Cultist Group Front

Start of my Genestealer Cult force for 40K and Necromunda. Bought the Overkill box as a starting point and have Genestealers from different versions of Space Hulk.

The Guy in the blue was a test model, really liked both schemes but decided to go with the orange. I’ve kept the blue and red in the colour scheme and I’m thinking my guard neophytes will be based on this colour scheme.

The genestealers are from the Overkill box and, I think, the second edition of Space Hulk.

I’ve played around with slightly different colour schemes. The traditional mainly blue scheme will look too heavy if I include some larger Tyranids, I’d like to keep the same colour scheme going through the force. I’m thinking by doing the carapace in the same brown as the armour on the cultists I have a tie in and it gives me leeway to use more of the brown on a larger tyranid to break up the blue / purple.

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Luke’s Dwarf

Posted: 16/02/2018 in 28mm, Painting, Tutorial
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My nephew got a resin Dwarf figure from someone in Russia, He’s with the military and I don’t get to see him and his family that often. He was back around Christmas doing some training and asked if I would paint the figure or him. This is what I did.

It was a fairly short period of time to get the Mini done but I was fairly pleased with it, there’s only a couple of quick cell phone pictures of it which I feel don’t do it justice, Maybe Luke will take a couple of better pictures that I can add in later. I’ll include a link to a painting guide after the pictures.

Painting Guide

lukes Dwarf Painting Record

Viking Warband

Mark, my buddy, bought a foundry Saxon army years back. We were at Hotlead last year and I saw the Gripping Beast Saga game and some of the warbands. Long story short (tragic tale anyway full of broken promises of getting stuff painted before I buy more and total lack of willpower) I bought the 4 point metal Viking Warband and rule book. I’ve finally got them painted just as the 2nd edition of Saga comes out! The Saxons unfortunately are not painted yet.

I’ll attach a painting guide to the colours used at the end (let me know if it’s useful)

The Warlord

 

Berserkers

For doing the fur I work on a white base coat and use inks to build up the colour then give it a drybrush.

 

Hirdmen

Nothing special here, paint the metal areas black then drybrush a metallic steel colour, think I used GW leadbelcher. Don’t need to be too tidy as you can clean up as you apply the colours to the clothing.

Bondi

Two 8 figure Bondi units, Shield designs all come from Little Big Men Studios. Applied on a white background and then you have to try and match in the colours around the edge. They are a pretty good fit but you still need to do some work. The touch up job shows up worse on the pictures, in real life they blend in well.

Link to painting guide

Viking Bondi – Gripping Beast

I got these off of Ebay (waylander.2012) for use in Mantics Walking Dead game. They are basic models but perfectly serviceable. Quick paint job with a wash over with one of  the Secret Weapon Washes.

I believe the fences came from Hovels.

Mall 1

Fuller Schitz Mall

The start of my 4Ground Mall, I didn’t go with the base set for 2 reasons, the price and the size of the included shops.

Each small store is 100mm wide by 280mm long with only one entry point. I feel this might constrict or limit play too much. These stores are the large one with a width of 200mm, the pictures are from my first game and I think i made the right choice.

The models is great, it wasn’t that difficult to build but there is a lot too it. I still need to put the signage up.

The scatter terrain in side came from different sources. The tables and chairs come with the food court, i mounted them in sets on clear bases for durability and ease of play.

Theres some of the Mantic objectives, (suitcases, boxes etc) scattered around. the card is a mixture from Stoezel and Worldworks. The benches I believe came from Sally 4th.

The building is from TTCombat.

 

Aside  —  Posted: 10/02/2018 in 28mm, 4Ground, All Things Zombie, Terrain
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These are the original metal models made by Wyrd models. The new plastic stuff is very impressive but I prefer to paint than model and I just like metal!

gremlin-group

The Gremlins in this crew are a Bayou / hillbilly styled group. lot of humour to the models.

The leader is Som’er Teeth Jones

The bulk of the force is made up from Gremlins

A Gremlin riding a giant warpig – whats not to love?

and just to round things out some stuffed piglets, these are piglets packed with explosives

The bases were from Fenris, Darkmere Swamp range. I made up the platforms and bits using Balsa wood and filled them in with Enviro Txe Lite for a water effect. I’d painted the bases first in various greens and browns but found I needed to paint them a lot brighter to show through the water effect resin. The result is Ok but could have been better.

 

I showed you how I pin a models feet before I paint it, at that time I was using a bulldog clip to hold the model while I painted it. Pinning figures for basing

I was searching through some boxes of stuff that I bought with me with me when I left England and I found these.

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The blocks bolt together and are normally used in constructing box type shapes in wood.

I mounted the part that has the bolt on to the top of a dollar store shot glass using a glue gun.

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The figure has the pins mounted in its feet and you just clamp the pins between the 2 halves of the block.

Seems so simple now I’ve done it, sure someone else must have thought of this but hope someone finds it useful.