Sunday, November 30, 2014

Malifaux go!

Well folks, here we are again, with a huge, disgusting pause in my blog posts.
Life has gotten the better of me once again, it seems. With my camera being the craps for the last good long while and some crazy medical problems going on, I really lost the motivation for a spell.

Now the hobby mojo seems to be creeping back into my daily routine, and I once again feel like slinging paint!
As promised in my Gen Con wrap up post, I am ready to show you some Malifaux goodies.

I now have a few games under my belt for this system and it has really been a hoot! The card mechanic in Malifaux was a bit hard to get used to at first, and I always found myself searching for dice to roll. Now that I am starting to get the hang of it however, I am enjoying the game thoroughly.

As is typical with me and miniature games, I am finding it difficult to stay "in faction" with my purchases. All of Wyrd's beautiful new plastic kits seem to be calling my name!
I have started off with Outcasts so far, which seem to be a pretty good springboard into other factions since they are, after all, Mercenaries.

My first completed fig obviously had to be the Master in my Hired Blades crew box, Viktoria of Ashes. Really an awesome fig, albeit tiny and super fiddly.  Too many times I see these Malifaux crews painted extremely dark and dirty. So, I wanted to go somewhat opposite and make mine bright, with quite a bit of pop for the table top.

Here she is in all her punkish glory. Let me know what you think!

Here is a shot of my entire crew as it stands now, I have since added Ama No Zako and Killjoy for some major nastiness. Just have to get those big buggers assembled.

As you can see, I have gone with kind of a hodgepodege brick road style for the bases. I made the bricks from scratch and plan to make a tutorial on them in the near future.

Something noteworthy about these plastic kits: While these are awesome figures, they are fairly difficult to assemble. If you are unsure of your skill assembling tiny, multi-part figures, you may want to seek out the help of a more experienced modeler. I have put together military models which make the difficulty of these pale in comparison, but I would put these up there in the top tier for difficult gaming figures.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Infinity: Sogorat w/HMG

Here is the latest addition to my Morat Aggression Force army. This dude is always one of my go to troops in game so I thought he deserved a paintjob after taking to the field as a silver monstrosity one too many times.

I am very happy with how he turned out. Most of my Morats are fairly colorful, but I wanted this guy to look darker and little more ominous as is fitting for the most elite regiment in the army.

I'll have to snap a group pic of these guys after I finish the next one.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Abandoned factory WIP

A while back I saw a bunch of resin terrain (cant remember where) for sale online that I really loved, but it just so happens to be out of my price range, so I thought I would use it as inspiration to make some of my own similar stuff.

Here are some pics of the factory I have been creating. Each stone block is cut individually from pink foam so it is not a fast process at all.
I'm thinking when its done, it ought to fit great in Malifaux, Warmachine, Confrontation and RPG games.

The beginning of the blocks being added to the main foam core structure.

The wood under structure that would be exposed where blocks had fallen off.

More blocks and the wooden surround under the roof eves.
First fully blocked in side.

Added the doorway using square balsa dowels and a ramp to the door with a pink foam wedge.

Completed front and blocked steps.

Added a cellar entrance and a boiler to the corner of the structure. Boiler was made with a DIY Christmas ornament.

Added small tacs to the slats for more details.

Beginning of the roof

Roof tiles glued into place.

 A light on inside?.....perhaps its not abandoned after all!  Mwahaha!!

Just a few more details to add and it will be time to paint this big old bugger. Stay tuned and thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Dark Age: Jon Woe

Well, you never saw WIP's of this fig because he is not a paint job of mine. A couple of friends and I decided to do a fig swap and paint each others small based fig of choice. I picked Jon Woe for my buddy John to paint.

I was super stoked when I got mine back! Such a cool use of colors and great overall paint work. I asked for an awesome base since he tends to make amazing bases, and I was not disappointed in the slightest!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On the Bench: Super Dungeon Explore and Warmachine

Just a few quick WIP's of what I worked on over the last week.

First up is the new Hero/ mini boss for Super dungeon explore, Ser Snapjaw(Kobold Exemplar).
Decide I wanted this guy to stand out on the game board for some reason. I have really been having a good time working on him.
I painted his helmet in a moment of delusional freehand craziness and almost gave up about half way through. I'm glad I pushed on as I am pleased with the result.

Here he is so far.

 And the Helmet.

And now quick shot of Strakhov I am painting for a friend. Not having a good time with this one. Just gotta make it through and get him off my table soon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Salt City Gladiator Games!

Well folks, I'm excited to inform all of you about the newest premier gaming event in Utah.
 The Salt City Gladiator Games!

Utah and all of the surrounding states have always lacked a good tabletop gaming convention, so a group of  us locals are out to remedy that.

With Warhammer 40K, Warmachine and Hordes and Magic the gathering rounding out the big events, we will also have Malifaux tournaments, Dark Age events, an Infinity ITS tournament and the Salty Dwarf painting competition.!

Here is a copy and pasted list on the top ten reasons you should attend!

1. Two full days of tabletop gaming
What more can one ask for, right? There isn't an event like this in the state that offers you two great days of having fun with the hobby that you love. 

2. Random prizes
Each person who attends one of the events has the opportunity to receive one of the random prizes we'll be giving through out the day. 

3. Cash prizes
There will be cash prizes for those who place well in the Warmachine Masters, 40K tournament, and Salty Dwarf Painting Competition. 

4. Trophies
We'll have first year trophies for each Warmachine event, 40K, and Salty Dwarf Painting Competition.

5. Meeting new people
This event is looking to gather folks from around the state and a few from surrounding states. A perfect opportunity to meet new people and talk about the hobby. 

6. Really great price
Our event is pretty inexpensive to attend and you'll be getting a lot more back in return. Most other events will have you paying $50+ to get in the door plus an added charge for events. 

7. Help build the community
This is a community event and we want the community to benefit from most of all. The Salt City Gladiators are non profit and we are working very hard with the local game stores to help build this event into something amazing.

8. Exposure to new games
Our Open Play Area will be available for anyone who wants to bring in a new game to demo or hold a smaller tournament. Right now we have Malifaux and Infinity the Game setting up events. 

9. Competitive and non Competitive events
Most people we talk to believe that they'll just get rolled over by super competitive players at this event, but that's not really the case. We'll have players of all skill level and experience at this event and we have events that are not geared toward heavy competitive play. You wont know how good you are unless you attend. 

10. Be part of the first year
It's always great to be on the ground floor of something new. Look at how well Salt Lake Comic Con did at their first event. Ten years down the road you can gladly tell your friends that you were there at the Salt City Gladiator Games first year, the year everything changed in the world of tabletop play in Utah. 

So Spread the word folks. Make sure and come if you can, this will be an awesome event!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Super Dungeon Explore: Herald Of Vulcanis

Worked on this guy for a long time and just couldnt make myself happy with how he was turning out. I had originally just gone with a black helmet on him and hated it. So, he sat half painted for months.
Brainstorming with some friends one day made me realize that he needed more pop, something to set him aside as a somewhat important character in the games he was used in. Thus, the Lava helmet cam about.
Pretty happy with him now!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Dark Age: Blazon

Found a few minutes to put the finishing touches on this one.  She can now go off to the new owner.
I like how she turned out quite a bit, the little bones on the base(mouse bones) were sort of an afterthought, but I am glad I included them. Helps reinforce the post apocalyptic setting for the fig. 


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On the Bench: Dark Age and Helldorado

Here are a few WIPS I have been throwing some paint at over the last little while.

First up is Blazon for the Skaard faction in Dark Age.
This one is unfortunately not for me. I'm painting it up for a friend who hooked me up with a limited edition fig as payment. She should be done very soon now.

From oldest to most recent.

And Now for MONGO!!
Probably one of my favorite figs of all time.

I am fairly pleased with my homebrew base on this one.

Last in the lineup is Francisco Vargas, for the Westerners in Helldorado.
Freaking love this whole line of figs!

Planning on giving this guy freehand galore if my nerves can handle it. He is rather small.
Again, I am happy with this guys base. Base-building seems to be turning into a whole little side hobby for me.

Let me know what you think of these guys so far. Have any awesome ideas I ought to incorporate into them?
Thanks for having a look!

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.

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