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  1. Dreadball Goals

    I have been working on a pair of goals for my Dreadball Extreme game. I have them pretty close to done, but I am debating on adding color to the hoses hanging off the back of the goal. There is a part of me that wants to just leave them the way they are. On the other hand, I feel that adding some color to the hoses will help with the overall look. The other question that I have is if I do add color, what color should I add? Please share your thoughts as I could use a second opinion on these. Thanks.
  2. Dreadball Kalyashi

    In February, I started work on painting up my next Dreadball Team. This time it was the Kalyashi team from Dreadball Extreme and the Warden. They turned out pretty well. These models were rough. Most were missing ears one was missing an eye. (Hence the one having an eye patch.) A lot of the armor details did not carry over from one side of the model to the other. This was especially true on the legs. You would start painting a piece of armor only to find that it disappeared on the other side. Overall it made it really frustrating to work on and I found myself just trying to get a decent tabletop quality. I tried the best that I could to make them look manageable. Not my best work. I will say that with all of my experience with Mantic, these models are a rare bad batch and not indicative of the quality that I normally see from them. Group Shot Injured Player Injured Player Jack Jack Striker Striker Warden
  3. Maledrakh's Ronnie the Bard

    A kickstarter exclusive from the Kings of War 2 KS. I painted this mini for the Reaper forums bimonthly resolutionary painting challenge first bonus challenge, which is simply to paint a mini in a jumping/springing pose. This is a rendition of Ronnie Renton the owner/ leader/ director of Mantic Games as Ronaldo the Bard. And something of an in-joke at Mantic it would seem. I need to complain a bit about Mantic's metal alloy. It is too soft. This mini snapped in two different places. One was the feather in the cap, which I had to glue back slightly differently than it originally was; and the other was the right foot, which snapped clean off the first time I tried to dry fit the mini in a slotted base. Which explains why the ankle is a bit lumpy now. Add to this that the miniscule truscale Mantic uses makes most details really small...argh. It does look much better IRL when not massively magnified. And I used Blackadder the First's "Earl of Doncaster" outfit as an inspiration. I did paint the britches in colour and not in black, to give the mini more of a festive air. Ronaldo the Bard Kings of War 2 kickstarter exclusive mini Mantic Games Metal 30mm base
  4. Hi, After being very lazy on the painting front for a while, I decided to knock a batch of models off of my unpainted shelf. These models are part of an expansion from the "Dungeon Saga" board game called the "Warlord of Galahir". The theme of the expansion is mostly Orcs and Goblins with a couple of new heroes: a Salamander (a fiery lizard man) and a Glade walker shaman (a tree-man). The models are cast in "coloured plastics" so the details may not be the sharpest, there was a lot of warping, but it is pretty good for a boardgame, and there is a pair of identical sculpts in each batch. Painting-wise, I went for quick tabletop quality, no blending, stark highlights, and resilient clear coat as I'm expecting these models to see quite a bit of action with the kids. The hardest mini to paint was the Orclings as they are super-tiny and tightly crammed on the base (they are based by default) making reaching out some spots challenging. C&C welcome Heroes and Boss: Trolls: Orcs: Goblins: Orclings and Mawbeasts:
  5. Mantic Dreadball Convicts Team

    One of my goals for the summer is to be able to host a Dreadball League. In preparation for that I thought that it would be fun to put together my convicts team and get them painted. Here is the team all together Balls Guards Injured Players Jacks Strikers Overall I do feel like I am getting better. I am still working on several techniques. I am still trying to get the hang of layering. I now own the LTPK for layering from Reaper and I am sure that I will get better at it. I am really happy with the skin on the guards. I have a few eyes that are a bit wonky. Overall for tabletop quality, I think that they turned out alright. Comments and pointers are always appreciated.
  6. Hi all, To start of the year well, I decided to clear some of my primed but not yet painted minis. Here are 2 variations of Blaine (Mantic's mascot) I got from Dungeon Saga and KoW rewards. The version on foot was not very inspiring... but the mounted one was really fun (what is not to like to have a predator looking guy riding a dino!). For the dino, I tried something a bit different from my usual paint job and started with a 2 tone base coat (green an yellow) that I then covered all around with a camo green wash. I'm quite happy with the result. C&C Welcome. Blaine Mounted: Blaine on foot:
  7. I have recently been invited to a Kings of War Escalation campaign. I looked around my hobby room and much to my dismay found hundreds upon hundreds of unpainted models because I am a bad, bad procrastinator. As a result,I decided to do an Undead army, and have decided to use as many miniatures I already own rather than buying new ones, many of which come from the Bones Kickstarter 1, very very old GW models and some Mantic stuff I have had for years, the idea being that the undead army is a mishmash of former armies of ancient which all fought under the same banner, sworn to never rest until a great evil has been banished from the land. Plan is to work it up to 2500 points in a few months... We will see if I can keep my painting game strong. Here's the startings of Lord Calder's Host... Pictures after the drop. -------- "Before you sign this, you need to understand that swearing fealty to Lord Calder is no small measure. I've seen those eyes before. Dreams of adventure and romance, tasting the first blood on your blade, and helping slay the evils of the world. Maybe you're in it for the coin, dark knows I was. I know the rate of pay is high, and I promise Calder can pay it. Whatever your wildest dreams, you sign with us, you'll get it. But you gotta understand boy, Calder don't give nothing for free... This contract don't end with you toes up towards the sky, the ravens feasting on your soft bits, your family safe in the wealth Lord Calder pays after you take a stray arrow in the face. No lad, this contract is binding. For today, tomorrow, and the hereafter. We all die. Maybe you'll die on the field of battle a month from now when some unknown evil claws its way out of the earths to tear apart every man, dwarf and elf across the realm, dying in a pool of your own entrails to protect whatever sweetness you keep at home. Or maybe maybe you'll die old and wrinkled in your bed, a legend among men, songs sung and glories burned into the histories. We all die. All of us. But son, you gotta understand that someday, he will call again. It don't matter how long you've slept. I swear you boy, You'll wake." ------ Comments and criticism welcome! Promise Reaper minis will be included soon.
  8. Howdy, From the Green Rage module... Bad hombre, Kev!
  9. Howdy, Yet another enemy game piece, Kev!
  10. Howdy, Another enemy, this time from the "Denizens of the Abyss" set... Kev!
  11. Howdy, From the "Return of Valendor" module... The Eater of Realms... The Bane of the Mortal Kingdoms... The Bringer of Woe! Another Villain, Kev!
  12. Howdy, Here is the other Master of Darkness... Your look is appreciated, Kev! P.S. As the thread title indicates, this piece is from the Dungeon Saga game by Mantic. Part of the Warlord of Galahlir Modulle, I think.
  13. Howdy, Here is another Mantic Dungeon Saga Game piece... Thanks for perusing, Kev!
  14. Howdy, Here is my take on this Dungeon Saga villain... Thanks for ogling, Kev! P.S. These were done with Reeves craft acrylics from a sampler and Liqutex Basics! the metalics are Reaper tarnished steel 9206, ancient bronze 9049, and dry brushed with dirty bone 9271(my fave)
  15. Are there any miniatures that could blend in in a KoW army? Mantic elves are ridiculously thin while still quite tall, which makes everything else seem obese when standing side by side. I would like at least some characters to differentiate my army as Mantic's choice is very limited. I don't mind some kit bashing as long as its relatively simple (head and weapon swaps, resculpting capes). The dark elves and some elves look close, but hard to say without seeing them side by side. https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/bones%20elf/sku-down/77205#detail/IG_4693_1
  16. Hi all, I continued to paint random minis out of my large pile of unpainted, and here are Hordin and Gnasher. This was a bonus mini from the Dungeon Saga KS from Mantic. They were cast in "coloured plastic" (read by that, board-game quality plastic) but the details on them were surprisingly crisp. The only tricky part was that they were "ready to play" and already mounted on their base together, making some spots harder to reach. Anyways, a fun little couple to paint. And they may be used for some other games than Dungeon Saga (you always need a dwarf innkeeper in various settings).
  17. Kickstarter is Live and has reached the initial funding level: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/star-saga-the-sci-fi-dungeon-crawler?ref=nav_search From the Mantic Newsletter: "Star Saga: The Eiras Contract will see players guide a team of space mercenaries on a mission to retrieve stolen data plans from a research facility orbiting a far-off alien world. Players will take on platoons of minions, powerful alien bosses and be forced to make difficult choices as the story takes unexpected twists and turns. The spiritual sequel to Dungeon Saga, Star Saga introduces newly improved and stronger rulesets, 'learn as you go' rules for new players and, more detailed, advanced mechanics for seasoned gamers." If it wasn't for Mantics long history of fulfilment issues/delays/changes I'd be tempted by this. It sounds like the game I've been waiting for. Instead I'll likely just keep an eye on the Kickstarter and consider buying at retail.
  18. Another batch of Undead, this time from Mantic's "Kings of War" line, though intended to hit the mean streets of Frostgrave (heck, they even market them as such in cross-promotions) The horde: The elites (Mummy Warriors, though great Barrow Dweller/Armored Skeleton types) The schlubs:
  19. Dreadball 2

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744629938/dreadball-the-futuristic-sports-game-2 I went in huuuge on the first DB and almost played a game twice. I liked the minis overall, though the casting was a mess (purportedly Mantic plastic has improved quite a bit). Best part in my opinion was getting several teams in metal for some reason, those are nice! Anyway, Mantic is back for more. I'm tentatively in because I have so many teams for this already and the new rulebook condenses all the season books, updates the rules; and the teams book supports all the old teams and MVPs. So if I do ever get around to playing, it would be nice to have.
  20. Lidless Eye Hobbies and the Lizard Guys

    A quickie batch of Mantic "Kings of War" Salamanders, done up as cave-dwelling Troglodyte types. Had an issue with some fuzzy primer with these games...curse you, southern Virginia. Thought I fixed it, but the photos betray it...
  21. Mars attacks Flea rider

    I ordered the Mars attacks game the other day and got it this morning I couldn't resist painting this model I really hope you guys like it I have a few more models to list this week as I paint most days! So here he is Flea Rider!!
  22. Continuing my dump of recent photos related to Kings of War, here's stuff that didn't really go into yesterdays thread (undead multi-bases). Let's start with some undead that aren't multibased. I used the B2 Barrow Wardens as Wights: A bit plain, but they are getting the job done until the new official larger models come out. No good KoW Undead army is complete without a Cursed Pharoah with Wings of Honeymaze, so here's mine: As for non-Undead, I occasionally paint some orcs as my usual opponents don't paint, and I like to have forces with paint on them opposing me sometimes: Dead elf laying near the leader: I'm now working in Ratkin jobs occasionally, too. I intend to run them as a second army. The Skaven were my first love in WHFBv4. Vermintide: Multibasing regiments of 2 large infantry is weird. So I included some filler for my Brutes: "Death Engine". Pretty happy with this compared to the memory of my original one, which turned out very grey and dusty looking: And, apparently a "must-take" unit for Ratkin players, the Daemonspawn/Verminlord. Again, this turned out a lot better than the slightly orange one I remember having painted 20 some odd years ago: Thanks for looking!
  23. Over the past 6 months I've been enjoying Kings of War so much that I've started to put together multi-based units for it. I have parts of lots of different armies in various states, but the main one I've concentrated on has been Undead. Though many of my minis are still based singly for versatility, I wanted to drop my all multi-based undead into a single thread. First up was a Mantic Balefire Catapult. I really should rebase to avoid arc of sight arguments, but I like the fact that the crew can sit on the same base as the machine and it has no in game effect one way or the other. Next, I took advantage of KoW's loose rules about number of minis in a base to field a troop of skeleton archers (normally 10 minis) with just 7 minis (helps field bigger armies faster). Looks like two Reaper Bones skellies made it in. I like my Undead to have a somewhat varied look across units, as I imagine that the troops are often pulled from a mixture of armies, so unit cohesion isn't always a concern. Next up is a troop of zombies. A troop of zombies isn't actually a thing in KoW, the smallest unit available is a regiment. The reason I made a troop is for versatility later, as I intend to not only have regiments (20, 5x4) and hordes (40, 10x4), but also Legions (60, 6x10), so I'll need smaller bases to match with my regiment bases to make into legions (two regiment bases and two troops to a Legion). Big Fred in the back is a Bones II mini. I had a hard time getting good pics of my ghouls, probably should've changed out the backdrop. These were one of the first groups that got a lot of airbrush love, using two blue variations for some base-coat directional lighting quickly (Zenithal airbrushing I think is the technique)? It sped things up quite a bit, and I'd try variations on the technique again for sure. A Reaper Bones Ghast makes an appearance, as well as a bat swarm to help fill some space. What Undead rabble would be complete without a metric butt-ton of skeletons? These guys double as skeletons or revenants. I like the base a lot, and though I wish it was more versatile (it counts as a horde of 40), I definitely intend to make more bases this size soon of various units. Older Reaper metals are in there, as well as a big bad from Bones II (the Skeletor-looking guy). Mummies were a more recent addition to my army, I like them and they definitely performed better than I thought, so I might be making another base of these soon. Mostly Bones I guys here, but a few Mantic as well. This next unit was fun, but I wish I had planned the base a bit better, putting at least a second flight stand in, but by the time I did the first the back rank was already filled in, and I didn't want a flight stand in front. Oh well, that just means I have to make another base of these guys! An older Reaper metal anchors the Wraith team in the rear. Thanks for looking!
  24. Maledrakh's Dungeon Saga Heroes

    I really have far too many miniatures. At least 20, and with a further 20 inbound from the 20 kickstarters I have backed the last few years. So for 2016 I will try to crank out those minis at an elevated pace, and chalk up an even 366 -one for each day - finished by the end of the year. Of course, this means that to avoid spamming the excellent Reaper forums with samey, production-line dross nobody really wants to see, I will not be posting each and every one done here even though the rpchallenge says I should. Instead I will post Reaper minis and maybe some other that I find interesting enough. The rest will get pictures linked to the rpchallenge monthly post for anybody who might be interested. -- One of the far too many kickstarters I have been suckered into spending far too much money on, is Dungeon Saga by Mantic Games. A fresh take on the classic HeroQuest game with a small dash of Dungeons and Dragons. Simplistic rules with straight forward gameplay, easy enough to game with the kids. Hopefully not too boring to play with other grownups. As I usually don't enjoy painting heroes all that much, I decided to just start with them before any fatigue sets in. That way I might actually finish the set without too much ado. Here are the first basic heroes, your typical archetypes as prescribed by HeroQuest: Dwarf, Wizard, Elf, Barbarian. Orlaf the Human Barbarian Madriga the Elf Ranger Rordin the Dwarf Fighter Danor the Human Wizard The Dungeon Saga minis are made in a newish PVC material similar to the rigid Bones PVC, only even harder and not rubbery at all. The two exceptions are the Dragon that is more rubbery and slightly bendy (when using force), and the KS exclusive not-Drizzt that is made in "premium resin". I am glad to see that big strides are being made in miniature materials and production technology. However, I see online that many have taken issue with the material these minis are made in. Frankly, I do not see the problem. This material is perfectly fine for this kind of mini. Yes, there are bent minis in the box, but this also goes for almost every other miniature out there that is not polystyrene HIPS. The details are fine (better than in similarily sized Bones), but not quite as sharp as a resin mini. But then what can you expect at that price point? Straightening or repositioning the bent bits is a simple matter of dipping in hot water to make it soft and pliable, straightening and then dipping in cold water, just like Bones, and restic. The material is rigid and primes up and takes paint well and when painted the minis look excellent. The plastic is quite hard and damage resistant. The moldlines are present, but not even close to as much work to remove as with Restic or Bones. All in all, I like it. Heroes from the Dungeon Saga game set Mantic Games Rigid PVC 25mm bases.
  25. Hi, After a bit of a painting break, I resumed my effort in getting my Forces of Natures army for Kings of War painted. I present here the Naiads Heartpiercers. This is a small unit of armour-clad, harpoon-gun-toting, water creatures. The paint job is a typical table-top army quality, but I did spend a bit more time on making the base more interesting to fit with the rest of my Forces of Nature Army. Also, I found that the name "Heartpiercer" fits pretty well with the whole Valentines things going on today. So it is a good day to post those: C&C always appreciated
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