Sunday, 27 July 2014

Studio Miniatures New Kick Starter September 2014

I follow loads of miniature manufacturer's on Facebook and have seen some cool stuff posted from Studio Miniatures about an upcoming Kickstarter starting in September!

Theres not many details been mentioned yet but there seems that there are going to be some new survivors and there zombie versions added to the ranges which sounds great.

A sneak peak of some sculpts found on there.

I also entered into a Facebook competition run by them and won! I got a pack of there Tiny Terror Zombies arrive in the post! They are awesome figures!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Labyrinth Project Gnome Artificer.

Having caught up with my Across the Dead Earth miniatures on the paint table this week. Decided to get another figure finished off for my Labyrinth project. Its a Female Gnome Artificer from Stone Haven miniatures She had been half done for a while but holiday and normal life things etc distracted me from getting her finished. This will be a slow burn project I think. I have 6 Night Folk figures to paint up but i'm going to continue to get some of my terrain finished mainly the ruins but the post box has been based up and is ready for painting but more on that in another post.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Red Claw Gang Shayman + McHeed

Final member of the Red Claws that I have in my hands to paint as I shall have to wait for Fatboy I have got a Street Violence Proxy that I'm going to paint up and use for know. He'll be one of a few who'll be used to expand the gang during a campaign. I can't wait to get my hands on a second set of all these guys I already have a second conversion in mind for this figure.
Shay-man is insane. I don’t mean the good way, like me, I mean he’s properly tapped. He calls that Skull on his hat “McHeed” and takes advice from him, which usually consists of making some god awful concoction out of moonshine, mushrooms and herbs and injecting it until his eyes go purple and he starts speaking Dutch.
He knows one end of a syringe from another though, and for some reason he’s the only medic I've ever had that didn't whine all day about being overworked.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Red Claw Gang 'Topper'

Another gang member of the Red Claws struck off the list. I kind of gather from his background and his dress style compared to the others that he has quite an independent point of view so I decided to leave off the war paint for this one.

Topper The Grunt.
Whilst Shay-Man may be insane, Topper is simply a sadist. After half our battles together, he doesn’t even remember to ask for his share of the loot – he’s too busy either regaling anyone that will listen to usually wildly exaggerated tales of the destruction he caused or arguing with his brother about who has the most kills racked up this month. Topper eats raw meat and I don’t like to ask where he gets it from when the rest of us have been on dry rations for weeks. Topper laughs like a hyena and can frequently be found clutching his groin following any conversation with Shrimp.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Red Claw Gang 'Pyro'

Tweaked the bits i've missed and Pyro is now finished! Two more to go from this gang Topper Pyro's brother is not far from being finished and Shayman shouldn't take me to long. I have a substitute for Fatboy for now. But I've heard the kickstarter stuff may be ready for September possible end of August Yay!
Pyro the Grunt.
Pyro is Topper’s brother and they share a lot in common, although you wouldn’t know it the way they argue: mainly over which is the superior of their two deadly weapons. Pyro isn’t the sharpest tool in the box, but then he doesn’t need to be, as it’s very rare anyone ever gets close enough to him to take advantage of his dim witted nature.

The Gang so far!

Friday, 18 July 2014

Red Claw Gang Leader Ronnie

Took a break from terrain and have got some more paint on some miniatures. First one finished from the latest batch is Ronnie the Leader of the Red Claw Gang. Pyro is not far off done I thought he was finished but spotted some bits that need tweaking.

That’s enough from that stupid old man Adam. You want to end up running errands for old women and rescuing skinny girls from traders, go ahead and sigh up with that regular philanthropist over there. You want adventure, glory and the coolest guns on this island, follow me. My name’s Ronnie, but until you've proven yourself you can call me Sir. The Red Claw are the best, adn we;re the best because we pull no punches. This is survival, but who ever said survival can’t be fun?

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wrecked Car from Project Zeke Miniatures

Had a weekend of painting terrain done plenty of work has been done to my LOTR Ruins but they aren't quite ready yet. Got sent a lovely Resin Car Wreck sample from Simon the guy behind Project Zeke miniatures (Click the name for the site) It arrived with some of his P-Sec Security Guards and some very cool Luggage. This probably took me about 40-60 mins over a couple of evenings excluding drying times.

I washed it in warm soapy water first then gave it a black undercoat just to make sure the colours would adhere. Painted all the panel Steel Drab, Dark Tone wash, then dry brushed heavily with a dark grey (I was doing the ruins at the same time). Then I dry brushed the raised areas with Baneblade Brown (a sort of stony light brown) then mixed up some browny orange paint which I stippled over it.

Its turned out surprisingly well I was going to do something similar to some of my diecast cars I have sitting around but I'm going to get me some more of these when they go on sale as they are just so awesomely easy to knock out and they look great.

I'm really pleased with how its turned out its boost my confidence a bit so I'm going on a terrain crusade this year. I have lots of old Warhammer card buildings and some other home made bits which whilst ok doesn't look that great. I'm looking to replace them with some decent buildings. Most likely there will be some pre-painted ruins from 4 Ground on the cards but I've also been looking at Warlord Games Ruined Hamlet For Bolt Action