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  2. Pretty evil. Give it a go and let us know how it does. I like the list!
  3. Hope your feeling better buddy. Dwarf looks awesome. And those Nurgle warriors look ready to get some paint on and bring the pain!
  4. I know its a thread necro, but I feel it's worth revisiting this comment in light of recent releases. Very interesting that Khan here had a tip so far in advance.
  5. This week was spring break. I had hoped to get lots of painting done but it turned out to be a very busy week of work and my evenings filled up with other activities. I managed to get a little bit of painting done but it was just finishing up some Nurgle models I had yet to complete. It's the first day of Spring and this lot is bringing things back to life... in the Nurgle way! The herald. Bringing back the funk with his collection of bells, guts, and mummified heads! His back up band leaders, aka the command group. Heads a plenty! Roadies. Can't they just clean up their act a bit? This puts my total at something like 20. And a group shot just for fun. They look gross, funny, and monstrous which is pretty much exactly what I wanted. The bases are not 100% finished and I have yet to add the final goo and gore which will come after I seal them up. Thinking about playing some form of Nurgle in a local escalation/narrative campaign in the works so I figured it was time to crank these guys out.
  6. Arcadia Ales - Mango Suprise IPA Beer Type: American IPA - 7.00% ABV Appearance: Classic Arcadia (new) art on the bottle with a tasty looking mango on it. Beer pours a light golden/straw color with a white lacy head. Smell: Soapy mango chutney? Does not smell like an IPA. First Drink: Initial taste is more like an IPA with hops but it is quickly followed by tropical flavors of mango, pineapple, and citrus. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a bit sticky. Good carbonation. Last Drink: More sweet tropical flavors and a very bitter finish. Drinkability: I think these tropical flavored beers are the current trend. Kind of like sodas from the late 80's/early 90's. It's okay but gets old. Notes: Not a bad beer though I am not sure why they spell suprise without the additional "r" Verdict: 3.5 out of 5. Good for one or two but outlasts its welcome beyond that.
  7. The Stronghold's Destruction fluff wiki aims to become the biggest and best source of Destruction Grand Alliance info on the net, and you're invited to help it grow! Feel free to add new wiki pages or edit any existing pages - all revisions made to the wiki pages are stored permanently and can be rolled back in case of errors, so don't worry if you make an editing mistake! Additionally, if you notice a word on a wiki page that could be linked to another wiki page, go right ahead and link them up if you like. Please note, the purpose of the Stronghold's wiki is to document official Destruction Grand Alliance fluff only. I'd also ask that you don't copy the fluff verbatim - summarise it in your own words and provide details of the source publications in the sources field. Enjoy!
  8. Brilliant pose on the Warrior with sword and shield!
  9. Stone Brewing - Ripper Pale Ale Beer Type: American Pale Ale - 5.70% ABV Appearance: Stone in a can! Got the stone devil with some bright surfer type colors on it. Beer poured a copper/amber color with a beige head. Smell: Dank hops aroma with pine, grapefruit, and resin. Doesn't smell like a pale really. First Drink: Something a bit soapy? Otherwise it's pretty much like it smells only with more malt. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a bite from the carbonation. Last Drink: A bit more tropical fruit flavors coming out of the hops and malt combo now. Drinkability: It's a bit odd for a pale ale and not what I was thinking it would be. Notes: Hard to follow up my last pale ale review with this one. Not even the same. Verdict: 3 out of 5. Too malty and dank for my pale ale needs.
  10. Another week means another painted mini! Well... sort of. I re-based and added to three minis I had previously painted the last time I started working on a larger Malal themed Warriors of Chaos army (back in 2012? 2013??). So here are three of the newly touched up Horns of Malal! I touched up the warpaint and added a bit more black to make the contrast a little starker. I may go back and add a few more detail highlights on some of the hair but overall I'd say these are done. Spent a bit of time this past week transforming two different toys into one bad ass Chaos Lord on Manticore stand in model. Here are a few WIP photos of where that project is at: Scale is pretty much perfect for a Manticore but it looks cooler I think. This plastic is glow in the dark which I was thinking of keeping in some areas but I am undecided as of yet. Got it for $15 and it's got a lot of detail. Added a few bits and presto! Just need to get it on a base next... The Chaos Lord was some old DC toy of Darkseid. I chopped off his head and added some bits to make him a bit more "chaos" but I wanted to keep his folded arms and "I really don't give a shit.." pose. Seems to work well on the back of a big monster! Speaking of monsters... I built another Exalted Hero/Chaos Lord for the footsloggin' and choppin' needed in a world gone mad. Started with a very cool Reaper Bones mini and added a different head and shield. Wanted to make him slightly WYSIWYG so I threw on the sheathed sword to represent two hand weapons. Very excited to get this mini painted up in a suitably Malal style! Another chaos warrior of Malal. I didn't like the head this one came with so I put on one I had left over from the Blightkings box and I think it is a great fit! And lastly I wanted another decrepit magic user of chaos to have as an option so I based up this custom Blood Bowl mini from a Chaos Cup (I think?) - was originally meant to be a Wizard or Coach I guess. Not easy to see here but he has a shield strapped to his back as well. Less painting this week but plenty more prep for the painting table was completed! Assuming I can get through my piles of homework I hope to get some more done this week so tune in next time..
  11. Lagunitas Brewing Company - 12th of Never Ale Beer Type: American Pale Ale - 5.50% ABV Appearance: Cans man. Cans! I think the name refers to never putting beer in a can. Beer poured a clear straw color with a fluffy white head. Smell: Hops at the front with some citrus, floral, and pine aromas all at once. Not in a bad way. First Drink: Similar to the smell but not as hops forward. A nice malty flavor comes through as well as some bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium-light and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation. Last Drink: More hops funk coming out now. Citrus comes through nicely. Drinkability: Very drinkable. Could easily drink a few of these in one sitting. Notes: Kind of hard to find this in my area. Hoping it becomes more widely available. Verdict: 4.75 out of 5. Very well done pale ale that doesn't skimp on the flavor or aroma.
  12. I would like to see almost like a 40k dreadnaught style model, a hulking berserker grown massive by waagh magic. That being said, I want new ogres more
  13. Just finished this the other day.. Think this is my favourite old Vampire model.
  14. I favoured building a new force for AoS rather than re-basing, but I would consider re-basing if I had fewer models. I've grown to love the aesthetics of models on round bases, now squares look kinda dated to me!
  15. It has been a slow week of painting and a busy week for basing and terrain building. But... I promised something special... and it's time to deliver the goods! Behold! The first of what will hopefully be a decent sized force dedicated to Malal!! Building something I can use in AoS28 for fun. This Priestess/Sorceress of Malal was a lot of fun to paint. I'm working on a gritty/grimy look with plenty of contrast and I think this mini fits the bill. I've added a larger base (from 25 to 35mm) but otherwise I call it done! More worshippers of Malal are in the works... coming from the shadows near you soon... In other Chaos news check out these massive slugs! They will be used as Beasts of Nurgle. Coming to eat your cabbages These guys are really gross looking though it's kind of hard to tell from this photo. I added a few boils/blisters/eyeballs to the back of their heads as well. And while we're talking about Nurgle here are a few Chaos Knights! Lots of small modifications here mostly in the heads and bodies. I put them on a 40mm base which is probably too small but I like the look of it. If it drives me or my opponents crazy I will stick them on a 50mm base later on. And what update with Chaos would be complete without a bit of Khorne? Two more Heroes join the fray (of unpainted by black shiny primed miniatures for the Bloodbound/Mortal Khorne)! I can't wait to paint up the Lord on Juggernaut. Really cool mini and the Slaughterpriest is a good looking one too. Next week expect more Chaos or maybe I'll sneak in a few more Dwarves instead. You can never have too many Dwarfs.
  16. Dark Horse Brewing Company - Crooked Theratree Black Ale Beer Type: American Black Ale - 8.50% ABV Appearance: Label is a variation on the classic Crooked Tree only dressed as a therapist. Beer pours a jet black color with a decent tan/light brown head. Looks more like a porter. Smell: Roasted coffee malt, something a bit piney/resinous, and in general just really good smelling. First Drink: Rich flavor with a lot of roasted malt and grain coming through right away. Hops kicks in more towards the end with a pleasing bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Smooth medium bodied brew with nice carbonation. Last Drink: The lighter citrus hops come through a bit clearer now. Drinkability: This is a balanced black ale and you can't really taste the higher ABV. Notes: Not sure how widely this is available as it was a limited IPA sampler selection. Verdict: 4.25 out of 5. A nice departure from other black IPA/ales out there.
  17. Yeah, I'm not sure that Firebellies and Maneaters will ever become fully fleshed-out factions, so adding them to a Gutbusters Battletome would make more sense.
  18. Well I didn't get this update up last week but here is the mini for week 6.... another Dwarf adventurer! I don't have a name for this fella yet. He looks like a miner/self sufficient type individual. I imagine him being a bit of a loner who teams up with others when duty calls. Happy overall with how he turned out. And while I didn't paint any other minis I did spend a bit of time completing my bits extension version of three Blightkings! Here they are in their WIP state. Quick group shot! Some kind of snail butt monstrosity His buddy is more of a waddler And here's Mr. fly faced ogor shoes! While they didn't turn out quite as cool looking as I had imagined (always learning more about how to sculpt well with GS) I think they will fit nicely with my other minis. Plus they weren't doing me any good sitting around in a bits box or on a sprue! That means I managed to squeeze 8 (possibly 9) models out of just the one box! Granted I had some other tasty Nurgle bits left over but not a bad little value! Speaking of bad... picked these guys up cheap to add a bit to and use for Beasts of Nurgle. It's a giant slug conga line! They look gross enough to avoid already! Later this week I will update with some more WIP of them on bases as well as the next painted mini! Here's a hint... some say there is no malice in Warhammer.
  19. Blackrocks Brewery - Starman Pale Ale Beer Type: American Pale Ale - 5.60% ABV Appearance: Black space art on a shiny can. Beer pours a hazy straw color with plenty of off-white head. Smell: Not a lot coming out but I can certainly smell a mix of hops. First Drink: Same as the aroma. Early hit of hops followed by just a bit of sweetness then back into a mellow citrus/hops bitterness to finish. Mouthfeel: Thinner and crisp. Pretty smooth and easy drinking. Last Drink: More complexity with the different hops coming through now. Drinkability: Nice easy drinker for those times when you just want a pale ale. Notes: Just became available in my neck of the woods but it's brewed way up in the UP eh. Verdict: 4 out of 5. Blast off into the hops zone.
  20. We continue this series with one of the ultimate Ogre songs. Grinder is a less known track from the British Steel album, released in 1980 by Judas Priest. The song describes the lonesome journey of a young Ogre Bull, wandering the wasteland searching for revenge and meat. Been inclined to wanderOff the beaten trackThat's where there's thunderAnd the wind shouts backGrinderLooking for meatGrinderWants you to eat Expelled from his tribe, the Bull enjoys his freedom, as he plunders solitary farms, slaughtering cattle and feeding on whatever wildlife foolish enough to be in his way. He mocks the life of other Ogre's who he see's slaving for the Tyrants and Overlords. Day of independenceStamped us like a brandRound the necks of millionsTo the landAs the mighty eagleI need room to breatheWitness from the treadmillI take my leaveGrinderLooking for meatGrinderWants you to eat He feels he doesn't need a Butcher tell him about the powers of flesh anymore, as he will become a legendary self-taught Butcher himself one day. Grinder. VIDEO
  21. Let's get on with more music to get into the Destruction Mode. On tonight's episode we will cover the song Iron Man (1970), by the mighty Black Sabbath. With it's pounding kickdrum at marching speed and slow guitar riff the song is perfect to get your army into position and let the poor opposing army know what is coming. Put some Ironguts in the front line to complete the picture. From a lyrical perspective, the song tell's the story of a man who travels time and see's the world end. When he returns to his own time, he is transformed to a giant metal man, unable to talk or communicate. The world mock's him and doesn't want to see his warnings about the end of time. Enraged and frustrated the Iron Man now destroys mankind, instead of keeping them safe and so fulfilling the prophecy. Video
  22. January is over!!? Oh man... time moves a little too quick sometimes. This week I spent very little time with a paintbrush or glue. Between work, class, and homework drawings I have had very little time for hobby stuff. But that didn't stop me from finishing a miniature for this week!! Meet Greybeard the old Dwarf Barbarian. He's been around... seen a thing or two... has a couple scars to prove it. This was a fun little miniature to paint. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted this to be an old man barbarian. He has the sinew and leather kind of build going on. I've also been building various minis for more of my This Is Not A Test collection. I can't seem to find my photos of the Cannibal Mutant warband I have been putting together but I did find this photo of their dogs! Probably managed to break off their chains and are running around looking for fresh meat right now. I better get back to the basement and see if I can keep them from getting loose! Until next time...
  23. Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Rosie Del Barrio Wild Ale Beer Type: American Wild Ale - 8.20% ABV Appearance: Bomber with some art of a cat jumping off a building in an alley. Beer poured a hazy golden orange color with a thin but frothy beige head. Smell: Mostly just sour and wild yeast aromas. Wild ales always reminds me a bit of sweet tarts candy. First Drink: Sour (of course) but pretty diverse hits of flavor - berries, lemons, something a bit woodsy and vanilla. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Last Drink: A lot of stuff going on here. More ripe fruit flavors (stone fruit?) and something a bit floral as well. Complex. Drinkability: This is a sipper if ever there were one! Notes: I believe this was a one off special beer (says it was made for the rare beer club). It was given to me as a gift. Verdict: 4.5 out of 5. A nice wild sour with quite a bit going on.
  24. Thanks! I figured any Dwarf who has been adventuring awhile would probably have something nice to show for it. So some rich purple cloth was what I added.
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