Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wizkids, Mantic, And 4Ground Bits And Bobs

I have an unhealthy obsession with scatter terrain and accessories. I can never have enough and always want more, as you can see in the photo above. Clearly I went way overboard with everything lol! I even picked up some of the new pre-painted 4D Wizkids sets that I found for 50% off.

There is just way too much stuff to bother with individual photos, so I'll just show some of my favorite ones. The bunk beds behind the cage are from the castle barracks pre-painted set and are really nice.

The bulk of the items are all from $125.00 in store credit I had at one of the local game stores. I used all of it to buy a bunch of the "primed and ready to paint" Wizkids Dungeons and Dragons accessory pieces from their Deep Cuts and Nolzur's lines.

I blew through pretty much all of it thanks to Citadel's new contrast paints. If you have anything that needs painted in a wood color I highly recommend the Snake Bite Leather and Gore-Grunta Fur - the stuff is absolutely amazing, especially the Snake Bite Leather!

The same goes with any type of stone work you may be doing. Highly recommend both Space Wolves Grey and Basilicanum Grey. This stuff takes absolutely no time to do and the results are pretty astounding in my opinion. My only tip is to just do one coat, don't even try to do multiple passes on an area - just get it evenly covered and you're done. Less is more and definitely don't over think it!

I also made up this fun Ark of the Covenant set from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'. The shipping crate is from a 4Ground box I modified a little, and the Ark itself was a stretch goal from Crooked Dice's last pulp Kickstarter. In hindsight I should have built the crate so the bottom was removable as the Ark is the perfect size to fit in there.

I also made up these books to kind of look like the books the story of three knights was in from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - the books that were in Walter Donovan's office. Forgot to add a red ribbon book mark though.

I know the contrast paints get a lot of hate, but they absolutely have their uses as you can see in all the photos, but especially above here. That green is just perfect 😃

Until next time, thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

US 7th Cavalry Mounted

Lots of figures getting based up recently, the first being of the mounted variety. This group is the US 7th cavalry from Artizan.

I completely forgot to do a year in review and goals for 2019 post but getting mounted figures completed was definitely on the top of any and all 'to do' lists I had.

The nice thing is I think these can be used in several types of skirmish games.

I'm sure they will see action in Dead Man's Hand and Gunfighter's Ball, in scenarios very Hollywood-esque along the lines of the John Ford cavalry film trilogy.

To even something like Peckinpah's Major Dundee could be really fun, as this guy almost has the exact face of James Coburn's character Sam Potts - of course the outfit is all wrong, but still, pretty solid likeness in my eyes.

This guy wins Movember 😂

And it's always fun to get more horses completed too, as all the riders are able to be taken off their mounts so corrals can be fully stocked.

Next up are some mounted robbers - it's been so long since I purchased these guys (big surprise right) and I can't for the life of me remember who the manufacturer is, though I'm leaning towards Artizan again.

A little variety with this group weapons wise as opposed to the cavalry, with this robber brandishing a rifle.

And a shotgun.

This guys hat makes me think he's probably from Kansas, and a former member of the outlaw groups there, as all he needs is a feather in it - maybe that could be a fun side project.

And finally I would like to say welcome and thank you to new follower of the blog Esben Christiansen, really appreciate you following along 😀

As always, thanks for looking!