Thursday, 30 December 2010

Plastic Orc

The second Orc for my home made HeroQuest project, actually I think this is the slowesxt project Ive got, 2 miniatures in a year. Im not sure what this fellow was from originally as I got him in a job lot off Ebay a few years ago, all I know is I dont think he's Games Workshop.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Mystery Inc

Hasslefree Miniatures fantastic meddling kids. All I need now is the dog that they are releasing in the new year, and a van. Always handy to have a few unarmed civilians.

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Talarn Squad

A squad of dersert raiders, this time in the regiments colours. The vox operator is a RT era Imperial Army radio man, and the Sgt is an old GW Judge Anderson, from the old Judge Dread range.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Two Pistol Wielding Badass

Another of the collection of East Riding Miniatures I have. This one has a miscast squashed head, it's not noticiable from this angle.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Hail to the King!

The greatest horror movie hero of all time!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Guard Squad

I was at Smoggycon (the local game convention thing) the other week and found Gateshead Gaming flogging plastic undercoated Cadians six for a fiver, so I bought myself a squad (on hindsight I should have bought two).
Though with my head puddled with the amount of purchases I could and did make that day I forgot that power fists cant be taken in a regular squad, so Im going to need a new Sgt for this squad...damn..

Monday, 22 November 2010

Imperial Noble

Picked this up a while ago from Ramshackle, its one of thier cheaper resin cast miniatures, though once painted I think it would make for an excellent proxy commander or noble for 40K style games. Thanks to the cast base, he's quite tall.

Sunday, 21 November 2010


From the looks of him, I'd say this Preacher wasnt always a nice man of God, and to be honest, I dont think he is. A nice quick one hour paint job, did the skin, painted the jacket and then dapped a bit of white between his collar.
The miniature itself is from East Riding Miniatures...I think.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Battle Sisters with Helmets

Two more for the squad Im building. Decided to paint the eyes blue rather than green, nothing else to report.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Fallout Armored Vault Dweller

I'm a massive Fallout fan, currently working my way through Fallout New Vegas on the 360 despite the various bugs, I only have the Mr.House and NCR endings to go, yay me. Anyhow, I pondered a while on how to paint this Chronoscope miniature, then it occurred to me she was wearing an armored vault suit. So on went the blue and yellow. I tried to get the metal plates to look old and worn, I think Ive achieved that.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Cyberpunk Girl

A little change of pace from the Sister's. Dug her out of the drawer where she had been forgotten for over a year and slapped some paint on her last night. I think she's an old Judge Dread miniature, but Im not sure...

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Attack of the Nun's (Sister's part 3)

I managed to finish four more Sister's over a week ago, but have had trouble with my camera, all it wanted to take photo's of was fuzzy miniatures. I think I may have solved the problem by taking the photo's from about four miles away. Anyhow, two more Repentia's and two Battle Sister's. I like the Repentia models, its just a pity there are only 3 different scuplts (not counting the Mistress) in the set. I won a box set back in 2008 from the local GW store, along with a squad of Talarns, the Throne of Judgement and a box of Arco Flagelents (which Ive since sold), so figured it was past time to paint them.

I like the red armor and think Ive managed to get a nice shade of red. I cant take any credit for the banner as it was already on the badly panted second hand mini's I picked up off ebay years ago.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sisters Part 2

I've encountered a problem with stripping some of the Sister models I have of paint. Whoever painted the 2nd hand ones I have used something that even the tried and tested Mr.muscle is having trouble with, even after a week of soaking. So while I sort that out I sprayed and painted up some fresh metal in the form of a Repentia and a Heavy Flamer.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Sister's of Battle test colours

Ive got a number of battle Sister's miniatures Ive picked up the last few years, some painted rather badly, Ive tossed a few into a bath of Mr.Muscle to strip them. While I was at work I was struck by the idea of a red and white themed army (no not a refrence to Middlesbrough football club). I think they have come out quite nice. As for a name Im thinking of The Order of the Bloody Blade.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


I got hold of some Servitor miniatures from some of the nice people over on the Lead Adventure Forum. 7 in total, but as you can only take 5 in a squad in the current Guard Codex I was rather spoilt for choice. So, two Gun Servitors armed with Heavy Bolters and three Close Combat Servitors.
I figured it would be cool to have the two types of cyborgs in diffrent coloured body suits, orange for the Gun's and blue for the CC borgs. Also I kind of went for a dead, rotting zombie colouring on the flesh, well they are hardly alive or human anymore....

Monday, 27 September 2010

Escher Test Model

I havent had much drive to paint lately, quite a few things going on, but I did manage over the course of several nights, to sit down and paint this converted ganger. The conversion was just a weapon swap, auto pistol for a bolter.
As far as painting goes, my main reason for the test model was to see if I could paint yellow decently enough, and well I think Ive managed it, though the pants need a bit of extra work and maybe her hair....

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Mechwarrior Repaints

I picked up a box of Mechwarrior clixies a few months back, and final decided to have a go at painting them. Gravedigger.

All were from the Undead lance set, and had a terrible blood splattered theme throughout, luckily, undercoating covered that and it was a simple matter of slapping some red and white upon them.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Space pirates

Been a while since I posted anything, but Ive been busy with my house, and painting various miniatures but not seeming to finish anything. I finished basing these Chronoscope figures today and figured I might as well get them up here. Generally nice sculpts, though the girl has massive lips, and the cyborgs fist isnt molded correctly...And they took two months to arrive from Reaper US....

Saturday, 24 July 2010

EM4 Merc's

Havent been posting on here for a while due to my computer dieing on me, and having to work extremely long hours 6 days a week.
Anyhow, I placed an order with em4 Miniatures the other week and decided to try out thier range of pre painted mini's...yes I know, pre painted, yuck. But this was the only way to get hold of these sculpts that on the website looked decent enough for the space pirates project I have planned.
For £12 you get five metal (not plastic unlike some companys) Bob Olley mini's and 4 12 sided dice, in a nice window box. The problem with the packaging however is that instead of foam, they use plastic, the crappy soft kind you get when you buy an ipod or something, as a result, the slots werent big enough for two of the miniatures (M16 and radio guy) as a result the thin parts were pretty bent.
The paint jobs themselves werent to bad, much better than say, Heroclixs, but the faces could have used a little work. They also required to be based, though they came with 5 slotta bases. A touch up with some washes and they were ready to go.
All in all, not a bad little set for some ready made henchmen.

Monday, 5 July 2010

New Model Daleks

I think Im one of the few people in the world to like the new look Dalek's. So when the BBC released thier kids Dr.Who magazine (A joke of book, even if it is aimed at kids) with five free plastic Daleks, I snapped them up, 5 miniatures for £2.25, damn right!

I only have the white and yellow Daleks left to paint.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Domme Libby

One woman you dont want to mess with. Hasslefree Miniatures flag ship character Libby in a rather tight catsuit, complete with cat ears and a crop behind her back.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Some More Commissar's

I managed to get hold of these two Rogue Trader era Commissar's (though they have Chaplian on thier tabs) from a fellow (Eastern Barbarian) on the Lead Adventure forum. Im not sure how usable they are with the current rules, as Commissar's cant carry lasguns, though they could work as Overseer's for a Penal squad, hmmm.
I may have to go back and sort out the gray drybrushing on the coats ans they look rather well...crap to be honest.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Catachan Squad with Commissar

Yet another infantry squad painted up and completed, this time packing a melta gun and heavy bolter, and dragging a Commissar along to boot. I kinda like these older Catachan's, sure they are over muscled ape men, but at least they look better than the god awful plastics that replaced them. The three remaining Last Chancers slid into this group quite nicely as well.

Iron Snake's Librarian

Another miniature that's been sat in the pile for about a year now. Glad I finally got some paint on him. I don't this model is available anymore but theres something nice and simple about his design. Anyhow this brings my Iron Snake's model total up to 6.
While painting the Librarian, I went back and repainted the Brother Sgt's helmet white as it was pointed out to me it was the wrong colour.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Ral Partha Wizard

One of a bunch of old Ral Partha miniatures Ive had sat in my lead mountain for a few years. A really nice sculpt, Im happy with the way she turned out.

Salute 2010 Sci Fi Girl

I got two of the special Salute 2010 miniatures so decided to paint one set up slotta bases, the robot is in the Salvage Crew as seen in an earlier post. I felt it a bit unfair not to paint up the space girl so I slapped some paint on her the other day. Not a very nice casting, plenty of flash and an ugly and hard to paint face. Not sure what Im going to use her for.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Every regiment needs a rogue trooper (no not the blue skinned fellas from 2000AD) that can pilfer and aquire equipment from any number of sources, and the Albion 13th has Lance Corporal "Fingers" Smith to fill that role.

My last model from the Last Chancers range, I forgot to take pictures from the side and back to show off his numerous pouches and packs, as well as the Penal Legion bdge painted in white to emulate a single rank stripe.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Salvage Crew

My salvage crew I put together for sci-fi skirmish games. The crew of the SS Betty Sue from left to right starting with the front row. "The Major" Dallas McClaine, Ellie Six, Arnuld, Captian Sonja (also known as Her Royal Intergalatic Highness Crown Princess Sonja Quamar of the Degarian Imperium.), Dolph, Kaylee, a random crew member, Mach, The Professor, the S-6 droid and finally Lars.

And one of thier transports, The Ram.

The miniatures come from a number of ranges, and just show what you can put together when you set your mind to it. Companys use include, EM4, Privateer Press, Maow Miniatures, Foundry, Games Workshop, Hasslefree and Heresy. The transport comes from Ramshackle.

The droid is the special Salute 2010 limited miniature.

Friday, 7 May 2010


Just a small update today, another of the Last Chancers, and the second from last that I own. Animal carrying his trusty melta gun, I intend to include him and "Fingers" into the Catachan squad i have lined up to be painted (as long as other projects dont take hold.)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

BattleMasters Orc

Just an old plastic Orc Ive had sat in my bits box for a few years now, used him as a test for a new undercoat I got at work, worked ok on the plastic, so may try it on metal. Anyhow this chap was originally one of the many Orcs you got with the old GW/MB game Battle Masters (Which my mate used to own but has now lost all the pieces to it :( ).

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Hasslefree Goodness

Some of the goodies I picked up at Salute, all painted up and ready to go in my miniature boxes (never gonna get to use these on the table top....well one day maybe...) .

First is the not-vampire Willow from Buffy named Witch Hazel, this is a real small miniature, kind of a problem with some of Hasslefree products, as a result, she doesnt have much of a face, it just gets lost with paint.

Second is the Mutant Grant, one of the new releases that I just had to have after using this model in the Hasslefree game ran by Akula and Bungle at Salute. He is big and an actual joy to paint. I think hes supposed to be something from Left 4 Dead...Might have to pick that game up...

Third up is the Frothers Bunny Boiler Alice, I think Kev read my order wrong, cause I didnt ask for this one, but still, its a nice mini and I enjoyed painting her (And I was intending to get her anyhow).

And lastly is the first of my kiddie gangs, consisting of Peter with a crowbar, Katie with a bat, and Rose in a gasmask....these fella's are tiny, seriously small....

Friday, 30 April 2010

Salute 2010

Well I made it back from Salute without any real major hassles, took part in the Hasslefree sponsored game (gunned down a load of zombies, ate an alien dog, mutated into a hulk creature, killed more zombies and aliens, then gunned down by a hazmat team.) and spent quite a bit of cash.

I managed to pick up a fair few new mini's and when Blogspot stops giving me upload errors, i'll get some posted.

Friday, 23 April 2010

Heading to Salute.

Making the long journey down to London shortly for Salute tomorrow, will be back with lots of new toys and pictures on Sunday.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Steampunk Merchant

A resin Ramshackle miniature Ive had sat around painted for a few weeks now, figured it was time to get him displayed.