Thursday, September 24, 2009

My new Nurgle Land Raider

This tank is the first of many conversions I’m going to be doing for The Siege of Vraks Campaign I’m thinking of running. The book is a fantastic source of Chaos and imperial armies. I’ve been follow a few blogs that have many conversions, and I wanted to have a go at it. I have a wealth of model tank parts and chaos and imperial bits and will push forward with my Heretic and Nurgle Armies. This is the first, a Chaos land Raider for my Nurgle forces based on the chassis of a Centurion battle tank.




Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Jack Kirby estate will wrest copyrights back from Disney-Marvel

The heirs of Jack Kirby -- the comics legend who made Marvel what it is today -- are seeking to employ a little-used copyright rule that lets them wrest Kirby's creations away from Marvel (soon to be Disney-Marvel) and put them back under the estate's control. If they succeed, it will be awfully weird and deadlocked, though, as there will be trademarks covering the characters that still belong to Disney-Marvel; and the collectively created characters, stories, art and situations will be jointly held by two hostile parties: Disney-Marvel and the Kirbys.

My guess is that the Kirbys will end up with the economic right to the characters -- a share of the profits -- but not the moral right -- the right to veto various uses and licenses.

After Disney-Marvel Deal, Cartoonist's Heirs Seek to Reclaim Rights (via Making Light)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Left 4 Dead 2 News

Gacked from Stephan Botha.
Rumors have been spreading the interwebs about a new Special Infected for Left 4 Dead 2 dubbed The Jockey. Rumor turns to fact at this year's Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle. The Jockey, which looks like a crossbreed between The Tank and The Spitter, pounces on its victim's back and then starts to skullf**k the crap out of him/her. All of this happens while The Jockey takes control of the Survivor's movement and can "steer" the unlucky bastard away from the rest of the team. Team up with The Spitter and this lethal combo can mean the end for the Survivors.



PAX09 showed a lot more than we hoped for and it seems Valve is listening to the fans when it comes to the things we want most. For instance A Desert Eagle. The Desert Eagle takes out the infected with a single shot to the head and it sounds awesome. To boost it a bit, you can also unlock laser-sights for it even though, we already have this unlocked in Left 4 Dead 2, it's still a nice addition.



Next up, you can see a nice close-up of the Spitter in action. Just like The Smoker, she leaves a trail behind her to make her easier to spot. She's downright disgusting and I'm pretty sure this will give me all sorts of nightmares in the not so distant future. She's definitely Tank's coyote ugly.



PAX09 was also the stage for the reveal of Left 4 Dead 2's new campaign: Dark Carnival. Dark Carnival places our heroes in a Circus/Carnival from Hell. Battling clowns and the likes will surely be an unsettling experience for people who suffer from Coulrophobia.The Campaign looks great so far with so many props you would expect from a carnival. Some might argue and complain, that a carnival and a mall are things that all zombie games/movies should have. I wish we had this in the current version of Left 4 Dead. Watch the video for a Carnival Crescendo in action. Can you find the Easter Egg in this poster?





Finally, we get to the part of the guitar. I was pretty amazed. My first thoughts were, why a guitar? Then I remembered that the campaigns play off in the Southern United States and music is big part of the South. It only makes sense to smack a zombie in the face with a decent piece of equipment. It seems that Valve didn't really want to show this to the players. In the video, you'll see the player ignore the Guitar and quickly moves on. I can't wait for the Guitar. I am very curious to hear the sound it makes when you smash the base into the side of a zombie's skull. Twang!

The addition of a baseball bat which will be a melee weapon exclusive to those who pre-order the game from select retailers can also be seen in this video. The baseball bat does a lot of damage and completely decapitates the head off the unfortunate brain-muncher who comes in contact with it. Lots of gore and awesome sound effects. Perfect.



There you have it. Loads of new stuff for Left 4 Dead 2.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Day off work...

Just building my new models and painting some OLD figures and remounting Heavy weapons.



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Good morning Interwebs!!!!

Sorry I’ve not been posting lately, I’ve been so busy with my birthday presents, painting and building I've no time to do anything. Right now I’m working on a Warhammer 40K Imperial Bastion that my friend Dan gifted me. I’m also still repainting a lot of my old Imperial guard. I’m still waiting for some more tank models to complete my Neo forces Imperial guard, and I have to create some army lists for next week bring and battle At Dedhard.
OK, here’s some
“Zombies in the news”
Star Wars Zombies Role Playing Game?


Oct 13 marks the release of the Star Wars Death Troopers novel we reported on earlier. Well, along with the release of the book comes news of playing this zombie expansion on Star Wars Galaxies.

"Players will be able to join together to fight horrific new enemies with a frightening affliction," LucasArts explains, with the book's blurb detailing "The dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry."

Official information can be found on StarWars.com.
Survival of the Dead - Movie Review


I didn't see this yet, but the folks at Fangoria have, So head over there to read their review!
Colin DVD Releases In October


The zombie film, Colin, we have been hearing so much about is due to be released on DVD late this October. Images and trailer that have been posted earlier can be found here. Information comes from This Is South Wales UK. Filmmaker, Marc Price, tells the paper, "We've been working on extras for it. There will be a commentary, some deleted scenes with commentaries and we've finished a 40-minute documentary about the making of the film.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, now with 30% more zombies!

For October release: Quirk Books is releasing a "Deluxe Heirloom" edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. This version will be printed as a hardback for the first time with a faux-leather foil-stamped cover. There will also be 15 new full-color illustrations.
...Oh, yeah. AND the book will contain 30% more zombies.

[REC] 2 Movie review
Fearnet has the review for it. Sample this excerpt from the review then head over here to read it in its entirety.

Co-directed by the two guys who delivered the first [REC] (that'd be Paco Plaza and Jaume Balaguero), [REC] 2 seems fully intent on being an unapologetically slick '80s-style sequel. And by that I mean this: Part 2 picks up 'one second' after the original leaves off, it takes great pains to give its established fans precisely what they want, and then it goes off in a few (very cool) directions that you probably weren't expecting. So, sure, it's not brain surgery, but I say it's always cause for smiles when a horror sequel is delivered with care, craftsmanship, and lots of crazy carnage.
Well that's it back to making models, I will post pics soon...Cheers!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Neo Soviet Tank the T700

Still going strong on converting tanks for my Future Wars Imperial Guard Project, this time a T72 Model I converted for my Neo Soviets. It’s the basic model kit with some Games workshop stuff thrown on it. I had to do some works on the track guards and a tank commander. But I’m pretty happy with this model. I think I have enough super tanks for my soviets and will now move on to my Neo British and Neo German forces. I’m hoping on doing a large battle for DREAMATION 2010, kind of a Weird World War One trench and tank battle.




Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chimera tank with Multi Laser Kit bashed

Still working on converting Model tanks for my Science fiction war gaming needs...

Chimera tanks
Chimera tank
Hover Tank

Friday, September 4, 2009

District 9 the Lost Halo movie….

Ok, first off I loved District 9; it had everything I love in a good science fiction film.


A fantastic and gripping story, amazing special effects, fantastic examples of futuristic weaponry in action, Pathos, and a true example of how rotten a species we really are. What a great place for a race of “worker” ants to land (or hover) without their masters, South Africa. A country that has been a stellar example of racism in the past, a wild west of cultures and beliefs, and a possible place were Aliens could coexist with humans with horrible consequences.


I found it very believable and enjoyable, and I fear it was dead on target. Well so much for my mini review of a movie that’s finished its run.


The one thing that I heard that I was not sure of was this movie had a ton of Halo the movie props. I did hear in the past that a Halo movie was in the works, I saw the Warthog, the Halo Battle armor, and the weapons and I think it just faded away. But some one told me a lot of the military props in this movie were from the Halo movie, is this true?

I can tell you right now the battle scenes were amazing, and the rifles that were used did look familiar, but were they really holdovers from the Halo film? Here are some pictures, you my cultists tell me…








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Thursday, September 3, 2009

This week's thoughts...

This week is being a hard week; my work place is suffering from some major changes because of the economy and just restructured and laid off a few people. Some of these people I knew personally and would have never thought they would be let go. I’m not really in danger, but I’m a little scared. In better news I’m still working on my Imperial guard army, tanks and Apcs are being built, repainting some of my Guard infantry, and working on rebasing the heavy weapons… I’m watching some good fantasy shows and movies, Warehouse 13 which I just love
, Legend of the seeker which I’m still up in the air about,
and I just watch Mutant Chronicles which even though I wanted to be great failed big time.
My painted habits are basically putting on a show that I can kind of pay attention to while painting whatever I have on the table. It’s hard sometimes, the show can’t be too interesting because I won’t be able to paint the subject, and too boring just drives me crazy. Sometimes I re visit old shows like Buffy, Angel, Star Trek, but I do look for new stuff to watch. My next big Warhammer 40K battle will be at the end of September, Jeff is going to sponsor this romp he’s working on some scenery now and hopefully it will look great if he’s figure painting is any example. I’m going back to Chaos for this battle another go with Nurgle forces and Abbadon the Despoiler. I would also like to run a Zombie game for the guys, but they haven’t shown any interest.

Here's my Latest Tank Mod:
A Chimera Auto Cannon, hull mounted bolter, and extra Armour.

Well that’s it for now…

Lobo to hit the big screen.

Warner Brothers has signed Guy Ritchie to direct Lobo, the live-action adaptation of the DC Comics drama about an alien interstellar bounty hunter, Variety reported. Don Payne wrote the most recent script draft, and Joel Silver, Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will produce.

The character originated in 1983 in Omega Men, written by Roger Slifer and Keith Giffen, and has had several comic incarnations since then. In the film, he is a 7-foot-tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who rides a pimped-out motorcycle and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small-town teenage girl to stop the creatures. WB is aiming for a PG-13 rating.

Ritchie will make the movie his follow-up to Sherlock Holmes, the Silver-produced film that stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams, which Warner Brothers opens Christmas Day.

Production on Lobo begins early next year.

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