the new Codex rumored to be released within the next few months. I have built the DA models from the DV box and they are ready for priming and painting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Dark Vengeance is Mine!

I found out, after a lengthy absence from the gaming scene, that I have won a Limited Edition Dark Vengeance boxed set courtesy of the Fresh Coast 40k. I had already had picked up a boxed set for myself, but I welcome the additional models. Thanks very much guys!