Friday, 19 May 2017

Mercs: Recon - Civilians

When I at last started reading the rules for Mercs: Recon I found out that I really wanted to have a bunch of civilians painted up and more Security Force personnel. I’ve already painted some type 2 and 3 security types, but I also needed type 1 and 4 so I don’t have to use markers for those during game-play.

Administrator and Scientist
Here’s the first bunch of civilians, they're all from expansions or KS-extras. Not the best when you look at details, but ridiculously easy to paint as there are no weapons, scabbards, buckles, belts, backpacks, armour, hats, helmets or other gear. Two more batches are on the painting table now.
Worker and Analyst
These could be use in both more or less modern, near future and SF settings.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Old West figures from Black Scorpion Miniatures

I bought the Tombstone 4 set from Black Scorpion in 2015 to get my hands on the priest, for use in Pulp Alley. The other four minis went into the resin-mountain, waiting for some attention.
As I’m working on my Old West buildings I thought it was a good idea to finish these figures, as I hope it all will see action soon. So, here they are, after a coat of paint.

Very nice minis, these. 

Monday, 15 May 2017

Castle Ravenloft game all painted!

Everything painted and ready for a game.
So I painted the final figures for Castle Ravenloft boardgame at last! With that, it is all finished and it will be great fun to finally play a game with a fully painted set. 
The final, rather lame, figures - a dwarf cleric, elf wizard and finally the vampire, Count Stradh. This mini is such a lame arch nemesis. I certainly expected a more frightenigh and dynamic mini of this legenday foe. (Yes, I've DM:ed the original adventure. It was great, especially when when of the players said. "Hey, guys... I don't think we're the hunters here...")
The dracolich. Another not so great mini. It's huge but... well, it's done.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Kickstarter Watch - Printable Tabletop Terrain Normandy D-Day

I just found a new, and exciting, kickstarter, namely Printable Tabletop Terrain Normandy D-Day.
Here you will find a whole bunch of buildings, in the form of STL-files for your 3D-printer, that looks really useful. There are six typical French townhouses, garden walls, outhouse and a well for the sweet-spot pledge-level at €40. But that is, off course, not all, as there are a lot of achieved stretch-goals already bagged on top of that – a hotel, two ruined buildings, countryside garage, farmhouse with shed, town hall, a farmstead, Saint Mére Église (the famous church), a gun battery, lighthouse (tall!), windmill, more ruins and houses, two famous cafés, a casino and Pegasus Bridge.
I see a lot of use both as WWII terrain and also as generic buildings for pulp and other games.
There’s simply a lot of stuff there.
Everything is scalable from 15mm (1/100), to 20mm (1/72) to 28mm (1/56) and off course everything between and maybe smaller/larger – the beauty of 3D-printing.
The KS ends on May 17th and is expected to deliver during May!

So, check it out if you already own a printer and otherwise you have better check it out and buy a printer!

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Dust – Ranger Attack Squad

After a game of Dust 1947 at Gothcon during Easter I was really hooked on the new version. I bought the new rule-book and also new cards for Axis and Allies (SSU was sold out).
I already got quite a lot of Axis forces painted, so it is time to paint up some Allies.
First up is the Ranger Attack Squad. Close Combat specialists with 2 flamethrowers and 3 shotguns.
I’ve tried out some different colours on these, to get a suitable colour scheme to use for all allied troops. I need some more tests to get everything right. Right in this case is to get troops to look different from the SSU and also, and very importantly, to make them easy to paint. Essentially basecoats and washes and certainly no camouflage (it might be pretty but takes far too much time to finish). Easy, fast and looking decent – that’s my Dust-motto!

Easy! Fast! Decent!
That is THE way to paint Dust-figures! Got it?!
Welcome Google+ follower Amera Plastics, makers of the very useful vac-formed terrain I’ve had much fun with.

Monday, 8 May 2017

Dungeon scenery from Zealot

 Another batch of scenery from Zealot. Useful stuff, large and small.
Living door - closed and open. Would you enter?
A double door.
Levers - they told me to pull one, but which?
A cultist - useful as a statue

A gibbet with an unfortunant ex-tenant and a stool
A welcome news is that everything from the kickstarter is now available from their shop. There is things like really large scenery pieces down to stuff like books, goblets, bones and wands, very useful for treasure/objective markers etc. Well worth a visit!

Friday, 5 May 2017

American Church from Perry/Renedra

Another building ready for Dead Man’s Hand, this time it’s the American Church from Perry Miniatures/Renedra.
A nice little kit that gives you a really useful building.
Only the store left now of the Perry houses.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Howling hag and other Ravenloft minis + Hellknight

Here’s the Howling Hag from the Ravenloft game. A not too bad mini, that might see action in other games also.
Next up are Allisa, a female ranger, and Arjhan, a dragonborn fighter. Rather uninspiring sculpts that I really just wanted paint on. Not my best…
Well, it certainly looks better with paint than without.
Just a few more minis and that game is finished. Unfortunately, those same figures are not the funniest of the bunch. They’re all on the painting table, though.
Finally Hellknight, Order of the Nail, sculpted by Bobby Jackson and from my mini-mountain of Reaper Bones figures.

Not the most fantastic of minis, but very fast to finish. Just a couple of different metals and browns followed by a black wash. Done in no time, really, and, to be honest, I finished him just to get a fast dent in the mountain.
I needed that as the last month has been very slow miniatures-wise.

Welcome new follower Alter Ego!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Mercenary Spearman from Otherworld Miniatures

Here’s the Mercenary Spearman, sculpted by Ian Mountain, and from Otherworld Miniature’s Henchmen & Hirelings range.
It’s a great sculpt, as always with Otherworld, of a not overly enthusiastic hireling. He, or is it a she, have this look of “I don’t want to be here…”
Another favourite.
Welcome followers Gary and Miniature Minds!

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!