Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Kickstarter Watch - Ages of Pirates Printable Tabletop Terrain

3D-Print-Terrain is at it again. I backed their Normandy KS a while back, and the files from that looked good, even though I haven’t printed anything of it yet.
This time we’ll get some Age of Pirates goodness, which seem well-timed as pirates seem to becoming more and more popular.
Let’s see what is offered.
It starts at €10 where you’ll get a British Tudor House, and then goes up to the main pledge level at €40 where you’ll get it all + stretch goals.
The KS has gone very well these first few days and there are a lot of stretch goals already unlocked, and with all those that €40 pledge level looks really tempting.
This is absolutely worth a look if you’re at all interested in some Tudor houses for your gaming tables or Caribbean wargaming. Check it out!

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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sylph from Reaper

Another Reaper Bones mini, this time it’s a Sylph, sculpted by Julie Guthrie. It’s a bit different than the metal version.
This is another of the minis my daughter chose for me to paint, and it was rather difficult to finish, as especially the wings were hard to do justice. As it is I painted them white followed by a yellow wash. That turned out far too yellow so I had to drybrush them white to tone everything down a bit. Still to yellow, I think, but I do like the blue dress she wears. 
Anyway, here she is.

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A comparison the get a feel for her size

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Zombicide: Black Plague – Apprentice Milo and Ostokar the Pale

Two more minis for Zombicide: Black Plague, this time Milo and Ostokar.
Ostokar the Pale
Ostokar is a special figure as he can be used either as a hero or as a Necromancer. I think we’ll use him as a necromancer next game, to see how multiple necromancers work in-game. 
The fearsome Apprentice Milo.
Milo and Ostakar are two of four minis in the Special Guest Box - Naïade expansion.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Zombicide: Black Plague – Lady Faye

Lady Faye
Another mini finished for Zombicide, this time Lady Faye. Painted her as close to the illustration as I could, which is both fun and very useful in-game when you want to find and be able to identify your heroes at a glance.

Another really nice hero, as they all are.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Kickstarter Watch – Thunder Chrome 2: 3D printable Sci-Fi scenery for wargames

I’m rather fond of 3D-printable scenery, as you might have noticed J. There seem to be more and more companies supplying us with a varied crop of STL-files now, which is good for the future of 3D-printing.
Here’s another kickstarter, Thunder Chrome 2, with some rather nice scenery for your 3D-printer, this time Sci-Fi themed. 
An example of what you can build from the €20-pledge
The €45-pledge gives you more to play with
Pledges go from €20 to 80 and will give you access to some or all of the rather plentiful stretch-goals, and also add-ons.
What I think looks most interesting is the modular concept that look easy to use and very handy, as it should make it possible to build quite a lot of different buildings with a modest investment.
The €60-pledge adds hab-blocks
Another cool feature is the possibility to add battle-damage (or rather subtract it) during play.
If you pledge €80 you'll get access to the battle-damaged pieces and more.
There are of course a lot of stretch-goals already reached, adding more value to each pledge.
One of the stretch-goals
This looks very promising and if you’re interested in Sci-Fi scenery and own or have access to a 3D-printer I think it worthwhile to check out.

Another one
Thunder Chrome 2 runs until June 30.
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Monday, 12 June 2017

Mercs: Recon – CPP-209

This walker is one of the add-ons I bought from the Mercs: Recon kickstarter all those years ago. It shared the fate of so many minis and went to the tin- and polymer-mountain.
 Gaming-pal Thomas sealed its fate when he started babbling about some unpainted post-apocalypse minis he had. So, instead of a shiny-corporate-death-machine-look I gave this a more run-down appearance to fit that kind of setting.
So, this is especially for you, Thomas, as an encouragement to unbox your Ghosts of Gaia figures and give them the paintjob they deserve! 
CPP-209 is up for a fight.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Blue Moon Manufacturing – Slice of Americana, part 1

 
I won Blue Moon Manufacturing's boxed set Slice of Americana a couple of years ago and seems like a good time to dust it off, clean up the models, prime them and give them at least a basic paintjob.
The box contains 20 minis very suitable for 1930’s environments, and I’m sure they will come in handy in our club games of Pulp Alley.
I’ll paint them in four batches, as I’ve found out that five to seven models a time is a rather optimal number for me, as the risk is very high that I’ll just be bored to tears trying to do more in one go. Having five of these each time gives me the freedom to toss in an odd model or two in between.
So, here’s the first round of figures, males this time, and all looking respectable. Very basic but useful anyway, as you can never have too many civilians in a pulp-game (well, you could, but… you know).

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