Sunday, April 29, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: Next challenge MM90/6c

Sjoerd has announced the next challenge. This time on our old Chaos Dwarfs forum - CDO  ...?

Playing hide and seek with me, he is! Obviously trying to make it hard for me finding the next subject for painting so he can gain the upperhand. Dirty tricks, I call it ... :)

This is going to be a hard one finishing in time - and I got off to a bad start because my copy hasn't even been cleaned. And will need a few more hours in acetone.

But i shall try do the MM90/6c

Saturday, April 28, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: 18

The countdown continues and I've only got 17 MM90s left to do (and that's only if I find a genuine  and decent priced new copy of the MM90/1a "the Mage"). But with another 16 to go I won't run out of miniatures to paint the next week or two.

I posted my paintaton-piece on Thursday, but I'm still 2 miniatures behind Sjoerd. The above mentioned Mage and then the Assyrian, who is probably my favourite MM90,

So while waitin for Sjoerd to call the next one, I've finished the Assyrian

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/3a

And yes, that is a shield transfer - one of the awesome Carthaginian ones from LBM studios  Perfect for this one, as the similar Marauder Miniatures Dark Elf shield with same type of facing is way to big for these chaos stunties.

And then I promised better pictures of the MM90/3b - here's Mr. Gunship Green:

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/3b

And with the end of April - a interesting month with a lot of MM90 painting - here is progress so fare:

Actually rather proud of them :)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: 19

I'll just leave this here ... just to claim this one before Sjoerd will take advantage of the time difference, again.

It's nearly midnight here, so lightning is to bad for taking proper photos and the P520 is out of battery anyway - but to prove I'm done ... here's the

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/3b

I will do better pictures in a coming update.

Now finish yours, Sjoerd - and let me know what to paint next :)

I'll go sit and wait ... with this:

Cheers :)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: 21, 20 ... (it has become a trend - lol)

I was so close, but I had to call it in at 11 pm, yesterday. Base wasn't done and light was to bad for photos anyway - but then I woke up to this - - even with a little base - but I do miss the free hand on helmet, shoulder guards and the wrecking ball itself :-P

Darn, beaten again. Sjoerd called it Friday at 11am (while I were at work). I rushed home to prep it and I had it based and primed before the day was over.

Started Saturday at the annual "Road-Day" (we are partly responsible for the upkeep of the common areas around our little road here) - but I rushed backed late afternoon, and I began painting.

Gave it a good 3 hours, but couldn't make it, before calling it in at 11 pm - but I did sent Sjoerd a WIP-shot, this morning, to show how close it was.

Due to the wreaking ball I actually named this one - and called him Mylo Cyrus (and not Miley, you son of a .....) - cause, I'd never give a guy with a ball in chain a girls name. How stupid do you think I am? So it's Mylo after our male dog, of course ;)

But I shall forgive you! :-) Here is Mylo Cyrus:

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/4b

But that's not it, cause it's almost become a tradition posting two, so why not continue this trend. I challenge Sjoerd to paint yellow, so I thought I better challenge myself doing that difficult colour a go, too. So I've painted another one from Sjoerd's earlier countdowns. His first actually.

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/5c

And then it's my turn to pick one. This time I've chosen a piece already primed and based - should give me the upper hand .... :)

I call out the MM90/3b - the Khorne guy, but I shall try not to paint him red :)

But in all fairness, cause Sjoerd is actually on a stop-and-go trip to the Netherlands (as I write this), and maybe because I'm away the next two days, I won't rush this. Don't expect seeing it painted till next Sunday.

Monday, April 16, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: 23, 22 ...... - and counting

It's Monday and it's now my turn to post a finished piece after less than 72 hours calling the challenge and then claim the score .... I thought I had a stressing job, but it seems like my relaxing hobby can be even more stressful....

So, Sjoerd this one is mine - the MM90/5b is done or Ipkiss, cause you love naming them, don't you?Though I can't see whats wrong with letters and numbers.

And he even comes with an appropriated shield and scenic base.... (Sjoerd, that's the two round things you see down here - the one with the black rim he is sitting on and the round piece in his left hand, should you be in doubt).

I'm fortunate to have found about 20 of the original Marauder Miniatures Undead shields that came in the MM90-blister packs, back in the day - and I will be using these little gems for this countdown-project here (as they are almost as hard to find as the miniatures themselves):

Marauder Miniatures Undead shield sprue

And without further ado, led me present Mr. Golden-Green, the:

Marauder Miniatures MM90/5b

Not an easy one doing - not only is this a poorly cast miniature (slipping mould issues) but I really struggled doing the gold right. I'm still not 100% happy with the metal work, and will have to practice a bit more (Darn, cause I'd had great expectations after finding the Vallejo Metal Colors. Love the silver ones - but the gold has a strange green tint to it ....?) Any good golden metal recipe is  very welcome.

And that's not all ... no, cause when painting single miniatures I'd like something else to work on, while paints and washes are drying. So why not start on one of those the Evil Litte Bugger  had alreday painted. So as the title say and to even the score a bit, another one is done - this time it's the MM90/5a - (yes, the hair ball) that has received some paint as well.

I think Sjoerd called this one "Cousin Itt" after some old (probably black and white) movie from his youth. I'd have called him Chewie, though (but that says more about my ages, right?) :)

But here he is, Mr. Blonde:

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/5a

So Sjoerd, what are we painting next? My brushes are getting cold .... :)

Friday, April 13, 2018

MM90 painting countdown: 24

Like said earlier this week, I've challenged my good friend, Sjoerd Trowee in a MM90 Paintaton. Last Friday, Sjoerd called the MM90/5D as our next subject and I'm to paint that one, now.

Sjoerd finished it Monday, and then posted his piece on the blog. He did a stunning job.

Sjoerds mission is to replicate the original paintjob from the Marauder Miniature Catalogue - or as close as he can with the limited supply he is destined to being deployed in the Arabian dessert. Where I'm going to try out a more modern approach - and try prove that they still have a place in mordern war gaming.

Here's Sjoerd's finished piece - but do take a look at the blog as well:

Am I the only one who's missing an important part to call this one "done"...? Pretty sure something important is missing ... it's not a shield as it's a two-handed weapon ... but still something ...?

Well, never mind - cause I'm down on 23, now - let me present "Mr. Red":

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/5d

Now, that's what i call a finished piece, mate - note the little round thingy he is sitting on ;-) Muahahaha! :-D

And then, I'm to call the next one ... I might be down on 23, but Sjoerd is on 21 and have already painted the MM90/5a, MM90/5c and d, so why not let him complete the MM90/5s - I would have called the "ever so sort after" Marauder Chaos Dwarf Crossbowman - the MM90/5b, but it seems like Sjoerd has left that one back in Holland. So rather than wait for him collecting it - I'm calling another one - another guy with an awesome face mask - the MM90/6b - so Mr. Trouwee it's time for you painting yellow, hi hi hi :-D

Unpainted, Saturday 14th April 2018 08:54 am CEST