Friday, May 31, 2013

Baby is getting bigger...

Hey again!

It's been a while but because some fucking banking shit exam I was forced to put the hobby away for a few weeks. All in all I passed (yaaay...) which result was nice diploma, lots of stress, some money spent for a trip to capital city and not a single more model painted.

Bad deal.

But I came back to the ash wastes and there are some results!
Last week I managed to spend some late night hours in the gaming spot and the 9th table module has been sanded and prepared for being planted*. Yesterday I even managed to take an "aerial" picture of the whole monster - 72" x 72" of dangerous wastes, ready for gaming!
I would love to slap a paint on it right now but I will wait for the plants and some extra details to be added - I've spent way too much time assembling the whole construction to allow myself hastyness with the final works.

And below 2 side-shots (sadly taken from the ground level). I have to build another frame to use the full size mode of the battlefield). For scale purposes you can see a single Van Saar ganger penetrating the ash wastes.

After assembling the 9th piece it turned out I still have another 24" x 24" unused board + hell lot of styrofoam. I couldn't miss such opportunity and the result of about 2 hours of intensive cutting was the hill below - already slightly sanded.
It seems to be the highest piece of natural terrain on the battlefield and I am sure we will be using it often: it can totally block line of sight but also be great spot for heavy machine gunner etc.  

There is also color pic today!
Painting only a tiny gobbo is pathetic for a blog update but hey, you've just got lots of terrain, and I also said I was quite busy, right? ;-)
As you can see I managed to push forward my small Tale of Gamers side project. This time the paint was slapped on small gobbo champ I got from my old Nameless buddy. Painting these little cockers is neverending fun so just cannot wait to add another one onto the "painted side". 
I also think I will give a try to dark blades - the one gobbo boss is wielding looks decent and I hope to achieve similar effect on bigger weapons as well.

And the cherry on the top of cake:
2 weeks ago, after several years of break, I finally managed to run Call of Cthulhu scenario! ^^
I didn't believe it still can be fun but it was! In fact is was such a great fun we decided to continue the gaming. After my players get out from the Arkham arrest** I think I will throw them into Innsmouth to see just how fast then cat run hehehe... ^(;,;)^


*sadly these damn plants are available here about August
** which was result of a sad shotgun "accident" in Ross Corners village...

Monday, May 6, 2013

Miniatures for sale

If you like any of models below and would like to give it new home - simply mail me on the address: info(at)szacowanie(dot)elblag(dot)pl

Warmachine bile thralls unit:
group of 6 models ready to play. Again - models painted with acrylics and varnished - more pictures in the gallery (check the right panel).
I also made a tutorial about painting these which has been printed in Gameforces Magazine. So it's a once in a lifetime occasion to get "famous" minis ;)
If you get the models I can add that zine to the parcel free - but remember you cover the shipping cost.

Scratch built Rhino transporter:
This piece was painted for a contest (if I remember correctly) but since I cannot use it in Necromunda - it's also on the bye-bue list. Artifical water was made with Vallejo Still Water thingy.

Converted Moria troll:
The model was converted and painted for the FUUK painting contest and after that it was main striking power of my scavvy gang. In the meantime I got 2 original scalies so this one is now looking for the new master. Some more pic to be seen in the gallery.

Italian Autoblinda:
Model of WW2 military vehicle, 1:48 scale makes it fit most of tabletop games.
At least it should.

Battlefield update

Heya again!

This time it's "massive update" ^^
For the Necromunda match 2-3 weeks ago (Scavvies led by freshly nominated boss - Grinder* vs 4-men Van Saar squad) Deco dragged feckin' large supply of styrofoam to the gaming den so I can actually finish 8th module and start the last one!

Oh yes, vision of battles taken on 72"x72" modular board is getting more and more clear!

As for the battle itself as an underdog I chose Scavengers scenario and even managed to steal 3 loot counters which means one of the gangers just got the flamer! I am very happy I finally got opportunity to use the conversion made a while back and deeply hope to get it painted for the coming match.

And last Tuesday there was another engagement: long waited Scavvy vs Goliath rematch!!!
For this game I brought painted Goliath  for my opponent so yeah, it was probably the first game we played ever with fully painted gangs!
I must say again it is true that painted models fight better: these damn colors distracted me enough to forget about fact most of Goliaths bring frag grenades for the battle:
with a single successful throw Deco ruined my assault plan and all in all only some fucking miracle could have helped me.

Too bad I don't believe in miracles - Goliaths won the game and did it with class.
Below you can see the winners - the shotgun pig on the right was that nasty grenadier who became the player of the game.
I cannot believe I personaly painted his damn grenades...

We were also trying to take some pics to show battle report but it's sth which has to wait:
there are some technical problems making the pics look more - less like shit =/
You can see some of the best pics of I managed to take below - already have some ideas how to improve them, but we have to wait for the effect until the next game.
As for the improvement:
- I have to matt the buildings so they don't reflect the light
- I have to paint the ground at all - especially the white edges of modules
- Also testing camera settings in that specific light conditions should help

If you have any ideas how to improve the pictures - leave the comment ;)

What else?
For a change I managed to paint the first of my CofC Tale of Gamers Mordheim warband: small greenskin raiders party. Small 'cause painting 500 gc team is still in my reach, painting dozen or so models would be risky...
Cannot wait to see them done - painting something from fantasy range for a change was quite refreshing experience and also fun: it's always fun to paint these Kev Adams' grining fuckers =D

And the last thing for this update: Miniatures for sale post.
As you read (or not) some time ago I decided to sell part of my collection - for various reasons.
I am not desperated to do it urgently so don't want to spend cash for Ebay (yet) but I thought creating special post about it might help.
You can see the proper link on the right panel - I will be throwing there pics of models looking for new home, if you want to get any of these simply leave the comment under the post or contact me by email:

That's it for now - hope the next time I will present whole game table ready for painting.


*He dealt quite nice with his new duties: didn't screw anything up and thank to solid difference in gang ratings got 2 advance rolls after the game.