Thursday, April 30, 2015

More photos from Cult Mechanicus: Battle Servitors & Priests

Some great new shots this afternoon clearly showing some of the new line of minis. I like the electro-priests a great deal more than I was expecting based on the first poster shot.

More Cult Mechanicus: Kastelan Robot Maniple

This morning we also have some clearer views of the Kastelan Robot Maniple.  I'm still not totally sold on them, but I'll hold off on judgement until I see them in person.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Cult Mechanicus leaks

Today we have a fresh leak of shots from the New Cult Mechanicus line. Surprisingly it looks like we're seeing four, or maybe five, new units in a single photo. It looks like they put all the new Mechanicus units onto a poster in a White Dwarf. The more the merrier I say.

I dig everything but the big robots. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but round-edged mech-warrior style suits wasn't it. Other than that, the Tech Priest Dominus, Electro-Priests, and Battle Servitors all look stellar. I'm super excited at the idea of converting those treads onto some other unit. I'm not sure yet, but I bet you could fit Centurion torsos onto the bases to make rolling space marine tanks. Kinda like mini Lord of Skulls.

Also, on the back you can see the cover for the new codex in the lower left.

I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I was hoping for a fast attack unit that featured some kind of steampunk wings. Kinda like the Convergence's Clockwork Angels. I guess it wasn't in the cards.


The one where I make excuses

 Early in March I mentioned that I was all prepped & ready for my May Mini Challenge. I posted that I have 50+ minis based, primed, & ready for some attention. That's 20 more than necessary since I don't know if my school day will go long, or if the kids need some extra help getting to sleep some night, so I'd always have an easy mini to fall back on. Either way I was ready. Turns out I was wrong.

I can see them from where I'm typing. They're sitting there on the shelf of my china cabinet.

Judging me.

At the beginning of the March post I also mentioned that I was accepted into a graduate program in a nearby city to become a teacher. Before classes started in late March i was painting every night, getting base coats blocked in, planning color schemes & figuring out the order for each day of the month. Since classes started on March 31st I haven't once picked up a paint brush. It turns out 16 credits (13 graduate-level) is a bit of a burden when you're also balancing a part-time job, family life and friends.

Up until a few days ago I convinced myself I'd be able to buckle down and add painting to that list of daily tasks, but I've come to the conclusion that it would be untenable. School is my full time job now, which means I need to be responsible and not play with my toys until my homework is done.

and there is so much homework.

Long story short. I'm putting May Mini Madness on hold until the end of the term. It'll happen, but probably not until July. At that point I imagine it'll have to be Just for Jollies July, or Muninn's Month-o-Minis.

Back to homework,


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Codex Craftworld Eldar leaks are here

Just today we've gotten our first images of the new Eldar cover and minis. This includes the much-needed Jetbike Warlock (now called a Skyrunner) and what appears to be a Swooping Hawks themed Autarch. Everything looks good so far, and I imagine we'll be seeing more in the next few weeks (fingers crossed for plastic aspect warriors). As a side note the fact it's called Craftworld Eldar gives me a glimmer of hope that we may someday see an Exodite Eldar mini-dex. It's unlikely, but I can dream.