Secret science? Institut für Wehrwissenschaftliche Zweckforschung

21 10 2014
Photographed last year. Black Sun rising?

Photographed last year.
Black Sun rising?





Oooh shiny! So much for discipline!

26 09 2014

There I was, being disciplined in my painting, and along come the Orcs from the Lancer Miniatures Kickstarter.

Shiny!

So what happens? I stop painting what I was doing and start these.

Here is a view of my production line. This is pretty much what I do when I have a unit to paint.

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Magnetising the bases with neodymium magnets
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Cleaning the mold lines with my new Dremmel attachment
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Basing with sand and PVA
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Undercoating the shields. I’ve been a bit lazy and used an old can of yellow primer that I had lying around rather than using my airbrush.
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Wood basecoat.
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Metal painted. A test shield with wash and in the background you can see the beginnings of a movement tray.
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Test shield with rust, wash and wood highlights.





Lancer Miniatures Orc Kickstarter

22 09 2014

Just got these in the post this morning.

Thirty “Old Skool” figures that would fit in very well with my old Warhammer Regiments plastic Orcs. There are twenty different poses including command. Ten of these are doubled up to make the thirty.

The molding isn’t as sharp as I would like, but as this is a new venture I’m willing to give Lancer a chance. Mold lines are there but not as bad as some GW figures from the 80’s. I may have to do some filing on the hands to make the shields fit, but nothing major.

I will be dropping next month’s figures to make a start on these. There is an ulterior motive, Lancer Miniatures are running a painting competition to win the next set of Kickstarter minis.orcs.





Heresy Kickstarter

19 08 2014

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If you can’t beat them, join them!

I want to bring back the old classic monsters in resin as it’s so much nicer to have 3 or 4 large chunks of lovely smooth resin to assemble rather than a dozen chunks of hard to put together metal.

To raise the funds for this new project – which will be shipped post-Dragon, in February next year, so don’t panic, Dragon queue, you’re still being sorted out first! – I’ve turned to that Kickstarter that they have now and that everyone seems to love.

Here’s the link, it’s live and you can pledge RIGHT NOW.

The most exciting bit?

The NetherLord Mark 1, spined and winged versions, will be exclusively available as part of this Kickstarter campaign!

Yes, all those of you who have waited years and pestered me about it at every show and buy email, this is your chance, your one chance, to get that model you missed out on a few years back. Not only is it back, but it’s beautiful. None of the problems with assembly that the metal one had, and a lovely smooth surface to paint. Also you don’t need an arm like the Hulk to hold it up to paint! There are a few early bird special offers and one or two very limited reward levels on the campaign. Just go take a look and see what catches your interest.

I’m going to be constantly adding new Large Monsters and Minions and Fallen Ones and Merch and all sorts of wonderful, evil things over the next two weeks. The Kickstarter ends Wednesday the 3rd September.

Even if you don’t want to take part yourself, please tell your friends! This might be the chance to turn things around for Heresy (and if things go really well indeed, maybe even take some time off to concentrate on clearing the dragon queue or get some new staff to help out!). I have such sights to show you, but I need you to help me get them out there!

Go, go, go!

All the best, and good luck!

Andy Foster

Heresy Miniatures Ltd





August progress

12 08 2014

This month is not going to plan and this month’s work is going to probably be finished in September.
Why?
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Days out at Wallersee, our local lake.
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Mountain walks with Number One Son
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And wanting to try out some weathering effects on the Command Vehicle from Ramshackle Games.
Here it is with the chipping waiting for a coat of hairspray.
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Then sprayed white then distressed with warm water and a cotton bud. It is slightly depressing to see the hours worth of painting disappearing under a coat of paint only to reveal a small part.
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Next I get to try out some AK Interactive weathering products on the plough. So far my impression that it isn’t that amazing. It’s basically an expensive jar of Humbrol paint. This may change with more use. Next to the plough you can see that I have been making a start on the Celts. It has been a bit of a slog, clipping, cleaning mold lines, basing and then painting the flesh.
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This is the unit with the flesh starting to take form. I’m using Foundry paints for this. Standing on a pot is the unit champian.





A new Kickstarter project I’m backing

11 08 2014

This is a project I’m backing. They look like old skool GW Orcs.

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They have a little bit of this vibe going on
http://www.solegends.com/citboxes/pbs3whfbregs/index.htm
Thirty figures, twenty of them being different poses with full command for thirty eight quid! That’s including international postage. Sounds like a bargain to me.





What is on August’s workbench?

3 08 2014

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This is a unit of thirty Celt warriors for my Albion WHFB army.








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