Monday, February 8, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

A trio of Knights

Finally got a good picture of the three Knights I did for a local client. Enjoy!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Fury Road Nux Car for 40k

If I'm going to hobby, I want to hobby historic on the fury road. 

This model is not an exact replica of the Nux Car in the film, but I think it captures the same spirit. The car needs thundersticks and a blood bag, and those are soon to come. 

I'll be running this in an army of Wasteland warboyz. most likely in the Nova Open Narrative, if there is one this year. I haven't heard much about Nova Open 2016 so far and I feel like by this time last year we had. What I learned about the event from cruising through the vendor hall was that its not something I want to miss anymore, and will be dedicating my weekend to it in 2016. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Lords of the Wasteland: Trial troops

Further updates to my eventual Mad Max themed Dark Eldar army are here for you to enjoy. You can't build a 40k army with only vehicles, you need to have some troops. I am toying around with different options. I've got a bunch of real beefy wasteland raiders below and other options include using Chaos Cultists, Dark Eldar conversions, and even a custom skinny warboy type. 

The raider below was just a fun little project. I love the mohawk. And the club. I need to get me some better razor wire. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Mad Max Fury Road Inspired: Rat Boy Work In Progress

I'm really entering new territory in trying to get the rat-look to this car. The rust is ok right now, but it needs to have a matt finish. Its too glossy right now. Another thing I notice when I look at these pictures is how boring the car body is. The central point of the model is the roof of the car and there is nothing there to look at. To solve this, I plan on adding a rider to the roof, who will be magnetized in so he can be removed during game play. 

Other stuff on my workbench includes some sort of Nux car and a gun-gasser. 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Baltimore Brawl Corregidor Sectorial Army Build

 In this post we look at my Corregidor Sectorial Army collection that I brought to the Baltimore Brawl. This army was intended to represent some sort of corporate security force. I wanted something along the lines of Neill Blomkamp's great films and I think I came close. The whole army was assembled and painted within a month's timespan, so the paint jobs and conversions are more for tabletop effect than up-close inspection. I definitely rushed it toward the end, but was overall very proud to display my forces on the tables at Games N Stuff.

Tau drones were repurposed to represent the Zonds in the rules. With climbing plus I thought it fitting to have levitating drones about. 
Group shot on my painting desk. I made the army list based on getting a symmetrical display of figures. The two geckos and two drones really frame the infantry quite well. 
I'm a proud papa when I look at how my boys have come into their own. Geckos are THE SHIT. The models are bas-ass, the rules aren't bad either, and they just stomp around the board. Love them!
Total Reaktion Zon on the right there. Also with Climbing plus. Very nice for a reaction bot. 

The Wildcats formed as a linked team. I made the heads by making molds with insta-mold of the Mobile Brigada head from Icestorm. Then I pushed green stuff into the molds to make replicates. It sort of worked well, but I have to add a lot of detail with painting. 
I really liked tossing an army together from box to board in just a few weeks. I really enjoyed it on the table top. I think the meta is way ahead of a list like this. Many people just knew exactly where my LT was within a few minutes of game play. Still, moving two TAGs around is a lot of fun, so I didn't mind watching my army getting blown up, shot, sliced in half, hacked, and immobilized in various ways.

Things to do next:
1) Clean up the Geckos some, esp add more color and contrast, do some more points of light.
2) Finish the doctor lady, and the sniffer model.
3) Kitbash two helperbots (g:servant bots) from necron and tau bits. Paint.
4) Kitbash link-team leader counter (tau bits, flag).
5) Add a dog-soldier and jaguars...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Corregidor Sneak Peak

Not sure if I can get all these painted to a high standard for the Brawl, but I'm close. No longer caring about getting a painting award--not enough time.