lördag 31 augusti 2019

Mostly Surviviors

Lots to do at work lately but I have my painting station set up so that I can take a few minutes whenever I have them and it does add up. Today the zombies are actually outnumbered by the survivors for once. As usual, they are all from Mantics The Walking Dead game. Lovely minis that are a joy to paint.
They are standing on a City Block mat from the fine folks at Battle Systems.

söndag 4 augusti 2019

More zombies!

I dropped in at the GW store on my way home from work and picked up 2 more Contrast paints.

Eight more zombies and this time a survivor as well. I used a skin tone from Coat d'Arms and an AP wash for the survivor and two tones of brown for hair, otherwise it's all Contrast.

I have a bunch of survivors coming up next and after that perhaps some other minis for variation,

tisdag 30 juli 2019

Long time, no post

My painting mojo has returned somewhat thanks to the new Contrast paints from Games Workshop. They really are as good as GW would have you think, or almost. Suddenly, decent results can be achieved in a short time with little concentration. The ten zombies below took three episodes of Stranger Things to complete, with time over for eating a burger and some ice cream.

If you are a good painter, they are a useful tool in you toolbox for creating spectacular minis. If you just want to put a horde of something on the table before you die of old age, they are a god-send.

fredag 31 augusti 2018

They stand!

As promised last time, more titans from Adeptus Titanicus. I have built the first of the two titans in the core box and sprayed it with AP Gun Metal as I want the mechanical parts and everything I can't reach with a brush to at least look metallic. Next up is washing and painting the body before I start adding the various shields that cover most of the body of the finished titan. I also need to think about the base. The titan is just blu-tacked on right now and I want a basing that conveys the weight of this monster. Maybe a layer of clay, press the feet down into that, let it dry then flock and decorate?
Note that the entire project has been doen using Tamiya liquid cement meaning there was no filler or greenstuff used at all. GW has come a long way since the old "fill the gap with greenstuff until you can get the super glue to catch"-days.

Next to the titan is the first Knight. Also lots of fun to build and I really llok forward to painting three of them as a unit. The AT box was the most expensive hobby item I have bought in my life but I feel that I am getting value for my money.

tisdag 21 augusti 2018

They will walk!

Can you guess what will be coming next?
A hint:

 Yes, I bought the bix, expensive box. No, I did not need it. Yes, I have a ton of other minis.

torsdag 9 augusti 2018

Back among the living (dead)

It turns out my last post was made in January and it is now August. Well, I do have an excuse. My intestines started acting up again (Crohn's disease for those of you keeping score) and I basically lost the ability to eat solids. Loss of weight, energy and motivation followed by major surgery and recovery that is still ongoing.

All this time was not wasted, however. I have been doing some painting that will be revealed later. I have also been doing a bit of gaming. The new hotness at the Club is What A Tanker from TooFatLardies. Best fun we've had in ages, it's even kicked Zombicide off the top position.

Based on the one game we've had so far, Zombicide will be reclaiming it's position during the winter. Green Horde really is a whole different game using the old familiar mechanics.

All was not bad. Recovery from the surgery started during the most lovely spring I have ever seen and orders from the doctor were "Eat as much as you can and move as much as you're able"

So I did.

After my second game of WaT I knew this was the game I had been waiting for, the one that would allow me to play Girls Und Panzer on the table top. Of course I needed tanks that look the part...

And finally, two clips of local wild life, captured during long walks on warm summer nights.