About Me

Welcome! My name is Matthew or Koopa. I enjoy art to quite an extent, I also enjoy planting and maintaining a tulip garden along with, of course, technology. Quite an odd array if I do say so myself. I have been painting (primarily oil on canvas) and sculpting (plaster and clay mediums) for around 15 years.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010


Well went to Bugman's with Conesy and Paul.  Gorgeous early fall drive up there.

I'm actually not sure how I ended up.  I went 3-0 but there was a dabacle with points.

I ended up winning best sports and placing either 2nd (by 1 point) or tying for 1st.  Either way an amazing feat with the Wood Elves!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Battle Bunker

Here I am at the Battle Bunker in Chicago IL.  This place was awesome, definitely need to go back.

Tournament went well, I went 2-1 with wood elves.  Only loss was to a dual hydra lvl 4 sorceress list.  Between the horrible rolling I had and just not enough shots to deal with the hydras I got ground down.  I just didn't bring a mean enough list to be able to deal with that.  But was still a great time!

Friday, September 24, 2010

BSB Part 2

Got in some more work on the BSB - it is nearing completion now. 
Still waiting on some copper leafs to add some additional things and tie up the basing.

Let me know your thoughts!



Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Well to go with my cherry blossom theme I have started up my BSB.  I need to do NMM on the sword / pike blades and still need to figure out what to do with the banner.  Open to ideas... Also this will be the color scheme I will be redoing my GG in.  Still have clean up / finish some blending but I think its looking decent.  Still needs work, another wash to tone down high lights and touch up etc.

and once again, photo quality from my camera is poor, taking these guys over to a friends house sometime soon to have him photograph them in his booth

Any comments / critism more than welcome, give me some ideas for the banner!



Monday, September 20, 2010

WE List Contemplations

I made a few modifications to my 2k list that I've had pretty decent success with. I have tournaments the next two weekends, they are no comp but as my army will be fully painted it should help with the soft score a bit. Two lists below I am considering, one with a treeman the other without any changes, ideas, thoughts, comments I could really use.

My thoughts:

The big differences are list 1 treeman : adds treesing (this would assist in allow the BSB and/or spellweaver who are hidden in the free wood to safely stay in position), a solid addition to combat to crack hordes that gives the BSB added value to the list overall and strangeroots. The scouts would pick up the role of a 2nd eagle and battle line disturbance and add 5 shots (27 shots + a strangle root in list 1) (34 shots in list 2).

List 2 ditches the scouts in favor of a few more glade guard and beefier dryad units and adds 6 warhawk riders, with vanguard and good charge range they will be charging war machines turn 2 regardless, I see this as a two part benefit - a) I feel the warhawks are sturdy enough to take some shooting and still be charging turn 2, with LoLife supporting them to boot. b) The fire drawn by the warhawk riders will be fire that is not going into either of the treekin units who will be used very aggressively.

Anyhow here is the list:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Test runs with air brush

Getting familiar with how the brush works, so just messed a round a bit. Tomorrow night I will get into some more formal "training" exercises.

So far lessons learned: