Monday, September 14, 2015


Holy fuck! It's been 5 months since my last post and it wasn't even 40k related!
I've been suffering from not giving a fuck about my beloved game of late. I've probably only played 15 games since 7th ed has come out. I don't like a lot of the new rules and all the "codecies" that are being released on what seems like a daily schedule.
How do I rekindle a love lost?
... But I have 20, 000 points of Salamanders just collecting dust.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Convergent Games relaunches Crop Cycle

Hail battle brothers and sisters!
The Emperors legions are vast, his armies numbering in the untold billions, sprawled across the galactic imperium. At every turn they are set upon by the enemies of mankind, fighting an endless war.
To keep up spirits and ensure the Emperor’s finest continue their eternal wars, a different struggle is taking place on mighty Terra itself over the stomachs and spirits of the imperial legions. For without food, the bulk of the Empire’s forces would quickly perish.
To address this threat from within, the Sanctus Agricultor remain ever vigilant against the threats of Mother Nature and her tendency towards Chaos. At every turn, the braver farmers of Terra’s super crops turn back the waves of nature and ensure an unending supply of food continues to the uncountable hungry mouths of the Emperor’s chosen.
Now you too can support the Sanctus Agricultor, stand tall as a bulwark against the chaotic forces of nature and…
Support the Crop Cycle Kickstarter, a card game of surprisingly aggressive farming.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Shiny swords with an Airbrush!

Today boys and girls, I’m going to be showing you how to get a pretty shiny sword using an airbrush.  This was a remarkably easy process and I completed it in about 25 minutes, total time.  That includes mixing paints, then mixing more, and getting it to match cause I threw out the other stuff, but not including drying time.  Basically what I’m saying is it’s pretty easy.

First step, is to pick a colour.  I went with a turquoise colour that accents the red in my army very nicely.  You can literally pick any colour to give a nice crystalline effect, or probably even go with grey hues for a NMM look.

Next is to tape off any area of the model that you don’t want painted that colour.  It would be easiest to do this with the arm or sword removed from the model and mounted on a pin or something, but I got over excited with building this guy.  I used a rubber glove and put the whole model inside and poked his sword out of a small hole I made.

After that dries, and make sure it dries well, tape off half of the sword, on both sides.  This is typically done down the middle where the blade is the thickest (in a double edged blade).  This may be tricky if your blade is curved or of a strange shape.  You will want to make sure you get a good painters tape that won’t remove the paint that’s under it.

Now, the first step I took was to mix up a darker shade of the base colour.  I simply added some black, but for some other colours you may need to rethink what you use to darken them.  I don’t really have the answers for those questions here, but you could find something on the internet about mixing colours.

I took this darker mix and feathered it onto the blade from the outside in, leaving a section in the middle untouched.  What I mean by feathered is to lightly build up the colour in layers using the airbrush and slowly pull back to the origin.  This, to me, felt very similar to layering with a brush without all the tedious brushwork and skill.

Second step was to darken the paint even further to almost black and feathered it onto the furthest edges of the sword making sure to not go too far down the blade.

The third and fourth steps are almost the opposite of the previous two.  I lightened the paint, I used white, but again you may want to do some research on proper ways of lightening, then I feathered in the lighter colour in the middle of the sword, then I lightened it again and feathered in again just the centre of the blade. 

Now, at around this point I forgot to take more pics, but the ground work has been laid.  Once the paint dries, remove the tape and do the exact opposite on the other side of the blade.  This provides a stark contrast along the blade.

Once that is done, you will undoubtedly notice some areas where your taping wasn’t perfect or some paint bled under the tape.  This worried me a little until I started the final step which was to highlight certain areas with pure white.

After looking at the finished product I am very happy with how it turned out, but I should have gone  lighter on the light areas to add a little more contrast.

Good luck and Happy Gaming!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

40Kegger is going to Reset: Apocalypse Edition

Hey everyone, Jordan here with some pretty exciting news.

Turns out, Kelly, the co-owner of Reset Interactive Ultralounge, really liked the idea of hosting Warhammer events.  After setting up a meeting with the PoW guys he called Greg to set up a meeting to see what the 40kegger guys could do.

So I'm letting you all know that the 40Kegger crew will be having a Warhammer 40K Apocalypse game at Reset on Sunday, April 12.  The game starts at 5:00pm and there is no entry fee or cover charge for the event.  Simply show up with 2000 points of whatever you want, but only one super heavy.  All of your minis MUST be painted.  We want our first time out to this new venue to look great.

The event will be taking place in the cafeteria/dining area off the main room.  Lighting is decent and there should be minimum traffic because it's a Sunday and one of their slower nights.  The room is available to us until they close, which is 2:00am, but I plan on packing up no later than midnight.

If you are interested, email Greg at  There are only 5 spots left!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Glottkin Complete!

Hey there 40kegger fans, Jordan here and I just wanted to post up some WIP, and completed Pics of the Glottkin model I started just before X-mas.

Now, as many of you know I have a particular dislike for painting.  I find it tedious, boring, and time consuming.  However a couple weeks before I got the model I had bought a rather cheap airbrush and thought that the Glottking model would be a good test of it's capabilities.  Lo and behold, painting this model got me fired up and excited to paint MORE things!

Well, without further ado, here is my journey in pictures.
This model was one of the hardest models I've ever had to assemble.  He's all hollow, and build up piece by piece startig with the legs.  After it was all said and done, I had a small gap in the back of his neck that I had to fill with green stuff.

 The flesh started off with a general flesh tone, then I added grey to it and highlighted because I knew that the wash I was going to use was going to darken it drastically.  The new airbrush worked well, but I still need some practice with it.  Oddly enough I met a guy at Legiocon named Jeff who does some painting demos at Maxx Collectibles.  Looking forward to that.

I covered all "sore" areas with red, then went over the open wounds with a darker red.  At this point I thought I had gone completely overboard with the red and thought I might have to back and start over.  I decided that the more I paint, the more it would take away from the red and decided to forge on ahead.

I painted all the boils a sickly green and painted all the eyes white and then went over the open wounds with a purple wash in the hopes it would give it a bruised look.  How many eyes you ask?  Well there is one on his back in the above pic, and... least 18 more in various locations, mostly on his ass for some reason.

After painting these teeth, which are set in his stomach and are biting on to his...belt??? I realized I should have painted the belt first, then the teeth.  Oh well.  Also, there is another eye.

 Here is the last pic before I give it the wash.  I finished the horns, using the airbrush to tip them with black.  I painted all the eyes, which I think was my favorite part, despite how much it creeped me out.  Lastly his butt flap was painted.


So, there you have it.  The was I used ended up being a little shinier that I anticipated, but I don't mind too much.  It makes him look slimy, and he is a giant fucking mutated beast of Nurgle, so he probably doesn't bathe much.

Well, there you have it.  Thanks guys for following me along and sticking it out to the end and I hope that some of you can use this as a bit of motivation to get that painting bug in you.

Good luck and Happy Gaming.