Friday, 27 April 2018

Dark clouds loom, Maalica Iron Hoof!

What is this? A painting post that has nothing to do with orks! Yep this is an update on some chaos for warhammer fantasy featuring a chaos sorcerer.

Hmm, need to cast some fire magic it's a bit cold!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Stay active, post an update! ... Dark Souls, Sonar and an Ork

Ah yes the blog I knew there was something I needed to do. Indeed creating some interesting posts has been left to one side for a bit due to my focus being taken off mini painting.

Wher' you bin? Da dust mites are gettin ooge!!

However although painting has not been on the agenda actual gaming has taken place. Yes games of the board game Dark Souls where everyone died took place.

My Knight, getting completely wrecked by an angry demon!

Also Captain Sonar a fun game of underwater submarine warfare with lots of commotion, near misses and radio operator failure!

The calm before various bad Russian Sean Connery impersonations.

The only bit of painting I have got done is one Ork boy who isn't quite finsihed yet, however just because I'd like to put up something here is that Ork.

Hair squig implants always rock!

I'll be adding him to a general ork mob when he is complete. On the horizon I have the final Gargoyle and Chaos Sorcerer for Heroquest to paint up and some other models who keep staring at me intently or hoepfully.

Until next time :)

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Change the record it's a Magic the Gathering art column.

What do Reality Twist, Verduran Emissary and Look at me I'm the DCI have in common?

"No it isn't that they could be fun in a Bant deck."

The answer is they are one shot magic the gathering artist cards. Yes everyone has that Magic the Gathering artist they love be it Rebecca Guay, John Avon or Aleksi Briclot but for every artist that has contributed numerous pieces of art to the game there are those who have just provided one bit of art for one card.

I thought it would be nice to explore this area for a bit of fun. In total there are 25 MtG cards that have a unique artist so let's dive in chronologically with:

Fay Jones is the artist of Stasis and was asked to do the piece as a favour to Richard Garfield in the very first Magic the Gathering set. Unique with the abstract choice of a clown and Jackal balancing on a seesaw wile painting. Some like this, others hate it but for me it is as iconic as you can get with Magic card art. Also the card is a pain in the ass when you get locked down in a game.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Goff Orks on the move!

Been a while since our last meeting explorer ... but as the wintry nights begin to get lighter I have been painting up more of my 2nd Edition Orks. You may even have seen an early progress image in a previous post. All of these orks have had some form of  historical yet innocent damage in there lifetime. Normally this could be an issue but these monopose Goffs are in need of a little bit of character. Alas due to it being a bit grim outside I am without decent natural light so these images may not be the best. (Note to self to update with better photos).

"It's still cold up ere!"

This here is Hobstob, he lost his normal bolt pistol arm (it's probably in my bits box) so it was replaced with a normal ork arm and bolt pistol from the old sprue you used to be able to get.