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Summer 2016

Between work, and a couple of fantastic weeks in Tenerife with my wife and lad, I’ve managed to build and paint a few things this summer. It’s back to work next week and I know it’s going to be a really busy year so hopefully I’ll get some updates done between now and Christmas.

Here’s a real mix of models that have been finished and awaiting their chance to make an appearance on here.

Maelstrom’s Edge

Although I’ve only painted up one model so far, I’ve built enough for a few games and finished off all the terrain for the board.

Karist trooper trial paint scheme and objective markers:

Large Bunker (from Dark Ops):

Not Maelstrom’s edge models, but some forcefield walls (from Warlord Games) and some tired looking GW models:

Landing pad:

Suppression markers made:

Two more containers:

Saga

I’d painted up a 4 point Anglo-Saxon force for my wife/son to play against my Vikings. In the end we still can’t get the Anglo-Saxon board (still out of stock) so we now use the Anglo-Dane board. That meant replacing the cavalry with some Dane-axe wielding hearthguard and a change of weapon for the leader.

4 Points of Anglo-Saxons:

Now 4 Points of Anglo-Danes:

Dane-axes:

Archers (and yeah, I tried painting eyes)

The 2 different leaders and a unit of warriors:

Tanks

As my lad loves playing X-Wing, we tried out the new Galeforce9 game; Tanks. It’s 15mm – which is a tad annoying as my terrain is all 28mm. However, we’ve got a few 15mm buildings and trees now and painted up the Tanks. The game’s very similar to X-wing and my lad has enjoyed the games we’ve played so far. He even bought some Zvezda 15mm tanks and painted a couple of them himself to ‘be like dad’.

United States:

German:

Zvezda extras by my lad:

Bolt Action

To replace the hand painted German Puma I’d done, I made another and used the airbrush. I’ve not really weathered it yet, but it fits the rest of the army far better now with this paint scheme.

Also, here’s a couple of slightly better pics of the US WC51:

The Walking Dead

With The Walking Dead game coming out from Mantic Games this Autumn/Winter, I thought it was about time I sorted out some terrain for it. I built and painted up an mdf construction office, a couple of skips, some fencing and some shipping containers.

Deadzone

The only extras I’ve managed for Deadzone are an alternate loadout Strider for the Enforcers and 4 Forgefather Steel warriors – all matched to fit the existing armies.

Striders:

Steel Warriors:

Frostgrave:

Although my wife’s painted a couple of wizard figures, all I’ve managed to get done is a few pieces of basic terrain. I have 2 more large pieces to finish off then I’ll hopefully put the whole painted up board together.

Portals:

Ruined corner piece:

And I think that’s it for this months photo overload. ๐Ÿ™‚

A real mix of photos

I had an hour peace and quiet this afternoon, so I decided to set up the kitchen table with some of the terrain I’d been putting together the last few weeks – mainly to see if it seemed to fit together in cohesion or look a state.

I don’t have room to store loads of bespoke terrain boards, so I rely on things such as the old GW cloth grass up to some of the newer pvc and mousemat style mats. Terrain has to be able to fit in storage boxes and be hidden away behind a curtain in my man cave.

Anyway, here’s a few photo’s – a shame the sun went in and the bulb in the kitchen isn’t bright enough, but they’re fairly clear.

Saga

As you know, I decided to go all in on Saga and bought myself a Viking warband and my lad an Anglo Saxon one. Although we’re yet to have a game – I still can’t find a rulebook for sale anywhere – I have enough terrain to make up a few tables of different themes.

And a close up of the 4ground cart I resprayed last night – full of Mantic dungeon saga barrels.

Vikings

Warlord and Hearthguard:

Viking Beserkers:

Warriors (2 units):

I decided to make warriors carry spears and hearthguard swords/axes so they can be differentiated on the table well enough.

And a pic of the whole 4 points together:


Maelstrom’s Edge

I know I haven’t put paintbrush to model yet for this, but I have been putting together a table for it. The photos only have the mat open at 4’x3′ but it’s 4’x4′ when opened fully – and soft and mousematty ๐Ÿ™‚

The Landing pad and the containers on it are only base painted – enough for a game I suppose, but I need to add the rust effects, chips, sand etc.

The photo above had the palm trees – this one has a mix of some rather alien looking plants and different cargo containers.

Deadzone – Plague

It’s about 2 years since I painted my first Deadzone plague models. With the kickstarter goodies for Deadzone 2 arriving recently, I have a Plague abomination to paint up. I wanted it to match up with the others – and I think I managed it. Even if it did only take 10 minutes to paint up.

That’s about it for now. Still sitting on my paint table are a couple of Wells for Saga – one ruined, one working. There’s the Landing pad and containers to finish off and a Strider for Deadzone with a different weapon loadout.
So much to paint, so annoying that I have a couple of really tough weeks at work where I’ll be putting in 70+ hours – so painting’s a right off for a while ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

A little progress

I’ve not done a single bit of work this weekend. It’s been about lazing in the hot tub, watching football and getting some painting done. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve now got 3 points complete of Vikings for Saga. 2 units of warriors and 1 unit of hearthguard, as well as a Warlord. For ease of storage and carting them about, I’ve magnetised the bases and magnetised the movement tray they’re in (yeah, I know Saga doesn’t use movement trays, but they’re easier to store in them).

I also put together and painted a pig pen, and the piggies for some extra Saga terrain. Now if only 4ground would get off it’s ass and send me the 2 Saxon houses I ordered 3 weeks ago, I’d be about sorted.

Photo’s are from the paint table and using a mobile phone so they’re still lousy. Sorry.

 


 

I just started this morning on finally putting some paint onto some mdf terrain I made for my Maelstrom’s Edge board (or any other Sci-fi game I play). Only the base colours are done at the moment and I’ve got to start weathering them. Sponge work, then some weathering powders.

The cargo containers are mdf ones from Dark Ops and the Landing pad is from ttcombat. I’m really starting to love mdf terrain for it’s price and how solid it is. It just takes me forever to get round to painting it.


Now, if only everywhere I looked, I wasn’t seeing this…

So annoying to be keen to start playing a new game, painting up the figures, but not having a rulebook. #sagaruleslikerockinghorsepoo

 

Saga – the beginnings

As I put in my last post (a whole day ago), I’d bought myself some models to start Saga with. Well, like an excited kid, I built a few models up and painted them yesterday evening. I need to take better photos than the ones from the paint table with the mobile phone – and get the decent light source on them, but here goes…

Viking Warlord

Viking Hearthguard (first 1 point unit painted)

And yes… I decided to use Army Painter’s Strong Tone dip. Although I painted it on. I have so many models to paint, and just not enough hobby time. In comparison, at the same time I started cutting bits off the sprues to finishing those 5 models, my wife had painted 1 of her Frostgrave wizards. Yeah, her’s is way better, but then again, my eyesight’s getting worse and the models look fine on a tabletop – even if I did bottle out of painting the Warlord’s eyes ๐Ÿ˜‰

EDIT:

Work in progress on 8 warriors. They still need layers of highlights and I haven’t dared varnish them with a spray as the humidity is up to the kind of level that causes the awful frosting effect.