You'll find a little of everything here. Genres covered in this blog include (so far) prehistorics, fantasy, old west, swashbucklers, pulp, Blood Bowl, Ghostbusters, gladiators, nautical, science fiction and samurai in 6mm, 15mm, 28mm, 40mm, 42mm and 54mm sizes. You'll also find terrain, scenery, basing, gaming, modeling, tutorials, repaints, conversions, art and thoughts in general about the hobby.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Catching up: Conan Pt 2

 Here are most of the minions from the Conan game. These also represent the first collaborative/assembly line-painted minis between my wife and me (with a couple exceptions, such as with the Aesir and frost giant ((by my wife)) and the Stygian assassins ((by me)).

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Catching Up: Conan

 This is by far our (the wife and me) largest project -- the Conan board game by Monolith. We've been painting the figures on-and-off among our many other projects since the game arrived the same year my wife and I met.

We've completed all the minis in the core and King's pledge boxes. We're still working on figures form the expansions. By which I mean I'm still working on figures from the expansions; my wife has completed 95% of the figures she was "assigned" to paint (we split the work 50-50.)

I guess I just need to hunker down and make than final push so that we'll finally have everything for Conan painted and ready to play.

I'll split this post into two parts (Part 2 will be posted a day or two from now). This first part shows the heroes and some of the monsters. The second part will focus on minions.


Friday, February 19, 2021

Catching Up: Okko


Okko is the most recent game that we have started painting. By "we" I mean Elizabeth -- my wife. 

I got lucky finding her. She is a monster (in a good way) at the painting table -- with a better paint-work ethic than me. We've divided up the figures between us to lighten the load, and she has finished most of hers from the previous games mentioned earlier on this blog -- so she's moved on to Okko, a nice-looking 1-vs-many miniatures board game based on the comic of the same name. 

Elizabeth only has a few things painted, having only started two or three weeks ago, but it's a few things more than I have done. The images here are all her painting. I still have stuff from Rise of Moloch to paint!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Catching Up: Hate

 Hate was a game I didn't think my wife would enjoy. It was one I had been waiting for since it was announced during the Zombicide Black Plague kickstarter campaign. My original intent was to get the core game so I could use all those barbarians in Black Plague (as well as forces for various fantasy skirmish games.)
"But, Carmen, Hate IS a skirmish game!"
Yep -- and my wife and I played it together, wailing on each other with rusty blade and devious spell, and loved every moment. She beat me handily in our first played chronicle (campaign.) I look forward to the rematch. We both love it -- not just the simple gameplay (after we decoded the terrible rulebook), but for the excellently sculpted minis. I think my wife said they were the best sculpted she's ever painted. I'm not sure if anything has beaten  them yet as that trophy-holder.

Usually, we are somewhat sticklers for painting the minis as they are represented in the original art for their respective games, but the Hate figures were a little too close in "look" for that to be feasible; we like to easily find our forces on the table during play. So Elizabeth came up with the idea of choosing alternate skin colors as well as color schemes for each tribe. It worked like a charm.

It's still not finished. We have a half-dozen tribes yet to go as well as a few monsters and mercenaries, but we do have enough tribes painted to do a full 6-player chronicle. One thing about these figures is there is an absolute TON of detail to find, decipher, and paint. We only paint either a couple figures at a time, or a couple colors at a time for each tribe. It took me about a week and a half to each of my tribes. But damn, we love our little families of barbarians. 

Elizabeth, are you ready for a rematch? No? Still need to play more Invader, Conan, Rise of Moloch, Sleeping Gods, Aftermatch, Space Hulk and Outer Rim? Ok. Yeah, we love our games.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Catching Up: Zombicide Invader

Zombicide Invader was the first Zombicide Kickstarter my wife and I decided to get, and the painting seems to have gone a little faster with this one. We have a majority of the survivors finished, but still have plenty of xenos and abominations to complete.
This isn't everything, just the most recently finished figures. I've also included the bots, sentry guns, and some custom objective markers taken from various manufacturers.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Catching Up: Smog, the Rise of Moloch

 This was the first Kickstarter game my wife and I chose together. She was into the Victorian theme whereas I just enjoyed the sheer freakiness of the whole ensemble. We're still painting it on and off; we haven't played it in a long while, but I think we're getting close to finished with it. 
I already posted a huge array of what we finished in our first bout with the game a couple years ago (3 years??) Here are a few more random figures that have been finished over the past few months/year.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Catching Up

My wife, Elizabeth, and I have been painting'a'plenty these past few months. And since I've started (trying to) return to this blog, I've lost the habit of photographing everything we paint. But I had a freee day today and spent the time photographing a hell of a lot of stuff -- not hundreds, but enough to make a few posts. The next few posts will be simple gallery posts -- one for each game the figures represent. I'll start with the first game in our collection that we started painting together as a couple: Zombicide Black Plague.
This one we're actually close to finishing EVERYTHING we have for it, including several custom characters and monsters. As such, there aren't very many images here -- just pics of some of the new things, including a great remorhaz (we call it a wyrm) my wife painted, It makes for a great "smaller" dragon to play in the game