Sunday, 6 August 2017

An Epic Tale (V)- More Reinforcements

About a year ago a mate of mine mentioned that he had some old Imperial Guard Epic tunnellers stashed away somewhere which I could have. Some time later and after some persistent nagging from yours truly, he turned up with all these:

Not being the greedy type I opted to just take the tunnellers rather than the whole lot. After a good soak in Dettol, they looked like this:


And after a quick paint job they look like this: 

Back to finishing my 15mm WW2 Germans next, then onto some ore Pocketquest stuff and my unpainted Blood Bowl teams.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Blood Bowl (III) - Miscellany

I am in the middle of a Blood Bowl League at the moment so I have been spending some time bringing my teams up to scratch.

I managed to pick up three 3rd edition GW Blood Bowl Orcs which will compliment my all plastic Orcs nicely. These things are usually quite expensive being 20 years old, but I got them for a snip on E-bay probably due to them being very poorly and thickly painted:

A good soak in Dettol and a light scrub later:

Whilst tarting up my Orc team I decided to convert the spare goblin I had into a manager/coach type, this was my first go with green stuff other than filling cracks, I added a mac like coat and flat cap(albeit not very successfully), he now looks like a version of Andy Capp(if he was a Flasher!)which kinda suits the team:



 And I added this collection of bits to make my sideline more interesting:

I also give one of the cheerleaders a new hair colour(she has become something of a background character in the narrative of our league): 
Finally the new additions warranted a new team photo:

and the now complete sideline:

Oh and I acquired a new head for my Ogre(I had always wanted a helmeted version) so quickly replaced the existing one:

 I reckon it'll be some 6mm next for a change! Though I do have a new Blood Bowl team(well 2 actually) that is sat staring at me!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Gruntz - 15mm Sci-fi Project (11) - The Colony - Finished!

Some time back I was kindly given a load of MDF building kits and off cuts by Connor at The Miniature Architect. These were ideal for finishing off my 15mm Sci-fi Colony and would allow me to play decent sized urban games.

So off to the bits box for a load of gubbins to "Sci-Fi" up the stuff I had, first up the actual kits I received:

(The building on the right in these pics is a kit bash)

Secondly the stuff I bodged together from off cuts and parts of kits:

All the new additions:

and finally a few pictures of my now complete colony:

I'm now desperate to play a Black Hawk Down style scenario but using Sci-Fi stuff with the Gruntz ruleset!

Well that's the second of 3 projects that between them caused me a major painters block, the third is all but done, but with the desire to paint returning I have already become distracted with two other small paint jobs.