25 Aug 2012

6th edition virginity lost

Please see the photographic evidence of the classic "I am new to 6th edition" pose, or an orks eye view of the next strafing run :)

21 Aug 2012

More Flames of war stuff painted

So, with my hobby time under pressure like never before, I have decided to crack on and still do what I can!  So herewith find the latest tales of derring-do from the painting table....

First up, the Soviets.  I saw this first lot on Maelstrom and they were a bit of an impulse purchase on the basis they looked like fun.  Less than a couple of quid per pack, I thought they were worth a punt.  So I got around to basing them up, painting them and using them on the tabletop..... And they were great!  What were they?  Tank crew.  Yep, utterly unnecessary and make no difference to the tabletop as "bailed out" and "bogged down" markers come with the dice sets that I have.  But a couple of games against Nick from a few moons ago showed that they make the tabletop look smashing as my crews spend plenty of time hanging around outside their tanks not wanting to get back in!  Red bases to show they don't "exist on the tabletop and I was so impressed that I've bought some German crew for my other army too :)
"Dimitri, should we get back in our tank?"
"Not a chance Sergei, we can have a picnic at the edge of this wood instead!"

In the interests of transparency, the crews were painted before the family expansion, but these next two items were all painted afterwards.  They helped keep me sane :)

First up are some lend lease AA carriers.  I have no plan for including these in any particular army, they'd just been hanging around for ages so I thought I'd better get them painted or they'd be there for ever!

You'll have to forgive the background..... A nursery prospectus :)
US army warpaint spray, nuln oil wash, pick out tyres, crew, weapons, etc and add some transfers and AA units 15, 16 and 17 are ready for action!

Next up was another item that I have no particular plan for using.  In fact, I need another 6 to make a useful sized platoon.... But I decided that instead of the old gamer "I'm going to buy everything I need before I start painting approach and then find it all looks a bit daunting to ever start it" I decided to paint these three and then as and when I get the next ones they'll not be too tough to do.  These aremore lend lease vehicles but British universal carriers this time.  I really like the Russian passengers that come with these models and they certainly make them look the part!

These look like fun to drive!
Khaki grey and green grey mix to get an armour colour that I was happy with, paint the crew and passengers with my normal infantry scheme and wash away.  Fun little models.

Bit odd for me to paint stuff I don't know when I'll use, but with the limited hobby time available to me, I wanted to enjoy it and I just felt like painting this little lot.  And if you think these are odd, just wait for my next update :)

8 Aug 2012

Infinity has landed!

The Silverfox mentioned some time ago that he and his son had gotten some Infinity starter sets......then it went quiet for some time.

Sadly my head was turned by some releases earlier this year and this is where I find myself now.
Yup. Hard cash wopped out on a new system that we've never played before. At least this time I can actually blame the Silverfox. Oh...and so can the Silverback as I hear he caved in as well and brought some Pan-Oc. ;-)

Lovely figures but god are they fiddly and labour intensive to put together. One of the Dakini Tacbots had nine metal parts. I would mind but it is only 28mm!! Still they look cool and I am looking forward to painting them. Might be somewhat of a challenge as the details on the figures are tiny. They have a very true scale feel to them which is a change from "I've got an enormous hero head" scale of GW. Don't get me wrong. I like GW figs but these are so much more......umm....graceful?

Now we just need to work out when we can get a game in!

1 Aug 2012

Getting things finished!

Yup! I'm still trying to get the masses of bits and bobs done. It is going to be a long haul but posting finished things does give a helpful boost to ones moral! One of the King & Kerr buildings finished and the Cafe De Normandie from Warbases. Both were lovely to paint with the detail really making it a quick job on the King & Kerr one.

But. The K & K ones take a little work to get to get to this stage. I had one or two with what seemed to be miscast windows so I had to cut all the windows out on those ones and there was a fair amount of flash on certain parts. Not unsurmountable but a bit of a pain. Hopefully I'll be able to get the rest of the king and Kerr ones done this week as well.

Dr Red

I finally got round to finishing....apart from a quick coat of army painter to varnish him.

He was a pretty nice figure to paint but then again all the Pulp City figures I've painted so far have been. ;-)