Always liked the look of Malifaux so I’ve been picking up some figures, This is the Nicodem set. I have quite a lot of Malifaux stuff in various states of paint at the moment. Nicodem Is part of the resurrectionist faction. I’m not totally sold on the plastic models. I prefer metal minis, I’m not in to modelling so much as painting. I enjoy doing a bit of modelling to personalise a figure but don’t enjoy spending ages trying to glue figures together. Next post will be some of the older style metal Gremlins.

Not sure where the zombies came from, they’re not Malifaux, but threw some paint at them so I could use them with this crew.

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I’ve had these guys waiting for paint for ages and finally got round to it, there was no way I could resist having these as my skirmishers.

So I picked up The police station and extension from Table Top Games from Ebay. I’d never seen any of the stuff from TTCombat first hand but the price was good so I thought I’d give them a try.

Well,very impressed, went together well, very sturdy and excellent value. I need to do a bit of work to stop it looking so clean but thats definately my problem not the building.

The building separates into different floors so it will make it easy to play through the floors.

It was just painted up with craft paints, the wood floors were printed out from images on the net.

The rest of the stuff in the background is Worldworks stuff I made a number of years back.

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My local games shop (Sir Games a Lot) has fallen in love with the Batman game from Knights Models, Vincent can be very persuasive so I picked up the Harley Quin blister pack. These models are comparable to Malifaux for assembly, you’ll need a fine drill to pin them. They painted up nicely the only thing I’m going to need to go back and redo is the eyes. I used a pale blue and it doesn’t show, they all look like zombies. Of course being an old git now without my glasses the figures just look like coloured  lumps anyway.

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Well thanks to westwinds Requiem Kickstarter for the Empire of the Dead expansion I found myself with a renewed interest (and a lighter wallet) I tried out the Jack the Ripper scenario with some friends and had a blast so started digging through the lead mountain. I have the Westwind kids from the Gothic Horror range and fagin and crew from Foundry Miniatures. Now I figure there’s got to be a game with the kds running around nicking stuff and doing mischief while the cops try to catch them. I’ll use the EOTD rules and just add a few bits to make it work but first the lead needed paint.
Don’t know where my proper camera is so these are snapshots with a little pocket cam but thought you might like to see anyway.

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I tried photographing the Special Assault Team using the lights on my workbench which gave a yellowish hue to the pics, I’ve been playing around with the lights to improve on this.

I switched out the bulbs on the workbench for some cool white ones and I also used some LED pucks I had lying around to make a small light box. I’d welcome any feedback on whhich works better. I can also edit the pics, or could if I knew where I put my Photoshop disc, but far easier if I can get the lighting right.

My attempt at painting the Lead Adventure Special Assault Team, it’s from their Victorian Science Fiction range and is the first of their figures I’ve painted. I loved the character of the models and see them as a couple of eccentric brits who will be doing battle in my All things Zombie games, figure they may find themselves up against a  Gothic horror or two.

I found the face of the Umbrella Guy difficult, very awkward round the glasses and getting the highlighting right on the face was a pain (not sure I ever did get it right) overall though lovely miniatures.

The coat of the guy in red I went to harsh with the lowlight and it made it difficult to bring back up to the shade I had in mind, I was thinking along the lines of a Tower of London Beefeater.

Anyway here’s the pics and I’ll breakdown the colours I’ve used after.

Painting:

The figures were undercoated with black spray,

The flesh was painted by painting the eyes in white then picking out the pupil with a dark brown, don’t worry about the shape of the eye yet. I then use Foundry (Fnd) Terracotta shade to shape the eye and undercoat the flesh. The flesh is then progressively highlighted using the Fnd Flesh triad 5a-c. I used the Reaper (Rpr) blonde triad 256 – 258 for the hair, very impressed with this colour set.

The armour/metal was painted using Adikolor Iron and then highlighting this with Fnd Metal triad 35a-c. I find this triad very close in colour and at times the effect is too subtle. The shield I envisioned as having been made from a sheet of old steel so weathered it with Les’ Dirty Wash (LDW) armour wash. The brass was painted using Rpr ancient Bronze highlighted with Rpr Antique Gold.

The mask face piece / goggles were painted with Rpr Marine teal, Surf Aqua, and a spot of white.

The Red clothing was Rpr HD crimson red then a wash of LDW ruby. i then use the crimson red again and added Vallejo Flat Red to make it progressively lighter.

The Blue clothing is Rpr Breonne Blue Triad 55-57.

The grey pants are Rpr Shadowed Stone 85-87.

I used Fnd Charcoal Black triad to highlight the top hats.

The bases are from Fenris and are cobblestone setts.

I hope someone finds this useful and if there’s any questions feel free to ask.