Friday, August 28, 2015

Uncle Fester and His Crew

This is the first Post-Apoc Car I did after seeing Fury Road. Its not bad, but it isn't that good either, but I learned so much while making it. I've dubbed him, Uncle Fester on account of reminding me of the Adams Family.

I have been painting it in between stages of Ironstrider/Dragoon work. It took a while because of that, and is rather rushed. I kinda just wanted paint on him so I could use him in games as soon as possible. Its also nice to once and while drop your standard down way low and just have fun with the brush.

In the future I will probably not make my cars this silver color, its true to the film, but I don't think it translates that well in miniature.

A word...I both love and hate die cast. That is all.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

NOVA Prep: Adeptus Mechanicus Dragoons and Ironstriders

Although it looks like I'm not going to NOVA (if I do, it'd be on Friday only), I still feel like I am one of the 100s of hobbyists out there busting his ass trying to get big projects done before. In my case I am working on 15 Admech Cavalry to accompany the 3 Knights I did a while back. 

The color scheme is transferring to these models rather well in my estimation and I having a lot of fun painting them. But I am finding that short breaks are needed about every hour, in order to keep me sane. I'm putting in roughly 2 hours of work per day on these. But like I said, I love how they are coming together. 

I guess the main excitement for me is seeing my color scheme on some models other than Knights and seeing how it transfers. 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meet The Bearded Lady

Good morning, denizens of the Wasteland. This is the Bearded Lady, also known as Buttercup by my daughter. Not a perfect piece of work, has a number of problems, but she's more of a test mini in some ways. I think I'm going to moving away from using lego wheels in the future, but they make for really fun minis as they still roll and you can push this model around. Vroom, vroom!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Lords of the Wasteland: She-Wolf and Her Crew WIP

I'm having loads of fun converting die cast cars into Wasteland raiders. It's almost like entire bits collection was meant for this purpose. I'm finding tons of uses for all stuff I'd collected over the years, never really knowing what for.

This is She-Wolf. A mustang converted to weapon of war. Harpoon gunner in front akin to the claw trucks in Fury Road. The engine has been placed in the boot of the car and I'm still working on where the fuel goes.

My goal is that all of these cars follow what logic dictates. I'm thinking She-Wolf attacks from the rear, putting all her killing power up front while the engine is protected in the rear of the car.

The lancer is magnetized for gaming. I'm working on making a collection of cars for me and my gaming buddies to use with Gorkamorka rules. So the lancer on top will be chucking frag stikkbombz or even boarding enemy cars. That's why I wanted him removable. The driver is there too, and the doors of the car open so I'm working on detailing him a bit and his cab.

There's still a ways to go on She-Wolf, but I'm really enjoying the process. I'm finding it helpful to go slow. Convert these cars a bit, then do some other painting, come back and do some more converting. Helps keep the conversions more controlled and ponderous. 

Here's a shot of my other cars. Also very much a work in progress. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

So this is happening...

Yep those are 10 Sydonian Dragoons getting their bases down.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vroom! Vroom!

I figured out a decent way to make thundersticks. For a while I was thinking that I'd just have spears and not thundersticks, but after watching movie clips I decided I had to have them.

Now, these are going to make transport quite difficult...

Monday, July 6, 2015

AoS Rules Question, please help!

So heres the scene. I've got 40 bloodtrainconductors and he's got 40 silverphlems. I'm riding an imaginary horse, but he's got a bigger mustache. On top of that, I've already made about 20 different animal noises which he countered by breaking wind at the exact moment his dice were thrown out the window (that rule is so OP). But we almost forgot, that I brought my imaginary friend to the game, who's been looking me straight in the eye all game. Do my bloodtrainconductors get frenzy this turn?