Friday, March 20, 2015

Eaglemoss Wolverine: Part 3

Hi everyone,

I have finally finished the corner for the diorama.  As with most of my work, I enjoy the construction part more than the actual painting - but paint I must!, but that is for another post.

As you can see, the sides and part of the brick work is covered in Das clay (an air-drying clay) and once dried, more Das was added to fill in the seams.


The pictures below show the finished corner with all the details added.  These details were made from balsa wood and plastic card and tubes.  All I have to do now is the pavement, but that will come at a later stage.


In the last picture I place Wolverine next to the corner, just so you guys can get an idea of the size.  By-the-way, the Wolverine model is now with its base colours (black, blue and yellow) and I will be posting this in part 4 shortly.

Once again, that is all for the time being.  See you all soon, but till then farewell and good health.


    NR

Friday, March 13, 2015

Zenos - all systems go!

Hi everyone,

The title says it all!  Last week was spent painting up my Zeno unit for Dystopian Wars and today I have the pleasure of posting them.  I will not go into detail as to how I painted them as the procedure is the same with my other models.  It is just the colours that vary not the technique used.






As you can see the colour scheme is a bit different from the other models in the force.  This is completely intentional, as I want a more eclectic approach to the colour scheme.  Let me explain further. I don't want all my models and units to have the same scheme in order to define them as a collective force, rather I want the style to define them even though the patterns might vary.



Whether or not I have managed is up to you to decide, but frankly I think I have come close!

Well that is all for know, until next time farewell and good health.



      NR

Monday, March 9, 2015

Vanir Drop Ship by ACPGames

Hi everyone,

Just a short post to let you know that the Vanir Drop Ship by ACPGames is coming to an end.  The last 4/5 days are here (depending on which part of the world you live in I guess).
I am writing this simply because I want to encourage anyone who loves gaming in the 15mm scale world of Sci-Fi and thinking of getting in to the project to take the leap!  The product is great and frankly the best drop ship on the market to date - no exceptions!

So if you are looking for a cool way to bring your 15mm galactic marines to the tabletop or if you want a fantastic center-piece for your army - then look no further!

That is all I have to say about this, except that I will be reviewing this once it gets here in May.  As always good health and farewell.





   NR

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nemesis Light Strike Vehicle Review

Hi everyone,

For the past two months I have been working on a project very close to my heart.  As some of you know, I am a fan of Flames of War (FOW), as well as sci-fi.  So I have decided to work on a sci-fi supplement for FOW.

I won't go into detail about it now, but the first thing I had to do was design the themes of my first two opposing armies and find the models for them.  In my quest to find appropriate sci-fi models at the 15mm scale I have stumbled upon some great minis which I have decided to write up reviews for.  It also helps to fill in my 1 article a week schedule as well :) !

To begin this series of short article reviews, I am starting with the Nemesis Light Strike Vehicle from ClearHorizon Miniatures.

After seeing this mini of the above mentioned website,I knew this was the light recon vehicle I wanted for my Human Core force, so I ordered several of these miniatures.

The miniatures arrived in a sturdy box with standard packing, and they came in plastic bags with colour card labels.  Personally, I am not very interested in packaging in the name of marketing, because that usually increases prices, especially when the product is not mass produced, but I would suggest putting the name of the miniature on the card.

As for the miniature, I was very impressed with the quality and standard off the cast. The model comes in five easy-to-assemble parts, and the pieces are all crisp and clean - no hassle in that department what-so-ever.





The futuristic design is sleek and practical, very suitable for a recon vehicle in the universe I have in mind.  Details on the model are clear and seem 'functional', something I value in models. The turret can be magnetized, but the fit is so good, I do not see it very necessary, especially after painting.



As comparisons go, I do not have any other sci-fi vehicles at the moment to compare it with, but I do have some models.  The trooper is from Oddzial Osmy's New Vistula Legion, and the super-heavy trooper is from Khurasan Miniatures (reviews will come as well).
The picture speaks for itself.  The scale is spot on.  I have read reviews criticizing Clear Horizon for the scale of the model for a two man vehicle, but on first-hand inspection, I respectfully disagree, but this is just my humble opinion.

Overall, I have to recommend this model to anyone wanting to buy a light recon  vehicle for their 15mm armies.  The price is a bit steep compared to other companies, but the quality and style of the product does make up for it to an extant.  In any case I am very happy with my purchase.


Well that all folks. Farewell and good health to one and all!


      NR

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Ebay Epic 40k Sales Wave 5

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post in glory of self-promotion!  These are the last of my Epic 40K collection so I promise there will be no more posts like these.  Hopefully, if these minis sell, I will invest the money in the Covenant of Antarctica Naval Battle group (version 2) and the Aerial Support group with the Euclid Class Dreadnought.

So if you are interested in Space Marines, Rhinos and Land Raiders at the 6mm scale of wargaming please click on the links below! 


If you are interested please click HERE!
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There are more lots available, just click on the link and then click on see other items or just go ahead and click HERE.

Well that is all for today.  I apologize in adavance for these self-promotion posts.  After this, I promise you will not see these type of posts again.

Until then farewell and good health from Night Runner.





    NR

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Hacks, Holidays and Resolutions

Hi everyone,

I have been offline for nearly two months, partly because my blog was hacked and messed up and partly because I was on holiday for a month.  Why anyone would want to hack this blog is beyond me?  Probably a hacker in training who stumbled on my blog by accident! Who knows?  My friend with excellent computer-fu skills came to my rescue and solved it form me, after which I went to Thailand for three weeks for a long deserved holiday.


In either case, the blog is back up and these past two months I took the time to think about this year's resolutions in my hobby.

I was thinking of continuing the resolutions of last year, which were mostly done, but I decided not to. Instead, this is going to be the year of armies.  I want to finish up some of the long standing armies I have in my showcase and closet in boxes.

The armies I want to finish up are the following:

1) My 10mm High Elf army for Kings of War.
2) My Covenant of Antarctica force for Dystopian Wars.
3) My Space Wolves army.
4) My 15mm Dwarf army for Kings of War and my personal war-game (Dying Wyvern).

So these four projects will be my main focus on this blog.  Besides articles on my army building, I will be doing some review of models I have bought especially a new 15mm sci-fi army I am collecting for a supplement of Flames of War in space I am working on.  I will also be featuring articles on my dioramas and showcase models in between armies. 

That is basically it.  So until next time - which is probably tomorrow - farewell and good health to one and all





    NR

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Eaglemoss Wolverine: Part 2

Hi everyone,

I have continued to work on this model in my spare time.  Unfortunately it is Christmas, and work is flowing up again, but I still got some time in.

After cleaning the model up as best I could I gave the model a grey primer.  This has two purposes.  First it acts as a primer, but more importantly all the defects I missed, pop out when the model is in a neutral colour of grey.



At this stage I continued to fix any problems with the model, and let me tell you - they were many!  In fact, in the end I gave up!  This was just a project to improve this model and as with the Conan model, I was not out to create a masterpiece.  So in the end I  decided to strick a compromise between quality and painting.

In the meantime, I thought the figure needed a bit of a story... and that means a cool base, something that accentuates his pose.  So I opted for a corner wall section that he could rest against.
After figuring out the size and height of the wall section, the next step was its construction.  I decided to build the whole thing from dense foam to keep it light.  For the brick work I will be using cut-up foam from the same material and plaster bricks I bought off Ebay several years ago.  All this would be glued together with wood glue.



Well that is all for this week.  Next week I will continue with the wall section, so you will probably see a post on that before you see any further painting of the model.  Hopefully, everything will be ready by Xmas.

So until next time, farewell and good health, from your devoted blogger Nightrunner!

        NR





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