Sunday, 19 December 2021

The ship’s doctor…

 So, The Silver Bayonet rules came out and it’s perfectly what I’ve been looking for… black powder, gothic horror and solo play (on account of me being so antisocial). Plus it can move to my ECW Folk Horror setting perfectly (just remove the vampires - there is no vampire in English folklore at that time, very much a European thing), and vice versa a lot of what I have already fits the Napoleonic setting.

With that in mind there was no harm in getting some splendid chaps to form my unit of British monster hunters (6 nations are covered in the rules, with scope to adapt those lists to any nation of the period, but I already had some Nappy Highlanders for an abandoned project). Plus an excuse to have some excellent Perry sculpts again.


This is from the Perry Royal Navy Landing Party set, which gave me some nice options for the more specialist troop types. This chap will do duty as a doctor, so can stay in A Roysl Navy uniform. 


Mostly in contrasts, which are helping me overcome a severe loss of mojo…

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Hondo Hottie House

 Just a quick pic of something almost finished.

Years back I was planning a Judge Dredd game, but the Mongoose mini range was shockingly bad, but I still collected stuff that I could use, including the very useful Plasticville train scenery. Stuff moved on, but knowing how hard it was to get the Plasticville stuff, kept all of that just in case… And along comes the Warlord Games range. So a bit of paint and a custom sign…

This is the Frosty Bar (sitting on the roof of the bank), the design kind of dictated the colour scheme and both lent themselves to being inspired by Hondo City in Dredd’s world.

Friday, 5 November 2021

Mud, mud, glorious mud...

 I’m not normally one for blood splatter or mud (Angel’s demon had a dry brush around the base of his cloak and that’s about it), but the bulk and weight of the daVinci tank did call for it...


I wasn’t going to buy anything just for this, so just stippled on Vallejo earth texture and gave it a dark wash. Probably better ways to do it, but worked and serves to hide the sins of wonky handmade wheels...



Saturday, 23 October 2021

Tank Commander

 As he won’t be as visible as I thought once the lid is on...

As there appears to be a decent amount of space in the cupola, I’ve  started a second crewman to peer out on one side, just waiting for greenstuff to cure. I’ll see if it looks too crowded before committing though...

Saturday, 16 October 2021

More WIP on the daVinci tank

 

Life as ever takes it’s toll and my six month in job is still leaving me pretty dead at the end of a day, so progress is sooooo slow... but hey...


I have, however, discovered the joys of those makeup ring lights and that has helped my painting no end... next, I need to work on converting the tank commander...