Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gen Con recap and some Dark Age!

Well folks, I recently returned from Gen con, and I gotta say barring some minor travel problems, it was a freakin blast! I don't have a ton of pics from the con to show you here but if you are interested, my groups pictures can be found on the Geek Garage Facebook page .

My overall impression of the myriad of Miniature gaming booths is a mixed one. Some were great and a few were a little on the lacking side.

In my opinion, the Wyrd booth takes the cake as the best overall. Really awesome staff and a nice wide open area to peruse all of their wares. The new plastic sets are to die for, really some of the best new figs I have seen released in a while!
Of course, because of their level of awesome, I jumped into Malifaux 2E with both feet. Look for some terrain and my Viktorias crew to be on the blog in the very near future.

Ninja Division was partnered up with Hawk Wargames in the same booth location, and I must say that was a very powerful combo. So much great stuff is coming out of both of those companies right now. Of course with that amount of coolness, the booth was jam packed the whole weekend. I made sure to snag my Super Dungeon explore con exclusives, and I will be picking up one of the new Drop Zone Commander starters very soon!(most likely PHR)

Cool Mini or not definitely saw some of my Gen Con funds. The new Dark Age stuff was just too sexy to pass up. Its nice to see Dark Age get some much needed attention and watch all the beautiful new sculpts roll out.  This was yet another booth that was absolutely packed the entire time. Those Zombicide fans are bonkers!

Pretty surprisingly, none of my group hit up the Wild West Exodus booth at all. I know I for one had great expectations for this game, but the prices on the figs have already climbed prohibitively high for a family man such as myself. I think that turned off my entire group from making them a high priority.

Of course we cant forget the Warstore booth. Always have to stop and see what they have got on clearance. I was not disappointed and was able to Snag some Mierce miniatures figs at crazy deep discounts. 

Of course there were dozens of other booths there, but these ones stuck in my memory the most.

And now for a few pics of the most recent Dark Age stuff  I have finished. Can ya tell Gen con has my Dark Age love rekindled?

Again, you'll have to excuse my crap pics for now. I'll have a new phone within the next month or so!


First up are some ravages for my Forsaken lists. I know some people don't dig these older sculpts, but they definitely hold a special spot in my heart. That and they are single piece figs! Doesn't get better than that.

Next up are the Buzzblades tthat I have been trying to churn out. I need a grundle of these guys for games, so I'm not trying to be too fancy with them.



Thursday, July 10, 2014

Infinity: Yaogat Strike team leader

Wow! way too long without a post! Shame on me! Hobby time has been cut severely short as of late,and my poor blog suffers for it.
I was a big fat failure on the 15 day challenge from my last post, and only made it 8 days in. I made a ton of progress on a myriad of projects,  but just couldnt hold it together for the whole term.
Next time I take that on I may shoot for a ten day stint. Seems a little more doable, dont ya think? 

I have done a few hobby things since then and even finished a figure for a contest on the new(ish) Infinity podcast, MAYACAST.
It is a great little show to listen to while you paint, by the way.

I hadn't planned to enter the contest until the ribbing of my buddies got to me, and I busted out the fig in 5 hours straight! Might be a new record for me.
After all was said and done, I didnt win the contest, as there were a ton of stellar entries but it's always awesome to have that kind of turn out for a painting contest!


Here is my Yaogat strike leader. Sorry for the garbage pics. My phone did an update, went crazy and now it does everything awfully, including taking pictures. :(


And a bunch of WIP's as I went along.



Sunday, April 27, 2014

The 15 day painting challenge

Recently, a buddy of mine came up with an idea to help with the backlog trap of painting, that all hobbyists fall into eventually.
We have these massive amounts of untouched pewter, resin and plastic figs lying around. We bought most of these figs with the intention of painting them.... Sometimes, especially in may case it seems, I dont even get them assembled and out of the box anymore! Its a terrible, terrible problem! Those figures deserve paint by god! To that end, the 15 day challenge was born. 15 days straight, painting for at least an hour every night!
Currently  we are sitting on day 3 and I have not yet faltered. We'll see how that sounds come day 10 or so.

So, stay tuned for many, many WIP's over the next two weeks. I will try to keep it updated every couple of days.

Dark Age and Wild West Exodus have been the focus of the first days. I have however, got some Rackham figs on the docket, and you should see them very soon!

You'll have to excuse the awful pics. They will be taken while painting. Cant waste time setting up a proper shoot now can we!?






 Follow everyone's progress over on the Geek Garage forum thread! Or better yet, join the site and jump in with us!




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On the bench

Lately it seems I have started a lot of projects but really dont have anything finished to show as of yet. So, I thought an "on the bench" post was in order!

It seems with the release of the all new card decks for Dark Age, my interest in the game has been rekindled. I have gotten a few games in and started work on the figs again. I really, really love painting these figures but couldn't get much oomph to do so when the game was not drawing my attention.

Here is what I have been working on.



Now, with all of this Dark Age craziness abound, Wild West Exodus was not to be forgotten.
Just some basecoats and washes on this guy for now. I plan to ramp up on him over the coming days.

Last but definitely not least, is my Yaogat strike force leader for my Morat aggression sectorial army.

I always have one Infinity fig in the works. Only one though, because if I were to try and assembly line paint these tiny, detailed little buggers, my eyes might just melt right out of my skull.

Thanks for taking a look! Let me know what you think or what changes you might add to these!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Infinity: Morat, Kurgat Engineer

I have been working on this guy for far too long now. I got to the point where I was afraid to screw him up, so I put him down and didnt touch him again for another 4 to 5 months!

Well, as you can see, I finally got the gumption to just bust out the last bits on him.

The red on this guy was a bit of an experiment, where I based with more of a purple color and shaded with almost black and then worked up with the reds. I really liked how it turned out, so I think I'll stick with the recipe for a while.

Thanks for taking a look!




Monday, February 24, 2014

Super Dungeon Explore: Boneheads

In an effort to power through my entire Von Drak box worth of figs, I finished these guys up assembly line style. I am really surprised that I haven't burnt out painting these little buggers yet, I hope I can keep it up to the finish.
They ended up quite a bit darker than I had intended, but I dont think it's a bad thing all in all.
I think the Rattlebones will be next on the docket.
Thanks for checking them out!




Saturday, January 18, 2014

Memory lane: Bane Thralls

Well, I do believe this is one of the first units I ever completed. I was oh so happy with how they turned out, thought I had nailed that freehand and I was just so mega awesome!! ;)

Well fast forward 6 to 7 years and the paint on these guys is looking pretty dated now. I'll still throw them down in a game when I get the chance though...I mean, because, they are painted after all.
I would like a crack at the new sculpts of these guys, as I think they look even cooler than the old ones. A feat which I thought impossible at the time I was painting these.

Thanks for taking a look!



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