Last 15 posts from Max Von Deadlock's Miniature Madness

Max at Salute 2015

Posted on April 29th, 2015 under , . Posted by

So Salute has come and gone for another year and yet again it was a good show on a massive scale – surely one of the biggest wargame-focused shows in the world. I think it had grown slightly this year and they’d extended the hall a bit to accommodate. It did mean that there felt […]

Salute Just Around the Corner

Posted on April 17th, 2015 under , . Posted by

It’s amazing how fast Salute comes around each year, particularly if you’re worried about getting your entries finished in time for the painting competition. Actually this year I’ve decided to take a break from the painting competition so I’ll just be going along as a spectator without the weird nervous anticipation of “those minis are […]

Let’s Play Dress Up, Wargaming Meets Cosplay

Posted on April 16th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Geek culture has really come out of the closet in the past decade and many aspects of sci-f/fantasy related hobbies have lost the stigma they may once have had. I regularly play boardgames with work colleagues and I openly discuss the fact that I paint little toy soldiers, something I’d have probably kept quiet five […]

Project Assemble

Posted on April 12th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

With my magpie-like attraction to all the new shinies that Corvus Belli put out each month, coupled with my faction-promiscuity in the game (five and counting!), I’m really amassing quite the grey pile of unassembled minis it seems. I figured some sort of intervention was in order, or at least a kick up the backside to […]

Service Interruption Due to Dragons on the Line

Posted on March 24th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Apologies for the interruption in service. This unavoidable delay has been due to my soul being stolen for 170 odd hours of Dragon Age Inquisition! I am the biggest fan of Bioware’s CRPG series, and class the Mass Effect trilogy as my favourite game of all time. So I was delighted to discover that Dragon […]

Coming out of Hibernation with more PanO

Posted on February 17th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

No sooner did I start crowing on about how prolific I intended to be here on the blog this year than I went and caught a cold again that knocked me out of the painting habit. This winter, despite being milder than recent years, has seen me struggling with motivation for some reason. I think next […]

Five Year Review

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Was it Mark twain who coined the phrase about Lies and Statistics? Well whoever it was, they were on the button in pointing out just how powerful statistics could be at indentifying or obfuscating truth in data. I’m particularly interested in the topic, particularly of data visualisation and it forms a large part of my […]

Operation Icestorm Fusiliers and a Marut TAG

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I’m painting like a demon right now and seem to be getting satisfactory results faster than I’ve ever been able to before. My current goal is 300 points of PanOceania troops and of the ten models I’ve finished the first three, with the next – the Operation Icestorm ORC Heavy Infantry – well on the […]

Another Fusilier and a Camouflage Painting Tutorial

Posted on January 13th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Progress toward 300 points worth of PanOceania miniatures continues with another Fusilier from the lovely Operation: Icestorm starter set. This one took me about 3.5 hours as I slowed up a little with some of the blue blends and also took a little longer on the face and hair. I mentioned in the comments of […]

PanO Fusilier Speedpaint

Posted on January 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Not a New Year’s resolution as such but I’m intending to get better at finishing stuff off in 2015. OK, I guess that is a resolution. Anyway, what it means is that I’m going to have to get more efficient with my painting time if I’m going to make any headway with the recently audited […]

Rats and Infinity Factions Three

Posted on December 29th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Quick little update on some things I’ve got going on. Mrs Von Deadlock and I have been enjoying playing the excellent boardgame Mice & Mystics over the festive break and it has spurred me to get a bit of paint on the cute minis that come with the game. Here we have some work in […]

Cynthia “Headshot” Bane, Sulphur miniature

Posted on December 8th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Seeing as there’s only about a week and a half to go on the already funded Sulphur project over on Kickstarter I thought I ought to get my Sulphur mini finished. Here she is, Cynthia “Headshot” Bane, in all her post apocalyptic sniper badassery: Really enjoyed painting her and the resin cast was wonderfully crisp. […]

Devas and Myrmidons

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Funny how the painting mojo waxes and wanes. I’ve been in another little hiatus this past month or so, barely picking up the brushes at all. I have been assembling the lovely Nomad and PanOceanian minis from the Operation: Icestorm box though. That said, just this week I decided to get back to the painting […]

Infinity O-12 High Commissioner

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

One cool thing that Corvus Belli have been doing lately is adding non-combatant miniatures to their Infinity range and also providing scenarios and missions to use them in, such as those found in the Dire Foes boxed sets and also Campaign Paradiso. I like my games to be narrative and objective-based so the idea of […]

Infinity Haqqislam Odalisque

Posted on August 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

If there’s one thing Infinity gives you it’s tongue-twisters like that in the blog title! So, next up in my brief return to Haqqislam is the one miniature I used unpainted in my recent game with James: the Odalisque with Spitfire. In game she was unusually ineffective as she got pinned down behind an ODD-screened […]