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:
Monday, 19 September 2016
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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
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:
Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Next up for my Logan's World Maniax is a bike-riding Outrider. In the Ash Wastes rules, Outriders are scouts for a Journeyman gang, so I wanted my Outriders to be mounted on rugged, well-equipped bikes. The first of my Outriders fits the bill - mounted on a heavy bike, laden down with plenty of gear!
"I'd like to run a gaming day at my place" said Graham. "I'll build the scenery, you bring the models."
"Sounds great" I said, "Just tell me when!"
And that's how myself and Chris went to Graham's house, to play games with Graham, Stuart and John. Our morning game was an Inquisimunda session, played on the Red City of Yowbin...
+++Imperial Briefing (extract)+++
A long range Imperial Exploratory drone has been sent down to the planet's surface. It transmitted a blurred picture of a being of unknown origin, seemingly gliding above the ground with the use of wings.
Inquisitor Dirske is ordered to make planetfall on Yowbin and locate the beings as a matter of utmost urgency.
Three factions make planefall into the Red City - Inquisitor Dirske and his team, a Tech Priest and his Imperial Guard detachment, and a mysterious corporation faction.
|The Red City|
Monday, 29 August 2016
As a general rule, I'm not that keen on buying painted figures. Apart from a very few exceptions (such as gifts from friends), I prefer to paint my own figures - I like the process, and the ability to interpret colour schemes and overall look.
The other day, I broke this philosophical approach when I bought this set of 6 figures on ebay, listed as an Imperial Guard / Necromunda gang:
|Ebay auction pic.|
Friday, 26 August 2016
Inquisitor Verhoeven mused over the facts. A renegade former Inquisitor, going by the name of 'Drosk'. A consignment of Xenos artefacts being sold by unscrupulous black market traders. Furtive Eldar traders sighted in starport bars. Apparently, even the local Adeptus Arbites had started to take an interest. This was going to require further investigation.
|Inquisitor Verhoeven as played by cheetor from Sho3box.|
|Rogue Trader Ptolome Jones as played by antipixi.|
|Imperial Snatch Squad Aranea as played by @Curis.|