Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Blog Catchup


Its been really super busy since the kids went back to school. I have been steadily chipping away at stuff so will show what I have been upto since my last post back in August.

Well mostly I have been finishing off the last few figures for the Board in Brum 7TV day 3 event that was held on the 21st September. I need to finish off the last couple of Crooked Dice beastmen for it. The remaining two Vulturemen had some minor conversion work done. One gaining a spear the other a club I slightly tweaked the way the head was facing on the club armed one. I painted them the same pretty much just with toned down clothing and blue loin cloths. The original in Purple will stand in for VIP's and other none warrior like purposes.




This time the event was going to up the ratings from 30 up to 40 which when totalling up what I had meant I was short by a few ratings. I had picked up some figures a few months back with the intention of using them for Burrows and Badgers and it gave me an idea for a co star for my cast. I was using the Apocalypse Profiles for my cast. Mummra as the Abomination, the Character mutants as Beastman Elders and then the rest as standard Beastmen. I found the Mondo Mutant co star which is basically a big gigantic brute of a character that smashes stuff.

So please meet Major Snapjaw a huge mutant. The figure itself is from the Reaper Bones Black line and was the first time working with this new material. I must admit I am very impressed with quality compared to the original white bones. The detail is much better and the model feels firmer and has less flex in it. But it is not brittle. I have mounted  him on a 50mm DS base mainly because I still want to use him in Burrows and Badgers as part of a cold blooded themed Warband and my intention was that profile wise he would count as Beaver due to his size and the Beaver having the swim skill.

It has some really nice details it took me a while to work out what the bits of armour were on his face and right eye socket as there aren't many painted examples on the internet and nobody else seemed to of done the same thing.






I will write up a blog post on the 7TV event in another post later in the week.




38 comments:

  1. Nice additions, I am loving snapjaw.

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    1. Thanks very much mate. Snapjaw was really quite cheap as well being Bones Black.

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  2. Great return posts, Simon. Excellent brushwork as always. Love those Vulture men!

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    1. Thanks very much Dean. Real life has very much been very busy of late.

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  3. I really like the snap jaw figure.

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  4. Great work on the vulturemen Simon, and your big brute looks fantastic, a very dynamic model

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    1. It was really nice to paint up and was much easier to clean up compared to the first bones material.

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  5. Awesome work, Simon. What cracking paint-jobs you're currently churning out. Wonderful stuff :-)

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    1. Thanks very much Simon. Its been a much slower this year. I didn't get nearly as much done over the Summer as I did last year.

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    1. Cheers mate. Thanks for the help with identifying parts of it

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  7. The vulture men are wonderful, but Major Snapjaw is just awesome!

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    1. Cheers Michael. Such a lovely model to paint. My only criticism perhaps is I would of liked him to of been in pieces rather than coming pre assembled.

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  8. Good work Simon! Vulturemen look spot on and the large Croc would work wonderfully as a not-badger. I have only gotten one set of Reaper Bones Black and they are Giant Frogs - yet to paint them up though. Perhaps tonight.... Hrm.

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    1. Cheers Dai! Do it! You know you want to! Yeah I have seen those on my recent web browsing. I am looking forward to the Toad Savage in the upcoming kickstarter from Oathsworn.

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    2. Yeah, am trying very hard to see if I can't save enough to go all in (again) on the next KS. Would hate to miss out on the extras and pay full whack!

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  9. No doubt about it - Snapjaw is the star here. Just awesome!

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  10. Holy smokes, Snapjaw looks incredible!

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    1. Thanks Ivor. I looked at many of his type and settled on this one.

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  11. Whilst bewildered at the whole 'beast-men' thing, Snapjaw does look great !

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  12. awesome as usual mate. great job.

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  13. Excellent work on Major Snapjaw. Very nice!

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  14. Well done Simon, love the painting on Snapjaw!

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    1. Thanks Terry. He was a blast to paint. Nice to do have a crack at such a big model.

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  15. Good stuff Simon, especially like the scales on Snapjaw's back, smashing :-)

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    1. Thanks Darryl. I painted a base colour picked out all the scales etc in a lighter green then the rest was various washes.

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  16. Great stuff Simon but I'm really looking forward to you 7TV writeup, they're always entertaining.
    Cheers

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