Archive for April, 2012

Episode 19: Spring (Assault) Is In The Air

What a day, what a day.  Saturday, that is, April the 21st of twenty twelve.  Berks Spring Assault 3 day.  That’s right of course we’re back to talk about all the details revolving around this yearly event that holds a special place in Turn 8’s collective heart.  Opy, Andy and Mike are here to break the day down (with my help of course), the good, the bad and the … rainbows.  And as if that wasn’t enough, Bill finally reveals all the details on the “super secret” project he’s been working on.

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 19 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:21:53  This Random Time Period In 40k! – Mega paint is dead, new Forgeworld units, new Black Library books, who’s getting new models?
  • 00:58:28  Battle Report Info
  • 01:05:02  Battle Report – Tyranids vs. Space Wolves
  • 01:22:42  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:37:11  Turn 8 Talks Tournaments: Berks Spring Assault 3
  • 02:43:39  Thanks for Listening!

 

Most music used in this episode is royalty-free.

  • Additional track, “I Feel For You” by Chaka Khan can be bought on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or Zune (and probably a whole slue of other places).
  • Additional track, “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph can be bought on iTunes, Amazon MP3, or Zune

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is copyrighted by CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Build a Stormraven – Part 3 of 4: Painting and Basing

Stormraven Primed Wings offA note from the Editor: It is with great pleasure that I present to you a labor of love and wonderful tutorial from two-time guest host, Andy! This complete tutorial features his fantastically painted Blood Angel’s Stormraven which he slaved over in the beginning of 2011. The original tutorial, which can be found on Andy’s blog, was delivered over nine parts. Andy has been gracious enough to recreate that tutorial here, slightly condensed, for you, the Turn 8 audience (also, it gives some better exposure to his work … win/win!). Please enjoy and feel free to leave our man a comment or two.


 

In the next part of Build a Stormraven, after priming everything Dragon Red and magnetizing the wings, I started to paint the details on the ship.   First I put a base coat of black on all areas that I wanted to be black or Boltgun Metal.  The black areas are meant to create a sort of visual rhythm (a series of light-dark-light areas), too often people will paint a model all one color and call it a day.

The first parts that I actually wanted to do finished detail work was the cockpit, top turret and top intake vent so I could glue the canopy on the cockpit and glue together the top turret.  I used Blood Red as the pilots highlight color and a 1:1 mix of Codex Grey and Black to highlight the black areas.   For the buttons and control panels, I use a variety of colors (blue, green, red) and just highlighted them with a quick dab of white.

Main Body with Magnets

Generally the Boltgun Metal areas were utilitarian in nature, ie. turbines, parts of landing gear and turrets.   Stuff that moves around a lot or may be fixed or replaced a lot by servitors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Episode 18: Interview With a … Tournament Organizer

What? Were you expecting vampires?

The time rapidly approaches for the Berks Spring Assault III and just in case you don’t already have all the details, we’ve brought the head honcho, Mike Biancone, on the show for a little sit down.  Ok, a long sit down, but it is packed full of great info covering everything you could possibly want to know about Spring Assault and probably even more than that.  Plus, Bill gives some clues as to what his “Super Secret” project is.  I hope it’s a sandwich because I’m friggen hungry!

Plus don’t forget the usual great content including This Random Time Period in 40k …

 

 

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  • 00:00:00  Episode 18 Intro and Contents
  • 00:02:00  The Round-up: What Have We Done Since Last Episode?
  • 00:24:04  This Random Time Period In 40k! – New paints are out, new Forgeworld units, new Black Library books.
  • 00:49:06  Battle Report Info
  • 00:54:44  Battle Report – Eldar vs. Necrons
  • 01:15:06  Stratagem and Post Battle Discussion
  • 01:24:43  Turn 8 Interviews: Mike Biancone of Berks Gaming Club
  • 02:21:45  Thanks for Listening!

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For info on the Berks Spring Assault III:

Music used in this episode is royalty-free.

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