Sunday, 28 November 2010

Quite a few mini's finished this past week or so. To start with the Pulp City models finished recently number 7 and for the sake of space I'll just link to the PC Forum post they're in (5th post down):

Here you go, enjoy.

One thing I have noticed about my current PC selection is that I am lacking a decent number of outright villains, so once the store reopens I intend to correct that oversight on my part.

On the roleplay front I've completed the models I need to complete the adventure now, first up are a group of Gnolls from Otherworld Miniatures:

The leader of the pack

The rank and file

All 7 were painted using the speed painting method I mentioned before and I am really happy with the way they turned out.

Also finished are the 6 Heresy Blights:

For my first attempts at speed painting I think these guy's were perfect. nothing too intricate on them and lots of light and dark areas that came out nicely. I liked these models a lot before I bought them and if I can figure out a use for them I'll definitely be picking up some more.

Also finished are my 2 other demons:

Minor Fallen One - Heresy Miniatures

Type I Demon - Otherworld Miniatures

I really like how both have come out though I wish I'd been a little more adventurous with the wings on the Otherworld mini, maybe next time.

So, that's a fair bit finished with more to come. It's going to be interesting to see how many figures I get finished before the end of the year.

Onto the WiP stuff now, currently getting painted up (in no particular order) are:

Trail - Pulp City.

Pulse Emitter, Teleport Anchor and Spy Bot's - Pulp City resources.

Two old Rackham mini's that may see action in the finale of my current DnD adventure.

Trail may look like I had no idea what I was doing colour-wise when I started painting him...and you'd be right, however, bearing in mind the game is currently set in the '80s and Trail's something of a media celebrity I decided that he has fallen into the fashion trap that a lot of celebrities fell into in the '80s, thinking they looked fantastic no matter what they wore...he can regret it in the '90s, for now though he thinks he's pretty fly ;)

The resources are coming along nicely, I need to start coming up with ideas for the others in the book now.

The two Rackham models have been sitting around for ages and it's nice to get some paint on them (or repaint in the Aberrations case), hoping these two will be finished by the end of the week.

I also decided I needed a change in my painting subjects for a little bit so I dug out my Hasslefree Miniatures bag yesterday and stuck a few of their adventures onto bases and dug out the 7 HF zombies I base coated ages ago in order to try and paint them up over the next couple of weeks, watch this space.

Anyway, that's all for now, hope to have more soon.

Take care.


Monday, 8 November 2010

Rainy Days

It is really rather unpleasant outside today, so I thought I'd get some photos taken of the latest work I've done.

First up the two latest Pulp City figures to be painted, Kitty Cheshire and Vector:

Both are done bar a couple of coats of varnish, though Kitty may get her teeth redone as I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with them. Vector's come out great, I really wanted to go for the Tron/Automan look and I think it's come out well.

I've also got the first of my resources done, Gentleman's sniper rifle:

A quick and simple job that I'm really happy with.

And I've got a bit more done on my Spybots as well:

Still not entirely sure how I'm going to finish them off, but they're coming along nicely.

Finally on the PC front is Skyline and his base:

As I said last time, the base he comes with (a Gargoyle) doesn't really fit in with my other PC bases so I wanted to do something a little different. I actually got the idea before I read the Rooftop Vigilante card that comes with him and Jade Hawk and it happily turns out that there is a special rule that allows them both to voluntarily fall onto someone and get bonuses on their attack. So the idea is that Skyline has landed on this poor unfortunate thug (styling the landing of course ;) before getting up to deal with any accomplices.

Here's a top-down view of the base to give you a better view:

And here's a close up of the face, just to prove that crime doesn't pay (and can hurt like hell as well):

The cape actually covers the open eye so that won't be seen on the finished piece.

The mini I used for the thug is from Hasslefree miniatures and I only needed to cut the legs at the waist to get the position I wanted and fill with greenstuff, fate smiled on me again and the cape folds naturally around the guy as if they were made for each other.

Painting Skyline's been a struggle but I'm finally happy with the colour scheme so he should be finished soon.

I've also nearly finished repainting the worst affected PC models from the varnish reaction I mentioned a little while age, so as soon as the weather decides to behave itself I'll get them all out and (re)varnished.

More soon.


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A Little Redecorating

Trying a new look for the Blog, about time I spruced it up a little I think.

Thought, comments, critique welcome but I'm fairly happy with it at the moment, I'll see how it goes.

Proper post coming soon.