To baldly go where no small blue alien has gone before!

Space…the final frontier.  These are the voyages….yeah, you know the rest.

And these little grey aliens in Bones from the second KS. Just had to do them like the Blue Man Group were cosplaying some modern era Star Trek:

Away Team, Command:

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Captain leading the away team, wearing the red shirt of command. What can possibly go wrong?

Away Team, Security:

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“We are the Bald. Resistance is Futile. You must comply.” -Locutus of Bald

 

Away Team, Medical:

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The one to the right…Mould line to the face!

And, yes. Those are Voyager uniforms, not Next Generation.

I switched the team members a bit around from what was on the sprues, because I thought my selections suited the roles better.

Now to do the Flying Saucer up as the Yangtsee Kiang…

 

80045,80046, and 80047: Gray Aliens

Reaper Miniatures

Bones KS2

25mm bases

 

Painted so far this month:  16

Painted so far this year: 253

 

Space Hurps part the fifth.

The second blob of minis off the shelf today is 12 more of the Mantic Sci Fi Zombie Space Hurps conversions:

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I really, really need to look into better photography.

 

At any rate, that makes 43 of those zombies done in all. 15-20 or so to go. I must admit they are getting a bit tedious to do, I expect the rest to wait awhile before I start them.

25mm round base, restic and polystyrene plastic conversions.

Total painted minis so far this month: 43

At the Mountains of Minis: The Unspeakable Mouth

This month I have been at the Mountains of Minis, attacking them with gusto, having done mould-line carving, scrubbing, boiling, assembling etc a large portion of the roughly 20-ish minis I got in the Bones 2 shipment. And sacrificing the required amounts of fingerblood, of course.

Seeing as I am momentarily sick of the bendy bones, I have painted some metal minis for a change.

Hereby I present a new series entitled The Unspeakable Mouth
Which showcases minis with slightly overstated eating orifices (well, what did you think it would be about?)
1: Chainmail “Abyssal Maw”

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From “Chainmail” the year 2002 Dungeons and Dragons metal miniature line by Wizards of the Coast (when they tried to emulate Games Workshop in size and somewhat in style). Chainmail had a few nice minis and several bad ones.

The game was not a resounding success, and was replaced the following year by the “Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures Game”, with prepainted plastic minis in random booster packs.

Metal, 30mm base.

2. Hell Dorado “Damned One of Gluttony”

This is actually two versions of the same character:

Before it eats some of the opposition:

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and after it gets to stuff its greedy face:

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The Damned One of Gluttony is manifestation of one of the Seven Sins, and a part of the Demon faction. Also not a nice person to have over for dinner.

Metal, 40mm base.

So that’s a massive three completed minis so far this month.

Space Hurps and the Resolutionary Painting Challenge; January!

So the new years resolutions are as follows: 1. Not to buy any miniatures (ebay or otherwise) apart from kickstarters unless said miniatures are funded by my own ebay sales. So far, so good. Have bought the one box of the old mantic space zombies conversion set and today I received a set of Wargames Factory Skeleton Warriors. Sadly this was the first version of them, with all the little minisprues, and there were supposed to be 77 minisprues and 30 bases in the box, to make 30 Jason and the Argonauts-style true-scale skeletons and leftover weapons. However, there were only 20 of the minisprues in the box, and no bases. Can barely make 6 skeletons with what arrived. Luckily, the dealer has responded quickly and says they are going to send me equivalent to the missing bits. So no harm done. I hope. and 2. Paint some minis every month.This one tied in nicely with the resolutionary painting challenge over on the reaper forum. Namely, to paint at least 4 miniatures during the month. Doesn’t sound too hard does it? Problem is, between Bordlerlands the Pre-Sequel (far too many hours playing that. It’s just so much fun!), the large amount of prepwork on the 10,5 kilos of All Quiet on the Martian Front wave 2 (That’s 10 kilos of 15/20mm scale metal infantry, light vehicles, artillery, resin tanks -and the Land Iron Clad) I will post about that at a later date) and the first wave of Shadows of Brimstone arriving (Cowboys and Tentacles! The Horror is Unspeakable!) (ditto). with all that prepwork, and the converting of space hurps-ridden zombies, I haven’t actually had time to paint anything beyond basecoats and playing around with zenithial priming with my airbrush.

The old Mantic Space Zombie set was a “expert level” conversion set, with some sprues of their HIPS plastic fantasy zombies and ghouls, and a pack of 10 corporation soldiers in restic to cut up and mix and match enough to make 30 in all! I also mixed in a few sprues of the new Mantic Sci-fi Plague Zombies (that actually are slightly larger and more “heroically” proportioned than the old ones). Suddenly I had around 50 or so shuffling around my table…

but I digress.

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Here is the first four of the guards and workers that contracted Space Hurps, and have gone a little…cannibalish.

These are mostly fantasy zombie parts, with the two right ones having parts from the new sf zombie sprue. A restic weapon arm and soldier head was used on the two leftmost.

The paint job:

It is said speed kills, but I believe these zombies were mostly dead.

Speedpainting zombies: undeadcoated black, with zenithal light grey (basically airbrushed from an angle of about 1 to 2 o’clock and 10-20cm away, to get a preshaded effect.

Painted with a sandy beige skintone, then quickly drybrushed with a bronzed, then pinkish skintone. Pants and cloth in brown and bluegrey.  Military uniform bits in olive green. then some gore, messily “wetbrushing” (a variant of drybrush using thinned paint and that is not wiped too much off) with red and purple. Ginger hair for the one that isnt bald.

Slather in Army Painter Strong Tone Ink (not the dip). When dry, final details. A quick and very dry drybrush with greybrown, wetblend the visor in turquioses, blue in blue eyes (maybe thay are spice addicts as well?) and blacken the cursed sun hands and exposed feet for that gangrenous feel.

and then there is/was resolution number

3.  Try to complete a project / set of minis / squad before starting another. I am rather flighty, and have many different projects started that really are going nowhere…

For this one, I tried to do a lot of prepwork before christmas, so as to free up time to get some painting in. However this one is already broken. Too many Kickstarters delivered around New Year. First World Problems ahoy! Bah Humbug!

But I have at least made a great deal of headway in prepping both the All Quiet (which took a LONG time to clean up enough to start sticking things together) and both sets of Shadows of Brimstone. The minis are really nice, but sadly rather soft in the details.

more off the shelf, and a pair of unknowns

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An ancient Warhammer Chaos Dwarf  from the time Chaos Dwarfs had a lot of individual character and were not identical sumerian curlybeards.

 

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Test paint scheme for my Warhammer 40k Dark Venegance Chaos Marines. Yup, got that set when it was new, been lying around ever since. The Dark Vengeance-miniatures are really characterful. Looking forward to tackle that Chaos Dreadnought.

 

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The test figure for the Deadzone Plague generation 2s. Another fast paint job.

 

 

 

 

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I found a box of old metal minis in the attic the other day, and amongst a lot of old Warmaster minis (up on Ebay at the time of writing) i found this ugly thing, I do not know what it is. I am thinking “FASA” or some other american company that tried to make warhammer 40k -type games in the 90s. It had a tab for slotted base.

At any rate, I gave it a simple enough paint job.

 

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I call this one Emile.

I so not know what this is supposed to represent, but I think it is a Shadowrun mini from Ral Partha. There are modern-style items in the sludge, such as a keyboard, cannisters and hat.

Too much Borderlands, not enough painting…

Shooting and looting on the moon of Elpis seriously eats up what little time I have. Not much done these last few weeks.

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The Human Centipede can go home. This is the definition of “Body Horror”.

Hell Dorado Flesh Demon. Hell Dorado certainly has some great and disturbing minis. 50mm base.

Also good as a Spawn of Chaos in those other games.

 

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An old Citadel Warhammer Banshee. Trying out a way to make the mini look “ethereal” here. It does have a slightly more greenish tinge IRL. Not sure it actually works though. I will try a different approach with the other one. 30mm base.

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The other two Lesser Obsidian Golems from Mantic’s Abyssal Dwarf range. That completes the unit of three. These are really quick to do. 50mm bases.

 

This is my first go at 15mm miniatures, a stand of “US Doughboys” from the game All Quiet on the Martian Front.

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These are your basic human infantry from the second martian invasion of Earth, ca. 1910 AD. And I have ALOT of these waiting to be painted, so I try to keep them simple. 15mm is pretty straight forward like that.

and something easy-peasy at the end, just to get it off the “to be painted”-shelves:

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Resin scenery from the old VOID 28mm Sci-Fi game. A tight little set of sandbag walls, can be used in most settings.