Thursday, 12 February 2015

Small steps for Bolt Action and Malifaux

Welcome back long suffering maniacs.

Last few days has seen some slow but steady progress on my Bolt Action US Airborne force.
Some folks have pointed out the distinct lack of great coats on 'winter' Americans.
Before i set out on this project i decided the force would be part of the 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne. Any fans of Band of Brothers, either the book or tv series, or any one with some insight into the US Airborne in the Ardennes. Will know that the 101st were rushed to the front, many had very little winter clothing (in fact in 'BoB' it's only the officers with the Great Coats) and most had little to no ammo.
When researching and deciding on the models to use, i used this rational to explain the inclusion of models without greatcoats and the fact that some would be wearing items of the M1942 and M1943 uniform. Lets face it, old kit or not, when your skins forming ice crystals from the cold, it's not going to matter as long as it keeps you warm. Hence, the mix of Warlord games and Artizan models.

Now that's out of the way.

Here's the progress so far
Overall infantry shot

Closer shot of a couple of models to hopefully show the work that's gone into the basic uniform.
Mortar spotter, 2nd Lt and Medic team.

Hopefully over the next couple of days i can get the webbing painted and start to break up the plain green feel. Also apologies for the poor pics, they were taken late at night on a camera phone :(

Last but not least.
I made the decision to try and get back into Malifaux by Wyrd Miniatures.
I still need to get my hands on the wave 1 and 2 arsenal decks to be able to play.
But as of today, this will be my crew of choice to learn with.

Ressurectionists Kirai

So that's the general hobby all up to date. Hope your all doing well.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Adventuring back through the breach

As i eluded to hahaha...ok spaffed and waxed lyrical about in my last post.
I have taken the plunge and decided to venture back through the breach and back into Malifaux.

You already know the crew i am taking from my previous post 'Kirai'.
So most of my current time is spent reading articles on her, trying to find paint scheme ideas and above all, trying to figure out how to do some really characterful bases.
But a break from the google bashing was needed.
So here i am.
With nothing new to show.
Miniature Monday on the horizon and a need to show off something.

So i thought i would dig up my previous malifaux works and show them off.
A kind i am, here's what i hope to achieve on a painting level once again.

So without further they are.

The Ortega family

Perdita Ortega

Santiago Ortega

Nino Ortega

Francisco Ortega

Papa Loco

Abuela Ortega

 Next up
The Red Chapel Crew...or Seamus and his ladies of negotiable hospitality


Copycat Killer

Madam Sybelle

Rotten Belles

No close ups on my next crew sadly.
But the Viktorias along with Misaki

Finally, like any wargamer, i like to try and have something nice to play over. But my 40k/wfb boards just weren't going to cut it for the Victorian steampunk world of Malifaux.
So i spent a good few weeks and a stupid amount of money on card, foamcard,printer cartridges and prittstick.
To produce a board from WorldWorks Games.

But my god was it worth the time and effort.

It started off looking like this

With a good amount of swearing and time it became more like this

Before finally becoming this. Worth the effort i hope you will agree.

So that's where i am at and where i hope to head to once again.

As usual thoughts, comments, suggestions are always welcome, especially in relation to where i might source some interesting Oriental bases/decorations for base.
Any thoughts just hit me up on twitter @ghostwalker0299