Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 13, 2017

Onslaught- Age of Sigmar Armies on Parade

One day of game wasn’t enough for me so I bought the Onslaught weekend pass and participated in the Age of Sigmar event.  Onslaught is a local Edmonton event that has been going on for over ten years now.  This is my first Age of Sigmar event.  Similar to 40K I was curious to see how my army would fare in painted category.  A nice bonus is meeting some new players and checking out other cool armies.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | November 5, 2017

Onslaught- 40K Armies on Parade

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a local Edmonton event called Onslaught.  It’s been a few years since I’ve attended Onslaught.  It was Fifth edition to be exact.  The stars aligned with my shift work schedule and I was able to attend this year.  My big motivation for attending events is to see how my army will fair in the best painted.  I will never win best general.  I make stupid mistakes just about every game nor do I take a win at all costs list.  I prefer a more relaxed game personally and pit my painting talents against the rest.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | October 4, 2017

Spartember- Conclusion

Spartember has wrapped up and I think it can be called a success.  Five people pledged a Forgeworld super heavy and were able to achieve their goals.  Everyone’s goals varied and encouraged one another to stay the course.  Let’s see how everyone fared.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | September 23, 2017

Spartember- Week 4

I’m one day late for the weekly Spartember update but I don’t think anyone will hold that against me.  I caught a bug a couple of days ago and my body feels like I just completed an all body workout.  This week I do not have much progress to report other than size comparison photos.  There’s still a few days left in the month, however, so I have no doubts I will achieve my goal of getting the base paints down.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | September 15, 2017

Spartember- Week 3

This is the official halfway mark for Spartember and the beginning of week three.  There are five participants who have set their own goals with a Forgeworld super heavy project. Le’t check in and see how everyone is doing this week.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | September 8, 2017

Spartember- Spartan Assault Tank Week 2

We are one week into Spartember and I am happy to see the progress the others are making on their super heavies.  I did a fantastic job delaying the inevitable and decided to unpack boxes and organize the house instead of assemble my Spartan Assault Tank.  There was one problem.  I unpacked the rest of the boxes and organized everything.  Well, nuts.  Looks like I have to work on the Spartan now.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | September 1, 2017

Spartember Is Live

A new month has arrived and that means a new hobby challenge.  A few months back NafNaf and I were engaged in a discussion about our Forgeworld Spartan Assault Tanks sitting in pieces collecting dust.  We decided to lean on each other for support and finally get our butts in gear.  We negotiated a month to finally stop our procrastinating and September drew the short straw.  The best part, and it was a complete fluke, we were able to come up with a funky name- Spartember.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 18, 2017


A couple of quick notes today.  Last week Naf Naf and I announced that we were starting a new hobby challenge- Spartember.  We discovered that we both had the same problem- a large Forgeworld Spartan tank sitting in pieces in the hobby closet.  It was decided that we will rely on each other for motivation to assemble these large kits and we extended the invitation to interwebs.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 15, 2017

Sylvaneth- Spite Revenants WIP

Now that the house move is complete it’s time to turn back to 40K and Age of Sigmar.  Inner Circle was time consuming and burned me out.  I needed a break and now I am starting the get the itch back.  The Spite Revenants are the last models I assembled from the Sylvaneth box set.  When I first read the warscrolls for the Sylvaneth this was the unit that I was the least inspired to use.  They do seem like a great support unit with the ability to penalize the opponents bravery.  I’ve only played one game with them so far so I need to play some more games to really get a grasp of how to use them.  Lacking weapons and hair I think these models will be the easier of the two squads to paint; especially since I have figured out what to do with the skin.


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Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 15, 2017

Table of Ultimate Gaming Contest

The Table of Ultimate Gaming kickstarter is going live August 24. The organizers will be giving away one free table before it starts and the contest will close before the kickstarter starts. Please click on the link- if you want a chance to win. On a separate note Happy Anniversary to my sweet wife.  We are celebrating 14 years of marriage today.  On another tangent Alien Covenant comes out today.  I have a sneaking suspicion that I will not be celebrating my anniversary by watching Alien Covenant.  For the record I thought Alien Covenant was a superb movie.

Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 13, 2017

Table of Ultimate Gaming Giveaway

The Table of Ultimate Gaming kickstarter is going live August 24. The organizers will be giving away one free table before it starts and the contest will apparently close soon. Please click on the link- if you want to register. Heck, please click on the link and register anyways. If you register we both get an entry for the draw. Thanks.

Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 11, 2017

Kickstarter- Table of Ultimate Gaming

Space is always going to be an issue for us gamers.  For me it was finding the right table and I am still on that journey.  I used to slap plywood on top of the kitchen table.  Storing the plywood was an issue (not to mention my wife hated it).  My next stop was two folding tables that I could put side by side.  Not bad but the fold in the middle created a bit of a hump making some of the terrain wobbly.  I caught wind of this upcoming Kickstarter- the Table of Ultimate Gaming and I may have found a solution, albeit an expensive one, to my problem.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | August 10, 2017

Spartember Roll Call

Do you have a Space Marine Spartan Assault Tank sitting in your hobby closet unassembled and unloved?  Or maybe you assembled it but have yet to put paint to the resin.  Perhaps you have been staring at the Spartan through the window and wanted to take one home.  If you have answered yes to any of the above then this may be the hobby challenge for you- Spartember.

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | July 17, 2017

Inner Circle Wrap-up

Inner Circle has come and gone now.  Wow, the last couple of months have flown by and I am glad the event is over now.  The pace I was maintaining was not sustainable for too much longer and it is good to have some rest.  I also needed a rest from the Roost.  I was pooped.  I was burned out.  So the dust has settled let’s have a recap of what happened.

Saint WIP 10

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This is the conclusion to Badab War YEG.  It is the Assault on the Palace of Thorns- the last stronghold of the Astral Claws.  This will be the first time all six participants will be in the same room together featuring The Secessionists: Jerrod (Astral Claws), Dave (Executioners), Will (Lamenters); and The Loyalists: Andrew (Star Phantoms), Michael (Minotaurs), Turkadactyl (Carcharodons).

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 20, 2017

Vacation Time

It’s been a week since Inner Circle and I am still recovering.  I fit in a lot of painting in a short period of time and came short of my goal.  I was aiming for the golden ticket to Dallas and came up short by two points to win the store.  I do have more to say on the event, however, I’m enjoying a long needed vacation and that includes the Roost.

Saint WIP 10

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 12, 2017

Adepta Sororitas- Retributors with Heavy Flamers

This is my last Inner Circle WIP post.  The big day of judgment will be this Saturday May 13.  I had these models painted a few years ago but needed some work to update them to my current standard.  For me it’s good to see that my painting skills are still improving and evolving.  I say that anybody who doesn’t think they’re paint skills are good.  Don’t doubt yourself.  Practice makes perfect.  Enter paint competitions for motivation to improve.  Read tutorials (Broken Paintbrush and Creative Twilight has loads of those).  Ask questions.  Admire the work of others.  And keep practicing.

SoB Ret WIP 1

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This post I am going to combine three Astra Militarum units into one post.  For Inner Circle I am using the Fall of Cadia as my inspiration.  The scene I am using is when Trazyn releases his collection from the Imperium to aid in the battle against Abaddon and the Black Legion.  The story references Vostroyans being released into the fray.  Conveniently I have Vostroyans in my collection.

Vostroyan WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 10, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Datasmith

Poor Datasmith.  His Kastelen Robots have been stealing all the limelight lately.  Move over big dogs a mean old dog is movin’ in.

Datasmith WIP 1

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Posted by: Turkadactyl | May 9, 2017

Cult Mechanicus- Belisarius Cawl WIP

Belisarius Cawl is an intimidating looking model.  There are a lot of tiny, fragile bits to assemble and a whole lot of surface  area to paint.  The model was fairly easy to assemble and a joy to paint.  Of course I made it difficult on myself and glued the whole model together.  It was a bit of a challenge to paint some bits but I got it done.  If you haven’t started on Cawl yet I recommend keeping the upper and lower portions separate.

Cawl WIP 1

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