Sunday, April 20, 2014

WIP for the next three survivors...


Here you go!  A bit more to go (more on some than others) and obviously basing, but they are coming together I think.  When they are finished up I'll post more detailed shots, including of the guy on the left's shoulder tattoo!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Michonne, all finished up!



Hi all!

Okay, looks like Michonne is all finished up!  I had a REALLY hard time taking a decent photo, though... but still, good enough to get the idea.

Here she is to the right from the back...I sculpted the blanket roll, but the rest is all from the sprues.

Also, here are the other three, all undercoated.  I love how an undercoat pulls green stuff and grey plastic together:)



Three more 28mm Zombie Survivors put together


Howdy all!

Okay, three more survivors done!  One is supposed to be a bit of a Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead.  I also did a guy in an undershirt with a backwards baseball cap, and another with a sweatshirt.

All of my extra bags and stuff also arrived (I'll take more detailed photos of those soon for another post) and so the guys are carrying what they need... a few blanket rolls, and all, of course, have a canteen.


Friday, April 18, 2014

Anyone want to buy a few sprues of survivors?

Hi all!

As I mentioned in my last post, I bought a few boxes of these survivors... but since it is three identical sprues, I'll probably only use two from each box, because trying to get THREE identical bodies looking different is basically impossible.

So... does anyone want to buy a sprue of women and a sprue of men?  I can, of course, add some bits from the bits frame as wanted.  Say... $12 plus shipping (which should only be a couple of bucks?)  If you are interested, shoot me an email at grenadierguardscampaigns AT yahoo DOT com.


Thursday, April 17, 2014

My NEWEST project... Zombie Survivors!


Hi all!

Well, I was mucking about, trying to think about what project I would like to tackle next!  I am not really in the mood to paint armies, and honestly am sort of more interested in smaller, individualized projects with some modeling and converting possibilities... and when I saw these Zombie Survivor kits from Wargames Factory, I thought... why not?!:)  I bought one box of the men, and one of the women.  Great little kits!

I thought I would do up a bunch of survivors.  I wanted to make them a bit more ragged and survivor-ish than the original box allows, with plenty of stowage and the like... so I eventually settled on these packs/canteens/add ons as a great way to add some character... they are from Bits of War.  Fantastic, right?

So... I plan to do a few at a time and really relax and enjoy the project.  I will do a few based on the characters from "The Walking Dead" but I'll largely do my own individuals.  I DO plan to do some converting and work on them as I go... there are three of each body and pose in the box, and I don't want triplicates, so it will take some cutting and gluing to make it all work!

Here is my first one... I couldn't wait for the bags, so used what came in the box and did a little green stuff sculpting (it will improve!)  Michonne, from The Walking Dead.  The katana looks too big in the photos, but looks good and menacing in person:)



Anyway... it should be fun!:)

First painted soldier for my son!


Hey all!

Well, I painted my first toy soldier for my son!  He has a collection of little plastic soldiers, and he picked one that was "daddy's soldier."  Daddy's Soldier has been around for a while.  I had some paints out today, and my son brought Daddy's Soldier over.  I asked if he wanted me to paint Daddy's Soldier, and he said yes!  So, five minutes later, done!  Honestly it was sort of fun... very simple, obviously, and very over-the-top highlighting, but overall I thought it turned out well!  Hey, it was a good practice run for the eventual toy soldier collections coming his way:)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My buddy's 25mm AWI collection... for sale:)


Hi all!

Well, as mentioned, my buddy is looking to sell his 25mm AWI collection!

I thought I would put the photos up here, because they are fantastic eye candy, but for much more info (such as what units are what, painting quality, and of course price!) head over to his blog:





















Saturday, March 29, 2014

Some spectacular, multi-period/scale eye candy!


Hey all!

Well, stopped by my buddy's place today, and brought the camera... and snapped a BUNCH of eye candy for you toy soldier lovers out there!

So, there were a lot of toy soldiers... first up, I took a few shots of one of the 25mm ACW cabinets... in this case, a few shelves of Federals.  This is about a quarter of the collection.



A bunch of federals, including Berdan's on the front left with some Garibaldi Guard behind them, and Fire Zouaves at the back.  Note the officer with his dog at the front.



More Federals.


More Federals.


Some Federal guns, including a pair of huge siege guns in the center.


A bunch of Federal cavalry.


Now THAT is a piece of scenery!  The Seminary, from Gettysburg, in 28mm, made, if I recall correctly, by HG Walls.


A WHOLE bunch of 28mm Napoleonics.  


My buddy is working on a new collection, started by some Fall In purchases.  A whole 40mm AWI collection.  Absolutely BEAUTIFUL figures and paint jobs.


Of course, a new collection needs new scenery!  At the top of this post you can see two of my buddy's new 40mm buildings.

Here is the smaller farmhouse.  Note the game of checkers being played on the porch.  I love the lead scatter that my buddy did... EVERY Rev War game should be played during the fall!:)


Here is another 40mm ouse.  The stonework and bricks I think turned out excellent.. he said it took him like three nights just to do the stonework.



The reinforcements!  Three regiments of American infantry, and some guns.


More reinforcements... some Jaegers.


The reinforcements being all based up.

And just so folks know... this same buddy is selling off a MASSIVE 28mm AWI collection in the near future... so I'll have more info about that soon!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Two great posts from other wargaming sites!


Hi all!

I just wanted to "pimp" two fantastic blog posts that I just saw today... 

First up, from the EVER excellent "Wargaming with a Silver Whistle," there is this FANTASTICALLY finished 28mm WWII European buildings from 4Ground!


The buildings themselves are great, but check out the fantastic scratch-built modular block and backyard!

Here is the link!  



Here is another great find, from The Miniatures Page!  Houses undercoated with a metallic undercoat, and doors and windows magnetized on the back, so the buildings can be used for several collections, including fantasy, middle eastern, and modern!


For more, check out this link!