Saturday, July 25, 2015

Who let the (zombie) dogs out?

I may have mentioned, nothing escapes my zombie apocalypse. Even if that weren't the case, though, zombie dogs are a classic.  There's very little that's scarier than man's best friend turned man's worst enemy.  That's why I'm very pleased to present this month's expansion of our collection of zombie dogs with:

The Zombie of the Month- July 2015- Canine Remains by Wyrd Miniatures

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sick Day 6MMRPC projects for Ali

Hello readers!

   Alas, I have some bad news. I'm about to be down and out for several days recovering from surgery. Sure, it's not the most extreme surgery in the world, but it will involve being unable to eat for a couple days, which means my normal physically active lifestyle is right out. So I figured I'd better have a couple simple painting projects available in case I'm bored but can't concentrate very well.
   So, even though I haven't COMPLETELY finished my first Mountain of Metal project (it's getting close, but not totally done yet), I am planning a few fairly simple things to work on. The first I'm not showing you a picture of, because it's going to be this month's Zombies, and I want you to be surprised. But it is three miniatures, and I promise they are currently unpainted.
   The second involves turning a bunch of these:


Into these:

Why? Well, I will show you  a picture of the final idea when I get some done, but suffice to say, it involves POWER. And here's the first step: chopping off the tops, replacing them with those little light sockets from Christmas lights, and priming them an appliance off-white. From there I have to paint the tops and those ribs on the side, which is actually a lot of work, because they're deep.

The third project, also a decent amount of work, is to do the rest of the buildings/scatter terrain in my sci-fi set. You have already seen the prototype in the Painting Week Terrain Day article. The rest of this pile is to be painted to match:

That is all obviously going to take me longer than this week to finish, but I wanted to make sure I had some less detailed things to work on while I'm sick and injured. And they are all things that I've been trying to get done for months, so I figured now's the time.

Wish me luck. I'm off to go get anesthetized and spend the next few days on an all protein-shake diet.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shrap's Jump into the 6MMRPC -- Forlorn Hope from the New Gent in the Trench


I’m the new gent on the block, planted smack in the middle of Central California. Holding a passion for miniatures for a few too many decades, the personal backlog of unpainted beasts and vehicles I own threaten to cause an expensive landslide under my game table.

Meeting Second Class Elitist has been a pleasure, so I’m excited to dive into all LXG has to offer. Friendly intros aside, let’s talk about my attempt to chip into menacing pile of plastic during this 6MMRPC.