Posted on 31/12/2013 by sho3box
Work is proceeding on various sci-fi greenskins at the moment. My current painting goal is to complete my Deadzone Marauder faction, but I have been using the opportunity to work on some of my other orkoids. I find that working on a variety of miniature styles while using the same palette helps to delay burnout.
I really like these plastic goblin miniatures. There are hobbyists out there that dont enjoy the oversized faces on Games Workshops orks and goblins, but I really enjoy painting them.
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Posted on 30/12/2013 by sho3box
I painted this figure yesterday evening. I have owned this slightly creepy classic Citadel miniature for about twenty years and have wanted to get around to painting one since well before that, so getting it finished was satisfying. I will use the figure as some sort of unsettling sidekick to a Chaos type in a future Inquisitorial game.
If you are unfamiliar with the sculpt then it might not be immediately apparent from the image above that the miniature is about half the size of a modern 28mm.
“You guys can see the creepy little demon chick too, right? Its not just me, is it?”
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Posted on 29/12/2013 by sho3box
This old GorkaMorka miniature was a pleasure to paint. Continue reading
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Posted on 28/12/2013 by sho3box
“Rainmaker” Class Ripper Suit
I have been painting greenskins over Xmas, with getting a force ready to play Deadzone being the main motivation. The first of these finished are these two heavily armoured “Ripper Suits” and two of the rank and file Commandos.
“Mauler” Class Ripper Suit
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Posted on 19/12/2013 by sho3box
The O.C.P. Patriots (Irish DreadBall Champions) play defence versus the Zegema Beach Zephyrs (UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall Champions) at Thomond Park at some designated point in the future.
I am the current Irish DreadBall Champion. Mantic supplied me with this prize pitch as a rather nifty functional trophy.
The rigid one piece polycarbonate/aluminium laminate (at least, thats what I think its made out of) arrived yesterday along with a large box of miniatures as a prize for my UK & Ireland Ultimate DreadBall win a couple of weeks ago. I havent had a chance to play a game on the pitch yet but I hope to remedy that over the Xmas break.
Of minor note is the inclusion of “Thomond Park” on the pitch (top right in the ropey photo above). Thomond Park is a significant Irish rugby stadium that also hosts the Irish DreadBall Nationals, amusingly enough. To continue the entertainment value of winning a “sporting” event at Thomond, I asked Mantic to make sure that the stadiums name featured on the pitch. I havent the slightest interest in rugby, but many of my regular opponents do, so it adds another level of amusement to me being the champ of a “sport” crowned at Thomond 🙂
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Posted on 10/12/2013 by sho3box
I traveled to Nottingham the weekend before last to go to the Mantic Open Day and play in – and win – a DreadBall competition. As I was in “The Lead Belt” I also squeezed in a couple of visits to other toy soldier places. A visual record composed of ropey phone-photos follows.
Lovely miniatures in Foundry Cabinets. They make me want to snap all of my paintbrushes.
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Posted on 08/12/2013 by sho3box
“I took the liberty of fertilizing your caviar”.
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