Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Gremlin Spring Break Party Minicrate Painted


Finished up the Minicrate Gremlin swarm!
I painted the bulk of this (the gremlin skin) at the same time I painted the Gremlins on Wendell and 4 Horesymen. My batch painter instincts make it hard for me to resist doing it, but it does keep them all looking consistent so I'm not complaining.



I wanted all their shorts to be bright colours which didn't blend in the purple skin.





Here is the scale shot with Professor Pendrake


And here they are with Weird Wendell! Although I have a minions army I never really felt the need for a Gremlin swarm. But once I got Wendell as part of collecting Riot Quest minis I figured I should finally pick one up and the minicrate one was a real treat to get hold of.
I'm interested in how well Wendell does when played in a Brawlmachine list.
(Wendell is replaced by a Gremlin swarm when he dies for those who didn't know)

What do you think of my colour scheme for Gremlins?

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Monday, 15 February 2021

Lord Azazello Painted


Lord Azazello joins my crew! He was a really fun mini to paint, though picking various colours for all the different details was a bit tricky sometimes.





I like the satchel of swag he is carrying including a goblet and a string of pearls.


Like my other Farrow models I made him a Ginger. Although its just a beard for him.


And here is the scale shot with Professor Pendrake.
While I originally got him just for Riot Quest, I'm increasingly looking into picking up some Farrow Warbeasts to run him in my Minions pairing. This would also let me use Helga2 as well as the Admiral Carver I own.

What do you think of my Azazello? I'm looking forward to getting him on the table once its safe.

If you want to pick them up for yourself you can find them here at The Outpost (a UK webstore I'm affiliated with)


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Friday, 12 February 2021

Model Review: Lynda The Forgotten



Today we take a look at Lynda The Forgotten who is a Specialist class hero in Riot Quest and a Infernal solo in Warmachine and Hordes.
She comes in four metal parts.


The main body is incrediably detailed... I can't overstate this. Who ever sculpted this crammed sooo much detail into a small base mini.




She has a square attachment point on her back for her backpack and round peg style ones for both arms.



Normally I would attempt to identify all the hidden details on a model like this, but in the case there really are too many and they are tricky to identify on an unpainted model.
Highlights that caught my eye however include a Cryx soul cage and a normal cultists mask.


The backpack is also overflowing with relics trinkets and dodads... included a strange monkey looking statue thing.




Her arms are really thin and feel a bit delicate. They do have minor mould lines running down them both which was a pain to remove due to how small the parts are.
These are tricky to get to stay on and you might want to try pinning them, though they are quite thin so I didn't attempt it personally.


And here she is fully assembled.





And here is the scale shot with Professor Pendrake.
This is an absolutely stunning mini, I'm really impressed with it. I got it for Riot Quest but I think it would make an amazing player character model for almost any RPG. Especially if its a loot obsessed character!

Well this is the last of the Winter Wasteland kickstarter Heroes reviewed! (The first wave at least)
I did get a couple of the Winter Alt sculpts but I'm not sure how interested people will be in those as they aren't going to be available for sale. Currently I'm not planning to review them. (If there is enough interest however I will go ahead and do them)

I wanted to also note the new packaging for this wave of Riot Quest minis. Fully cardboard with a Replaceable front panel (which is the art card with the same section of fluff for the mini) means that every Riot Quest mini can use the same packaging. As well as there being no plastic packaging!
This does have the slight downside that shipping them in padded envelopes could lead to the packaging being crushed where as the old plastic blister packs had no problems with this. But that's a small price to pay to be more environmentally friendly.

If you want to pick them up for yourself you can find them here at The Outpost (a UK webstore I'm affiliated with)


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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Flubbin Painted


Flubbin joins my crew!
She was a joy to paint and I got to try out some new skills as well which was very enjoyable.






I didn't like the idea of a glossy looking clear flight stand and got the idea to paint it as if its a jet burst of flame. This also helped hide the magnet which I glued to the top of the flight stand. I intended this to be the nozzle for the jet.
I had never painted this type of flame/smoke cloud before but found a few good examples after a quick google and tried it myself. I went with the idea that the worst thing that happens is I muck it up and have to strip it and try again!



Flubbin has such a characterful face and the googles were nice and large to allow me to paint them better than others I've tried in the past.





Here she is with her brother Gubbin!


And here is the scale shot with Professor Pendrake.
Flubbin is a wonderful model and I'm very glad to have her painted now. 
Onwards and upwards!

What do you think of my Flubbin? Do you think I'm crazy for magnetising her?

If you want to pick them up for yourself you can find them here at The Outpost (a UK webstore I'm affiliated with)


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Model Review: Underboss Vizkoya



Today we take a look at Underboss Vizkoya who is a Rogue class hero in Riot Quest and a Mercenary solo who is partisan for Khador in Warmachine and Hordes.
He comes in three pieces.


The upper body comes with the cape attached and has great detail. There is an unfortunate mould line which does cross over his face and one lens of the googles on his head, I was able to remove this though with a few minutes of careful filing.




His lower body also includes the harpoon gun which is in his right hand.




The tip of the harpoon has some flashing which needed removing. Lovely detail on all the rope coils on the gun which is great to see.


The crowbar has some pretty bad mould lines/mould slip which took a while to file smooth. I was fortunate that this is on a "metal" part which doesn't lose anything by being filed flat.





And here he is fully assembled.







And here is the scale shot with Professor Pendrake.
I picked him up for Riot Quest but could see him making an appearance in a IKRPG campaign for sure. I think he would make a great villain for a party to go up against, with him "hook shotting" away whenever he feels like he's losing a fight to return another day!
Some slight mould line issues with this mini but other than that a really nice sculpt which I am looking forward to painting!

Well this is the last of the Winter Wasteland Heroes I have to review I hope you've enjoyed seeing them all!


I wanted to also note the new packaging for this wave of Riot Quest minis. Fully cardboard with a Replaceable front panel (which is the art card with the same section of fluff for the mini) means that every Riot Quest mini can use the same packaging. As well as there being no plastic packaging!
This does have the slight downside that shipping them in padded envelopes could lead to the packaging being crushed where as the old plastic blister packs had no problems with this. But that's a small price to pay to be more environmentally friendly.

If you want to pick them up for yourself you can find them here at The Outpost (a UK webstore I'm affiliated with)


If you want to support my content consider taking a look at my Patreon which you can find here. I don't put any content behind a paywall but I do offer rewards to people who support me in ways like getting to vote on what content I work on in the future or outright just picking the next subject of an article.


See you all next time!