Friday, June 16, 2017

Shadow War: Armageddon Sororitas Kill Team

I was one of the lucky people that managed to snag a box of Shadow War: Armageddon from the GW site upon release. The box is full of nice terrain and the rules are basically a streamlined Necromunda, so it was a no-brainer for me to try to acquire.

The first kill team I organized is a Sororitas squad. I had most of the figures painted already, but I wanted to use the plasma pistol Superior so I had to paint her up to match. Because I really don't record a recipe when I paint it can be tough to match things I painted a few years ago. This time it went pretty smooth and I used a decal for the text on the chainsword to speed things up.

Praesidio Angelica was initially composed of a Superior with a chainsword and plasma pistol, two gunners (one with a flamer and one with a storm bolter and laser sight), two battle sisters, and a novitiate. I added another sister after the first fight, which I won handily. I was glad to have the ladies on the table!

Overall I'd say it's a fun game and plan to get some more battles in.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 6

This entry is one I've been wanting to do for a while, after reading "The Bloody White Baron". The cover has a neat Mongolian demon skull border that I wanted to paint on a flag, as the Baron's actual flag was allegedly pretty boring looking.

I wasn't expecting it to get beat in the LPL but my opponent had a damn fine entry. This is the last time I'm doing a double sided hand-painted flag for an LPL round ;)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 5

My round 5 entry for this year's LPL. The flag is hand painted (and double sided). Sailors by Hinterland Miniatures.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 4 - Arrival

Quite a while back I encountered a picture of some 28mm Clue miniatures sculpted by Mark Copplestone for the 'Cluedo: Super Sleuth' game (very nicely painted by 'Orctrader'). I managed to shortly thereafter acquire a boxed game on eBay. True to form, it took a couple years to get to them and painted them in time for an LPL entry.

I had already started the 3D Clue board, which is now mostly done except for interior furniture.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 3 - Seeking Sanctuary

Round 3 of the LPL is now over, which means I am allowed to post it here.

The priests are converted Perry Miniatures clergy from the Crusades range. They've been modified with greenstuff to look more like 'Missionaries of Africa', also known as 'White Fathers'.

The warrior women are from Wargames Foundry's 'Darkest Africa' range, and the princess is from Northstar. Good to see Copplestone back on an Africa project :)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 2 - Fool's Gold

Round 2 of the LPL this year was a retro sci-fi scene. A while back I saw a 'Space Action' cover with a quartered uniform scheme that I wanted to try on a Hydra Miniatures spaceman. I switched out the red/green as I have never been a fan of that combo.

The spaceman is a Hydra 'Commander Mudpie' with a new head, from a Games Workshop Frateris Militia. He has a Bruce Campbell look that I like.

The creatures are 'Ferrus Testudines' that I acquired in a Kickstarter run by Krakon Games. They have metallic shells, and I wanted them to have a rusty golden iron pyrite appearance.

The skimmer is a 'Cerny Skimmer' that was available for a short time from Pulp Alley.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Chronicles of the Wayfarer

I had the opportunity to take part in a contest painting some 15mm resin miniatures from a new company, producing a range named 'Chronicles of the Wayfarer'. The figures looked incredibly detailed for their size and would be challenging to paint, so I contacted the company.

They sent four figures- a man with spear and shield, an armored warrior that could fit a hammer or sword, a crossbowman, and a fierce warrior woman with a geartooth back banner. I was a little amazed to see multi-part 15mm- but they were cast really well and went together quickly and easily. There was very little cleanup and prep work. One area of concern for me was the small contact point for gluing the woman to the base provided, but the worry was unfounded as the figures are very light and a small spot of super glue does the job just fine.

Once I got to painting I discovered that these little guys (and gal) have some amazing crisp detail. The crossbow has a toothed gear on the side! The good news is that the detail is raised enough to catch paint relatively easily.

 I think 15mm look a little odd photographed up close, but I'm going to do it anyway!


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Lead Painter's League 11 - Round 1 - It Should Not Be

The 'Lead Painter's League', an annual ten-week painting contest hosted on the Lead Adventure Forum, is up and running. I felt I had the time to run with the pack this year.

My first entry was "It Should Not Be".

 I found a fake pulp magazine image a few years ago and had been wanting to re-create the jungle girl on the cover ever since. A friend identified the rifle for me and I was able to acquire a 28mm Mosin-Nagant. The original cave girl figure, from Tin Man Miniatures, had a spear (I also painted that version in an earlier LPL!). Replacing the weapon was a nice little challenge.


The warrior women are from Wargames Foundry's 'Darkest Africa' range.   

The creature is from Pure Evil Miniatures. He looks like an even more horrifying version of the Hasslefree 'Maw', so I had to have him.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Space Hulk - Escape Pods

After a posting hiatus I have a new burst of additions on the way. First off is some new sections for Space Hulk. I took part in the Lead Adventure Forum 'Build Something' contest, and made it to the second round... which meant an extra week of not being able to post pics :)

The official entry pic:

Details and WIP images: 



Miniatures are from the Lead Adventure Astropolis range, the poor guy (who is removable) who didn't make it is a Mantic Plague Zombie with some Wargames Factory skeleton parts.