Sunday, 31 May 2009

StormTroopers Finally Finished.

Only took a month or so.....

Talarn Squad

My desert raiders, I won these fellas during GW's White Dwarf 30th birthday party. I then painted them up and entered them in a painting competition in 2008 and came 3rd, as a result, Ive decided to not strip them and field them as is.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Pépée F. Space Marine/Ranger

A limited edition resin mini from Maow Miniatures, (045/200) I think they are a french company but I'm not sure.
This is the first time Ive painted resin, and to be honest I found it a pain, I washed the mini first before spraying, but found several problems painting her, especially with flesh colours (I normally struggle with skin) the paint seemed to dry to quickly and flake, creating a bit of a mess.
On hindsight I really should have painted her in blue vault suit rather than yellow, oh well.

Avengers Assemble!!

Captain America (I always prefer Captain Britain) and Iron Man of (if you didn't know) the Avengers. Two HeroClix miniatures i picked up yesterday. I think the Iron Man is a promo piece as he was in a one pack and didn't require any repainting. The ones I bought in the two pack boosters are just horrendous and need repainting (In the case of the TaskMaster, stripping first).

Friday, 29 May 2009

Middlesbrough Games Store no more.

I stopped by my FLGS today to try and offload a whole bunch of old rule books and pick up some paint and some new mini's only to find myself in a barren store full of boxes as the owner was having his closing down sale. 50% off everything, great, not much left though, I walked out with a ton of heroclixs for repainting (not many turned out to be worth it) and got my car clamped for my troubles...

Looks like now Im stuck with Games Workshop and the internet for my miniaturing needs...Its a shame really.

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Anipuma and Unipuma

I found these two while trawling through eBay and was quite surprised to find sculpts of the two catgirl androids from the old anime and manga Dominion Tank Police (Second anime I ever bought back in 1993). As it was an old faveorite of mine I just had to have them. They are produced by Denizen miniatures and are 25mm scale with cast hexognal bases, so they are a lot smaller than what Im used to.
For the colours I found this great cosplay photo and I was amazed at how much they had was actually on the mini's.

Sunday, 24 May 2009

William Foster "Falling Down"

Ive always liked the movie Falling Down, the story of one guy (with violent tendency's) just trying to get home for his girls birthday, only to have the entire city of LA seem to be against him.
So when I saw RAFM Miniatures "Harold Smith, White collar Survivalist" I knew I had to get him to add to my zombie survivors. I really like the way he turned out, he took about 2 hours to paint.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Ebay Goodies

Won this on Ebay last week and it finally turned up. At £25 incl postage it was a steal, a lot cheaper than anywhere else Ive seen one. Even better is all the bits are new on the sprue...Well they were until I started snipping.

Saturday, 16 May 2009


I won this fella along with a whole bunch of Witch Hunter stuff (along with a LOTR army, a Vanquisher and two chimera all which went on ebay) at GW's 30th birthday back in 2007, and I painted him up around that time, anyhow i dug him out the other day, rebased him and added him to my Guard as a priest while i finish off my StormTroopers.

Friday, 15 May 2009


I bought and painted these 6 last year before the new plastics where released. I spent a lot of time on them and am really proud of them.
I consdiered placing them on ebay with the rest of my chaos stuff as these metal minis seem to fetch good prices, but I just couldnt bring myself to do it.

Platoon Command Squad 2

I finally got around to finishing off my next 5 mini's, I used spare parts from the Command sprue and Heavy Weapons Sprues. Im still left with a bunch of weapon options for future squads.
I'll assign the old Yarrick mini I have as the squads Commisar, leaving me with two left to paint to assign to my Tanith and Tallarn squads.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Ebay Ebay Ebay

Well to make space and funds for my Imperial Guard Ive decided to sell a whole boat load of minis. Including my Chaos Marines, Space Marines and Orks. Theres a lot there, I'll post a few links but check out "My other items"

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Platoon Command Squad 1

The new Cadian command box finally arrived, so I spent the last three days assembling and painting up the two squads for my platoons.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Second Squad front and center!

Finally got the second squad painted up, I decided to throw the female catachan in with this squad as she was already painted and sat doing nothing, well that and I still havent received my Cadian command squad...

I also got another StormTrooper painted up. Im starting to struggle with my white...Ive ran out of Skull White and have been experimenting with cheaper paints, used both Tamiya and Revell so far, both with little joy, they dry terrible and the gives off a nasty fume, my head is still buzzing three hours later...