Saturday, 28 February 2015

Chaos Dwarf Hellgrinder

I completed painting the model of the Hellgrinder I built for the Chaos Dwarfs. I enjoyed making this, a real problem solving activity. Not entirely successful to be honest, most of the wheels were built from corrugated card and while they were strong enough they created problems when it came to painting, actually getting the paint down inside the card was difficult. Not sure I would use it again. But since the whole project cost nothing to complete I can see I might make another in the future.

The two Dwarfs were cast and then had their hats built from skewers and card with some green stuff to secure in place.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Unity Troopers

Put these models together few days ago and have just got round to painting them. I would like to model 10 of them in total, so I have enough just in case a game gets larger. Found it quite hard to get all the helmets looking the same, don't think any of them are exactly alike, but never mind.

I like the general look of them and look forward to putting them in a game. Perhaps a boarding action or raid when the Crew are planetside. Will have a think.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

February Challenge Update

This were I am with the "February Challenge" and I have to say that I have surprised myself, I really didn't think I would manage to get this far. Its one of those projects that gets mulled over and over, to the extent that the modelling and the painting never actually get done. But it is done, so I am very happy.

More challenges may be the way in the future.

8 Warriors
8 Blunderbusses
10 Black Orcs
3 Bull centaurs
12 Hobgoblins
9 Hobgoblin Assassins
(3 to 5 characters) 4 characters so far

Finally, I've managed to make a Hellgrinder model to trundle along the corridors of any dungeon you may care to mention and rend limb from limb, not sure about the rules yet but will get there later.

Will get this painted in next few days.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hobgoblin Assassins

In between Five Parsecs and Hellgrinder models I have been painting the Hobgoblin Assassins. They are really made out of bits and pieces very much like the Hobgoblins were earlier. These however I found hard to find all the weapons I needed. As a result their second weapon, in some cases, had to be replaced with a hand holding an arrow, best I could do I'm afraid.

I really liked many of the poses I managed to get in combining Goblins by GW and Celts from Warlord, hope they don't mind!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Mission Two: Five Parsecs

Sitting around in the lounge of the local space port on Dubhe 0403 drinking Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters is only fun for a relatively, according to Einstein, short while. It was somewhat eclipsed by the sudden rattle of gun fire from outside...
Mission Two 
It would seem the Pirate group that had been so roundly dealt with out at the farm were looking for a bit of pay back or perhaps felt they needed recompense, to the tune of one shuttle craft. Either way it wasn't something Junke was about to agree with, especially since poor Kassel Leach was still plugged into every surgical devise they had aboard. At least he was stable and would reach The Sullimann in time. So, more Pirates, lets hope they're tougher than their friends...

The space port: Dubhe Central

The pirates go into stealth mode.

The crew keep watch and patrol.

After 2 turns the Pirates have closed to within a few feet.

Vassily is surrounded on both sides.

More Pirates hold back.

Shots from Kratoom and Jazz make the 2 Pirates bail.

Vassily quickly despatches the Pirate who had foolishly charged him.

Kratoom is wounded, but his Resistance ability nulifies the pain. 

A Pirate pops out from behind cover and shoots Vassily down.

Junke sprints forward and rends arms and splits skulls, the Pirate sinks to the floor.

But then is fired upon and flinches, scurrying for cover.

Jazz Maskil keeps an eagle eye open on the Pirates below.

Desparate the Pirate steps out to gun Junke down. He misses.

Junke steps forward, her Glare sword flashes and the Pirate dies.

Junke surveys the killing field, amazed that the crew have survived.

Kassel will still have to miss another 5 turns but he is now aboard the Sulimann, safe.
Vassily was fine although he does now sport some dramatic scars. All the crew were more than happy to return to their ship and to think about travelling to Sarin, their next destination.
As this was not a normal mission the crew received no loot from the confrontation.
But it would seem the Pirates are now hostile to the crew and will be hunting them.