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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.

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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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Doubletap and Fryota: White Spider War Boyz

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Some half life battle fodder and a little doofer grot.

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Blackthumb: Techno Tribal, Positively Primal, Shamanic, Anarchistic, Archaic Revival

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The first model of 2017 is this post apocalyptic, wise (alien) man. Continue reading

Mushrööm Klöwd Tour Bus

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All bands need a bus.  Mushrööm Klöwd is not an exception.

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Da Captive

Da Captive

Da Captive

When playing Gorkamorka a couple of years ago, I noted that it would be convenient and kinda funny to have a dedicated model to represent “Da Captive” that crops up in a few of the scenarios.  After the days gaming was done, while we sat in the man-cave having a couple of drinks and shooting-the-shit, I dug around and found an old Heroclix “Beast” miniature that had a scampering, tail-between-its-legs look that seemed fit for the purpose.

I forgot to take a rear shot of Da Captive, so here is a shot of the butt-flap while the figure was on the painting table.

I forgot to take a rear shot of Da Captive, so here is a shot of the butt-flap while the figure was on the painting table.

The model was missing its left foot as it had been used to convert this figure, but the scampering pose looked amusing and appropriate for an ork captive.  I added a choppa handle to make a peg leg (a common appendage on GorkaMorka) and a standard ork head.  I also hastily scraped a butt-flap (I dont know what they call those things, but thats what George of the Jungle calls them) into the arse region and added a couple of “buttons”.  And that was where work on Da Captive ceased for two and a half years.

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Last December I started working on my ork miniatures again and decided that Da Captive needed to be part of the current wave of ork enthiusiasm.  I painted the unitard that Beast had worn like a pair of long-johns, with the red used in my Bigdogz ork forces appropriate for making the model look like its wearing dirty, somewhat somewhat Western themed undergarments.

It has since been suggested that a prison jumpsuit orange might have been a fun approach too, but I didnt think of that at the time for some reason.  Sticking to the palette meant that the figure got painted faster and as part of a batch anyway, plus the Wild West look of the red long-johns is just as appropriate I think.  An ork in a prison jumpsuit does sound like fun too though.

Nazgrub Wurrzag – Scrap Prospector

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This old GorkaMorka miniature was a pleasure to paint.   Continue reading

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