Thursday, 3 June 2021

Voodoo Dolls updated...and a case to put them in.

 


Greetings Hivers!

With the release of the Escher House of Blades book, it quickly became apparent that I would need to redesign my gang (as would Rob with his Goliaths). After several play testing sessions to get a reasonable balance between the gangs we both settled on gangs that we thought were interesting and fun to play with and against.

Here's what happened to the Voodoo Dolls...

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Civvy Street in the Underhive - Karina Page, the Reporter

 


Greetings Hivers!

I've been working on some civilians to help populate our corner of the Underhive, affectionately known as Rockridge to those of you new to the Blog. I say 'working on' but I built them around 18 months ago and they've sat around waiting (im)patiently for some paint...blush.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

Deleted Post.

 


Greetings Hivers!

My last post titled 'Necromunda Rises' has been deleted by the Google Blogger Team. Unfortunately there appears to be no way to contact them to find out what the exact problem was, so I thought I would share the contents of the email that I received in the hopes of discovering what I've done wrong and hopefully one of you fine readers can enlighten me.

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 😊