Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Updates are like busses

Two updates in a day - who could have predicted that?

This is a War Drum I have built for Kings of War using GW orc bits that I had lying around. I have several more on the work bench including one of the official Mantic models. This one had the honour of being painted first purely for practical reasons as it required less work to complete (the guard at the back was already part painted from the early 2000s).

I made a big push to get it ready for tonight as I have been using the unpainted model in games for for the past couple of weeks and I didn't want to go three games on the trot with unfinished models on the table.

Next up should be more orcs. I'm planning to use them at at least one upcoming tournament and want to have as many painted options available as I can.

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As promised I have started shifting miniatures from my workbench and on to the painted pile. Here we have two gangs for Wild in the Streets from Slow Death Games, a "fun, fast and easy to play skirmish game of youth subcultures fighting in the streets".

I had fun helping to run games of WitS at Salute with the folks from Random Platypus but these are the first two of my own gangs.

Here we have the Murder Cult Girls. A vicious and fast gang who really can dish out the pain.

Also lurking in the back alleys we have the Goth Gang. At least they won't have to worry about washing out those pesky blood stains as I'm sure they won't be showing through.

And I couldn't resist a posed shot of the two gangs facing off.

I should have some more WitS gangs arriving in the mail any day now. Once I have had a chance to throw some paint at them I will be running a few games of WitS at the club.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the workbench much work is progressing on my orcs. Hopefully I will have some to show off very soon.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Is it June already?

Wow, that's probably my longest time between updates in all the years I have been running this blog.

So what's been happening since I posted last? Well as you may have guessed - there haven't been any completed miniatures since January but that doesn't mean I have been completely idle. In that time I have painted up a quantity of modern scenery, some of which which I took with me to Salute for the Wild in  the Streets game that Random Platypus was helping out with.

Miniatures wise I have prepped a whole load of stuff and part painted a whole load of stuff. Hopefully over the coming weeks and months I will be able to reap the rewards of the work I have done and be able to show off some of the painted results.

First to escape the workbench are these chaps. More cheap plastic Tehnolog miniatures, this time 54mm undead Knights based up as KoW wights. They work out at around $1 a miniature including postage which makes up for the soft detail and general bendyness. You can get an idea of their size from the mantic zombie I have included in the photo.

The rest of the workbench is currently covered in Orcs although they might get leapfrogged by soem Wild in the Streets miniatures I also have on the go. The Orcs have been waiting for their KoW2 upgrades for years and I finally decided that it was time to get them back on to the table top once again. I have loads of little additions and unit upgrades for this army and I will see how many of them I can complete before something else piques my interest.