Friday, February 5, 2016

Brigade Games - Goblin Space Wars.....

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I painted up some Brigade Games Goblin Space Wars figures. They are smaller than I'm used to painting (because the Gnomes are so large) but they have great detail on them.

This will be split into two 6-goblin units.

They will be in the fight on Friday night at Cold Wars....

More to come......

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Pulp Figures Radon Zombies

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I ordered some Radon Zombies from Pulp Figures.  I primed them with Army Painter matte black:

For the base coat on the 'uniform' I made a mix of equal parts DecoArt Americana Slate Grey,  DecoArt Americana Desert Turquoise, and Vallejo Thinner Medium.  I also added a drop of water. The thinner medium is a great way to get your paint to flow, thin it out without separating and clumping the pigment, and get smooth coverage.

 When doing custom colors I find it helpful to get little painting pots and mix the colors in them. That way if you need to touch-up a spot you have the exact color ready to go.
 I got these from Michaels -  $2.49 for 18.
Paint mixture

First pass on the uniforms:

More to come....

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Reaper Space Mouslings....

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I haven't really painted anything in a year being on a self imposed hiatus because of some health issues and to work on the next version of Gnome Wars. If I'm honest with you (and myself)  the other 'Stout Gnomes' started doing their part for the rules and I slacked off. Before I get back in the Gnome Wars saddle, Mike Lung and I are going to put on a pulpy space game on Friday night at Cold Wars.

I started painting up some units for the game:

Reaper Mouslings painted up in the flavor of Ultramarines. Some modifications are the plasma gun & chain sword for the sergeant, the bolter, and a different "shotgun" barrel for one of the rifles.

The Dreadnought with Gatling gun and powerfist. I'm in the process of painting up a banner.

More to come...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Stout Smurf vs. Jawaballs.....300 point epic match.

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Yesterday, after digging out from the snow on Saturday, Jawa and  I played a 300 point game that included "Huge" ships. It was really interesting and fun.

I flew a list of mostly named pilots. I know I could have gone all generics and filled the board with  ships but I wanted to see how the named guys(and gals) would do. 
GR-75 - Bright Hope
Wedge Antilles
Luke Skywalker
Airen Cracken
Lieutenant Blount
Bandit Squadron Pilot
Bandit Squadron Pilot
Poe Dameron
Ello Asty

Jawa's Force. Mostly named Tie and First Order pilots. I don't have his exact list, but a lot of synergy going on.

(You can see our placement in the two pictures above.)

Heading into turn 3 I was starting execute my plan. Wedge and Luke, in x-Wings of course, head directly into the swarm hoping to inflict some damage in the first joust while Poe Dameron and Ello Asty come across the front of Bright Hope on the flank. The Z-95 Headhunters are moving down the edge of the board loaded out with cluster missiles in an attempt to take down, or at least put a hurting on, the Imperial Raider with 18 cluster missile shots.

Wedge and Luke fire first and cause some hull points, but not enough to take out a ship. (I forgot to use Wedge's ability to decrease defender's agility by 1) Ello took out Howlrunner with Advanced Proton Torpedoes. The Ties  focused fire on Luke and took him down! 

The Headhunters continue to the Imperial Raider
At this point I had hoped that Jawa was going to divert some of his fighters toward the Z-95 but he didn't. He kept to his mission of destroying the Transport. Bright hope is in trouble, and didn't last the round.

 The Headhunters did get off the Cluster Missiles and got 4 hull points into the front section of the  Raider, but it wasn't enough. Jawa gets the victory.
Other shots.

In conclusion, I liked Epic play a lot. I want to tweak my a bit and change strategy, but I'm looking forward to the next game.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Reaper Space Mouslings......Ultramarines?

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Before I get back to working on Gnomes, I've been working on some "space/sci-fi" figures. Here is a unit of Reaper Space Mouslings. I did some conversions and painted them to give an "Ultramarines" look.

Here you can see the bolter all the way to the left, the sergeant has a plasma gun and a chain-sword, and the "dreadnought" has a powerfist and a Gatling gun.

I did the visors last night.....
More to come...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Looking for Grinhouse Games Dogface Robots

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Looking to buy or trade for Grinhouse Games Dogface Robots from their JUNK line.
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