Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Murderfang and Space Wolves Venerable Dreadnought done for OFCC!

I got them done! Well, just need a little snow on the base, but that's close enough for the victory lap.

I finished up the gems and all the little details last night, barring a few things that I noticed immediately upon looking at this picture. 

I was also working on the shield and axe arm for the venerable dreadnought Harold. The glowy runes turned out alright. Not my favorite, but they will do!

Bjorn finally got his Helfrost Cannon more or less finished. Please don't notice that the lenses on the cannon and on Bjorn's torso have their highlights flipped upside down. It made sense at the time.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dead Snake war band wip and a painted Dead Snake tribal raider

I had some time this weekend to bomb through a warband of tribal raiders. They are the Dead Snakes!

Here is a family portrait. The central figure is either a shaman or war leader. He has a badass skull mask and a tube coming out of his head. WHY? What did they do to him?

This is the heavy support in the form of a light machine gunner in a bomber jacket, a fella with a fancy laser rifle of some sort, and the skull masked lunatic in charge. 

These guys are the grunts. Rifles, SMGs, and automatic rifles for all your wasteland dakka needs.

We have two more heavily armored lunatics, one with a greataxe and the other with a crowbar which got bent by clumsy Magnus fingers. They've each got some sort of ranged weaponry as well, either grenades or pistols. The one on the left was my attempt at combination football pads and umpire leg protection.

The guy in the gas mask and hood on the far left is a Berserker in This is Not a Test, and the fellow on the far right is a scout. The guy in the middle with the molotov cocktail isn't quite sure what he wants to be when he grows up.

 Here is my previous WIP, with some paint on him. He is a pale lad! I was going for the color palette of the War Boys in Fury Road, so he has an ashen color to his skin.Metals are heavily rusted, and cloth is dusty and distressed. This is a departure for me from the heavily saturated colors of the Chaos Daemons or Space Wolves!

From the back you can see the metal scrap armor look a bit more clearly. I've tried to keep this type of armor style across the warband to keep things looking coherent despite the patchwork nature of their equipment.

Thanks for reading,

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dead Snake tribal raider WIP 2

Howdy! I got around to adding the spikes and such on my Dead Snake raider. The shoulder spikes are styrene rod or brass rod, cut and filed to shape. Thin strips of styrene are cut and distressed and added on as armor plates on the front and back. This guy is pretty much ready for painting!

The round bits on his forearm plate are microbeads I picked up from Michaels ages ago. I'll paint them up as rusted metal bolt heads. They work great as rivets on Space Marine models, but look rather large on this guy. Ah well, I'll keep an eye out for some smaller scale rivet and bolt heads.

I am really liking the big shoulder spikes. They filed easily, and they fit nicely into pre-drilled holes going down into the figure for stability. I don't want to lose them mid game.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Watch out!

Just felt like sharing them again. They are an old project. ;-)

Converted from Ogre Bulls.

Fallout Tribal Raider gang test mini, WIP

Hi! Greetings from the searing hills and rocky river valleys of the Palouse Wastelands. I've narrowly escaped a band of tribal raiders inhabiting the Dead Snake valley, and am here to report on my findings.

I'm working on a few gangs for This is Not a Test, a post apocalyptic skirmish miniatures game by World's End Publishing. It looks really good right out of the box for a Fallout-style game. One of the gangs I'm working on is a band of tribal raiders with a paint scheme reminiscent of the war boys from Mad Max.

I started with a box of the Woodland Indians and Post Apoc surivors from Wargames Factory. These are much more delicate and truer in scale than the 40k heroic scale minis, and weapons, hands and heads are really really not going to look right mixed. But the two kits are really close in scale and mix well.

Here is a test mini, with survivor arms glued onto a Woodland Indian body. I had to chop down the raised shoulder of the indian torso, and right away you can see that the clothed upper arms of the survivors (the vast majority of the pieces) will require some work to fit onto the bare chested indian torso. Thankfully there are a lot of straps to sculpt armor plates onto. 

And here he is post-green stuffing. I filled the gaps in the shoulders where the new arms went on, and added some shoulder armor to cover the transition. The right shoulder will be covered in studs, while the other will have a large spike or three.

Here you can see a bit of cloth I sculpted on to tie in the clothed arm with the bare torso. The single sleeve look is all the rage in the wasteland. The forearm guard is going to have spikes added on.

Just in case he runs out of ammo, he needs a machete. Its in a scabbard, hanging from his belt. This guy will most likely be a scout or other speedy type, lunging forward from cover to cover.

Thanks for reading!
- Magnus