Friday, 27 February 2015

R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

Not miniatures related but I just wanted to leave my respects somewhere, as a die hard Star Trek fan I can't say how much the show and Mr. Spock influenced me growing up.

Leonard's last words on Twitter seem fitting:

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

R.I.P Leonard Nimoy

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The Plague - Completed (At Last)

Well the day has finally come, I've finally completed the full Plague faction for Deadzone!

This journey started in the second week of November when I painted up the limited resin Stage 3  as a test however between now an then we've had Christmas and New Year where I really didn't get anything done and the dark cold nights of January invariably meant that I ended up sat on the sofa in front of the fire most nights rather than painting.
I did make some slow progress though so here we are, nearly two months later, with my first faction for Deadzone completed.  As I've previously said I wanted to do something a bit different from the paint scheme by Mantic and so took my inspiration from the Husks in Mass Effect and I'm really rather happy about how they all look.  The skin tone is blue with any bony protrusions being white (to break up all that blue) while the more armoured looking sections of the Stage 1 and 2 miniatures were painted in a metallic blue, the eyes and tongue were then finished off with a little red and orange to contrast the blue.  During this project I also used Tamiya Clear Red for the first time (love the stuff, one of those 'don't know how I did without it' moments) along with Vallejo's Black Lava textured paint which I've used instead of the usual sand and grit bases.  Again a great product but it won't totally replace the sand bases, just another option to use which is no bad thing.

Time for the pictures now and first up with have the dogs and swarms:

Next are the Stage 3 troopers:

Now for the special characters, my favourite of which is the Plague Enforcer (not sure why, I just really like the miniature) and I painted him to match the Enforcer's I already have:

Here are the Stage 2's:

Then we have the massive Plague Teraton's, as these are more of a centre piece model I did some very minor conversions on these, and the Stage 1's as well, to make them a little different (some hot water bending and a little green stuffing):

Here we have the Strider, actually the last last miniature I painted for the Plague and the first time I've painted some parts before entirely gluing it together due to the operator in the drive cab:

Finally we have the hulking Stage 3's, one of which I've shown before but that has been given the Clear Red treatment:

The next faction I'm planning to tackle for Deadzone is the Marauder's and I think I'm going to give them a paint scheme based on early German WWII uniforms however before that and due to the impending release of the Batman Miniatures Game rule book I'm going to finish my last two factions  who are currently sat in their boxes, the Joker and Penguin...

So keep tuned in, same bat time, same bat channel ;)