Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge: "Oldhammer" Space Orks

This post originally appeared on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

I was all lined up to crank out some medieval foot when I noticed that the first theme for the Painting Challenge was "nostalgia". I'm a late arrival to historical miniatures, and got my start with Rogue Trader era figures from Games Workshop. I picked up a few of the classic 40K figures to replace those I either lost or never acquired 25 years ago, but until now they've been nestled away in storage drawers. These old sculpts flip all of my nostalgia switches, so I broke out the "Snotling Green" paint and painted them up.

I was initially a bit put off by the sculpts. Most of the rank and file are all hunched up, but after getting some color on them I really dug how full of character these guys are.

I loved all of the little packs, bags, ammo and webbing and the retro, 2000A.D. style sci fi armor their sporting (especially those pineapple shoulder pads). I was really happy to finally give these miniatures some love, attention I'm sure they would have lacked had it not been for the "nostalgia" theme of the Painting Challenge.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Dungeon Crawl 2015

Each New Year's Eve my friends and I get together to do some 'crawlin', but we've given up on the pubs and switched to dungeons. Check out our subterranean adventures after the jump as the heroes race to defeat the deadly Vampire Lord before the ball drops at midnight!