It's all for a project that's based off of an attempted 1942 Amphibious landing by the allies on the coastal port of Dieppe that went disastrously wrong. The force organisation is from Bolt Action, though I think I will paint up some more troops so I can play Chain of Command as well.
I have some 3D printed Vampyres on the paint Queue too, but those will have to wait until the Autumn I think.
Damn mate! The 30K painting is amazing! Best Morti I've seen to date I think! (I did not find the Squigg.... )
Got some Midwar WW2 Brit Commandos done! These are by Black Tree Design and are decent sculpts and painted up easily.
(I think the bloke in the above pic on the left is actually by Wargames Foundry.)
A couple Lledo Days Gone diecast trucks painted up as Mack Trucks.
Also some Warlord Games Commonwealth troops painted up in Canadian uniforms.
A Churchill Mk1 tank. This was a lovely Resin model by MadBobMiniatures.
A Warlord Games plastic Mk1 Universal Carrier.
A Warlord games Sniper team in Ghillie Suits, really cool sculpts.
Black Tree Design Officer (Actually a Paratrooper, but I felt he'd make for a good leader so gave him a Commandos green beret.) and Wargames Foundry Adjutant.
Dipped my toe into 3D minis for the first time with a purchase from a seller on Etsy called The3DShoppe. I was surprised at how fine the detail was and how smooth with absolutely no layer lines there were on the minis. My only complaint is that the material used is very fragile and so tiny parts snapped off on a couple places like the odd finger or dagger blade.
So far just got one of them painted, a Banshee for my Dungeons and Dragons games.
Yeah, although there are options in that kit, they don't do much for posing and so essentially anything from that kit looks more or less the same. I am trying to sculpt my own alternative Beast along with adding some bits, but like many of my projects, that stalled a long time ago LOL
I think you should hand sculpt your own too. Make it so!
Evil Sunz were the only Orks worth talking about back in RT land. Bikes and buggies all the way!
And that Beast! Love the pink mottled tentacles! I had so much fun with that kit and really enjoyed painting mine. The scheme you went with is lush mate.
Now I've gotten my historical and fantasy paint logs set up, here's one for the sc-fi projects I have waiting. As with the other two, there are plenty of projects just sat and waiting to be completed.
- Let's start off with my Recent toe-dip into recent-ish (Last edition actually) Warhammer 40K. Chaos Genestealer Cult, but using more recent figs and the current codex. I loved the Chaos Genestealer Cult from the early 90's White Dwarf (And Compendium) and always wanted to put together one. Well, I convinced a mate to get into 40K hobby as he loved the novels and lore and he went Death Guard, Homebrewed Imperial Guard and Imperial Fists (And consequently painted up almost all of the figs for each army that he bought! ) and I bought the original Killteam boxed set. The GSC minis in that were so cool I decided to take the jump and bought and was gifted lots more. Now I have a full army, converted in places to be more Khornate for my project and now, they all sit assembled, just waiting to be primed and painted.
- Speaking of Killteam, I have a Primaris Marines Killteam painted up in the Carcharadons chapter colours. Space Sharks were always my fav chapter of "loyalists" and the recent McNivven Novels were effin sweet so now I have 3 out of 6 team members painted up. Not sure when I'll get to the last 3 as I have yet to play kill team...
- Papanurgle gets some love - I actually have 20 Plaguebearers, a resin Daemon Prince of somecompanyorother and some other daemons (30 nurglings or so) to paint and go with my plastic Beast'o'Nurgle and Meechilson GUO for a small deamons force. Another project not high on the priority list, but it's there waiting.
- Dreamforge Games Eisenkern troopers. I got these from Mark Mondragon's initial plastics kickstarter and they have been staring at me assembled and primed for a long time now. They need some damned love already. The kits allow you to make some super dynamic posing and I love the Jin Ro anime-type design aesthetic.
- Blackstone Fortress. Sweet Warhammer Quest game that is really good. I also have the Escalation expansion and the Zoat one too. The minis in this game are so cool and a painted set would certainly add to the game in general. So far, nothing painted, but I plan to change that eventually.
There's other stuff, but I'm at work, it's all packed away in boxes and my mind is blanking - Sedition Wars - I have the original game from kickstarter sat waiting to be painted... and some other stuff, I dunno.
Watch this space!
This will be my log for my large random Fantasy projects, a few of which I'll list below.
- First and foremost my Burrows and Badgers project. If you haven't seen this anthropomorphic-style game by Oathsworn Miniatures and the beautiful handsculpted figs for it, then you're really missing out. The creators are big fans of the Redwall novels by Brian Jacques and it shows in the sculpts, though the B&B setting is very different and I feel a little more adult. I have a nice collection of minis for this very fun rules set both painted and in the lead mountain, including two playable teams. Expect the odd mini painted here and there as a nice palette cleanser between my painting one dull green/brown-uniformed WW2 squad/vehicle and the next.
- Random fantasy minis for Roleplay games. I have oodles of figs to represent players and npc's and monsters and all sorts for my DnD sessions and whatever else in my roleplay games that need to be painted. I mainly do these also as a nice palette cleanser. From halfling adventurers through to crazy 1980's era DnD pig faced orcs to a couple very large dragons - there's a lot of variety and it all needs to be painted!
- Wasn't sure where to add these but I guess zombies are a bit fantastical rather than sci-fi when in a modern setting. Whilst I have painted a majority of my zombies and survivors for my home-brewed "Walking Dead" type zombie survival setting (Using rules that are still being worked on from a Kickstarter), there are still plenty of them to be finished up, along with terrain elements. Not a priority on my to-do list, but sometimes some simple zedhead paintjobs are all it takes to engage the hobby mojo to full throttle!
Watch this space!
Frostgrave certainly is a fun game! I love slinging so many spells about in a skirmish game. (And failing most of my casting rolls. LOL)
LOVE LOVE LOVE those gobbo sculpts! Very old school feel and you've painted them up a treat! Looking forward to more mate.
Maybe hopping from project to project as your attention leads you about will help with the mojo to keep going? Lots of cool stuff in that list to get on with and really, no rush so hopefully no pressure or threat of burnout.
The ork mech is super cool! Loads of crazy details though - would drive me mad trying to paint it all.
Amongst all my projects, it seems my most visited on my hobby table are still my historical ones.
So here, I'll try to collect images and progress on those and in no particular order list out below what you lot can expect to see and also I can hope to complete (In a few lifetimes).
- WW2 Canadians and Commandos for my 1942 Dieppe Landing Project (Look it up, a right shit show of an operation) for Bolt Action. I've already started these and have both vehicles and infantry completed (Pics to come). I've also added extra stuff so that I can switch stuff around and use them in Both D-Day and later settings. There's also going to be a small-ish scratch terrain piece that I hope to do for this project.
- WW2 Soviets for my late war Winter Project for Bolt Action. This army is my main army for the Bolt Actions rules set and I have a large collection already, but like any project, there are always additions that are made and need to be painted. Along with the troops and vehicles in this project, I also have completed a large amount of matching terrain and still have some of that to be completed.
- WW2 Germans (Winter) to face the above described Soviets and so I can run a demo game of Bolt Action with two fully painted forces. This project is about 25% done and I ran out of steam a while ago after painting up some SS and their complicated camo. But I plan to get back to them eventually.
- 15mm WW2 Brits for Chain of Command. I have a platoon of infantry with a couple support teams, but I still have an MMG team and a Churchill tank to paint up. Considering how quickly it is to paint up 15mm WW2 stuff and how little I have left to complete, I really don't know why I've let this lot sit untouched aside from not playing the game in like 3 years. But there we go.
- 28mm Jomsvikings and Anglo Saxons that I'd picked up a LONG time ago to be able to play both Saga and Lion Rampant with a mate. I had gotten about 1/3 of these done about 4 years ago and then ran out of energy for the project, especially once I got divorced! But seeing as I also like to use these figs for my Fantasy rpg sessions, I think I'll see if I can't get the urge to get back to painting them again. Don't expect too many updates for these though - low priority really.
Watch this space I guess?
Pointed hat space elves were always meh to me, but over the years I've learned to appreciate the older sculpts. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these Phill.
Love some scratchbuilt terrain!
Good stuff mate.
Reminds me, I have a shite load of my own terrain projects just sat unloved.