Tuesday, June 28, 2011

More minis coming!!!

Well today I stopped over at The Scene to see if they have released any of there MJ stuff. I know they were reworking them but have not seen any thing in a long time from them. Well while there I looked at there Heave Weapons, and decided on getting some for the Guard I am working on. So what did I get you ask? I picked up 6 of there Mortars, and 8 of there Heavy Machine guns. Also I picked up 2 of there  US special forces units. I am thinking of them as last chance'ers if you know what I mean. I will most likely use them as Boer's. These units are native to cretin worlds that the Praetorian guard have been deployed on, and they decided to tag along with the Praetorian's after they left. So they will make for a great gorilla strike units, Light, Fast, and heavily armed units to support the Praetorian units.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Sniper units painted.

I took some time this weekend to paint up some more minis I have gotten from 15mm uk. The ones I got remind me very much of the Warzone Trenchers of old. I picked up 10 of them not knowing what to use them for, but I have found a use for them. These will be used as Snipers, or sharp shooters in my Praetorian army. I have 10 and will split them in to two squads of 5 each. I have also changed my inks to formula P brand. The dip did not come to be as the local store only had the darkest tint. So not being able to test the dip, and still wanting to keep painting I just used the new ink on a 1:1 mix. The mix one drop of black ink to one drop of water. I was very happy with the results. Also I painted the miniatures in the fast method used for dipping, and by that I mean I use simple coats with no shading, or dry brushing. Now I have not finished the bases, and I will do a final dry brush over the minis to give the a bit of lighting, and dirty effect.

Now here are the photos. The last is not in good focus but you can see how the ink flowed into the bags, and kit on there backs.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Praetorian Trikes.

This weekend I set out to paint up more of my Proxie Tanks, and ended up finding 5 trikes a good friend gave me. Now that I found them what do I do with them? I wanted to pick up some of the Art Crime bikes, for my army but after holding these for a few moments I felt I can use these. The models are from Laserburn and are the bad guys. I am not overly happy with the models but they are free. First they are dated, next the sculpt is not very good, then there is the casting. Over all the quality is sub par. I painted them in the Praetorian Red & Blue colors, and this makes them look blah. If I was to use a darker color on them they might just look great for the quality. Also I have been going back and forth over how my 15s look compared to my 28, and I am over doing the paint jobs. So I am now looking at using a dip to bring out the detail. I have been using ink, and this ends up making the minis to dark, but with out the ink they look like bright blobs.

So looking at the photos they will work in my army, but I will be picking up some dip to complete my army. I only took a photo of three of them as the last two needed some touch ups.

The middle has a different model on the rear, and I am going to use him as the lead bike. He will be like a Brother, or chaplain, leading on the trikes to clean up the universe.

Side view of the lead trike.

Top view of the trikes.

Also I took the time to visit my local game store Mighty Titans that is 1.5 miles from my house, and I have not been there before. The store opened less than a year ago and I could not make it. When I did get there my kids did not give me the time to full look around. Daddy I have to go potty, me to Dad. Daddy I want Pokey mon cards.
Bla Bla Bla.

Any way the store was cool.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Proxy Tank painted!

Well I have painted up my first http://proxiemodels.com/ Trencher tank.
This Tank is painted in desert colors to match the back ground of my force, and the tank commander patterned after the force as well. An added aerial, and storage crates, help to out fit the tank better. I also plan to add a flag to the aerial before I call it done.  And yes I need to change the back drop image in my light box!!!!!

Painted lead tank next to a primed squad tank.