Martian Menace

Painting My Martian Menace

The Martian Menace is a faction in Monsterpocalypse reminiscent of classic UFO saucer / War of the World designs. Circular or crescent ships, with a bit of classic sci-fi thrown in with servitor arms on their first monster release. When they were originally released as part of the Monsterpocalypse prepainted collectible miniatures game, they were silver painted over clear green plastic to better show off some glow/energy effects. Recently, one of the Wills from Privateer Press asked for feedback on what he should paint his all new Martian Menace, and my immediate response was to suggest classic War of the Worlds green ships with orange/red glow effects given that was the color I distinctly remember from the classic book cover or maybe a colorized version of the original film. When it came time to paint mine, however, I decided I wanted something decidedly different.First of all, I wanted to maintain some color similarities between my Destroyers. In the new Monsterpocalypse, three factions represent a sin

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Hotel Hobbying

My buddy Captain Chris likes to share with his friends photos of his hobby progress from various hotels around the country. Currently he has a boss custom Aiel army that he's painting, warriors with shoufas, and in the past he's also shared pictures of Chaos cavalry all done up while sitting miles away from home.Now, I love playing Warmachine. I've played this game for years and foresee playing it for years more, but when I'm at a convention I think I have limits as to just how many games I can play with any kind of sustained energy. Add to that an extra large table you might have to reach across and suddenly I'm straining my back. One of the draws of conventions I attend are early releases of models that I want to paint being sold directly by companies like Privateer Press (okay honestly it's mostly models sold by Privateer Press, but there are others). And since models can often be bought cheaper elsewhere after their regular release, both in shops and online, I find that part of the calculus behind pu

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