Tuesday, January 29, 2019

French Dragon Portes and Oxen

This week I finished up a group of 20 early-war French Dragon Portes from Crusader Miniatures. As is typical with Crusader figs, they were nice and easy to paint up. I'm still not 100% sold on the green I went with, but they're done now!

And finally I have this group of four oxen from Wizkids. Simple figs, quick and easy to paint up.

Next up will probably be some Germans and some hoplites.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Counterblast Assortment

Finished up some more Counterblast figs. All the figs are from Bombshell Miniatures. First up from the Edofleini faction (Edo for short) is an Edo Undermind.

The next pic (from left to right) is an Underling, a character named Destroys Nulls and a pair of Edokin Eyespies.

Next from the Mekkus faction is a Cyren.

From the Galactic Defense Force (GDF) faction (from left to right) is a GDF Psifer (psychic), a character named Sally Starfield and a GDF Commander.

Also from the GDF is this Heavy Combot.

And finally I've done up some more robots. First up is a pair of HOpR Bots.

And finally is a pair of HLpR Bots and a half dozen MInE Bots. Commander for scale.
Til next time.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

French Goumier, Counterblast & Star Wars figs

Just finished a group of World War II 28mm French Goumier. These metal figs are from Artizan Designs. The figs have some mid-late war kit but I don't see why they can't be used for early-war.

Painting the stripes was not fun. I can't see myself painting any more Goumier. I'll stick to basic French infantry.

And now for the second half of my post. These 28mm figs are from Bombshell Miniatures Counterblast pulp sci-fi line. First up is a trio of Bde Bots and a Bz-R Robot.
The next two groups of figs are from the Mekkus faction. The first pic is of a group of Aggressors. The second pic is of a trio of Braindrones.

The next pic is a group of figs from the Edofleini faction. These are Edo Trappers. The pic doesn't really show the colouring of the figs unfortunately. Couldn't have a post without crappy pics!
Here's the lot together:
And finally I have a pic of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker from Star Wars Legion.

Till next time!

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Star Wars, French and Gnolls

As the Analogue Hobbies Paint Challenge is in full swing, I've completed a few sets of figures. First up is a set of Imperial Scout Troopers for Fantasy Flight's Star Wars Legion. 

I was looking forward to having these figs painted but I was kind of leery about actually painting up the white and black. I found a few videos on Youtube that gave good tutorials on how to paint them quickly and easily. I think they turned out pretty good.

Next up is a group of early World War 2 French infantry. These metal figures are from Black Tree Design. Just when I think I'm done with the French, I end up picking up more. I don't know what it is, but I really like painting French infantry.

On a related note, I recently finished listening to the audiobook of Robert Forczyk's Case Red: The Collapse of France. It covers the period from the late 1920's up to the collapse and surrender of France. I recommend it if this period is of interest to you.

And lastly, I finished a group of Frostgrave Gnolls. These figures are all metal except for the two in the back row with shields and these are from the plastic Gnolls set. All figures are from North Star figures.

Honestly, I really don't like these figures and I think it's because I couldn't come up with a good paint scheme for the Gnoll skin and fur. I've got another 18 plastic ones on my paint table that I'm really not looking forward to doing.

Up next some more French and maybe some sci-fi figs.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Frostgrave Monsters & Year in Review

Happy New Year, Happy Holidays etc. etc. As the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge is in full swing, my rate of posts for the next few months will be picking up. This post is a small number of fantasy monsters that will be used in Frostgrave. First up is a pair of larger monsters.

This is a Wizkids Umber Hulk and a Reaper Bones Carrion Worm. Both figures were dead easy and quick to paint up. The Umber Hulk could be used as a Devourer (at least I think that was my thought process) and the Carrion Worm could be used as a Giant Worm.

Had a strange occurence with the Worm. I primed it white, it sat for almost two months and when I went to paint it, it was still tacky. Never had that problem with Bones, but this thing wasn't like the other Bones figures, it's kind of . . . rubbery. Weird.

These are a Reaper Bones Blood Demon and a pair of Wizkids Myconids. The Blood Demon could be used as a Vaplorhine and the Myconids will go nicely with my 'official' Violent Fungus.

And lastly are two packs of Reaper metal Dungeon Vermin.
The centipedes could be used as Amplipedes. 

As we are now in 2019, I should review what i did this past year compared to what my plans were.
1. 28mm World War II French - complete this army.
I didn't get this completed as I ended up getting a few more things for it. Everything I have left though is scheduled to be completed in the Paint Challenge.
2. 28mm World War II Germans - paint up at least half the figures I currently have.
3. Frostgrave - finish all the figures I currently have.
Didn't get this completed but everything I have left though is scheduled to be completed in the Paint Challenge.
4. 54mm War of 1812 - paint up at least 1 unit.
5. 28mm Samurai - complete one side.
Didn't get this completed although it's almost done. Maybe another couple bases.
6. 28mm Carthaginians - complete this army so I can eventually start on the Romans.
Again, I didn't get this completed although it's almost done. Maybe another couple bases.
7. Sarissa Terrain - paint up at least some of the Sarissa Precision buildings I have.
Completed! I ended up painting most of them.

So for this year my goals will be almost the same:
1. 28mm World War II French - complete this army.
2. 28mm World War II Germans - complete this army.
3. Frostgrave - finish all the figures I currently have.
4. 54mm War of 1812 - complete all the units that I have left.
5. 28mm Samurai - complete the first army and do at least half of the second army.
6. 28mm Carthaginians - complete this army. 
7. Star Wars Legion - complete the core box set (although I have no intention of actually using Legion. I'd like to give the old West End Games miniature rules a go).
8. Terrain - complete all of my unbuilt/unpainted terrain.

Hopefully I can get most of these things done this year. The Paint Challenge will go a long way towards completing these.

Till next time!