Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Lost expedition - and a Kickstarter

A big game will be running over the next 30 days (or so), and I thought I'll chip in and paint a character for this huge game of archetypes, nobles and heroes, villains and thugs. Old enemies will clash but unknown enemies will emerge as well. Alliances will fall, new will be build.  Will the Old Empire, with such great history but blurry future, survive.

I'll call my character Dr. Jazza Bernard or simply "Doc J". The doctor is a humanist and an ideologist with the noble cause of saving the old world from itself. Jazza is a legendary explorer into the unknown and his now marching deep into unrevealed territories in search of a cure. Because the Old Empire is falling apart. The Empire has been infested by a disease that leaves the population confused and in great despair. Management is failing. There's a increasing authority distrust. Hopelessness has flooded the country. Common sense has gone...

Doc J is desperate trying to find a cure. But will he succeed? Will he find it? Will it work and most importantly, will he be in time?

Let the game begin ๐Ÿ˜

Doc J is based on a Politico miniature from  Little Soldier Company/Dear Tony Blair-blog. This wonderful miniature is sculpted by Bob Olley.

Little Soldier Company: Corbyn, Bringer of Equality

Sunday, November 10, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 7

And the "Paint-a-ton" continues. More shields have arrived and I only got 6 left to do as Red Skull (down here) is now done.

As anticipated, this one here was a real struggle. I adore the Scull Faced Marauder Chaos Dwarf - but only at a distance. I can't say if it's just my copies (got two of them) or it's the MM90/2C miniature in general but close up, this is such a blurry miniature. Both mine suffers from the same faded out/soft details, nasty mould lines and not-existing textures, Impossible to clean and I hate two-dimensional painting on not-existing details ๐Ÿ˜–

But I don't want to waste anymore time on this dude. Red Skull is now painted, base is finished, shield attached ... done. Not overly happy with the result, but he can take a back-row set - for now ....

Marauder Miniature: MM90/2C Chaos Dwarfs 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

New gun-line

Nothing really significant here, but more volunteers have how joined the Chaos Dwarf Grenadiers - finished a rank of five Ewal Dvergar with guns - all sculpted by John Pickford, of course.

To my surprise, they are actually the first Ewal Dvergar with guns I've done! I would have sworn I've painted more, but apparently not. So, rather than mixing these in with my old Citadels, Twisted Tales and my own first dodgy attempts of sculpting, this will become front rank in a new unit of ten gunners, I think. Should I add a musician and banner bearer? Hmm, maybe I should ...

Ewal Dvergar: EDC-04 Core warriors with guns

Sunday, October 27, 2019

You can call me a "Perv"

This one is rather special.... ๐Ÿ˜

So, some might recall my CJP-update back in October 2018 regarding a rare find. Back in August 2018 a good collector-friend of mine, Threadbare, sent me a link cause he had found an old Pickford-piece, but unknown to most.

After a bit of a search and few email I'd located the guy (George) behind the miniature, and rather that run away, George actually offered me a chance getting hold of a copy of : "Perv" - the Dwarf Slayer Beast Handler

You can read all about that story here and you'll find him on the Wikia-page here.

And it special today, because he's now painted ๐Ÿ˜Š

Saturday, October 26, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 8

Though, I'm a sworn fellow of the "Haters of the Blue" (original phrase by Juan Hidalgo and if you don't know it go check out his awesome painting channel) I've challenge myself doing the next one in bright blue. Still struggle doing blues, but I'm more pleased with this one, than any previous attempts.
Another big problem is my camera, as its as bad at picking up blues, as I am painting it. The "lighten blue highligths ends looking very white, but they ain't as white as seen down here, really.

But here it is, the #MM90PaintingCountdown no. 8 - Mr. Light Blue

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/2D

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

MM90 Painting Countdown: 9

This was close. Got tricked by Sjoerd's comment about just moving back to the Netherlands and making an 90 year old house into a new home ...?... "bullshit!", I'd say. As soon as he had called the latest one he must have started painting it. And it ain't wall paint ๐Ÿ˜€

I worked this weekend on my piece and tried a few different things before taking the Spartan route, thought I had all the time in the world.
I finished it at noon, Sunday and while foliage and tufts were drying, I took wife and dog for a walk in the sunny weather (we finally had up here after weeks of raining). When I came back, I spend some time taking pictures and make a few light and size adjustment, but as I announced my finished piece on my "Garage-blog" @ CDO, late afternoon an email ticked in, with Sjored's finished piece. Immediately after, I posted my finished piece in the official "Paintaton" thread on CDO, guessing I came to late, but due to some technicality Sjoerd couldn't upload pictures from home (yes, CDO is one of those old forums, that needs external image hosting), and therefore an emails.
And I shall, of course, not tell him about using "blogger" from a smart phone, that would have hosted his images and then have used thos URLs to posted on CDO, hi, hi.๐Ÿ˜†

My "Garage blog" on CDO nor a personal email with attachments is not an officially announcement, but as I posted first in the "Paintaton" thread I technically, won this round -  with the announcement of "Leonidas" down here, on the official thread, first. But is only technically, so we shall call it a draw.

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/6d

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Objective markers/loot counters

Today's update is rather small and the items often seen as unimportant, but when such items are sculpted by my all time favourite sculptor and comes from a company close to my heart, it deserves a place in the spotlight.

When I took delivery of my pre-ordered OSM Chaos Dwarfs Baggage Train it came with extra baggage and I've used those pieces for building two counters/markers for game purposes. Loo. ks almost like small diorama pieces, I'd say.

Oldschool Miniatures (OSM): Extra Baggage and elf captive