Monday, 27 November 2017

"The other guilds wouldn't last long without us, where would the blacksmiths be without coal, or the Engineers without our Iron? We ripped every blade, cleaver and fishhook from the bare rock since before the wars but where is the respect for our work? We've all heard the old joke about the Farmers and the Miners, 'The only thing lower than digging dirt is digging under it'. Well the Farmers didn't wait to earn that respect, they went out there and took it with hard work and discipline. And that's just what we're going to do, if they won't give us respect, we'll sink shaft and and dig the damn thing out of them.."

Vein, Miners and Colliers guild Captain.

So these started out when a good friend gave me a set of kick off Masons, I'd already painted an engineers team up straight out of the box but I tend not to paint many things straight, I enjoy putting my own stamp and theme on them. I'd been down an old mine a few weeks before so already had a lot of ideas about them, and the theme fitted the models pretty well so I did a few small conversions (okay Gob is pretty big, but Marbles is in there somewhere!) that kept them recognisable whilst giving them character.

I also experimented with the paint scheme, I'd done a little OSL here and there, but never so extreme as this, and is such a paintily/informal style. Some of it worked well, some of it didn't but it was definitely an interesting learning experience. 

I've got lucky coming tomorrow, but for now it's time to make a pitch and pimp out some TT combat mine workings for terrain:)

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

dropzone- The Resistance in full!

I have just about (barring a unit of sappers and a unique thunderstorm conversion) managed to finish my Resistance army for Dropzone Commander, and as I actually have some photo's of it all, I thought I'd share them!
First My newest work- the Grey Joy, Leviathan. 

converted barrel bomber The Phoenix Has Risen. that's a pun. it's stolen.  

The bird eating spiders (Zhukovs) and their transport the Weaver. 

The hammers of Thor (Mehmets) with their transport Bifrost. 

The T-birds, Thunder Wagons. 

Wave Rider, Kraken Transport

The Janglers, scout APC's

Scorch Marks, fire wagons

Minimal force, Storm Wagons

The pirate Lord, Alexander command tank

Purgatory, Hellhog

Redeemers, Rocket Technicals

Gracedigger, Mole. 

Quetzalcoatl squadron, Typhoons. 

Charon, Skulltaker. 

Mistress of the Sea, Kraken transport

Dragonfish, Kraken transport

Summer Holidays, Battle buses. 

The automobile association, Gun wagons

The Boom buggies, rocket technicals

Straight Flush,  APC's

The Entertainer, Alexander

Old School, occupation Veterans

Aphrodite, lifthawk

the Dealer, lifthawk

Eros and Cupid, Hannibals

The Jester, lifthawk

Bovver Boys, resistance fighters

Venom squadron, Cyclones


Patchwork Pigs, freeriders

chessmen, freeriders

rubble runners, freeriders

airspray, gun wagons.