Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Some More Counterblast figs

Finished some more figures for Counterblast. All figures are 28mm resin (with one exception) and are from Bombshell Miniatures' Counterblast line. First up is a trio of Illyrians.

From left to right: GDF (Galactic Defense Force) Sentry, GDF Ranger, Lancer (think traders/privateers and assorted ne'er-do-wells) Plugger. They're kind of a goofy alien with their mouth down at the bottom of a giant eyestalk.

Next up from left to right are a Lancer Neiran exile, a Lancer Brute and an unaffiliated character named Skip Westmoreland. I've done him up in GDF colours as he can work with the GDF faction. The Neiran exile is the only figure of the lot that is metal.

On my paint table right now is the two Star Wars Legion Imperial and Rebel specialist packs along with a pair of French tanks.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Fantasy figs

Been a while since I've posted. Haven't died, so that's good. Recently managed to finish off some figs. All these figs are 28mm metal figs. This first group is a Games Workshop Chaos Ogre Command set.

Next up is a female monk from Otherworld Miniatures.

Next up is Peruhain, an elf monk from Reaper Miniatures.

And finally is another Reaper Miniatures figure called Hiroku of Okura.

And here's all three together.
Next up on my paint table is a half dozen Counterblast figures.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Giant Bugs and French Regulars

Finally! I finished the figs I've had on the table for the past three months. First up is a group of three creepy crawlies (bugs). These three 28mm metal figs are from Otherworld Miniatures. Unfortunately I forgot to pose a 28mm infantry fig beside them so you can't see how big they are. They are sufficiently big.

Next up is this group of French & Indian War French Regulars. These 28mm metal figs are from Warlord Games. 

I don't have anything on the paint table right now as I'm doing a bunch of assembly and priming. Figured I might as well do up a pile of figs and clear out some boxes.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Homemade Roads

So it's been a while since I've posted anything. I'm still very, very slowly grinding away at the figs I had started back at the end of April. In the mean time I have been working on some 1:1 scale terrain. But recently I decided to make up some 28mm roads as I didn't have any and I didn't feel like shelling out a bunch of money for roads. So here's what I did:
I had some large pieces of cork that I inherited from somewhere, so I decided to use them as the base. I think it's about 5mm thick. I cut it into 4" wide strips with a handful of odd shapes like an intersection and a curve.
Next I purchased some brown acrylic latex caulk from Home Depot for about $3 a tube. I ended up using about three tubes for the whole project. I then spread the caulk completely over the cork pieces. I then used a 5/16" wood dowel (to simulate tire tracks) and dragged it back and forth over each piece about a dozen times. I also sprinkled some fine sand onto each piece.
Once the roads had dried, I used the dark brown spray to cover the light coloured exposed cork sides and ends. I also gave the road surface a good dusting.
Next came some quick drybrushing with the craft paints above. and voila! They're nice and flexible and look pretty good.

All told, I have about 22' of roads.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Daemons on the cheap

So I'm selling off my Warhammer Daemon army as I don't intend on ever using it again. So I had the figures out and on a pair of trays up on top of a cabinet. This morning I woke up to a crash. I knew exactly what happened, how it happened and who did it before I even looked.
This is one half of the army. Smashed to fuck. They didn't fair to well from the 6 foot drop to the hard floor. The figures that were one piece metal made it out okay, but everything else broke. Even some of the plastic figures exploded.

And here is the culprit:
So I've cleaned it up, matched all the figures to their parts, packaged all them up individually and will be selling the lot in the Mayday auction for peanuts. Only a handful of plastic Daemonettes made it into the garbage can. Blech.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Gnolls & Spiders

Quick update this week. I finished another group of Gnolls. These figs are all plastic and are from the North Star plastic Gnolls box.
And I also quickly knocked off a pair of giant spiders. These metal figs are from Otherworld Miniatures.
On my paint table right now is a box of French Regulars for the French & Indian War and I need to finish up my buildings for my Mayday game.

Friday, April 12, 2019

A Giant

Recently I finished this 28mm giant figure. This is a plastic figure and is from Mantic Games. French infantryman for scale.

Nice figure. I could've did a better job at covering seams and I could've heated the fur piece to bend it over the body more. Live and learn!

On my paint table now is another group of gnolls.