Saturday, February 16, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
I'm back home from an amazing weekend spent at the Las Vegas Open. The photo above is the view from the room and it was great to see every night. I took a lot of great painting classes over the weekend and did a lot of shopping at the Forge World booth.
This is my score from the event. The swag bag had a box for Stormcast for Shadespire and a starter team for Guild Ball. We received two novels one from GW and the other form Privateer Press that I will gift to someone. There was a verity of laser cut bases, base markers and other hobby items. It was a good swag back with some useful items to add to my collection of stuff.
I purchased book 5 for Hours Heresy and a reprint of Realm of Chaos. I also picked up shoulder pads for my 30K Death Guard army, Telemon Heavy Dreadnought with all the weapons and the decal sheet for the Custodes. I also found the unit boards for Adeptus Titanicus Knights and some house decal sheets. Something cool that GW was doing was getting rid of old dice that were not selling or they just didn't want anymore. Most of the dice were from Blood Bowl and Necromunda and some of the factions from different game systems.
I was able to pick up cool dice for my collection and even a few scatter dice.
Speaking of dice my friends Clint and Yeji gave me a gift of some custom dice from Misty Mountain Gaming. These a metal dice with enamel color and are very nice.
I also purchased a verity of paints and other gaming items but nothing real exciting.
I spent most of my time taking painting classes with great artist. The first class I took was on painting faces with Lyn at MetalHead Minis She is an amazing artist that I have known for years and it was great to finally take one of her classes. The model below is what I painted during her class and I am really happy with the results.
I took two classes with CK Studios however no photos for these classes, one was just a lecture and I lost the model that I worked on during the class. The classes were full of good information however the subject matter was too much for the time we had in class.
The best class I took was with Peachy from Games Workshop. He taught us how to get Space Marines ready for the table. This was not a speed painting class it was getting your models to a good table top standard. I had a blast painting in his class but I got the thumbs down from Peachy.
We received a few models form GW for taking the class and I will use them for a Kill Team. I really like the results of the GW paint style and once I finish the unit I will post up proper pictures.
The best part of the event was that my wife went with us and she even had an amazing time. The organizers have activities planned during the day for people that want to get away. My wife took advantage of these activities and she had a blast. She had so much fun and made new friends she wants to go back again next year.
I regret never going to the LVO before now however I plan to make this an annual trip moving forward. They had a lot of different game systems being played and even casual gaming. I can see the LVO growing and becoming just as amazing as Adepticon in the future. I am now more excited to get Adeptus Titanicus finished so I can get some activity built around this game at LVO 2020.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
I'm packed up and ready to hit the road to Vegas, unfortunately I don't leave till tomorrow. This is going to be my first time at the Las Vegas Open (LVO) and I don't know what to expect. I can't recall the last time I was at Las Vegas and I know the Stripe has really changed over the years. I am excited to hang out with friends and make new friends that enjoy the hobby as much as I do.
We all will be leaving tomorrow around noon and should be at the hotel around 4:00 p.m. We want to make sure we have enough time to check in, register for the event and get in line for the GW preview presentation. After the presentation I will be hitting the vendor hall and planning out what I want to purchase during the event. I have to be careful and I don't want to spend all my funds on day one.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday I have painting classes scheduled to keep me busy. I am only signed up for one game and that is the Knight Joust on Friday night. This is a fun event and I am taking my Morkanaut for this battle.
I have been looking forward to this event for months and can't wait to get started. I be posting photos on Twitter and Facebook and when I return I will write up a blog post.
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
If you live in AZ and want to play in a fun tournament come join us at the 40K OG. I have finished my Adeptus Custodes for the event and can't wait to play them.
I had a lot of fun painting up the Shield Captain on Jet bike. It is a great model and when I take this army to 2000 points I will be adding a full unit of these bikes. I did try something new with this model. The armor of the Shield Captain was painted gold using artist inks. I have been experimenting with inks through my airbrush and I am still learning. Inks are like water and I have to be careful not to shot it out to fast.
Can't wait to see everyone at the 40K OG and roll some dice with my friends.