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Sunday, June 23, 2019
She is escorted by some cherubs to protect her and hold some of her ceremonial gear.
Here are a pair of looters in the colors of my Stirland Fantasy army.
Greens were worked up from Vallejo Emerald, Secret Weapon Washes and Verdigris weathering, and Reaper solid White.
These are metal models and are sculpted traditionally so they sit really well with the older style citadel models that I used to build most of my Sylvanian army. The scale is well suited to that era as well.
Yellows are Reaper Yellow triad.
I've based this batch on 25mm rounds for use with some of the newer skirmish games but I've also done a lot of the previous models on 20mm squares to better fit with my existing terrain sets. I'm a bit torn on this but even old reliable Tabletop World is moving to a larger Heroic scale and the 25mm really does support these big metal models better...
A wandering mercenary and his henchman. Since he's not a local and is a veteran of the Chaos Wars he is in red.
These two are still WiPs but I'm out of time to finish them until I locate them again after the big move. I'll do some patterning on his red coat which will reduce the Santa effect a but and the shield devices are just roughed in at present... more to come on these two.
That wraps it up until after the move. See you again in Late August or Early September!
Friday, June 14, 2019
Here are a set of six sci-fi lamp posts from Antenocitis Workshop. These folks make some really outstanding stuff so take a look if you would and see what they have on offer.
I got these from a 'Designed for Infinity' kickstarter called "Undertown - The seedier side of the 'sphere" which I am anxious to really dig into. I've only built some peripheral stuff like signs, trash bins, cargo pallets and a street food vendor... things like that ... but there is so much more!
I did these fast... moving house ya know!... so a quick spray with a paint/primer combo in French Vanilla, lining with Storm Cloud (Secret Weapon) touch ups and highlights with Splintered Bone (Reaper)... glue on the acrylic bits... done!
In future they may get weathered and/or signs etc... but good to go for now.
Hopefully I'll get a few more posts up before the pack out but ya never know!
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
I painted them up in a state of very poor repair using the Secret Weapon rust line augmented with the GW Technicals; Ryza Rust, Tyhphus Corrosion, and Necron Compound.
All my basing supplies are packed so I'll have to base these on the other side of the house move.
Packing up the house is going quickly now and my Ork models are all stowed so I grabbed, an about to be packed, Tinkerbell from the Twisted Game to use for scale.
We're out house hunting so no updates for a couple of weeks... and then... I might... maybe... get one more out before everything is too packed up to continue working.
Friday, May 24, 2019
The Holy Blades All-Stars are a group of female Paladins that I'll use for warbands in Vanguard, Mordheim, and Frostgrave. I'll also get a lot of mileage out of them in some RPGs, especially High Fantasy in the vein of Dragon Age.
Painting wise the banner is not finished. I'm going to add some patterning and images to it after we get on the other side of the big move. So its mostly just concept at this point... playable but not really done!
This was then dry-brushed with Engine Metal (Secret Weapon) and edge highlights were Necron Compound (Citadel) then lining with Tire Black thinned 50% with Glaze Medium (Vallejo).
Lots more to do and the packing is accelerating! I'm hoping to get some a few more Raging Heroes, Lead Adventurers, Hexy Shop, and RWBY figures done before the end... fingers crossed!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
This is The Port House from Rampage: The Lost Islands Kickstarter. Rampage is very aggressive with releasing files and they often follow up the initial file release with some adjustments, improvement, or corrections soon after the initial offering. This is the 1.0 version of the Port House. They have updated this, and several other models from the project, since I printed it and it seems that they have generally re-scaled the models for the more common Heroic scale. That means that this model is a wee bit petite compared to my other buildings. Its even a bit small compared to the Tabletop World buildings that are scaled for true 25mm.
Actually for gaming I probably should have moved to clear acrylic bases years ago... but I didn't... so now I'm not inclined to do so... maybe when I start a completely new army I'll give it a go but I'll otherwise keep trying to theme match the bases for the existing sets.
Gerystone and wood standard process. I skipped out on plaster for this one and may go back and add it later... I had some print errors with this model and went with it being a bit run down.
For scale there are some Twisted minis, a couple of Lead Adventurer minis, and some Reaper Mouselings. The other buildings that I'd like to compare it with have been packed so I'll have to do that on the other side.
I've also skipped on putting magnets in this building as the magnets seem to have found themselves packed up already. It holds together very well as is and each level is in two parts that are offset from the level below. I'll likely put magnets in the bottom level at least just to encourage it to stay together through vigorous rotations but it seemed to spin and slide and stick together as it is so no rush on it... one more thing to remember on the other side.
Friday, May 3, 2019
First up are Akecheta and Samuel. I think of these as 'ranged heavies'. They are done mostly in earth tones and raw metals.
These are more colorful than most of the hunters.
Daniel Stoica was the first Kickstarter Exclusive Hunter and its unclear whether or not the rest will be seen at retail. I hope so because there are a lot of cool archetypes that will otherwise be few and far between. Daniel is the Samurai-esque Hunter that is done in emerald and saffron.
Painting her reminded me of a buccaneer themed Ogre Kingdoms army I painted that featured various colorful, usually striped pants/pantaloons.
The last set of hunters is Jean-Louis, Bram, and Billy-Bob.
Jean-Louis looks like he caught the Time-ship during the Napoleonic era although closer inspection revealed that some vampire sourced bits have augmented his uniform.
Bram is a classic tough guy hunter in an armored duster while Billy-Bob is a bruiser with electrically augmented boxing spikes.
Finally I'm taking a moment to remember a friend who passed away yesterday.
Rich was a great friend and a genuinely fun guy to be around. He very much inspired me to keep the ogre pants theme going for an entire Ogre Kingdoms army some years ago. His jovial good nature, quick wit, and constant encouragement made that project very special indeed. We ever-after greeted and made our farewells with shouted OGRE PANTS! Farewell Rich, I'll see you on the other side.
RIP OGRE PANTS!
Monday, April 29, 2019
The demise of the old square base 20mm=human standard made me look at what to plan for in future. The current poplar base size is a 30mm round lip base which is more like a 35 mm. This has a huge impact on terrain bits, like this one, that were scaled around 20mm standards.
I'm still putting stuff on 20mm squares but I also have interest in the new size bases and the associated games so... looks like I'll be going down that rabbit hole anyway!
You can see the differences between the first picture, where I used models with 20mm square bases and the following pictures with 25mm rounds. The newer style skirmish and RPG bases are even larger so I think it'll be worth the effort to update some buildings to have larger interior spaces.
As with all the Tabletop World stuff the interior is detailed and fully accessible.
Lots more to get done before the pack out so back to the desk!