Tuesday 29 December 2015

Merry Be-lated Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone though it be a little bit later than usual. I hope you have all been good and got something nice. Its been a very busy Christmas in the Brummie household this year for some reason not had the time to browse the blogs as usually but things are settling down a bit this week so I shall have a good catch up.

Hobby wise not really got much to show cleaned up and based a few more Hasslefree miniatures and started a dad/daughter project with my eldest in the form of assembling and painting the fire elementalists from Frostgrave I wonder what colours they will be painted? :)

Santa loot has been the following getting there with the theme's this year and treacle toffee nom nom!
Haven't had chance to even sniff the art book yet either!

As for my own stuff got these guys assembled. Need to base and fill some joins on three of them then it will be time for priming.

 Picked this football mini up from Hasslefree not sure what I'm going to do with her yet. Will be Post Apoc'd somehow. I did think of changing the head and adding some sort of weapon to the left hand.

Playing a game of Across the Dead Earth with Carmen this week as well. made to gangs of a similar composition just going to try it with basic rules to begin with :) so there may be a little bit of a battle report depending on how things go.

Friday 18 December 2015

Meet Alfie!!

Ha no hobby time this week! A new member of the family has joined the Quinton household 
Meet Alfie!

Alfie is a 14 week old Springer Spaniel who arrived with us on Sunday. It has been not quite the same in the house with just the one dog and everyone has been moping about and probably a bit down since we lost our younger lab Morgan back in October. Alfie has shined a light back in our lives and has certainly livened things up!

Full of beans and a lot of fun he certainly brought a smile to our face. Never had a springer before and he is comical.

Random Zoomies!

Have a good weekend folks and hopefully some sort of normal service will resume shortly :)

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Wargamer and Who you gonna call?

Not much to show as we reach the halfway point of this week. Feeling much better after last weeks event. Went to the Wargamer show Sunday accompanied by the good gentlemen Pulp Citizen and managed to snag up some bargains.

Managed to snag £27 worth of Crooked Dice minions for the bargain price of £8.50 from Colonel Bills stand.

Minion Commander and Administrator
2 Minions with Batons
2 Rifle Minions
Minon with flame thrower and technician

I also picked up some Across the Dead Earth Mercenaries from Robert on his 7th Heaven Games Stand.

Also a Shadowforge Juliana Jones for a £1 off one of the second hand stands :)

Finally Ainsty Castings had 30% Crooked Dice stuff so took up the opportunity and picked up the Paranormal Investigator 1&2 packs. These have accelerated up the paint queue as my daughter wants to play a game with them and is going to paint slimer. So this week has been about cleaning them and getting them based.

Currently they are like this awaiting to be primed :)

Did it a bit of shopping with the last of my birthday cash from October and these arrived in the post this week as well. They are from Akula's Apocalypse Isle range you can only order them via email. But Matt is spot on and these were turned around in a week from asking about prices to payment and receiving them.

The one on the left is Geronimo sculpted by Kev White and I believe themed by Ian Brumby of Fenris games. I spotted the green on Kev's Hasslefriesian facebook page which at the time seemed like it was to be a gift for a friend. I spotted this the other day on lead adventure on Akula's thread so just had to order it. I quite like Shane Hoyle's sculpts (Did the Westfalia Wasteland figures i've been painting) so picked up the first Pirate pack  thinking they would make good survivor or post apoc figs. I'm really pleased with them and I'm thinking of doing some sort of Canal Pirates for Across the Dead Earth with them once I've sort a couple more figs to go with them.

I may pick up the Armed Civilians as well as they are lovely looking sculpts.

Friday 4 December 2015

Hospital Visit and Scatter Terrain

Been a strange week. Spent Thursday night being rushed off to A&E after
 having a funny turn and collapsing in the kitchen followed by some kind of seizure. It all only lasted about a minute and I have no recollection apart from a horrible heartburn/indigestion feeling just prior to it.

I came around and after being checked out by the fantastic paramedics got taken to City hospital as a precaution and to have some more tests. All carried out by the wonderful staff at City Hospital I got discharged in the early hours of this morning.

Been taking it easy today and I'm fine apart from having a very sore wrist which I must of fell on and having achy muscles all over. Been taking it easy watching movies on the TV and resting.

I've got to go to some sort of fit clinic but I get the feeling they won'y find anything hopefully this will just be a one off thing.

Hobby wise I had been working my way through some of the Scatter Terrain I painted up from the Mars Attacks Ruins sets.

First up some brick piles these have just been stuck together as they come in two halves. Glued onto a base which has then been textured. Lots of drybrushing and a wash here and there and there done.

Next up a bit more variety two sets of wooden fencing which I've to make look old and distressed. 

A Barrier made from a rather thick door, crates and some steel cross beams. I've painted the door as if its a metal door especially considering its thickness. As well as a Stop sign which I've just textured the base and painted so it appears, worn and rusty.

Finally a sign post. There are plenty of the signposts dotted around Birmingham city centre pointing to various attractions and other places. I've repurposed the signs so they point Across the Dead Earth cities The Rag Market (Birmingham) and New Venice (London) I realised after I took the pics that I made a bit of a mistake with the arrows directions. But perhaps that has been done on purpose to confuse the States enemies.

The Lower sign just says water and trade just to fill out the gaps on it.

Just planning to chill this weekend, got the Christmas lights turn on at the local shops down the road we might pop down to and Sunday i'm going to a small local show called Wargamer(sorry website isn't the best)  where hopefully going to pick up some tufts and other bits and bobs.

Keep safe people and have a good weekend.

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Westfalia Wasteland Raider no 2

Another Westfalia Raider finished this time a female with a nice flail and shield. No idea if this is based on a movie counterpart either way its a cool mini and will be one of my Scrappers in my Female Raider gang.

In total this brings my Raiders upto 8 next up is the female raider with shotgun. But I want to get some scatter scenery finished for the weekend so that will be next :)

Friday 27 November 2015

Busy Week, Batman, Buildings and Buttocks!!

Missed Wednesday's post this week but it has still been a busy one hobby wise. Tuesday I visited Pulp Citizen's domain for our 350 rep Batman game I mentioned last month. As well as working on some terrain and painting mini's!

Before I delve into the weeks goings on. Does anybody have any spare Crossbows and quivers from the Fireforge Foot Sergeants boxed set. I am after about 5 for some post apoc conversions and prepared to pay a fair price for some if anybody has any knocking about unwanted.

Batman Game.

I made a few tactical deployment errors to start with which was not putting all my gang the full 10cm on to the board and placing my objectives in awkward spots. My Titan thug and a borrowed tube prisoner tied up the left flank and eventually the rest of my gang managed to throttle the centre and right hand side kicking Black Mask's crew off two of his objectives allowing me to claw back some much need VP's resulting in I suppose a minor victory of  33vp to 31vp (or a draw IMO) at the end.

It was another hugely enjoyable game it last a lot longer but took a little bit longer to get going as it was the largest game played so far and had more figures to manage. I am thinking of starting up another crew possible LAW or maybe even a Batman crew undecided at the moment but leaning towards a LAW crew.

Inspired by PC's new terrain that he has finished recently has given me a kick up the arse to get some work done on the Mars Attacks Ruins I started bloody age ago. I've dusted these off and split the project in half. I have got all the small scatter and the small ruins bases textured and primed. Next job is to get it all painted then will get the bigger ruins done.

Painting.Painting wise I have been working on two figures this week the intention was to get a female raider finished armed with a flail and shield but I got distracted by a second figure I was beginning to basecoat using spare paint from the female raider........

Anyway the figure I finished is this guy as you can tell its a very 'inspired' by version of Wez from the Road Warrior. I only started doing the skin and got carried away its a fab sculpt and i've really enjoyed painting this figure. Even the bloody buttocks!

I really hope that Westfalia Miniatures put these up on general sale at some point I'd really like a second set. I'm very glad I managed to back this kickstarter as for the moment there KS only!!!! Hopefully the female raider will be finished next week.

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Sunday 22 November 2015

What a Lovely day!

This week the Apocalypse is upon us once again ha! Had a break from painting suited agents and what not and got Ms Lovely Day finished from Crooked Dice obviously inspired by the character Imperator Furiosa from the recent Mad Max movie Fury Road (If you haven't seen it why not? Its awesome!!!!) and obviously with my love of Post Apocalypse a must have.

Fits in well with my raiders I'll be creating an all female warband for use in Across the Dead Earth and possible This is Not A Test another ruleset I'm looking into with figures from various ranges.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Nexus Miniatures American Agents

Having a cracking type painting various figures at the moment. Got these two finished this week from Nexus Miniatures. They are obviously not Mulder and Scully cracking sculpts from the talented hands of Ian Mountain. Really enjoyed painting this duo up I want some grey Aliens now and can add some M.I.B's for some UFO hunting!

Talking of Nexus miniatures they have some awesome figures coming out and are up for pre-order whilst they waiting for stock from the casters.

The Seraphis Institute.

Available as a deal for £23.25 or you can order them individually.

Really like this character as well the first Deadling Hero