Friday, May 30, 2014

Ok. Days of Future Past was viewed. Plus post of the beast!

Why does Hunger Games want to kill Game of Thrones? 

For my 666th post I give you......................Days of Future Past!

If you don’t know me or follow my ramblings, then know I am a loooooong time X-men comic fanboy. I have enjoyed and suffered through all the films to date. I now have watched Days of Future Past and have let it sink in a bit.

A quick look back first……
X-Men was a good beginning for the franchise
X-Men 2 was a great second film.
X-Men 3 was a pile of garbage! It was all but the death of the franchise.
X-men Origin: Wolverine was a train wreck of a Wolverine story.
X-Men: First Class was two short films mashed together. The first being a fantastic Magneto/Xavier origin buddy background tale. The second, an abysmal attempt at an X-Men team building, mutant pride, wyrd love triangle between Magneto/Mystique/Xavier and an attempt at mashing in all sorts of other X-Men stuff in the 60’s.
The Wolverine tried to steer the old Canuckle-head straight again, only to set it in Japan and I’m no fan of those Wolverine tales (well it was better than Madripoor I guess). Still it was a pretty meh! film and only descent when compared to the few preceding movies.

This being said, I walked into Day of Future Past with very low expectations. Why go then? Well moral imperative for one. I’m a fan of the merry band of mutants and I’ll follow them. Second, I have suffered through countless bad comic story arcs. What is another bad film in comparison? I mean they haven’t bothered with the drek that is the Phalanx, Onslaught, the Shi-ar or anything in X-Men space, Nimrod, the Goblin Queen, the Acolytes, anything with Stryfe/Cable or…ick…the Savage Land. The films aren’t at the level of bad yet. Plus there are sentinels and I had to see this classic villain on screen. This is also supposed to shore up the continuity problems with the mutant films. Finally, it is the return of Bryan Singer who gave us the first two films and he did fine with them. I could only hope it wouldn’t be as bad as his take on Superman.

Deep breath……………………

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Davy Crockett of trollkin

The Trollblood Skinner was an easy paint project. He is decked out in leather and hide. That made it a simple browns for his color scheme. He had to have a raccoon skin cap, because that is awesome!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Star Wars: Scoundrels review

 Well I once again drifted from the 40K universe in terms of novels. The last trip was great (Ready Player One) and hopefully this time would be too. I returned to an old friend and favorite, the Star Wars universe (well at least before Episodes I-III). I grabbed Scoundrels by Timothy Zhan. Hey that guy! The dude who wrote the books post Return o’ Jedi. Yeah I remember those and liked them. This should be good then. It has Han, Chewie and Lando pulling a heist. Hell, this is like Oceans Eleven, but with Star Wars. Awesome sauce!

Well, not really.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

"We ....I am the Champion."

The Trollkin Champion was really fiddly to get put together. The shoulders and arms did not match well and a bit of pinning and putty was needed to get them into place.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Godzilla review!

Well the giant radioactive monster movie has been seen and for my money, it did not disappoint! If this is where the Godzilla franchise is going in the U.S. then I will happily support it.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Oh no! They say he's got to go!

Godzilla Meets Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
Greatest fight to never happen!

Since this is Godzilla Week 2014, I thought I'd hit my favorite giant radioactive monster films.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

It's Godzilla week!

The weekend  can't get here fast enough! Captain America was good fun, but this is the first movie I am really wanting to see this summer. Don't drop the ball again with this franchise Hollywood!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

7th Edition 40K...........

My thoughts on the news that 7th edition of 40K is on the way like next week.

If I hadn't walked away from G.W. before now, this would do it. The quickest edition change in my gaming history. Still miss those halcyon days of 4th.........

Monday, May 12, 2014

They get the Old Canuckle-head finally?!


They finally are going to get the old Canuckle-head. It appears Wolverine will finally be dying/killed in the comics.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hordes game 6, in honor of Privateer Play week

Night begins to fall on the ruins of a town. Its’ name has been forgotten as has the location on any map of eastern Immoren. However, tonight the population of this ghost town has increased by more than a dozen.

The trollkin scout had found Madrak’s force a place to bed down for the evening. Tomorrow they would push further west, but tonight they would rest in the remains of a few human buildings.

As he was out grabbing small game to feed the larger troll beasts, he spotted them. It was a small force of druid warbeasts with only a single human among them. They had not noticed the town was occupied. He knew it would be the perfect time to launch a surprise attack. He quickly turned and sprinted off to inform Madrak the situation.

The lead Argus stopped and both heads sniffed the air. Then his ears went flat as he let out a low growl.

“I know I don’t like the smell of this place either, but we need to search it before night fall.” said Kaya as she patted the beast on the side. A quick whistle and her war wolves ran off into the ruins.
“If there is anything or anyone here we’ll know soon enough.”


Madrak Ironhide
Dire troll- Mauler
Rune Bearer

Kaya Wildborn
Feral Warpwolf
Gnarl Horn Satyr
War Wolf
War Wolf

A match at 21 points per side. We go with the easiest scenario, 1st warlock down loses. The trolls get the deployment and first turn.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

He comes for you!

Finally, this guy is ready for gaming! I have had this Slayer model for a long time. I just always put off doing anything with him.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Amazing Spidey 2

Well the second d of Marvel’s summer o’ movies is here: Amazing Spiderman 2.

After originally passing on the first of this reboot, I have since caught it on the movie channels. It wasn’t awful and has some descent comic book stuff there. The second installment is much the same.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Star Wars Day!

Happy May the 4th!

Hitting some work in and outside, then original trilogy and then some X-wing tabletop!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

"Good night goat!"

"You better KNOT mention that again!"
All I hear is "The Goat" bit from Adam Sandler's What the hell Happened to Me? album.

I have finished my Gnarlhorn Satyr.