Sunday, 25 November 2012

Forgive me Father for I have sinned...... Blam Blam

Another Griffin survivor now OOP and now very hard to get hold of. I Managed to snap this one up off a fine chap on the Lead adventure forums Xander Check out his blog he's doing some pretty cool stuff at the moment in 20mm as well as Empire of the Dead stuff Xander's Musings.

Back to the figure its a great sculpt and was really easy to paint. Love the shotgun shells tucked into his sash. Seeing as he's in the process of reloading his shotgun I though I'd have a go at making some shells out of putty to add to the base. They look ok they came out a little bit big but when looking at them from tabletop view they look okay. I just need to try and get the 3 others miniatures to complete this set. Onto the pics.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Liebster Award

I was really pleasantly surprised and quite chuffed to be nominated for this award from the kindly PanzerKaput he is a gentlemen and a scholar he run's a great blog and is a very talented miniature painter and artist. His artwork on VBCW is fantastic and is always a treat to view. Please go check out his blog PanzerKaput's Painted Review.

The second part of the award is to nominate five fellow bloggers using the following rules listed below.

1. Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it you.

2. Pass the award to your top 5 favourite blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of there posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.

3. Sit back and bask in the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing you have made someone's day!

4. There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but its nice if you take the time to do so.

Here are my nominations in no particular order.

1. Shelldrake of Shelldrakes Zombie Wargaming Blog Another great blog covering mainly zombie themed wargamin but he is doing Strange Aeons and other great stuff. Shelldrake has also run a couple of Play by Blog games where he controls the map and rolls the dice etc whilst everyone else submits there orders. Its been tremendous fun. He also has a few other blogs that are worth checking out as well.
Shelldrakes Wargaming Blog and Shelldrakes Soapbox.

2. Lord Siwoc of Brains and Gut's I love this blog it is stylish and covers lots of topics from various wargaming periods to the brewing of mead!

3.  Mathyoo at 28 Millimeters Later another great blog this guy has various projects strange Aeons, Zombies on the go and dabbles with sculpting his own beasts/scenery.

4. Zabadak of Zabadak's Zombieworld Another zombie blog I follow this guy has been making some exceptional terrain lately and his builds are just getting better and better.

5. Rovanite of Blog of the Rovanite and Grekwood Miniatures, a great blog showcasing new and upcoming releases from his miniature business. All self sculpted and designed the zombie hospital and beds are amazing.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Road Warrior Ganger

Getting back into the swing of things this week as things return to normality slowly. This fella was a bargain I found in a model shop in Burton on Trent called Spirit Games a cracking model/board game shop just down the road from Burton train station. Anyway they have a wide variety of miniatures some not listed on there website and they have a treasure trove of OOP miniatures for people to delve through and I came across this gem of a miniature for the princely sum of £1.20. He is I believe from the blister pack a Prince August Loki Viking Gang Member I can't find links to him on the web though besides the odd picture here and there.

Perhaps more Post Apocalyptic than modern day but I think he will fit in well with my biker gang and that's what he will be used with.  The numbers of my bikers are steadily increasing now to 8 members I plan to get more most likely after Christmas when funds are better.

Armed with an axe and a metal dustbin lid as a shield he can go bash some zombie skulls with his axe he will add a little melee muscle to the group. The sculpt had very little flash or moldlines and was easy to paint the pose is perhaps a little 2D if you know what I mean but I think its quite characterful none the less. Onto the pictures

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A Whingy update..... Sorry

I have absolutely nothing to show this week, due to a stomach bug which went round the whole household the weekend we essentially lost two days of just feeling yuck and trying to help the SWMBO look after two grizzly unwell children whilst feeling like crap as well.....not FUN.  So consequently have not been doing much hobby stuff..

Shame really I picked up some figures Friday that I'm itching to get started on as I'm going to use them in a little diorama piece that I'm making for a competition over at Board of The Living Lead Its only a friendly one and is just for fun the deadline for completion is Christmas Eve and then we will post pics on the forum and then they will be voted on by the members to see who wins. 

Rules are simply its a Diorama that must be based on a CD and have at least 2 miniatures, one of which must be a zombie. I've themed mine around the a zombie book series I'm reading at the moment.

I started work on it a few months ago and over the past couple of weeks have done a few more bits to it and it is progressing nicely. The diorama base is built just requires texture adding to it and the whole thing needs painting up. The figures will still have there normal bases as I want to use them besides for just this diorama.

I might do a how I built it post as I've taken some pics of it being built. I'll do this after the competition though as I want it to be a surprise.

Here's hoping you are all well and normal service will resume shortly!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hasslefree Jess Fiery Redhead means business

The past few weeks has been manic been working all over the place so not getting as much hobby stuff finished as I'd like I have finished another figure from Hasslefree a very well tooled up redhead, Not sure if she is supposed to be a teenager or not as she is quite a small lady. Equipped with a hockey stick, machete and shotgun strapped to her back she's ready to kick some zombie ass. Decided to have a go at red hair again as this to me seems a hard hair colour to pull off.