Archive for October, 2011

Megatron & Laserbeak (Part I)

Posted in Sci-Fi on October 30, 2011 by botwt

This model has been on my desk staring at me for some time now, so today I primed him and began some test colors.

I painted his head to near completion to get a feel for how the rest of the silver paint job should look, and so far it’s not too shabby. Still need to clean up around his eyes, add some highlights and paint the neck black, but it will at least give a start on how to proceed with the rest of the model. Next up is after he is painted is to settle on a base.

The One Ring October Painting Challenge: Glorfindel (Completed)

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on October 27, 2011 by botwt

Cannot say I am overly pleased with this piece, but I did manage to get him completed.

Glorfindel

The One Ring October Painting Challenge: Glorfindel (Part III)

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on October 23, 2011 by botwt

Bailed out on the white cloak and went for an orange, still more highlights to do and freehand work…I don’t know, I don’t know.  o_O

New 30mm Knight Models Star Wars

Posted in Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc., Sci-Fi on October 22, 2011 by botwt

Finally some new pieces by Knight Models for their 30mm Star Wars line…a set of 5 Stormtroopers and Boba Fett!! Time for me to start saving some money!!

Miniature Commentary

Posted in Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc. on October 15, 2011 by botwt

Over the last several years I have found some miniatures to be, well frankly, ridiculous in their sexuality. Now please, don’t take me for a prude…I am the furthest thing from one…it’s just that I find the use of nude/suggestive miniatures to be quite amusing. Actually “quite amusing” would be an understatement here, I find some of these pieces to be fucking hysterical.

I get the image in my head of some extremely talented, yet sexually deprived, nerdy little dude in a dark room only lit up by his desk lamp sculpting away at these detailed little sexualized pieces of art…this image puts a huge smile on my face as I know it isn’t true, but it makes me wonder if it isn’t. It’s the stereotypical image that I am sure nearly everyone outside of this hobby has of someone who paints or even sculpts wargaming miniatures. I started in this hobby in 2004 with Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings miniatures, since then I have expanded to various other companies and miniature types (Sci-Fi, Historical, etc.), but the one thing that always gets me rolling with laughter are these types of miniatures.

Today in my email I was treated to the new Space Girl CME014 limited edition miniature from Cool Mini or Not. It is a wonderful sculpt, fantastically detailed and very well done…I may even purchase this miniature it is so good. As I was checking this model out I noticed that the painter decided to subtly paint the codpiece black. Simply Awesome! Not only is she a wonderfully curvy woman, now her white spacesuit has an implied black bush. LMFAO!

Some of the other models out there that are even more revealing are just as laughable…Kabuki Models Bug Hunter is one that jumps to mind. A space marine chick that is topless (sort of). The best part of this model is that the sculpting from the feet up is outstanding, however it looks like the sculptor got bored with her head. I guess once the tits are perfectly sculpted who really needs to take time on a head.

But my favorite sexualized miniature that I have ever seen (I’m sure there are some really fantastic ones out there that I have missed) is the 2010 Urban Legend Sophie. The sculpting isn’t nearly as well done as the previous two examples, however this miniature comes complete with a 28mm scale vagina…and we’re not just talking hair. Holy Cow! I nearly peed myself laughing so hard when I saw this one…my wife couldn’t believe it either.

I get a kick out of these miniatures…I really do! I love the ingenuity and the perverse attention to detail that these pieces bring. I just couldn’t justify purchasing one or taking one that is borderline like the CMoN Space Girl and sexualizing it by adding a free hand pussy to it. Please guys, never stop amazing me with your miniature sex…you guys slay me!

The One Ring October Painting Challenge: Glorfindel (Part II)

Posted in Lord of the Rings / Fantasy on October 12, 2011 by botwt

Got some base colors on the model and also painted the inner robes…added a bit of free hand to them as well.

Citadel Liquid Green Stuff Review

Posted in Reviews / Uncategorized / Misc. on October 9, 2011 by botwt

Games Workshop released a new product last week in the form of Liquid Green Stuff. Basically they say that this stuff is designed to fill in minor gaps in a model. Now normally I would just use my regular green stuff putty for these situations, but I needed to hit the $30 mark to avoid the shipping charge from GW so I picked up a pot to give it a try.

First off, always use the same brush for this stuff…one that has already run its course as a paint brush is what I would recommend, no sense in wasting a good brush on something like this. They (GW) say it will clean up with water, and it does, but as all painters know, excess paint can ruin a brush at the ferrule, so after some time playing around with this form of green stuff I can see it ruining a brush faster than being overzealous with paint on your brush.

As a test I used it to fill in the gaps in my Rusted Heroes Varu’Lfur model’s shoulders. I dipped my paint brush into my water first, then into the Liquid Green Stuff. When I applied it to the shoulder joint it was very easy to maneuver into the joint and with a couple of applications it filled up the gap nicely. As you can see there is still a slight gap in his armpit, but I left it until the upper part was dry.

All in all I am rather impressed by this stuff, and I’m going to give this product a solid 8 out of 10.