Tuesday, September 6, 2016

NOVA Open 2016- Age of Sigmar- Massive Ship Battles

Hello All,

In this installment we will be talking about the Age of Sigmar fleet battles held at the NOVA Open 2016. As you have seen in previous posts we built 16 ships for this years event. I am very proud of all the work all the volunteers did for this year's event, but the ships hold a special place in my heart.

This year I was able to get pictures from two of the battles. The first was a small 1K game held on Friday night. 

Dwarf Ironclad

It just got real
The big battle

The big battle from Saturday. All 16 ships saw action in this one. It was really awesome to see the table FULL of ships. It looked like everyone was having a great time and I wish I could have found time to jump in and get some games in.


These boats were a huge amount of work, but well worth it. I am so glad we were able to help make this happen. I look forward to what happens in 2017!

Till next time...


Monday, September 5, 2016

The NOVA Open 2016- 30K Horus Hersey

Hello All,

The NOVA Open 2016 is over. What a show. There were lots of really great events. Today I am going to focus on or new 30K (Horus Hersey) events.  

First off lets take a look at these amazing tables.


30K Apocalypse

120,000 points of APOC resin and plastic. Enough plastic and resin to put several kids through collage. What a battle!

The Models.

Wow- 4 Warlord titans! There were also many Reaver  and Warhound titans. There were also more than 20 Knight titans and super heavy tanks! Here are some shots of the titans on display.

I also got a shot of these cool fighters 

launch all vipers!
Amazing work and I hope they come back next year!



Saturday, August 27, 2016

NOVA Terrain Volunteers

NOVA Open Terrain Volunteers:

As you all know, the NOVA Open is a small organization. Much of the money that we earn from admission fees goes into venue and storage costs. We certainly can’t afford to pay wages to the dozens upon dozens of people that contribute to a successful event every year. So, understand that I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I consider the volunteers to be the lifeblood of the NOVA Open. Your dedication and resolve are what carry us through to the main event.

I first heard about the NOVA back in 2010. I went to the event and took some pictures. The next year, my wife and I spend a lovely (a.k.a. humid as Hell) June evening hanging out in the Brandt’s garage, gluing sand onto some hills. Thus I became involved in terrain building for the NOVA. In the last five years, it’s been a joy and an honor to meet all the enthusiastic gamers that the NOVA attracts. Because of the terrain builds, the NOVA isn’t just a once a year event for me. It goes on all year long. And it’s you, the other volunteers, who make the long hours, forfeited Saturdays, and extensive homework projects all worth it.

Now that terrain building has closed on NOVA Open 2016, I wanted to just take a minute to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered this year. Your help was invaluable and greatly appreciated. We couldn’t put on this event without you. But I also enjoyed your company. I hope to see you all next year for more terrain day fun.

NOVA Open Minister of Terrain
Director for Creative Projects and Deliverables
Leader of Bob’s Builders

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ships 8/17/16

Hello All,

Here is the latest on the ships we are doing for the NOVA Open 2016. In total there will be 16 ships for the massive sea battle being put on.

The Chaos Fleet





Chaos Undivided

Chaos Undivided

The Order/Death/Destruction Fleet

The Black Razor

The Lion of Doncaster 

The Vinger

The Hood

The Lord Alfred

The Orca

A little weathering on the Orca
The Ironclads

The Paddle Boat (Still under construction- Primed black in the group shot above)

The original idea for the paddle boat came from this picture.

In other News...

I finished priming the Panzer 4 tanks for this years Airbrush competition.

The first batch

Now that's a lot of tanks!

Well that's it for now. Till next time