Friday, July 25, 2014

Deadzone Plauge and Mauraders

I finished up some of my Deadzone models pile the other day. All of the Plague are done...




as well as a few of the Marauders. I re-positioned the dancing Goblin to make it look like he is displacing from his hide in a rapid fashion. The cloak is still not finished on the leader; it will be finished with all the little unattached bits I have to paint separately.  


Thanks for looking, comments welcome!
Papa Spanky

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

WarGamer 30K

I just noticed I passed 30k worth of views, thanks everyone!


 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Modern and future civilians

Yep it's been a while since I posted on this blog. My blogging tends to come in fits and spurts. I have all the excuses, busy with work (I got a promotion yay), busy with family, redid my hobby room, etc. etc. but all you really want to know is what I've been doing hobbywise!

Okay the first thing I have to show you is some more civilians for the town of Gray Haven.
These are all prepainted figures that just have a wash on them. Most are hero clix, but a few are characters from the Saturday Night Live trivia game. I didn't want to spend a lot of time on these as they are basically just fodder.


Here is another group of clix miniatures that I am using as futuristic civilians. These also have been shaded with a wash.

I didn't plan it when I bought them, but these minis kind of took on their own persona. The group on the left looks like pilots, the two guys in the middle left look like some type of business owner, the middle right guys are just random citizens [Yep that's a conehead from Saturday Night Live] and the five on the far right look like working girls and their "manager ".

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Devils Work

There is a saying that the devil is in the details. Well after the amount of time and energy spent on these seemingly little "details" I can see why.
 
Lets see what we got (Sorry about the jumbled picture subjects, I just took them as they were sitting on my workbench):
 
Fire hydrants, straw bales and some fall decor;
 
 

Dumpsters, trash cans, a beverage counter and more fall decor;
 

Chairs couches, and ice cream cooler (unfinished) an arcade game and some diner booths;
 
Lastly, these are going to be the streetlights that will be at the major intersections. I built and cast these, filling in the light with a 5mm half round jewel. A completely unnecessary and fiddly process to be sure, but its these little things that will hopefully make this board an exciting backdrop to my games.
 
Thanks for looking, questions comments always welcome!
Papa Spanky

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

First Deadzone test paint

I got in on the Deadzone Kickstarter a while back and received my package before Christmas. I finally got around to messing around with them a bit. The "restic" material they made these out of is a blessing and a curse. It glues well with superglue and is positionable with hot water. Cleaning flash off is nigh impossible though, as it can only be removed by cutting. Not scraping or sanding, but cutting. Sigh.
Anyway, I painted up a plague stage 3 as a test. I hate the bright purple pink they have as studio models and went with a more plagued look with greens yellows and dark reds.
He didn't turn out too bad, so I will keep with this scheme.

Comments welcome,
Papa Spanky

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Casting call

Remember way back when, I showed you some items I was going to cast? Well I did it finally. These are the simpler one piece molds, I will have some of the two piecers up later.
Couches, chairs, flat screens and computer monitors as well as trash bin lids and some pumpkins getting a paint job in the background. There are a few miscasts in there as well.
Till next time,
Papa Spanky

Monday, January 6, 2014

Hardware and Halloween

Despite not having posted a regular update, I have been pretty busy hobby-wise. Today I present to you the last three buildings for Gray Haven.


 
These are the "Value Hardware and Sporting goods" and "Halloween 24/7". Sorry for the bad pic, lighting was horrible and the flash ruined most of the others.
Anyway, the Hardware store is an Ameritown police station and the Halloween store is a converted Plasticville firehouse.
 
 
The front of the Halloween store with the giant spider decoration and the riot cop and zombie costumes on display. I sculpted the pumpkin for the sign and the foam scrapbook letters were placed crooked intentionally. (honest!)
 
Some of you keen eyes might have noticed the stop sign in the first picture. Here are examples of a few more.
 
I purchase these from Scale Like Industries, you can find them here:
They are really nice signs printed on thin styrene. A few words of caution working with them though:
-Seal them first if you mask them off for any reason. I ruined my first batch of these with a liquid latex mask when I painted the backs of the signs.
-Too much styrene glue will melt/ warp them. This could be good or bad depending on the effect you want to create.
What else? I have corn. Yep corn.
 
These will be combined with pumpkins and hay bails for fall decor around town. I had to spray these with Army Painter desert yellow because they are supposed to be modeled as a live crop.
 
On the actual playing games side of things I got a lot of games of Zombicide in with some co-workers, played a few games of Operation Flashpoint with the family.
 I picked up three copies of X-wing that were on sale at 60% off and will be posting about that, I will have some examples of my castings I finally did, and will post/talk Deadzone in the next few days, so don't touch  that dial!
Papa Spanky