Monday, January 25, 2016

Umber Hulk!

Time for some word association. When I pair up "1970s" and "D&D Monster," some classics immediately spring to my mind. Gelatinous Cube...Carrion Crawler...and Umber Hulk.

Well, it was a trip down memory lane when I busted open another of Gale Force 9's limited run D&D resin models. Time for the Umber Hulk.

This kit was a real treat. Very interesting subject. Totally off the beaten path. And a dream to put together. So easy, and a clean cast as well.

I've really become a fan of the Gale Force 9 models. Can't recommend them enough to the hobbiest, painter and/or D&D player.  Paint-wise, I gave this guy the lobster treatment.

I've got a couple more of these Gale Force 9 models in the pile. I've loved each and every one I've assembled and painted. Can't wait for the next one.

'Til next time.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

10mm Sci-Fi from Hawk Miniatures

I ordered some of the very fine 10mm vehicles from Hawk Games for Dropzone Commander. Love the detail in the models. Nice designs too.

The camo was very straightforward to apply (if just a little time consuming). First, I sprayed down a few tones of the base color.

Then, I applied a liberal amount of putty and sprayed a few green tones.

Remove putty, and presto!

After that, I gloss-coated, applied a weathering wash, dull-coated, drybrushed on some dust and brush-painted in the final details. Textured and painted the bases, and that was that.

Six new 10mm vehicles, which include some pretty sweet mobile missile launchers.

'Til next time.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016: Calth Ultramarines Done

Happy New Year, everyone. I've celebrated the arrival of 2016 by completing the last four figures required to finish the Calth boxed set Ultramarines force.

Again, these figures take an extraordinarily long time to paint. But happily, they're now done.

And here is the force, all together now. Fortunately, the effort pays's a fine-looking force that I'll be happy to play Calth with.

Now, time to start into something new...

'Til next time.