Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tech Scribe and Treasure Piles

We'll say these are connected because the scribe is taking inventory of the treasure...


First up, some Dwarven Forge gold piles from their first Kickstarter. Not very impressive, but piles of gold are piles of gold. The others elow are all from the Mantic Terrain Crate Kickstarter. While there are a few mod lines I didn't see until I was already into the painting, you really don't notice them unless they're pointed out or you're very observant. 



These Nekharu marauders rummage through the treasure in search of some specific evil trinket for their master.


Another INQ 28-ish conversion. This time a Scribe or Bureaucrat for the far-gothic-future. The mini is the Governor's Proxy from Malifaux. He had a tiny feathered quill that needed to be replaced with the much more impressive plastic bit. He also got a bionic eye added and a pouch for his belt.

Some comparison shots with a few of the Colony 87 miniatures. He is a bit short.

Monday, June 11, 2018

2 More Tactical Androsynths

2 More of the original Void Tactical Androsynth sculpts. These are both part of a cohesive unit of Tactical Androsynths that is 'planned.' They will all have the same basic colors (blues) but there are some differences in parts because I think it keeps the squad a little more interesting visually and to paint.

The 'guard-duty pose' Androsynth. I originally didn't like this pose, but after painting it it's not as boring as I first thought.

The heavy weapon Androsynth with vaguely Egyptian-style eye paint.

And here's all 3 completed Androsynths from the actual 'planned' unit (the previous painted Androsynths all have different color schemes).

Monday, May 28, 2018

Sarcophagus Beast and Another Space Mummy Gunfighter


A couple of Egyptian-themed sci-fi minis!!!

First up, the second Space Mummy Gunfighter (a conversion of one of the Pharon miniatures from the Vor line of miniatures). This one's original gun was a way oversized thing that is now in the bits box- I decided a plastic Dark Eldar pistol looked like it fit much better.

This thing started out as a plastic prepainted D&D mini (I have no idea what it was called, but it had a wierd tentacle instead of a head). I added the plastic Tomb Kings head because I thought "that will be REALLY weird!" I picture this as the Space Mummies' bloodhound that helps them track down their victims/bounty.

And here we have the entire (so far) Space Mummy Crew! I'm keeping an eye out for any other mummies that might fit with these 2 to expand the Space Mummy Crew.

Terrain- Relay Station & The Shed

A couple more small buildings to help clutter up the table for sci-fi games.

From a cottage cheese container (the kind with some fruit in one side of the container and cottage cheese in the other), some plastic bits and a couple of the Trash Bash Bits doors. Maybe it's the entrance to an underground complex or maybe it's just a storage shed for a bunch of future tech.

Some of the not-Mechanicus warband approach the shed for mysterious reasons.

The Relay Station was made from a corner protector for some piece of electronics and a bunch of plastic bits from all over the place. It could be a communications station, some kind of atmospheric control station, or maybe even a power or sewage station.

These sci-fi ladies are on guard as their hacker does something to the Relay Station controls...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mech-Sorcerer and Tactical Androsynth

A couple of 'borged-up miniatures this time.



First we have a classic Void 1.1 Tactical Androsynth. This guy has been partially painted for years and I finally pulled him and a few others out of storage to try and finish them up.
While the Androsynth sculpts are some of my favorite Void miniatures, I have only painted 4 since they originally came out (back in 2003?!?). The first was probably around 2003, next was maybe 2007, then the converted Assault Androsynth was 2010, and now 2018. Talk about slow unit building- and these aren't even in the same unit!

Then we have this other mini that has been waiting for paint for a few years- from Micro Art Studios' Iron Brotherhood (not-Mechanicus). I decided to swap out the original separate arms for some that were a little more interesting.
Rather than overtly built for fighting, Tabanuzi is armed with a couple of mechanical arms on the right and a tablet-type scroll in his normal-looking left arm.

And here is the extent of fully painted figures from the Emneric Warband (not Adeptus Mechanicus).

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

3 Computers and Some Objective Markers

Lots of pretty simple objectives and scatter terrain this time. I didn't realize it until I was editing the pics, but they're all from Kickstarter rewards.


First up, 3D-printed stuff from the Data targets Kickstarter. I'm still filled with a mix of "not really impressed" and "hmm, it's not too bad for what it is" when reflecting on these items.

You can easily see the lines from the printing process, but it's not that big of a deal.
The crates and objective markers all have a tiny recess in the bottom to insert a ball-bearing that then allows a rare-earth magnet to hold these objectives in place on the base or one of the scenic pieces.

I made a few more magnetic bases with some laser-cut bases to add some variety and expand on the single base that came with the reward.



Currently my favorite of the Data Targets scenic pieces- the computer terminal. This can have 2 objectives attached.

The Science Team helps provide a sense of the size (Hasslefree, Bombshell, and Black Cat Bases 28mm figures).

Next is a simple objective base using some DreamForge Games plastic bits from the Eisenkern Stormtrooper plastic sprues.
A couple of Kev White minis help show the size (Void 1.1 and Hasslefree).

Finally a really fast-looking computer from the Reaper Bones 3 Kickstarter. Below we have the Hasslefree Space Armada girls to help show off the size.