Friday, January 10, 2020

40K Inquisition Cyber Cherubs

The new Adepta Sororitas codex includes a variety of cherubs that can enhance attacks for squads they're included in, so I decided to get my four Inquisition cherubs painted up ('Familiars' in the old Witch Hunters Codex).

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Crusaders - 40K Ministorum and Gotfret De Montbard

I've been working through my backlog of old Witchhunters figures (many acquired over 15 years ago) and settled on the Crusaders. Blackstone Fortress released a updated plastic version, Gotfret de Montbard, so I decided to do them all at once and painted them so they appear to be from the same crusading order.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Gelida The Frozen Expanse - Inq28 40K - Tanks!

One of the projects I took on last year was out of the blue. The fan-based "Gelida: The Frozen Expanse" 40k community (started by Magos Buer on Facebook and Instagram) caught my interest almost immediately. I quickly built a walker and pilot. Shortly after I found myself making more figures and vehicles, even though I never wanted to do a snow table or figures for such a table :)

Tank WIP shot. Modified 'Half-Ute' from Ramshackle Games, a Dollar General toy snowplow, and a 'Rhebok APC' from Ramshackle.


The following shots are all after the snow effects have been applied. 


 Couldn't resist doing a little Photoshop.


This has been a fun project, with some new challenges. I do have a few more things I'd like to make for the Gelida setting, so more to come...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

End of Year Randomness - 2019 Edition

I don't have New Year Resolutions in the classic sense, but I do have an end-of-year tradition I try very hard to hold myself to: Avoid going into the new year with anything primed and waiting. As in the past I nearly made it, using Jan. 1st to finish up painting a set of 3D printed terrain for Blackstone Fortress. Other than that, I managed to knock out a variety of terrain and miniatures that have been waiting in the wings for a while.

Crashed Aquila Lander from the 4th edition (I think) Battle of Macragge set, a Cargo R.A.T. heavy hauler from Ratgard, three vehicles for the Gelida snow world project, a little cargo cart, plus a host of 40K Inquisition and fantasy figures and other random terrain. Most of these will be getting their own blog entry someday.

Cyber Cherub. I wanted to paint something cool on the scroll, and decided to do a 40K version of the Mandylion. I Googled "Emperor of Mankind" and went with the first image that came up. Original by the artist "Genzoman":


The Inquisition Daemonhosts are perhaps my least-favorite miniatures from the whole range (vying with the Dialogous for that dubious distinction). I don't mind them as much painted.

The statue was intended for my Warriors of Doom LPL entry but I didn't have a sensible way to fit it in the picture. It's available from Forge of Ice. The RAFM chaos warrior is a figure I owned about 30 years ago and decided to snag of eBay for nostalgia's sake.

Two sister superiors that I hadn't finished along with their squads.

I didn't keep a record of what I painted last year (looking back, some didn't show up on the blog) but I'm guessing around 400 miniatures!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Space Santa's Sleigh

When the 'Galactic Heroes' Kickstarter pledge I backed earlier in the year showed up, it included a sci-fi skimmer along with the rules. I couldn't let the season pass by without painting it up for my old Citadel Space Santa (he was painted about a year ago).

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Deadcember - Undead Animals - Ranger OSL

The miniatures community has a lot of events going on through the year, such as  'Orctober' and 'Deadcember'. I often don't realize these things are happening until its too late and people start posting their results on social media. I figured I'd miss Deadcember again but it turns out I did some zombie animals last week :)

I put them into a scene with a recently completed ranger from Reaper. I experimented with OSL (Object Source Lighting) since he was holding a torch. I'll be going back in the shadow areas with some dark blues and greys.

 Zombie cow and sheep from Bear's Head Miniatures.



Sunday, December 15, 2019

Deer Woman - Lead Adventure League - Round 10

This was my final entry for round 10 of the LPL, "Deer Woman". 

The Deer Woman is a supernatural being found in the stories of several Native American groups. I'd have preferred a 'more clothed' version but this is the only one on the 28mm market (that I know of anyway). The company that makes her is Paymaster Games. Their miniatures are high quality, and pretty obscure subjects no one else makes.

The Iroquis warriors are from Perry Miniatures.

Another LPL down the tubes, nabbed overall second place this year.