Update 3 – 2017 Primaris Ultramarines Recap

by Optimal Optimus on January 7, 2018

Primaris Infantry (Intercessors and Hellblasters) Army Painter Dark Tone on the guns Rhinox Hide for the gun straps Blacked out the lenses with someAbbadon Black then added a Mephiston Red for the eyes I went with blue plasma – Caledor Sky, Baharoth Blue – White Scar via dry brush. Played it safe. All that remains […]


Final Ultramarines Painting Project 2017 – Post 2

by Optimal Optimus on December 28, 2017

Primaris Marines Progress Based and Shaded in Dark Tone and Blue Tone Shoulder Pauldrons and Helms were painted separately- Ulthulan Grey and White Scar All trim was based in Leadbelcher and then Retributor Gold White areas got a recess shade of Dark Tone and Blue tone. Knee Pads painted in Ulthulan Grey Relic Scorpios Pattern […]


Final Ultramarines Painting project 2017 – Post 1

by Optimal Optimus on December 18, 2017

So in a last painting bid for 2017 we are attempting the following. 10 Primaris Intercessors 10 Primaris Hellblasters 2 Scorpios Pattern Whirlwinds 1 Astraeus Battle Tank The paint scheme is a take in Ultramarines Fulminator Chapter. Week 1 – Infantry Assembly Week 2 – Infantry Basing Here we find ourselves using the Next Level […]


Thor Ragnarok is not the end but a new beginning

November 6, 2017

I caught Thor Ragnarok twice this weekend and I must say it was quite good. I basically made as much money as all of its previous movies in the Thor franchise it its opening weekend. Why? Because it marks a new beginning for Thor and the kinds of stories and story telling that Marvel Studios […]

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I got bit by the Warhammer 40k bug… woe is my wallet.

April 7, 2017

Back in Sept my coworkers at Kung Fu Factory brought up table top gaming and inevitably Warhammer 40k got brought up. 2 grand later I may as well share some of my models and their progress with you. I’m running the Imperium of Man, specifically the militant forces of the Inquisition. Above is a Grey […]

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Model Project – Millennium Falcon 2016

February 7, 2016

Hi all my brother in law got a Revell level 1 Basic Snap Tite Millennium Falcon for X-mas this past year and I offered to do the detailing.  Below is my work!                            As you can see I applied a grey primer and then went through several passes at detailing. […]

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Pride Prejuidice and Zombies – Ooo Zombies

February 7, 2016

  I caught Pride Prejudice an Zombies this weekend and I must say it was entertaining. I am always a bit a of  an easy mark for a Zombie flick so there is that caveat.     Overall though the action was decent. Pacing and story telling were a little off. I think this movie […]

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Pacific Rim – Giant ROBOT FIGHT GO!

December 20, 2012
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Awww yeah!!! Giant Robot battling Giant Monsters from some alternate Cthonic dimension!!! I wonder if the robot’s know kung fu? Sold!!! – Opt^2

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Fate Zero

December 10, 2012
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Been Catching up on my Anime and stumbled upon Fate Zero on Hulu. I got to say its not bad. I always liked the idea of the summoner in Final Fantasy and wondered how it could work in a semi serious Anime and this one delivered. I really like the personal interactions between the summoned […]

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Pathfinder vs 4th Ed

December 8, 2012
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Ok so here’s my take on Pathfinder vs 4th Ed. For the record I like 4th Ed, I know I know I am in the minority but I have my reasons. I will list them here… Pathfinder Detailed Rules Balance Feat/Skill Based Very Open Lots of Customization Doesn’t Reinforce Role Playing DnD 4th Ed Less […]

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