Saturday, 3 November 2018

Crisis 2018- Part One


Yup it's that time of the year again: Crisis in Antwerp is on!
The boy and me have just returned to out hotel room after visiting that mother of all conventions.

After last year's traveling debacle I booked a hotel for two nights, so yesterday we came over to Antwerp and we will leave tomorrow. Brilliantly relaxed and very much a fun father-son trip.

I will post more pictures tomorrow or Monday.

Monday, 24 September 2018

I did not own enough figures yet...

There's a post up on the other blog

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Return of the Witchlord


When I bought one of the two Warhammer Quest boxes I own, the contents were supplemented by a white metal wraith king on a throne. I believe it to be an old Grenadier Miniatures set, but have not taken time to check it.
Anyway, it screamed "Return of the Withchlord" to me, that's one of the Hero Quest expansions for those of you unfamiliar with HQ.

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So I took my cue and tried to paint it up like the cover art of said expansion.

I love the little details all over the base and this will make a very nice centrepiece for the final mission of this Quest I am sure.

Cheers Sander

Monday, 3 September 2018

Rebel scum...


Even though this game was played over 2 weeks ago, I had taken pictures and wanted to share them, hence this short AAR.
X-wing is the default game for my gaming buddy Mark and myself. We kinda know the rules, have more than enough scenarios and miniatures to play some challenging games with.
We seldomly use upgrades for the fighters we use as we tend to forget them and hate bookkeeping.

Undoubtedly I own the largest collection and many of the vehicles (like for instance the Rebel transport, you know: the one that got away first) have not been used on the table before.
This time we decide to use the Hawk and the YT2400, Mark needed to use them to find 3 loot markers and get them to safety anf I just had to prevent this from happening.

As you can see I got to upgrade my TIE's to Interceptors.

The meteores moved around using a scatter die and the 1 arrow ruler.

The Hawk could only carry one loot marker and as soon as he found one, Mark flew it to safety after a strafing run from my Interceptors badly damaged it.

Some of the markers were duds.

The YT is not quite the fastest heap of yunk in the galaxy you would expect.

Damage is sustained by the rebels.

After I totally misjudged my move, I made ready for another deadly strafing run. Did I mention I really love those Interceptors?

With the Hawk off the board I could give the YT my complete focused attention and while it was carrying the remaining containers and racing for the finish, the Interceptors gunned it down mercilessly. Another victory over the Rebel Scum for the Empire.

On to painting stuff again now!

Cheers Sander

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Fantasy Galore!


Another small post today, this time fantasy related.  A while ago I bought an incomplete 1st edition Warhammer Quest box. Inside, as an extra, were these 5 Lizardman (no idea what specific type they are). While at first I had no real clue what to do with them I soon realised they could have a use in a more exotic setting for Hero Quest or Ghost Archipelago. So I decided on the old skool look and put paint to them.

Another small fantasy lot with perhaps some use for HQ as well, are these resin Mandragora. I totally forgot which manufacturer is responsible for these mad sculpts but hey why not put use to them?

I am not sure what I will get done for the next post as the workbench is overflowing and time is limited.

Cheers Sander

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Captivated audience!


A short post for today only, I managed to get some random figures done. These were cluttering up the desk for some time as things go.

The figures shown here are 18th Century captives from the Old Glory Pirate range. I tried to paint both high- and low class captives for the pirates to ransom. Yet these could equally be used as objectives in a Hero Quest game or so.

Anyway as school has started again I am off to work!

Cheers Sander

Friday, 17 August 2018

Yo Joe!


Let's put the pedal to the metal with some iconic GI joe vehicles today. I have the AWE Striker (3d prints) and the VAMP Mk I (old Die-cast collectable) in offering for you today.

The Striker is the first vehicle my brother and me were able to by back in the Olden Days and for me nothing says early Joe series as the Striker.

The second vehicle shows Crankcase and Footloose as crew, these are from the private project of which I obtained a large portion which I am still working on.To get them to fit the vehicle I had to cut off their feet.

The VAMP is a brilliant vehicle of which I obtained 3 of the old Die-cast collectables. While the VAMP is perfect for 28mm figures (just like the HAL, FLAK and MMS) most of the others are not compatible in this scale.

I only have 1 complete VAMP the others were missing the rollbars and the guns, I converted 1 of the incomplete ones into a special missions version.