Friday, February 22, 2013

A mixed bag...


After getting back from our family vacation in Australia, it certainly has been a busy week getting back in the swing of things. I have a bunch of projects on my table (at least four I think), so we'll get to those as they all near completion. Above is one of my Mechanicum pieces about a third of the way through. I'm looking forward to getting more paint on him soon : )


One advantage of going away for two weeks is that you can end up with a few packages waiting for you when you get back. I was excited to see the Badger Renegade Krome airbrush I ordered from Secret Weapon Miniatures was delivered. Time to put some yellow on my Lamenters Storm Raven, I think!


I was also surprised to find this cool package. Seems a few friends at Outlaw Miniatures sent me a little teaser package for their new game, Wild West Exodus. Above is issue #1 of the "comic of the game" (or is the game "the game of the comic"?), and I must say the story and art are very cool. Below is a "pre-production" test shot of one of the minion models for the game, and Animated Brute from The Enlightened faction. Like a lot of the models being released now by folks like Wyrd and Dream-Forge, this cool zombie is all plastic and wonderfully detailed. He should be a hoot to paint up, and is currently standing on a wooden plank base from FullBorer Miniatures.


I urge you all to head on over to the Outlaw Miniatures' Kickstarter campaign and see if it's something you're interested in. I'm really keen on the blend of Wild West, Steampunk, Sci-fi, and mystical zealotry.


Finally, here's a teaser of something I've been working on here and there. I think you'll see some more of him over the coming months : )

Cheers
Dave

13 comments:

  1. You will love the Krome. And welcome back. I'm guessing that you returned for the weather. Too much summertime does a man no good ;)

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    1. I'm telling you right now, I could certainly handle a few more 75 degree days : )

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  2. Did you get that pre-production mini or was that a shot from Outlaw? If you actually got your hands on a mini I would be curious to hear about the quality of the plastics (GW or PP plastic)and how well it cleaned/assembled. I backed this KS a few days into the launch and have been following it closely ever since. I am really fired up on the world/minis and glad to hear you say good things about the comic too. I would love to see you paint up a posse when they come out (or before if you have that kind of pull with Outlaw)

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    1. I actually got the mini. There were a few more parts than I would've expected (11), but I also hear they might be trimming that back for the the actual figures. The plastic is the "high impact polystyrene you'd expect from GW/Wyrd etc, rather than the resin-plastic you might expect from PP. You can certainly glue it with plastic glue. Although there were a lot of parts, there were almost no mold lines, so there was almost zero clean up required and the model went together easily and intuitively.

      Good stuff all round.

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  3. That looks like a Vostroyan to me... CN

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  4. Dave you are going to love the Renegade that badboy can highlight a human hair

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