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Painting Contest Developments!

Hey all, I got prizes in from Ehliem Figures and Michael Moore (Thank You very much, guys!), as well as a couple packs of the old Grenadier Twilight: 2000 line up for grabs for this thing. And, they're the Post Apoc "Gaslands" inspired line for Ehliem, which I reviewed in an earlier blogpost, Well, having seen some of the stuff in person? I am impressed. I am still trying to lock down the Game Craft Miniatures gift certificate, but if any other manufacturers see this and want to contribute to the prize pool, it's not too late!Remember These Beauties?So, get your entries in, you only have until this coming Sunday, and then, voting begins on the Facebook page, so don't forget to like the page, so you can vote for your faves! (I will be also posting pics here, and Grimace of the Good Luck, You're on Your Own newsletter will also be posting your entries.)So I forgot to mention what needs to be included with your entries:1. Good pictures. Sadly, we cannot judge your stuff in person, so good pics are going to

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Speedmob #1

I have finally finished the first Speedmob for the new Speed Freaks game.  I previously showed you the picture of the Shokkjump Dragsta.  I have now finished a three bike mob of biker to finish this up.  These are the first Ork bikers I have built and painted and they are almost as much of a pain in the ass as the Deffkoptas.  I am really looking forward to trying out this game and also to adding these models to my 40K Ork army.Speedmob #1Biker mobBiker Nob the leader of the mobBiker 1Biker 2

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[EN/PL] Imperial Dwarfs / Krasnoludy w Imperium #1

Hello everyone!I invite you to an entry dedicated to dwarves who live in the human Empire today. On this occasion, I painted a very old dwarf mini from 1991.He will join the ranks of my band under the command of Josef Bugman.I invite you!Imperial Dwarfs is a term used for the Dwarfs that have immigrated to the Empire of Man, merging into their culture and providing the Empire with Dwarfen skill and expertise. Imperial Dwarfs are the “second people” of the Empire, its most important race outside of Humanity itself. These are not the Dwarfs of the Karaz Ankor, the ancient “Dwarf Empire” of the World’s Edge Mountains, but expatriates whose ancestors, distant and more recent, have fled falling Dwarfholds or come to believe that the cause of the Dwarfs is lost, and that they should begin a new life among the largely sympathetic Humans of the Empire.       These expatriate Dwarfs feel a special bond with the Empire, for its founder, the divine Sigmar, led an army that massacred an army of G

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Preparing for Market Day

Supplies are arriving for my "Sédition dans le Souk!" IHMN game, scheduled for the Christmas break.  Today, I received the 28mm Town Square Fountain from Rob Rumfelt at Novus Design Studio.Fountain by Novus Design, 25mm Bobby by GrenadierThis is my second fountain from Novus Design - I like that they arrive finished (just need a shot of dull-cote - make sure you cover and protect the "water") and ready for play. Looks like they're darkening the plastic/resin for the stonework, which suits me. The good folks at Novus might consider in future of offering their product in two or three shades of stone. This would reduce potential need for painting the stone.Also received today is the "Sandy Cobblestones" mat from Mats By Mars.  This was a lucky break, as I wanted something to represent the cobbling of a Martian city (or Egyptian), and for less than $20 for a 2' x 2' square, the price was right. This is my second mat from Mats by Mars, and I'll certainly be buying again in the near future.Market Square w

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Garrek's Reavers

I have been interested in Warhammer Underworlds: Shadepire (or just Shadespire as it is commonly referred to) for a long time but since it was set in the Age of Sigmar setting and I was not playing Age of Sigmar I never thought about trying it.  But now I am all in AoS and with the new version of the game I decided I should get the Shadespire set before they become impossible to get.  Tim and I tried the game out recently and we both really enjoyed it.  I decided that with such a small number of figures I have no real excuse for not painting them up.  Below if Garrek's Reavers, a Khorne Bloodreavers band that comes in the game.  I went with a quick paint approach and I think they look good.  The nice thing about this game is the figures are also usable in AoS as this same unit.  So basically, I know have one unit for my Chaos army already done.Garrek's ReaversGarrek GorebeardBlooded SaekKasus the ChainedArnulfTargor

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Frostgrave at Home

.. of all places! This may not seem like that big of a deal for most of you readers, but it is for me. Sunday marked the first time since the reconstruction of my house that I’ve actually had someone over to play games. It felt historic. Felsted in all its thawing glory Audrey approached me with an odd request from one of her co-workers. Her son, she said, had expressed a desire to play “longer games, not video games, but the kind with rules, where you move pieces around and sit around a table“. The thing is, she said.. “I have no idea what he’s trying to do here, and I’m confused.” Audrey said “You have come to the right place, do I know a guy for you!”  So, with Audrey acting as the middle-woman, I ended up hosting some young fellas at my house Sunday, running an out of the box game of Frostgrave. One of the five warbands I had ready to play To save the kids time and confusion, I had four pre-rolled Warbands that I have set up for fast play. Udoxe

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Irish Heartguard

A small, and normally final, addition to my Dux force.These two mounted Curaidh, or Hearthguard, are normally the elite bodyguards of the lords.But I bought this two model Gripping Beast blister for other reasons.  Namely to represent my Lord (or a noble)  and a champion.By putting them on horses, I can have them join my mounted regiments for games where speed might be of the essence, or a devastating cavalry charge might be called for.  Though as mostly the defender in the campaign, that won't be happening very often...But heck, it at least allows me to have all options open...

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Truck Utility Medium, Fitted For Radio - 28mm

Vehicles specifically for Twilight 2000 in 28mm are quite rare, so occasionally you have to improvise.Crooked Dice have a miniatures game (7TV) and a matching range of figures, most revolving around the film and television output of a fictional British production company from the 'sixties to the 'eighties.To provide transport for some of the characters, in 2016 they introduced a vehicle which has a remarkable resemblance to a Series III Land Rover.A slightly out of focus William Killian (another Crooked Dice figure, sadly not currently in production) for scale.This makes a nice shortish wheelbase hard top Land Rover.Recently Crooked Dice have run a Kickstarter for a Post Apocalyptic version of their 7TV game. They added a number of conversion items including a Medium Stowage Set. This includes one piece that fits neatly on to the front of their Land Rover, and another that makes a great roof rack load.In the Tankograd book on Key Flight '89, on page 28 there is a photograph of a Land Rover series III wit

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Dressing For The Apocalypse - 28mm

As mentioned in an earlier post on 28mm figures, Under Fire Miniatures do a range of 28mm Cold War figures.As supplied, the Soviet infantry (in this case Soviet Pack RMR2) are accurately dressed, with the uncomfortable high boots.These would be fine for forces at the outbreak of war, but after four or five years of conflict, their kit would change. The obvious thing would be replacing the boots (and trousers) with more comfortable items - either manufactured for the troops, or those that the troops have picked up.The first change was to add some small squares of Greenstuff to the front of the boots, sculpted with a scalpel blade to represent the laces. This was allowed to set before more Greenstuff was used to extend the trouser cuffs.Soviet Motorised infantry were trained to be no more than 200 metres from their transport, so they do not tend to have large quantities of equipment, so only a couple of small bags or pouches was added.The other thing is that they are quite likely to have non standard

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30 Days 30 Miniatures Painting Challenge Round up 4

This challenge was indeed that with mixed motiviation for the hobby in general this past 5 - 6 weeks.The final challenge came this week with being away with no internet access or 4G. The feeling of isolation lasted for about an evening then the digital detox started. Recommend it to all - disconnect for a week it is rewarding. It also meant however that this post is late, the shame!So, back to the challenge and yes it was a success with more than thirty figures being completed in time, just mind you.Two 28mm figures for SAGA or any Dark Ages skirmish game in general. A Gripping Beast Viking on the left and a Foundry Norman on the right.A Macedonian phalanx in 6mm with 27 figures on a 40 x 30mm.A mix of stands for ACW gaming with figures from Freikorps (centre) and Old Glory on the outsides. The single figures are for break through markers and the others are casualty markers.Here is the group shot of everything together; 37 figures in total including the terrain piece.6mm: 27 infantry15mm: 7 infantry28mm: 2 in

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[EN/PL] Zarbag, the shaman and about goblins! / Shaman Zarbag i o goblinach (Zarbag's Gitz #1)

Hello everyone!Today, quite a feast on DwarfCrypt! I painted the first model for the Age of Sigmar (actually Warhammer Underworlds), which I dont like, but the end of enthusiasm.As a lover and follower of Warhammer from the period before the AoS, I do not think about entering this system, and a few painted goblins will serve as a supplement to my emerging band of green creatures in Mordheim. That's why I put a square stand and no references to AoS.I have already written a bit IN THIS PLACE about the night goblins, that's why today I would like to invite you to a journey through folklore (mainly the Britain), a world of legends and myths related to goblins.Goblins are the most widespread in Britain and northern France. They came to the islands as a form of a kobold. They were (are?) happy creatures but also very malicious.They were believed to bring harm to people. Goblins are not the type of creatures strongly attached to one place. Legends say that they are particularly fond of rock crevices and roots of anc

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"Sédition dans le Souk!" IHMN:1889 for the French on Mars

Sédition dans le Souk (WIP) The noted French anarchist, Julius Sébastien Lazare, is rumoured to be on Mars. French Constabulary, acting on information from the Martian Office of the Súreté, are searching a native Martian market square in Idæus Fons for clues to the rapscallion's whereabouts. The inspectors are backed up with some muscle from the native Gendarmes.The Native Market at Idæus FonsThis will be a clues/information gathering game with occasional outbursts of native resistance. The closer the player-inspecteurs get to collaring Lazare, the greater the likelyhood of a violent confrontation.Updates soon.

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28mm Pulp 80s Dungeon Crawl

The following are some test rules for a Pulp 80’s style Modern Installation dungeon crawl. Players control an Insertion team and one player controls the defending forces.  Designate one or more rooms as targets for the teams and put an enemy commander and a blip in each target room.Installation RulesCover:  All rooms provide -1 basic cover.  Players receiving fire from outside of a room gain -2 cover.Cameras: Cameras in rooms may be destroyed by shooting the camera.  This take the place of any other shooting.  Cameras may be Hacked by an Electronics expert on an Easy Dare! Test or by any other trooper with a Hard Dare! Test, only one attempt per Activation. A Hacked Camera counts against the Blip Generation rolls.Locked Doors/Barricades: Players may attempt to lock a door instead of shooting or Hand to Hand.  Character must be in contact with the door and roll a successful DARE! Check. Place a die with the number of successes by the do

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