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  1. 14 points
    Brother Glacius

    Start my new job today

    Yup, after too many months of searching, I finally landed a job. All signs point to a good company and a good fit for me personally. I truly hope that I do not have to go through that hell ever again. Best part is, I get to keep all my toys
  2. 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.
  3. 13 points
    spagunk

    Dudemans?

    Did someone ask for dudemans? Really? Are you sure you didn't ask for them? Well, since you're already here, have some dudemans.
  4. 13 points
    Kakos

    New hobby work area

    Finally getting around to setting up my new hobby work space. Still waiting on my third paint rack and currently building a second work bench to give me more space so it's still very much a WIP but here's a picture of it in its current state.
  5. 12 points
    fluger

    Don't call it a comeback!

    Just an FYI that I'm emerging from classes and work and finally will have free time to play and talk about 40k. I'm going to be trying to revive WarPorch in the near future as well.
  6. 11 points
    Jay

    Jay's painting table.

    First up we have my ad mech. I’ve just started them. I will post more about them I’m the 40k forum later.
  7. 11 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

    @ROGRE
  8. 11 points
  9. 10 points
    Hi, this year i wanted to work on something i started poking at a little bit before last years OFCC. i wanted to do a kind of lizardman in 40k kind of army and aztec themed marines combined. I figure i like the idea that the Slann were actually another race created by the same old ones who created the orks and fought the C'tan/Necrons. Some might have survived because Deus Ex warp and maybe were able to convince some marines possibly from one of the destroyed legions to work with them or maybe they just built their own cause space frog magic... Anyways here is what i started with. here are some color tests. i'm trying to go for a bright central american kind of color pallete and will try some animal prints and such. for the display board i'm doing like a jungle covered necron tomb i'm trying to remember to post pics as i get things done but for now this is my sneak peak.
  10. 10 points
    I've realized I don't really want an Arctic table. It looks cools, but It's far too limiting in variety. So I'll omit the snow. As such the first scatter terrain is done.
  11. 9 points
    evil_bryan

    OFCC Missions

    I know I have been late to the party with the 40K Missions, but I wanted to start getting out finished missions prior to the event for review. I also wanted to use to some of the missions to showcase something we will have available starting at OFCC, our token set! Note: You are certainly not required to have the token set to play any of the missions, but I am sure it will be hard to pass up their blood splattered beauty. 🙂 Now, on to the first mission - Mission: Land Claim Each Player has 6 Land Claim tokens (numbered 1-6) that can be deployed on the battlefield during the course of the game (use dice if you do not have tokens.) Each number on the tokens represents their victory point value if they are in play by the end of the game. Deployment: Dawn of War Placing Land Claim Tokens: Tokens are placed at the end of the movement phase Any unit can place a token The number on the token (x 6") represents the minimum distance the token must be placed from your board edge (Token #1 - 6" or more from your board edge, Token #6 - 36" or more from your board edge) Tokens must be placed on the table surface or on the ground floor of a terrain feature and within 3" of the unit placing the token Destroying Tokens: Any enemy unit not in melee combat can destroy an opponent's Land Claim token by ending their turn within 3" of that token Destroyed tokens are returned to the controlling player for possible future placement The only way to stop your opponent from destroying your land claim token is not allowing them to end their movement within 3" of it You cannot destroy your own Land Claim token Primary Scoring: Most points in play from deployed Land Claim tokens, tokens are worth their face value in points Bonus Scoring: Most tokens placed during the game - 1 Point Most tokens destroyed during the game - 2 Points
  12. 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!
  13. 9 points
  14. 9 points
    generalripphook

    Travelling

    Made it to Witchita to watch the University of Montana lose to Michigan in the first round of March Madness. Its a cool town tho, I had been really craving pizza and milkshakes and they had really good places with both. I've found that its easier to catch rides just outside of cities then inside them. Even tho a few hundred cars will pass me, I might not get a ride for 3+ hours. On the outskirts It might take an hour, maybe 2 depending on the time of day and traffic. I have also had people in cities be super rude to me, which has been super confusing. Why would you be angry at me for hitchhiking? If you don't like it don't give me a ride. I believe what I have witnessed is a diffusion of responsibility in cities. On a brighter note I got a 2 hour ride from a woman! I felt like she just needed someone to vent to because she talked the whole time and I just nodded and made sounds of acknowledgement. She had a lot of stuff going on.
  15. 9 points
    Kakos

    New to Portland/40k/Ordo

    Hello everyone. I've recently relocated from Florida to Portland and as I don't know anyone in this city I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce my self. I'm a new player, more or less. I used to run DA and IG armies back in the 3rd/4th editions era but I haven't played since then. I started to pick up the modeling aspect of the hobby again during 7th edition and now after a long absence from playing the TT game I've decided to get back into it wholeheartedly. The army I'm building is still very much a WIP but it won't take too much more time for it to be playable. I'm really looking forward to playing my first game soon (hopefully) and meeting the local community here. Happy wargaming
  16. 8 points
    Hello everyone, I finished up 5 more Mutant Rabble for my Renegades and Heretics army. I now have 112 troopers painted up and 32 unpainted infantry.
  17. 8 points
    Raindog

    Random Photo Thread

  18. 8 points
    paxmiles

    Random Photo Thread

    Downed Imperial AT-AT tape dispenser (hallmark store)
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
    STUG 3000 or somesuch
  21. 8 points
    generalripphook

    Travelling

    So funny story from my grandma. Some backstory my uncle Joe when he was in college flew down to Costa Rica to study orchids in the rainforest. Instead of flying back he sold his plane ticket and hitchiked back. Now he had blonde dreads, blue eyes and a huge red beard. He said that he had no problem getting rides until he got to america. So my grandma goes "Well I can see why. If I saw you on the side of the road I would have swerved and hit ya." To which my aunt (uncles sister) says "Mom didnt you pick up hitchikers a while back and give them a place to stay? You said they reminded you of Joe." Grandma: "Yeah I must have missed and felt bad so gave em a ride."
  22. 8 points
    pretre

    Random Photo Thread

    Heathrow
  23. 8 points
    generalripphook

    Travelling

    I left Lexington planning on going to Charleton west Virginia. Halfway through the day a truck driver picks me up and offers me a ride. Turns out he was heading to South Carolina via a stop in Pennsylvania. So that's where I headed, super nice guy if a little off once in a while. Ended up offering me a job if I ever made it to his neck of the woods in texas. He was hauling pipe bomb explosives for mining so I helped him load and unload stuff and he fed me ihop. It was hilarious because he facetimed his 8th grade science teacher in the middle of dinner and had a conversation. I swear he called half the people in his phone book to tell him of the crazy hitchhiker he picked up. I had him leave me in Richmond Virginia because I wanted to explore the city. I found a guy who has couch surfers. Super cool dude. We ate subs and talked about Dungeons and Dragons. Funny enough he is probably going to be moving to Seattle to go to UW
  24. 8 points
    generalripphook

    Travelling

    So this is all super exciting because In the last few days I have been exposed to a multitude of people who all have jobs that I would love to have. I stayed with someone in Tulsa and he and his roommate were aerospace engineers and their roommate was an analytic computer programmer. They told me about their jobs, gave me corn (which I suspect was only so they could all text me corny jokes as I am on the road, which as turned out to be hilarious). Great guys, gave me great camping suggestions and we watched hockey. So I get on the road from Tulsa headed to St. Louis and a rental car picks me up, turns out this fellow is a contractor who works for the food industry on evaluating if various locations are good for opening up a new location. So today he has let me shadow him all day and is basically teaching me how he dos his job. Its absolutely fascinating and the numbers and analytics are fascinating. I never thought Id end up job shadowing while hitchhiking. On another note I have had a whole slew of folks that have just opened up to me with their life stories. Which is absolutely amazing to hear. I have heard and counseled numerous strangers out of the blue. I really find it delightful to hear people's life stories and help them talk out their problems and troubles. One fellow, was just on his way back to work after proposing to a woman he had never dated. He had known her for years and for the past 3 of those god had been telling him that she was the one he was to marry. So a few months ago he dropped everything and proposed to her, she said yes and they are getting married may 5th. Also I am think about writing a D&D adventure where the party signs on to a ship but the captain keeps changing.
  25. 8 points
    CaptainA

    Bacchus Born

    So I've come upon a new list I plan on using for the forseable future and it got me into nurgle which is one of the Daemon forces I don't have a lot. I really didn't want pukey green as everyone has pukey green, so I went with a scheme similar to one i found on a youtube video and went with a whiteish color. One of the main shades is Druchi Violet, giving it a purply look, and their teeth look like wine teeth, hence Bacchus Born. Bacchus being the fat jolly lord of wine and puking seems to fit nurgle well enough. Here is the basic scheme and where I am at so far.
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