Sunday, October 17, 2021

Zomtober - Week 3

This weeks entry for Zomtober are the remainder of the Space Zombies that will most likely see their first table use in Stargrave


You can see my previous Space Zombies post for more information on where the sculpts came from


In Stargrave they are referred to as Plague Zombies & there are several types. I expect these ones will be the Soldier ones with 0 Shoot just blasting away at anything in range.


Have a great remainder of your weekend! 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Stargrave - In the News!

 I recently pulled out a box of my Deadzone 1st Ed Kickstarter stuff. Yes it was covered in dust. Anyway, one of the boxes I have contains a bunch of scatter terrain, which when looked at is 3d resin printed pieces. As I continue getting stuff primed for the winter painting season, here are some of the first pieces I painted up.

These 'NEWS' Kiosks are 3 sided affairs & come with a separate base. They also include the images for the 3 faces.


I then added one of my tiny printed label pieces onto the spines. Here they are with a figure for scale. These will do nicely as LOS blocks & will also see use in Core Space or any Cyberpunk gaming.


Also a couple more containers are now complete from the box as well. These were nice clean sculpts & were quick to paint.


The same 2 containers stacked to show the details on the end.


And 1 final image with a figure for scale.


Up next will be the remaining Space Zombies for my weekly Zomtober entry this weekend.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Zomtober - Week 2 Space Zombies!!!

 Here we are at week 2 of Zomtober! 


I was able to take some time out to complete 3 Space Zombies for use in Stargrave...& any other sci-fi themed games we play! I decided to use the cover of the Stargrave Quarantine 37 as the palette for them


These figures are 3d printed resin & the files were bought from a MMF sale by Pascal Blanche


Image taken from Pascal Blanche's MMF listing I purchased

I really liked them when I saw them, though I haven't printed out the cyrochamber as of yet. I know many will say "Wait a Second, they are Space Skeletons!"


To alleviate that, I used some liquid greenstuff smattered onto some of them to represent the remnants of flesh. It seems however the ones I chose to finish this week, were not the ones with the obvious work  


Below is an image of the one who does have the liquid greenstuff. Also the fact that they all still seem to have hanging entrails...well thats zombie enough for me!


As we celebrate our Thanksgiving this weekend here in Canada here is a parting shot of them in the contest entry tile I submitted. Stay tuned for the remainder for my next Zombtober entry!

For those celebrating here in Canada with me, Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Zomtober! You thought I forgot!

It's that time of year again when we focus our attentions on Zomtober, an event which i've participated in, albeit often tardy to post, that has run for several years. There were quite a few who were involved but many seem to have drifted off to other things.


However I will try to continue this cause, as it allows me an opportunity to get some more of the many Zombicide figures I have painted up! So here is my first weeks, late, figure. She is one of the plastic 1st Edition Core box walker zombies.


I am still impressed with the quality of the sculpts that this 'boardgame' produced & they will find many uses for other systems like Last Days, All Things Zombie & any other Pulp Apocolyptic systems.


I have a couple others haunting my paint table, as well as some 3d printed Space Zombies I'm working on for Stargrave's new Quarantine 37 Expansion. 

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Stargrave - Terraining Day!

Just as the Subject says, today was spent finishing up a bunch more of the terrain scatter. I've now finished painting all the Lv427 Designs cargo piles I had, as well as painted up Combatzone Scenery's Hanley's Hope Lab set.

While designed for Aliens, Face Huggers are a fan favorite for alien bug types. The set has the iconic lab specimen containters.

Should you be inspired to purchase this set for yourselves, learn fom my errors. I didn't have any 2 part resin, so opted to use scenic water to fill my vats. I started by filling the bottom with Elmer's clear glue. The idea being that this would dry & seal the base area.

However in my excitement to work on these, I didn't wait long enough & began pouring the scenic water into the can guess the results. So take 2....used the Elmer clear glue & ALLOWED it to dry before pouring the scenic water. Then added the specimen. Let them sit for a couple days & finally placed the lids on them.


As well there are 3 lab tables with microsopes & coffee mugs! One has a facehugger specimen that was likely being inspected before the gestation period ended & the exomorphs burst forth.


There also ended up being 2 extra face huggers, which may find their way onto a base of their own.


A very nice set to be sure!

As mentioned I also completed the remaining Lv427 cargo piles.


Lastly I had this remaining Data Objective that was painted, but somehow kept getting overlooked, so here it is.


I just found a box of scatter terrain from Mantic's Deadzone (original kickstarter stuff) that I am now cleaning & prepping for painting.



Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New Arrivals!

Another good day from the trip to the post office as my recent order from Northstar Miniatures has arrived.

Quarantine 37 Nickstarter (queue up epic music!) complete with the metal miniatures.


As well about a week ago I received my latest Battle System kickstarter for Core Space! 


So looking at these lines, both are perfect for crossover. The figures from Core Space are perfect for use in Stargrave, offering many of the specialist options. And of course this also applies to the use of Battlesystem terrain for use in Stargrave. 

One could also say they have a symbiotic relationship....lucky me! 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Stargrave - The Secret is Revealed

 Those who follow my blog, may have noticed some not too cryptic comments about being involved with a SECRET project. Now it can be revealed! The folks at Lv-427 Designs have now released the Prison Ship Corridor Line of terrain tiles. They had reached out to me to see if I would be interested in being one of their test printers.

How could I refuse?

So I have been busy with my FDM printer, getting the test prints done for each of these tiles & now my test images are appearing on their site! I'm Published! How cool is that!

Not without issues on my end, it has provided me a bit more opportunity to learn how to fix some issues, with a little help from the Lv-427 community. But as I continue to discover with 3d printing...there is always so much more that you need to learn. 

Here is a quick display of the tiles printed thus far. Sorry for the dark colours as I've been priming stuff, as we begin to move into Fall weather. I am currently working on a session with a couple of friends to learn about airbrushing (& most important - making sure I know how to clean them when done!) So I hope to use these tiles for my training. As well I am going for a darker palette for the prison, as there seems something slightly odd with well lit, bright, prisons. They really shouldn't be some place you want to return too!


I've only printed out the 1 cell tile thus far, so have a few more of those to make & then will be using these 'ship' tiles for a prison base where a scenario can be built to rescue one of the captives in Stargrave.

You are certainly welcome to view my test print images on the Lv-427 site, but I've added a couple below.

So I hope you like what your seeing! I know the folks at Lv-427 have been busy with their projects & are coming out with even more 'themed' sets...but for those, the cat is back in the bag. I can see these being fantastic for many systems, Stargrave being the main one for me.

Now we just need to get past this pandemic to allow us to get back together & get our Stargrave campaign started, but with the latest, that won't be any time soon. Thanks as always for visiting.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Stargrave - More Precious Cargo

Spent today's paint session finishing up some more of the cargo piles from Lv-427 Designs (link in my previous post).


Now that I've got my scaled images, I am having more fun adding them to my containers. So far I've just got the Weyland Yutani & Zorg ones, but today's musings made me think of the Tyrell Corporation, another Juggernaut of industry!


I went with a bit less weathering on these sets of barrels, not applying rust this time around, just the dings & grubbiness of cargo.


Also I finished up the first batch of the second cargo pile pieces. These consist of cannisters with a computer pad on top of them.


I went with a quick  contrast paint wash over the base colours & this allowed for a much quicker paint job.


Without a lot of room for decals, I just added a small one atop the larger container lid.


Another image with figures for scale.


That completed my painting session for today, though I did get more stuff started, as well as further work on the remainder of these cargo piles.