Saturday, March 29, 2014

Chaos Renegade Hellhound

A Games Workshop Imperial Guard Hellhound Chaos Renegade conversion.

The commander is a Forge World Chaos Renegade trooper torso, and uses the arms from the Cadian heavy weapons set.

Etched Brass Chaos icons from Forge World adorn the vehicle. They were added using liquid poly.

A smoke discharger was made from half of the Chaos Rhino smoke discharger, and wired into the turret.

The Imperial icons needed to be removed from the hull hatches. Replacement rivets were added from plastic rod.

A jerry can was added to the rear hatch.



Why I never get anything done (part one).

A week ago I received the recently released Detectives and Lowlifes, plus the Mannequin and Dr Mao.

So I began by preparing a set of bases (normal 25mm bases with a circle of Slater's 7mm paving plasikard).

While I was waiting for the liquid poly to set, I thought I would read up on The Beat in the 7TV Heroes programme guide…

So I suppose I should have some more uniforms...

The Criminals cast looked interesting...

And then I had to find the Offensive Miniatures Rioters I bought in 2011.

So now I have another large mass of unpainted figures to paint. Again.

Daimler Mk1

Warlord Games have recently released a 1/56 scale version of the Daimler Mk1 as part of their Bolt Action Games range. When I was younger I had a Dinky Toy Daimler Armoured Car, so  even though I do not have a particular use for it, I picked one up at the Reading Show.

William Killan investigates an out of place armoured fighting vehicle.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Another great addition to my DVD collection

Crooked Dice have just released a starter set for their Federated Security cast:
This Starter Set comprises:
  • 6x Federated Security Guards with Carbines
  • 1x Federated Security Guard Commander with balaclava and helmet heads
  • 2x Federated Security Mutaints
  • 1x Federated Security Heavy Weapon Trooper
  • 1x Security Robot

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Walking Zed

Inspired by the forthcoming release of Vlad's Army from Crooked Dice, I returned to the Studio Miniatures' Weird War 2 Zombies.

 A simple paint job, Vallejo German Field Grey jacket and trousers, Vallejo Black Grey boots and helmet, Vallejo Black for the belt and webbing. Flesh is Humbrol 90 (available in spray cans as well). Everything except the boots and the helmet then received a wash of Citadel Drakenhof Nightshade. The insides were painted Citadel Mephiston Red, again with a Drakenhof wash.

The figure was then given a dry brush with Citadel Rakarth Flesh (which is very similar to the Khemri Stone I used previously). Next time I might be a bit more restrained.

Final detail/point wash with Citadel Baal Red provided the blood stains.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The B-Team Trailer

The B-Team (not second class, but complete B*7t*rds) is a Villainous Cast for Crooked Dice's 7TV.

The B-Team is commanded by Colonel Richard "Cannibal" Keyes.

From a respected and influential family that has served in his country's military for hundreds of years, Keyes "parted company" with the military and set up a mercenary company.

Keyes was built from the Crooked Dice Minion Commander with a Westwind SHS American head, two ammo pouches scratch built from plastic rod and a grenade from the Warlord Games British weapons sprue.

With a trooper (a Crooked Dice SMG minion again with a Westwind head) backed up by an Empress Miniatures M113.

The bases need some work.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dad's Army

Warlord Games have a licensed set of Dad's Army figures, comprising of seven members of Walmington On Sea's Local Defence Volunteers in uniform and as armed civilians, plus the ARP Warden both as a greengrocer and in uniform. The characters are rounded out with the Reverend and the Verger.

Below are the figures, with Crooked Dice's Tweedy and TLS Captain for scale (oddly they are not included in the box set).

There is some minor flash and some of the weapons will need careful straightening (especially the barrel of Pike's tommy gun, yes it is still attached).

Also included is a double sided folded A4 set of special rules for substituting them for members of the Home Guard in Warlord Ganes' Bolt Action WW2 rules.

The figures are readily identifiable and I can see their use in a number different games. I do wonder how easy it would be to substitute Westwind gas mark heads for Weird War Two games.

Interestingly they are supplied for slotted bases rather than the Bolt Action standard flat base.