Monday, May 24, 2010

New stuff!

Since my last post I have painting and modeling up a storm! I have painted 2 more units of British, a few stands of Mahdists, and made a village and several pieces of rocky terrain for the 10mm Sudan stuff. For my 15mm stuff I made 2 ruined buildings and painted 5 resin buildings from JR Miniatures.

The Sudan village didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but it will do for now. I made the buildings out of cereal box card, folded into shape, glued together then applied a thin coating of paper mache mix. The flash on the camera shows the unpainted insides of the buildings, but in normal lighting you can't see inside them.

The ruined buildings were made from foamboard, then I covered them in a sort of paper mache mush, and threw on some rocks and sand to taste. I am pretty pleased with the results.

The rocky outcroppings are not pictured because I am not very happy with them. They look decent enough, but the card bases warped quite a lot from the paper mache and subsequent painting. I am going to re-make them in the future, with use for the bases (as I should have done in the first place).

Currently working on another ruined building, a unit of naval brigade for the Sudan, and a platoon of 15mm sci-fi troops from GZG. Production will come to a brief halt, as I will be away for a week to Maryland Deathfest, then visiting a gaming buddy in Vancouver.

Anyway, here are the pics. Yes, I know, I really need better backdrops for my pictures, and I need to work on lighting, focusing etc. Feedback on the minis and terrain is appreciated.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My First 10mm Sudan Unit

I've finished my first unit of 10mm British infantry for the Sudan, so here are some pics! These are the first minis I've painted in a about a year, and my first time ever painting in this scale. I used quite a simple and fast painting method:

1. Block paint all the colours
2. Wash of Minwax Polyshades Tudor Satin Polyurethane Stain
3. Base the minis, sand and paint bases
4. Spray with Testors Dullcoat

They won't win any awards, but I am pretty pleased with how they have turned out.

Sorry the pictures aren't the greatest. I'll have to practice a bit more with taking pics of minis.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The blog is back!

After accidentally deleting my old blog a few years ago, I never bothered starting a new one. I lost interest in gaming for the last couple years, but in recent months the fire has been re-kindled. I have started on an entirely new project: Sudan in 10mm. I've ordered a bunch of figures from Pendraken Miniatures and painting is under way. Pictures of the first unit will be up soon. Rules will be home brewed. I've got some loose ideas right now, but need to work on them some more.

I'm also working on a 15mm sci-fi game, which will eventually be put out under the Tea Time Games name. More info on this to follow...