Fishing Village and Lots of new projects to come!

As it says in the title, I am working on quite a lot of projects at the moment. Right now our main goal at home is getting the gaming room done. We are turning a guest bedroom in our house into a room designed for RPG and board games (big nerd alert!), and it’s really something! I will be making a project with WiP pictures and notes about the details.

Since getting a new house and a puppy at the same time proved to be a whole lot of work, I still managed to paint a great deal on the side! So when I get around to it, I will be adding a new project involving Forest Goblins with treehouses and lots of spider accessories + arachnarok spider and so on! Everything is converted and scratchbuilt, so it’s very unique and impressing! I just need to take a lot of pictures and come up with a name for the project.

We moved into our new house in March and we haven’t had time to play any RPG since, so we are looking very much forward to start playing again soon. And with the newly announced Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (WFRP) 4th edition on the way, we are super excited to see what Cubicle 7 can dish up! We use or own rulebook and system, but fluff and ideas are always welcome!

The next campaign will start in a shabby fishing village (most likely in Talabecland), so we need some new props and terrain for such place. The village is influenced by Flotsam from Witcher 2 video game, which suits our grim and perilous playstyle.

House Boat docked at the village

Permantly docked is this ship from Thomarillion, which has been completely covered in various bits and pieces. My husband is the genius behind the conversion (I just painted it!), so credit really goes to him. He used several stacked crates and barrels from Tabletop-Art, pieces from Lake Town set from Games Workshop, Ristul’s Market, Freebooter boat accessories, some jewelry and much, much more from our bits boxes. The mast is scratch-built with some string/rope attached!

Here is a few Work in Progress of the ship

For the Boat and some of the wooden barrels I used this combo of Blackened Brown, Brown Leather, Orange Leather, Sandalwood, Driftwood Brown and Thar Brown from Reaper and Scale75. The Scale paints are very good for drybrushing. Sandalwood is a really creamy colour, which I like a lot. I also use it to highlight Ashen Brown from Reaper for a vague pink-brown colour.

The boat in all its splendor!

Fishing House Boat

Despite the fact that the boat could have had more weathering to it, I’m satisfied with the result! The shack is obviously a toilet, but we thought it as the idea of a person who converted a toilet and added stairs for descending into the hull :-P

I’ve also begun painting the Micro art studios Fish market and extra crates. The scenery pieces are huge, so I might add some minor barrels and such to the pieces to make them appear less gigantic, and so that they can fit into my other market stands. The large crate pile with the dangling fish, came riddled with holes (air bubbles), which requires some heavy modifications, but I think it will end up really cool :) I love the squids!

Fish Stuff

More projects to come and much more minis! Just need to squeeze some photographing into my busy schedule!

Zombicide: Black Plague – More Kickstarter Exclusive Survivors

Phew, it’s been a month already since my last post! So I thought it was about time to put up the last of the kickstarter exclusives.

This is the last 3 of the Kickstarter exclusives I believe!

From left to right we have Gowan (Christopher Lambert as Connor Mcleod from Highlander), Hitch (David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King from Labyrinth) and Xuxa (Lucy Lawless as Xena the Warrior Princess)

I freehanded the Kilt on Gowan and added some make-up on Hitch to match David Bowie’s makeup in Labyrinth. Xuxa is really bad-ass as she can kill Abomination from the start of a game!

Here’s the original artwork and description of the Survivors:

Next up: My big Fishing Village project, including a boat, warepiles, merchants and more!

Zombicide: Black Plague – Kickstarter Exclusive Survivors… And doors!

Since our puppy is taking a long nap (been at the beach today!) I thought I could squeeze in another post! Have some pictures of Kickstarter Exclusive Survivors and the 3D doors we bought as an add-on ready for a show off :)

Since there is are more than 20 Kickstarter Exclusive Survivors I decided to group some of them up in teams for their picture. I’ve already shown Scowl and Evil Troy, Grom and Thalia, aswell as the Monty Python Ensemble in earlier posts, so here is another 7 Survivors!

7 Survivors Exclusives

From left to right we have Falstaff (Gary Oldman – Dracula), Lady Faye (Kristen Stewart – Snow White and the Huntsman,), Lucas (Liam Neeson – Kingdom of Heaven), James (Sean Connery – In the Name of the Rose) William Bleak (Sean Bean – Lord of the Rings), Troy (Bruce Campbell – Army of Darkness) and Paul (Chris Hemsworth – Snow White and the Huntsman – without beard!)

Also from Snow White and the Huntsman is Queen Madea (Charlize Theron) in a Necromancer version. You can find it in my Kickstarter Necromancer post here.

Iconic Dungeon Doors

The 3D Door set available at retailers, is a great addition to the game as it makes the doors much easier to see! I painted some of the doors Blue and Green to indicate the locked doors. Normal doors are painted various browns. Here is a small selection of the many doors painted for the set (you need a lot for some of the scenarios!)

3D Doors

We seal all our Zombicide Miniatures with an Acrylic Varnish Primer from Vallejo (Spraying them in a fine matte coat) to protect them, as many of them end up in a pile throughout the game. You lose some of the details and vibrant colours when doing so, but I think it’s worth it in the end! Besides, you can always add some highlights and glossy blood afterwards! The doors were no exception and we gave them several layers of varnish to prevent paint chipping off when opening/closing the doors (yes they are fully functioning!)

3D Doors with a view

As you can see, Snow White is ready to invite you in for a snack (the snack being you!) :-D

Stay tuned for more Exclusives!

Zombicide: Black Plague – Kickstarter Npc’s (Notorious Plagued Characters)

Time to show some more painted Zombicide miniatures!

These NPC zombies were only available during their Kickstarter (most of their Kickstarter Exclusives would probably have some sorts of copyright issues if released through retailers, as loads of TV and movie references occur!)

These Notorious Plagued Characters have the same rules as all the other NPC’s and can be mixed together. The only difference from regular Walkers is the optional rule of “Collecting”. See my other post for clarification! The Kickstarter Exclusives included 3 iconic NPC’s (4 of each)

Kickstarter Exclusives NPC's

From left to right we have the Headless Eddard Stark (spoilers I’m afraid, but if you haven’t watched Game of Thrones by now, you probably deserve it!), Snow White and the Pope himself!
I painted each of them in different colours, for more variation, including a cardinal version of the pope as shown in the picture above! I also painted Snow White in the colours used in the Kickstarter stretch goal artwork.

Here is a shot of all the NPC’s I have painted so far including the NPC-1 set & these exclusives (have the NPC-2 set primed and ready for paint aswell… so many zombies!)

All NPC's

I simply must post a picture of the huge mess this game really is! Sooo many boxes with miniatures. Especially since we lost our minds and bought every single Special Guest box aswell… :-P
Below is the artwork and Stretch Goals of the NPC’s.

Kickstarter Stretch Goal

Zombicide: Black Plague – Wulfsburg Expansion

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about of our Zombicide project, so I decided to snap some pictures of the Wulfsburg Expansion. Pretty cool set, and it comes with some very nice heroes and cool Zombie Wolfz + Wolf-Bomination.

Wonder if they ever make more content, or if they only make things via Kickstarter. Which is a shame, since we’ll have to end up waiting a long time for it, if it gets delayed like all their other projects, including Massive Darkness, which my husband and I backed a while back. (it was due in April which is now… but it seems it’s delayed for late 2017/early 2018. I hope I’m wrong about that!)

Not that I have that much time on my hands for painting all those minis anyway, but the conversion/crossover set for Zombicide: Black Plague, is tempting!

Black Plague: Wulfsburg

The Zombie Wolfz are like Runners from the core game, but with up to 3 attacks in 1 activation instead of the Runners’ 2. The Wolfbomination is absolutely insane compared to other abominations, because like the Zombie Wolfz, it has up to 3 attacks in 1 activation, so you really gotta act quick and pray it doesn’t spawn early! And it chews through armour as normal abominations. We usually play with 3 different abominations, just to spice things up :)

I found some Gameplay photos of this expansion and the core game. In the first one we used lots of fire tokens from our RPG to remind us that the room is supposed to be on fire! (Scenario in the Core Rule Book) and on the second photo, you can see two of the tower tiles included in the Wulfsburg Expansion!

I’m still missing pictures of the latest acquired Special Guest Boxes! So stay tuned for that! :)

Banquet – A Feast for the Eyes!

Phew, been so long since I last posted. But at last we have now unpacked everything, and everything in the house is working! And my painting table is all set up with loads of HobbyZone modules (pictures come later!)

And we will be picking up our new (and cutest in the world) puppy this Sunday! I hope I have time to paint, cause I have a sneaking suspicion that I will be quite occupied by the little rascal.

Anyways! A few years ago I bought a set of Fenryll’s Banquet Table to paint for a customer (I actually bought 2, because an arm was missing and the table was broken in the 1st box) a little expensive, but I thought I would have this made in a short while… Boy, was I wrong! I ended up dropping the whole commission, because the time involved making the banquet scene would make the price ridiculously high, and gluing all the tiny pieces together would take somewhere around 8 hours…

So a few months ago, I picked up the set again, because we needed something like this for our tavern scenes. I am now very happy with the decision of dropping the commission, because this took me and my husband a huge amount of time. The result however, is absolutely amazing and brings so much life to our RPG!

My husband assembled the banquet table, and since we decided to keep both sets, we agreed to go all out on accessories. While I assembled and customized the party guests (my husband helped too) The arms are ridiculously long, so I had to shorten those. And fixing them on the benches, my husband put together the table itself with the use of all our bitz boxes. We each spent atleast 8 hours that day, so that’s quite a lot!

Here’s a few work in progress pictures of the table:

As you can see, there’s a heapload of stuff on it and from so many different companies (Fenryll, Ristul’s Market, Thomarillion, Maxmini, Fredericus Rex, Tabletop-art and a few Games Workshop items).
Only slightly bad thing is the crazy amount of time it took painting it. I didn’t count the hours, but I spent many evenings painting it. I went for a dark tablecloth to highlight the feast :-)

Banquet Table

I painted the party-goers in many vibrant colours and the man resting his foot on the bench to the left, resembled Roche from the Witcher games, so I painted him accordingly!
All the benches can be used in a variety of ways. We didn’t glue them to the table, so we can use the table alone with RPG heroes and characters for a session, or we can use the benches for street scenes, church pews with happy people, or up against walls in taverns for a more rich scene!

The banquet scenery looks amazing in our dioramas. I will need to take some more pictures along with some of our other tavern scenes!

I still have 8 characters left from the other set and some benches from the kitchen set to make more of these guys, but all in good time :)

New House and lots of Projects!

Phew, we can now call ourselves House Owners!

Moving into a house wasn’t as fast and easy as we thought! We had to move both our business and our apartment into an old house with lots of plumbing and electricity problems, that made it even harder for us to get our shop up and running again! And on top of all, both my husband and I were hit by a stomach flu for an entire week! So we had to have my parents come up and help ship orders…

And despite a failing heat source (it’s freezing), we are holding up and only missing tables for our work and paint stations! So in a few days I will be able to paint again! And Spring is just around the corner, so hopefully my paints will thaw! :-P

Creepy Basilisk!

I still have a few pictures left from before we moved out, so here is my version of the ForgeWorld Basilisk! I’ve changed my mind so many times with colours on this one, but I decided to go straight for the Monstrous Arcanum description/artwork.

I’m not deeply satisfied with the result, but he looks really cute none the less. Here is the Artwork I based him on:

Basilisk_artwork

I might add some more details on this guy at some point, but for now he sits in our vitrine all pretty :)

Citizens of our RPG’s and an Evil Sorcerer

Only 6 days before we move into our new house! And I honestly don’t think I can wait much longer!

Our tiny apartment is already completely cramped with boxes and I stopped counting my various bruises from bumping into furniture and doorframes trying to get around… And we still have all of our inventory from our shop we need to move aswell!

But I promised myself that I wouldn’t neglect my blog!! So here is a little post with some of my odds and ends that I snapped pictures of before they were gently placed in moving boxes! (In foam of course!)

Here is a group of Press Gangers from Privateer Press. They were some of our very first miniatures for rpg’s, and I recently stripped them of paint (from a rather shabby paint job) and gave them a new coat of paint and new bases.

I painted the female press ganger before the men and had already photographed her, hence the different backgrounds. The female is a very unique and humorous character with a luring expression and a firmly gripped mace hiding in her back hand! I painted her in Marienburg colours using Breonne Blue with the Ocean Triad for the blue parts and Rust Brown highlighted with 50/50 Rust Brown and Sun Yellow.

I repeated the combination on one of the male press gangers. I even had my first try on facial “stubble”. It ended up okay, I think. Definitely need more practise! I still haven’t finished the last one of the group, a guy with a sack which suspiciously look like it contains a man trying to break loose!

Black Chapel Steamheim Veteran

I stumbled upon a Spanish company named Black Chapel which produces a variety of miniature that fit perfectly with Reaper and Games Workshop’s minis. I bought different models from them including their Altreich Engineer, Alchemist, Guard of the Ancestors Chamber (dwarf champion), dwarf Blacksmith, and this Steamheim Veteran. I can greatly recommend these minis. Lots of character and very unique minis!

It was a rather “speedpaint” job, but none the less, he turned out pretty cool. I assembled him in a “pointy finger pose”, rather than pistol wielding (he comes with two arm options and two head options)
Since I bought this bunch, they have released several new minis including some very interesting Wood Elves, which I will definately pick up at some point!

Oldschool Tzeentch Sorcerer

Last but not least a good old Chaos Sorcerer! I decided to go nuts with blues, pinks, purples, greens, and my favourite colour: turquoise! (which proved difficult to spell in English!)

Tzeentch Sorcerer

It shows through that I spent most time on the facial features than on the rest, but it actually just started out as a fun test and practice with colours! I have recently shown progress with gold and non metallic gold techniques, but not on this one :-P I even painted a tuft on the base in different purples and blues and added some nail-glitter-thingies shaped as beach shells and starfish on the base and painted them in the same theme.
Pretty psychedelic and matches my passion for Led Zeppelin :-D

I used one of my old Games Workshop Screamers from my Warhammer Daemons Army as a reference.

SONY DSC

Medieval House Fronts – Fenryll Miniatures

We are almost packed and ready to move into our new house! We still have to wait 12 days, though. It’s going to feel like a looong time!

In the meantime, I thought I’d catch up with a post about 3 Fenryll Facades I painted some time ago. Since our gaming table isn’t very big (until we move!) Facades (or house fronts) are great for an easy set-up without filling the table with buildings. I made one of them a Jeweler’s Shop for our WFRP campaign! Used a lot of old bits and pieces to customize all the facades. Including some real jewellery for the sign and bits from the old Manor House Set from Games Workshop.

Fenryll House Front

The House Fronts were painted using Scale75 gold and metallic paints (from this Paint Set), Reaper paints and Citadel Paints (for the stonework) Also used a couple of posters for the shop sign and wall on the staircase version. I chose not to use the street diorama parts that came with the set as I deemed them too big, so I used some sidewalks from the Canadian company Kobblestone.

Next project is converting them to 1 large street piece, by converting the roofs or adding a background in between. Will look really great for showcasing miniatures!
Oh, and by the way! These looked really cool next to our Christmas Dioramas with a few “seasonalized” miniatures (dwarves with white beards and such) All three houses are available here: House Front # 1, House Front # 2, House Front # 3.

Village Children from Hasslefree and Fenryll

2 weeks ago I wrote a post about some kids I painted from Malifaux to use in a campaign. I also finished these village minis from Hasslefree and Fenryll to use for my Nordland Campaign.

The bases are pieces from Freebooter miniature’s metal bases filed, rounded and glued on 20mm bases. I even put two kids on one base (yes, they are really small). They were a joy to paint however, and ended up super cute. The “little red riding hood” ended up with a freehand check-patterned blanket. They look really nice “in person” as they are so small that taking pictures involves very close-up shots!