Saturday, July 16, 2016

POST-APOC - Survivors, from Brigade Games (Part 3)

And here are the final ten models from the original 30 I painted for Brigade Games. Tons of fun painting them, and doing some research to get some of them to look like characters we might know and love ; )

You can find them HERE on the Brigade Games website.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

POST-APOC - Survivors, from Brigade Games (Part 2)

Here are the next ten Post-Apocalyptic models from Brigade Games. I had a lot of fun painting these. Some schemes were inspired by post-apoc movies and TV series, others were informed by the model (especially the red plaid shirt on the guy in the overalls).

The models are now available on the Brigade Games site HERE.

Monday, July 11, 2016

POST-APOC - Survivors from Brigade Games (part 1)

I'm still crazy busy at the moment, so I thought I might show you a few models that I painted earlier in the year. These cool, post-apocalyptic figures are from Brigade games and were part of a Kickstarter that Lon ran. The models are now available on the Brigade Games site HERE.

During this busy time, I think I'll post up a few more of these groups until I have some time to breathe and consider what's next for my personal hobby time : )

Friday, July 1, 2016

Introducing the 2016 NOVA Open Charitable Foundation Raffles!

For the last few years I've been involved in painting for and/or organizing the creation of excellent 40K armies top be raffled off by the NOCF. At the end of 2014 I even joined the board of the NOCF!

Well, things have been quiet on this blog for the last couple of weeks as I've been focused on photographing loads of miniatures that have been painted specifically for the 2016 offerings.

The premier army for 2016 comes from the brushes of our Artists' Consortium - a collection of fantastic hobbyists who have donated their time and talent to create these wonderful armies. It is the Ork army pictured above. The team (Team ORK) was led this year by Joe Johnson, who decided on the "air force" theme.

There are two other 40K armies on offer, as well as a Flames of War Soviet Tank Company, a 30K Death Guard detachment (perfect for expanding your Battle At Calth box set), and an X-Wing squadron, but more on these at a later date.

Raffle tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased HERE. And 95% of all money raised from the raffles goes directly to the various charities we support - Doctors Without Borders, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and The Fisher House Foundation.

Important things to note are:

• You can buy tickets from anywhere in the world!
• We will ship to ANYWHERE in the world with a valid mailing address!
• You DO NOT have to be present at the NOVA Open to win!
• A minimum spend of $10 is required.

Please spread the word, and this link ( and help us raise more money than in any previous year!


Sunday, June 12, 2016

MECHANICUM - A few more Knights

Around the same time as I bought my Warlord Titan last year, I also bought the Questoris Styrix Knight. He has sadly languished in the FW bag for almost a year, but now he stands tall (well, kind of hunched) and ready for paint.

And some of you might remember this guy. A couple of years ago I built this Knight Warden, an homage to the Epic Knight Wardens of ancient times. My conversion was based on the excellent work of Clarence Harrison. But some folks weren't too happy with it. I took a number of suggestions on board, and decided to add a few things that people hadn't suggested.

I wanted to get the feet and legs feeling a lot more like the original, although not a direct copy). I spoke with my friend (and long-time follower of this blog) Jake Schneider, who digitally sculpted the toes, footplate, and greaves that you see in the photos. Jake sent me the files, and it took a little while to get printing sorted. Once I had some great 3D prints (thanks to another friend, Joe) I sent everything off to be molded and cast. I received everything back from the casters a few weeks ago, and now I have started the process of working out how to attach everything : )

This is not the final arrangement of all pieces. I have a few more things to do. I just felt like letting you know that things were finally progressing : )