Friday, 21 August 2015

Blood Bowl Chaos Minotaur

There have been a few too many Star Wars posts recently, so here's part of the Chaos Blood Bowl team I'm very slowly completing (Star Player Leader, Star Player Thrower).
Blood Bowl Chaos Minotaur from Willy Miniatures
"What yoo lookin' at?"

This is a Willy Miniatures Minotaur. I greenstuffed the gem on the belt. There are casting deficiencies under the number plate and on the bottom of the the left pauldron, but I'll chalk that up to battle damage.

Note the casting deficiencies

Overall, a very imposing sculpt. At this rate, still a while to go before the rest of the team gets done!

In other news, don't leave your Blogger open when immature people are around... 'nuff said!

Friday, 31 July 2015

Battlelore Giant and Dragon

In Battlelore, any army can employ neutral monsters as mercenaries. These include the Mountain Giant and Great Dragon. I've decided to paint all my neutrals in a brown palette, and am pretty happy with how they turned out.

Battlelore Great Dragon

Battlelore Mountain Giant

Friday, 10 July 2015

Imperial Assault- Han and Chewie

"Paint me Solo and the Wookie!"
Lots of fun painting these two.

Han Solo

"I know."

I painted the Corellian Bloodstripes by first painting a red strip up the trousers, then a few dark blue lines across it.


I painted Chewie in a dark red-brown, then drybrushed the fur up to a yellow sandy colour. Then I used a thin black wash around the upper back, arms, face, and thighs, which really brings out the Chewbaccaness of this Wookie. Remember, let the Wookie win!

It's a great sculpt, much larger than the humans, but I'd love to see a furious melee pose.

Here's a great Chewie video, do yourself a favour and watch it.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Sticking it to the Prussians

I felt left out by not getting in on all the Waterloo 200 malarkey, so spent an hour pleasantly stickering my Prussians for Commands and Colors Napoleonics. Huzzah! Makes a change from all my recent Star Wars posts, anyway.

164 blocks of Prussians
I have idle thoughts about doing CCN in 6mm, but then reality kicks in...

Friday, 5 June 2015

Imperial Assault- Rebel Saboteurs

These saboteurs are Duros, a species seen in the cantina in Episode IV- the most famous Duros is the bounty hunter Cad Bane. The backpack is canon, seen in Episodes V and VI. I left the uniform and backpack fairly drab, so that the focus is on the alien skin, and also so that they match Fenn Signis.  I hope that FFG releases more figures with this style of rebel outfit.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Imperial Assault- Royal Guard Champion

So this guy is clearly Carnor Jax, whose ambitions and exploits post-Episode VI are laid out in Crimson Empire (1997). Here he is with Kir Kanos- I believe the young people call it tea-bagging.

Rumour has it that FFG was prevented by Lucasfilm/ Disney from calling him Carnor Jax, so they settled for the bland 'Royal Guard Champion' instead.

I used a red undercoat with a sepia wash, then dark grey with a black wash for the armour and dark blue/ grey with a black wash for the cloak. Whilst the iconic art above has the double vibroblade with a black haft, I went for gold as seen in other images.

That red bodysuit... it reminds me of Deadpool every time.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Imperial Assault- Rebel Troopers

I just received my first load of Imperial Assault expansion figures and wanted to get something up for Star Wars Day. The Rebel Troopers really grew on me as I was painting them, and I look forwards to getting more and putting them on the table.

I replaced the helmet antenna with an old brush bristle, and used gloss varnish on the visor. 

I mucked about with Comic Life 3 for a few minutes...