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  1. 13 points
    Mindtaker Miniatures is a proud sponsor of OFCC and will have tables at the event for all three days. We will have our full stock with us for you to shop between events. This would also be a perfect opportunity to drop off a consignment or have us take a look at a lot that you have been thinking of liquidating while you're here. We can also give you a free estimated appraisal while you're at the event to give you an idea of what your items are worth and how much you could potentially make. In addition to our stock, we plan to have a table for last minute painting/miniature repair with paints, brushes and modelling tools available to anyone who needs it. We at Mindtaker know that everyone got their painting done well in advance of the event, but just in case, we'll be there to help you out for any accidents that happened.
  2. 9 points
    https://cascadiangrimdark.blogspot.com/2018/07/sector-imperialis-breakdown.html Now that clear pics are up for the sprues of the new Sector Imperialis kits, I decided to give them a look, see which ones look like they have the most potential, and which of the kits makes the best deal. Between the various kits, there are six different sprues referred to, some of which have two pictures on the website, but are apparently one sprue. First off, we have the Ruins sprue. This is one of the two-parters, and is included in all the kits. The Sector Imperialis Ruins kit consists of only this sprue, but unless you're really desperate for more of them, it seems like a bad deal at US$35 for just the one sprue. Pretty standard stuff, fairly similar to the previous Ruin kits. These can stand on their own, or be added on top of the intact wall sections to make ruined upper levels. Looks like there's a reason they're in every kit. Next up, we have the Wall Sprue. Another common one, part of every kit other than the Ruins, and two of them are in the Sanctum and Basilicanum kits. These are where the scale differences from the previous GW Ruins really start to be noticeable, being far taller, and making use of that for some fairly impressive arched windows. It is nice that half of them should be solidly LoS blocking for anything up to the height of a Rhino or so, but you might still want to "board up" some of the larger windows for better LoS blocking, since none of them are completely solid. Also, note that the two round vents in the sections on the left are the right size and heights to match the various pipeline fittings from the Sector Mechanicus range. The last common sprue is the Floor Sprue. Or rather, the Ruins and Floor Sprue, since half of it is made up of partial wall sections and various fittings. The Administratum and Sanctum each come with one of these, while the Basilicanum has two. The detail is great, but only getting 4 1/2 floor tiles feels a bit underwhelming. I kind of wish it were just the lower part doubled or something. I'll see how my opinion on that changes once I actually get my hands on them and can get a better feel for the size. I also like that the partial floor tiles are designed to fit together to make a damaged, but functionally intact tile. The first of the more specific sprues is the Columns/Flying Buttresses/Small Statues Sprue. Available only in the Sanctum, there's some cool stuff on here, and the presence of this along with the extra Wall Sprue makes a good argument for shelling out the extra US$25 over the Administratum's US$50. As I said, to me, this makes a pretty compelling upgrade over the smaller kit. There are tons of places where flying buttresses make sense to add on, and the statues have all kinds of potential uses. I also really like that the statue on the lower right is cast in two pieces, very cleverly so that they can fit together to build it intact, or look nicely shattered if the two parts are left separate. The remaining sprues are unique to the Basilicanum kit so far. At least among the individual kits. The first of them, the Columns and Arches Sprue, is also included in the Kill Team starter set. It looks like this is mostly used for finishing off walls that would otherwise end with one of the open portions of the wall sections, and the large arched entryway. Looks like one that's good to have around, but you probably wouldn't want a bunch of for most projects, so it makes sense to only have it in the one kit. Especially since it is in the starter set as well, which should make it relatively common on the secondary market. Rounding out both the Basilicanum and the collection of sprues, we have another two-parter, the Large Statue Sprue. These guys look to be about on the same scale as the Space Marine statue from the Honoured Imperium. Or in other words, [big bad swear word]ing huge. Definitely another that I don't mind being restricted to just one kit, tho I kind of wonder if they're going to get released on their own at some point. Tossing in one of the painted pics here as well, since the sprue pic doesn't show the front of them. They look pretty cool, and also like they can improve the LoS blocking of the wall sections significantly, which is very nice. Breaking it down differently, these are available as four individual kits, plus the Kill Team starter. In increasing order of cost, we have: At US$35, the Ruins set, which as far as I can tell, consists of just one of the Ruins Sprue. Doesn't seem like a very good deal compared to option #2. The Administratum set. US$50, only $15 more than the Ruins, and it also comes with one each of the Wall and Floor Sprues. Stepping up to US$75, we have the Sanctum, adding another Wall Sprue and the Flying Buttress/Small Statue Sprue. Seems like a pretty reasonable upgrade price for the extra content. Basically a 50% price bump for a 67% content bump, and it's the only place to get the Small Statue Sprue. The Basilicanum, the last and largest of the stand-alone sets, swaps the Flying Buttress/Small Statue Sprue for the Columns and Archways Sprue, and adds a second Floor Sprue and the Large Statue Sprue. At US$100, that's another $25 to jump from 5 to 7 (almost 8, because the statues are huge) sprues. Again, seems like a reasonable differential, but it's clearly one you're only going to get if you want the big statues. Finally, at US$130, the KT starter doesn't quite come with an exact match for any particular combination of kits, but is roughly equivalent to one each of the Ruins, Administratum, and Sanctum sets (just with the different Column Sprue), which would be US$160 to pick up separately. Add in the two Units (whether using them or selling them), and that's a pretty good bundle deal. From what I see, the best way to go for general purposes is a mix of the Administratum and Sanctum sets. I do hope the Archway Sprue gets released as part of another kit at some point here, just to have it available without buying one of the US$100+ options. I don't feel like it's worth getting the Basilicanum for that sprue, that one's only worth the cash if you want the statues. They did add a couple of different combos of the base sprues to the Sector Mechanicus line a while after the original release (the Promethium Forge and, IIRC, the Ferratonic Incinerator), so I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple more sets show up using just these sprues, and we'll probably also see some completely new add-ons as well, like the Galvanic Servo-Haulers and Promethium Regulators were for Sector Mechanicus. Until next time, y'all have a good one, y'hear!
  3. 8 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

  4. 8 points
    paxmiles

    Random Photo Thread

    Downed Imperial AT-AT tape dispenser (hallmark store)
  5. 8 points
  6. 7 points
    Chaps and Chasseurs, I have been collecting models for 21 years. It is time for me to start selling off my hoard. Not all the hoard mine you, but will never be able to work on in the next 21 years. I hate shipping. If you can come to the club, I would be a happy man. I am there most Sundays and I will be at the OFCC.
  7. 7 points
    Duckman

    Random Photo Thread

  8. 6 points
    scottshoemaker

    Kill Team Resources

    PDF of the Roster and Data Cards https://warhammer40000.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/Kill-Team-Blank-Roster-Datacards.pdf Google Sheet for a Digital Roster https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z2DAqjtG9iHYoRGr9Ad5jkI-qYcTCaidDxyApgHLDV4/edit#gid=0
  9. 6 points
    Duckman

    Random Thought Thread

    ftfy
  10. 5 points
    SPaceORK

    Killteams!

    Hey everyone. With Killteam out and the rules firmly in hand, I've decided to get cracking with building and painting kill teams for every faction. Now I'm sure this will end like every project (half finished, models being used for other armies, etc) but I'm going to give it a go anyways! Now the plan is to use mostly bitz and stuff I already have laying around. This will keep the cost down and make me really dig deep to make models. First up, Death Guard! I had a bunch of them fancy 40k bases and decided this was the perfect opportunity to use them. The marines are also just starter box marines with some leftover bits from the plague marine box. Now to find the extra zombies I had around here...
  11. 5 points
    shmitty

    shmitty’s GenCon mule service

    Hey guys, I will be attending GenCon again this year and am generally happy to grab exclusives, promos, or early releases and haul them back. (I am not always happy to stand in the more ridiculous lines) Let me know what you want and I try to can pick it up. I have a press badge that gets me in early so I can usually get items before they run out, but I make no guarantees. Once I grab the item I’ll send you a photo of the item and receipt and ask that you PayPal me the cost. Indianapolis does have a sales tax that most vendors charge at the con. I also ask that you throw in a little extra. I usually have to check an extra bag on the way home and it’s nice to have some help offsetting that cost. Make your requests below, if you can include a link to a photo that helps me get the right item. I already plan to hit the FFG, Infinity, and Kingdom Death booths.
  12. 5 points
    Then have I got the job for you! Come on down to NE 61st and Tillamook today and help us paint our street. All ages welcome.
  13. 5 points
    pretre

    Random Photo Thread

  14. 5 points
    Duckman

    Rate the Last Movie You Saw

    It's popular to hate anyone who steals someone's estate and then pays money to clean it up when they get caught. Documented cases (multiple) in New England over the last 20 years. The problem is you never hear about them unless you go to the local papers (which you can do online) because it is intentionally kept out of larger publications and not picked up by the AP. I'm not trying to excuse other religions. That was not on topic so I didn't address other religions at all. The truth of the matter is that I had about two more paragraphs here but as the topic is religion they probably belong in RoC. The summary is, "Don't assume that someone else's biases are like yours. You don't have the world experience (and probably have not read enough legal proceedings) to even begin to guess why people don't like the Scientologists." As regards your assumptions about me, you are so wrong that I can't even begin to correct your wrong assumptions. See prior comment about stuff that belongs in RoC and just understand that I grew up so deep in the heart of the Bible Belt that you can't imagine what it was like. I will say this, though, and maybe you'll learn it after you offend enough people here. Most of us are not you. We don't think like you, we don't act like you and we don't have the same blind spots you do. Not to say we have none, but they certainly aren't going to be the same as yours. If you want to question why we react some way to something feel free to ask but never assume you know because essentially everything you've ever written in these forums about me is wrong, mostly because I have 20-30 years more experience than you do in totally different settings than you are in.
  15. 5 points
    PumpkinHead

    Help painting a Stompa

    @PourSpelur rocked it last night with his airbrush. The Stompa is probably 90% done. I just have to go in and paint the ork on top and do some washes.
  16. 5 points
    InfestedKerrigan

    Random Thought Thread

    It basically equates to using common sense on the road, specifically at mergers. It teaches cars should behave like a zipper whenever traffic is merging. Most common example is 2 lanes becoming 1. Here, people tend to get over and form these obnoxiously long lines that defeat the purpose of engineering the roads in a fashion to alleviate congestion. Then, they get all road ragey for you using the lanes as designed, which is traffic folding together like a zipper, maintaining speed, just adusting spacing between vehicles to allow for it. I spend a lot of time on the road. I've been pulled over for my "aggressive driving" a half dozen times this summer, and not a single ticket, as I'm following traffic laws, unlike so many drivers. This creates a false illusion of my breaking the law. It's amusing. I've came pretty close to making signs for my vehicles to hold up in order to better communicate with individals who fail to understand the simple concept of driving.
  17. 5 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

    David Prowse
  18. 5 points
    I have you on my RSS feed. :) You answered the most important question that no other blog has answered at the end too: What's the terrain value in the KT box set? I feel much better about pre-ordering it after reading your review. This was a great review.
  19. 5 points
    Weav

    Orruks

    My son is trying out his new Orruks vs Garrek
  20. 4 points
    Only 3 weeks to go before this event get your tickets now!
  21. 4 points
    I wish... I don't need any more guard. I really don't... Stop tempting me!
  22. 4 points
    SPaceORK

    Killteams!

    Well... That took far longer than I expected. Apparently I can only post so many pictures without using a image hosting site? Oh well I figured it out. Anywhoo, Look more orks! A boss nob, burna (he uses electricity though), big shoota boy. And My leader model, the kommando boss nob, Freeboota.... Well he doesn't have a name. I just made him and kinda started painting him.
  23. 4 points
    SPaceORK

    Killteams!

    Death Guard isn't the only team I was working on. I have to many orks bitz to not make some kustom boyz. So some basic out of the box gretchin catching bullets for the kommandos. They will also help flush out the enemy for the "Ork sniper" (in game just a shoota boy).
  24. 4 points
    Dune is better as a Netflix series than a movie.
  25. 4 points
    A small history of Get Off My LAN. This will be our 3rd OFCC and for the players on the team this is the premier event of the year. We are a laid-back group of beer-and-pretzel players who enjoy more campaign or story focused games versus the competitive nature of tournaments. We are all here to get some great games in, see beautiful armies, make new friends, see old friends and overall share a great weekend with fellow 40K fans. This year the team consists of: @Manethak - Troy - Tau - Team Captain - Troy started playing 40K in 2009 (if memory serves correctly) when Logan introduced him to Tau. Despite owning Necrons, Alpha Legion, and drooling over the new Knights, he remains loyal to the "Greater Good". For him the best thing about Tau is their sleek vehicles, robots and big guns. Troy prefers friendly non-hyper competitive games which can have a narrative attached. @Khorne_Red_Jeep - Logan - Imperial Fists - Logan started playing 40k in 2009 as Salamanders. After a brief 7500 point foray into Chaos Space Marines, he returned to the Emperor when he won the 2016 OFCC Raffle "Betrayal at Calth" set, which he combined with triple Vindicators to create a new desert-themed army to fight for "Get Off My LAN!" @merkthejerk - Richard - Tyranids - Richard started playing 40K when Troy and Logan introduced it to him in 2014. Since then he has enjoyed his swarm and not painting his models (painting is not part of the hobby which Richard enjoys). Richard has not played any significant amount of 40K since last years OFCC. @Sume - Chris - Slaanesh - Chris joined Get Off My LAN this year. He is a casual 40K player who does not get in nearly as many games as he would like to. He is comfortable playing in either a tournament or a campaign game, but prefers to not play cut-throat lists. This is his third year at OFCC and he looks forward to seeing all the beautiful armies while taking his first dive into a melee focused army.
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