Friday, 28 April 2017

1st Jaguar Guards Bravo Assault Star "Man O' War" Mech

This is an old Ral Partha sculpt, I have only added SRM-6 launchers from the Iron Wind Metal Omni-Mech part catalogue to finish off a "prime" configuration.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

1st Jaguar Guards Bravo Assault Star "Black Hawk" Mech

Reinforcements for the attackers: Black Hawk plastic miniature from the old CityTech (2nd edition) box.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Otomo Heavy Lance finished, group shot

By favourite demand:

Company A, 1st Battalion

Heavy Lance

From left to right:
Tai-i (= Captain) Gyo Chu in a "Warhammer"
Chu-i (= Lieutenant) Imazeki Shobo in an "Archer"
Heishi (= Private) David Lin in a "Thunderbolt"
Heishi (= Private) Emmet Casey in a "Crusader"

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Otomo Heavy Lance "Archer" Mech

The classics return to the battlefield - unfortunately one of the antennas snapped off when I took the pictures. 😢

I hope the well-knowing BT fans can tell me whether I painted the cockpit in the right spot or not. 😊

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Otomo Heavy Lance "Warhammer" Mech

Another addition for Alpha Strike.

"Unseen" Warhammer 'Mech, an old Ral Partha pewter miniature. Something different for a change. 😎


Saturday, 25 March 2017

Veteran Terminator Squad Metallius

Names: Veteran Sergeant Metallius, Veteran Brothers Arrius, Pontius, Brutus and Augustus
Rank: Brother Veterans
Chapter: Adeptus Astartes ULTRAMARINES
Assignment: 1st Battle Company
Status: unknown....  Telepathic contact to chapter Strike Cruiser "Veritas" lost....

Sunday, 12 March 2017

AVP: Lt. Linn Kurosawa from Prodos' "The Hunt Begins" boardgame

Lt. Linn Kurosawa ended up at my home despite being never purchased or pledged for. She was accidently packed into my delivery. Guess I was lucky!

She is a character of an old Capcom Arcade game and somehow reminds me of Street Fighter's Chun-Li - but with a Katana blade.

an artists' expression of the Linn Kurosawa character (not my work)

Friday, 10 March 2017

AVP: Alien Warriors from Prodos' "The Hunt Begins" boardgame

The "Warrior" Aliens are one of the expansions of Prodos Games' AVP "The Hunt Begins" boardgame. When I pledged on kickstarter, I got myself 3 packs of these fine miniatures. I went for a classic, dark and metallic look on those. A little wash with a blue glaze (strongly thinned down) on top of the usual Nuln Oil gave them a nice finishing touch. Gloss varnish of Revell out of a spray can did the rest. 👍

Thursday, 23 February 2017

AVP: Alien Stalkers from Prodos' "The Hunt Begins" boardgame

After a long time of waiting I got most of my kickstarter pledge in last year. I started with my resin figures of the so-called "Stalker" Alien - basicly the monster out of the Alien 3 movie. The paintjob is inspired by Agis' stunning work on his Alien figures, as seen HERE on his website 
I also used his receipe and followed it completely. As some variety can never be wrong, I went with the brownish scheme for those models. Somehow I don't want to have an all "glossy black" Alien army. :-)
Just like Agis I don't wanted to use the lipped bases Prodos supplies the models with and used 2mm thick laser-cut plywood bases found cheaply on eBay instead. Thinking of LV-426 or other colonies the bases got a rocky grey colour pattern which really makes the models stand out. Gloss varnish spray from Revell and an extra thick coat of Citadel's 'Ard Coat for the heads finished off the overall effect I was looking for.
10 done, 10 more to do. 👌

Friday, 20 January 2017

Cukoo's Afghanistan gaming table for "Szenario 2017" convention

Let me introduce you to this post with a little background story as to why I share this in my blog:

when I came accross Cukoo's work (his real name is Torsten), I was impressed how much of all those little details he tried to catch from Afghanistan's scenery and implement it to this display table for a convention. That was before it was fully finished and before I saw any of the vehicles or troops he had ready to be played with. Once he had finished his work, the convention took place and Koppi (Andreas) went there to take a lot of pictures to write a review about how it went.

On various websites that I am member of the pictures were shared and that's how I ended up with seeing those Little Bird helicopters on that gaming table. Looking closer they looked exactly like the ones I once built (see here: Little Bird conversions ).  Since I had sold those last year I immediately thought - wow! Those are mine and they found a new home on that spectacular gaming table.

Yesterday evening I was told by Cukoo that my posts about that build were the inspiration for his versions. While these are not my old ones but exact copies, he also told me that my helicopters found a new home not too far away from him. I am happy that people actually use them. In my case they spent a time way too long on the shelves. 😊

Anyway, here are the pictures from Koppi's blog (Andreas) about the convention: