Blog discription

What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Infinity Nightmare resolved and work in progress!

My friend Dave took it out of it's little sit bath of Pine-Sol after soaking for 24 hours, got out his trusty toothbrush and saved my poor little figure (and some cash too!). I am simply amazed at how well it came out. So fear not fellow painters, if you screw up, don't throw away your figures and buy new ones. If it's acrylic based then go out and buy yourself a bottle of Pine-Sol!

In the meantime here's a couple of shots of the one I didn't mess up with only one leg mostly finished, it's just to show the different stages that have to happen before I get to the finished leg looking effect. Even when that's done there will be tons of other detail work that needs to be done.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Infinity Nightmare part 2, the resolution at hand!

Well boys and girls it's another day and my very good friend Dave happened to have a bottle of Pine-Sol so was involuntarily recruited into helping strip this bad boy. He sent me a picture of an in progress moment and it looked like some sort of exotic fish so had to post a picture of it.

Hopefully it works out and in the next couple of days I will have this bad ass little baby back in my hands for another whack at the painting table.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

My Infinity nightmare!!!

These Infinity miniatures are super fine detailed little buggers to paint.

My first try:

Looks like poop... I know. The bitch of the thing is I would simply throw it away and get another if the price of these babies wasn't so high. Fortunately a good Pine-Sol soaking will strip this crap with the help of a little tooth brush. Sigh.... It took so long to get to this point. Lesson learned is thin your paint out more, but more importantly use the bloody right paint pots.

My second try with a different model:
I just did one leg to try the new paints I picked up. I think the shading and layering worked much better. The main hull is going to be a bitch, but I'll just have to take my time. 

What do you think?


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Me? I don't have a problem!

Okay, okay maybe I do. Some of the projects I am working on all at the same time which means my wheels are stuck in the mud. This was a few weeks ago.
I need to paint up five Necrons for a buddy, and a Moor Warlord base for another. Since it was raining today I actually made progress on the Moor Warlord base. Got tired of doing that so have moved on to putting more of those stupid Necrons together ahhhh (okay their not stupid but it's not stuff for me grumble, grumble).
After putting some of those Necrons together I've had this Infinity itch for several years and done nothing with it. Suddenly I am on this big kick to finally do something about it and have started assembling them. They are tiny, delicate little bastards that are going to be a real challenge to paint because they are not Hero scale, but true to scale (I know there is another word for this). Of course it's Japanese Anime time with these things, which I like, but the female models are going to be something completely new to me. We will see how it goes.


Friday, April 8, 2016

Showcase: 28mm terrain for Saga

Whew, finally got a chance to do some blogging. So I am posting the finished project of making some hobby terrain to make my boards look nice. Again these are from Worldsmith Industries and are made from resin. The trees I ended up using I picked up from a flea market. I tore the trees off the old bases, which basically meant snapping them off at ground level because of glue used. I used a pin vise to drill out the bottom of the trees and then used plastic rod to glue in hole to use as pins for placing on Worldsmith's bases. Did a little dry brushing on bases, little static grass, polyurethane for protection, and then a mat coat to take off the shine. Presto change-o it looks pretty good in the end I think.


As always thanks for looking