Saturday, February 18, 2017

28mm Wargames Factory - Zombie Horde

I bought these when they first came out and based and primed them up individually as I do all zombies. However, after a series of games with the group it became a tedious endeavor to move roaming groups of single zombies.

I had assembled many of them badly and over-primed what were already shallow details - especially around the mouths and glasses,  that I thought -screw it - these are perfect for mass basing. No one will notice how awful they came out.

All 24 on common variety fender washers available anywhere - and based for easy casualty removal.

The eye details - part sculpting, part my fault, just made me do the standard glowy, blind eyes. This group has been on my desk for years and I've pecked away at them between other models; its useful to have non-regimented figs around like zombies or pirates around for when there is left over color on the palette.

I would assemble these much differently today. Then I was going for mass variety which led to some improbable combinations and even odder posing.
Thanks for looking - questions and comments are welcome and encouraged!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Excellent Find at Michael's Today

Michael's has a lot of Spring themed stuff including tons of new plastic plants useful for jungle terrain pieces. Further I saw these for the first time. They are kind of thick in height, but I'll find a way to use them as marsh land or rough terrain somehow. They are shedding badly so I'll mist on some thinned PVA as soon as the weather improves.

This, the largest piece, is about 12"x12"

The smaller one is about 8"x 8".
Maybe a terrible guess, but this is about 8" in diameter.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Figure ID Bleg

Can anyone identify these ECW Blue Moon figures?

I got Rupert's dog, the rest I'm not certain about.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Haunted Woods

All told there are 38 pieces here. I can't do a huge table with this but there's enough to suggest plenty of hostile scenery for any outdoor themed horror setting. I would have done some shots of it all together but I have the 1812 snow table up and just don't have the space at present. The subject of a future update undoubtedly. Let's begin ...

Just finished these this morning: (L-R): Reaper Halloween Tree, RAFM Demon Tree, Ral Partha Demonic Tree Man

Black undercoated, heavy Americana Raw Umber liberally applied. Then dry-brushed with Folk Art Mushroom with increasing amounts of Ceramcoat Quaker Gray.   
Reaper Halloween Tree detail

Dotting in the owl eyes with a Micro-Art Pen ...terrible experience trying to drop it directly in the center.
RAFM Demon Tree detail. I like this one a lot - the eyes are REALLY recessed but I tried to get the red glowing eyes effect like the Reaper one.

Ral Partha Demonic Tree Man - like the RAFM one, the eyes were quite set back and black hollows didn't make much sense to me. The belly missed all my dry-brushing efforts but I can live with it.

I actually don't know the manufacturer of these. These were a part of a set I picked up at one of the HMGS cons several years back. Any help?

They came with these ...

... and these.

The next set from Armorcast were finished many years ago. A good number of these seem to be discontinued.

(Same as above, different angle) Twigs and cork rocks. I wanted to keep a significant space for figures around these particular ones. I think I've caught a more natural arrangement in my efforts this week than these old ones but a discernible lack of improvement over the years would be upsetting.

CD bases

Same as above but another angle

Eight of these but hey, seen four you've seen them all.

Same as above - different angle

Finally, here's five of the 10 Woodland Scenics "Dead Trees". Again, Seen five, you've seen them all.
Bah, I forgot I have two sets of these to do to round it all out.

Thanks for looking. Questions, comments, and followers are welcome and encouraged. If anyone can identify that set in the middle of this update, please let me know in the comments.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

28mm Reaper - Elise, the Witch

Happy Halloween! Lots of great versions of this one out there.

The questions is always "where exactly is the stem?"

Thanks for looking - questions comments are welcome and encouraged!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Caribbean Horror - Voodoo Wars!: The Forces of Darkness

Baron Savoodie launches the attack! This is West Wind's Baron Savoodie and Priestesses, thirty OG Voodoo Warriors, Mama Magumbi's two Voodoo Warriors, and the four nameless Dr. Meraux's Assistants.

Madam Magumbi's henchmen also got the face paint treatment. That's one in the white shorts ...

And the other is in the white shirt, gray pants at front. the West Wind stuff is significantly bigger than the OG stuff but still all harmonizes nicely.
The Doctor's party guests were murdered some time ago, but they still can be of use to Mama Magumbi!

This is West Wind's Mama Magumbi, ten West Wind Zombies, and ten zombies from Brigade Games.

Five of the Brigade Games zombies are undead type and the other five are more classic mind-controlled zombie servants seen at right. Better pictures of all of these already exist on this blog but wanted to get it all in one place.
Thanks for looking. Comments are welcome and encouraged!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

25mm - Old Glory - Voodoo Warriors

Finally! All the figures for this game are done - oh, I may be missing the West Wind Steamer Crew I may pick up later but for now I'm done.

Normally, I would do more blending and layering on the skin but I wanted to try the Foundry Dark African Flesh Triad straight out of the bottle.

Still have some buildings and more jungle terrain to finish and this game is done and playable. They were designed for pirates but having reread Call of Cthulhu, they could easily be Louisiana Cthulhu cult worshipers. This whole game could be dressed in Lovecraftian touches without too much trouble.

I also thought I'd do more skeleton paint on some figs but chickened out and opted to keep them simple.

These could potentially be "leader figures" so I tried to so some in bright Caribbean colors. These are actually from Old Glory's really nice Pirate range:

I did the whole pack of 30 but distributed as above for casualty removal.
Thanks for looking - Questions and comments are welcome!