Archive for May, 2016

Snowy with a chance of dice rolling

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

As if an entire (4 models, but still…) X-men gang in less than a months time wasn’t enough, I’ve also been making a bunch of terrain! I’ve assembled and painted two buildings, dumpsters, garbage truck and scaffolding from TTcombat and a bunch of scatter terrain from Mantic (Mars attacks, Battlezone etc).

Not much else to say. Made the garbage bags out of…actual garbage bag, everything is pretty much drenched in home-made wash which smells of death and rot (no, really!), and everything’s covered in snow, to fit with the rest of my terrain/board. The terrain is mostly aimed at Batman Miniature Game or Marvel Universe Miniature Game, since it’s “Modern” in style. After years of ruined wizard towers and ruined grimdark space bases, the modern/city terrain has really left me wanting for more, it’s such a joy to create and paint.

Once I’m happy with an entire 3’x3′ game board of modern terrain I am genuinely planning to get some interior such as chairs and beds for the different buildings, but I don’t want to focus on that before I have all the other stuff settled.

So without further ado; a bunch of pictures.

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Say my fried chicken name

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First floor, tables and all!

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Second floor

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Dinogas!

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Dinogas side

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Dinogas interior

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Garbage truck

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Garbage truck back

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Scatter terrain

We’re X-men, we’re X-men in tights!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

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…We roam around the forest looking for fights.
We’re X-men, we’re X-men in tights.
We rob from the rich and give to the poor, that’s right!
We may look like sissies, but watch what you say or else we’ll put out your lights….Ahem. Anyways.

New times calls for new game systems. Not that I necessarily have the time for yet another game system, but really, who’s counting? Knight Models released a new game with lovely sculpts of my favourite super heroes, so I obviously had to buy them, simple as that.

Even though the blog-radio-silence as of lately, I’ve done a bunch of hobbying, more or less every other night (every other night I put my oldest to bed, so the nights where the wife puts him to bed, I get to paint! win-win).

Apart from 4 really greatly detailed sculpts (Knight Models really do know their sculpts), the starter box included stat cards for all of them, and a rulebook containing one scenario. As of now there’s also starter boxes for Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, but I’m not as keen on them as I am with the X-men. The bases are sadly sculpted, so they do all look the same, but a bit of green stuff and grass tufts remedied the situation, thankfully.

So, super heroes ahoy!

First up, Wolverine.

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Six great reasons to walk away.

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Buns of steel is a common concept in this merry gang.

Second, Mr. Whineypants-…I mean Cyclops.

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*Freem!*
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Same picture, but from behind! Rear-freem!

Next, Rogue.

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Rogue? Rouge? Roueg?

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Zoomin’ off into the night.

Next up, Colossus. Whom I have grown deeply fond of after the Deadpool movie.

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Check out mah canons!

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If I hadn’t already mentioned buns of steel…

To spend even more time on a game I’m not even sure when I’ll get the chance to play, I printed and laminated all the X-men gangs stat cards with fitting backsides. And trust me, it wasn’t easy finding a non-disturbing one of Rogue. Laminated stuff is really great, especially when combined with dry-erase markers. Mmmm Lamination.

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