Friday, January 15, 2021

Core Space - Purge Devastators

 Just a short post for today. Finished up the 2nd set of the Purge Devastators

Kept these in their 'traditional' palette

I am now working on the 2nd Live One & Purge Assassin (which will not be the traditional colour scheme)

Sunday, January 10, 2021

First Post of 2021

So as we begin our New Year, it also brings new ideas for hobby projects, either those that need to be finished off (ideally by the end of the year) or the beginning of other.

 To start off this year, I've finished up the last of the Core Space Purge Harvesters


Again these are the 2nd set I got from the original Kickstarter. Next up from that set is the 2 Devastators.

 I also completed the other Computer Consoles from my 3d printed LV-427 files.


This time around I've scoured the net for images that would make good screens. Sized & trimmed, they were wetted & then glued on & burnished.


The consoles are double sided, meant to be in the middle of the command centre. Thus I opted to place different images on each side.


I finished them off with Basilium Grey Contrast from GW. These will be great for numerous sytems, including Core Space & the soon to be released Stargrave system.

As well the first week of 2021 has delivered some more items to the home. First up is the newly released Frostgrave Red King book


As well as the plastic Demons miniatures. I also got the metals, but as they are in ziplock bags, I will not be showing them. They can easily be seen on the Northstar Miniatures website.


 As I continue to develop my painting skills, I snagged this book from AK & look forward to delving into its pages, the reviews I've seen have been very positive.


So that ends the post for today, but there is so much more to come. I hope you continue to visit & by all means leave a comment. Just know that the Spammers will be stopped at the border. 

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A New Year! - A consoling thought

Here we are, the last day of 2020....a year many of us will gladly forget as we look forward to 2021. 


Sure it will be the status quo for now as we navigate this pandemic. 

 As I reflect on the past year, it wasn't all doom & gloom. The pandemic afforded an opportunity to see that many of us could indeed work from home. This allowed for more time at home each day rather than spending it on the commute.

 For myself, this provided an opportunity to deal with a filled crawlspace & to gather & offer some hobby items to others that I realize are not in my interests now. There is still many items I have to sell & hope to find new homes.

It also gave me extra time that I could put to my painting. Each day at lunch, I could now spend about 45 minutes on my hobbies.

So as we look at 2020 in the rear view mirror, here is my last painted item, finished today that will close out the year.

 I've been buying 3d print files from a company called LV-427. These are space/sci-fi themed terrain that allow folks to create an Aliens, Space Hulk or soon a Stargrave table. What's really nice is that they don't require supports. If one looks, there are some amazing tables out there created using this stuff!

So here today is one of the Consoles ( a series of 3)


It's double sided & meant to be placed in the centre of the command centre. (Which I have been printing too).


I gave it my standard Army Painter strong dip treatment, but think now perhaps I will just go with a contrast wash for the next one. This will be good for a derelict scenario.

I will also likely snag some computer screen images (ie: Star Trek) to use over the monitor panels, similar to what I did with the other computer consoles I did in the past.

Once again I wish to thank those who spend their time following my blog. Your comments & suggestions allow me to grow more as a miniature gamer. As well following your blogs, allows me the opportunity to discover & learn things that perhaps I would never know about. 

 Lastly, Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Core Space - Purge Harvesters

I've completed 3 more of the Purge Harvesters today.


I have also begun adding a bit more to the bases. In this case some sprue bits painted up as discarded metal refuse.


I have 2 more of these to complete, then it will be onto the Devastators & Live One. There is also a large one that I believe in an Annilahtor, but will need to confirm that. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Core Space - Pi

Taking advantage of my Christmas Staycation, today I completed the last member of the Poseiden, Pi


An interesting figure with his prosthetic arm.


So that completes the first 4 crews for us to play with, however with 4 crews I doubt the initial Purge will be enough, so on to the 2nd set of the core box Purge I got with the original Kickstarter. I also need to finish clearing a space to set up the initial scenario & learn the rules to play before the pandemic ends to have the fellows over! 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Core Space - Hoskins & Thomen

Two more of the Posiedon crew are now finished. Today I completed Hoskins & Thomen


I will be happy when I can give them all the matte overspray.

Just 1 more crew figure who has been started & then we shall see what else I can finish up before the end of the year 

Friday, December 25, 2020

Thanks Santa Baby!

So with the morning ritual completed, ie ripping wrapping paper of the gifts under the tree, it's time to...


So this year Santa was good to me, providing more miniatures to my Lonely Mountain Lead & plastic Pile. Mostly from the Privateer Press line of figures which will be getting used in other systems my mind is always thinking of....Steampunk Pulp.

 On top of the boxes seen above there were also several blister packs of hero types. As well several sets of slipper socks & rubber soled socks for use while I am hanging out in the basement working on projects or gaming with friends.

So now as the turkey is about to be set in the oven, the table is set.....Oh not with plates & bowls!

It's time for Double Monopoly! Even though its just the 2 of us this year (There will be none of Christie's one sided trade deals!). We play this as Christie isn't an insanely addicted gamer like me. I modified the game to use both the original boards & the Canadian Edition many years ago. Rules were modified to allow for all the railroads & utilities. As well a new deck of cards was introduced, which can continue to be added too as needed or desired.

 Once again, everyone have a Merry Christmas! I raise a glass of Rum & Nog to all of you!