Thursday, January 26, 2023

A cheeky Skaven Warlord pops by

I did not just mess around with my 3D-printer this week, I also found time to build and paint. This Skaven Clawlord for instance. I got him as part of a small second hand Skaven lot. As I took his old coat of paint off, I discovered his head had been replaced with a plastic variant. No problem if you ask me, this face suits him well enough.

Now for something different: the front door to Maisontaal abbey.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

3D printing in the winter cold

Resin 3D printing may be laborious to get a grip on, but it offers an awesome addition to the hobby. Unfortunately, as I found out, when the temperatures drop, the resin becomes too viscous and prints start failing. Here's the solution I came up with.

By placing the 3D printer in a growing tent I can lose the cover as external light is blocked by the tent. It gained me precisely the amount of space I needed to fit everything in there.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

3D-printed Skaven Verminlord Corruptor slinks onto the scene

After almost three months of nothing, three posts in three days. Admittedly this is not a professionally planned (or run) blog ;). But with more stuff on the paint station coming up, I did not want to walk into the 'let's save this one for later'-trap (it's where my King Tiger is parked). So without further ado (and bereft of pre-amble (so as not to fill the space with empty rambling)) here's the Verminlord Corruptor I finished yesterday. 

"Rats spreading the black death? Amateur stuff I say, wait 'till I'm done here." (oh dear, now this Verminlord sounds like Matt Berry in my internal monologue.)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Revisiting Gnawdoom, a classic Skaven Grey Seer

When it comes to Skaven on the second hand market, I have a hard time leaving them to others. Recently I lucked out and got my hands on a bunch of Skaven that contained a model I'd been hoping to get for quite some time: Gnawdoom the Skaven Grey Seer. This is the wizard that was sent to Maisontaal to recover the Black Ark in the Terror of the Lichmaster book.

Painting Gnawdoom the grey seer again after all these years was a joy.

Monday, January 9, 2023

I finally got around to painting again (and actually writing about it)

I can't believe I managed to fall of the edge of a globe! Luckily I dropped back onto the surface and painted some miniatures along the way. What is that you say? No edges on globes? Okay, in all honesty: work managed to eat up most of my time and I had to overcome a raging addiction to Satisfactory along the way too. But over the holidays I managed to get some hobby done. As I turned the space underneath my paint station into a GW store facsimile I'll be forced to paint even more in the foreseeable future if I want my legspace back. In other words: more updates will follow soon. But for now, and without further ado, lets pretend I never fell of the globe and show what I painted over the past few weeks. 

Painting skin with purple glazes is a lot of fun and produces nice results (I think). It also makes me hum  the tune of Purple Haze, but that's just me being annoying. 

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Stargrave: Battle for the overgrown factory

Recently I played a game of Stargrave, the sci-fi skirmishing game by Osprey Publishing. This time I played a proper crew vs. crew game in a scenario from the main rulebook called 'Overgrown Factory'. Two rival crews attempt to pillage an old overgrown factory in the midst of the jungle, risking both the local wildlife, still active and dangerous bits of machinery and a fully armed and operational warbot that'll enter the game shooting at some point. Sure sounds like a recipe for disaster fun. here's our game setup.

I've always dreamed of having a cool table to play miniatures games on. This one manages to fulfil that dream quite nicely. 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Bolt Action battle report: the curious battle of the time traveling troopers

A few weeks ago I managed to join my first game of Bolt Action (second if you count the demo game I played years ago). We ran a three player, objective based game. It pitted the US Airborne versus the early war German Afrikakorps versus my late war, losing the War Germans (I should read up on a more proper history at some point (or not)). As Bolt Action is a historical wargame we had to find a proper background to dress up our objective based scenario. No need to worry about a back story! I (quite often) work in marketing, so let's get the Mark Felton tune rolling and get ready for: the curious battle of the time traveling troopers...

To add to the realism of this Bolt Action story, I followed a 'make your pictures look like WW2 pictures tutorial'. This was in no way to hide the fact that I played with unpainted models.