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The Scene releases new vehicles and acquires Armies Army range

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under Posted by

The Scene UK have started releasing models from their new range of sci-fi and post-apocalyptic vehicles.The new boats and hovercraft are the first of what is promised to be a massive month of releases. Along with the boats, some rather nice rocky outcr…

The Scene releases new vehicles and acquires Armies Army range

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under Posted by

The Scene UK have started releasing models from their new range of sci-fi and post-apocalyptic vehicles.The new boats and hovercraft are the first of what is promised to be a massive month of releases. Along with the boats, some rather nice rocky outcr…

First ever Space Marine

Posted on August 11th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I don’t know quite how this happened but I played my first ever game of 40K this week.I really enjoyed it. 😱I had a box of Blood Angels that I’d recently bought to paint and sell. I think I’ll be keeping them now. A friend at my gaming club is also bui…

Games Workshop Undead

Posted on August 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

These two figures are the first ‘modern’ Games Workshop miniatures I’ve painted and I’m impressed.Small kits of around 6 parts on a single sprue may be common knowledge by now, but it’s a real novelty to me.The figures go together easily and are a joy …

Cthulhu Wars – Hastur

Posted on July 15th, 2017 under . Posted by

After a brief hiatus, I am back on the Cthulhu Wars trail, this time with Hastur.I probably enjoyed painting this chap a bit more than I should have; for a predominantly yellow beast, I used a surprising amount of green, purple and red washes. If I did…

The Beast Handler, finished

Posted on July 4th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Finished.At just over 70mm tall, the biggest head I’ve painted if you don’t count my own, and let’s not go there.Really enjoyed my first bust and I know which one I’ll be painting next. Watch this space……or don’t, it doesn’t really matter.You can g…

The Beast Handler

Posted on June 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Still a work in progress, this is my first attempt at painting a bust. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t been able to decide which one to try.This piece came up on my Facebook feed, I think it was the first bust by this company. …

Warbases Silo/Dice Tower

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A recent episode of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast mentioned a new range of sci-fi buildings in 15mm from Warbases (http://war-bases.co.uk/). Of particular interest was a silo that doubles as a dice tower. I’d been thinking about terrain that could…

Bianca, Ghost of Gaia

Posted on June 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Another Ghost of Gaia finished, Bianca this time. I love this sculpt! I went for a bit of NMM on the power sword, not perfect but I’m getting there.I’m trying to get all 10 finished in between other projects before the current kickstarter ends and…

Thrud the Barbarian

Posted on June 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I bought a set of Andrea paints at Salute this year to see what they’re like. It was the flesh colours set, so I had a look for a suitable figure to try them out on.There can be few (tasteful) figures with more flesh than Thrud. I’ve had him partially …

Ghosts of Gaia 2

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , . Posted by

Annie of Bad Squiddo Games is currently running another Kickstarter. Ghosts of Gaia 2 brings us reinforcements for the original range of post-apocalyptic female miniatures. Once again, the main figures are sculpted by Shane Hoyle of Necromunda fam…

Bad Squiddo Games Lagertha and Jade

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d show off a couple of figures that I painted recently.  Both are produced by Bad Squiddo Games, makers of “believable female miniatures”. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you really should…

SLAP Miniatures mystery stretch goal

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under . Posted by

My Space Dork kickstarter arrived along with the promised mystery figure.Some of you may recognise him as a 15mm version of a popular figure from days gone by. I had to do a bit of googling, to be honest!   

Chronicles of the Wayfarer

Posted on April 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

My name was put forward by my Facebook friend and blogger James aka Jimboba to paint some miniatures by a new manufacturer. (Jame is an excellent painter and you should check out his superb blog: http://warchest.co.uk/blog/)The makers of these fig…

Cthulhu Wars – Cultists

Posted on April 5th, 2017 under . Posted by

SLAP Miniatures Space Dorks Kickstarter

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The latest Kickstarter campaign from SLAP Miniatures has just launched, and this time it’s the turn of the greenskins, or Space Dorks.I’m a big fan of the SLAP Minis 15mm ranges, even the Global Defence Force, which some complained were too small (I…

SLAP Miniatures Space Dorkz Kickstarter

Posted on March 31st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The latest Kickstarter campaign from SLAP Miniatures has just launched, and this time it’s the turn of the greenskins, or Space Dorks.I’m a big fan of the SLAP Minis 15mm ranges, even the Global Defence Force, which some complained were too small (I wi…

Fiddler Mech part 2

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Well, this post has been a long time coming!I started this model last year. You can remind yourself what I wrote back then by clicking on the following link: http://thecolourintospace.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/fiddler-mech-part-1.htmlIt started like this:…

ARC fleet Hydra mech (loadout 2)

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

So this is the alternate loadout for my Kra’Vak mech as mentioned in my last post.The buzz saw and claw were inspired by a Stargrunt scenario on Hyperbear’s website (here http://www.hyperbear.com/sg2/sg2-scenarios-ork.html ). The scenario was…

Prince August Orc

Posted on March 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I came across this rather odd looking figure in a box I picked up from a friend a while ago. Not knowing who made it, I asked the experts on the Vintage Miniatures facebook page and got an immediate, if unexpected reply.It seems the figure is one of th…

ARC fleet Hydra mech (loadout 1)

Posted on February 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I needed a mech for a scenario I found online that I want to try. The scenario was written for 40k forces, but for a different game. Not owning any 40k (and it being in the wrong scale anyway) I decided that I should replace the Orks with the lovely ne…

Cthulhu Wars – The King in Yellow

Posted on February 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

Ghoul queen

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Painting for the Cthulhu Wars game is coming along nicely, but there’s nothing finished to show yet. I’ve decided to start with the cultists to get the mental obstacle of painting 24 nearly identical figures out of the way before launching into the wei…

Unarmed Xar

Posted on February 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

I’ve been rather busy painting figures for Cthulhu Wars recently but I made time to paint the latest Xar from Ground Zero Games.A great addition to the range, I love the kung fu poses! I’ll need to watch Falling Skies soon, I think…

Cthulhu Wars

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 under . Posted by

When I started this blog, I intended it to include a certain amount of Lovecraft inspired miniature painting. That’s partly the reason for the name of the blog.That hasn’t exactly happened. Well, not yet.I am, however, about to start work on my friend’…