Thursday, 10 August 2017

Back on the horse.. and then it died

So after a long time of ruefully eyeing up my Silhouette Portrait (which has been buried under a pile of hobby clutter for the last six months) I was finally motivated to break it out by the release of the Antenocitis Workshop "Forward Base" terrain, which I wanted to use on my Mars table for Warzone.

It arrived and was moderately fancy (not as shiny as the Cosmica stuff from Warsenal, but not as expensive, either), but the large flat colours game the terrain an overly simple look that I didn't like. So with the Portrait literally dusted off, I got to work on some interior and exterior panel designs. Three sheets of 10 thou plasticard later, and I have these (left side is before punching out the cut away parts)

..which combine to make one of these!

..which goes here!

I was all set to prime and paint these interior panels and then when I started up my airbrush, the compressor died. I'm not confident I can get the desired level of smoothness if I paint these by hand, so for now I will have to continue making panels while I wait for the replacement pressure switch to arrive for the compressor.

Fudge! I was really hoping to finish off those corridor sections quickly.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Project 3

So after sitting on the fence for the better part of two years I finally decided on which minis to use for my Grenadier Veteran kill team; I went with Anvil's "Regiments" range and picked up my order from Salute over the weekend. So now I have the Armoured Sentinel (built, needs painting), my 10-man veteran squad (built, needs painting) and my Taurox (will be built as soon as I remember where I put my Victoria Miniatures wheel kit).

That means they are almost playable on the tabletop, both in 7th edition Kill Team and Shadow War Armageddon.. and just in time for the former to perhaps be invalidated by 8th edition 40k. Ho hum!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bauhaus Progress

I had a little time this weekend to tidy up the paint job on one of my BAK squads and rebase the models to work with WZR 2.0. When I glue the other three crew to the base of my second gun, I'll actually have a squad I can call complete! (Everything else has had paint on it for almost 2 years, but doesn't really look finished)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Mini-project Progress

That's the last of the Warzone tokens I'm doing for the club - 300 in all. Phew! Also got the WREL prize cards back from ArtsCow. Print quality is good, card quality is OK but of course the image doesn't quite match up with what I saw in the card maker so I need to expand the image a little so the black edges don't show up. Not a big deal, and hopefully by mid-March I will have a few sets ready to ship out.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Now THAT is a Tie Swarm!

More precision flying from the HotAC AI. These guys are really gunning for the YT we are trying to protect!

Monday, 13 February 2017

NoPaint < PrePaint < RePaint?

So, not exactly a paint job per say, just a repaint over the basic HWK-290 model for X-Wing.

Friday, 13 January 2017

Progress on the wrong thing is still progress, right?

So it seems January is the month for trying to finish off small projects as I build myself up to some of the bigger ones that have been sitting for half a year (or more) on my painting table. My Warzone 2.0 tokens are done and I just have another 100 to make before I can give them out:

..and after some trial and error with printing the 'promo' cards, not to mention my requests for icons etc falling on deaf ears, I have figured out how to proceed with the production of them and I they are about set for Artscow:

I also painted a few more Undead Legionnaires for Warzone and finally got around to assembling my Necromutants, all of which I need so I can record a small tutorial on how the "Turning" rule works in 2.0. But perhaps most importantly, I finally finished my son's mech, his Thunderbolt TDR5-SS. Overall I am happy with how it turned out although I will probably add some decals later, and I may reposition the left arm since it is about 1mm futher back than the right and when held at the correct angle it is very noticeable.