Thursday, August 31, 2017

Necromunda Reboot

Ok, I'm going to let you all into a little secret. I have never played Necromunda.

I, along with my gaming buddies back in the day, all bought starter sets, but I don't think any of us ever bought the rules or played the game, we bought them as minis for SLA, and other related shenannigans.

I also have not played any GW games for a very, very long time.

However, I am tempted by this:


I have a whole host of Escher minis to use, and the new ones look kinda cool too!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Minis looking for a good home


Do you like minis? Do you want more minis?

Do you like these minis?

I posted a few years back that I was given a full army of historical minis. The are beautiful, and they are painted, but I never use them, and I am in dreadful need of space. So, it is with a heavy heart that I am looking to offload these miniatures to whoever wants them.

The only catch is that you either come get them (which if you are in the Montreal area shouldn't be an issue) or you pay postage.

I will pack them up as best I can and post them anywhere on the planet. I will also give a quote before sending them, so you know exactly what you are going to pay.

This post in particular gives the background as to what they are and where they came from.

Please help me find a home for these minis, and give them a second life. They are just gathering dust, and I need to make space. I'll likely be posting similar posts with links to other minis and books I am having to sell for the same reason.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sneak Preview

Change of pace, change of scale.



More to come, as they paint so much quicker than their 32mm version.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

VASA Archangel

Inspired by the rekindling of the Void community online, and this post I wrote for the Viridian Wars blog, I finally got round to painting one of my favourite models from the Void range (I have a few). The Kev White Archangels are sush simple yet elegant sculpts. The minis were so successful that they were used in Urban War for a while too, before being replaced by (to my mind) inferior scuplts. For a great many years I did not paint them, as I didn't have the skill I to paint the wings in the way I knew I wanted to.


I finally bit the bullet, and painted one. My inspirational bird of reference was the Kingfisher.








I doubt I'll paint a whole unit in this sceme, but it was fun to do one.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

CS1 Brainwaster

There is a renaissance in old school gaming right now. With Oldhammer sites springing up all over the place. Frostgrave (and other Osprey games) inspiring gamers to get our their old lead, dust it off and put it on the table.

There is also a resurgence in old games taking on a new skin.

This post is where these two trends meet.

I am a writer for the Viridian Wars blog, which up till recently has been a once a year kind of thing, but I have been inspired to write few posts recently. Much of this inspiration has been due to me finding new uses for old minis that I love, which include a lot of the old Void range. I have ot, however, been getting in more games of Void 1.1. Nor have I found players in this city with which to do so. What I have been looking to play, however, is Rogue Stars, one of the afore mentioned Osprey games, and SLA CS1 a game from the second group which takes a much loved (cult?) RPG from the 90s, and remakes it as a modern skirmish game.

The melding of these forces has led to this.


This is me playing around with the filters on powerpoint to make a mash up of a recently painted figure from the Void VASA range of Militia, and pasting him on top of the original front cover of the SLA RPG. Of course, there are those amongst you who didn't need me to explain that, but for the younger readers, indulge me.

Here of course is the original artwork, and paint scheme inspiration for the figure, along with some better pics of the figure himself.



Of course, he is still to be based. but the painting is complete. I rather like the way the shading on the coat is based on the artwork, rather than the lighting as I would normally do.

::: Welcome to the World of Progress :::

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2016, a review.

So, we're well into 2017 now. I'll hold off on any commentary on how 2016 was in general, but here stick to a review of my painting for the year.


I'm not sure it was a particularly productive year, but there are some pieces I'm happy with. At least I have complete Frostgrave and Rogue Stars warbands.


 


 
 


 

Here's to 2017. May it be productive and full of gaming, modelling and painting.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Frostgrave: Treasure Markers

After posting my tech-treasure markers, I realised that I had never posted any pics of the treasure markers I made to use with Frostgrave. I think the main reason for this is that I didn't really have any great images of them. Anyway, here they are, bad pics and all. All of these were made from scratch from my bits box, and a few other odds and ends. A couple (the scroll and book) were made from scratch from greenstuff.






There are 18 in all, enough for 3 tables of Frostgrave to run simultaneously. I'm particularly proud of the piles of gold. They were really easy, just a pile of sand, painted gold, with some glitter added for a real sparkle. Unfortunately, the glitter has mostly worn off with the rubbing against the sponge of my minis bag..