Thursday, August 9, 2018

MOP - Intro.1 - Introducing Agent O'Brian

The Ministry of the Occult and Paranormal Intro - 1:

Long Back Tavern - Boston, MA
Early October, 1889

I sit here drinking my beer contemplating my next steps.  My name is Michael O'Brian.  I am...well...was, an agent for the United States Secret Service.  My new assignment is just that.  New.  I am now the American representative of, or to, a new agency collaboration between the United States and the British Empire called, "The Ministry of the Occult and Paranormal."


"What the hell does that even mean/!"  I believe my face may have telegraphed that very sentiment as I sat across from Director Edward Thornton in his office.

"There have been some strange...situations, that we feel need to be investigated and dealt with - and we feel you're the right man for the job." He said.

When I attempted to ask a question, he shoved my reassignment order across his desk to me and said, "I know you have questions.  Address them to your British counterpart when you get to England."  I was then promptly ushered out.


So.  Here I sit.  I have been authorized up to 10 additional agents or consultants as part of the U.S. contingent, but I've been told I need to speak with the British first before selecting them.  So I'm on my own for now.  Hopefully they have coffee in England.

While I probably shouldn't be writing any of this down per instructions about "secrecy" given to me by the director...I feel that as one of the founding agents of a very strange agency...I may some day want a record of events so as to be able to accurately tell my story.  

(Note - I was given an address to send my reports to.  A place called "Wardenclyffe" on Long Island.   

2018 Finished Figures - 60
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5

Saturday, July 14, 2018

PlastCraft Games Sci-Fi Noodle Shop

Taking a break from painting a bit to clear some other stuff off the shelf, I have assembled the PlastCraft Games Sci-Fi Noodle Shop from their Infinity range of products.

It comes preprinted with colors and textures and I'll be very happy to use it in my sci-fi games.

Front View

Rear View
Assembly took about an 45 minutes.  Almost all the pieces were a perfect fit and cut smooth.  The only parts that needed any trimming or carving to fit were the uprights for the sign on the roof.

This last picture is showing were I misaligned the roof panels.  It still works though as the roof is supported in three other locations.

2018 Finished Figures - 59
2018 Finished Terrain - 5
2018 Games Played - 5

Sunday, July 8, 2018

6MMRPC - MB:P Heracles

Finished up Heracles a few days ago.  Pretty happy with how this first hero I've painted from the core box turned out.  Hope you guys like him.

2018 Finished Figures - 59
2018 Finished Terrain - 4
2018 Games Played - 5

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Cerberus aka Fluffy

Continuing with the MB:P painting project, I give you Cerberus - Guardian of the gates of Hades.  

Lovely model, with no flash or gaps that needed filling.

2018 Finished Figures - 58
2018 Finished Terrain - 4
2018 Games Played - 5

Thursday, May 31, 2018

6MMRPC - MB:P - Spartans and Hell Hounds

Next up in the saga of painting MB:P I present the three Spartans from the core box.

and the six core box sculpts (there are other sculpts in other boxes) of Infernal or Hell Hounds.

I painted the hounds in a way to try and bring up mental images of  ugly mangy fur-less nasty buggers with some rusty collars and chains.  I think I succeeded. 

2018 Finished Figures - 57
2018 Finished Terrain - 4
2018 Games Played - 5

Sunday, May 27, 2018

6MMRPC - Mythic Battles: Pantheon - Ares

Continuing on with the MB:P theme, here is my take on Ares. Also about 70mm tall, this figure is my favorite out of the core box.  Finished him this morning.

Super dynamic, clean sculpt.  Badass.

On a side note, finishing this guy means that I've surpassed last years finished figures total by more than 2x!

2018 Finished Figures - 48
2018 Finished Terrain - 4
2018 Games Played - 5

Saturday, May 26, 2018

6MMRPC - Mythic Battles:Pantheon - Zeus

Let's be really really honest for a second...

I went bloody well all in on the Mythic Battles: Pantheon Kickstarter.

Some days (like today), I'm really happy I did...other days (like when the mortgage is due), I'm not. 

It has all been delivered, and I'm pretty sure that there are about 15,000 miniatures in the 14 boxes I received...that's a slight exaggeration but I think you get my drift.  All the models are beautiful with a ton of detail and hardly any issues such as mold lines, gaps that need filled, flash, etc etc.  So, being me, I decided I was going to start with the core box, and work my way thru painting all the bloody models.  This post is to showcase the first one finished - Zeus.  He stands about 70mm tall, and is absolutely stunning.

Keep in mind that while yes, I plan on playing Mythic Battles:Pantheon as is...these figures are too freaking cool and awesome and all that jazz to not use them for other things like for instance: "Of Gods and Mortals"! 

So yes, today, I'm quite happy I went all in.

2018 Finished Figures - 47
2018 Finished Terrain - 4
2018 Games Played - 5