Thursday 2 November 2023

Warhammer 40k: Venomcrawler

After a long gestation period the next giant gribbly monster is finally finished.

The grimdark paint scheme continues on here with minimal colouring but with vibrant spots of visceral red.  I did find working on this mini and bit fiddly due to all the fleshy bits being in hard to get places but as usual once you have the finished paint job in front of you it finally all "comes together".


Monday 4 September 2023

Warhammer 40k: Maulerfiend

After finishing up all the troops for my Black Legion it was time to start adding some of the larger options available to the armies of Chaos.
This beastie was a bit of a slog to get through with all the fleshy parts mixed in with the mechanical bits as well as the plates on top but in the end I just cracked on and it now looks a suitably menacing part of the army.

Monday 7 August 2023

Warhammer 40k: Possessed

Well the itch of chaos finally took hold so it was time to pick up the Black Legion again, so of course the first thing I did was to buy a new unit!

I spotted these new Possessed sculpts while shopping and thought I'd treat myself to them in order to kick start the Black Legion project again.  As per any new GW kit the miniatures are fantastic but long gone are the days of being able to build them as you like with only a few different build options available (unless you want to get a saw and some green stuff out).

As I already had two (formerly Greater) Possessed miniatures in the army I had to make sure these matched up with them to look like one cohesive unit but once I started painting it all came back to me and they've turned out pretty decent making an eye catching unit within the army. 

Below are the individual shots of the Possessed and in the meantime I've already started on something from the actual Black Legion backlog, a bit of a monster you might say.

Monday 10 July 2023

Terminator: Rise of the Resistance and Fall of Skynet

Continuing on with painting the rest of my Terminator collection it was time to start work on the board games; Rise of the Resistance and Fall of Skynet.

As most of the miniatures are replicas of or based on many of the resin miniatures I have already painted I thought I would try something a little different for the photos this time and attempt some staged action shots.

Though by no means perfect I think they manage to do a decent job of showing the miniatures off in a slightly more interested way and I may well play around with this concept in the future.

As for the miniatures themselves, they are very much board game miniatures.  Softer details and bendy plastic are the order of the day but once you get them painted up they don't look half bad and mix in with they plastic and resin miniatures of the skirmish game quite well (they are ever so slightly smaller in scale).

Now that the miniatures are painted the board games have been queued up as our next to play through after we finish up with our current Kingdom Death campaign.  Game play looks similar to Blackstone Fortress but hopefully more challenging.

With all of my Terminator miniatures now complete is time to move on, or should I say back to, another project and will the launch of the 10th edition of Warhammer 40k I can here the Black Legion calling!

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Terminator Miniature Game: Expansion Minis

As I make my way through the rather large backlog of miniatures it was time to finish off Terminator: Genisys.  Love or hate the film it did produce a great range of miniatures and a game from River Horse Games.  I painted up all of the future war miniatures previously but hadn't touched 1984 onward (yet the most iconic characters are all present here).

For painting I used the technique I started with the Hellboy miniatures; a black prime with an over spray of gray and a dry brush of off white, then a mix of contrast/speed paints were used in conjunction with standard acrylic and metallic paints (so a spin on what is now universally know as slap chop).
I find that this way of painting still produces good results for tabletop standard while being faster to achieve than the traditional base coat/wash/highlight method.

Next up on the painting are the Terminator: Rise Of The Resistance miniatures seeing as I'm on a roll.

I'll be back...


T-800 rescuing a young Sarah Connor

Young Sarah being carried by a T-800

T-800 "I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle"


Older Pops on a hospital visit

That wasn't a teddy bear

Older Pops battle damaged

Pops fighting the T-3000

John T-3000 Connor

The duel

The duel

Sarah Connor with T-800 head

Sarah Connor

Sarah Connor

1984 Kyle Reese

1984 Cop

1984 Cop

1984 Cop

1984 Co... T-1000

T-72 Mobile Gun Platform

HK-8 Flying Drone

Skynet Spider Tank

Skynet Spider Tank