Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 2018 update

An update! Well, not much had been done lately.
I have spent too much time than expected business traveling and playing Player Unknown BattleGround (PUBG).

I am now feeling ready to take painting again, with miniature gaming.

One of the business travel brought me to Madrid, Spain, where I visited the hobby shop Atlantica.
Very good store with a lot of indy brands. A go-to shop in Madrid!

The loot:
Some prepainted dungeon items. The resin is heavier than usual and the pieces feel sturdier.
A bed and a box. I have tons of boxes, but not enough beds.
A fire place.
A coffin and a tombstone.
Paladins. I didn't have enough.
Trying to build  a team for Dracula's America. Of course, some templars/crazy monks is my way.
Give that monk a gun!
And some crossbow and a torch, just because.
February was also my birthday. My friends took a loan at the bank and got me the new Orlock to go with the 1st edition Orlock. There will be blood in the hive.

Friday, December 29, 2017

End of 2017 update: W40k and Fallout

Santa fighting Nazis
Normal Santa
Not dead.
I did a lot of painting recently and spent too much time playing video game (easier, faster, ...). I also changed my dining table, which impacted the games.
Nevertheless, I recently got a Mahjong table, ideal to set a quick game.

Here are the November and December painting. Space Marines, Santa Claus, Warmaster (MB/GW), cant-remember, starship troopers Skinnies.
Rebasing all my space marines in clear base, repainting old marines.

All the space marines, in a nutshell
A rogue trader
Some grey hunters
They have old helmets, because w40k!
Command team
Warmaster Chaos and Empire bowmen
Fallout small guys. Can't-remember-the-brand-but-too-much-complicated-to-glue miniatures and skinny faction from Starship Troopers

A big priest and a Thief
 Regular imperial guards and some gangers (Necromunda) reinforcement

Bad scientist

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October update - Some painting has been done

Lots of travel, lack of mojo, not much painting going on.
And then, finally, it came back.

I have finished 2 sets of pulp figures for my Weird War and Bolt Action games, either as fighters or as objectives.

First, the movie crew, Pulp Figures by Bob Murch. Very characterful models. Ref. PHP01
Merrik Von Stroheim, director

Billy Boyle, clapper

Max Parker, cameraman
Miss Spingler, script

The crew is working with 2 stars on the next great movie: The Not-Inglorious b'stards.
Next, 2 miniatures, Lt Hail and Batman. Ref GiM014
Lt Hail, likes killing zombies and nazis.

Batman, great swinger

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

w40k 8th Edition

Late August, we tried the 8th version of Warhammer 40k at home. Small table, small forces, big fun.
I took out of their box my inquisitorial army and fielded them against a bunch of Space Marines who pretended to be better.
Who won?

Inquisition is gathering, they are protecting the Mighty Coffee Maker

This Dark Angel are weird, they look very whity

My left side. Nice to field the Battle Systems terrain
The right side. The Police station, and some crates

Thereafter, I forgot to take pictures. Only some deployment and the last action.

I always loved the Junker (Urban Mammoth) and they look cooler surrounded by Battle Systems terrain

The Adeptus Mechanicus is covering Coteaz

The Crusaders are the MVPs.
The terrain was small, which favored Closed Combat.
The Dark Angel had little firepower
8th is fun and very easy to play. Finally, back to basic.