Monday, January 30, 2012

Custom Chapter Pictures and site updates

Hello and welcome back to my little corner of the web.  Today I would like to share with you the completed army pictures of the custom chapter I've been working on.

This, of course, is the army I've been building.  The plan is to add Land Speeders and more troops to make available to the list and allow for some flexibility.  As we all know, an army is never truly done.

The site has undergone some changes and I wanted to let everyone know about them to prevent confusion.  I have changed the name of the tutorial posts which were formerly of the Rhino.  A true Rhino tutorial is right now being made and will allow for additional tutorials that will use the Rhino chassis.  Additionally, the door template has been added to the Mk1 Land Raider.  Hopefully now all the tutorial posts are up to date and correct.

Well, that's it for now.  Hopefully everyone enjoys the pictures of the army and have been enjoying the tutorials.  There are more to come- lots of vehicles in the 40k universe!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fully Painted Sanguinary Priest Conversions

Welcome back one and all!  Today I'll show the fully painted Sanguinary Priests I had put together back in November.  Somehow the images turned out spectacularly, so a definite plus.

The post with the unpainted images can be found here.

I was actually surprised the little medical packet things on the hips turned out as well as they did.  Chopped up melta bombs worked great for this purpose, and I was quite pleased with how the swords turned out as well.

Again, I absolutely love how these images turned out.  Not much more to say than that!

These 3 Sanguinary Priests will make fantastic additions to the Emperor's Children army and saved quite a bit of dough in the process.  The process was easy and well worth it!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why I oppose SOPA/PIPA

First off I want to say that I don't download illegal content such as music, video games, or movies.  Though poor, I believe in spending my money properly to show support for the artists who bring me quality content I enjoy.  There are those who do these things, and I could understand

This isn't really about that, though.  Imagine all those websites you enjoy visiting suddenly being shut down due to what is claimed to be intellectual property theft.  Wikipedia, Youtube, Google, any internet forums, podcasts, web comedy sites (like That Guy With Glasses or Cracked) would all become irreversibly changed due to this legislation.  The wondrous free flow of information and the ability to follow information to its source (a necessity when doing any kind of research) would suddenly come to a screeching halt.  Websites would be sued over the most minor of grievances and ISP's would be forced to shut down the site.  Linking to a news article would be considered a crime, as would making a video to someone elses music or using someone's image for humor.

We've seen legislation proposed in the past (Internet Protection Act) put forth which we were told would help protect free speech and improve the flow of information.  In the end all it takes is to follow the sources of those who support the SOPA/PIPA legislation and ask why they would do so.  As always, it's about money.  The only way to beat the corporations is through votes.  Tell your congressman how you feel and what you will do if they act against the best interest of the internet.  Keeping their jobs as our representatives is the only thing they can relate to.

Keep the internet free.  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Converted Terminator Librarian painted

Sadly, I don't have any images of this model as I put it together.

For the most part it is a normal Terminator that uses a human face, a Dreadnought ornament, and a book on the shoulder made from plasticard and wire.  Overall I think it's a good centerpiece to head my army into battle!

I'd also like to say thank you to all of you, the readers, for reading and commenting.  We've hit a milestone here at Scratchbuilt 40k, and I (obviously) couldn't have done it without you.  With that said, thank you for helping the site reach 50 'people who like Scratchbuilt 40k'!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Progress on tanks

Welcome back fellow gamers.  Progress in this neck of the woods may appear slow due to a lack of updates, but rest assured I haven't forgotten about this little corner of the internet of which I am facilitator.  First up, some pictures of progress on my personal project The Pride of the Emperor.

First up, the two Predators have been finished.  Painting these took a lot less time than I had anticipated.  While no army is truly 'done', I think I am happy with where these are and will slowly add little details later on to give the army flavor.  Some of these things include banners, ribbons and possibly an attempt at some free hand painting (which scares the bejeezus out of me!).

Nope, this Landraider is not quite finished.  Not even sure I like the way the brown came out on the yellow, but I'm willing to live with it for now.  Again, I'm thinking of some ribbons and banners for this vehicle and I need to paint the small ribbon banners on the side doors and the front (which can't be seen in this image).

This is the lone Razorback in the current list I made.  The weapon load out is the popular (and much hated) las/plas variant used all over.  A couple things could be done to the plasma guns yet and some exhaust ports need to be added to the vehicle yet, but otherwise it is finished.  I like how this vehicle turned out, possibly better than the others.

Well, that's the army so far.  There are two Landraider Redeemers which currently have their guns being primed and getting ready for the paint table, the three medic crosses painted on the plain shoulder pads, and the Librarian needs the shoulder book finished yet.  Outside the army I have a submarine to finish painting for a friend.

I still need to adjust the Rhino templates to reflect the size more accurately and replace two missing templates, one for the Rhino and one for the Mk1 Landraider, which I have scheduled for next week sometime.  All in all, it's been a busier 3 weeks than site updates would make things appear!  Till next time, take care all and happy gaming!