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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Fun times with Nadia...

So... This is possibly a 'thing'. The foul gods of chaos watch with bemusement as the initial idea forms in Nadia's head... a my little pony toy "I want to give it spikes and horns" Nadia is looking through her chaos marine and knight bits and trying out various ideas, holding horns and spiky spears in position and asking what I think... which is something between, "oh gods why did you get into this weird world of miniatures! I told you it was a strange addiction" "what the hell are you doing to that poor pony..." and "ooh! that looks kinda cool!?"
After explaining that the strange rubbery stuff the toy is made from may not be best to just glue horns to as on top of head its likely they'll knock off easy without also pinning them, I get requested to do so, and am asked if i have a spare base... due to size of the thing i get it a 40mm round and pin one of its feet to the base to help the bonding/fix.
after giving it the horns (managing to place them in rough symmetry to each other) and basing it, Nadia attacks it with paint later adding the spear you can see below...
I leave the room, I think I needed to sleep or something? next time I enter my living room, she grins and shows me her next conversion, all her own work this time... the lumpy space princess from adventure time never looked better, being given a follower of Nurgle vibe... I helped rebase it but yeah... I am kind of impressed by the beautiful madness...

Nadia's Pony and Lumpy Space Princess
 (yes, that is a Necronomicon face inspired loincloth that she gave it...)

I now Want my own Evil Chaos Pony... It could lead these, when I work out what i'm doing with them...
Trollslayer for scale =P

At 20 pence each... I feel a small warband of 'troll' minions led by an evil pony would be awesome and a cheap fun project (give them spears and shields etc) =)

For now, goodbye. Hoping to get more painted on my warband from previous blog post tomorrow =)

Monday, 5 May 2014

Another Chico challenge thats inspired me.

So Chico (Oldhammer On A Budget) set a 'wildcard' challenge, his challenges aren't so much competitions so much as a 'hey! lets paint stuff' motivational exercise. which for me is useful as I often at moment feel a lack of 'up and at em' at times.

I'm currently trying to work on a simplified skirmish wargame so I can use some of the hard to proxy as other things minis on the table and get that good old personal touch and a bit of narrative going as well as create a game thats easier for a friend who collects minis and wants to game with them, but finds the ways of warhammer a bit too pointlessly complex.
For my own purposes I have tried out a song of blades and heroes, which was quite fun, but just felt a bit? like it was missing something, or needed to be a little different somehow? am hoping to get in on the Skulldred beta testing with a few other gaming friends, but awaiting acknowledgement from a certain D. King (King's Minis) on this...

So, What I have so far is this lot, that I'm attempting to incorporate (on the non-robot figures) a bit of a stolen idea from the aforementioned kings minis, which is to drybrush grey over the black undercoat to try and pick out detail and experiment a little more with washes, though for some reason I painted the skin as usual mostly... always next time... not like I don't have several years worth of lead and plastic hiding around the house...

and where I left off last night...

Unsure if I'll be back on with these today, but liking the direction so far.
Peace and a good day/night to you. =)