Friday, 21 June 2019

25 years later

Hello everyone,

I've gone through a week of hell with both my wife and three children suffering from a severe cold and high fever, leaving me, as the most resistant one, to nurse them all back to health.
Luckily I haven't fallen sick yet and my oldest son is also already going back to school.
This left me with little time for my hobby but I did manage to finish some things I was already working on.

First and foremost my stars of this post, some (infamous) old-school Games Workshop Snotlings.
These guys were some of the first miniatures I ever bought with the pocketmoney I had, some 25 years ago. Without the funds for some decent paints a few of them were given a thick craftstore paint layer so I could use them in an RPG I was mastering, the rest of them ended up in a box not to see the light of day for many, many years.
When I visited my home in Belgium earlier this year, I looked through my lead and plastic pile to see what I could use for the projects I had planned and came across these guys again.
While they were meant for 28mm, they're perfect for 15mm too.
On top of that they are some amazing sculpts, with a lot of different facial expressions and poses (I got 19 individual models). Whoever sculpted these did an amazing job.
So, back in Australia I started to base and paint them up for Burning Sands.
They're a race of cavedwelling Trogs which,  in typical 80's cartoon style, are going to represent the slightly clumsy followers of the main villain, an Efreet who controls them through a Djinn.

Four done, only 15 more to go!

I also layed the final hand at my World of Twilight Legends Empire militia and knights.
Not in time for the painting competition but ready to play with.

Here's a group shot of all the Legends models I've painted so far. 

That's it for this week, back to my sick children :D.

Thank you for reading!

Best regards,

Saturday, 15 June 2019

World of Twilight Legends and getting some more boring stuff done

Hello everyone,

These past few weeks I had very little time to do some painting as my wife was using my usual painting spot to do some studying for an exam.
Instead I focussed on getting something I've been putting off for a long time done: terrain!
While I love building terrain, painting can be a bit boring sometimes and though I wasn't happy with my dark reddish rocks colourscheme I kept it because I didn't want to spend more time on them.
Anyway, I took out my (cheap) airbrush and gave them a new coat, as well as some more scatter terrain and palmtrees for burning sands.
Here's the result, not special but it suits my needs. I might add an oasis and other smaller terrain pieces later but I've got enough to fill a 2' x 2' table for now.

The Egyptian style ruins are from a company called Scibor and are perfect for 15mm in my opinion. I could have done a far better job painting them, but the truth is they probably are only going to be used as objective markers or spawning points for scarab swarms and I think they look good enough after a drybrush. 

With another 'after the Kickstarter painting competition' currently going on and me starting late, I painted models at every free moment I got. 
They're certainly not my best work, a bit rushed even, and I'm probably not going to be able to finish the diorama I had planned.
One thing I had to do was convert the base sizes as World of Twilight has standarized bases. So small (30mm) bacame 20mm, Medium (40mm) became 25mm and so on.

My converted Devanu Matriarch

The (unfinished) tower, still waiting for some occupants.

In case you're wondering, the stripes on this fella's pants are irregular on purpose :D, I thought it would look better and be more appropriate this way. I also added some bits on him with greenstuff so he looks closer to his 25mm counterpart.

That's it for this time, thanks for reading!