Saturday, 22 October 2016

Even MORE Crates

In pretty much the same frame of mind as the last time I painted crates, I had a long day at work on Friday. However, as my wife was away for the evening, I didn't want to waste a painting session. I settled on painting something quick, easy and requiring minimal though - more crates.

I'm of the opinion that any gaming area cannot have enough of this kind of scatter terrain. It serves two purposes - cover for enhancing gameplay, and increased visual realism of the setting. So I pulled out a variety of crates from my pending box, daubed away!

The white crate is GW plastic, as is the canister. The orange one is resin - possibly Ainsty?

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

"I will buy with you, sell with you" - A Pair of Merchants

In the bazaars and merchant's quarter of Sandport, trade is king. Itinerant traders from the wastes barter with merchants from the Commerce Guild, off-world hauliers and smugglers. Food and spices, wines, cloth, metal, munitions, slaves, fuel, water, drugs and more; it is all available for the right price and the right word in the right ear.


Monday, 10 October 2016

Emergency Breakdown Cover - Ash Wastes Salvage Vehicle

There's something about big civilian sci-fi vehicles that really appeals to me, and it's been a lot of fun working on my Ash Wastes salvage vehicle which I finished off the last few touches earlier. Very little has changed from the build. I essentially sprayed it with a yellow car spray before weathering it within an inch of its life!

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Painting My Own Sculpt - the Interplanetary Merchant

The merchant's quarter was a hectic kaleidoscope of colours, smells and sounds. Traders hawked their wares from brightly coloured stalls - fruit, vegetables, exotic furs and refurbished tech. Nomads haggled with alien stall-holders, starship crew on leave jostled against menial robots.


Monday, 19 September 2016

Ash Wastes Crawler - Finished!

Back in December 2014, I showed off a WIP scratch-built Ash Wastes Crawler I'd started making for my Ash Waste Nomads, based on the old Action Force HISS tank.

For the best part of two years, not very much happened with the crawler, other than sitting, gathering dust, unloved and unused. And then motivation in the form of the imminent Ash Wastes campaign came along. In a few weeks, I'll be playing with a new Maniac road gang, accompanying my Water Seller Journeyman on Logan's World. So I've been gradually adding to the crawler - a platform here, am aerial there. And then over the course of a number of painting sessions over the past week, I've finally painted it too:

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Supressing Fire - Confrontation Maniac Ganger for Logan's World

One of the pleasures of making my Logan's World Mercenary gang, is that I'm painting up some pretty obscure figures. In fact, I don't believe I've ever seen all 4 Confrontation Maniacs painted before.
If you can't recall what I'm talking about, it's these guys:
Photo from the excellent Stuff of Legends.
I've previously painted up two of the armless guys, and decided it was high time to paint up the third (also my favourite of the three). As with the earlier pair, I've gone for a fairly restrained colour palette - a dun brown, white, dark blue and black.


Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Ash Wastes Salvage Vehicle - The Build

When you mention to a friend that you are looking for parts to make civilian vehicles, and the friend gives you one of these...:

...the only correct thing to do is to knuckle down and make a civilian vehicle out of it. If you don't recognise the nice big chunk of resin above, it's the chassis from the Forgeworld Solar Auxilia Dracosan Armoured Transport. Which usually looks like this: