Wednesday, 10 April 2013

April Update so far

Seem to have started lots this past few weeks but finished not a lot. Work is in progress with painting my Nosferatu faction for Empire of the Dead. All have been undercoated,  the Thralls are basecoated ready for washing and the bats are ready to be drybrushed.  Not to sure about the bluey grey on  the Thralls this may be swapped out for a light brown or a bone colour.


Converted two miniatures this week First up was going to be my Dredger type (Sherlock Holmes movie character)  for EotD the figure is from Micro Art studio from there Wolsung game. Annoyingly I bought this Bruiser but then two weeks later a new scruffier version has been released which I want to get instead as its more suitable to use as Dredger. So this guy looks a bit smarter dressed so may get added to my Nosferatu instead. Added a bola hat and snipped the end of his golf club off so its more a sword stick/cane. Used my first of the bases I won from Fenris games will definitely use more resin bases they save so much more time then sculpting them myself.

Here is a pic prior to being undercoated as you can see the detail more than when he is painted all black.

Completed my survey yesterday to order my Empire of the Dead Requiem Kickstarter stuff yesterday 95 miniatures will be landing on my doorstep at some point in June if all goes to plan yikes! Looking forward to receiving the rules


Second converted was the 'not' Harry Palmer by swapping out the head with a Crooked Dice Flamboyant Agent Head and added a scarf. Gives my British agents a bit more firepower with another Sterling SMG Painting wsie for 7TV are some more characters/agents we have Hugo Solomon, another KKBB Field agent and a female spy from Warm Acre games from a WW2 game but I think mixes in ok.


Finally the last of my Studio survivors I bought last year Memphis and Ohio these are not far from being nearly basecoated and need a few bits finishing off.

So as you can see I've been quite busy really.

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  1. Some great progress on some wonderful miniatures Simon, just pre-ordered a Memphis and Ohio through Hasslefree to pick up from Salute.

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    1. Sweet, Theres loads of stuff I want at the minute. Have some spare funds which has just gone on some new paints. Also waiting for the Wargames Factory Survivor set to be released as well.

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  2. Looking good mate,
    I love those studio survivors, i'll have to show off mine at some point. Thralls are looking great, I quite like the colour scheme you've got on them at the mo

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    1. Thanks, They are pretty good figures. I would like them all at some point.

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  3. Sometimes you I have a lot started and nothing finished, so I know how this feels. It does look like good progress though. So next week there should be a few things finished and ready to show. Which I am sure we are all looking forward to.

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    1. Its been one of those weeks where I'm not quite in the mood for painting details.

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  4. Nice progress; coming along nicely. Best, Dean

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    1. Cheers Dean, Progress is Progress as they say.

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  5. Nice progress indeed.. I like the boiler hat guy.. nice conversion work on him! Looking forward to seeing them ( and the horde of models yet to come ) get painted up!

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    1. Cheers dude just added the hat really he's a quite a tall chap.

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  6. Looking good. Just got my survey off to and am looking forward to the painting ahead. Also just got in some Sarissa buildings which I will paint up for the new miniatures to play in. Going to be a good EOTD year I think.

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    1. Cheers oh yes EotD year this will certainly be known as can't wait :D undecided on buildings yet. Waiting to see the 4 Ground ones for IHMN first be fore deciding.

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  7. These are all looking good. A shame about not getting to do your Dredger yet, but it's given you the opportunity for another cool character. So in all, it's not that bad of thing is it?

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    1. Cheers Nathan. Yes i don't mind really but I ummed and ahh'd over him for weeks and then when I make my mind up a better one comes along lol

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  8. You're further along with your Nosferatu than i. Mine have been primed for months, and I'd intended to tackle them immediately after I finished my Lycaons....which didn't happen as planned.

    Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who had trouble figuring out what I wanted from my EotD survey!

    Interesting idea for a Dredger figure. He's one of my favorite characters from the first Sherlock movie!

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    1. Cheers it was the sizes of the figure and style of dress that was baffling me the new Bruiser in the Wolsung range is pretty perfect!

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  9. Good work Simon!

    I got my survey in too yesterday... I'm now furiously trying to clear my painting table of unfinished projects and other stuff I want to get done before they arrive!

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    1. He He Get those figures done! I'm trying to do the same though one or two figures from the leadpile are creeping in!

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  10. Shaping up very nicely; must around to painting up some potential foes to go against your bands. :)

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    1. :D You could always borrow one of mine mate. My EotD is a bit like your Anime Tactics addiction :D

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  11. wonderful miniatures Simon
    Looking forward to seeing them
    Cheers

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  12. Keep the blue-grey Brummie. I really like it.

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    1. I think I am, Have change the jacket on the blue grey one and i'm much happier with them.

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  13. Looking good there. I like the conversion a lot.

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