The surgery went fine to begin with (eardrum replacement aka tympanoplasty, don’t Google it, it looks nasty!). At the end of the surgery I was given a mesh “bandage” inside my ear soaked in penicillin, which I am sadly highly allergic to. So needless to say it was extremely painful and itchy (imagine ants running in and out your ear combined with a bunch of needles pinned inside!)
So instead of a nice little vacation while I was recovering, I have been going back and forth to the hospital for checkups, ear drops and new bandages.
In the end, combined with the Easter holidays I couldn’t keep the March promise of the Pre-painted section revival. I have been really upset about this, as it’s something I have been looking forward to for a long time! However, I am now working on getting atleast some of the items up by Sunday!
Luckily I have been fortunate with the company of my husband and these two rascals :-) Brunnhilde (the pug) and Bertha (the pussycat) Both of them just turned 1 year old.
Stay tuned for Pre-painted items through King Games within a week!
When my husband and me moved into our new house in March 2017, we decided right away that we wanted a Gaming Room. It will mostly be used for RPG sessions though! My husband began working on it a few months after we moved in and we decided to showcase the progress here on the blog.
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!
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 :)
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!)
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!)
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!)
As you can see, Snow White is ready to invite you in for a snack (the snack being you!) :-D
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)
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!)
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.
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!)
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! :)
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 :-)
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!
Santa’s facial expression perfectly matches the situation and we are very proud of our Diorama!
We learned one thing this year though, and that’s the walls. We used a thick plaster on styro and it ended up looking a bit too messy. Next time we will file down the layer and make it much more smooth, especially when using colours on the walls. It looks great in our lighted vitrine however, and will stay there all year (every day is like Christmas in our home!)
This has been our second Christmas Diorama and we plan on making a new one each year! Next year it’s either the Frog Christmas or the Spooky Diorama (with a creepy santa!)
As you might know, I paint a lot! Usually it’s 28mm miniatures on 25mm round bases, terrain, or monster miniatures on large bases etc, since I either use them for Rpg’s or sell them. I rarely get to paint something decorative with scenic display or anything like that. Mostly because we live in a small apartment and our number of miniatures is pretty high (though you can never get enough of them!)
My niece really likes my miniatures, and I thought I would paint something nice for her as a Birthday present. So I got to paint a nice display mini :-D
I mounted the mini on a solid stone plinth with a good grip (for easy handling, she is 9 after all :) The mini is the “Jessica, Keeper of the Glade” from Dark Sword Miniatures and is scuplted by Jeff Grace. I initially wanted to paint the “Marike – Guardian of the Sea”, but the details are pretty immense, so I settled with this one and painted it very high fantasy with vibrant colours and even peacock feathers (only on the backside since I was afraid it would look too messy on the front) My niece thought the blood was a bit nasty, but it is part of the mini!
Here are some more shots of the miniature! Snapped a bunch of pictures before the birthday :)
I decided not to add anything to the base apart from a bit of weathering, since I wanted the miniature to be the main focus. Only downside is that the mini is 28mm scale, and the rest of the family (the older part in particular) had a pretty hard time spotting details unless it was underneath a lamp :-P Will look great on a shelf anyway!
The miniature was painted using Scale75 and Reaper paints (especially the Ocean Colors Triad)
Been a while since my last Zombicide post and I still have loads of painted heroes and zombies waiting in line. It’s a good thing though, since I haven’t even started on all the new boxes I bought recently (including crowz and special guest boxes I didn’t buy from the Kickstarter!)
Here we have the 3 exclusive Necromancers which were only available during the Kickstarter. Most of the exclusive miniatures have some sort of connection to movies, books, comics and TV.
Here we have (from left to right) Evil Troy (Bruce Campbell’s Evil Ash counterpart from Army of Darkness), Grin (Medieval Joker) and Queen Medea (Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman)
All of them have unique Necromancer Cards. Medea cannot be killed unless she is the only zombie in her zone, Evil Troy can be killed as normal but he will resurrect each turn unless he takes 3 damage in one blow and whenever a zombie in Grin’s zone activates, he activates aswell, making him a quick SoB who needs to be taken down immediately! We usually include all the Necromancers including the extra core one that was included in the kickstarter aswell + Ostokar from the Special Guest Box by Naïade. Really stressful ending up with 6 necromancers, but that’s part of the fun!
I used very exaggerated highlights on Queen Medea to make her dress seem “silvery” like her artwork. I painted Grin a lot less bloody (his face is bathed in blood in the artwork as the Joker’s make-up)
Here is a photo of Scowl (Batman) and Grin (Joker) side by side. I really like the way they made the Kickstarter Exclusives unique. Still a shame that they aren’t available to retailers, as the miniatures really deserve a re-run.
Ye Old Inn’s Blogspot site has made a complete list of the characters and their respective counterparts with artwork and description. Find it Here – It’s good fun :)
Last but not least! Here are the artwork and description pictures of the Necromancers!