Labels

40K (26) Abyssal Dwarf (2) accessories (4) Adeptus Arbites (4) Age of Sigmar (2) Angron (2) Anime (3) Antenocitis Workshop (1) AoS (2) ArmorCast (3) Army (4) Army Painter (6) Astra Militaria (23) Atenocity (1) banner (4) base coat (15) base color (8) bases (31) Battlefoam (1) Beasts (2) big lobbas (1) Black Scorpion (1) Black Templar (1) Blood Rain (15) Board Games (2) Bones (13) Bretonnian (1) Campaign (19) carapace (1) Carnevale (8) chaos (25) Chaos Dwarf (1) chaos gate (3) Chaos Space Marines (17) Citadel (1) claw (1) Clawed Fiends (1) clear resin (1) Contagion (12) conversion (3) Counts as (23) Craftworld Eldar (2) Custome Counters (2) Customeeple (1) Daemon Prince (2) Daemonettes (1) Daemons (5) Dark Angels (4) Dark Eldar (39) Dark Elf (5) Darkness & Light (3) Darksword (2) Deadzone (1) Death Guard (7) Deepcut Studios (3) Dorothy (2) dragon (2) Dreadnought (5) Dreadtober (5) Dryad (1) Dwarf (5) epicast (1) Evangelion (3) eyes (2) Fantasy Battles (14) Fight Like a Girl (1) Finecast (4) Flames of War (4) Fluff (10) forge world (42) fortress (8) fortress name (2) Frostgrave (1) Game Mats (3) game room (1) Games Workshop (3) gamesday 2011 (1) gargantuan squiggoth (7) Geekfest 2010 (1) Geekfest 2011 (4) ghouls (1) gobsmasha (1) golden demon (1) Greasus Goldtooth (2) greenstuff (8) Grotesques (3) Guest Painter (3) gunwagon (1) GW (1) GW Technical Paint (9) Halo Fleet Battles (1) Harlequin (1) Heresy Suppression Force (9) highlight (2) Imperial Guard (22) Infinity (1) Inquisition (3) Iron Empire (17) Iron Halo (1) Jailbirds (29) JR Miniatures (1) juggernaut (10) khorne (1) Kickstarter (15) Kings of War (5) Kromlech (3) KST (4) Kurganova (3) Land Raider (1) Large Scale (4) legacy models (2) lighting (6) lust elves (1) made for Infinity (1) Malice (1) Malifaux (12) Mantic (8) mawloc (1) max mini (2) MDF (1) mecha (3) Mechanicum (1) Mercenary Grots (1) Mordheim (19) Movement Trays (1) moving (6) Mystery (4) names of things (13) narratives (21) Necrons (3) Nose Art (1) Nurgle (16) objective markers (2) Obliterators (2) Ogre Kingdoms (6) ork (23) P3 (1) Plastic (1) Pre-Heresy (2) Primarch (2) Primer (5) Privateer Press (1) Project Thunderhawk (28) Proxies (5) ptimer (1) Rackham (2) Raging Heroes (81) Ravager (1) razorwing (1) Reaper (21) red (24) repair (6) resin (15) Resurrectionist (2) Retinue (1) ripper swarm (6) ripperswarm (1) RPG (15) runtbot (7) Sacred Heart (1) scatter (1) Sci-Fi Space Battles (1) Scibor (2) Secret Weapon (54) Serene Dawn (8) Silver Compass Designs (1) Sisters of Battle (13) Sisters of Eternal Mercy (2) Sisters of Sigmar (3) Skaven (4) Skin (1) Slaanesh (1) Spartan Games (1) Sslyth (1) Steampunk (1) Stone Crusher (3) Strigoi (1) studio (1) Studio Miniatures (1) Studio Swelter (4) SUPERCaT (1) Tabletop Art (2) Tabletop World (29) tank pit (1) Tantalus (6) Terminator (2) terrain (27) TGG (10) TGG2 (3) Theme (27) thunderhawk (3) tools (1) Toughest Girls in the Galaxy (7) Toughest Girls of the Galaxy (5) Toughest Girls of the Galaxy 2 (4) trukk (3) tutorial (2) tyranid (12) UAF (1) Ubiquitous Rat (1) unboxing (4) Undead (2) undercoats (4) Unwritten (5) Vallejo (2) Vampire Counts (4) Vampire Hunter (1) Vampiric Flesh (1) varnish (2) Vatican (3) vehicle (11) Venom (3) Video (1) Void Elf (1) Void Elves (1) War Machine (1) Warchimera (3) Warhammer (3) Warpath (1) wash (28) water effects (16) weathering (43) weathering powder (8) WH40K (6) WHFB (5) WiP (12) Witch Hunters (5) wood (1) Wood Elf (1) World Eaters (2) Wracks (1) wraiths (1) Wyrd (4) Zoggit (1) zombies (1)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Bunker on the Yellow Brick Road!

 Today is a finished model and a WiP unit.

For starters I have an old Forge World Bunker that I picked up second hand about six years ago.  The Heavy bolters are affixed with magnets so the possibility of some weapon swapping exists in future.

I've been playing around with weathering powders and am really liking some of the effects.
Follow the yellow brick road! 

These figures come from Studio Miniatures and are titled "Dorothy & the Gang - Human Surviviors".  One look at the AMAZING cowardly Lion and I was hooked.  I have no idea what system these are intended for, although the packaging imagery implies some kind of Zombie Apocalypse, but I imagine I can sneak them into a few systems just on the merits of amusement!

I've been visiting a couple of painting friends this week and was really taken with the work they're doing on individualizing bases with green/white stuff.  Basically they're making vignettes and creating props that support the character in some way.  Not always in a commonly encountered theme like Urban war etc... A lot of horror settings and some surreal themes...  Awesome!  As a result I'm rethinking some of my planned basing approaches.  I'd been thinking I'd jump on the resin base bandwagon... and I still may for many projects... but the highly personalized settings are very enticing and mainly require a vivid visual imagination and some basic sculpting skills to pull off.   I had already begun mounting this group using bits from a Citadel basing kit and decided to extend and enhance those commercial core elements to make them more unique.  Its not the same as crafting the base whole cloth but its a start!

These guys are competing for place of precedence on my table this week against a large unit of Wracks made from a few Finecast figures and a ginormous pile of last edition grotesques that are being re-tasked to the wrack role in light of their puny stature.  The Finecast kits comes with several extra arms and weapons so I've been able to flavor the old fellows a little more convincingly with the addition of all those modern accoutrements.

No comments:

Post a Comment