Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Kingdom of Britannia: Light Dragoons WIP

Back to the Dystopian legions for a bit with the Light Dragoons. The lull in their release schedule means I can get well on my way to having a fully painted collection for my Kingdom of Britannia force.  After these guys are done, I'll only have the tank, the Black Watch to finish, and the Russian Mercs to do.

These guys have been looking at me from my shelf for a few months, but I decided, with this month's Colore ton Monde out of the way early, the path was clear.

It says something about the level of interest of this game, when I do a Google search for painted versions of these for some inspiration, and th most hits are links to my own blog! That may be the effect of my Google bubble, but I fear it's also indicative of the state of Dystopian Legions, in that there are not many others out there painting these.

Still, by painting these at the Oldies last night, at least they got some local interest, so another match may be on the horizon soon!

I now have two full units assembled, as pictured here. A bit of overkill, I'm sure, but there's at least 1 scenario that calls for that, plus the lack of units available for the game means I can use two for a bit of variety. I have distinguished between them in their bases. One unit having tiles on the bases, ad the other having remnants of fences they've just trodden over.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

IHMN: Society of Thule, Count Friedrich von Ströheim

Got the brushes out last night, and came across this guy at the top of the lead pile, and I figured he fitted perfectly with this month's Colore ton Monde challenge, so job done!

Count Friedrich von Ströheim is the leader of the Society, and as such is clearly the star of the show. He, along with the Tod-truppen, mean I am now half way through painting this faction, at least as it comes in the box, as I have bought a bunch of other Jäger minis to boost their numbers if need be.


I may go back and add something to the base, and the face leaves a lot to be desired (mostly due to casting issues on the right side behind the pipe), so that will likely be redone. There's a nice big line through his shoulder that I missed too that I'm rather annoyed about, but hey, it's table ready.

I'm also swithering whether to go back and paint the helmet black instead of silver. Any thoughts?

With the challenge out of the way, I'm free to get on with whatever, but I think I'll try to get the rest of this faction done. I've mostly finished the base coats on the Jägers, which only leaves 2 more to go.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Colore ton Monde Juillet: Star Player

Last month was moving month here in Montreal, so the challenge was to paint a box (or use that as the inspiration. The entries for this challenge can be seen on the Club Chaos group's facebook page here, and the post on my entry with multiple pics is here.

This month's challenge takes the ongoing World Cup as it's inspiration, and challenges us to paint a Star Player.

* Star Player *  
En l'honneur de la Coupe du Monde, nous vous invitons à peindre un de vos Star Players.

Soit un modèle qui fait plus que sa part, sur lequel vous vous fiez beaucoup et qui ne passe jamais inaperçu dans une partie (et/ou qui coûte un moton de points/bidoux )

* Star  Player*
In honour of the World Cup, we invite you to paint your Star Players.

Either a model that does more than its share, on which you rely a lot, or never goes unnoticed in a game (and/or cost a heap of points)  
I have just returned from my 2 week summer holidays (more on that soon), so I have not yet decided where to go with this. The simplest response would be to go with a Warlock or Warcaster, as I always have many of those on the lead pile, but I feel that a little too easy, so I'll wait till I get the paint brushes out and see where the inspiration takes me!