Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Soviets, Star Wars, and Dark Age Fantasy

So, here's my first update of the 3MMRPC. It's been a busy week on both the painting and gaming front. We'll detail the painting below, but on the gaming front - I've had to intro games of GuildBall and I must say that I love it! My next update will have my soon to be finished starter set of butchers, planning and thoughts on my scratchbuilt goal and the pitch I'm building.  Confession time, I spent my last two jokers on fleshing out my team, they should be arriving soon. 

Now, on to what I've finished this week - 
Thirty one 15mm Soviet Infantry Platoon for Chain of Command. Their Wehrmacht opponents are on the paint tray for later in the challenge.


Han Solo and Luke Skywalker for Imperial Assault. 


An old Ral Partha figure that I will be using as Melisandre from Game of Thrones Dragon Rampant games.

Shieldmaiden from Bad Squiddo Games. I'm not the best freehand painter of designs, or very good at eyes sooooo I didn't do this figure justice.

2016 Painted Figures - 46
2016 Finished Terrain - 1
2016 Games Played - 4



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pre-Challenge Work - Frostgrave and a Tank

So in the month that I've been home, I've worked really hard (HA!) to get my Frostgrave warband ready for action.  Below are my results.

Sigilist Band, with Sigilist and Apprentice, Ranger, Thief, 2x Infantrymen, Crossbowman, Knight, Archer, and Marksman.

Close up of the Sigilist and Apprentice, both from North Star's Frostgrave Range.

Close up of the Ranger and Thief. Merry and Aragorn from GW's Lord of the Rings game. 

Two Infantrymen from FireForge's Teutonic Infantry box, and a Perry Knight.  I attempted to paint the House Bolton Sigil from Game of Thrones, as these guys will also see service in my House Bolton force for Dragon Rampant.

Marksman and Archer, both from the Perry English Army box, and a Crossbowman from the Fireforge Teutonic Infantry set.

Last but not least - a 15mm T-34 for use with my Chain of Command and I Ain't Been Shot Mum Soviet forces. Yes I base my vehicles!



And here's a shot of my workbench for the 3MMRPC...I'm insane!

2016 Painted Figures - 11
2016 Finished Terrain - 1
2016 Games Played - 2

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Long Hiatus and the return of the 6MMRPC

Hey all, it's been a very very long time since I've posted. I was deployed to the Middle East for awhile and had spotty connectivity. That being said, I'm now home and ready to get kicking on the wargaming front again!

So, we're kicking off the 3 annual painting challenge TOMORROW, September 15th, and it will run through December 15th. We're only doing 3 months mainly because 6 months is a long time to not buy minis and it'll end before Christmas...easing the guilt haha. I will be tagging posts associated with this challenge as "3MMRPC".

Expect more entries to be posted up soon! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

6MMRPC 2.11 - Dark Age Zeds

This is probably the latest Zombtober post ever, but I swear, the painting was finished on the day before Halloween...dressing up the bases has just taken me awhile. 

These figures are from the Gripping Beast Revenants Box Set. Easy to paint and they look great when they're finished! 


Painted him to be an old king or noble. 


These two guys I'm incredibly pleased with how the skin turned out. I've taken to a new way of painting zombie skin - prime with Army Painter Necrotic Skin, then drybrush with Vallejo Air Dark Eart. I think it works well. 



I really like this figure for some reason!

These Revenants are going to see combat throughout my wargaming periods...probably not just against Vikings or Saxons. I'm thinking it'd be cool to have a plague pit be dug up somewhere modern and suddenly these buggers are infecting modern people. 

I know that for Zombtober I had said I wanted to get all 48 done...well, I've got 43 left to do haha!

Last but not least, I finished this - 

Giant Worm from Reapers Bones range. Will be used in post-apoc, horror, fantasy etc. games.

2015 Painted Figures - 109
2015 Finished Terrain - 14
2015 Games Played - 4

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

6MMRPC 2.9 First Finished Zeds for Zombtober

So here we are almost two weeks into Zombtober, and I'm just now getting this post up. Life has a way of throwing wrenches, but I hope you all like these offerings!

First up, we have one of my favorite of the excellent Studio Miniatures zombie figures - the walking dead in a body bag! What a great figure!




Then, we have my first finished Revenant from the Saga Revenent boxed set - A Revenant Monk!


And finally, a piece of scatter terrain for modern zombie games. I think this piece will fit perfectly with the Aid Tent I painted up last Zombtober!

A slightly washed out pic of some of the detail - blood in the grass etc.


Hope you enjoyed 'em!

2015 Painted Figures - 102
2015 Finished Terrain - 14
2015 Games Played - 4



6MMRPC 2.10 A Couple Finished Minis

These two have been finished for about 3 weeks now, but I hadn't varnished or dressed the base on the latter. So, I give you - 

My first finished Space Hulk figure! This was my first ever 40k figure painted, and I now have a boatload more ready to be painted...I think he turned out ok.

And this bloody crappy sculpt from the Reaper Bones range...supposed to be a Ranger Archer, I decided I wanted to add an "Arrow" figure to my superheroes collection. Covered in mould lines, and hardly any detail whatsoever, but I guess for the price of $2.49 I shouldn't bitch. Thankfully painting a mask on him helped with the fact that he didn't have any facial details. It'll do for gaming.


2015 Painted Figures - 104
2015 Finished Terrain - 14
2015 Games Played - 4

Monday, October 5, 2015

6MMRPC 2.8 ZOMBTOBER '15.1

Welcome everyone to my first Zombtober 2015 post! I've got all sorts of zombie goodness to work on this month, so we'll start with this pic of my overall workspace -


Yes there is a lot there. First priority is the 48 Revenants, 1 Necromancer and 2 Plague Pits from the SAGA Revenant box set. As you can see from the picture below, I've already started working on the metals.


Next up, a selection of modern zombies from Studio Miniatures.


I know these next ones aren't Zeds, but 4 Vampires and 7 Vampire Hunters, plus a few more Studio Miniatures Zeds.


And these are also Studio Miniatures Zeds, plus one Wargames Factory female zombie in lingerie, and a really fat Reaper female zombie.


Lastly, if I get Everything else done, I'd like to get the Reaper Bones Giant Worm and Steampunk Ape, and those 3 robots done for my post-apocalyptic settings done.


Think I've got my work cut out for me haha!

2015 Painted Figures - 100
2015 Finished Terrain - 13
2015 Games Played - 4