Monday, August 23, 2010

Week 34: Tristan - Necromunda... Spyrers

I do have some other pics to do a step by step if anyone is interested, but here is my second batch of Spyrers, doubling my initial gang size to ten!!  You can see pics of my first batch on my blog here.
Let me know if you wanna see the step by step photos.  I'd highly recommend the painting method used.  I took these five models from basecoated red and black to finished in about four hours. They look quite good for the amount of effort put in.

Must Finish Project #2..... FINISHED!!!

Back at the end of February I wrote a couple posts about some small-ish projects I hoped to complete this year.  I'm happy to say trying to get some necromunda organized and get my brother involved in the hobby again has gotten me quite motivated.  Over the weekend and today the rest of the MFP #2 - my spyrers - have been painted and based.
Sorry for the weak photo, but it's getting late.  This batch gives me two of the jakara, malcadon and orrus suits, as well as four yeld suits. It's pretty insane to have a collection of 10 spyrers considering it's about twice as many as I'll ever need, but the paint scheme I chose is so easy finishing them up was a breeze.

Next up, some posts about the necromunda campaign as well as some more pit slave posts.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bringing back an old favourite... Necromunda!

A few items in this post.  First I'm glad to have found something to inspire me to start modeling and painting again.  I hope this is just the beginning, and have even taken the step of ordering some stuff from Forge World thinking about some other projects.  This year so far has nearly been a write off in terms of non-gaming hobby, but I have some time to change that before the year is out.

For a while now, I've been wanting to get a Necromunda campaign going across more than one hobby store, as there are many within a reasonable distance in the GTA.  I will post some more specific posts about this, but so far I've put together some simple rules to try and keep players interested and motivated to play.  The goal is more narrative than competitive.  I think we are going to use to organize games and post content.  If you are around the GTA and this sounds interesting please get in touch.

It was this that sparked my motivation to get some hours put into my Pit Slave gang.  I will probably lend my Spyrers to my brother - and my Escher are actually being painted in trade for some sentinels (they might be ready in time for the campaign) so just in case I thought I should start modeling a gang myself.  I still might do something crazy like run a Wyrd Coven gang and save these guys for some big showdown battle at the end of the campaign.  The best part about these guys is I'm going to use them as servitors as well for my 40K gaming, hence all the magnetization.  I have a good 13 bodies and have already built 25 different arms.  The best part is this is probably the easiest gang/model to build upon.  This way I can keep making various armaments and I can always throw some technological bits onto various models to make more bodies.

These are my four actual pit slave models.
I've simply glued a magnet on their arm socket and puttied over it.

Here are four goliath plastics with a single magnet each.
The two on the left have cheap pistols since I figure I will always want some pit slaves with a simple pistol/pit slave weapon.  Third from the left could be a cheap cutting torch or a regrafter for a techno.  The final guy was the prompting for this gang when I was wanting some servitors.

Four more goliath plastics with both arms magnetized.
With both arms able to take pit slave weapons, I can use a couple of these guys as my pit fighters and still use the other guys with one pit slave weapon and some other armaments.

Finally the leader with all the arm options built so far.
Basic; autogun, boltgun, lasgun, shotgun
Pistols; autopistol, boltpistol, laspistol
Pit Slave Weapons; buzzsaw, chainsaw X4, claw, hammer X2, regrafter, rock drill X2, shears X3
Special; grenade launcher, plasmagun X2, meltagun
I want to balance out the options a bit more for the left side.  I still need some arms with swords, some stub guns, maybe a flamer or hand flamer, another melta/multi-melta, definitely another claw and a buzzsaw.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mini Painting 4 Free = free painted models for me!

Several months ago I found a blog with an interesting concept, Mini Painting for Free.  Basically, our protagonist (Dave) is offering to paint a mini or two for you for free in an attempt to keep himself from buying more figs he won't get around to painting.  As you may or may not have noticed I've decided to farm out some painting projects (see my space hulk genestealers, or my dark elf blood bowl team) instead of letting it sit there forever.

Dave and I ended up doing a swap of models to paint, as I'd hit a bit of a wall in terms of motivation to paint.  I've been tracking my progress painting them on Weekly Minis (a cowboy and a cloak & dagger type "antagonist") but wanted to post up something about Dave's awesome work and pimp his blog a bit.

I sent Dave a couple very OOP 40K models, the old running genestealer patriarch and a harlequin.  I wanted to send him the harlequin since I wanna have a bunch of different people paint them up so they all look really different (going to use them as a spire brat gang in necromunda) and then base them the same to tie them all together, and just threw the patriarch for fun since I knew it would be a long time before I ever took a brush to him.  If you read the history on Dave's blog you'll see he was excited about the harly, but the patriarch inspired him.  The colour scheme Dave used on the harlequin is very cool and definitely will be unique I'm sure.  I like his pictures better so I'm just going to repost them here.

Genestealer Patriarch


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