As someone who has painted thousands of grim dark miniatures over the years, and hundreds of WW2 models in their varying shades of desaturated green and brown, it has been a real experience switching up to the bright and vibrant colors of these Relic K…
Posts Tagged ‘Commission’
I’m working on a couple of articles for the Ninja Division website on how I planned, built, and painted the Relic Knights table that debuted at GenCon. While I’m getting those together, I thought I’d show you some of the miniatures I painted to go with…
This month has been quite a hectic one, and has included painting up these three monsters for Turbo Tape Games, a Norwegian computer game company that is working with a Warhammer license.I know that the Ghorgon is being used as a prize in a promotional…
Well, the first shots of the sprue arrived on my doorstep the other day. I was quite excited to get them out and onto the workbench. Above you can see the weapons (and weapons-related) sprues. I tried to go for a nice mix of weapons based on both the Car Wars options and a few that would allow/encourage an homage to the Mad Max films. I didn’t want to go exclusively “Mad Max” in the look of the weapons, but wanted a heavy “Deathrace” vibe too.
From left to right, top to bottom, we have:
• 3 mini-gun style weapons with drum magazines.
• 3 .50 cal style machine guns with belt-feed ammo boxes.
• 4 rockets and 1 paint/oil sprayer.
• 2 flamethrowers and 1 arrow-launcher (based on Mad Max 2/Road Warrior).
• 7 yokes – these can be attached to any part of a car/truck and accept any of the weapons.
• 1 harpoon launcher, 1 laser gun, 1 sonic gun, and 1 mine dropper.
• 1 two-weapon turret and 2 one-weapon turrets – these accept any of the weapons.
And here are the armor and accessory sprues. Again, there’s not a complete “Mad Max” feel, but a blend with “Deathrace” and other movies of the genre.
From left to right, top to bottom, we have:
• 4 wheel armor plates and 1 hood/roof plate.
• 6 armor plates plates – 4 designed for the sides and side windows, 2 designed for the windscreen.
• 4 larger armor plates – for where ever you’d like.
• 2 pairs of exhausts and 1 supercharger.
• 2 heavy ramplates.
• 2 light ramplates and 2 pieces of heavy rear armor plating.
• The Interceptor kit: stowage, exhausts, nose cone, supercharger – these can be used to make your very own “last of the V8 Interceptors” (as seen at the start of MM:FR).
You can pick and choose the sprues you want direct from the Brigade Games webstore.
Here are a couple of pursuit cars I made up yesterday from the parts. The first is my conversion of the PT Cruiser sent to me by my friend Nathan. Yes, it used to look just like my real-life car.
Parts used: flamethrower, twin-pipe exhausts, side armor plates, light ramplate, and stowage.
The second car I HAD to make was the re-fitted version of Max’s Interceptor ridden by War Boys from MM:FR.
I used the parts from the Interceptor kit (except the stowage), added a second supercharger on top of the first, glued the mine dropper under the rear and puttied it in as a fuel tank, and then added the arrow launcher to the rear. The launcher doesn’t look exactly like the one used in Fury Road, but I like the look and the nostalgic connection to MM2. I added a strip of plasticard to the underside of the nose cone, and sculpted a tiny skull atop the superchargers : )
And finally a look back at the MM:FR Interceptor you can make from the Brigade Games kit (plus a Ford XB Falcon from Hot Wheels).
As has been the story for the first half of the year, I’ve been incredibly busy with work during May. It shows no sign of slowing over the summer either. Sounds like a good problem to have : ) The only thing is that it does impact the rhythm of there b…
Last Night on Earth Zombies
A little while back I posted about some Shermans I had converted for my friend (and blog-follower) Jake. Here’s that post.Well, with Jake visiting AdeptiCon next week to run a couple of seminars on digital sculpting, I thought I could save some money o…
Brandon asked me for two pieces of mini: his Aiakos and a harrower. This model I did the “standard Cryx job” on. Seeing how I sold my Cryx to Brandon, this was not much of a stretch. I used a number of washes, including and most apparent of them is the…
One of my favorite races in NeoExodus are the Primidians… they have an uncanny ability to speak with anyone they encounter. However, people know them best for their tentacle arms… I mean who doesn’t like tentacles? They create hentai situations all…
Gencon 2013, I was trolling the dealers’ room towards the end of the con. A pair of pack drew my eye: Razor Coast “official” minis featuring two weresharks and a pirate lady. On a whim, I decided to paint these two. Once assembled, I didn’t really lik…