Hey Duckfans, it’s me here, back with a little bit of Black Mamba painting. I’ve always been a big fan of this model and I grew to appreciate it even more when I saw how disappointing the plastic Black Mamba came out. It’s such an iconic gear and has just the right amount of detail and bits and bobs to be really fun to paint. This is actually the first one I’ve ever painted though – I think because I like the model so much I was actually a bit intimidated to get on with it.
Recently a got a whiteboard so my wife and I can write down things we need from the supermarket, chores to do etc and we can both just pick items from the list and do them, then satisfyingly check them off and have the other person wipe the board clean. It’s a nice fun way of doing things.
I had an item that said ‘paint at least one stand of aspect warriors’ because that’s something I wanted to do but kept putting off for some reason, so I decided to do a quick stand of Howling Banshees, as I think they have one of the best models in Epic.
Since I wanted to take pics of them anyway I thought I’d also take some quick pics of my entire Biel Tan force. It’s very much a work in progress, but it’s nice to see it slowly building in size.
As promised, here are some pictures of my first completed Gaslands vehicle. The backstory is that the team who own it thought it would be cool to have some Chinese characters painted on the back, but the person they hired to do so didn’t actually speak any Chinese and just copied something from a takeaway menu. So, it’s now named ‘Chicken Soup’. I originally had the idea for a vehicle in the RPG campaign Zonefall I’m running (except that the language wasn’t Chinese, since it doesn’t take place on Earth) and copied it for Gaslands. I’m also going to be using the mini in that campaign.
Since this was my first Gaslands build I didn’t do too much in the way of conversion, just replaced the wheels and add added a bumper, running boards, and window mesh. I also made a magnetised turret which still needs painting. The original model was a Hot Wheels General Corp.
I’ve recently been getting interested in Gaslands, a tabletop game about post-apocalyptic death races. It appeals to me a lot for a bunch of reasons. First off I always enjoy post-apocalyptic settings, and Gaslands takes a lot of inspiration from things like Mad Max which I love. It also fits very nicely, with a few small changes, into the world of Zonefall – the post-apocalyptic paper-and-pencil RPG Baconradar are in the process of writing. I’ve started introducing an adapted version of the rules to use for multi-vehicle fights in the campaign of that I’m currently running and I’m very pleased with how it’s working out, as are my players.
Just a quick post to show off some Eldar Guardians I just painted as a little batch, and a Deathstalker hovertank colour scheme I’m fairly happy with. As you can see, I’m putting together a Biel Tan force.
A little while ago I spotted a little blog store, Zandris IV Miniatures, selling a couple of 28mm scale mechs. Because I’m far more interested in gaming below 15mm I’m often unaware of mechs from larger scales that could actually work just fine as towering engines of destruction. The most important thing is they don’t have any features that clearly reveal their intended scale and these mechs certainly fit that criteria.
I went for one of the Type-45(D) ‘Satria’ Battlesuits, figuring I’d most likely use it as a ‘gearstrider’ or large one man mech in 12mm (1/144) scale. Having assembled it and fitted magnets to give it a variety of hardpoints, here are some pictures after the jump!
I haven’t finished any models in a while so I thought I’d post a work in progress: a battery of Earthshaker artillery pieces I’m making for my Epic Death Korps of Krieg Imperial Guard force.
The guns themselves came from a set of Basilisks, which have the exact same gun but on tracks. I took them off and plan to use the tracks to make Chimeras or something else similar. The crew I’ve added here are from Trolls Under The Bridge, some of them from their Greatcoat Command set and some from the Greatcoat Mortar squad. I think they look very good and I’m happy with the range of poses I have, from an officer pointing out a target to a soldier with binoculars to a gun crew doing some battlefield repairs on their gun.
I’m going to use some putty to make a mud effect on the floor and then these will be ready for painting.