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mellowshade
21-02-2012, 12:37
Hey all,

The staff at Roll Of The Dice Online Games are all taking up their toolkits and paintbrushes to put together 1000pt armies in expectation of 40k 6th edition. Each staff member will be updating the blog each week with their progress (or lack thereof) and we will eventually be putting together scenery and objective markers too when not testing our army selection against one another. Below are a couple of models I have already finished as well as links to the first lot of articles. Please feel free to comment or offer up ideas!

Intro: http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3859

Lee's Orks: http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3810

Andrew's Dark Eldar: http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3918

Andy's Imperial Guard: http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3845

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/warboss.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/orkboyz.jpg

mellowshade
22-02-2012, 23:10
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3868

Craven begrudgingly comes back to Games Workshop. Its Chaos for the army challenge but he's doing it his own way!

mellowshade
23-02-2012, 20:25
High Commisaar of ROTDOG, Big Boss Andy talks about what he has planned for his Imperial Guard in today's Tale of X Gamers!

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4029

I converted up some rough riders for Andy after having fun fielding some in my traitor guard army. Andy had a good idea of what he wanted and how he would like them to look. Playing with Mordians they needed to fit in with his theme. So he ordered a box of Empire pistoliers and handed over some bits boxes filled with dark elf, cadian and metal mordian pieces. This is what I came up with.

Seargent
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/3e028ebc.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/d3731489.jpg

Special wepon trooper
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/c23189d8.jpg

Guardsman
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/17e6d452.jpg

Andy talks about his Rough Riders here: http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3845

mellowshade
24-02-2012, 19:51
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3975

Dan talks Tyranids and is lucky enough to be using an army that is getting some reinforcements in March.

mellowshade
25-02-2012, 13:14
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3958

The last army is revealed heralding the end of week one of the Tale of X Gamers!

Next week sees army lists and the start of some proper hobbying!

mellowshade
27-02-2012, 09:35
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=3967

Here is my starting 1000pts, now to get it painted!

Demoulius
27-02-2012, 19:47
Love the warboss' mask. Seems really simple but makes a huge difference regardless :D

mellowshade
27-02-2012, 22:09
Thank you. Though the original ideas came from the Eavy Metal guide for this figure I wanted a more Cybork lean. That is a masked Nob head with an iron gob and a funnel from another cybork nob head glued on. The shoota is now a skorcha and the klaw has been modified with another iron gob and a harpoon! Currently I am painting a wierdboy.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/b8a84b5b.jpg

mellowshade
28-02-2012, 20:25
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4150

The only top tier codex being used in our Tale of X Gamers. How does Babcock justify this overt display of competitiveness?

mellowshade
29-02-2012, 20:04
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4223

Craven has had his Khorne Flakes and is out for blood!

mellowshade
01-03-2012, 18:15
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4237

Boss Man Andy has expanded his 500pts to fit in with our army challenge. But will it allow him win a game and can we believe that there will be painting?

mellowshade
04-03-2012, 19:49
Two updates this time, Dan's Tyranids and Sids Fists.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4276

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4282

mellowshade
05-03-2012, 21:43
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4318

Waaagh! U can nevva 'ave too many teef. Bad Moon warboss time!

mellowshade
06-03-2012, 19:12
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4073

What is the plan for the Dark Eldar? Babcock elaborates.

While I badger the staff for pictures of their burdgeoning armies here is a Talos conversion that is sitting on one of my shelves awaiting attention.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/3a25bb9d.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/d4ffbcfa.jpg

mellowshade
07-03-2012, 19:46
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4386&cpage=1#comment-744

Craven is back and elaborating on the woes of revisiting an old paint job plus treats us to his commanders back story.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/DP.jpg

mellowshade
08-03-2012, 20:02
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4441

Andy looks up from his hobby efforts, not to scan passers by for the tell tale scent of doughnuts but to tell us about his HQ choice!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/9242bc46.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/005d5370.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/478bc5b5.jpg

mellowshade
09-03-2012, 18:10
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4544

Sid's got a plan, here is the next part.

mellowshade
11-03-2012, 15:58
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4544

Sid extoles the virtues of one Pedro Kantor and elaborates on what advantages he brings to the table.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4576

Dan has chosen a Tervigon to be his one and only HQ choice, good idea or no?

Plus I have finished painting my wierdboy!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/94d9e2e1.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/b25b3f8f.jpg

mellowshade
12-03-2012, 20:06
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4602

Skirting the realms of lowest common denominator today with Elites week in Tale of X-Gamers.

mellowshade
15-03-2012, 22:36
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4697

Some people get all the luck, Craven finds forge world models in Andy's bitz box.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4670

Meanwhile Babbers is practicing medicine without a license with his thoughts on wracks.

Demoulius
17-03-2012, 01:09
You found those things in a bitbox? I dont have such quality models in my collection :shifty:

mellowshade
17-03-2012, 10:15
You found those things in a bitbox? I dont have such quality models in my collection :shifty:


I assumed he was going to get round to using them one day otherwise i'd have done Khorne and nabbed them myself.

mellowshade
17-03-2012, 21:20
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4762

Sid talks modelling his Sternguard squads and he thinks a few Ork trophies are going to intimidate a certain Bad Moon warboss!

mellowshade
18-03-2012, 13:41
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4792

Dan talks about YmGarl Genestealers today and tempts the vengance of the dice gods.

mellowshade
19-03-2012, 00:31
Craven has finished his Daemon Prince, take a look.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/DP-1.jpg

mellowshade
19-03-2012, 20:23
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4805&cpage=1#comment-787

It's my turn again and I'm channeling the bellicose nature of Gork (or possibly Mork) whilst talking troops.

mellowshade
20-03-2012, 20:33
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4065

Sire Babcock is making his army with an eye on his wallet.

mellowshade
21-03-2012, 21:07
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4840

Craven treats us to another fluff packed article. How much fluff? So much fluff you could lay your head on it and call it a pillow!

mellowshade
23-03-2012, 00:04
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4857

Boss man Andy tries to justify sending thousands of men to a pointless agonising death.

Demoulius
23-03-2012, 00:59
At least he got the guardsmen mindset right :D

mellowshade
23-03-2012, 20:40
Whether it delivers on the battlefield we may find out next week.

mellowshade
23-03-2012, 20:41
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4877

Sid discusses how he thinks he'll fare against the rest of us and even throws in a picture of some of his miniatures!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/971866dc.jpg

mellowshade
26-03-2012, 18:23
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4586

I have been doing work to my orks and here is an article to prove it!

Not just me either but Craven too.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/craventermie.jpg

mellowshade
27-03-2012, 18:28
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4919

My turn again it seems and today ts fast attack!

mellowshade
28-03-2012, 20:22
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4980

Babbers is back with his penultimate army selection article. Its fast attack time in Commorragh!

mellowshade
29-03-2012, 19:06
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4994

Andy wants to tell you all about death from the skies, and horses.

mellowshade
30-03-2012, 18:21
rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5001

Dan reappears from whichever dark crevice he secreted himself in and is talking troops. Might he be so obsessed with rolling so many dice to compensate for his appauling dice rolls?

Plus! A plethora of pics starting next week coming your way with hobby updates on everyone's progress so far.

mellowshade
02-04-2012, 23:28
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/281ffde9.jpg

Right! There has been loads going on this week and I have finally wrestled some WIP photos from the guys as well as being able to get on with my own Orks starting tomorrow.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=4898

Sid is talking speeders in his Fast Attack article and explains that adversity is the father of neccessity.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5014

A report from a ROTDOG gaming day.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5055

A hobby update from the crew showing us that they have been doing something!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/e7daf2a6.jpg

mellowshade
10-04-2012, 19:51
Tale of X-Gamers is starting to wind down on the article front as we only have heavy support to elaborate on and then its down to modelling whilst we concentrate more on other game systems so hobby updates and battle reports will be the main brunt of this thread from no w on.

It has been Easter weekend here in the UK and as such I'm a bit behind with updates so here is an info-dump.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5081

So much to choose from what did Babbers take home from the heavy support section of the Dark Eldar codex?

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5101

Last time it was all about boots on the ground and now the tanks are here to churn up that ground and spew shooty death. Andy is talking Imperial Guard heavy support.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5010

Fast Tyranids are slithering all over Dan's special hobby area as he discussed his fast attack choices.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5218

Sid looks to the future of his force and what he would like to add to it in the future.

As for me I was handed a selection of magnets that have made their way into my dethkopters so I can remove the rotors when I am not using them. This will make them easier to transport and less breakable.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/a0de443b.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/64281ff5.jpg

Plus Craven hasn't been slacking in the modelling department.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/67202d14.jpg

mellowshade
11-04-2012, 19:20
http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5227

WAAAGH!!! It's the last of my army articles. Gess its time to knuckle down and get painting. Can you resist the alure of a battlewagon with a solid gold dethrolla?!

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/battlewagon.jpg

mellowshade
19-04-2012, 19:42
Some more hobbying.

Today iis an article on how to use magnets which I have written whilst figuring out how to use them on my Orks.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5309

If you are going to Salute this weekend Andy, Craven and Sid are going to be there. Why not seek them out and interigate them over their armies or anything hobby related?

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5287

Plus I am putting together something special for Craven's Xgamer army. Find out what next week.

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/d9b04019.jpg

mellowshade
18-05-2012, 19:15
Time for an update. While we wait for 6th edition here is an update on how the Orks are going.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5826

As well as some tips on how I did the magnets.

http://rotdog.co.uk/blog/?p=5733

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d180/mellowshade/ac9d0794.jpg