Sunday, 7 March 2021

Necromunda Rising

 Greetings Hivers!

Quite a while ago, Rob brought round a box of 'Old Skool' Necromunda bulkheads with hopes that I'd come up with a way to use them....turns out he had 54 of the buggers! After scratching my head for a while, The box was stuffed away in my bits room (yes it really has grown from a bits box to a bits room) to gather dust.

During Lockdown I was thinking of a way to add more variety to our corner of the Underhive and the idea of platforms or risers to vary the ground level popped into my head. I searched online for something suitable to use and, being the useless git that I am when using a computer, found nothing. The idea seemed dead before it had even started! Fortunately, I'm a lot better at finding things in my bits room than I am online. Bulkheads! They would make the ideal risers to vary the height.....

Friday, 29 January 2021

Lightbox Background 2.0


Greetings Hivers!

As I mentioned in my previous post I wasn't entirely happy with the backdrop I created. It looked fine as a stand alone piece and it worked for photographing single models but it distracted the eye too much when photographing full gangs.

Here's the latest version....

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Lightbox Background - Not what I was hoping for.....

Greetings Hivers!

Yeah, I'm still alive and kicking!

Last year was a crazy year for all of us. Here in the UK, Lockdown and Tiers 1,2,3 & 4 have had a detrimental effect in our corner of the Underhive. Rob and I have had very little opportunity to get a game in last year and because of this my motivation has plummeted when it comes to painting. The release of the new Escher Codex called the Book of Blades hasn't helped (it's crap!), especially when it invalidated several models in my Voodoo Dolls. Add to this that Blogger decided to change its interface (what used to take me 5 minutes to upload photos from my phone is now taking 30 minutes.....I'm sure I'll get used to it but I can't help thinking that this is change for change's sake rather than anything beneficial). This has been the reason behind my lack of posts recently.

Hopefully, things will improve this year, but until Blogger makes its interface more mobile friendly, my posts will be noticeably less than the beginning of last year.

Enough of the moaning, What can I do to motivate myself?

"I know, terrain! We likes terrain"

"Hmm but I have more than enough terrain."

"How about a terrain backdrop that fits inside that lightbox you never use. Build one that allows you to fit a full gang in without models obscuring each other?"

"You sir, are a genius! Lets knock something together."

Don't worry, Lockdown hasn't sent me mad....I've been talking to myself for years 😊 

Sunday, 12 July 2020

The Coarsemen Cometh! - Mutants of Rockridge

Greetings Hivers!
With Lockdown restrictions eased, life is returning to 'normal' in the district of Rockridge. Eager to embark on our next adventure, we've completed the work on our next set of adversaries....the four Coarsemen of Rockridge.

Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Marionettes 2.0 (part 4) - RH-03-TUS

Greetings Hivers!
I finally managed to lift myself from my Lockdown ennui and finish the last champion for my Renegade Ad-Mech gang, the Marionettes.
Eighteen months ago (yes it's been that long....blush) this was how the champion looked. He was a bit of a rush job at the time because I was trying to get him finished quickly for Rory's annual Squaduary challenge. Of course me being me, I was soon distracted by something else and I missed the deadline a bit 😉.
As luck would have it GW released a couple of Necromunda supplements that added a few more weapons to the game. One of the these was the Arc Rifle (can't get more Ad-Mech than that!) so I ripped off the Plasma gun to give him a more fitting weapon.
I liked the idea of a champion skittering about on slender limbs giving him a sort of spider/centaur feel  but the model looked a little too static, so I decided to add more movement to his legs. Basically I ripped him apart and rebuilt him and here is what I ended up with.....

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Critters and classics

Way back in the day gameswokshop printed a full game over two issues of white dwarf called confrontation. This was the fore runner to Necromunda and I am lucky enough to still have these five models.

I believe the sculpts were by a guy called Bob ollie and are realy full of character.

They were originally supplied with plastic imperial guard arms and weapons.

I have updated their look with spares from my genestealer cult .

I know that somewhere in collection I have some of the original gsc sculpted buy the same guy around the same time.

This guy has the original old guard arms.

I decided to give this one a retro flak jacket in bright red just like the poor lamented squats used to wear.

Newly sighted in the hivebottoms a giant miliasaur.

And always in every dark dank corner waiting for prey the necromundan giant wolf spiders.
Some of the larger ones are more proactive hunters.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The cream of the crop.

Dexter was tired of getting pushed around. Repeated kidnappings were an embarrassment so he invested his creds in a shiny new stim rig.

Now his new physique carries the Charles Atlas seal of approval. 

Of course his stolen gear needed replacement. 

Noone would get close enough to push him around now.

A new prospect has joined the clean up crew bringing with him what he refers to as
 'the devils toasting fork'

His singular lack of concern for his own safety greatly impressed the Janitor. 
Grimey was herd mumbling something about if he had an arc welder he would be twice as dangerous.