Monday, October 31, 2016

Orktober 2016 Part II

So I managed to finish my Orks for the 2016 orktober Fest. I painted 6 new Space Orks and took some photos of them mixed with my already painted ones. This brings me to a total of 21 painted Orks.

The complete gang!

Nobs in power armour.

Group with command and banner.

Group with Nob.

Group with Nob carrying a plasma pistol and chainsword.

The colours came out a bit strange on some of the photos, but I hope you can still make out what is what on the pics.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Orktober 2016 Part I

Once again it is Orktober. I forgot about it last year and even though I mostly paint Darkest Africa these days I want to do some more Space Orks this year.

To get the mood going I will post a picture, I found in the computer, of some Orks I painted some time ago, but still haven't been posted on my blog.

A Big Boss and his retinue!

So I hope to have a few more boyz painted this season and if all else fails, maybe just take some updated photos of my Space Orks, there might be a few new models among them anyway.

So for now, Happy Orktober!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Tin Can Silos

I decided to build some more post apocalypse/sci-fi terrain. I am still on a budget and chose to do something which cost me absolutely nothing. Only using some old tin cans, empty cornflakes boxes, glue and paint which I already had.

I have seen this idea both online and I have seen friends do them, so I can absolutely not take credit for the design, but I find it easy and effective.

This is what a finished can looks like before painting.

Unfortunately I only had one empty corflakes box and a can needs a large piece of the box, so I only managed to finish two cans so far, but I plan to eat a lot of cereal in the next couple of months, so hopefully I will have enough silos to build an industrial complex soon.

A sellection of different size cans.

I made this paper template before cutting into the cereal box.

A couple of silos painted and washed.

Space Ork for scale.

These are quite easy to construct and I think they look pretty good considering the cost and time put into it. I will add some grafitti and posters to the sides and probably try to add some more bits and bops from the bits box on some of the upcoming silos.

Eventually I would like to build or buy some fitting ladders and walkways, so some of them can be climbed, this will make them good terrain for skirmish games like Necromunda and such.

My only concern about these is that I used some cans which used to contain Chili Beans and I can still smell it on them, but hopefully the smell will fade in time or maybe I should use some cans with a less smelly content next time.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sphincter Beasts

First time I heard about the Sphincter Beast was some rumours floating around the Oldhammer Facebook page and Oldhammer Forum. I never heard of it before and I am still not really sure where they come from.

Apparently it is an old Asgard Miniatures model, but it might or might not have been released, also it might possibly have been some model used to playtest Rogue Trader.

The only previous image I have seen of a model was on the Eldritch Epistles blog, found in Bryan Ansell's collection, but that doesn't really give many new clues to the mystery.

So when I by accident came across these two fellows on Ebay I snatched them up and I tried to give them a similar paintjob to the one from Bryan Ansell's collection. So here they are.

Sphincter Beasts.

Scale photo with R.T. Space Ork Boy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sorry, No Blog Post This Month

Hello All.

I am sorry, but this month won't have any real update. I have a few finished projects I would like to post about soon, but I have been dealing with some health issues and just havn't had the energy to clear the desc, set up for photo shoot and post about it.

I just wanted to make clear that I am not planning to close down the blog and even though I am continueing in a slow pace I really hope to keep up for many years to come.

Hopefully next month will see me post about my recently painted Jabberwock, my finished unit of 6 Tyranid Warriors and the continuation of my Medieval Squats project (Or Dragon Rampant Dwarf Army as it is being used for currently).

And also an upcoming blog post about these guys I found on Ebay:

For now, take care and I'll be back soon.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dragon Rampant - Dwarfs vs. Chaos Part II

Okay, onto Part II... After the Dwarfs had had their meal they searched the battlefield and found a magic cockring, belonging to the Chaos Lord, and of course he would very much like it back.

In this scenario the Dwarfs were again defending the small village, this time placed on the tabble edge, and the Chaos Hordes were charging in to take back the magic cockring.

The magic cockring had been given to the Dwarf Wizard, unknowingly to the Chaos Hordes. So the Chaos side had to destroy the Dwarf units one by one to see which had the ring. The catch is that if the unit carrying the ring ends up the last Dwarf unit, the cockring will explode to protect itself and thus devastating every last unit on the tabble. 

Beastmen seek cover in an ancient stone circle.

Heavy Chaos Warriors cross the waters.

One again the Bear Riders clash with the Chaos Lord and loses.

The Chaos Lord and Giant chases away the Dwarf Giant.

The Dwarfs stop the Chaos Lord in his advance,
while the Chaos Giant flees in the background.

In the other end of town Chaous Hounds emerge to fight.

The Spear Dwarfs chases away the Beastment.

Constantly rejuvenated by the Dwarf Wizard,
the Command group quickly makes an end to the Hounds.

Turn around and fight the Chaos Warriors.

A lone Chaos Warrior faces the Wizard, only to be flattened by a spell.

This battle too ended in a big victory for the Dwarfs. The Wizard really did his part and also the unpainted Dwarfs with crossbows finally managed to make some damge with their bolts.

Roumors say that a Necromancer has fixed his eye on the mighty Dwarf Warband, so I suspect that their next foe might be an Undead Horde.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Dragon Rampant - Dwarfs vs. Chaos Part I

First of all, I am sorry, but unpainted miniatures took part in this battle report.

Today I met up with my friend Dr. The Viking, from over at Dr. The Viking's Miniature Games Hell, the planned event was a few games of Dragon Rampant. My Dwarfs against his invading Chaos forces.

In this first scenario my Dwarfs had set up camp, in a small village, and their world famous cook, Gordon McDwarfsee, was roasting up some boars in the local inn. The succulent smell of pork could be experienced miles away and a hungry Chaos warband soon emerged in the outskirts of the village, to steel the precious meals away from the Dwarfs.

Dwarfs waiting for pork and ale.

Overview of the battlefield.

The Chaos Lord soon charges, and annihilates, the Bear Riders.

Chaos Hounds and handlers makes their way into the village.

Meanwhile in the other end of the village,
some courageous  Dwarfs holds the Chaos tides back.

The friendly Giant makes and end to the Beastmen.

All sides are trying to get to the Inn.

The Chaos Knights are defeated by the last Dwarf Commanders.

Only to be clubbed down by the Chaos Giant.

Kobold skirmishers lurk in the outskirts of the village.

Some unpainted Crossbow Dwarfs and the Wizard finishes off the Chaos Lord.

The Giants clash and the Chaos Giant is no more.

The Kobolds get chased away by the Giant.

In the end only the Kobolds was left on the side of Chaos and there was no way they would get to the Inn in time, so we ended the game and the Dwarfs could get on with their meal.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flower Pot Terrain Pieces

In my time away from the blog I did get some painting and terrain building done. It was not that much, but some example was a bunch of easy flower pots for decoration in the settlement I am building.

It is not an idea I have come up with myself. I saw an example done on Lead Adventure Forum and thought that it was something nice and easy I could do myself.

A simple set-up using a domicile and flower pots.

They might be on the bigger side, but I think it is ok, since they need to be of some size to block line of sight and they can also be used for protecting shops from getting rammed or pedestrians run over.

A selection of flower pots with different plants.

Most of the materials I used.

The process of making these flower pots is very simple. I made mine in two different occations and I think I did it differently each time, but if you have the materials it is hard to go wrong.

What I used was:
  1. A lid of some sort, the one I used is from a milk carton, but you can use any lid of the right size.
  2. Some cheap plastic flowers and tufts. I got some at the pound store and some aquarium plants from Ebay.
  3. Sand, to fill in the bottom of the lid.
  4. White glue and paint.
What I then did was:
  1. Dilute the sand with water and white glue.
  2. Fill it in the lids with the sand.
  3. Leave to dry.
  4. Paint lid and sand
  5. Glue in the flowers and tufts of your choice.

They fit nicely in a small box for storage or transport.

So far we already used these for Necromunda, where they might not fit in perfect, but they do give a nice alternative to rusty bulkheads and such and if you want it would be easy to paint the lids as rusty iron and fill with junk or dead flowers instead. Posibilities are plenty.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Doom of the Eldar

I have some good news. When Dr. The Viking, over at Dr. The Viking's Miniature Games Hell, heard my camera had broken down, he quickly came to my aid and gifted to me an old camera he had lying around. So it seems I am back in business!

What I need now is a bit more energy in my life or some more quit time, so I can doccument some of my projects. Also I might be straying a bit from the previous focus of my blog, since I am currently more interested in Victorian Sci-Fi/Darkest Africa and don't get much old school sci-fi and fantasy done.

For now my new camera has mostly been put to use for selling stuff on Facebook and Ebay. I am in the process of downsizing my collection and streamlining it all a bit more. I need the space and I need the money. But don't worry, I will keep most of my stuff and will hopefully have enough to blog about for many years to come.

When I was in the process of sorting out my stuff I came across the old GW boardgames (Battle for Armageddon, Horus Heresy and Doom of the Eldar), something I have had lying around for years and not really put to use since I was a kid. I have fond memories about gaming Battle for Armageddon and Horus Heresy, but Doom of the Eldar didn't bring back many memories of anything. I mostly remember it being too complicated and kind of boring, so I decided that it would probably be sold off.

Before selling though, I decided to give it a last go and see what it was like. It actually turned out to be a pretty good little game with both tactical options and luck of the dice. I played a single game with the wife and we both had good fun trying it out and in the end I decided to keep this one a bit more. I guess time will tell how much play time it will get.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I'm Not Dead Yet

First off I would like to say that I am sorry for my recent absence. There has just been too much things happening in my life and my miniatures hobby has been left behind for a while.

I have been painting a few miniatures, played a few games, but nothing has been documented and I haven't really had the energy to write about it all. 

And today I guess the final nail was hammered into the coffin. My camera died on me. So I won't be able to do anything with my blog before I get a new camera.

I did have a few photos, on the computer, of a dinosaur I bought in a pound shop and painted for fun. So here you go:


He is a huge fellow.

The cavemen are Copplestone sculpts which I used for games of Tusk! Mammoth hunting in the stone age.

So I guess this will be my last post for a while, I hope I still have some followers left when I get back. Take care for now and thanks for the support.