Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cygnar Paint Job

So, I've had this Warmachine starter box for Cygnar sitting around my house for a little over a year. I was interested in the game, but my FLGS never had a strong enough presence of players to warrant breaking it out, gluing, and painting them bad boys up (even when I owned the shop). Still doesn't, but I got tired of waiting around. So without further ado, here are three of the four models painted (I'm moving to Texas in  a few days so I don't have time to paint the 4th until I get there).

Commander Stryker:

Charger Warjack:

Ironclad Warjack:

I've got more pictures of each of them from different angles, but instead of overloading it here I'll be posting them elsewhere so you can have a gander if you will. When I started I wanted to do an alternate paint scheme and get away from the standard Blue/Gold Cygnar look and was actually going to be doing a Black/Red/Silver, which I did on the Charger originally. I liked the look because I had seen it on a Warjack (couldn't tell because he was smashed in with a bunch of others in a display case) in another game shop when I went to play with a buddy (seriously though- there's like two people who play here in the 'Burg), and it looked really good. Sadly my Charger didn't look as good as I had hoped so I swapped to a Blue/Bronze/Steel look which you can see in the image. If the ironclad looks a little darker overall (which he is in real life, but I have an iPhone 4S for a camera, so what can you do really?) it's because instead of glazing with Guillaman Blue (I prefer Citadel paints, even though they run a tad more expensive) like I did with the Charger above, I hit it with a Drakenhoff Nightshade (unsure of that spelling. Give me a sec while I go to GW's page). It's taking forever to load. Gotta love slow interwebs.

Anyways, I think the Nightshade made it look a lot better. No shiny glaze, and it blended my colors together really well I think. I'm not the greatest painter out there, but I do enjoy it and I really like showing off my guys. I've got a few others I may post up here that I painted a good while ago (so not too many tips on those ones, but I'll do what I can).

Oh hey, it's 'Drakenhof' with one 'f.' I was pretty close.

Pictures posted on my Tumblr. It's in the pages section to the side.

Friday, March 28, 2014


But for how long... I suppose we'll see. That is all.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gratitude Journal

So I know I was lax in this past week about my journal and honestly I'm not going to take the time to try and make it up, because that'll just take me away from what I need to do in the moment. Know that I am grateful for many things and I'll start again tonight or tomorrow morning making this journal complete again.

But check this out. I'm buying a 240sx today and I'm going to post pictures of it soon. And, seeing as I'm going to begin modifying it as soon as I humanly (and financially) can I'll put pictures of every step of the way. My little "crew" is going to consist of Myself, "Savvy" Steve Burnett, Issaac Beavin, and my nephew Kiah. If you haven't met them you will here. It's going to be an awesome learning experience seeing as I've never done it before.

Man am I excited.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Gratitude entry 5

Tuesday September 26th, 2011

I’m grateful for Kiwi Loco. It’s this little yogurt shop in Rexburg where I go to school and they have something like ten different frozen yogurt choices to select from and you fill your cup and then pay according to the amount of ounces you use.

It’s delicious.

I’m not kidding. It’s freaking delicious and you should go there if you’re ever in Rexburg which is a good chance, because if you’re reading this right now you fall into a small category of people who know me and care enough to waste their time on my blog =P so there’s a good chance you’ll be attending my graduation in April. So, hopefully you’ll get a chance to try it out.

That’s all.

Grat 4

Monday September, 25th, 2011

So you remember how much work I put in Sunday and how I was not in any way grateful for procrastination? Well all that hard work paid off in class when we went over the Financial Statements I prepared. I put a lot of work and frustration into those 3 pages of figures and in the end it was totally worth it when my Professor put the answers on the board and every single number matched up perfectly.

Maybe it’s not that big of a deal. Maybe it’s a little lame that I’m grateful I did well on my accounting homework considering it probably won’t ever factor largely into my future professions, but it made me feel awesome and I’m grateful for the hard work I put in.

I feel all soft and stuff. I normally have all sorts of sarcastic crap to say, but that pretty much sums it up.


I also want to recognize my buddy Adam Albright for going far above what I asked of him. I’m looking for a Rear wheel drive car that I can modify into a drift car/show car. It’s a hobby I’m picking up and I don’t give a damn whether you approve or not. I’m getting that car.

So what I’ve been primarily looking for is a model year 89-93 Nissan 240sx or a model year 86 AE86 Toyota Corolla, because both are pretty much legendary in the drift circuits and they both run close to my price range which is categorized as cheap to flat @$$ broke.

That’s a technical terminology by the way.

But, problem number one is there aren’t a whole lot of them in Idaho period, let alone any for sale so I’ve had to cast my net a little wider taking markets such as Boise, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Adam’s hometown: Las Vegas.

I texted Adam and asked him if I could fly in and crash at his place for a night or so, if I found a car there. He did me one better and got a hold of his brother in law who works for a Car dealership in Lehi, UT and got me on the list of family discounts there. I haven’t found what I’m looking for, but if they set me up it’ll be freaking awesome.

Either way I’m grateful for friends who go beyond what we ask and do more than they need in order to help you out.

I sincerely hope you have a friend that cool, because I’m not giving mine up. Though he’s got a big enough heart he would be willing to help anyone he could.

That sounded gay.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Procrastination hurts

Sunday September 25, 2011

So today I learned gratitude for getting things done ahead of schedule. I have an accounting class that I had an assignment and a Quiz due on Monday for, and I didn’t do them Saturday because I was spending time with my Iraq buddy. I figured it couldn’t be that bad, probably just as in-depth as the same type of assignment from before and the previous two quizzes.

I was wrong.

I decided I would start right after church got out (noon) and that I figured I’d be done by about 6 o’clock in time to take the girls to a friends house for their daughters birthday party.

I was wrong again.

So seven hours later, I finally finish, and all I can think is “Why didn’t I start Friday and do some of this? Or why didn’t I do some Saturday before the party started?” Nowhere in there was, I wish I could have played more video games this weekend.

Am I getting old? Gosh I hope not. I’m too young for being responsible.

But, in the end I got the homework done (here’s hoping I get a 100% on it), and I scored a 198 out of 200 on my quiz. So I guess that thing called “Working you @$$ off” really does work. Next time I think I’ll just do it a little in advance.

Procrastination: not what I’m grateful for.

Day 2

Saturday September 24, 2011

I know both this one and Sunday’s are coming in on Monday so shut it. Saturday I spent with one of my buddys (I’m not going to give his name here) and I got to see how he was doing since he got back from Iraq. He has a little bit of PTSD (you see why I won’t give his name), and so it was nice to spend the day relaxing with him and a large group of friends.

We had a barbeque, hung out in the park and played lazer tag, then we played a bit of HeroScape and ate dinner at his house. Just a fun kind of event. The whole day went pretty well.

Which is why I am grateful for our soldiers. It feels kind of weird saying that because I am one, but seeing how war affected my close friend and how hard even the simple things in life were for him to get used to made me realize how incredibly lucky we are as a nation to have so many good men and women willing to put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and the freedom of others who can never repay them.

Regardless of how you feel about the war in Iraq and Afghanistan you should support these men and women. They felt strongly enough about something that they were willing to put their whole life on hold, and in reality put their life on the line. At any moment out there they could die. I know that when I took the oath and left for basic training I felt that way. I knew that with my chosen MOS (Military Occupational Specialty aka Job) I will go into combat and I will fight and possibly die or kill my enemy.

A man, who in better circumstances, may have been my friend.

So my hat’s off to those brave souls who cared enough about something that they are willing to put their lives on the line for it so you don’t have to. These soldiers are the people who ensure that we maintain the right to oppose their purpose. People slander and insult them with curses on par with some of the greatest figures in history, but when a man shakes your hand and says, thank you for serving it all goes away.

If you understand taking a stand in something, and if you understand believing so strongly that you would not only die; that’s easy to do- dying is the easiest thing to do for a cause, but that you would kill for then you understand these men and women.

If not—shut the hell up, or shake their hand and say thank you.