Sunday, 7 April 2013

Back on Track

Everything seems to be going moderately ok at the moment, and what with the nutty weather being actually rather pleasant in this neck of the woods for the last couple of days I've managed to get the latest Pulp City miniatures Dullcoted and photographed, I hope you like:
Gorgoroth, Taurus Captain from the Ulthar sub-faction

Le Multiple, the last of my A.R.C Supremes, (all three count as one for game purposes)

Xyllian, Master Sagittarius for the Ulthar

Shadowmask, the first of my Jade Cult Supremes

Sanguine, Necroplane's vampiric agent on Earth

Mourn, Necroplane's willing servant
With this batch I've finally completed the Ulthar and A.R.C. (until Red Bella & The Primates of Power are released), so at some point in the near future I will be taking group shots of both completed teams, I just want to work out the best way to do it as my current setup's not great for more than a few mini's at a time.

I'm hoping to complete Rich's next batch of Thousand Son's this week so hopefully I will have pictures of them and Charlie's Japanese land fleet for Dystopian Wars some time next weekend all things being even.

So until then, take care.


Sunday, 31 March 2013

Real World Blues pt2

It seems like if it's not one thing it's another at the moment.  Just as my toes heal up I go and do something to my back that means I couldn't sit and paint or use a computer for longer than 10 minutes without being in excruciating pain.  Hopefully that's it now and I can actually get back to doing the things I want to, we shall see.

So, a little later than I wanted, here is the next set of Pulp City models I have completed:

Moonchild, a shapeshifter who can turn into...

Moon Coyote
Moonchild/Moon Coyote can be either Bloodwatch or Coven Supremes
Gemini X, who is the twin brother of...
Gemini Y
These two are Ulthar psychics
Ra'Leigh, Ulthar Aquarius Warlord, leader of the alien threat to Earth
Silverager, A.R.C. scientist and calming influence, just don't make him angry, you won't like him when he's angry!
Blood Rose, an alien from a destroyed universe who can teleport, a Bloodwatch member
Hellsmith, a minor deity reawakened to bring destruction to Pulp City
As well these Supremes I have also finished a number of tokens and minions for various characters:

Explosive markers for Dr. Red to lay down on his turn
Vector's Pixels finally finished along with...
Size comparison with their creator
Another size comparison

Since completing these I've also got another eight PC models finished, but I ran out of matte varnish so I'm going to have to wait till after the bank holiday before I pop down to my local hobbystore and pick up a new can.

I've also finished up Charlie's EoBS land fleet for Dystopian Wars and I'm making headway on Rich's Thousand Suns Warp Talons that I've had since before Christmas, though my back problems have meant I haven't got as far with them I would have liked, hopefully the coming week will see me get back on track with them.

So there will be a fair few updates coming in the near future (provided my, apparently, easily broken body behaving itself for a bit), so keep your eyes peeled.

'Til next time, take care.


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Real World Blues

I've been a little distracted lately, mainly with two broken toes on my right foot, which is why I haven't updated lately.  However they are almost healed and I can sit almost comfortably at my desk for long enough to type so I thought I'd throw up a quick update.

For this one I have a few more Orc ships for Uncharted Seas to show off:

 The Slaughter class Flagship
Impaler class Destroyers, they have special rules for salvaging an repairing themselves so I tried to give the sails a repaired look to compliment the hulls.

As with all the updated fleet models from Spartan Games, these are a big improvement on the old models and I really liked the painting process on them.

I hope you like them.

Next time out there will be a pretty big update with lots of Pulp City minis as Ive not only been comfort eating whilst my broken toes have been healing, but also comfort painting and PC minis have been my drug of choice.  There will also be some more of Charlie and Richard's commissions coming soon, but I need the weather to sort itself out and give me a couple of dry days to get the varnishing done first.

So until next time, take care.


Sunday, 3 February 2013

More Tales From Pulp City

And finally the Pulp City post is here, first off the newest models in the collection:

 First off we have Stinger, Scorpio Fencer.  He's the first of my Ulthar faction for the game and I want the colour scheme to run through all of the Ulthar miniatures.
 This is one of my favourite models for the game, Loup Garou II, from the Covern faction.  I've wanted the model since I saw the artwork in the rulebook and I've pretty much stuck with the books colour scheme, I really like how he turned out.
And finally, another Ulthar, this time Stormnblades, Libra Sensei.  The skin was a pain to get right but I've finally got it right as far as I'm concerned.

I hope you like these guy's I have a fair few more to go yet.

Now, for the Supreme Edition test game.

Well it went really well, even if it was just a solo run through, it helped me get my head round the changes and I have to say I really enjoyed it, and I think the board will work well too, here are some pics from the game:

 The initial set up, the board is a little sparse but I have a load of Copplestone Castings consoles to add to it.

The sides were Ace of Wraiths; Moonchild & Skyline for the Heroes and Guerilla; Chimp Chi & Howler for the Villains.
 Chimp Chi got into a brawl with Skyline early and was KO'd in one hit so Howler went in for revenge using his Gun Bravardo Action and scoring a hit, not just on Skyline but also getting a 5 on his dice meant he triggered an SFX for which he chose Extra Target, hitting Ace as well.

Later in the game Ace fires off his Queen of Blood Action, sending out a pulse of energy that does a large chunk of damage to Guerilla.

And which KO's Howler.

Of course that just hacked Guerilla off so he Slammed into Ace throwing a handfull of dice and KOing him just to prove who was boss.

Finally, Moonchild and Guerilla went toe to toe, both close to their last health point.  Guerilla managed to just win the initiative and with his size giving him the advantage was able to KO her winning the day for A.R.C. (albeit a slightly pyrrhic victory).

I really liked the old rules, but these new ones are better IMO.  Yes, the Supreme's have lost some of their powers/abilities, but the core of who each one is is still there.  Resouces are gone, as are Universal Actions and Skills, now everything you need to know about the Supreme you're using is on their card, if it's not on there then they can't do it and everything you need to know about the Actions or Powers you have are explained right there on the card so no more looking in the rulebook to figure things out.

By turn 3 I only needed to occasionally glance at the QRS to know what I needed for the bulk of the rules, only looking at the rulebook to find out what a specific effects meant.

I'm really enthusiastic about this game, I have been since I saw the first Guerilla sculpt way back when and I immediately joined the forums, this new direction the games taking is one I was a little concerned about, but the team behind the rules have done a great job and I'm looking forward to demoing some games down at the club soon and hopefully converting more people to the cause.

Anyway, that's it for this post, more soon.

Take care.


Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

Well, what do you know, three new followers in the last few days, my gast is well-and-truely flabbered.

So welcome to the blog darth tater, Alex Hood and Sidewinder, I hope you like what you see.

Don't worry folks, I haven't forgotten about the Pulp City post, but I've been a little distracted by the fact that the new Supreme Edition open beta is now up over at and I'm going to give the new rules a try out a little later along with the new board I'm working on to see how it's all coming together and see what it's like to play on.

Hopefully I'll post up the results either tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

So until then, take care.


Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Welcome Carl as my newest follower, I hope you enjoy the minis I show off here.

Will have the Pulp City post up in the next day or so, though they're up on the Pulp City Forum (Hobby Section) if you have just got to see them now.

Take care


Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Future of Law Enforcement

Sorry for the short interruption to my attempt at regular blogging, it would appear real life hasn't completely done with me yet and for the last couple of weeks my dad's been very unwell so I've been helping mum keep an eye on him which has cut down on my hobby time a little.

Coupled with the snow and freezing temperatures I haven't got as much done as I'd have liked, but I didn't let that stop me completely and with the milder weather this weekend I've managed to get a few more models varnished and ready to show off.

For today’s post I'm going to show off some of my Antenocitie's Workshop Governance of Technology figures which were one of my “magpie” buys when they were released a couple of years ago and ended up sitting in my lead & plastic pile gathering dust ever since.

I hope you like them.

My plan for these is to use them for 7TV casts when I get a few more painted up.  I'm thinking some kind of Modesty Blaze meets Deus Ex/Ghost in the Shell type show at the moment, though I've not managed to completely formulate anything definite yet.

The look for the police officers and car were based on Demolition Man and whilst I'm not entirely happy with the freehand lettering on the cruiser doors it's a lot better than I was expecting so I'll take it for now.

The other two are from the Wales and West Security pack and I wanted an Anime feel to them which I think I managed.

The clear bases are from Fenris and are how I intend to base as much of my 7TV models as possible, I think they work well and I have to say, not having to paint the bases was a nice change.

So that's it for this post, I still have more to show, but as life keeps throwing me curve balls I'll keep them back so I can actually post stuff up more regularly. Next up will be some new Pulp City minis as I try not to get too excited over the upcoming open beta for the new Supreme Edition of the rules, (I'm going to fail on that one btw, I've already got a full team background worked out for trying out the Build Your Own Supreme section and a shed load of terrain pieces to paint up for a new board I'm putting together, but I can pretend ;) you can check out some of the changes and hints at what is to come in the Editorial Eye section of the Pulp City website, it's well worth a look.

So until next time, take care.


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

From one Extreme to the Other

So, after 3 months of not doing a whole lot of painting at all, in the past week or so I appear to have accidentally undercoated three dozen 15mm figures and a similar number of 28mm ones.

This whole "going with the flow" thing is all well and good, but I think a little planning might help out in the long haul...if only for storage purposes :)

Will sort everything out and work out some priorities.

Next post I'll try and have something to show.

'Til then, take care.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Alright New Year...Let's do This!

So, unless you're triskaidekaphobic, (which admittedly I am slightly), this new year is something to look froward to.

2012 didn't exactly go as planned on the painting front, the last three months in particular were quite bare as real life focused me elsewhere, so now it's time to look forward.

Usually this is the post where I lay out my plans and goals for the year ahead.

So how many plans do I have for the coming year?

Answer: None, zip, zilch, nada.

To paraphrase Mark Twain I've paved too much of Hell with my good intentions over the years always ignoring my one fatal flaw, I'm a miniature magpie. Any shiny new mini that appeals to me is invariably bought and joins the ever increasing pile of lead and plastic in my wardrobe, under my bed or in the loft. If I have a bad day, or week, or month I will invariably turn to one of the projects that have been in the back of my mind for years, or get caught up in an amazing new project that's just come into my head to take my mind off of things, only for it to be dropped two weeks later because my attention's been grabbed by the next new thing.

They say the first step in dealing with a problem is to admit you have one, and I do have a problem.  I love the thrill of starting a new project, the planning and prep are the parts I really enjoy. I also enjoy having newly painted models to show off to the world and play's just that pesky bit in the middle where you actually do all the work that I have a problem with, that's the point I'm at my most vulnerable to new and shiny models and games.

I've lost track of the number of times I've started a project with such great enthusiasm only to find after a week or so I'm looking for that next hit of something new and end up putting it aside “just for a bit” whilst I start something else that's just caught my eye or come to mind.

So this year there are no plans, only ideas and possibilities, otherwise I'm just going to go with the flow and see where the hobby takes me. I'm also going to stop with the painting points, I paint because I enjoy it, I don't need to know how much I've painted over the year, just that I am painting.

So, there you go, that's what I've decided for the year ahead as far as personal projects are concerned. I still have a number of commission pieces to do for Rich and Charlie, and possibly a new commission later in the year, (so long as I pull my finger out and finish the other stuff before March).

Keep an eye on the blog, I may even try to update more regularly again.

So till next time, take care.