Thursday, July 31, 2014

Terain Build July 27 2014

Hello All,

WOW. Is the event only a month away? The fires were lit and the call went out- Finish this terrain for the NOVA!- The People responded in force

This past Sunday saw the largest turnout for a build session since January. 20+ people showed up to help us knock out the rest of the terrain. It has been estimated that over 1500 pieces of terrain were touched on Sunday.

With the exception of a few "Special projects" that finishes out requirements for the year. Way to go everyone!

Here are some highlights. (In no particular order)

Reinforcements arrive

It looks like everyone had a great time.

Speaking of time that's all the time I have right no so till next time...


Monday, July 14, 2014

Terrain Build July 12 2014

Hello all,

Our latest Build event was held this past Saturday. The air was thick with the fumes of paint! Once again I was unable to make it but good folks who were there were kind enough to pass along so great pictures I want to share with you.

It looks like a lot of stuff got attention on but more work is needed. The 27th is the last build of the season and would be a great way to get that last bit of volunteer credit or make a huge impression with the NOVA staff. If you have time I would highly recommend showing up. 


In other news the NOVA open Charitable foundation has launched it's own Blog to help get the word out about all the cool stuff they are doing! If you have seen the recent posts here and at RGH then you know what I am talking about. Go and check them out Here


Sunday, July 6, 2014

The NOVA Open Charitable Foundation (Repost from RGH)

(Read to the bottom for some cool pictures)

Hell All,
I want to talk today about something really cool. A chance to win something. Who doesn't like winning stuff? The NOVA Open Chartable Foundation  have four fantastic armies for their charity raffles this year. All of them painted by some of the best artists in the game!  We are talking people like Dave Taylor, Gabe Dobkin, and John Stiening just to name a few. Seriously this stuff is amazing! A link to all of the charity artists can be found- here
Last year the foundation raised over 11,000 dollars with it's 3 raffles for Fisher House, Doctors without Borders and The Breast cancer research foundation. This year they hope to do even more for the selected organizations. A full list of the Charities can be found here

In  2014 four armies have been selected for raffle. Two of them are linked to one another in something called the Macragge project. As expected this pits The Scythes of Behemoth (Tyranid) vs. the Ultramarines. There is a bad to the bone Ogre army for the Fantasy lovers out there and finally something that is one of a kind- a Deathwatch (Counts as Grey Knights) army that was painted by dozens of artists! These armies will "Blow you away!"
Flying Hive Tyrant w/ 2 Twin-Linked Devourers
5 Tyranid Warriors w/ Magnetized Weapon Options
1 Tyranid Prime w/ Norn Crown, Magnetized Weapon Options
60 Termagants
2 Mawlocs
1 Carnifex w/ Magnetized Weapon Options
20 Gargoyles
2 Lictors
1 Deathleaper
1 Venomthrope
3 Tyrant Guards (expected magnetized options for either tyrant guard or hive guard)
2 Hive Crones
8 Genestealers
Marneus Calgar and Honor Guard
Chief Librarian Tigurius
Chaplain Cassius
5 Tyrannic War Veterans
1 Drop Pod
30 Tactical Marines with a variety of weapon load outs
10 x Scouts:  5 w/ Sniper Rifles and Camo Cloaks, 5 w/ Bolt Pistols and Close Combat Weapons
3 Storm Talons with Skyhammer Missiles
3 Thunderfire Cannons
1 Knight Titan
3 Centurion Devastators with Hurricane Bolters and Heavy Graviton Cannons
1 Ogre Tyrant with Two-Handled Weapon
1 Ogre Battle Standard
5 Ogre Bullz
1 Ogre Bull Standard Bearer
4 Ogre Iron Gutz
4 Lead Belchers
1 Hunter Riding a Stonehorn
1 Iron Blaster
Can be played at 1850 or 2000; at 1850 if one of the terminators gets left behind.
List Can be Found at Penny Arcade forum HERE
James Laird – Xario Darkfang
Brian Dewherst – Vindicare Assassin
Eric Lee – Venerable Brother Lotius
nealneal - Agrippa Lucilius of the Ultramarines
Valhalla130 - Drusus Gaul from the Imperial fists
Dr_keenbean - Värmod of the Space Wolves
ayspring - Griffin of the Iron Hands
“AbesolutZERO” – Rook Siegfried of the Blood Ravens
Eldercat - Cattus The Elder of the Dark Angels
Sharp101 - Argos of the Salamanders
ogotai - Ogotai of the Black Templar
The Paradox pope - Lanzus the Black Shield
Taylor Pahls – Ginarious of the Minotaurs
Custom special - Brutus Tiberius IV of the Ultramarines
Saluksic - Marte Garrido of the Blood Ravens
Chrysis - Chrysistophf of the Exorcists
Ken O - Hieronymus Keeno of the Salamanders
Koreg - Keurig of the Scythes of the Emperor
J - Jaysis of the Angels of Absolution
Altmann - Alius Vir of the Space Wolves
Zach McCarthy – Horatio Caedo of the Raven Guard
Anon the Felon and “Bonzai” – Reus of the Dark Angels
Leper - Sonoros of the Star Phantoms
Denada - Denadus of the White Scars
Halos Nach Tariff – Halos of the Blood Angels
Corporate logo – Corpulos the Iconic of the Flesh Tearers
Mago - Mago Maximus of the Space Sharks
The Paradox pope - Kamir of the Red Scorpions
Nealneal Aldric of the Black Templar
Jody Fabre – Bodvulf of the Space Wolves
WOW right?
Well anyway all you have to do to get a piece of this "history in the making" is buy some tickets! How you ask? Well it could not be easier. Just go to the raffle section of the website and pick the army or armies you want to try for. Tickets are 1.00 each and can be bought in bundles. the more you enter the better chance you have to win! Here I'll help- Just click here

OK so at yesterdays NOVA Open build session John Stiening showed up with his Imperial Knight that is part of the Macragge project- This thing is wicked cool and would be worth the raffle ticket all by itself but guess what... It is just one cog in the wheel of that army!
Check it out:

Some of the scouts for the same army

Didn't I say the pictures were cool!
So in conclusion- If you like cool looking armies and/or  want to help some of the best charities out there today get some tickets. If not then you are probably looking on the wrong blog anyway... :)
Till next time