Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Cult Rises: Update 3: So Close, Yet So Far

Greetings Reader,

I am finishing up the first month of this yearlong journey and Ascension Day draws near. In just a little more than a week, the cults will be unleashed on the galaxy in the form of the Genestealer Cult codex and a bunch of new models.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 77: Dealing with Hobby Burnout

What is up Everyone? In this episode, Chandler, Evan, and Bryan sit down to talk about a couple of subjects that have popped up recently.  First the guys tackle the Bolter Beta Rule and give their impressions on it.  With a rule that hasn't been attached to a FAQ, it is new territory and everyone lays out their opinions.  The second part deals with the subject of Hobby Burnout (Fatigue, Exhaustion, ADD, etc.) and how we have approached it in the past, what mistakes we have learned from, and how to combat it going forward.  The guys also discuss how Hobby Burnout can be caused by a variety of issues, how some of it is based on how the player plays the game, and some pitfalls that we all wonder into at some point or another. We also get an update on #TheCultRises.

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WIP Wednesday: Marine Assembly Line and Base Coats

Welcome to another #WIPWednesday! Last week I finished off a Contemptor dreadnought and added some work on some Rievers. This week I went back mostly to the assembly line and put together a bunch of Marines of various stripes.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Cult Rises: Update 2: Iconward: Welcome to Fun with Flags

Greetings Reader,

BC here.

We are already into week two of #thecultrises. How are you liking it so far? I have to be honest, parts of it are frustrating to me- especially the grey skin of the Acolytes and Aberrants. The good news is because of the accountability of this journey, I'm steadily plugging away. Progress is contagious and I have found it easier to choose to paint over vegging in front of Netflix or playing a game of Battletech on PC. That in itself is tremendous hobby priority progress.

Shout out to Goatboy for creating this epic GSC art for me.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

WIP Wednesday: Genestealer Cult Mechanicus Troops and a Contemptor Dreadnought

A couple weeks ago I shared my progress on kitbashing Skitarii and Neophyte kits for my Genestealer Cult Mechanicus project. While my goal is to copy Bryan with weekly updates, I didn't post last week because it was basically the same as my first WIP Wednesday post - just assembling more Neophyte Skitarii.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Cult Rises: Update 1: Aberrants. Bro, do you even lift?

Greetings reader,

I bet you were skeptical you'd ever see another post from me where I stick with anything or even update this blog. Don't feel bad, I was pretty skeptical I'd get anything updated either. I suck at staying focused on just about anything. And yet, here we are!

I am a slow painter but I managed to finish four acolytes from the Overkill box that i had sitting around, did some detail work on my Abominant, and fully finished four aberrants and almost finished another 6. I'm calling that a win to get this machine started.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Facing The Grey Tide Podcast - Episode 76: The Plan for 2019

What is up Everyone? In this episode, Chandler, Evan, and Bryan sit down to talk about the plan for 2019.  With Genestealer Cult right around the corner, Bryan is in full prep mode to get stuff painted up as he is making 2019 the Year of the GSC.  Chandler talks about how Chapter Approved helped his wolves and he breaks down a couple of lists that he has been made to take to some local events.  Evan talks about the plans for his Blood Angels and some of the points adjustments that have helped his lists.  The guys talk about their plans for the coming year, what events they are looking on the horizon for, and the lists that they are starting 2019 with.


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

WIP Wednesday: Genestealer Cult Mechnanicus - Kitbashing Skitarii and Neophytes

As part of my hobby resolution to get back to working on projects that inspire me, and inspired in no small part by Bryan's #thecultrises effort, I have started working on a pet project that has been gestating in my brain since Genestealer Cults were first released a couple years ago. Specifically, I want to do my Genestealer Cult as a bit of a mashup with Adeptus Mechanicus and Skitarii.

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Rise of the Cult: A 2019 event

Hello reader!

For years the cult has been in waiting, assembled and grey. Stored in boxes in the depths of the hobby room, languishing from abuse from index points costs, beta reserve rules, and a general lack of time on my part. Now is the time to strike! I am calling 2019 #thecultrises and I'm hoping you will come along with me on this journey.

Friday, January 4, 2019

2018 In Review and 2019 Resolutions

Over the last year, while post frequency remained lower than we'd like, I started the year with a Year Review and Look Ahead post. So it seems appropriate to kick off 2019 with the same, looking back at 2018 and my resolutions for the year, and then making new resolutions for 2019.