Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cyber Pig, Space Salvager, and PreePree

An odd trio of figs this time from various Kickstarters.

First up the cyber Pig from the Astropolis KS. I love this fat little pig with his doodads.

Next a conversion of one of the Salvagers from a Johnny Lauk KS. The head weas a bit too cartoony so I swapped it for a resin Rasta Head from someplace. He looks much better with the more realistic head.

Finally a PreePree from the World of Twilight/Anyaral KS from a few years ago.

Friday, July 7, 2017

The Governor (Colony 87) and Some Objectives

Not terribly productive, but at least some things have gotten painted in recent weeks.

First up we have some scatter terrain or objective markers in the form of the ammo crates that came with the Dreamforge Eisenkern Storm Troopers set. These were quick and easy and I went with different colors so they could be more versatile as objectives. I had originally thought about making 2 bases with 3 or 4 on eachThe Governor a, but they seemed more useful as single pieces.

"Pay no attention to us! We are no threat to you, citizen!" These nice Malignancy guys do not seem to be a threat...

This next objective is from the recent Data Targets Kickstarter. These are 3D printed objectives specifically for Infinity, but they're also generic enough for anything. This one is a beacon. The detail wasn't great and there are some visible striations, but on the tabletop this should not be too noticeable. I hope to get a few more of the pieces from this Kickstarter painted soon.

And another objective piece, this time one of the computer terminals from the Sedition Wars terrain pack. I have started cleaning up various pieces from that set to help add to my techy scatter terrain collection, so there should be some more random Sedition Wars stuff soon.

Finally, a figure one from the first Colony 87 Kickstarter (I think there's only 1 left to paint from that first KS). This time it's the fancy Lord-Governor figure- Governor Tashkent. I had him partially painted for months and just hit a roadblock. Inspiration finally returned and I think he turned out pretty nice.
Below we have Governor and Madame Tashkent, together with paint and matching Sedition Wars plastic scenic bases. Time to oppress the populace.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Doctor Tennant & Some Technarch Aliens

Finally some finished minis to show off!

I had long been wanting to do something like Warlock of the New Mutants to add another batch of aliens to the never-ending spaceport project. to that end I got some Woos Elf plastic Dryad bits and started playing around with them. This was the first attempt, a Technarch Civilian. I didn't like how it originally turned out,so it's been sitting around for a year. I think it's better now, but I still don't love it. I think it needs more black, but i can't get the "circuitry" look I'm going for.

Then I stole an idea I saw from someone else who combined the Dryad bits with some Tyranid bits. This gave me a couple of Technarch warrior class (a Catafrakta above and a Hoplikta below, because bastardized Greek for space stuff is cool) types. They have a color scheme closer to Warlock, and it seems to work better than the blue for the civilian. More of these guys are coming...

Finally, the Heresy Miniatures "Dr. Hugh" painted up as a birthday gift for my mom who's a big Tennant fan.

Based him up on a fancy pipeworks base with some sort of glowy molten hole thing, because that seems like somewhere he'd be nonchalantly standing.

...and the obligatory shot with the Reaper Bones Tardis.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Space/Cyber Dragon WIP Finished Base

Finally, the base has been completed! I think it will serve well once the Cyber Dragon is completed and ready to rampage across the galaxy.

Now that this integral part is done, maybe I'll get back to the cyber dragon himself.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Space/Cyber Dragon WIP 2 (The Base)

I finally decided to go ahead with the Dragonforge Goth Tech Expansion 60mm base from their Kickstarter. It's a pretty solid resin piece with a nice look to it.
For the dragon's right foot, I added a battle-damaged AT-43 Therian to the base in the right spot. To make sure he doesn't move, I pinned his head to the base and glued his remaining foot near the edge of the base. He seems pretty secure now.
For the dragon to be attached to the base I decided to pin his tail and left foot to the base. These pins are still loose now because I figured the base and dragon should be painted separately to make it all go smoother.

I think the composition is pretty good for his action pose. For these pics I swapped the weapons around from last time because-- magnets!
Some painting should be in the next update.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Space/Cyber Dragon WIP (With Magnets!)

From one of the Reaper Bones Kickstarters, the Pathfinder dragon has sat based and barely started for over a year...

Then a couple of weeks ago I got the idea to add convert something bigger for the Dysprosian Brotherhood (wandering cyborg adventurer warband). What would be a cool cyborg? How about that dragon that didn't really hold my painting interest?
So I started looking at bits and searching for pictures of other similar conversions online. I didn't find anything that really helped. Finally I just decided to start hacking away and see what came out.
First up I thought of an eye implant, and maybe chopping off an arm to add a metal one (I didn't have a good replacement so that idea went a different direction). And a shoulder mounted gun! That would be cool.

After looking at how to possibly mount a gun on his shoulder, I came to the conclusion that I should use some of those little magnets I got a while back. Then I could have an optional gun to swap back and forth. Then came a lot of searching YouTube for magnetizing videos until I felt comfortable enough to start drilling. It was much easier than I expected and now I'm afraid I might start going overboard with magnets...
On his back I decided some sort of power pack or generator thing would be needed. After the magnetized guns were decided on, I realized he needed someplace to keep the extra gun while not in use, so the little node on his right hip was found in my bits to get a magnet too.

The left arm is going to be the 'cybernetic' arm, so I added a couple of modified shoulder pads and a bit of guitar string on the inside forearm to help give a more cybernetic look.
I haven't decided on the base yet, but if I go with this base there will be a damaged robot or something under his right foot. I've not convinced myself that I'm done with cyber-enhancements yet. Maybe something in the wings? The tip of his tail? I don't want to let the converting get too out of control.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tech-Priestess and Gun Servitors for the Emneric (Not-Mechanicus) Warband

A trio of conversions for my not-Mechanicus Warband.

First up a simple conversion to a Battleball (sci-fi fantasy football miniatures boardgame) figure. The main part is the removal of his right arm and the addition of an old metal Mutant Chronicles/Warzone Nimrod Autocannon. It put him a little off balance, but that was counteracted with the addition of some ballast under the left side of the base.

Next, another Battleball figure conversion. This one has a headswap and the addition of a GW plastic weapon arm.

Finally a Tech Priestess. This is a very minor conversion of a Warmachine Cryx figure. I removed the half skeleton that her big mechanical arm was holding. Also added a tiny optical implant to her left eye and did some other minor modifications.