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I paint small metal and plastic figures and rarely get to play with them. But that is fine with me.

10 October 2015

Zomtober - Week 2

I present to you the other two regular zombie sculpts from Sedition Wars for my Week 2 Zomtober submission.

Again, mold lines left alone and quick and dirty paint jobs.

Couldn't get good pics of these when I took them, but you get the idea.

Also managed some more work on my Confederate infantry. Man are they fiddly!

Next up, some more Sedition Wars Zombies - this time, some special characters who have been turned!

My 200th Post Competition is still open for entries until Halloween!

06 October 2015

Zomtober - Week 1

As with last year's 6MMRPChallenge, this one also includes a month of October long section called Zomtober where those in the challenge (And others who just want to.) paint up and post up zombies from their collections.

My first week's post should have gone up this last weekend, but I was painting an ACW Confederate Artillery battery and starting on an Infantry regiment to support them, not even remembering I have zombie-responsibilities otherwise!

My intention was to work on some Redboxgames "lesser infernals" (Zombies) but my order has yet to arrive, so, I finally picked up a long neglected Sedition Wars fig and went to work on a sci-fi zed-head instead.

Yellow skin for a change, contrasting well I think with the red-orange torn overalls.

As you can see, mold lines untouched. This is due to these figs being made in Restic, which is a nightmare to work with and so I saved myself a big headache and just painted it up as is.

One thing Sedition Wars did was produce some super nice bases for their game. Paints up very easily and looks great with simple washes.

This bloke really looks a lot more intimidating than his ingame abilities would otherwise attest to. :)
More Zombies for Week 2 should be posted up this long holiday weekend!

Also don't forget my still running 200th Post Competition that's running until the end of the month!

26 September 2015

200th Post! (And a competition.)

As I sit here about to watch Wales versus England (AND WIN!!!) in the group stages of the Rugby World World Cup, I realise that I've been at this blogging business almost 4 years and am now writing my 200th post. Not as much as some, but certainly impressive for a lazy sod like me. So with me averaging almost a post a week and at the writing of this post having 111 followers on my widget-thingie I'm rather chuffed in this blogging effort of mine.

20 year old jersey still holding up. :)

Enough going on though. Meat and 'tatoes-wise, this post is a bit weak on substance as this week has been a tiring one at work and I've only managed to get the remaining 3 skeleton warriors finished of my original 10. Same recipe as the other seven and all together they do look rather splendid and Harryhausen-esque if I do say so myself!

Quick and dirty bone-boys

These chaps ain't got no back.

Group shot! Heroquest sorceror is happy cos he finally is seeing some action!

Now. With 200 posts and seeing other bloggers doing similar, I thought I'd put back into the blogosphere some and offer up a small contest for the occasion. So here are three prizes I plan to send out to three lucky winners, announced on.... oh... maybe Halloween (So my feeble memory doesn't have an excuse for forgetting.). All you have to do to win is be a follower of my blog, leave a comment and let me know just how much better the Welsh game was in the 2nd half compared to the Saesneg fumblings. You didn't have to have watched the game, just get creative. :) I'll pick three winners at random and will ask for email addresses once picked. Prizes will be one each and selected in the order that the names are picked out by those three. If you somehow feel you'd like to advertise this competition elsewhere, then leave a link in your comment below to said advert and I'll give your name a 2nd chance for the draw for these "fabulous" prizes. (I'll cover shipping, though I'll not cover any customs fees that might, but shouldn't, arise.)

1990's Ral Partha Ghost Dragon

A complete set of WEG Storm Troopers from the original d6 Star Wars rpg.

This book chronicling Abaddon's 13th Crusade or some such.

Thanks all for following, reading and commenting on my posts. The pleasure through these 4 years has been all mine.

21 September 2015

Even more rpg figs

Last week was super stressful and busy with Jury service and all sorts of other shenanigans. But all done now and I did manage to get some painting done.

These are more minis for my upcoming roleplay group campaign.

This is an old Citadel Norse sculpt who's hand had been lost to time and so got a clumsily sculpted hand holding a torch. I plan to use him as an NPC guide for the party. His wide-eyed look is to help make him look scared about having to lead the party of adventurers into yet another slime encrusted dungeon where he has a rather certain suspicion he'll not come out of!

I also sculpted a pommel and cross-guard in the scabbard so it looks like his sword is sheathed. The Kite-shield covers that up mostly though. 

The torch was also a bit of Greenstuff sculpting. Again, bit naff, but with the paint, it looks close enough to fire in my mind.

This is a lesser water elemental from the Reaper Miniatures Bones2 Kickstarter. It was made in soft clear blue plastic, which was cool and made painting the actual elemental easier. 

The fountain was super easy to paint. I have a fun encounter to run for this piece.

Again from the same Kickstarter in the same blue clear material, this is a "Wall of Ice" for when a wizard casts the defensive spell with the same name. 

Another NPC, another Citadel Miniatures Talisman figure. This is the Gypsy and she got a super fast and dirty effort. Not sure how I'll use her in-game, but for some reason I had a hankering to get her off my paint queue.

Her basket had no sculpted detail so I lazily threw on some cross-hatch to make it look woven from far away. In a dark room. Perhaps in another country. 

Long gypsy curls. 

And a lot of attitude. I had a Roma-Gypsy girlfriend when I was 21 - she was a LOT of attitude.

A metal Reaper Miniatures coffin for some scenery and quest objectives.

And look who's inside!

The end. No seriously, it is.

15 September 2015

More rpg figs

Painting bug is back so taking full advantage of it.

Got the rider done for the Dire Wolf I showed last post. Although he's supposed to be an orc, I painted him up in the same colours as the Hobgoblins I'd completed months ago. He'll be their leader and I hope will put the willies up my players when I plonk him down on the map. The figs are old Grenadier sculpts and the rider used to have a metal crescent shaped back banner thing, but I've long since lost that, so used a plastic GW bad moon one instead. Looks okay for what I need it for.

Hoshaar the White Crescent is a slaver who's business is thriving under the current state of things in the Riverlands.

Perhaps could have done a little more on the rear of the back banner, o well. 

Wierd sculpt on the Wolf's tail - looks more suited to a horse tail to me.

Got a little lazy on those elbow spikes and painted them the same colour of the leather. 

I then went on to finish up another trio of skeleton warriors to join the other 4 I showed last post. More of the same from last time - simple quick paint jobs on some old sculpts.

For being 30-year old or so sculpts, they still look pretty good.

Not sure what I'll work on next, there's still 3 of my skeleton warriors to go and 6 archers too. Though I'll probably get started on my 28mm WW2 Winter Soviets as Densmol is coming over Wednesday for a paint session.