Tuesday, December 27, 2011

and more

Three from Reaper
A Gladiator, Maxiums hero of the arena,and their new pit fighter figure with a head swap

And More...

The Noxi a Prisoner sentenced to the arena for some crime or another armed with a short sword and buckler. West wind gladiator figure.
Normally would not have stood much of a chance but his odd's have gone up slightly due to the fact that he is pitted against an Andabata Gladiator who fought blind. Bronze age gladiator figure with a head swaped and replaced with some putty sculpted into an Andabata helmet. The helmet has a few air holes at the bottom but nothing for the eyes...still he is skilled an armed better that the unarmored Noxi

Marco...polo... Who will be victor?
Two of the same Secutor gladiators from bronze age with head swaps with heads from the others in the set. The high plume was made from putty. I really like the set from bronze age miniature they are nicely sculpted and animated.

My last two are slaves on auction, one displaying herself for the buyers and the other in ragged cloths and chains waiting her turn. What will happen to them are they to be household slaves or be sent to train as galdiatrixes?
Both figures are Bronze age miniature generic female figures and sculpting putty

Apologies for the photos.

More gladiators and WIP

My attempt at a marble column using an in expensive Cake decoration pillar and a sponge painting technique.

A few unfortunate Gladiators From West Wind and one sculpted by me. The West wind (old glory) gladiators look very rough in the package however I think the paint up nicely.

Two of the same Bronze age miniature Gladiators with head swaps. The Spartacus figure is from a company that I can't remember the name of but it was a nice little figure to paint. And two Bronze age generic males that I have turned into Theokoles the Shadow of death and Doctore from the flash back fight scene with Theokoles.

Dagan the Syrian, from the last fight scene in "Spartacus gods of the Arena" after losing an eye in a fight with Asher.
The last is "Gaia" a Roman noble woman made with sculpting putty and a Bronze age generic female figure. And with what I'll admit is a really big goblet of wine

For the most part they came out OK and were fun to make.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Bronze age Gladiator WIP

Just a few new WIP Gladiators inspired by Starz' Spartacus.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gladiator ax man

I got the idea for this gladiator from the Starz show Spartacus. In the 1st episode Spartacus fight off four other gladiators who were intent on slaughtering him. One for the gladiators looked much like this.

He started out as a Bronze age generic figure (great company) and a helmet swap from one of their new gladiators figures( I am a sucker for the Secutor helmet). The rest of the armor,belts and clothing was added with "procreate sculptors putty" the Ax and one hand was from a GW bit from my bit box. When you can't find the right figure you want...make it

"Recreational conflicts" hard suit

"Recreational conflicts" hard suit on a "Dragon forge lost empire" base. The figure itself is multi part, with the body,arms,legs.backpack, and a choice of weapons all seperate . It is a nice clean and hefty figure with little clean up needed.
The base I had won in a contest, seemed to fit well with my Atlantis explorer and is a well made base with no defects.
I used a simple copper and sliver paint job to give him(or her) a Steampunky look. This figure is on my list to get more of in the near future.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Bandits day out

The Collings Foundation Hosts:
Battle for the Airfield
WWII Reenactment and WWII Living History Weekend
October 8th and 9th
Today I went with my friend and his family to see a WWII living history reenactment at the collings foundation a little gem of a place That I had no idea was around.

After a walk through the museum areas with old cars and planes.

It was off the the German encampment. They had a bit of everything there. an Opel truck, a stug,
motorcycle, horse troopers, half track, Storch scout plane and 2 88MM cannons plus a bunch of infantry.

The battle started with a bang, a big bang, as the 88s shot down an American plane and captured the pilot. The allies(including a few Russian troops moved forward and the battle was on. The allied armor with 2 Sherman,whites scout car,a Chaffee, Stewart and a half track with a quad 50 + infantry moved up the field.

but after the loss of a Sherman Chaffee and Stewart the final Sherman took out the last 88 and charged forward winning the day for the allied side. After the battle we went over to the ailed camp for some photos and to look at the tanks.

My friends boys had a nice time but my friend and his brother in law and myself had a better time.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

More Post Apocalyptic goodies

Second LAM Ruin raider, excellent figure with minimal clean up and crisp detail. Very happy with this purchase, although I would not mind some without gas masks. I want to put some detailing on the base as soon a my second order come in from "secret weapon" another good company to deal with.

My second PA vehicle (Fist electrical) I made this from a Die cast US Postal truck that I had picked up from CVS for around $5. I made a rack for the top out of plastic rod and loaded it up with bits from my bit box. Paper clips were used for the welded on window bars and an old plastic sprue was used for the cow catcher in the front. A really good buy For $5.