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.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Fantasy Monsters

Recently finished up some fantasy monsters.The first three figures are all from Otherworld Miniatures. These figs are all metal. First up is the iron, or in this case bronze, golem.

This figure was ridiculously easy to paint: one coat of bronze, wash and done. The following two figures are a basilisk and a cockatrice.

And the final three figures are plastic trolls from Mantic Games.

On my paint table right now is the giant mentioned in my previous post.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Terrain

Finished up the terrain I mentioned in yesterday's post. There's quite a lot! First up are six transport containers from GW. These a great pieces of terrain. I made them so that four of them would be sealed shut while the other two would have only one hatch open.

On the same container sprue as above are a number of barrels and crates. So with six sprues I have quite the assortment, which is awesome. From this I made seven bases of terrain.
These sprues are excellent, so I'm expecting GW to discontinue them.

Next up are some painted barricades from the Star Wars Legion core box from Fantasy Flight.
And finally are these six resin objective markers from Secret Weapon Miniatures.
I'm waiting on some terrain to come in from Sarissa Precision for my Mayday game, so in the meantime I'm going to be working on some fantasy monsters including this bad boy:
Till next time.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Strange Aeons Figures

Just a quick short post. I finished some figs for a friend of mine. These figs are resin and are for Strange Aeons.



I should be finished up some terrain tomorrow so that should be up in a day or two.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Samurai Cavalry

This past weekend as part of the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge, I finished up a trio of Samurai Cavalry bases. These figs are from a Steel Fist Miniatures Kickstarter they ran a few years ago.






These three bases will be the start of the second Samurai army. Hopefully I can move it along faster than the first army.

Also finished recently was this half-orc monk from Reaper Miniatures.

Sitting on my paint table right now is some Strange Aeons figures that I'm doing for a friend and a bunch of terrain pieces that I need to get done for my Mayday game.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

British Regulars and Cultists

Recently I finished a couple batches of figures. First up is a box of British Regulars for the French & Indian War. These are metal figures from Warlord Games.



Nice figs except for the fact that a full 1/3 of them have no guns. Kind of strange.

Next batch is a group of 7 Genestealer Cultists from Games Workshop. I'll end up using these for Space Hulk.



Next bath of figs will be in a week or two.