Tuesday, 17 April 2018

DropFleet Commander - UCM New Oleans Frigates

Just a quickie today, some completed New Orleans frigates.

One more step closer to repainting the fleet!

The GunGrave

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Warsenal Comanche Bunker Scout Platform

A quick splash of terrain for you today, something from my near-complete 'Endor Table' project for Infinity! This is the Scout Platform for the Bunker building which importantly enables its inclusion into the walkway system the Comanche terrain is known for. 

The Scout Platform replaces the roof of the bunker, adding a level and enabling access to the interior of the bunker via the roof.

The Bunker can no be integrated in the walkway system!

I have Scout Platforms for the 2 pillbox's I already have built, so I'll be getting them painted up next!.

More soon!

The GunGrave

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Star Wars Legion - Storm Trooper Test Model

I'm sure I'm not the only person super excited about the release of Star Wars Legion! After I had done a quick flick though the rules and found them very much to my liking I assembled my first few Storm Troopers and had a go at painting one. Here's how I did it.

I was of course going with the classic white trooper. Now anyone who's painted white will know that getting it smooth is a bit of a bitch, so building up the white steadily is key.

Firstly I undercoated the mini in Army Painters Uniform Grey (not pictured) Then I zenith highlighted with Vallejo Game Air Stonewall Grey.

Next I zenith highlighted with Vallejo Model Colour Off White.

Then lastly I zenith highlighted with Vallejo Game Air Dead White.

Then repeat! Its actually pretty quick to do so I can't see it taking to long to get these guys done.

Now the base colour is applied it's time to add the details. There's not may colours on a classic Storm Trooper thankfully! The gloves, weapon, and eye lenses were painted black. The black was then softly highlighted with some thinned grey to make it stand out a bit more.

 I also wanted to add a bit of definition to the white armour, so I added some Army Painter Uniform Grey to the ridges and joins in the armour to give it more depth.

Finally I added some orange to the shoulder pad. Now as not all Storm Troopers are squad leaders, this is a stage just for this trooper. I started with some orange mixed with dark red, then blended up the colour to orange over several layers. To properly finish it off I added some pure white highlights to the edges of the armour.

I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the troopers done! I'm not sure which way to go with the bases yet.....I'm making an Endor table for Infinity so could conveniently go green, but I also really like the new Star Wars terrain coming out of TT Combat so may go dessert/Mos Isley!

More soon!

The GunGrave

Friday, 30 March 2018

Dropfleet Commander - Saragota Light Cruisers

Continuing with the Dropfleet theme this week we next have 2 Saragota Light Cruisers.
The red came out slightly darker than I would've liked so I'll be careful of that for the next ships I do. They'll be running with a Lima to try and pick out priority targets at range. 

Went with blue for the spot colour to make it really stand out against the red.

More soon!

The GunGrave

Monday, 26 March 2018

Dropfleet Commander - Johannesburg Battlecruiser

A bit of a change of pace this week to show off my recently completed Johannesburg Battlecruiser!
Went with the same red scheme I tried out on my test model a few weeks ago which I still really enjoy. I don't think (looking at these pictures) that I went hard enough on the white highlights so i may go back and freshen them up at a later stage. 

I've got a Dropfleet tournament at the end of April, Midlands Maelstrom  II, which i'll be attending so I'm ramping up the repainting schedule for my UCM. I have a few more ships to showcase as well which will be up here soon.

The GunGrave

Friday, 23 March 2018

Star Wars: Legion - Unboxing

I have been keeping my eye on the news around Star Wars: Legion for some time now, and when release day finally rocked around you can bet I was there to grab my copy!

I've been a huge Star Wars fan since I was a kid (before it got 'big'!) I do play X-Wing occasionally, but seeing my favourite franchise immortalised in 28mm miniatures is the game system i've been waiting for!

The look and feel of the components, and the game mechanic if the YouTube videos are anything to go by, are familiar in the style of Fantasy Flight Games. As an Infinity gamer also, the tokens especially appeal to me!

The contents are substantial with over 30 mini's and over 100 tokens, so it should keep me busy for a while.

You get everything you need in the core set; dice bases and the familiar upgrade and unit cards (familiar if you play X-Wing!)

The models themselves are neatly packaged in two's which is nice as the arms wont get mixed up!

The quality of the models seems good, cast in plastic with nice crisp detail.

Also included are 2 speeder bikes for the Imperials and an AT-RT which don't appear to require much assembly.

Finally there is a bag of barricades for terrain made of the same plastic as the minis.

I'm pleased with what I've seen in the core set so far, and I'm sure i'll be busy assembling the models tonight!! I've had a quick flick through the rules and they seem simple enough - just need to rope Mrs GunGrave into a test game!

More Soon!

The GunGrave

Friday, 2 March 2018

Nomad Alguacil with Combi Rifle

Pretty enthusiastic off the back of the completed Iguana, i cranked out another Alguacil! This guy will probably fill multiple roles in my lists over the coming months (and will actually be on the table tomorrow at Firestorm Games!)

More soon!

The GunGrave

DropFleet Commander - UCM New Oleans Frigates

Just a quickie today, some completed New Orleans frigates. One more step closer to repainting the fleet! The GunGrave