Sunday, December 16, 2018

French, Buildings & T'Zolkin

Been far too long since I've posted anything up. I haven't died, just been doing some non-painting things. A fair bit of my time has been getting figures assembled and primed for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge starting in five days. I have got a few things painted as shown below. First up is a box of Warlord Games French Compagnie de la Marine for the French & Indian War. These figures are all metal.

Nice figs overall. The only fig I don't like is the guy lying down. I get why it's a realistic pose but it's an annoying pose, especially since he's the only guy lying down!

Next up is a group of eleven MDF European buildings from Sarissa Precision. I've had these assembled for a long time and I finally got around to painting them.

My favourite building of the lot is the Chateau:

I used my airbrush to do the main painting and it worked out great. I was concerned how the fire damaged buildings would turn out, but they turned out pretty good. I still have one building left over and if I remember I'll post it up once it's complete.

And finally I decided to paint up the cogs for my copy of T'Zolkin. I ordered some plastic centre of cog pieces from Shapeways to replace the stickers that came with the game. Turned out pretty good.
Over the next three months I'll probably have quite a few posts as the paint challenge progresses.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Catch up!

Been quite a while since I've posted anything up. This will be a short quick post. I noticed that after I finished the Genestealers for Space Hulk that I forgot to post up the pics of the Space Marine Terminators. This is them, please excuse the garbage pics.

What I have been working on is assembling and priming figures for the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge which will start in mid-December. I got a little out of control and have carved a massive hole in my 'lead pile'. Probably cut my pile down by up to a third.  I've also been assembling, priming and actually painting some terrain in the mean time. I've got a dozen Sarissa Precision buildings for World War 2 Europe I'm working on. Five of them are done so far and I'll post up pics of the whole lot once I'm done. Later!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Indians, Genestealers & King Charles

So it's been a while since I've posted. I haven't died, just busy doing other things. But I have got a few things finished recently. So a number of months ago I acquired all the French & Indian War box sets from my friend Jonathan. The first box I started on was a box of Indians. These figures are metal and from Warlord Games (ex-Conquest Miniature figs). Please excuse the crap pics, I've pretty much given up trying to take decent pics.

These figs are awesome. Out of the 19 figures in the set only one of them has a duplicate. I just hope my paint job does them some justice. 

I'm running a game of Space Hulk at next week's St. Albert Games day, so I decided to paint up the figures. The paint job isn't super awesome, but it's definitely good enough for a board game.

Pretty sure these are generally 28mm figs. I think I can safely say that I don't want to paint any more Genestealers.

A couple years ago in the Analogue Hobbies yearly painting challenge, Jonathan and I had a challenge to see who painted the most early-World War II figures. The loser had to paint a figure for the winner. I was looking to win the challenge when off the top rope Joanthan came with an elbow and beat me right at the last moment. That was late-winter 2017. So I finally got a figure done for Jonathan. Please the excuse the awful pic as I did it with my phone.

This base is a command base for Jonathan's English Civil War army. It's King Charles and the King's Guard ensign. A pair of nice metal figs from Warlord Games.

Next on my paint table is the other half of Space Hulk - 12 Terminators. After that I'm not sure, I think I'm going to work on some terrain.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Yet More Germans

It's been a while since I've completed and posted anything up. Real life has unfortunately been intruding. Today I finally got the last of the plastic early-war Germans completed. The figs in the first pic are plastics from Warlord Games. Please excuse my crappy pics.
The next set are two communication teams from Black Tree Design. Not sure why I bought two teams.
Next group are also from Black Tree Design and are a pack of German casualties.
Next set is a pair of motorcycles with sidecars also from Black Tree Design. Nice figs except for the drivers who have giant ham fists.

The next figs are from Wargames Foundry.

The Foundry bikes are quite a bit smaller than the BTD ones as can be seen below. Not the greatest display of the difference, but in person they look woefully smaller.

On my paint table right now is a pair of figures for a friend that are completed and are just in the process of being based. After that I've taken on a new project ('cause I don't have enough to paint as it is!), being the French and Indian War. I've acquired a number of boxed sets and the first set to be painted up will be a box of the Indians.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Carthage, Monsters and Points

Recently I finished off an eclectic group of figs and pieces. First up is a set of 28mm plastic Carthaginian Citizen Infantry from Victrix. Nice simple figures.

You may notice that the commander has a decal on his shield and no one else does. Well, cover your eyes children, this post is about to get R-rated. I had a nice set of decals for them. They were a set that was designed specifically for this set of figures. They were from Little Big Man Studios so they should be awesome. 

The problem with this shield design is the decal has to be cut in half to go on each side of the shield boss. Well, once that was done, it was utterly fucking impossible for me to get the plastic cover off the decals without destroying the goddamn decal itself. So the whole fucking lot went in the bin. I can't believe how shit those decals were. So then I tried painting designs onto the shields. That would've turned out better if I got a drunk lobotomized chimp to do it. At this point one of the figs fell onto the floor and I honestly had to stop myself from just crushing it underfoot. I actually contemplated throwing the lot into the garbage.

So instead I just painted them a couple shades of white. Yuck.

The next set of six figures are metal fantasy figures. First up is a set of monsters.
The figure on the left is a two-headed troll from Reaper Miniatures. Nice figure, although I'm not thrilled on my green paint scheme. The other two figures are a pair of Violent Fungi from North Star Military Figures Frostgrave line.
These human figures from left to right are Hans Bullman from Reaper, Hercules also from Reaper and a Barbarian Chief from the North Star Frostgrave line.

Finally as I'm running a War of 1812 game at our "not Mayday" event this Saturday, I needed some deployment points.
I scrounged these from various bits I had laying around. The barrels I think I got from Michaels, the cannon balls are beads from a necklace, the logs are from an old Italeri set (I think) and the bases themselves were part of the sprue from some MDF set. They came together quite nicely but are obviously only for 54mm. Beside a 28mm figure, the barrels would be monstrous.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Germans and Carthaginians

Just finished a group of two sets of figures. First group is two units of Carthaginian cavalry. These 28mm metal figures are from Renegade Miniatures. The base on the left are actual Carthaginians, whereas the one on right are Gauls in the service of Carthage.

Next set of figures are a trio of World War II German Panzer IIs . These figures are from Warlord Games.

Up next is probably some fantasy figures I started before last Christmas, followed by some more Carthaginians.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Germans & Monsters

Recently I've finished an assortment of 28mm figures. They're a motley collection of early-war Germans and monsters for Frostgrave. Starting with the Germans I have a pair of MG34 LMG teams. These figures are metal and are from Black Tree Design.

Next up is a pair of plastic Sd.Kfz 251/1 Hanomags from Warlord Games.

Onto the monsters. These figures are all metal and are from Reaper Miniatures. First up is a hydra.

And finally is this group of three monsters. From left to right: Undead Troll, Cretus the Minotaur and a Giant Scarab Beetle.

Next up will be some more Germans and I'm not sure what else.