Last 15 posts from The Warbard

Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One

Posted on April 25th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As I mentioned in my last post about the things I brought home from Trumpeter Salute, one of them was a copy of Issue #87 of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy, their ECW special. One of the articles in there was by Tony Harwood, also known as Dampfpanzerwagon around the internet, including on the Lead Adventure … Continue reading Half-Timber Dovecote, Dampfpanzerwagon Style: Part One

The Trumpeter Salute 2017 Loot Haul!

Posted on April 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

I managed to escape from Trumpeter Salute 2017 at the start of April without buying a single actual figure, but I brought home a batch of scenery bits and pieces and some reading material, at least. It helped my wallet that Bob Murch of Pulp Figures wasn’t there, and neither was Uncle Mike of Uncle … Continue reading The Trumpeter Salute 2017 Loot Haul!

The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

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

…is being relocated and cleaned up! Same room as before – our guest bedroom/office/workroom – but we’ve moved the shelf unit I used as a painting and building bench to the other end of the room, away from the door. It’ll be slightly closer to my computer desk, which is out of frame to the … Continue reading The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Trumpeter Salute 2017 Photos

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I headed over to Vancouver for my annual pilgrimage to Trumpeter Salute again at the very end of March. My girlfriend and I decided to tie it in with a road trip the week before to visit my folks a few hours inland from Vancouver and her folks up on the Sunshine Coast just north … Continue reading Trumpeter Salute 2017 Photos

Lead Painting League 11, Round 1: Old Saber-tooth’s Clan

Posted on April 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The Lead Adventure Forum runs a great painting contest about once a year called the Lead Painter’s League. I’ve participated before but not for a number of years now, but when LPL11 was announced a while ago I decided to get back at it and enter. LPL was originally conceived as a way to help … Continue reading Lead Painting League 11, Round 1: Old Saber-tooth’s Clan

Half-Timber Barn, Finally Finished!

Posted on April 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Way back in June of 2011, I started a fairly small half-timber barn for 28mm, for either my ECW/TYW stuff or early 20th C pulp gaming. I’d gotten most of the painting done on the building six years ago, then moved on to other projects as the 16th C ECW/TYW gaming failed to grab my … Continue reading Half-Timber Barn, Finally Finished!

LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Posted on April 6th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Our local “big” convention, LANtasy, was a couple weeks ago now. I participated in the Blood Bowl & Infinity tournaments all weekend, and my Infinity terrain made up two of the four tables in the Infinity tourney. We’d hoped for more players and had originally reserved space for up to eight Infinity tables, but six … Continue reading LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Trumpeter Salute 2017 This Friday!

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

Bit quiet around here but I’ve been busy painting up a storm for my Trumpeter Salute 2017 game! “The Faithful of Dagon” will feature several competing sects of fishmen, some human cultists, and various other factions all competing to recover things Man Was Not Meant To Know, all powered by the Pulp Alley rules. Look … Continue reading Trumpeter Salute 2017 This Friday!

In Which Painting Mojo Is Rediscovered

Posted on March 2nd, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

While I’ve built various bits of scenery over the last few months, the last figure I painted to completion was the massive Maghariba Guard TAG which was finished before the end of October. There’s been a dozen or more Infinity figures and a scattering of other stuff on my workbench this whole time, but the … Continue reading In Which Painting Mojo Is Rediscovered

Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

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

Last time I mentioned a couple of YouTube painters that had good series of to-the-point, well-edited painting videos. Victor Ques is another I should mention; his ongoing “Weekly Painting Tips” series just hit episode 100 and has lots of good content. For his 100th episode he did a really nice 15 minute video talking about … Continue reading Links of Interest, 24 Feb 2017

More Jungle To Rumble In

Posted on February 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Scored another big paper towel roll from our recycling bin, so I decided to make a fallen tree instead of another upright one. Like the other trees, the fallen tree started with a paper towel roll, scrap cardboard, some CDs, and my hot glue gun. I made the root ridges lower so the tree would … Continue reading More Jungle To Rumble In

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

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

Blomping along… Primer! Got the gondola spray-primed grey and the balloon envelope brush-primed black. The LAF Build Something 2017 contest rules ask that you not post painting progress photos of your project past the priming stage, so this will be the last photo anyone sees of the Blomp itself for a while. I’ll try and … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 8

In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

Posted on February 5th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Several years ago now I did a whole banker’s box full of jungle terrain, but it was all fairly low-lying stuff, thickets and bushes and that sort of thing. I’ve always intended to add some bigger trees to the set, inspired by the nice trees DM Scotty does in this video… …and Dr. Mathias’ extravagantly … Continue reading In the Jungle, the Mighty Jungle…

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

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

Greenstuff all over the place this time! I’ve started on the heavy leather harness that the troll uses to tow the Blomp along, as well as structural greenstuff to secure and cover the magnets in his base, hold the barrel in the right position, and secure the steel plate the barrel magnetizes to. There’s at … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part 7

BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part Six

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

Progress, the purpose of the troll revealed, and IT FLIES. Well, sort of! I got most of the structural parts of the base done today, barring more greenstuff putty to solidify everything. The big troll – an old prepainted WotC figure that I’ll be repainting – has a hole drilled between his shoulder blades and … Continue reading BS2017: The Bloodyear Blomp, Part Six