Friday, 28 June 2013

Tutorial: WWI Russian Infantry

Hello again all, carrying on with my WWI theme today, as I take a look at painting Musketeer Miniatures' WWI Russian Infantry.  If you missed the last post, then check it out here: but the main point was that these miniatures are amazing!  I really wanted to do something special for them, so I tried a few new techniques - namely more 'manual' highlighting and fewer washes.

Here's another one of my step-by-steps.  It's meant for new-ish gamers so sorry if it seems a bit basic to you Longbeards!  The inspiration for this technique (and a rough starting point) was Sydney Roundwood's 'in progress' posts for his British Infantry.  Sydney really is one of the most talented painters I've seen and I'd highly recommend a look and a flow if for some reason you haven't seen the blog.  Now, to painting!  Before I started, I superglued the model to a 2p coin, PVA'd some sand on, and undercoated the whole thing white.

Monday, 24 June 2013

WWI Russian Officer from Musketeer Miniatures

Hi everyone - very excited to share this one with you, part of a new historical period I'm working on.  These are from Musketeer Miniatures (the chap on the left is the Russian Platoon Commander.

I've always been interested in the First and Second World Wars, both from a wargaming perspective and a general historical side as well.  Me and Headologist both play Company of Heroes a lot, and recently downloaded the 1918 Mod - a really excellent piece of work.  It's sparked a bit more interest in the WW1 era, hence the chap on the left.

(Incidentally, I'm also working on a set of rules for Trench Raids on the Western Front - watch this space for more info later on!)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Imperial Guard Heavy Troopers


Afternoon all!  After last week's Necromunda Superpost I've been getting back into the thick of painting; there are about four simultaneous projects on the go at the moment.  But while I was down in the Bunker (our subterranean wargaming lair), I found these guys in a box I built ages ago for my Human Rebels.  Thought it was about time they saw the light of day again.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Necromunda Campaign Superpost!

After several weeks of planning and some frantic terrain- and model-building, we managed to get five Necromunda enthusiasts together for a two-day campaign.  Huzzah!  Have a look through our quick battle summaries and the photos ...

Gangs

We had five missions planned, with each player taking part in four and spectating one.  This way everybody got to play one game against every other gang; the fairest way to do it.  We didn't do battle reports - with five games to play it would have made it very difficult to keep tallies of what was going on.  But I'll try and give a flavour of what happened in each game.

A special shout out goes to Kieran who produced some stunning terrain in a really short space of time.  The black-
undercoated buildings are just from the cityfight set but the rest is all scratch-built by him

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Final Guard Squad and New Officer

A quick update to the Imperial Guard army today, as well as a general status report.  Me and Headologist are working hard to put the final touches to the forthcoming Necromunda Campaign Weekend.  We've got four (possibly five) fully painted gangs and scenarios all written out ready.  H is back in town later this week and we've got a terrain-making day planned, so I'll try to get some photos for that as well.  Looking further ahead, I've ordered my first ever WW1 miniatures from Musketeer, so there'll hopefully be something on that in the coming months.


Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Enforcers Necromunda Gang

Back to modelling this week; I've got one week off before I head back to meet up for our Necromunda campaign weekend.  After finishing my own Cawdor Gang, I got straight to work on the next gang for one of my opponents without his own.  I also happen to be a big fan of these classic style models.

I scraped them together from various Ebay sellers, and the whole lot together cost a considerable amount, getting on for £100 (mainly because of the rare Sergeant model).  We watched the French film L'Assault for some inspiration and it was supplied in bags.  Cue SCT-7!

The ones in the back row are all standard out-of-the-box models, as well as the Sergeant.  I didn't want to tinker too much with these models - but I managed to pick up a heavy model (front right), without any arms and so I used a
leftover FW Space Marine riot shield (last used on my Zone Mortalis team) and a Zinge Industries pistol, I got a great-looking model.