Friday, April 25, 2014

What did I paint this week? April 25th

My name is Tom, and I have a painting backlog.

Hey, that makes me like every other gamer, right?

So, in order to try to deal with that (and show off some goofy little pieces every know and then that might not be part of anything bigger like an army or something), I'm going to start a new, (hopefully) weekly article series titled "What did I paint this week?" where I will try to show you a couple finished pieces from one week to the next.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Zombie of the Month: Last Night on Earth Grave Weapons

Zombie of the Month

As a big lover of the cheap and convenient, every once in a while I just want to be able to go out to a store and buy me some zombies. No internet searching, no shipping and handling fees, just a girl out for a day of shopping, and come back with some zombie minis. Is that too much to ask?

Well, thanks to the nice folks at Flying Frog Productions and our friends at Top Deck Games, I got to live the dream. So here they are, the stars of the month of April 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

The Zombie of the Month- April 2014- Last Night on Earth Zombies with Grave Weapons Miniatures Set

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spine City? Sinspur? Who cares, it's a Spinespur Batrep!

Spinespur Book 1: ThresholdHaving just received a bunch of terrain from Mr. Walter Anstiss in the post (gods I love the smell of mdf in the morning!) Ali and I decided that before we started painting them, to set up a game with all unpainted sepia looking terrain, and completely painted models.  It'd give the game a "Sin City" kind of look.  So, artistic license in hand, we settled down for a 200 point game of Spinespur, the Dark Faith versus the Institution...

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Keeping your Hobby alive: What to do when you hate painting, part 1

Hey guys and gals, today we start a new series about a topic that effects many of us, myself included.  First a little background, though.  I used to live about 20-30 minutes from the rest of LXG but a few years ago I had to move another hour or so away.  This has severely hampered my ability to game and hang with my gaming friends, to say the least.  To add to this problem the nearest gaming store isn't much closer and it's in the opposite direction, so I'm not playing as much as I would like.  There are only so many things in this hobby that can be done on our own, and I hate one of them.  Painting.  So I'm going to take some time and talk about the things I have been doing to gear myself up for painting, and show off some of my inspirations.

How I feel when I have to paint.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

My Hobby: a look back

So, for the first time in longer than I care to remember I can open my windows in my house without Snowpocalipse 2014 rearing its ugly head.  Most of our UK readers and freinds are at Salute seeing goodies I won't know about until Monday.  What's a lonely blogger to do?  Oh, how about an informative introspection piece!