Thursday, October 21, 2021

Xerxes Mahogany

Here's Ambassador Xerxes Mahogany, another HeroClix repaint. This time, I repainted a Bele figure, one of the half black/half white aliens from "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield." 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Landing Party

A while ago I found a deal on a blind batch of Star Trek HeroClix figures. I bought a bunch because HeroClix figures scale very nicely with most of my other miniatures. All you have to do is separate the mini from its HeroClix base, glue it to a generic 28mm base, and voila, you have a painted miniature ready to go. 

I didn't even mind getting a bunch of doubles, because this gave me the opportunity to repaint extra Chekovs, Sulus, Rands, and McCoys into all-new, never-before-seen Starfleet officers. So from right to left, allow me to introduce you to Lieutenant Nadeem Nakai, Lieutenant Shakira Moore, Ensign Ralph Weber, Ensign Terbish, Lieutenant Commander Present Tense, Ensign Bailey Nickels, and Lieutenant Commander  Graphite Pueblo. 

Oh, who's that fellow in the shadows on the far left? More about him tomorrow. 


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A Raider's Bounty

I painted a bunch more cargo containers for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, along with some ammunition boxes, a pair of wall-mounted computer terminals, and a Raider I messed up. If you zoom in, you'll see that he's wearing a black hood to mask his identity. At least that's how I've decided to cover up the horrible job I did of painting his face and hair. 

There's also a pile of entrails and a cauldron. I had a bit of fun with the flames heating the cauldron; the entrails were painted in about a second thanks to using contrast paint. 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Barrels of Ooze

A few days ago I painted these ancient barrels and the noxious goop they've leaked into the environment. Radroaches feast upon the slime. I'm pretty happy with the rust effects and the ooze itself. 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

A Slave No More

This guy's pretty grimy from his time in captivity, but he's free and defiant and armed for revenge. 

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Container Your Excitement

I painted some containers for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. I'm quite pleased with how the Vault-Tec logos turned out; they are very, very tiny, but my dry brushing game seems to have been on point during this painting session. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A Satisfying Synth

Here's a synth from Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. I've painted synths before, and while this one is far from perfect, it's the best I've achieved so far. I find synths challenging because some of them, like this one, don't have fake skin yet; it's kind of like painting the Terminator without his Arnie flesh. This time around I actually used a reference image from Modiphius, the company that makes the miniatures; that made things much easier. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Super Mutant Deathclaw

Thanks to some advice from Sean, my latest deathclaw went from zero to hero. My original concept was a dark, muddy mess, but Sean suggested replacing the dusky blue highlights with bright green. Not only did this fix the highlights, it made my blood spatters somehow more gruesome and realistic. 

There's also a happy side effect: this deathclaw's colour scheme now resembles that of another Fallout antagonist, the super mutant. Perhaps as an infant this deathclaw was exposed to the Forced Evolutionary Virus (FEV) that created the super mutants...

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

First Year Schedule at the University of Alberta

While digging out more stuff to recycle or throw away, I came upon a 1987-88 day timer with precisely one thing written in it: my course schedule for my first year at the University of Alberta. 

Philosophy 240, Religious Studies 200, English 200, and Political Science 200 were all first-year intro courses for those particular fields. History 280 was, I believe East Asian history from...something to 1500. Anthropology 250 focused on--I think--racism. Or at least that's what I remember most about it. 

Ironically, my best subject that year was Religious Studies; I earned a 9 out of 9 on the old stanine system they used back then. I really liked the prof, and he liked me, inviting me to guest lecture a couple of times. Man, it was weird when I used to do stuff that involved other people and volunteering and so on...

Monday, October 11, 2021

A Sinister Synth

I've already painted a bunch of synths for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, but this is the first one that looks at least reasonably acceptable on the table. For the first time, I'm happy with how the weapon turned out, and I finally managed to distinguish clothing from exposed robot parts at this scale. 


Sunday, October 10, 2021

At the Ready

Not one of my better paint jobs, but passable on the table.