10.26.2013

Dog Soldiers: Making a Mess

I wanted something to test out all the weathering products I've been purchasing.  You know, before I go slapping it on all my models, untested.  I tend to paint darker colors because I'm lazy so I needed something lighter to practice on.

Hence, the Dog Soldiers.  I needed a basic Grey Knights Troops choice to use as Allies for Mordrak and Ghosts, but I'm not all that keen on running actual Grey Knights.  I thought I'd try to kit-bash something a bit more utilitarian and common.  Perhaps an elite unit for the Xenos Inquisitor character I've been working on.

 I'm not done with the models, but I started weathering some from the boots and greaves on up.


The Chimera is obviously not an option, but I'm painting it up as an Inquisitorial Chimera - I'm sure these guys will hop in from time to time.


I'm going to try something a bit different on the power weapons.  I just don't know how.  I'm going to have to watch some Les Bursley videos from here, methinks.


I've got a ways to go, but this has been a really fun project.  It's nice to have steps where making a mess is not only expected but required.


That's that.  Now I'm off for an Apocalypse game of somewhat epic proportions.  I'm siding with Big Whit, the Tim That Can, and the Card Pimp in Question to take on The Hoff and Just Doug in a 15K plus battle of Chaos versus Eldar.

Glorious!  Many hugs and gropings to follow, I'm sure.

One of these things does not belong here, one of these things is different...

7 comments:

Jki said...

Where you pick up those heads? They look pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Your painting is poor. Your modeling is poor. Your pictures are poor. Your writing is poor. Keep up the great work!

Seems to me like anything you write gets a lot of anonymous and named criticism. My appeal to popularity beats your cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias. Console yourself with more whining and complaining about how you do not get enough attention from GW.

Big Whit said...

Seems to me that you can go fuck yourself anonymous.

Brent said...

Jki: I'm pretty sure these are Kromlech head swaps:

http://www.kromlech.eu

Another company that I'm looking at lately is Blight Wheel, which offers a fairly unique look:

http://www.blightwheelminiatures.com

Anon: Okay, okay, okay, okay, thanks, and who cares?

Any idiot can tiptoe through life trying not to offend anyone; the only guarantee there is to make no impact whatsoever. I choose to jump in the puddles, thank you. Criticism isn't something to be avoided, but embraced. Except for the anonymous kind, of course. Your type of hit and run bullshit I tend to ignore.

Except you, of course. You're fun you are.

Cognitive dissonance? Confirmation bias? Some little troll has been reading Wikipedia again.

Anonymous said...

Poor Brent. Did you get your little feelings hurt? Poor you.

HA HA HA HA!

Spiderpope said...

If only the coward too afraid to leave a name could see just what a complete fool he's making of himself.

Anyway, nice work on the weathering on the Chimaera.

Anonymous said...

Personal attacks? What sort of low life, insecure, jerkbag would stoop so low. Guess we have a lot in common, Spiderpope. Regardless, attacking someone's person does nothing for undermining their argument. Brent still sucks regardless of what you think of me.

P.S. My name is Brent, and I do this because it is the only way I can generate comments.

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

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Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

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Unicorns don't exist.

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I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

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Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.

Ass.

I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

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