Thursday, September 28, 2017

I couldn't wait any longer

There are only a few days left to get in on North Stars Nickstarter for Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago.



I wanted to get painting so I decided to make a warband out of GW's Corsairs of Umbar. I had a few figures lying around including Dalamyr the Fleet Master. I bought the Captain and Bo'sun from a great guy on TMP and I ordered a new box from Games Workshop.

Dalamyr was missing his sword. I used a Frostgrave Cultists blade to replace it. And I had too many archers. So again the Cultist box helped me turn an archer into a spreamen.  The painted figures I bought years ago at convention, they will get repainted so all the figures match. I won't start painting till the rest of the crew arrives, but this gives me a good jump.



Hopefully I should get the rest of the figures today or tomorrow.

Cheers, Xin

Friday, September 8, 2017

My Vampire Counts Army now has Bats!

I continue to push forward with my VC army. The latest edition are 3 Bat Swarms. I didn't have official GW bat Swarms, but I did have some Reaper Bones Swarms.

Very easy paint job. In fact I spent more time on the bases than I did the figures.

That stupid scenic vine didn't want to stay glued.

I also did a small modification. The Swarms are molded stop a gravestone. I didn't want them all the same so I cut off the molded one and glued another one in it's place.

Funny thing is, it's hard to see the difference. Oh Well. Here are some pics.







Saturday, September 2, 2017

My very first Miniature Conversion

I have been digging through the basement looking for Old Warhammer figures. I've been buying them since 1990 or so. I knew I had a Lich from way back and couldn't find him. Spent most of the morning painting/searching. I finally found him.

This is my first converted figure. I thought I was so clever. LOL. Anyway here is  a 1992 Marauder Miniature Liche and Paladin. Well ex-Paladin.




The Lich is going in the painting queue. It's only been 25 years. I will find another suitable head and reanimate him(see what I did there?)


On a huge nostalgia kick, Xin

Getting a jump on Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago

Frostgrave: Ghost Archipelago will launch soon. I think End of October. So it's time to start putting together terrain and monsters for battling on the Ghost Islands.

First up is an iconic Dungeons and Dragons monster, the Displacer Beast.



I was inspired to start with this one since Wizkids came out with a line of unpainted high quality plastics earlier this year. The line of figures is Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures. An officially licensed D&D line. I loved the figure when I saw it. It just looks right at home in a jungle. So I will make up stats for it, once the rules are released.

Here it is painted up.






More to come.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter, 24 hours to go

Right now I am in for a dollar. Having kids in college puts a huge brake on wargame spending. Plus I have unpainted stuff from Bones 2. and Bones 3. I have to say there are some singular pieces here that I do want.

What I did like was the stretch goal they just added. Two inch dungeon tiles. As well as some Fantasy Scenics a few days ago, and an amazing Dueling dragons sculpt. I will not be able to resist and dive in.

Check out the new stuff:





See all the figures on Kickstarter, Ends soon: Reaper Bones 4


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Work in Progress Wednesday

Sitting on my bench today is my 2nd Vampire Counts Skeleton Unit. Three VC Character Models, Wight Lord, Vampire and Manfred von Carstein. And 3 Reaper Bones bat swarms that I will use at VC Bat Swarms.

I should be able to finish them today since I have the day off, kids are at school and wife is at work.





What's on your bench?

Xin/Jeff

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lovely new Minotaur

I stumbled across this new Minotaur figure from Rebel Minis. The pose and painting are superb. I couldn't help myself. I ordered it right away. Don't tell the wife.


 

Cheers, Xin