Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dry brushing sux0rs...

Started messing with the Ultramarine Sargent from the Black Rock set.  I thought I will do a little dry brushing of the cape.  One hour later…

I also took an HDR version. I think it looks more angelic.

I think I should finish the cape tomorrow.  I still have a lot of work on him to do. 

Wow…I mean I like MMORPGs but really. Crying? I mean for a crappy game? I guess it must be one of those crazy Emo things.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Very happy with the progress I made on the Tactical squads and dreadnaught.  Still dreading the cleanup I need to do on the terminators.

Not too happy with the Assault Terminators.  I took too many shortcuts and shows.  Gonna work on the tactical squads.  Maybe I can redeem myself.

Time to get back to working on painting my Ultramarines.  That ain’t gonna paint themselves.

Monday, June 27, 2011

The wife picked me up a copy of Horus Rising.  This is the first Warhammer 40k novel I have ever purchased.  She was disgusted at having to purchase it.  Mainly because of the picture of Space Marines on the front made it look like she was into gaming.  I can see how she would cringe at this since it doesn’t have the word “Twilight” in the title. 

I will sleep with one eye open in hopes that I will wake in the morning.  Love ya Hon. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

First attempt at a Ghost Knight for my Grey Knight army.

Base coat was basic grey with a green wash to make it look ghostly. Then dry brushed it with Fortress Gray.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where did Cyberspace come from?

Io9 did a quick write up of the William Gibson interview in Paris Review and he answered where he came up with the idea for Cyberspace.  Quick hint…It was 8-bit video games.

I think it’s pretty cool.  Steve and I were talking about his writing on the way back from the Gartner conference and how prophetic it was consider Neuromancer came out in ‘84.  Great stuff to read. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dungeon Siege III

Started Dungeon Siege III. I can say it’s not Diablo but it’s fun. I need to configure the G13 to work with it but it’s enjoyable. Despite the reviews, I don’t think the story is to bad. It’s overly simplistic but works (so far). Multiply does suck only because only the host gets experience and loot. Not a good driver.

I got the PC version and I noticed that you can save your game on Steam and play it any where. Pretty cool.

The game is also pretty and runs well. I think it makes a nice break until Diablo III comes out.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dungeon Siege III Released Today

Not really Diablo III but it will do for a few months.

Rumor: Wahammer 40K 6th edition

Rumor: Wahammer 40K 6th edition

Got this from Todd yesterday. Looks like a lot of changes.

Zelda: OOT

I picked up Zelda:OOT as a Father’s day gift for myself. I have to say I am impressed but the game flow sucks. I was trying to remember what I hated about the original and it was the way the game flows.

As far as ports go, this is one of the best I have seen. The graphics are great and the interface is nice. The one issue I have is the 3D gives me a headache. I have played other 3D games (Ghost Reacon and the free ones) and haven’t have an issue but this one is bad on the brainpan. The video is what really messes with me but the game is really playable.

When I bought it, I did have a class A nerd interaction. A guy comes in and looks past the women in front of me to see if there was a line and there was. He gets behind me and says, “excuse me sir.” I look at him and he points to the Zelda post and asks, “are you here for this?” I answer affirmative.

He then says, “Me too. I am going to beat it so hard.” He says it in such a way that I was almost like he was going to commit so many horrid and unmentionable things to his game and 3DS.

The few times I picked up Pokemon games, I haven’t had this type of interaction.

I have to say the game is great and should be picked up.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Trifecta

This Sunday is Father’s Day, Zelda for the 3DS is released, and it’s Elise’s birthday. Plus Nay is making ribs. Gonna be a great day.