Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Citadel Skulls review.

Not many times I buy miniatures on an impulse, just because I have so many already that it becomes hard to justify to myself the need for more. So the majority of my purchases are planned and have a clear aim to close the gap between finished and unfinished collections.
While on a visit to my local hobby store I caved in to an impulse buy and got me some Skulls…340 of them!
The Citadel skull kit is packed with all kinds of plastic skulls and even if most of the times the decoration of skulls on citadel miniatures is a topic for mock I have to confess that these come quite handy for bases and terrain.

There are other options on the market but none of them comes close in cheer diversity and the fact that these are plastic makes them the perfect companion for conversions. All in all Im happy with these and already have included them on some conversions.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Spaceship deck bases

First batch of bases ready to take some minis.
I got carried away with the volumes but I have not painted in a long time so I took the time to enjoy and get back into it.

Picked some warm colours so that they have a good contrast with the grey blue miniatures I have in mind. Feels good to paint some things again!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Scratch-built Spaceship deck bases

New year, new army is pretty much the curse of any tabletop gamer or miniature collector.
Got some new projects to develop this year and started planing and preparing some bases to go with them.
The most difficult part of basing is figuring out the theme that you want to go with and stick to it. After much back and forth I went with Spaceship deck bases in warm colours to contrast with the minis.

Used loads of bits and kits that I had on my bits box and some greenstuff and did these.

Ready to paint.

The bases are pretty much as flat as they can get so that I can stick any figure with little hassle. I will build the volumes with colour gradients.

First batch done.

Its been a while since I did things just for myself but this year one of the main goals is to balance a bit better the commission work vs hobby work. 
Wish me luck

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Tyranid Biodiversity Tau Hybrid

Around March 2006 I was sculpting some alien figures for my own private collection. More than a decade later I would not imagine that this specific sculpt would still actually be a point of interest big enough to have it spin cast and reproduced in metal for some friends. I do sometimes wonder the longevity of the pieces I have done so long ago.

Now with so many I will repose and convert some to finally have a unit of 5 Tau Genestealer hybrids.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Hobby resolutions

The good thing about our hobby is that its something that keeps us away from the day to day problems, world issues and all those difficult moments… So no matter what you say the hobby yearly balance will always be, a positive exercise.

Another year with plenty of sculpting, but little to no painting.

I think its time to dust off the brushes and give some of my minis some paint jobs, at least that is my main hobby resolution for the incoming year.
There are some more sculpts already on the cards but more into that over the coming months on this blog.

Surprise project arrived this Christmas and its something I managed to resist for many years since its not really something I usually go for. Unfortunately ^_^ my son was with me at one particular hobby shop and was quite interested in these minis so there you go. A bit of a lame excuse to get more minis for Christmas, I know, but hey it has been a busy year and some chill time is also part of the fun.

All in all expect loads of sculpting some painting, a new army project and Salute coverage… Onto 2018 already! Cannot wait!

Happy New year friends of the Bug :D

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Zombie circus bear

To finish up a great year of sculpting I had the pleasure to participate on a project due for next year.

Circus of chaos and I contributed with a ZOMBIE CIRCUS BEAR.

Have a great Christmas!!!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017