Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Age of Conan Cthulhu

Conan the Barbarian. Taking on anything Lovecraft or Howard will throw at him. 


Savages ready to kill whatever comes their way
Dimensional Shamblers and cultist

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Alabama Red Rovers

 First unit finished for the Texians. This marks the start of my Texian force. The unit didn't see much action, granted. But I think it's rather iconic and a nice inclusion. I didn't go for the very uniform look that some present them with, but rather just said that they used red coats and white belts (mostly).
I have also added a standard to my Mexican summer uniform unit. The flag didn't really turn out the way I'd hoped but I think I will try to make a new one and wrinkle it while it is still wet.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mexico viva viva Santa Anna

 That good old show! I'm still trucking along the path and building a force of Mexicans to fight my Texians.

The paint job took a bit longer than expected, but that is how it goes with whites for me I guess.

I still need to paint the banna wava but I guess it'll be any day now.

The first Texian got a bit of colour too:


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Zulu

More African madness from my end!

I'm speed painting a Zulu army! I always wanted one and now it's time. I actually think the Warlord Games Zulu figures are very good. Even if it is plastic.

Here's a look at the before and after:

It's quite a change. But it works nicely.

Description:
The miniatures were undercoated with a gloss brown (burnnt sienna or normal umber like colour).
They were then blocked out in the basic colours. Washed with black. Highlighted in block colours or similar (white was used to highlight the beige after wash). Skin was highlighted with a suitable watered down brown. A layer of dull cote was added on top to finish off.

The secret ingredient is the water based Army Painter black wash, that simply just works. I varnish it all afterwards.


Monday, August 04, 2014

Welcome to The Jungle

Miniatures sculpted by Mark Copplestone (I assume) and painted by me. I don't know if it is the weather but I seem to be enjoying painting miniatures inspired by warm climates right now.
 It's all Mexico, African jungle and Swaziland.
 Not a lot to say about the paint jobs. Quick and dirty. Couldn't really figure out how to do it.. did it anyway. Learned that shields cover up your hard work, so don't bother. I knew that already from the Saxons.
Mahuba!

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Tex-Mex

 So I fell in the big puddle of Texas War of Revolution / Zorro stuff that Boot Hill Miniatures has been offering for years.
 I got these miniatures by the owner a couple of years ago but never got around to painting them.
 The miniatures are highly detailed and very nicely scultped. Some of the best I've painted for long... but beating toy dinosaurs and the like is maybe not that hard.
 It feels nice painting metal miniatures again. They can say what they want but metal is just better than plastic in my opinion. I don't know how, but there's just a different feel to painting it .
 These two baddies are my favourites - full of character!!!

 There's a mounted version of both the sargento and the captain too. I hate painting horses though!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Retro Robots

A few quick pieces of robotics for Robot Town (which I hope will feature in my retro sci fi game)

 All are bought from MegaMiniatures before they close. Teeny weeny small pieces but nice enough for civilians.
 I've got a lot more where they come from and hope to get some Star Wars droids on board as well to fill the streets of Robot Town.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Star*Hide Miniatures


It's strange sometimes. On this blog on the 6th of January 2012 I wrote that I'd just started a retro sci-fi project and that it would finish in 2014... or 13 depending on how fast I was. 

Over time I've played a few games without really finding the right rules for it. Things started getting a bit 'Western Sci-fi' at a point... or well - this already started in 2010 when I bought Texan Scrunts for my Post Apocalypse. But! Anyways, now Killer B Games have made an actual range of Cowboy Sci-fi stuff and who am I to ignore that...


 I think the miniatures are really good and completely compatible with other Killer B stuff. And even Wargames Supply Dump stuff too of course. So apparently the plan I laid out 2 years ago seems to be coming along just fine.

 In all likelihood I will present a retro sci fi game featuring western elements at this year's Horisont.