Monday, December 23, 2013
Sunday, December 22, 2013
I really enjoyed painting this version of the legendary Colonel Straken. Am looking forward to using him in my battles in the future.
More Jungle Fighters en route next post :)
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
But playing against the Imperium has motivated me to revisit my first army. The Catachan Jungle Fighters. I used to play the army without any of the IG tanks and will still stick to this practice. I painted up a few models to get in the mood.
It really brought back a lot of memories painting these miniatures, particularly of the 4 years I spent living in Perth, Western Australia.
This mini of a female Catachan with Grenade launcher was purchased from a brick and mortar game shop called Tactics in London Court of Perth city. It was my favorite haunt in the city and I would go there every weekend, and some weekdays after uni classes :)
I was really stoked to see that the opposite sex is also represented in 40K tabletop gaming.
I learnt alot about painting miniatures and also things about life during my time in Perth. It will always be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the honor to have been a part of.
Looking back, I still miss a lot of my friends there. But the busy-ness of work, lethargy and numerous distractions (which should be no excuse really), have seen me not being in as close contact with these very special people as much as I desired.
I have realized when writing this entry that my miniatures have become part of the timeline of my life, tangible reminders through times both happy and sad. They have become in a sense more than just toys.
I'm sure many of my fellow gamers out there also have their share of memories as well with their minis ;)
I leave you with a quote from George Bernard Shaw that has always been in my heart. And my excuse to maintain that inner child lol! Have a great week ahead everyone!
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw
Monday, December 9, 2013
My inspiration came from the above pic from the movie Aliens. The failed alien hybrid experiments looks really creepy and would add a lot my ongoing Space Hulk Voidscream board and terrain project.
Back to the drawing board for the liquid then, ahaha!
I did manage to assemble and put color onto more failed experimental subjects for further testing. But first I will show you the first casualty of my folly..
Here are other subjects:
First up, a victim with a face hugger type organism on his head.
I hope you have been entertained by my adventure into terrain making. It was quite a fun experience and I learnt some lessons again.
Have a cool and relaxing start to the week everyone! Cheers!
Thursday, December 5, 2013
The Voidscream is actually a long standing project. Because of work and real life stuff it remained a concept or imagination for the longest time. I decided to really have a go at it now. I made quite a few errors on the way as I was not familiar with the material. I paint more than I make terrain, and more than half my painted stuff are not even based lol!
I am still working on the project, and made my first test piece of one of the first sections of the 6 by 4 feet gaming board.
I primed the board black and sparingly sprayed some silver spray on it to give the metallic look. I went for the Silent Hill (after the siren) effect with rust and decay. Also to cover up the clumps of dried glue lol! Riptide here for scale again.
A closer look at the surface of the board. My Flesh Tearers Dread there for eye candy ;)
Something's not right here. Motion sensors detect movement...multiple contacts!! For the Emperor!
Foul xenos!! Nooooo!!! (The Flesh Tearer fought bravely to the end, and the denizens of the Voidscream have claimed another victim).
The space hulk known as Voidscream is a twisted amalgamation of the lost and discarded parts of the galaxy; wrecked starships of a myriad of races, chunks of long dead planets, asteroids and assortments of space debris. This unholy union of metal, rock and even flesh is many miles long and is home to beings of arcane and ancient origins. Who knows what denizens now inhabit its innards? It has traveled in and out of the empyrean for centuries, and the warp has changed its very constitution. It is alive in a way, and it brings with it death and destruction whenever it appears in the lands of the living. There are individuals who seek the Voidscream, for if they can survive the terrors within, they will come into possession of artifacts of great power. That is the ultimate prize, worth any risk....even the death of worlds.
Hope you have been entertained somewhat. I'll be making terrain for the Voidscream as well. Like the command bridge, science lab and other stuff.
Take care all and stay healthy during the monsoon!