29 Jan 2012

Descent Props and Pumping Action

Hello! Not much hobby progress recently... I´ve been working on my Descent Dark Priest minis, and they´re almost ready. I also got some WHFB minis on the painting table, wich is nice :)

Here´s some Descent dungeon rubble, that I made for our last session... They´re Army Painter range. I´ve added some cork pieces and sand on 25mm bases. Good sculpting, I think and they painted up really nicely.

I found this old classic from my mini cupboard... and decided to give it a go. I like this old Pump Wagon way more than the new one. The snotlings are also really good looking. I´m gonna need another pump wagon for my army... I hope they´re still on sale at E-bay :)

I built some cork pieces on a plywood base to make the wagon lean on the right side. It gave the wagon abit unstable, low flying look.

"Pump harder lads"... I specially like the snotty on the roof, giving the finger... The sculptor´s been having some fun :) Won´t see GW doing that anymore... Wonder who actually was the sculptor on this piece. Please leave a comment if you know it!

Some paint job... Army Painters brown spray paint, and wash with Badab Black.

Painted the metal parts with Boltgun Metal, snotty´s with Gretchin Green, leathers with Bestial Brown, abit Red Gore on some clothings and the mushrooms... then washed with Devlan Mud. I still have to make the high lights and basing, before this piece is ready for battle. I´ll be back when it´s done. Bye now!

11 Jan 2012

Descent Miniatures: Captain Jones done

 Captain Jones was fast and fun to paint. I used black undercoat, and made heavy drybrushing with Knarloc green. Next I made few layers of  highlighting with same color, always adding little white in the mix. There you have it :)

I painted the base with little bit different colors than I usually do with the Descent minis. I tried to make some greenish "ghostly glow" on the floor tiles, so I used the same green as with the mini. It came out Ok. I think I could make the floor glow abit more... Hmmm.

Well, Captain is ready for fridays game. I hope we´ll get to use it too :) I looked at the oncoming dungeon map, and noticed that I have to make some more 3D props for friday... :O Time is getting tight. Bye now!

10 Jan 2012

Serpents of Hellfire Dread WIP and Descent Captain Jones

Hello there! My first posting of this year... Just a fast update of what´s going on with the minis. First few pics of Serpents of Hellfire Dreadnought, that´s slowly getting ready for battle...

Base colors done here... I used Pure Red primer from Army Painters range... some Komando Khaki, Tausept Ochre, Boltgun Metal and Knarloc Green.

Here it is after heavy Dev Mud wash... Looks old and dirty :)

Here it is after few highlights... and some flame designs. More dread postings later.

Then some Descent stuff... We´re gonna play some Descent next friday. In the last game session the players were having some R&R in one of Tamalir´s taverns, as they heard a rumor of great treasure of Captain Jones. They went after it. After a long, eventful journey, they found the dungeon at Guardian Hills, and started the descent. I hope we´re gonna hit the third dungeon level this time, so they get to fight with the Captain and he´s minions... Only, I don´t have a mini to represent the old ghostly pirate. So I have to put something together before friday. I found some old skeleton sprues from my mini cupboard, maybe some old WH stuff or something, can´t remember where I got them...

I glued one of them together... not too piraty yet :(

I found my green stuff in the fridge (and some beer)... and started sculpting. It´s really not my thing. I have very little experience with "the stuff", and I always try to avoid using it if possible. But now I had to make something for friday... As you see, it´s not a master piece, but It´s better than nothing :)

Here´s the Captain from behind...

I hope I can make it look better with the paint job... I´m thinking painting it "barrow wight" style. Green ghost with heavy high lights. We´ll see. Bye now!