Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
|Almost sniper rifle.|
Friday, December 25, 2015
|Flame units only. I want rifles slung.|
For an essentially throw away unit it has the capability of being a real thorn in the enemy's side.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
|U mad, brah?|
Now I'm tidying them up for display.
The HMG is a great weapon though the only detracting thing about it is that it isn't an AP HMG.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
|Credit: Hakeem Rafai|
My gaming group was also interested to see how they played as a faction and in my desperate rush to get 300 points onto the table I had do deploy some of my half finished models. Boo! The dice gods will punish me I'm sure!
We decided on playing Supplies as it is a reasonably straight forward mission and it proved to be a bloody match!
Saturday, December 12, 2015
|Definitely Team Captain America in the Marvel Civil War|
I was bothered by how difficult he would be to paint but with a bit of help from Angel Giraldez I got the job done with a good audio book kicking on in the background.
If any of you find it a chore to paint- try putting on an audiobook- and get it done!
Friday, November 27, 2015
|Finally had enough of being fed kibble.|
Really happy with how this figure has turned out. Great sculpt and the paint job is quite good too! I have copied Angel Giraldez' step by step with a few minor tweaks and I'm quite happy with how it has all turned out.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
|I am very excite!|
I can now field a viable Ariadnan force!
Old sculpts don't excite me but they turned out quite well with some paint. I even had a left over Kazak from Total Reaction 2 2014 and I painted her to complete the set.
So many goals acheived!
Friday, November 13, 2015
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Being an older sculpt he is also a bit cartoony but at a distance he looks fine... that's good enough for me!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
|Credit: Eduardo Gonzalez- "Battle for Yaletown".|
After spending some time painting some Shasvastii figures it was time to try out the Combined Army properly.
As I steadily painted more figures and rebased my Charontid (for N3) I did some further reading up on the Combined Army forums about its performance on the table top. The chatter was not encouraging. Low order pool. Expensive elite units. The consensus was that CA is a difficult faction to play.
Did someone just say difficult faction? So I've moved from Morats to this?!
You're joking right?
Sunday, November 1, 2015
|WALL-E gets an upgrade.|
I had been putting off painting these models for ages. My excuse was that I was waiting for an airbrush to be able to highlight the domes of the remotes....
... Well the airbrush finally arrived and I could no longer make excuses.
I present the Traktor Muls!
Friday, October 30, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
|That leg looks bad, let me help you with it.|
I'm not sure what it is about this guy that bothers me. He would make a great 'survivor' miniature but as a member of an army... not so much.
Sunday, October 11, 2015
|With Traktor Mul control device|
This dainty figure is pretty good for an old sculpt. I painted him in 'multicam' style to go with the USAriadna sectorial that is slowly building in size.
As a cheap specialist he will also allow me to bring some Urugan remotes and blast some armoured beasties to bits!
Saturday, October 10, 2015
|It won't hurt... much.|
One of my fellow club members was nice enough to put in a big order of Van Zant's for the lot of us during GENCON 2015 and I put in my order too. I'm glad I did (despite the price tag) as he has turned out to be quite a nice model!
Friday, October 9, 2015
|I didn't choose the Soglife, the Soglife chose me.|
That being said, there was a call for players and with the TO being a fellow club mate I felt obliged to dive in with my alien ultra-facists.
I had two goals at this tournament- win a painting prize AND not come last.
Yes, this same time last year my Morats came dead last!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
|AVP- Colonial Marine flamer unit.|
I was not very keen on this miniature at first but now the coats of paint are on he looks much better than how I envisaged him and can't wait to use him on the table top.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
|I like my tactical sunglasses.|
It would seem my Ariadna is becoming heavily biased towards USARF- but I am a stickler for finishing things in lots- so despite not being particularly game ready it is very satisfying!
Sunday, September 27, 2015
|Frankly, My Dear, I don't give a damn!|
I wasn't too keen on this model's moustache. It made him look like something out of Gone With The Wind. I like helmets, goggles and balaclavas. So despite shaping up to be a 70s Pornstar dressed in a kettle, I pressed on with getting him prepped.
I didn't approve of the colour scheme being sand rather than green- (being a bit of an aspergoid OCD nut)- but when your Minutemen are virtually indistinguishable from Mararuders or Grunts... that simply will not do.
I bit the bullet and painted him the Studio Giraldez way....
Thursday, September 24, 2015
|Two days past eighteen, he was waiting for the bus in his Army greens...|
After a big interruption from work I got some time to sit myself down and finish off my last Grunt from the USAriadna starter set.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
|Digging in on the Cadian Gate.|
As I was painting this guy up- trying out different techniques- I was struck by how similar he looked to the Cadians of the Imperial Guard. Which is just as well. Because I've always had a soft spot for Imperial Guard....
But enough reminiscing- would you like a delivery of Freedom?
Monday, August 24, 2015
|Spetsnaz... (credit: CoD4).|
Ariadna seems to be the faction to beat (in some scenarios anyway) and I was very interested to see the match up.
I pulled up a chair, charged the camera and broke out the popcorn- it was time to be entertained...
Saturday, August 22, 2015
|Combi-rifle could be a sniper rifle|
His right hand and weapon looks 'frosted'- and that is from excessive Testors Dullcote. That's what happens so use it sparingly!
Friday, August 21, 2015
Today I finished off varnishing two Yaogats with MSV2 and panzerfausts. My solution to everything camo and armoured.
They've been a real pain in the neck to finish (just a motivation thing- the figures are actually fine) but I'm glad I've only got another 5 new version Yaogats to go. *sigh*
Thursday, July 23, 2015
|XCOM: UFO Defence- Infinity Edition|
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
|Beefy spitfire in hand.|
High burst weaponry and MSV2- what's there not to like?
Friday, June 26, 2015
|Get out of here, STALKER.|
Reminds me a lot of STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl- a sand box FPS with RPG elements and bullet physics! I must have lost weeks of my life to that game... in fact, I might boot it up right now!
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
|Now I'm Free. There are no strings on me.|
The official scheme is uninspiring to say the least and I wasn't to sure how to translate my other Combined Army paint schemes over onto the Unidrons. After a bit of experimenting I'm now happy with the end result.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
|Table top standard.|
What a good feeling... until I looked at the rest of my lead pile.
Friday, May 29, 2015
|Fancy gear... not even once.|
I wasn't a big fan of these figures but now they're painted I think they look OK.
The 'studio' miniatures were painted in civilian clothes however I am in a rush to paint my Unidrons for the Combined Army so I gave up trying to be original and painted these SAS in cam.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
|Better than a pipe bomb.|
I quite like the finished product- the yellow High Explosive colour band on the launcher gives it quite a nice look!
Monday, May 11, 2015
|Cultural learnings of PanOceania for make benefit for Glorious Country of Ariadna|
Lots of games- predominantly resulting in dreadful drubbings for the Morats- had left me steadily drained of any enthusiasm to play. And with no new Morat releases arrived as yet, the painting table has been occupied with 28mm Moderns and Space Marines.
We had a gaming meet recently and despite my Morats getting their usual dose of crushing defeat- I have to say I had a very good time! I was also lucky enough to be able to watch a game as well, so on with the reporting!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
|Force on Force or Chain of Command: Fighting Season|
I was quite happy with progress... until I read that CoC requires thirty infantry! THIRTY! And not just grunts, but medics, combat engineers and bomb detection dog to boot.
I guess batch painting is the way to go then....
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I finished the last of the two Space Marines- giving me two squads of 5 Terminators.
I finished them in time for my friends and I to give Space Hulk a go. Unfortunately things didn't go well for the Blood Angels and they lost twice in a row! Space Hulk reminds me very much of a tower defence game- using storm bolters to cover long corridors and keeping the heavy weapons to clean out the rooms.
The Blood Angels will never stop though. Onwards!
Monday, March 23, 2015
|Tearing it up.|
I'll hopefully have the last squad of 5 completed soon- and then it'll be time to play Space Hulk!
Monday, March 16, 2015
|Don't make me use my Pimp Hand!|
That's one more than my monthly quota- which is very good progress. Ahead of schedule is a good schedule for me as the Yaogats are due to be released in two months by Corvus Belli.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
|In the Grim Darkness of the 41st Millennium...|
They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give themselves to me.
Like clay I shall mould them and in the furnace of war forge them.
They will be of iron will and steely muscle.
In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed.
They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them.
They will have tactics, strategies and machines such that no foe can best them in battle.
They are my bulwark against the Terror.
They are the Defenders of Humanity.
They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.
--The Emperor of Mankind.
I've always loved Space Hulk- one of my favourite board games of all time.
However, with Infinity taking up a lot of my time I just haven't been able to get the Space Hulk figures painted (a personal requirement I have before playing with them).
I don't normally paint board game figures but these were so nice I just had to do it. Thus it had sat in its shrink wrap for over 5 months!!!
There will never be a good time to do this. The Combined Army will have to wait- for a few weeks anyway.
Sunday, March 1, 2015
|"As we reach for the farthest of stars, total annihilation is upon us."|
As part of the motivation to get our painting completed we had penned in this occasion as a welcome party for the newly painted models.
I have been dabbling a bit with the vanilla Combined Army lately and my friend had just finished some Myrmidons- so it was decided... to battle!
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Now there is some confusion as to whether this Maakrep is carrying a HMG or a Multi-sniper rifle. Considering they cost exactly the same- 33 points and 1.5 SWC- it makes that ambiguity quite convenient!
Friday, February 27, 2015
Now I have my own!!!!
I present- the Sphinx! A hidden deployment, TO camouflage, spitfire wielding, climbing plus monster. And for over 100 points, it had better be good!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
|They make a desert and they call it peace.|
I was hoping this model would come in early January for a 400point tournament but life likes to throw in little hurdles.
The good thing is- with no time pressure- I didn't have to rush the paint job!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
|You have failed me for the last time, Admiral.|
With the new Combined Army starter set released so recently, I was very excited to expand on my little Combined Army (Morats not withstanding).
Looking rather suspiciously like a Sith Lord, I had to paint him like the Star Wars villains.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Luckily, one of the guys at the local gaming club indulged me with a match. He brought along his Yu-Jing- an army I had never faced before. Another plus! With the advent of N3, Yu-Jing is the Heavy Infantry faction.
And just remind me, what was it with which I had such big problems?
Camo? And- oh yes- multi-wound Heavy Infantry!
This was going to be interesting....
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|No turret mounted HMGs or MLs... yet.|
These are Desert Buggies from CNC Workshop. I don't like them nearly as much as the Police Tactical Vehicle nor the Heavy Forklift for two main reasons.
1. Irritating to assemble- Front suspension needing a lot of glue to weld to the rear suspension piece.
2. Overall blocky aesthetic- with obvious panels.
That being said, they are two vehicles to one pack and they'll do the job of being scatter terrain on the road.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
|Ferrari fork lift|
My gaming group is in the process of fixing up a table for the next tournament so I've found myself putting stuff together that has sat around collecting dust for months!
This is another MDF terrain kit from CNC Workshop. Originally, I wasn't too enthused at attempting another vehicle but I'm glad I did this one as it's a great kit!