Friday, July 22, 2016

19 years in the war zone...


As mentioned last time summer belongs to Warzone. That's it. (I actually have some theory about it but don't think anyone is interested in reading it).
I was hoping to paint something from Dark Legion but all in all I chose bauhaus seregant.
The pose is just sooo static, but the sculpt has special place in my heart: 
it was one of the very first models we had in home back in 1996 or 1997 (I remember it was winter), when my brother purchased bauhaus captain, seregant, heavy machine gun operator and 4 troopers.
Though my bro quickly quit gaming there was no hope for me and purchasing my first models was just the matter of time. Short time.

I've always liked official bauhaus color scheme - clean and crisp painting. I have no idea how were those models painted and was the "flashy" effect the matter of painting only or maybe varnish / photography. Nevermind.

As it happens my old friend is having birthday shortly so I though painted model would be nice gift. Solid plinth and statue pose of the model makes thole thing nice paperweight.

The text on base says:
"35 years on the planet, 19 years in the war zone: respect!"
So happy birthday, you old bastard!
Prepare youself for solid spanking on the gaming board shortly!

And something more.
Something really old and nice: oldhammer classic!
Recently I finally recieved Warhammer Fantasy Battle rulebook, from it's ancient era. The tome is just full of lovely artwork and color pages with lots and lots painting ideas.
That brings back memories of WFRP gaming when I was still in high school. Looking back those were such carefree time, sometimes I think it was just like another life.
And it probably was.

Take care, hope you are still Warzone hungry!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Warzone Death Angel


It's July so it's high time to paint old Warzone stuff.
Last year it started in July, but it's kind of tradition that every summer I move some Warzone models from ye pyle ov humiliation to the bright and colorful side, side of the painted ones.

There are lots or WZ oldies I'd just love to see painted but this time I chose Death Angel - Brotherhood combat buggy. Back days, when we were still into Warzone gaming, I thought this unit was pretty ok: 
- fast
- well armed
- useful special rule.

In fact I didn't even mind the sculpt itself. But none of my opponents actually had this piece in the army. I got this one last year from my one, true wargaming foe so painting the piece was just fun and pleasure.

To make the task easier model was painted in parts: first cart on base, then hmg, statue and the last - inquisitor. I think the best part is the statue - it's nothing fancy: drubrush, some glazing and dry pigment but the final effect is much convincing than I was expecting initially. What I learnt is I must practice painting red more - I like the color on cart but I was hoping to get really bright and striking red on inquisitor (like on original Bonner's art). Maybe next time I'll do better. There'll be occasion - there's old culexus assassin in the bucket ov shame waiting to be taken care, it'll be Necromunda special character called Red Death.

So here it is - Warzone pr0n. Hope you like it and hope there are still painters working on old Warzone junk. Little bit more Warzone oldies should appear shortly:

But there's more!
Recently I managed to expand collection of hobby stuff a bit. This time there are Warhammer 40000 2ed army books, Oldhammer rulebook, Nagash annnd Bolt Action stuff.

I just love 90's period in wargaming - there was the time I was getting into the hobby so I think it's the reason of fondness for this "era". And artwork of Mark Gibbons, Paul Bonner, Wayne England and others is just mindfuckingblowing.
Old army books are full of great drawings so I am trying to get all of 2ed codexes: so far I got 4 of 10. Hoping for some more.

Nagash is also piece of history - I didn't have it when we were still into WFB but I always wanted to field this monster. Also wanted to check, is it possible to paint is the way it's head doesn't look just ridiculous (not the best piece I've seen, let's be frank about it). But I am damn far from naming it the worst model ever or anything like that - Nagash has some (deeply hidden) character and for me is breath of fresh from all those 3D designed models and non-GW rip offs in every second wargaming olnine store.

Bolt Action is not much oldhammer, but we decided to give this game a chance - demos I've seen were quite promising, rules seem to be quite easy and game is fast. Besides I like "Saving private Ryan" and "Band of brothers" and haven't painted anything from WWII range for a long time.

The haul: