Monday, November 14, 2011

More Infinity .... and Music Is My Motivator Monday

My Caledonians are coming along nicely.  I only have four more to finish to have 200pts. fully painted.  I played today and got smoked by my cousin's Pan O Order Knights.  It was a really fun game, but I need to get out of the 40K mind set when I play.  I ALWAYS forget that I can move and shoot with my Sniper, LOL.  I positioned him in a spot where he was rendered useless.  He did manage to take out my cousin's sniper, but that was about it.  The greatest thing about our battle today was the fact we played it on my lunch break.  Missions are a lot more fun, but if you want to just set up and kill each other, the game is quick and brutal.

 Here are some pictures of what I have so Far:

Next up are my S.A.S models.  I think I will be using dark Grey's and Black on the majority of the models. I might add a bit of urban cammo to the mix too.  I will have to see where the models lead me.

On to the Song Of The Week....

Since I am doing all of this Celtic/Scottish themed painting lately I thought only appropriate to include one of my favorite bands this week (No, .. Not The Deftones!!  If you know me personally you know how much I love them, it's borderline creepy) ... Mumford and Sons!  I was blown away by these guys the first time I heard them.  I really like the sound they have achieved.  They are modern, but have kept that old school folk sound.  I hope you all enjoy ....

Thanks for tuning in,

-The Man Behind The Mask-

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Finished Caledonians

Here is one more addition to my Highlanders.  This is a Caledonian Volunteer with a Light Grenade Launcher.  

Grenade Launchers are pretty awesome in the game.  They can use Parabolic Fire to shoot over walls, allowing you to fire at enemies out of line of sight.  I pulled this off once and took out my opponents Lieutenant.  It was an incredibly lucky shot.   I only have a couple more models to finish and I will have 200 points completely painted.  Games are suggested played between 200 to 300 points.  I haven't played higher than 200 yet, I like the shorter faster games.  I will probably paint my S.A.S. models next.   They are my favorite models in my group.  

Here are some more pictures

I will be posting more models soon.  I will probably get some pictures of all of the finished models so far sometime this weekend.  Until next time ....

Thanks for tuning in,

-The Man Behind The Mask-

Monday, November 7, 2011

More Caledonians .... Well, The Start of Them .... and Song Of The Week !!!

Well I have been trying to get more hobby time in lately, but it is very hard these days.  I was going to paint all day Sunday, but I ended up scoring great tickets to the Arizona Cardinals game this weekend!  It was AWESOME!  We tailgated from 11 am till 1pm, then went into the game.  The game was pretty uneventful until the fourth quarter.  We tied with a TD pass to Larry Fitzgerald, blocked the Rams attempted game winning field goal, and Patrick Peterson ran back a punt return 99yds in overtime to win the game for us.... watch it below

That was absolutely AMAZING !!!

I immediately came home and did some victory painting .....  Here are some WIP of two Line Troops I started for my Caledonian Highlanders.  One is armed with a rifle , and the other is armed with a Grenade Launcher.

I finished a bit more this evening, and I will post some completed pictures Wednesday night.  They are coming along great, and I love Infinity more and more with each game.

On to the Song Of The Week ....

I was talking to my friend Joey today about music and he asked if I was familiar with the band Volbeat.  I replied with a "hell yeah, those guys are awesome".   He then directed me to some songs of theirs I hadn't heard yet, and I immediately fell in love with one of them.  It is called "Sad Man's Tongue" and is a cover of the beat of "Folsom Prison Blues" by the one and only Johnny Cash.  It is posted below, I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

You can really tell the singer is a big fan of Johnny Cash, he styled himself to represent the late great music icon.

I will be posting more Hobby Pics on Wednesday of the finished line troops.

Thanks for tuning in,

-The Man Behind The Mask-