Monday, April 19, 2010

Hey All,

Well, I'm back! Family function a success, minor brain frazzle over work, so onto the miniatures.

They say that when Mr F comes with an offer, you had best think long and hard about it. His ability to grant power is well known. But as some in the mystic community - such as Jackanape, Infernal Magician, Fortuna - have all discovered, there is always a price to pay.
A Nicodemus model from Malifaux. I lost the vulture head along the way, so he has languished for a long time on my painting table while I sought out a substitute.

Shooting Star is from an more innocent time, the Golden Age of super heroics. He was an American test pilot exposed to some strange new chemical that Howard Hawks boffins had come up with to power a new high speed jet plane. Taking his name from the craft, the Shooting Star, he protected America from home front saboteurs and 5th columnists.

Another reaper figure from their chronoscope line, Zenith. Lot of trouble with those stars, but otherwise a nice "patriotic" hero.

A new figure on the hero scene, Sky Marshall is a swift figure of justice protecting the skies of River City. He has been particularly vigilant in battling the cult of Serpentress.
A classic "underwear on the outside" kind of costume, Solar from pulp city came with a honking big cape that - for me - took away from the old school simplicity of the figure. While the colours are different, I kind of got an old school Captain Marvel feel from this one.

As a molecular chemist and researcher, Bixby Rand was used to mucking about with different compounds to see what he could come up with but it still came as a total shock to him when he discovered he could reach across the room from his stool. Years of exposure had left his body transmuted into a rubbery, fibrous structure. Calling himself Stretch, he potters about the lab and is able to assist some of these modern hero's when brawn just isn't enough.
Blubbery Rand from Chronoscope - simple straightforward concept and easily adapted into a Mr Fantastic for those interested.

The local authorities claim to know nothing about the enigmatic figure of Twilight. All that is known is that she is deadly, can vanish without a trace and is responsible for the death of at least 20 local gangland identities. An assasin? A vigilante? If anyone knows, they ain't saying.
Twilight from Pulp City. I took her off her gargoyle base, placed her on a heroclix chimney and added some GW pipes and fuel tanks. She's a very mulitcultural young lady.

Okay, that's it for now. As always, thanks for reading and feel free to leave comments.



Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bit of a dump, then off air for a while

So, with family type commitments and a new term starting up soon, I thought I'd do something of a dump of figures and then get back to reality for a while. Let's get to it then!

Meet Frag, a grizzled ex-green beret who was severely injured in a I.E.D explosion. Unscrupulous private contractors contacted him with an offer of a new and improved body. The operation was an explosive success and Frag decided he would rather work for himself. Now he hires himself out to whoever can afford his very,very expensive prices.

Crosswire, one of the first of the Chronoscope figures. Nice figure, shame about my colur scheme.

This is Arrow Head, a tribal protector and folk legend. He is an Anti-corporation and environmental activist. He comes from a small family of mystically powered social crusaders.

Another Pulp City figure, Stoner Hawk. Lovely figure and so easy to do with Games Workshops new inks.

Something of a River City legend, Flintlock is believe to be the city's first hero. An original man of mystery, he / it protected the city during its formative years.

A Warmachine Cryx figure - not sure which one, but I'd been eyeing it off for a while now as suitable for Flintlock.

Freestyle, a surfing bum who was granted water powers from an admiring sea nymph. A larrikin at heart, he's more interested in catching a wave then catching crooks.

Pulp City's Seabolt - just appealed to that sun drenched Aussie in me, even though that part of me normally hides under a layer of pasty white skin inside. Also wanted to show my freehand design on the back of the Hawaiian shirt.

Lawman is a no-nonsense sort who just happens to be a genuine cowboy flung through time to the present by an Indian magic ritual. Able to fling mystic cards that bring about luck or misfortune, he works at catching modern day scoundrels.

Pulp City's Ace of Wraiths, repositioned so he was running forward rather than leaning back. Just mucking around with it when I first got the set and it felt right.

Hedge Witch, a member of a group of Mystic marauders.

Chronoscope Witch - boy, do I need to do her eyes again.

Hellsmith, ancient Stygian Titan accidently released on River City.

Pulp City's Hellsmith figure. Monster of a figure - quite happy with the way he turned out.

Hotshot, a fire wielding assasin. Blazing temper to match his burning bullets.

Pulp City's Gentleman - top piece of work from them again.

Serpentress leads a cult of snake worshipping maniacs determined to bring about the end of the world and rebuild it in their unholy diety's image.

Pulp city's Sister Bedlam - and yes, a total rip off of Kobra but the sculpt screamed "Serpent Cult leader" to me.

Hoodo and her loyal Voodoo Wolf familiar protect the City from the likes of Dead Man Walking and Martin Dread with their eerie talents.

Pulp City's Red Hoodoo and Wolf companion. I went a tad crazy getting some of these figures last year with Birthday money.

Asbestos is an unfortunate, tragic case of money winning out over common sense. Originally just a humble builder, his corporate overseer pushed for unsafe work practises and led to him being poisoned by a poorly constructed demolition job. Mixing with an innate meta-gene, the worker wasted away into a burning mass of poison gasses and sulphuric flames. Now he seeks revenge on fat cats and corporations everywhere!
Nuke, from Pulp City.

Okay, that's it for now. My brain is citing lack of thinking time and needs some rest.

Please feel free to leave comments.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monkey Magic

Woot! I have followers!

Is that good?

By the way, it might seem like I am the Speedy Gonzalez of painting but most of these figures have been waiting for their moment in the sun for a while now.

Anyone who knows me at Heroclix will tell you I have a strange and slightly manic love for the monkeys. So when I saw Pulp City's range of monkeys, well I was hooked. I plan to use these guys as their character names, under the super team name " The Sinister Simians."

First, Che Gorilla.

Just a nice simple gorilla with a mini gun. Great figure, but my wife kind of spoiled my fun by asking, "Why does he have man boobs?"

Next up, Virus.

Great figure, full of character but a pain to put together. Fiddly bits for those unskilled with the drills and whatnot.

His mechanical protector, Apebot.

I went with a white colour scheme because I figured Virus would be a geek and the most intimidating of all armoured characters are, of course, Stormtroopers. Just a great figure to paint and put together.

Finally, Chimp Chi.

I really, really wanted this one to work. But, alas, I failed. Could not get traction on this one and ended up just finishing him. Sigh....

I still have Dr Red, the explosive orang-utan on the table, and hope to add him to the motley crew soon.

Thanks to everyone who's taken a look and especially to Rob Bresnen for his kind comments on his blog, Four Colour Supers.

Catch ya next time!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Here we go!

Hi all,

Well, I've taken the step in the wonderful world of blogging, mainly because I was tired of consuming from the Internet and not giving back....which of course is just what the Internet needs. I am a life long fan - yes, way back yonder into the womb - of superheros and their comic books. I have been collecting for many a year and dabbling in the world of miniatures as well. I think my gateway drug like so many was necromunda, then 40K and finally, my true love arrived, heroclix. I have been cutting, modding, posing, pimping super heroes and villains ever since.

So without further ado, here are some of the figures. I generally take an established figure - whether it is intended for super RPG or super gaming or even an unrelated game - and give it my own name and history.

ANZAC is a joint power suit designed by the Australian and New Zealand government for use in all meta related incidents. So far the suits have proved quite successful and recruitments in the armed forces have swelled for a chance to pilot one of these high profile pieces of technology.

The figure is a Chronoscope figure - Cyclone, I think.

Maybe it was the long drive and the vicious accident, maybe it was the experimental chemicals in the back of his truck, perhaps it was the odd vitamin drink his aboriginal medicine man buddy had passed onto him: When Charlie Thomlinson woke up merged with what was his truck, his life was changed forever. He took up protecting the rights of the common man as Road Train.

The figure is one of the lovely Pulp City figures, Iron Train.

It was meant to be the ultimate piece of motoring technology - a hybrid engine mixed with the sheer grunt that only a supercar could produce. With a special AI to drive it ( since no one was foolish enough to get behind the wheel themselves ), the vehicle proceeded to set a land speed record before a thunderous crack and burst of light occurred. The long sleek vehicle disappeared and in its place stood a thin elegant robotic figure. It announced it was now no man's property and proceeded to zoom off into the distance: the cybernetic menace known as V1000 had arrived.

The final figure in this entry is another Pulp city figure, Androida. It's one of the few I'm not overly fond of as I couldn't find a liking for the figure. Just a personal thing, nothing against the quality of the sculpt at all.

Well, that's it for my first post. More to come soon.


Cameron Twine