vrijdag 31 augustus 2018

What is better than 1 effigy? 3 effigies!

Not much to say here. 3x 15mm Eldritch statues from Copplestone, now sold by Northstar. Fun quick multi use scenery. Just some washes, 2 coats of gloss varnish and a good dusting.

donderdag 30 augustus 2018

Skulls! Skulls for the.....skullpile?

I picked up this resin skullpile at Figz 2018 a few months ago. 50 cents from one of the painters who was selling some no longer needed stuff. Based it on a rough plastic base and sanded it. Added a Ork and a Human skull, as I felt it was lacking skulls....(don't be silly).

Couple of washes, drybrushes and a bit of dust later.

And it fits in really nice with the efigy.

Question time. Does anyone recognise the skull pile? I have no idea if it is homemade, commercial or even recasted. Just curious.

woensdag 29 augustus 2018

Every man needs a shed - part 1

Kim is, and I get that, none too happy with the large amounts of scenery being built on the kitchen table. Me too would prefer to have that in a different location.

Kim wants a clean kitchen table.
I want a clean shed and get rid of anything we don't need.

So I've put the scenery building on hold and taken on the project of emptying out the shed and looking online for used furniture, lighting etc. I have a budget of 250 euros from our mutual funds for this.

After a bit of pondering and doodling....

The reality is though......

 So, I got cracking, and picked up a used kitchen cabinet. That fll off my cart as I turned around to open the door....

But with some help of Kim and a couple of screws....that got sorted.

Ripped off the rails from this part of the wall, as well as the line to the power socket.

But yeah, this won't move on its own....so more work.....

Also started filling in the many, many holes....

Cleared more from the back, re hung the rails on the back of the wall that the previous owner once had hanging here but removed for some reason. Did have to add over a dozen holes to fix them to the wall as he had sone it pretty hap hazardly. And filled more holes.....plenty more to do.

For the left side corner I had planned a tall cabinet, and the person I bought it from lives 10 minutes from me and mentioned he could deliver it for 10 euros on top of the sales price of 20 euros. She turned out be a old 70s German build quality one. (I feel I overpaid for it)

Just one problem. Doors swing to the right (Did I mention it is made in Germany?) and it needs to swing the other way. These older ones are not swappable like modern Ikea stuff. But measure 3x and drill 1x and you get.....

Sure, the handles are in the wrong place, but those are old so I will drop by the Goodwill and pick a few others to replace these. Or not and just move them to a lower position.

Also did a lucky find at the Goodwill and picked up 8 wooden folderboxes, so I replaced my old cardboard ones.

And my girls celebrated their birtday i school so I had to bake cupcakes. A LOT of cupcakes. MONSTER cupcakes.....

As I'm currently pretty exhausted Kim basically ordered me to stop working and take the night off. So I'm a bit busy now catching up with emails etc and now it is 01:30 again.....<sigh>

donderdag 23 augustus 2018

50 Cent challenge: "I'm lovin' it!"

The return of the 50 cent painting challenge!

Also: The end of my painting dry-spell!


<enough sillyness>

Last week there was a end of the school holiday childrens market, so toys galore. I picked up 2 cars for Gaslands, 1 Tractor for 20mm and this .....thing.

Someone, somewhere was "lovin' it" in a Happy Meal many, many moons ago. There is a spring inside so you can make the head pop-up. Well, the girl selling it asked 25 cents, and how could I resist something with so much potential?

After removing the top-bit from the heads-bit with a saw, and then cutting the spring inside I epoxied the top back on the rest of the .... thing. With a scrap bit of rough plasticcard for a base I grabbed the Milliput to fill in and clean up the screwholes and the slight gap on one side. I grabbed my still mint (and now no longer) Citadel skull box, put a few alien ones on one side and a few human ones on the other. Added sand to taste.

 Bring on the cheap discount automotive primer thats sticks to everything.

After that just a few washes, quite a bit of use of the dairdryer to speed things up and some powders to dust up the base.

And with that - Challenge completed! (...until the next one...)

For uses.....28mm scaled effigy....Congo? Any Pulp game? Something in Warhammer Quest? Let me know what you think.