Thursday, 11 May 2017

Banditos!!!

I am a backer of the Black Scorpion Tombstone Kickstarter and was excited to paint up some Wild West minis, so I ordered a bunch from Meeplemart and slapped some paint on a few.



They painted up easily and I love the character they have.  I still have many more to paint, and will hopefully get a bunch more done when I get back home from work in three weeks.

Painted while Listening to:  Alien: River of Pain


The sequel to Alien: Out of the Shadows, it is a prequel to the Aliens movie.  It focuses on the colony on LV426 before the Marine rescue ship arrives.  It wasn't as good as the first one, but really picked up about half way through the book.  Colin Salmon is one of my favourite actors, and it was great hearing him in this!

15mm Heer Pak 40s & 36s

I didn't have any SS crews for these, but was pretty excited to try them out regardless!  All are from Forged in Battle.





I tried airbrushing the guns using the MIG modulation paints.  It was my first time trying them and they are outstanding!  I also tried out a filter after I was done - first time trying that too, and I think they came out well!

Painted while listening to:  Alien: Out of the Shadows


Wow was I blown away with this audio drama!  It has a great cast and good story.  I don't see why they felt the need to bring Ripley in, but the voice actor for her was spot on.  Check it out!

Friday, 3 March 2017

Rusted Car and Afghan Animal Pen 28mm Terrain

I had to buy this terrain piece from Rusty Rail of an old rusted out abandoned car:





I also tried out my new airbrush on this Afghan animal pen from Architects of War:


15mm German SS squads and support for Battlegroup

I've never painted SS before, and I wanted to do the camo as a challenge.  I really like how they came out!  All are Forged in Battle miniatures.  Excellent sculpts and casting.





Sunday, 19 February 2017

Playtesting

Wow, has it been that long?  Been working lots lately, sorry.  Here's some pics of the playtesting I did on the weekend for the horror rules that I've been working on:














I ironed out a lot of issues and simplified a few things.  The zombies were tweaked, and rifles proved to be quite powerful.  Had a fun time pushing minis around the table.  :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

10mm Storch Aerial Observer for Battlegroup

I was trying to clear up some mess on my painting desk and decided to base up this Feisler Storch 1/144 pre-painted plane.


Super easy to do, it is held up with brass rod (which is very sturdy) and held in place on the base and in the hole I drilled in the plane with two part epoxy resin.  I flocked the base like the rest of my army and now I have an aerial observer plane for Battlegroup!  :-)

Fenris Fountain

Once in a while I like to mix it up from painting miniatures and do a terrain piece.  I love the resin stuff from Fenris, and decided to paint up this fountain I picked up from them a while ago.


I had it all painted up and flocked, and was excited to try out the Woodland Scenics water (I never had before).  It's super easy to use - you just pour it in and wait a day and a bit to dry before adding more layers.

I put a post-it note over the water and took it outside for a Dullcote.  Wrong!  Here's what happened to the water effect that was touched by the Dullcote:


I didn't have much of an option, so I tinted up some water effect with green paint and poured it in, with a bit of flock on top.


I don't have all the nice bits at the bottom of the fountain to look at anymore, but I think it looks a bit more creepy with the green tint.  :-)