Welcome back faithful readers, my Blood Pact continues to grow. They attended a team tournament where my team-mate and I came in third. I've been working on a carapace armored veteran (death brigade) squad, as well as a halftrack, a valkyrie with rotors instead of wings, and putting parts together to make a 6 wheeled STeG-4. I've also received a request (through my User Profile email link) for a press-mold tutorial for the grotesks and while I think others out there have done it better, none have done this specifically so I thought I would give it a try.
I'll start with my editorial and make it brief. Since the new Blood Angels codex out and I've started hearing people mispronounce Baal, I am taken back to my misty first experiences in a local gaming store. People were talking about putting Oh-grines in a shim-ra APC and the god kuh-horn grappled with his nemesis Tiz-neech. With gamer culture's status based on information and it's application, there is always controversy over pronunciation. The kinds of games we play and books we read often make up words or draw from obscure references, but this one is easy folks. The Baal Predator, it's pronounced bayl, or ba-all. Since I'm not too far out of University I still feel the need to cite so here you go: (there's even clicky sound links so you can hear it for yourself)
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/baal (the second one, since I doubt the Blood Angels are naming tanks after Australian slang for "no".)
Right, now that's sorted and I feel better. I've needed to get that off my chest since the last codex.
Presenting my Blood Pact Death Brigade assault troops, idea stolen from SpikeyBits. On to the pictures!
For those of you that have stayed with me this long I have for you, as a treat, my modest press mold tutorial:
Maxmini heads work even though they are curved. Press the piece in firmly, the oil is there to help with the removal of the piece as greenstuff is sticky and if it stretches it will distort any casting you do. Ideally you want the greenstuff to not move or stick except to allow each impression. I've heard baby powder will also work for this, but have not tried it myself.