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Sunday, December 11, 2011

PLAY ALL NIGHT is BACK to ATTACK AGAIN!

We're back!

PLAY ALL NIGHT is happening on January 7th, which is a SATURDAY! Unless massive out cries are heard, then it will probably move. Let us know if you are showing or if you have issues with times or the date on the forums!

It is at the same location:
21255 East Hwy 20, Bend, Oregon, 97702


We would love to have 20 people show and game! We just need tables and terrain, so please coordinate with Isaiah!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

PLAY ALL NIGHT was a SUCCESS!

We had 5 tables, but I sure we could get 5 more! Also, the party didn't stop till 2am!


First, thank you to everyone that showed: Ben S., Joshua S., Casey D., Erik D., Eric J., Dylan 'DP', Dylan S. and all the other I couldn't remember there names.

Next is our organizers: Isaiah and Ben!
To Isaiah: Thanks for this event. You did Excellent! and the turn out was greater than any event I have even thrown!

To Ben: Thanks for getting the Stonebriar Rec room, that is a great area. And I hope you and Isaiah can use it in the future. Also, thanks to you and Isaiah for the food. Thank you for everything you did.
It was great to hear of that many familiar faces and allot of new ones has show to Isaiah's event. Isaiah did great for his first event and with the help of his friend, Ben, was able to pull of the most successful wargaming event I have seen in Central Oregon. Isaiah had food, drinks, snacks and pizza running the entire night and Ben was making sure there was stuff in the service table to mid-gaming snaking. Tables were up and enough terrain to cover them!

The Event had about 15 people ranging from teens to twenties. Games of Warhammer Fantasy and 40k where on the rage. Later that night everyone was trying to get a some quick games in of Warmachine with the two local experts, Casey and Erik Dean.

The night ended for most around 1:00am in the morning and for some well after 2:ooam. Everyone who played definitely had fun and wanted this event to happen again. And guess what?

It is...

The next PLAY ALL NIGHT is January 7th, 2012 at the Stonebriar Apartments Recreation Center from 4pm to midnight! Let's get playing till the wee hours of dawn.

Note: If you have pictures for the PLAY ALL NIGHT event post them on the forum, facebook, or email them! It would be great to share everyone's experience to get more players into wargaming! Oh, thank you Dylan 'DP' for the only picture of the event given to me so far! We can count on you.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Do you want a trophy?

The trophies will have the Tournament fly on them covered by a plastic sheet. Dylan gets this one because he is special in every way.

Here are all the names for people that won trophies in the 2010 Tournament Series, let me know if you want them. If you don't I am going to give them to D's Hobbies or to Isaiah so he can use them for future tournaments:

Battlewounds:
Casey Dean - Noobz Star
Derek Atkinson - 1st
Ben Schimmoller - 2nd
Marc Mayer - 3rd

RIP Bawl:
Derek Atkinson - 1st
Marc Mayer - 2nd
Ben Schimmoller - 3rd

Cover Me:
Dan Miller and John Murphy - 1st
Marc Mayer and Ben Schimmoller - 2nd
Taylor Syle - 3rd

We'z Ard Boyz Tou:
Dan Miller - 2nd
Matt Rivera - 3rd

Lost Souls:
Ben Schimmoller - 1st
Cooper Nagel - 2nd
Dan Schimmoller - 3rd

Noobz Head 2 Head:
Casey Dean - 1st
Erik Dean - 2nd
Eric Johnson - 3nd

Noobz No Look'n Bak:
Casey Dean - 1st
Jody (???) - 2nd
Shane (???) - 3rd

Noobz Waagh Never Changes:
Casey Dean - 1st
Eric Johnson - 2nd
Erik Dean - 3rd

If you want them contact me on the forums or facebook!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

ULTRA MOO'RINES!: The Sarge is on CoolMiniOrNot!

You need to vote!

Hey guys! I put the Ultra Moo'rine sergeant up on Cool Mini or Not! I hope you can take some time out of your holiday and vote. Also, I'd like to here some ideas for a Warhammer Fantasy Army as Central Oregon Wargaming (COW) club army.

You wanna know what the Sergeant's name is...click here (link fixed!)...also you might as well vote on the model too.

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope to see you at Play All Night! on December 2nd at the Stonebriar Apartments Recreation Center in Bend, OR.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DFM! Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving!

Matt, Casey, Erik and Dylan wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy your turkey and taco pies.

Also, since watching football games are the traditional way to celebrate the aftermath of Thanksgiving diner...I am going to suggest playing a game or two of Blood Bowl as a new tradition! It's like football but with dice and fantasy guys dressed up like gladiators.


This is encase you have never hear of taco pie...eat it now before anti-taco legislation makes them illegal or before the tacos are assassinated...I don't know which.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ultra Moo'rines!: The Sarge is almost Done!

Yes, lava sword is complete!

Finally, the sarge is complete! Okay, this guy needs a little touch up with some greys and whites, maybe yellows and reds but it is done for right now.

I am hoping this Thanksgiving Holiday I have some more free time to paint the other 9 Ultra Moo'rines which I am hoping to get completed next week. I think it will go by faster since I have figured out how to paint the Ultra Moo'rine scheme.

Wish me luck, I'd like to be complete by PLAY ALL NIGHT!

Just a little touch up and basing then clear coat time!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

DFM! FREE EVENT!: PLAY ALL NIGHT!

Come and play! FREE!

Thanks to Isaiah and his friend, Ben, we have a location for PLAY ALL NIGHT! The Stonebriar Apartments Recreation Center, 21255 East Hwy. 20, Bend, OR 97702. This is over by the Pilot Butte Theater and the Taco Bell...yum. In the rec room there is a TV, couches, restroom in the rec area, and kitchen area.

Isaiah has planned out some free play tables for Warhammer Fantasy and 40k. Also there will be demos of Warmachine, Malifaux and FireStorm Armada. Also, Ben will have some painting demos going on and if you get bored playing wargames, you can hope on a PS3 and play Space Marine, based on an army from Warhammer 40...the Ultramarines! Also, you can see the first Squad of Ultra Moo'rines!

Show up anytime after 4pm, most likely people will setting up at 4pm then getting some games in soon after. Bring your models or just show up to see what is going on. If you have a tables or terrain and want to bring them to help out please message on the DFM! Forum...here. Any help is appreciated.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Warhammer!: Get Your Bag of Bones Out Their and Play!

We beckon you to come out and play!

This is a reminder to make it down to D's Hobbies this weekend in Bend, OR. If you are wargaming-inclined and can make a Warhammer Fantasy Army with at no more than 1500 points you should enter into the tournament at 10:00 am with $5 dollars. Games will start at 10:30am, maybe a little later.

It will be a great day of games and you'll meet other cool wargamers in the Central Oregon Area. Alright, Hope everyone has fun.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ultra Moo'rines!: The Sergeant is 75% Complete!

I think 3 more hours and done...except basing...f'ing basing!

Here is the 'First Squad' of the Ultra Moo'rines Sergeant. As you can see, I have added more blue to the lower body and gray low-lights to the recesses of the white areas. The biggest thing is the spots, I think they came out great. I based the black spots with grey first, then worked it up to black, it was about three different colors.

Really trying to figure out how to paint the sword!

I am liking the head of this guys the most...yes, that is what she said...but anyway, I did want him to just be bald like most space marine sergeants so I painted in some shaved hair and some eye brows. I really wanna add some aging and scars to him before I am done. I might even give him a white eye...Oooo!
I drew up a Ultra Moo'rines Symbol then tried to paint it....it sorta worked out!

In the end, it looks like I am not going to be able to bring the Ultra Moo'rines Squad down in November. To much army and regular work for me to finish before the 5th to leave at D's Hobbies with a display board. I aim for December, I should be able to get something done then. Maybe even get some awards dropped off.

Lastly, I hope I can see ya'll at the Warhammer Fantasy Tournament at D's Hobbies on the 5th of November!

Happy Halloween from DFM!

The 2010 DFM! Warhammer Pumpkin wishes you Happy Halloween from the beyond!

Happy Halloween! The contributors and I would like to wish you a happy and safe Halloween. Remember this the only time you can take candy from strangers...so take advantage of it. Also, this the time with may people let there 'extra' sexy out so also remember this GI Joe PSA from Shipwreck:

...because any port in a storms idea doesn't mean you don't wear a rain suit.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Warhammer!: November 5th 1500 point Fantasy Tournament at D's Hobbies

Wanna kill Dwarves? Then play in the Tournament Nov. 5th at D's Hobbies!

Just Wanted to let anyone know that their is a 1500 point tournament on Saturday the 5th this November at D's Hobbies in Bend, OR. I think most of the Fantasy players in Central Oregon (Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Lapine, and Madras) know but I posting this just encase. There is a $5 entry and it will have 4 rounds. Sign in is at 10:00 and were going to try to get started around 10:30.

No painting required and very few proxy models. Tournament organizer will approve all proxy models.

If you need more information post any questions here on the DFM! Forums or comments below.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ultra Moo'rines: The Sergeant is 50% Complete

For planet Ultra'moo!

After wasting a bunch of time trying to paint the whole squad while not exactly knowing how to paint this new color scheme, I just focused on the sergeant.

Grey as the base coat is the key. That has been helping out alot. Next, my yellow paint sucks so I have to undercoat it with white in high spots and red in low areas then paint yellow for the yellow to show and make the recesses orange. Everything else is pretty sooth.

I am still debating on what to use form the 'Ultra Moo'rines' symbol...Like inverted 'Omega' and 'Mu' (lower and uper case) or paint a tiny cow.

Tonight I hope I can paint more non-metallic metallic and the cow spots. Anyway, tell me what you thing so far on the DFM! Forum thread for Mat's Ultra Moo'rines.

I can't wait to show these off at D's in there display case!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ultra Moo'rines: First Coat

For COW!

This is were I am at after a couple of hours of painting. Using these marines I picked up that are already painted blue and inked blue are making it easy as far as I might be done sooner. Only issue is who ever spray painted these guys really didn't know how to operate a rattle can. Not like I should be complaining, I am still working on my model tagging skills.

I really hope I can get alot more done today since I have only a couple of weeks to get this done and over to D's Hobbies. If you wanna see more pictures check out the thread on DFM! Forums.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ultra Moo'rines: Built and starting the Base Coat


They may be black and white and blue all over but they will make you feel the pain of loosing...once there finished.


I just finished building the first 10 man squad of Ultra Moo'rines! I built the squad as a 10 man Grey Hunter Squad with a power weapon and 2 flamers. I envision the Ultra Moo'rines to be Space Wolf-like since at some point I am going to build Thunder-hoove Cavalry!

Here is the first picture of these 10 brave warriors about to dawn black, white and blue!

Oh, some of the Ultra Moo'rines have horns!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Go to DFM!'s NEW Facebook Page!

Yes, one more place you can get harassed by us!

TONIGHT is the new release of the DFM! Facebook page. Everyone that wants to know about DFM! Tournaments and Events needs to 'Friend' this page. In fact, you must 'friend' it! Or DFM! will hunt you down and 'friend' you!

Be one of the first to 'friend' DFM! tonight! Click here to get to our Facebook page!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Selling my First Space Wolves Squads!

Wow. These guys are from 2003. Oh, sweet 3rd Edition and your wonderful Rhino Rush and Sweeping Advance.

I was looking in my Mark 1 Army Carrier, a box, and I saw these guys. These are the first Space Wolves that I have ever painted. Not to bad, but they are not winning any 'Young Blood' awards. Looking back on these guys and remembering all the games, all the drunkhammer, all the fun and asking myself, "Why did I do the snow effect?"

I really wish I didn't do that. Any way, I need to make room for other models and hopefully some new guy to Warhammer 40K will buy them and get them winning games again.

I hope you sell for a good price on ebay my first squad. Check out ebay bids for this item. Also, rate these guys painting at Cool Mini or Not here (link fixed)!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Malifaux: Painting Cassandra and Dresses

Cassandra...white girl with a steam-punk katana.



I decided to paint Cassandra like Cinderella since Colette looks like Snow White. I am figuring to go with blue all around then painting off shaded light blues in different areas. I think the gloves will be blue and the stocking will be white--I liked how the white stocking turned out on Colette. I am not sure about the boots so I'll put down a light blue for right now.  The blonde hair of Cassandra is going to be straw colored more than yellow, I found a really nice example of Cassandra that I am using as a guide.  Here is the link.

I am really trying to keep the colors smooth. I think it is working out so far and demonstrating that I am learning from my mistakes.  One thing I am doing different is mounting the miniature to the base with wood flooring before painting.  I know while painting Colette I rubbed much of the work I did and I am hoping to alleviate that by mounting Cassandra on the base first.


Here is were I am with this project and some pictures from some of my stopping points.  I think she'll turn out nice but I am still looking at 16 hours more.  Hooray!


Started off with some blue.
This picture helped with painting in further depth in the dress, thanks LED Lamp.
Add the brown of the stage basing, off white for flesh, white from stockings, random light blue for boots and yellow for Cassandra's Goldie locks.
I'll let you know, I hate that crevice thing in Cassandra's dress.
Here is the depth, looks way to stripy...I am going to work on fixing that for a while.
I tried to add depth to the front of the dress...this is my first time doing this...not to bad but needs refinement.



Friday, October 7, 2011

DFM!'s New Banner: The Making of...

Sweet banner and completely original to DFM!

I was looking at the banner I posted about hour ago and thought that is would be cool to share some of the photos I took of the models I used to make the NEW DFM! BANNER. So here they are.

If you are curious about how I did the photo editing and stuff. I used Paint...I am still living in the 90s when it comes to this stuff. As far as the pictures, I used the 'mirco' setting then placed the miniatures on a sheet of paper then got my cool LED painting lamp and brought it all close to take pictures. Remember, photos are all about light...more like the crisper they are...generally.

Blurry...next picture.

This one looks like a cat fight is about to erupt...not going to work.

Getting better but way to much shaft action in Colette's face...not the right action I am looking for.

To much focus on the Space Marine...kinda like all our old stories before the Erase-ning!

Getting better...I like it lets do one more do see what happens...

I got it...zooming out helped focus my fantastic Cannon Powershot SD1200 IS, f'n best camera ever made.


After about 2 hours on MicroSoft Paint...Mark III Banner complete...

...then someone talks about "Why is there no fantasy?"...g-uh. Fine, here is an orge.

Old paint files plus Mordhiem Swamp Orge equals I am not playing with the banner for another year.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Make the GWSeattle Bunker Marine a Space Wolf

Just a future Space Wolf!

Alright boys and girls let me inform you that at the GW Seattle Battle bunker there is a 8ft Space Marine being constructed as we speak. Actually, I would say more like being repaired.

Anyway, you must go to GW Seattle Bunker's Facebook Question Page and vote on this Space Marine becoming a "Space Wolf!"

I hear you already with your little high pitched little girl voice, "Why Space Wolves? I like Imperial Fists and Space Sharks better!"

My answer is this...Imperial Fist don't have their own codex and what the hell is a Space Shark, I never read a book about the Space Sharks in the Black Library so they must be lame.

Still not siding with me. Well, here is one more reason...I like Space Wolves and I think it would look cooler as Space Wolf than an Imperial Fist...which by the way isn't as cool as Space Wolves because again...no codex and they have way few Black Library books than Space Wolves.

Okay...last thing. All Tactical Space Marines wish they had a close combat weapon, a bolt pistol and a bolter...unless your army has that already--Blood Angles--or something cooler--Grey Knights...but anyway, you want them all, Space Wolves have them all and yo sucka Nilla Marine variants--cough, Imperial Fist and Space Sharks--wish they had them all.

Win for Space Wolves...if you wanna be a member of COW you defiantly should vote for Space Wolves because the COW Ultra Moo'rines are actually based on Space Wolves--Thundercow Hoov'alry GO! I'm going to build one in a few months after I paint all my Malifaux stuff.

So please vote here!

Thanks,

Mat

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Malifaux: Painting Colette Du Bois

Bonsure!

In 2006, I finished painting my first 5-man squad of Space Wolves, namely Grey Hunters. After that, I shortly left Fort Lewis, WA. Now that I am back in Washington, I feel the painting bug again.

Recently, I have discovered Malifaux. It is a wonderful freighting world of magicians and 'things that go bump in the dark.' The core of Malifaux is based around skirmishes with a max of 20 models per side, maybe more or less depending on what "crew" you decide to play. Due to the low model count to play this interestingly different game--compared to Warhammer 40K--I decided to play a "crew" based around a burlesque troupe utilizing magic tricks, womanly charm, and deceit to drive home the well placed hits to your enemy to achieve victory.

To get back on topic, I started painting Colette Du Bois first because she is the leader of her gang of Showgirls. I figured that my variant of Colette's crew would be based on Princesses of Disney Cartoon films. Colette's styling is based on Snow White and the soon to be complete Cassandra will be painted like Cinderella. The others will be a similar to Tinker Bell, Sleeping Beauty...or some other female Disney characters. I do have Mannequins and Coryphi to paint but I think I am going to paint them in shades much like Luigi, Mario, Wario, and Waluigi.

Most of my painting experience comes from painting Space Marines and Tanks...I will tell you that this model was a B!#Most of my painting experience comes from painting Space Marines and Tanks...I will tell you that this model was a B!%#(.

Since female models generally don't have many of recesses and muscle tone like male miniatures, you have to paint on everything and it you never painted on effects before you are going to travel down the learning curve. I have to say I spent 6 hours on the leggings alone and you'd figure that painting "lady lumps" would be easy...they are not. I essentially painted this whole model backwards from conventional "Marine" painting methods...meaning I painted from light to dark with some highlighting touch-up at the end.

Once completing this model, I feel like a better painter. The suggestions from members on the DFM! Forum that posted in the thread I started for these gals really helped. I'll just give a quick warning about Krylon Satin Clear Coat...it is gummy and you need to spray both sides of the model quickly because if you wait a few seconds to hit the model again from all angles you increase your change of trapping air bubbles on the model. Yeah, I learned this with Colette.

C'est la vie.






Ta-da, finished! Next is Cassandra.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lord of the Rings!: Even Cooler Source Book News!

"One ring to find the rumors and in the darkness bind them."

Well my avid followers, I have dug upon some more news as I searched the pool of Galadriel for the strands of the future...ALL of the Lord of the Rings Source books have been removed with 2 odd exceptions! The only 2 remaining rumors were the "A Shadow in the East" and the "Legions of Middle Earth" book.

It is a fact, this Legions of Mid-earth is better than the French Foreign Legion...just saying.

This is unusual because the "Legions of Middle-Earth" book contains the most widely used rules for Isengard, Rohan, and quit a few in between. This can only mean that GW are coming out with one MEGA-book to include all the rules and profiles for all the Source books they took out. WIN! That is a lot of new and updated rules! That includes Gondor, Haradrim, Mordor, Arnor, Easterlins, Hobbits, Elves, and more! This is a very anticipated release--except for the Matt Ward part--and I certainly can't wait for it.

Ninjas better be in there...I can smell them.

That means more Moria goblins, Sauron, awesome'r Arnor, and better Mumaks...I love my Mumaks!