Painting and the hobby in general have taken a back seat for far too long but I am planning on investing more time to both of these and this blog going forward. Some of you have wondered where I’d gone (not far physically) but all is fine and well here now. I’ll look to reconnect soon.
Painting has not been completely absent but volume has been low. Over the next few weeks I’ll post about some things I’ve completed but some may date back a year or more.
Very few purchases besides the occasional Kickstarter (okay, quite a few tbh) but at least some of those get game time with my son who’s developed a passion for them.
During my hiatus the blog developed a few technical setbacks due to not being monitored and updates breaking things. Hopefully they are resolved now and images etc are showing as they should. If you spot anything I missed please let me know.
BTW – I will be posting backlog posts (as I make them) closer to the date that the painting/project was completed rather dumping them all in one or two months so that the blog looks a little more ‘maintained’ to new visitors. I think that’s the best policy.
So anything after March 2019 is ‘NEW’ for returning visitors.
Like many of you, you will have rushed out and bought the new edition of Space Hulk when it was reimagined a few years back. And a lovely made game it is too. However the prospect of painting up the component miniatures was really daunting and remains so.
I did however prep and undercoat them all and did a test run with this guy sometime back. I’m happy with the results but I can’t say I enjoyed painting him that much. Just a personal preference thing I guess.
I was looking to try some more ‘challenging’ miniatures and pulled this trio off the painting queue to accommodate. Left and right are Cadwallon miniatures from the defunct Rackham Miniatures. Hamish in the middle is from Red Box Games.
Overall mixed results.
Isabeau below was mixed in that I liked how the cloak turned out but I was trying for a ‘blood’ type armour (think Gary Oldman’s Dracula) but it’s not quite right.
Well these amusing little guys were purchased quite a long time ago now. And they were painted a long time ago too but I have only recently realised I never did take photos or blog about them. Maybe because I wasn’t sure what ‘genre’ they really matched nor how I was ever going to use them in a game setting.
Most of you will be familiar with the Worms video game. A classic in it’s day and I believe still going strong. Well MJ Figures took to the idea of producing a range of Worms loosely based on the franchise and appear to have run with the idea producing some cool, some silly, and some very tongue in cheek variants.
They appealed to my sense of humour so I picked up a few packs that contained enough types that I could possibly use in a Sci Fi or Post Apocalyptic setting. They are billed at 20mm but being what they are, could easily play alongside 15mm or 28mm.
You may well know of my love of 15mm but I still love painting up 28mm too! Especially those from the superb Oathsworn. Recently this has been mostly in the form of their Burrows and Badgers range which is quite excellent. However some time back I managed to score what remained in stock (at the time) of their great Dwarven range (see how I’ve not mentioned the halflings and Sensible Shoes minis I’ve waiting patiently in the wings as well…). Sadly the dwarves are no longer available on their site.
The purchase included these two damsels who wouldn’t look out of place as part of a Frostgrave party. As with all Oathsworn minis, they are full of character and a pleasure to paint.