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  1. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. This is actually a bonus figure, as I already have done a Warhammer mini this month! I must say I really don't mind if the rumours about WFB moving to round bases is true... Warhammer Fantasy Battles Old School Wraith 'cause I just love those classic Warhammer sculpts. And wonder how on earth this one did not fall over all the time on the microscopic square 20mm base it was packaged with. Much nicer, and stable, 30mm base, white metal.
  2. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Shadows of Brimstone: The Brimstone Strangler! Not a Blue Horror at all. No, sirree! The Strangler is one of the weaker Void monsters from The Shadows of Brimstone: City of Ancients board game. I quite like these chaps. They are both chewy and strangular! And eminently usable in a variety of roles in a variety of games. And there are six of them in the set. The details are a bit soft, but perfectly serviceable. 25mm base, hard styrene / HIPS plastic.
  3. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for All Quiet on the Martian Front: Flee the Red Weed! For those who do not know, All Quiet on the Martian Front is a relatively new game made by Alien Dungeon, written by Rick Priestly, Alessio Cavatore and Ernie Baker. It was kickstarted about two years ago, and have delivered two massive waves of product, with a third still in yet to come. The setting is ca. 1910. The second Martian Invasion (the events of the first was described in the novel The War of the Worlds by HG Wells) has taken place, and half of the USA has fallen to the implacable Martians and their damnable tripods. The game is 15mm (more like 18mm) scale and features American steam-driven early tanks, motorcycles with tow-hooks, dougthy doughboys, and Land Iron Clad Battleships in desperate battle with the Martian Tripods for dominion of the Earth. Plus the British Expeditionary Force lending a hand with their more advanced weaponry, retro-engineered from martian tech left behind when the germs killed off the first invasion in Britain some years earlier. This is my first base of Human Prey, which are Fleeing Civilians ca 1910. Apparently the dominant female fashion of the well-to-do in the US of that era was rather austere and muted colours. Nothing to gaudy. In game the Human Prey don’t really have any specific functions they are not part of any army. They are however great as objectives for scenarios. The Red Weed is some red (actually a rather too bright orange) clump foliage / torn up bits of colored foam. 15mm scale metal minis on a 40mm base.
  4. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Deadzone Mantic Deadzone: Rebs human trooper I started out trying to be reminiscent of the Rebel troopers defending Leias ship in the beginning of Star Wars, but that did not turn out well. What followed was a slightly too fast repaint. At least it is not in any colour scheme any of the other factions will have… and rebs being such a diverse collections of individuals, I am going to do them in wildly different outfits / paint schemes anyway. This one will be called George. 25mm base, restic.
  5. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Mars Attacks! Ack Ack We-Come-In-Peace Ack Ack! **Zzap** This is the test piece for the paint job, and the first Mars Attacks! mini I have done. The colour scheme turned out to be quite quick and easy (thank god for that!) This mini is one piece PVC slightly soft plastic (a bit like Bones, but stiffer), I have actually not had to cut off any mould lines apart from on the sides of the base (high five!). I quickly decided to treat these more like board game pieces or toys than minis and not bother with what little mould lines there are. I am actually quite impressed with the quality considering the material. 25mm base, PVC.
  6. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Sedition Wars: Battle for Alabaster Strain Phase 1. Basically your space zombie mutant thing, Your former colleague or friend, Changing before your eyes and coming at you Doom-style. It is part machine, part necrotic tissue, all terrifying mutant monster! Painted in much the same way as the Space Hurps
  7. Bonus mini for this months resolutionary challenge Based on previous postings, I guess this one also counts as NSFW. You Americans are so uptight about these things. Full frontal: https://maledrakh.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/150209-reaper-bones-fire-sprite-from-77196-familiars-2-front.jpg This is the fire sprite / small elemental / atronach from the 77196 Familiars 2 pack. I really struggle with fire and flames. I do think I am getting better even though still not very good. Definately need more practice.
  8. 77166: Balto Burrowell, Gnome Wizard, painted for the current Beauty pageant. I cut off the outstretched hand and rotated it to make it more metal, based on a Mantic 20mm base. Strange how a mini that is shorter than an inch goes from "well painted" and you're happy with when seen IRL to "flawed" when magnified by the cruel lens of the camera and too harsh lighting. oh well. Maybe it is the onset of advanced age screwing with both my eyesight and not-so-steady-as-they-used-to-be hands. Bah, enough whining. It is what it is.
  9. A bonus mini for this months resolutionary challenge! Canine from 77176: Familiars pack I know it is not supposed to be a fox, but I wanted to do one and this one was close enough. It is a rather big fox though. 20mm base.
  10. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame Sedition Wars: The Battle For Alabaster, Hexen Phaedra. Normal and infected version. Hexen will double as a coach for my Team Toasters Robot Dreadball team. Hexen Phaedra is an obvious homage to Caprica Six from Battlestar Galactica, so naturally I painted her as such. Too bad that Studio McVey messed up the scale on many of the wave 2 minis like these. They are far to small and spindly. It was certainly not the only thing Studio McVey messed up with this Kickstartered game, but I do think they were hammered a little to much in the aftermath by disgruntled customers/ backers. The game isn't that bad, it was just rushed and not tested enough, The minis are for the most part really nice. Apart from the scale issue with most of the wave 2 homage characters. Nice but too small. In hindsight, these would have been easier to paint with a white or grey undercoat rather than black. How many layers did I need to cover? Let me count the ways...nope I lost count half way through. 25mm bases, restic.
  11. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for DreadBall: This is a DreadBall Extreme free agent known as the Avaran Treebeast, or not-Groot it you like. It is certainly not-Treebeard either. The picture does not properly reflect the many shades of colour on this one. I will have to look into making a better lighting set up for photos. I did the base in the same style as my DreadBall original, that is black with no texture. I am debating myself on whether to texture the base or not, if anything to cover those gawdawful gaps / filler marks that are evident on every single Dreadball mini. Seeing as the Restic shrinks in production somewhat and makes the disk that fits into the hole in the base too small, leaving unsightly gaps and whatnot. Because of the mini itself sticking out of it I usually have a hard time sanding the filler, and it is near impossible to get the base proper smooth as they should be. At any rate, I am not really satisfied with the look of the bases as of now. Maybe a layer of black, unhighlighted sand will be best? Ah, and the coloured /green edging on the base is to denote that this figure is a ...Jack. Oh. I have coloured it as a Striker. It is supposed to be yellow for Jack, Green is Striker (and red is Guard, like traffic lights). And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth! I will need to redo that then. The front shows the three threat zones, and the back is for me the player to see what position it plays as without having to turn it around all the time to see what it is.
  12. Continuing on with the Febuary challenge goals I set myself, (painting at least one of each from the following categories: Reaper Bones, Oathsworn, All Quiet of the Martian Front, Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40.000, Kings of War, Deadzone, DreadBall, Mars Attacks, Shadows of Brimstone, Sedition Wars, Drake, Grendel Productions something or other, and to finish something that currently stands around half-done on the shelf of shame), I have done a few minis over the weekend, As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Here goes for Warhammer 40.000: oh yes, obvious reference to the Genestealer’s true inspiration there… A Space Hulk Tyranid Genestealer. Yes I am fudging a bit by calling this a Warhammer 40.000 mini, as it actually it is from the boardgame Space Hulk. But it is perfectly good for 40k as well, so there. This is an extremely speedy speedpaint, A bit sloppy, but that can be rectified by spending just a little more time. all in all, this is really quick to do: black undercoat, brown drybrush, grey drybrush details, two tone grey claws, teeth and stripes on head. Gloss varnish on head and claws. Base drybrushed steel, then reddish brown and washed with darktone ink. Done. Effectively maybe 4-5 minutes painting time. 15 Including waiting for the gloss varnish and ink to dry It should be perfectly possible to have the whole load of 22 Genestealers done in a couple of hours. We will test that assumption, maybe for next months resolution (I am thinking aliong the lines "finishing some squads that have been started")
  13. Oathsworn Shambling Mound, from their “Oathsworn Heroes†kickstarter. I chose to forgo the resin base for a more overgrown one. I had not envisioned this to be the first Oathsworn mini I was to finish, but there you are. This one actually had more detail than I had noticed before I started to paint! Also, I named this one Alec. 50mm base.
  14. Mantic Kings of War Undead Dog Handler, the kickstarter exclusive mini from the first Kings of War kickstarter. Made in restic, those mould lines are such a woof to get rid of. For some reason, the dog handler has a distict piratey feel to it. Maybe its the cutlass. Arrrr....Walkies! The base consists of two 20mm mantic bases glued together. The mantic bases are actually slightly bevelled, leaving a gap and a slightly uneven base when glued together like this. I imagine it will not be visible when put in a unit.
  15. As per the guidelines for the Resolutionary Peoples Front of Painting Challenge of the Democratic Republic of January, my contribution this month gets posted here and linked there. So the challenge is to paint at least 4 miniatures during the month. Does not matter what make, shape or form. Doesn't sound too hard does it? Problem is, between Bordlerlands the Pre-Sequel (far too many hours playing that. It's just so much fun!), buying the old Mantic Sci-fi Zombie conversion kit (at a massive discount), the large amount of prepwork on the 10,5 kilos of All Quiet on the Martian Front wave 2 (That's 10 kilos of 15/20mm scale metal infantry, light vehicles, artillery, resin tanks -and the Land Iron Clad -all in need of some major cleaning up. Went a little overboard on that one...) and the first wave of Shadows of Brimstone arriving (Cowboys and Tentacles! The Horror is Unspeakable!) with all that prepwork, and the converting of the space hurps-ridden zombies, I haven't actually had time to paint anything beyond basecoats and playing around with zenithial priming with my airbrush. and then a business trip is looming at the end of the month...Running out of time! So what to do? Paint something really, really quick!: Here are the first four of the guards and workers that contracted Space Hurps, and have gone a little...cannibalish. These are mostly fantasy zombie parts, with the two rightmost ones having parts from the new sf zombie sprue. A restic weapon arm and soldier head was used on the two leftmost. The old Mantic Space Zombie set was a "expert level" conversion set, with some sprues of their HIPS plastic fantasy zombies and ghouls, and a pack of 10 corporation soldiers in restic to cut up and mix and match enough to make 30 in all! I also mixed in a few sprues of the new Mantic Sci-fi Plague Zombies (that actually are slightly larger and more "heroically" proportioned than the old ones). Suddenly I had around 50 or so shuffling around my table.. The paint job: It is said speed kills, but I believe these zombies were mostly dead beforehand. Speedpainting zombies: undeadcoated black, with zenithal light grey (basically airbrushed from an angle of about 1 to 2 o'clock and 10-20cm away, to get a preshaded effect. Basecoated with a sandy beige skintone, then quickly drybrushed with a bronzed, then pinkish skintone. Pants and cloth in brown and bluegrey. Military uniform bits in olive green. then some gore, messily "wetbrushing" (a variant of drybrush using thinned paint and that is not wiped too much off) with red and purple. Ginger hair for the one that isnt bald. Slather in Army Painter Strong Tone Ink (not the dip). When dry, final details. A quick and very dry drybrush with greybrown, wetblend the visor in turquioses, blue in blue eyes (maybe thay are spice addicts as well?) and blacken the cursed sun hands and exposed feet for that gangrenous feel. All in all, a quick and really effective tabletop paint job. Now about 46 or so to go. And sorry about the puns.
  16. 77113: Eldritch Demon (50mm base) aka Cthulhu Again, simple drybrushing on black undercoat. No washes or advanced techniques. This is practice for the big one…Ph’ngui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn
  17. Time for a quickly drybrushed big’un! This model is great for quick & easy drybrushing! Excellent detail and sculpting. The Bones material is really at its best with larger figures that have deep detailing, such as this one. The parts are thick enough so it is not really bendy and stands up to heavy brushwork. I have entered this in the Year of the Giants contest for the fun of it. And also I think I got the fireball right for once. I do have some problems with Fire, as those who saw my post about the medium fire atronach elemental would know. Not like the Hound, but still.
  18. I fancied it simple and brown today and pulled out the excellent man of clay slopped on a basecoat of black and blue and painted it quickly too show it to you The pants actually have a different base colour (dark brick red) although this is not really evident in the pictures. The flash tends to wash out many of the colour variations. This mini started out black with a dark blue base coat. Such well defined detail lends itself well to drybrushing.
  19. This one has been sat on the shelf of half-painted hell for some time: Luckily, the repositioning of the weapon has held, it is more than a year since it was done. I do seem to have accumulated quite a few of these larger ones. I am thinking of putting together an ogre army. Of course when the Bones II KS gets delivered, there will be many, many more to bolster the ranks.
  20. All work and no play makes me a dull boy. So I try to make time to do some painting in between. First up: Bones Zombies! The good: the bad: and the chorus line: I swapped the head of one of them, as it had gone wrong during casting or something, and mostly resembled an egg. So I used a spare mantic zombie head to see what it would look like. Slightly too large it turns out. It seems fantasyworld also has its cases of Hydrocephalus. Anyway, they fit ok in the Mantic zombie regiment i also did: Zombies are fun! Also easy-peasy to paint. Scruffy, ragged, dirty, blemished and full of gore and unmentionable stains. I used a black undercoat, uneven basecoats in differnet skintones, gore and details here and there, wash with army painter dark tone (the watery ink, not the dip), quick drybrush with a dirty bone tone, maybe some more detailing and voila! I have put the reaper ones also on Mantic bases. The integral bases they come with are very easy to cut down to fit in the 10mm hole of the mantic base. You know what inspired the blue-in-blue eyes. (hint: not their spice addiction). C&C welcome
  21. This one was really quick to paint, done in a couple of hours all together last night. Look at the back -someone has spilled water on this one. Note to self: do not feed it after midnight! Black undercoat, I did the skin a dark blue and drybrushed with dark purple several shades up to pinkish purple, ditto blues on the lower ams, hands and feet. Some reds and greens here and there for effect, the boils (or whatever they are meant to be) was done in dark red followed by a dirty green and a too thin yellow (that turned green) and a too thick yellow (that was too much for the effect I wanted). Loincloth in dirty grey and brownish yellow, given a wash of Army Painter Soft Tone ink, lightened with khaki and a sickly skin tone. Claws and eyes in dirty grey and yellow with green ink for that venomous look. I think this figure would be better without the massive boils on it’s back.
  22. Gnoll MacDonald raids your farm E-I-E-I-O! You don’t want this kilted maniac mocking you with his laughter whilst raiding your livestock. He does seem to be looking to give someone a Glasgow Kiss! Black base coat, fur and skin is desert yellow and khaki with soft tone ink shading and whatnot. I used a dark green for base under the mail, wood and all the leather. Soft tone ink and strong tone ink in places. The failed kilt taught me something: When trying to paint a thin white line in a nice tartan black/dark red/ brown framework: Thin the paint! Alot! Or what happens is that the paint dries on the brush, making it impossible to make a straight line, even less a latticework of them! Leaving horrible lumpy things ruining the tartan completely. So I had to do a part of it over. This time I dropped the fine white lines, keeping the classic MacGregor clan tartan. The base was built up on one end so the gnoll stood more dynamically in it’s pose, and then I stuck several tufts of Army Painter Meadow Flowers around the higher foot, as if he is treading in someone’s flower bed. It also makes for a slightly different type of base while keeping the style I use for these figures. As you might have noticed, I do not like the so-called Broccoli bases. Good thing the Bones material makes it really easy to alter them or even carve them right off.
  23. The fourth Bone to be completed is the Unicorn. This one was mostly uninspired and somewhat of a struggle, and has been dabbled with on and off over the past few weeks. I had a lot of halfbaked not quite thought out ideas, but they conflicted and I had to start over a couple of times as what I tried doing simply did not work. In the end I got sick of it and completed it a bit too fast, with almost no detailing such as stripes, mealy muzzle, socks or what not. And it shows, as it is rather dull and a bit boring. Too bad as it is a very nicely posed figure. It probably would have been better being black. Or pastel pink with rainbows coming out of its south end. The toadstool on the base is a bit of leftover green stuff and some vacant space on the base combined. That is actually the bit I think works the best, in relation to the dynamic movement of the unicorn trying to avoid it. And the horn went back almost to it’s original slightly-bent-to-the-left position. Argh! Oh well, on the the next.
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