Knights of the Lost Crusade

Lots of prep the last few weeks, as the second wave of Deadzone arrived.


So I have painted 10 more skeletal footknights of the Lost Crusade, bringing the total up to a massive 15 models including the test subjects I did some time back!


These are so quick and easy to do. I really like the old Mantic plastic undead.

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What exactly does that bird find in there to eat?

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apart from these an additional 10 are in the pipeline. Maybe I also will take a swing at the mounted knights that are sitting around in a drawer? And suddenly I might actually have an army?


They also have some Dogs (Or Are They Rats?)

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Love those little critters to bits.

And thems’ Good Drybrushin’!

Time for a couple of quickly drybrushed big’uns! These are great for easy drybrushing! Excellent detail and sculpting.


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Mantic Abyssal Dwarf Lesser Obsidian Golem #1 of 3.

from the Kings of War Kickstarter. 50mm base. A heap of rock come alive.



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Reaper Bones 77112: Agramon, Pit Fiend

From the Bones 1 kickstarter. 50mm base. The Bones material is really at its best with larger figures that have deep detailing, such as this one. The parts are thick enough so it is not really bendy and stands up to heavy brushwork.


The rest of the Plague Mooks, and Space Hulk!

Not much getting finished lately, too much other stuff going on.

But at least the Deadzone Plague 3rd gen mooks are all done, here are the latest:

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Now how to get the heavies primed without any spraycans left?


Space Hulk is being re-released! Yay!

Seems time to get the last version actually done then…


Speed paint Genestealer, take 1:

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oh yes, obvious reference to the Genestealer’s true inspiration there…

all in all, this is really quick to do. black undercoat, brown drybrush, grey drybrush details, two tone grey claws, teeth and stripes on head. Gloss varnish on head and claws. Base drybrushed steel, then reddish brown and washed with darktone ink. And Robert’s your father’s brother.

Next to set up the assembly line and get the whole lot done in an evening or two.



A Game of Clones -Dreadball Zee team done.

How many bad pun ape/monkey/chimp/primate/clone names can we come up with before settling on a name for this team?


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Ryse of the Planet of the Apes? The Similar Simians? 12 Monkeys? Jacta Alea Apes? Legionem Simiarum? Insane Clone Posse?

Seems like getting the Jack-yellow on the bases smooth took longer than actually painting the minis. Then again, there are quite a few of them.


Off the shelf: Reaper Bones, Deadzoners, another Mantic Werewolf

So the first weekend after being back from the summer holiday I had some hours to spare and have finished the following:


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Reaper Bones Bugbear. This one has been sat half done on the shelf for quite some time now. Gah!

I do seem to have accumulated quite a few of these larger ones. I am thinking of putting together an ogre army.


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Three Deadzone Plague generation 3s. Here is the loader from the mortar squad, the grenade launcher and a standard mook. So now I have a massive 4 mooks and 2 dogs finished. There are four more mooks (and a mortar) still on the shelf. The gen 1 and 2s, terrorton and swarm are not even primed yet. I have run out of spray can primer, and have decided to see if I can get my 20 year old airbrush to live again. so I have ordered a bottle of vallejo airbrush primer. I do seem to have an awful lot of unprimed minis lying around, and if I am able to make a workable booth for airbrushing I might just be free of both weather constraints and the far too expensive spray cans.

Also finished is the second of the Deadzone Mercenaries:

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The Eldar Asterian Nastanza, the Twilight Huntress.

I am not really painting the mercenaries in any particular order. Got one of the Squats Forge Fathers (is it still a Forge Father when it is female? Or are they then called Forge Mothers?) on the half painted shelf.


I fancied painting something simple and brown today


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Reaper Bones Clay Golem.

The pants actually have a different base colour although this is not really evident in the pictures. The flash tends to wash out many of the colour variations.


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The third Mantic Werewolf.

This was painted in parallell with the golem, but used different mixes of the same browns, and had a different base coat. IRL they are not as similar as in the pictures. Simple but effective paint jobs.


Also I have been working on the zee team, but they are not quite ready yet. It takes ages to get smooth enough yellow borders on the bases.


Drake Cherek Hunters group finished at last!

Does it count as coming from the shelf of shame if the minis in question were started less than half a year ago?

At any rate, these have been cluttering up my workspace, half painted, since May. Now they are finished.

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Drake the Dragon Wargame, Cherek Hunters.  Painted as Frostmen from the Cold Mountain kingdoms.

This unit is actually one less than it should have been, as the seventh one was miscast with a massive fault line all around. I have been promised a replacement in wave two. Whenever that might happen.

Just as the other two original foot-mook-types in Drake, there is a stylistic difference between what I presume is the first original sculpt, and the to variants. I expect this is because of being made at a different point in time, and maybe by a different sculptor. At least these are more or less the same scale as the original, although the skin texture and clothing is different and the depth of detailing is more shallow on the new ones.