Monthly Archives: November 2014

70 hrs a week of work

Well, the last 2 weeks have gone by in a daze as I’ve been working close to 70 hours each week. As a result I’ve barely done a single hobby related activity.

This Friday night I decided to forgo doing any work and made some movement trays for Kings of War.

I cheated this time and used bases made by Warbases. I ordered a batch of close order trays as by my calculations, they worked out just as cheap to have made and posted than to buy the plasticard and 3mm square doweling – not to mention the time It would take to build my own as I have in the past.

I used PVA glue on the edges to get the sand/grains glued to it. Allowed it to dry, then repainted the edges with watered down PVA glue. Once this had dried, a swift paint job of dark brown followed by drybrushes of light brown, bone and white. I then glued on green flock and some static grass. Not the method I use much anymore for bases, but I had to make sure the bases matched the Undead models that were going on them that I painted back in 1999-2002.

Most of the night was spent gluing small Neodymium magnets to the bases of my old figures and cutting sheets of 0.5mm self adhesive metal to fit the trays.

I was happy with the result – the wife wasn’t – there’s flock all over the place.

As you can see in the photo, the models fit the bases really well and the one sitting on it’s side show the models (even some of the old metal ones) stick to the magnetic base when turned upside down.

Sunday Afternoon

I had chance today to finish off the last of my Enforcers. I’d been putting off doing these 3 figures (the Engineer, the Burst Laser and the Rocket Launcher) for 2 reasons. One, the production on these 3 figures was pretty lousy. Quite a lot of mouldlines and lost details in important places – like the faces. Secondly, I can’t see myself using them much in the game anyway.

After these, next up for a break in Deadzone are a few more Zombicide figures. I’ve already painted about 70 Zombicide figures, and want to get a few more done before my Kickstarter for Season 3 arrives in February/March 2015.

The “dodgy” Enforcers:

Next up on the Paint table:

Deadzone Gameboard

Had to laugh… everytime I think of the phrase “Game board” it makes me think of Moss in the IT Crowd. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, I managed to take a photo of all the Deadzone scenery squeezed onto the game board. A little busy, but it is the full Deadzone box set along with a scenery upgrade kit doubling the number of building tiles.

I had to use the flash for the photo, so it’s not brill, but you can see how crowded it is. All ready for a Plague vs Enforcers game tonight. /Sigh. Saturday’s used to be about partying ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A rainy Saturday afternoon

As the wife and kid argued over monopoly, I took the time to finish off the final piece of Deadzone scenery that hadn’t been painted. Took longer than I thought. Black undercoat spray. Shadow grey striped over that, followed by 2 more sets of progressively lighter greys. Then a metallic sheen added followed by inks, washes and blood stains. Thank goodness it matched the rest of my scenery. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ll post it in action if I get the rest of the gameboard out tonight.

Friday Night Painting

Sigh. Friday nights just aren’t what they used to be. I spent my evening painting while Agents of Shield was on for the family to watch.

I did manage to paint the base colours on the final remaining piece of scenery I have for Deadzone – I’ll try and finish it on Saturday. I did finish off the Chovar Psychic mercenary figure. I wanted to get it matte varnished but I daren’t risk it with this level of humidty. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Chovar Psychic below:

First blog entry

After getting over a nasty 2 and half days of D&V, I decided to learn how to blog.

Hopefully, this blog will contain some of the figures I’ve been painting – and maybe a few shots of work in progress figures. At the moment, I’ve had a few hours in the evenings and a week off work to paint up some of Mantic’s Deadzone figures.

I’m not an expert painter – far from it. With a 60-70 hours a week job, a wife and a young lad, painting time is few and far between. I therefore aim to paint stuff fast and with really simple paint schemes.

I’m not sure how pics from Photobucket will show up here, so I’ll give it a try. I’m also learning how this WordPress thing works so menu’s and entries may change rapidly.