Last Week at Wargaming Tradecraft
You can keep following the Postapocalyptibuggy. In Blog-Fu, I discussed Following Trends. I also don't have anything lined up in Blog Fu beyond this week.. so.. hope you've all enjoyed it. Anyone have any ideas?
Finally, I looked at Letter Punches.
This week I'm going to discuss a number of topics revolving around your work space - stay tuned!
Also, I'm probably going to play with my layout some in the next little while. I like what I have, but I've noticed and so have a few others, that it can be laggy from time to time, especially on older systems and remote desktop. Blogger does some strange things with layering, and I'm going to look at removing all transparency effects as a start, and see what else I can do.
Last Week in the Community
This is a ridiculously AWESOME (or "WINNING" in today's vernacular) announcement.
Nathan over at Jaded Gamercast has announced a contest called "Blood for the Blood God!" He's ordered a Forge World Greater Demon of Khorne and when it arrives, he'll randomly pick an entrant to win. In order to enter, you need to email him proof that you either donated blood to your local blood bank or $25 to the Red Cross' Japan earthquake relief.
If anybody is at this moment thinking that's too much work to enter a contest, then use the chance to win a FW Greater Demon as a reason to get off your butt and do a good deed. Either option goes a long way.
He ordered it about a week ago, so there's a week or so left in the contest. (depends on shipping) Don't delay!
Dark Future Games posted this about some cool light up flickering smoke clouds as destroyed vehicle markers... and commenter Michael pointed over to Santa Cruz Warhammer's tutorial on building your own: http://santacruzwarhammer.blogspot.com/2009/09/great-way-to-watch-your-models-burn.html
Dethtron shows us how to make cheap huts: http://www.houseofpaincakes.com/2011/03/gaming-on-budget-huts-part-1.html
Great terrain tutorial from Max Heresy: http://maximumheresy.blogspot.com/2011/03/modelingpainting-tutorial-super-cheap.html
It's a WIP, but wow.. http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-is-new-black.html
Great lookin tank: http://www.akaranseth.com/blog/update-on-the-macharius.htm
Beautiful WIP: http://awesomepaintjob.blogspot.com/2011/03/circle-orboros-update.html
Some nice looking Dark Eldar http://eldaraddict.blogspot.com/2011/03/dark-eldar-incubus-test-and-finished.html
You don't see a lot of this... Dark Eldar version of Eldar Hawk http://beckjann.deviantart.com/art/Scourge-Vs-Swooping-Hawk-199575140
Necron Techpriest http://blazbaros.deviantart.com/art/Techprophet-Shanako-201701680
In the Grim Darkness of the far future, there is only monkeys: http://wibblethefish.deviantart.com/art/Good-Monkey-201575542
Finally got caught up on my DeviantArt new art alerts.. over 1000 new images since mid-December has made me realize a few things... the quality of miniature art on there is in a decline, the mini groups I'm a member of have lowered their standards and can't be used inspirationally anymore, 40k + anime/manga style is rampant...
Read the description too: http://the-first-magelord.deviantart.com/art/It-s-BIG-ALRIGHT-134927247
Chaos Sorceror: http://paraxyzm.deviantart.com/art/Wh40k-Sorcerer-in-colour-93669024
Awesome True Scale: http://ningunamuno.deviantart.com/art/Khorne-terminator-painted-194779074
Really nice black armour: http://marchosiaslostaroth.deviantart.com/art/Shadowcaptain-Falcon-Flecha-200649250
Olaf, Berserker, girls think sexy: http://impostor1.deviantart.com/art/Berzerker-199318890
Dark Eldar Avatar: http://beckjann.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Eldar-Avatar-of-Khaine-198996100
Future Roomba: http://restlesshands.deviantart.com/art/Better-Than-A-Roomba-198648291
Deathwatch, more nice black armour: http://faroldjo.deviantart.com/art/deatwahtch-warhammer-5-183497423
More excellent Chaos: http://klausscherwinski.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Visions-Warhammer-Cover-192371070
Awesome lookin Dark Eldar chick http://beckjann.deviantart.com/art/Dark-Eldar-Reaver-201284777
Gaming etiquette http://www.mi40k.com/?p=2815
What got you in to 40k? http://excommunicatetratoris.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-got-you-into-40k.html
Kirby shows us how multiple assaults are supposed to be done: http://kirbysblog-ic.blogspot.com/2011/03/back-to-basics-multiple-assaults-in.html
Advice on starting the hobby: http://shotdownmind.blogspot.com/2011/03/your-first-army-how-to-do-it-right.html