Sunday, December 22, 2019

Blood, undead and deep space

Hey again,

Deadcember is nearly over so I am glad I can share a painted deader.
This time it's oldie dire wolf / doom wolf from Warhammer Fantasy (or whatever else it's name is nowdays) range. This one was painted as part of my Mordheim undead warband - which might me finished after wights are painted. Found and painted that is.
The blood I'm sharing is actually for excavation ritual. Hope that works...

Anyway, the model it rather simple:
lump of fur + some teeth and bones but still I had some fun painting it. It's always fun trying to make a piece interesting using mostly washes and pigments.
Still it's more than enough for vampire count's lap dog:

What else?
The last time I've mentioned about painting contest Sherman howitzer was painted for. Since there's still plenty of time 'till the deadline I decided to paint small tank hunters squad from Bolt Action soviet army. I don't use them but that came free with KV-2 tank as tank riders.

Wasn't sure about these models, in fact didn't like them at all at the beginning but after getting them finished and sealed I've changed my mind. They are cool.
I really like the details like the bottle, red stars, caucasian faces etc. Models come with lots of equipment so it's rather easy to change poses to make the models unique.

I also tested using airbrush for painting intantry. Until now I've been using it just for large models. In my case airbrush didn't make work drastically faster, but it was really useful for sculpts which are mostly plain uniforms. Hope you like them.

And there's some more!
Like 2 weeks ago friend of mine brought X-wing game and we had some test playing. I've seen the game like 3 years ago, but back than it didn't impress me much.

This time we had ton of fun with it.
In fact there was so much of it I also got myself a base set (50% promo!!!) and last night infected some members of local Masonc lodge... eee... eee...
Gaming club! Yes, that's right: gaming club...

So I showed the game to some buddies from "the gaming club" (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) and I'me rather sure the starter box won't be the last word in this matter.
Besides I want to try repainting some ships so it you are into X-wing: stay tuned...

A piece of advice from the beginning pilot: don't drink and fly ^^



  1. Lovely models! Undead animals can be a fun subject for sure. As you mention a variety of surfaces/textures to work on.

    Maybe it's supposed to be a Molotov cocktail, but it more looks like that Russian is some kind of drunken berserker :D

    Also thank you for donating blood. Really. No holiday gift like the gift of life, right?

    1. Cheers mate!

      As for the "rusky" berzerk - originally the model was actually carrying a burning bottle but I decided to cut the flame off.
      Thought it would look more fun to have drunken dude than one more molotov cocktail =D
      These models are really sweet must admit. I'm afraid I actually might start running soviet army in Bolt Action...

      Thanks for kind words about blood sharing.
      I've been into this since 2003 and I am sure it's one of the things in life "right to do":
      costs almost no effort but saves health and life.
      Right now I've shared over 30 liters of blood, it's like 60 beer bottles! Amazing! ^^

    2. On that subject, too bad I'm not allowed to donate. I'm that rotten inside.

      I really wish I could tho. So used to extractions I don't mind the sting anymore.

      Agree with Allison, it's a great thing to do! Cheers.

  2. The dead doggy has a greenish quality to it that I kinda like. It's not a regular wolf but a super natural one for sure.

    Can't say much about historical as I'm a complete ignorant that just loves fart humour but I can tell for sure X-wing game is tons of fun, at least back at the day I got it. Now it's 2nd edition so dunno.

    Have a happy Nu year buddy.

  3. Thanks and all the best wishes to you too Javi! ;-)

  4. Salutations ^^

    I didn't know your blog before and I take time to visit it (especially your Necromunda gallery ^^)... What a big diversity of yours indeed !! O_o'

    I really like it... So I registered and put your blog on the blogroll of my Temple ^^ :

    Please, don't hesitate to put an eye on it ^^


    1. Cheers Morikun,

      Hope to soo more of your stuff in the coming year (already took a peek on your bloggy ;-) )

    2. Thank you very much, I'm very honoured ^^