Monday, 28 January 2013

Been very busy on multiple hobby fronts


I have various other projects and bits and bobs I'm either working on right now, stuck on, or have just shelved because something else took my fancy...

Here's a rundown of them:

Roleplaying
  • I ran an RPG of Vampire the Masquerade several years ago, which the players and I enjoyed very much. I have been asked by those players to go back to it and pick it up from where we left off. So the second season of my Vampire chronicle: Sins of the Father is now in planning, I just need to refresh myself, my notes and write a round-up of season 1.
  • The Pathfinder RPG campaign I am running is on a short hiatus, but instead of being an organise and drop in game, there is a possibility I'll be getting a regular time-slot to run my campaign: Beyond the Wardwall in the near future.
  • I'm still supposed to be writing some articles on my perspective on RPG world creation, creating Gods and some other things.
  • I'm going to prepare some one-shot games with various systems, they probably won't be run anytime soon, but they'll be ready to go when I need them.
Miniatures/Wargaming
  • I'm still working on my veteren guardsman "Freeman" and the short zealot that I posted earlier HERE.
  • I have several other miniatures in various states of conversion right now.
  • I still have a few pieces of terrain to finish that I was working on including the temple I posted HERE
  • I still need to paint the Half Dragon miniature I converted as a gift (now long overdue) for a friend.
  • (half dragon image)
  • I was working on a Night Goblin army for Warhammer, I got about 1000pts painted to tabletop level,but I want to expand it a lot more and improve the paint jobs.
  • (night goblin image)
  • I was also working on an Empire army for Warhammer that was building up through an escalation campaign my friends and I were playing (I can only find the Handgunner suport of my swordsmen right now for some reason...)
  • (handgunner image)
  • For Warhammer 40,000 I was working on a force of Road Warrior inspired Orks.
  • (orks image)


Other
  • I still have many folders of my photography to go through, organise and to upload to my deviantart account.



Yeah...

Like I said...

Busy... And no focus...

So... Bit of audience participation?

If there's anything you'd like to see more of on the blog or any of the above seems interesting, just give me a shout and we'll see...

Reet... I'm knackered... Gonna put my feet up for a spell.

Take care everyone,

Jonah

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Inq28 - more work in progress on the veteran guardsman and a zealot priest

Hi guys,
I would have posted pictures yesterday, but I wasn't in the best of moods.

I had a momentary lapse of concentration whilst working at my desk and left my guardsman too near my desk lamp and melted some of the details from down his left hand side.

After much cursing and brooding I didn't do anymore yesterday. But this morning I sat down and fixed all the damage, the main part being a re-sculpt of much of his left arm.

*sigh*... Disaster avoided...

I did a little more work on the Veteran guardsman, I believe he is fully constructed now and just about ready for a lick of paint.

Here he is at the moment:

"Freeman" - construction complete..?



You can see his writ of citizenship upon his belt, a piece I liberated from a larger detailed Ravenwing banner.


He has an Ork skull as a trophy turned shoulder pad and the bionic eye is melded into his pitted and scarred face. Also you can see his left hand is now bionic, I made from a Space Marine hand.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Inq28 - Veteran Guardsman - work in progress

Hey folks,
I'm finally sat back at my hobby table and playing with parts.

I'm in the middle of converting a figure and thought I'd put it up at this stage to show you what I'm up to.


The Figure in Progress




The main body of the figure is a Cadian guardsman with a Catachan guardsman head.

I cut down the lasgun barrel to give it more of an SMG/Carbine look.

There are a couple of watch parts used here, one for an eyepiece of the bionic eye I'm making and the other just for a bit of detail on the lasgun.

I've carved out a portion of his lower face to give me somewhere to glue some cables/pipes and give me a little room for sculpting his battle-scarred face.


The box in the middle of his back was originally a part from the Warhammer Lizardman range, I'm using it as a combined rebreather and power-pack for his bionics, which the cables from his face will run to.

And you can see I've used some beads from a water filter to create a studded shoulder pad.

I've still got more fine details to attach, trophies, holy relics, seals/scrolls, possibly a little wear/damage etc.


The Possible Background


I see him as a veteran Imperial guardsman that after serving several tours of duty and surviving, has earned his writ of citizenship allowing him to return to his homeworld or to go populate a new colony.

But for some reason he has decided to carry on taking the fight to the alien and the mutant (homeworld destroyed/platoon wiped out?) and earned the attention of an inquisitor whom he now follows. He wears his writ on his person as a symbol of his choice to carry on fighting instead of settling down, which has earned him the "nom du guerre" of "Freeman".

Any of these ideas may evolve/change, I'm still toying with ideas as I go and I'm open to suggestions too.

Take care,

Jonah