Wednesday 24 September 2014

Zomtober is coming

     So, with October looming on the horizon, it's the time of year to start thinking about zombies again, wait, you what?
     Zomtober is an excuse for bloggers from all different backgrounds to come together and use peer pressure to get each other to clear a very particular section of their lead pile.

The rules.
The rules are simple. To take part just paint one Zombie or Survivor (or more!) each week, in any scale you like, posting it to your blog by the Sunday (we use Sunday's as the end of each Zomtober week). So that means one or more minis each week on or before the 5th, 12, 19th and 26th of October. Simples.

(Shamefully copy and pasting the rules from Simon's blog, follow the link to see the full list of blogs taking part).

     My aim this year? Get enough zombies painted up to get rid of the asterix from the Zombie horde label on the side of my page. Now how many zombies do I need for a horde? According to the Oxford dictionary, a horde is 'A large group of people', which is really helpful. . . .

Sunday 21 September 2014

VBCW board

      I had a spare half hour or so in between doing projects and I thought I would use it to get my VBCW scenery out, to have a look at it all together and see if there is anything I really need to add to the look.
      I'm not sure this collection of buildings is even big enough to call a village but the BUF are here recruiting in their van.

vbcw scenery conflix

      The bulk of the buildings are from the conflix range, a range I definitely plan to invest in more of in the future.

vbcw scenery conflix

vbcw scenery conflix

mordheim ruined scenery vbcw
       The little, ruined stone building is my newest toy, a cheap model bought on ebay that, while it turned up completely broken, will be a valuable addition to my collection. A two story, open topped building will always be useful in any game, although I am particularly looking forward to using it in a mordheim game one day.

     I think I need to get my hands on some hedges and walls to really make it look like a village, but as a starting point I am really pleased with the stuff I have so far.

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Monday 15 September 2014

Something dark, this way comes.

     Another slow weekend in terms of painting achievements, but I am about halfway through a couple of big projects that need to be finished before the end of September so there should be some serious posts coming along soon.
     My one bit of painting I can show off is my BUF van. Much as I still haven't bought any actual BUF figures yet, they are on my to do list, I did pick this little thing up really cheaply at a railway show and it was fairly obvious how it should be painted. It will probably get a quick weathering in time, but at the moment I am pretty pleased with it.

vbcw buf van transport

vbcw buf van transport

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Monday 8 September 2014

Adepta Sororitas

           My sisters of battle army has been one of those projects that in my head was a stunning good idea, I love their fluff, I love the way they work, I even liked the models, but put into practise they are a horrible army to collect. They are stupidly expensive to buy, fairly mono pose once you get past your first squad and a half, and it is neigh on impossible to get some of the weapon options, then painting them turned out to be a chore rather than a pleasure. On the other hand, now they are done I am looking forward to getting a game in with them.

sisters of battle symbol

         So before I show the finished project I thought I would complete the run down of newly finished squads, first of which are some more sisters of battle. This is my second troop choice and my commander, meaning I now have a legal army.

Sisters of battle troop squad red white

sisters of battle abbess colour red white hq

     So with my minimum army (plus tanks) painted, all that was left of my planned project was a small squad of Celestians, and here they are. Painted in the same colour scheme as my basic troops but given a little extra bit of gold ornamentation  just to make them appear different on the battle field. While the sister superior has been given an abbess backpack to make her appear a lot more important than a normal superior as well.

sisters of battle celestians white red colour scheme

sisters of battle army force 750 points

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Monday 1 September 2014

Bumbling on through

     This weekend was a blow out in terms of hobby progress. The same few models that were on my desk Friday after work, are still there, Monday morning before work, but I did get a little bit of painting done mid-week and I also did a little bit of tidying up of old models about the same time.

      The first 4 figures, below, are my zombie wedding scene from hassle free miniatures. These were yet another impulse buy earlier in the year just before I actually got married. Something about painting up both of us as zombies in the right sort of gear, just made me laugh, so it had to be done really, and yes, I did wear a bright yellow waistcoat . . . While these were painted up much earlier this year, I didn't get time to base them and as it had been bugging me that I hadn't, it was a job that crept back up my to-do list.

Hassle free zombie wedding party

Hassle free zombie wedding party

      The best man figure isn't from the metal hassle free set, but is a plastic zombie from a set that will be going up in dribs and drabs for the rest of the year.

Hassle free zombie wedding party

         I'm going to keep an asterix on the zombie horde label until it actually becomes one. The 5 zombies I have posted up so far do not, under any circumstances, make a horde.

Until next time, thanks for reading.