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.

Monday 6 September 2021

Crooked Dice Beastman Hero 2 Lion O

Have been a way on my Holidays for the last two weeks of August had a week in Devon followed by a nice chilled week at home where I mostly caught up on chores. Didn't get much painting though I did prep some minis to be primed. Anyway this week I got the second of  the Beastman Heroes pack done this time Lion O. I've also bought some stl files of the Thundertank and commissioned a friend with a resin printer to print it for me. I am hoping Crooked Dice do the other good beastman heroes as I can't even figure out a way of converting Wilykit and Wilykat and snarf.