So I’m not dead yet – sorry I haven’t posted anything since… wow, January. I’ve since joined the full-time workforce and have suddenly found myself without much time or inclination to do painting or modelling.
Here’s what I’ve actually painted in the last six months, ranging from the historial:
More british napoleonics… still lots more to go.
To the sci-fi:
Four more infinity nomads
I keep wanting to buy new stuff, but since I’ve only finished twelve models since the last batch of stuff I bought I figured I’d better not.
And then this came out:
Operation Icestorm From www.infinitythegame.com
And I couldn’t resist.
Pretty, pretty, models. From www.infinitythegame.com
At least it’s a preorder and won’t be actually released for another month or two – so I have some time to finish another two to four models, at this rate.
Here’s what I’m working on right now: trying to madly finish the last couple of miniatures for my Infinity Nomads. Above are two zonds (Nomad Remotes) – the front one has its black and red areas finished, whereas I’ve just done base-and-shade on the back one.
Why am I trying to finish the Nomads rather than continuing on with more Napoleonics?
So, I haven’t posted in over a month now – sorry about that, I’ve been doing some hobby stuff but a) I’ve been going through a series of rewrites and revisions for my PhD thesis and b) I haven’t been able to find any time while the weather’s been sunny enough to take decent photos (I use natural light, since I don’t have a propper lighting rig and my camera flash is atrocious).
Anyway, here’s the stuff I’ve completed over the past month:
Admech Cultists (some autoguns and a heavy stubber)
AdMech Cultists (flamers and leaders)
BFG Vengeance Grande Cruiser
Finished British Infantry
British Grenadiers (just waiting for a base drybrush and touch-ups)
British Line Company… 8 of 256
She doesn’t want to be photographed… (sorry about the blur!)
I’ll post some workbench shots during this week so you can see what I’ve still got cooking (mostly, a whole bunch of Napoleonics). I’ll also get around to posting the last couple of galleries from the Istvann III Campaign as well…
So I’ve been making model trees out of an old plastic christmas tree for my gaming club (the ANU Wargaming Society), and I think they’ve turned out quite well!
Since the plastic christmas tree was so old, most of the branches have been flattened so they’re nearly 2D (the bristles point in only two directions on some of them!). To hide this problem, instead of doing individual trees I’d done clumps of 4-5 on 60mm round bases (MDF, which I spraypainted green). The individual clumps can be used as scatter terrain or – as shown in the photos here – on larger bases to indicate area terrain.
Trees for the Tree God!
I think they do the trick, and look pretty good (bonus: they actually block LOS for true-line-of-sight games too!)
Sorry about missing my weekend post – my local club (the ANU Wargaming Society) ran a whole-day event on Sunday, which involved a lot of games and two BBQs. So, here’s a post about the things I’ve finished recently (although a lot of this stuff has been done for a while – it’s just only now that I’ve gotten around to giving them all a coat of matt varnish).
Quick post for this weekend – I haven’t had time to take any photos of the stuff I’ve done over the past month (mostly infinity stuff), so here’s a little gallery of my terrain arranged for an infinity game. Continue reading →