More Malifaux and a new game!

I’ve been pretty steadily adding to my Malifaux collection of painted models. We’ve started a new campaign at our local store which has me really interested in painting more Resurrectionist faction models. In Malifaux,  Ressurectionists are what they sound like. They are typically undead or people who focus on raising the undead. Here are some pictures of what I’ve painted in the last month for this faction.

Last year I backed a Kickstarter for Dropfleet Commander, the latest miniature game from Hawk Wargames. Dropfleet Commander, or DFC, is a spaceship game set in orbit above a planet versus being in deep space. There are a lot of unique mechanics to this game and, as we’ve come to expect from Hawk Wargames, the models are very beautiful. I have United Colonies of Man (UCM) and Scourge fleets painted and have played a few introductory games. I’m looking forward to growing my fleets and playing some larger games .

Take Back the Night

Finished up Molly Squiddpidge and her friends from the Take Back the Night box set. I also added an additional box of Crooligans as they make great scheme runners or for any mission requiring lots of interacts. I usually try to paint the crews similar to the box art but wanted to add more colors other than brown/grey/off white that is prevalent.

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Necropunks and Yin the Penangalan

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.

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Large Update

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Terrain, Shadows of Redchapel, and lots more!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As always, thanks for stopping by!

Body of Evidence

On my quest to collect and paint all of the Guild masters, McMourning and his crew were next on my list. McMouring is a dual faction master, which means he can be used by either the Guild or the Resurrectionists. Because of the dual faction, I thought it’d be cool to base the model half and half. The crew was a lot of fun to paint and I really like the difficulty of painting the nurse models due to their size. More pictures can be found here. Thanks for stopping by.

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