Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Running a day late...

Notta whole lot in this post, but as you can see I finished my Hardy Aller, still really liking this model! It looks a lot more like a 'real' tank than the usual GW types. While on the subject of Heavy Gear, I would like to give a shout out to Robert Dubois @ Dream Pod 9. I needed one particular bit to make my Bear into a Mauler Bear, but its only available with either the Grizzly or weapons pack blisters. However I didn't want to spend $20 or so (plus shipping) for one bit. So I sent an inquiry to the DP9 store & he hooked me up with a special order for that one part (totaling $5 with shipping). Very cool!

Also, I know the Orks haven't gotten much coverage on here of late (despite the blog being named after them). Fear not, they're are out there fightin' behind the scenes (most of them anyways). The WHFB O&G army has gone the way of ebay. I wasn't impressed with the plastic Savage Orcs which I was hoping to be 'wowed' by and I couldn't really generate any interest of my own in 8th ed., despite the buffs to horde units. I tried to make myself like the new edition. Really. But to no avail, so off they went.

Da Long Wayz Dezert Groop took to the field (a desert one fittingly) and pasted a CSM army this past weekend. It would have been a good game, except my opponent went for a 'quick cigarette' and disappeared for 30-40 minutes (and couldn't figure out why I was pissed when he finally returned). I should've packed up & left as I was so pissed off, that I didn't care about the game @ that point.

And last night 'WAAAUGH Orkbar' met the 13th fleet of Cadia head on. Things looked to be going the Ork's way early on but, there are only so many point-blank warp/plasma core breaches one can take before the table turns into a sea of blast markers. In da end it wuz a good scrap and we called it a draw. Da crippled battleship Red Orktober & one Onslaught survived on my side, and the almost crippled Emperor class battleship Indomitable survived on the other.

Probably won't play again till next week, and I'm not sure if anymore painting will get done in the next few days. I have friends from out of town coming for a visit this weekend, so I need to clean up the ol' bachelor pad.

This may just be a single post week, will have to see...


Martin said...

Very nice Aller!

I've never really been able to decide what to think of the Aller. It does look really cool, but it's something about it that doesn't quite click with me as well. Maybe it's the "boxyness".

Recently I ordered a Merka 5 tank from Rebel Minis to see if it might be good as an alternative. But seeing yours painted makes me think that I should give the official sculpt a second chance.


Anyway, good work! Looking forward to seeing more of your gears. :)

Da Masta Cheef said...

Thanks! That Merka is pretty too, kind of an Israeli feel to it.

I ordered a blister of hunters and another of stripped hunters today using some of the O&G funds, so stay tuned there's will be more on the way.