Fauxhenge

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A mystical stone circle proves no deterrent to some evil hyena-pig-dogs.

Stonehenge, where demons dwell and cats meow, is an icon of the mythical race of druids and a recurring symbol of the faux mysticism of ROCK. Having a miniature stone circle/henge to send my tiny pretend people into, in order to summon demons/drink cider/ingest hallucinogens/tell lies in order to get laid [DELETE AS APPLICABLE] has been on my to do list since I was a kid.

The end result looks a little more like a series of carefully balanced Milky Way bars than I had hoped, but it’s fun all the same.

Although miniature stone circles are one of the easier terrain projects for a hobbyist to make from cheap/free and easily available materials, I bought this set. It was difficult to argue with the price.

I quite enjoy painting large Reaper Bones items. They are rugged and indelicate, which means that I tend to be quite happy working on them in a clumsy, slapdash fashion, similar to my lovemaking.

I spent a day in the sun painting this from start to finish… back in 2018. Being Reaper Bones, it had to be brush undercoated, but the warm, dry Irish summer’s day (yeah, really) made drying times rapid.

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Witch Hunter Byron Maiden leads the faithful in search of pagans to burn.

I didn’t do anything particularly clever when painting it, just a fairly simple application of browns, greys and a little bit of green here and there.

I took a little bit of inspiration from this Warhammer TV tutorial, but diverged from it a fair bit. The principles and main approach used were the same though.

Chaos Warhounds

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Citadel Chaos Warhounds

I quite like the (relatively) modern Citadel Miniatures “chaos warhound” designs. The consistent body shape – some sort of hyena-pig-dog – with minor differences in horns/tail/ears/etc appeals to me more than the random conglomeration of animal features that other Citadel chaos hounds often had. I like my beastmen to largely look like satyr for similar reasons: I like my chaos, organised. So I painted a box worth of these guys.

The idea was to paint them to look like pale skinned mutants, as suited for running around the Cursed Earth or the Harman Visitation Zone as the Mortal Realms, to make them as genre cross compatible as possible without diluting the look too much. With that I mind I went for a pale morlock/The Descent/radiation scorched style, pinkish and sore looking skin tone.

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Witch Hunter Byron Maiden and his retinue hold the wild things of the forest at bay.

Byron Maiden: Witch Hunter

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Byron Maiden is too old for this shiiiiddddd.

A group of us are planning to play Rangers of Shadowdeep soon, and the plan is to go for a Witch Hunter theme. Byron here will be my hard drinking, jaded example of the trope. He will always, without fail, refer to priests as “padre”.

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Adeptus Mechanicus Explorators

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The Adeptus Mechanicus Biologis dig site on Memphis IIX-4 : live to work, don’t work to live.

I painted a few Adeptus Mechanicus pieces for a game last year.

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Mad Max & Warboys

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20mm kamicrazies and a road warrior for Gaslands.

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Gaslands Highway Patrol #1: Officers

20mm, dystopolice/post-apocops.

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Gaslands Crates and Gasoline

Post apocalyptic objective markers.

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Gaslands Turrets

Turrets show up in Gaslands games in a number of different ways, via scenarios and the like. I picked up a set of turrets along with some other pieces from “Impudent Mortal” recently, and the twelve of them were assembled and painted in a Xmas-y haze last week.

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Wobbly hazard marking WIP.

The paint job was essentially the same recipe as discussed here, with a very basic (read as: “wobbly and inconsistent”) yellow and black hazard stripe pattern around the top of the turret, before I obscured about 80% of it with a variety of simple dirt and rust effects.

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Mostly finished at this stage.

The pieces were simple to assemble and fun to paint. The design is nice too: totally unambiguous in all the right ways.

Gaslands Pedestrian Comparisons

https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/shop/wi386-december-2019/

At the time of writing, “Gaslands” does not feature official rules for infantry/pedestrians.  There are some homebrew infantry rules doing the rounds, with the unofficial rules in Wargames Illustrated (#386, December 2019) probably being the most well known.
For hobby enthusiasts of a certain age, it is pretty much impossible to ignore the draw of this image:

https://www.wargamesillustrated.net/north-star-20mm-gaslands-figures-and-modification-parts/

Image and models property of Wargames Illustrated and North Star Military Figures.

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Gaslands Slay Ride Advent(ure) Xmas Bonus: Santa Claus

He’s made a list, checked it and delivered.
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