Friday, 3 March 2017

Rusted Car and Afghan Animal Pen 28mm Terrain

I had to buy this terrain piece from Rusty Rail of an old rusted out abandoned car:





I also tried out my new airbrush on this Afghan animal pen from Architects of War:


15mm German SS squads and support for Battlegroup

I've never painted SS before, and I wanted to do the camo as a challenge.  I really like how they came out!  All are Forged in Battle miniatures.  Excellent sculpts and casting.





Sunday, 19 February 2017

Playtesting

Wow, has it been that long?  Been working lots lately, sorry.  Here's some pics of the playtesting I did on the weekend for the horror rules that I've been working on:














I ironed out a lot of issues and simplified a few things.  The zombies were tweaked, and rifles proved to be quite powerful.  Had a fun time pushing minis around the table.  :-)

Sunday, 6 November 2016

10mm Storch Aerial Observer for Battlegroup

I was trying to clear up some mess on my painting desk and decided to base up this Feisler Storch 1/144 pre-painted plane.


Super easy to do, it is held up with brass rod (which is very sturdy) and held in place on the base and in the hole I drilled in the plane with two part epoxy resin.  I flocked the base like the rest of my army and now I have an aerial observer plane for Battlegroup!  :-)

Fenris Fountain

Once in a while I like to mix it up from painting miniatures and do a terrain piece.  I love the resin stuff from Fenris, and decided to paint up this fountain I picked up from them a while ago.


I had it all painted up and flocked, and was excited to try out the Woodland Scenics water (I never had before).  It's super easy to use - you just pour it in and wait a day and a bit to dry before adding more layers.

I put a post-it note over the water and took it outside for a Dullcote.  Wrong!  Here's what happened to the water effect that was touched by the Dullcote:


I didn't have much of an option, so I tinted up some water effect with green paint and poured it in, with a bit of flock on top.


I don't have all the nice bits at the bottom of the fountain to look at anymore, but I think it looks a bit more creepy with the green tint.  :-)

Thursday, 6 October 2016

10mm WW2 German Flak and Medics, Soviet AA

It was clean up the desk time in the Harwood Hobbies Man Cave...finished off a few 10mm WW2 items.





I tried doing something different for the Germans - I used fine flock for grass, with a bit of static grass added, some clump foilage and a tuft.  I think it looks good.  :-)

Thursday, 8 September 2016

15mm KillBots!

I picked up some of The Scourge from Rebel Minis, as I like the idea of a terminator-style robot apocalypse.  I thought I'd jazz them up with a pea dot camo scheme.






Painted while listening to:  Dead Lake by Darcy Coates


I'm a fan of Darcy Coates, and thought I'd try one of her books out on Audible instead of eBook.  This one was FANTASTIC!  Loved the story - very spooky!