I contributed to the Kickstarter back in March and now have all the starter box sets and rules book. The fortune hunters are still a work in progress, detailing to be finished. I painted them first as what attracted me to this game was the diver with speargun sculpted by Brother Vinni. A nice touch is that all the figures have scenic, coral effect, base inserts. As I am a diver myself I thought it would be fun to give them a retro oiled leather and brass helmet look.
Played a few games of SAGA and I am a convert. I took this as an opportunity to finish and rebase some Gripping Beast figures I used as WAB Almoravids. In SAGA I will treat them as scots.
Also, are these the first figures I have based for years?
Well, Inso beat me too it...
Still a few bits of touching up to do, a lot of lead for the money. A bit rough round the edges, but good value IMO. It probably went overboard with the pinning, but the attatchment points are very large so a good glue would suffice. The emphasis on the pinning is why the posture is a bit strained, hard to line up everything.
Back to the Jack Carter project provided my hellishly busy work doesnt interfere.
Games I liked the look of An "El Cid" era game - I have a nearly finished army from this period sitting around to complete. Impressive ships and huge board. The Warlords Captain Scarlet themed thunder road. Crooked Dice/7TV - snow base. Really nice Japanese table.
A really nice set of conversions I saw in the painting competition Not great pictures, but trust me the DropZone miniatures are amazing My haul, excessive but subsidised by the bring and buy, dont expect to see any of this painted for some time Whats ongoing, Heresy troopers and a big John Carter project
How on earth do I reply to comments on my own blog? Doesnt matter how I log in or what settings I change there is no way for me to do it. Very frustrating! I just deletes what I write every time I press publish.
Picked these up at Salute last year, I wanted to try a white scheme again as my previous attempts have been poor. Reading the Eavy Metal paint guide I realised I need to do lots of thin washes to make white work. Its not quite as strong as I wanted, but having used thin washes I can now see how easy it is to get the blending of layers. Doesnt show up well in the photos, but something I will be experimenting more with in the future.
Took a while to assemble the shoulder launchers. Its quite a drab paint job, but this fits in with the movie influence, and probably I took the photo in bad lighting conditions. Not a great technical paint job, but it stands out quite strongly on the table top.
Last year at Salute a bought a box of 5 Soviet Armoured Guard from Westwind. I have finally figured out what I want to do with them. They come with seperate human heads, but thats not what I wanted - I felt its possible to do more with them. So first a bit of miliput and plasticard. Now the in progress paint jobs, I am trying to give a ceramic finish rather than camo. I hope to get these completed soon.
Is it that long since I last painted? Anyway with Salute 2 months away I feel I had better paint up what I got last time. First off some Black Hat/Cobalt 1 troopers. I really enjoyed painting these, remind me of old Rouge Trader days. Though I am a bit disappointed in how much my painting quality has declined.
Also on the workbench some EM4 Copplestone sculpts.