Posts Tagged ‘Painting’

What’s Next? Planning, Competitions and More

Posted on August 1st, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

What’s Next? Planning, Competitions and More Today was the last day to enter the Rainbow Brush and it looks like there’s some great entries. After some confusion I got an entry in a while…

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Paint Table Saturday

Posted on August 1st, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hi All,While I’m not really an official member of this Paint Table Saturday thing, I like the idea. I may start doing it more just to keep posting regularly and keep you up with what’s going on.You may have noticed, I’m sort of a stream of consciousnes…

1/72 tanks and 54mm casualties

Posted on July 31st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I’m presently working on moving the remains of projects to completion. Today I have a pair of WW2 tanks and some AWI casualties finished.The Tiger is an Airfix kit. A bit small and basic but a nice model painted up for the western desert or, perhaps, I…

Smile while I paint your Face!

Posted on July 30th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

This is something that I have never done before and at some point I knew that I would have to paint Faces, and also lets “face it” that is what my last lesson was about.Like with all of the things I am doing I am not going to explain them because …

Gaming on the Fury Road Part Two: First Car Completed

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

So a little bit ago I talked about starting some Mad Max style gaming. I haven’t had a chance to make it to Mythic Santa Cruz yet for this, BUT I did get my first car done last night.So it is really simple to do. You take a hotwheels car and drill out …

Conclusion of Flying with Paints

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hi All,I just wanted to report back to you all how my experiment in travelling with my paints worked out. Long time readers may be familiar with my previous travelling paint kits.To Recap:A fine line between clever and stupidHave Paint, Will TravelMy 2…

New tutorial on painting 1/72-scale armour

Posted on July 28th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

I sometimes get emailed questions from newcomers to the hobby looking for painting advice. What I have to offer is not museum quality painting, but rather quick paint techniques. A few months back I posted a tutorial on quick-painting tanks using washe…

Data Sphere Painting Competititon Q3

Posted on July 27th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

After my recent 3rd place at Data Spheres Q2 painting competition, I decided to enter in the subsequent comp for Q3 as well. The theme for their current challenge is Infinity Specialists – so Doctors, Hackers, Medics, Forward Observers and Engineers fi…

Kasual’s Daemons of Chaos For Sale!

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

I’m not leaving the great game of warhammer, I’m simply consolidating. I love this army, but I feel like it is complete and time to move on painting, hobbying, and competitively speaking. My loss is your gain! Come take a…

Judgement Day – Sov Judge Officer Пашков

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

A slightly more substantial offering this week, Sov Judge Officer Pashkov joins the ranks of the East Meg One judiciary. Since senior judge Golog’s recent defeat by the resistance, it was only a matter of time before a card carrying member of the Dicta…

Blood Angels Epistolary Librarian (OOP Metal Librarian Oldhammer)

Posted on July 26th, 2015 under , . Posted by

So I just finished last night my recently acquired Librarian. My new list requires one with a staff for the BA relic, and I didn’t want to spend $30 on a new librarian AND have the same Librarian as everyone else. I really wish they still had 6 differe…

Who let the (zombie) dogs out?

Posted on July 25th, 2015 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

I may have mentioned, nothing escapes my zombie apocalypse. Even if that weren’t the case, though, zombie dogs are a classic.  There’s very little that’s scarier than man’s best friend turned man’s worst enemy.  That’s why I’m very pleased to present this month’s expansion of our collection of zombie dogs with:

The Zombie of the Month- July 2015- Canine Remains by Wyrd Miniatures

   What’s so great about these zombies? Well, they don’t need much reason other than being zombie dogs. If you really need specifics, though, I’d like to say that what I like most about them is that they are just classic zombie dogs. No fuss, no muss, just angry looking, decaying dogs. Two of them are charging at you (one running, one leaping), which makes sense because, let’s face it, zombie dogs don’t shamble. That’s why they are terrifying. Wyrd then wisely left one of them standing, to limit redundancy. Speaking of variety, it is really cool that they look like different breeds of dogs. It gives

them that real “dogs from the streets” feel. Also of note is the fact that there is enough decay on them that you can see that they are zombies from almost every angle- very important for non-shamblers, and something that many sculptors miss. So, if you need some cadaverous canines, these are not a bad choice. I know Second Class Elitist is very happy that I just gave him more ammo for his Hamelin force!
   Oh, and by the way, that was my secret 6MMRPC project. So that’s one more joker… that went directly into buying another month’s zombies. Expect that cycle to continue.

The Basics:

Scale: 32mm, and actually dog-sized. No 6 foot tall at the shoulder nonsense. Look a the pictures- those are 30mm bases they’re on.

Genre:  Any. I mean, how long have dogs and humans worked together? I can’t imagine they would even look out of place in the future, unless there are simply no dogs or humans in the game world.

Material: The new Malifaux standard plastic

Parts n’ Bits: None. Let’s face it. Wyrd gives you enough pieces without supplying extras.

Assembly: Hey, not bad for Wyrd, only 10 pieces for 3 dogs! I mean, yeah, there’s a separate ear and a separate tongue that are a bit of a pain, but mostly the kit is pretty easy to put together. Myself, I’m always slightly weirded out by center seams on models, but I can understand why they did it, and even without extra work, they don’t look bad. They are pretty clean.

Bases: Standard Malifaux issue: 30mm lipped slotted bases

Sculpt- 4 brains out of 5- Honestly, I’m not sure why I’m not giving these a 5. There’s nothing wrong with them, really. I just usually reserve 5’s for things that really dazzle me, and, though they look exactly like what you think zombie dogs should look like, they don’t dazzle. Which is probably because they are just common zombie dogs. So I’d take that 4 with a grain of salt. Or a piece of kibble. Or whatever.

  Affordability- 2 brains out of 5- The retail price for the pack of 3 is $18-21, pretty pricey for pups, but if you shop around, you may find them for around $15. Still not a price I would build a whole horde at, but one set shouldn’t hurt too bad.

  Value- 3 brains out of 5- If you like a strictly human horde, then this is, of course, a 1. If you like a mixed horde, though, zombie dogs are a must. These aren’t the only nice zombie dogs out there, nor are they by any means the cheapest, but they are one of the nicest. A good choice if you want a few, unique zombie dogs.

  Availability- 5 brains out of 5- they are one of Wyrd’s new sculpts, so any place that carries Wyrd Miniatures is likely to have them… and that’s a lot of places, including a few brick-and-mortar stores.

Pros: Good, solid, generic zombie dogs

Cons: They are not terribly cheap, nor are they easy to convert, so, with only 3 sculpts, you will need to look for additional suppliers if you want to go heavy on your zombie dog population and hate duplicates.

1/72-scale British 25 pounder

Posted on July 25th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I finished off a British artillery piece this week. This is old Esci kit from Terry’s crawlspace. Not a bad kit–only a couple of fiddly things I did away with (complex support struts to put carriage on turn table). Love the fact that it has a crew.I a…

The Rainbow Brush: Blabla Finished

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

The Rainbow Brush: Blabla Finished Yesterday I managed to paint the last pieces on Blabla and get some decent photos of him and has since then been uploaded to the Wamp gallery (LINK) for…

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Blood Angels Veteran Sergeant

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

Just a quick share of my completed Blood Angels Veteran Sergeant. This is Veteran Sergeant Vorlois of 2nd Co, 2nd Squad. Check out Vet Sarge Brute of 1st Squad here.He is a Tactical Squad Sergeant equipped with a power axe and bolt pistol.Legs, torso a…

Painting on the Go!

Posted on July 23rd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

One of the best things to do when it comes to miniature painting is painting with others…….There are a few reasons why this is a good thing to do and they are1. If you are in a full time job and also have a family or just spend a lot of time p…

The on the road painting continues

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

Hi All,Not much painting done but it’s more than not painting at all while on the road.The checks on the right hand figures are free hand with the brush. I forgot my artists pen. Sorry for the washed out cell phone picture. I didn’t feel like digging o…


Posted on July 20th, 2015 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Unstoppable constructs of wood, foliage, mud and stone, these great trees march against the enemies of the Elven realms. Though slow to anger, when awoken they are mighty and determined defenders of their woodland homes. Today’s blog focusses on a new model for not one, but two armies – the Forest Shamblers. These large tree-men are Large Infantry units in […]


Posted on July 19th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,Sunday evening I finally set up a photo shoot for the To INFINITY and Beyond project.As such here are my Nomads, from bottom to top;- Mobile Brigada and Lupe Balboa proxy- Tomcats,  a big personal favourite of mine – Zero, Spektr…

Vacation Painting Progress

Posted on July 19th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Hi All,Not a lot to share but I thought I’d show you what I have fit in while on vacation.The command for my gobbo unit. Bar Varnish and basing they are pretty much done. I see I need to touch up the Half Orc’s (on the right) eye, and realized that I d…

Legion of Ever Present Glory, part 19

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

Slow progress, but progress:

A bit blurry, this pic shows the archer cohort for my First Legion of Ever Present Glory troops.  I was able to touch up the last details this morning, and after it dries for a day or two the figures will get a coat of…

Combat Weathering

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

Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks and while I’ve managed to get a lot of gaming orientated things done they have all been little bits of different things and nothing has been finished. Despite that all I did … Continue reading

54mm AWI casualties

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

I was cleaning out my gaming room last week and ran across a box of 54mm AWI casualty figs I got when I bought some boxed sets. I painted up the first 6 (of 24!) as British regulars.There are two basic poses: face up and face down.I’m still struggling …

Weekend WIP: Blood Angels, Blood Angels, Blood Angels (and a BFG:R Rulebook)

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

Just some quick weekend Work In Progress stuff. Got my Blood Angels for my Adepticon list (I know they are terrible right now. I’ll just have to make do) out and on my desk and I am just pushing through them. Bringing the Hobby Back, one model at a tim…

The Rainbow Brush: Small Panic & New Plan

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

The Rainbow Brush: Small Panic & New Plan Somehow I had put the wrong deadline for the competition in my calendar, I thought it was the last of August, which would have given me…

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