Wednesday 29 August 2012

Copplestone Security Minions

Just been picking figures out at random from the painting table mainly whilst I research how to fur for my Empire of the Dead Lycaon faction. Finished off two packs of Copplestone Casting KKBB range Guards in hard hats and Guards in berets all armed with SMG's these will boost the ranks of my security force to 20. The Guards in Beret's will be used as squad leaders and to mark them out they had a silver patch badge add to there left arm. Again these guys will double as Vault dweller for security in any PA games I have as well as perhaps for hunting zombies who knows! Anyway onto the pictures first up the Squad leaders.

Group shot of all my  Security / Vault Dwellers

Thursday 23 August 2012

Westwind Empire of The Dead Gentlemen Faction part 2

Finally finished the remaining few gents for my club. These aren't what is going to be in my final faction as yet I need to sit down and work out weapons etc for them. But this is the boxed set all painted and completed.

Gentlemen number six armed with a trusty revolver and sword cane.

A second rifle armed chap. Quite like the pocked watch on the chain in his left hand.

The Final chap who can only really be the club secretary armed with a revolver and fly swatter (LoL) I ad a go at doing a pattern on his trousers. Have mixed feelings about how it turned out.

Tuesday 21 August 2012

7TV Jaws

Another Henchmen for 7TV finished the infamous Jaws with his steely bite :D Enjoyed painting this figure. The body caused me nightmares as Richard Kiel is quite tall and finding one proved to be a bit frustrating having tried a few heroclix figures however the head I had which was perfect didn't look in proportion with any of the bodies I could find. So I sacrificed the height for the look.  So with the Crooked Dice Henchmen Head and a Copplestone not 'Red' Grant Henchmen body.

Enjoy the pics. Annoyingly I can't now find the original pic that I chose for the colour scheme from.

Sunday 19 August 2012

7TV Tee-Hee

Taking a break from Empire of the Dead stuff decided to paint something nice and bright. So here is my Version of Tee-Hee from the bond film 'Live and Let Die' . A classic movie In my opinion some don't like it but I do.  Anyway Tee Hee for me is one those Iconic henchmen and here is my attempt at recreating in miniature format.

In the film Kanaga/Mr.Big is blown up by Bond using a bullet from his shark gun supplied by Q and Tee Hee is thrown from a train at the end losing his robotic arm in the process. So in my eyes he is still at large and available to hire! 7TV games he will be a merceneary for hire with a newer robotic arm.


The Body is that of a Copplestone KGB man from this pack (guy in middle) I removed his pistol/hand and replaced with the Claw arm from Crooked Dice's Failed Experiment Arm sprue. I then just puttied on some sunglasses for him and applied a suitable paint scheme.

Jaws has been started also as well as a little work on some more security teams. Empire of the Dead wise work has begun on the Lycaon set and the N'ver Do Wells

I'm thinking of doing a No More Room In Hell game some time in September it will just be a one off and I'm not to sure of what figures I'll be using (except of course Zombies will be included) so keep your eyes peeled

Saturday 18 August 2012

Brummie's 20 Questions

Seeing all these interesting responses from the various blogs that I follow I though I'd have a go and stick my two pence in.

1.        Favourite Wargaming period and why?
It Would have to be Zombie/Post Apocalyptic Skirmish's. I love Zombie movies, Zombie Fiction. Deathlands series by James Axler is just brilliant especially the audiobooks. I have a thing about survivors standing alone fending off all the world can throw at them.

2.       Next period, money no object?
 I'd guess this would be sci-fi 15mm Probably an Aliens (books) themed games big monstrous research base. Full size Sulaco.  There is so many fantastic figures and vehicles about at the moment.

3.       Favourite 5 films?
 Sherlock Holmes (recent one)
Dawn of The Dead (original)
4.       Favourite 5 TV series?
The Walking Dead
Lost (well until they took sky away from cable)
Doctor Who (recently become a fan of this)
 Can only think of 4 ????

5.       Favourite book and author?
Tough very Tough It would have to be any of the Deathlands Books by James Axler but also J.R.R Tolkiens the Hobbit and all the Lord of The Rings books.

 The book that started it all

6.       Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
No Idea does Churchill or Lord Lovat count?

7.       Favourite Wargames rules?
Can't really comment on this properly  yet learning 7TV, Empire of the Dead and No More Room In Hell.  Out of the three 7TV is probably my favourite so far.

8.       Favourite Sport and team?
Not really into sports to be honest, Does Gladiators count? Has to be Jet

9.       If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
hmmm tough one. Future a 100yrs just to see how things would be.

10.   Last meal on Death Row?
Mums Spaghetti Bolognaise and Garlic bread with a bottle of Hobgoblin and Apple Crumble and custard to finish

11.    Fantasy relationship and why?
Kate Beckinsale. just because she gorgeous and wears leather in underworld

12.   If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Brad Pitt

13.   Favourite Comic  Superhero?
 Not Really into Comics quite Like Gambit from the X-Men

14.   Favourite Military quote?
I really can't think of any
15.   Historical destination to visit?
 The Pyramids of Giza

16.   Biggest Wargaming regret?
Giving it up in 2000 and selling it all a big WTF moment now.

17.   Favourite Fantasy job?
I'd like my own model shop/internet cafe

18.   Favourite Song Top 5?
Guns N Roses 'Live and Let Die'
The Prodigy 'Breathe'
Queen 'Its a Kinda Magic'
Bon Jovi 'Livin on a Prayer'
Nickleback 'Rockstar'

19.   Favourite Wargaming Moment?
Completing my first miniature last year that was painted and based properly. I never used to paint my figures back in the day
20.   The miserable Git question, what upsets you?
Bad Driving, PPI and other dumbass automated phone calls. Stupid computer operated phone systems that no matter how hard you try that you can't get through to someone real.

If Any one else fancies ago here the questions

The questions:

1.  Favourite Wargaming period and why?
2.  Next period, money no object?
3.  Favourite 5 films? 
4.  Favourite 5 TV series?
5.  Favourite book and author?
6.  Greatest General? Can’t count yourself!!
7.  Favourite Wargames rules?
8.  Favourite Sport and team?
9.  If you had a only use once time machine, when and where would you go?
10. Last meal on Death Row?
11. Fantasy relationship and why?
12. If your life were a movie, who would play you?
13. Favourite Comic  Superhero?
14. Favourite Military quote?
15. Historical destination to visit?
16. Biggest Wargaming regret?
17. Favourite Fantasy job?
18. Favourite Song Top 5?
19. Favourite Wargaming Moment?
20. The miserable Git question, what upsets you?

Friday 17 August 2012

Empire of The Dead Holmes And Watson

'Elementary dear Watson' (sorry couldn't help it) These two are sort of hired mercenaries for Empire of The Dead. Rules for these 'Gentlemen and Jackanapes' can be found here and are part of an official add on (free mind you) there are a number of similar characters, Cedrice Hyde, Circ Du Noir Ape Man, Lady Luck (no pic on the website but a beautiful figure), Mr Chop to name a few. They all offer various extra abilities to your starting faction. All very characterful miniatures they will be gracing the pages here as I acquire them. There are some rumours floating about of some additions to the range painted figures of Peelers (Police) Le Strade, Queen Victoria and some armed monks have been circulated about but nothing has been officially confirmed or denied yet.

The Holmes and Watson figures are fantistic Watson in particular is well tooled up with Sword, Stakes, Pistol and Lantern (pistol is optional as the figure also comes with a rifle). Holmes just has a trusty revolver but of course his main weapon is his sharp intellect.

I can see these getting a lot of use in various games. Perhaps even making an appearance in my NMRIH 1888 campaign mentioning that I've acquired some card buildings, ruins some hedges and other bits (warhammer/warhammer 40K)  from ebay they need a little patching and tidying up but I got them very cheap so I don't mind at all so have a fair bit of terrain now. (note to self need trees)

Enough waffle here are the pictures.

Sunday 12 August 2012

Westwind Empire of The Dead Gentlemen Faction

After selling a large chunk of my Space Marines stuff. This Is what I sunk the cash back into this fantastic boxed set from West Wind Productions for there new Empire of The Dead line.

This boxed set contains eight 28mm scale Victorian Gentlemen armed with a nice variety of weapons from pistols, sword (sword sticks) and a few rifles. They arrived very well packed in a nicely detailed box. They are nicely detailed not to much to be fiddly but just the right amount.

Very minimal flash or moldlines were to be found. They come with 8 30mm lipped bases and you even get a smoking pipe to attach to one of your figures. (not used mine yet)

Here is the first five that i've painted up so far. Love the pose on this chap as well as his pistol it has a brass knuckle grip to it.

What better to kill a vampire than with a Hammer and a bag of stakes! Nice open pose on this chap.

This next chap is armed with a sword and pistol and wears a face mask to hide his true identity.

 Next chap has some long range fire power for the group, sporting a rifle and knife. I attempted to do a striped scarf on this chap.

Another Gent with revolver and sword very nice pose, I like the cross on the chain that holds his cloak round his neck.

The remaining three are WIP as I post as well the N'ver do wells from Foundry and the new Empire of the Dead Holmes and Watson.

Sunday 5 August 2012

Criminal Gang for Empire of The Dead

With having Bo'Sun the english bull terrier it got me thinking of a criminal themed faction for Empire of The Dead. There are rumours of one being released but nothing set in stone yet. So enthralled with the idea I have started my own. I'm not sure what factions rules to use quite yet. But here is the start of them.

Again these may find some use in my campaign not sure when or why but we will see where my addled brain takes me with it.

This particular pack was from Artizan Designs Wild west range. Bat Masterson and Dodge City Marshals. Initially I was going to use the guy in the centre and the guy on the right as the fit the Victorian London theme but not wanting to waste a miniature decided to modify the first guy on the left and trimmed down his and re-sculpted it into a Bola hat shape. It looks quite good I need to get some greenstuff and have a play with it as the milliput I used was a little bit difficult.

I have two gangsters from pack Street Toughs from Copplestone gangsters range. Which have both been converted slightly to fit in better. The guy with his arms folded had an elasticated waste band on his coat so I have puttied over it and made it a little bit longer I like the pose of this guy as he has a cosh in his pocket which isn't quite apparent from the pics on the site. The other guy I just added a brutal looking shortsword from the reaper modern weapons sprue.

Group shot so far.

 I have a pack of Wargames Foundry Armed N'ver Do Wells to add to these but the Empire of the Dead Gentlemen's boxed set are next in the queue. The first one from this set is done but I will get some more finished and do a post on Wednesday.