Friday, May 27, 2016

Progress Report 5/27/16 - Cat got my tongue.

It's been a rough week... my beloved cat of 20ish years had a heart attack and died on Monday. Getting used to not having her around is a challenge but working on miniatures has been a good source of joy and humor. It also makes me think of all the times she tried to knock my hard work off the table and on to the ground and why I had to lock my painting room door so she couldn't break in and mess with my stuff. I'd take all that back though if it meant having her around a bit longer.

My grouchy old bitty kitty Schwinn. RIP
On to a happier note - I won my first painting competition with the Nurgle Plaguebearer conversion I posted in my last update! Exciting! I've also been busy assembling (more!?) miniatures and even painting a little bit too. I have the TNT bug right now and even though I am not playing the game often it occupies a lot of my thoughts. I love the setting and the creative freedom the game brings to the table. 

First I built this thing out of junk and some toy bits - a caravan for the Caravaneers and caravan scenario:

This Dunger has been sitting around collecting dust so I put him to work pulling the wasteland scrapcart he is now attached to. I think it turned out pretty good! Still going to add a couple details and some basing but pretty much it is done. 

And what would a caravan be without some Caravaneers? I picked up these Pigiron minis to represent a mix of wasteland warriors (possibly Tribals, or Reclaimers, or Caravaneers). 

Neat models that come in various sets of legs, torsos, and heads. I mixed them all up to give them that "we live in the wasted lands" kinda vibe. Still going to do the bases and probably add some greenstuff cloaks/cloth to a few minis. A nice mix of weapons and stances and I am impressed with the sculpting quality and casting. Very minimal mold lines and everything fit together nicely (even though it was technically 3 different product lines). 

And last but not least I have a new Mutant warband with 2 Psychic mutants and a couple of nasty big'uns too. Using the old Deadzone minis that are sitting around. Here is the current state of the warband. 

Hoping to get these guys out into the wastes and taking back their mutant lands soon! No updates on the Nurgle forces but I heard a rumor of a 40k escalation campaign starting at the FLGS and while I have very little interest in the game I do want to play something so... perhaps a Daemons of Chaos 40k force is starting up too?? We'll see...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Progress Report 5/3/16 - Keeping the piece(s)

The past couple weeks I have been focused on two things.
1. Assembling the TNT Peacekeeper minis I recently acquired.
2. Painting some Nurgle fun.

And I have accomplished these things! But first up... some minis from the wastes!

Here we have a collection of irradiated radical rats, roaches, razorbacks, and a few Trogg's/Chud lovers with a rogue psychic husk. Never know what you might bump into out there...

Got a few folks in suits trying to keep the place clean and next thing you know... 

The Peacekeepers show up to tell you how to run things! Maybe we like breaking the law! 

Took a few of the extra pieces from the TNT assembly line and added a bit of flavor and fun to these minis from the Bones line that are taking up space in my unpainted miniature collection. I figured they could make good additions to the Peacekeepers or maybe a group of Caravaneers out looking to make a few caps?

And in the other world we have this guy...

Pretty happy with how this Nurgle Herald turned out. Bits from the Plaguebearer, Blight King, and Plague Drone kits all bashed together with a bit of additional sculpting. Having a lot of fun painting the ooze!  

Here are some less fancy shots...

Those were taken before I finished the base, a few details, and the Nurgle ooze. I think he looks fun! And speaking of fun...

This big boy is just about ready for a priming! Can't wait to get this painted up. Wondering what colors I should paint him? Maybe a purple or grey?