A place to contain all my ramblings , rantings and ridiculous plans mostly hobby related but with a smattering of comment on real life . The hobbies are basically all things gaming this covers a wide scope for me everything from tabletop wargaming through boardgames , card games and roleplaying to Live action role-play and re-enactment ; there may even be a little computer gaming comment.

Monday, 19 December 2011

More Anima Tactics WIP

A few more pictures of this afternoons work
Just trying to get base colours on and then shade and highlight afterwards

Added black sections for metallic areas not sure how this will work tbh not very confident .

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Anima Tactics WIP

Just going to keep a photo Log of the Dark Sun box set

Of roofs , Anima and Loathing

So Holiday from work has started and it will be two weeks before I have to deal with it again so expect plenty of updates and production.
Managed to finish the roof this week.
Using balsa wood and sandpaper to act as Asphalt.

 Then stained the wood with chestnut ink and put a base coat of black on the asphalt.

In other news got my first Christmas present  and it is something that I have coveted for some time
The excellent Mr Norman got me the Black Sun Starter set from Anima Tactics by Cipher Studios . 
The minis are fantastic , very delicate and beautifully detailed (not sure I can do the justice) ,the game itself is pretty good too with lots of depth and synergistic (is that a word?) play . Of course it does mean that the list of much desired models gets ever longer .The Warmachine Mercs are put aside for the moment but the list of desire for them has also grown now looks like I need half a dozen units at least two more heavy jacks and a gang of solos.
In other news I have been sucked back into my old Kingdom Of Loathing character Pretaboire.
If you haven't tried it out its well worth a bit of time . Its a point and click adventuring game that parodies ridicules and generally takes the piss out of everything .

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The proper use of a Sunday

So having had a bit of a crappy old week ,the Girls went off to take part in a charity fun run and I got the chance to work on the garage. Went round and put up all the pre-war posters , both inside and out these will all be weathered down with the rest of the building .

Also got the bulk of the roofing done this picture shows it at the half way stage to show method . 
And then it was on to the canopy just cut the shape from craft foam as is most of the building.
I may leave it detachable and make up an alternate version that raiders have turned into a lookout post .

Monday, 5 December 2011

Another step forward

Managed to get a quick spray on the Mercs this evening . Will be giving them a quick wash to catch the areas missed by the spray and whacking some sand on the bases and then they will sit on the WIP shelf for a month
Added supports for the canopy
Dark Future minis

Also got the base colours onto the garage . The plan is to paint it as it would of been "before the bomb" and then weather it down and add damage . I've included a few minis for scale .

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Back On The Brushes

So Its been 3 months since I picked up brush or glue so thought it was time to get stuff started again .
Mostly prompted by the 4TK Winter open day , I have managed to drag myself away from RIFT and Fallout New Vegas in order to start prepping some figures and scenery .
First up is my new battlegroup
Magnus the Traitor Starter set with an added Renegade this is a new venture for me as my main force is Protectorate of Menoth. 4TK is planning a journeyman campaign in the new year so this will be my new force to take part . One of the major parts of the campaign is that models are painted as the campaign goes on so other than a quick undercoat and a bit of base work these guys will not see paint till January .
When building them I managed to put the arms on one of the renegades backwards so now one will be Lefty and the other right hand man.
The other project I am going to be working on is the Warlands  figures and scenery , I have a nice big stack of dark future minis and a mixture of vehicles so I can develop the collection . As far as the scenery goes it's going to have a distinctly Fallout feel  Hence

This Filling station is loosely based on the one that appears all over the Mojave in Fallout New Vegas > I've always loved the look and feel of the fallout games so it seemed to make sense that a post-apocalyptic game should have a Fallout theme.