Thursday, November 28, 2019

Necromutants - all done!


Finally, after many, many years (first blister was purchased in 1997!) all necromutants in my possession are painted and ready to serve for eternal glory of Algeroth! Bwah, hah, haaah!!!

Quite an achievement especially given the fact painting itself wasn't THAT time consuming...
I mean look at the models - rather easy to paint: 
some clothes, some armour, boots, gun, stupid faces and sand on the base. That's it.
Did I mention stupid faces? Ah yes...

Still these are, I mean: these WERE part of models I've been having since the very dawn of my hobby and even though for many, many years haven't been appreciated by getting paintjob. Partly because these were such a crappy unit during our early "powergaming Warzone" (nimrods and nazgaroths for everybody!), partly - back days I was getting many models having no idea what for. Fresh gamer syndrome I guess... 

But they are here and I am so glad I've finally saved them from the bucket of oblivion.
Looking at them I can clearly see giving a try to simple camo uniform was good idea, too bad I don't have desert game table anymore ^^ 
Still I'm quite sure Algeroth's finest will do their best in any circumstances, no matter how deadly local enviroment might be: cold alien planet or green fields of Normandy...

So here they are, whole brain dead family: three squads led by badass Nepharite.
It's actually  ~700 pts combat patrol I hope to see in action shortly...

Some close ups of the last trio.
I know why these were left to be painted in the very end - it's because of stupid faces of centurion and the monkey with open mouth. Absolutely horrible...

As mentioned in the previous post I was hoping to upgrade a bit Eradicator Deathdroid but since there's just been announced 17th edition of online painting contest on Strategie forum (warning: Polish board) I might reorganize the waiting line and put M4A3 Sherman howitzer in front of Cybertronic device.
Such events are great motivators for paint slapping especially given the fact I need that tank for my Bolt Action US force. And some dry pigments are just about to arrive for testing...


Friday, November 22, 2019

Necromutants squad - nearly done!

Hey all,

Looks like my long-distance plan to get Necromutants painted is nearly executed:
last week I've managed to move 3 more of those brain-deaders to the painted side of the force, so apparently there are only 3 models left: centuriion (squad leader) and 2 troopers.

Funny thing those models:
it's like one / twice every year me and my buddy get into "Warzone nostalgia" which result is playing maybe 2 games and in my case - painting couple of oldie minis.
I really like it must say, that "flashback factor" or as I call it "time travelling" makes painting Warzone stuff more enjoyable then other hobby shit in my possession.
Also kinda makes me feel old ^^

But I also think maybe it's a good thing, to look deep into self, calculate balance of profits and loses, philosophise a bit instead of "just" slapping paint on the toy soliders. Miniatures hobby has many  different aspects I guess.

So below you can see those recently painted trusty Algeroth's soliders.
I tried to keep similar color scheme on the whole squad (like these and blurred these and these ), so they look coherent on the table. As you can see pics taken in 2016 were fucked by Photobucket so looks like sooner or later I'm going to take fresh photos of the collection.

As for the Eradicator Deathdroid you can see in the background, it was painted in 2015
I've always like it: pure killing machine, looks cold and heartless and rather serious, 
not like all those GW walkers with ton of skullzzz, spikezzz, candles (!!!) and other shit.

During moving to the new place sth got wrong: hope the pins I nailed it to the base are ok but the model bends forward, which might request some more glue or maybe extra pinning.
Since it's on the painting station I thought I could upgrade it a bit:
I am about to order some paints so I could get Tamiya's Clear Red and make the chainsaw REALLY gory (that actually reminds me oldie Mayhem's Chainsaw gutsfuck...). I could also add more chipping and give it some oil washing - should look nice on those large surfaces.
Sounds like a plan - but that's after the Necromutant family is complete.

Hail Algeroth!

(PS. it's the first post put also on FB "mirror" of the bloggy if you care to give it a like)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Test expansion on FB

this time's it's just quick technical announcement.

A while back I've noticed quite a lot of blogs I follow started moving on social platforms: facebook, instagram etc.
I like blogger a lot but looks like the times simple change and people are often interested in getting stuff from a single site, than skipping links. My guess only, that is...

To face the reality (and readers demands) last week I started blog on facebook:
it's rather empty at the moment but I think it's gonna be mirror of the blogger.
That's the idea, never before done anything similar.

So on the right panel there's new "Facebook thingy" button if you care to click it and give a like and from the next post (about oldie Warzone...) stuff should also appear there.

Over and out.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bazooka Jeep (walkthrough)

Hey again,

Apparently I am still alive and kicking despite whole load of shit which was dropped straight on my head recently. End of mourning!
At this moment I am already operating from the new command center and cannot wait to slap some paint on oldie  miniatures which moved with me.

In the meantime decision was made to push the painting (and Bolt Action gaming statistics...) a bit forward. Some time ago I've found an article on Warlord's site about converting bazooka jeep. That nasty bastards seems to be 'uuuge pain in the ass each and every enemy tank crew so I wanted have one as well.
You know, just in case...

The idea in article is about replacing MMG with bazooka set. That's just it. The problem is the gunner is metal piece so it doesn't look natural operating new weapon in remaining original pose. I cannot resculpt the piece so needed other solution, which was replacing that model.

New crew member came from deuce and half truck which I was working on over year ago. Instead of aggressive, "shooting" pose I wanted to see it observing the battlefield, looking for potential target. Here we go.

Basic parts alltogether:

War invalid on the battle station:

Twin bazookas were simply attatched to PVC bit and pinned with plastic rod:

Bazooka missles bag was placed on the seat to make the shooter stand bit higher:

War veteran ready to take his revenge on zee big cat!

And finally - painting:

Job's done!

I must say I like the final effect. From what I know there's no "official" Bazooka Jeep model so each conversion is rather unique and eyecatching.
Especially by alert eyes of tank crews...
Model looks quite the way I wanted but I think next time I might use stronger, more red / orange for basecoat, so the chipped paint looks more distinct (hope it's correct word).

I am trying to get camera settings adjusted to get decent pics using printed background.
No idea wht I cannot make the model look "bright" enough - for some mysterious reasons pics taken on the messy desk look just better. IMO that is...

Take care and watch out for life 'cause it's one mean bitch.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Black Grom Studio pillboxes

Hey again,

Apparantly I've finally managed to get back on painting tracks and started dealing with the unpainted stuff despite whole that recent real life mess.

It was rather quick job - last afternoon I had to bring and unpack some of my remaining stuff from the old flat and assemble display case, so since I wan't going anywhere - started slapping some paint in the meantime. 
Late evening it turned out all was ready for the next Bolt Action game.

Those pillboxes ("einmanbunker") arrived together with the iron bridge. Once again I must say I definitelly love Black Grom Studio's lasercut stuff: 
definitely brought our battlefield on the new level.
Assembly was piece of cake and the material it's made of is just so easy to work on.
I tried to give it cocnrete look so I airbrushed it with several layers of greys, glazed with oils and then hit with some dry pigments. Imo result is at least decent for gaming purposes.

As for that weirdo in the middle it's prepainted priest from EM4 models (Dunwitch Detectives set). Now looking on the result I might repaint remaining "detectives", maybe one day they could be used in RPG...

Actually it  WAS prepainted, because yesterday I washed it and repainted. That crazy ginger is going to be my US army's chaplain, inspiring the soliders, boosting morale and granting heavens' gates open before Americans. Who die accidentally...
Hope it will do better job than that fucking medic... ><

So hope you like it and take care!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Now that's what I call advanced necromancy!

That clanky thing below has been waiting for some paintjob more than 10 years, that's for sure. It's been staggering around and there were few times it's almost been dismantled because of it's precious, oldie parts and bits...

It's old shit, and each and every piece of oldie crap I possess has some story to tell.
As you can see there are some bits from Gorkamorka stuff. Story is back, back days I tried to start orky warband and even got some second hand models - all painted. 
In fact they were like drowning in paint... 

It was not a problem to wash metal models but there was also placcy trukk.
Those days I had no idea breaks fluid does miracle on painted models and I was using really strong pipes cleaner instead... Usually it was ok but this time I prepared WAY too strong mixture and the plastic mostly melted...

No more Gorkamorka for poor Demi =(

But some time later I gathered the remains, added some more vehicle parts and attached it onto cardboard box I've made. Some pins and glue (lots of glue actually) and voila! 
DAKKA-BOT was ready.

No idea why it took me so long to get it done, probably because I don't play anything from GW nowdays, and never had much in common with orks.
But it's finished so one more model crossed off the neverending list ov shame.

Always liked "realistic" painting style more than what GW shows in White Dwarfs so tried to keep limited palete on this one. The model was also perfect candidate to test chipping medium on large surfaces.  

So hope you like it and seeya next time!