Friday, September 29, 2017

THLZ Episode 22: What was used, and why it was used.

We Know what episode we are on, really...

Hawk did a little bit of a tournament, and we talk about what ships were most commolly used and why we think they were used. Although a couple of them were no brainers, cough diamond, cough basilisk.

Friday, September 15, 2017

THLZ Episode 21: Dropfleet and some Dropzone, Oh My!

User Created Content Approved By Hawk.

In this latest installment we cover some data/reference sheet's created by Tar Palantir, and oh are the pretty. Some hobby time and lots of up coming events.

Podcast Breakdown
Hobby Time: 2:11
Game Talk: 16:03
War Reports: 26:27
Upcoming Events: 36:15

Wanna set of reference sheets for yourself, you and get them here.

And as promised, a link to the nifty ultrasonic cleaner I picked up. Keep your eye pealed, going to do a walk through of my paint stripping process, using that cleaner. 

And as always a big shout out to our sponsor The Model Exchange, and all of our Patreon supporters. 

Monday, September 11, 2017


Hi People,

The guy's invited me to do a bit of blogging. So thanks for the convidence guys!
Here goes!

For my tournament at the start of October I'm making Moons.
I had 1 sphere in my bits box for ages to make a planet for BFG.
So it's something i had thought about making for some time on and off.
Life being life, that never happend.

So luckly DFC I fell for too! So here is how i did them!

These are sold as a pair for 5,60 euro's. If you are willing to go bulk even cheaper. For now this will do.

Making them is easy if you have a 3year old that loves to cut and carve.
If you aren't blessed with a randomizing human wonder, well randomize what you cut out.

You're options with this are the following:
- Knife
- Candle
- Paintstripping gun
- Wall filler magic mix

I went with the knife and 3year old helping over a blanket(Don't tell the misses)
saves on cleaning up time after.
After the randomizer is done, add a bit of line's to large cratters plus small cratters between the big ones. Don't forget to do the bottom edge!

Than i put got a hotairgun(aka the hairdryer**) and went over the spheres.
This melts the lines and craters a bit more random and lets it look less cut.

I got a piece of sanding paper 120th and sanded the "flat" parts roughly, because next i added my version of magic mix.
Latex paint, Woodglue (PVA), bit of sand, fine/medium gravel and acrylic coloured paint.

That went on as heavy as a Marine on... well...hmm... ask George... This fills some of the craters up again, but will crack when drying overnight. and the gravel will get you some weird looking mountain heaps. Before i left it I sprinkled some glitter on them. My idea of indicating they are rescources, and well that's what my 3y old did on the first set.

Drybrush like crazy several times, i went with white and yellow mixed up a bit and pure white on the blue.
Add a wash of your choice in the deepest parts. I went with Rust Orange from AV.

Then a final drybrush/stampeling and you're done!

It looks a lot better like this on the table than salade bowls, cut outs or anything else I've seen online!

Have fun making them people!


** DO NOT, DO NOT run a hairdryer to long on the hottest setting. Unless you want it to burn through its safety. 7-10second bursts will do just fine!

Friday, September 1, 2017

THLZ Episode 20: We're all a little jealous

He did something really cool so we're going to talk to him about it.

In this episode we talk Spartan games and about how they are gone, and Captain Socks shares his GenCon experience, still hate him though...

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Captain Socks LIVE from GenCon

GenCon happend, and Captian Socks was there and got was able to talk with Dave, and some of the other Hawk people and players that were there. Enjoy!

Friday, August 18, 2017

THLZ Episode 19: Is it just me or do the Shaltri sound like the Xindi...

And last but not least, the Shaltnanigans...

In this weeks episode Duncan derps, Jason has coffee, and Peter gets a shed...  We also talk about the Shaltari Fleet deck, talk about a battle report from David, and Michel's tournament  is back on.

Friday, August 4, 2017

thlz episode 18: the white sphere speaks....

This is why Cyborgs are a bad idea...

This week myself and The Bruce talk about the epic PHR fleet deck, yes it is epic. The Duncan Levi gets mocked for having a battle report and not showing to talk about it. Then we talk about bad news, but it's ok we follow up with some good news. So sit back relax and enjoy this cast.