Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Lord Humungus War Party cast for 7TV Day

So I have been beavering away at my cast for the event this weekend just passed. I'll write up a report later in the week. Just catching up with the stuff I prepared for it. So first up we have the main man himself the Lord Humungus. M'lod is a crooked dice model which I have converted by adding a scoped revolver which was also from Crooked Dice in there conversion bits section with a scope added from some sort of WW2 sniper weapon

Next up is his signature Wartruck. As in my previous posts I kind of went for a similar look as I want to be able to mount models on it rather than going for an exact replica. I want to add on some hostages like in the movie but my attempts at making them haven't been very good and when you start searching the internet for prisoner miniatures it gets a bit to kinky to quickly.

I do have tons of raider types already but thought it would be rude not to tackle some of the unpainted lead pile so also got these four Marauder/Savages done. The guy with the shield I plan to add some sort of signage to but undecided on what as yet. So will come back to him.

3x Marauders with 1x Marauder Wrecker

I literally picked the cast on Saturday morning grabbing one of previous post apocalypse vehicles as a secondary car. Then choosing Stars and Co Stars. We had 50 ratings to play around with so it was quite a lot for an event. Usually they are around 40 ratings. But Vehicles will soak up a good chunk of that.

The Whole Case. I went with the following Apocalypse Profiles.

Lord Humungus (Overlord Star)
Wes (Grizzled Veteran Co Star)
Bullitt (Driving the second truck)
Marauder Raiding Party unit.
1x Marauder Leader
4x Marauders
1x Pyro
1x Wrecker

Lord Humungus Wartruck (Racer with Nitro mod)
Marauder Battle truck (Truck with, Flatbed, Ram plate and Harpoon Launcher) 

Marauder, Lord Humungus and Wrecker

Wes, Marauaders and Bullitt (next to not Iron Bar)

Wednesday, 20 October 2021

7TV Post Apocalyptic Event Part 2

Just an update really. Been a busy month and things have not progress as fast as I would of liked. Lord Humungus's Wartruck is steadily getting there. I've done some bits of painting on the figures but nothing is finished yet.

I've added the truck floor and added some skirts for the wheels.  I've also added in a ram/plate to the front. Still not sure about adding on victims to the front. 

The engine block has been tidied and glued in place. As you can see I can still fit on a driver and 2 passengers.

I've build the rear part and assembled a spoiler. Next up is to trim out the sides of the rear section. Then do add in some piping and other detail bits.

Mean while I've also been cleaning up tons of Fantasy minis for the 7TV event in February next year. Won't be painting any of these for a while as I am not sure what theme I'm going to follow. 

Monday, 4 October 2021

7TV Post Apocalypse Event.

 November 21st see the Dales Wargaming club holding a 7TV day. If your up that way and fancy coming along or joining their regular monthly meet then here is a FB Group Link.

The theme this time is Apocalypse including vehicles which is a first since I went to the Wargames Foundry one a few years back when we were playtesting the rules. Its a 50 rating game so should be a good total to include a couple of vehicles and some a couple of stars then a few extras. 

I have one vehicle already which I took to the previous event but fancied bashing together a vehicle for the event. Looking through my collection of unpainted minis I found the Crooked Dice version of the Lord Humongous and a bunch of Savages and Warboys that I could use the event as an excuse for painting them. But first what vehicle to build?

I went through my lead pile finding a buggy, Super Cooper, Hummer and an interceptor but none fit my idea really and to flesh out casts for these would require me to spend more cash which I am currently saving to pickup the 7TV Fantasy set. So sticking to use what I have I have decided to have a bash at building Lord Humungous's Battle Wagon. My only criteria is I want to be able to have models on it. So It may be less realistic but more practical.

Digging through my vehicle collection I found a couple of these Russian Diecasts (which were in poundland for a while) which I've never really done anything much with. They had got slightly damage mainly the canvas tarps coming off. So I disassmbled them both and the cut one of the base chassis in half. I then used some plastic bits to make a new flat bed to build up the wagon from 

I have made a rough engine block shape using a block of putty and then using the same plastic to cover the block and then added the biro ink refill as exhausts.

I've also finished off my bikers base and primed him ready for painting.

I think I prefer the central position as it allows me to put a figure at the front. 

I've added the grills at the front that the prisoners are tied to in the movie. Still not sure what I am going to do about that part yet!

I plan to add a layer of card over the top and trim in the skirts and then make the front foot plate/ram. 

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Burrows and Badgers Frog Burgher

Another Burrows mini that has sat half painted for way to long. The Frog Burgher model by Oathsworn miniatures has a bit of a Henry the VIII vibe to him clothing wise. I quite like the arrogant pose so I have painted him in bright clothes with a nice sparkly gold breast plate and I shall use him as a Duelist/Dandy. 


Saturday, 18 September 2021

Kitbash Games Pulp War 35! kickstarter


Kitbash Games has launched a Kickstarter for its new range of 1/35 scale pulp-influenced Weird War II miniatures - Pulp War 35!

Link to the campaign (click for link).

The campaign has now unlocked 5 characters with more 

Pulp War is a digitally sculpted range of 1/35 scale Weird War miniatures which will be cast in high quality resin.

For gamers, there is a free set of alpha version, 'no frills' rules to use if you don't have a preferred set already! You can find the rules here: click for link

Please join us and make yours Pulp War 35!

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Star Wars Legion Bothan Commander/Spy

This weekend Board in Brum is holding a 7TV Day this time it is a Star Wars themed event. It is using the Free Fan made Star Wars guide or you can use a cast made from the Spy Fi ruleset.

Having a read through the Star Wars Programme Guide I decided on making a Rogue One themed crew. I have reskinned some Characters from the Spy Fi and Dept X co stars to make up some cards for Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and K2S0. I will use the Rebel Commando Strike Team from the guide to use as Extras. 

Models wise I can just use the models from the Legion core set for commandos however part of the unit requires a Bothan Spy and Demolition Expert. The Demo expert is an easy one to substitute as I can use one of my recently Gran Trooper Specialist has a suitable satchel and backpack. The Bothan is a bit trickier as currently there aren't any models by FFG for them. Browsing around I found that Skull Forge do a Bothan Commander model so when I picked up some 3D prints of some of the other Rogue One Characters (Chirrut and Baze) I picked up the Commander to use as a spy and of course later I can use him in Legion as a Rebel Unit leader. SkullForge has licensed printers in various locations around the world the UK one is Proteus 3D they have the entire range though if they aren't listed on the site just email them with what you are after and they are really happy to accommodate. 

The prints themselves are really nice. Next to no clean up is required and when primed the detail is fab. I have Cara Dune, Ahsoka, Chirrut, Baze and a generic Pathfinder mini that I just liked the look of but I think it is by Darkfire Designs. I also requested some Star Wars Legion bases to be printed as well as only premium ones seem to available officially and they were really happy to do that for me. I shall certainly be picking up some more to prints later on to add a bit of variety to my units.

Friday, 10 September 2021

Burrows and Badgers Squirrel Clan Warrior

 This one has sat basecoated for a while waiting for me to feel in the mood to try and paint on a tartan pattern on his kilt. As I have been using my rust and orange paints I did the fur on him and then finished him off this week whilst working on my Thundercats and Star Wars stuff. I think it looks ok from 3ft away. The main bit that I struggled with was the sash around the body. as its different width caused me a bit of an issue maintaining the pattern. I also feel that the base colour needed to be darker perhaps but I also wanted him to match up with all my other squirrels.