Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hyrekia, Half Elf Sorceress from Reaper and a short Gothcon review

Another Reaper figure, this time Hyrekia, sculpted by Werner Klocke.
She’s a metal mini that’s been in the tin-mountain for far too long, which is a shame as it is a really nice figure.
On the painting table now are the remainder of the Castle Ravenloft figures, a few more assorted fantasy minis, the last Black Scorpion western minis and some western buildings. I’m hoping to have the Ravenloft game all painted and have a game or two, and also to have most of my western-stuff ready for a game of Dead Man’s Hand soon.
After that I think there will be lots of Dust, as I had a demo-game of Dust 1947 at Gothcon this weekend and it felt really good (thanks for the demo, guys!). I’ve got my Dust-mojo back and that will be prioritized now. I’ve already ordered the new rules and will pick them up at Alphaspel today, hopefully.

Gothcon was great (as always) and we tried a lot of new games. The weekend started with a game of Hjärnor (Brains), a game I’ve seen there over the years and wanted to play. This time we were there when the con started and were the first bunch to get a game in. Great fun!
Three of our four heroes in their first mop-up. My charcter; Malin, armed with a shotgun and a saw, in close combat with a zombie. Jörgen, our wannabe Elvis, coming to the rescue  wirh his guitar and handgun (which will soon run out of ammo) and  Anna wields her chainsaw and handgun with great skill.
Two more heroes, Sigge and  whateve-his-name-was, being ambushed by a bunch of no-good undead.
Our mission was to get out of town (with bikes or cars) and kill many zombies. With 30 killed we would get a major victory and we kept tallying them up. Here we're in one of the houses trying to find car keys and Malin finds them while Jörgen is found by a zombie. 
Everyone to the VW van!
We just have to kill a few more zombies before we fl... retreat.
Just a few more to reach 30 killed zombies...
Just two more....
Finally, we kill the last one, jump into the van and make our escape. A total victory as all our characters are unwounded!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Zombicide: Black Death - Piper

Just finished Piper from Zombicide: Black Death. She's from the big box of Kickstarter exclusives and is a very simple to paint fig. Those are always nice!
Here she is, ready for a game. Probably next week.
I'm going off to Göteborg and Gothcon with two of the kids on Thursday. We are going to play so many games :-)
Original art vs my blurry mini.
Hope to see a couple of you there during easter.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Human Rogue and Blazing Skeletons from Castle Ravenloft

I found Kat, Human Rogue, one of five heroes from the Castle Ravenloft boardgame, in the plastics-mountain the other day. 
In dark blue plastic she didn’t look much, but when I started to actually check her out it turned out that she’s a rather dynamic character.
Some paint and she turned out real well.
After that I collected the rest of the unpainted minis from that game, and they turned out to be just a handful. Might as well get them all painted so I have that game finished.
The first to be done were the blazing skeletons. They really looked like transparent blue blobs as they were, but with some paint they look much better.

Unpainted blazing skeleton (without integral base)
Now I only have four more heroes, a vampire and a howling hag, and the game is all painted.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Conan: Hadrathus

I was in a bit of a hurry to get Hadrathus finished for tonight game of Conan.
My least favourite mini from the game so far, as his face really isn’t more than an ill-define, half-melted blob. I tried to get some detailing with shadows and highlights, and I guess it’s good enough for the gaming table. He sure beats an unpainted figure, anyway.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Human Female Magic User from Otherworld

Another Otherworld miniature, this time DAH16 – Human Female Magic User, sculpted by Patrick Keith.
She is a bit flat and not very dynamic, but I still like this mini a lot.
There’s room for improvement on the flame, but with enough practice I’ll get there.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Lini, Iconic Gnome Druid from Reaper.

Another mini my daughter wanted painted. This is Lini, Iconic Gnome Druid, a Reaper Bones figure, sculpted by Derek Shubert.
Armed with a sickle and what looks like a small voodoo-doll. She also, for some reason, wears a quiver full of arrows. A bit strange, but it’s a nice mini and here she is. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Conan: Bêlit

The minis from the Conan game are slowly being painted, at least the single figures, as I really don’t like to paint multiples of the same mini.
Anyway, here we have Bêlit, a horror to paint with all that jewellery, straps and whatnot. I’m so glad she is finished J
She will probably see action in tonight’s game.