Friday, June 29, 2012

Secret Weapon Miniatures July releases

Secret Weapon Miniatures drops a big update for July on us today.  The first thing that struck me was the new Terrain pieces as I'm always looking for new pieces that I can drop onto my gaming table I was super excited to see the Scrap Yard Barricades!

I have complete faith in Mr. Justin and crew as I've got a number of their current line and the quality is just outstanding on what I have.  I can honestly say it's always money well spent.  If you missed my overview of the Damaged Jersey Barriers you can check them out in Episode 9 of the video blog.

A new weathering pigment set has been added to the mix as well - the Dry Earth set.

Demonstration photos by Mathieu Fontaine

The colors included in the set are Clay Brown, Ash Grey, Slate Grey and Red Brick, perfect for urban cityscapes, ash wastes, deserts and other areas of high rock or concrete concentrations (anyone up for some street hockey???).  Each bottle contains approximately 20ml of pigment and can also be bought separately.  Be on the lookout for an upcoming review of the Secret Weapon weathering pigments in upcoming Throne of Angels video blogs!

They've added a pair of new sets to their popular 'Instant Theme Kit' line and let me tell you, they make it real easy to get a consistent look going across all your bases....belong to us.

Instant Theme Kit: Fall Forest

Instant Theme Kit: Summer Forest

A new set of bases from their resin base line sees a release as well.  The Asian Garden bases are truly unique to the marketplace - I see these things going really well with the Nasier from Wrath of Kings!

50mm 'Asian Garden' 01

You can get these incredible bases singly for the larger bases, in sets on the 25's, 30's and 40's on in a bulk All your bases belong to us bundle.

As always I'm excited to see what's next from Mr. Justin and crew, they NEVER disappoint!  Take a look at all of the JULY RELEASES!!!

Let me know what you guys think and keep an eye out for my first 'Head to Head Death Match' with bases from Secret Weapon Miniatures!!!

Til next time, keep your paints thinned and your brushes clean!


Sunday, June 3, 2012

Clash for the Cure

So I've talked about this before and I WILL talk about it again.  My buddy Rich is running a great event - now even though it's not centered around anything I play, it still hold true meaning to me having lost my Father In Law (notice the caps there) to an 8 year BATTLE ROYAL with the big C - Dave beat it not once, not twice but three times but ultimately it was a very rare and odd strain and the Good Lord above called Dave home to his flock.

Well here's your chance as a gamer to step up and take action!

From Riches press release:

Rich Courtney here in an attempt to spread the word. Clash for a Cure 2012 is in full swing and we are looking at making this Clash an even better one than 2011! Clash for a Cure 2011 was an event I thought up a few years ago and just took a while for it to actually take place. We set it at 42 players (thinking that was probably beyond our reach!) and let it go…well the event sold out almost 3 weeks prior to the actual event (5 weeks after registration started)! And after the chaos of organizing an event I took a couple of months off from even thinking about it and even contemplated letting it go slowly into the night. I have received a lot of email asking when the next one would be, so I guess it was time to get busy.
Clash for a Cure 2012 is a Warmachine/Hordes and Malifaux Tournament benefiting the ACS. Clash this year is set for 72 players. On Saturday there will be 2 “heats” of 36 players battling it out. The top 10 from each heat will advance to the finals on Sunday. So what if you don’t make it to the finals? Well on Sunday there will also be a MM/T&C and a Highlander event. This year, by popular demand, we have also included “The Cog”. The Cog is a painting competition with four categories which we will be judged Saturday night.
Prize support for last year…was pretty cool. I am working at it this year to make it even better! We had goody bags for everyone, and the way it is shaping up this year…I think it will work out again! Got some corporate sponsorship as well, so prizes for the winners of the tourneys and The Cog look to be really cool.
One of the biggest draws we had last year was the charity raffle. Painters from all over the US contributed their time to make it a truly memorable event. Some forum favorites like Ghool, p0pgoestheworld, althai, kommander_redfinger, Commander Y, Dead Dogg, and odinsgrandson to name a few. This year, I have most of them back plus some new ones. Schnauzerface, Pszito, Aterdaeus, Col. Festus, Cloudfang, Mnkylord, Arithron1, plus some others that aren’t regular forum posters. Slawol from Chest of Colors, Tommy from Golem Painting, and this really talented artist, I think her name is Flup…errr Flug.., oh yeah Fluffy!
So, what does this hold for all of you forumites out there that live in New York, Seattle, or parts unknown? I need your support! “Liking” my Facebook page helps show our current and potential sponsors that we have a following. Which in turn lets us turn this into a truly amazing showing for the American Cancer Society. I had to change the name from last year due to some legal reasons, so I had to restart my FB page from scratch. I was up to about 160 people last year, now I am down in the 80s. Once we hit 100 likes, I will post an IK trivia question, and the first correct answer will receive a prize. Starting out small with models, but as the “like” count rises, so do the prizes! And even if you can’t be here, during the weekend of the tournament, we have something special planned out for those that can’t attend, so hop over to Our Facebook Page and give us a “like”!
Thanks for reading!