Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Astro Mag Issue 8!

Hey guys, Astro Mag Issue 8 is out!  Go download it, won't you?

Also, apologies for the lack of activity.  I have a lot of Dark Eldar sitting next to my desk waiting to be painted, but two labs this quarter are really messin' with me.  Actually finished up the CPU design for my Computer Architecture class so that's a load off and in the coming weeks my freedom will be great. Though I am working on building a custom synthesizer and finishing writing an album I've been working on so the shit I need to get done won't be stopping soon.  Regardless, I will be making time for 40k soon enough!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Asshats of the Imperium

Ok, so I just finished up reading A Thousand Sons by Graham McNeil and it was a pretty great read.  Not quite up to the level of satisfaction I had after reading "Fulgrim" or "Mechanicum" (still my two favorite books of the series, in that order) but great nonetheless.  My overall impression of Leman Russ was that he is a whiny asshat. Yes, asshat.  Don't ask what that mean, he just is one.  This led me to a realization: the Horus Heresy series really sheds some well-needed light on the Pre-Heresy days and you really get to know Primarchs a lot better.  This is both good and bad.   What I decided to do for you (ok, more for me, but whatever) was to compile a list  of the cool-cats in the Imperium and the debby-downers.  Some non-kid friendly language will follow so I warn you now, if you don't like vulgarities of any kind, tread not past the jump!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Old Comics

Hey guys, just a quick check in.  Time is short, but my Dark Eldar are still in progress.  I'm working on a project right now which is eating up a lot of time- I'm basically building a light controlled sequencer and plan on making a nice compact and cheap circuit from it too.  The design and code are eating away a lot of free time, but I'm getting a lot done.  However, right now I'd like to share with you some comics I drew for my old site Mobius-Comics. I'm no longer drawing for them so I decided to compile all my comics into one post and a small zip file so anybody who would like to look at them can do so easily.  The link to the post is here (it is on my personal electronics blog) and I've included a few comics as examples below.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy 2011 from the Forge!  Hopefully we can all ass ourselves into getting our armies painting, even though I'm sure that's our New Year's resolution every year...  Hopefully this humble blog will be alive in 2011 with much more activity (though more on the hobby side since gaming will be very rare the way my schedule is looking).

Be safe out there everyone!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Dark Eldar Mandrake

Sorry for taking so long on painting this stuff.  A mix of being home for the holidays (and the required family events that ensue) and my odd urge to replay through Mass Effect 2 really created an unwelcome situation for my Mandrakes.  Alas, I finally got one done.  The Matte varnish I used had a bit of a gloss to it which is really amplified in the picture but isn't as bad in person.  Next time I'm going to snap pictures BEFORE the varnish though, just to give a better idea on what the guy actually looks like.  This guy was an experiment to see how I wanted to paint the squad and to make sure I get all the colors rights so he's not great, but I'm happy with how he turned out.  The rest of the squad *should* turn out better though.  We'll see!