Sunday, July 31, 2011

Not COSHH compliant...

The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 is a United Kingdom Statutory Instrument that states general requirements on employers to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning. There are also duties on employees' to take care of their own exposure to hazardous substances and prohibitions on the import of certain substances into the European Economic Area.

Oops, someone is going to get a stiff letter from the HSE...

Luckily UNIT is on hand to deal with this situation...

You need to look BEHIND YOU!
Hasslefree's Sadie (c) is not paying attention.

UNIT - Defending the Earth against the scum of the universe

UNIT troops
Three of the figures are from the Copplestone Casting guards with berets set, the other (with the walkie-talkie) from the Artizan Guards II set with added beret and pistol. A fifth UNIT trooper makes up a 100 ratings skirmish force for Crooked Dice's 7TV game.

The squad is commanded by a Dependable Deputy armed with a submachine gun, and four UNIT soldiers again armed with submachine guns.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chap with the wings there. Five rounds rapid.

This is not a sign of rapid production, just photographing existing figures.
The Westwind SOTR WWW2 British Infantry are facing off against a Crooked Dice Scary Statue.

Lieutenant Stewart is an up and coming squad leader, armed with his trusty Webley Sabot pistol.

"Don't blink Sir!"

Thriller Theatre: Riot Squad teaser trailer

This gentleman is the Star of the forthcoming Thriller Theatre episode "Riot Squad!".

He is the first of the Offensive Miniatures Riot squad figures I have completed.
I currently have the Riot Police Collection, eight police with square shields, three police snatch squad with round shields, one policeman firing a Taser, another with a revolver type grenade launcher, cavalry backup is supplied by three mounted police.

They also do two sets of rioters (hairy and hairless) plus hostage rescue and terrorists.

There will be more on these.

Look, a Scientist!

This is not evidence of a sudden increase in production, more that a couple of figures have inched their way up to the nearly ready to photograph point, and a couple of minutes more work have pushed them to the point where they are sort of ready.

So here is my first Dr Melody Lake, in a lab coat with tablet computer.
This is one of the few examples where a photograph has improved my painted model. The underlying model is fine, I am just having difficulties getting an acceptable face painted.

My first attempt at the ARC astronaut Melody looks more like a Flesh Surrogate, though I put that down to insufficient preparation of the Army Painter spray paint.

I will revisit the face on this figure, probably when I correct the over paint on the trousers.

Friday, July 22, 2011

The Master of All He Surveys

Almost finished painting up The Guru and two of his hired alien minions.
The Guru is unmodified, the minions are the Armed Minion bodies with the ape like Failed Experiment head.

The Minion head's neck diameter is smaller than the Failed Experiment head's, so I had to (hand) drill out the neck hole on the body. I also filed down the collar.

The problem with painting non human skin tones is trying to get a reasonable and 'realistic' look.

I am not completely convinced by the paint job. I have another nine Minions and heads on order, so I might try some other methods on those.


On Thursday the 14th, I bought a Tzeentch Sorcerer (for use as a Herald of Tzeentch), assembled it and prepared it for painting on Friday.

On Saturday I collected a parcel from Crooked Dice (The Guru and Failed Experiments).

So the sorcerer is just sitting on the bench awaiting finishing.

It will be finished eventually.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"Standing over the fields of England, as their protector"

This Crooked Dice Corn Doll conversion is either a display piece or an objective marker.
Considering the length of time it has taken to get this figure to this point (it is one of the first Corn Dolls I bought when they were released), the paint job is simple. Mordian Blue top, Black Grey trousers, Leather Brown gloves and shoes, German Light Camo Brown for the head and rope (washed with Flesh Wash) and Dark Sand for the straw and rope highlights finished off with a Dheneb Stone dry brush.

The base is not finished, I have a test piece (a 40mm lipped base) which I am trying various scenic effects on before committing them on this one. 

I have a number of these 'in production' on 25mm normal and 30mm lipped bases (the latter for WWW2 games), and at some point I will post some more. If I do not get distracted.