Friday, 2 March 2018

Helsreach table fodder

Hello and Welcome back.

Ever since I was asked to co host the Helsreach table with Curtis from Ramshackle games at the 2018 Bring Your Own Lead show, I have been a little worried that I would not have enough buildings to cover a 8 X 4 foot table. 

Helsreach is a town on Logans World in the old 40K RT fluff. It is cut off from the rest of the imperium for many years at a time. A the world has to survive on its own it has a frontier cum post apocalyptic feel to it which suits my terrain collection perfectly. 

So I set up my 4 X 3 board and started to pile out my collection of township terrain.

Apologies for any flipped images. The pic loader site flipped them and won't let me spin them to a proper view.

First table

Second table

Table 3

I can safely say there is enough to fill one table. Some bits need a little tlc, not surprising as some of these models are over 12 years old. Helsreach will have a shanty, industrial zone and the commercial zone for the Star Bastards to fight over. The streets will need widening as the hooligans fighting across the table will have vehicles.

The other part of the table will be wastelands. I will be bringing a few bits to break the wastelands up.

Thanks for looking. Stay safe out there.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

New additions to the Wastelands.

Hello and Welcome Back to my blog.

Finally I have got some miniatures finished. Hopefully my groove is coming back.

Out on the Western edge of the ruins of Matt Black City Vault 22 has opened. The dwellers have chosen to remain in the vault but now send scouting parties out in the ruins of the mega city looking for anything the vault can use.

Meanwhile on the other side of the ruins a Technomancer goes to work in his workshop in Wastetopia. Found any old tech you need to trade or fix then this is the guy for you. He is a bit stingy on trades though.

Wanderers are common in the in post apocalyptic wastelands of Matt Black God's world. Many are insane or running from their past. This Wanderer, Max suffers from both. Still he is a handy gun to hire and is a skilled driver. This means he is popular with those who need a dirty job doing.


Here is Immortan Trump, the leader of New Sodom City (NSC). Since arriving in the ruins of MBC the Immortan has restarted his war against Liberty City. NSC has started raiding Liberty City supply & trade convoys. He is also raising suspicions about Utiopa's presence in the ruins.

Out in the wastelands don't trust anyone, not even little girls.

This little girl is probably a cannibal. The figure is a OOP Hetzerdog Babylons Burning Ghoul miniature. I was digging through a old box of zombies and found her. She had her base tidied up. 

Thanks for looking. Stay Safe Out There.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Wasteland Wondering -still alive.

Welcome back Wasteland Wanderers, 

Long time, no post. I am still alive and kicking. Mini painting has been going slow and not just because of the cats. We had a raiding run into the Lake District last weekend. 

It is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and every time I visit it blows me away. 

My paint queue has been growing exponentially with various kickstarters dropping goodies on my door mat. Then I got some Blots Industrial walls for the Nu Necromunda boards. 70 of them.What have I done? *sob* As they are not too gothic looking they will also be useful for post apocalyptic games as walls and what have you. 

I have gotten a few figures painted. Some Vault Dwellers and characters for the wastelands. They are just waiting for me to finish the bases. Pictures will follow as soon as I get them finished. The Nu Necromuda Eshers are primed ready for paint. 

The Goliaths have gone in another direction. These guys are huge and remind me of the various bosses you come across in the Mad Max video game. 

So my twisted mind started off developing a post apocalyptic feudal army with each of the Goilaths as a Warlord with his own turf, serving under a Overlord. As such I am doing some Post Apocalyptic conversions on them. Each warlord will have a themed gang of warriors too. At least that is the plan until I get distracted.

As for the Overlord, I wanted something even more intimidating looking than a Nu Necromuda Goliath. I started converting a plastic GW Ogre but I wasn't too happy with how it looked. The pose on the figure is limited plus the muscle is more like an old school wrestler rather than a iron pumping chemed up meat head. For now I am looking at converting a Heresy Boris figure for the Overlord.

I have been looking at the Nu Necromuda Orlocks that GW has just released. They have a certain post apocalyptic warrior look. I am thinking of using them as road guards for merchant convoys crossing the wastelands. 

The Ten figures have arrived from Hysterical Games, so as soon as I get organised I will set up a sales thread over on the Post Apocalyptic Wargames Forum. Watch this space.

My Bunker/Star/Space Bastards are nearly assembled. Just some odds and ends to do before I get them painted. No idea what colours I should choose. I like rust. Does old power armour rust?  There is a request the vehicle for the gang. Something open topped. I believe last year's Bring Your Own Lead Helsreach table/game had some issues with gangs riding around in tanks. If I don't get time to build one I am sure my collection will have something suitable for my force. 

Not too sure on how the painting will progress. My good Lady is off for to hospital tomorrow for a operation, so I may have a busy week or two. 

Thanks for reading.

Take Care out there.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

New terrain for the Wastelands.

Hello and Welcome back,

January saw me slowly crawling forward working on various terrain items including the Nu Necromunda stuff. Finally I have gotten around to finishing it and getting pictures.  

First up a block house. It could be a home or part of a defensive line.

The block house is a resin model from Ramshackle Games.

My wife got me these resin barricades for Xmas. There was no manufacturer on the packaging. 

They are a little more Sci Fi than my PA stuff but forces like Utopia could field them. They where relatively easy to paint. A blast with black primer and a dusting of white primer. It was just picking out the details. 

Now some Nu Necromunda walls and doors....

These could be easily used in the wastelands. I have been playing Mad Max and there is a lot of rusting ships bulkheads in the wastelands.

Door barricades. All these could be used in the wastelands.  

Ammo and weapon crates. The lids are not glued on and they are double sided. Some have frag, gas and plasma traps in them.
Some data screens and a shrine. 
Finally something nasty lurks in the tunnels. Handy mutant beasty for the wastes as well as Necromunda. I went for a maggot colour. I figured that something that lurks in the dark would probably be pale in colour. 

That's all for now. Thanks for looking and stay safe out there.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Hobby Update.

Hello and Welcome back to my blog.

Firstly let me wish you a Happy New Year. A bit late I know, but late than never in my book. Life has been busy but I have managed to get some hobby in.

The Ten figure is now at Hysterical games who will be doing the casting for me. They have come highly recommended by my sculptor (Darklight Minatures) and Curtis from Ramshackle games. The communications with them has been good. I eagerly await to see the figures.

I have made a start on the Nu Necromunda figures. Both gangs are assembled. They are nice looking figures. The figures are multipart but not really multi pose. Yes you can swap weapons arms and head but a fair amount of surgery and green stuff will be needed to change poses. My main bugbear is the two part heads the figures have. The parts are fiddley to remove off the sprue resulting in losing them. After 10 minutes of searching it turns up. Assemble the head, drop a bit and repeat. Why they need two part heads is beyond me and seems to be extra complexity for complexities sake. It is the same with some torsos which have the bottom of a leg you have to attach. Come on GW, these are games figures not display models. I have built display models with less complexity.

In addition I got these two from TT Combat. Both figures are real and are a bit more old Necromunda in scale but should work for both versions. I will probably use them as juves in Nu Necromunda. The xxx figure's weapon arm snapped so I had to do a little converting from the Necromunda Esher sprues.

I felt I needed a dedicated backdrop for taking pictures of figures. I have been using walls from my terrain collection. So a rading mission into the bits boxes followed. I decided on a scrap wall. It needs more adding to it to break it up.

Over the weekend we popped down to the Penkridge wargames bring and buy sale. I didnt really want anything but my main mission was to meet up with some old friends. The sale looked pretty busy and there was a good turn out of people both selling and buying. I didnt buy any goodies mainly because I have piles of stuff to assault in 28mm, 20mm and 15mm scales. Adding to it will only make those piles higher to climb over. Still it was good to catch up with my friends.

Thanks for looking. Stay safe out there.