Sunday, 19 October 2014

Reaper Bones proxy Space Hulk marines counts-as

After a couple of games of Space Hulk, we felt that it was a bit strange that the hulking Space Marine Terminators dropped so easily. So I had a rummage through the Reaper Bones Kickstarter box and started bashing together a motley crew of intrepid and opportunistic Space-Hulk-Spelunkers (or "Spunkers").

Detector-doodad dude.

Standard mook with door cutter.


Hammer and shield sergeant who always dies horribly. This model kind of reminds me of a Sister of Battle, so I might go that route with the paintjob.

Redshirts. The black patterned bases are from a hardware store, they are actually rubber pads for putting on the bottoms of table legs.

Redshirt pointing at something.

Bangy bangy cannon man.

I ran out of models / couldn't come up with a dual-wielder that I liked, so I upgraded this one's chainsaw. I might replace her if I find a more suitable model, because she doesn't look like she'd do much good against a Genestealer.

Spooky wizardy bloke.

Still playing with bits on the other sergeant. In other games he might be an Inquisitor / Rogue Trader.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Reaper Bones Stone Golem, Spider Swarms

More paint!

Slimy, turd-like blobs are meant to be spider swarms. I've left off using the gloss varnish because of the sheen, but I gave these a coat because I was worried about them getting handled a lot more. They'll eventually get a spray of matte when I get around to buying some.

Next was a very quick Stone Golem paint job. Simply black and white paint in different mixtures.

Finally here's a counts-as Abaddon WIP so far built using the Terminator Lord and Dark Vengeance Helbrute. I still need to find a suitable sword / weapon for the Daemon Blade.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Mantic and Reaper Bones Skeletons, and Space Hulk

Painted up some more Reaper Bones miniatures and some Mantic Skeletons. The Reaper Bones ones were a bit of a pain to base because of the 'broccoli' base they come with (I don't know why they're called broccoli bases, they taste nothing like it).

I have some Mantic Skeletons after mistakenly stealing a sprue of them from a Mantic stall a few years ago. They're nice to paint, and much cheaper than the GW equivalent. If I were a Fantasy player I'd run a horde of these things along with their zombies.

I also got a game called 'Space Hulk' and am trying to convince the GF to play it.

Later, I took the rulebook to the beach just to take this next silly picture: