Sunday, 4 October 2015

Zomtober Week 1 Entry

 A slow start this week to Zomtober mainly because yesterday I went with Pulp Ccitizen to the Derby World Wargames show at Castle Donnington! A great day out was had by us both it was good to meet up with some bloggers and other online friends and a good browse around the various trades stands.

I even picked up a freebie from the Tor Gaming stand as they were giving away random minis in a tin. Called a can of Whoopass :) I spent a modest amount of cash on a quite a variety of things come to think about it but I'll post more about that later in the week.

So my first entry for Zomtober 2015 is a zombie from the Studio miniatures Z Clipz kickstarter they ran last year. Its an iconic zombie being themed on the crawler from the first Season of The walking Dead. It was an interesting mini to paint quick as she is obviously in half but I wasn't sure whether to paint her on the base or not. In the end I built the base differently to normal and I painted her pinned and glued to the base. Quite a tricky one to photo as well being so flat and low! 

I have started a few other figures for Zomtober which ones get finished next? Well we'll find out as the weeks go on :D

Week 1 Blog roll. (in no particular order)
The League of Extraordinary Gamers
(LXG have several entries click the names below for the others)
Ali Alcatraz
Second Class Elitist

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Zomtober 2015!!!

Well its that time of year again Zomtober!!! Hard to believe that this year is the fourth! Yes the fourth Zomtober and the build up to of course the festive holiday Halloween! So why not get some zombies and survivor figures painted up and ready for gaming with!

  The rules
The Zomtober rules are simple. To take part you just need to paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th of October 2015.

Anyone commenting on this post will get added to the blog list below (and feel free to do something similar on your own blogs - as the word spreads, more and more bloggers can be involved!). We'll be sticking to blogs only this year it was a bit trickier adding in non bloggers from various forums etc.

Currently on the Zomtober blog roll. (Click the names)

Eclectic Gentleman Tabletop Gamer
Four Colour Super Minis
Fiends in Waistcoats
Mikes Random Wargame Meanderings
Minis by Finch
Chris' Miniatures Woes
Metal Skirmish
28mm Victorian Warfare
Nevermind the Jankers
Rantings From Under the Games Table
Deviant Designs Deeds
The Rusty Dagger
Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers
Games Mayhem
BZA Bob's Zombie Apocalypse in 28mm
Outbreak Gaming the Z-Apocalypse
The League of Extraordinary Gamers
Bulls Waaaarghh!
Sean's Wargames Corner
Da Gobbo's Grotto
The Lost and the Damned and the Stunted 
Miniature Mayhem
Wargaming with Barks

Currently on my plans to work on this year is of course all my Studio Survivors and Zombies which arrived from there kickstarter this time last year which was delivered earlier in the year and of course with Season 6 of The Walking Dead starting on the 12th I'll have plenty to keep the creative juices flowing!

Some prep work has been done and I have about half of the figs based and primed ready for a flick of the brush.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Ghetto Miniatures Kickstarter

A friend of mine is running a kickstarter to get a new game off the ground. Its set in the 70's New York and is gang vs gang skirmish game. Fans of the setting and a certain infamous movie may find it interesting.

The kickstarter is to get the first four gangs sculpted and the rulebook printed. 

Welcome to New York Bop, a new fast paced skirmish game immersing you in Gang Warfare of 1970’s New York. The year is 1974 and the streets of New York are filled with pimps and their hoes, the subway is a crime filled haven and unemployment forces young New Yorkers into a life of debauchery and violence. 

Take control of your gang, chose your weapons and defend your turf in campaigns against rival gangs, looting shops and causing mayhem wither it be in Manhattan or the Bronx. Your gang will evolve with the more battles they win, increasing their ranks and leading you on the path to becoming the King of the Rubble.

Sculpts so far.

Concept art for other gang members

The Black Cobra's

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Weekly Update and Zomtober!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well things seem to be settling down slowly but surely. I am thoroughly enjoying married life its strange nothing is particularly different everything just seems happier for some reason :)

I have had a small catch up on some of your blogs this week I hope to have a good catch up this week time permitting.

Morgan my poorly Labrador is recovering well. Stitches have come out and his wound is slowly knitting together where the bugger pulled a few stitches out. The cone of shame is still enforced and bed rest means he's quite fed up. 

Did manage one paint session in this week and have begun work on 2 more Penguin Crew thugs and Mr. Freeze will be a free agent adding some resilience and fire power to the crew.

Only ten days to the end of the month meaning next month is Zomtober!!!!!!! I have had a session of prepartion this morning whilst waiting for the house to rise. Busily cleaning up my Studio KS figures ready for Zomtober. Hopefully between know and the beginning of next month I can get theere bases puttied and get them primed ready for painting.

The Biker or Daryll is my favourite character from the walking dead and one of the Studio figures high up on my list of painting :)

Expect a post with more info soon. This year will be blogs only I'm afraid making it easier to manage. New work laptop should be coming soon so I should be able to begin to attach my camera and upload some pics!!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

I'm Alive!!!

Well been a bit quiet around here on the old blog front. Real has been kind of manic for well several reasons really. 

Firstly on the 26th August I married the lady and best friend of my life Louise and we are now Mr and Mrs Quinton had a fab day and an even fabber honeymoon. 

Secondly we also had a poorly doggie on holiday as he dislocated and chipped a piece off his forearm getting it lodged in the elbow joint. Meaning he had to have an operation to haved the fragment removed and the damaged bone chiselled smooth. Morgan is recovering well and is walking about without as much pain (Major joint surgery so is still limping a bit) But its been nearly two weeks now and seems to be recovering well.

Thirdly at the beginning of August the Company I used to work for decided to transfer the contract I was working on back to them so I have now transferred who I work for. Which has been abit rushed so there were no phones, cars or laptops once we transferred over and of course this all happened whilst I was on honeymoon so its been mental!!!

Kids are back to school, I have a hire car, phone and laptop are forthcoming so hopefully things will begin to settle down over the next week or so. 

I received a surprise parcel from Lord SIWOC from another competition he ran which also ended whilst I was on honeymoon. A very nice parcel from The Zombie Shop comprising of brains a cool deck of cards, a sticker a book and some cool flyers.
Once my new laptop arrives I can start posting photos again as my spare laptop doesn't have a card reader like my old work laptop and its a pain sync camera up.

Hope your all keeping well and hopefully I'll get some time to catch up on some blogs and gets some stuff worked on!!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

28mm Wasteland Survivors Kickstarter.

Not been upto much this week its all been geared to getting ready to go away on holidays. However I forgot to mention this kickstarter I've just backed. Its only a small one for a set of 6 maybe 7 figures.

You'll find them quite familiar and right up my Post Apoc Alley :D
Estimated Delivery is Nov 2015 and as you can see the greens are already sculpted just the Stretch Goals will need sculpting but there are ogre dollies ready to be modded. At the moment its £28 posted in the UK for the first 6 and its £40 with the Stretch Goal 1 added :)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

First Necromunda fig finished.

Quick mid week post. Finished off my first figure for Necromunda. I had this figure from the Warlord games stand Last October. The figure is Hansa Nairoba a mercenery character for the Gates of Antares sci fi game. I picked it up just because I really liked the model and its sculpted by Kev White from Hasslefree miniatures.

I just liked the figure and had no real idea what scheme to paint him in and he has sat undercoated on my desk since then. When I started the Necromunda project backup I then realised what good Van Saar he would make so decide to paint him in there typical green scheme. I think he works quite well as an upgraded ganger or perhaps even a leader.

I then had though he would make a good Harlon Nayl from the Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett a bounty hunter who work for the inquisitor from time to time. I think I will need a second one now lol

I haven't really done much else on this project I plan to start and tackle it fully in September. I mentioned last post I got some damaged figures from Kieron over at I've stripped them back and repaired the damaged bits mainly replacing the knife blades and adding a new hand with silenced pistol (very Delaque I thought)

Gaming wise I played my second game of Batman last night down at Pulp Citizens Slightly bigger crews this time. Black Mask facing off against the Penguin. I took all my crew withs gents agreement over the to elite penguin gang.  I lost 32-21 VP with it being quite close until the final round when I lost Penguin and got turfed off 2 out of the 3 objectives I was holding. It was a really good game and I learned a few lessons Dead Shot is erm deadly! I also made one error which was moving to close to a lampost with my shield thug who then got sniped by Mesh with his assault rifle on Round 1 ouch! I should of paced Titan Thug as over two rounds dead shot turned him into a smear across the road lol.

The Crew is due to be expanded again soon with Freeze and two more thugs (Shotgun/Smg) Though I am now thinking of adding Sickle and the Machete/Pistol Thugs. Different combo's are being tossed around with tougher crews and bigger numbered crews being ones to try out.