Monday, January 20, 2014

Community: Port Wander's narrative warfare

If it seems like I've dropped off the face of the Earth it's only because my Deathwatch salvage project of two squads exploded into a 50-odd model contingent. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will no doubt be privy to the gory details. Well, I'm happy to say that by tomorrow night (at the latest) I will have completed converting every single infantry model I own. That is another very significant milestone and one which brings me closer to the ultimate paint marathon for 2014.

Back to this post. In the course of regular local trade I met a fellow gamer who is running refresher 40K games with his group. Since they are (re)learning the 6th Edition rules, the games will be story driven and smaller in size. He's posted the first narrative battle report to chronicle this exciting campaign. The fanfic fluff is extremely well written and I found the whole thing very entertaining. I truly can't wait to get my Red Scorpions in there to kick some shiny metal ass.

Only one question now remains: who will prevail? Will it be the troubled Reclusiarch Luther of the Black Templar Space Marines? Or will the Necron menace of Sumnal further their mysterious objectives? Visit Sumnal: A Warhammer 40,000 Narrative Campaign (PORT WANDER) for the battle report.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Terrain: Imperial City

05 Jan 2014
Big milestone complete and a timely wrap up on a very productive hobby holiday break. I'll let the pictures do most of the talking since "I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep". I plan on detailing and weathering the buildings, but not for a while. Hard part's done.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Now live on Instagram!

Credit where credit is due. My friend Erica (who beyond being a well of good ideas, will one day take over the marketing industry) suggested I head on over to Instagram and make myself an account.

Now I am by no means a luddite, but truth be told I tend to avoid the modern "conveniences" of social networking. I cancelled my Facebook account a while back, I didn't really understand Instagram until recently and Twitter just plain scares me.

And yet, Studio Hobby Thumbs now has a second couch to crash on: The things I do for my readers...