June 29, 2009

The NeXT Step

Now that I have a bazillion things going on for summer I'm not sure how long this next project will take.

Mordheim gang #2 has begun. This time around it will be a gang of fighters made of mostly Chinese Bandits figures from War Games Foundry. The idea is somewhat inspired by The House of Flying Daggers, and the heavy color saturation style costumes of that film as well as The Golden Chrysanthemum, and Hero.

This is an alternate figure selection that I'll actually be playing as the Kislev list -an official addition from the Mordheim supplements.

I've decided to mount these on scenic bases with a broken stone design which will be a nice diversion. The only drag there is the extra time I'll have to spend removing the integral bases and cleaning up the feet since they can't just be covered with flock and grass to hide any rough cuts to the footwear.

I managed to get the first one cleaned up and mounted last night so now I can get an idea of how they'll look, and start thinking on color schemes.

June 25, 2009

The smaller they are. . .

The smaller pants they wear?

Something like that.

And here are the last of the Tall Tales for your enjoyment:

Thief, Pit Fighter, and Cook:

And the big bad ogre:

June 18, 2009

I will gladly pay you tomorrow for a turkey leg today

Some more images of the finished Tall Tales:

Scout and Javelinas:



The band I've picked from my pool for the initial recruitment as the Tall Tales consists of:


1 Captain: Sword, helmet, crossbow pistol, light armor.
1 Thief: Crossbow pistol, sword, throwing knives, rope+hook.
1 Youth: Axe


2 scouts with sling
2 scouts with bow
3 javelinas
1 warrior with 2x handed hammer
1 warrior with sword, buckler, and light armour.

Initial recruitment cost is 509points, with a rating of 88.

They are currently 1:0 with a victory against skaven. With the gold earned in that battle, I think I may hire the Iron Chef.

June 14, 2009

There are no small parts, only small warriors

The leader of my mordheim halfling warband, 'The Tall Tales'. Another excellent sculpt from Kev White. I just realized I got some green paint from the flock on his crossbow. . . oops. I'll have to go back and fix that.

June 13, 2009

Ho! And well met.

So I've had enough of dealing with the coolminiornot blog system. I'll miss knowing that random folks are checking out my work due to the CMON sidebar links, but I figure if people really enjoy seeing what's going on at MadPonies Labs, they'll make the treck over to blogger.com, or just subscribe to the new rss feed.

Now that I've satisfied my obsession with continuity and moved all the old posts over here I can begin updating again. Though it should be mentioned that it /is/ summer, and there are about a bazillion things going on all the time it seems, so I may be painting (and thus updating) less over the next few months. Camping, motorcycle trips, painting the house, and just the beauty of Washington in the sunshine months all will be getting a larger portion of my time.

I'm now just finishing up the basework on the ogre, so I can finally close the lid on the halfling project. They've already had their first outing against the scurvy skaven, and we're hoping to add a couple more players with a norse warband and a goblin gang joining the fun before too long.