Saturday, 27 June 2020

Alien bounty hunters part II

Hello Everyone, 

Last month I've been going back and forth between my fantasy and sci-fi projects. 
My backlog of partially painted models is slinking at last, although there's still plenty of models left to do. Among them are quite a few more stand-alone mercenary type looking models. 
Not sure if I'm going to use them for games or not, we'll see. 

Khurasan has a lot of great models, very crisp and with clear details, this guy is no different. 
He is probably going to end up as a pilot of sorts, hence his high visibility clothing. Pretty happy with how he turned out. 

Really like the look of the model, he's a bit like a crossover between steampunk and post apocalypse.
One of the best models from Alternative Armies in my collection imho.

Another Critical Mass mercenary model, didn't like the original bright green scheme I did on him and decided to repaint him almost entirely. 

Not really satisfied with this guy, I'm not even sure the colour combination works to be honest. I should have gone with my gut feeling and give him dark grey armour. Maybe I'll buy him a second time and try to do him justice.

This Yoda is a Micro machines model. Like I said before he's a bit on the large side, but still only 12mm high. 

Every story needs some antagonists and evil robots are a bit of a trope. Figures are from the scene and Khurasan. 

A damsel in distress, or perhaps that's what she wants you to think before she robs you. Lucy will probably join my gang of zombie survivors once I get to them. 
She's been in my box for so long she's started to suffer a bit from leadrot (for some reason GZG figures seem more prone to this). Fingers crossed I managed to stop it and my paintjob will protect the model from deteriorating further. 

As promised, some reference to show the size of the models, measured from the top of the base. Most 15mm models have a slab to mount them on a base, which isn't taking into the measurement.

Thank you all so much for watching, 'til next time!
It will take me a bit longer to work towards my next post, hopefully next week or so.  


Wednesday, 24 June 2020

In the darkness of the night

Hello everyone, 

I know I'm posting in rapid succession now, this has nothing to do with a lock down or quarantaine, but simply because I had been putting it off to take pictures of all the models I painted. Like I said in the comments of my previous post, photography isn't really my strong suit and I lack the soft- and hardware to do it properly. 

The post for today is about me trying something new, so please don't judge me too harshly on the quality of painting this time 😁, it's just me having some fun. Though I think you can see some progression towards the end.
I've always had a soft spot for these old black and white movies from the early 1900's up to halfway the century, and horror movies in particular at that. 
Blue Moon has a great set for this, which I bought a few years back when I wanted to play Dracula's America. Maybe I'll do some vampire hunters and townsfolk in the future as well. 

So, without further ado, here are my vampires:

First tryout model, a vampire knight in full armour. Not happy about the skin colour, but that's part of the journey. Model is from Alternative Armies.

Bound for eternity, a Duke and Duchess.
Buttons on the Duke's jacket were a bit too small to paint, which is why they look a bit messy. 

Poor Duchess gets lonely when her husband is out hunting, so she has gotten herself some toy boys (sorry couldn't resist). 

I'd love to hear your ideas on these ones and painting in black, white and grey tones. Especially if you have tried this out yourself. 
I know the sand is out of tone, I considered doing a cobblestone pattern on the base but then they probably would never be used in a game. 
That's why I decided to give them the same brown base as all of the rest of my fantasy models.

Finally, I decided to throw this miniature in. She's another vampire from Blue Moon, but I thought she looked more like a banshee so I painted her up in the same way as my tortured soul.

Again, thank you all for reading and leave a comment if you feel like it. 
Next post will be up in a few days. 



Edit: Javi asked me about how tall the models are in the comments and I remember seeing a comment in a previous post with the same question. I'm going to try and think about adding a picture with some kind of reference in my next post. Hope the picture is clear enough. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Summoned at will

Hello everyone,

Having a bit of fun with some mutated critters this time.
Nothing major and they painted up rather quickly. I do have a plan to use them, but all will be unveiled in due time. The colour schemes may be a bit of a hint though.
I have a lot more painted models ready to go, but it took me a long time to take photographs of them. Been experimenting with a background this time. 

Electro-kitten: I tried to paint lightning bolts in it's eyes, but it was a bit too small for my skills with the brushes.

Drooler: Just a bit of sillyness but it might be poisonous

Medushark: A mutated critter or a being from outer space? 

Flamuppy: I envisioned this puppy as some kind of hell hound offspring. My first intention was to paint a molten earth pattern on him, but in the end I went for quick and easy.


Terrokin: Probably capable of shooting exploding seeds.


Thank you for reading, stay safe and healthy!