Friday, September 26, 2014

'Ere thar be Pyrates

     Welcome back! This week I am pleased to show you my pirates, well some of them anyway. For years I always loved the look of Freebooters Miniatures. Getting my hands on them, well since it wasnt being played locally, was few and far between options. Once I found Cool Mini or Not, there were better options and I slowly built up usually buying one at a time and slow working on them between other projects.
     Over the past summer things changed. A few of us at our LGS went a bit game crazy and we began to play this skirmish game of awesomeness, Freebooters Fate! Skirmish based game, with really great options and play style. Needless to say, I went with Pirates as my chosen faction, because...pirates. First up is the starter box all painted up: Lets take a look!

     First up we have the generic deckhand, the Pirate! Armed with a pistol, a knife, a few daggers, and mean demeanor; he joins the crew quite cheap just looking for thrills.

 Corn-cobber pipe in the hat for those relaxing moments between thrills.
 Sneaky sneaky, knife strapped for those close encounters of the deadly kind.

     Next up is another generic crew member, the Cuchillo. Quite short and sneaky as his stats allow.
 He likes to get close and personal with his Dundee knife.

Curly Ann
 Third up is the specialist, Curly Ann. Specialists are a bit more expensive members of your crew, but bring more to the table than your basic Deckhands. This charming lady brings long distance death and looks that could kill (well she does).
 Although she has a peg-leg, it doesnt hold her back from getting to where she needs to be.

 That pistol, you know she means business.

Captain Rosso
  Last up from the starter box is our captain. The leader of the crew, the man of many coats (and pistols), Captain Rosso.

 He does come with an optional hat, so I left it out in favor of his bandana.

     Arrr. Ye can feel it in yer bones, that fever grippin you. Must be fate.
The game is super fun and quick once you get a few in. Aside from the miniatures and a board set up to play, you need a deck of cards that provide events, treasure, damage, and a hit location system that works off of bluffing. Very nice change of pace from the usual dice rolling miniatures game.

     More posts to follow that will display more of these fantastic miniatures, and more of the crew of my pirates (basically all the pirates) and a few mercenaries. Until next time!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Orange is the new....

Wanted to post this on Wednesday, but here it is Friday already. I have a new work schedule so life once again gets rearranged. Going back to working 5 days a week instead of my old 3-12hr days. Less time for long paint sessions, but I have plenty of pics to work on and post up here.

This week, we go Orange with 2 new models from Wyrd Miniatures for their game Malifaux, the Convict Gunslingers! They work for the Outcast faction and come 2 in a box. Convicts always wear orange right?

Convict Gunslinger 1

 look at that stare...

I free handed some tattoos on both his arms, the left one moreso than the right.

Convict Gunslinger 2

 This nice tribal on his back is a running symbol I used before (you will see it again). Its a nice way to tie in figures from the same group for games.

There you have it, 2 wanted men all but based up and ready for the frey. I have issues (I think I have said before) when it comes to base work on miniatures. Usually, if part of a faction to play in a game, I like to make them all at once. I wanted to at least put these up here while I had them done so I dont run into the backlog I have right now of publishing pictures.

Until next week, have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Two more for the Path

     Welcome back readers! This weeks post finds a pair of miniatures from Reaper Miniatures Pathfinder line. Before we start, I know the bases are not done so technically they are not finished, but I have problems coming to a decision on what base to put them on. For now I leave them on a plain base.
     Both of these miniatures (like so many) caught my eye and I needed to paint them up as soon as I purchased them over the summer. I worked on both of these between the Skorne battle box shared last week, because sometimes I need a break of color usage.

Brotherhood of the Seal

First up we have the monk, a member of the Brotherhood of the Seal. I wanted to work on light colors again, testing them out for another color scheme I have in mind elsewhere.

Overall, I enjoyed this color set up, but it wasnt quite what I had in mind. But for the monk it worked so I am happy with it.

Dungeon Torturer

Next is the fearsome Dungeon Torturer. A little sadistic thrown in for opposition to the light of the monk. I also wanted to try working on my NMM (Non Metallic Metal) silver on the sword. It came off a bit dull and I still need to work on it.

Overall I also enjoyed this piece, and she came out akin to BatKane, Batwoman, with the red hood.

So that is the update this week as I move along painting a new commission. We will probably get to see those in a while as I am almost finished. Next week you can tune in for another glimpse of what I do and enjoy your weekend!

Until next time...

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Skorne of the Summer

Welcome back!

Continuing along as promised, this week we will take a look at some models I did over the summer, the Skorne Battlebox from Privateer Press line of Hordes. Lets get a look at the group shot before diving in:

Skorne Battle Box

I should note that this is the old metal box. It has been sitting in my back closet for a few years, and I decided it was time to paint them up for two reasons. 1) I wanted to, no NEEDED to paint up some monsterous miniatures, and 2) I needed something to paint for the current Warmachine/Hordes league we had going locally.

The colors used are close to my Cryx I play, at least the armor they wear, with added gold highlights to change it up a bit. The red and gold for the cloth was a nice touch that I wanted to try, and I think it worked. So lets take a closer look at each of these models (its going to be a long post).

Master Tormentor Morghoul

If you notice the lines there on the side of the base, its used to mark facing for in the game. A simple red stroke to tell the front and back of the model for in game purposes. The bases are all custom made, and hopefully I have a tutorial on how to do that later.

Cyclops Savage (2)

As much as a pain in the ass those back flags are, I wanted to include them. Each one is pinned into the backs of the Savage to hold them in place, and for extra support. No freehand on the flags yet, because I am not sure where I am going with them, but the space is there.

Titan Gladiator

The big bad powerhouse. Honestly he was the first thing I painted. There was some work to be done before he was painted, the only problem with the metal line. Gaps had to be filled with greenstuff and a little sculpting done to blend it all in, but he turned out great.

Over the course of two weeks it took me to paint up the whole thing, you know work and stuff got in the way, but really fun to do. And thats the key, fun and enjoyment. I do have to say I like the old metal line of Privateer Press stuff, even if there is a little work involved. The new stuff looks good, as long as it comes out the factory good, but I do prefer metal over plastic.

So there we have it. Painted up Skorne Battlebox from Privateer Press line Hordes. Back to painting more stuff for me, see you next week!