Friday, August 15, 2014

NOVA Open Charity Auction

NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Auction ... help others and potentially yourself!

The NOVA Open is quickly coming up and if you are going, you will get to check out some incredible game play and have a chance to see these really incredible armies created for the NOVA Open charity. Even if you are not going though, you can help out by buying some tickets with a chance to win one (or all) of these really incredible armies. Below we will talk a bit about each of the armies and provide some links to some of the incredible painter's blogs. Hopefully you will join in the fun and support these great causes. You can learn much more and buy your raffle tickets at the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Auction website. If you do find yourself in Arlington at the open, you can participate in the Silent Auction which will be raising funds for the Wounded Warrior Project and The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each subheading below includes a link to the raffle page for each of the armies.

Man Eaters of the Great Maw Army

StonehornFor the first time, Stiff Neck Studio has created an amazing Fantasy Army for the auction. You could take these amazing Ogre brutes to any table top to dominate your opponents. 

LeadbelchersYou'll find contained an Ogre Tyrant, 6 Ogre Bullz, 5 Ogre Iron Gutz, 4 Lead Belchers, 1 Stone-horn and 1 Scrap Launcher. You can see a complete set of photos here, but below are a couple of the images just so you can get an idea of the amazing quality of the group. And don't worry about transport, because you will take this army around in style with a custom KR Multicase system

The proceeds from the auction are going to support The Fisher House Foundation

40K Deathwatch Army

PA DW Orig 1DSCN1455A consortium of painters from Penny Arcade contributed to the development and provision of the 40K Deathwatch army. The good folks at Penny Arcade speak more about the army in the PA Deathwatch detachment collaboration project thread of their forums which you can join or follow. There are 40 pages of posts in various other threads there as well, so happy reading. You can also follow them on Twitter, check the Penny Arcade homepage for the different accounts. I've added everyone so I can learn more.
PA DW Orig 3This army counts as a Grey Knights army and can be played at 1850 or 2000 points. There are 30 models in this army, painted by 38 different painters. You will find contained an Inquisitor, Assassin, Dreadnought, 10 Paladins, 7 Terminators, and 10 Interceptors. Here are just a few pictures, but you can see close-up shots of each individual model here. This group will also come with a custom KR Multicase system.

The proceeds from the auction are going to support Child's Play Charity.

Battle of Macragge: Blood & Honor

Marneus & His GuardStiening 2 of 5 WebWhat do you do when you have a consortium of professional and highly awarded painters? You have them build an Ultramarines army of course. This 1850 point army is a monster, consisting of Marneus Calgar with Honor Guard, Chief Librarian Tigurius, Chaplan Cassius, 5 Tyrannic War Veterans, 1 Drop Pod, 30 Tactical Marines, 5 Snipers Scouts with Camo Cloaks, 5 Scouts with Bolt Pistols/CCW, 3 Storm Talons with Skyhammer Missles, 3 Thuderfire Cannons, 1 Knight Titan, and 3 Centurian Devastators with hurricane Bolters and Heavy Graviton Cannons... I mean that is a boatload of fire power and adaptability. 

There are so many amazing painters to discuss, but so little blog space. Marneus Calgar will be prepared by Justin "mrjustin" McCoy, owner and operator of Secret Weapon Miniatures and much renowned painter/instructor. The three stormtalons were put together by Chris "Jawaballs" Dubuque, but due to an unfortunate set of events they are MIA (presumably stolen). He has replaced them with a prize winning Ultramarines Banner though, read more here.

John Steining is putting together the Imperial Knights (and Redemption pieces) and you can following his progress on the 40K Hobby Blog. Neil Szabo is providing paint for Sergeant Telion and all 10 space marine scouts. Want to see how he does it? Check out his Almost Perftec blog of course. Dave Taylor created some really amazing Ultramarine Centurions, but more he worked with John Steining to include a beautiful Land Raider, because you have to cruise in style. You can see more images of all of these at the DaveTaylorMiniatures blog. Rounding out this already incredible team of painters is Dan Withers of Valhalla Games. The devastator squad and Chaplain Cassius are something to behold, but when you put all of this amazing stuff together in one army you will truly be wowed. Of course to protect it all as you dominate table upon table, will be a custom KR Multicase system.
Taylor Centurion Squad

The proceeds from the auction are going to support Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

Battle of Macragge: Scythes of Behemoth

CarnifexNow no great battle can be fought if there is only one side to play and that is why you can also enter a raffle for this Tyranids of Hive Fleet Behemoth army. This army is also an 1850 point army with plenty of extras for flexibility and adaptability. Now this is a real monster army...consisting of a Flying Hive Tyrant with 2 twin-linked devourers, 5 Tyranid Warriors (magnetized), 1 Tyranid Prime with Norn Crown (magnetized), 60 Termagants, 2 Mawlocs, 1 Carnifex (magnetized), 20 gargoyles, 2 Lictors, 1 Deathleaper, 1 Venomthrope, 3 Tyrant Guards (magnetized), 2 hive Crones, and 8 Genestealers! 

GenestealersWorking on this army is another group of amazing painters. Brian Ballard is acting as a real mercenary by supporting both sides. For the Tyranids, he is painting up the Trygon/Mawloc, Carnefex, and Genestealers. Gabe Dobkin is working on the Lictors and the Deathleaper. Sean Fulton will be providing, surely, a beautifully painted Venomthrope and you can see his progress on this Jeabberwocky Miniatures FaceBook page. Jeff "rogueshader" Jenkins is working on a bunch, including the Hive Tyrant, Tyranid Warriors, and a Trygon/Mawloc. You can see his work on the rogueshader FB and eventually on his website. Adam Pratt will also be pushing this group along and you can see more from him on hos Color Theory Paint blog and his Instragram account (@colortheorypaint). And closing out the team and painting the Hive Tyrant, Harpy/Crones, and Hive Tyrant Guard is William Thornton. You can see much of his work on his Exiled Miniatures FB page. As with all of the other armies, this will also be nestled into a custom KR Multicase system.
Webb Crop 4
The proceeds from the auction are going to support Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

Extra credit for Ironheart Artisans...

because that's not all, Alex Landing of the great Ironheart Artisans will be providing templates and tokens for the 40K armies. How much more could you want? Get in on the auction action now.

So that is a ton and I'll follow-up with coverage of the

Flames of War WWII Panzer Lehr Western Front Army

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