Jun 192014

Stickney is Captain Morley‘s second in command and co-pilot on the Chaste Magpie. He’s very, very fond of his most recent acquisition: a military issue RPG launcher he won in a card game on Phobos.

“… it’s the only way to be sure.”

This is yet another Metal Magic Spacelords miniature by Josef Ochmann – C3066b Cybertech S.E.C.S Troop with rocket launcher. It’s the last S.E.C.S model I’m painting for now, with the remaining models of the ships crew being from other parts of the Spacelords line.

Speaking of the Spacelords miniatures, Doug over at EM4 have finally caved in and started expanding his offering. Information can be found in this thread on LAF. Good times! So far, Phagon Battleclones and Ship’s Crew have both been re-released – for the first time in decades!

Aug 182012

A while ago I mentioned how I’m looking to expand on my plastic dwarf army with some non Citadel additions; the plastic solid cast crossbow dwarfs from EM4 (previously Grenadier’s plastics from their boxed game Fantasy Warriors). Paul of sho3box fame kindly offered to send me a few. I got more than a few though, so thank you very much Paul (once again)! The dwarfs look solid size wise while the orcs are a bit small and will be used as hobgoblins for the poor chaos dwarfs who only would have one troop type available. It all depends on how they paint up though. Expect a review on that soonish.

Too many misters, not enough sisters...

I also got a nice old Puggy Baconbreath (Citadel Blood Bowl star player) in the same shipment. Awesome mini! He’s filling the last halfling position in my Doom Forgers team and once I finish up the clone dwarfs I’m working on now he’s first in the painting queue.

I’ve been busy painting a little recently, but can’t show the stuff just yet. I’ve got an entry done for the Golden Gobbos (including a cheesy write-up and probably highly illegal WHFB3 stat line and special rules) and have finished a few more of my plastic dwarfs. I’ll post them as soon as I’ve got the whole unit done. Next week, probably.

So with these additions and the recent painting, the annual total is now 57 painted – 220 acquired = -163

Good thing the Reaper Bones pledge models won’t land until next year or my annual total would be shot to hell and then some! My painting plan is as follows:

  1. Finish the current unit of dwarfs for WHFB (5 models, all are WIP)
  2. Paint up Puggy in Doom Forgers’ colours (1 model, bare metal)
  3. Finish the rest of the Doom Forgers (9 models, all primed and ready for paint)
  4. Do random small critters, possibly some 18mm stuff – just to get the annual total as low as possible (and because I really feel like painting small scale fantasy). I’ve got a bunch of 28 mm wolves primed and ready for paint for instance. Also have some bats, lesser goblins (ie snotlings) and such to do. Yes, I’m going to use dirty tricks to sort out my annual total.
  5. While doing the above, I’ll also drop in on the Grenadier plastics from time to time.

I’ve rebased some minis I bought painted from people over at LAF and those will be photographed and posted here soon too. It’s been a while since I posted anything painted.

Apr 252010

Well, the header for this post is actually lying. Apart from attending a birthday dinner, spending a full day out shopping with the Mrs and pulling out some weeds in the garden – I’ve also managed to paint up my first two skeletons for the Song of Stillburg campaign! Oh joy, etc and so forth…

These are regular rank and file troops for now. If I get enough skellies painted up before we play, the guy with the helmet and red cloak might be promoted to hero, or atleast upgraded with heavy armour stats. I digress… two more pics. Click the thumbnails to see a bigger version!

If you’re wondering about the differently coloured bases, I’m looking for input on which colour to use. I’m leaning towards the light brown of the skeleton with the red cloak. Would have to repaint the edges of a few bases, but that’s not a problem. Let me know if you don’t agree and prefer the light tan of the previous posts, or the darker one of the skelton above with the spear.

Anyways, I have more this time! First, a shot of what’s coming next.

The two skeletons mounted on thread rolls are what I’m working on at the time. I also have a casualty miniature which will be used in the first or second Stillburg scenario as an objective marker. It’s old farmer Crabcocks wounded son, Billy Crabcock. Once those are finished and if nothing else have arrived, I’ll get cracking on the skullchucker and crew. However, I hope more of our intrepid heroes will arrive soon.

In addition to the fantasy stuff, I also finished up some of the pre-painted EM4 minis I was talking about earlier:

They look pretty good, but I’ll touch up the eyes at some point. Not now though, when I have plenty of bare metal to paint! Speaking of that, here’s a group shot of Fredrik’s almost finished gang. I just need to sit down and finish up the one-eyed lady to the right and they’re good to go!

Apr 152010

I’ve been a bit busy with stuff not pertaining to this geek blog of mine, but here’s a little morsel and a hint of things to come.

Recently, I’ve grown weary of the plastic D&D Miniatures figs. I still have a big collection saved for Warhammer Quest, and I think the minis fit great for board games. However, real miniature games require real miniatures. =) Thus, I’ve started a small and purposeful collection of old Citadel metal miniatures with which my cousin Fredrik and I can play RPG-like campaigns.

First up, are the Songs of Stillburg. The people of the small town Stillburg have long led very uneventful lives. Recently, this has changed. Livestock have been found in the mornings, mutilated and torn asunder. At first people blamed the wolves in the region, and wanted to organize a hunt. However, when a full pack of wolves was found torn to pieces the towns-folk started getting scared. Nobody talked about organizing any hunts after that. Instead, fortifications were made on the town borders and some mercenaries were hired to bolster the town militia.

Among these mercenaries, we find Raab the Barbarian and his old friend and partner Aldor Berlepsch. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to paint up Aldor yet as he’s still en route in the post – but here’s a picture of Raab and a short bio. I’m making similar bios for all characters, to promote certain role playing in game and prevent power gaming where each mini is only viewed as expendable resources.

Raab – Human Barbarian. Quality 4+, Combat 4. Fearless, Berserk.
Professional sword for hire. Long time friend and companion of Aldor Berlepsch. Not the brightest, but fiercly loyal to Aldor and will protect him at any cost.

Finally, I have one more recently painted mini to share. It’s some military type guy from EM4 Miniatures, and his first assignment is as an android in Fredrik’s warband in Mutants & Death Ray Guns.

As usual, click for a high res version.

Coming up next; whatever pops in the mail box first. I’m waiting for a hefty batch of metal skeletons, also the mayor of Stillburg (Phoncible Bernadotte) and three city militia as well as the aforementioned Aldor Berlepsch. I’m still to find suitable minis for Brother Wendel (a monk from the local priory), Duncan Sandels (member of the priory’s knight templar order) and a few zombies.