Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shrinky Dink Shoulder Pads

I did a couple of test shrinks to get a better calculation on how much it shrinks.  My 87 mm piece shrunk to 33 mm.  So not exactly 3 to 1.  I also printed out a wolf picture and used the photocopier to size it up a bunch of times.  Then I found a wolf head that was close to the right size.  I cut the shrinky dink out the size you see in the picture.  After shrinking,  you can see the size of the wolf head.  My only problem is the thickness of the wolf head is a bit too much.   Sorry the next pic is a bit out of focus, but you get the idea.

I like the detail that is preserved and the ease of production, but don't like the width.  So what do you think?  Too thick or not too bad.  I am undecided.  Maybe green stuff would be better, and save shrinky dinks for vehicle icons.  Let me know what you think.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Space Wolves Pack done

I finaly got the pack done.  Now if I could only take a decent picture, I would be happy.  Looks like I need to make a light box.  My pics always come out so yellow, and then I have to use photoshop to lighten them up, and never quite get the colors right.   I am also going to replace the transfer wolves with either shrinky dink, green stuff or some other better wolf symbol.   And I thought they were done.

These back shots were taken outside with natural light, and the color came out the best. 

So Aric, lets see your Black Templar.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dark Eldar

With all the shiny new pics, great looking rules, and excitement around the Dark Eldar, it makes me think a couple of things:

1.  Man I want to start the Dark Eldar.  With two armies stagnating in the painting line- I am looking at you Space Wolves and Tyranids- I find it hard to justify buying a new army.  I am a collector along with being a gamer and painter, so the collector side of me wants the new shiny models, and the dark eldar look great.  I haven't even seen most of the new models, and can't wait to see what the flyers look like.  I imagine they look like something batman would be proud to patrol around in.

2.  I can't wait until they redo the Craftworld Eldar rules!  With all the over-the-top rules we see with the latest codices, Craftworld eldar should have some great rules to match.  I may play my craftworlders as 'counts as' dark eldar until I get the figures.  Maybe they will nail the Craftworld Eldar (as they have the dark eldar feel) and give them fewer, elite troops with awesome armor, fearsome weapons, and agile characters.  Also some more harlequin diversity would be great.   I just feel horrible feeding the last few souls of a dying race into the meat grinder with poor armor, ok weapons, and overpriced transports.

3.  From what I have heard from the rules, they have hit the feel and look of Dark Eldar on the nose.  A fragile, hard hitting, horde army with some awesome specialists.  I could see the merciless dark eldar sending masses of regular troops out to battle in horrible 4+,5+ armor, paper light, lightning fast transports, armed to the gills with devastating weaponry supported by some seriously evil specialist troops.

When 3rd edition hit, I had a dark eldar army for a time.  The models weren't that great, and ended up getting sold.  Now I am thinking about getting a dark eldar army again.

So are you going to jump on the Dark Eldar bandwagon?  Let me know why or why not, and if you have pics from the new codex, lets see 'em.