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Circus of Corruption

I was sent a few preview miniatures from the Circus of Corruption Kickstarter that is currently running.  The bizarre looking collection of figures looked like a group that I would enjoy painting fairly rapidly, so that’s what I did.

The Kickstarter started with seventeen models in the range, but that number has gone up as pledging has increased.  As the figures reward a rapid, drybrush and wash heavy paint job I reckon that completing the set could be done speedily.  I’m hoping to get the lot done that way.

Perhaps surprisingly, I have a number of uses planned for a miniature rotting carnivàle.  I am certain that I can fit these creepy oddballs into a few settings and games.

“Break wind everyo… no thats not it… Ah yes, break a leg everyone!”

The Kickstarter is running for another four days or so at the time of writing, so if a creepier-than-usual looking miniature circus sounds like something that you want to get your hands on, then click this.

 

 

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Dracula’s America in Spaaace.

theottovonbismark’s Crossroads Slaaneshi Cultists welcome safe drivers.

I have been gearing up to some Dracula’s America (in Spaaace) gaming for several months.  theottovonbismark and Mr Saturday were caught up in the perilium rush enthusiasm and headed to Standard Falls (via Uncanny Valley) recently and we played some games.

The Boss Drum Ratskin tribe, the Crossroads Cult of Slaanesh and the Shadow Empire Tong cautiously attempt to parlay in the Uncanny Valley deadlands.

I was lax about taking photos this time around, but Mr Saturday grabbed a number of nice ones that can be seen over at his blog.  It’s also a good place to see some nice photos of the lovely new additions to his Shadow Empire force.  There are some nice photos of theottovonbismark’s Slaaneshi cult over there too.

A three metre tall robot covered in missile launchers and crockery “sneaks” around the scruffy boomtown of Standard Falls.

Although described by some as a “sad” photo of a lying down space bear-man, I choose to see it as the external view of an enlightening vision quest for a lying down space bear-man… lying next to a pervert demon.

Ebeneezer Basshunter, Soundbyte, Mr. C, and Talks Big critique the sub standard guttering prevalent in this part of town.

This photo does not capture the obscene levels of luck attached to the pot-bots at this point. Meanwhile Lo Pan assists a local possessed by Vinz Clortho on his way to meet the Gatekeeper.

As the dust settled, the eclectic citizens of the remote, but newly resource rich mining town got back to regular business.

Compsognathus

Cute, man-eating dinosaurs, straight out of Compsognathon.  Maybe Continue reading

Ratskins – Skinwalker Tribe of the Boss Drum

The post apocalyptic western genre has shifted back into my focus again over the last few months.  I decided to kill several (thunder)birds with one stone and paint my 1990s Necromunda Ratskins.

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Marauder Flagellants

One of the many and varied reasons to love White Dwarf #127, these (mostly) Marauder Miniatures flagellants have been on my MILP list for a quarter of a century.
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Shardwrack Spines

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A very short post today.

Five Citadel “Shardwrack Spines” painted to look a little like space cacti.  I like the visual that these have, it’s nice for photo backdrops in addition to game terrain.  The paintjob was super rapid: spray cans, drybrushing and washes, with a little bit of blobbing on “Nurgles Rot” onto the bulbous areas.

The Ratskin shown will be posted in more detail with his buddies in a future post.


EDIT:  I have been asked for a description of how I painted these, so I am adding it here.

After assembling the pieces fully, the bases were sprayed with GW Mournfang Brown spray, while the models were held by the tips of the spines.  Little or no paint got further down the length of the spines than halfway.

Then the top two thirds or so were sprayed with GW Death Guard Green spray.

After that approximately a third of the top ends of the spines was sprayed with Army Painter Greenskin spray.

Once dry, almost the entirety of each spine was rapidly drybrushed with Citadel Eldar Flesh followed by GW Tyrant Skull (IIRC).

A few washes of Army Painter Green were added towards the top of the spines.  GW Niblet Green was drybrushed here and there, focusing on the vaguely shell like shapes that appear on the sides of most of the spines.  A little bit of an acid yellow colour with a bit of green in it was drybrushed on to those areas too.

The areas of bulbous growth were painted with watered down GW Blood for the Blood God, which dries with an appropriate, glossy, sticky-looking finish.  When that was dry a couple of coats of GW Nurgles Rot were added to the larger spherical growths.

The tips of the spines were painted with GW Agrax Earthshade a couple of times, focusing on less length of the spine each time.  The same thing was done with  GW Nuln Oil closer to the tip, until finally some thinned down Army Painter Black was used at the very tip.

A few brown tufts were added to the base to ground it further.

I hope that someone out there finds that useful.

Additionally Thomas at High Times on the Eastern Fringe put up a great tutorial on painting these before I painted mine.  Definitely worth a look if you have Shardwrack Spine painting in mind.

 

Choose Your Own Adventurers #15: Rex O’Thermic, Squat Engineer

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Assuming possession of two functioning hands, only a weirdo wears a single glove.

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