Here’s a quick turnaround of updates after the long gap. After building the Veer-Myn Tunnellers, I stuck with the Deadzone/Warpath Universe and decided to paint up the Forge Father Hultr I built a week or so ago.
Although I’m not doing any awesome paint jobs for my Deadzone/Warpath, I’m just trying to get them table ready, and also, in colours to make all the armies look different.
I’d previously been doing the Forge Fathers in AP’s Crystal Blue with a GW blue wash, and a quick drybrush of crystal blue followed by shining silver. I had to keep the Hultr in the same scheme. Although I did add a slight beaten up look to it.
Here’s a couple of pics (sorry – mobile phone shots in poor light), with the 2 weapon systems it has. And you guessed it, magnetised. 🙂 One of the pics has a selection of previously painted FF models to show how they fit in the colour scheme.
And then I got distracted and bought some Kings of War Ogres to paint. I keep seeing images of those red skinned ogres with the white face paint and wanted to do a few myself. If I do a few units, I can add ally them to the Lizardman army I was painting so there’s enough to take on my Orcs/Goblins or Undead armies.
Hopefully, I’ll have an ogre to post next time. I’ve built some, it’s just playing around with colours now till I get a scheme I’m happy with – and hopefully can be painted quickly.
It’s been a long while since my last update. Ill health, losing my job, spending all waking hours trying to find a new job… takes as much time as working.
Anyway, part of my Warpath Kickstarter arrived last week to cheer me up. The Veer-myn Tunneller battlegroup. It consists of 3 Veer-myn (space skaven) transport/tanks with an extra wagon for more transport. I originally bought these to be just bits of industrial scenery. I was even going to carve one up and make it look like it was coming out of the ground. However, the Warpath Firefight rules seem really good, so I’m going to use them as part of an army.
I couldn’t decide which weapon choices, or whether I wanted the long transport or a short one, so I did my usual… Magnet time!
I magnetised the transport vehicle so the back wagon can attach or it can stay as a short vehicle. I then built the other 2 as tanks, but magnetised the weapons so both tanks can have the same weapon types, or 1 of each.
They worked out fantastic. They are also really, really big.
Kudos to Mantic on these, they are made of only a few parts, so no need spending hours and hours building them. They also have very few mold lines, so little clean up was necessary. Brilliant.
All I have to do now, is find a job so I can afford the massive amount of paint these beasts are going to require.
Veer-myn Transporter (10 or 20 rats)
Veer-myn Tank (2 identically made models with weapons options)
It’s been more than a month since I posted anything here… a rather close family bereavement with funerals to arrange (etc) kind of stops Blogs and real life in their tracks.
I have painted a few things during that time, mainly as it was taking my mind off the loss. Most are painted rather rapidly as well so not all my best works.
Here’s a quick photo compilation of things I’ve done.
Firstly, a bunch of Asterians…
Then there was some Forgefathers…
And to finish Deadzone painting (for a while) there was a Plague Teraton:
I have managed to get a few Bolt Action items painted recently. First of all are some excellent resin scenery pieces from Ironclad Miniatures. They took a matter of 20 minutes each to paint. I’m going to get some more trench pieces when I’ve saved some money up.
I’ve also put together a resin M24 Chaffee – and of course magentised the turrent and HMG weapon – mainly so it can be removed when the vehicle is packed away in it’s case.
And to finish off with, I couldn’t resist getting this piece of scenery (from Games Workshop – argh) to use in Frostgrave.
A quick paint job on the walkways and stairs got them nearly finished. The photos were taken before I nuke-proofed them with Halfords Car Lacquer then matted it down with Army Painter Matt varnish spray. After that, I’ll add some smears of blood in a few places and gloss varnish the green pools to make them look wet again.
I kept the catwalk bases clear so they’d be easier to game on when figures are moving below.
I bought a few spare Deadzone scenery sprues from eBay because I wanted to add some extra walkways to the table. I wasn’t sure at first how to keep the walkways separate from the scenery. I needed something that would slip easily into the scenery storage box and at the same time give a load of options in game.
Anyway, I came up with the ones below. I’ll spray them and paint them today (fingers crossed for time)
Here ends a week off work. 😦
I managed to finish off the Deadzone Ruins from the Contagion boxed set.
And then glued together most of the Iron Ancestor model. The arms are blue tacked on as I’ll paint them separately and glue them on in the end. Same with the base. I’ll paint it up then add the model to it.
I have managed to paint all 15 movement trays and cut the rubber steel sheet to fit them all. I just need to have time to add flock and static grass, then seal with varnish(es) before sticking in the rubber steel sheets.
Not the US celebration, but the film. My lad watched it last night and while he did, I got some hobby time. 🙂
I cleaned up a Forge Father Iron Ancestor ready for construction and glued some sand/stones to the last batch of mdf movement trays I had. I”ll clean the edges up and add a coat of watered down pva tomorrow, let them dry again and then paint up. They’ll eventually get rubber metal bases so they work with the magnetized models I have.
I also managed to take a pic of the Rebel Strider in the light box – although I’m not convinced the photo came out any better than the ones on the paint table with a mobile phone.
Iron Ancestor ready for building:
Movement trays drying:
A week off work. 🙂
I spent part of Sunday building and base-coating the last of the Strider models I had. This one is for the Rebel Deadzone force. I had a couple of hours Monday evening painting and nearly have it finished.
Pics of the work in progress are shown below.
Strider built – Even after cutting as many mold lines off, you still find more. 😦
I tried to build it so it looked like it was moving fast – the other 2 I built looked very stationary.
Basecoated with Army Painter spray Gun Metal.
Some base layers painted on – prior to any washes.
Now washed with some more base layers on.
Nearly complete. I just need to get out when the weather is better to varnish spray it to protect it, then a layer of matte varnish spray. I’ll then re-do the Gloss canopy and get some wet blood onto the chainsaw. When I do, I’ll take some better photos.
I’ve hardly had time to do any painting or work on minis for weeks now. Last night I did get chance to sit down in front of the TV and build some figures though. I built up 3 boxes of Deadzone figures. All Forgefathers. The Forgeguard booster, the Brokkr booster and the Support booster. That gave me all the figures from the card set except for the Warpath Huscarl figure and the Iron Ancestor.
I’ve decided to go with the same orange colour for the Brokkrs that mantic went with, but to give a good complimentary colour to them, I went with a bright blue armour for the Forgeguard. This should fit nicely with my other Deadzone as the Plague are primarily pink/brown/black combo, then Enforcers are Red/grey and the marauders will be brown/Black/Green. It means on the game board, the figures will be easily identifiable.
Anyway, all I’ve managed so far was base coat spraying them. I have the smaller Frag-ram and one forgeguard being painted for a test so they’re not in the photo.
They’ll get finished one day….
I thought I’d get more chance to paint over the Christmas break. No such luck. The Deadzone Marauder Guntrack I started on has had an hour or so painting time. I still haven’t managed to even start on the driver or loader. Hopefully, there’s two pics below showing its two different gun systems.
I did however get a set of 10 Mantic wraiths for Christmas. I’ve put them together, built a movement tray for them. Drilled magnets into their bases and discovered just how tough restic is (even to a Bosch drill). I’ve always wanted to try one of those Lord of the Rings Undead army style paint jobs that were the in thing for a while, but I’ve never had any figures to try this out on. So on the wraiths, I decided to go with the ghostly look. I know they look knocked up quickly, but it allowed me to try out a different paint style. From bagged bits in a box to as they are in the photo below, they still probably took the best part of 4 or 5 hours for the unit.
Up next are 3 more Mantic werewolves I got for Christmas… Now if only I could remember the colour mixes I used on the last three I painted. Typical.