Oct 052014
 

Another pair of Spacelords miniatures for today; battle brothers Karl Wagoner and Jonn’es Cuera. They were “born” into service of Lindgren-Bavaria, a major corporation specialized in genetics and clone breeding.

Wagoner and Cuera, erstwhile battle brothers in the typical Quondam armour.

Cuera and Wagoner, erstwhile battle brothers in the typical Quondam armour.

 

Shortly after earning their status as quondam (free men), they signed on for private servitude with captain Morley. Battle brothers are bred for warfare on any scale, from security details and special ops to platoon level skirmishes. The high production costs means they’re not used in large capacities, though it’s not unheard of for a company of battle brothers. They age at a highly accelerated rate, until young adulthood is reached. Through medication the aging process is then decelerated until battle brothers reach the physical status of later middle age. At that point they’re usually declared Quondam and expelled from active service. Most battle brothers don’t live to see this day. As a side effect of ending the treatment, aging is slowed to a crawl. Battle brothers who live to die by old age can easily live as long as regular, true born men. Unfortunately, more than half of that life time is spent as old men.

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“And you’re sure we’re going the right way?”

 

 

The models are Josef Ochmann sculpts (as usual when it’s a matter of Metal Magic models) from the C3033 and C3034 Cybertech War-tech ranges. Unfortunately they’re currently unavailable for purchase but Doug over at EM-4 is working on it. See this thread on the LAF for further details.

For some reason I had an unusually hard time photographing these guys, so I hope the slightly crap photos doesn’t offend too much.

The crew of the Chaste Magpie.

The crew of the Chaste Magpie. Too many misters, not enough sisters!

 

With these guys finished up, I just need to get one more model done to have a full Pulp Alley league for Captain Morley and his crew. I have several ideas for additions though. What small freighter would be complete without a resident civilian passenger, a doctor and a mechanic? Also, there are a few too many dicks on the dancefloor. That’s something we’ll have to remedy.

Sep 272014
 

I know, the GW spelling is “dwarfs”. It always bugged me, so for me they’re grammatically correct dwarves. Edit: Imagine that, I was completely wrong about that. Lesson of the day is, don’t do too much thinking of your own! Thanks Robert for the correction! Regardless, today is my birthday so I’m celebrating it by posting up these dwarves I have had painted for me. This time it’s the super-swell and always awesome Dr.Falkenhayn who’ve done the job. As usual, I have finished the bases myself for the required basing coherency as stipulated by my posterior tendencies.

An "archeological expedition" goes awry...

An “archeological expedition” goes awry…

Read on for the background on these guys and more photos. Continue reading »

Nov 122013
 

I actually managed to finish painting the remaining five orcs last month, before the end of Orctober – alas I had no time to post about it on the blog. I still haven’t had time to take proper photos, but I figured I’d put these up for now and once I finish the last guy of the regiment (the musician, who is still in the stripping jar) I’ll come back with a full write up and detailed pictures.

So, with five new fresh recruits I’ve managed to paint 35 models, leaving 17 models and 6 weeks to go. I have a feeling I’ll have to whip out the snotlings soon. Or maybe some 15mm scifi. Wouldn’t that be something? Speaking of sci-fi, look what I found in my cupboards the other day. Continue reading »

Oct 062013
 

In June, I decided to quickly paint up a set of Harboth’s Black Mountain Boys (an early Regiment of Renown) – and promptly disappeared off the face of the planet for the duration of the summer. Oh well. Stuff like that happens. Now I’m back, partly fuelled by Erny’s post over at Erny’s Place from the other day.

 

“Pulp the stunties!”

8 out of 10 boys are done, and the command (sans musician, who needs to be stripped) are half done. I needed 8 orcs for a game of Hero Quest this weekend though. More on that in a separate post.

I aim to post more orcs for Orctober. It’s a good cause, after all. Then we have Goblinovember next month. I’ve got something prepared for that too. Yay me!

Update: Forgot to up the tally! These guys increase my painted total for 2013 from 11 to 19! And it’s only week 41! 11 more weeks, and almost 40 models to do. Yikes, I’ll have to bring out the snotlings!

Jun 262013
 

Finally finished the first 11 chaps for my Blood Bowl Chaos team, with the addition of another four beastmen. Once again, I did the skin and fur in unique shades and I’m hoping to have all 11 beastmen in slightly different tones when the whole team is done. While the models are rather dull, they paint up easily. This brings my painted total for 2013 up to an astounding… 11! Yes. I’m definitely behind on my plan to paint one model a week. Need to do more painting and posting to bring the total up!

Beastmen. Yup… Still struggling with the focus, sorry about the fuzzy photo.

 

Here’s the whole gang, as they are now. I realized after taking the photos that I had forgotten to paint the numbers on the shoulder pads of the four new additions. Still haven’t figured out how to get proper depth of focus on my camera while also getting the light sensitivity and exposure I’d like. Hence the slightly out of focus Chaos Warriors. I’m sure you’ll manage though.

“Young man, there’s no need to feel down!”

 

I have also been working (a little) on the Harboth’s Black Mountain Boys that I’m doing for the end of July painting challenge over at the Oldhammer forums. Base coat of flesh done on them all. Quite some way to go yet, but the troopers should be rather quick affairs. Nice models though. Too bad my champion is so poorly cast that it can not possibly be a legit cast. I did pay £10-£15 for him so it smarts a bit. Didn’t look too closely upon reception and now a few years later it’s not really time to open a case with eBay. Oh well, I’ll paint him up!

Cell phone photo, pardon the craptitude of it!