Friday 24 December 2021

Season’s greetings!

Snowflake the Black-Heart Paindeer is a 3D print from Imitation of Life. I almost repainted his red trews, but they went down a storm at the AHPC XII.

All the best for 2022!

Friday 17 December 2021

40K Ryza Ruins

I've had these for a few years, but following a surge in my interest in grimdark skirmishes, it was time to get them painted. I prefer my scenery to merge with the tabletop rather than plonk directly onto it, so cut and sanded some MDF bases. I had a flash of inspiration and used Renedra square bases to make some interior floor tiling for texture. I also had a 3D printed crater floating about which I glued down on one base and I think works well. I built up the groundwork using Sculptamold for the first time, which I was pretty happy with. Then I glued down rubble and sand with a lot of watery PVA. I sprayed them black, then an overspray of gunmetal. I sponged on some orange, then a watery coat of red-brown craft paints. Finally I dry brushed the bases in browns and creams. There is plenty of detail I have not picked out.

The collection

The raised hoarding gives a slight Old West feel to this one building only, but I am not sure if I really like this.

I left the roofs separate for ease of painting with the intent of gluing them later, but they are a snug and secure fit so I have left them unglued.

The buildings can match with GW pipes, but they are a little offset due to my MDF bases.

I cannot decide if I prefer the modularity of two separate corners, or if I would have preferred the aesthetic appeal of one larger base.

Overall, I like these sturdy pieces and you will see them often.

Friday 10 December 2021

Five Parsecs: Campaign Game 6. Rogue servitors

Lady Heldecryn's patron sets a new task -to investigate anti-mining activities in the sub-hive. The crew is reduced after their last firefight, so Lady H. is accompanied by the void-cross'd lovers, Julio and Roma. The mining interest representative assures her it will be a simple task.

The sub-hive is empty and claustrophobic. Why have the denizens left?

"There's something odd in this chamber.
 And those servitors are coming for us!"

"Don't hit the device!"

The terrifying servitors ignore the hail of fire and trudge forward.

Roma takes one down with her swift moves.

Overconfident, she takes out the second but it wallops her as well- luckily, nothing serious.

Lady Heldecryn is able to disarm the device.

The mining interest representative is shocked by the discovery of an infernal device in the sub-hive. Who placed it, and why? Who overrode the servitors' protocols? The Innominate's crew is issued a sector permit for expanded activities as a bonus and token of appreciation.

I resin-printed these characterful figures from Red Warden. I encountered a significant issue with two of them a few days after printing, when incompletely cured resin caused a gas buildup that split the hollow print. Luckily I only needed two for this scenario, but I do like the creepy concept of this lobotomised cyborg workforce and I will print more.


These cracks spiral all the way up the back...