Motivation is a fickle fickle Mistress, really hard to pin down, and it has always been my major issue when it comes to painting.  I don’t really ever like doing anything alone, and painting is no exception, so sometimes when no one is here to paint with me, motivation to paint is very difficult for me.

Well my big motivator of late is that on October 20-21 there is a big tournament, grand tournament, going on in my area.  The tourney requires tournament level painting (which my scheme covers hands down), but the trick is painting all of my bugs.  I mean I buttered my bread by picking a horde list tyranid when I started playing but OMG do I have a lot of bugs.

List of shtuff I need to paint:

8 Hormagants
30 Fleshborer Termagants (maybe another 10 on top of that, not sure)
10 Devourer Termagants
6 Tyranid Warriors
Weapon arms for various Monstrous Creatures
                 4 Sets Twin Linked MC Devourers
                 1 Set Scything Talons
Doom of Malan’tai (finish sculpting the brain)
3 Hive Guard
2 Mycetic Spores

List of Shtuff I have finished:

Hive Tyrant, with Wings
3 Zoanthropes


-Rachel (aka ERW)

The Farseer has spoken. (40K)

I have had a vision. I dunno if other’s have seen this or not.

I’m predicting the next codices released are:

Chaos Marines (duh)
Dark Angels
Sisters of Battle

Yeah. Snort and laugh if you like.

If this holds true, I’m going to be a very busy girl for the next couple of years…

Doctor Who cosplay

I haven’t had the opportunity to game recently (other than my first 6e massacre game), nor paint, nor do much but work and worry with moving. However I have carried my sketchbook pretty much everywhere.

Lately I’ve been very enamoured with some of the girls’ Doctor Who costumes. (Uber nerd alert) I’ve gone and I’ve completed the preliminary design for my own ‘ultimate’ Doctor Who costume. I’m super excited about it as I’ve seen no one else with the same idea on the web, at least.

Unfortunately, due to the move my sewing machine is still packed away in storage, so making it by Dragoncon this year was out of the question for certain. Currently my goal will be for Dragoncon 2013. Should be plenty of time. Of course there will perhaps be a twelfth Doctor by then, but hopefully that won’t be too much of a problem for me.

Sketches will follow eventually, especially after my drawing skills improve!  

Inifnity Review.

I have started trying to play a new game (Infinity).  There are exactly 2 other players locally, but we are attacting more players.

So the basics.  Infinity is a squad based tabletop combat game set in the dystopian future (blade runner, cyberpunk).  This is what first got me aside from the models looking fantastic.

I have played other skirmish games (Malifaux and Warmachine) but I find I do not care for the steampunk stuff, the Victorian era holds little interest for me.

So where was I, oh yea, Infinity, the rules are super solid, and available for free on the website  They also provide several other downloads and printouts to help you get going, free of charge.  

My 2 gaming friends are playing Yu Jing and Ariadna, I am playing Aleph (more human than human).   Super fun game, with lots you can do, and react to what the other player does. 

Sorry I have not been on in forever, super busy playing games!!!!

My first few 6th Edition Games

So I have had a few 6th edition games under my belt, and I have to say I am really liking things so far, a lot of new fun things to play around with.  The change to fleet hurt me a little bit, but overall the game is so much better, its like a new life has been breathed into it.  With mysterious objectives and terrain, the game is getting more interesting, and so far my games have been pretty cinematic.

My first game was myself on a team with my tyranid playing friend, and we were going against 3 non tyranids.  It was so cinematic, and the 5 of us just had a blast, it was so much fun to just watch the hive fleet nom face, mwahahahhaha.

Short post, but hey, I just wanted to liven things up.