Monday, June 11, 2018

Mr. Big Button and his sidekick Rocket Man

On this day in history:

According to Fox News, the two dictators - Mr. Big Button and Rocket Man - will be having a meeting at the Pirate Port of Santosa, in a few hours.

Dear Tony Blair: DTB7 - Leaders of the 'Almost' Free World

Apparently, their meeting is about non of them are having fun with the games they have been playing. And trust me, those of us watching haven't had any fun either.

So here's my piece of advice for you guys: "if the game you are playing, ain't fun, don't bend the rules to try making them fun (cause you both failed, miserably). Put the war games aside and try out a different game". Maybe you should try out Carcassonne. Wife, kids and I are having lots of fun with Carcassonne. Always makes a good laugh. And I'm sure you would have fun, too.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Collecting John Pickford: Devil Inside Productions

Devil Inside Productions is a new company with a mission of creating a range of 28mm classic demons and other denizens of Hell ready to be summon into your homes and eventually bring out a board game to support their line of Demons & Denizens. Eventually, we might also see some of their sculpts entering the fantasy football scene, as there are planed Fantasy Football variants for some of them, too.

The company ran their first (wave 1) successful "Hell Awaits..."-Kickstarter campaign back in September 2017.

A second wave ran successfully in February 2018. This time it included a Kali, Goddess sculpted by John Pickford.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Commands for the Ewal Crossbowmen

These have been sitting here for months in a half-painted stage. All conversions made out of existing Ewal Dvergar to make a unique looking command for a unit of  Ewal Dvergar Crossbowmen.

The leader has been sitting here painted for almost a year, but without a base. The leader is a Ewal Dvergr Johann fig, with a 5th edt Warhammer Chaos Warrior head swap (these warriors are some of my favourite plastics from GW) and some custom details (beard, bow hand, quiver) - turned out like this:

The standard bearer is pretty much a straight out of the box Ewal Dvergr Warrior from set 2 with a standard from the command pack and then a sallet from the original Crossbowmen and a custom made beard. Body armour was painted 12 months ago, but then put aside ... probably because I didn't really like the colours. Still don't - but I've finished the standard, beard/face and base. Ended up looking like this:

Also began doing a Musician. Again a pretty straight forward job with a simple head swap. These warriors has separate heads so it was quite easy replacing it a Crossbowman sallat and the do a new beard I never started painting him because I lost him, shortly after doing the conversion. But he turned up again during the house move, behind a pile of books, so with the current painting mojo - I paid this guy some attention:

I just love the face on the drum. sadly its hidden when he is standing.
Maybe a should do a causality marker :) 

MM90 Painting Countdown: Next challenge

Well, it's seems like Mr. Slow-hands actually do paint, he's just not going to blog about it or tell me! But he told fellow members at Chaos Dwarfs Online about it - but if he can't blog about it himself, I'll do it- so here it is, Sjoerd's take at the MM90/3d


Awesome job. Real like the tone of the orange and horns are really nicely done. Excellent job, Sjoerd.

So, we are on for the next one. I'm half way there so it's time for do the first one from the MM90/1 blister. So, Mr. Trouwee - how about we do the MM90/1d

On your mark, get set, go .....

Update 12th May 2018:
Hmm, it seems like Sjoerd don't have the 1D with him in Abu Dhabi, so we shall do 1B instead.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

MM90 Painting Countdown: 13

Still waiting for Sjoerd to finish the latest challenge (the MM90/3d), but apparently his boss thinks he is need elsewhere rather that at the painting station...? What? I'll get a different boss, if that where me :)

It's actually to hot for painting up here - as we have had a record warm May (warmest and most sunny, May ever) - so paint almost dried instantly, when it drops out of the bottle.

But I have had a few sessions, so while waiting I've painted some other stuff, but also painted one of those MM90s Sjoerd will struggle doing, as his copy needs a repair or rather it needs "a missing bit" - cause yes, I've have painted the only two-parted miniature in the MM90 range - the mysterious and ever so sort after "Crossbowman".

Marauder Miniatures: MM90/5b "Crossbowman"

Half way there, now ... :)