Wednesday, November 25, 2015

6MMRPC Week Twenty-Five: Animated Weapons, More

Finally something I can call finished!  I wrapped up the Animated Weapons, a Shadow, and an Orc, all from Mantic Games.  They were previously featured here: http://flamesofnerd.blogspot.com/2015/09/6mmrpc-week-sixteen-animated-weapons.html

I used railroad ballast mixed with some other larger rock for the basing, washed it with a Dark Sepia from Secret Weapon, added a drybrush of Vallejo Medium Brown, and then painted the edges Black.  The static grass is a mix of colors from GF9 and the tufts are from CGR.  Didn't take long to finish these once I got back to them.

Orc: Challenge Rating 1/2 Humanoid
Shadow: Challenge Rating 1/2 Undead
Animated Weapon: Challenge Rating 1/4 Construct


Test model for a band of mountain orcs, dual-wielding hand axes.
Extra bits bashed into a stand-in for a Shadow.
Couple of swords, also extra Mantic bits.
Axes!  Animated Weapons are fun!
I also received my dungeon furniture from Mantic Games' Dungeon Saga Kickstarter.  I signed up for these in August of 2014 and I was a bit surprised to see them after all these months, having basically forgotten about them.  The doors and furniture should look nice on the D&D table.

$5 got me two large doors, six small doors, and a pair of iron doors.  All are made from hard brown plastic.
More barrrels and chests!  The chests all have separate lids, tables are nice too.
For $15 I got a Dwarven Throne, two different bookshelves, a weapon rack, a well, a large chest, and a bookstand with a separate book, plus the two tables, four barrels, and four chests from the previous image.  These are molded in a softer brown plastic.
I'm pretty satisfied with these, especially the larger furniture.  I'm glad I ordered two of each set.

I get to chop six D&D minis from the Mountain!


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

6MMRPC Week Twenty-Four: Please Stand By


I went and bought Fallout 4 last Friday and the digital world has affected my analog hobbies since.  The game has been super-awesome so far.  That said, I did manage to get a litle bit of work in before the Bomb dropped, as it were.

I got an initial wash laid down on the Great War landships and guns, and also put a panel wash on the Ki-45.  I also started to base the D&D minis I worked on a few weeks ago, just need to do a few highlights, some pigments and tufts to finish them.  

Slow progress is still progress, I guess!
Another hour and these should be done.
I also received a large shipment of parts for my Mustang, might see it back from the body shop by the end of the year.  I was able to take advantage of a great sale at my old haunt, Sacramento Mustang.  




Monday, November 9, 2015

6MMRPC Week Twenty-Three: Random D&D Minis WiP

In another case of short-attention-span hobbying I spent the week working on a Star Wars RPG I just started running and checked out the local Renaissance Faire on the weekend.  I was able to squeeze in a few hours of painting on Sunday and put the first licks of paint on some Reaper Bones minis I bought last year.  I like all three of these sculpts quite a bit.  I also started on a donkey and wagon I picked up at about the same time from Otherworld Miniatures. (fantastic sculpts, though a bit on the pricy side)

A Halfling Assassin, a Necromancer, and an Elven Pirate walk into a bar...

Three weeks left to the Challenge, lots of work to try and finish!


Monday, November 2, 2015

6MMRPC Week Twenty-Two: Japanese Tanks

My scatter-shot ways continue this week, as I was gently reminded that I forgot to paint up some tanks for my gaming compadre Hal.  In return for a battery of Italian 4.7cm guns I agreed to paint four Japanese tanks for him.  He gave me these ages ago but with the madness of life, they slipped my mind.  These are a pair of Type 97 Chi-Ha tanks and a pair of Type 95 Ha-Go tanks, both from unknown manufacturers.  So far, I've only been able to put down an initial layer of dark yellow paint, but I hope to get these done as soon as possible.  These were beasts to clean up, mold lines all over flat surfaces and between rivets.

Maybe Command Decision?  They're all-metal and only the turrets were separate.