Saturday, December 27, 2014

2014 Year in Review

It's been a great year for this little mini painting blog. This year I decided to dedicate a lot more time to painting again. Also, I changed format on how I post about projects, opting out of progress posts and going more for posts about completed projects or new things I've backed/gotten.

As a result, I've finished more projects and posted more than ever before. Which is awesome!

With that in mind, I thought maybe it would be a fun little idea to post up a Year in Review looking back on the projects and important happenings that went down in 2014. Within you will find pics and links to all the various projects and important posts I've made over the course of the year, along with some new thoughts on these guys.

As Mario says... "Here we go!"

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday: 2002 Christmas Sophie

It's Thursday! That means we jump into the time-stream and go back to revisit some of my older miniatures and projects. It's Throwback Thursday! But it's not any Thursday, it's Christmas day! This week, in celebration of Christmas we are going to take a look at Reaper Miniature's 2002 Christmas Sophie.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Super Secret Christmas Present: Trex the Terrible

This year I got to make a miniature for my older cousin, Mark. He's actually the older brother of Rob, who I made Apoca vs. The Minotaur for last year. This time I had an idea that I'd been thinking of for a few months, but didn't do anything with in case I drew Mark's name for our family exchange. In truth, I drew Rob's wife for my giftee. But, my mom drew Mark's name and after a little bit of convincing I was able to trade her names.

Much like with Rob, I didn't think buying minis alone was going to work for Mark, since we've not played in person in a few years now. But, this project goes back to our 3.5 days and one of Mark's best villains ever.

Space Hulk!

Finally, I've gotten my hands on a copy of Space Hulk! I've been wanting to get a copy for years and missed out on it back in 2009. Those copies were going for close to $300 at one point and there was no way I was going to pay that much for it. But it's definitely one of my grail games.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Space Marine Sergeant 2008 Limited Edition

It's Thursday! That means we jump into the time-stream and go back to revisit some of my older miniatures and projects. It's Throwback Thursday! This week, we're taking a look at the 2008 web exclusive Space Marine Sergeant. This limited edition Space Marine was given away for free with all Games Workshop web orders over a certain threshold in 2008 and thanks to a different project, I was lucky enough to get my hands on it. I didn't know much about Warhammer 40k at the time, so it was  bit of a challenge figuring out the legit markings/colors/etc.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

(Late) Throwback Thursday - Pathfinder Iconic Barbarian Conversion: Babeester Gor Initiate

Throwback Thursday totally slipped my mind, but here it is now! This week we're taking a look at another party member from our RuneQuest days. This time it's a Pathfinder Iconic Barbarian converted into an initiate of Babeester Gor. This one was super fun to do and involved weapon swapping and some minor conversion work (if you haven't noticed yet, I love conversion work).

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Ultramarine Dreadnought

After a break for Thanksgiving, Throwback Thursday is back! That means we jump into the time-stream and go back to revisit some of my older miniatures and projects. This week we are taking a look at one of my favorite Warhammer 40k models, the Space Marine Dreadnought. Dreadnoughts are bad ass, they are basically cybernetic sarcophagi housing the remains of a Space Marine and allowing them to continue to battle after they body has been ravaged by war.

More Caverns of Roxor Progress

The Rock Top Gang is finished! These guys were fun to paint, while being slightly tedious at the same time. The reason for the tedium was thanks to my decision to paint all of their shells the same color, which meant I needed to batch paint the entire crew. But thanks to movies and music it went by quickly and I am really pleased with the results.

Please excuse the photos. For some reason, these minis didn't want to color correct properly.