Lesser Stitch Golem: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

   This week I was again pressed for time, so I selected one of the Lesser Stitch Golems from the Bones 3 Stoneskull Expansion add-on to paint, figuring it would be simpler to get done in limited time.
     I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.   I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.

  I began by giving the figure a wash with Reaper MSP “Brown Liner”; and when that was dry, I started painting by doing the button section of fabric on his back with Folk Art “Deep Tomato Red”.  I then painted the area around his shoulders with Americana “Antique White”, and the section of fabric on his belly with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”.

      Next, I painted his head, and sections of his arms with Americana “Sable Brown”, and then painted bits of his thighs and arms with Folk Art “Barn Wood”, and then his feet and other parts of his arms with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.

I then painted the two cloth patches on his front; doing the lefthand one in Reaper MSP “Frosty Blue” with Crafter’s Acrylic “Purple Passion” checks, and the right hand one with Crafter’s Acrylic “Forest Green” with a Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow” pattern on it. 

     Next, I painted the “hands” with Americana “Zinc”, and then all the buttons with a a variety of colors I had sitting around the work table.    Then, after everything had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthsahde” wash.

     After the wash was dry, I began highlighting by drybrushing all the brown/tan colored cloth with the “Antique White”, and then did a lighter drybrushing with Americana “Bleached Sand”.    Next, I highlighted the front center cloths; using the base “Frosty Blue”, and some Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender” on he lefthand one, and Americana “Jade Green”, and the Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow” on the right hand one.   Around the back, I highlighted the central panel with  Ceramcoat “Bright Red”.  After that, I did the stitching, using both the “Bleached Sand”, and Ceramcoat “Black” in different spots.  I highlighted the buttons a variety of colors I had sitting around, and then painted the “Hands” with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and then highlighted them with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.
      Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
     I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     Well, I’m happy with how this fella turned out.  He was a lot of fun to do, and I look forward to painting his brothers from the same set. 

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Azazel’s Bitz Box Unit Contest

Buck

Azazel’s Bitz Box hosts mostly painting challenges.  This month’s challenge is for units.  See post here:  https://azazelx.com/2018/09/24/unit-ed-october-2018-community-painting-challenge-also-orctober-orktober/

So, I decided to finish up a few units that had been partially completed for a while.  These are all related to my Operation Sea Lion games.  Warlord sells the characters from the British sitcom, Dad’s Army (https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/dad-s-army).  I have the older Copplestone Dad’s Army figures (not authorized), but I couldn’t resist these too.  The Warlord figures come with both the characters in civilian clothes with identifying armbands and the characters in uniforms.  Here they are:

Frazer

Godfrey

Jones

Captain Mainwaring

Pike

Walker

Wilson

And here they are altogether:

Dad’s Army characters in civilian clothes

Dad’s Army characters in uniform

And here’s some other stuff I finished recently.

Dolly Madison rescuing the portrait of George Washington before the British burned down the White House during the War of 1812.  Figure from First Corps.

Some Reaper power armor infantry

A gamer

The brain in a bottle…

A better view of the brain

Female defenders of Little Baisley by the Sea, the town I use for all my Sea Lion games.

Civilians from Little Baisley by the Sea

Hell hound from Reaper

And a last look at some defenders of the town. I really like the sculpting of the two figures on the left!

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Another view of the battlefield.

Another view of the battlefield.

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Bill’s tanks getting “air conditioned” by Mike’s light tanks.

Bill’s tanks getting “air conditioned” by Mike’s light tanks.

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Look Sarge No Charts science fiction play test at HAWKs night.

Look Sarge No Charts science fiction play test at HAWKs night.

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Little Wars TV Visits BARRAGE

Chris Palmer Little Wars TV was special guest at BARRAGE this year, where they ran a pair of great games, and did a lot of filming.  They have done up a recap video now, which I’d thought I’d share with everyone to give them an idea of what BARRAGE is like.

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Gremlins: Bones 3 figures

Chris Palmer

   This past weekend was our club’s 2-day regional gaming con, BARRAGE; so knowing I’d be involved in a lot of work for that, I picked something really easy, and selected half the Gremlins set from the Bones 3 Stoneskull Expansion.  
    To me, these guys looked very similar to the Pathfinder Goblins, that I had painted back in 2014 to be Snow Goblins.  So I thought I’d paint these the same way, to be Snow Goblin kids; and mount 2 to a base, then mix them in with the regular Snow Goblin force.
      I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them.   I then glued the pair of figures to a white-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed them in my painting grip.

  I began by giving the figure a wash with Reaper MSP “Blue Liner”; and when that was dry, I painted both of the figures with  Reaper MSP “Frosty Blue”.  When that was dry, I gave the figures a wash with Iron Wind Metals “Medium Blue” Ink.

     When the ink was dry, I painted the under tunic on the one on the left below with Crafter’s Acrylic “Ornage Spice, his over shirt with Duncan "Olive Green”, and his collar with Folk Art “Porcelain White”.  The one on the right I painted with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin” for the under tunic, Americana “Light Cinnamon” for the backpack, and Apple Barrel “Apple Maple Syrup” for the collar.

     I then painted the teeth and the string on the left ones back with Americana “Light Antique White”, the knife handles with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and the blades with Americana “Zinc”.  Around the back, I painted the pouch on  the lefthand one with the Light Cinnamon".   Then, when everything was dry, I gave the clothes and wepaons a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade"wash.   I was as careful as I could be not to let it run onto the blue skin, except I applied small amounts to the eye sockets and mouth.

    After the wash had had time to dry, I went back and added highlights.  I began by highlighting the skin with the original "Frosty Blue”.  This allowed me to cover any mistakes where wash, or the drybrushed white had gotten onto the blue. Next, I added eyes with the “Antique White”, and then added black pupils. I also used  Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White to highlight the teeth and the rope on the back.  Next, I painted the eyepatch with Ceramcoat "Black”. 
     Up next, I highlighted the collar on the left one with the base “Maple Sugar Tan”, and the backpack, as well as the pouch on the righthand one, with  Americana “Sable Brown”.   I then highlighted the collar on the right one with Folk Art “Barn Wood”, the shirt with Americana “Jade Green” and the under-tunic with Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”.   I highlighted the knife handles with the base “Mississippi Mud”, and then painted the blades with with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and then highlighted them with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”
    Lastly, I painted the base with Ceramcoat “Snow White”.
     I let them sit overnight, and the next morning I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.   Later that afternoon I flocked their bases, using Woodland Scenics snow flocking.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor’s Dullcote".

Ma and Pa take the kids out for a little raiding trip!

     I’m happy with these little guys, and, as hoped, they proved to be an easy job to get painted up.

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HAWKs Host Successful BARRAGE ’18 Convention

Chris Palmer    This past Friday and Saturday the HAWKs hosted their annual gaming convention, BARRAGE, in Havre de Grace, Maryland.  The event, running midday Friday to late Saturday night, was once again a big success for the club; with a record number of attendees, lots of beautiful and enjoyable games, and some great dealers.  Also, for the first time this year, the club was happy to welcome Little Wars TV to the convention. They ran two great games, did some interviews, and shot a bunch of footage while they were there.
     Here are some photos from throughout the two day event.

An overview of the hall on Saturday morning.

A War of the Roses skirmish game that I ran Friday afternoon.

A Battlegroup WWII game.

A modern Afghanistan game.

Duncan Adam’s Napoleonic skirmish using Combat Patrol

Both days of the con there was a well-attended Flames of War tournament.

Zeb Cook’s “Great Martian War” game, using GASLIGHT

Bill Molyneaux’s beautiful Fort Pitt game, featuring hundreds of lovely old school French and Indian War figures. 

Naval action.

On Saturday, there was a very popular L’art De La Guerre tournament.

Buck Surdu is interviewed by the guys at Little Wars TV

Zeb Cook’s Salerno WWII game.

A perennial favorite is Rich Heffner’s Aerodrome game.

Sam Fuson’’s innovative Adventurers of Sherlock Holmes scenario.

Brendan and Ed Watts’ Eat Hitler game.

After the con, the HAWKs held their annual Pirate Tavern LARP.

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Modern Scandinavian game at Barrage 2018.

Modern Scandinavian game at Barrage 2018.

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Science fiction Combat Patrol game at Barrage 2018.

Science fiction Combat Patrol game at Barrage 2018.

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