Monday, December 30, 2019

Ants and Death Troopers

For my final post of the year I've got a small assortment of figs completed. First up is a group of giant ants. These figs, with the exception of the two large ones, are all metal. Those two are resin. These figs were from the Crooked Dice Games 7TV Apocalypse Kickstarter that got sent out earlier this year.

Also completed is a squad of Imperial Death Troopers from Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Legion line.

These figs were relatively quick and easy to paint up. The trick was not to actually paint them complete black as the details would be harder to see. They turned out alright I guess.

And finally I have this lone female civilian from Sash and Saber's French and Indian War line.

Due to some of the bonus challenges in the Paint Challenge, I will probably be posting up a lone figure a couple times before the end of the challenge.

Have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Walking Firewood aka Dryads

The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge has started so my frequency of posting will increase significantly over the next three months. I've led off with these figures: GW Sylvaneth Dryads. These figs are all plastic and were dead simple and quick to paint up. I'll end up using them probably for Warlords of Erewhon.

Painting these up was simply a matter of priming them brown and a couple drybrush coats and voila!

The figures I had started prior to the challenge are still on my paint table and will be slowly coming off as I find time to do them as they can't be submitted to the paint challenge. I am planning on having one more post before the end of the year.

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.

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.