Friday, 25 November 2016

Undead Biker


Only managed to paint up a couple of Zeds from Studio Miniatures in the last week or so. I am rather pleased with how the bandanna on the biker type turned out, though I think he might need a bit more gore!  

Thursday, 17 November 2016

A trio of coppers

Finally finished 3 additions to my 1970s project. These are Crooked Dice Minions with police heads and bullet proof vests sculpted on by yours truly. The intention was to create some RUC looking types but when I look at these I think I picked a bit of a German Border guard green. 

Still happy with the results, I need to do a fourth at some point, as three seems like an odd number! 



As usual my picture taking skills are such that the shading is lost in the images but still, they look nice enough. 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Night of the Living Dad


Finished another 4 of the Studio Miniatures Zombies, this first chap actually looks oddly like my father (right down to the beard) I had intended to get these done before the end of October but such is life. 


I went for some high viz stripes on this chap, not sure how well it worked out really. 




All in all a pretty gore heavy group of miniatures. Such is my way I am currently toying with a return to a smaller scale perhaps 20mm or 15mm for the fiscal savings alone its an attractive proposition. 


Sunday, 23 October 2016

Von Dracula


Well thats me back from a very restive week in the Highlands, I managed to get some painting done yesterday, though sadly not very much. The above figure is (if memory serves) from the Warlord Games Weird War range. Its been floating about in my lead pile for awhile now and I though as its Zombie related would suffice for this week. 

I went for a bit of an old school Horror type look with the cape and a dress white uniform. Overall I'm pretty pleased though the the skin tone could have done with being paler. 


I also had time to paint up another of the plastic Studio Miniatures figures. Nothing very fancy but a Zombie none the less. I have finished another Studio Miniatures lead figure as well but he's awaiting the drying of basing materials at present. 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Holiday Zombie

I have to apologise for the very poor quality images, I'm away on holiday so don't have my usual gear available to me. That said having trundled over to the Highlands to enjoy a weeks piece with my wife I packed in the paints and was able to get this finished earlier. 

Another Studio Miniatures multi-part plastic Zombie with a duty belt sculpted on by me. I wanted a sort of State Trooper look to this one which sort of works though the washed out pictures are not really doing it justice (honestly).  


Hopefully I'll get some more done this week but I'll likely wait until I get home to post more given the naff pictures.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

The dead walk (again)


So its Zomtober 2016, I have over the last few years for various boring reasons not been able to post something suitable during the sacred month. So this year I was determined, as I am trying to get back in to regular painting and modelling, to contribute to the Zomtober.

The first two completed zombies, their progress slowed to "walker" speed due to a visit by friends over the weekend, are provided herein. I have painted quite a few of the Studio Miniatures plastic multipose zombies in the past and I like to try and make them look individual with a bit of basic converting. For these two I added duty belts to give them the look of private security. They are modeled on the uniform scheme of some armed G4S guards I found during a google image trawl.

Overall I'm happy, the modelling work on the belts is okay, though as I have not sculpted for ages its a bit messy in places.

More (hopefully) to follow before the end of Zomtober.


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Two man Recce

Been busy with work of late, but have managed to get another two of my 1970s troops finished. These are from the Gripping Beast Argentinian range but they do fine service as a couple of squadies in soft cover patroling rural areas. My picture taking skills are as shoddy as ever so the pictures are a bit washed out.


On the work bench I'm busy converting some Crooked Dice Minions into RUC/1970 Armed cops by adding some bullet proof vests. Hopefully get them onto the painting queue today. 

In other news my nostalgic urges have been aroused by the new Gamesworkshop Genestealer cult miniatures. Personally I don't think they are as nice as the lead ones from back in the day but I am tempted. However in standard Gamesworkshop style I have been put off by the horrifying price of some packs. 

The squad size plastic box sets (10 figures) are not horrifically priced, though are still high by comparison to say a platoon box from Warlord which is the same price. But the leader box of 5 figures is over 30 quid which seems a bit steep, particularly when GW have already paid for the tooling as the figures are all from their Overkill board game that was released some months back.