Monday, 28 September 2015

Strange Aeons: Canadian Heritage Minute: C.O.R.D. A Secret History

Crest of the Canadian Occult Response Department
In the last days of December, 1921 newly appointed Prime Minister William Lyon McKenzie King conducted a private interview in Sir Wilfred's Laurier's former office.  The drawn and frostburned man sitting opposite him might have been mistaken for a vagrant but for his bearing and the singular purpose in his eye.  

Friday, 25 September 2015

For Love of Little Wars

I've been following Jaded Gamercast for a few years.  I'd dropped off of the miniature hobby map for a while and hadn't tuned in a while so I thought I'd check it out.  It remains the only wargaming podcast I can listen to.  They continue to serve up a slice of gaming culture delivered with a blend of cynicism, irreverence and bathroom humour; A perfect combination. The August 24th podcast, "Skirmish in my Pants" featured a discussion concerning the criteria and qualities of skirmish wargames.  I was late to the show so it was pointless to comment but it got me thinking about why I prefer skirmish level games to their big brothers and what qualities they possess that make them so attractive.  To quantify my distinction I observe the "Blood Bowl Rule"; Sixteen or less a side is a skirmish to me.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Frostgrave: Days of High Adventure

I finally got around to completing my first model for Frostgrave;  I've been putting most of my hobby time into This is Not a Test so progress in Felstadt has been pretty slow; Even for me.  Unfortunately this model didn't factor into any of my plans but it's such a cool model who cares?

Monday, 14 September 2015

This is Not a Test: Buzzkill Complete

Buzzkill's arm revision and paint went pretty well.  I didn't drench her face in blood because it was a bit too over the top and in order to pull off the goggles keeping eyes clean effect I'd have to dirty up the goggles.  The reflection I managed on the goggles is rather dubious so I think any spatter would damage the effect even further.  I gave her an orange saw because Husqvarna is my favorite.  I worked with a husky pretty similar to the one Buzzkill has in miniature.  I painted white streaks in her hair as a nod to 80's WASP (I think I mentioned something about that in the WIP post).  I plan to seal the model soon and then hit her vinyl outfit and goggles with a high gloss.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Buzzkill: WIP

dryfit chainsaw arm.

Buzzkill is the next Taker to come together.  I should be working on the rank and file but I really wanted to play with a chainsaw wielding nutter so here we are.  Buzzkill began her life as a "Female Goth Warrior" from Dark Sword.  It's supposed to be in the style of Larry Elmore but I don't really remember him painting a subject quite like this but..... thanks to the powers of the internet here we are.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

What's the Story Morning Glory?

Head Taker and Mournin' Glory
 I have been quite busy of late in the hobby department.  I have been trying to get models and terrain built so I can play Frostgrave and This is Not a Test.  Both are skirmish level rule sets that pluck at my love of skirmish and personalized models.  Unfortunately in spite of all these goings on I have been neglecting my blog badly.  I have been posting on Lead Adventures with what I have been up to but there is something to be said for having your own space to present your stuff and maybe even a touch of guilt for not doing so.