Sunday, October 20, 2019

Slaanesh Beastmen - Lead Adventure League - Round 2

My second entry for the LPL this year was a group of sci-fi beastmen from the old Demonblade 'Mutants' range. Pretty sure these are Bob Olley sculpts.


The fabrics didn't have a worn, damaged look one often sees with beastmen, so I decided to go with a pastel, decadent, silky look associated with Slaanesh. The statue in the background is converted from a witch from Uncle Mike's 'Strange Aeons' game. The statue holds a Slaanesh icon and a small vial of some hallucinogenic elixir used in the cult's chaotic rituals.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Abe Lincoln, Ghoul Hunter - Lead Adventure League - Round 1

The Lead Adventure League painting contest, put on at the Lead Adeventure Forum,  has started. Due to a lack of time my entries probably won't be as extravagant as in the past, but I do hope to clear a long-standing project, make some progress on my Rangers of Shadow Deep project, and chip away on the Sisters of Battle.

The first round was themed "Things that Go Bump in the Night" so I used the opportunity to finish up some ghouls and painted a axe-wielding Abe Lincoln to serve as a counterpoint.

Abe is from an Indiegogo campaign I backed many years ago. If I recall, it was quite late and the figures ended up being available through retail (and for less!) before I received my set. I'm not sure who sells them now. The two big ghouls are from Reaper and the smaller ones are older GW metals from the 'Middlehammer' period.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Adepta Sororitas Seraphim

I've been working sporadically on my Sisters of Battle collection, hoping to get the units I have done before GW drops the new ones.

The Seraphim were my favorite unit in 2nd edition, but I wasn't looking forward to painting them, and I had some conversions in mind for a number of years. I got them done a few weeks ago but didn't have time to get pictures. I have finally remedied that for post #150.

I had the idea to convert some Seraphim to wield dual inferno pistols, but I wanted them to have the archaic looking ones found on the Inquisition miniatures. I used some arms from Empire pistoliers and added a small canister. I also made a new hand flamer sister, since GW only ever made one pose.

Lastly, a few extra seraphim superiors- I had to collect all the variants of course. The bolt pistol/power sword sister is the Ephrael Stern model from the scarce Daemonifuge set. She's almost certainly a recast, I wasn't able to acquire a legit set with the certificate until recently. I'll paint that one with the Martyred Lady scheme.


These took a lot of hours but as always look pretty impressive in a big group when finished.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Wargames Atlantic Sci-Fi Greatcoat Troopers

Wargames Atlantic sent me 3D printed prototypes of their upcoming sci-fi greatcoat soldiers to paint for them. The resin printer that produced them is pretty astonishing; one is hard pressed to find evidence that they were printed! My understanding is that the plastic will have even better detail.

Based off what I have seen so far, we will see a flamer and grenade launcher as special weapons. I have read that there will be a lot of head options, so that a person can make a full box with one helmet type. I think that these will prove popular, I really like the look of the bearskin hats!

  Scale shot L-R:

Wargames Atlantic Raumjager, Dreamforge Eisenkern (body), GW Blackstone Traitor Guard, Wargames Atlantic Grognard, GW Chaos Marine, Hydra Miniatures, Wargames Atlantic Grognard, GW Necromunda Goliath, Raging Heroes

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Warhammer 40K Colossus Class Imperial Robot

A few months ago, a fan revision of the old Rogue Trader era 'Colossus class' robot showed up for pre-order on one of the Oldhammer groups on Facebook. Not really having any immediate use for it I decided to buy one anyway and have recently finished it. It is a seriously heavy chuck of metal!

As you can see here, I went with a Chapter Approved paint scheme that was in an old issue of White Dwarf. I decided to use the Imperial scheme since I thought it captured the bizarre aesthetic of Rogue Trader pretty well. I used a few decals on this one to speed up the process.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Oldhammer Fantasy Fighters

Over a year ago a friend alerted me that there were some old 80s Citadel and Marauder miniatures at a nearby flea market in rural Kansas- for a good price too, about $2 a figure. After buying a bunch of them I had to hunt down some proper shields (thanks to Blue in VT from Oldhammer in the New World and Svennn on Lead Adventure Forum). Rangers of Shadow Deep has re-invigorated my love of Fantasy again, so I have been chipping away on the Oldhammer lead to use as rangers and companions.  

Here's a group of fighters from Marauder, a Citadel sister company as I understand it. Not sure which range the crossbow fellow is from.

More on the way!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gelida - The Frozen Expanse - Inq28 - Raiders

Some pictures of the raiders I painted for the Frozen Expanse project.

The bodies are Victoria Miniatures (male and female winter troopers), with various bits and greenstuff additions. Heads come from a Meridian Miniatures Kickstarter from a few years ago, some from MaxMini, plus one from the Northstar Frostgrave cultists.