Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Malifaux Vintage Rasputina

Hello. Sorry the blog has been a little quiet lately. The writing has been slow but there has still been painting happening. I painted some models for Wyrd's Rotten Harvest painting competition that I couldn't share until after the competition. I painted vintage Rasputina for the "Wizards and Warlocks" category.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Malifaux December Acolytes

This week I painted some December Acolytes for my Arcanist crews in Malifaux. These models were lots of fun to paint. I pushed myself to try some freehand on these models following a tutorial from Fantasy Games (Click here for tutorial).

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Malifaux Metal Gamin

I painted these Metal Gamin for my Arcanist crews before Attack-X. I painted them as they are useful summons from the Mechanical Rider. I'd been putting off buying and painting these models for a while. Inspiration struck at the last second and I really enjoyed painting them. Read on for some more pictures.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Malifaux Mobile Toolkit

I recently finished painting the Mobile Toolkit for my Ramos crew. Read on for more pictures of the finished model and some discussion of the role it will play in my crew.

Monday, August 22, 2016

German Anti-aircraft trucks

In this post I have some pictures of some German anti-aircraft trucks I painted for a trade with Kip. The models are 15mm scale from Battlefront.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Malifaux Performer

Hello world! After a bit of a hiatus I am back with some painted models. In this post I have some pictures of a performer for my Malifaux Colette crew. Click on for some pictures of the final model.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Iron Painter: Convict gunslinger and Large Arachnid

The theme for the final round of Wyrd's Iron Painter competition was "critters". I didn't have any other critters on hand so I painted the new plastic large arachnid in a duel with the convict gunslinger. Conveniently they were both models I wanted to paint for my crews and I had both. Read on for some pictures of the finished diorama and individual models.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Malifaux: Colette and Performer

This week I finished painting Colette and a Performer for Malifaux. These models are from the new plastic Smoke and Mirrors box from Wyrd. Colette is the leader of her crew. I painted this model using the Wyrd Lamp post set to accent the base as well. The models were painted to roughly match the rest of my Arcanist crew. In this post I'll show some pictures of the completed models.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Iron Painter: Hasslfree Pirate Captain John

After painting trials and tribulations, I've finished painting Hasslefree's "Captain John" for round 4 of Wyrd's Iron Painter competition. I painted this model in a small diorama with a boat and octopus arms attacking the pirate. The model is in 28mm scale. Read on for more pictures of the completed model, discussion of how I painted him, and stories of the challenges this model went through.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Iron Painter: Mr. Tannen

Today I finished painting my diorama for round 3 of Wyrd's Iron Painter competition. For this round the theme was "Wyrd Science". I painted Mr. Tannen from the Malifaux range, looking through a telescope, into a star lit sky. I tried a lot of new techniques with this model and learned a lot while painting it. In this post I'll share some pictures of the diorama and some WIP pictures. Read on for more!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Iron Painter: Doppleganger

In this post I will share some pictures of my round 2 entry for Wyrd's Iron Painter competition. The theme of this round was "Better off (un)dead". For this round I painted the plastic Doppleganger model for Malifaux mounted on a display base. This diorama is a little bit graphic. Click through to see the finished piece.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Iron Painter Mannequin Diorama

This week was the submission deadline for round 1 of Wyrd’s Iron Painter competition. The theme for the first round was “Pretty in Pink”. For this round I painted a Mannequin from Colette’s Smoke and Mirrors box and built a small diorama for it. In this post I’ll show some work in progress pictures of the diorama and show the final pictures of the completed model.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Malifaux Mechanical Doves

I've recently finished painting three Mechanical Doves from the Smoke & Mirrors box set for Malifaux. A painted these as I thought they would be a nice change from some of the more detailed and complex models I've been painting recently. These models are Colette's totems in Malifaux and can be used to give other models bonuses. The models are all plastic. Read on for some more pictures and a bonus preview of a project I am working on.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Malifaux: Cassandra

This week I painted up Cassandra for my (future) Colette Malifaux crew. This model is from the Smoke And Mirrors plastic Malifaux box set. I painted this model for a painting contest at Mengel Miniatures for the individual figure category. This model was challenging to paint and I tried some new techniques. Read on for some more pictures of Cass.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Malifaux Perdita Ortega Crew

A few years back I decided to start playing Malifaux. I purchased a Seamus crew and an Ortega crew to quickly paint to play some games. I had convinced my wife to play the game and try painting some miniatures. Neither plan got very far as neither of us painted our crews. As I've been playing Malifaux more I've been thinking that it would be good to play some demo games with people. As such, I painted up this crew fairly quickly to have another completed crew.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Malifaux Ramos Crew

Every now and then it is nice to look back at a completed project. I recently completed my final spider swarm to finish the first phase of my Ramos crew for Malifaux. In this post I will share some pictures of the painted Arachnid Swarm and some shots of the completed crew and my thoughts on playing them.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Firestorm Caen: Conclusion

After two months of bloody battles across three continents, the global Firestorm: Caen campaign has finally come to an end. In this blog post I will summarize the campaign and announce the final victory points for both sides. I'll also recap the total players from each side and the top Generals for the German and Allied forces.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Firestorm Caen: Turn 5 Results

February 1st saw the conclusion of the Firestorm: Caen online campaign. In this post, I will post up the results of the battles for Turn 5. Next week I will post up a conclusion and results for the overall campaign. This post will include the results for each of the eight battles and will show the impact at each location. Turn 5 saw a shocking change of fortune for one of the sides. Read on for the stunning conclusion of the campaign!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Malifaux: Mechanical Rider

I've finished painting up the Mechanical Rider for Malifaux. This is the new multi-part plastic model from Wyrd Miniatures. In this post I will share a lot of pictures of the finished model and discuss some of the techniques I used to paint it. I'll also share an embarrassing story about painting female models. Click on for more pictures!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hungarian Flames of War Commission

In this post I will share some pictures of a large Hungarian commission I have recently painted. I painted 10 Zyrini, 3 Toldi tanks, 3 Csaba armoured cars, and 4 Italian tankettes. The models are all from Battlefront for Flames of War. All models were painted with panel highlighting. This post will show some pictures of the completed platoons and a picture of the group.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Firestorm Caen: Turn 5

In this blog post I'll share all of the details for the final turn of the Firestorm: Caen campaign. After 187 games, the Allies hold a slight lead in victory points at 657-645. Unfortunately for the Allies, this hasn't translated to campaign success as the Germans have captured key locations to thwart the Allied advance. Turn 4 saw the Allied troops advance into the areas around Caen. Turn 5 will see continued fighting around Caen and assaults to relieve the 7th Armoured Division that is trapped at Villers Bocage. Read on for the full details on all battles for the final turn!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Firestorm Caen: Turn 4 Results

This week saw the conclusion of Turn 4 of the Firestorm: Caen online campaign hosted here at Rust and the City. In turn 4, we had a total of 44 games played. As results started coming in the Germans held a massive advantage in all campaign map locations. The Allied forces desperately needed some success to continue the drive towards Caen. Will this turns result spell the end of the Allied offensive around Caen? Read on to find out!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 Hobby Goals

Following my 2015 Year in Review, this post will highlight my hobby goals for 2016. The goals will include both painting and game playing targets. Like last year, I am hoping to increase my painting productivity and the diversity of models I paint. I'm also setting goals around the number of games I play and building my local gaming community.

Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Year in Review

Every year, I like to do a little year in review to see how I have done with my hobby goals for the previous year. In this post I'll review how I did compared to my goals from last year. I'll also share some highlights from my painting and games for the year. Read on to see how I did in 2015.

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