View from the Matt – Space Crusade Dreadnought

This week my brother-from-another-mother Matt will be leading the charge, and for that I am grateful as work has been a little hectic! In this article Matt takes a trip down memory lane to the days of yore and the era of Space Crusade and Robocop which prompted the decision for the latest model he painted for his collection. Matt, over to you squire!

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Pandemic Lockdown project: Squats. Matt weighs in.

Squats… Stunties… Space Dwarfs (Dwarves??)… you may remember these half-barreled sized denizens of the Imperium from the early days of 40K. Or not, I can’t comment. I remember thinking that these little characters were a little odd, and were honestly never my cup of tea but Your Mileage May Vary.

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Daughters of Khaine – Kraith test mini

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I’d picked up the army book, cards and miniatures for the Daughters of Khaine forces of Age of Sigmar. I’m not sure why these hadn’t caught my eye earlier, but I’ve got to say, the movement and posing of these Aelves is just gorgeous. The miniatures really get across the message that these are lithe, brutal killers, and bloody scary to boot.

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Pantheon of Chaos – Warband nostalgia!

Now that Chiberia/Ice Planet Hoth seems to be retreating, life seems to be returning to normal. I recently picked up a copy of ‘A Song of Blades and Heroes’ by Ganesha Games as I wanted to use a simple and fun rule set to give me an excuse to put together a warband using the Pantheon of Chaos figures I picked up a little while ago through the Knightmare Miniatures Kickstarter campaigns.

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A little more Bushido – Taka and Wrath.

Welcome friends! As I sit and write, I can’t quite get my head round that we are already two thirds the way through January! The last several weeks have been somewhat of a whirlwind with the holidays, family coming in from overseas and the onset of a frigid winter. While we have retired to winter quarters for the cold months, I’ve had little time for picking up a brush. I don’t know about any of you lot, but if I don’t get at least a couple hours a week at the painting table, I get cranky.

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More Infinity Miniatures Finished!

Just completed three more figures for my PanOceanean forces for Infinity – a Svalarheima Nisse with sniper rifle, a Nisse with HMG and an Akali Sikh drop trooper. As with my Fusiliers I painted a little while back, the basis of the paint job on these was to look good from three feet away, as I want a fully painted force on the table in a relatively short time. 

They mean business.

The HMG Nisse is an older model, but she’s beautifully sculpted and the animation in the pose is just great. The sculpt on the back of the leather jacket is superb. So much so, I forgot to take a picture! Really loving the anime vibe of this game, and I think it translates into the slightly brighter palette that I’ve been using for them. 

Core team shot:

Suppressing an uprising near you!

Very happy with the overall look so far. I’ve got bunches of other miniatures to add to the force, so expect to see some more being added soon. 

Lastly, a big THANK YOU to all who partook in the voting for the Horus Project poll. The option for the white ceremonial armor didn’t event get one vote, and ironically both the black armor option and the Sons of Horus colors ended up in a tie… ARGH! So, to that end, I’ll ask Superherobossladywife tonight which she likes and that will be the deciding vote….

Cheers all!

P

More Deepwars minis completed!

Another couple of strikes from the D20 painting spreadsheet I posted a little while back!

First up was the Recon Trooper from the Fortune Hunters faction. I love all the Deepwars minis, although I will admit that one or two do have some little things that grate on me a little, and this guy is an example of that. A really nice miniature in and of itself, but the scale of this guy is way out of whack with some of the other figures in the faction. If this guy was standing up, he’d be more than a head and shoulders taller than some of his fellow hunters!

Anyway, I digress, this figure is the first mini I’ve painted from this faction:

I love the animation of the miniature here, and it really lends itself well to making you think he’s swimming in some uncharted depths, looking for some precious ether crystals. I believe he’s wearing some kind of propulsion pack on his back, which I’m assuming may grant him some ability in the game (I haven’t had chance to read up on him yet).

Next up: a Dark Mariner Vanguard marine. I really dig the designs of this faction, a mish-mash of crustacean armor with lots of Cthuluesque gribbly bits. Quite sinister with their tentacles squirming out from behind armor plates and cold eyes staring at you from within the darkened eye slits of plumed helmets.

I had to repair this guys weapon as when he arrived the upper portion of his halberd had snapped off, just below the *ahem* glowing balls. I received a second one of these in one of the starter sets, and it looks as though the same thing may be about to happen with that one as well. A friendly note to the folks at Antimatter Games – maybe throw in a bit of extra padding for this particular miniature, it’s way too nice a piece not to go that extra mile with packing!!

This now enables me to field a playable force for Deepwars, as I have 5 figures that I can take to the table with. Once I have a playable second faction, I can start running some demo games and get in on the Seadog program 😉

For the next selection on the D20 list, the wifey rolled 18… a Kamau hacker for Infinity. I’ll start that one in a couple of days,  as there are a couple of other projects I need to wrap up.

Oh, and then this happened…

More to come…