Posts Tagged ‘miniatures’

Cold Wars 2017, a minor pilgrimage

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

Hurray!  Once again the sun dawns on a trip to an exotic faraway location where I can play toy soldiers all weekend long.  As happens this time in March, The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society held their annual SPRING convention, namely, … Continue reading

Aradia Miniatures Kickstarter, Coming in May

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

Aradia Miniatures Kickstarter I really like Aradia, they make very unique miniatures and is one of the very few that makes a bit more surreal miniatures with a horror feel to them. Now they have a Kickstarter planned for May, that makes me very happy. It’s based of Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) by Dante Alighieri, […]

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Dwarven Trade Company Warrior #7 // Wojownik Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #7

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

Dwarf Warrior from the polish company Scibor Monstrous Miniatures. You can find previous models from the same manufacturer that were painted by me in these entries:

Scibor Dwarven Standard Bearer 
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#1
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2 
Scibor Dwarven Warrior #1



Krasnoludzki Wojownik  od Sciborminiatures.com. Pozostałe modele pomalowane przeze mnie z tej samej linii możecie znaleźć pod linkami powyżej.

Review: Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Kickstarter

Posted on March 18th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Details Company: Ouroboros Tales Scale: 54mm Material: Resin Availability: Kickstarter for now First, some thoughts about the Ouroboros Tales Orc Shaman Kickstarter Campaign. Ouroboros Tales is a pretty new company and it’s run by a nice guy called Tim and his wife and the Kickstarter miniatures are among the first miniatures from them. […]

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CMON Announces A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game

Posted on March 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

A Game of Thrones Miniatures Game News

 

CMON (apparently, we’re not allowed to call them Cool Mini Or Not anymore and must refer to them as See-Mon) have announced a new tabletop miniatures war game based on George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. 
A Song of Ice & Fire Fantasy Miniatures Game will create a rank and file miniatures game based on the series made famous by A Game of Thrones.  Miniatures will use movement trays to manoeuvre around the battlefield and all your favourite characters from the books will no doubt make an appearance.

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Combining Conan with Frostgrave: Painting Up Conan The Boardgame (by Monolith)

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

A few months ago, Asmodee sent Must Contain Minis a Review Copy of Conan the Board Game. This is a very enjoyable game and for those that want to read earlier posts about it, check out my Initial Impressions / Unboxing post and my first&…

Blacksmith Miniatures Kickstarter is Live

Posted on March 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Blacksmith Miniatures Kickstarter I just wanted to share a great Kickstarter that went live today. Blacksmith Miniatures has been promoting it for a while and it’s miniatures based on Jean-Baptiste Monge’s work. Blacksmith has been around for quite some time and they have some great miniatures in their catalogue. They have focused on kinda cute miniatures, […]

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Scale Model Challenge 2017 Hell Yeah I’m Going

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

Scale Model Challenge This coming October, I’m going to attend my first in person competition, which will also be my first international show. It’s Scale Model Challenge, located in Eindhoven, NL. We do have some shows here in Sweden, and we have gaming conventions but nothing that compares to the big Euro (or the US […]

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Dwarven Trade Company Warrior #6 // Wojownik Krasnoludzkiej Kompanii Handlowej #6

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

Dwarf Warrior from the polish company Scibor Monstrous Miniatures. You can find previous models from the same manufacturer that were painted by me in these entries:

Scibor Dwarven Standard Bearer 
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#1
Scibor Dwarven Ranger#2 


Krasnoludzki Wojownik  od Sciborminiatures.com. Zdecydowanie moja ulubiona firma jeżeli chodzi o rzeźby krasoludów. Pozostałe modele pomalowane przeze mnie z tej samej linii możecie znaleźć pod linkami powyżej.

Boardmatz Kickstarter

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

A little plug for our sponsors that are spreading their wings and moving into the world of gaming mats in a big way. Thats right they have their own Kickstarter which is already funded and still plugging along. Loads of … Continue reading

Dwarven Ranger #6

Posted on March 9th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Just another Dwarf Ranger from the polish company Scibor Monstrous Miniatures. You can find previous models from the same sculptor that were painted by me here and here.

Krasnoludzki Łowca od Sciborminiatures.com. Zdecydowanie moja ulubiona firma jeżeli chodzi o rzeźby krasoludów. Dawno temu pomalowałem dwie inne figurki od tego producenta. Można je zobaczyć tutaj i tutaj.

Sail Away wip 3 Another Quick Update On Her

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

Sail Away wip 3 The pace has picked up quite well now and I have been able to get a lot done on Sail Away. This time I’ve been working on almost all areas, and I’m getting closer to calling her finished. With this progress, I’m really starting to like how she looks and hope […]

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Sail Away WIP 2 More Skin, a Quick Update

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

Sail Away WIP 2 Things are still going somewhat slow, as always, here but it’s starting to pick up a bit again. I’ve been too tired to do much blogging. The painting I’ve managed to get done had been on Sail Away and mostly on her face. Accident I managed to completely screw up her […]

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Guild Ball Kick Off! Project: The Brewers

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

The first half of the Guild Ball Kick Off! Project is complete. Time to look back on what I’ve done and what remains.

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Beared-itorial

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

Another week gone as we trundled towards the inevitable conclusion we need more SHINY! Lots seem to be happening in the hobby recent with lots of exciting and tempting things have been cropping up. Relic Knights is hitting the KS trail … Continue reading

WAAC-ing to Samaria – Dark age Raffle

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

Hello to everyone, I have something really exciting to share. But first the plug, in 2014 I lost my Mum to Cancer, the MacMillan Nurses were amazing in looking after my Mum but also my Dad and I wanted to … Continue reading

Building King George V #2 // Budowa pancernika #2

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

I am currently working on the details of the model using photoetached parts manufactured by Czech company Eduard. Tedious work but I hope that it will pay off when the model is finished. The project is so time consuming that I have a feeling that I could already have painted at least one or two new armies for Dragon Rampant instead of it. Previous entries about this model can be found here and here.

Korzystając z kolejnego zwolnienia lekarskiego nadrabiam obowiązki związane z hobby. Aktualnie pracuję nad detalami modelu i bawię się w waloryzację. Żmudna praca, ale mam nadzieje że będzie warto. Mam wrażenie że w czasie, który poświęciłem na ten projekt dałbym rade pomalować co najmniej jedną nową armię do Dragon Rampant. Poprzednie wpisy dotyczące tego modelu znajdziecie tutaj oraz tutaj.

Oerlikon 20 mm cannon photoetached replacement parts. I have to make 26 of these.
Praca nad wymianą działek Oerlikon 20 mm na odpowiedniki wykonane z elementów fototrawionych. W sumie muszę zrobić 26 takich elementów:(

5.25 inch Gun Turrets
Działka uniwersalne 133 mm

BL 14 inch Mk VII naval guns
Działa 356 mm i tutaj ciekawostka, która zrobiła na mnie wrażenie  – zasięg maksymalny 35 300 m

Aft shelter deck
Nadbudówka rufowa (?)

40 mm Bofors before and after detailing with photoetached parts
Działka Boforsa 40 mm przed i po waloryzacji

QF 2-pounder naval gun (also called pom-pom)- the most time consuming part of the ship yet i like them the most. 7 to be done in total. It took me about 40 minutes to make one of them.
Armata przeciwlotnicza 40 mm (2pdr) Mark VIII, która była najbardziej skomplikowanym i czasochłonnym elementem do wykonania jednocześnie ze wszystkich działek na statku to podoba mi się najbardziej. Jedno działko to ok 40 minut pracy. W sumie na pokładzie będzie zamontowane 7 takich sprzężonych armatek.

If i used original plastic parts of the cannon it would have consisted only of 3 elements.
Gdyby nie waloryzacja działko składałoby się tylko z 3 plastikowych elementów.

Group photo:)
Rozdzinka w komplecie:)

Even more pom-poms
Po trzecim działku miałem już ich serdecznie dosyć, ale nie mogłem przestać.

Derricks – 2 to be done
Żuraw – do wykonania dwa

Original derrick made of plastic. Blehhh
Oryginalny element wykonany z plastiku. Jak na niego patrzę to się cieszę się że kupiłem te ramki fototrawione

First derrick is ready:)
Pierwszy żuraw gotowy:)

Twins

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

The cosplay twins…..I dread to think what spam I am going to get now!! They have proved tricky to use due to needing to activate them together, need to figure them out a bit more.

Scale Bricks, bricks, bricks from clay and bricks from cork

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

Scale Bricks Things are still going very slow here, besides these scale bricks, and after a small medical fuck-up, I completely screwed up the face on Sail Away. I, by complete mistake and being confused, I managed to take my sleeping pills in the morning instead of my normal medicine which made the day.. ‘Weird […]

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Weekly WIP: Guild Ball Masons Honour and Mallet

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

Getting back on track by painting Mallet and Honour in one week.

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Small Wars: Vikings and Frostgrave

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

Since I’ve been somewhat hampered in my hobby pursuits by having my house almost destroyed, all my study packed up and the walls demolished, I haven’t had ready access to things that I traditionally spend the Winter on, like painting … Continue reading

Vanguard of War Kickstarter Preview

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

The story is untold until the last word is not said. A writer can’t finish his book until the epilogue is not written. Nothing ends until heart still beating. There is a small church of the once-thriving civilization being protected by coalition remaining forces. The siege outcome is not clear while the last guard is […]

Pandaman

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

First of the Batman models, I will be honest not really happy with him. I am struggling to get the right level of work on these Batman models. Especially the ones that are ‘real-life’ models.

Article and Review for Figurementors.com

Posted on February 12th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Article & Review Article A couple of days ago the article that I’ve mentioned I’ve been working on was published at Figurementors.com. It’s a historical article about the Soviet Union’s Naval Infantry that served as ground troops during ww2. I wanted my first article to be about a subject that I have some previous knowledge […]

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Building King George V // Budowa pancernika #1

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

 Hi
It’s been about two months since encouraged by a friend I bought that scale model so it is probably a good time to show how I stand with its construction. The project is something ‘extra’ and I don’t assume any rigid deadlines for its completion. I usually work on it during coaching sessions with my friends who also got a bit engaged in the hobby. You can see the model just after unboxing in this
post.

Cześć
Minęły mniej więcej dwa miesiące od czasu, gdy zachęcony przez kolegę kupiłem sobie ten model wiec wypadałoby pokazać jak stoję z jego budową. Jest to projekt dodatkowy robiony w tak zwanym międzyczasie i nie zakładam sztywnych terminów jego ukończenia. Nad statkiem pracuje gdy odwiedzają mnie znajomi, których również wkręciłem co nieco w modelarstwo. Napisałem o nim coś więcej w tym poście

Due to the fact that this is probably my only ship I will ever assemble and paint I decided to approach the subject ambitiously and although I’ve never had any experiance with photoetched parts I purchased three frames to add some details to this model. I hope that these will add a lot of charm to the finished unit.
For those who have not heard about photo etached parts: these are tiny metal parts made (etched) by photochemical process from a sheet of thin metal. The process allows etching the metal all the way through, or only on the surface with high precision to get very small and accurate flat parts of almost any shape and form.


Z uwagi na to, że to prawdopodobnie mój jedyny statek jaki w życiu złożę, postarałem się podejść do tematu ambitnie i mimo że nigdy nie miałem do czynienia z elementami fototrawionymi zakupiłem trzy ramki waloryzujące ten model, co mam nadzieję doda sporo uroku gotowej jednostce.

Of course, as always, it turned out that I had to buy a new ‘chemistry’ but as you know this is a day to day part of the hobby :)

Oczywiście jak zawsze okazało się że potrzebna będzie też nowa ‘chemia’ ale wiadomo – takie hobby:)

I started to work with photoetched parts from the deck. Some proved to be too demanding. I did not have the appropriate tweezers and other tools, and even though I finally acquire the right equipment, I decided to give up of several components.

Klejenie elementów fototrawionych zacząłem od pokładu. Niektóre okazały się zbyt wymagające. Nie miałem odpowiednich pęset ani innych narzędzi i mimo zaopatrzenia się finalnie w odpowiedni sprzęt, postanowiłem z kilku elementów zrezygnować.

The first stairs of course broke up during the bending process. I had to calm down, read and gain some experience before I managed to produce these wonders.

Pierwsze schody oczywiście się rozpadły. Musiałem ochłonąć, poczytać i nabrać trochę doświadczenia, żeby finalnie powstały takie cuda.

In the pictures below you can see the bridge during its detailing with photo etached parts.

Statek kleje w modułach by lepiej się to potem malowało. Na poniższych obrazkach ‘moduł dziobowy’ z mostkiem w czasie prac waloryzacyjnych.
 

Antennas and rangefinders 

Anteny dalmierze i taka tam drobnica.

Work in Progress

Model złożony na potrzeby pokazania ‘zaawansowania prac’ konstrukcyjnych

The bridge covered with the grey pimer:

Na koniec pozostało pokazać spodkładowany moduł dziobowy.