Monday, August 29, 2016

Tournament Results From August 6th, 2016

The Usual Suspects
Three weeks ago yesterday, on August 6th, 2016, we held our eleventh tournament in sixteen months.  I was posting on the Hawk forum throughout that day, but by the time it was over and we were all faced with packing up four tables and all of our gear, and then the long drive home, I just didn't have it in me to report on Round 3 and the final results.

I intended to post up this here blog post the next day, or early the next week, but Life got in the way, namely the dreaded and exhausting search for a new job.  Then my youngest came home from her summer mission, and she leaves to go back to college on August 31st, and I got more than a little distracted...

I even posted on the Orbital Bombardment blog and the Swedish DzC blog a promise that I would get this done "tomorrow", but that was over a week ago, too...

I guess it's like my mother always used to say:  "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

Ouch.

So, to everyone who has put up with my insane ramblings on the OB blog, the Swedish blog, the Hawk forum and Facebook in the meantime, and were expecting this blog post at least a week and a half ago, my most sincere apologies.  Here is the much promised, under-delivered and very late blog post on my own, personal blog that you (may or may not) have been waiting for...

(Really, I mean it this time.  With pictures and everything.)

Monday, September 7, 2015

Finally! New Pictures of My PHR Secret Project!


Hey, Folks.

Well, I apologize for the very long wait, but it's been rather busy for me these past weeks.  After my last post I left for GenCon, and had an amazing time.  However, prior to leaving for GenCon I worked by tail off getting over 1,500 points of my new PHR paint scheme painted up and ready.  I finished at 10:00 PM on the Sunday evening before leaving for Indianapolis on Wednesday morning, July 29th.  I didn't manage to get any Infantry painted up in the new scheme, but reasoned that I could use what I had from my old blue-and-red scheme for any games I could get in at GenCon.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Finally! Pictures of My Secret PHR Project



I've been working on these guys for quite some time.  After the Helios were finished, Mega Mike suggested that I do something different for the walkers and/or the rest of my army. So with input from a friend at my FLGS, I chose orange as an accent color. The effect is quite striking, although it looks in like these pictures the Orange is a bit washed out and looks more yellow than orange. I took these pictures with my iPad in the FLGS at about 5:00 PM today, which was a bright, sunny day in Mesa, AZ. Two of the walls of the store are all windows, so there's lots of natural light, plus the fluorescent lights overhead.  I'm going to try to take some more pictures after the sun goes down to see if I get a truer color, but I suspect I'll just get a lot of reflections from the overheads. If all else fails, I'll take pictures tomorrow in my backyard, where I get decent natural lighting at dusk, but I wanted to get these posted (as I wait for gloss varnish to dry on the latest batch) so I can try to post on the Hawk Forum and enter these guys in the July Painting Competition.

Monday, April 20, 2015

My UCM Finally Getting Some Love

Hey, Folks.

Not this past weekend, but the weekend before (April 10th & 11th) I managed to get a great deal done on some of my UCM models, specifically 6 Sabres and 9 Rapiers.  I also got the bacecoat, wash and drybrushing worked out on 3 Condors, but ran out of time before I could put the detailed touches on them.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

J.D.’s Secret PHR Project

Hey, Folks.

So, as some of you might know, I love my PHR (Post-Human Republic).  It’s my “first” army for Dropzone Commander, and it’s the one that I got fully painted up for Valhalla last October.  Here are a few pictures of my painted PHR models:


Saturday, April 4, 2015

1,500 Point Dropzone Commander Tournament - April 4, 2015 - Finale

So, Round 3 is over!  And the winner is...

1,500 Point Dropzone Commander Tournament - April 4, 2015 - Post 2

OK, folks, Round 2 is over, and you can read about it on this forum topic on the Hawk Forums:

http://www.hawkforum.co.uk/hawkforum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6319&p=46570#p46570

Here are some pictures from Round 2:

1,500 Point Dropzone Commander Tournament - April 4, 2015 - Post 1

Alright, folks, here are some pictures of our event today.

1,500 Point DzC Tournament - April 4, 2015 - Mesa, AZ - Coverage Part 0

Hey, Folks.

So we've got a 1,500 point Dropzone Commander tournament underway at Empire Games in Mesa, AZ.  Here are some pictures from last night when I set up the tables.  I was expecting 9 players, and that I'd need to play as the Ringer the first round, then a friend was going to be the Ringer for rounds two and three, but one of the guys decided he'd rather be the Ringer, if needed, meaning if there was a last -minute walk-on or drop, he'd play, but everyone else who registered showed up, so we have 8 players.  I set up 5 tables last night, expecting 10 players, but I'm going to keep the 5th table set up and use it to rotate the different pairs in different rounds so hopefully no one has to play on the same table twice.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Painted PHR for Dropzone Commander

Hey, folks.  Just a quick post to really just get some pictures up on the interwebs so I can then post them up on the Hawk Wargames Forum (www.hawkforum.co.uk).