The first four minis of the crazy box finished! Hoody Hoo! I have been a busy bee and undercoated all of the minis. So now the table is set for getting down to some serious painting! Starting with some easy peasy Cylons DeadZone Asterian Cyphers: from this: to this: The Cypher with a hand […]Read More Bobbybox pt 3: The First Four: Refbot and Asterians
Every year, Mantic games does a so-called “crazy box” which basically is a mystery box of “random” miniatures -older miniatures that are not selling very well and that clutter up their warehouse- at presumably a steep discount if one were to calculate the retail prices of the contents. This year, Mantic offer up their normal […]Read More The Punishment Due: Crazy Bobby’s Craaazzy Bonanza Box of Craziness!!!!
These are made in translucent blue plastic. (unlike their MVP. FFS!) Only Jacks and Guards. It would seem that they are wearing bikinis. Go underwear league! I enhanced the blue with Vallejo blue ink, and then a light drybrush with light blue. Dark redbrown details with a pale orange over, and Army Painter Red Quickshade […]Read More …and the DreadBall Crystallan Team
The Season six Crystallans are made in translucent blue plastic. But not the MVP. (as with the Ada-Lorana MVP. Again, WTF Mantic!?! I am sure there is some practical production reason, But FFS! How much more could it possibly have cost to make these moulds together with the teams, or even just shoot these minis […]Read More DreadBall MVP Crypt. AKA Ben Grimm
Time to speed up the PJs and get something done before the month’s end: These are originally translucent blue. I wanted them to be greenish instead, which was easily accomplised with some vallejo green ink. Dot in some details and Hey, presto! Bases as per my standard recognize-your-DreadBall-team-positions colour scheme, red for guard, yellow […]Read More DreadBall: The Ada-Lorana Team and Phantasm MVP
Oh, looking over some of my collection of newer minis I have prepped… Even though I have painted several teams and MVP, I still have two drawers full of Dreadball minis that are primed black, and a box of the second wave of DB Extreme minis that are untouched in bags. I dropped out of […]Read More DreadBall: MVPs John Doe and The Praetorian
This one had been on the shelf of the half-done for ages, the MVP for the DreadBall Z’zor team. The pun should be obvious. He started out as the same too-bright green and red paint scheme I did the Z’zor team in, and dressed him up as the Odinson. Verily! Oh well, the idea was […]Read More The Mighty Z’zor!
This being a belated catch-up post to round off last year with what I managed to squeeze in the last days of 2015: So…after 100+ hours travelling the Commonwealth and murdering almost every one and every thing I come across, playing the main quest to several different conclusions… I have at last managed to put Fallout […]Read More Unfinished business, or: the remainder of the 2015 painting output.
The success of the two DreadBall kickstarters meant that Mantic seemed to be scrabbling to come up with new and interesting models, races and concepts. Now there are teams of interdimentional four-legged freaks, crystal rock people, landlocked sharks, robed monks and bikini space elves with mohawks and bad dispositions. Not to mention twolegged pigmonsters (ever […]Read More The Neo-Asterian
One of the things I like about Mars Attacks!, is that they have no qualms about doing crossovers into other IPs. So when Mantic was doing their Mars Attacks! kickstarter, they threw in an option to buy a Martian team for DreadBall, (and cards to use the Mars Attacks! factions in Deadzone as well Yay!). […]Read More The Barsoom Brawlers and Drake Yeev Dragonkin.
For March I am still doing squads, this one is from Mars Attacks, a squad of Martian grunts. 9 new ones, 1 finished previously. I have not bothered with slicing off the mould lines on these. The results are actually acceptable anyhow. 25 mm integral bases. Softish PVC material. Bonus round 5! Deadzone Mercenary: Freya, […]Read More Mars Attacks!
As previously stated, my resolution for March is to complete at least 4 10-man squads, or equivalent. I have been a bit under the weather this week, and so have not done as much as I had hoped. Plus, Bones 2 has arrived! Not to easy to concentrate on boring old hat when all the […]Read More March resolution: the second installment