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How To: Repair Broken Rifle Barrels in Bolt Action

BrokenBroken rifle barrels seem to be a very common thing in Bolt Action.  I contemplated a few ways of repair but here is how I did it.  It is a pretty simple idea especially for anyone with modeling experience.  Maybe that’s why there didn’t seem to be anything out there for a tutorial or how to.  For anyone wondering though; here is a proven and relatively simple method. (more…)


Manfred Mortarch of Night Conversion

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This is the blog post for my long time secret, recently revealed, conversion project I had been doing.  I have been working on this guy on and off for about a year and finally have the modeling pretty well done.  This is the sum up what I did as well as my thoughts making this guy.

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Sculpting Banners

2014-08-30 13.16.49 I talked about taking a class at Gen Con to start to develop my underdeveloped sculpting skills and after the class, one of the things that was discussed was making a banner. With my Daemon army, I am planning on having 3 units of Tzeench Horrors so I thought this would be the perfect time to start trying out my new skills. After all, I had whipped out several chunks of chain at this point, a feather, and a purity seal. Heck I must be an expert right!

So, I am going to point out, I am no pro at this, as I quickly learned and I probably could use a few more lessons, but the end result is pretty cool. It will take a little bit to get better, but I figure I can take what I have have done here and with a some practice and watch some videos and ask advise and my next efforts are only going to improve. I am, however, righting this article to let you know that this is something that you can do too. If you don’t take on new projects and try to develop your skills as a hobbiest, then you are going to eventually get bored with the hobby, painting and modeling.
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Episode 54: Popular Ramblings

Episode 54

In this episode, our hosts get back together to talk about what drives armies to be popular. Joined by Eric, the StoneMonk, who is a new recruit to the Madison Warhammer Fantasy scene, the hosts ramble about what attracts both new players and veterans to an army. Also highlighted on are some of the business considerations that may come into play and/or drive what GW works to release.

Also covered is a recap of Conesy’s Gen Con experience. Everything from sculpting to Malifaux and True Dungeon. It was a blast and not enough time to really cover it all!

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Gen Con 2014 Photos and Initial Report

Hey all, this is the Conesy reporting in from Gen Con 2014 in Indianapolis. I will tell ya, it’s been a very busy and crazy year and I wish I would have had more time to take pictures and share with you folks so far. I have been booked in more events than I have ever been in the past, and that means running from event to event to make it on time for everything that we want to do.

Our group rolled in about 1:30 pm on Friday, the 15th of August. After getting through checking in at the hotel and picking up our passes at will call it was a very quick run through the vendor hall. After that, I took a sculpting class that was just amazing and I learned so much that it’s really going to help impact my modeling. From their, our group headed out for the Brugge. Tasty food and beverages were consumed in our yearly trip to this wonderful restaurant.

Saturday, we did True Dungeon. It was the Zephyr combat experience. Sorry, no pics of it. That isn’t allowed, but needless to say, we survived and managed not to be taken down. It was my first experience with this and while I had a blast, if you are a first timer then I strongly recommend that your not stuck with a healing class like a cleric. We are lined up for another session tonight and I aim to make up for the first experience with a different class.

Once True Dungeon was done, I raced over to the Malifaux HQ for a scheduled demo of the game. Wow, I have to say the game was a blast. I spent a little over an hour, running through the demo and learning the game. While the guy running the demo I am very sure let me smash his faction, I was really excited to play the game and started to see how the combos set up and work. I came away from this with the need to play this game. I all ready have some old metal Malifaux Neverborne at home, but I picked up a pile more figures. Now, just got to find time and get some of those Madison guys playing this game.

Here are the pictures from this weekend’s fun. If you have a chance let me know your here and share your experience with the us if you have the chance.