Really getting back into painting daily and trying to knock out my backlog. I am working on the Take Back the Night crew box currently, but went ahead and finished a box of Necropunks and Yin the Penangalan first. The Necropunks are a newer release from Wyrd Miniatures and Yin is a really cool enforcer model for the Ressurectionists.
Hey y’all. Haven’t posted in awhile but I’ve still been working on my hobby items. I’ve added a bit to my Dropzone Commander armies and several crews for Malifaux. The first crew here is Kirai and her Vengeful Spirits. The crew box only comes with 12 or so points (soulstones) worth of models so I added some Gaki, Izamu the Armor, Datsue Ba, and bought Toshiro the Daimo to round them out. I have only had a chance to play with this crew once but it was a lot of fun. Her summoning and the ever-present Ikiryo makes for a lot of surprises. I painted this crew similar to the box art, although one thing I tried to do was use more washes over a grey primer to give the spirit models a lighter effect. I’m still on the fence about how well it did/didn’t work, although I really like how Ikiryo (the big yellow spirit) worked out.
The next crew I painted is Rasputina and her Children of December. I painted this crew for a friend of mine and got to use my airbrush quite a bit on the “ice” creatures. I like the way the colors turned out and the bases with the snow and dead grass combo.
I also painted Mei Fang and her Rail Crew for another friend. I tried to go with a really light skin on this crew and also used pigments on their legs simulate iron oxide.
The Rail and Crew and Children of December were taken in my new Orange Monkey fold-able studio. I’m really liking the quality of the pictures when using it versus trying to set up a light box on my desk. Read more about this item at http://orangemonkie.com/
Until next time!
Origins Game Fair is in town this week and the kids and I went down on opening day to see some of the sites. The vendor hall isn’t open yet but we got to see some games being played and check out a few booths in the Miniatures Hall, including Wyrd Miniatures, where I will be donating some time on Saturday and Sunday. I plan on going there as much as I can and getting in some demos on new games. Here’s a few pics from day 1:
A friend of mine recently asked if I post game pictures to my blog, which made me wonder why I didn’t. As easy as it is to make posts from my phone I’ve decided to change what I post from just finished models to to works in process, finish models, gaming pics, and whatever else I think people may be interested in. So, here we go!
First up is some additions/changes to my Dropzone Commander forces, the Scourge and the UCM. I’ve added a lot of models to both forces as well as revisiting the paint scheme. I added some OSL effects since I recently got a Grex airbrush.
I also recently finish another crew for Malifaux. It is the Open Graves boxed set as well as Zombies and a Grave Spirit.
One of my friend’s and I have recently started playing Battletech, an older game where you have to manage heat build up and concentrate in correct positioning of large robots. It’s been fun dusting off the cobwebs on this game.
Our Malifaux group has been going pretty steady every Thursday night. Here are some action shots including the boards I showed in an earlier post.
Lastly, my friend gave me some nice scenery for helping him with a move. These pieces are made for Infinity but will be used for Deadzone instead. They fit in great.
That’s it for now. Hopefully I will post more often with this new format. As always, any feedback is appreciated!
It has been awhile since I posted, but that doesn’t mean I have stopped progressing! Honestly, I did have a stack of models sitting by my desk, not assembled, and I finally committed to getting them done. I assembled a few crew boxes plus several additional models which will keep me busy for awhile. So what have I actually finished over the last few months?
First up is boards and terrain. We have a great local Malifaux group that meets every Thursday and we decided we needed some new boards and terrain. The store we play at provides these items but they are showing some wear and tear so we wanted something new. I’ve built 4 tables so far: blasted lands, winter, desert, and swamp-ish grasslands. I bought 1/2″ MDF and had it cut to 3′ x 3′ squares. I used THIS tutorial to create the texture on the boards. I then go to Home Depot and buy two small sample pints of paint and have them mixed to a base color and highlight color. (pro-tip: look at the “wrong color” shelf for some deals on cheap paints for terrain) After painting/highlighting everything, I seal the board with watered down PVA glue and add some patches of flock/static grass. This gives us some nice tables that we only have to add a bit more terrain to for gaming.
I’ve painted 20 or so models since my last post as well. I recently finished the Shadows of Redchapel box and also painted up three additional Rotten Belles and two of The Hanged to go with the crew. More pictures can be found HERE.
There are several models that have yet to be released in plastic from Wyrd miniatures, however they recently released two boxed sets for male and female multi-part kits for use in their RPG, Through the Breach. With these kits I made two Guild Austringers and two Guild Witchling Handlers. I added the birds from a Hordes model Una the Falconer.
The last two models I finished was Joss and Howard Langston, two Arcanist models from The M&SU boxed set. These are both constructs which means I can use them with Hoffman’s crew.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
This crew was sitting on my desk for several weeks but I finally finished Hoffman and his pals. This means that I have painted every starter crew for Guild and I am ready to move on to other factions. I have an un-assembled The M&SU box and a Shadows of Redchapel box sitting here ready for some love.
I bought an airbrush over the holidays and got to try it out on Hoffman’s constructs. I think it really ties the crew together and the red glow looks pretty menacing. I haven’t tried to do any of the non-metallic metallic painting so this crews is basically all gunmetal and bronze. The orange/red really helps to break that up. I also used some of the Citadel technical paints, Typhus Corrosion, Nihilakh Oxide, and Ryza Rust, to give the constructs and Hoffman’s suite some wear and tear. He’d probably keep his buddies in better condition but I wanted to add something other than just metallics. Since Hoffman can use M&SU constructs in his crew I also bought a Rail Golemn. This is a really cool model and I had fun using the airbrush to do more OSL stuff. I don’t think i was very successful with his vent pipes but I got tired of fussing with it.
More pictures can be found here. As always, thanks for stopping by.
Still focusing on Malifaux and Deadzone primarily until Dreadball comes in. Since all of my Deadzone models are painted that leaves me buying a new crew every few weeks and painting it. Since I hadn’t gotten the “Of Metal and Flesh” Guild crew yet, I started into the next faction on my list which is Neverborn.
In Malifaux, the Neverborn are the natives and every other faction are intruders. They are nightmares made real and harbor all types of spirits, demons, and crazy constructs. They also have some of the best looking models in the range, in my opinion. Because of that, I picked up the “No Shelter Here” boxed set along with a Teddy, a box of Beckoners, and a Doppleganger. This gives me a good 50+ SS crew to build upon. The crew mechanics are unique and I think the spirit models are top notch. As with other crews, I tried to stick as close to the book art color scheme as possible. For the basing, I washed the sand with Citadel Drakenhof Nightshade and then brushed Army Painter Deep Blue over top. I used fine green flock instead of static grass to finish off the bases.