Monday, June 30, 2014

Labyrinth Lord & Fantasy Miniatures

Pig-faced Orc Commander and two of his minions.

I promised you guys some pictures of my Labyrinth Lord figures by Otherworld Miniatures, so here they are.  These figures are fantastic, the sculptures are great and they are solid minis.  I just finished painting the Level One box set not to long ago and will be purchasing the Level Two set sometime in the near future. 

I highly reccomend these guys, they have several box sets that come with their own carry cases, level one and two monsters and also heros, demi-heros and henchmen.  Well worth the money if you like old school minis!

The rest of this post will be picture heavy, have fun!

Pig-faced Orc archer and flail dude.

Trio of Hobgoblins.

A swarm of ugly ass Goblins.

I love the Kobolds, bad mofo's!

Creepy Centipedes.

Fire Beetles, I elected to leave off the feelers, they were a bit fragile.

The Rat Pack.

The rest of the pack.

The Stirges are freaking awesome!

Close up of the Stirges.

These are not the Skeletons that come with the set, but I like them :)

Again, not an Otherworld miniature but still a bad-ass Bugbear!

Booty shaker view.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Painting Marines - Part II

Private McNulty starting to look like a real Marine.

For the next step I painted the face in Vallejo Basic Skintone and then painted all of the knee pads, bags, hydration bladder, ammo pouches and plate carrier in Vallejo English Uniform.

Plate carrier/Hydration pack.

 Here's a look at the rest of the Marines, half are done with Vallejo Basic Skintone and the other half with Citadel Mournfang Brown for a little variety.  Next up will be guns, night vision connectors, microphones and goggle lenses.

Almost ready for war.  Almost.

Painting Marines - Part I

Meet Private McNulty (Yes, I 'm a fan of The Wire)
I spent a lot of time searching around the webs for some step by step instructions for painting Marines.  I found a really nice post on Little Nickys Gameroom and figured I would follow along and post my results here.

I am painting 20mm Marines from Elhiem Miniatures, they are really nice and have lots of detail for such small figures.  I based them on pennies and glued down some GaleForce Nine Fine Basing Grit.  This was followed by a coat of matte black spraypaint.  The base was then painted with Privateer Press Hammerfall Khaki (see above picture).

First coat of the uniform.
For the base of the uniform I used Vallejo Iraqi Sand, I found this to be a bit thin with too much of the base peaking through so after he dried I went back and gave him a second coat for better coverage.  Next up will be the gear and equipment, stay tuned!

Private McNulty gets a second coat of Iraqi Sand.

Keeping busy


Heya folks,

Just wanted to drop a quick post, things have been busy here and its been a while since I have been on the blog.  I've been neck deep in the World Cup the last few weeks, I'm currently watching the Netherlands/Mexico game.  That's not to say all of my gaming has fallen by the wayside, I have made a little time to work on some miniatures. I finished up painting my Labyrinth Lord Level One box set and am currently working on some 20mm Marines for Skirmish Sangin.  Above is a picture of my painting setup, its a cheap folding table from Target planted squarely in front of my TV (and the World Cup).  Below you can see some close ups of the miniatures I am working on.

I'll try and post a few photos later this week of the completed Labyrinth Lord miniatures, I'm pretty happy with how they came out.  Take care and GO USA!

Marines and Delta Forces primed and ready for paint!

Marines get their first pass with the base uniform color.