Before I finished my work rotation I manged to paint a few pieces for this commission, for another friend at PAW.I think they are all H&R models and paint up very nicely.This batch, artillery, tanks and MICVs155mm artillery pieces, the bases need some flocking, which will be done at home. A pride of Leopards, I think they Mk1s Marders, a prime MICV Infantry and aircraft next up
Earlier on I was expecting a much busier day. The time of year and the end of daylight savings time, with some lack of sleep made and with what I was expecting to be doing today made time look a little short. Sunday is usually the day I do any last minute work to finish of my plan for the week. So I was was relatively happy when on the way to a jog I tripped over the curb, skinned my knee and fingers and did some damage to my foot. With all plans out of the window it was back home to put my leg up. And paint.Despite some misgivings I have achieved my plan and surpassed my expectations. The New, New Cruelty is happy. I have tinkered about with some terrain and got along way through the prepping process for a load of figures. Not a bad week.Some of the figures this week have been a bit entertaining to paint. The Rebels and the Star Saga scientists suffer from some flatness of detail. Nothing wrong with this but it is difficult to make them shine. The three Malifaux figures were good fun to paint. Lots of nice d
Last Thursday we had first try with Spectre Operations v.2. That allowed us to put us back to the fictitious country of Bazistan. However we were facing the NATO intervention. Some of the mercenaries taking care about their own gratification for their hard job, before they would be expelled by new government or whatsoever. In normal words, they just going to steal some money...W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy okazję na nasze pierwsze spotkanie z zasadami Spectre Operations v.2. To pozwoliło nam wrócić do fikcyjnego państwa Bazistan. Jednakże tym razem musieliśmy sprostać interwencji sił NATO. Część najemników postanowiła zadbać o swoje własne wynagrodzenie za ciężką pracę, zanim zostaną wycofani przez nowy rząd lub cokolwiek innego. Mówiąc normalnym językiem, postanowili ukraść trochę złota dla siebie...SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael ChargeUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael ChargeSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC, Michael ChargeFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Charge1. Forces. Siły.MERCEN
This was my closing post for the ninth annual Painting Challenge. I wanted to return to our overarching theme of 'Fellowship' and decided to do a small vignette honouring a group of people whose selfless efforts I've admired for several years now: the Syrian White Helmets.As many of you know the White Helmets are a group of Syrian volunteers whose mandate is to provide medical assistance, urban search and rescue, civilian evacuation, and essential service delivery to areas caught within their nation's civil war. It is reported that since they were formed more than 5 years ago the White Helmets have saved over 100,000 lives, while losing over 200 of their own people in the process. In 2016 the group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and have subsequently been awarded numerous international accolades for their humanitarian work.Sadly, in this politically charged region of the world, there is an active smear campaign levelled at the White Helmets, trying to besmirch and belittle what they have done fo
Just a quick one today - figured I'd share/spread the word - I just got my blast markers in from Bud's Blast Markers and I have to say they are AWESOME. Bud uses tea lights with different colours - and fibre optics to create the markers. A great addition to my collection (I picked up 5 of the napalm explosions).You can buy these (and more) from here:https://www.budsblastmarkers.com/product-page/napalm-explosion-with-fiber-opticsA couple of pictures below of one of the napalm explosions (he does regular explosions as well).Kaboom!Kerplow!
Before I jump into the game ... just wanted to show a couple of pictures of my new gaming table from the "Table of Ultimate Gaming" company. I picked up two of their 4 foot by 6 foot tables with joining kit and combined them into a 6 foot by 8 foot table. The "depth" of the tabletop is adjustable (deep or shallow - I'm using the deeper setting). Quick attach cup holders and pads. My dice trays are on back order. I also have the table "tops" that store in the table. When stored in the table the tops pull out to be little pull out surfaces, otherwise they cover the gaming area and turn the whole thing into a regular old table (for like ... eating and stuff). Did I mention it also has power outlets and USB ports! Anywho, really happy with it.Roy, John, Steve, Matt and myself managed to get together to play a modern "Russia Resurgent" game this past weekend. I setup a table with a factory that we would fight over.The initial setup was a small detachment of Fre
Having spent much of the day shivering and sleeping I thought it was time I posted what I did yesterday. Things planned for the week are now getting close to completion. So all in all I am feeling quite happy. Despite the shivering.I am even getting close to finishing off the terrain. There are loads of bits to do, enough to do three linear feet, which has kind of put me off so far. Still it's there and and I want to get it done for a couple of game I have planned.Now I thinking about next week. I have found eight figures that I think I purchased in 1992. This would be a nice thing to get out of the Lead Mountain. Not the oldest thing I own but probably the oldest thing I can find at the moment. They turned up a few years ago but there is one missing. I was hoping to find the missing one before I started but what the hell. If I do get round to painting them I have no idea what I will use them for. At the moment I just want to.
Here is a contemporary scuba assault team with their fast attack boat all ready to take down targets like a hijacked freighter, a terrorist controlled oil platform, or perhaps even a suspicious water skier.This set is from Eureka Miniatures. I thought it would nicely compliment the German special forces frogmen I did a few years ago.I kept the three kneeling poses on their stock bases so they would still fit in the assault boat. The other three's bases were trimmed so I could put them on clear acrylic like some of my other skirmish figures.As you can imagine these were pretty simple to knock out: black with increasing highlights of P3 Gravedigger Denim for the scuba suits and gear. Then black again with a VMC Blue Grey highlight for their weapons and metal bits. I find the trick to blending dark tones is to use a few thin coats of Liquitex Statin Varnish (which has an added bonus of providing a nice slick look to the wetsuits). I quite like the effect and may try this with some other figures (I thin
I work up early this morning and have been painting RPG and wargames miniatures since well before dawn. Getting up that early is unusual for me, let alone getting anything done. In terms of painting minis this is getting on for the most productive period of my life. If I could keep this rate up I could have a thousand figures done by the end of the year. Roughly the same output for the last three years. I think even my lead mountain would have run out by then.Almost thereIn terms of output, total number of figures and terrain, this is going to be a new record week. I have a little detailing on the skin to do on the Home Guard, do a highlight on the weapons and I need to paint a cigarette on one of them. Then they will be done. The cultists need much the same but there is much less of that to do. here are a few "more characterful" figures to do but they are mostly done.I guess I have picked easy figures to paint this week although I hadn't figured on them being this easy. Now I am wondering what to do ne
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The post apocalypse is never far from my mind, at least in a gaming sense. Despite Bethesda recently ruining my gaming experience, I do not feel that the world is about to end. I think my interest goes back to reading The Postman by David Brin after reading a review in White Dwarf of all places. A quick reading and rereading of Day of the Triffids and I am kind of a fan of the genre. Zombies and nuclear war seem to be my preferred way to end the world. The Walking Dead and Fallout out gave been my most recent influences in tabletop gaming but I have a lot of love for ideas from the old RPG Aftermath and almost anything done George Romero and a number of other books and computer games.Finding players has been hard in the past so I haven't pushed it. In there here and now things are not so bad on that score. So I am looking at this as a possibility again so I figured it might be time to do something about it. I don't have many figures left to paint and those that I do have I can't find. What I can find is
Part of the second commission of the year was to re-vamp a part painted WW3-Cold War Gone Hot micro armour force.The majority of the force is West German but there is a small batch of British.Big cats-LeopardsM60sLuchs Armoured carsJadgCannons and Jaguar jagdpanzersWrecker vehicles and Roland FlaK3 M109 Batteries3 M109 BatteriesLARS Raketenwerfer BatteriesGepard FlaKM113 varientsThe British contingent...There are more to come, aircraft, helicopters, artillery, infantry and transport vehicles
I made a rare trip to a model train store before Xmas and was unable to locate any of the buildings on my to-get list (including a stone church, a city hall or court house, and a bank). I did find some HO-scale dumpsters, though!These were three for $12 and about the only accessory that didn't cause my jaw to drop ($40 for a tow truck? really?). So I bought these along with some two-part modelling putty. They painted up okay and will add some nice LOS blocks.Back in early December I also picked up another WizKids' terrain pack from Red Claw. This included a library table and four stools. The table has a tiny bit of warping (no luck using hot water to bend it flat). That said, I'm reasonably happy with the results.I'm not sure what will get painted next--I hav some 25mm Cthulhu figures I got from Chen that have been eyeing me from the painting table (and they have lots of eyes).
...... posing as 15mm from various sources!These were my first entry in the challenge (currently beating Ray at this time), I have left them on the sticks for ease of movement and storage......They are a mixture of metal, resin and plastic and a mixture of scales too, 15mm, HO scale and some 28mm..........and nearly half are GZG!172 pieces in total.The above GZG windows doubling as video banks......Some of them plus a lot of other scenery will hopefully end up in this item.......
I finished off some 28mm pieces I picked up at Red Claw a few weeks ago. These add a bit of mad-scientist/evil vampire terrain to my collection. First up is a cage and torture rack plus two piles of chain. The cage come apart and you can get a figure inside it.I also picked up a mirror, some end tables, a desk and a crow on a bird stand.The detail on these is pretty amazing. The mirror even knows to not reflect the vampire!I took trip to a local flea market. I didn't see much there but I did pick up two old tractor-trailer units. These should add some additional LOS blocks to the warehouse district of Gotham. They were pretty new and shiny looking so I made them a touch grittier.They are too small for 28mm figures (more 1/87 than 1/64) but they fit in reasonably well with the HO-scale terrain I have been using.These HO-scale cars are a pretty decent match. Sorry my camera hates the colour red so much--the cab is not this eye-searing in person.Up next: Working on some 54mm cavalry still.