Sunday, January 6, 2013

From IanH: 28mm Pulp Adventurers & Minoan Warriors (70 points)

From Ian:
First up I've a number of new Pulp miniatures, a desert guide from Artizan designs who was a lovely miniature to paint, really nice crisp detail and a characterful face. I gave him that interesting shade of ginger beard which may suggest he's Afghan. The second individual is Yusef, once again from Artizan Designs, perhaps he's another guide for our heroes but then again he may be the member of a secret organisation sworn to protect the grail and keep it's secrets. Either way I kept the colours subtle and went for a linen suit look but decided on different coloured trousers just to break up the miniature a little. 

I follow those two up with a group of four fanatical turbaned warriors for my Kali cult, the miniatures are the Gazi from Mutineer Miniatures Indian Mutiny range. They've been painted up to match with my Thuggee stranglers my brother painted for me last year and are clearly inspired by the Thuggee from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Once again really nice crisp miniatures that were very easy to paint. 
Finally I've a group of Ancient warriors, these are some playtest miniatures for my Greek Mythology inspired game and will be representing the Minoan Faction when I get back around to some more play testing. The miniatures are a mix of plastic Zulus and Numidians from Wargames Factory. They're not my best paint job and I have to say I hated painting them after the pulp miniatures, poor detail and not well defined at all. but they're off my desk and can be added to the tally.

That's it for now, handily a couple of orders have come in to I have some more assembling and prepping to do over the next week.
Really nice work Ian. Those Artizan sculpts are so characterful. I particularly like the russet beard and blue and white cap you gave the Afghan tribesman. 

This collection will give Ian 70 points.

From ChrisP: 28mm and 15mm Vietnam - Tunnel Rat, VC and Hueys (22 points)

From Chris:
Back to Vietnam for my next update. First off, we have 2 more miniatures from the Eureka range of 28mm, the first is an ANZAC Tunnel Rat, equipped with a flashlight, a pistol and a mean look!
Tunnels and bunkers were a real issue for the free forces in Vietnam, requiring to be checked out. Frequently booby trapped, seldom occupied but nevertheless a terribly dangerous mission. 
The other Eureka model is a sodier holding a PPSh sub machinegun. Not sure how he fits in to anything, it was a freebie that they threw in with my order. I like it when miniatures companies do that! Strangest thing about him is that he is really tall...

Then we are off to 15mm from Battlefront again. First off is a UH-1 Heavy Hog, equipped with a 40mm grenade launcher in the nose and a very large amount of rocket tubes! 
The Shark mouth on the grenade launcher design I found on the internet, and thought it looked cool, so I had a go at painting it! I had some other nose art painted, but it didn't work as well. So I left it with the Playboy bunny and snoopy decals from BF.
The other Helicopter has had a wee accident. Helicopters don't like it when you crash them, and the UH-1 is no exception. This CASEVAC bird has seen much better days, and will serve as an objective for my 15mm 101st Airborne to defend. 
The red crosses and the stylised 101st patches were painted by me. Happy with the crosses, less so with the eagles. 

Next? More 6mm...

Very nice Chris. That Battlefront crashed Huey is such a great little model. Speaking of which, have you finished that 28mm 'Slick' yet that you had partially built on your blog? I'd be interested to see how that turned out.

These will give Chris 22 points.

From IanW: 25mm Cthulhu Investigators & 28mm WWII German Infantryman (25 points)

From Ian:
Normal service took a curve ball when I offered to paint up the investigators for a friends Mansion of Madness game. These are plastic 25/28mm typically thin stature and plenty of detail.
The first four I have painted up are the old professor (told to make look like Moses or other biblical type), Gangster, sexy scientist (test tube needs green gunk in it) and finally the sexy one I was given a free hand, just have fun with her. 

I still have four more to do. I am painting up two a day leaving the rest of the time for other painting. These are nice 25/28mm figs but the mold lines only came into view on undercoating!!

German 28mm Black Tree Design figure is a standard Sniper Reminder, so far my favorite of all the German WWII figures I have painted.

Great stuff Ian! I particularly love the work you did on the 'Mansion of Madness' figures (a great game btw). 'Harvey Walters' (the old chap) is fabulous and 'Michael McGlen's' pinstripe suit is brilliant as well.

This collection will give Ian 25 points.