Posts Tagged ‘WIP’

This Geek’s week…

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

The Infant Aliens from Prodos Games’ AVP game…The Marines from AVP…Modeling/Hobby:- My copy of the AVP boardgame arrived after just 3 days, and I’ve dove right into making the custom bases and assembling the figures.  I’m currently working …

Project Fishermen: Part 1

Posted on April 29th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

I picked up a few bits for the Fisherman Guild (Guildball) at Salute last weekend, and the paint is going on very easily! Let’s take a look..As I mentioned in my last entry, I wanted to keep the bases for these guys pretty simple, to that end a rapid j…

Ragnok, Norse Orc Hero Pt 1

Posted on April 28th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

I picked this up November last year at the scale model show. and thought it was time to get it out of the to do pile and add it to the small but growing done list.I did not think this was worth a review at the time not because it is bad if anything it …

Sarissa Precision Far East buildings

Posted on April 27th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

 I went in on a whole Far East village from Sarissa Precision and completed two of the nine buildings in the set. So far, I am very impressed with the kits.  The woven palm style village house is my favorite so far. The building sits up on stilts which invoke a strong jungle village theme. The roofs can […]

WIP: Imperial Knight Errant of House Raven #3

Posted on April 27th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Next up is the upper body of my House Raven Imperial Knight. I’ve made some good progress, still need to add the house crest to the shield though. This model is based on Daklorn, Tempered Fury from the House Raven section of the Imperial Knights codex….

WIP: Archaon, the Everchosen Part 2

Posted on April 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Above is Archaon after a few hours under the airbrush. Below you will find how he became that way. Enjoy!One by one the heads were toned out and bagged up.Then I had to commit to a color for the body. It had to be something neutral but I also wanted to…

On The Desk – Mean and Green Part 2 – Cloak and Horns

Posted on April 26th, 2016 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 This week we’re going to be looking at the cloak. To start with I want to look at an early photo of the miniature so we can see how the zenithal prime gave us quite a nice contrast on the cloak. I decided to use white and black and various shades…

WIP: Archaon, The Everchosen

Posted on April 25th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

That’s right! One big ass dragon, three heads, and a buff dude with demon powers, covered in armor. The stuff legends are made of. But every legend needs a place to stand in the world so I’ll start with the base.I wanted to capture something catac…

WIP: Black Legion Chaos Space Marines from Assassinorum Execution Force

Posted on April 24th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Hi everyone, sorry I’ve been so quiet last week I was away on holiday. I did a get a little painting done. I had a break from painting black Deathwatch models and instead I’ve been painting Black Legion… not really a break I know! I am enjoying these…

Unboxing Perry Miniatures Light Cavalry 1450-1500 // Lekka kawaleria od braci Perrych

Posted on April 24th, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hi.

If you are my international reader I would like to excuse you as once again I wrote this post only in Polish. It presents well known models manufactured by Perry Miniatures. There are a lot of English reviews of these miniatures in the net although I have not found anything worth to mention in my language.
Cześć!
Minęło sporo czasu od mojego ostatniego wpisu. Musiałem odsapnąć od tworzenia makiety zamku, a poza tym zmieniałem pracę, więc ostatnich kilka tygodni nie pozostawiło mi wiele czasu na hobby.  Kilka razy usiadłem do malowania, zacisnąłem zęby i ukończyłem trzy stare projekty malarskie.  Jak tylko uda mi się pożyczyć dobry aparat, to zacznę wrzucać foty nowych modeli. Ale ja nie o tym dziś chciałem… 


Jak pewnie zauważyliście, śledząc moje wpisy, jestem wielkim fanem późnośredniowiecznych modeli produkowanych przez braci Perrych. Ostatnio udało mi się w okazyjnej cenie zakupić zestaw lekkiej kawalerii, który miał swoją premierę w zeszłym roku.  Po pomalowaniu modele będą nam służyć jako lekkozbrojna jazda z okresu wojny trzynastoletniej z Zakonem lub jako podjazd księcia z Drakeborgu jeżeli bitwa będzie rozgrywana w klimatach fantasy.  
Zanim zacząłem pisać tę krótką recenzję zdążyłem już złożyć trzech jeźdźców i jestem bardzo zadowolony z jakości tych modeli. Foty zdążyliśmy wrzucić w poprzednim poście dotyczącym drugiej rocznicy bloga. Biorąc pod uwagę zawartość, zestaw jest podobny do ciężkozbrojnej jazdy, o której pisałem tutaj. Składa się z ramki z podstawkami, 4 ramek z końmi, 3 ramek z jeźdźcami oraz arkuszu z flagami i krótkim rysem historycznym.  

Ramki z końmi są identyczne jak w zestawie ciężkozbrojnej jazdy. Zwierzęta można skleić w kilku dynamicznych  konfiguracjach, a do wyboru mamy cztery rożne łby. 

Ramki z jeźdźcami są całkowicie inne.  Oprócz odmiennych korpusów oraz nowych wzorów głów mamy do wyboru całą masę lekkiego uzbrojenia: włócznie, miecze, łuki i kusze. W porównaniu do zestawu ciężkozbrojnej jazdy brakuje tu dodatkowych głów dla koni i elementów końskiego pancerza. Jednak posiadając oba te zestawy, mam prawie nieograniczone możliwości konfiguracji modeli.  Zamiast wspomnianych bitsów mamy do wyboru trochę dodatkowych elementów waloryzujących.  Podstawki  są dla mnie nieużyteczne z uwagi na to, że pod jazdę używam standardowo podstawek 25×50 mm. Wciąż nie wymyśliłem co zrobić z ramkami podstawek od braci Perrych, a uzbierało mi się już tego 6 sztuk. Jeżeli ktoś ma jakiś pomysł, to zachęcam do podzielenia się nim w komentarzu pod postem.  :)
Arkusz z flagami jest miłym uzupełnieniem zestawu i z pewnością będzie stanowił dla wielu wartościowy dodatek, aczkolwiek dla mnie nie jest przydatny, ponieważ flagi są za sztywne i nie odwzorowuję zachodnioeuropejskich armii. Swoje banery wykonuję samodzielnie o czym mogliście się dowiedzieć w tym  wpisie



Podsumowując oceniam te modele bardzo wysoko. Stosunek ceny do jakości jest wyśmienity, a możliwości konfiguracji szczególnie w połączeniu z innymi zestawami od Perrych w zasadzie nieograniczone, można poszaleć. Jestem bardzo zadowolony z tego zakupu. 6/6

2nd Anniversary and current projects! // Druga rocznica bloga i kilka WIP’ów

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

We did it again! We missed our blog’s Second Aniversary!… But here we go with a short entry. You can see some statistics and new projects below. Let’s celebrate! :)

Kolejny raz przegapiliśmy rocznicę własnego bloga…. Jak to możliwe? Nie wiemy. Chcemy jednak temat nadrobić i z tej okazji ten krótki podsumowujący wpis. :) Dziś będziemy świętować!

Short statistics:
We wrote 72 posts, which have been shown 58 965 times.
We have 123 likes on Facebook –  like us if you haven’t done this so far! :)
You wrote 365 comments.
Step by steps tutorials are the most popular posts.


Poniżej krótkie statystyki.

Napisaliśmy 72 posty, które zostały wyświetlone 58 965 razy. W zeszłym roku nasze 55 postów wyświetliliście 25 000 razy, także mimo, że ilość postów na rok, odrobinę nam spadła, to jednak ilość wyświetleń wzrosła!
Mamy 123 polubienia na FB Od zeszłego roku przybyło nam 32 Fanów.

Zostawiliście nam 345 komentarzy. :) Rok temu było ich 161. :)
Największą popularnością cieszyły się nasze „krok po kroku” (podstawki, malowanie futra i robienie flag).

And know the most interesitng part: some photos of our current procjets. Except KorNat’s castle – he will show you his work in another post. Enjoy!

I teraz najciekawsza część – zdjęcia aktualnych projektów (oprócz zamku, KorNat zrobi o nim oddzielny wpis). :)

Updates on the Morituri Cohort

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Final WIP shot of the cohort. Take a look at the finished models after the jump.  I am very happy with how these turned out. The texture on the bases look great for the sands of the arena but I am not sold on the color just yet. I have not decided if I will […]

WIP: Imperial Knight Errant of House Raven #2

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

As promised, I’ll work my way from bottom to top, painting one assembly group after another. Usually I feel more comfortable painting smaller models, but to break down such a large model in smaller parts really does the trick for me. By now I’ve finish…

WIP: Blood Angel Storm Ravens

Posted on April 20th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

Preppin’ and steppin’ on a pair of twin ravens. They’ll be ready for war next time around so stay tuned. I’m getting a few of the smaller projects out of the way for next month, which will include a very detailed Trollblood force :) Not exactly su…

Terrain Boards Continued – Side 1

Posted on April 18th, 2016 under , . Posted by

Now, the ongoing saga of the quest to find the mystical Terrain Board continues….

With the failure of the first attempt to make up terrain tiles which I attempted earlier in MoreTerrain Board Trials, I looked at the Heroic Maps ‘Frost Ruins’ download and decided that as the 4′ x 4′ board that the downloaded sheets created was only really a one set up layout and that tiles would not be interchangeable, I was as well making up a 4′ x 4′ board rather than the tiles.


With this in mind and the useful suggestion from TamsinP that I should make the ’tiles’ double sided I purchased another download ’tile set’, this time trying a different vendor, namely PWork, and plumped for their Battleboard City Ruins set to use for a double sided board set.

A threesome of  2′ x 4′ 9mm MDF boards were also duly purchased and a can of spray adhesive which would be quicker, less messy hopefully and less prone to any warping or curling, though significantly dearer than more traditional glues.

I also made sure I had spare ink for my printer and an ample stock of 110grm card stock.

Perversely, I started on the City Ruins side of the boards and duly printed off 40 or so A4 sheets that comprise the set and proceeded to trim to suit and stick them to the boards.

The set does not quite cover the 6′ x 4′ board area so I intentionally left a 30mm border around the boards.

This Pwork tile set again only goes together in one layout, being a download version of their game mat. Unlike the Heroic Games dowload which includes a grided and ungrided version on the layout along with a full size graphic which you can play with if you have the appropriate software, the PWork file is a straight forward pdf card set. Each sheet printed, forms a part of the whole ‘mat’ area with no overlaps, again unlike the Heroic Maps file. 

It was quickly apparent though that the individual sheets do have a margin of error across the sheets. This error is marginal but significant enough to warrant having to try each sheet prior to gluing and despite careful trimming, adjacent sheets are slightly different sizes and often don’t quite line up with their neighbours. Slightly irritating. This I suspect may be more down to pdf graphic creep than any irregularity on the part of PWork but is an issue which should be noted by anyone thinking of utilising the download sets. Initial layout and trial fitting is essential and sheets will require slight trimming to fit.
Two Thirds done

The whole thing went together fairly quickly once in the groove of things and once all sheets were stuck down and reasonably dried, that it was then that the individual boards were once again seperated with the use of a sharp knife run down the board gaps.

Once all stuck and seperated I had decided to trim the board edges with a suitable hard wearing tape, both for the aesthetic look of the boards and also to add a bit of protection to the board edges.

The full 6′ x 4′ area took approximately the best part of a day to assemble and also took a whole can of spray adhesive to stick everything down.

From a cost point of view, the purchase of one of PWorks pre-made game mats will range from circa £48 to £58 depending on material of the map. The approx cost of material to make up this Heath Robinson version of the mat works out to be approximately £35 including glue, card and ink, but excluding the boards themselves (as the mat needs something for it to be put on). Add to this the time to assemble and the cost of the bought mat looks to be fairly reasonable and other mats from the various suppliers look to be of similar costs. I aim to cover the boards with a light coat (probably sprayed) of matt varnish to protect the surfaces and this will slightly add to the finished ‘cost’.

A fun enough project in it’s execution, which I will run to it’s conclusion, but I think for a play area without any multi layout use I will not be making up any others in this fashion, but would plump for the mat versions instead.

So having printed off the full set of the Heroic Maps Frost Ruins tile set I had to purchase additional adhesive so haven’t completed the reverse side as yet.

Frost Ruins sheets laid out to check size
Laying out the Frost Ruins sheets, which have significant overlaps, the overall area provided is significantly bigger than the advertised area, namely 53″ x 53″  a full 3″ bigger each way.
The surplus sheets which will not be cut and stuck to the boards, will be used to make up loose ‘blocks’ to match the terrain boards. These will be used to provide a some raised areas to add a bit of variety to the terrain layouts.
I will post the completed results to the reverse side once completed in a week or two.

WIP: Imperial Knight Errant of House Raven #1

Posted on April 17th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

As announced, my next project is indeed an Imperial Knight. I chose the Mechanicus aligned House Raven. I want to add some Skitarii of Forge World Metallica to my collection at some point, and House Raven’s world Kolossi is sworn allegiance to Metallic…

Joan of Arc : Part 2

Posted on April 15th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Back to Joan this week, let’s see how i’m getting on..I started with her base, doing a very quick job with some NMM..I finished up the NMM and added rust to give contrast.. Now to start on the armour, this model is so small that I was able to move…

WIP: Red Scorpions

Posted on April 13th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

I didn’t waste more than a day coming back from Adepticon. Following the event, I prepped up the next tabletop commission in line. Which is a nice release following all the high level painting done before the Crystal Brush.Stay Tuned!

On The Desk – Mean and Green Part 1

Posted on April 12th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

 So here is my second project on the go! This one is a little contest amongst a painting community I’m part of. The theme is simple, mean and green. Interpret it how you want. No restrictions on scale or basing. I (like most painters) have a subst…

On The Edge of No Man’s Land – Continued WIP

Posted on April 8th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

On The Edge of No Man’s Land – Continued WIP   Just a quick last WIP before I’m heading out on holiday. This project was started quite some time ago and later abandoned in…

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Morituri Cohort for Arena Rex.

Posted on April 6th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Just one of the several new games I picked up at Adepticon 2016. I am making a concentrated effort to get everything not only built, but also painted this year. First up, Arena Rex.

Painting US Paratrooper for Bolt Action #1

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Painting US Paratrooper for Bolt Action #1 This project will be something I work on in between other projects and it will mostly be speed painted so I can finish it. All the paints,…

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On The Desk – Renaissance Assassin Part 3

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , , , . Posted by

 This week I’ve been juggling two different projects (more on the other one next week) I’ve been continuing with my base for the Assassin. I’ve never really made anything like this before so it’s very much an experimental process. I’ve done some …

WIP: Kitbashed Blood Angels Captain #2

Posted on April 5th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

The people have spoken. In my last post I raised the question, which of the two helmet options I should choose. Most people voted for option number two, so here he is. Painting is coming along nicely, and I enjoy painting a single small model after the…

What’s on the Workbench – Week 14

Posted on April 4th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

What’s on the Workbench – Week 14 Last week was slow and this week will also be kinda slow as I’m heading out on vacation on Saturday but I should get some painting done…

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