Monday, 24 April 2017

North American Cabin from Perry Miniatures/Renedra

I’m trying to finish all Old West minis and buildings to finally get a game of Dead Man’s Hand in.
This is one of three Perry/Renedra buildings that I already had assembled and at last has started to paint. Fist one finished and good enough for a piece of scenery.
It is a bit small compared to my Black Scorpion 32 mm figures, unfortunately. Nothing much to do about that, though, but I guess I have to keep it a bit separate from my 4Ground houses. 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hyrekia, Half Elf Sorceress from Reaper and a short Gothcon review

Another Reaper figure, this time Hyrekia, sculpted by Werner Klocke.
She’s a metal mini that’s been in the tin-mountain for far too long, which is a shame as it is a really nice figure.
On the painting table now are the remainder of the Castle Ravenloft figures, a few more assorted fantasy minis, the last Black Scorpion western minis and some western buildings. I’m hoping to have the Ravenloft game all painted and have a game or two, and also to have most of my western-stuff ready for a game of Dead Man’s Hand soon.
After that I think there will be lots of Dust, as I had a demo-game of Dust 1947 at Gothcon this weekend and it felt really good (thanks for the demo, guys!). I’ve got my Dust-mojo back and that will be prioritized now. I’ve already ordered the new rules and will pick them up at Alphaspel today, hopefully.

Gothcon was great (as always) and we tried a lot of new games. The weekend started with a game of Hjärnor (Brains), a game I’ve seen there over the years and wanted to play. This time we were there when the con started and were the first bunch to get a game in. Great fun!
Three of our four heroes in their first mop-up. My charcter; Malin, armed with a shotgun and a saw, in close combat with a zombie. Jörgen, our wannabe Elvis, coming to the rescue  wirh his guitar and handgun (which will soon run out of ammo) and  Anna wields her chainsaw and handgun with great skill.
Two more heroes, Sigge and  whateve-his-name-was, being ambushed by a bunch of no-good undead.
Our mission was to get out of town (with bikes or cars) and kill many zombies. With 30 killed we would get a major victory and we kept tallying them up. Here we're in one of the houses trying to find car keys and Malin finds them while Jörgen is found by a zombie. 
Everyone to the VW van!
We just have to kill a few more zombies before we fl... retreat.
Just a few more to reach 30 killed zombies...
Just two more....
Finally, we kill the last one, jump into the van and make our escape. A total victory as all our characters are unwounded!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Zombicide: Black Death - Piper

Just finished Piper from Zombicide: Black Death. She's from the big box of Kickstarter exclusives and is a very simple to paint fig. Those are always nice!
Here she is, ready for a game. Probably next week.
I'm going off to Göteborg and Gothcon with two of the kids on Thursday. We are going to play so many games :-)
Original art vs my blurry mini.
Hope to see a couple of you there during easter.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Human Rogue and Blazing Skeletons from Castle Ravenloft

I found Kat, Human Rogue, one of five heroes from the Castle Ravenloft boardgame, in the plastics-mountain the other day. 
In dark blue plastic she didn’t look much, but when I started to actually check her out it turned out that she’s a rather dynamic character.
Some paint and she turned out real well.
After that I collected the rest of the unpainted minis from that game, and they turned out to be just a handful. Might as well get them all painted so I have that game finished.
The first to be done were the blazing skeletons. They really looked like transparent blue blobs as they were, but with some paint they look much better.

Unpainted blazing skeleton (without integral base)
Now I only have four more heroes, a vampire and a howling hag, and the game is all painted.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Conan: Hadrathus

I was in a bit of a hurry to get Hadrathus finished for tonight game of Conan.
My least favourite mini from the game so far, as his face really isn’t more than an ill-define, half-melted blob. I tried to get some detailing with shadows and highlights, and I guess it’s good enough for the gaming table. He sure beats an unpainted figure, anyway.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Human Female Magic User from Otherworld

Another Otherworld miniature, this time DAH16 – Human Female Magic User, sculpted by Patrick Keith.
She is a bit flat and not very dynamic, but I still like this mini a lot.
There’s room for improvement on the flame, but with enough practice I’ll get there.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lini, Iconic Gnome Druid from Reaper.

Another mini my daughter wanted painted. This is Lini, Iconic Gnome Druid, a Reaper Bones figure, sculpted by Derek Shubert.
Armed with a sickle and what looks like a small voodoo-doll. She also, for some reason, wears a quiver full of arrows. A bit strange, but it’s a nice mini and here she is. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Conan: Bêlit

The minis from the Conan game are slowly being painted, at least the single figures, as I really don’t like to paint multiples of the same mini.
Anyway, here we have Bêlit, a horror to paint with all that jewellery, straps and whatnot. I’m so glad she is finished J
She will probably see action in tonight’s game.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Ram Clan Shaman from Blood Rage

This guy comes from the Blood Rage: Mystics of Midgard pack.
I started him early last year, intending to use him in Frostgrave. But he wasn’t needed as my warband became all-female and this guy just stood there in the painting queue, essentially just needing a few details finished here and there.

Now that is rectified and with some hope we will see him in a game in the not too distant future. He’s got an identical brother that I really should paint also. Sometime soon, maybe.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Dr. Johan and Doom Ray from RAFM

These come from RAFM and were add-ons in one of their kickstarters. They’ve been half-finished for a long time, but I need them for a Pulp Alley adventure and here they are, painted and ready.

The doom ray is a bit clunky but turned our rather well. It will open a gate to a dimension beyond space and time, but more on that in a Pulp Alley AAR.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Conan: Shevatas

Shevatas flanked by two piles of skulls.
We had a game of Conan the other day and this time I was on the Conan-team and we just lost the game against the evil Overlord (Thomas, in this case. He got his revenge, as it was the same game we played last week and where he suffered a humiliating defeat. He had learned his lessons…). It was essentially depending on a unlucky roll in the last round. Very annoying, and I’m sure it was all because I played with an unpainted Shevatas-figure.
No more, I say. Here he is, painted and ready for another game and victory.

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Monday, 13 March 2017

Kickstarter Watch – Time Warp – 3D-printable terrain

My favourite 3D-print company is at it again. Printable Scenery has a new Kickstarter going, this time it is called Time Warp – Rampage Castle, Europe and the Americas.
What you’ll get is essentially three campaigns in one. You can pledge for one, two, or all three.
Rampage Castle builds on the excellent OpenLock system I wrote about here (and the printer’s gone warm chugging out more pieces since I wrote that). 
This time there are parts to, obviously, build a castle, both intact and ruined. With stretch-goals we’re looking at a lot of details, like hoardings, gates, working doors and, with a minimum of luck with the stretch-goals, wooden stairways and a working drawbridge. Excellent stuff, this.
Time Warp Europe will first of all give you a large church, also intact or damaged. It’s modular so you can start a game with an intact church and after the heavy artillery’s done their job you switch one part to the ruined version.
The stretch goals have given us an amazing medieval house, town ruins, a ruined chateau, a stone bridge. The upcoming farm and stone barn looks more than interesting. The good thing with these are that they can be used in a multitude of periods, from the middle ages to now.
Time Warp the Americas is essentially Wild West at its best. The pledge will give you a bank and a saloon, plus a very useful set of Caribbean walkways, that I see multiple uses for. The stretchgoals includes a derelict Spanish church, general store, Caribbean shack and a log cabin. Soon the be reached ones are a miners shack and rundown store/jail.
On top of all this, everyone will get a bunch of bonus items, for example a SF alien field generator, some dwarven portals, soul burner and siege engines (so far a trebuchet, ballista and catapult). There will probably be more to come.
If you’ve missed the previous kickstarters you also have a chance to pick up what was in them as add-ons for a significantly lower price than in their web-shop.
If you have a 3D-printer, can borrow one or have any idea about getting one (and you should really start to consider it) then this certainly is a kickstarter to consider. Printable Scenery is a gang of really nice professionals and gamers, and what they have produced so far is outstanding.
What I find exceptional is that if you have an idea about how to improve a line they really listen and often make the changes very quickly, and as you have already bought the product you can download the new version for free.
A great company with a great product, well worth backing.
The KS ends in less than a weeks time!

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