Monday, 30 April 2018

SAGA: first Viking archers


I had a game of SAGA II at the club a while ago. Such a good game! So good, in fact, that I bought the rules and a Viking warband.
These are the first painted ones, half a unit of Levies from Gripping Beast, sculpted by Bob Naismith.
I used heads from another set to get some variability. The one to the right looks like an old veteran commanding the others.
I’m really concentrating on producing these as fast as possible and still enjoy painting them. So I just block paint and wash. Turned out well enough.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Rise of Moloch – Killer Clowns


These are really disturbing. What is it with clowns that make them so creepy? I mean, clowns are creepy as they are, but these… Yuck!
They are part of the evil faction in Rise of Moloch, obviously, and really well done. How can you not like killer midget clowns?
There are like five each of the normal ones and 10 of the stretch-goal cyclers. I will of course need them for the game, but also for my little Pulp carnival. I need lots there J
These first ones were fun to paint, as it isn’t every day I use all these gaudy colours. The rest will hit the painting table rather soon.
I guess this is what they usually do...
Great fun, these!

Thursday, 26 April 2018

A journalist from RAFM


Barry Holt – Journalist from RAFM and their Cthulhu range.
He’ll probably see pulp-action as a NPC, maybe writing about the adventures of the CSSS.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rise of Moloch – Hammersmiths


Hammersmiths - an Agent from the Rise of Moloch game. 
A fantastic mini full of character and rather creepy, as all Agents in that game.
She (they?) will probably see first use in my Pulp Alley amusement park.

Famous last words: "Howdy, ma'am! My, you're big!"

Monday, 23 April 2018

Ticket Booth and Fortune Teller from Red Beam Designs


Here are the latest additions to my pulp amusement park/carnival.
Two small MDF booths from Red Beam Designs (which is sold to Warcradle Studios) and their Funlands range. Excellent stuff, easily painted and looks great.
There are more stuff from the same company on the painting table.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – SF x 2


This week will give you two new kickstarters that complement each other rather well.
If you like OpenLOCK (who doesn’t?) and want to build yourself the insides of a starship then this might be for you.
You can have either clean, smooth-looking walls or more engineering style walls that you expect deep down in the innards of a big freighter.
On top of that some smaller space-craft, machinery and whatnot.
The kickstarters moves along well and have several stretch goals unlocked so far.
Definitely worth a look if you want your space-pirates to have something to loot.

You need something to explore when your spaceship has landed at a moon-base, and here you’ll find just that.
Lot of high-tech structures to fill your base or outpost. They are very much future-looking and would work well in 28mm scale or shrunk to 6mm for your BattleTech fights. Everything in between works equally well.
Really nice-looking pieces that would make any table-top proud. Check them out.

All photos, renders and illustrations © 2nd Dynasty and Project Mobius, and used with permission.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Nun with a (big) gun from RAFM


A nun with a gatling gun from RAFM - what could possibly go wrong?
This one has it’s given place among the priests and nuns of the CSSS, my Pulp Alley Vatican-league. Well, she obviously has a given place in most pulp games, I mean… a nun with a gatling gun!
April has so far been extremely slow on the miniatures front. This is actually the first mini painted. I’ve been in a painting slump, but yesterday evening everything clicked and my brushes got a well-deserved work-out. I really don’t know why it’s been so slow after Gothcon, but that seem to be a thing of the past. Painting is so fun!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Crowdfunding Watch – 3D-printing – Modern buildings


Hayland Terrain is here again, this time with OpenLOCK modular modern buildings with accessories.
With your £40 pledge you’ll get modular walls, floors, roofs and accessories for garages and supermarkets/warehouses, and also accessories for streets, offices and maintenance rooms and more.
For another £40 you’ll get a whole bunch of tiles from a previous modern kickstarter, enough for making a sizeable town.
Definitely worth checking out if you’re into modern gaming, and check it out soon as the KS ends on April 13, 2018.
Sorry about this being very late, but the last couple of weeks have been rather hectic and hobby time has been very limited.
All photos and illustrations © Hayland Terrain and used with permission.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

March – Miniatures Tally

Not that many figures painted this month as I concentrated more on terrain, but that terrain will certainly see much use, so it was time well spent.
I had a game of SAGA v2 at the club, and (Damn you Ulf!) was instantly hooked. Then my fingers slipped… and I suddenly had a warband in the post. 44 added minis, I’m afraid, and that means that I have bought more figures this year than I have painted. Those sold make up for it, but it’s a less than ideal situation.
In April I will hopefully paint at least one unit of my SAGA Vikings, and as usual there will be a mix of other minis with a bunch of shacks and wagons for the carnival.
March summed up:
Painted:
Total: - 8

Bought:
Total: +44

Sold or given away:
Sold a couple of games at Gothcon, one of which was a box of Mercs: Recon. That’s another 20 miniatures less in the mountain.
I don't think there will be many more 28mm figures sold this year, as I've gone through the hoard now. Next to get an inventory is my 20mm stuff.
Total: - 20

2018:
Bought:             59
Painted:         -  43
Sale:              -129
Total:            - 113

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