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The Devil's Rejects

Recently met a gentleman who runs a company called [url=http://www.gringo40s.com/]Gringo 40 Miniatures[/url]. Under the category of "Zombie Hunters" he had some renditions of the Devil's Rejects. I undercoated these during the week and started the colour painting on Saturday morning. They were completed Saturday afternoon other than a few minor tweaks on Sunday morning.

Damocles, Simo and the Assault Engineers

Today, the legendary sniper Simo Häyhä.

Wasteland Wagon and Glowing One.

For Fallout 3 fans, a Glowing One.


A friend of mine sent me a link to a book on modelling techniques. In this book the author mentions a (doubtless expensive or rare) product that can be used to create mud effects on vehicles. He describes the made up compound as resembling “papier-mâché”, which got me thinking and resulted in the following experiment.

This Corrosion... Simple Rust Effects on Models.

There are many ways to do rust effects on a model. Some rely on special products. Some use hairspray, salt, ground pigments, make-up powder and so on. This tutorial uses paints that you may already have.

The most basic rust effect I use is to just coat the metallic part in a thin coat of GW Tin Bitz/ VGC Tinny Bitz. This is an easy way to add a bit of tarnish to a weapon or other metal part that looks too shiny and new.

Ork Dreadnought

Last day of my week off, so I spent it finishing this figure off. I had started painting him Friday but got distracted building the [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/airfix_land_rover][b]Land Rover[/b][/url].

Airfix Land Rover

I recently noticed that Airfix make a kit with a pair of 1/48th scale Land Rover 110s. A "Snatch" and a "WMIK". Despite the difference in scales in practice 1/48th vehicles can look quite reasonable alongside 28mm figures.

The kit arrived yesterday morning so I spent part of the day building the WMIK and undercoating it. Today I painted it.

Crazy Chariot

Years (decades?) ago I came across Warhammer 3rd Edition rules. Many novel and sometimes eccentric ideas inspired me to think about the idea of a chariot pulled by centaurs. Later on I brought the necessary bits and for a number of years the project rested half assembled.

Korgoth and Rusty Cap.

Both of today's postings have a post-apocalyptic theme, although not one that is immediately obvious for either.

Ring My Bell!

My recent paint job of a [url=http://www.cheddarmongers.org/prod/blog/uncle_phil/big_daddy_and_brother_vinni][b]Big Daddy-style[/b][/url] figure inspired me to attempt to paint something else brazen but worn. A quick rummage through the boxes located my Skaven Screaming Bell.


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