Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Spoke with my consulting firm...put them on indefinite hold regarding contracts while I'm interviewing for the Production Asst Job.

All my eggs are in one basket and it's kind of scary.

I know I'm competing with every single nerd in the Madison Wisconsin regional area for an entry level position. I have a little that sets me apart: attention to details, details, details, and the ability to wrangle multiple tasks at once. I'm a great task-juggler. Add to that my IT background, and Art background, and I have a chance at this!

Now to just impress this upon the owners!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Good weekend...

Very productive. Got to paint minis, hang out with friends, game (started an Aberrant game), go to a movie (The Incredible Hulk), get together with friends for a birthday bash, and take naps in between.

That's about as good as it can get!

Gaming has been in a slump for a while. The only game I've been able to play is Scion with Jen and Clayton, which was awesome the one time...two times we played. Last time we played was over a month ago: busy schedules and all that. J&C have other games they play and have pretty busy schedules, so things have been in limbo for a bit. Love J&C dearly, but our schedules never seem to work out for some reason.

Started a new game of Aberrant (by White Wolf) which is awesome. We also have a Dark Heresy Game upcoming on alternating weekends.

Add to this my weekly painting class (heh...class...more of a painting get-together but whatever) and my weekends are now full again.

I'm anxious about 5th edition 40k. Getting armies painted up for it. So many projects, so little time!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Note to self: avoid the neighbor's kids.

Scratch that...avoid little kids all together.
They're all little Nurglings, spreading disease and pestilence to the masses.

Yeah, so the neighbor kids have been sick with some viral thing...now I'm sick as a dog: sore throat, headache, sinuses are out of whack.

Oh fucking joy!

I'm gonna go paint some miniatures.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

From the GW website:
This brand new edition of our ever-popular painting guide is crammed full of advice, techniques and clear, concise examples of the methods used to create fantastically painted models. This 112-page book is written by Rick Priestly and is packed with painting advice.
  • Price: £15.00
  • Release: Out Now
  • Item Type: Book
  • Part Code: 60049999100
The Review:
So last week, my wife informed me that she really didn't want to spend any time this weekend around anyone, speak to anyone, see anyone, do anything...just wanted to stay home and really be left alone with her projects.

She's had a really crappy week, so I got her a present: The new "How To Paint Citadel Miniatures" book. She loves painting minis, and always pores over the WD back issues on how to do certain techniques etc. I figured this would be a nice compilation, although I was hesitant to buy a book that covers all the stuff already included in "How to Paint Space Marines" as well as our 4 year collection of WD magazines.

So I sat down and leafed through the book to see if I could actually justify the expense.

The binding and cover art is typical of these sorts of books: good quality binding, paperback, good mini selection and of course exceptional paint jobs. I knew up front that I wasn't interested in a catalog that screamed "buy my product", so I had that in mind.

Thankfully, while it goes in to every aspect of the hobby, from assembly , cleanup, converting, priming and a wide variety of techniques for these...and it does use images of GW products, it doesn't say "use the GW PVA Glue" or "GW Bleached Bone Spray Paint" etc. I understand the use of the images, but they were very tasteful in not pushing their products too hard which was greatly appreciated.

Everything is nicely covered, from preparation of the figs, cleaning sprues, drilling and pinning, green stuff, etc. to basic and advanced painting techniques. Extra detail is spent on each style, and multiple pictures showing each step. Lots of examples and images on how to use the colors to get the desired effect.

My wife received the gift book, and spent the day reading it cover to cover, then painted through the night.

I'll take that as an endorsement!

My take on the book is that it really IS a good value and an invaluable guide to painting miniatures of any brand, with any brand of paints.

Absolutely worth the $20 USD ( £15.00 )

Additional material is here on the US site:

The product is available at the US site here:


Sunday, June 8, 2008

For the BOLS Challenge

75th Kalf Longrifles Regt.
Established as PDF Regiments, the Kalf Longrifles were reorganized for the Macharian Crusade by Lord Marshall Velx, Planetary Governor and Commander of the Armies of Kalf.

The verdant forest-world of Kalf has weathered a number of Eldar incursions, and the Longrifles Regiments are a testament to this.

After being recognized for their service in battle within the Segmentum Solar, they were appropriated by General Lysander of the 4th Army. Of the four Kalf regiments that fought in the Macharian Crusade under General Lysander, only one, the 75th survived the liberation of Jakart.

Light Infantry
Independent Commissars
Xeno-Fighters: Eldar

Preferred Heavy: Heavy Bolter
Preferred Special: Plasma gun

Cadian, Empire Handgunner, and IG Tanker bitz.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Customer Service

Black Library...
Yes sir, I can help with that....lets see...
Our address is Willow Road, Lenton, Nottingham, NG7 2WS.
Thanks. ..and your name is...Ahriman?
Thanks sir. You too.
Was there anything else I could help you with today?
Well thanks, you have a nice day as well. Cheers!