Zombies... And Other Creepy Crawlies...



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Clear Horizon Miniatures Raven-Class Medium Assault VTOL

Clear Horizon Raven-Class Medium Assault VTOL

Very clean model; some normal sanding of mold lines (wore a mask to keep from breathing small particles). Used a little bit of putty (GW Greenstuff) on base to conceal joins. Parts fit together well. Used some small magnets for the engines to be able to reposition them.

I did a base coat of Krylon Extra Flat Khaki, GW bleached bone for highlights.
Generic white, green and black paint for the widows and missiles. GW Charadon Granite and Chainmail for some of the spots to show some "wear and tear" - not much as I did not want it look too weathered.

GW Mechrite Red, highlighted with GW Gore Red and a generic white and yellow for stripes and markings.

Washes: used Vallejo Model Wash for Light Colors too. Testors flat clear coat and then floor polish for canopy.

I photo'd it inside a foldio collapsible light box using a iPhone (5 something).


 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Horrid Mini Line From Ravenstar Studios

I picked up a hover tank that I've been wanting for a while from Ravenstar Studios along with some bio-aliens called "Horrids". They are really well sculpted and his pictures really do not show the amount of details that they have. Below is the first one that I finished, a couple of small pits in the tentacles needed some simple green stuff to address. One area on the rump also needed a patch, but was pretty easy to do.



Colors Used:
  • Krylon Camo flat black (base)
  • GW mechrite red
  • Folkart Rouge Brilliant Metallique (for highlights)
  • generic yellow and black for eyes
  • GW snakebite leather for teeth
  • generic purple (added white for highlights)
  • GW red wash (I forget the name)
Really nice, sinister looking mini. I picked up a couple other of smaller troops too.

Clearhorizon Miniatures' SparrowHawk-Class Light Assault VTOL (15mm)

I actually have started painting again, first mini was Clearhorizon Miniatures' SparrowHawk-Class Light Assault VTOL - very nice looking craft.

Left side with GZG mini
Right side





Colors Used:
  • Krylon Camo flat black (base)
  • Tamiya flat green (added white for highlights)
  • GW mechrite red for the stripes (added white again for highlights)
  • generic dark blue with grey and white highlights for the windshields
Decals are from GW Space Wolves and the number is from Hasslefree Miniatures. A couple of doses of flat coat, gloss put on the windshield.

I also picked up some small magnets so the "rotors" can be repositioned. I picked up some riders and other infantry that I hope to start painting soon.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2010 Miniatures Painted



2011 was not a very productive year for me painting miniatures, in fact I only painted one, a 15mm sci fi Marine that I purchased from Shapeways that was in Admiralducksauce's shop. Really nice mini, my pictures don't do it justice. I also picked up some 15mm Frogan warriors he had. I tried to "ink" the mini to show detail, but it did not quite work. I think I had them printed in frosted ultra detail, lines in the armor are very straight and the face has some good details that did not show up in my pictures.

Monday, May 17, 2010

$2.08 Bradley IFV are now $1.48...

The Target in Houston, TX on FM1960 and Eldridge now has their FOV smaller vehicles for $1.48 USD. I am curious about the size of the US M109 Self-Propelled Howitzer in the line, as I haven't seen that model in person yet. The AAVP7A1 looks like it would make a nice jawa-esque vehicle for some smaller 15mm minis.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

$2.08 Bradley IFV

Target is dumping some of their smaller Forces of Valor vehicles and I picked up a US M3A2 Bradley IFV for $2.08 USD. The scales of the Forces of Valor vehicles can vary widely, but this looked like it would fit in with some of the Peter Pig and Rebelminis US Marines I have. I think it turned out pretty well, especially considering the price. I will probably pick a couple more up:


What I did...
- removed a couple really small mold scars
- GW Devlan Mud wash
- dry brush of Americana Khaki Tan (cheap acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby)
- highlight of some of the rivets with the Americana Khaki Tan
- painted headlights and some gear

QRF Aliens
Below are my two favs of the QRF aliens hunter guys. These are taller than most 15mm, but that is not a problem with me. The pack came with 8 figures with a lot of variety. I also picked up some modern Germans and some various armor that I also need to paint. I finished a Bedford Truck, but I need to try a better way of painting headlights, mine look too white.
Khurassan Miniatures
My sea scout craft, really a nice clean resin/plastic mini. I used a tine(sp) from a clear plastic fork to make the aerial stand. Works pretty good and adds some stability to the mini.
Critical Mass Games
I ordered some walkers and dog soldiers from CMG. Only Finished the walkers, but need to start working on the soldiers. I went for a dark brown as I pictured these guys working scorched earth battle zone.
What I am working on now...
- a squad of Karks (think shark commandos)
- Peter Pig Modern French
- QRF armor (Leopard Tank, Mastiff)
- GZG Sci fi dwellings
- remaining Frothers Zombies

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Humvee, Alien Walker and Zombie

My painting subjects were all over the board as I finished a Humvee from the Irish Serb (see previous post for link), an Alien Walker from Rebel mins and a Frothers Zombie.

The Zombie
I decided that he looked like he'd been deceased longer than the other 2 Frothers zombies that I painted, so I tried to make his clothes look more tattered and grungy. Was very happy on how the victim's leg came out, the colors I used were:
  • GW Elf Flesh
  • GW Ogryn Flesh wash
  • GW Bleached Bone and White for the leg bone

GW Blood Red and Baal Red Wash for the chewed on parts


The Hummer

Photos shown with 2 previous Peter Pig US Marines that I had painted last year. This was a really nice model and easy to assemble. I also picked up another Humvee with a 50 cal in a cupola mount that I have to finish too. Very impressed with his work and prices. The colors I used were:

  • Krylon Ultra Flat Khaki for the base coat
  • GW Devlan Mud wash
  • GW Bleached Bone for highlights


The Walker
The smaller version from Rebelminis, really a nice model. I used a hand dremel to pin the legs on and it is pretty sturdy. I tried to make the top hatch look like an eye, inspired by an old Johnny Quest episode. ALien shown below is one of the Greys also from Rebel minis.
What I am Working On...
  • Irish Serb Humvee w/ 50 cal
  • GZG SciFi Dwellings
  • Peter Pig Modern FFL
  • QRF Bedford Truck
Coming Soon...
My kind inlaws sent me some money for my birthday and I sent it to Critical Mass Games for some of their dog warriors and walkers, really looking forward to finishing them.