Monday, August 30, 2010

Product review: Task force -Army case.

Value: 10 out of 10! 
So lets just get to the best part of this case, $24.99 at Lowes. Right off the bat, that is 1/2 the price of any other "army transport" out there! I added extra foam in mine, for an additional $12. Still a BARGAIN!

Quality: 10 out of 10
Construction is very sturdy, Metal (aluminum) frame. It seems like it could take quite a bit if crush pressure, as all the corners and sides are reinforced. As you can see from the picture, the insides with the foam taken out are fully padded, so you can put minis directly onto the case surface.

The case comes with a perforated (simply pull out the chunks to your specifications) piece of 3 inch thick foam. I think this would be perfect for say Heavy warjacks, dreadnaughts, etc. For my Dwarf case, I'm using it for war machines, with plenty of room for expansion.

Room: 10 out of 10
After all, I want to be able to pack a bunch of dudes in here! What I really like, is in addition to the 3 inch foam, there is 2 inch of head room in the lid. What I have done is, discarded the top tool holder, bought 2 pieces of 1 inch foam from Jo-Anns fabric, cut out spaces for my dudes, and glued a piece of 2mm craft foam to the bottom for a tray that holds 55 small dudes each. You may not get as many chaos warriors, but for small infantry, that is 110 dudes in the top. I could theoretically add 3 trays to the bottom. for a total of  275 tiny men. How many does a GW case hold? 108 for like $60. Stelek at YTTH, stuffed one of these things with like 8 razorbacks, and a full army of space wolves. 

Here's the foam I bought from Jo-Anns. Both were the correct size on one side, I just had to trim the short side of the 2mm and the long side of the 1 inch. 

Special feature: 8 out of 10.
So what kind of special feature do you need in a case? There's no extra pockets for Books or cards. But you could probably fit some in here if need be as there is so much room. The Handle is nice and comfortable, It has solid Lockable Latches (One of the plastic latches on my GW case broke! ) and a shoulder strap.  It also comes with movable padded dividers. 

Overall: 10 out of 10
What more can I say. I fully endorse this case and plan on buying many more. I think it will do really nicely for Warmachine and Hordes! 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Remember when Chaos was.....Chaotic?

I have to say, I miss the days when a Chaos force could be fielded of Warriors, Daemons, and Beastmen. And back in the days of Realm of Chaos - "Slaves to Darkness", fantasy warriors had access to technology!

With the separation of the new books it just seems like a lot of the chaos has been removed. I

Oh well, those days are gone, but it does not stop one from being creative with modeling. And WFB isn't as strict with the WYSIWYG. I had some old warriors that were missing lots of pieces and need a complete unit of 10 dudes. So I threw on a bunch of bits to make a truly "chaotic" war band.

Bitz used, (L-R, Space wolf bolter arm, tyranid arm, CSM body/head, Beastman standard arm, CSM standard, Marauder horsemen shield, Beastmen instrument arm, Marauder head, Khrone berzerker CC weapon arm, Chaos mutation arm. 

I like the "newest" version of the chaos warrior plastic models. The sculpt is great. But they are ALL the same! More like the forces of order then Chaos to me. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

March of the Dwarf Warmachines

Master Engineer Burlan Barakison II. Poster Board Standard, cork base. He wears the colors of the Engineers guild, Engineer grey (similar to space wolves grey). Catch phrase - "Fire!!!!"

This classic grudge thrower was made before the fall of Karak Zuul. It escaped the Hold intact. 

A newer version of the Grudge thrower was designed after the fall of Karak Zuul.

Classic Bolt thrower

And finally this Rare device of war - the Organ gun, is adorned with fine Gems.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Realm of Battle + Scenery

I finally painted my Realm of Battle board. I was trying to go with a Chaos waste feel.

I gave the hill some crazy purple foliage.

Ruined Temple glued on "for Sale" sign.