Back in March 2013 I made a post about the Mantic Revenant Knights, (well, it was actually more about the restic material they are made of than about the minis -the knights were some of the first restic minis I had seen and I had just struggled with building them). …and now, in April 2017, […]Read More KoW Undead Mounted Revenant Knights, part 2
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
From the first Mantic Kings of War kickstarter, they made some Heroically proportioned Mummies. Which was a bit strange, as most other minis were closer to tru-scale 28mm and hence much thinner and with smaller weapons etc. Mantic has never been very consistent with neither scales nor styles. Also, they were much more armed and […]Read More Mantic Mummy
The Strain infects living hosts and by forced mutation rapidly transforms them to living weapons incorporating flesh and machine. Each “phase” being a stage og further mutations making the host/victim so much more formidable. So the phase 2 exoform is a single step up from the unarmed mook cyber zombie… The second phase of […]Read More Sedition Wars Strain Phase 2 Exoform, “Quasimodo”
Inspirational music: I play some DOOM every once in a while, and every time I do I think of Sedition Wars (because, let’s face it, the inspiration is apparent.) Making up my mind to do something about it, I set out to try and make a speed paint version of the Doom Slayer colour […]Read More Sedition Wars: The Doom Slayer Vanguard Trooper
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
From the clear-some-of-that-crap-off-the-shelf department: 15 Mantic Gargoyles. One group of 10, and another group of 5 that matches the 5 I did last year. I got 5 Gargoyles as a freebie from the first Kings of War Kickstarter, and it turns out later that unit sizes are 10. And only 10. These other minis […]Read More Flock of Gargoyles
For the most part, the last couple of weeks have been spent doing prepwork: The Dungeon Saga minis are now undercoated and ready for some brush action a bunch of Mantic restic kits from the Kings of War kickstarters. God, these take AGES to prep what with the gazillion small pieces, all the big mould […]Read More Prepping the days away
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!
The miniatures board game Sedition Wars: The Battle for Alabaster Station from McVey Studios did have a lot of nice miniatures even though it had a lot of problems. The Strain, a kind of plague (or alien virus whatever) that reanimates dead tissue shaping a series of horrifying stages of adversaries from zombie to full blown […]Read More Bonecrabs!
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