Tuesday 18 August 2015

28mm Wasteland Survivors Kickstarter.

Not been upto much this week its all been geared to getting ready to go away on holidays. However I forgot to mention this kickstarter I've just backed. Its only a small one for a set of 6 maybe 7 figures.

You'll find them quite familiar and right up my Post Apoc Alley :D
Estimated Delivery is Nov 2015 and as you can see the greens are already sculpted just the Stretch Goals will need sculpting but there are ogre dollies ready to be modded. At the moment its £28 posted in the UK for the first 6 and its £40 with the Stretch Goal 1 added :)

Wednesday 12 August 2015

First Necromunda fig finished.

Quick mid week post. Finished off my first figure for Necromunda. I had this figure from the Warlord games stand Last October. The figure is Hansa Nairoba a mercenery character for the Gates of Antares sci fi game. I picked it up just because I really liked the model and its sculpted by Kev White from Hasslefree miniatures.

I just liked the figure and had no real idea what scheme to paint him in and he has sat undercoated on my desk since then. When I started the Necromunda project backup I then realised what good Van Saar he would make so decide to paint him in there typical green scheme. I think he works quite well as an upgraded ganger or perhaps even a leader.

I then had though he would make a good Harlon Nayl from the Eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett a bounty hunter who work for the inquisitor from time to time. I think I will need a second one now lol

I haven't really done much else on this project I plan to start and tackle it fully in September. I mentioned last post I got some damaged figures from Kieron over at http://cheaphammer.blogspot.co.uk/ I've stripped them back and repaired the damaged bits mainly replacing the knife blades and adding a new hand with silenced pistol (very Delaque I thought)

Gaming wise I played my second game of Batman last night down at Pulp Citizens Slightly bigger crews this time. Black Mask facing off against the Penguin. I took all my crew withs gents agreement over the to elite penguin gang.  I lost 32-21 VP with it being quite close until the final round when I lost Penguin and got turfed off 2 out of the 3 objectives I was holding. It was a really good game and I learned a few lessons Dead Shot is erm deadly! I also made one error which was moving to close to a lampost with my shield thug who then got sniped by Mesh with his assault rifle on Round 1 ouch! I should of paced Titan Thug as over two rounds dead shot turned him into a smear across the road lol.

The Crew is due to be expanded again soon with Freeze and two more thugs (Shotgun/Smg) Though I am now thinking of adding Sickle and the Machete/Pistol Thugs. Different combo's are being tossed around with tougher crews and bigger numbered crews being ones to try out.

Saturday 8 August 2015

MDF Wargames Tournaments Industrial set

Things are slowing down at Brummie towers. Prep for our holiday at the end of August has began so the hobby time is now becoming less. It will all pick up in September when I get back and I am pottering around with various bits.

I have to say a big thank you to both Colgar6 of Colgar6 and the Infinite Legion of Toy Soldiers and Kieron of Cheaphammer!! who both sent me some Necromunda figures they had going spare.

I got the Telekinetic Wyrd and a complete set of Scavvies with Mutations and nicely painted as well! As well as a pair of Delaque Juves who need some weapons to get them back on the table.

Talking of which my recent sale of my Empire of the Dead stuff as well as trading a fair bit has given me some cash to spend and some addition to the Necromunda Collection. So far I've managed to collect the basic sets with a few extras for the following gangs which is a great start. Some especially the later Fanatic releases are tricky or expensive to come by it seems. I think I will concentrate on the first Editions

1st/2nd Edition  Orlock Gangs.
1st/2nd Edition Goliath Gangs (the 2nd edition need better weapon choices but there all complete).
Van Saar.

Character wise
2x Bounty Hunter
Kal Jericho!!!!!!!
Mad Donna
Brakar the Avenger!
1x Scum
A bunch of Spyrers

I also purchased this off  Ebay  last week its a Wargames Tournaments Industrial set. This was not direct and I managed to get it shipped to me for £50 they usually sell for around £70 plus shipping for painted so I am chuffed I spotted it and managed to snag it. There there different sizes set doubling and then trebling what I have here. I have already looked at some of his other buildings he offers and think they will compliment what I have quite nicely.

There store is worth checking out theres is tons of stuff for sci fi, post apoc, bases, forest bases etc
Wargames Tournaments Ebay Store

I assume when new it comes flat packs like most MDF kits.

It came flat pack. I have glued together the legs of the towers, the ladders and the barriers to the walkways. I need to get a deeper storage box so for know have disassembled them so they don't get damaged. You also get separte barriers that slot in along the edges I've not glued these on as it reduces the configuration you can set up the towers. It covers a good amount of ground. I may pick up a few extra towers later in the year. As I had quite a few spare walkways, ladders and barriers.

Its a good size I think it will work well in most Post Apoc settings as well as Batman, Pulp City and other games.

 The barriers that slot in.

 Left over walkways, barriers and ladders from this setup.

I need to make some toxic pools and get some boxes, barrels etc to scatter about next.

Saturday 1 August 2015

Penguin Crew Reinforcements

At the Barrage show I picked up a couple of extra's for my penguin crew. Thug set 3 gives me Blue Penguin Axe* and the Conqueror Penguin. Its another 50 rep to my existing crew bringing it upto 248 rep $800 leaving me a bit of change for some gear. I have a game against Pulp Citizen on the 12th August so they will get there first outing then.

Blue Penguin Axe (several Blue penguins all equipped differently yet others have there own names lol) Its an odd pose the figure comes in two pieces the main body and the right hand with axe. The vents were a pain in the ass to remove in the axe shaft theres is a nick of metal that came away when filing it down. Also the left hand is smaller in size to the right.

The detail is quite delicate on these figures I am struggling to paint them up to my usual standards I feel.

The Conqueror Penguin who has his chain and comes equipped randomly with a frag grenade. Decided to go with Purple sports gear to help differentiate him from the other Elite Thug the Penguin Emperor.

This guy was fiddly as hell to assemble he fitted well together I didn't have to file away as much as I did on some of the others. Though I did fear the chain might snap. Again the tabs on the chain are in awkward spots and fearing damaging it to much I left  bits attached. The Conqueror comes in 3 pieces Body, Head and arms attached to the chain which you have bend gently to position the arms with the body. I pinned everything on just because I didn't want to knock him over and have to bend everything back together again.

These guys come with a newer style bases. Its a 30mm slotta but there is no recess instead its has rocks, soil molded into the base. Quite a nice feature I filled in the slot with milliput as usual and textured it with a nylon brush and it blends in quite well I think and is still quite sturdy.
The Whole crew so far.

I've ordered Thug set 2 (Savage Penguin and Ice Penguin) which adds another 50ish rep and I've also got Mr. Freeze which will bring my crew up to 375 ish so for most games which are 350 rep i'll need to drop a thug out.

I'll have some a Necromunda themed post mid week I need to get some stuff fully assembled and I'll be doing a post about that. Its been a chaotic but better week this week a big thank you to all the well wishes on my last blog post. Hopefully normal service can resume :)